Department of Sociology

PRC Brown Bag - Bridget Goosby, University of Nebraska, "Discrimination, Dynamic Stress Processes, and Health Risk in the Early Life Course"

Fri, September 15, 2017 | CLA 1.302E

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

African American-White health inequities remain a pervasive social problem and persistent public health issue in the United States. Though much emphasis has been placed on the role of socioeconomic status and educational attainment in explaining African American-White health disparities, such differences persist for certain chronic conditions even after accounting for SES. Some inequities become even more pronounced among the middle class and upwardly mobile African Americans with regard to risk for cardiometabolic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. In this talk I discuss and provide examples of the complex, dynamic biosocial pathways through which the chronic stress of discrimination ‘gets under the skin’ and shapes African American trajectories of chronic disease risk over the life course.

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