Krisztina Gero

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Affiliate Faculty, Department of Health Sciences

Office: 435 INV


Phone: 617.373.3114

Krisztina Gero is an epidemiologist interested in the trends and social determinants of chronic health conditions and mortality. Completing her Ph.D .at Osaka University in Japan, her research assessed cardiovascular morbidity and mortality trends related to high blood pressure, physical inactivity, and high salt intake among Hungarians, Japanese, and Chinese. As a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, she extended the scope of her research to examine how social determinants affect physical and mental health, with a particular focus on relative income deprivation related to depressive symptoms and favorable cardiovascular health, as well as the possible moderator effects of life priorities on these associations. Currently, Dr. Gero is working with Dr. Daniel Kim as a postdoctoral research associate to identify the social determinants that most strongly predict CVD incidence and mortality and its risk factors, with the ultimate goal of reducing the burden of cardiovascular diseases in the United States.