NJ ACTS Special Populations Core 2021 Seminar
“Using Genetics to Do Social Science”
Dalton Conley, PhD
Henry Putnam University Professor of Sociology,
There is increasing recognition that structural racism and discrimination in health care and social policies contribute to poorer health outcomes for racial/ethnic minorities and other populations that experience health disparities. This seminar will highlight new data infrastructure for incorporating special populations in research and exploring the impact of structural racism and discrimination impact trajectories of aging and health outcomes. Dr. Jarrín, an Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Nursing and the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research is Director of the Community Health and Aging Outcomes Laboratory and Minority Nurse Leadership Institute. From a nursing science lens, her research focuses on upstream factors to improve care and outcomes for people aging with multiple chronic illnesses with a special emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Her program of research is funded by multiple grants from the National Institute on Aging.
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