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LatinXperts Episode 23: How do migration related stresses influence Latinx substance use and abuse?

In this episode, Karma Chávez interviews Dr. Miguel Pinedo about his research into how the deportation of others influences the substance use of US citizen Latinos.

Collaborators: Miguel Pinedo

To learn more about Dr. Pinedo's study, Utilization of Alcohol Treatment Services Among Latinos during COVID-19, please refer to the Expert Guide.


LatinXperts Episode 21: How do mixed-status families cope with politics, racism, and precarity?

In this episode, Karma Chávez interviews Dr. Carmen R. Valdez about her longitudinal research on mixed-status families.

Collaborators: Carmen R. Valdez

To learn more about Dr. Valdez's study, Mental Health Needs & Access to COVID-19 Services Among Emerging Adult Children of Immigrant Parents, please refer to the Expert Guide.


LatinXperts Episode 20: How do we reduce disparities for Latino children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Karma Chávez interviews Sandy Magaña about her research related to health disparities, health equity, and Latino children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Collaborators: Sandy Magaña 

To learn more about Dr. Magaña's study, Obesity in Children And Adolescents with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, please refer to the Expert Guide.


LatinXperts Episode 19: What role should faith-based organizations play in serving Latinx communities?

Karma Chávez interviews Rubén Parra-Cardona about his co-authored study about the importance of faith-based organizations in taking leadership roles in implementing physical and mental health care initiatives.

Collaborators: Ruben Parra-Cardona 


LatinXperts Episode 18: How Stressed Are Health Care Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Karma Chávez interviews Nelly Salgado de Snyder about her recent study of stress among healthcare providers.

Collaborators: Nelly Salgado de Snyder


LatinXperts Episode 17: Why has COVID-19 hit Latino communities so hard?

In this episode, Karma Chávez interviews Rogelio Saenz about his research documenting the impact of COVID-19 on Latinx communities in the US.

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 


LatinXperts Episode 16: How Did COVID-19 Affect College Students’ Learning and Financial Stability?

Researchers discuss how COVID-19 drastically impacted Texas Latinx college students’ educational experiences, including ability and motivation to learn, academic outcomes, and financial stability.

Collaborators: Vanessa Errisuriz, Marisol McDaniel, and Alice Villatoro 


LatinXperts Episode 8: How is COVID-19 affecting Texas college students, and what can we do about it?

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted daily life for Texas college students, increasing feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression and reducing opportunities to engage in healthy behaviors. College campuses provide students regular access to mental health, food, and recreational services, but the reach of these services is currently limited. Strategic public health plans are necessary to address the emerging needs of students during this deadly pandemic.

Collaborators: Vanessa Errisuriz, Marisol McDaniel, and Alice Villatoro