Meena Kumari


Meena is a Professor and Director of Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex. Meena is a Professor of biological and social epidemiology based at the University of Essex.  She is the associate director for health and biomarker content and research in Understanding Society and leads research on the social-biological interface and genetic epidemiology as an investigator for the study.  Meena previously worked in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL and is currently an honorary Professor, Division of Psychiatry, UCL. 

Meena's research interests are the biological pathways by which the social environment and health are linked over the lifecourse and use of genetic epidemiology to inform understanding of the causal influence of environmentally modifiable risk factors.