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Whitney Denary, MPH

Postgraduate Associate

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Whitney Denary, MPH


Whitney (she/her/hers) is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department. After completing her MPH at YSPH in 2020, she joined the Housing and Health Equity Lab, directed by Dr. Danya Keene. Whitney has worked on multiple projects in the lab, including Project ReSIDe, a mixed-methods, longitudinal R01 investigating the impacts of rental assistance and diabetes, and the COVID Eviction Project, a series of interviews investigating the impacts of rental moratoria during the pandemic. She is committed to understanding how housing can impact mental and physical health equity. Her dissertation research will focus on how housing displacement due to extreme climate events impacts individual and community health.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Yale School of Public Health (2020)
  • BS
    University of California, Davis, Psychology (2016)