Ashleigh J. Rich, Ph.D., MPH
Population Science Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. | University of British Columbia | Population & Public Health
MPH | University of British Columbia | Population & Public Health
B.A. | Smith College | Antropology
Ashleigh Rich, Ph.D., MPH is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. She is a social epidemiologist with a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health. Her research focuses on sex/gender, health inequities and sexual and gender minority populations, with particular attention to HIV and transgender health. Her dissertation research investigated the epidemiology of chronic illness for transgender people living with and without HIV in the US and Canada. Broadly, her areas of interest include minority stress, structural stigma, HIV comorbidities and methods and measurement issues in sexual and gender minority health research.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship2021,
- LITE Plus: Biopsychosocial Mechanisms Linking Gender Minority Stress and HIV Comorbidities | LITE Plus is a multisite longitudinal cohort study of Black and Latina transgender women living with HIV in Boston, MA and Washington, DC assessing relationships between experiences of intersectional stigma, allostatic load, and HIV comorbidities- specifically mental health and cardiovascular disease outcomes.