Culture, Health, and Family Life Study

The Culture, Health, and Family Life Study (CHFLS) is a multidisciplinary international research project grounded in the remote acculturation conceptual framework, which explores the association between Americanization and health habits among adolescents in Jamaica.

Collaborators on the design of this project included Dr. Ferguson, Drs. Muzaffar & Iturbide (USA), & Prof. Meeks (Jamaica) with expertise in remote acculturation, nutrition, health, adolescent development, and family relations. The major nutrition findings have been presented and published per below.

Data analysis continues to investigate the association between remote acculturation and other variables of interest including health habits (e.g., physical activity), family, and cultural variables.