HCHS/SOL: SOL Sociocultural Study

  • Principal Investigator: Linda C. Gallo, PhD
  • Project Funding Period: 09/30/2009 – 07/31/2011
  • Project Funding Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The purpose of this study is to examine associations among socioeconomic, sociocultural, and psychological risk and protective factors in relation to Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease prevalence in 5280 participants from the Hispanic Community Health Study (HCHS)/Study of Latinos (SOL). This study will provide a significant complement to the parent HCHS/SOL study, to help achieve the goal of examining varied risk and protective factors in Hispanic health, and will provide much needed information to guide future prevention and intervention efforts for the US Hispanic population, and for distinct Hispanic subgroups. Moreover, the collected data will become a significant resource to future researchers who can address a myriad of research questions regarding sociocultural and psychosocial factors in Hispanic health via the HCHS/SOL dataset in the future.

Northwestern University in Chicago
Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx area of New York
University of Miami