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Social Sciences & Health Faculty

Below is a list of Health Sciences Integrated PhD faculty working within the Social Sciences & Health track. View individual profiles of our faculty members — with publication and contact information, research and clinical specialties and more — via the links below.

Birkett, Michelle A

Birkett, Michelle A

Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine

Bio

Michelle Birkett, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences and directs the CONNECT Complex Systems and Health Disparities Research Program within the Institute for... [more]

Cella, David

Cella, David

Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics) and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Bio

As Chair of an interdisciplinary Department of Medical Social Sciences, I play a leadership role in the development and orchestration of transdisciplinary scientific collaborations. Our department con... [more]

Chorniy, Anna

Chorniy, Anna

Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences

Franklin, Patricia D

Franklin, Patricia D

Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Medicine (Rheumatology) and Orthopaedic Surgery

Bio

I serve as Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Following a residency in Preventive Medicine, I completed a fellowship in Heal... [more]

Gershon, Richard C

Gershon, Richard C

Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics)

Bio

Richard Gershon, PhD, is widely recognized for his expertise in advancing the use of technology for increasing the impact and reach of psychometrically robust health measurements. Having completed PhD... [more]

Griffith, James W

Griffith, James W

Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences

Bio

I am interested in mental health, including depression and anxiety, in a variety of populations. I am also interested in the optimisation of clinical assessment, informed by applied statistics and psy... [more]

Hirschhorn, Lisa R

Hirschhorn, Lisa R

Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Bio

Starting as a public health and researcher and HIV clinician in the 1980's, my research has focused on understanding the causes and developing feasible and effective solutions to the implementation ga... [more]

Jensen, Sally Elizabeth

Jensen, Sally Elizabeth

Research Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

Bio

Dr. Jensen has a strong research interest in biopsychosocial relationships in the context of medical illness and treatment. As a trained clinical health psychologist, she has extensive training and e... [more]

Kaat, Aaron

Kaat, Aaron

Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences

Bio

Dr. Kaat received his Ph.D. in Psychology - Intellectual and Developmental Disorders and a secondary graduate concentration in quantitative psychology from the Ohio State University. After that, he jo... [more]

Lai, Jin-Shei

Lai, Jin-Shei

Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Pediatrics

Bio

Jin-Shei Lai, Ph.D., OTR/L., is a registered occupational therapist and a trained psychometrician. She has been a member of the Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Children's Oncology Group (COG), ... [more]