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Farah Qureshi, S.D.


Johns Hopkins UniversityBA2008Writing Seminars
Johns Hopkins School of Public HealthMHS2010Child and Adolescent Health
Harvard School of Public HealthScD2019Social Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public HealthPostdoc2022Chronic Disease Epidemiology
2017 - 2018
Julis B. Richmond Fellowship
2017 - 2017
Rose Traveling Fellowship
2017 - 2017
Dissertation Award
2020 - 2021
Telomere Research Network Pilot Award

Dr. Qureshi is a social epidemiologist studying the childhood origins of chronic disease. Her research examines (1) whether early psychosocial assets (e.g., psychological well-being, positive family relationships, social capital) help young people sustain optimal health states over time, and (2) the extent to which the social patterning of early assets contributes to cardiovascular health disparities in adulthood. Her work adds to a growing body of literature exploring the dynamic interplay between young people's social environments, mental health, and physiology, and their implications for health across the lifespan.

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  1. Qureshi F, Soo J, Chen Y, Roy B, Lloyd-Jones DM, Kubzansky LD, Boehm JK. Optimism and Lipid Profiles in Midlife: A 15-Year Study of Black and White Adults. Am J Prev Med. 2022 03; 62(3):e169-e177. PMID: 35067361.
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  2. Guimond AJ, Trudel-Fitzgerald C, Boehm JK, Qureshi F, Kubzansky LD. Is more, better? Relationships of multiple psychological well-being facets with cardiometabolic disease. Health Psychol. 2022 Jan; 41(1):32-42. PMID: 35113584.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Qureshi F, Derks IPM, Williams MA, Koenen KC, Tiemeier H, Kubzansky LD. Adverse intergenerational effects of ethnically-divisive social contexts on children's mental health: A prospective cohort study in the Netherlands. Soc Sci Med. 2021 05; 277:113932. PMID: 33892415.
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  4. Qureshi F, Derks IPM, Jaddoe VWV, Williams MA, Koenen KC, Tiemeier H, Kubzansky LD. Mental Health in Early Childhood and Changes in Cardiometabolic Dysregulation by Preadolescence. Psychosom Med. 2021 04 01; 83(3):256-264. PMID: 33657082.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Belfort MB, Qureshi F, Litt J, Enlow MB, De Vivo I, Gregory K, Tiemeier H. Telomere length shortening in hospitalized preterm infants: A pilot study. PLoS One. 2021; 16(1):e0243468. PMID: 33471805.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  6. Boehm JK, Qureshi F, Chen Y, Soo J, Umukoro P, Hernandez R, Lloyd-Jones D, Kubzansky LD. Optimism and Cardiovascular Health: Longitudinal Findings From the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study. Psychosom Med. 2020 10; 82(8):774-781. PMID: 32833896.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Boehm JK, Chen Y, Qureshi F, Soo J, Umukoro P, Hernandez R, Lloyd-Jones D, Kubzansky LD. Positive emotions and favorable cardiovascular health: A 20-year longitudinal study. Prev Med. 2020 07; 136:106103. PMID: 32348855.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Qureshi F, Koenen KC, Tiemeier H, Williams MA, Misra S, Kubzansky LD. Childhood Assets and Cardiometabolic Health in Adolescence. Pediatrics. 2019 03; 143(3). PMID: 30718380.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Derks IPM, Sijbrands EJG, Wake M, Qureshi F, van der Ende J, Hillegers MHJ, Jaddoe VWV, Tiemeier H, Jansen PW. Eating behavior and body composition across childhood: a prospective cohort study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2018 10 01; 15(1):96. PMID: 30285789.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Trudel-Fitzgerald C, Qureshi F, Appleton AA, Kubzansky LD. A healthy mix of emotions: underlying biological pathways linking emotions to physical health. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 2017; 15:16-21.
  11. Christiansen KM, Qureshi F, Schaible A, Park S, Gittelsohn J. Environmental factors that impact the eating behaviors of low-income African American adolescents in Baltimore City. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2013 Nov-Dec; 45(6):652-60. PMID: 23916684.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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