Debbie S. Barrington, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a Senior Research Fellow at the Division of Intramural Research in the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). As a recipient of the NIMHD Disparities Research and Education Advancing our Mission (DREAM) Career Transition Award K22MD006133, she is currently a DREAM fellow at the Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health (CRGGH).
Dr. Barrington's research interests focus on the social epidemiology of nativity status differentials in cardiovascular risk factors among black Americans, the study of the interplay between socioeconomic position, perinatal and cardiovascular health over the life course, and the inquiry into the role these interactions play in the production and reproduction of racial and ethnic health disparities within and across generations. She has come to CRGGH to enhance her knowledge in genetic epidemiology, and to expand her work to include the study of interactions between genetic and socio-environmental factors that contribute to racial/ethnic cardiovascular health disparities.
Dr. Barrington holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Princeton University, a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Boston University, a Doctorate degree in Epidemiologic Science from the University of Michigan, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at Columbia University.