Daniel P. Keating

Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry & Pediatrics, and Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, USA

About the author:

My primary interests are understanding the nature of biological embedding of developmental experiences and the impact of that on life-long developmental health for individuals, as well as on populations and societies.

What I want to achieve:

The research on the impact of early life adversity is closely connected to social inequality and the negative effects of steep social gradients in developmental health. My goal is to inform researchers, policy makers, and the public at large that these effects arise in large part from the biological embedding, often through epigenetic mechanisms, of harsh, hostile, or suboptimal social environments. International research indicates that steep inequality is not inevitable.