The Hispanic Community Health Study/ Study of Latinos: Overview, Key Findings, and Research Opportunities


Wednesday, 30 September 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm


Nursing School Amphitheater, UPR-Medical Sciences Campus

As part of the PRCTRC Clinical and Translational Seminar Series, the UPR-Medical Sciences Campus Graduate School of Public Health invites faculty, researchers, and the general community to attend this lecture entitled: "The Hispanic Community Health Study/ Study of Latinos: Overview, Key Findings, and Research Opportunities."

The Invited Speaker is Larissa Avilés-Santa, MD, MPH, FACP, FACEHCHS/SOL, Project Director & Medical Officer, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH

The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinosexternal disclaimer (HCHS/SOL) is a multi-center epidemiologic study in Hispanic/Latino populations designed to describe the prevalence of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease and other select chronic diseases, their protective or harmful factors, and changes in health over time, including incidence of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular disease events, exacerbation of pulmonary disease and all-cause mortality. In addition, the role of sociocultural factors (including acculturation) on Hispanic/Latino health is of interest.

Dr. Larissa Avilés-Santa directs this study, which is the largest epidemiological health study solely focused on Latino populations in the U.S. Over 16,000 participants between 18 and 75 years of age, from Puerto Rican, Dominican , Cuban, Mexican and Central American and South American backgrounds have participated.

This conference is sponsored by the PRCTRC 2U54MD007587 and UPR-MSC Graduate School of Public Health


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