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Research Focus Social & political context of chronic disease, border health, indigenous community health, Community Health Workers, social determinants of health of vulnerable populations, community-based participatory research
For more than a decade, Dr. Sabo has examined the social and political context of chronic disease among immigrant and migrating communities of the US-Mexico borderlands and indigenous peoples of the region – with a primary focus on the role and impact of Community Health Worker (CHW) interventions and advocacy on the social determinants of health of vulnerable populations. She has served as a Co-Investigator with the Centers for Disease Control funded Arizona Prevention Research Center and as Co-PI of an NIH – Heart, Lung and Blood-funded Global Alliance for Chronic Disease initiative to reduce cardiovascular risk among diabetic populations of Mexico. Dr. Sabo is a multi-disciplinary, community-engaged scholar and uses community-based participatory research, mixed, quantitative and qualitative methods and service-learning to understand structural vulnerability and identify community informed approaches to advance health equity.
Evaluating the Impact of Arizona’s Health Start Program on Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Outcomes, funded by the Arizona Department of Health.