Alysa Pomer, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology | Samoan Obesity, Lifestyle and Genetic Adaptations Study Group


Alysa Pomer is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology in the Yale School of Public Health. Her research focuses on health in Pacific Island nations. She is particularly interested in adolescent and reproductive health during population health transition. Dr. Pomer's previous work has included research on secular trends in menarche and psychosocial stress after natural disasters. Her current research investigates the development of chronic disease in the Pacific Island nation of Samoa. Dr. Pomer earned her PhD in Biological Anthropology from Binghamton University, in Binghamton, NY.

Education & Training

PhD Binghamton University, Biological Anthropology (2017)
MA Binghamton University, Biological Anthropology (2013)
MS Binghamton University, Biomedical Anthropology (2011)
BA American University, Anthropology (2008)


  • Genome Wide Association Study of Adiposity in Samoans Apia, Samoa (2017)

    Seven year follow up of a GWAS cohort in Samoa.

  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Communities Port Vila, Vanuatu (2015)

  • Vanuatu Health Transitions Project Port Vila, Vanuatu (2011)

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