Advancing Nursing Science Together: Focus on Vulnerable Populations
Join us for discussions on women's health, child/family health and adult health including PhD graduate student research highlights.
Dr. Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, is a professor in the Department of Health Systems Science of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing and a Fellow at the UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy, where she has collaborated on scientific teams since 2004. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Her research interests center on social determinants of health and health disparities, particularly neighborhood environments. Urban food environments are a major focus of her research. She is involved in community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnerships in Detroit and Chicago
Dr. Zenk earned her doctorate in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where her predoctoral training was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Her doctoral dissertation focused on neighborhood racial composition, poverty, and food access in metropolitan Detroit using geographic information systems and spatial analysis. She completed postdoctoral training in IHRP's Center Education and Career Development Program, funded by the National Cancer Institute, in 2006.