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InCHIP Lecture: Tiffany L. Carson, PhD, MPH, Moffitt Cancer Center

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


Tiffany L. Carson, PhD, MPH, Moffitt Cancer Center

"Weighing in on Stress: Exploring the Role of Psychological Factors in Chronic Diseases among Black Women"

March 3, 2022 | 12:30 – 1:30pm

Black women experience a disproportionate burden of obesity and obesity-associated chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Black women also experience less weight loss than White women and men when attempting weight loss through a variety of modalities. Reasons for this are not fully understood and warrant additional investigation. Chronic psychological stress, which is reported to be higher among Black women compared to White women and men, is hypothesized as a contributor to weight gain and suboptimal weight loss among Black women. This presentation will review the triple threat of obesity, diabetes, and cancer among Black women; present what is known about chronic stress and weight management; and examine stress management as a tool to enhance weight loss outcomes among Black women with obesity and elevated stress levels who participate in behavioral weight loss interventions.

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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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