DEBORAH PEARLMAN

Deborah Pearlman's substantive research interests are in advancing a deeper understanding of how fundamental causes of disparity influence health over the lifespan. Her research examines the independent and joint effects of race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic position on potentially preventable chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma. Dr. Pearlman is among the first to develop an integrated approach to primary prevention of chronic diseases linked by common and preventable biological risk factors and related major behavioral risk factors.

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Biography

Dr. Pearlman received her Ph.D. in Health Policy at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, with a concentration in quantitative research methods and program evaluation. Her substantive research interests are in advancing a deeper understanding of how fundamental causes of disparity influence health over the lifespan. She also is involved in the design and evaluation of community-based programs to improve health outcomes of children (asthma) and adults (asthma, diabetes, CVD, arthritis). Three HIV-specific evaluations are under the auspices of the Rhode Island Department of Health Office of HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis. Two projects focus on improving linkage, engagement, and retention in care of HIV+ individuals who have dropped out of care. A third project focuses on individuals at high risk of HIV infection who may be unaware of their HIV status. Dr. Pearlman is recognized nationally for her work in women's health and to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes.

DEBORAH PEARLMAN, PHD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Research)
Department of Epidemiology
Phone: +1 401 863 6455
E-mail: Deborah_Pearlman@Brown.EDU

Deborah Pearlman's Brown Research URL:
http://research.brown.edu/myresearch/Deborah_Pearlman

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