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Pilar Horner

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology; School of Social Work; Julian Samora Research Institute

E-Mail: phorner@msu.edu

Department Web page: http://jsri.msu.edu

Pilar S. Horner is assistant professor of social work with a joint appointment at the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University. A qualitative researcher, Dr. Horner’s research interests include prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among Spanish-speaking populations, drug use and abuse among Latino/as, and quality of life issues among undocumented families and immigrants. Her research looks at how culture impacts health outcomes for disadvantaged populations.

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Recent Publications

Horner, P., Hughes, A., & Vélez Ortiz, D. (2016). Social work scholars and undergraduate research opportunities.  Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 3(20), 216-230. 

Horner, P., Martinez, R., Vélez Ortiz, D., Kayitsinga, J., Acosta, S. (in press) Adapting a nutrition education intervention for Latinos. Journal of Education and Human Development.

Lopez, W. D., Horner, P., Doering-White, J., Delva, J., Sanders, L., & Martinez, R. (in press). Motherhood and mothering in the shadow of deportation. Social Work in Public Health.

Horner, P., & Martinez, R. (2015, December). Hay que Sufrir: The meaning of suffering among former Mexican American migrant farmworkers. Latino Studies, 13(4), 523-541. doi:10.1057/lst.2015.41

Horner, P., Martinez, R., Vélez Ortiz, D., Kayitsinga, J., & Acosta, S. (2015, December). Adapting a nutrition education intervention for Latinos. Journal of Education and Human Development, 4(4), 84-90. doi: 10.15640/jehd.v4n4a11

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Recent Presentations

  • (January 2016)

    HIV and substance abuse with migrant populations

    Horner, P., & Martin, S.

    Paper presented at Society for Social Work Research Annual Meeting

    Washington, D.C.

  • (January 2016)

    The importance of work in HIV/AIDS for health literacy with Spanish-Speaking agricultural workers

    Horner, P., Martin, S., Bosey, Z., & Milanovic, E.

    Paper presented at the Society for Social Work and Research 20th Annual Conference

    Washington, D.C.

  • (November 2014)

    The impact of detainment and deportation on Latino youth and their families

    Martinez, R., Sanders, L., & Horner, P.

    Presented at the Julian Samora Research Institute 25th Anniversary Conference Latinos in 2050: Restoring the Public Good

    East Lansing, Michigan

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