Maria Guzman, along with Dr. Sarah Pedersen, has been awarded a NIAAA Diversity Supplement to study health inequities in alcohol related problems within the Latine population. As part of the fellowship, Maria will complete training in community-engaged health equity and alcohol research. In line with her training, this award will be one of the first to understand how discrimination and acculturative stress experiences relate to the acute effects of alcohol to further understand health inequities in alcohol related problems within the Latine population. Furthermore, the study aims to identify differences in these effects between Latine, African American/Black, and European American/White young adults.
The NIAAA Diversity Supplements are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), intended to help increase the amount of underrepresented minority, disabled, or disadvantaged scientists in biomedical and behavioral research.