My Journey to Injury Control Research: From Counting Babies to Secret Murders

Tues., March 9, 2021, 7 p.m., Webinar on Zoom

Dr. Lori Ann Post

Dr. Lori Ann Post

Join us for a fascinating exploration of modern demography with Dr. Lori Ann Post of Northwestern University. Dr. Post’s research has included a wide variety of issues from the influence of socioeconomic status on fertility rates to population estimates of “invisible women” who were murdered and forgotten to today’s opioid and gun violence crises.

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Dr. Lori Ann Post is Buehler Professor for Emergency Medicine and Medical Social Sciences, Director of the Buehler Center for Health Policy & Economics, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Post graduated high school in Botucatu, Brazil, and returned to America for a degree in International Development. To earn science credits for a bachelor’s degree, she signed up for a program at the University of London and Cambridge University in Forensic Anthropology, Human Identification and Osteology. She studied Demography during graduate school in the US. She focused on the intersection of gender-based violence and elder abuse at Michigan State University, Yale University, and now at Northwestern University. Her injury control research program includes topics such as violence, mass shootings, and overdose deaths.