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InCHIP Lecture: Racial Trauma And Racial Health Disparities Among Black American Populations: Examining Pathways To Healing, Collective Action, And Liberation

Thursday, February 3, 2022
12:30pm – 1:30pm


Sierra Carter, Ph.D., Georgia State University

"Racial Trauma and Racial Health Disparities among Black American Populations: Examining Pathways to Healing, Collective Action, and Liberation"

February 3, 2022 | 12:30 – 1:30pm

My primary area of research focuses on racial health disparities and investigating how psychosocial and contextual stressors can affect both mental and physical health outcomes for underrepresented populations, with an emphasis on African American populations. I have a long-standing interest in the ways that health disparities in African American populations arise and are maintained by psychological, physiological, and contextual/social processes. A common theme throughout much of my work has been examining how racial discrimination, as an acute and chronic stressor, effects development and exacerbation of chronic illnesses and stress-related disorders across the life course. I integrate clinical, physiological, and biobehavioral measurement in my research to aid in improved identification of mechanisms that can be targeted in prevention and treatment efforts to reduce racial health disparities.

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Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (primary), Allied Health Sciences Department, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Human Development & Family Studies, School of Nursing, UConn Master Calendar

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