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Transdisciplinary Team to Look at Health Disparities Among Latina Farm Workers in Idaho

A team of Boise State faculty has been awarded a $65,000 grant to support pilot research exploring health and well-being disparities among Latina farm workers in Idaho. The team includes Cynthia Curl, an assistant professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Health; Rebecca Som Castellano, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology; Lisa Meierotto, an assistant professor in the School of Public Service; and Jennifer Schneider, a professor and PhD program coordinator for the School of Public Service’s public policy and administration program. The team also will include undergraduate and graduate students.

The study, “Assessment of Risk Factors for Health Disparities among Latina Farm Workers” was awarded through the Mountain West IDeA Clinical and Translational Research – Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN). A report on their findings will be published in June, 2019.