- Explain why it is important to consider the heterogeneity of Latino groups in the United States
- Describe some of the challenges inherent in the concept of acculturation
- Describe the controversies regarding fatalism and cancer screening
Date: March 1, 2016
Ana Abraido-Lanza, PhD
Associate Professor, Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
In this webinar, Dr. Ana Abriado-Lanza gives an overview of the break down of the Latino population living in the United States, linking these statistics to breast cancer screening disparities between Latinas and non-Hispanic whites. Through description of relevant evidence-based literature and her own research, Dr. Lanza identifies cultural and structural factors that impact screening rates and breast cancer morbidity and mortality. She concludes by specifying rich areas for future research in addressing Latino health disparities related to cancer screening, smoking, and physical activity.