David H. Chae

Emory University


David H. Chae is in Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Dr. Chae is a social epidemiologist who studies health disparities and the implications of stressors experienced by minorities. A particular focus of his research is on discrimination, a qualitatively unique form of psychosocial stress that has been associated with poor mental health, harmful health behaviors, and indicators of chronic disease risk. Dr. Chae examines pathways linking discrimination and health, including family and relationship dynamics, dimensions of group identity, and implicit in-group bias. He examines these processes in relation to indicators of physiologic dysregulation, including inflammation, endocrine stress markers, and accelerated telomeric aging. Dr. Chae also studies how social factors at the area-level generate population patterns in health.