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Arline T. Geronimus

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Coordinator, Public Health Demography, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education.

Sc.D., Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. Geronimus’ research interests include understanding the social and biological mechanisms that mediate racial disparities in health along the full pathway from the environmental to the cellular level: cultural influences on population variation in family structure and age-at-first birth; the effects of poverty, institutionalized discrimination, and residential areas on health; the strategies used by marginalized communities to mitigate the harmful health effects of poverty and structural racism; and the perturbations public policies sometimes cause in these autonomous protections.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Ro, Annie Eun Young, Arline T. Geronimus, John Bound, Derek Griffith, and Gilbert Gee. 2015. "Cohort and Duration Patterns Among Asian Immigrants: Comparing Trends in Obesity and Self-Rated Health." Biodemography and Social Biology, 61(1): 65-80. DOI. Abstract.

Geronimus, Arline T., Jay Pearson, Erin Linnenbringer, Amy Schulz, Angela Reyes, Elissa Eppel, Jue Lin, and Elizabeth Blackburn. Online Access 2015. "Race-Ethnicity, Poverty, Urban Stressors, and Telomere Length in a Detroit Community-based Sample." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, . DOI. Abstract.

Berman, Leslie R., Rachel C. Snow, Jessica D. Moorman, Deena Policicchio, Arline T. Geronimus, and Mark Padilla. 2015. "Parental Loss and Residential Instability: The Impact on Young Women from Low-Income Households in Detroit." Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(2): 416-426. DOI. Abstract.

Geronimus, Arline T., John Bound, and Annie Eun Young Ro. 2014. "Residential mobility across local areas in the United States and the geographic distribution of the healthy population." Demography, 51: 777-809. PMCID: PMC4129513. DOI. Abstract.

Rodriguez, Javier, John Bound, and Arline T. Geronimus. 2014. "Authors' response: Politicization with Misrepresentation: On De-trending in Time Series Analysis." International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(4): 1343-1344. PMCID: PMC4121564. DOI.

Rodriguez, Javier, John Bound, and Arline T. Geronimus. 2014. "Rejoinder: Time Series Analysis and US Infant Mortality: De-trending the Empirical from the Polemical in Political Epidemiology." International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(3): 831-834. PMCID: PMC4052136. DOI.

Rodriguez, Javier, John Bound, and Arline T. Geronimus. 2014. "US Infant Mortality and the President’s Party." International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(3): 818-26. PMCID: PMC4052132. DOI. Abstract.

Geronimus, Arline T. 2013. "Deep Integration: Letting the Epigenome out of the Bottle without Losing Sight of the Structural Origins of Population Health and Disease." American Journal of Public Health, 103(suppl 1): S56-63. PMCID: PMC3786760. DOI. Abstract.

Henry-Sanchez, Brenda, and Arline T. Geronimus. 2013. "Racial/ethnic disparities in infant mortality among US Latinos: a test of the segmented racialization hypothesis." Du Bois Review, 10(1): 205-231. DOI. Abstract.

Hudson, Darrell, Kai Bullard, Harold Neighbors, Arline T. Geronimus, Juan Yang, and James S. Jackson. 2012. "Are benefits conferred with greater socioeconomic position undermined by racial discrimination among African American men?" Journal of Men's Health, 9(2): 127-136. PMCID: PMC3371660. DOI.

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Current PSC Trainees:

Linnea Evans, Rebecca Leinberger, Aresha Martinez-Cardoso, Elizabeth Mosley, Nicole Novak, Amel Omari, Akilah Wise.