My research explores how social and physiological factors interact to influence the regulation of energy balance. I am particularly interested in male-female differences in obesity onset. One of my ongoing research projects investigates why socioeconomic position is a stronger predictor of obesity risk in females than males. In another project, I am analyzing age-period-cohort trends in obesity incidence in the U.S. A third line of my research investigates methodology for regression-based modeling in health disparities research.
health disparities by gender
health disparities by race and ethnicity