Faculty Research Affiliates

Lerner Center Research Affiliates comprise an interdisciplinary group of scholars whose high-impact applied research demonstrates a commitment to improving community and population health.

 

Associate Professor Dessa Bergen-CicoDessa Bergen-Cico

Associate Professor, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics; Public Health Coordinator, Addiction Studies Program

Research Specialties: Alcohol, drugs, and addictive behaviors; traumatic stress; mindfulness; violence and health

Email Dr. Bergen-Cico: dkbergen@syr.edu and see faculty page.

 

Professor Emeritus Thomas Dennison

Thomas Dennison

Professor Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Research Specialties: Health care management, health care finance, home and community based care, and non profit governance.

Email Dr. Dennison: thdennis@maxwell.syr.edu  and see faculty page.

 

Assistant Professor Rachel Fabi

Rachel E. Fabi

Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Humanities and Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Upstate Medical University

Research Specialties: immigrant and refugee health; public health ethics; state and federal health policy

Email Dr. Fabi: fabir@upstate.edu and see faculty page.

Professor Colleen HeflinColleen Heflin

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Research Specialties: social determinants of health, food and nutrition policy, and health consequences of participation in the social safety net.

Email Dr. Heflin: cmheflin@maxwell.syr.edu and see faculty page.

 

Professor Jennifer Karas MontezJennifer Karas Montez

Professor of Sociology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; Gerald B. Kramer Faculty Scholar of Aging Studies

Research Specialties: social demography, social determinants of health, women’s health, spatial patterns and trends in mortality

Email Dr. Karas Montez: jmontez@syr.edu and see faculty page.

 

Associate Dean and Professor of Sociology Andrew London Andrew London

Associate Dean and Professor of Sociology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Research Specialties: social demography; sociology of health and health care; aging and the life course; veterans’ health; HIV/AIDS; sexuality studies

Email Dr. London: anlondon@syr.edu and see faculty page.

 

Associate Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat

Shannon Monnat

Associate Professor of Sociology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion

Research Specialties: social demography; social determinants of health; rural health; geographic trends in health and mortality; opioids and other diseases and deaths of despair

Email Dr. Monnat: smmonnat@syr.edu and see faculty page.

 

Assistant Professor of Public Health Arthur Owora Arthur Owora

Assistant Professor of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition; David B. Falk College of Human Sport and Dynamics

Research Specialties: biostatistics, quantitative epidemiology, psychiatric epidemiology, health economics, maternal and child health

Email Dr. Owora: ahowora@syr.edu and see faculty page.

 

Professor of Sociology Janet Wilmoth Janet M. Wilmoth

Professor of Sociology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; Director, Aging Studies Institute

Research Specialties: demography of aging; migration and living arrangements; social support; health status

Email Dr. Wilmoth: jwilmoth@syr.edu and see faculty page.