Toba Bryant, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Social scientist urges improved employment and housing policies to enhance health and social well-being

Social Determinants of Health Health and Social Policy Change Women's Health Income Housing

Kathleen Becker

Clinical Associate Professor Dept. of Nursing at the School of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Nursing expert, focusing on community-public health

Social Determinants of Health Nurse Practitioner Education Collaborative Nursing Practice Health Equity Health and Wellness

Elaine Power

Associate Professor · School of Kinesiology & Health Studies, Queen's University

Teaches social determinants of health. Researches food insecurity. Advocates for basic income. Dreams of the day when food banks can close.

food insecurity food banks feeding the family family food practices Social Determinants of Health

Nick Wattie, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Breaking down psychosocial and environmental barriers to athlete development and high-performance sport

Sport Psychology Athlete Development Relative Age Effects Birthplace Effects Epidemiology

Gulzar Shah

Department Chair & Professor, Health Policy and Behavior · Georgia Southern University

Gulzar Shah works to explore the fields of health informatics.

Social Determinants of Health Public Workforce Needs and Interests Community Health Health Policy and Behavior Health Informatics

Russell Vergara

Adjunct Assistant Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

R. BONG VERGARA focuses on tech-enabled solutions to food-energy-water nexus issues in smart sustainable development.

Social Innovation and Resilience Global Health Smart sustainable urban development

Thomas LaVeist

Dean of Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine · Tulane University

Dean Thomas LaVeist's areas of expertise include U.S. health and social policy and the role of race in health research.

COVID-19 Obesity Demographic Analysis Sociology Social Policy

Elaine Hyshka

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health · University of Alberta

Professor Hyshka is a health services and policy researcher focused on reducing the health, social, and economic costs of substance misuse.

Harm Reduction Opioids Cannabis Drug Policy Substance misuse

Elizabeth Culatta

Assistant Profoessor · Augusta University

My research program concentrates on how identity processes affect health, especially during the transition to adulthood.

Sexual Harassment Mental Health Identity Processes in Transition to Adulthood Sociology of health and illness Sociology of Health Care

Jim Mendez, PhD

Assistant Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Jim Mendez, PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC is an expert in lung disease and transplantation, pharmacology, and clinical ethics

Nurse Practitioner Practice Opioid Addiction & Recovery Lung Transplantation Pharmacology Psychological Predictors of Health Outcomes

Samantha Boch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor · Otterbein University

Dr. Samantha Boch is an expert on clinical nursing, health disparities, corrections nursing and chronic stress.

Social Determinants of Health Corrections and Health Chronic Stress Health Disparities Teaching Incarcerated Students

Deborah (Debbi) Witham

Managing Director of Public Policy · CARF International

Deborah A. Witham, M.S.W., J.D., leads CARF’s ongoing assessment of and response to developments in public policy.

Quality Primary care and behavioral health integration HIV & AIDS Substance Use Disorders Social Determinants of Health

Dr. Isabella Aboderin

Senior Research Scientist · Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford University

Dr. Aboderin is also Head of the Program on Aging and Development (APHRC) & Associate Prof of Gerontology at the University of Southampton.

Older Adult Rights Ageing Policy and Development Social Determinants of Health in Old Age Health Systems Access to Health Care

Michelle Zappas

Clinical Associate Professor Dept. of Nursing at the School of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Nursing expert, focusing on health care for vulnerable populations across the lifespan.

Nursing Science Education Women's Health Health Care for Vulnerable Populations Nursing Practice Dermatology

Emily A. Greenfield, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work · Rutgers

Dr. Greenfield's research addresses how early life experiences matter for aging. She also studies age-friendly community change processes.

Ageing Life Course Human Development Social Services Theory Development Loneliness

Kathleen Woodruff

Clinical Associate Professor Dept. of Nursing at the School of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Associate Professor Focused on Nursing with specialty in adult primary care and infectious disease.

Management Pathophysiology Nursing Social Work Social Work Education

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