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Gene-environment interplay and the biology of misfortune
Jill Joseph Lecture: Gene-Environment Interplay and the Biology of Misfortune
Presented by Tom Boyce, M.D.
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry,
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Co-Director and Senior Fellow
Child and Brain Development Program
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
As a social epidemiologist and a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, Dr. Boyce’s research addresses how genetic, neural and psychosocial processes work together to produce inequalities in childhood health and disease across different socioeconomic groups. His work has shown how psychological stress and neurobiological reactivity to aversive social contexts interact to produce disorders of both physical and mental health in populations of children.
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