Shauna Elbers Carlisle

Shauna Elbers Carlisle is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Bothell in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (SIAS), where she is Director of the Master of Arts in Policy Studies program. Her primary research focus lies within social epidemiology and the social demography of health disparities. She investigates the intersection of race, ethnicity, and nativity, and its implications on population health and well-being. Much of her research to date has focused on sub-group similarities and differences in chronic health outcomes among foreign-born and native-born populations with special interest in experiences of African, Afro-Caribbean, and African American populations. Her recent research examines the relationship between adult health outcomes and biopsychosocial processes through the life course. She is particularly interested in modeling the effects of daily racial hassles from childhood through adulthood and its impact on adult health and social well-being. Dr. Carlisle’s research incorporates an interdisciplinary approach bridging the fields of social work, public health, and psychology.