Arline T. Geronimus

University of Michigan

Arline T. Geronimus, associate professor in the department of public health policy and administration, and research affiliate at the Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, completed a manuscript setting forth her "weathering" thesis--that early childbearing among impoverished African American women may be an adaptive response to the prospect of deteriorating health as they age. She also completed a paper comparing premature adult mortality among white and black populations, which argues that persistently poor African Americans in the urban north are most at risk.

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