Stress Effects on Health of Immigrant and Minority Adolescents and Young Adults

Stress Effects on Health of Immigrant and Minority Adolescents and Young Adults

Maha Albdour

Assistant Professor

Contact

eg1130@wayne.edu
313-577-0151

Stress Effects on Health of Immigrant and Minority Adolescents and Young Adults

As an advanced public health nurse, I believe that healthy adolescents grow up to be healthy and productive adults. My research is focused on the health of minority and disadvantage adolescents who experience social stressors and how these stressors may affect their physical and psychological health.

Program of Research

My program of research focuses on adolescents and young adults stress experiences and how it affects their physical and psychological health. In preliminary studies, I examined bullying experience of vulnerable and marginalized adolescents and its effect on their health. I focused on African American and Arab American adolescents in middle and high schools.

I have also developed a cumulative stress model examining the cumulative effect of life stressors (e.g., childhood adversities, discrimination, victimization) on the endocrine functioning and health outcomes of immigrant young adults.

Current Research

Albdour, M.M., Zilioli, S. Hong, J.S., & Lumley, M.A. "Cumulative stress experiences, endocrine responses, and health of Arab American college students." American Nurses Foundation, 10089, September, 5, 2019, $7,113.

Albdour, M.M. (PI), Zilioli, S. (Co-I), Hong, J.S. (Co-I), & Lumley, M. (Co-I) Cumulative Stress Experiences, Hair Cortisol, and Health of Arab American College Students. Sigma Theta Tau Lambda Chapter Award, March, 28, 2019, $2000.

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