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Latino Employees at UMD: Assessing their Health Needs to Promote Health and Well-Being (2016-2018); PIs: Dr. Mary Garza, Dr. Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá; Co-Is: Dr. Kathleen Stewart, Dr. Ruth Enid Zambrana. Funded by UMD Tier-1 Seed Grant.
In the U.S., chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disabilities. Racial/ethnic health disparities are prevalent particularly among Latino populations who bear a disproportionate burden of chronic diseases and disability when compared with non-Hispanic Whites. Given the size and rapid growth of this population, identifying key modifiable risk factors is critical to [...]
Diversify the Faculty, Transform the Institution: Learning from the Work-Life Experiences of African American, Latina/o and Native American Faculty (2014-2016).
Diverse college faculty play an integral role in advancing new knowledge and fostering pluralistic perspectives among young change agents that will advance equity in a diverse and global society. While greater numbers of underrepresented minority (URM) students are filling college and university classrooms, URM faculty representation lags far behind. African American/Blacks, Mexican Americans, Puerto [...]
National Latina Entrepreneurship: Implications for Family Asset Building (2015-2017); PI: Dr. Ruth Enid Zambrana. Funded by The New Economics for Women (NEW).
This one-year exploratory grant supports the planning, coordination and completion of a pilot study on the growth of Latina entrepreneurs in the United States. The research is being conducted in preparation for a national mixed methods study. The goals of the study are to examine the economic drivers of entrepreneurial activity in major urban areas [...]