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“Adverse Childhood Experiences and Secondhand Smoke”

Smoking is a known behavioral correlate of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) will host a presentation examining if ACEs correlate with a child’s exposure to secondhand smoke.

Hector Alcalá, assistant professor at University of Maryland School of Public Health, will present “Adverse Childhood Experiences and Secondhand Smoke” Wednesday, Nov. 9, at noon via Zoom.

Alcalá received his PhD in public health from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in 2015. His research focuses on a few areas: 

  1. Understanding health inequities, particularly around race, ethnicity, religion, nativity and generation; 
  2. Examining the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on cancer, cancer screening and utilization of healthcare;
  3. Use of tobacco products; and
  4. The impact of discrimination on health and utilization of healthcare.

The PRCHN bridges community partners and university researchers to focus their collective expertise to develop, test, and implement sustainable strategies to improve health in underserved communities.

Register to attend this seminar.