Joshua Rivenbark is a MD/PhD dual-degree student pursuing his PhD in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Broadly he is interested in how social and economic inequalities come to influence population health disparities, both in the US and internationally. One of his current areas of research focuses on young people's perceptions of their status and mobility within society, and how those factors influence their health over time. Another line of research examines the impact of experiences of stigma and discrimination on targeted groups' health and health behaviors, across various points in the life course. Joshua currently has projects based in the US, France, and Cambodia. After completing the MD/PhD training, he plans to continue his research on population inequalities and health while pursuing a clinical residency in Internal Medicine.
Prior to attending Duke, Joshua worked in the research laboratory of Wayne Yokoyama, MD, at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine for two years. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Iowa State University in 2010.
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