Dr. Josie Scales is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Tennessee State University. She received her Ph.D. from Howard University in Washington, DC. Dr. Scales taught Medical Sociology at a number of Universities including Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY; Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA; Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA; Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA; Austin Peay State University, Clarksville,TN; and Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN.2015 1-4955-0285-6
A new theoretical approach to aid in the inter-disciplinary research on the question of why some racial and ethnic groups are more susceptible to hypertension than others. In this research, the minority status group hypothesis is used to compare the African Americans /European Americans hypertension differentials. It provides a theoretical framework for conceptualizing racial/ethnic group behavior, for constructing hypotheses and interpreting differences in behavior across racial and ethnic boundaries.