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About Jamie Seabrook

Dr. Jamie Seabrook is a sociologist and epidemiologist at Brescia University College whose research primarily focuses on the social determinants of maternal, perinatal and child health outcomes.

Children's Health Collaborators: Jason Gilliland, Rodrick Lim, and Douglas Fraser

In addition, Dr. Seabrook’s research examines the impact of stress exposure and risk-taking behaviour on health disparities, and how these proximate causes of health outcomes are mediated by factors such as socioeconomic status, gender, and race/ethnicity. The long-term goal of Dr. Seabrook's work is to use research outcomes to modulate those early determinants of health rather than later-life behaviour.

Research Areas: Socioeconomic status and health inequality across the life course, Fetal origins of adult disease, The influence of childhood family structure on status attainment and health, Genotype-environment interactions and developmental trajectories over time, Study design and advanced statistical methods
Area of Expertise: Social determinants of health, Relationship between maternal and child health

Research Group: Children's Health
Research Interest Area: Societal and cultural dimensions of health

Research Overview
My research focuses on the influence of social and economic disadvantage on health outcomes across the life course.

Two areas of particular interest for me are the impact of family structure on children’s health and future status attainment, and genotype-environment interactions and developmental trajectories. Through improved understanding of the social determinants of health, health promotion strategies can focus its attention on the primary determinants of health, rather than behaviour modification of lifestyle choices per se.

Keywords: Children, Health, Statistics, Families


Present Adjunct Research Professor, Western University Department of Paediatrics
Present Professor, Western University Brescia University College, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences
Present Professor, Western University Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Present Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute ‐ Children's Health Research Institute (CHRI)

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