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Mark Hayward, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology, Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts, and a faculty research associate of the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He recently served as the the president of the Southern Demographic Association and chair of the Aging and Life Course section of the American Sociological Association. He has served on the boards of the Population Association of America and the Society of Biodemography and Social Biology, and he was a member and then chair of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research council. Currently, he is a member of the Committee on Population, National Academy of Sciences, and the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health and Society Scholars Program. Professor Hayward received his Ph.D. in sociology from Indiana University in 1981. His primary research addresses how life course exposures and events influence the morbidity and mortality experiences of the adult population. Recent studies have clarified how early life conditions influence socioeconomic, race and gender disparities in adult morbidity and mortality; the demography of race/ethnic and gender disparities in healthy life expectancy; social inequality in the biomarkers of aging, and the health consequences of […]
Dorothy Daley, Ph.D., M.S., is a Professor at the University of Kansas with a joint appointment in the School of Public Affairs & Administration and the Environmental Studies Program. Daley specializes in public policy analysis, with a particular emphasis on environmental and public health policy. Her research tends to explore how decision makers balance competing and often conflicting needs to address environmental and public health problems. Daley’s scholarship has examined the impact of community participation at hazardous waste sites, interagency collaboration in addressing environmental problems, and urban redevelopment and public health. Current research projects focus on the relationship between complex, multilevel governance structures and environmental & public health outcomes. For example, her on-going research on climate change explores what types of subnational climate policies are likely to result in improved environmental performance. Daley’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her work has been published in a range of outlets including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Policy Studies Journal, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. At the University of Kansas, Daley teaches a range of courses that highlight the opportunities and challenges of […]
Christine A. Bachrach, Ph.D., is Research Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Maryland Population Research Center at the University of Maryland, College Park and co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health & Society Scholars program. She served as Acting Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health during 2008-2010, and as Chief of the Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development during the years 1992-2008. She currently serves as Board member and Managing Director of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science, a new scientific association dedicated to advancing an integrative understanding of the multiple pathways – from the biological to the behavioral to the societal – that interact to produce health. Bachrach was President of the Population Association of America in 2013 and has served on numerous boards and committees for scientific organizations and programs in the health and population fields. Dr. Bachrach received her PhD in Population Dynamics from Johns Hopkins University in 1979. A social demographer, her scientific interests that have spanned the areas of fertility, family formation, marriage and divorce, adoption, sexual behavior, contraceptive practice, population […]