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Health Disparities Research Speaker: Mental Health in Ethnic Populations

02 Dec

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series on Health Disparities Research continues with Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Director, UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities. The topic is TBA and will be broadcast over the Web via Mediasite for off-site viewing.

When: 12:00-1:00, Friday, December 9
Where: 2-530 Moos Tower
To attend this event, please RSVP to: phdr@umn.edu

Click here for more information.

Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola is an internationally renowned expert on mental health in ethnic populations. As on-site principal investigator of the Mexican American Prevalence and Services Survey – the largest mental health study conducted in the United States on Mexican Americans – he identified the most prevalent mental health disorders in the Mexican-origin population in California’s central valley; showed that the rate of disorders increases the longer the individual resides in the United States; and demonstrated that children of immigrants have even greater rates of mental disorders. From this study, he developed a model of service delivery that increased access to mental health services among the Central Valley’s low-income, underserved, rural populations.

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series is sponsored by the University of Minnesota:
– School of Public Health, Health Disparities Work Group, and Midwest Center for Life-Long Learning in Public Health
– Medical School, Program in Health Disparities Research, and Center for Health Equity
This series is supported in part by a grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (1P60MD003422) to the University of Minnesota Center for Health Equity.

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