The Executive Committee advises the Program Director, Deborah Ehrenthal, MD, MPH on the overall development and evaluation of the program with respect to the goals, particularly assuring that the focus of the research addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes with an emphasis on maternal/child health.

Ian M. Bird, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair Research, Integrated Graduate Training
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Jenna Nobles, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

James Raymo, PhD
Professor, Department of Sociology
Director, Center for Demography and Ecology

Stephanie Robert, PhD
Professor and Director, School of Social Work

Gloria E. Sarto, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology



The HDRS Advisory Committee joins the Executive Committee in the annual review of Scholar progress.

Lawrence Berger, PhD
Professor, School of Social Work
Director, Institute for Research on Poverty

Elizabeth Jacobs, MD, MPH
Professor, Departments of Medicine Population Health Sciences
Associate Vice Chair for Health Services Research in the Department of Medicine

Sara Lindberg, PhD
Associate Scientist
Director of the Evaluation Research Group at the Population Health Institute

Celia Maxwell, MD, FACP
Associate Dean for Research; Director, Women’s Health Institute at Howard University

John Mullahy, PhD
Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences

Patrick Remington, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Public Health
Professor of Population Health Sciences

Stephen Thomas, PhD
Professor, Health Services Administration
Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity
University of Maryland

Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Earlise Ward, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Nursing