Dr. Rosalba Hernandez received her PhD in Public Health from the UIC. She explores whether characteristics like optimism and resilience are associated with low-risk cardiovascular disease profiles, and whether interventions geared toward increasing psychological well-being can favorably impact subclinical and clinical manifestations of disease. Her goal is to employ theories from positive psychology to help inform primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Hispanic/Latino and African American adults.
UIC’s Martha Daviglus, professor of medicine at the College of Medicine, executive director of the Institute for Minority Health Research and associate vice chancellor for research, is quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times article about the unequal burden of diabetes experienced by Latinos. Read the article online: https://bit.ly/2DKyXVX