Areas of Expertise
Select Urban Health Activities
Environmental Health Disparities in NOCEMHD: The goal of this project is to establish the Contextual Health Disparities-Core (COHD) in NOCEMHD. The COHD is a collaboration with the Center for Study of Social Inequalities and Health in the Mailman School of Public Health. Funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Environmental Protection Agency, this project examines social and environmental risk and protective factors on physical and mental health outcomes, such as diabetes and depression, as well as response to community-based interventions for depression in Hispanic caregivers of persons with dementia, hypertension control in older adults, and diabetes control in Hispanics residing in Northern Manhattan.
Select Global Activities
Health inEqualities Research Network (HERON), World: The aims of this network are: To provide a forum in which health practitioners, researchers and community members can share their experiences and information in order to further understand the problems affecting health To empower individuals within their neighborhoods and communities by providing an environment to voice their opinions and contribute to a dialogue on health inequalities To highlight health inequalities through a variety of media and work towards reducing these inequalities This network was established by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Economic Social and Research Council in the UK with Dr. Stephani Hatch of King's College London.
Migration, Urbanization and Schizophrenia in Guangzhou: This project, in collaboration with the Hong Kong University of of Science and Technology and the University of Aberdeen, this project examines the impact of migration and urbanization on the incidence of schizophrenia in Guangzhou. China.