Rocio Calvo is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College. Rocio is also a David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Population and Development Studies, where she focuses on studying immigration, social policy, social inclusion, and quantitative and comparative methods. She earned a Joint European Master’s in International Humanitarian Action from Deusto University, and a PhD in Social Work from Boston College. Rocio’s dissertation is a cross-examination of the welfare state as an agent of immigrant incorporation.
Christian Chan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hong Kong. He was born in Vancouver, raised in Hong Kong, and educated in Montreal, Tokyo, Kobe, Boston, and New York. He obtained a BA in psychology from McGill University and is completing a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His research interests include natural disaster and mental health, and positive youth development. He completed his clinical training at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, and the UMass Boston Counseling Center.
Erin C. Dunn, ScD, MPH is a social and psychiatric epidemiologist and Instructor at the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit in the Center for Human Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Dunn is also affiliated with the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute and the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Dunn’s research is centered on using interdisciplinary approaches to better understand the etiology of depression in women, children, and adolescents. To this work, she brings a multilevel or “cells to society” approach, focusing on the independent effect of social determinants (e.g., exposure to child abuse and neglect, school and neighborhood factors) and the joint effect of genetic and social determinants (e.g., gene-by-social environment interplay). Her most recent work is examining a developmentally informed model of gene-environment interplay (GxE), whereby the role of exposure to adversity is hypothesized to exert a strong effect during sensitive periods in development.
Corina Graif is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. As a Health and Society Scholar, Corina is studying the effects of migration flows, neighborhoods, and spatial mismatch on individual and collective wellbeing. She is also investigating the socio-spatial, structural, and biological interactions that produce and reproduce racial and ethnic disparities in health, crime, and related outcomes. Corina received her MA and PhD from Harvard University. She was awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Her work has been published by the Russell Sage Foundation, in Social Psychology Quarterly, American Behavioral Scientist, Homicide Studies, and in Research on Occupational Stress and Well Being. Corina’s projects have been awarded the Howard T. Fischer Prize for Excellence in GIS and recognized by the ASA Community and Urban Sociology Section.
Sarah Lowe is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University. She earned her B.A. in Psychology, with a citation in Spanish, from Harvard University, and her M.A. and PhD. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Sarah was awarded the Beacon Award for Outstanding Leadership from the University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2009. She completed her clinical internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Her doctoral dissertation explores the trajectories of psychological distress among a sample of low-income women, primarily unmarried and African American, who survived Hurricane Katrina.
Helen B. Marrow
Helen B. Marrow is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies at Tufts University. She was designated a university Neubauer Faculty Fellow in 2011-12. Professor Marrow served as a Robert Wood Johnson Postdoctoral Scholar in Health Policy (UC-Berkeley and UCSF, 2008-10); a European Network on Inequality Research Fellow (Harvard University and University College Dublin, 2006); a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (Harvard University, 2002-04 and 2005-06); a Research Fellow with the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy (Harvard University, 2001-04); and a Foreign Language and Area Studies Summer Fellow with the U.S. Department of Education (Brazil, 2002). She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard University, where she received four Certificates of Distinctions in Teaching, and her A.B. (summa cum laude) in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Princeton University, where she received a President’s Award for Academic Achievement in 1998. Her research explores Latin Americans’ racial and ethnic identities in the United States and Europe, the impact of immigration on social life and race relations in the contemporary rural American South, and variation in public bureaucracies’ approaches to unauthorized immigration (especially in education, law enforcement, and health care) For her work, she has been awarded the 2008 Best Dissertation Award from the American Sociological Association, and the 2011 Distinguished Contribution to Research Article Award from the Latino/a Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.
Jordan Smoller, MD, Sc.D., is Associate Vice Chair of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry and Director of Psychiatric Genetics. He is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. He is Director of the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit in the MGH Center for Human Genetics Research. Dr. Smoller also serves as co-director of the Genetics and Genomics Unit of the MGH Clinical Research Program. At Harvard Medical School, he is Director of the Translational Genetics and Bioinformatics Program of the Harvard Catalyst. He is also Science Director of the Science of Health and Development Initiative at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. Dr. Smoller is an Associate Member of the Broad Institute and a Senior Scientist at the Broad’s Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research. With RISK, Dr. Smoller examines whether specific genetic polymorphisms modify the effect of social and individual environmental exposures on post-hurricane adjustment, including PTSD.