Sexual and Reproductive HealthFamily, Maternal & Child HealthMethodology

Environmental exposure to poverty and violence

Poverty and inequality is an important topic area in population and health sciences. HPC Faculty Associates have made significant contributions, including studies on welfare reform, U.S. poverty trends related to welfare policy evolution, extreme poverty in the U.S. These macro trends are explained at biological and molecular levels, such as socio-biological mechanisms linking federal policies and child health, poverty and child obesity through maternal and fetus mechanisms, and systems science study of the dynamics of childhood obesity. Our associates’ research covers both domestic and international issues.