Why are Latinos Healthier?

The School of Nursing's Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN, explains that Latinos who immigrate to the U.S. are healthier than average Americans. Her research is seeking answers as to why, and how that information can be used to improve public health. Dr. Gonzalez-Guarda is the Dorothy L. Powell Termed Chair of Nursing. Duke University School of Nursing named this professorship in honor of professor emerita Dorothy L. Powell, the school’s first Associate Dean for Global and Community Health. Her efforts began a global program of education and scholarship, and invested in programs that expanded the diversity of the student body and deepened the commitment of the faculty, staff, and students to diversity. Powell’s early work to develop summer pipeline programs for promising students from diverse backgrounds ultimately led to the development of the school’s Health Equity Academy.

October 16, 2018