Public Health Seminar Series:

Community-Engaged Research on Social Policies Contributions to the Health of Latino Communities by Alana M. (Wooley) LeBrón, Ph.D.

NOTICE: NOTE SPECIAL TIME: 3:30PM - 5:00PM

CO-SPONSOR: UC Irvine Branch of the California Census Research Data Center

Monday, February 29, 2016 3:30PM - 5:00PM Calit2 Auditorium OCW Video Archive
Seminar Abstract

Research regarding the contributions of social contexts and policies to health inequities facing Latinos are increasingly salient as several exclusionary social and health care policies have unfolded at national, state, and local levels in recent years. Dr. LeBrón uses multiple methods and community-engaged research strategies to understand and address the contributions of social contexts to health inequities affecting Latinos. Dr. LeBrón will present her research regarding the health implications of restrictive immigration policies and anti-immigrant sentiments that have unfolded in the years following 9/11 for Latinos in Detroit, MI, a northern border city. Additionally, she will discuss her current evaluation of a community- driven policy intervention in Southeast Michigan, which serves to mitigate the effects of an exclusive restrictive state-issued identification policy for residents.

Speaker Biography - Alana M. (Wooley) LeBrón, Ph.D.

Alana M. (Wooley) LeBrón, Ph.D.
Alana M. (Wooley) LeBrón, Ph.D. National Center for Institutional Diversity and School of Social Work, University of Michigan
Dr. LeBrón’s primary areas of research include the intersections of ethnicity, socioeconomic position, and gender and their implications for the social determinants of health and health inequities among Latino communities. Her more specific focus is on the contribution of social contexts and policies to inequities in health affecting Latinos, and community-engaged strategies for understanding and addressing health inequities.

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