Economic impact

Vinod Aggarwal

Vinod Aggarwal

Professor of business and public policy

International political economy, trade, world markets, recession, debt, finance, supply chains, impact of disease pandemics on global economy.

Sylvia Allegretto

Sylvia Allegretto

labor economist, co-chair of the UC Berkeley Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics

Research interests include long-term unemployment, family budgets, teacher pay, public employee compensation, low-wage labor markets, inequality, minimum wages and sub-minimum wages received by tipped workers.

Severin Borenstein

Severin Borenstein

E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, faculty director of the Energy Institute at Berkeley Haas

Oil and gasoline market pricing and competition, energy markets, climate change, electricity deregulation, market formation and competition, U.S. and international airline competition.

Linda Burton

Linda Burton

Dean of the School of Social Welfare

Poverty and child welfare in rural and urban U.S., welfare reform, intergenerational family structures, social determinants of health, ethnography

Elena Conis

Elena Conis

Historian of U.S. public health and medicine

History of disease outbreaks, contagions, historic, social and public health response to disease outbreaks, viruses, vaccines

Barry Eichengreen

Barry Eichengreen

George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science

Populism and econonmic grievance; exchange rates and capital flows, currently and historically; the gold standard and the Great Depression; the European economy, currently and historically; European integration, the euro, and the Stability and Growth Pact; Asian integration and development with a focus on exchange rates and financial markets; the impact of China on the international economic and financial system; IMF policy, past, present and future

Carole Galante

Carole Galante

I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy; faculty director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation;

Served in the Obama Administration for over five years as the Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing

Ken Jacobs

Ken Jacobs

chair, UC Berkeley Labor Center

Areas of specialization include low-wage work; labor standards policies; health care coverage; and minimum wage laws. Recently he has focused on the impact of COVID-19 on low-wage and gig workers, and on the labor movement.

Saru Jayaramana

Saru Jayaramana

Director, Food Labor Research Center

restaurant workers, inequality, working poor

David Levine

David Levine

Professor of business administration, Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Chair in Business Administration

Best management practices in the foreign sector and in large corporations, health effects in developing nations, including hygiene and safe water programs, workplace diversity, impacts of high and low wages, and of education in the business sector.

Jane McAlevey

Jane McAlevey

senior policy fellow, Center for Labor Research and Education

An author and scholar of the labor movement, with lengthy experience as an organizer. She is the author of "Raising Expectations and Raising Hell" (Verso Books, 2012); "No Shortcuts - Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age" (Oxford University Press, 2016): and "A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy" (Ecco Press, 2020).

Enrico Moretti

Enrico Moretti

Professor of economics and of real estate

Urban economics, labor economics, economics of cities and regions, real estate

Jesse Rothstein

Jesse Rothstein

Professor of economics and of public policy

Labor economics, unemployment, low-wage workers, recessions, public benefits, education, tax policy

Tina Sacks

Tina Sacks

Assistant professor of social welfare

Racial inequities in health care, social determinants of health, race, class and gender and poverty and inequality.

Daniel Schneider

Daniel Schneider

co-director of Shift Project; assistant professor of sociology

social demography, inequality, economic instability

Laura Tyson

Laura Tyson

Professor and faculty director at the Institute for Business & Social Impact

Economic impact on global, U.S. and California economies; trade and competitiveness; jobs and disruption

James Wilcox

James Wilcox

Professor, Haas School of Business

Wilcox served as a senior economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors from 1990 to 1991 and as an economist with the Federal Reserve from 1991 to 1992. His expertise includes federal economic policy, small business lending, banking and consumer spending.

Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

Laurent Coscoy

Laurent Coscoy

Associate professor of immunology and pathogenesis

Molecular and cellular virology, viral pathogenesis, viral immunology.

Wayne Getz

Wayne Getz

Professor of wildlife ecology

Wildlife management, population modeling epidemiology, zoology, disease ecology, conservation biology.

Fenyong Liu

Fenyong Liu

Professor of virology and infectious diseases

Virology, human viruses, emerging infectious diseases, molecular
biology and epidemiology.

Sangwei Lu

Sangwei Lu

Adjunct professor of infectious diseases and vaccinology

Infectious diseases, vaccines, Salmonella and food-borne diseases, antibiotics, personal protective equipment (ppe)

Arthur Reingold

Arthur Reingold

Professor of public health

Epidemiology, pandemics, opportunistic infections in AIDS patients, interrelationship between tuberculosis and AIDS in developing countries.

Lee Riley

Lee Riley

Professor of epidemiology and infectious diseases

molecular epidemiology, bacterial pathogenesis, infectious diseases of global importance, diseases in developing countries.

