Sherika Hill

Sherika Hill
Research Associate, Senior
Campus mail: 905 W Main St, 2nd FLR South B, Center for Developmental Epide, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: +1 919 385 0833

As a clinical epidemiologist, I have a biopsychosocial research program that focuses on social predictors, biological mechanisms, and outcomes related to pediatric mental health and well-being. I work primarily with cohorts of vulnerable populations defined by low socioeconomic status, rural geography, minority race/ethnicity, chronic childhood health conditions, and more recently child maltreatment. Increasingly, I am utilizing biomedical research to better understand DNA methylation (DNAm) in the first years of life as an epigenetic marker of health-risk,-resilience, and -disparities across the life course.

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