Douglas Luke


Dr. Luke is the Director of CPHSS and a professor at the Brown School. He is also a member of the research faculty at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine.  Professor Luke is a leading researcher in the areas of health policy, organizational systems, and tobacco control. A skilled biostatistician, he has made significant methodological contributions to the evaluation of public health programs and the application of systems science methods such as network analysis to important public health problems. His research has been funded by the CDC, Legacy, and the National Cancer Institute. In addition to advancing the Brown School’s public health work, Dr. Luke serves as a leading methodologist supervising the school’s doctoral students and collaborating with faculty. He is active in the key community health behavior study decision at National Institutes of Health, the American Statistical Association, the International Network of Social Network Analysts, and the Society for Community Research and Action.


  • BA, Psychology, Washington University, 1983
  • MA, Psychology, University of Illinois, 1988
  • PhD, Psychology, University of Illinois, 1990