Building on theories of structural stigma and health, this study examines whether anti-immigrant prejudice at the community level is prospectively associated with mortality. I analyzed 10 waves of data from the General Social Survey (GSS) that were linked to mortality data via the National Death Index (NDI) for the period between 1993 and 2014 (n=13,242). The 2014 GSS-NDI dataset is a nationally representative sample reporting social characteristics and attitudes in the United States that was prospectively linked to mortality data. The findings provide insights into how structural racism impacts mortality. I will discuss implications for how racialized anti-immigrant sentiments can affect health disparities.
Speaker Biography - Brittany Morey, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Brittany Morey, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Riverside School of Public Policy
Brittany N. Morey, PhD, MPH is a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the UC Riverside School of Public Policy, whose research focuses on how structural inequality shapes racial and ethnic health disparities. Current projects include examining how immigration policy and anti-immigrant sentiments contribute to health disparities among immigrant groups and broad populations of color. Other research interests include ethnic enclaves and health, environmental justice issues, and the health of Asian and Pacific Islander populations in the U.S. Morey received her PhD in 2017 and MPH in 2011 in Community Health Sciences from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Her work appears in the American Journal of Public Health, Social Science & Medicine, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, American Behavioral Scientist, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, and Environmental Justice.
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