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Hudson Santos is Professor and the Dolores J. Chambreau Endowed Chair in Nursing at the University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies.

Dr. Santos’ research program has made substantive advances in the field of biological and psychological embedding of social determinants of health and adverse life events, and how these bio-social interactions affect maternal-child health among at-risk populations. He has pioneered multi-omics (epigenomics, transcriptomics) and social determinants of health work that have provided novel insights into the developmental origins of developmental impairment among children who experience early life adversity. Dr. Santos’s work bridges the gap between the biological and social domains in nursing science and allows for a holistic comprehension of the developmental origins of health and disease.

Born in Brazil, Dr. Santos immigrated to the United States to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University School of Nursing. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the State University of Paraiba and a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Hudson Santos


Professor, Dolores J. Chambreau Endowed Chair

University of Miami


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