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Francesca Mucciaccio, MPH

UHC Doctoral Research Fellow

Francesca Mucciaccio, MPH, is a PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, working with Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH. Francesca earned a MPH in health policy with coursework in behavioral science from Emory University and a BA in linguistics with focus on linguistic anthropology from Reed College. Previously, she worked as a public health analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, working on federal policy and strategy development, science translation, and international field epidemiology. She worked on multiple subject matters, including chronic disease, emergency response, and sickle cell disease. Her interests include measurement approaches to better understand and help address structural and systemic influences on racial, ethnic, and spatial disparities in chronic disease. Additional interests include the effects of socioeconomic disadvantage, neighborhood-level factors and built environment on the development of chronic disease in urban contexts.