Current directions in SES disparities research : socio-emotional and physiological mechanisms

Meanne CHAN, Jenny CUNDIFF, Frederick K. HO, Kharah M. ROSS, Jennifer Morozink BOYLAN

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Abstract

The robust socioeconomic gradient in wellbeing and health outcomes has garnered extensive mechanistic research in the past two decades. The objective of this symposium is to further contribute to this literature by examining novel pathways across distinct socio-emotional and physiological domains. This symposium will bring together data from different developmental periods across the life course (e.g., adolescence, motherhood) and cultural backgrounds, and includes both longitudinal and meta-analytic results. One study shows, using two waves of longitudinal data, that factors such as sleep, physical activity, and parenting style may link socioeconomic position to socio-emotional functioning. Another study will present data showing that aspects of socio-emotional functioning, such as emotion regulation as well as implicit theory of emotions, may foster social mobility and attenuate the association between lower socioeconomic position and higher inflammatory biomarkers in a sample of adolescents. A third study will examine cardiometabolic risk during pregnancy and its relation to postnatal outcomes in a racially and socioeconomically diverse sample of women. The fourth and final study will present a systematic review and meta-analysis examining whether cardiovascular reactivity is a viable mechanism for explaining how low socioeconomic position “gets under the skin” to influence cardiovascular health. Findings add to the current understanding of mechanisms connecting socioeconomic disadvantage to health across development, and provide new insights into viable targets for intervention.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event75th Annual Scientific Meeting of American Psychosomatic Society: Mobilizing Technology to Advance Biobehavioral Science and Health - Sevilla, Spain
Duration: 15 Mar 201718 Mar 2017

Conference

Conference75th Annual Scientific Meeting of American Psychosomatic Society: Mobilizing Technology to Advance Biobehavioral Science and Health
CountrySpain
CitySevilla
Period15/03/1718/03/17

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    CHAN, M., CUNDIFF, J., HO, F. K., ROSS, K. M., & BOYLAN, J. M. (2017). Current directions in SES disparities research : socio-emotional and physiological mechanisms. 75th Annual Scientific Meeting of American Psychosomatic Society: Mobilizing Technology to Advance Biobehavioral Science and Health, Sevilla, Spain.