Past NIH Matilda White Riley Honorees

Dr. David Mechanics

Distinguished Lecturer: David Mechanic, Ph.D.
Renè Dubos University Professor, Emeritus
Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Presentation: Delivery of Health Care Trends

Carol D. Ryff, Ph.D.

Distinguished Lecturers:
Carol D. Ryff, Ph.D.
Hilldale Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Burton H. Singer, Ph.D.

Burton H. Singer, Ph.D.
Charles and Marie Robertson, Professor of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University
Co-Presentation: Integrative Health: A Pathway Approach

John B. McKinley, Ph.D.

Distinguished Lecturer: John B. McKinlay, Ph.D.
Vice President and Director
New England Research Institutes, Inc.
Presentation: Looking for Causes in All the Wrong Places: Upstream Social Determinants of Downstream Health Disparities

Laura L. Carstensen

Distinguished Lecturer: Laura L. Carstensen, Ph.D.
Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy and Professor of Psychology
Stanford University
Presentation: Cultural Characteristics: Longevity, Quality of Life, Social Change, and Social Support

John Cacioppo

Distinguished Lecturer: John T. Cacioppo, Ph.D.
Tiffany & Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor
The University of Chicago
Presentation: Social Isolation and Health

Linda Waite Linda J. Waite, Ph.D.

Distinguished Lecturer: Linda J. Waite, Ph.D.
Lucy Flower Professor in Urban Sociology
The University of Chicago
Presentation: Social Connections and Health

Samuel Preston

Distinguished Lecturer: Samuel Preston, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
University of Pennsylvania
Presentation: Smoking, Obesity, and American Longevity

Distinguished Lecturers: Kevin Volpp, M.D., Ph.D.
Founders President’s Distinguished Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy University of Pennsylvania
Presentation: Behavioral Economics and Health Delivery

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Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child and Parent Development and Education Columbia University
Presentation: Childhood Well-being and Disparities

Dr. Caryn Lerman

Distinguished Lecturer: Caryn Lerman Ph.D.
John H. Glick, M.D. Professor In Cancer Research, Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
Presentation: Bridging Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Research to Advance the Treatment of Tobacco Dependence
2016 Early Stage Investigator Paper Awardees

Mark Hayward, Ph.D.

Distinguished Lecturer: Mark Hayward, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts
The University of Texas at Austin
Presentation: Reimagining the Dynamic Association between Education and U.S. Adult Mortality in a Fast Changing Policy Environment
2017 Early Stage Investigator Paper Awardees

Terrie Moffit, Ph.D.

Distinguished Lecturer: Terrie E. Moffitt, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience
Duke University
Presentation: A Good Childhood Is a Smart Investment
2018 Early Stage Investigator Paper Awardees

Mark Van Landingham

Distinguished Lecturer: Mark J. VanLandingham, Ph.D.
Thomas C. Keller Professor
Director, Center for Studies of Displaced Populations
Tulane University
Presentation: Culture and Resilience: Insights from the Vietnamese American community in post-Katrina New Orleans
2019 Early Stage Investigator Paper Awardees

Toni Antonucci Winkleman

Distinguished Lecturer: Toni C. Antonucci, Ph.D.
Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology
Program Director and Research Professor
Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan
Presentation: Social Relations and Structural Lag: A Brave New Age
2020 Early Stage Investigator Paper Awardees

Anne Case, Ph.D.

Distinguished Lecturer: Anne Case, Ph.D.
Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus
Princeton University
Presentation: Death by Degree: U.S. Mortality in the 21st Century
2021 Early Stage Investigator Paper Awardees

David R. Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Distinguished Lecturer: David R. Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Florence & Laura Norman Professor of Public Health
Chair, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Harvard Chan School of Public Health Professor of African and African American Studies
Harvard University
Presentation: The Virus of Racism: Understanding its Threats, Mobilizing Defenses
2022 Early Stage Investigator Paper Awardees

Jennifer J. Manly, Ph.D.

Distinguished Lecturer: Jennifer J. Manly, Ph.D.
Professor, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease & the Aging Brain,
Department of Neurology, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Presentation: Lifecourse Social and Structural Mechanisms of Inequalities in Cognitive Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease
2023 Early Stage Investigator Paper Awardees