Laura Smart Richman

Dr. Laura Smart Richman

Core Faculty

Laura Smart Richman


PhD, University of Virginia

MA, University of Virginia

BS, University of Maryland, College Park

Laura Smart Richman is an Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences. Her research focuses on understanding the factors that contribute to health disparities for disadvantaged groups. A few topics Dr. Richman has studied include the roles of social status, gentrification, and social network characteristics on health behaviors and outcomes.

Dr. Richman completed her BS at the University of Maryland, College Park. She subsequently went on to complete her MA as well as her PhD at the University of Virginia.

Shartle K, Yang YC, Richman LS, Belsky DW, Aiello AE, Harris KM. Social Relationships, Wealth, and Cardiometabolic Risk: Evidence from a National Longitudinal Study of U.S. Older Adults. J Aging Health. 2022 Oct;34(6–8):1048–61.

Pascoe EA, Lattanner MR, Richman LS. Meta-analysis of interpersonal discrimination and health-related behaviors. Health Psychol. 2022 May;41(5):319–31.

Bhavsar NA, Kumar M, Richman L. Defining gentrification for epidemiologic research: A systematic review. PLoS One. 2020;15(5):e0233361.