The Doctoral Program in Gerontology at UMB/UMBC Presents:
Hispanic Paradox in Mortality, Aging and Health
Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD
Annie and John Gnitzinger Distinguished Professor of Aging
Director, Division of Sociomedical Sciences, Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch
Dr. Markides is the Editor of the Journal of Aging and Health which he founded in 1989. He is the author or co-author of over 325 publications most of which are on aging and health issues in the Mexican American population as well as minority aging issues in general. His research has been funded continuously by the National Institutes of Health since 1980. He is currently Principal Investigator of the Hispanic EPESE (Established Population for the Epidemiological Study of the Elderly), a longitudinal study of the health of 3,952 older Mexican Americans from the five Southwestern states. Dr. Markides is credited with coining the term ‘Hispanic Epidemiological Paradox’ (with J. Coreil) which is currently the leading theme in Hispanic health.
Wednesday, 4/24/13, 3:00 pm, Commons 329
Reception to follow in Flat Tuesdays in The Commons