New MICHR-Funded Projects Beginning

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PRC/MI researchers are beginning several new projects this Fall, including two projects that received funding from the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR).

Dr. Dan Kruger will be leading the Buenos Vecinos (“Good Neighbors”) Survey in Washtenaw County. Using community-based participatory research methods, the survey will gather comprehensive information from 500 Latino/a residents on health status and social determinants of health, giving particular attention to issues related to social cohesion, social capital, and community engagement.

Dr. Alison Miller’s new study builds upon ongoing research exploring how chronic stress may explain poverty-obesity associations via several biobehavioral mechanisms. The new funding will be used to investigate the role of oxytocin in the relationship between parenting and eating behaviors in low-income toddlers.