Welcome

Welcome to the Social Epidemiology Research Group in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. The goal of our research is to effectively address the impact of disease risk in ethnic minority and vulnerable populations. We aim to accomplish this goal by examining individual-level risk factors associated with disease onset within the context of social and environmental influences.

NEWS

New publication
Social Epidemiology Director and former graduate student co-author an article examining policies related to fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among adolescents in low and middle income countries See more about the article here

Associate Editor
 
Social Epidemiology Director becomes Associate Editor at BMC Public Health

New Publication!
 
Social Epidemiology Director and former graduate student co-author an article examining fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among adolescents in low and middle income countries
See more about the article here.

National Academies Interdisciplinary Conference
 
Dr. Diana Grigsby-Toussaint joined mechanical engineering faculty members Kimani Toussaint and Harry Dankowicz at the final conference hosted by the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative. The three Illinois faculty members were among the 150 people invited to the conference, which was intended to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, and all of them presented their work during interactive poster sessions. Toussaint also gave a keynote presentation about her research and the role that NAKFI has played in shaping her work.
See more about the event here.