Department of Occupational
574 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
Harvard School of Public Health
University of Chicago
Research and Expertise:
Dr. Ladin teaches courses in health policy, research methods, public
health ethics, health disparities, and medical ethics. Dr. Ladin
incorporates quantitative, qualitative, and normative approaches to
study how systemic disadvantage affects health and the ability of
individuals to make and pursue lifeplans. Specifically, her research
examines socioeconomic and racial disparities in transplantation,
mental health treatment, aging, and immigrant health. She aims to
better understand how social networks impact health disparities,
acute medical decision-making, and resilience in major life
transitions. Her research aims to: (1) understand the role of social
networks in complex medical decision-making, (2) evaluate the impact
of public policies on the health of vulnerable populations, and (3)
identify barriers and interventions to improve health care
utilization among vulnerable populations.
Dr Ladin is also the Director of the Lab for Research on Ethics,
Aging, and Community Health (REACH Lab) at Tufts University.