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Martha Bailey and Nicolas Duquette win Cole Prize for article on War on Poverty

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Jeff Morenoff makes Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers list for 2014

Susan Murphy named Distinguished University Professor

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Monday, Sep 22
Paula Fomby (Michigan), Family Complexity, Siblings, and Children's Aggressive Behavior at School Entry

Belinda L. Needham

Research Assistant Professor, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, School of Public Health.

Ph.D., University of Texas - Austin

Dr. Needham's research focuses on health disparities, biosocial interactions, and aging and the life course. She is particularly interested in identifying the social structural, psychological, behavioral, and physiological mechanisms by which social disadvantage leads to health disparities. Her work is guided by the sociological theory of the stress process, which posits that members of socially disadvantaged groups have worse mental and physical health than those with higher social status due to greater exposure and vulnerability to stress.

For more information please see the personal and departmental pages for Belinda L. Needham at left.