Affiliated Faculty

 

Alice Agogino

UC Berkeley
Mechanical Engineering

Design theory and methods, intelligent learning systems, intelligent control and manufacturing, gender equity

Adrian Aguilera

UC Berkeley
Social Welfare

Digital and mobile health technologies, mental health, cultural & socioeconomic implications for mental health

Susan Amrose

UC Berkeley
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies, LBNL

Water, arsenic remediation, fluoride and brackish water treatment, low cost recycled roofing, fuel efficient cook stoves

Hal Aronson

WE CARE Solar
Co-founder and Director of Technology and Education

Inspiring youth in STEM for humanitarian purposes, improving life chances of youth in low-resource countries, solar energy, public health, technology for development and emergency response

Ruzena Bajcsy

UC Berkeley
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Artificial intelligence, robotics, biosystems and computational biology, graphics, human-computer interaction, security, new media

Jill Duerr Berrick

UC Berkeley
Social Welfare

Child poverty, welfare, foster care, vulnerable children and families, social service programs

Eric Brewer

UC Berkeley
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Technology for developing regions, Internet and energy access, operating systems, databases

Clair Brown

UC Berkeley
Economics

Labor economics, management of technology, status consumption and income distribution, US standards of living, Buddhist economics

Jenna Burrell

UC Berkeley
School of Information

Digital connectivity and perception among marginalized populations, internet cafes, mobile adoption

Jennifer Bussell

UC Berkeley
Political Science
Goldman School of Public Policy

Information technology, public management, politics, comparative public policy, corruption and governance, crowdsourcing

John Canny

UC Berkeley
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Big data tools, technologies to support early child literacy

Connie Chang-Hasnain

UC Berkeley
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Semiconductor optoelectronic devices and materials, and their applications, novel sensing technologies

Jack Colford

UC Berkeley
School of Public Health

Waterborne infectious diseases, clinical trial design, epidemiology

Camille Crittenden

UC Berkeley
Deputy Director, CITRIS
Director, Data and Democracy Initiative
Executive Director, Social Apps Lab

Human rights, technology, new media, technology applications for civic engagement, government transparency and accountability, the digital divide

John Danner

UC Berkeley
Haas School of Business

Entrepreneurship, social ventures, innovation and strategy, entrepreneurship to address global poverty

J. Bradford DeLong

UC Berkeley
Economics

Economic history, macroeconomics, economic growth, finance

Thad Dunning

UC Berkeley
Political Science
Director, Center on the Politics of Development

Political economy, ethnic politics, comparative clientelism in developing countries

Jeffrey L. Edleson

UC Berkeley
Social Welfare

Domestic violence, international parental abduction, child exposure to violence

Lia Fernald

UC Berkeley
School of Public Health

Obesity, malnutrition, international child health and development, immigrant health, inequalities and health disparities

Daniel Fletcher

UC Berkeley
Bioengineering

Imaging and biomedical instrumentation, low cost mobile diagnostics, in vitro reconstruction, mechanotransduction

Ashok Gadgil

UC Berkeley
Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
Environmental Energy Technologies Division, LBNL

Drinking water treatment, fuel-efficient and clean-burning cookstoves, energy efficient buildings, indoor air pollution

Paul Gertler

UC Berkeley
Director, UC Berkeley Clausen Center for International Business and Policy
Haas School of Business

Health economics, public health, health care financing, economic development, industrial organization

Ken Goldberg

UC Berkeley
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Director, CITRIS Data and Democracy Center

Robotics, art, social media, new media, automation

David Graves

UC Berkeley
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Plasma applications for disinfection in low-resource settings, plasma medicine, semiconductors, plasma-based organic fertilizers for the developing world

Paz Maria Gutierrez

UC Berkeley
Architecture

Next-generation building systems, self-regulated facades, biologically inspired technologies, multifunctional materials

Eva Harris

UC Berkeley
School of Public Health

Infectious diseases, vaccinology, dengue, epidemiology of influenza, scientific capacity building in developing countries

Fatmir Haskaj

UC Berkeley
International and Area Studies Global Poverty and Practice

political economy, development, critical theory, urban studies

Amy Herr

UC Berkeley
Bioengineering

Protein expression assessment tools, rapid biomarker detection for disease diagnosis, clinical and point-of-care diagnostics

Alain de Janvry

UC Berkeley
Agricultural and Resource Economics

Agriculture, poverty and inequality, rural development, quantitative analysis of development policies, impact analysis of social programs, technological innovations in agriculture, management of common property resources

Lovell (Tu) Jarvis

UC Davis
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Director, UC Davis Blum Center

http://blumcenter.ucdavis.edu/
Livestock, animal disease, international commodity agreements, land reform, labor markets, technology adoption, poverty alleviation

Khalid Kadir

UC Berkeley
International and Area Studies
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Global Poverty and Practice

Pathogen removal in natural water and wastewater treatment systems, water and sanitation in developing countries, role of experts in poverty action and development, engineering pedagogy for social justice

