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Mariana Lazo, MD, PhD, ScM

Associate Research Professor


Mariana Lazo, MD, PhD, ScM is an Associate Research Professor at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health with appointments at the Department of Community Health and Prevention and the Urban Health Collaborative. Her current research interest involves understanding the contributions of socioeconomic and neighborhood conditions to the distribution of chronic liver diseases and risk factors, and to the observed disparities by race/ethnicity (particularly among Hispanics) and by SES. Her work has employed a broad scope of methodologies from primary data collection, to secondary data analyses of US national surveys and cohort studies, systematic reviews, and the conduct of clinical trials. Dr. Lazo has conducted work in the U.S. but also internationally in Latin America. Dr. Lazo received an MD from the Universidad La Salle in Mexico City, a ScM degree in Epidemiology and a PhD in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition to the Drexel affiliation, Dr. Lazo retains an appointment as Associate Professor (Adjunct) at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and as faculty of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity.