Social determinants of health; Racial and ethnic health disparities; Intergenerational factors; Life course
As a population health postdoctoral fellow with the MPC, Dr. Tsuchiya’s research focuses on social determinants of health and racial and ethnic health disparities. Specifically, she is interested in how intergenerational, life course, and stress mechanisms affect health. Additionally, she is interested in migration, immigrant families, and their health.
Her dissertation examined how citizenship status, family and psychosocial factors were associated with health among second-generation immigrant youth. Additionally, she has worked on the Fathers and Sons Intervention project at the University of Michigan, which seeks to improve communication between nonresident African American fathers and their sons. She has also conducted evaluation on a multi-site project funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation focused on increasing access to local food and physical activity for families across the US.
During her postdoc, she plans to expand her research methodologies to include longitudinal and biological mechanisms to enhance understanding of racial and ethnic health disparities.
Tsuchiya, K., Qian, Y., Thomas, A., De Loney, E. H, & Caldwell, C. H. (2018). The effects of multiple stressors and social support on depressive symptoms among nonresident Black fathers. American Journal of Community Psychology, 62(3-4), 464-475.
Tsuchiya, K., Caldwell, C. H., Freudenberg, N., Silver, M., Wedepohl, S., & Lachance, L. (2018). Catalytic leadership in Food and Fitness collaborative partnerships. Health Promotion Practice, 19(1_suppl), 45S-54S.
Caldwell, C., Antonakos, C. L., Tsuchiya, K., Assari, S., & De Loney, E. H. (2012). Masculinity as a moderator of discrimination and parenting on depressive symptoms and drinking behaviors among nonresident African-American fathers. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 14(1), 47-58.
Tsuchiya, K., Schulz, A. J., Lin, A., Cortina, K., & Caldwell, C. H. (2019, April). Intergenerational influences of citizenship status, family factors, and neighborhood context on educational attainment among second-generation immigrant youth. Population Association of America annual meeting, Austin, TX.
Tsuchiya, K., Schulz, A. J., Lin, A., Cortina, K., & Caldwell, C. H. (2019, March). Effects of family factors and parent citizenship status with depressive symptoms among second-generation immigrant adolescents. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
Tsuchiya, K., Schulz, A. J., Lin, A., Cortina, K., & Caldwell, C. H. (2018, Nov). Citizenship status and psychosocial factors on self-rated health among second-generation immigrant young adults in the United States. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
Tsuchiya, K., Schulz, A. J., Lin, A., Cortina, K., & Caldwell, C. H. (2018, April). Joint effects of discrimination and parent citizenship status on depressive symptoms among second-generation immigrant youth. Medical Equity Conference, Detroit, MI.
Tsuchiya, K., Caldwell, C., Qian, Y., & De Loney, E. H. (2017, March). The effects of multiple stressors and social support on depressive symptoms among nonresident Black fathers. Annual American Men’s Studies Association Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI.