Undiagnosed Disease & the Mexican Immigrant Health Advantage
Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research, iHi Student Interest Group, Immigrant Health Initiative, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 : 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University Park Campus
Ronald Tutor Campus Center
The USC Immigrant Health Immigrant welcomes Silvia Barcellos, PhD, for this immigrant health seminar.
The USC Immigrant Health Immigrant welcomes Silvia Barcellos, PhD, for this immigrant health seminar. Dr. Barcellos is an associate economist for RAND Corporation and professor of economics at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Mexican immigrants new to the United States generally report better health than native-born Americans, and over time, this advantage erodes. But is this apparent decline in health actually a result of undiagnosed diseases in Mexico being discovered in the U.S? Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Dr. Barcellos will present her surprising findings regarding this paradox.