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.


Mobile Intervention and Sleep

Members of Social Epidemiology Research Group, JongCheol Shin and Dr. Grigsby-Toussaint recently published an article examining the effectiveness of mobile technology interventions for improving sleep disorders and sleep quality. See more about the paper here.

Congratulations to SERG members!


Congratulations to Aishat Tepede and Ariana Beattie for earning your bachelors degree and completing their honors theses in the lab.

Also, Jong Cheol Shin receives his Second Masters Degree in Applied Statistics! Congratulations!!

Congratulations on all of your graduation and best wishes for your next adventure!



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Congratulations to Dr. Sandra!

medium_Sandra.JPGCongratulations to Dr. Sandra Darfour-Oduro on her graduation! Dr. Diana Grigsby was able to hood Sandra. What a great accomplishment!

Sleep apps and Behavior

Members of Social Epidemiology Research Group recently published an article examining the integration of behavior change constructs in commercially available sleep apps. Dr. Grigsby-Toussaint, Graduate students JongCheol Shin and Dayanna Reeves (MS, 2016) and undergraduate student Ariana Beattie worked with colleagues at NYU School of Medicine. See more about the paper here.