My research is focused on understanding the health implications of the myriad decisions that are made by corporations and governments every day — decisions that profoundly shape the social and economic worlds in which we live and work. I analyze population based datasets to demonstrate the health implications of economic and social factors that can give the public and policy makers evidence to support new strategies for promoting health and well-being. In all of his work, I focus on the implications of these exposures for health inequalities. Since often policy and programmatic changes can take decades to influence health, my research also includes more basic research in understanding biological signals that may act as early warning signs of systemic disease, in particular accelerated aging. I examine how social and economic policy changes influence a range of early markers of disease and aging, with a particular recent focus on DNA methylation.