EBPhD student Wenjia Wei was awarded for the EBPI mini grant “Guest Scientist for a Day”.
Wenjia receives internal funding for inviting Prof. Mariana Arcaya from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge to the EBPI for a one-day study visit entitled “Innovative health research methods in studies of area variation in health”.
Prof. Mariana Arcaya is a social epidemiologist and urban planner whose work explores dynamic relationships between geographic contexts, particularly neighborhoods, and health. Mariana conducts scholarly and policy-relevant research in two main areas: 1) bi-directional relationships between place and health, including how health considerations shape socioeconomic outcomes for individuals and communities, and 2) applied and translational research on the social determinants of health, particularly health risk factors shaped by urban policy and planning decisions.
We are looking forward to welcoming Mariana in mid-May, 2018.
Congratulations for this achievement, Wenjia!