Culture & Health Among Hispanics
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The Culture & Health interdisciplinary Community of Practice will address specific public health issues and how they relate to features of culture that influence health status and outcomes. We are a research-based community that creates and shares collaborative knowledge and tools, such as assessments and interventions. Our group facilitates dialogue and connection building and potentiates research collaborations to engage community stakeholders, create new data, and develop group publications and proposals.


The Culture and Health among Hispanics Community of Practice will bring together an interdisciplinary body of researchers and practitioners with the vision of disseminating resources and materials, influencing practice, providing training and outreach opportunities, and generating sustainable funding through collaborative research projects.


  1. Community Health
  2. Culture & Ethnicity
  3. Health Disparities & Inequities
  4. Health Status & Health Outcomes


  1. Education for the 21st Century Demographic


Associate Professor
Health Sciences - Center for Interdisciplinary Health Research and Evaluation (CIHRE)
evaluation research, HIV/AIDS prevention, Opioids and prescription pills abuse prevention and treatment-, Program Evaluation, qualitative research
Featured: Awards

Assistant Professor
Liberal Arts - Sociology and Anthropology
Bolivia, Gender and Sexuality, Gender Based Violence, Global Health, Medical Anthropology

Liberal Arts - Sociology and Anthropology
anthropology, applied anthropology, border policy, borders, Community Engaged Scholarship,, community engagement, community organizations, consumption, culture, health, human rights, Immigration, inequality, migration, power, Society, U.S.-Mexico border, values and social science, water, work, working classes

Center/Other Units - Center for Inter-American and Border Studies (CIBS
border studies, drinking water, environmental health, environmental justice, human security, pesticides
Featured: Awards

Assistant Professor
Liberal Arts - Sociology and Anthropology
Health Disparities, medical sociology, reproductive technologies, sociology of health, women's health


Texas Rio Grande Legal AID

Related Efforts

Latino Alcohol & Health Disparities Research Center
UTEP Related Effort
Contact: Craig Field

The mission of the Latino Health Disparities Research (LAHDR) is to foster interdisciplinary research and training through the dissemination of health behavior change interventions among Hispanics on the US-Mexico border to promote improved health outcomes. LAHDR will contribute to the University of Texas at El Paso’s mission of conducting interdisciplinary research in health and social sciences and vision of becoming a Tier 1 research institution.

Culture and Health CoP Session Summary IDRE Week 2017
UTEP Resource
Related Effort: Latino Alcohol & Health Disparities Research Center
Antonio Martinez

2017 IDRE Week Culture & Health Community of Practice Report-Out Presentation

Donald Trump Has It Backwards: U.S. Drug Culture Corrupts Immigrants
External Resource
Antonio Martinez

A new study finds that, even in towns along major drug trafficking
routes, immigrants use illicit drugs at lower rates than the general
U.S. population.

Substance Use by Immigrant Generation in a U.S.-Mexico Border City
External Resource
Antonio Martinez

Immigrant generation status has an impact on
substance use, with lower use rates for recent immigrants.
Substance use surveillance data are reported at the national
and state levels; however, no systematic collection of data
exists at the city level for the general population.


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