Ana Abraido-Lanza, Ph.D.

Ana F. Abraído-Lanza received her Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology with a concentration in Health Psychology from the City University of New York, and completed a post-doctoral training fellowship program in Psychiatric Epidemiology at Columbia University. Ana Abraido-Lanza, Ph.D.She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia. Dr. Abraído-Lanza is also the Director of the Initiative for Minority Student Development (IMSD) at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, an education project aimed at increasing the number of under-represented ethnic minorities who enter research careers in public health. Her research focuses on cultural, psychosocial, and socioeconomic processes that affect psychological well-being, adjustment to chronic illness, and mortality among Latinos, as well as health disparities between Latinos and non-Latino whites. Her current research projects include the study of: (1) acculturation and cancer-related behaviors among Latinos (2) coping and psychosocial adjustment among Latinos with arthritis, and (3) socioeconomic status and disability among Latinos with arthritis. Her work on cancer screening among Latina women examines the extent to which socioeconomic factors and quality of health care predict breast and cervical cancer screening among Latinas vs. non-Latina whites. She is currently conducting another study assessing whether cultural vs. structural factors affect breast and cervical cancer screening among Latinas. (Read more about Dr. Abraido-Lanza)


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