Research Interests: Probabilistic models and statistical methods for exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, and risk/decision analysis
Research Interests: Papillomaviruses and cervical cancer
Research Interests: Impact and application of lifestyle medicine on slowing the process of aging and the development of chronic diseases. Develop health literacy programs for the K-12 curriculum and the general public
Research Interests: Epidemiology and Genetic Epidemiology
Research Interests: Health Risk Communication, and Research methodology
Research Interests: My research is motivated by the question of how social networks relate to health, specifically via social and cognitive mechanisms linking social networks and health behavior among adolescent and adult populations. My main theoretical interests include social networks, ecological models of health, Systems Science, peer influence, social support, decision making, and risk perception. I primarily focus on drug use behaviors of adolescent and the reciprocal and dynamic interaction of adolescent drug use behaviors with youth’s contexts of primary socialization, including peers, parents, and neighborhoods. Other areas of interest include social support networks for health behaviors using new media platforms, and injection drug use networks and needle use behaviors.
Research Interests: Dr. LeBrón’s primary areas of research include processes that shape the production, maintenance, exacerbation, and mitigation of social inequalities; implications of social inequalities for inequities in health; and opportunities for intervention. Much of Dr. LeBrón’s scholarship centers on the intersections of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic position, immigrant generation, immigration status, and gender with inequities in health, with a focus on the health of Latina/o communities and community-engaged strategies for understanding and addressing health inequities. Through qualitative and quantitative research methods, Dr. LeBrón’s scholarship examines the mechanisms by which racism shapes health inequities, and factors that disrupt these processes. For example, her research considers the health equity implications of immigration policies and sentiments towards immigrants, neighborhood social and economic contexts, and government-issued ID policies and practices. Dr. LeBrón’s scholarship also evaluates the health equity implications of community-driven strategies to mitigate these processes.
Research Interests: Microbial diversity and ecology; environmental pollution; industrial ecology; health and development
Research Interests: Spatial epidemiology and demography; global health; disease ecology; anthropology