Jay S. Kaufman holds a doctorate in epidemiologic science from the University of Michigan (1995). After a post-doctoral position at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) from 1995-1997, he was Medical Epidemiologist at Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, NC) from 1997 to 1999. From 1999 through 2008 he held positions as Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health at Chapel Hill before leaving for his current position as Professor and Canada Research Chair in Health Disparities in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University (Montreal, QC). He is also currently appointed as Visiting Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Chile, Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health (Ann Arbor, MI), and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC). Dr. Kaufman's work focuses on social epidemiology, analytic methodology, causal inference and on a variety of health outcomes including reproductive, cardiovascular, psychiatric and infectious diseases. He is an editor at the journal “Epidemiology” and an associate editor at “American Journal of Epidemiology”. With J. Michael Oakes he is the co-editor of the textbook “Methods in Social Epidemiology”. Dr. Kaufman has taught epidemiologic methods in doctoral level courses at UNC and McGill, and in international short-courses in Germany, France, and Chile. He has over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals.