Thomas McDade

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.

Bei Liu

Dr. Bei Liu is Senior Program Manager at the China Development Research Foundation (CDRF), a Beijing-based policy research and advocacy organization founded by the Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council. Her professional experiences concentrate on the design, implementation and evaluation of CDRF’s early childhood intervention programs. She currently works on China REACH, an integrated nutrition and psychosocial stimulation program for children at age 6-36 months. The project sites Dr.

Tim Kautz

Tim Kautz is a Senior Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. He was a co-organizer of HCEO's Conference on Measuring and Assessing Skills. Kautz is an editor and co-author of a book that explores the importance of social-emotional skills, “The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life.” His research interests include education, inequality, and health.

Rucker Johnson

Rucker Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Johnson is a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Affiliate of the National Poverty Center and the Institute for Research on Poverty.

Mark Hanson

Professor Mark Hanson is the founding Director of the Institute of Developmental Sciences at the University of Southampton, Director of the Division of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease in the University's School of Medicine and British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Science.

Jeffrey Grogger

Jeffrey Grogger is the Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. His work spans a variety of topics, from crime to welfare reform to racial profiling. His current work focuses on health insurance in Mexico, unemployment insurance reform in Germany, and local public spending in the United States. Grogger received a PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego.

Bart Golsteyn

Bart Golsteyn is Professor of Economics at the Department of Macro, International, and Labor Economics at Maastricht University. His research interests are in human capital and social economics.

Golsteyn received an M.Sc. in Economics and Ph.D. in Economics from Maastricht University in 1999 and 2007 respectively.

William Fleeson

Dr. William Fleeson is Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University. He has been associate editor and consulting editor of several leading journals, and has been PI on two separate NIH R01s. His work focuses on examining actual behavior, behavior patterns, and behavior contingencies in order to obtain new insights about personality constructs and to explain the mechanisms and operation of personality constructs, especially moral character and borderline personality disorder.

Felix Elwert

Felix Elwert is Romnes Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Current research projects include the consequences of neighborhood disadvantage for child educational outcomes, randomized field experiments on peer effects in education, and identification problems in observational studies. He is the 2018 winner of the Leo Goodman Award from the American Sociological Association, and the 2013 recipient of the first Causality in Statistics Education Award from the American Statistical Association.

Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School and Department of Economics. His interests include health, development, poverty, and inequality; he is the author of four books and many papers. In 2006, he chaired a panel charged with the evaluation of World Bank research over the previous decade. He has served on National Academy panels on poverty and family assistance and on price and cost-of-living index numbers.

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