Inflammatory Markers, Hazardous Air Pollutants, and Psychosocial Factors
Principal Investigator: Jada Brooks, PhD, MPSH, RN, FAAN
Funded by: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences | K23 Grant
American Indian women experience particularly high rates of illness and death from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Reducing this burden requires addressing preventable factors in the physical and psychosocial environment that are known to be important for the inflammatory responses involved in CVD, however, there is little evidence about the roles of environmental pollutant exposures and psychosocial factors in shaping immunologic function in American Indian women. This study proposes to address inflammation as a potential biological pathway linking environmental pollutant exposure and psychosocial factors to CVD in American Indian women.