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Deborah Karasek, PhD, MPH

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 490 Illinois Street, 9228
San Francisco, CA 94107
Academic Phone: 650-387-2562

Research/Clinical Interests

Social epidemiology, perinatal health, policy evaluation, economic and racial inequities in preterm birth, impacts of economic insecurity, neighborhood housing conditions, and social policy on the health and well-being of pregnant people and their families.


Year Institution & Location Degree Field of Study
2003 Stanford University BA Human Biology
2008 University of California, Berkeley MPH Epidemiology/Biostatistics
2017 University of California, Berkeley PhD Epidemiology

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2011 Epidemiology Division Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health
2012 Dowdle Fellowship, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health
2019 Poster Award Winner, Population Association of America Annual Meeting