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Stephen McGarvey

Stephen McGarvey

Professor of Epidemiology and Anthropology

Department: Epidemiology

Phone: +1 401 863 1354

Email: Stephen_McGarvey@Brown.EDU

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Epidemiology and Anthropology - 863-1354

Research Summary

Pursues etiologic and applied global health research in the Pacific, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Research is concerned with understanding the broad range of causal factors for disease, examining environmental, genetic, behavioral, psychological and cultural phenomena that place individuals at risk.

Past or Present Projects Available:

Influences on birth weight in American Samoa; examining provider-patient relations in American Samoa; maternal factors in gestational diabetes in American Samoa. The use of doubly-labeled water as an effective and practical way of assessing energy expenditure and physical activity; high adiposity and related endocrine and metabolic abnormalities on the menstrual cycle function of Samoan women; barriers of prenatal care.