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Yenee Soh, ScD, SM

Yenee  Soh, ScD, SM

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.

Past Positions

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Section Affiliations

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


State-Level Indicators of Childhood Educational Quality and Incident Dementia in Older Black and White Adults

Authors: Soh, Yenee; Whitmer, Rachel A; Mayeda, Elizabeth Rose; Glymour, M Maria; Peterson, Rachel L; Eng, Chloe W; Quesenberry, Charles P; Manly, Jennifer J; Gilsanz, Paola

JAMA Neurol. 2023 Apr 01;80(4):352-359.

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Rural residence across the life course and late-life cognitive decline in KHANDLE: A causal inference study

Authors: Peterson, Rachel L; Gilsanz, Paola; Lor, Yi; George, Kristen M; Ko, Michelle; Wagner, Jenny; Soh, Yenee; Meyer, Oanh L; Glymour, M Maria; Whitmer, Rachel A

Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2023 Jan-Mar;15(1):e12399. Epub 2023-02-03.

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