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Designing and Implementing a Stress and Coping Intervention with Latino Immigrants in a Nontraditional Migration Area

Friday, Sept. 20

32 Oak Hill Court (Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center)

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Healthy Lifestyle Institute and Pitt Year of Diversity, speakers Dr. Farrah Jacquez and Dr. Lisa M. Vaughn will discuss designing and implementing a stress and coping intervention with Latino immigrants in a nontraditional migration area in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Farrah Jacquez, Ph.D. is a Professor and Assistant Head of the Psychology Department at the University of Cincinnati. Her work focuses on community-engaged approaches to health equity and broadening participation in science and research. Following graduate training in clinical psychology at the University of Notre Dame and Vanderbilt University and postdoctoral training in pediatric psychology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Dr. Jacquez came to UC and began focusing more directly on working with community members to develop evidence-based, contextually appropriate intervention programs. She currently has several funded projects working with communities to address health disparities. She is the PI of an NIH-funded Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) that engages adolescents in rural Appalachia and urban Cincinnati in community-based participatory research on drug abuse and addiction in local communities. She also serves as the co-PI of a Community Conversations grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service that partners with refugees as co-researchers to improve civic engagement of refugee populations in Cincinnati. Dr. Jacquez is an Interdisciplinary Research Leader with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH).

Lisa M. Vaughn, Ph.D. is Professor of Pediatrics at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with a joint appointment in the Educational Studies Community-Based Action Research Concentration at the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. She is formally trained as a social psychologist. Dr. Vaughn has specific training and a significant publication history in community-based participatory research, community engagement, qualitative research methodologies, and social determinants of health and well-being specifically with minority and immigrant families and vulnerable youth. Over her academic career, she has been involved in a number of projects either as a Principal or Co-Investigator that engage community stakeholders in the research process and use innovative qualitative and participatory action research methodologies. Dr. Vaughn regularly teaches graduate-level classes in community-based participatory research, action research, group dynamics and process, qualitative research, action science in organizational learning and change, and community-engaged research at University of Cincinnati

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