Spring 2022 Methodology Application Series: Catherine García, Ph.D. | May 6, 2022

Catherine García, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science, Syracuse University


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 focuses 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.