Health & Society Scholars
As one of the six sites in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health & Society Scholars Program, Columbia H&SS promotes innovative and interdisciplinary research in population health through the Scholars program, working groups and other internal funding, and public events. Co-directed by Peter Bearman (Sociology, INCITE), Bruce Link (Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health) and Julien Teitler (Social Work), the program integrates faculty and Scholars in the health, behavioral, social, and environmental sciences. Columbia H&SS supports theoretically-informed and methodologically rigorous basic and applied research. The program fosters an intellectual environment open to unexpected insights from our juxtaposition of different disciplines and points of view; our cross-talk among research, policy, and advocacy; and our encounter with the stimulating and complex environment of New York City.