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Laura Chyu

Laura Chyu

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

B.A., Stanford University, Human Biology
M.A., Stanford University, Anthropological Sciences
Ph.D., UCLA, Public Health, minor in Social Demography
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University, Cells to Society Center on Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research

Dr. Chyu teaches both introductory and upper division courses in the Public Health Program., including Women’s Health, Human Health and Disease, Epidemiology, and Evidence-Based Public Health. Her primary research interests lie in women's health and well-being over the life course, focusing on how social contexts and experiences are embodied physiologically and manifest as gendered and social disparities in health. Using data from large population health survey datasets, she examines the dynamic interplay of biological and social processes at different life stages, including adolescence, reproductive years, and menopause, and how they are connected to form health and aging trajectories.  She is also interested in the public health ethics of assisted reproductive technology and fertility decision-making processes.

Courses
  • PHSC 1  Human Health and Disease
  • PHSC 11 Women's Health
  • PHSC 100 Epidemiology
  • PHSC 150 Evidence-based Public Health
  • PHSC 190 Public Health Capstone