Does Geography + Sociology = Biology? Michael R. Kramer, Ph.D.
FEBRUARY 15, 2018
Latina/o Families, Immigration and Health Edward D. Vargas, Ph.D.
March 1, 2018
On the Question of Race, Racism, and Embodiment Amani M. Nuru-Jeter, Ph.D., M.P.H.
March 22, 2018
Resilience to Adversity and the Early Origins of Disease Gene H. Brody, Ph.D.
April 5, 2018
Sleep and Development in Youth Mona El, Sheikh, Ph.D.
April 19, 2018
Black Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and HIV David J. Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
Latina/o Families, Immigration and Health
Edward D. Vargas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
This talk will examine the role of immigration policy on the physical and mental health of Latina/o populations.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 • 3:00 - 4:30PM Location: Center for Health Ecology and Equity Research (CHEER)
314 Quad Drive (across from the Student Center)
Edward D. Vargas obtained his Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. His research interests include the effects of poverty and inequality on the quality of life, focusing specifically on health, education, and social policy, and how these factors contribute to the well-being of vulnerable families. In particular he is examining the effects of immigration policy and deportations on health and health hardships on the well-being of Latino/a families.
Spring 2018 Seminar Series
The Center for Health Ecology and Equity Research (CHEER) is in the College of Human Sciences (CHS) at Auburn University. It was founded in March 2013 as the Center for Health Ecology Research (CHER). With the approval of the Provost, “Equity” was officially added to its name in April 2016, emphasizing the Center’s commitment to principles of social justice and making explicit its mission to enhance human health by understanding and reducing health inequities. These commitments reflect the values of inclusion, diversity, and fairness endorsed by CHS and Auburn University more broadly.
CHEER serves as a forum to promote scholarship on interactions involving multiple ecological levels of influence on health–ranging from broader social forces to the cellular level. Importantly, CHEER investigators relate these factors to unresolved health inequities, which are conceptualized as unjust patterns in the distribution of disease burden that are avoidable and preventable. We focus on promoting physical, mental, and social well-being in communities that are particularly vulnerable to poor health outcomes.