ManChui Leung's research while affiliated with University of Washington Seattle and other places

Publications (4)

Chapter
This chapter discusses how race and place are both significant in the examination of health inequities. Racial stratification are often created and maintained by place dynamics. Place-based social, psychological, geographic, and physical processes are racialized which reinforce discrimination and social disadvantage. This chapter examines how resid...
Conference Paper
This study examines gender response theory in the association between discrimination and mental health among Asian Americans. The research design employs two mental health outcomes: depression, an internalizing mental health problem more likely to affect women; and smoking, an externalizing mental health problem more likely to affect men. Results s...
Book
Place is an important element in understanding health and health care disparities. More that merely a geographic location, place is a socio-ecological force with detectable effects on social life, independent well-being, and health. Despite the general enthusiasm for the study of place and the potential it could have for a better understanding of t...
Article
Race continues to have a strong association with health outcomes. African Americans, for example, have a higher incidence, greater prevalence, and longer duration of hypertension than do whites. These higher rates are a major risk factor for heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke (CDC 2007; Morenoff et al. 2007). The age-adjusted death rates for...

Citations

... Therefore, an activity space can be better represented as raster . This raster provides a pixel-by-pixel estimation of place exposure (Matthews, 2011) and can range in complexity from a simple kernel density (Kestens et al., 2010) to a distance decay-based exposure estimation to a crystalgrowth algorithm-based estimation of exposures . ...
... Drawing on Feagin (2000) and focusing on African Americans and whites, Phelan and Link (2015) observed that systematic racism in the United States began with slavery and persists today because of the racialized views and practices of major social institutions. Reflecting this enduring racism, African Americans have had higher mortality than whites since record-keeping began a century ago; today their life expectancy at birth is about 3.5 years shorter than that for whites, and they have higher rates of many health problems (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2013; Crimmins and Saito 2001;Phelan and Link 2015;Takeuchi et al. 2010;Umberson et al. 2014). ...
... Extending the focus on "variable-centered" methods to the intersection of the three key social cleavages described earlier-neighborhood race/ethnicity, social class, and geography-will allow us to bridge "ways of thinking about" neighborhoods with "ways of measuring" them (Burton, Price-Spratlen, & Spencer, 1997, p. 132). It involves more nuanced considerations of neighborhoods as contexts that capture the challenges faced by, or resources available to, persons because of group memberships, socioeconomic positions, and spatial locations (Leung & Takeuchi, 2011;O'Rand, 2001;Williams, Mohammed, Leavell, & Collins, 2010). ...