Using Biological Measures and Innovative Technology to Conduct Families and Health Research
Daphne Hernandez, Ph.D., University of Houston, Briana Routh, Ph.D., Montana State University, Kimberly Greder, Ph.D., CFLE, CFCS, Iowa State University, Brenda J. Lohman, Ph.D., MS, Iowa State University, Jerica Berge, Ph.D., MPH, LMFT, CFLE, University of Minnesota Medical School
Discussant/Chair: Jerica Berge, Ph.D., MPH, LMFT, CFLE, University of Minnesota Medical School
- Families & Health
About the Session
- 134-01 - Biological Markers of Stress as Potential Moderators of the Food Insecurity Chronic Disease Paradox
By Daphne Hernandez, Ph.D., MSEd., USDA-NIFA funded Houston-area Opportunities in Undergraduate Student Training in Obesity and Nutrition (HOUSTON) Academy
- 134-02 - An Examination of the Relations Among Stress, Optimism, and Health Risks Among Mexican Immigrant Families
By Kimberly Greder, Ph.D., CFLE, CFCS, Iowa State University, and USDA AFRI funded project focused on obesity prevention among Latino youth
- 134-03 - The Impact of Environmental Stress and Biological Mechanisms on Health and Well-Being During the Early Midlife Years
By Brenda J. Lohman, Ph.D., MS, Iowa State University
- 134-04 - Using Smartphones and Saliva to Examine Risk and Protective Factors for Childhood Obesity
By Jerica Berge, Ph.D., MPH, LMFT, CFLE, University of Minnesota Medical School
Experts in the field of Families and Health will present on how they are utilizing biological measures and innovative technologies in their families and health studies. For example, measures of stress via cortisol and electronic devices will be presented and the use of hair samples and blood draws to measure chronic and transient stress. In addition, presenters will discuss how they collaborate with other disciplines, such as medicine, neuroscience, and nursing to carry out research including biological measures. The studies represented across presenters are also from low-income and racially ethnically diverse households, and represent many developmental stages and phases of life.
Participants will learn (1) how families and health researchers are utilizing biological measures in their research studies; (2) how families and health researchers are utilizing innovative technology in their research studies; (3) about results from four different studies utilizing biological and/or technology in carrying out families and health research across the life course.