Northwestern University

Mar
27
Tue 11:00 AM

"Becoming American": Exploring Exposure to the US and Cardiovascular Health Among Latina/os in the US

When: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM  

Where: 680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Stamler Conference Room, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Alejandra Povedano   312.503.6579

Group: Department of Preventive Medicine

Category: Academic

Description:

"Becoming American": Exploring Exposure to the US and Cardiovascular Health Among Latina/os in the US with Aresha Martinez

A wide body of research argues that contending with racism and racial discrimination across the lifecourse may shape the cardiovascular health of racial/ethnic minorities in the US, yet a paucity of research has applied these frameworks in studying the health of the growing population of Latina/os in the US. This presentation will outline the ways in which structural, institutional, and interpersonal racism may operate to shape the ives and health of Latina/os. In addition, I will present preliminary findings from an analysis of bi-national, longitudinal data from Mexico that compares the cardiovascular health of US-Mexico migrants and nonmigrants and tests how exposure to the US may shape Mexican migrants' health. I conclude with important future directions for research and advancing the state of the science on cardiovascular health inequities among Latina/os.

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