On June 24, 2015 Dr. Edberg, presented and participated in a Capitol Hill Poster Exhibition and Reception in honor of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research 20th anniversary. Dr. Edberg was asked to represent the Avance Center for the Advancement of Immigrant and Refugee Health and its Adelante Project, funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). The Avance Center/Adelante project was one of just three participants in this exhibition selected for participation by NIMHD. The exhibit and reception was held in a large caucus room at the Cannon House Office Building.
Assessing the Impact of Family Status, Family Cohesion, and Acculturation on Youth Violence among Immigrant Latinos (Using SAFER Latinos data)
Lin, S., Cleary, S., Edberg, M.
Poster presented at George Washington University Research Days 2014
Latino youth violence is an emerging public health concern. The objective is to assess the impact of family status, family cohesion, and acculturation on youth violence among Latino immigrants in Langley Park, MD compared with a control community in Culmore, VA. Constructs were generated from survey questions to represent family support and cohesion, acculturation, and youth violence. Bivariate and multivariate regression analyses were modeled to evaluate the relationships between family support and cohesion, acculturation, and violence, after adjusting for confounders.