Courtney Boen is an Assistant Professor and Axilrod Faculty Fellow in the Department of Sociology and the Graduate Group in Demography and a Research Associate in the Penn Population Studies Center and Population Aging Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Boen’s research focuses primarily on the social determinants of population health inequality, with particular attention to the social factors producing racial, immigrant-native, and socioeconomic health inequities. Utilizing biomarkers of physiological functioning and aging and a variety of analytic techniques, her work aims to improve scientific understanding how macro-level social inequality shapes micro-level biophysiological processes to produce health disparities from birth through late life. Currently, Dr. Boen is leading several research projects examining how structures of racial domination and immigrant exclusion pattern stress exposure across domains of social life (e.g., in contacts with the criminal justice system, in exposure to immigration enforcement activities, in exclusion from processes of wealth accumulation) in ways that shape population health trends. Her research has been published in a number of journals, including the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science and Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, The Journals of Gerontology, Biodemography and Social Biology, the Journal of Aging and Health, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Boen received her PhD in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MPH from Tufts University.