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RUBY MENDENHALL

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ruby Mendenhall is a Professor of Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, Gender and Women’s Studies and Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an affiliate of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology; Women and Gender in Global Perspectives; the Cline Center for Advanced Social Research; Epstein Health Law and Policy Program; Family Law and Policy Program; the Institute of Government and Public Affairs; and the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Mendenhall is the Associate Dean for Diversity and Democratization of Health Innovation at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine….Read More

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William Martin

Senior Advisor to the Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of Research Development | University of Illinois Chicago

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Phyllis Baker

Affiliation
  • Director of Academic Affairs, Discovery Partners Institute | University of Illinois System

Jake Bowers

Affiliation
  • Associate Professor, Departments of Political Science and Statistics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Stephen Brown

Affiliation
  • Director of Preventive Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine | University of Illinois Chicago

Beverly Bunch

Affiliation
  • Professor, School of Public Management and Policy | University of Illinois Springfield

Joseph Cheng

Affiliation
  • Research Professor and Director of Special Projects, Gies School of Business | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Lorraine Conroy

Affiliation
  • Division Director and Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health | University of Illinois Chicago

Jonathan Coppess

Affiliation
  • Director of the Gardner Agriculture Policy Program and Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jennifer A. Delaney

Affiliation
  • Associate Professor, Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, College of Education | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

David DuBois

Affiliation
  • Associate Dean for Research and Professor, School of Public Health | University of Illinois Chicago

EJ Fagan

Affiliation
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Chicago