Center for Health, Risk, and Society Affiliate Faculty

Nicole Angotti Assistant Professor CAS - Sociology

Nicole Angotti is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Assistant Director of the Center on Health, Risk and Society (CHRS). Her research focuses on social, cultural and institutional

  angotti@american.edu

  (202) 885-2421

Michael Bader Assistant Professor CAS - Sociology

Michael Bader studies how cities and neighborhoods have evolved since the height of the Civil Rights Movement. He links long-term patterns of neighborhood racial change to the ways that race and class

  bader@american.edu

  (202) 885-2433

Kim Blankenship Professor CAS - Sociology

Kim M. Blankenship, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Center on Health, Risk and Society at American University and Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Co

  blankens@american.edu

  (202) 885-6211

Lauren Carruth Assistant Professor SIS - School of International Service

Professor Lauren Carruth is a medical anthropologist specializing in humanitarian assistance, global health, food security, refugees, and the Horn of Africa. Most of her continuing ethnographic work f

  lcarruth@american.edu

  (202) 885-6694

Ernesto Castaneda-Tinoco Assistant Professor CAS - Sociology

Ernesto Castañeda conducts research on migration, urban issues, health disparities, vulnerable populations, and social movements. He compares immigrant integration and ethnic political mobilization in

  (202) 885-2412

Maria De Jesus Associate Professor SIS-School of Intl Service

Dr. Maria De Jesus brings to AU a wealth of research and teaching experiences in the area of health disparities, a critical area of focus in interstate and transnational relations. Her research examin

  dejesus@american.edu

  (202) 885-6392

Daniel Esser Associate Professor SIS-School of Intl Service

Professor Esser's current research investigates the social foundations of political legitimacy in non-democratic settings. This new line of inquiry builds on his widely cited work on urban governance,

  esser@american.edu

  (202) 885-1892

Jolynn Gardner Director, Public Health Program CAS - Health Studies

Jolynn Gardner is the Director of the Public Health Program in the Department of Health Studies. Dr. Gardner has over 25 years of experience in undergraduate Public Health education. She earned a do

  jgardner@american.edu

  (202) 885-3943

Sonya Grier Professor KSB - Marketing

Professor Grier conducts interdisciplinary research on topics related to target marketing, race in the marketplace, the social impact of commercial marketing, and social marketing. Her current researc

  sonya.grier@american.edu

  (202) 885-1971

Derek Hyra Associate Professor SPA - Public Admin and Policy

Derek Hyra is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University. His research focuses on processes of neighborhood change, with an emphasis on housing, urban politics, and

  hyra@american.edu

  (202) 885-2440

Alan Kraut University Professor CAS - History

Alan M. Kraut is University Professor of History and an affiliate faculty member of the School of International Service. He is also a Non-resident Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute. Currently,

  akraut@american.edu

  (202) 885-2410

Robin Lumsdaine Professor KSB - Finance and Real Estate

Robin Lumsdaine joined the Kogod School of Business at American University as the Crown Prince of Bahrain Chair in International Finance. She was previously an Associate Director in the Division of Ba

  robin.lumsdaine@american.edu

  (202) 885-1964

Taryn Morrissey Associate Professor SPA - Public Admin and Policy

Dr. Morrissey's work centers on examining and improving public policies for vulnerable children. Ongoing research examines the social determinants of food insecurity and obesity, and the impacts of ne

  morrisse@american.edu

  (202) 885-6323

Adrienne Pine Associate Professor CAS - Anthropology

Adrienne Pine is a militant medical anthropologist who has worked in Honduras, Mexico, Korea, the United States, Egypt, and Cuba. In her book, Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in

  pine@american.edu

  (202) 885-1845

Rachel Robinson Associate Professor SIS-School of Intl Service

Dr. Robinson is a sociologist and demographer whose research focuses on the global health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa, including family planning, HIV/AIDS, and sexuality education. Her book, I

  robinson@american.edu

  (202) 885-1636

Cristel Russell Associate Professor KSB - Marketing

Professor Russell's research focuses on the social, psychological and cultural factors that influence the consumption of alcohol and other substances, especially amongst vulnerable populations (e.g.,

  russell@american.edu

  (202) 885-1929

Cathy Schneider Associate Professor SIS-School of Intl Service

Cathy Lisa Schneider writes and teaches on urban politics, comparative social movements, collective violence, urban policing, criminal justice, immigration and racial and ethnic discrimination in Euro

  cschnei@american.edu

  (202) 885-1666

Jeremy Shiffman Professor SPA - Public Admin and Policy

Jeremy Shiffman is Professor of Public Administration and Policy at American University. A political scientist by training, he researches the politics of health policy and administration in poor count

  jshiffma@american.edu

  (202) 885-3653

Kirsten Stoebenau Research Assistant Professor CAS - Dean's Office

Kirsten Stoebenau, PhD, is Research Assistant Professor at the Center on Health, Risk and Society within the Department of Sociology. Her research focuses on the social and structural determinants of

  stoebena@american.edu

Erdal Tekin Professor SPA - Public Admin and Policy

Professor Tekin is an economist with primary research interests in the fields of health economics and demographic economics. Within these fields, the main theme of his research is the economic analysi

  tekin@american.edu

  (202) 885-6361

Thespina Yamanis Assistant Professor SIS-School of Intl Service

Dr. Thespina (Nina) Yamanis’ professional interests are in identifying the mechanisms that link social and structural conditions to global health disparities and in designing community-based intervent

  yamanis@american.edu

  (202) 885-6562

Gay Young Department Chair, Sociology CAS - Sociology

(Gloria A.) Gay Young has a longstanding focus on gender and development (GAD) which has led her to study a range of issues, including the nature and consequences of women’s labor force participation

  gyoung@american.edu

  (202) 885-2254