Selected Publications of Health Disparities-Related Papers by MHRC Members 2011-2014

  1. Andreae SJ, Halanych JH, Cherrington A, Safford MM. Recruitment of a rural, southern, predominantly African-American population into a diabetes self-management trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2012 May;33(3):499-506. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2012.02.005. 
  2. Austin S, Martin MY, Kim Y, Funkhouser EM, Partridge EE, Pisu M. Disparities in use of gynecologic oncologists for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. Health Serv Res. 2013 Jun;48(3):1135-53. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12012. 
  3. Baker EH, Altman CE. Maternal Ratings of Child Health and Child Obesity. Variations by Mother's Race/Ethnicity and Nativity. Matern Child Health J, 2014 Aug 10. PMCID: in process.
  4. Baker, Elizabeth, Michael S. Rendall, and Margaret Weden (2014). Epidemiological Paradox or Immigrant Vulnerability? Obesity among Young Children of Immigrants. Demography. In press.
  5. Baskin ML, Gary L, Shoenberger Y-M, Scarinci I, Hardy C, Fouad M, & Partridge E. Predictors of retention of African American women in a walking program.American Journal of Health Behavior.2011;35(1):39-43. PMCID: PMC3086025.
  6. Bovell LC, Shanmugam C, Putcha BD, Katkoori VR, Zhang B, Bae S, Singh KP, Grizzle WE, Manne U. The prognostic value of microRNAs varies with patient race/ethnicity and stage of colorectal cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Jul 15;19(14):3955-65. PMCID:3746330.
  7. Brown TM, Tanner RM, Carson AP, Yun H, Rosenson RS, Farkouh M, Woolley JM, Thacker EL, Glasser SP, Safford MM, Muntner P. Awareness, treatment, and control of LDL cholesterol are lower among US adults with undiagnosed diabetes versus diagnosed diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2013; 36(9) 2734-40. PMCID: PMC3747886.
  8. Carson AP, Lewis CE, Jacobs DR, Peralta CA, Steffen LM, Bower JK, Person SD, Muntner P. Evaluating Hypertension Risk Prediction Models in Young Adults: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Hypertension. 2013; 62:1015-20. PMCID: PMC4019674.
  9. Carson AP, Muntner P, Kissela BM, Kleindorfer DO, Howard VJ, Meschia JF, Williams LS, Prineas RJ, Howard G, Safford MM. Association of pre-diabetes and diabetes with stroke symptoms: The REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study. Diabetes Care. 2012;35(9):1845-52. PMCID: PMC3424995.
  10. Carson TL, Hardy C, Greene E, Carter PL, James G, Partridge EE, Baskin ML. Considerations for biospecimen collection among black women residing in the rural Deep South. J Community Genet. 2014 Jul;5(3):257-63. PMCID: PMC4059851.
  11. Casazza K, Fontaine KR, Astrup A, Birch LL, Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Durant N, Dutton GR , Foster EM, Heymsfield SB, McIver K, Mehta T, Menachemi N, Newby PK, Pate R, Rolls BJ, Sen B, Smith Jr DL, Thomas DM, Allison DB. Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity. New England Journal of Medicine. 2013 Jan 31;368(5):446-54. PMCID:PMC3606061.
  12. Cherrington A, Martin MY, Hayes M, Halanych JH, Wright MA, Appel SJ, Andreae SJ, Safford M. Intervention mapping as a guide for the development of a diabetes peer support intervention in rural Alabama. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012;9:E36. Review. PMCID: PMC3310146.
  13. Cockerham, W. C. Social causes of health and disease (2nd ed.). Cambridge; Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2013.
  14. Cockerham, W. C., Dingwall, R., & Quah, S. R. The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of health, illness, behavior, and society. Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
  15. DuBay D, Redden D, Haque A, Gray S, Fouad M, Siminoff L, Holt C, Kohler C, Eckhoff D. Is decedent race an independent predictor of organ donor consent or merely a surrogate marker of socioeconomic status? Transplantation. 2012 Oct 27;94(8):873-8. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e31826604d5.PMCID: PMC3566527.
  16. Dubay DA, Redden DT, Haque A, Gray SH, Fouad M, Kohler C, Taylor G, Eckhoff DE. Do trained specialists solicit familial authorization at equal frequency, regardless of deceased donor characteristics? Prog Transplant. 2013 Sep;23(3):290-6. doi: 10.7182/pit2013406.
  17. DuBay DA, Ivankova N, Herby I, Wynn TA, Kohler C, Berry B, Foushee H, Redden DT, Holt C, Siminoff L, Fouad M, Martin M. African American organ donor registration: A mixed methods analysis using the Theory of Planned Behavior. Prog Transplant. 2014 Sep;24(3):273-83. 
