Theory

The concepts and theories utilized in examining immigrant health outcomes have methodological and practice implications. By informing the interpretation of empirical results, theories can influence the development of effective multi-level interventions that promote health and wellbeing among immigrants. The publications listed below offer conceptual and theoretical directions to the field of immigrant health.

Publications

Viruell-Fuentes, E. A. (2011). “It’s a lot of work”: Racialization processes, ethnic identity formations, and their health implications. Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, 8(Spring), 37-52.

Vakalahi, H. F. O., & Ihara, E. S. (In press). Lessons learned from conducting research in indigenous cultures. Families in Society.

Gee, G. C., Ro, A., Shariff-Marco, S., & Chae, D. (2009). Racial discrimination and health among Asian Americans: Evidence, assessment, and directions for future research. Epidemiologic Reviews, 31(1), 130-151.

Viruell-Fuentes, E. A., & Schulz, A. J. (2009). Toward a dynamic conceptualization of social ties and context: Implications for understanding immigrant and Latino health. American Journal of Public Health, 99(12), 2167-2175.

Dallo, F. J., Ajrouch, K. J., & Al-Snih, S. (2008). The ancestry question and ethnic heterogeneity: The case of Arab Americans. International Migration Review, 42(2), 505-517.

Viruell-Fuentes, E. A. (2007). Beyond acculturation: Immigration, discrimination, and health research among Mexicans in the United States. Social Science & Medicine, 65(7), 1524-1535.

Subramanian, S. V., Acevedo-Garcia, D., & Osypuk, T. L. (2005). Racial residential segregation and geographic heterogeneity in black/white disparity in poor self-rated health in the US: A multilevel statistical analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 60(8), 1667-1679.

Clayson, Z., Castaneda, X., Sanchez, E. V., & Brindis, C. (2003). The intersection of culture, health and systems. In G. Cernada, Torres, I. (Ed.), Sexual and reproductive health promotion in Latino populations. Parteras, promotoras y poetas. Case Stuudies across the Americas. Amityville, NY.: Baywood