Bradley Alexander Meacham



Bradley Meacham is the Program Coordinator for the HEALing Communities Studies (HCS) and Social Intervention Group (SIG) at Columbia. He received his BA in Psychology from Columbia in 2020, and is currently attending the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, where he will complete his MPH degree in Fall 2022. 

Mr. Meacham’s research and current work at Columbia and CUNY centers around cognitive-processes and behavior present in the realms of politics, business, and education. By observing how people exchange ideas and make important choices, one can better understand the different levels of individual and stakeholder involvement within communities, assess the environment within which they are operating, and determine how to most effectively optimize community engagement.

Mr. Meacham plans to pursue his PhD in Psychology, aiming to focus on how changes in the dissemination of information can influence and increase individual and community behavior, development, and initiatives, which he describes as an Equitable Ubiquitous Idea Exchange (EUIE). Expanding evidence-based practices and offering a socioecological and ideological analysis of the behavioral dynamics informing decision-making processes will assist in establishing novel ways of implementing practices to address health disparities, and ultimately further the understanding of the mechanisms behind global development and acculturation. 

Research Interests

  • Exploring the sociological development and human rights implication of creating new global relationships through increased migration into and assimilation within communities.  
  • Applying a behavioral science approach to identify interactions leading to the establishment and reinforcement of personal beliefs and identities around philosophical, political, sociological, and belief systems. 
  • Studying the philosophical implications and cognitive neuroscience involved in ethical decision-making and how socio-ecological and psychological factors frame individual and collective information gathering, processing, and understanding.
  • Focusing on evidence-based developments and the analysis of effective socio-political interventions that can mitigate pervasive health disparities, achieve greater social justice measures, and establish a more equitable distribution of rights for peoples. 
  • Designing a comprehensive network of educational services and community-based resource improvement initiatives that facilitate an expansion of crucial infrastructure, engage key stakeholders, and expand policies that address the needs and health of the community.