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Health, Behavior and Society Summer Institute

Faculty

About Our HBS Summer Institute Faculty

Overview

Our HBS Summer Institute faculty are experts in their fields, many celebrated nationally and even internationally for their contributions.

Students in our HBS Summer Institute have an opportunity to learn alongside these leaders, as they discover more about critical topics surrounding the social and behavioral sciences in public health.  

Meet Our HBS Summer Institute Faculty

Get to know some of our HBS faculty members who will be leading this year's HBS Summer Institute courses.

Associate Professor
Health, Behavior and Society

Michelle Kaufman, PhD, MA, designs, implements, and evaluates technology-driven interventions to reduce health disparities and promote wellness among vulnerable populations.

Jill Owczarzak
Associate Professor
Health, Behavior and Society

Jill Owczarzak, PhD, MA, is a medical anthropologist who explores how cultural, social, and political forces shape health disparities.

Lauren Parker
Associate Scientist
Health, Behavior and Society

Lauren Parker, PhD, MPH, examines how home-and-community based supports address the cultural needs of Black and Hispanic caregivers.

Ryan Kennedy
Associate Professor
Health, Behavior and Society

Ryan Kennedy, PhD, is a behavioral scientist who works to advance tobacco control policies in the U.S. and around the world.

Katherine Smith
Professor
Health, Behavior and Society

Katherine Clegg Smith, PhD, MA, is a sociologist who examines health experiences and health communication, with a research focus on cancer and chronic disease.

Melissa Davey-Rothwell
Research Professor
Health, Behavior and Society

Melissa Davey-Rothwell, PhD '07, MPH, is a behavioral scientist who studies the implementation of evidence-based interventions in community-based settings.