Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medical Social Sciences

Mechanisms of Health & Disease

This area of research emphasizes multi-level mechanisms of disease onset, progression, and mortality. Mechanisms investigated include neural, neuro-immune, personality developmental, family, stress-related, and social influences on health and disease spanning from the prenatal period through the end of life in both at-risk, clinical, and community populations.

The three primary programs focused in this area are: