Speaker: Kim Korinek, University of Utah Department of Sociology and Asian Studies Program
During this seminar, Kim Korinek will present on the associations between exposure to war and trauma and cardiovascular health conditions among Vietnamese older adults. In her research, Korinek has sought to better understand the association between early life exposure to war and trauma and older adult health status in developing settings. She has previously analyzed data of Vietnamese men and women in 1 northern Vietnam commune who entered early adulthood during the Vietnam War and who are now entering late adulthood. From this research on war, trauma, and lasting health conditions, Korinek has found that military service and war trauma are important determinants of older adult health beyond the US context, given the widespread waging of war and concentration of recent armed conflicts within developing societies.