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Lindsay Fernández-Rhodes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Health

Biography

I am a MSPH/PhD-trained Epidemiologist with a demonstrated history of conducting multi-disciplinary research at the intersection of Genetic, Epigenetic, and Social Epidemiology, with a particular focus on addressing racial/ethnic health disparities in chronic and reproductive diseases and promoting immigrant health. As part of my past degrees and post-baccalaureate and doctoral fellowships at the National Institutes of Health and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Population Center, I have acquired a wide array of skills related to Cultural Humility, Epidemiology, Data Analysis, SAS, and Clinical Research.

Research Interests

Diversity in Epi/Genetic Epidemiology; Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities; Bio-Psychosocial Perspectives on Cardiometabolic and Reproductive Health; Immigration and other Social Determinants of Health

Education

  • Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
  • M.S.P.H., Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
  • B.S., Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007