Kyriakos Markides, PhD, a professor in the department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health (and an Associated Researcher in the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center) received a grant from the NIA to continue his longitudinal study on aging in Mexican-Americans (H-EPESE), which begun in 1994. During the course of his research and interviews of the same group of Hispanic-Americans, Markides and colleagues documented the "Hispanic Paradox." The population Markides studied had fewer resources and access to services than other ethnic groups, yet they had a better overall state of health. Once the data has been gathered, it will be available through the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA).
Source: Inside UTMB - Markides receives $2.5M for Mexican-American health study