Jennifer Caban Rivera

Graduate Trainee, Ponce Medical School Foundation

1 active project

Hepatitis C and Parkinson's disease

Previous research has described an association between Hepatitis C (HCV) infections and Parkinson’s disease. However, no research of this kind has been performed or has focused on underrepresented or minority groups in the United States, for example the Hispanic population.…

Scientific Questions Being Studied

Previous research has described an association between Hepatitis C (HCV) infections and Parkinson’s disease. However, no research of this kind has been performed or has focused on underrepresented or minority groups in the United States, for example the Hispanic population. Therefore, we are interested in exploring the All of Us dataset for reports on HCV infection and Parkinson’s disease.

Project Purpose(s)

  • Disease Focused Research (hepatitis C and Parkinson's disease)
  • Population Health

Scientific Approaches

We will identify participants 40 years or older and asses if they have had a report or diagnosis for HCV and/or Parkinson’s disease. The sample or cohort will be described through descriptive statistics. We intend to use inferential statistics to test for associations between both diseases.

Anticipated Findings

We anticipate that the association seen in studies for other populations will also exist in this cohort. Currently there is scarce data on Parkinson’s disease prevalence, especially for minority/ underrepresented groups. We aim to better understand how both of the diseases affect these groups.

Demographic Categories of Interest

  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Age
  • Geography
  • Disability Status
  • Access to Care

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