Pachucki Receives R21 Award from NIH

Mark Pachucki | UMass Amherst Sociology

Assistant professor Mark Pachucki received a two-year R21 award from the National Institutes of Health through the National Institute of Nursing Research. His project, “Social Network Analysis of Puberty, Activity Behaviors, and Health Disparities” with Lindsay Hoyt (Co-PI, Fordham University), John Sirard (Co-I, Kinesiology), and Genevieve Chandler (Co-I, Nursing) aims to investigate social and biological pathways through which adolescent activity behaviors, relationship environments, and pubertal development may interact to shape later-life racial/ethnic risk disparities in cardiometabolic health.

Pachucki's research interests include social determinants of health, culture, and social network dynamics. "If we better understand how, when, and why people are connected, we can gain insight into how health and culture changes at the individual, interpersonal, and population level over time." Prior to joining UMass, he was on the faculties at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His post-doctoral training was with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program at UC Berkeley and UCSF.

May 11, 2018