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Chantel Martin: Embodying Place: Neighborhood Environment and Health Disparities

September 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Chantel Martin

On September 25, 2020, Chantel Martin, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Faculty Fellow at the Carolina Population Center, will present “Embodying Place: Neighborhood Environment and Health Disparities” as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2020-21 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. This year, the CPC Interdisciplinary Research Seminars will be open to both CPC members and Social Epidemiology program members.

Chantel Martin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Faculty Fellow at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an epidemiologist, Dr. Martin’s research seeks to uncover social and biological mechanisms of health disparities across the life course. By identifying the long-term health effects of social stressors, her multidisciplinary research aims to improve health among racial/ethnic minorities and eliminate health disparities. Dr. Martin’s work currently investigates how social and environmental factors during early life stages, such as pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence, become biologically embodied to impact risk of chronic disease and health disparities within and across generations. Her research is currently supported by two NIMHD grants: the K99/R00 Pathways to Independence Award and the Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities program. Chantel received her PhD in Epidemiology from UNC Chapel Hill and her MSPH from UNC Charlotte.

Her talk will explore biological embodiment of the social environment, its influence on cardiometabolic health, and potential biological mechanisms that may partially explain associations.

This event will be held on Zoom and is closed to the public. We will post a recording after the talk. You can see previous events here.


September 25, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Carolina Population Center