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Equity, Justice, and Human Flourishing

Equity, Justice, and Human Flourishing

IGPA engages a wide range of policy-oriented faculty across the University System who collaborate within focused working groups. Each of these groups is comprised of dozens of faculty researchers representing each of the three System universities. As questions arise in both the public sphere and academia, IGPA scholars use the latest research methods and work together to evaluate current affairs, ask tough questions, and identify possible solutions.

Members of this working group engage in research and formulate policies promoting justice, inclusion, equity, and fullest life chances, through innovative and often interdisciplinary lenses.

GROUP LEADS

Ruby Mendenhall
Ruby Mendenhall

Kathryn Lee Baynes Dallenbach Professorship in Liberal Arts and Sciences | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Sage Kim
Sage Kim

Co-Lead, Equity, Justice, and Human Flourishing Working Group; COVID-19 Task Force

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WORKING GROUP MEMBERS

Maggie Acosta
Maggie Acosta
Affiliation Assistant Director School of Public Health (UI Health) | University or Illinois Chicago
Email macosta4@uic.edu
Florence Adibu
Florence Adibu
Affiliation Research Scientist Carle Illinois | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email fadibu2@illinois.edu
Katie Arnold
Katie Arnold
Affiliation Director Institute of Disability and Human Development | University or Illinois Chicago
Email kkeiling@uic.edu
Lauren Aronson
Lauren Aronson
Affiliation Director, Clinical Assoc Prof, Immigration Law Clinic, College of Law | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email laronson@illinois.edu
Marc Atkins
Marc Atkins
Affiliation Professor and Director of the Institute for Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine | University of Illinois Chicago
Email atkins@uic.edu
Aileen Baker
Aileen Baker
Affiliation Asst to the Assoc Vice Chancellor, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email afb@uic.edu
Gianina Baker
Gianina Baker
Affiliation Assistant Director, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email baker44@illinois.edu
Meg Bates
Meg Bates
Affiliation Director, Discovery Partners Institute | University of Illinois System
Email megbates@illinois.edu
Jake Bowers
Jake Bowers
Affiliation Associate Professor, Departments of Political Science and Statistics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email jwbowers@illinois.edu
Jessica Breitbarth
Jessica Breitbarth
Affiliation Associate Dean, Carle Illinois College of Medicine | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email jhbreit@illinois.edu
Joseph Cheng
Joseph Cheng
Affiliation Research Professor and Director of Special Projects, Gies School of Business | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email jlcheng@illinois.edu
Lorraine Conroy
Lorraine Conroy
Affiliation Division Director and Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health | University of Illinois Chicago
Email lconroy@uic.edu
Judith Cook
Judith Cook
Affiliation Professor and Director of the Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine | University of Illinois Chicago
Email jcook@uic.edu
Jonathan Coppess
Jonathan Coppess
Affiliation Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email jwcoppes@illinois.edu
Courtney Cuthbertson
Courtney Cuthbertson
Affiliation Assistant Professor, College of ACES, Human Development & Family Studies | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email cuthbert@illinois.edu
Tracy Dace
Tracy Dace
Affiliation Founder/Executive Director, Education | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email tracy@dreaam.org
Jacinda Dariotis
Jacinda Dariotis
Affiliation Pampered Chef, Ltd., Endowed Chair in Family Resiliency, Professor and Director of the Family Resiliency Center | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email dariotis@illinois.edu
Yochai Eisenberg
Yochai Eisenberg
Affiliation Assistant Professor, Disability and Human Development (UI Health) | University of Illinois Chicago
Email yeisen2@uic.edu
E.J. Fagan
E.J. Fagan
Affiliation Primary Affiliation: Equity, Justice, and Human Flourishing Working Group Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Chicago
Email ejfagan@uic.edu
Alexandra Filindra
Alexandra Filindra
Affiliation Associate Professor, Political Science | University of Illinois Chicago
Email aleka@uic.edu
Linda Forst
Linda Forst
Affiliation Senior Associate Dean, Center for Healthy Work, School of Public Health | University of Illinois Chicago
Email lforst@uic.edu
Tamara Fuller
Tamara Fuller
Affiliation Research Associate Professor and Director of the Children and Family Research Center, School of Social Work | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email t-fuller@illinois.edu
Brian Gaines
Brian Gaines
Affiliation W. Russell Arrington Professor of State Politics, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email bjgaines@illinois.edu
Rosalind Garcia-Tosi
Rosalind Garcia-Tosi
