Wednesday, June 29 at 11:00am to 12:00pm
Health|Science|Technology Building, 140
Our upcoming faculty candidate has a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and a Mater’s in Public Health. The candidate is currently a Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health and serves as Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Population Health. The candidate’s primary research area is related to reducing health disparities related to tobacco use among American Indian population.
Job TALK: “Reducing Health Disparities among American Indians”
ABSTRACT: This presentation describes the history of our partnership with the American Indian community to develop a culturally tailored smoking cessation program, All Nations Breath of Life (ANBL). American Indians have been the most under-represented population in all biomedical research, including smoking cessation studies. Furthermore, American Indians have the highest cigarette smoking prevalence of any racial/ethnic group in the U.S. Results from several intervention studies comparing the culturally tailored (ANBL) program to non-tailored will be presented. Finally, in addition to these recently completed studies, current and future areas of collaboration to reduce health disparities in the American Indian community will be presented.