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Tanguy Brachet, PhD, Tanguy Brachet is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2006, where his dissertation focused on estimating the causal relationship between prenatal maternal smoking and early infant health when information on maternal tobacco use is misreported or mismeasured. Dr. Brachet’s research interests include the long term consequences of prenatal maternal smoking, the relationship between education and health, the intergenerational transmission of health, explaining trends in obesity, and applied econometrics.

Eric T. Bradlow, PhD - Eric Bradlow is currently the K.P. Chao Professor, Professor of Marketing, Statistics and Education, and Academic Director of the Wharton Small Business Development Center, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School in 1988, an A.M. in Mathematical Statistics in 1990 and a Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics in 1994 from Harvard University. Dr. Bradlow received the MBA Core Curriculum teaching award and Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching award in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Excellence in Teaching Award. He was recently named a fellow of the American Statistical Association, is past chair of the American Statistical Association Section on Statistics in Marketing, is a statistical fellow of Bell Labs, and was named DuPont Corporation’s best young researcher in 1992. His research interests include Bayesian modeling, statistical computing, and developing new methodology for unique data structures with application to business problems and those in health-care outcomes research.

Amy E. Hillier, PhD, MSW - Amy Hillier is Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning in the School of Design and the faculty advisor for the Master of Urban Spatial Analytics program. She holds a secondary appointment in the School of Social Policy and Practice. Dr. Hillier teaches courses on the application of GIS in city planning, urban studies, and social work. Her research has focused on GIS applications in historical redlining and housing discrimination, affordable housing, and public health, and she currently has a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities to develop an online mapping system for high school and college students reading W.E.B. Du Bois’ classic, The Philadelphia Negro. Prior to joining the faculty at the School of Design, Dr. Hillier was the research director at the University of Pennsylvania’s Cartographic Modeling Lab (CML) where she worked with faculty across disciplines to integrate GIS and spatial analysis into their projects relating to obesity, gun violence, pre-term birth, drug use, HIV-AIDS, and injuries to children. She also conducted studies of affordable housing, billboards, and the relationship between diet-related deaths and supermarket access. Dr. Hillier received her M.S.W. and Ph.D. in social welfare from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work.

Karin V. Rhodes, MD, MS - Karin V. Rhodes is Assistant Professor and Director of Health Care Policy Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on use of the acute health care setting for screening and intervention with intimate partner violence and other major psychosocial health risks. Dr. Rhodes has received federal funding to evaluate the impact of computer screening on doctor-patient communication. She is the recipient of a NIMH-funded career development award to evaluate the psychological profiles and design interventions for self-identified perpetrators of family violence. She is also involved in a number of studies investigating the quality of emergency services, access to follow up care and the intersection between acute care and the mental health, social services, and criminal justice systems. Dr. Rhodes is a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. She received her M.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and her M.S. in Health Studies from the University of Chicago.

Edmondo Robinson, MD, MBA - Edmondo Robinson is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson is an internist who completed residency at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is a 2003 graduate and Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient of the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. While at UCLA, Dr. Robinson participated in an AIDS Care Fellowship at the UCSF AIDS Institute. He also served as National Vice President for the Student National Medical Association and was an appointee to the National Board of Medical Examiners. During a two-year leave of absence from medical school, Dr. Robinson earned a master’s degree in business administration, with an emphasis in healthcare management, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Wharton, Dr. Robinson traveled with a team of students and alumni to South Africa to assess state-sponsored, community clinic operations for the Director of Health Services for the Cape Town Metropolitan Region. Dr. Robinson graduated from Wharton with honors in 2002. He completed his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, in 1997. His research interest involves the development of indicators to assess quality of health care delivery to special populations.

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