Maribel Cervantes-Ortega

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Maribel Cervantes-Ortega


Mentor: Dara Sorkin


My overall research agenda is driven by understanding the ways in which Latino cultural processes and experiences impact social determinants of health. Currently, my research focuses on diabetic interventions within Latina mothers and adult-daughter dyads. In this study, we aim to implement a culturally-tailored, community-based, family-oriented lifestyle intervention to help with the management and/or prevention of diabetes. Although this study is ongoing, preliminary results have been presented at multiple conferences and manuscripts are underway using data that has already been collected. Moving forward, I propose to expand on existing literature by transitioning to an intergenerational and multi-perspective assessment of the family context in order to examine how the onset and management of chronic conditions along with family life influence health outcomes.