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Life Course Health and Biopsychosocial Research

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Life Course Health

The Life Course Health Program supports research on trajectories of health and mortality from pre-conception through the reproductive years, including birth outcomes, childhood and adolescence, the transition to adulthood and middle age, and transgenerational influences. Specific areas of interest include interrelationships between fertility, fecundity, and health and between assisted reproductive technologies and health; research that examines the downstream effects of early intervention programs on later health outcomes;  and research that examines the dynamic influences of the social, economic, political, institutional, cultural, and physical environments over the life course. This Program includes research on work-family conflict and health, but health promotion interventions that take place within the workplace but are unconnected to family processes are not within the mission of the PDB.

Biopsychosocial Research

The Biopsychosocial Program supports research that integrates social science, behavioral, and biomedical approaches to understanding health.  Specific areas of interest include research on integrative theories and methodologies to advance population sciences (including but not limited to the collection of biomarkers in population-representative surveys) and population-level studies of gene-environment interactions and the role of extra-familial influences in epigenetics.

Contact: Dr. Rosalind King

Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 11/30/2012
Vision National Institutes of Health Home BOND National Institues of Health Home Home Storz Lab: Section on Environmental Gene Regulation Home Machner Lab: Unit on Microbial Pathogenesis Home Division of Intramural Population Health Research Home Bonifacino Lab: Section on Intracellular Protein Trafficking Home Lilly Lab: Section on Gamete Development Home Lippincott-Schwartz Lab: Section on Organelle Biology