Mary McKernan McKay
Professor; Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Child mental health services; HIV prevention and care; poverty

Associate Dean for Doctoral Education

Renee M. Cunningham-Williams
Associate Professor; Director, NIDA T32 (TranSTAR) Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Program
PhD, Washington University
Epidemiological, prevention, and intervention research; health and mental health disparities; pathological gambling and comorbidity; risk taking, substance use and antisocial behaviors; crisis intervention

Director, PhD Program in Public Health Sciences

Douglas A. Luke
Professor; Director, Center for Public Health Systems Science
PhD, University of Illinois
Systems science; evaluation of public health programs; tobacco control policy

Endowed Professors

Ross Brownson
Bernard Becker Professor
PhD, Colorado State University
Evidence-based public health; dissemination and implementation research; chronic disease prevention

Debra Haire-Joshu
Joyce Wood Professor
PhD, Saint Louis University
Obesity prevention; diabetes prevention; health policy

Matthew Kreuter
Kahn Family Professor of Public Health
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Health communication; health disparities

Vetta Sanders Thompson
E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity
PhD, Duke University
Health and mental health disparities; cultural competency; race, identity and health


Timothy McBride
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Health policy; health economics; rural health care

Rodrigo Reis
PhD, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil
Physical activity; international health; urban design and health; transportation and health

Associate Professors

Derek Brown
PhD, Duke University
Health economics; health policy

Alexis Duncan
PhD, Saint Louis University
Psychiatric and genetic epidemiology; obesity and eating disorders

Amy Eyler
PhD, Oregon State University
Physical activity; childhood obesity; prevention policy

Jenine Harris
PhD, Saint Louis University
Social network analysis; social media in public health

Darrell Hudson
PhD, University of Michigan
Social determinants of health; health disparities

Lora Iannotti
PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Child nutrition; infectious diseases; poverty pathways

Kimberly Johnson
PhD, University of Minnesota
Human genetics and cancer; epidemiology

Jason Purnell
PhD, Ohio State University
Health disparities; economic determinants of health

Jean-Francois Trani
PhD, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, France
Global health; human rights; disabilities