Congratulations to the recipients of the Penn Arts & Sciences Making a Difference in Global Communities and Klein Family Social Justice Grants. The Population Studies Center (PSC) and Population Aging Research Center (PARC) researchers who received the grants include Hans-Peter Kohler (PSC/PARC), Diverse Global Communities and Local Resource Allocation; Emilio A. Parrado (PSC/PARC), Reducing Inequalities in College Access in Latinx Communities in Philadelphia; Angela Duckworth (PSC), Diversity and Equity Initiative (DivE In) for the Mind Sciences; Morgan Hoke (PSC), Community Assessment of Race-Related Experience of Stress for Black Mothers.
Courtney Boen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Morgan Hoke's (PSC Research Associate) recent Social Science & Medicine paper eviction and heath was featured in an LDI Health Policy$ense blog post entitled "The Long-term Health Effects of Eviction on Young Adults Continued Protections Needed Beyond the Pandemic." Boen and Hoke were invited to present and discuss their work at The National Low Income Housing Coalition's June 7th weekly National Call on HoUsed: Universal, Stable, Affordable Housing, watch the YouTube video.
Courtney Boen and Morgan Hoke's (PSC/PARC Research Associates) study titled "The health impacts of eviction: Evidence from the national longitudinal study of adolescent to adult health" was cited in a Penn LDI Blog.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., Anthropology, Northwestern University, 2017
My research focuses on understanding the interactions between the social and biological forces that produce and reproduce inequalities across generations through mechanisms of developmental plasticity, immune function, human energetics, and nutritional health. I am a biocultural anthropologist with an active field and laboratory research program. My current research is situated in the community of Nuñoa located in the southern Peruvian Andes and employs both ethnographic and biological methodologies to explore the determinants of infant growth and health in a community undergoing rapid economic and nutritional transition.