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Genomics and Development Across the Life Course

Sat, October 6, 1:15 to 2:45pm, Doubletree Hilton, Room: Coronado

Session Type: Invited Symposium

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Kathleen Mullan Harris is the James E. Haar Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, and Faculty Fellow at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on social inequality and health with particular interests in health disparities, sociogenomics, and life course processes. Dr. Harris is Director and Principal Investigator of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) in which she is leading multidisciplinary research on the social, environmental, behavioral, biological and genetic linkages in developmental and health trajectories from adolescence into adulthood. Her publications appear in a wide range of disciplinary journals including demography, genetics, family, epidemiology, biology, public policy, survey methodology, and medicine. Dr. Harris is past president of the Population Association of America and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in demography from the University of Pennsylvania.

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