Christian Chan is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Hong Kong. Christian studies community psychology, clinical psychology, political psychology, and their intersections. His students and he explore issues pertinent to the wellbeing–broadly defined–of their city. They strive to make life easier and more meaningful for as many people as possible, with as little resources as possible. Quite often their work leads us to unfamiliar territories, both geographical and intellectual. They employ a wide range of research methodologies, including online and lab experiments, longitudinal questionnaires, randomized trials, as well as qualitative interviews. Christian received his BA in Psychology from McGill University and his MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from UMass Boston.


Lisa Zwiebach received her Bachelor of Science in Economics from George Washington and completed her PhD in clinical psychology at University of Massachusetts Boston. She completed her internship at New York University-Bellevue Hospital Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at Emory, in the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program.  Dr. Zwiebach joined the faculty at Emory University School of Medicine in 2015. She currently serves as the Clinical Director of Emory Healthcare Veterans Program. Dr. Zwiebach specializes in evidence-based treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, with a particular interest in treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).




Emily Manove is part-time faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry and a Licensed Psychologist. She completed her clinical psychology internship at VA Boston Healthcare System in the areas of addiction and PTSD treatment, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in trauma treatment at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance. She has an undergraduate degree from Princeton University, law degrees from the University of Chicago and Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to entering the field of psychology, she worked as a teacher and lawyer primarily focused on asylum and human rights.



Elyssa Weber-Ku received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. As part of her doctoral training, she completed a pre-doctoral neuropsychology track internship at the VA Maine Healthcare System. In addition, she completed a two-year post-doctoral clinical fellowship at McLean Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. She has published peer reviewed manuscripts on the impacts of executive dysfunction, PTSD, depression, and cognitive behavioral interventions.



Corina Graif is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Penn State. She received her MA and PhD from Harvard University. Dr. Graif studies communities and crime, with a focus on mobility and neighborhood effects on children and youth and on the spatial and network stratification of violence, health risk, and opportunity. Throughout her work, she integrates macro and micro level approaches to theory, applies experimental and counterfactual techniques to understand causal links, and combines spatial (GIS) and network analyses with computational big data analytics.




Nicole Deterding is a Senior Social Science Research Analyst at the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services. She completed her PhD in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University. Prior to joining OPRE full time, she was a National Poverty Center Postdoctoral Fellow. The National Poverty Fellows program is an academic/government partnership between the Institute for Research on Poverty at University of Wisconsin-Madison and HHS.



Asad Asad is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stanford University and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. His scholarly interests encompass social stratification; race, ethnicity, and immigration; surveillance and social control; and health. Asad’s current research agenda considers how institutions—particularly U.S. immigration law and policy—reproduce multiple forms of inequality. He received his PhD and AM from Harvard in Sociology and his BA in Political Science and Spanish Language and Culture from the University of Wisconsin.


Eva Rosen is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Rosen received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in Sociology and Social Policy. She has published papers in journals including the American Sociological Review, City & Community, Social Problems, Housing Policy Debate, The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, and The Annual Review of Law and Social Science. She is a member of the Scholar Strategy Network. In 2018 she was recognized as one of APPAM’s outstanding early career scholars and received the 40 for 40 fellowship.



Margaret Willis is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. She received her PhD in Sociology from Boston College, her master’s in Community Development and Action from Vanderbilt, and her bachelor’s in Psychology from Vanderbilt.




Stacey Bosick is the Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Programs, the Interim Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, and the Interim Dean of School of Extended & International Education at Sonoma State University. She received her PhD in Sociology from Harvard and her Ba in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.



Katie Morris is a research scientist in demography and survey science for Facebook. She received her PhD and MA from Harvard in Sociology and her BA in Sociology from the University of Chicago.






Rocio Calvo is Associate Professor of Global Practice at the Boston College School of Social Work. She is also the Founding Director of the Latinx Leadership Initiative (LLI), and co-leads the Grand Challenge Initiative Achieve Equal Opportunity for All of the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare. Her work focuses on the role of public services on the integration of immigrants and their children. She also studies how socioeconomic and cultural factors optimize or jeopardize the life satisfaction of immigrants throughout their immigration careers. She received her PhD in Social Work from Boston College, her BA in Psychology from the University of Salamanca, and her B.Ed. Universidad de Burgos.



Jessica Tollette is IPA’s Senior Specialist for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) where she leads the organization’s global DEI strategy. Prior to joining IPA, Dr. Tollette was the founding academic director of IE University’s Bachelor in Behavior and Social Sciences in Madrid, Spain. In addition to her role as academic director, she was an award-winning professor and collaborator with IE’s Africa Center and Center for Health, Wellbeing, and Happiness where she led research on diversity and inclusion and taught seminars on kindness, empathy, and compassion. She also has experience teaching courses in research methods, diversity and cross-cultural understanding, race, gender, education, communication skills, and behavioral science. Dr. Tollette previously received several awards and grants to conduct research, including a Fulbright grant to Spain. Her dissertation investigated immigration policy, immigrant integration, and intergroup relations in Madrid. She has an MA and a PhD in Sociology from Harvard University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Communication with a minor in Hispanic Studies.


Helen Marrow is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Tufts University. She is a sociologist of immigration, race and ethnicity, social class, health, and inequality and social policy. Her work explores Latin Americans’ incorporation trajectories and racial and ethnic identities in the United States and Europe, the impact of immigration on social life and race relations in the rural American South. She received her PhD in Sociology and Social Policy and her MA in Sociology from Harvard University, and her BA in Sociology and Social Policy from Princeton.