Edna A Viruell-Fuentes

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Dr. Edna A. Viruell-Fuentes' scholarship intervenes in the debates about the health and wellbeing of Latinos and immigrants in the United States by highlighting the health impacts of: (1) racialization processes and discrimination; (2) transnational processes and practices; and (3) structural contexts, such as neighborhoods and immigration policies. She received her doctorate from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Prior to her current position, she was a joint Yerby and Kellogg Scholars in Health Disparities Program postdoctoral scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Research Interests

  • Latina/Latino & Immigrant Health
  • Intesectionality, Racialization Processes
  • Transnational processes, practices, and methods
  • Structural determinants of health contexts, including neighborhoods and immigration policies

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Research Output 2001 2019

Hispanic Americans
Social Support
Asian Americans
Mental Health

“They Are Clipping Our Wings”: Health Implications of Restrictive Immigrant Policies for Mexican-Origin Women in a Northern Border Community

LeBrón, A. M. W., Schulz, A. J., Gamboa, C., Reyes, A., Viruell-Fuentes, E. A. & Israel, B. A., Sep 1 2018, In : Race and Social Problems. 10, 3, p. 174-192 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

driver's license
legal status
Psychological Stress
Hispanic Americans
Asian Americans
Mental Health
social support

The association between anti-immigrant policies and perceived discrimination among Latinos in the US: A multilevel analysis

Almeida, J., Biello, K. B., Pedraza, F., Wintner, S. & Viruell-Fuentes, E., Dec 1 2016, In : SSM - Population Health. 2, p. 897-903 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multilevel Analysis
multi-level analysis
Hispanic Americans

Activities 2012 2012

  • 1 Editorial activity

Journal of Health and Social Behavior (Journal)

Edna A Viruell-Fuentes (Editorial board member)
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