Laura Macia

Postdoctoral Associate

Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

130 De Soto St., 224 C Parran Hall
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Phone: 412-383-8982


I earned my PhD in Anthropology with a dissertation on the resources available to Latino immigrants in Southwestern Pennsylvania for managing conflicts and disputes. I am currently a Postdoctoral Associate at the Graduate School of Public Health - BCHS, and am interested in doing research on intimate partner violence among Latinos in Southwestern Pennsylvania, focusing on the influence of gender roles and immigration. For five years I was president of "9 Lunas...," a support group for Latino mothers in the Pittsburgh region which won the 2009 YWCA Racial Justice Award in the category of Health Care.


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