Advisory Committees

HDRS Executive and Advisory Committees

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.



Tiffany Green, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Population Health Sciences and Obstrics & Gynecology


Jenna Nobles, PhD
Professor, Department of Sociology
Associate Director of Training, Center for Demography & Ecology


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


Claire Wendland, PhD
Professor, Departments of Anthropology and 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

Ian Bird, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair Research, Integrated Graduate Training
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
portrait Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Sara Lindberg, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences
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

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

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


Earlise Ward, PhD
Director, Morgridge Center for Public Service
Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Principal Investigator

Deborah Ehrenthal MD, MPH
Director, Division of Reproductive and Population Health

WARF Building, Room 658
610 Walnut St
Madison, WI 53726

Tel: (608) 265-0559

HDRS Program Administrator

Lisa Scott, PhD