Dr. Jenn Dowd is Associate Professor of Demography and Population Health and Deputy Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, and Associate Member, Nuffield College. Dr. Dowd is a quantitative health and social scientist with interdisciplinary training in demography, epidemiology, economics, and infectious disease. Her research focuses on how social and biological processes interact over the life course and specifically how social factors “get under the skin” to impact health. She has examined the social determinants of infections and immune function and links between infections and chronic disease. On-going projects include exploring the social environment and the human microbiome and the causes of stalling life expectancy in the US and UK. She is currently researching social and demographic factors related to COVID-19, and is a proud member of the “Nerdy Girls”, an all female team of PhD health scientists bringing COVID-19 science to a general audience at Dear Pandemic. You can follow her on Twitter @drjenndowd
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