Brigette is a social epidemiologist, working as a postdoctoral scholar at the California Preterm Birth Initiative at the University of California San Francisco. Brigette’s research focuses on the impact of structural racism on health across the life course, with a particular interest in how structural racism is conceptualized and measured in epidemiologic research. She is also interested in studying racism as a type of trauma, social justice and community-level resilience, police violence, and physiologic responses to stress. She was part of the FXB Center’s first doctoral cohort and is an alumna of the RWJF Health Policy Research Scholars program. She earned a PhD from Harvard University in Population Health Sciences. She holds an MPH from Yale School of Public Health, and a BA from Swarthmore College.