Social and Physical Environments and Asthma in Mexican American Children

Principal Investigators

Dates: 9/1/13 – 8/31/16

Co-Investigators:  Kamal Eldeirawi, Tonda Hughes

Abstract: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program was designed to increase the stature and academic standing of nursing faculty and draw more nurses to teaching careers by creating a cadre of national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards to outstanding junior nursing faculty.  Dr. Eldeirawi was selected as a 2013 RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar. The goals of Dr. Eldeirawi's research are to: (1) determine the unique effects of neighborhood social factors, such as deprivation, crime, and Mexican concentration and physical factors, such as greenness, food environment, and traffic-related pollution, on the risk of asthma and asthma morbidity in Mexican American children; and (2) determine whether the neighborhood effects are modified by individual level characteristics.

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