Wayne Lawrence

Fellow, National Institutes of Health
  • United States of America

About Wayne Lawrence

Dr. Wayne Lawrence is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on understanding how the social environment contributes to disparities in disease risk and mortality  among structurally marginalized populations. His research seeks to understand the relationship between the neighborhood environment and health. More specifically, how do the residential area circumstances in which individuals are born, grow, live, work, and age affect their health and quality of life. Currently, he is investigating the contributions of racial residential segregation, psychosocial stressors, and barriers to quality medical care to exacerbating cancer disparities and premature mortality. His research also examines national trends in leading causes of death by race and ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.

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