Irene Headen, PhD

SSDL Affiliate; Assistant Professor at Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health

Dr. Irene Headen is an Assistant Professor of Black Health in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health. Her research investigates the social and structural determinants of racial/ethnic inequities in adverse pregnancy outcomes. In particular, her work focuses on identifying neighborhood and community factors underlying these inequities and understanding how systems science methods can help translate these factors into multilevel interventions to improve Black maternal health outcomes. She received her doctoral degree in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015 and continued on to complete postdoctoral fellowships at UC Berkeley and the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative.

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