Chantel Pheiffer is a social demographer who is fundamentally interested in understanding the social determinants of health. Her research investigates the ways in intersecting social identities—most recently gender and migration status—produce health inequalities for marginalized groups. She employs longitudinal data, and statistical and spatial methodologies, to study health outcomes such as hypertension, obesity, nutrition, and mental health. She has longstanding research collaborations in South Africa, which is the geographic focus of much of her work. Chantel’s research has been published in Health & Place, Social Science & Medicine, the Journal of Biosocial Science, and BMC Public Health. Chantel holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Brown University, an A.M in Global Development Policy from Boston University, and a B.A. in Government from Smith College. Chantel is also a Visiting Scholar in Population Studies at the Brown University Population Studies & Training Center.
chantel dot pheiffer at umb dot edu