Julia Schaletzky

Julia Schaletzky

Executive Director, Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND) and Immunotherapy and Vaccine Research Institute (IVRI)

Drug discovery, therapeutics, diagnostics, robotic high-throughput screening, biotech, global health.

John Swartzberg

John Swartzberg

Clinical professor of public health

Infectious diseases, vaccinology, public health, healthcare, epidemiology

Xenophobia/racism

Catherine Ceniza Choy

Catherine Ceniza Choy

Professor of Ethnic Studies

U.S. global presence in Asian countries, Asian migrations to the United States, impact of trans-Pacific migration on American and Asian societies, Asian stereotypes, Filipino history, Filipinos in U.S. nursing.

Ian Haney Lopez

Ian Haney Lopez

Director, Racial Politics Project, Haas Institute For A Fair And Inclusive Society Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor Of Public Law Director, Racial Politics Project, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law

race and constitutional law, civil rights, 'dog-whistle' politics, communication

Denise Herd

Denise Herd

Associate Professor of Public Health, Associate Director of Othering and Belonging Institute

Research centers on racialized disparities in health outcomes, spanning topics as varied as images of drugs and violence in rap music, drinking and drug use patterns, social movements, and the impact of corporate targeting and marketing on popular culture among African American youth.

Erin Kerrison

Erin Kerrison

Assistant Professor of Social Welfare

Behavioral health and prevention/intervention, community, organizational and policy development, health and healthcare disparities, race/class/gender, criminal justice organization and policy, legal consciousness among underserved community members, legal epidemiology, and privatization of healthcare and supervision in underserved communities

john a. powell

john a. powell

Professor of Law and of African American Studies

Civil rights, racism, poverty, inequality, democracy.

Tina Sacks

Tina Sacks

Assistant professor of social welfare

Racial inequities in health care, social determinants of health, race, class and gender and poverty and inequality.

Winston Tseng

Winston Tseng

Lecturer in the School of Public Health and in Asian American and Asian Diasporas Studies

Public health policy, Asian American health, Xenophobia, racism, prejudice due to spread of disease.

Healthcare insurance and costs

David Lindeman

David Lindeman

Director of health, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

Telehealth, aging, assisted technology, workplace health

Jesse Rothstein

Jesse Rothstein

Professor of economics and of public policy

Labor economics, unemployment, low-wage workers, recessions, public benefits, education, tax policy

Stephen Shortell

Stephen Shortell

Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management Emeritus

Health insurance, policies and practices to reform health care delivery and improve the value of care provided to patients

Psychology and culture

Maryam  Abdullah

Maryam Abdullah

Parenting director, Greater Good Science Center

Parenting, moral development, emotion, child development, prosocial behavior, parent-child relationships, autism, ADHD

Adrian Aguilera

Adrian Aguilera

Associate professor of social welfare

Mental health, psychiatric disorders, telehealth, mobile mental health services, healthcare for underserved populations, Spanish-speaking services

Sonia Bishop

Sonia Bishop

Associate professor of psychology

Anxiety, decision-making, emotional regulation

Christine Carter

Christine Carter

Sociologist and senior fellow at Greater Good Science Center

Parenting, childhood and adolescence, wellness, stress management, life-work balance, positive psychology

Jennifer Chatman

Jennifer Chatman

Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management

Organizational culture and performance, crisis leadership, group demography, norms in social groups.

Elena Conis

Elena Conis

Historian of U.S. public health and medicine

History of disease outbreaks, contagions, historic, social and public health response to disease outbreaks, viruses, vaccines

Jeffrey Edleson

Jeffrey Edleson

Professor and dean emeritus of social welfare

Domestic violence, impact of violence on children, family dynamics, poverty

Amy Eva

Amy Eva

Associate parenting director, Greater Good Science Center

Education, school climate, social-emotional learning, adolescent development, teacher education

Ellen Evers

Ellen Evers

Assistant professor of marketing

Impact of fear and other emotions on behavior, risk perceptions, risk communication, judgement and decision making

Jeremy Geffen

Jeremy Geffen

Executive and artistic director, Cal Performances

The arts, importance of artistic expression and engagement, societal benefits of the arts in the face of adversity

Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner

Professor of psychology, founding director of the Greater Good Science Center

Area of expertise: Science of emotions, power dynamics, physiology of emotions.

Ann Kring

Ann Kring

Professor and chair of psychology

Expertise: Mental illness, disorders, schizophrenia, emotion.

