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Biological Embodiment of Risk: Disentangling Race, Biology and Environment in Cancer Disparities

Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD
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Thursday, September 26, 2019
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD
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Department of Population Health Sciences Research Seminar

During this Population Health Sciences Research Seminar, Dr. Tomi Akinyemiju will discuss:

- The nature of US cancer disparities
- The historical and genetic basis of race
- Racially patterned social and physical environments
- The biological embodiment of risk

About Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD

Dr. Akinyemiju is a social and molecular cancer epidemiologist with expertise in epidemiologic methods, translational research, health disparities, and global health. Her research interests focus on identifying the impact of social (such as access to healthcare) and biological factors (such as metabolic dysregulation) on cancer related risk, tumor aggressiveness, and survival. She has a specific interest in understanding the causes of cancer disparities among women of African descent in the US and sub-Saharan Africa.

Can't come in person? Join by Webex:

https://dukemed.webex.com/dukemed/j.php?MTID=m98e0b72188fb79266b67a92213f54e94

meeting password: 6709

Contact: Wendy Goldstein