Elleni Hailu is a PhD student in the Division of Epidemiology at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health. Her interests are in addressing the ways in which place-based markers of structural racism (ex. mass incarceration) are biologically embedded across the lifecourse to influence racial inequities in cardiovascular and adverse maternal health outcomes. She aims to employ interdisciplinary theories and biopsychosocial frameworks along with robust and novel data analytic methods to conduct research that informs policies intended to dismantle processes that maintain the cycle of health inequities. Her current work examines multi-level stressors and structural factors that shape the disproportionate burden of adverse health outcomes among racially/ethnically marginalized populations in multi-center and intergenerational cohorts. She holds a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology/Biostatistics from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Sciences from Santa Clara University.
Real name:Elleni Hailu