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Becky L. Genberg

BECKY L. GENBERG, PhD, MPH, is the B. Frank and Kathleen Polk Professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Genberg was Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice at Brown University from 2013 to 2016. She received her PhD in Epidemiology (2010) and an MPH with a concentration in Population and Family Health Sciences (2002) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed post-doctoral training at the Brown University School of Public Health in 2012. Dr. Genberg practices social epidemiology, focusing her research on the social determinants driving health behaviors and outcomes and leveraging the methods of implementation science to examine the multilevel influences of health disparities in resource-limited settings. She believes in the objective of global health equity as an end and also as a constructive framework for organizing collaboration and aims. Dr. Genberg’s current research focuses broadly on HIV prevention and chronic disease management among vulnerable populations in the US and western Kenya. Through this lens, her work examines the longitudinal relationships between structural factors and individual behaviors related to engagement in HIV care and the social context of substance use. Her research is nested within the ongoing ALIVE observational cohort of people who inject drugs In Baltimore and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) consortium based in Eldoret, Kenya. Dr. Genberg is inspired by the work and legacies of B. Frank and Kathleen Polk and considers it a great honor to conduct her work in their name.