New Connections Research Spotlight: Keisha Bentley-Edwards

Monday, December 4, 2017
New Connections - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

"Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards and her team at Duke University’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity recently received a $2.7 million research grant awarded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will support a five-year research study looking at the relationship between religion and cardiovascular disease – including risks such as obesity, diabetes, depression, and hypertension – in African Americans. Dr. Bentley-Edwards, associate director of research and director of the Health Equity Working Group at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center, will serve as the study’s principal investigator, exploring the role of religiosity as a cultural determinant of health for African Americans."

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