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Dr. Latifa Jackson (BAA Genes and Society Series)

March 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Fire Next Time: Implications of environmental stress on human health

Latifa Jackson, Ph.D., Howard University Assistant Clinical Research Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health

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Increasingly, computational scale data is being leveraged to gain insights into a host of human health issues. Recent studies suggest that socioeconomics, psychological determinants and biology contribute to immune weathering in young adults. Few studies have examined violence exposure’s effect on healthy preclinical young adults who have had no diagnosed chronic diseases. We have shown that there are gender differences to experienced violence and that immune stress biomarker concentration is correlated to the experience of sexual or racial discrimination. Our more recent findings suggest that the processing and potential internalisation of adverse experiences may be an even more important factor in modulating the biological stress responses in African Americans. This work has recently been expanded to include methylation assessments in high exposure young men with changes in methylation patterns seen in key signaling and neurological pathways.

The GGA Seminar Series is held In-Person and on Zoom: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/99571426936?pwd%3DL2tqQjRUOWMzK1BkSFZSQXprYnRVQT09&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1672071239186657&usg=AOvVaw3SLJh_KZormt9oF9KDJkp_


March 20
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Stephens Room, 3503 Thomas Hall OR Zoom
112 Derieux Place
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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