3218.0 Social Epidemiology

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
This important session will focus on social determinants of health. Presentations will include discussions of the association between neighborhood racial isolation on birthweight, the health and risk factor profile of the homeless in Puerto Rico, understanding poverty beyond income in poor New York City neighborhoods, and the association between neighborhood family composition in adolescence and multiple sex partners during young adulthood. One session will focus on the psychosocial and psychobiological pathways between early life abuse and obesity risk in adults.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss a new measure of racial isolation that is applicable at a neighborhood level and accounts for spatial relationships among neighborhoods. 2. Explain how contextual norms may contribute to engagement in multiple sexual partnering over the life course. 3. Formulate hypotheses regarding psychosocial and psychobiological pathways between child maltreatment and obesity risk.

12:35 PM
Beyond income: Understanding poverty in poor New York City neighborhoods
Danielle C. Ompad, PhD, Vijay Nandi, MPH, Natalie Crawford, MPH and Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH
12:50 PM
Impact of early life abuse on overall and central obesity in adulthood: Results from the Black Women's Health Study
Renee Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD, Lauren A. Wise, ScD, Julie R. Palmer, ScD, Deborah A. Boggs, MS, Min-Ting Lin, MSc and Lynn Rosenberg, ScD
1:05 PM
A neighborhood and spatial measure of racial isolation applied to birthweight
Rebecca Anthopolos, MA, Sherman A. James, PhD, Alan Gelfand, PhD and Marie Lynn Miranda, PhD
1:20 PM
1:35 PM
Health status and risk behaviors of homeless people in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sheyla Garced, BS, Cynthia M. Pérez, PhD, MS, Juan C. Reyes, EdD, MS and Erick L. Suárez, PhD, MS

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

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

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