Vice Dean of the School of Global Public Health
Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Ana Abraído-Lanza's research interests include studying the cultural, psychological, social, and structural factors that affect health, psychological well-being, and mortality among Latinos; health disparities between Latinos and non-Latino whites; and the health of immigrant Latinos. Her major publications on the Latino mortality paradox and on acculturation have contributed to national and international debates on the mental and physical health of Latinos specifically, and on general factors that influence immigrant health.
Dr. Abraído-Lanza is engaged in several important professional activities. These include (among others) serving on the Editorial Boards of Health Education and Behavior, the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, and Preventing Chronic Disease. She has served as a committee or Board member on numerous scientific, professional and non-profit organizations and groups, including (among others) the Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools, the Community Task Force on Preventive Services of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and several National Institutes of Health review groups.
Prior to joining NYU, Dr. Abraído-Lanza was Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University. She was the director of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) at Columbia’s Mailman School, an education project funded by the National Institutes of Health, which aims to increase the number of under-represented researchers who enter biomedical and behavioral research careers in the field of public health. Dr. Abraído-Lanza’s honors and awards include being selected as a Columbia University Provost Leadership Fellow. She also received a Teaching Excellence Award from the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, a Dalmas A. Taylor Distinguished Contributions Award from the Minority Fellowship Program of the American Psychological Association, and the Student Assembly Public Health Mentoring Award from the American Public Health Association.
BA, Psychology, New York University, New York, NYMA, Psychology, City University of New York, New York, NYPhD, Psychology, City University of New York, New York, NYPostdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University, New York, NY
AcculturationBehavioral Determinants of HealthBehavioral ScienceCommunity HealthCultural Determinants of HealthHealth of Marginalized PopulationLatino cultureLatino HealthMinoritiesMinority HealthPopulation HealthPsychologySocial BehaviorsSocial Determinants of Health
A Commentary on the Latin American ParadoxFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Are you better off? Perceptions of social mobility and satisfaction with care among Latina immigrants in the U.S.Failed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Community engagement in academic health centers: A model for capturing and advancing our successesFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Personalized medicine and Hispanic health: Improving health outcomes and reducing health disparitiesFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Segmented assimilation: An approach to studying acculturation and obesity among Latino adults in the United StatesFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Social Norms, Acculturation, and Physical Activity Among Latina WomenFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
The Intersection of Fatalismo and pessimism on depressive symptoms and suicidality of Mexican descent adolescents: An attribution perspectiveFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Acculturation and physical activity among LatinosFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Revisiting unequal treatmentFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
The joint contribution of neighborhood poverty and social integration to mortality risk in the United StatesFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
The Power of Place: Social Network Characteristics, Perceived Neighborhood Features, and Psychological Distress Among African Americans in the Historic Hill District in Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Breast Cancer Screening Among Dominican Latinas: A Closer Look at Fatalism and Other Social and Cultural FactorsFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Effect of physical activity, social support, and skills training on late-life emotional health: A systematic literature review and implications for public health researchFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
How Neighborhood Poverty Structures Types and Levels of Social IntegrationFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Effects of full-day kindergarten on the long-term health prospects of children in low-income and racial/ethnic-minority populations: A community guide systematic reviewFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Havens of risks or resources? A study of two Latino neighborhoods in New York CityFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Religion, fatalism, and cancer control: A qualitative study among Hispanic CatholicsFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Clashing paradigms: An empirical examination of cultural proxies and socioeconomic condition shaping Latino healthFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Secular trends in the association between nativity/length of US residence with body mass index and waist circumference among Mexican-Americans, 1988-2008Failed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Religion, religiosity, and spiritualityFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Satisfaction with health care among LatinasFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Fatalism or destiny? A qualitative study and interpretative framework on Dominican women's breast cancer beliefsFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Religion and mental health among minorities and immigrants in the United StatesFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Commentary: Fatalismo reconsidered: A cautionary note for health-related research and practice with Latino populationsFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.
Health status, activity limitations, and disability in work and housework among Latinos and non-Latinos with arthritis: An analysis of national dataFailed retrieving data from NYU Scholars.