Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Drs. Rivera and Garcia presented at international epidemiology conference

L to r: Dr. Gabe Garcia, Dept. of Health Sciences, and
Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Center.
Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Center faculty, and Dr. Gabriel Garcia, UAA Department of Health Sciences, presented their collaborative research,  "Is Race a Factor in Disparate Health Problems Associated with Violent Victimization in Alaska?" at an August 20 poster session for the 20th IEA World Congress of Epidemiology in Anchorage.

Dr. Rivera and Dr. Garcia discuss their research with
a conference attendee.
 This year's conference theme was "Global Epidemiology in a Changing Environment: The Circumpolar Perspective." The mission of the International Epidemiological Association  (IEA) is to facilitate communication among individuals engaged in research and the teaching of epidemiology worldwide, and to foster the use of epidemiology in all fields of health including social, community, and preventative medicine.
Conference attendees study Dr. Garcia and Dr. Rivera's
research poster.