|Education:||Ph.D. (2006), Health Services Organization and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor|
M.P.H. (2001), Community and Behavioral Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
M.P.I.A. (2001), Economic and Social Development, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
B.A. (1998), Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
|Office Phone:||(765) 49-49112|
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Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2008-present)
Dr. Hunte’s main area of research is population health, focusing on racial/ethnic disparities in health. Using a multidisciplinary system approach, Dr. Hunte seeks to bridge the gap between the social and biological sciences by understanding health as a result of complex and dynamic interactions between physiological, behavioral, psychological, and sociodemographic factors. Dr. Hunte's current research activities include (a) studying the impact of perceived discrimination as a psychosocial stressor on health outcomes and on maladaptive coping health behaviors, such as smoking, drinking and substance use/abuse and (b) the impact that Black Caribbeans in the U.S. may have on the observed Black-White disparities in various health outcomes.
Memberships in Professional Organizations:
American Public Health Association
Caribbean Studies Association
Population Association of America
Society for Epidemiology Research
Hunte, HER, Williams D.R. Forthcoming. The Association between Perceived Discrimination and Obesity in a Population Based Multiracial/ethnic Adult Sample. American Journal of Public Health
Morenoff JD, House JS, Hansen BB, Williams DR, Kaplan GA, Hunte HE. Understanding social disparities in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control: The role of neighborhood context. Social Science & Medicine. 2007;65:1853–1866.
Hunte H, Turner TM, Pollack HA, and Lewis YE. A Birth Records Analysis of the Maternal Infant Health Advocate Service Program: A Paraprofessional Intervention Aimed at Addressing Infant Mortality in African Americans. Ethnicity and Disease. 2004:14(3) Supplement 1: S1102-106.
Recent Refereed Presentations:
The association between perceived discrimination and DSM-IV alcohol and illicit drug use disorders. Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting Society for Epidemiologic Research Chicago, Illinois, June 24-27, 2008. [abstract published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. 2007;167(Supplement 11): S134.
'wat a gwan': Goal Setting, Discrimination and Success of Black Caribbean within the U.S.” presented at the Annual Caribbean Studies meeting in San Andres Colombia, May 26-30 2008.
Disparities in Hypertension: A Comparative Analysis of African Americans, Black Caribbeans and White in the United States. Presented at the 30th Caribbean Studies Association Annual Conference, Dominican Republic. June, 2005.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse as Coping Mechanisms for Experiences of Racial/Ethnic Discrimination. Presented at the 31st Caribbean Studies Association Annual Conference, Trinidad and Tobago, May, 2006.
Hunte H, Turner TM, and Lewis YE. A Birth Records Analysis of the Maternal Infant Health Advocate Service Program: A Paraprofessional Intervention Aimed at Addressing Infant Mortality in African Americans. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, 2004.
Hunte, H.An Exploratory Analysis of Very Low and Low Birth Weight Among Black Women:Is the Race of the Father a Proxy for Racial/Ethnic Discrimination? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, 2004.
Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community, Yoshiyama Foundation (1993)
New Jerseyan of the Week, Oct. 24-31, 1993. New Jersey Star Ledger