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South Carolina Hosts Seminar on Secular Change and Acculturation

The University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health and the UofSC Population and Health Research Group will host a seminar by Dr. Gilbert C. Gee on “Secular change and acculturation: Feasibility of conducting a dual-cohort, transnational, longitudinal study” on Friday, March 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to the public will take place in Room 137 of the Darla Moore School of Business at 1014 Greene Street on the University of South Carolina main campus in Columbia, S.C.

Dr. Gee is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angelos. His research focuses on the social determinants of health inequities of racial, ethnic, and immigrant minority populations using a multi-level and life course perspective. A primary line of his research focuses on conceptualizing and measuring racism discrimination and in understanding how discrimination may be related to illness. He has also published more broadly on the topics of stress, neighborhoods, environmental exposures, occupational health, and on Asian American populations. His current research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, examines the relationship between discrimination, racial identity and obesity among emigrants from the Philippines.

Dr. Gee’s research has been honored with a group Merit Award from the National Institutes of Health for the development of a multicultural measures of discrimination for health surveys. In addition, he received two Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards from the Environmental Protection Agency for development of the Stress-Exposure-Disease Framework. Dr. Gee is currently the Editor of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.