New Publication from DC CFAR Investigator, Nina Yamanis, PhD

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June 19, 2018

DC CFAR investigator, Nina Yamanis, PhD, along with her colleagues, has published an article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health entitled, "Legal Immigration Status is Associated with Depressive Symptoms among Latina Transgender Women in Washington, DC"

The article discusses the association of immigration/ documentation status with depression among Latina transgender women (LTW) in Washington, DC.  The researchers recruited LTW in DC into a cross-sectional study.  Participants were then administered a rapid HIV test and a Spanish-language survey in order to collect information on recent depressive symptoms, sociodemographics, and relevant components from the minority stress framework. Findings included that undocumented LTW had significantly higher levels of employment discrimination, fear of deportation and unstable housing situations. Additionally, recent depressive symptoms was found to be associated with low income, low friends' social support and decreased resiliency.

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