She explores the health effects of neighborhoods, workplaces

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She explores the health effects of neighborhoods, workplaces

Wendy Barrington studies how environments influence behavior decisions, affect equity of choices

Wendy Barrington is passionate about promoting health equity and credits her social justice orientation to her African-American and white background. Her experience living in different places – from suburban Oregon and California to rural New Mexico – has also spurred her interest in neighborhoods and health.

“In all these places, I’ve seen differences perpetuated by systematic injustices,” Barrington says. “That has shaped my desire for wanting to do something to rectify that.”