Christine Spadola, a CRUSADA / C-SALUD PhD Student Scholar in Health Disparities, recently participated in the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse 2013 Conference (NHSN) in Bethesda, Maryland. Ms. Spadola discussed and exhibited her research in an oral presentation and a poster presentation.

  • The poster was titled “Alcohol Use among Weight Loss Surgery Patients.” 
  • The presentation was titled “Post-operative Alcohol Use, Depression, and Anxiety among Hispanic/Latino Young Adult Bariatric Patients.”

National Hispanic Science Network 2013 Conference, Bethesda, MD
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Ms. Spadola’s research interests include racial and ethnic disparities in physical and mental health, obesity and obesity surgery, substance use and abuse, health psychology, grief and loss.

Follow this link to view NHSN 2013 Conference Program.

More information about the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse can be found on the network’s website: