EPI Seminar Series: Shakira Suglia, ScD

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Room 407

Dr. Suglia’s research examines the impact of social determinants, focusing on childhood exposures to violence, housing and neighborhood factors on health across the lifecourse. She is particularly interested in learning how these social factors can affect cardiometabolic health through a stress pathway. Her current research examines how stress stemming from multiple social factors in childhood and adolescence impacts cardio-metabolic health outcomes among Puerto Rican young adults living in the South Bronx, NY and the San Juan metro area in Puerto Rico. In this ethnically homogenous population living in two different social contexts, she will examine both factors that exacerbate the social stress and cardiometabolic health relation but also factors that may buffer the impact of stress on health. Dr. Suglia received her MS in Epidemilogy from the SUNY at Albany and her ScD in Epidemiology and Environmental Health from the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health.