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.


Book Editor
Social Epidemiology Director co-edits book on "Public Health, Disease, and Development in Africa" published by Routledge.
 - Kalipeni, Ezekiel; Iwelunmor, Juliet; Grigsby-Toussaint, Diana; and Moise, Imelda K. (2018). Public Health, Disease and Development in Africa. London: Routledge Publishers. 
Here is the link to the book

Newletter published
Social Epidemiology director and research associate (and alumni) have work featured by the Agency for Research Information on Fruit and Vegetables in the September newsletter. The newsletter reaches approximately 10,000 readers globally. You can access the newsletter here

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