As a social epidemiologist, my research focuses on the population health impacts of adverse and traumatic experiences, including childhood abuse and neglect, sexual violence, racial segregation, and other forms of violence and social marginalization. These adverse and traumatic experiences are highly prevalent and have impacts on numerous health outcomes of major public health importance. The overarching goal of my work is to advance the evidence base for clinical practice and public health action to prevent these adversities and their negative health impacts.
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Community Health
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