Mosi Adesina Ifatunji (3P30AG017266-24S3)
Project Title: Disparities in the Health and Mortality of Native- and Foreign-born Blacks in the United States: Examining the Role of Racial Context
Project Period: 07/01/2023-06/30/2025
Performance Site: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Abstract: The goal of my research project will be to describe the relationship between the racial context of origin and recent residence in the relative health and mortality of native- and foreign-born Blacks in the United States (net: health behaviors, socioeconomic status, migrant selectivity). This project will contribute to three Center themes: aging and the life course, determinants of sociodemographic disparities of aging disparities, and place-based impacts on health and aging. At the CDHA, I will have access to mentorship from several expert investigators conducting research on early life context, migration, later life context and population health. The proposed Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (RSPD) will provide the protected time and mentorship to advance my research and training aims. Local CDHA faculty affiliates who will be particularly important are: Jason Fletcher, Michal Engelman, Katherine Curtis, Jenna Nobles, Marcy Carlson, Eric Grodsky, and Felix Elwert. I will also attend the weekly CDHA workshop on Health, Aging and Place.