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Dissertation Proposal Defense of Sarah Tran, MPH: The role of ethnic enclaves on preterm birth in disaggregated Asian American national-origin groups: does neighborhood type matter?
May 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Dissertation Proposal Defense: The role of ethnic enclaves on preterm birth in disaggregated Asian American national-origin groups: does neighborhood type matter?
by Sarah Tran, MPH
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 9:00 am
Vanport 515 and Via WebEx:
Meeting password: Defense123 Access code: 2624 896 641
Totaling nearly 20 million people, Asian Americans (AsA) are the fastest-growing
segment of the U.S. population, yet are severely overlooked in health research. AsA
have experienced increasing residential segregation. Although the dominant
paradigm suggests that segregation is detrimental to health, Asian enclaves may
offer a refuge against racism and facilitate important exchanges of social, economic,
and material resources that support health. However, research that has sought to
examine Asian enclaves and their effects on health is limited, inconclusive, and lack
appreciation of the incredible diversity within AsA with respect to national-origin,
socioeconomic status, and immigration history. This proposed research intersects
sociological theories of segregation and immigration to characterize the residential
conditions of ethnic enclaves and examine their impacts on preterm birth in
disaggregated AsA populations across the U.S. Potential pathways will be examined
using mediation analysis through a causal inference framework. Findings will
provide a foundation for future investigation of structural determinants of health in
AsA groups, and place-based interventions in low-resource minority neighborhoods
in pursuit of health equity