This Brown Bag Research Talk of Fall 2020 will feature Dr. Amber Johnson presenting "Racism, Shame, and Stress Reactivity as Correlates of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Black Women" The event will take place on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 12 pm – 1 pm online on Zoom. Brown Bag Research Talks will be held by the Center three times this semester and will feature the research of Latinx faculty and CSULB faculty conducting research on the health of Latinx communities or health disparities. No RSVP is required for these events.
Dr. Johnson’s research seeks to understand the psychophysiological mechanisms that contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD) disparities among Black populations, specifically Black women. Her work examines factors such as racism, negative emotions, and stress reactivity as correlates of CVD risk in this population. Dr. Johnson’s presentation will focus on the development of a research area that highlights shame as an emotional pathway that heightens cardiovascular disease risk in Black women. This work will inform culturally tailored interventions to address cardiovascular disease disparities in this population.
Dr. Amber Johnson