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Peter Rej, Ph.D.
Research Associate

Dr. Peter Rej is a biocultural anthropologist with a background in community-based participatory research and a commitment to understanding (and correcting) health, social, and structural inequalities. Dr. Rej earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Florida, where he investigated how social stressors (e.g., conflict, discrimination, and socioeconomic status) became embodied and influenced health and wellbeing in both locally based and international projects. He then completed a post-doc at the University of Washington, where he examined the interplay between environment, culture, and specific genetic/epigenetic indicators of health. Currently, Dr. Rej serves as a Research Fellow at the Psychology Applied Research Center at LMU and as a Senior Researcher with Imoyase Community Support Services, where he works on the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Project and the Ready to Rise project, respectively. Dr. Rej also holds a MA in Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati and a BS in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from UC Santa Cruz with a minor in History.