Karen Schliep Research Ranked Among 10 Best Epidemiology Articles
Jun 14, 2021 10:05 AM
The American Journal of Epidemiology annually releases its highlights of the past year, making special reference of articles and reviews that demonstrate the best work done in the field. This year, an article written by Public Health assistant professor Karen Schliep, PhD, MPH, “Invited Commentary: Women’s Reproductive Life Spans and Subsequent Inflammatory Profiles—How to Best Measure Reproductive LifeSpan and the Need for Baseline Assessments,” was among those rated as top scholarship by the journal’s editors.
The article, which was listed fifth in the rankings, takes a look at the interaction between reproductive lifespans in women and the risk of inflammatory chronic disease. In the commentary Schliep expands on the work of Huang et al., whose research attempts to discover why women with longer reproductive lifespans appear to be at lower risk for inflammation-based chronic diseases.
“As someone who considers herself to still be an epidemiologist-in-training, this recognition is one of the top highlights of my career to date,” said Schliep of the honor.
Schliep’s award will be officially announced at the 2021 Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) meeting, which will take place virtually later in June.