Examining pathways from childhood trauma exposure to cardiometabolic disease risk: a population health study based on the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort

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MRCPHS24Ba Halligan

Research Theme

Population Health Sciences

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Childhood trauma is a risk factor for cardiometabolic disease (CMD), a leading global cause of premature death. This project will examine poor mental health as a potential pathway from trauma to CMD risk, using longitudinal data from the Pelotas 2004, Brazil-based cohort study. Brazil has high rates of childhood trauma, and high and increasing rates of CMDs. Understanding trauma-CMD pathways in such contexts can support effective prevention and intervention efforts.

Lead Supervisor

Professor Sarah Halligan

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