Research Interests

Health disparities, social epidemiology, biodemography and biomarkers, population health, aging, self-rated health.

Dissertation in progress: Socioeconomic status and health: A role for immune function and stress?"

Publications

Megan Todd, Noreen Goldman. " Do interviewer and physician health ratings predict mortality? A comparison with self-rated health." Published ahead of print. Epidemiology.

Audrey Dorelien, Deborah L. Balk, Megan Todd. "What is urban? Comparing a satellite view with the Demographic & Health Surveys." Population and Development Review. 39(3): 413-439.

Jennifer Dowd, Megan Todd, 2011. "Does self-reported health bias the measurement of health inequalities in U.S. adults? Evidence using anchoring vignettes from the Health and Retirement Study." The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 66B: 478-489. PMID: 21666144.

Erin Clayton, Megan Todd, Jennifer Dowd, Allison Aiello, 2011. "The Impact of Bisphenol A and Triclosan on Immune Parameters in the US Population, NHANES 2003-2006." Environmental Health Perspectives, 119(3). PMID: 21062687.

Robert McDonald, Pamela Green, Deborah Balk, Balazs Fekete, Carmen Ravenga, Megan Todd, Mark Montgomery, 2011. "Urban Growth, Climate Change, and Freshwater Availability." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(15): 6312-7. PMID: 21444797.

Deborah Balk, Mark R. Montgomery, Gordon McGranahan, Donghwan Kim, Valentina Mara, Megan Todd, Audrey Dorelien, Thomas Buettner, 2009. "Mapping Urban Settlements and the Risks of Climate Change in Africa, Asia, and South America." In Jose-Miguel Guzman, George Martine, Gordon McGranahan, Daniel Schensul, and Cecilia Tacoli, editors, Population Dynamics and Climate Change. New York: United Nations Population Fund.

Deborah Balk, Mark Montgomery, Gordon McGranahan, Megan Todd, 2009. "Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change: Linking Satellite and Other Spatial Data with Population Data." In Jose-Miguel Guzman, George Martine, Gordon McGranahan, Daniel Schensul, and Cecilia Tacoli, editors, Population Dynamics and Climate Change. New York: United Nations Population Fund.

Working Papers

Megan Todd, Jennifer Dowd. "Does gender influence subjective health reports? Evidence Using anchoring vignettes."

Deborah Balk, Mark Montgomery, Thomas Buettner, Valentina Mara, Donghwan Kim, Megan Todd. "Know your boundaries: Using spatial information to reduce uncertainty in urban population estimates."