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Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD

TitleClinical Professor of Social Work, Vice Chair, Department of Children, Youth and Families
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentSocial Work
Address4603 Grider Pass
University Park Campus
Austin TX 78749
Phone+1 213 740 8311
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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2012Federal Appointee, Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality
    USC School of Social Work2009Nominee, Jane Addams Award for Outstanding Teaching Class of 2009
    USC School of Social Work2009Special Recognition Award for Exemplary Inclusion of LGBTQ Issues in Course Content, LGBTQ Caucus
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services2008Nominee, Secretary's Advisory Committee
    Maternal and Child Health Section, American Public Health Association2007Young Professional of the Year Award
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services2005Inaugural Fellow, Summer Research Career Development Institute, Center for Minority Health
    2004Who's Who in Social Sciences Higher Education
    Council on Social Work Education/National Institute of Mental Health2001Minority Research Doctoral Fellowship
    UCLA1997  - 2001Project 88 Doctoral Fellowship
    University of California, Berkeley 1995Louise Patterson Award for Academic Excellence
    University of California, Berkeley 1994Louise Patterson Award for Academic Excellence
    Rice University1993Outstanding Senior Award, Presidential Honor Roll

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    TYAN PARKER DOMINGUEZ joined the USC faculty in 2001 after working with children, families and adults in inpatient and outpatient medical settings, as well as community mental health clinics.
    Her research focuses on persistent racial/ethnic disparities in infant mortality, pre-term delivery and low birthweight. Specific projects emphasize the psychosocial and biological impact of stress on pregnancy, as well as the role that racism-related stressors might play in perpetuating health disparities. She has presented her research at symposia hosted by the New York Academy of Medicine, Society for Maternal/Fetal Medicine, American Public Health Association, Society for Behavioral Medicine and the American Psychosomatic Society.
    Parker Dominguez has served on the Centers for Disease Control’s Racism and Health Workgroup and the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality. She also appears in the award-winning PBS documentary series "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick," which was honored with the 2009 National Academies of Health Award for Outstanding Scientific TV/Radio Programming.
    Parker Dominguez chairs the board of directors of the California Black Women’s Health Project, a statewide health advocacy organization, co-chairs the Improving Pregnancy Outcomes Committee of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Maternal and Child Health section, and was recently elected to APHA’s Governing Council. In 2007, she was named the Maternal and Child Health Section’s Young Professional of the Year.
    Co-Coordinator of the Human Behavior in the Social Environment sequence and the Families and Children concentration for the Virtual Academic Center, Parker Dominguez serves as the faculty sponsor of the Christian Caucus and teaches human behavior theory and life span development, program planning and program evaluation.


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    1. Dominguez TP. Adverse birth outcomes in African American women: the social context of persistent reproductive disadvantage. Soc Work Public Health. 2011; 26(1):3-16. PMID: 21213184.
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    2. Dominguez TP, Strong EF, Krieger N, Gillman MW, Rich-Edwards JW. Differences in the self-reported racism experiences of US-born and foreign-born Black pregnant women. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Jul; 69(2):258-65. PMID: 19386406; PMCID: PMC3991435.
    3. Dominguez TP. Race, racism, and racial disparities in adverse birth outcomes. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jun; 51(2):360-70. PMID: 18463466.
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    4. Dominguez TP, Dunkel-Schetter C, Glynn LM, Hobel C, Sandman CA. Racial differences in birth outcomes: the role of general, pregnancy, and racism stress. Health Psychol. 2008 Mar; 27(2):194-203. PMID: 18377138; PMCID: PMC2868586.
    5. Dominguez TP, Schetter CD, Mancuso R, Rini CM, Hobel C. Stress in African American pregnancies: testing the roles of various stress concepts in prediction of birth outcomes. Ann Behav Med. 2005 Feb; 29(1):12-21. PMID: 15677296.
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