Laura Smart Richman

Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences
Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Dr. Richman's research broadly focuses on understanding factors that contribute to health disparities for disadvantaged groups. Some research areas include the role of social status, gentrification, and social network characteristics on health behaviors and outcomes. 

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Areas of expertise: Health Behavior and Health Measurement


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia (1997)
  • M.A., University of Virginia (1994)
  • B.S., University of Maryland, College Park (1992)

Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708


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