Our Faculty Affiliates

Penina Acayo Laker, MFA
Assistant Professor

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis

Benjamin Akande, PhD
Senior Vice President Director Human Resources Enterprise, Diversity & Inclusion

Stifel Financial Group

Ana Baumann, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, PhD
Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child and Parent Development and Education Co-director, National Center for Children & Families

Teachers College, Columbia University

Nickhill Bhakta, MD
Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Amy Conroy, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Prevention Science, University of California San Francisco

Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry

Washington University School of Medicine

Derek Brown, PhD
Associate Professor

Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Irv Garfinkel, PhD
Mitchell I. Ginsberg Professor of Contemporary Urban Problems

School of Social Work, Columbia University

Laura Gauer Bermudez, PhD
Director of Evidence and Learning

Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

Shenyang Guo, PhD
Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research

Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Kimberly Hoagwood, PhD
Cathy and Stephen Graham Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

School of Medicine, New York University

Philip Hong, PhD
Professor & Associate Dean for Research

Center for Research on Self Sufficiency (CROSS), School of Social Work, Loyola University of Chicago 

Habiba Ibrahim, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Saint Catherine University

St. Louis University

Leyla Ismayilova, PhD
Associate Professor

School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

Juliet Iwelunmor, PhD
Associate Professor

College for Public Health and Social Justice, St. Louis University

Carolyn Lesorogol, PhD
Professor

Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson, PhD
Associate Professor

School of Public Health, Indiana University

Leyla Karimli, PhD
Assistant Professor

School of Public Affairs, University of California Los Angeles

Kimberly Johnson, PhD
Associate Professor

Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Njeri Kagotho, PhD
Associate Professor

College of Social Work, The Ohio State University

Mary McKay, PhD
Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean

Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Massy Mutumba, PhD
Assistant Professor, PhD
School of Nursing, University of Michigan
Claude Mellins, PhD
Professor of Medical Psychology

 School of Public Health, Columbia University 

Lynn Michalopoulos, PhD
Founder and President of the Board at The Moving Well Project International

School of Social Work, Columbia University

Tor Neilands, PhD
Professor

School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Byron Powell, PhD
Assistant Professor
Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis
Marion Riedel, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, New York University
Silver School of Social Work, New York University
John Santelli, PhD
Professor

Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Elizabeth Sperber, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science, University of Denver

Yesim Tozan, PhD
Assistant Professor

School of Global Public Health, New York University

Jean-Francois Trani, PhD
Associate Professor

Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Julia Shu-Huah Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor

Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong

April Thames, PhD
Associate Professor

Psychology, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, University of Southern California

Jane Waldfogel, PhD
Professor

School of Social Work, Columbia Univeristy

Susan Witte, PhD
Professor

School of Social Work, Columbia Univeristy