Meingold Chan

Postdoctoral Fellow


As a postdoctoral fellow in the Kobor lab, I am currently expanding my research to understand the biological embedding of early social experience through epigenetic pathways, specifically DNA methylation and epigenetic aging, and its impact on children’s health and development. I am also interested in understanding how culture, ethnic and racial identities may shape DNA methylation above and beyond genetic ancestry. My research goal is to further our understanding of the impact of social environment on children’s health, development, and epigenetics across race/ethnicity/culture.



Research Interests

Social Epigenetics
Children's socioemotional development
Racial/cultural differences

Research Methodology

Advanced quantitative research method (Structural equation modelling, multilevel modelling, longitudinal analysis)
qualitative research method
Mixed Methods Research
longitudinal research
cross-cultural research
secondary data analysis
psychometrics (measurement invariance, reliability, validity)

Research Centres, Clusters, Institutes

Research Options

I am available and interested in collaborations (e.g. clusters, grants).
I am interested in and conduct interdisciplinary research.

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