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David Rehkopf - Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines)

Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

The aim of Dr. Rehkopf's research is to understand the relative importance of the mechanisms and processes linking income deprivation and work environment with early life health and future adult chronic disease risk. His work is unique in that it integrates statistical and conceptual strengths of econometric and advanced epidemiological methods of analysis with consideration of the underlying pathobiology preceding chronic disease risk. The true unique contribution of his scholarship is the bridging of the literature between these two fields (economics and biomedicine) to better understand the mechanisms and causal associations underlying the connection between income, work and chronic disease risk.