This poster summarizes a literature review I conducted in order to propose one potential pathway through which repeated experiences of racial discrimination might lead to cardiovascular disease. This is the first step in establishing background for a study my lab will conduct, measuring participants' physiological responses to remembering their own experiences with racial discrimination. We will do so by using script-driven imagery, a paradigm commonly used in trauma research; this will help us study racism as a traumatic stressor.
Poster: Racial Discrimination and Cardiovascular Disease
Hi! My name is Andra, and I am a junior at Tufts University majoring in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Child Studies and Human Development. I am currently working as an undergraduate research assistant in a PTSD Neuroimaging lab at Tufts. For Laidlaw, I'll be working in this lab on a project studying racial discrimination as a traumatic stressor.
I'm excited to be a member of the 2021 Laidlaw Scholars Cohort, and looking forward to connecting with others in this network!
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