Much of Dr. Geronimus’ research is related to the analytic framework known as “weathering,” which she developed to help understand how cumulative experience with social inequality and stressful environments contributes to health disparities, particularly poor health outcomes among African-Americans. In particular, she studies the social construction of teenage childbearing as a public health or social problem, urban/rural differences in health among high poverty populations in the U.S., and the impact of social ideologies and public policies on the health of marginalized groups. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.
- Sc.D., Behavioral Sciences, Harvard University
- A.B., Politics, Princeton University