3120.0 Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM
This wide-ranging session includes presentations on allostatic load as a mechanism linking stress to health outcomes in two different Hispanic populations, the relationship of obesity and chronic kidney disease, the impact of behaviorally-linked causes of death on life expectancy, and inequities in the awareness, treatment, and control of cardiovascular risk factors among the insured.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the effects of perceived ethnic discrimination stress on neuroendocrine activity in Mexican American women. 2. Assess the association between healthcare access and the medical management of chronic conditions among the insured in New York City. 3. Describe the impact of behaviorally-linked causes of death on life expectancy in the US.
Claire Robb, PhD, MPH

10:35 AM
Assessing multiple dimensions of perceived ethnic discrimination and neuroendocrine biomarkers in Mexican-American women
Jessica A. Jiménez, MA, Paul J. Mills, PhD, John P. Elder, PhD, MPH and Linda C. Gallo, PhD
10:50 AM
Allostatic load is associated with chronic conditions in Puerto Rican older adults
Josiemer Mattei, PhD, MPH, Serkalem Demissie, PhD, Luis Falcon, PhD, Jose Ordovas, PhD and Katherine L. Tucker, PhD
11:05 AM
Inequities among the Insured in Awareness, Treatment and Control of Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia, and Diabetes: Findings from the 2004 NYC HANES
Quynh C. Nguyen, MSPH, Elizabeth Needham Waddell, PhD, Bonnie D. Kerker, PhD, MPH, Sara L. Huston, PhD, James C. Thomas, MPH, PhD, Andrea C. Weathers, MD, DrPH and R. Charon Gwynn, PhD
11:20 AM
Relationship between Body Mass Index and Chronic Kidney Disease among Appalachian Adults
Loretta R. Cain, MPH, Alan Ducatman, MD, MSc and Anoop Shankar, MD, PhD
11:35 AM
Killing ourselves slowly: The impact of behaviorally-linked mortality on population health
Jacob Coleman Warren, PhD and K. Bryant Smalley, PhD, PsyD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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