Acculturation and the Prevalence of Diabetes in U.S. Latino Adults

10/1/2012 to 9/30/2014
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digetsive and Kidney Diseases/ K23 DK095981

About this Project


Using a nationally representative sample of Latinos, this project seeks to understand the relationship between diabetes and acculturation--the process whereby individuals from one culture adopt the attitudes, behaviors, and values of the prevailing culture. Previous studies examining acculturation and diabetes in Latinos have reached differing conclusions. This is the first study to explore this relationship in a nationally representative sample of U.S. Latinos.

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor