Annie Ro

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Associate Professor, Public Health
Public Health
B.A., UC Berkeley, 2002, Psychology
M.P.H., UC Berkeley, 2006
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2011, Public Health
Phone: (949) 824-6185
University of California, Irvine
Anteater Instruction and Research Buildling (AIRB)
Room 2036
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Social Determinants of Immigrant Health, Health Demography, Discrimination and Health, Social Epidemiology
UC President's Postdoctoral Scholar 2011-2013, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Research Abstract
I am a public health demographer who studies the social determinants of immigrant health. I focus on four interrelated influences on immigrant health: 1) conditions in the sending country; 2) the social context of reception in receiving countries; 3) cultural adaptation processes; and 4) individual demographic characteristics (ie, ethnicity, gender education).
Ro, Annie, Jennifer B. Kane, Rachel Goldberg. 2019. Racial/ethnic and nativity patterning in low birth weight, normal birth weight, and macrosomia. Preventive Medicine 118: 196-204.

Torres, Jacqueline, Annie Ro, May Sudhinaraset. 2019. Age at migration and alcohol use among Asian and Latino migrants to the U.S.: The modifying role of continued contact with countries of origin. Advances in Medical Sociology 19: 17-45.

Ro, Annie, Brandon Osborn*. 2018. Exploring Dietary Factors in the Food Insecurity and Obesity Relationship among Latinos in California. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved 29(3):1108-1122.

Enriquez, Laura, Martha Morales*, Annie Ro. 2018. Dimensions of stress and health implications among undocumented students: A mixed methods study. Race and Social Problems 10(3): 193-208.

Walsemann, Katrina M, Annie Ro, Gilbert Gee. 2017. Trends in food insecurity among California residents from 2001 to 2011: Inequities at the intersection of immigration status and ethnicity. Preventive Medicine 105: 142-148.

Ro, Annie, Rachel Goldberg. 2017. Post-migration employment changes and health: A dyadic spousal analysis. Social Science and Medicine 191: 202-211.

Bostean, Georgiana, Annie Ro, Nancy Fleischer. 2017. Smoking trends among US Latinos by nativity and duration of residence, 1998–2013. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14(3), 255

Fleischer, Nancy, Annie Ro, Georgiana Bostean. 2017. Smoking selectivity among Mexican immigrants to the United States using binational data, 1999-2012. Preventive Medicine 97: 26-32.

Ro, Annie, Arline Geronimus, John Bound, Derek Griffith and Gilbert Gee. 2016. "Educational Gradients in Five Asian Immigrant Populations: Do Country of Origin, Duration and Generational Status Moderate the Education-Health Relationship?" Preventive Medicine Reports 4:338-43.

Ro, Annie, Nancy L Fleischer and Bridgette Blebu*. 2016. "An Examination of Health Selection among US Immigrants Using Multi-National Data." Social Science & Medicine 158:114-21.

Gee, Gilbert, Brittany N Morey, Katrina M Walsemann, Annie Ro and David T Takeuchi. 2016. "Citizenship as Privilege and Social Identity Implications for Psychological Distress." American Behavioral Scientist 60(5-6):680-704.
Graduate Programs
Public Health
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