The Multicultural and Latino Health Disparities Research Rotation


The Multicultural and Latino Health Disparities Research Rotation offers interns, residents, and fellows the opportunity to actively participate in culture-based and community participatory research studies.  In this rotation, interns will receive training in the development and implementation of culture-based diet, physical activity, and body image assessment for normal weight and overweight Latina women and men.  Additional opportunities may be available to participate in studies investigating the role of biculturalism, acculturative stress, ethnic identity, and cultural values in diet, physical activity, obesity/eating pathology, and smoking in diverse ethnic groups.  Training in conducting culturally competent assessments and interventions, critical analyses of the relevant multicultural and health disparities literature, and opportunities to participate in poster presentations and manuscript writing, if desired, are part of this rotation. 


This rotation is a 12 month clinical-research rotation if the intern participates in interviews of research participants.  Alternatively, this rotation can be a 6 month or 12 month research rotation, if the intern is working on manuscripts or data analysis and interviews of research participants are not a part of the rotation.   


Supervisor: Lisa Sanchez-Johnsen, Ph.D.