Lisa Berkman

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Lisa Berkman (Social Epidemiologist, Harvard U.)

"Faculty Chair of the Center for Population and Development Studies, is a social epidemiologist whose work focuses extensively on psychosocial influences on health outcomes. Her research has been oriented towards understanding social inequalities in health related to socioeconomic status, different racial and ethnic groups, and social networks, support and social isolation. The majority of her work is devoted to identifying the role of social networks and support in predicting declines in physical and cognitive functioning, onset of disease and mortality, especially related to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease." [1]

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  1. Center Members, Center for Population and Development Studies, accessed December 28, 2007.

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