Don Moore

Don Moore

Business professor

Organizations management, crisis leadership, remote work and productivity

Emiliana Simon-Thomas

Emiliana Simon-Thomas

Science director, Greater Good Science Center

Neuroscience, happiness at work, compassion, gratitude, emotions, empathy

Vicki Zakrzewski

Vicki Zakrzewski

Education director, Greater Good Science Center

education, educators, school climate, social-emotional learning, teacher education, positive psychology

Jobs and workplace issues

Sylvia Allegretto

Sylvia Allegretto

labor economist, co-chair of the UC Berkeley Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics

Research interests include long-term unemployment, family budgets, teacher pay, public employee compensation, low-wage labor markets, inequality, minimum wages and sub-minimum wages received by tipped workers.

Cristina Banks

Cristina Banks

Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces

Dr. Banks is also a Senior Lecturer at the Haas School of Business where she has taught Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management for 30 years

Catherine Ceniza Choy

Catherine Ceniza Choy

Professor of Ethnic Studies

U.S. global presence in Asian countries, Asian migrations to the United States, impact of trans-Pacific migration on American and Asian societies, Asian stereotypes, Filipino history, Filipinos in U.S. nursing.

Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg

Professor of engineering, faculty director of the People and Robots Initiative at CITRIS

Robotics in the workplace, automation, artificial intelligence, use of robotics in research

Ken Jacobs

Ken Jacobs

chair, UC Berkeley Labor Center

Areas of specialization include low-wage work; labor standards policies; health care coverage; and minimum wage laws. Recently he has focused on the impact of COVID-19 on low-wage and gig workers, and on the labor movement.

Saru Jayaramana

Saru Jayaramana

Director, Food Labor Research Center

restaurant workers, inequality, working poor

Clark Kellogg

Clark Kellogg

Lecturer in Creativity, Design, and Innovation

design for business, creativity as a success driver in business careers, classroom innovation

David Lindeman

David Lindeman

Director of health, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

Telehealth, aging, assisted technology, workplace health

Jane McAlevey

Jane McAlevey

senior policy fellow, Center for Labor Research and Education

An author and scholar of the labor movement, with lengthy experience as an organizer. She is the author of "Raising Expectations and Raising Hell" (Verso Books, 2012); "No Shortcuts - Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age" (Oxford University Press, 2016): and "A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy" (Ecco Press, 2020).

Don Moore

Don Moore

Business professor

Organizations management, crisis leadership, remote work and productivity

Michael  Reich

Michael Reich

professor of economics and co-chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE).

Director of IRLE from 2004-2015. Research publications cover numerous areas of labor economics and political economy, including the economics of racial inequality; historical stages in U.S. labor markets; high performance workplaces; union-management cooperation; and living wages and minimum wages.

Jesse Rothstein

Jesse Rothstein

Professor of economics and of public policy

Labor economics, unemployment, low-wage workers, recessions, public benefits, education, tax policy

Daniel Schneider

Daniel Schneider

co-director of Shift Project; assistant professor of sociology

social demography, inequality, economic instability

Public health strategies

Sangwei Lu

Sangwei Lu

Adjunct professor of infectious diseases and vaccinology

Infectious diseases, vaccines, Salmonella and food-borne diseases, antibiotics, personal protective equipment (ppe)

Malcolm Potts

Malcolm Potts

Professor of public health and family planning

Family planning, reproductive health, public health, abortion, AIDS prevention, biological origins of human warfare, circumcision

Arthur Reingold

Arthur Reingold

Professor of public health

Epidemiology, pandemics, opportunistic infections in AIDS patients, interrelationship between tuberculosis and AIDS in developing countries.

John Swartzberg

John Swartzberg

Clinical professor of public health

Infectious diseases, vaccinology, public health, healthcare, epidemiology

Health disparities/racial bias

Linda Burton

Linda Burton

Dean of the School of Social Welfare

Poverty and child welfare in rural and urban U.S., welfare reform, intergenerational family structures, social determinants of health, ethnography

Denise Herd

Denise Herd

Associate Professor of Public Health, Associate Director of Othering and Belonging Institute

Research centers on racialized disparities in health outcomes, spanning topics as varied as images of drugs and violence in rap music, drinking and drug use patterns, social movements, and the impact of corporate targeting and marketing on popular culture among African American youth.

Erin Kerrison

Erin Kerrison

Assistant Professor of Social Welfare

Behavioral health and prevention/intervention, community, organizational and policy development, health and healthcare disparities, race/class/gender, criminal justice organization and policy, legal consciousness among underserved community members, legal epidemiology, and privatization of healthcare and supervision in underserved communities

Jane McAlevey

Jane McAlevey

senior policy fellow, Center for Labor Research and Education

An author and scholar of the labor movement, with lengthy experience as an organizer. She is the author of "Raising Expectations and Raising Hell" (Verso Books, 2012); "No Shortcuts - Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age" (Oxford University Press, 2016): and "A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy" (Ecco Press, 2020).

Osagie Obasogie

Osagie Obasogie

Professor of Bioethics

Race and law, bioethics, reproductive and genetic technologies