Health at a Living Wage: Evidence from Natural Experiments

Project: Research project

Project Details


Dr. Kershaw is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a social epidemiologist, and her research focuses on understanding racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and place-based disparities in cardiometabolic risk. She has extensive experience in the application of geographic information systems (GIS) methodologies, longitudinal modeling, structural equation modeling, and hierarchical modeling approaches to examine the independent associations of various aspects of the neighborhood environment with health. As a Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study investigator and Chair of their Psychosocial Working Group, she has extensive experience working with the dataset including the geographic identifiers and the psychosocial factors. As a Co-Investigator on this grant, Dr. Kershaw will contribute her expertise with the CARDIA dataset and assist with the interpretation of results and dissemination of research findings. Dr. Kershaw will devote 8.33% effort in each year of the project.
Effective start/end date10/15/1810/14/20


  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (193405397 // 75863)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (193405397 // 75863)


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