Biological Embodiment of Risk: Disentangling Race, Biology and Environment in Cancer Disparities

September 26, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD

During this Population Health Sciences Research Seminar, Dr. Tomi Akinyemiju will discuss:

- The nature of US cancer disparities
- The historical and genetic basis of race
- Racially patterned social and physical environments
- The biological embodiment of risk

About Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD

Dr. Akinyemiju is a social and molecular cancer epidemiologist with expertise in epidemiologic methods, translational research, health disparities, and global health. Her research interests focus on identifying the impact of social (such as access to healthcare) and biological factors (such as metabolic dysregulation) on cancer related risk, tumor aggressiveness, and survival. She has a specific interest in understanding the causes of cancer disparities among women of African descent in the US and sub-Saharan Africa.

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