Immigration and Health Disparities: Beyond Acculturation
Permanent Resident

Course Objective

  • Discuss the possible explanations for the apparent deterioration in health over time among immigrants within and across generations.
  • Explain the apparent deterioration of health over time among immigrants through incorporating the role of social context.
  • Describe how a life course approach could contribute to the study of immigrant health.

Date: March 3, 2015

Reviewed June 30, 2020

Lisa M. Bates, ScD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

In this webinar, Dr. Bates presents an overview of how immigration status affects health outcomes in the United States using the research surrounding the concept “acculturation.”

Region 2 Public Health Training Center