Population Health Spotlight featuring Carmen Valdez, PhD
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Carmen Valdez, PhD, is associate professor in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the department of Population Health, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.
and Precarity in Mixed-Status Immigrant Families
- Describe mixed-status immigrant families and the current sociopolitical environment in the U.S.
- Illustrate ways in which mixed status immigrant families in Arizona thrive and live in precarity
- Demonstrate value of ethnographic methods in capturing families’ lives
This event supports one continuing education credit towards the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) Certification in Public Health (CPH).RSVP
About the Speaker
Valdez is a Community-Based Participatory Researcher who explores the role of family stress on youth and Latinx family mental health and well-being. She is a principal investigator on Lives of Immigrant Families (LIFE), a longitudinal case study of mixed-status families in Phoenix, Arizona, after SB1070 went into law in 2010. She also collaborates with Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD, on the Entre Lineas study of families separated by deportation. She examines how structural and social determinants, including immigration climate and policy, influence family stability, mental health burden, and access to services.
She uses CBPR and Dissemination and Implementation frameworks to develop interventions to improve family mental health outcomes and access to mental health services in the Latinx immigrant community.