ARLINE T. GERONIMUS

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Coordinator, Public Health Demography, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education.

Sc.D., Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. Geronimus studies cultural influences on population variation in family structure and age-at-first birth; the effects of poverty, institutionalized discrimination, and residential areas on health; the strategies used by marginalized communities to mitigate the harmful health effects of poverty and structural racism; and the perturbations public policies sometimes cause in these autonomous protections. She has developed an analytic framework, "weathering," that posits that the health of African Americans is subject to early health deterioration as a consequence of social exclusion; much of her scholarly work is related to developing and testing this framework.

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