4180.0 Social epidemiology

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The field of social epidemiology has received increasing attention in recent years and is a diverse and dynamic discipline. This session will include presentations about the social determinants of psychiatric conditions in the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community and poverty and concurrent partnerships. Additional presentations will focus on perceived discrimination and mental health among Arab Americans and the effect of individual and neighborhood social factors on self-rated health.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner (participant) will be able to: 1) Describe the relationship between race-ethnicity, socioeconomic contextual factors in the U.S., and concurrent sexual partnerships, a sexual network pattern that facilitates population HIV transmission; 2) Discuss the importance of examining the social patterning of perceived discrimination and its association with mental health among Arab Americans; and 3) Describe the independent and joint effects of individual and neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics on self-rated general and oral health.
Rashid Njai, PhD, MPH

Social Determinants of Psychiatric Morbidity in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations
Mark Hatzenbuehler, MS, MPhil, Katherine Keyes, MPH, Katie A. McLaughlin, PhD and Deborah S. Hasin, PhD
Introductory Remarks
Sex ratio, poverty, and concurrent partnerships among men and women in the U.S
Adaora A. Adimora, MD, MPH, Victor J. Schoenbach, PhD, Eboni Taylor, MPH, Maria Khan, PhD, William C. Miller, MD; PhD, MPH and Robert Schwartz, MA
Perceived discrimination and mental health among Arab Americans
Sawsan Abdulrahim, PhD, Wayne Baker, PhD and Rouham Yamout, MD, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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

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