About the Research Group

The Research Group on Equity in Health, Wealth and Civic Engagement brings together researchers from across Tufts University to discuss and investigate aspects of equity and inequity in the United States and the world. 

A signature project so far is a national representative survey of Americans that we conducted in May-June 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scholars from across Tufts contributed to designing and analyzing that survey. We intend to expand and refresh this dataset and also conduct other collaborative research projects.

The research has been funded by Tufts University Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) and the Research and Scholarship Strategic Plan (RSSP) as one of several such initiatives. Tufts’ Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life funded the data visualization tool that will be housed here.

Principal Investigators:

Jennifer Allen

Professor of Community Health in the Tufts School of Arts and Sciences 

Peter Levine

Associate dean for academic affairs and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in the Tisch College of Civic Life

Thomas Stopka

Associate professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Other members of the Research Group:

Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, Public Health and Community Medicine

Andrea Acevedo, Community Health

Laura Corlin, Public Health and Community Medicine

Deborah Donahue-Keegan, Civic Studies and Education

Wenhui Feng, Public Health and Community Medicine

Sara C. Folta, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Bijan Harandi, Tufts Arts & Sciences ’23

Erin King, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Keren Ladin, Occupational Therapy

Jayanthi Mistry, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study & Human Development

Megan Mueller, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Thalia Porteny, Occupational Therapy

Deborah Schildkraut, Political Science

Shikhar Shrestha, Public Health and Community Medicine

Shomon R Shamsuddin, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning