Plamen Nikolov is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at The State University of New York (at Binghamton) and Affiliated Professor at The Harvard University Institute for Quantitative Social Studies. His expertise is in the design and execution of randomized control trials (RCTs) and cohort studies in resource-limited settings. Using mainly experimental methods, his research focuses on health, education and finance in developing countries including topics such as economics of HIV, primary education, labor markets and barriers to faster technology adoption.
Edward (Ted) Melhuish is Professor of Human Development at Birkbeck, University of London, and Research Professor at the University of Oxford, and is director of the Institute for the Study of Children, Families & Social Issues. He has undertaken research in 12 countries, including the Effective Pre-school, Primary & Secondary Education (EPPSE) and the National Evaluation of Sure Start (NESS) projects.
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.
Dr. Guanglei Hong is Professor in the Comparative Human Development Department and the Committee on Education at the University of Chicago. She is the inaugural Chair of the Committee on Quantitative Methods in Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences at the University.
Orla Doyle currently a Lecturer at the University College Dublin School of Economics and a Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the UCD Geary Institute. The core focus of her research is a micro analysis of human behaviour. Her reseach interests include the economics of human development, health economics, political behaviour, early child development and education, developmental psychology and methods for evaluating policy interventions.
Brent Donnellan is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. He investigates research questions at the intersections of personality psychology, developmental psychology, and psychological assessment. His current efforts focus on personality development, the role of individual differences in interpersonal relationships, and theoretical models linking economic conditions to human development. Donnellan is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Research in Personality and for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.