Helen Meier

Helen Carmon Spink Meier

Assistant Research Scientist, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research and Adjunct Lecturer in Epidemiology, School of Public Health


Dr. Meier’s research focuses on biosocial approaches to health inequalities and aging. She is an epidemiologist and uses a life course framework to understand the molecular pathways by which social and environmental exposures occurring throughout life get “under the skin” to affect adult and later life health. Dr. Meier is specifically interested in the biology of immune aging and immunological dysfunction as key factors in the aging process. Dr. Meier investigates health and health inequities using a multi-level approach from biomarkers to structural drivers.

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