Spring 2022 Methodology Applications Series

Considering Diversity and Intersectionality within Latina/o/x Aging and Health
Catherin Garcia

Catherine García

The MAP Academy invites you to a presentation of the Spring 2022 Methodology Applications Series,
featuring Catherine Garcia, assistant professor of human development and family science at Syracuse University.

The theme of the 2021-22 Methodology Applications Series is “Pursuing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Research: Design and Methodology Considerations.”

Friday, May 6, 2022 12:00-1:30 p.m. Zoom videoconference

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Abstract

Latina/o/xs are the fastest-aging racial/ethnic minority group in the United States. Promoting health, reducing health disparities and addressing social determinants of health among older Latina/o/xs is paramount. However, the Latina/o/x pan-ethnic label infers shared experiences, ignoring distinct cultural characteristics — such as ethnic identity, race, nativity and gender — that may elicit various risk factors and protective mechanisms that influence health in later life.

This presentation will focus on priori, person-centered and multilevel approaches regarding intersectionality, or intersections of identities, within older Latina/o/xs in the U.S. that are important to consider in the morbidity process.

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Date, Time, & Location
Friday, May 6, 2022
12:00-1:30 PM
Zoom videoconference

Presentation: Considering Diversity and Intersectionality within Latina/o/x Aging and Health

This virtual presentation is free and open to the public.

Join the Zoom videoconference May 6, 2022.

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Catherine García

Assistant Professor, human development and family science, Syracuse University

Catherine García is an assistant professor of human development and family science at Syracuse University. Her research focuses on Latina/o/x aging and health in the United States and Puerto Rico, applying multidisciplinary approaches to understand how the interaction of biological, environmental, and social factors influence the disease process among older Latina/o/x adults.

Her research has led to 15 peer-reviewed publications and two book chapters, including multiple manuscripts in The Gerontologist and The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.

García serves as a steering committee member for the Network for Data-Intensive Research on Aging (NDIRA) at the University of Minnesota and is a committee member of the Minority Issues in Gerontology Advisory Panel (MIGAP) of the Gerontological Society of America. She also will serve on the editorial board for the Journal of Health and Social Behavior beginning in January 2022.

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