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Linnea Evans, MPH received her PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in August 2017. Dr. Evan’s research focuses on how health inequities develop during the transition from adolescence to adulthood, particularly at the intersection of race and gender. Her dissertation, “Racialized realignment of time: How time-use may be shaped by early life disadvantage, predict stress, and contribute to racial disparities in early onset hypertension” examined these issues from a U.S. population-level perspective, as well as qualitatively in the contextual space of Detroit, Michigan. She employs theoretical perspectives from social demography, psychology, and anthropology, along with her training in biology and public health to provide a nuanced understanding of how everyday differences in the structured lived experiences of youth and young adults may provide clues about how best to address health disparities. As a HDRS postdoctoral fellow, she aims to extend her work with Black adolescents in a longitudinal nature, investigating changes in expectations and obligations, time-use, and management of stressors as one nears the end of the high school years and transitions to the next progression.