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  • Urban Health
    • Social Epidemiology (Daniel Kim, Leo Beletsky, Beth Molnar)
    • Built Environment (Phil Brown, Helen Suh, Pauline Hamel, Monica Ramirez-Andreotta)
    • Neighborhood characteristics (Beth Molnar, Daniel Kim)
    • Public Health and Advocacy (Jean McGuire)
    • Health Policy and Law (Kristin Madison, Leo Beletsky, Gary Young, Laura Senier)
    • Governmental public health (John Auerbach)
  • Population Health
    • Childhood/Intergenerational Obesity (Carmen Sceppa, Pauline Hamel)
    • Mental Health (Alisa Lincoln, Beth Molnar, John Griffith)
    • Substance Abuse (Alisa Lincoln, Leo Beletsky)
    • Healthy Aging (Carmen Sceppa, Helen Suh)
    • Violence (Beth Molnar)
    • Community-Based Participatory Research, (Alisa Lincoln, Beth Molnar)
      • With a focus on environmental health (Phil Brown, Sara Wylie, Monica Ramirez-Andreotta)
  • Health Disparities
    • Race, Ethnicity, Gender (Elmer Freeman, Andrea Parker, John Auerbach)
    • Economics, Poverty (Kristin Madison, Daniel Kim)
    • Immigrant health (Carmen Sceppa, Irina Todorova)
  • Environmental Health
    • Environmental Sociology and Anthropology (Phil Brown, Sara Wylie, Laura Senier)
    • Environmental epidemiology (Helen Suh)
    • Environmental exposure assessment and modeling (Helen Suh, Monica Ramirez-Andreotta)
  • Behavior and Lifestyle
    • Program Planning and Evaluation (Annemarie Sullivan, Beth Molnar)
    • Nutritional Interventions (Carmen Sceppa, Rui Li, John Griffith)
    • Physical Activity and Exercise (Carmen Sceppa, Dinesh John, Annemarie Sullivan, Rui Li)
    • Measuring behavior (Stephen Intille)
    • Workplace Wellness and Health (Dinesh John, Kristin Madison)
    • Experiences, cultural meanings of health and illness (Irina Todorova)


John Auerbach
Public health policy and practice; health care reform

Leo Beletsky
Social epidemiology; drug policy; criminal justice policy; health and human rights; population health policy

Phil Brown
Environmental sociology; environmental justice; community-based participatory research; biomonitoring and household exposure; research ethics

Roger Edwards
Maternal and child health care delivery and public health; infant feeding; diffusion of health and medical innovations

Elmer Freeman
Community organizing; community-based participatory research; social, economic, and political determinants of health in minority populations

Matthew Goodwin
Personal health informatics; Autism spectrum disorders.

John Griffith
Predictive models; medical decision aids; end-of-life care; nutrition and healthy living

Pauline Hamel
Health communication; childhood obesity prevention; community health and healthy aging

Stephen Intille
Personal health informatics; ubiquitous and mobile health technology; measuring behavior

Dinesh John
Workplace wellness and physical activity; measurement of physical activity and sedentary behavior

Daniel Kim
Social and economic determinants of population health

Rui Li
Exercise and nutritional strategy on metabolic diseases prevention/control; health fitness and sport performance

Alisa K. Lincoln
Mental health; substance abuse; health and social disparities; health literacy; community-based participatory action research

Kristin Madison
Health law; health economics; health care quality; health incentives

Justin Manjourides

Jean Flatley McGuire
Health policy and advocacy; disability

Shan Mohammed
Substance abuse and adolescent health

Beth Molnar
Violence and trauma; social and psychiatric epidemiology; community-based participatory research; program planning and evaluation

Andrea Parker
Interactive computing applications; racial, ethnic, and economic health disparities in nutrition and physical activity

Monica Ramirez-Andreotta
Soil, water, and food quality; exposure assessment; environmental monitoring and remediation; community-based participatory research; environmental research translation and risk communication

Carmen C. Sceppa
Health behavior promotion (nutrition and physical activity/exercise); chronic disease prevention; healthy aging; health promotion in the lifecycle; health disparities

Laura Senier
Environmental health; environmental justice; medical sociology; doctor-patient interaction; state health policy; public health genomics

Helen H. Suh
Environmental epidemiology; air pollution health effects; exposure assessment; environmental modeling; built environment; healthy aging

Annemarie C. Sullivan
Exercise science; program planning

Irina Todorova
Psychosocial aspects of health and well-being; health psychology; health disparities; social change in Eastern Europe and implications for health; narratives of health and illness

Alessandro Vespignani
Network science and epidemiology

Mary E. Watson
Health education; program planning; counseling psychology

Sara Wylie
Community-based participatory research

Gary Young
Strategic management of health care delivery, measurement and evaluation of health care quality

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