Dr Rebecca Benson

Rebecca Benson is a Research Associate at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London.  She earned her PhD in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin, where her thesis research examined whether the education gradient in obesity can be attributed to a causal effect of education and whether the effect of education on obesity differs depending on adolescent socioeconomic status or when in the life course education is undertaken.  Her research interests are in the bidirectional relationships between health and socioeconomic measures across the lifecourse and how policy makers might leverage these relationships to improve population health.