"SER HISPANO: SALUD/HEALTH, ESTRES/STRESS, ABD RESILIENCIA/RESILIENCE AMONG YOUNG ADULT HISPANICS IMMIGRANTS IN THE U.S."

The aims of the proposed study (R01 SER Hispano) is to examine the: 1) the longitudinal and cumulative effects of acculturation stress and resilience on the substance abuse violence, HIV and depression syndemic; 2) the cumulative effects of acculturation stress and resilience on stress biomarkers and self-rated health; and 3) the specific types of acculturation stressors and resilience factors that are most influential in determining the health trajectories of recent Hispanic immigrants. Students will be recruited from the Duke University, and followed (i.e., data collection) through the next 24 months. Staff at Duke will collect data under supervision of the study PI, Dr. Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda. Throughout the study period, Dr. McCabe (University of Miami) will receive salary as follows: 10% in years 1-2, 5% years 3-4, and 20% in year 5. Dr. McCabe's duties will be to provide consultation on all aspects of methods and design on this study, including selection of measures and data analysis. In particular, he will be a content expert in culturally appropriate measurement, longitudinal studies, data analysis and statistical modeling, etc. over the course of the study. It is expected that contact at a distance (e.g., by telephone, email, or similar) will be sufficient to complete all duties in this project, with travel to Duke twice in years 1 and 5, and to Washington once for dissemination in year 5.