Daniel Kammen

UC Berkeley
Energy and Resources Group
Goldman School of Public Policy

Renewable energy technologies and policy, energy access

Jeremy Keenan

UCSF
Proctor Foundation

Trachoma, parasitic ulcer treatment

Kurt Kornbluth

UC Davis
Program for International Energy Technologies
D-Lab

Energy and international development, renewable energy technologies, lifecycle analysis

Catherine Koshland

UC Berkeley
School of Public Health
Energy and Resources Group
Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education

Intersection of energy, air pollution, and environmental (human) health emphasizing mechanistic approaches as well as a systems perspective

David Levine

UC Berkeley
Haas School of Business

Development economics, labor markets, health, cookstoves, clean water, workforce diversity, corporate social responsibility

Cecilia Cissell Lucas

UC Berkeley
Global Poverty and Practice

Racial justice and decolonization as key components of poverty alleviation, reparations, education, the arts, and social justice activism

Temina Madon

UC Berkeley
Executive Director, Center for Effective Global Action

http://cega.berkeley.edu/
Global development, impact evaluation, policy analysis, research transparency, implementation science, global health

Jeremy Magruder

UC Berkeley
Agricultural and Resource Economics

Employment and underemployment in developing countries, labor markets, informal employment, labor market policy

Todd Margolis

UCSF
Proctor Foundation

Opthalmology, ocular infection with herpes virus

Robin Marsh

UC Berkeley
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

http://africanalumni.berkeley.edu/
Socio-economics, international agriculture, rural development

Edward Miguel

UC Berkeley
Economics
Faculty Director, Center for Effective Global Action

African economic development, economic causes and consequences of violence; impact of ethnic divisions on local collective action; interactions between health, education, environment, productivity for the poor; climate and conflict; institution building

Evan Mills

LBNL
Building Technology and Urban Systems
Environmental Energy Technologies Division

http://luminanet.org/
LuminaNET, climate change, energy efficiency

Minoo Moallem

UC Berkeley
Gender and Women's Studies

Postcolonial and transnational feminist theories, immigration and diaspora studies, feminist cultural studies

Payam Nahid

UCSF
School of Medicine

Improve care of patients with tuberculosis and HIV/TB, epidemiology

Kara Nelson

UC Berkeley
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Detection, removal, and inactivation of pathogens in water and sludge; water reuse; natural treatment systems; drinking water and sanitation in developing countries

Jamie O’Connell

UC Berkeley
Law

Human rights and development, law and development, legal empowerment

Aihwa Ong

UC Berkeley
Anthropology

Cultural anthropology, modernity, transnationalism, citizenship, global cities, migration, humanitarianism, science and technology, and East Asia

Tapan Parikh

UC Berkeley
School of Information

Rural cellular connectivity; crowdsourcing; community information platforms for agriculture, health, education, microfinance, governance, etc.; human-centered design; social entrepreneurship

Alison Post

UC Berkeley
Political Science

Comparative political economy, environmental and urban policy, regulation

Isha Ray

UC Berkeley
Energy and Resources Group
School of Information

Water and development; gender, water, and sanitation; technology and development

Raka Ray

UC Berkeley
Sociology

Gender, inequality, emerging middle classes, South Asia, qualitative research methods, social movements

Robert Reich

UC Berkeley
Goldman School of Public Policy

Industrial policy, labor and employment, leadership and social change, macroeconomic policy, social and economic policy

Arthur Reingold

UC Berkeley
School of Public Health

Epidemiology, AIDS, tuberculosis, emerging and re-emerging infections, vaccine preventable diseases

Nora Silver

UC Berkeley
Faculty Director, Center for Social Sector Leadership
Haas School of Business

Multi-sector leadership, networks for social impact, cross-sector collaboration, social sector leadership

Laura Stachel

WE CARE Solar
Co-founder and Executive Director

Obstetrics and gynecology, maternal health, public health, technology for development and emergency response, inspiring youth in STEM for humanitarian purposes, improving life chances of youth in low-resource countries

Susan Stone

UC Berkeley
Social Welfare

Social work in education, academic progress of vulnerable youth in schools, urban and at-risk children, parenting under stress, school-based social work parctice

Clare Talwalker

UC Berkeley
International and Area Studies
Global Poverty and Practice

Postcolonialism and the urban Indian public sphere, cultural anthropology, South Asian studies

Laura Tyson

UC Berkeley
Director, Institute for Business and Social Impact
Haas School of Business

Global economy, high technology competition, emerging market economies, US trade policy, social impact

Laura Waller

UC Berkeley
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Computational optical imaging, field portable microscopy

Julia Walsh

UC Berkeley
School of Public Health

http://www.emunify.org/
Maternal and child health, international health, resource allocation, markets for new interventions, improving health among poorest populations

Jennifer Walske

UC Berkeley
Blum Center | Berkeley-Haas

Human capital and strategy’s influence on the success of social startups and investing success within social venture capital.

Catherine Wolfram

UC Berkeley
Faculty Director, Energy Institute at Haas
Haas School of Business

Energy and environmental economics, electricity industry restructuring and rural electrification

Paul Wright

UC Berkeley
Mechanical Engineering
Director, The Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute

Resilience and analytics of energy systems, sensors, energy harvesting, energy storage, demand response and condition based monitoring