Harvard Catalyst Profiles

Contact, publication, and social network information about Harvard faculty and fellows.

Login and Edit functionaility are currrently unavailable.

Search Result Details

This page shows the details of why an item matched the keywords from your search.
One or more keywords matched the following properties of Krieger, Nancy
overview Nancy Krieger is Professor of Social Epidemiology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the HSPH Interdisciplinary Concentration on Women, Gender, and Health. She has been a member of the School's faculty since 1995. Dr. Krieger is an internationally recognized social epidemiologist (PhD, Epidemiology, UC Berkeley, 1989), with a background in biochemistry, philosophy of science, and history of public health, plus 30+ years of activism involving social justice, science, and health. In 2004, she became an ISI highly cited scientist, a group comprising "less than one-half of one percent of all publishing researchers, with her ranking reaffirmed in the 2015 update." In 2013, she received the Wade Hampton Frost Award from the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association, and in 2015, she was awarded the American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professorship. In 2019, Dr. Krieger was ranked as being "in the top 0.01% of scientists based on your impact" for both total career and in 2017 by a new international standardized citations metrics author database, including as #1 among the 90 top scientists listed for 2017 with a primary field of public health and secondary field of epidemiology (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000384) Dr. Krieger's work addresses three topics: (1) conceptual frameworks to understand, analyze, and improve the people's health, including the ecosocial theory of disease distribution she first proposed in 1994 and its focus on embodiment and equity; (2) etiologic research on societal determinants of population health and health inequities; and (3) methodologic research on improving monitoring of health inequities. In April 2011, Dr. Krieger's book, Epidemiology and the People's Health: Theory and Context, was published by Oxford University Press. This book presents the argument for why epidemiologic theory matters. Tracing the history and contours of diverse epidemiologic theories of disease distribution from ancient societies on through the development of - and debates within - contemporary epidemiology worldwide, it considers their implications for improving population health and promoting health equity. She is also editor of Embodying Inequality: Epidemiologic Perspectives (Baywood Press, 2004) and co-editor, with Glen Margo, of AIDS: The Politics of Survival (Baywood Publishers, 1994), and, with Elizabeth Fee, of Women's Health, Politics, and Power: Essays on Sex/Gender, Medicine, and Public Health (Baywood Publishers, 1994). In 1994 she co-founded, and still chairs, the Spirit of 1848 Caucus of the American Public Health Association, which is concerned with the links between social justice and public health.
preferred title Professor of Social Epidemiology
One or more keywords matched the following items that are connected to Krieger, Nancy
Item TypeName
Academic Article Place, space, and health: GIS and epidemiology.
Academic Article The need for epidemiologic theory.
Academic Article Epidemiology, racism, and health: the case of low birth weight.
Academic Article Theories for social epidemiology in the 21st century: an ecosocial perspective.
Academic Article A glossary for social epidemiology.
Academic Article Questioning epidemiology: objectivity, advocacy, and socially responsible science.
Academic Article Re: "Who made John Snow a hero?".
Academic Article Re: "Seeking causal explanations in social epidemiology".
Academic Article Epidemiology and social sciences: towards a critical reengagement in the 21st century.
Academic Article Why epidemiologists cannot afford to ignore poverty.
Academic Article Biologic risk markers for coronary heart disease: nonlinear associations with income.
Academic Article Sticky webs, hungry spiders, buzzing flies, and fractal metaphors: on the misleading juxtaposition of "risk factor" versus "social" epidemiology.
Academic Article A glossary for social epidemiology.
Academic Article Ovarian function in late reproductive years in relation to lifetime experiences of abuse.
Academic Article Commentary: Society, biology and the logic of social epidemiology.
Academic Article Historical roots of social epidemiology: socioeconomic gradients in health and contextual analysis.
Academic Article What explains the public's health?--A call for epidemiologic theory.
Academic Article Commentary: ways of asking and ways of living: reflections on the 50th anniversary of Morris' ever-useful Uses of Epidemiology.
Academic Article Refiguring "race": epidemiology, racialized biology, and biological expressions of race relations.
Academic Article "Bodies count," and body counts: social epidemiology and embodying inequality.
Academic Article A geostatistical approach to large-scale disease mapping with temporal misalignment.
Academic Article Embodiment: a conceptual glossary for epidemiology.
Academic Article Epidemiologic theory and societal patterns of disease.
Academic Article Poverty and death in the United States--1973 and 1991.
Academic Article Surveillance bias and the excess risk of malignant melanoma among employees of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Academic Article Proximal, distal, and the politics of causation: what's level got to do with it?
Academic Article Burden of disease, health indicators and challenges for epidemiology in North America.
Academic Article Epidemiology and the web of causation: has anyone seen the spider?
Concept Epidemiology
Academic Article Visions for the 20th International Epidemiological Association's World Congress of Epidemiology (WCE 2014).
Academic Article Jim Crow and premature mortality among the US Black and White population, 1960-2009: an age-period-cohort analysis.
Academic Article On the causal interpretation of race.
Academic Article The real ecological fallacy: epidemiology and global climate change.
Grant Breast Cancer After The Women?s Health Initiative Study: Declining Incidence?
Grant Jim Crow & health disparities: exploring age-period-cohort effects
Academic Article The tale wagged by the DAG: broadening the scope of causal inference and explanation for epidemiology.
Search Criteria
  • Epidemiology
Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.