Professor of Sociologyrtkimbro@rice.edu
Rachel Tolbert Kimbro (Ph.D., 2005, Princeton University) is Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of the Kinder Institute's Urban Health Program at Rice. Dr. Kimbro earned her M.A. in Sociology at Princeton and her B.A. in Sociology and Policy Studies at Rice. Following her graduate work, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received training in interdisciplinary population health. Dr. Kimbro’s research focuses on racial and ethnic health disparities and family influences on health behaviors and outcomes. Current work examines the effects of eviction on the well-being of mothers and children; the influence of neighborhood characteristics on child obesity and food insecurity; and the physical activity of young immigrant children. Her work is funded by the Foundation for Child Development, the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Active Living Program.