Heather Shattuck-Heidorn

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Assistant professor at University of Southern Maine; cofounder and assistant director of the Harvard GenderSci Lab (www.genderscilab.org). State Refugee Health Coordinator for Maine. 

I work at the intersection of public health, human biology, and social theory. I focus on how social constructs like gender, race, and class impact human well-being. I have extensive experience in quantitative research methods, community collaboration, and partnership building with a variety of stakeholders, as well as experience in leadership and team-building.  

Past projects include analysis of health/human biology of adolescent Gambian teens, recent immigrants and refugees in the US, sex and race disparities in COVID-19 outcomes, and in relation to gender/sex diversity. I also have experience in federal and state policy, including Medicaid and adherence to federal program regulations, and international and domestic research experience. 

I have strong writing skills in both academic and public-facing writing. As an example of academic publishing, see my recent article on how gender/sex and race interact in COVID-19 outcomes (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11606-021-06699-4), or my recent piece on thinking beyond binary categories of sex in human biology (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34096131/). For public-facing writing, see my recent op-ed in the NYT (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/opinion/sex-differences-covid.html), or my work at the Harvard GenderSci Lab (www.genderscilab.org). I also have substantial experience in teaching, professional presentations, and creating educational/technical materials, including technical writing for medical professionals.



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