Michigan Alumni List

Greg D. Adams (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 4 — Michigan Alumni List
President and Principal
Nth-Degree Analytics, LLC, Bozeman, MT

Dr. Adams received his PhD in political science from the University of Iowa and held a post-doctoral position with the Harvard Data Center/Dept. of Government. Prior to leaving for the private sector, Dr. Adams held a faculty appointment at Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Social & Decision Sciences, during which time he was also a Fellow-At-Large with the Santa Fe Institute. His scholarly works include publications in the American Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, Chance, and The Political Methodologist.

Discipline: Political Science
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Scott J. Adams (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 7 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Economics
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Adams received his PhD from the Michigan State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Scranton.  He works on a number of different policy-related topics in labor economics and health economics, including public smoking bans, employer-provided health insurance, and minimum wage legislation.  His work has been published in the Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics, among other outlets.  He served as a Senior Economist for education, labor and welfare with the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers under both Presidents Bush and Obama.

Discipline: Economics
		

Christopher A. Adolph (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 14 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Dr. Adolph received his PhD in political science from Harvard University in 2005. He currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. His research interests in health politics and policy include the role of career trajectories and backgrounds in shaping the organization of health bureaucracies and their policies, the allocation of responsibility and funds for health services across national, state, and local governments, and the organization of health care interest groups, focusing in each case on the American and comparative political contexts. His other scholarly pursuits include comparative political economy and quantitative methodology.

Discipline: Political Science
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Megan Andrew (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 16 — Michigan Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
https://www.google.com, Notre Dame, IN

Dr. Andrew received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2009.  Her research focuses on the intergenerational and social psychological determinants of young adults’ education and health attainments.  In previous research, she has evaluated the intergenerational impacts of serious health events in the parent generation, the life course production of education and health attainments among youth and young adults, and the association between socioeconomic segregation and infant health.  Her research has been published in Social Forces, American Journal of Public Health, Social Science Research, Sociological Methodology, and more.  Her research has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the University of Michigan’s Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities, and Stanford University’s Center on Poverty and Inequality.  

Discipline: Sociology
		

Denise L. Anthony (ext. site) Ph.D.

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Professor, Department of Sociology
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Dr. Anthony received her PhD and MA from the University of Connecticut and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine, and a faculty affiliate at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. From 2014-17 she was Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives. From 2008-2013 she was Research Director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth

Discipline: Sociology
		

Elizabeth M. Armstrong (ext. site) Ph.D., M.P.A.

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Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Department of Sociology and Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs
Princeton University, Princeton , NJ

Dr. Armstrong has a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and a MPA from Princeton University. Her research interests in public health, the history and sociology of medicine, social determinants of health, and medical ethics. She is the author of Conceiving Risk, Bearing Responsibility: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Diagnosis of Moral Disorder (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003) and articles on family planning, medical mistakes, adolescent motherhood, and the sociology of pregnancy and birth. Her current research includes a longitudinal study of agenda setting around disease in the U.S. and a study of fetal personhood and obstetrical ethics. She holds a joint appointment in the department of sociology and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and is a faculty associate at both the Office of Population Research and the Center for Health and Wellbeing there.

Discipline: Sociology
		

Christopher A. Bail (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 18 — Michigan Alumni List
Douglas and Ellen Lowey Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology
Duke University, Durham, NC

Dr. Bail received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University in 2011. His primary interests include political and cultural sociology, civil society organizations, and mixed-method research. His  book entitled, Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream was published by Princeton University Press in 2015. While in the Program, he studied the role of emotions in health communication using an innovative research design that mines information about the behavior of hundreds of millions of people using a Facebook app. He is the Douglas and Ellen Lowey Assistant Professor of Sociology at Duke University.

Discipline: Sociology
		

Martha J. Bailey (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 12 — Michigan Alumni List
Professor, Department of Economics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Bailey received both her PhD in Economics and MA in Economics from Vanderbilt University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Agnes Scott College. She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Affiliate at CESifo, and an IZA Research Fellow.  Her research focuses on issues in labor economics, demography and health in the United States, within the long-run perspective of economic history. Her work has examined the implications of the diffusion of modern contraception for women’s childbearing, career decisions, and the convergence in the gender gap. Most recently, her projects focus on evaluating the shorter and longer-term consequences of Great Society programs, including a recently co-edited book, Legacies of the War on Poverty. She is also the PI of the NSF-funded Longitudinal, Intergenerational Family Electronic Micro-data (LIFE-M) project.

Discipline: Economics
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Jennifer S. Barber Ph.D.

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Professor, Department of Sociology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Barber is Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Sociology, and Research Professor in the Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center, at the University of Michigan. Her research is at the intersection of family sociology, demography, and social psychology, with a focus on teen pregnancy.   She recently completed a data collection project on 1,000 18- and 19-year-old women, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.  The "Relationship Dynamics and Social Life" project included weekly surveys for 2.5 years, along with semi-structured interviews, observation, and administrative data, in order to explore the types of attitudes, relationships, and contraceptive practices that produce early and/or unintended pregnancies. She also currently holds a William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellowship, a mid-career opportunity to immerse herself in a practice setting – she is spending time at a teen pregnancy prevention center in Detroit, as well as Planned Parenthood. She is currently working on a proposal to implement a fractional factorial design, coupled with intensive longitudinal data collection, to evaluate a web-based intervention aimed at increasing contraceptive use and reducing teen pregnancy.

Discipline: Sociology
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Reagan A. Baughman (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 8 — Michigan Alumni List
John A. Hogan Distinguished Professor in Economics and Associate Professor of Economics, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Dr. Baughman received her bachelor’s degree in economics (with a minor in French) from Drew University in Madison, NJ and her Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University. She has been a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire since 2003, teaching undergraduate students in microeconomic theory courses, labor economics and public finance, and graduate students in health economics and research workshops. During the time she has been at UNH, she has spent time visiting two public policy organizations. She served as a Visiting Scholar at the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston during the summer of 2007 and as a Visiting Fellow at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office in Washington, DC from September 2009 to July 2010. Her favorite experience to date as a UNH professor has been accompanying 27 business and economics students to study at Corvinus University in Budapest during the Fall 2007 semester. While in Budapest, she taught a course in health economics to a group of students from 8 different countries and traveled with UNH students in Hungary, Slovakia and Poland.

Discipline: Economics