Affiliation Chief of Staff, Carle Illinois College of Medicine | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email rgarciat@illinois.edu
Rachel Garthe
Rachel Garthe
Affiliation Assistant Professor, School of Social Work | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email rcgarthe@illinois.edu
Michael Gelder
Michael Gelder
Affiliation Adjunct Research Asst Professor, Disability and Human Development (UI Health) | University of Illinois Chicago
Email mgelder@uic.edu
Wayne Giles
Wayne H. Giles
Affiliation Dean Professor School of Public Health
Email wgiles@uic.edu
Betsy Goulet
Betsy Goulet
Affiliation Clinical Assistant Professor, Public Administration | University of Illinois Springfield
Email bgoul2@uis.edu
Andrew Jordan Greenlee
Andrew Jordan Greenlee
Affiliation Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, College of Fine & Applied Arts | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email agreen4@illinois.edu
Creasie Hairston
Creasie Hairston
Affiliation Dean/Professor, College of Social Work | University of Illinois Chicago
Email cfh@uic.edu
Rosalba Hernandez
Rosalba Hernandez
Affiliation Associate Professor, School of Social Work | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email rherna17@illinois.edu
Joseph K. Hoereth
Joseph K. Hoereth
Affiliation Director, Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago
Email jhoereth@uic.edu
Rana Hogarth
Rana Hogarth
Affiliation Associate Professor, Dept of History | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email rhogarth@illinois.edu
Cris Hughes
Cris Hughes
Affiliation Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email hughesc@illinois.edu
Rachel Jackson-Gordon
Rachel Jackson-Gordon
Affiliation Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Family Resiliency Center | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email racheljg@illinois.edu
Faye E. Jones
Faye E. Jones
Affiliation Director, Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Memorial Law Library and Clinical Professor of Law, College of Law | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email fjone@illinois.edu
Jan Kitajewski
Jan Kitajewski
Affiliation Sweeney Professor of Basic Sciences and Head, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, College of Medicine | University of Illinois Chicago
Email kitaj@uic.edu
Jonathan Klein
Jonathan Klein
Affiliation Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and the Savithri and Samuel Raj Professor of Pediatrics, Executive Vice-head of the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine | University of Illinois Chicago
Email jonklein@uic.edu
Brenda Koester
Brenda Koester
Affiliation Associate Director, Family Resiliency Center | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email bkoester@illinois.edu
Maria Krysan
Maria Krysan
Affiliation Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Chicago
Email krysan@uic.edu
Molly Jo Lamb
Molly Jo Lamb
Affiliation Executive Director, Center for State Policy and Leadership | University of Illinois Springfield
Email mehle01s@uis.edu
Cady Landa
Cady Landa
Affiliation Research Specialist, Children and Family Research Center | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email clanda@illinois.edu
Helen Lee
Helen Lee
Affiliation Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, College of Medicine (UI Health) | University of Illinois Chicago
Email leehelen@uic.edu
Jong Sung Lee
Jong Sung Lee
Affiliation Deputy Associate Director, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email jonglee1@illinois.edu
Samyra Leonard
Samyra Leonard
Affiliation Program Assistant, Carle Illinois College of Medicine | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email samyral2@illinois.edu
Amanda Lewis
Amanda Lewis
Affiliation Distinguished Professor and Director of Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Chicago
Email aelewis@uic.edu
Janet Liechty
Janet Liechty
Affiliation Associate Professor, School of Social Work | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email jliechty@illinois.edu
William Martin
William Martin
Affiliation Senior Advisor to the Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of Research Development | University of Illinois Chicago
Email wjm7@uic.edu
Phoenix Matthews
Phoenix Matthews
Affiliation Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion and Professor, Department of Population Health Nursing Science, College of Nursing | University of Illinois Chicago
Email aliciak@uic.edu
Jason Mazzone
Jason Mazzone
Affiliation Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Constitutional Theory, History, and Law, College of Law | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email mazzonej@illinois.edu
Russell Medley
Russell Medley
Affiliation Community & Economic Dev Educator, Illinois Extension | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email rmedley@illinois.edu
Maryfrances Miley
Maryfrances Miley
Affiliation Associate Director, Office of Research Development | University of Illinois Chicago
Email mileym@uic.edu
Christopher Navarro
Christopher Navarro
Affiliation Lead Research Programmer, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email cmnavarr@illinois.edu
