15th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors

Matilda White Riley Distinguished Lecturer                                                                        

David R. Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H.
The Virus of Racism: Understanding its Threats, Mobilizing Defenses

Florence & Laura Norman Professor of Public Health

Chair, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences,

Harvard Chan School of Public Health

Professor of African and African American Studies,

Harvard University


NIH Matilda White Riley Early-Stage Investigator Honorees             

Noli Brazil, Ph.D.

The multidimensional clustering of health and its ecological risk factors

Assistant Professor

Department of Human Ecology

University of California, Davis

  1. Keita Christophe, Ph.D.
    Shift-&-Persist and discrimination predicting depression across the life course: An accelerated longitudinal design using MIDUS I-III

Assistant Professor,

Wake Forest University

Incoming Assistant Professor,

McGill University


Patricia Homan, Ph.D.

Structural intersectionality as a new direction for health disparities research

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Associate Director, Public Health Program

Florida State University


John W. Jackson, Sc.D.

Meaningful causal decompositions in health equity research

Assistant Professor

Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Mental Health

Johns Hopkins University


Alina I. Palimaru, Ph.D., M.P.P.

Mental health, family functioning, and sleep in cultural context among American Indian/Alaska Native urban youth: A mixed methods analysis

Associate Policy Researcher

RAND Corporation


When:  Jun 3, 2022 from 13:00 to 16:30 (ET)


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