Nancy E. Adler

Nancy E. Adler, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Psychology
Director, Center for Health and Community
Vice-Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Chair, MacArthur Network on Socioeconomic Status & Health
University of California, San Francisco
Health psychology
Socioeconomic status and health
Interactions between social, psychological, and biological factors


Lisa Bowleg

Lisa Bowleg, Ph.D., MA
Professor, Applied Social Psychology
Department of Psychology
George Washington University
Health inequities and the social structural context of health
Black men’s HIV sexual risk and protective behaviors
Protective factors (e.g., resilience, social support)



Linda M. Chatters

Linda M. Chatters, Ph.D.
Professor, Health Behavior and Heath Education, School of Public Health
Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work
Faculty Associate, Program for Research on Black Americans, Institute for Social Research Program Director, Promoting Ethnic Diversity in Public Health Training
Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health, School of Public Health University of Michigan
African American adult development and aging
Social context, social status factors, and well-being
Religious involvement and health
Social support, family relationships and health



Sean A. Clouston

Sean A. Clouston, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty, Program in Public Health
Department of Family, Population and Preventative Medicine
Stony Brook University, Health Sciences Center
Social inequalities in health and aging
Social and lifecourse epidemiology


Hannah L.F. Cooper

Hannah L.F. Cooper, Sc.D.
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Co-Director, Prevention Science Core, Emory University Center for AIDS Research
Director, Program on the Social Determinants of Health
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
Addiction/Substance abuse, behavior and health, HIV/AIDS prevention
Health disparities and social determinants of health
Multilevel, geospatial, and qualitative methods



Elissa S. Epel

Elissa S. Epel, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Lab
Director, Center for Obesity Assessment, Study, & Treatment
Associate Director, Center for Health and Community
University of California, San Francisco
Mechanisms of healthy aging
Psychological, social, and behavioral stress and resilience pathways
Cellular aging, metabolic health


Tyrone Forman

Tyrone Forman, Ph.D.
Professor of African American Studies and Sociology
Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Diversity
University of Illinois, Chicago
Intergroup prejudice and discrimination
Comparative race and ethnic relations
Intergroup relations and attitudes among youth and adults



Mark L. Hatzenbuehler

Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Sociomedical Sciences
Co-Director, Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
LGBT and sexual minority health
Structural forms of stigma and health
Social determinants of health and biopsychosocial mechanisms


Lori S. Hoggard

Lori S. Hoggard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Racial discrimination and identity
Behavioral interventions



Miyong Kim

Miyong Kim, RN, Ph.D. FAAN
Associate Vice President, Community Health Engagement
Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin
La Quinta Centennial Endowed Professor
University of Texas, Austin, School of Nursing
Community-based participatory research
Cardiovascular disparities among underserved ethnic minority populations
Racial, ethnic and social disparities in healthcare


Richard M. Lee

Richard M. Lee, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of Minnesota
Editor, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Culture, ethnicity, and race
Transracial and transnational adoption
Community-based research and evidence-based prevention programs



Karen D. Lincoln

Karen D. Lincoln, Ph.D., MSW., M.A.
Associate Professor
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Director, Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work
Co-director, Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Community Engagement Core
Senior Scientist, Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging
University of Southern California
Etiology of mental health and health disparities
Psychosocial factors and risk for psychiatric disorders
Minority aging
Informal networks and social relationships


Thomas W. McDade

Thomas W. McDade, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research
Director, Laboratory for Human Biology research Northwestern University
Biosocial perspectives on health and human development
Health disparities and global health
Ecological immunology



Amani M. Nuru-Jeter

Amani M. Nuru-Jeter, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Professor
Departments of Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology
University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health
Intersection of race, socioeconomic position, and gender in predicting
health inequities
Socio-environmental stress and physiologic dysregulation
Measurement and study of racial discrimination as a determinant of racial
health inequities
Effects of ‘place’ on health
Mixed methods research


Carol D. Ryff

Carol D. Ryff, Ph.D.
Hilldale Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Institute on Aging
Principal Investigator, MIDUS (Midlife in the U.S.)
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Biospsychosocial processes and aging
Social inequalities in health
Well-being, positive health, and resilience




S. Leonard Syme

S. Leonard Syme, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Departments of Epidemiology and Community Health
University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health
Social epidemiology
Inequities in health
Community interventions, child health


David T. Takeuchi

David T. Takeuchi, Pd.D.
Professor and Dorothy Book Scholar
Associate Dean for Research
Co-Director, Research and Innovations in Social, Economic, and Environmental Equity Boston College, School of Social Work
Racial and social inequities in health
Social stratification, social environments and place, culture and cultural processes
Help seeking and access to care, health service use



Robert Joseph Taylor

Robert Joseph Taylor, Ph.D.
Harold Johnson Endowed Professor
Shelia Feld Collegiate Professor
Faculty Associate, Program for Research on Black Americans, Institute for Social Research University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, School of Social Work
Informal social support networks of adult and elderly Black Americans
Religion and religious involvement
Mental health and mental illness


Tiffany Yip

Tiffany Yip, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Fordham University
Ethnic identity, psychological and academic outcomes
Ethnic/racial discrimination, physiological, psychological and academic outcomes
Sleep, psychophysiology, psychological and academic outcomes
School and neighborhood, daily- and situation-level contexts on ethnic identity
and discrimination



Yijie Wang

Yijie Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Michigan State University
Racial and ethnic minority adolescent development
Socio-cultural processes in developmental settings
Longitudinal and experience sampling methods



Cheryl L. Woods-Giscombe

Cheryl L. Woods-Giscombe, Ph.D., RN, PMHNP-BC
Melissa and Harry Levine Family Distinguished Scholar of Quality of Life, Health Promotion, and Wellness,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Nursing
Director, Interprofessional Leadership Institute for Mental/behavioral Health Equity
Psychiatric/mental health
Stress-related health disparities among African Americans
Sociocultural context factors and psychoneuroendocrine biomarkers