Faculty and Staff


James Morris
James Morris, MD, Ph.D.
Program Chair and HSSP Faculty Executive Committee member
Professor of Biology
781-736-3119 Bassine Science Building, 214

Expertise: Evolution, genetics, biology education

Darren Zinner
Darren Zinner, Ph.D., MS
Associate Program Chair and HSSP Faculty Executive Committee member
Associate Professor
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, J.D., MPH
Undergraduate Advising Head & Study Abroad Liaison
Lecturer 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

Mayada Saadoun
Mayada Saadoun, MD, MPH, MS
Internship Instructor
Senior Research Associate and Lecturer
781-736-2852 Heller 274

Expertise: Healthcare management, clinical medicine, healthcare datasets, cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis

Cindy Thomas
Cindy Thomas, Ph.D., 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, Ph.D.
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, Ph.D.
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, Ph.D.
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

Don Katz
Don Katz, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and HSSP Faculty Executive Committee member
781-736-3268 Bassine Science Building, 345

Expertise: Neural dynamics of gustatory perception and learning

Thuy Lam
Thuy Lam, Sc.D., M.P.H
Lecturer in Health: Science, Society and Policy, and in Biology

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

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

Expertise: Comparative anatomy, evolution, physiology, biomechanics

Wangui Muigai
Wangui Muigai, Ph.D.
Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Race, Science, and Society

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

Sacha Nelson
Sacha Nelson, MD, Ph.D.
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, M.P.H., J.D.
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, M.A., Ph.D.
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, A.B., SM, S.D.
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, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of the Philosophy of Justice, Rights, and Social Change
Associate Director of the Master's Program in Sustainable International Development
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, Ph.D., 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


Kathryn Howell
Program Administrator

Affiliated Faculty

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