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Jada Benn Torres

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Research Interests: Jada Benn Torres’ primary research area is the Anglophone Caribbean where she explores genetic ancestry and population history of African and Indigenous Caribbean peoples. A second emerging area of her research combines the tools and theories of genetic epidemiology with anthropology in order to holistically examine health disparities.  This work focuses on women’s health disparities, with a specific focus on the uterine fibroids among women of African descent.

Keywords: genetics, race, genetic ancestry, ancient DNA, health disparities, African descendants, Caribbean