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Researchers tackle discrimination, health disparities, and critical reflexivity practice

Considering Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People in Health Communication Campaigns

Transgender and gender nonconforming people (TGNC) experience extensive health and social disparities. A new article, published in Palgrave Communications, reviews a sample of existing health communication campaigns relating to breast, cervical, and testicular cancers and makes recommendations on how to develop and effectively deliver health communication campaigns to TGNC people. The article was written by Ryan Combs, PhD, MA, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences Assistant Professor, Monica Wendel, DrPH, MA, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences Associate Professor and Chair, and T. Gonzales, MSW, PMP, Center for Health Equity Interim Director. View article.

The Impact of Racial Discrimination on African American Fathers’ Intimate Relationships

A study led by Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences Assistant Professor, Jelani Kerr, PhD, MSPH, found that racial discrimination damages intimate relationships of African Americans, specifically intimate relationship quality among African American fathers, which can be negatively impacted by stress associated with racial discrimination. The article explores how addressing interpersonal and institutional racism may impact relationship quality for African American men as well as examines how the stress associated with racial discrimination and financial strain impacts the intimate relationships of African American fathers. The results of the study were recently published in the journal of Race & Social Problems. View article.

Critical Reflexivity of Communities on Their Experience to Improve Population Health

Monica Wendel, DrPH, MA, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences Chair and Associate Professor, Billie Castle, PhD, MPH, Youth Violence Prevention Research Center Postdoctoral Research Associate and SPHIS alumna, and Monique Ingram, MPH, Office of Public Health Practice & Community Outreach Director, developed a process framework for critical reflexivity practice in community. The framework, published in the American Journal for Public Health, draws on ideas regarding cognition and agency, praxis, as well as the transformative learning model to conceptualize how reflexivity happens as an emergent community process. View article.


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