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Knitting Networks / Tejiendo Redes

52 EpisodesProduced by Francisca Ortiz y Alejandro Espinosa-RadaWebsite

Here you will find conversations with people who works on network analysis. You will hear about the history of it, recommendations of literature and some of the latest methodological/theoretical advances of it. Podcasters:Francisca Ortiz Ruiz, Postdoctoral Researcher at Millennium Institute for Care… read more


27.Laura Koehly

Capítulo en Inglés / Chapter in English

Laura M. Koehly, Ph.D., is chief and senior investigator in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health. She earned her Ph.D. in quantitative psychology from the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign. Following graduate school, Dr. Koehly was a research associate at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and on the faculty at the University of Iowa and Texas A&M University. Dr. Koehly joined the NHGRI faculty in 2005.

Dr. Koehly's research focuses on developing and applying social network methods to the study of complex social systems, such as families and communities. Her expertise is on family network systems and the role of family social ties in individual members' engagement in health behaviors. Dr. Koehly is particularly interested in how genetic/genomic risk information can be used to activate network processes to improve families' health. Understanding the familial culture from a network perspective is important for the delivery of healthcare services and dissemination of genetic risk information.

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You can access her publications in the next link.

The interview was done by Francisca Ortiz


Laura M. Koehly, Ph.D., es la investigadora principal y principal de la Rama de Investigación Social y del Comportamiento, Instituto Nacional de Investigación del Genoma Humano (NHGRI), Institutos Nacionales de Salud. Obtuvo su Ph.D. en psicología cuantitativa de la Universidad de Illinois - Urbana / Champaign. Después de la escuela de posgrado, el Dr. Koehly fue investigador asociado en la Universidad de Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center y en la facultad de la Universidad de Iowa y la Universidad Texas A&M. El Dr. Koehly se unió a la facultad de NHGRI en 2005.

La investigación del Dr. Koehly se enfoca en desarrollar y aplicar métodos de redes sociales al estudio de sistemas sociales complejos, como familias y comunidades. Su experiencia está en los sistemas de redes familiares y el papel de los lazos sociales familiares en la participación de los miembros individuales en los comportamientos de salud. El Dr. Koehly está particularmente interesado en cómo se puede utilizar la información de riesgo genético / genómico para activar procesos de red para mejorar la salud de las familias. Comprender la cultura familiar desde una perspectiva de red es importante para la prestación de servicios de salud y la difusión de información sobre riesgos genéticos.

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Puedes encontrar sus publicaciones en el siguiente link.

Esta entrevista fue realizada por Francisca Ortiz

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