Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Is War Hard on the Heart? Gender, Wartime Stress and Late Life Cardiovascular Conditions in a Population of Vietnamese Older Adults

Posted: 5/17/2020 (CSDE Seminar Series)

Kim Korinek from the University of Utah’s Department of Sociology and Asian Studies Program will present findings from a collaborative study about the associations between exposure to war and trauma and cardiovascular health conditions among Vietnamese older adults. In this research, Korinek seeks to better understand the association between early life exposure to war and trauma and older adult health status. Korinek finds that military service and war trauma are important determinants of older adult health, beyond the U.S. context, given the widespread waging of war and concentration of recent armed conflicts within developing societies.

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Date: 05/22/2020

Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Location: Virtual via Zoom