Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore Maryland
PhD, Sociology and Demography, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
MA, Sociology and Demography, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
MA, Social and Economic History (Historical Demography), University of Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Nau’s work focuses on the social determinants of health, obesity, and chronic disease prevention. She studies social and community characteristics that affect exposure to health risks and shape access to resources that promote good health.
Dr. Nau integrates information on social and community risk factors with medical information to improve the identification of high-risk patients and communities and to enhance prevention and care. She uses quantitative methods, including multilevel models, spatial analysis, Geographic Information Systems, demographic methods, and machine learning in her studies. She is also interested in collaborating with public health agencies and community associations to develop synergies around research and prevention.