Asthma, Contextual Stress & CBPR: Engaging Community and Healthcare Provider Perceptions of Contextual Influences on Childhood Asthma through Concept Mapping

This presentation will discuss a mixed methods study which utilized concept mapping methods to engage residents of two underserved communities as well as primary healthcare practitioners to identify and prioritize neighborhood factors that may influence, positively or negatively, childhood asthma.

When Apr 02, 2012
from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Where Bondurant Hall, Room 4074
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Disproportionately high asthma morbidity and mortality exists among socioeconomically disadvantaged children living in urban areas. Growing evidence shows that exposure to chronic stress predicts future asthma exacerbations in children. 

About the Presenter
Michael Yonas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Deputy Director of the Community Engagement Core within the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He completed his DrPH and MPH degrees from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and post-doctoral training in principles of partnered research as a Kellogg Health Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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