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Marilyn Winkleby

Dr. Winkleby is Professor of Medicine (Research) at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine. Her work focuses on the health of low-income, ethnic minority, and other medically underserved populations supported by grants from NIH and other Federal and State agencies and her areas of interest are: cancer and cardiovascular disease health behaviors, risk factors and outcomes (smoking, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, obesity, diabetes, hypertension); health status of ethnic minority and low socioeconomic groups; community-based intervention studies; and neighborhood influences on health. A central feature of her work has been the combination of theoretical and scientific input with practical input from the community to understand behavioral, social, cultural, and economic determinants of health behaviors that are amenable to change. Dr. Winkebly’s research is congruent with a number of public service activities, including the 20-year-old Stanford Medical Youth Science Program, a summer residential pre-college pipeline program that is dedicated to encouraging low-income high school students to pursue higher education to prepare them for medical and other scientific careers.

Stanford Prevention Research Center 
Stanford University School of Medicine

Recent and Pending Publications

Bersamin A, Stafford RS and Winkleby MA. ( 2009). “Predictors of Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control Among Mexican American Women and Men.” Journal of General Internal Medicine, 24(3): 521-527.

Support for this program was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ® Princeton, New Jersey