The Influence of Hair Type on Preventive Health Decision Making

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Part of the lecture series: Manetaining your Authenticity: The Intersectionality of Hair, Health, Culture, and Discrimination in the U.S. 

African Americans and Latinos eperience disparities in several chronic health disorders. Obesity is an underlying factor in many of the chronic health disorders and while the etiology of obesity is complex, it may be remedied by preventive health activities like exercise.

Join us as Dr. Felesia Bowen shares research regarding hair type and how it influences preventive care decision making among women and girls with African hair types. Ms. Amelia Evans, Licensed Cosmetologist and Certified Trichologist will provide evidence based counseling to help providers navigate shared decision making with this vulnerable population.

Tuesday, January 18 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Diversity & Inclusion

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Alumni & Donors, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public, Prospective Students


Community Month


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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, School of Nursing
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