Guest Lecture: Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati's "The Role of Culture in Eliminating Health Disparities at the Community Level"

The first Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) Project health disparities research seminar for the academic year will take place on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011. The seminar is being held in conjunction with the Department of Psychology colloquia.

Dr. Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati is the guest speaker. She is a tenured Associate Professor in Preventive Medicine and Sociology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC).  In addition to overseeing the research activities of the Patient Education and Community Outreach Center of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, she is the Director of Community Outreach and Education at the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research at USC. Her work focuses on the role of culture in health risk behavior with an emphasis on eliminating health inequities among Hispanic/Latinos and other vulnerable populations. She has applied her research to a variety of areas in cancer control, including tobacco use prevention, obesity prevention, and cervical cancer. The title of her talk is “The Role of Culture in Eliminating Health Disparities at the Community Level.”

Funding for this seminar was made possible by award number 1P20MD003942 from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The views expressed by the speaker do not necessarily reflect the official views of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities or the National Institutes of Health.