Affiliated Faculty

Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education
Dr. Caldwell is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education and Co-Associate Director of the Program for Research on Black Americans at the University of Michigan. She has published in the areas of help-seeking behaviors and informal social supports among African Americans, the Black church as a social service institution, and race-related socialization and academic achievement among African American youth. Dr. Caldwell is the Principal Investigator for the Fathers and Sons Project.
Professor of Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; Principal Investigator, Healthy Minds Network (HMN))
Daniel Eisenberg is one of the Principal Investigators of the Healthy Minds Network and has worked in collaboration with the PRC since 2022. His main research focus is to help schools and other communities supporting youth to make more effective investments in mental health programs and services. He holds a BA and PhD in Economics from Stanford University.
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Cunningham is vice president for research at the University of Michigan. She is also a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, and a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Cunningham is the Director of the University of Michigan Injury Research Center and co-directs the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center. Dr. Cunningham has a distinguished career in researching intentional injury and substance use prevention, particularly of youth and young adult populations. Her focus on brief interventions in the emergency room has helped position the emergency department as a critical location for public health interventions, specifically for violence. She is currently leading two NIH-funded studies on substance abuse: one focusing on the intersection of youth violence and drug use, and one focusing on underage alcohol misuse and associated injury. Dr. Cunningham concurrently continues her work as a practicing Emergency Department physician at the University of Michigan Health System.
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Law Policy and Management Boston University School of Public Health; Principal Investigator, Healthy Minds Network (HMN)
Sarah Ketchen Lipson is one of the Principal Investigators of the Healthy Minds Network and has worked in collaboration with the PRC since 2022. She has experience as co-Principal Investigator of the Healthy Minds Network, including the national Healthy Minds Study survey. Her areas of interest include college mental health, survey research, LGBTQ+ populations, and the effects of social policies and systems on well-being. Sarah holds a joint PhD from the University of Michigan Schools of Public Health and Education.
Associate Professor
Dr. Miller is a developmental psychologist who studies risk and resilience in children and families. Dr. Miller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE) at the UM School of Public Health. She was previously in the Department of Psychiatry (Division of Child and Family Psychiatry) at Brown Medical School. She is affiliated with Michigan’s Center for Human Growth and Development, where she directs the Clinical-Community Interventions Group and is a member of the Obesity Research Group.
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Dr. Stoddard is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education in the School of Public Health. Her research interests include understanding the interaction between individual factors and social and environmental factors (e.g., neighborhood characteristics), and how together they shape the psychosocial development and health trajectories of at-risk urban youth. In 2013, she was awarded an Early Career Development Award (K01) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the role of neighborhood characteristics on the co-occurrence of alcohol and drug use and violence among youth. In addition, she studies the application of behavioral and ecological approaches to preventing risk behaviors in youth.