Deborah Salvo, PhD and Carrie Howell, PhD

"Context matters: harnessing the CDTR/DRC network to examine the influence of community-level factors and the COVID-19 pandemic on diabetes-related behaviors in emerging Latino communities"

The purpose of this study is to document the change in community-level factors experienced by new Latino immigrants that establish residence in Missouri (MO) and Alabama (AL), two non-traditionally Latino immigrant-receiving states, and to examine how these major contextual changes influence diabetes-related behaviors. The study will further explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted these communities. Our long-term goal is to inform contextually relevant interventions to address the disparities in diabetes prevention and management that COVID-19 has exacerbated in these socially and geographically fragmented communities.

Deborah Salvo, PhD – Associate professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education, UT-Austin; Co-Director of the People, Health and Place Unit, the Prevention Research Center, Washington University in St. Louis

Carrie Howell, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama-Birmingham.

This project is supported by the NIDDK Collaborative National DRC/CDTR P&F Program

The Collaborative National DRC/CDTR Pilot and Feasibility Program is intended to foster collaborative efforts between investigators from two or more Diabetes Research Centers (DRCs) and/or Centers for Diabetes Translational Research (CDTRs) at different institutions.