Helen Neville
Helen Neville
Affiliation Professor, Educational Psychology and African American Studies | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email helen.neville1@gmail.com
Khatija Noorullah
Khatija Noorullah
Affiliation Clinical Instructor, Pediatric Dentistry (UI Health) | University of Illinois Chicago
Email knoorula@uic.edu
Brian Ogolsky
Brian Ogolsky
Affiliation Associate Professor, Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email bogolsky@illinois.edu
Brenda Parker
Brenda Parker
Affiliation Associate Professor, College of Urban Planning and Policy | University of Illinois Chicago
Email bkparker@uic.edu
Rolf Pendall
Rolf Pendall
Affiliation Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email rpendall@illinois.edu
Betsy Porter
Betsy Porter
Affiliation Assistant Clinical Professor, UIC College of Law | University of Illinois Chicago
Email epiekarz@uic.edu
Tara Powell
Tara Powell
Affiliation Associate Professor, School of Social Work | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email tlpowell@illinois.edu
Elizabeth Powers
Elizabeth Powers
Affiliation Interim Associate Director, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email epowers@illinois.edu
Brent Roberts
Brent Roberts
Affiliation Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email bwrobrts@illinois.edu
Janell Ross
Janell Ross
Affiliation Alum, UIUC & UIC
Email jrossmph@gmail.com
Arden Rowell
Arden Rowell
Affiliation Professor, College of Law | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email karowell@illinois.edu
Steven Schwinn
Steven Schwinn
Affiliation Associate Dean, UIC Law | University of Illinois Chicago
Email schwinn@uic.edu
McKinley Sherrod
McKinley Sherrod
Affiliation Design Strategist, Population Health Sciences Program | University of Illinois Chicago
Email rsherr4@uic.edu
Anne Silvis
Anne Silvis
Affiliation Assistant Dean and Program Leader, Community and Economic Development | University of Illinois Extension
Email asilvis@illinois.edu
Alan Simmons
Alan Simmons
Affiliation Research Director, Center for State Policy and Leadership | University of Illinois Springfield
Phone 217-206-8109
Email asimm2@uis.edu
Gisela Sin
Gisela Sin
Affiliation Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email gsin@illinois.edu
Bobby Smith-II
Bobby Smith II
Affiliation Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email bobbyjs2@illinois.edu
P. S. Sriraj
P. S. Sriraj
Affiliation Research Associate Professor and Director of the Urban Transportation Center, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago
Email sriraj@uic.edu
James Swartz
James Swartz
Affiliation Professor, College of Social Work, Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Health Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago
Email jaswartz@uic.edu
Rachel Switzky
Rachel Switzky
Affiliation Director, Siebel Center for Design | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email rswitzky@illinois.edu
Kasia Szremski
Kasia Szremski
Affiliation Associate Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email szremski@illinois.edu
Matthew Tarduno
Matthew Tarduno
Affiliation Assistant Professor, Economics | University of Illinois Chicago
Email tarduno@uic.edu
Nikolas Theodore
Nikolas Theodore
Affiliation Professor and Head, Department of Urban Planning and Policy, Director of the Center for Urban Economic Development, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs | University of Illinois Chicago
Email theodore@uic.edu
Nekita Thomas
Nekita Thomas
Affiliation Assistant Professor, Art & Design | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email Nthomas5@illinois.edu
Terri Weaver
Terri Weaver
Affiliation Dean Emerita, College of Nursing | University of Illinois Chicago
Email teweaver@uic.edu
Kate Wegmann
Kate Wegmann
Affiliation Associate Professor, School of Social Work | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email kwegmann@illinois.edu
Stevan Weine
Stevan Weine
Affiliation Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Director of the Center for Global Health, College of Medicine | University of Illinois Chicago
Email smweine@uic.edu
Liliane Windsor
Liliane Windsor
Affiliation Associate Dean for Research and Professor, School of Social Work | University of Illinois Chicago
Email lwindsor@illinois.edu
Gretchen A. Winter
Gretchen A. Winter
Affiliation Executive Director of the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society and Adjunct Professor, College of Business | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email gwinter@illlinois.edu
Chi-Fang Wu
Chi-Fang Wu
Affiliation Associate Professor, School of Social Work | University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Email cfangwu@illinois.edu
Suyang Yu
Suyang Yu
Affiliation Lecturer, School of Public Management and Policy | University of Illinois Springfield
Email syu70@uis.edu
Yittayih Zelalem
Yittayih Zelalem
Affiliation Director, Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement | University of Illinois Chicago
Email yittazel@uic.edu

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