Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar and Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Santos is a Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar and Associate Professor (tenured) at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. He is also the Director of the School of Nursing Biobehavioral Laboratory and the HEalth Resilience & Omics Science (HEROS) Hub, and Director of Training & Mentorship Division for the UNC Institute for Environmental Health Solutions, Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Santos is an expert in symptom science, Latino’s health, early life adversity, and genomics related to child development in at-risk populations. A major focus of his team is to understand the biological embedding of socio-cultural stressors, such as structural racism and discrimination, and related maternal-child health outcomes. Dr. Santos has a strong record of accomplishment in NIH funding (R01NR017199, R01NR019245, R03HD101413, K23NR017898). Dr. Santos is the incoming Councilor of Programming for CANS, and an elected member to the Board of Directors of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) and the U.S. Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD).