Rebecca Lawn, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Rebecca Lawn is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health working with Dr. Koenen. Dr. Lawn gained a first-class BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Newcastle University and received her Ph.D. from the University of Bristol, where she worked between the School of Psychological Science and the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit. Dr. Lawn’s Ph.D. research applied Mendelian randomization to investigate the causes and consequences of reproductive traits and behavior (including mental health disorders). Her current research interests include the relation of trauma and mental health disorders with women’s physical health over the life course, with a particular focus on experiences of sexual violence and cardiovascular health.