Dr. Sandra Albrecht is formally trained as a social epidemiologist, with additional training in the social sciences, nutrition, and in both chronic and infectious diseases. Her research is focused on the social and neighborhood-level factors that contribute to the high burden of nutrition-related diseases in immigrants and among Hispanics/Latinos. She is on the faculty at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University where she also received her MPH. Dr. Albrecht received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. Prior to becoming a professor, she worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Much of her work and interests draw on her experiences being born and raised in Queens, NY in an Ecuadorian immigrant family.
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