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Social work faculty and students present at APHA 2022 Annual Meeting and Expo

Chris Simmons, Lianna Hernandez, and Cayley Baker

Lianna Hernandez, Chris Simmons, and Cayley Baker present their research in Boston.

Chris Simmons, PhD, associate professor of instruction in the School of Social Work, and MSW graduate students Lianna Hernandez and Cayley Baker presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo and 150th anniversary celebration held in Boston.

The team conducted a roundtable discussion, which focused on health and wellness of African American men and their findings that physical, spiritual, and emotional wellness predicted overall perceived health among African American men even when controlling for age, income, and education. Read the abstract of their research, "Predictors of African American Men’s Perceived Health," here.

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