Daniel W. Belsky
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine; Research Assistant Professor, SSRI; Faculty Fellow of the Center for Child and Family Policy
Dan Belsky is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, a research assistant professor at the Social Science Research Institute and a faculty research scholar at the Duke University Population Research Institute.
Belsky works at the intersection of genetics, the social and behavioral sciences, and public health. His work brings together discoveries from the cutting edge of genome science and longitudinal data from population-based cohorts to identify mechanisms that cause accelerated health decline in older age. Belsky takes a life-span approach that encompasses research on cohorts of children, young and middle-aged adults, and older adults. His goal is is to understand why socioeconomically disadvantaged populations suffer increased morbidity in older age and earlier mortality and to devise strategies for intervention to mitigate these health inequalities.
- Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 2012
- Marioni, RE; Belsky, DW; Deary, IJ; Wagner, W (2018) Association of facial ageing with DNA methylation and epigenetic age predictions. Clinical Epigenetics, 10, 140, [doi], [abs]
- Gaydosh, L; Belsky, DW; Domingue, BW; Boardman, JD; Harris, KM (2018) Father Absence and Accelerated Reproductive Development in Non-Hispanic White Women in the United States Demography, 55, 1245-1267, [doi]
- Belsky, DW; Domingue, BW; Wedow, R; Arseneault, L; Boardman, JD; Caspi, A; Conley, D; Fletcher, JM; Freese, J; Herd, P; Moffitt, TE; Poulton, R; Sicinski, K; Wertz, J; Harris, KM (2018) Genetic analysis of social-class mobility in five longitudinal studies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115, E7275-E7284, [doi], [abs]
- Belsky, DW (2018) LIFE-COURSE LONGITUDINAL STUDIES ARE NEEDED TO ADVANCE INTEGRATION OF GENOMICS AND SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY American Journal of Epidemiology, 187, 1337-1338, [doi]
- Belsky, DW; Moffitt, TE; Cohen, AA; Corcoran, DL; Levine, ME; Prinz, JA; Schaefer, J; Sugden, K; Williams, B; Poulton, R; Caspi, A (2018) Eleven Telomere, Epigenetic Clock, and Biomarker-Composite Quantifications of Biological Aging: Do They Measure the Same Thing? American Journal of Epidemiology, 187, 1220-1230, [doi], [abs]