Yenee Soh, ScD, SM, was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, and in the California Dementia Epidemiology Postdoctoral Training Program. Dr. Soh earned her doctorate (ScD) in Social and Behavioral Sciences, and her master’s (SM) in Epidemiology, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Macalester College.
Dr. Soh is broadly interested in social determinants of population health and health disparities across the life course. Her prior research focused on the role of psychosocial risk factors, such as depression and loneliness, on cardiovascular morbidities among middle-aged and older adults. Currently, her research examines the social determinants and epidemiology of dementia and late life cognitive function, with emphasis on: (1) the role of education quality and occupation complexity on racial and ethnic disparities in risk of dementia, and (2) the extent to which social and biological factors influence sex disparities in dementia and cognitive decline.
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Primary Research Interests
- Social determinants of health across the life course
- Health disparities
- Psychosocial risk factors
- Aging, dementia and cognitive function
- Causal inference and longitudinal research methods