Berkeley Franz is a medical sociologist and health services researcher whose research and teaching focus on health disparities, population health initiatives, and community-based engagement. She received an M.A. in religious studies from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Miami. Dr. Franz is currently Assistant Professor of Community-Based Health at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Athens, Ohio and Heritage Endowed Career Development Faculty Fellow in Population Health Science. Dr. Franz has worked both domestically and internationally on community-based research projects and has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and books on the theory and development of community-based partnerships to support population health.

She is a 2019 grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Understanding and Supporting Anchor Businesses to Build a Culture of Health program, managed by AcademyHealth. 

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