3211.0 Social Epidemiology I

Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:30 PM
This important session will focus on the socioeconomic and racial determinants of health. Presentations will include discussions of the social epidemiology of chronic inflammation, aging and depression. The socioeconomics of recovery in the Gulf coast and cardiovascular disease in Chile will also be discussed.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Describe the relationship between socioeconomic position and chronic inflammation 2. Describe and calculate a local area segregation measure that has rarely been used in social epidemiology and interpret its values 3. Describe the relationship between residential stability, neighborhood middle income context, and depression in the study neighborhoods 4. Articulate the elements of a socio-ecological approach to post-disaster research 5. Analyze the impact of traditional behavioral and biologic risk factors, education and income on mortality in a developing Latin American country with significant inequalities in the distribution of income

12:35 PM
Socioeconomic position and C-reactive protein: The role of psychosocial and behavioral factors
Kiarri N. Kershaw, MPH, Brian Mezuk, PhD, Darrell L. Hudson, MPH, PhD, Jane A. Rafferty, MA, Sha Juan Colbert, MPH, Kati M. Knight, MS and James S. Jackson, PhD
12:50 PM
Health effects of a local area racial residential segregation measure on aging adults
Joseph Sudano, PhD, Natalie Colabianchi, PhD, David W. Wong, PhD and David Litaker, MD, PhD
1:05 PM
Neighborhood socioeconomic structure and major depression in urban environments: The interaction of neighborhood stability and percent middle income
Chris M. Coombe, PhD, MPH, Amy J. Schulz, PhD, Barbara A. Israel, DrPH, Sandro Galea, MD,DrPH, Graciela Mentz, PhD, Sonya Grant-Pierson, MSW and Sheryl Weir
1:20 PM
A socio-ecological model of recovery in the post-disaster Gulf Coast
David M. Abramson, PhD MPH, Tasha Stehling-Ariza, MPH, Richard Garfield, RN DrPH and Irwin Redlener, MD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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