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Dr. Christy Erving, 3/8: “Black Women’s Health Matters: Theoretical, Conceptual, and Empirical Considerations”

On March 8th at 10:30am, the Department of Sociology is hosting Professor Christy L. Erving for a talk titled “Black Women’s Health Matters: Theoretical, Conceptual, and Empirical Considerations.” If you are interested in attending, please email for the Zoom meeting ID.

Professor Erving is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University whose research helps us understand health inequalities and resiliencies by race, ethnicity and immigration status in the U.S. Professor Erving’s research offers an impressive array of social scientific investigations into the drivers of unequal health outcomes and provides new tools for understanding some critical public health puzzles. Professor Erving’s research has been funded by the American Sociological Association, Ford Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

You can learn more about Professor Erving’s important research by searching for one of these three recent publications at the UO Library:

Erving, Christy L., Lacee A. Satcher, and Yvonne Chen. Forthcoming. “Psychologically Resilient, but Physically Vulnerable?: Exploring the Psychosocial Determinants of African American Women’s Mental and Physical Health.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Erving, Christy L., and Ornella Hills. 2019. “Neighborhood Social Integration and Psychological Well-Being Among African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans.” Race and Social Problems 11(2): 133-148.

Erving, Christy L., Courtney S. Thomas, and Cleothia Frazier. 2019. “Is the Black-White Mental Health Paradox Consistent Across Gender and Psychiatric Disorders?” American Journal of Epidemiology 188(2): 314-322.