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On PopHealth Week our guest is Marino A. Bruce, PhD, MSRC, MDiv. Dr. Bruce Directs the Program for Research on Faith, Health & Justice in the Department of Population Health Science at University of Mississippi Medical Center.
He is a social and behavioral scientist with interests in the integration of the full range of health determinants specifically for young African American males and their risk factors for chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease.
His current research explores the intersection of race, gender, spirituality, religiosity, and behavior and their implications for social and health outcomes among African-American male boys, adolescents and emerging adults.
Dr. Bruce is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and an ordained Baptist Minister and leverages the strengths of research-, community-, and faith-based communities toward efforts to improve the health of disadvantaged and disenfranchised males, their families, and their communities.