Dr. Kammi Schmeer appointed as Associate Director of IPR
Dr. Kammi Schmeer, Associate Professor of Sociology, received her PhD in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a graduate trainee in demography at the Carolina Population Center, child development at the Carolina Consortium on Human Development, and public health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. While at OSU, Dr. Schmeer received additional training in biomarkers and measures of physiological stress via a K01 award from NICHD (2014-2019). With interdisciplinary research interests, Schmeer has developed strong collaborative ties across OSU’s campus and has worked on externally and internally funded research projects with the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, the Institute for Behavioral Medical Research, and the College of Nursing. Her population health and family contexts research is focused on vulnerable populations in the U.S. and abroad (currently, collaborating on projects in Bangladesh, Mexico, Nicaragua and Rwanda). She has been an active affiliate of IPR for 15 years and has served as a mentor for junior investigators on previous IPR seed grants.