Ethnicity and Health in America Series

Ethnicity and Health in America Series

The Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs’ (OEMA) Ethnicity and Health in America Series is designed to raise public awareness concerning the varied health concerns of America’s people of color, while highlighting the impact of psychology and psychological factors on these health concerns. OEMA will focus on obesity as it is relevant to the ethnic groups honored during four key heritage months in 2015:

  • Black History Month in February.

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May.

  • National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month in September.

  • National American Indian Heritage Month in November.

In addition to facts, statistics and resources posted on the web, OEMA will also host a variety of activities to educate the public regarding the significance of psychology to health. Through these efforts, OEMA hopes to support and encourage psychologists to take a leading role in combating these burgeoning disparities.

Honoring African-American Heritage Month

This February, we are featuring the work of Marcia Sutherland, PhD. Sutherland is an Excellence in Teaching awardee and current professor at the University at Albany, in New York, with substantive knowledge and experience in the field of social and psychological development among the African-American population.