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Of Men and Microbes: Social Determinants of the Microbiome
September 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Jenn Dowd is currently Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Global Health in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, King’s College London. She is also Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the CUNY School of Public Health, City University of New York, where she was a faculty member from 2008-2016. Her research covers topics in social epidemiology and population health focusing on the interaction of social and biological factors over the life course. Specific projects include understanding the role of stress and immune function in health inequalities, links between infectious and chronic disease, trends in educational attainment and mortality, and the impact of long-term obesity on health and functioning.
Dr. Dowd received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2004 with a focus on economics and demography from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Population Research. From 2006-2008, Dr. Dowd was a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar in the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health at the University of Michigan