Hirokazu Yoshikawa

Hirokazu Yoshikawa is the Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU Steinhardt and a University Professor at NYU.

He is a community and developmental psychologist who studies the effects of public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, and poverty reduction on children’s development.

He has also conducted research on culture, sexuality and youth and young adult development in the contexts of HIV / AIDS risk and prevention and gay / straight alliances.

Jane Waldfogel

Jane Waldfogel is the Compton Foundation Centennial Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work and a visiting professor at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics.
Waldfogel received her Ph.D. in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is currently completing a book on inequality in child outcomes in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada.

Lisa Sun-Hee Park

Lisa Sun-Hee Park is Professor of Sociology and Director of Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota.  Her research focuses on the politics of migration, race, and social policy. 
Her latest publications include two books:

Deborah A. Phillips, Ph.D.

Deborah Phillips is Professor of Psychology and Associated Faculty in the Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University.

She was the first Executive Director of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine and served as Study Director for the Board’s report: From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Child Development.

Ann Masten

Ann S. Masten, Ph.D., LP, is a Regents Professor and Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on understanding processes that promote competence and prevent problems in human development, with a focus on adaptive processes and resilience in the context of high cumulative risk, adversity, and trauma.

Greg Duncan

Greg Duncan holds the title of Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. Duncan received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan and spent the first 35 years of his career at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. Duncan’s recent work has focused on estimating the role of school-entry skills and behaviors on later school achievement and attainment and the effects of increasing income inequality on schools and children’s life chances.

Director Gabe Sanchez quoted in New York Times

In the February 9, 2015 New York Times article, Climate Is Big Issue for Hispanics, and Personal, RWJF Center for Health Policy Gabe Sanchez was quoted on the subject of Hispanic stereotypes on environmental issues. Read the article here.

Success! Andrea Lopez Receives Doctorate Degree in Anthropology

Andrea López, RWJF PhD Fellow, successfully defended her dissertation, The Paradoxes of Poverty: Gendered Ideologies of Intervention in the “compassionate city” of San Francisco, on September 4, 2014, and graduated on December 12. Congratulations, Dr. López!