SAAPHI Scientific Webinar Featuring Dr. Cheryl L. Woods Giscombe — April 30, 2014

28 Apr

The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) Scientific Committee presents “Innovative strategies for investigating and reducing stress related health disparities in African American women.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:00-2:30PM (EST)

Guest Speaker Cheryl L. Woods Giscombé, PhD, PMHNP Assistant Professor School of Nursing University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar Dr. Cheryl Woods Giscombé’s research focuses on stress-related health behaviors, psychoneuroendocrine biomarkers, and sociocultural contextual factors that contribute to health disparities in African Americans. She developed the Superwoman Schema Conceptual Framework which explicates how obligations to present an image of strength and provide support for family members, friends, and the community may contriImagebute to emotional suppression, neglected self-care, stress exacerbation and stress-related morbidity in African American women including obesity, diabetes, lupus, depression, and substance abuse. Dr. Giscombe also developed two instruments: the Superwoman Schema Scale and the Using Food to Cope with Stress Scale. Recently she has led an NIH-funded research project examining the influence of mindfulness meditation on stress and health in African American adults with pre-diabetes. She aims to develop and implement culturally-relevant stress management interventions that can be widely adopted in community and healthcare settings. Dr. Giscombé’s research has been acknowledged with the “Brilliant New Investigator Award” from the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science and the “Leader in the Field/Early Career Award” from the American Psychological Association.

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