Dr. Dean is Associate Professor in Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, after being Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine since 2013.  Her work focuses on privilege and health, including social (racism, discrimination, social capital) and economic (consumer credit, socioeconomic position) determinants of disparities in cancer and HIV. She has led several studies as PI of an NIH K01, NIAID R21, NINR R21, NIH F31, and Center for AIDS Research grants. She holds a doctorate from Harvard School of Public Health and was a J. William Fulbright program awardee to Venezuela.  

Authored by Lorraine Dean, ScD

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Social Epidemiology's Role in Shifting the Paradigm

Voices of a New Paradigm: The AcademyHealth Paradigm Project is profiling leaders whose work helps point Health Services Research in a new direction. Some are new to HSR, others may just be new to us – leaders in other fields whose work is inspiring or applicable. All are challenging the limits of the current paradigm in ways that help make HSR more effective and have greater impact.
Posted By Kevin Frick, Ph.D., Lorraine Dean, ScD