Researcher’s Profile

Ana Abraido-Lanza

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Dr. Ana Abraido-Lanza's research focuses on cultural, psychosocial, and socioeconomic processes that affect psychological well-being, adjustment to chronic illness, and mortality among Latinos, as well as health disparities between Latinos and non-Latino whites. Her current research includes the study of acculturation, cancer-related beliefs, and breast cancer screening among Latina women. Her work on cancer screening among Latina women examines the extent to which socioeconomic factors and quality of health care predict breast and cervical cancer screening among Latinas vs. non-Latina whites. Dr. Abraido-Lanza serves as the director of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) at the Mailman School, an education project aimed at increasing the number of under-represented students who enter research careers in public health.