- Research Program Mentor
MD Doctor of Medicine candidate
Public Health, Environmental Science, Biology
Social Determinants of Health and Health Outcomes
The Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are the environmental, social, and economic factors that impact a person’s health, such as income, race, education, housing, and food security. The SDoH are receiving more attention and care from public health experts working with communities and physicians working with their patients. Students will be able to look at one or multiple factors part of SDoH and compare them to health outcomes in a community (ie county or state). Health outcomes the student can investigate, include the rates of COVID-19 vaccination, the prevalence of obesity, or maternal health complications. Students will have the opportunity to create a public health report discussing their findings.