Social Inequality and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Risk Posters:
One of the activities to mark the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School’s 100th anniversary was the Centennial Symposium: Michigan Graduate Students in the World held on February 16, 2012. Over 200 of Michigan’s graduate students developed creative ideas and pushed research in new directions to open and engage critical problems in every field of advanced study. The Symposium highlighted the global impact that graduate students make through their research. This was an opportunity for students to come together to share their research and creative work in a lively setting that displayed the quality, breadth, and diversity of graduate education at Michigan. Three CRECH students from the School of Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education were involved in this activity. The uniting theme for all three projects was: "Social Inequality and Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Risk?". These three projects were part of the Healthy Environments Partnership (HEP). The Healthy Environments Partnership, a community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnership, has been working together since 2000 to understand, and to develop, implement and evaluate interventions to address excess cardiovascular risk in Detroit, Michigan.
- Perceived discrimination and obesity: Neighborhood racial composition, everyday unfair treatment and central adiposity. Kwarteng J, Schulz AJ, Mentz G, White M.
- John Henryism and Blood Pressure among Detroit Residents: Findings from the Healthy Environments Partnership. Wooley AM, Schulz AJ, Mentz G, White-Perkins D.
- Do neighborhood contexts and perceived discrimination affect hypertension control among Detroit residents? Hartfield JA, Schulz AJ, Mentz G, White-Perkins D, Johnson-Lawrence V.