Siordia Presents on Economic Inequality, Health Disparities, and the Race-Ethnic Poverty Gap

Posted on 4/14/2015 5:05:05 PM

Carlos Siordia, NIH postdoctoral associate in the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, will deliver a presentation titled “The ‘Educational Advantage’ Diminishes as Race-Ethnicity Poverty Gap Increases.” His presentation will be held on Wednesday, April 15, in Stouffer Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

Siordia obtained an MS in sociology from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and is currently completing an MS in epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. In the past, he has worked as a survey statistician at the U.S. Census Bureau Population Division and served as a research faculty member at the University of Texas–Medical Branch.

As a multifaceted scholar, Siordia combines perspectives from sociology, epidemiology, and geography when analyzing quantitative data in order to better understand the impacts social structures have on economics and health well-being.

His presentation will touch base on the realities of economic inequalities and how they affect health outcomes. Siordia’s research contributes towards efforts for constructing a more equitable society that will diminish avoidable and unjust health disparities. 

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