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Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (MIPAR)


Donald F. Norris, Director and Chair, Department of Public Policy (

Linda Brown, Associate Director (

Deborah Geare, Business Manager (

Lindita Dietzen, Business Specialist (

Jean Tolson, Administrative Assistant (

Anne Roland, Manager of External Relations (

Brent Gibbons, Post-doctoral Fellow (

Faculty Associates

MIPAR draws upon the expertise of members of the UMBC faculty to serve as principal investigators or advisors in its research endeavors.

Richard Bissell, Ph.D., University of Denver. Professor, Emergency Health Services. Disaster public health, international EMS, emergency management.

Timothy J. Brennan, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Professor, Public Policy and Economics. Antitrust law and policy, regulatory economics, electricity markets, telecommunications and broadcasting, copyright and intellectual property, philosophy of economics.

Anne E. Brodsky, Ph.D., University of Maryland. Associate Professor, Psychology. Resilience of women and women's communities in the face of societal risks such as community violence and war, pvoersty, sexism, racism and other forms of oppression.

Robert E. Carpenter, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis. Professor, Economics. Macroeconomics, monetary economics, idustrail organization, theory of the firm.

Sarah Chard, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Associate Professor, Anthropology/Sociology. Healthcare utilization, treatment adherence, urban anthropology

Dennis Coates, Ph.D., University of Maryland. Professor, Economics. Public choice, public finance, sports economics.

Lisa Dickson, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Assistant Professor, Economics. Labor ecoomics, economics of education, econometrics.

J. Kevin Eckert, Ph.D., Northwestern University. Professor, Sociology/Anthropology. Rnvironmental gerontology, medical anthropology, aging services management and delivery, residential care/long term care quality, qualitative research.

Scott Farrow, Ph.D., Washington State University. Professor, Economics. Industrial organization, environmental economics and risk analysis.

Claudia Galindo, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. Assistant Professor, Language, Literacy and Culture. Sociology of education, educational policy, immigration.

Tim Gindling, Ph.D., Cornell University. Professor, Economics. Economic development.

David H. Greenberg, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Emeritus, Economics. Labor economics, industrial relations.

Brandy Harris Wallace, Ph.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee. Assistant Professor, Sociology. Social inequality (race, class, gender), paraprofessional healthcare workforce in senior housing, physician-patient interaction, health disparities

Andrea Kalfoglou, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Assistant Professor, Sociology/Anthropoligy. Bioethics, public health ethics, reproductive policy and ethics, genetics policy and ethics research, public engagement in science and policymaking.

Tyson King-Meadows, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Associate Professor, Political Science. Congress, African-American politics, electoral behavior

Adele Kirk, Ph.D., UCLA. Assistant Professor, Public Policy. Health economics, labor economics and quantitative methods, private health insurance markets, the relationship between socioeconomic status and health, work disability.

David Lansing, Ph.D., Ohio State University, Assistant Professor, Georgraphy and Environmental Systems. Human/environment interactions, political economy of climate change, environmental policy, agraian change, social theory

George R. LaNoue, Ph.D., Yale University. Professor, Political Science. Education policy (K-12 and higher), constitutional law and policy (civil rights and First Amendment), public procurement policy.

William Lord, Ph.D, Indiana University. Professor, Economics. Public finance, household economics.

Brian Maguire, Ph.D., George Washington University. Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Health Services (EHS). Disaster research, EHS workforce issues, occupational risks.

Marvin B. Mandell, Ph.D., Northwestern University. Professor, Public Policy. Program and policy evaluation; evidence-based policymaking.

Dave Marcotte, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park. Professor, Public Policy. Research methods and statistics, social policy, labor markets and job training, mental health policy.

Seth D. Messenger, Ph.D., Columbia University. Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology. Medical anthropology, anthropology of cities, anthropology of North America, psychiatry, trauma, social organization of medical work.

Nancy A. Miller, Ph.D., University of Chicago. Professor, Public Policy. Health policy, disability and long term care, health disparities, aging policy.

Sara Z. Poggio, Ph.D., University of Maryland. Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Linguistics. Sociology, Latin American societies, Hispanics in the U.S.

Robert L. Rubinstein, Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College. Professor, Sociology/Anthropology. Cultural and medical anthropology, anthropology of aging, gerontology, gender, qualitative research methods.

David Salkever, Ph.D., Harvard University. Professor, Public Policy. Economics of health policy and health care financing, economics of mental health, disability studies, economics and behavior of nonprofit organizations.

John Rennie Short, Ph.D., University of Bristol. Professor, Public Policy. Urban issues, globalization the city; megalopolis, urban theory, land use planning.

John Schumacher, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve. Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology. Medical sociology, physician-patient relationships, health care delivery in emergency departments and assisted living facilities, social gerontology, research methods

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