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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Michigan Faculty Elected to Institute of Medicine

Dr. Arline Geronimus, researcher and professor of health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has been elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Dr. Geronimus is an international leader in the development of biopsychosocial models of population health, making seminal contributions to theory, methodology, empirical research, and practice. Best known for originating the interdisciplinary theory of “weathering,” Dr. Geronimus focuses on the complex influence of material, environmental, and psychosocial stressors on racial/ethnic health inequality from the societal to cellular level, with implications from fetal life through old age. In addition to its many scientific applications, the weathering approach informed the AFL-CIO Gulf Coast Revitalization Project after Hurricane Katrina and the development of the Emerald Cities Collaborative, a national network to advance a sustainable environment while creating economic opportunity.