Lindsay Fernández-Rhodes

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Education

Ph.D. Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016

MSPH Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011

Post-baccalaureate Training, National Institue of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2009

B.S. Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007

Current Projects With Dr. Aiello

Lindsay is working on the Sacramento Area Latino Aging Study (SALSA) and the Niños Lifestyle & Diabetes Study (NLDS)

Research Interests

Lindsay's research interests include:

  • Migration and Hispanic/Latino health
  • Bio-social and epigenetic mechanisms involved in the intergenerational transmission of health risks
  • Racial/ethnic health disparities
  • Gene-Environment interactions
  • Life course consequences of psychosocial, acculturative, and socioeconomic stressors
  • Genetic epidemiology of under-studied minorities

Experience

Lindsay joined the Aiello Research Group in 2016 after receiving her PhD in Epidemiology and a Certificate in Global Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  During her graduate studies she trained in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology (Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional Training Grant) and completed her MSPH/PhD work on the Genetic Epidemiology of Reproduction, Growth and Development in women and racial/ethnic minorities. Specifically, her American Heart Association-supported dissertation focused on the roles of acculturation, genetic risk factors, and their interactions on obesity in Hispanic/Latinos.  Her previous education in Biology, and experience in Neurogenetics (NIH Intramural Research Training Award) have helped her bring a biologic perspective to the bio-social work with Dr. Aiello in the Sacramento Area Latino Aging Study (SALSA) and the Niños Lifestyle Diabetes Study (NLDS).

Hobbies

Dancing, Traveling, Enjoying Wine

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