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The purpose of the Health Disparities Research Collaborative is to engage in innovative translational research that reduces health disparities, improves health equity, and creates opportunities for social justice.

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Background: Significant, on-going health disparities caused by inequities in the social determinants of health are an immediate concern to Public Health. Increasingly, there is a need to develop meaningful collaborations between multiple sectors to address the complex and diverse factors that contribute to health disparities.

Mission: The purpose of the Health Disparities Research Collaborative is to engage in innovative translational research that reduces health disparities, improves health equity, and creates opportunities for social justice.

Values:
• Health as a fundamental human right
• Interdisciplinary collaborative research and translational science
• Community engaged partnerships and capacity building
• Training the next generation of Public Health researchers, teachers, and practitioners to meet the complex needs of individuals and communities

Research topics include:
• Aging
• Chronic Disease Epidemiology
• Health disparities and Minority health
• Health communication
• Mixed Methodology: Qualitative and Quantitative
• Mental Health
• Social Determinants of Health (SDH)
• Sexual health

If you are interested in participating in the Health Disparities Research Collaborative, please fill out the Fall 2017 application and the confidentiality agreement, and email them to krizia.melendez@rockets.utoledo.edu

Publications and Presentations:

APHA Presentations:

2017

Evans, N.T., McBride, K., Sheu, J.J., Singh, S., (2017)Prenatal care health behaviors among pregnant women. Poster presentation. Session 2066.0: Innovations in maternity services. American Public Health Association National Conference. Atlanta, Georgia

Evans, N.T., Sheu, J.J., McBride, K., Singh, S. (2017) Validating a path-model of adherence to prenatal care recommendations among pregnant women. Poster presentation. Session 4086.0: Our persuasion can build a nation: Preconception, prenatal, and postpartum health issues. American Public Health Association National Conference. Atlanta, Georgia

Hasnain, M., Singh, S., Sabherwal, S., Veeranki, S., Rahman, M., Hashim, S., Yusuf, Y., Ray-Mazumder, S., (2017) Advancing the Health of South Asians in the United States: Areview of national leadership initiatives. Poster presentation. Session 3210.0: CRIH barriers and enablers promoting or impeding health among immigrants and refugees communities. American Public Health Association National Conference. Atlanta, Georgia

McBride, K. (2017) Heterosexual women’s labeling of anal behaviors: Aqualitative examination of what counts as “sex”.  Roundtable presentation. Session 3290.0: Challenging Topics in sexuality and contraception. American Public Health Association National Conference. Atlanta, Georgia

Melendez, K., Williams, M., Saltzman B., McBride, K.,(2017) GIS mapping of Zika infection rate by geographic region in Puerto Rico using Informe de Zika por Municipios from Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico. Where are prevention efforts needed. Oral presentation. Session 4329.0: Latinx health equity: Policies, advocacy efforts, and interventions. American Public Health Association National Conference. Atlanta, Georgia

Perion, J., Steiner, V. (2017) Social management strategies adopted by community dwelling individuals with mid to moderate dementia. Poster presentation. Session 2047.0: Cognition and dementia in aging population. American Public Health Association National Conference. Atlanta, Georgia

Saltzman, B., Kennedy, K.C. (2017) Osteosarcopenic obesity and vitamin D in the United States. Poster presentation. Session 2050.0: Chronic disease epidemiology. American Public Health Association National Conference. Atlanta, Georgia

Steiner, V.,  Ames, A., Messerly, E. (2017) Public perceptions of water quality one year after a harmful algal bloom.  Poster presentation. Session 3088.0: Clean air and water. American Public Health Association National Conference. Atlanta, Georgia

Williams, M. Szeginis, N., Baryeh, N. Singh, S. (2017) Influences of socio-demographic factors and healthcare utilization factors on patient-centered provider communication. Oral presentation. Session 5142.0: Improving quality in population- specific health services and programs. American Public Health Association National Conference. Atlanta, Georgia

 Publications:

2017

McBride, K. R. (2017). Heterosexual women’s anal sex attitudes and motivations: A focus group study. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-11. DOI:10.1080/00224499.2017.1355437.

McBride, K. R., Sanders, S. A., Hill, B. J., & Reinisch, J. M. (2017). Heterosexual women’s and men’s labeling of anal behaviors as having “Had Sex”. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-5. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2017.1289362.

McBride, K. R., & Singh, S. (2017). Predictors of adults’ knowledge and awareness of HPV, HPV-Associated cancers, and the HPV vaccine: Implications for health education. Health Education & Behavior, DOI:10.1177/1090198117709318.

Singh, S., Schulz, A. J., Neighbors, H. W., & Griffith, D. M. (2017). Interactive effect of immigration-related factors with legal and discrimination acculturative stress in predicting depression among Asian American immigrants. Community Mental Health Journal53(6), 638-646. DOI: 10.1007/s10597-016-0064-9

2016

Benner, M., Steiner, V., & Pierce, L. L. (2016). Family caregivers’ reports of hospitalizations and emergency department visits in community-dwelling individuals with dementia. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice. DOI:10.1177/1471301216653537.

Steiner V, Sommer LS, Gies C, Hefflinger K, Skrzyniecki C, Pierce L (2016) Problems reported by adult daughters in caring for parents with stroke. Journal of Womens Health, Issues, and Care

Steiner, V., Pierce, L. L., & Salvador, D. (2016). Information needs of family caregivers of people with dementia. Rehabilitation Nursing Journal41(3), 162-169. DOI: 10.1002/rnj.214

2015

Singh, S., McBride, K., & Kak, V. (2015). Role of social support in examining acculturative stress and psychological distress among Asian American immigrants and three sub-groups: Results from NLAAS. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health17(6), 1597-1606. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-015-0213-1.

Shukla, V., Dundas, S., Asp, A., Saltzman, B., & Duggan, J. (2015). Survey of Health Care Student Attitudes towards Transgender Health Care Education. Translation: The University of Toledo Journal of Medical Sciences2(1), 4.

 

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Last Updated: 12/5/17