Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Eric Loucks focuses his research on the nexus of physiology and social determinants of cardiovascular disease, particularly such factors as education, socioeconomic conditions in childhood, and the quality of care that children receive from their parents.
His research agenda is: (1) To evaluate whether there are causal associations between educational attainment and health, using techniques that elucidate biological mechanisms, account for infrequently measured confounders, and evaluate education interventions; and (2) To determine whether childhood family psychosocial environment and childhood socioeconomic circumstances influence health and biological risk factors for coronary heart disease.
Loucks received his PhD in 2002 in Pharmacology & Therapeutics at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. From 2002 to 2006 he was a Research Fellow at Harvard University in the Department of Society, Human Development and Health.