Invited Speaker Series: Kiarri Kershaw, PhD, MPH
Friday, April 9, 2021
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Understanding and Addressing Structural Determinants of Cardiovascular Health Inequities
Kiarri Kershaw, PhD, MPH, is an associate professor of preventative medicine at Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on understanding the contributions of various aspects of the social environment on health including social relationships, psychosocial stressors, and neighborhood conditions and resources. She has examined the social environment in the context of cardiovascular disease risk factors and outcomes, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and biological markers of aging. Kiarri is also interested in understanding how features of the social environment act and interact to influence eating decisions. She has been using discrete choice experiments, ecological momentary assessments, and agent-based simulation modeling to answer this research question.