SPH Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series: Have We Come to the End of the Road? Future Directions in Research on Neighborhood Environments and Cardiovascular Health

Seminar | September 3 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Mahasin Mujahid, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Mujahid will present on the state of neighborhood health effects research and share three exciting new directions in her research that will allow her to: 1) improve our understanding of how neighborhood environments affect the cardiovascular health of important subgroups that are often excluded from existing studies (e.g. rural communities); 2) examine whether protective factors of neighborhood environments may contribute to cardiovascular resilience; and 3) better understand the potential unintended consequences of efforts to improve neighborhood environments (e.g. gentrification and displacement). Throughout the presentation she will highlight major challenges in conducting observational studies on neighborhood health effects but emphasize the need for more work to address many unanswered questions in the field. This work is critical to inform the design and evaluation of place-based interventions.