Nicholas W. Papageorge is the Broadus Mitchell Assistant Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University. His research focus is on human capital, broadly construed to include education, physical and mental health, socio-emotional skills and genetic endowments. He mainly uses large observational data sets to examine how people invest in their human capital. He also studies variation in the returns to different forms of human capital, for example, by employment sector, racial groups and socioeconomic status.
Kevin Thom is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to this, he was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at New York University. He is an applied microeconomist with interests in labor, health, and household financial decision-making. Kevin's recent work explores how molecular genetic data can be used to better understand the heterogeneity that drives health behaviors, human capital accumulation, and household financial outcomes.
Chih Ming Tan is the Page Endowed Chair and Professor in Applied Economics at the University of North Dakota's Department of Economics and Finance.
Michael Massoglia is the Vilas Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work focuses on the social consequences of the expansion of the penal system, the relationship between the use of legal controls and demographic change in the United States, and patterns and consequences of criminal behavior over the life course. Current research projects examine historical variation in U.S. criminal deportations as well as the relationship between incarceration and neighborhood attainment and racial composition.
David Cesarini is Associate Professor of Economics at the Center of Experimental Social Science, New York University and co-director of the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC), a research infrastructure developed to facilitate collaborative genetic association analyses of social-science outcomes. His work spans several areas, including health economics, labor economics, economics and psychology, and social-science genetics.
Cesarini received a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusets Institute of Technology in 2010.
In 1997 Degree in Psychology (Diploma) at University of Bremen, Germany; Post-Graduate PhD scholarship by "Kommission für Forschungsplanung und wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs (FNK)" at University of Bremen. 1999-2004 Research Fellow at "Zentrum für Klinische Psychologie und Rehabilitation" (ZKPR), University of Bremen. Until February 2001 Staff Member at "Kinderschutzzentrum des Deutschen Kinderschutzbundes e.V. (Landesverband Bremen) ". In 2003 PhD in Psychology at University of Bremen.
Lis Nielsen manages a portfolio of research in Psychological Development and Integrative Science in the Division of Behavioral and Social Research at the National Institute on Aging, encompassing multidisciplinary research on the biological, social, and psychological determinants of well-being and health across the lifespan.
Rebecca Myerson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics. She was previously a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, where her field of specialization was applied econometrics. Before coming to Chicago, Rebecca spent four years conducting global health research, including one year at Peking University as a Fulbright scholar and three years at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, Washington.
Alexis Medina is the Program Manager for Health and Nutrition at the Rural Education Action Program (REAP) at Stanford University. She has been researching the economics of social issues in China for over ten years. She has extensive experience in international program management, including leading survey teams in rural China, overseeing the design and development of field projects, and coordinating data collection and analysis. She has co-authored several academic publications on the intersection of health and education in rural China.
Thom McDade is a biological anthropologist who conducts research on health and human development in relation to social and cultural contexts and processes. His work is focused on three topics: Impact of social stratification on stress and health; life course perspectives on immune function and the regulation of inflammation; and the integration of biological measures into population-based, social science research. He is director of the Laboratory for Human Biology Research, and associate director of Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health.