Faculty and Staff


Darren Zinner
Darren Zinner, PhD, MS
Program Chair, HSSP Faculty Executive Committee member and HSSP Internship Instructor
Associate Professor, Heller School
781-736-3971 Heller-Brown Building, 208

Expertise: Health care management, health care reform, science policy, clinical trials, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical technology

Sarah Curi
Sarah Curi, JD, MPH
HSSP Undergraduate Advising Head and HSSP Study Abroad Liaison
Associate Professor of the Practice in Legal Studies and Health: Science, Society, and Policy
781-736-3654 Rabb 258

Expertise: Health care law, health care reform, public health, biomedical ethics

Cindy Thomas
Cindy Thomas, PhD, MS
Honors Coordinator and HSSP Faculty Executive Committee member
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Heller School
781-736-3921 Heller-Brown Building, 215

Expertise: Health policy, state health reform, prescription drug benefits, addiction treatment, Medicare and Medicaid coverage

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia
Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, MPA-URP, PhD
Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy; Director, Institute for Child Youth and Family Policy
781-736-3715 Heller-Brown Building, 364

Expertise: Public health, racial/ethnic disparities in health and social determinants of health, social policy and health

Deborah Garnick
Deborah Garnick, ScD, MHS
Professor, Heller School and HSSP Faculty Executive Committee member
781-736-3840 Heller-Brown Building, 256

Expertise: Managed care, health care quality, substance abuse treatment services, insurance reform, performance measurement, healthcare datasets, survey data

Anita Hannig
Anita Hannig, PhD
Associate Professor of Anthropology and HSSP Faculty Executive Committee member
781-736-2214 Brown Social Science Center, 219

Expertise: Medical anthropology, the anthropology of religion, gender, and the body, anthropology of death and dying, medical aid-in-dying.

Dominic Hodgkin
Dominic Hodgkin, PhD
Professor in The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
781-736-8551 Heller-Brown Building, 264

Expertise: Health economics, managed care, economics of mental health and substance use disorders, prescription drug utilization

Thuy Lam
Thuy Lam, ScD, MPH
Assistant Professor in Biology and Health: Science, Society and Policy

Expertise: Epidemiology, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Pediatric Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Data analysis

Sarah Lamb
Sarah Lamb, MA, PhD
Professor of Anthropology
781-736-2211 Brown Social Science Center, 208

Expertise: Anthropology of aging. Gender and sexuality. Personhood and subjectivity. Medical anthropology. US cultural-historical practices of aging. Religion. Ethnographic writing. South Asia. South Asian Americans. United States.

Maria de Boef Miara
Maria de Boef Miara, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology and HSSP Faculty Executive Committee Member
781-736-3106 Volen National Center for Complex Systems, 317

Expertise: Comparative anatomy, evolution, physiology, biomechanics

James Morris
James Morris, MD, PhD
Professor of Biology and HSSP Faculty Executive Committee member
781-736-3119 Bassine Science Building, 214

Expertise: Evolution, genetics, biology education

Wangui Muigai
Wangui Muigai, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor in African and African American Studies
781-736-2083 Mandel Center for the Humanities 218

Expertise: Race and health, history of medicine and science, African American cultural and intellectual history, history of childhood

Sacha Nelson
Sacha Nelson, MD, PhD
Gyula and Katica Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Phamacodynamics and HSSP Faculty Executive Committee member
781-736-3181 Shapiro Science Center 1-21

Expertise: Electrophysiology and gene expression in the mammalian nervous system

Alice A. Noble
Alice A. Noble, MPH, JD
Senior Lecturer in Health: Science, Society and Policy, and in Legal Studies

Expertise: Healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act, health law, medical ethics, genetics and the law, public health and the law, medical malpractice, managed care

Sharon Reif
Sharon Reif, MA, PhD
Senior Scientist and Lecturer at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
781-736-3924 Heller-Brown Building, 259

Expertise: Health services research, with a focus on substance use disorders and other behavioral health

Lindsay Rosenfeld
Lindsay Rosenfeld, AB, SM, SD
Scientist at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
781-736-3859 Heller-Brown Building, 355

Expertise: Public health, health equity, child equity, social determinants of health, racial/ethnic health inequities, early childhood, program planning and evaluation, health literacy/communications, social policy and (urban) health, health in all policies, health impact assessment

Rajesh Sampath
Rajesh Sampath, PhD
Associate Professor of the Philosophy of Justice, Rights, and Social Change
781-736-5338 Heller-Brown Building, 157

Expertise: General topics in applied moral and political philosophy, philosophy of development, comparative religions; theories of justice, development ethics, philosophy of law, comparative constitutional law, critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, theories of human rights and theories of democracy

Sara Shostak
Sara Shostak, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Sociology and HSSP Faculty Executive Committee member
781-736-2213 Pearlman 207

Expertise: Sociology of health and illness, science and technology studies, environmental sociology, research methods

Siri Suh
Siri Suh, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor of Sociology and HSSP Faculty Executive Committee member
781-736-2635 102 Pearlman Hall

Expertise: Sociology of Health and Illness; Sociology of Reproduction; Global Population and Development; Global Health; Science and Technology Studies (STS); Global Ethnography; Research Methods; Sub-Saharan Africa.

Elanah M. Uretsky
Elanah M. Uretsky, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor in the International and Global Studies Program
781-736-2639 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 113

Expertise: Medical anthropology, global health, the anthropology of China, gender and sexuality (with a focus on masculinity), governance, HIV/AIDS, chronic disease, borders, ethnic minorities, migration.


Kathryn Howell
Kathryn Howell
HSSP Program Administrator
781-736-3498 Rabb 259

Affiliated Faculty

Affiliated Faculty are faculty members who teach courses that are cross-listed to HSSP.