UCR Pediatrics Faculty Member to Lead Discussion on Ways Families Cope with Race Issues

September 20 event is co-sponsored by The Group, United Domestic Workers of America, and the African-American Family Wellness Advisory Group

Ashaunta T. Anderson, assistant professor of pediatrics in the UCR School of Medicine, will present and moderate a community discussion on “How Families Cope with Race Issues in the 21st Century” on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – Ashaunta T. Anderson, assistant professor of pediatrics in the UCR School of Medicine, will present and moderate a community discussion on “How Families Cope with Race Issues in the 21st Century.”

The discussion is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, in the United Domestic Workers AFSCME Local 3930 Building, 3600 Lime St. Riverside, Building #4, Suite #421. The event is co-sponsored by The Group, a Riverside-based grassroots public policy organization, United Domestic Workers Homecare Providers Union, and the African-American Family Wellness Advisory Group.

The event is open to interested members of the public and RSVPs are accepted by telephoning (951) 780-7730.

Anderson is a pediatrician whose research explores the origins of health disparities in the social environments of early childhood. Her work is particularly focused on the impact of early school readiness on later academic achievement and related health outcomes.

She is interested in the ways parents, health care providers, policymakers, and other stakeholders interact to support school readiness in all children. She has conducted a number of qualitative assessments of early childhood educators, pediatricians, and minority parents with the goal of developing a culturally appropriate community-partnered intervention to promote early school readiness.

Anderson joined the School of Medicine in 2013 and is a researcher in the medical school’s Center for Healthy Communities. She is also a health policy researcher for the RAND Corporation.

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