Alexis Handal

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Dr. Handal's research approach incorporates social epidemiological methodology into occupational and environmental research, with the ultimate goal of reducing health inequities and helping to improve maternal-child health and worker health in populations with limited resources. Her approach weaves social theories into environmental and occupational epidemiology and reproductive epidemiology, which have traditionally been more focused on assessing physical exposures without a consideration of the social, political, and economic context. Dr. Handal’s expertise is in primary data collection and epidemiologic field methodology in challenging environments, such as rural and low-income country settings, using community-based participatory and engaged approaches.