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Areas of Expertise
- Health & Medical
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
Kammi Schmeer, MS, MA, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. Her research focuses on social inequalities, family contexts and population health across settings. Dr. Schmeer uses primary data collection and secondary data analysis tools to inform our understanding of how social structures impact women and children’s health, with a focus on low-income women and children. She also studies how exposure to adverse social conditions become biologically embedded in individuals and impact health over the life course. Dr. Schmeer is currently PI of an NIH-funded study assessing adverse family exposures, stress and health among women and adolescents in Nicaragua, and co-I on an NIH-funded 5-year longitudinal study of caregiver stress, child health and development among low-income mothers with young children in Columbus, Ohio.