  18. DuBay DA, Redden DT, Dorn DP, Bryant MK, Fouad M, Gray SH, White J, Locke J, Meeks C, Taylor G, Kilgore M, Eckhoff DE. Resource utilization associated with procurement of transplantable organs from donors that do not meet OPTN eligible death criteria. Transplantation. 2014 May27;97(10);1043-8. PMCID: PMC4024080.
  19. Durant NH, Joseph RP, Cherrington A, Cuffee Y, Knight B, Lewis D, Jr, Allison, JJ. Recommendations for a Culturally Relevant Internet-Based Tool to Promote Physical Activity Among Overweight Young African American Women, Alabama, 2010-2011. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Jan 16;11:13-169. PMCID: PMC3899848.
  20. Durant RW, Brown QL, Cherrington AL, Andreae LJ, Hardy CM, Scarinci IC. Social support among African Americans with heart failure: is there a role for community health advisors? Heart Lung. 2013 Jan-Feb;42(1):19-25.PMCID: PMC3509228.
  21. Durant RW, Wenzel JA, Scarinci IC, Paterniti DA, Fouad MN, Hurd TC, Martin MY. Perspectives on barriers and facilitators to minority recruitment for clinical trials among cancer center leaders, investigators, research staff, and referring clinicians: enhancing minority participation in clinical trials (EMPaCT). Cancer. 2014 Apr 1;120 Suppl 7:1097-105. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28574.NIHMSID 558112; PMCID: in process.
  22. Dutton GR, Lewis T, Durant N, Halanych J, Kiefe C, Sidney S, Kim Y, Lewis C. Perceived weight discrimination in the CARDIA study: Differences by race, sex, and weight status. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Feb;22(2):530-6. PMCID: PMC3695009. 
  23. Fouad MN, Johnson RE, Nagy MC, Person SD, Partridge EE. Adherence and retention in clinical trials: a community-based approach. Cancer. 2014 Apr 1;120 Suppl 7:1106-12. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28572.
  24. Ghebre RG, Jones LA, Wenzel JA, Martin MY, Durant RW, Ford JG. State-of-the-science of patient navigation as a strategy for enhancing minority clinical trial accrual. Cancer . 2014 Apr 1;120 Suppl 7:1122-30. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28570. Review.
  25. Glueckert LN, Redden D., Thompson M, Haque A, Gray SH, Locke JE, Eckhoff De, Fouad M, DuBay DA. What happens to liver transplant outcomes can be expected in the uninsured who become insured via the Affordable Care Act? Am J Transplant. 2013 Jun;13(6):1533-40.PMCID: PMC3671495.
  26. Gutiérrez OM, Judd SE, Muntner P, Rizk DV, McClellan WM, Safford MM, Cushman M, Kissela BM,Howard VJ, Warnock DG.Racial differences in albuminuria, kidney function, and risk of stroke. Neurology . 2012 Oct 16;79(16):1686-92. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31826e9af8. PMCID: PMC3468778.
  27. Hawk ET, Habermann EB, Ford JG, Wenzel JA, Brahmer JR, Chen MS Jr, Jones LA, Hurd TC, Rogers LM, Nguyen LH, Ahluwalia JS, Fouad M, Vickers SM. Five National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers' data collection on racial/ethnic minority participation in therapeutic trials: a current view and opportunities for improvement. Cancer. 2014 Apr 1;120 Suppl 7:1113-21. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28571.
  28. Holt CL, Litaker MS, Scarinci IC, Debnam KJ, McDavid C, McNeal SF, Eloubeidi MA, Crowther M, Bolland J, Martin MY. Spiritually based intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening among African Americans: screening and theory-based outcomes from a randomized trial. Health Educ Behav . 2013 Aug;40(4):458-68. doi: 10.1177/1090198112459651. 
  29. Holt CL, Scarinci IC, Debnam K, McDavid C, Litaker M, McNeal SF, Southward V, Lee C, Eloubeidi M, Crowther M, Bolland J, Martin MY. Spiritually based intervention to increase colorectal cancer awareness among african americans: intermediate outcomes from a randomized trial. J Health Commun. 2012;17(9):1028-49. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2012.665418. 
  30. James DC, Harville C, Efunbumi O, Martin MY. Health literacy issues surrounding weight management among African American women: a mixed methods study. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2015 Feb;28 Suppl 2:41-9. 
  31. Jefferson County Place Matters and Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (Sept, 2013). Place Matters for Health in Jefferson County, Alabama: The Status of Health Equity on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama, A Special Report . Available at:
  32. Joseph RP, Pekmezi D, Dutton GR, Cherrington A, Kim Y, Allison JJ, Durant NH. Results of A culturally adapted Internet-enhanced physical activity promotion intervention for overweight and obese young adult African American women: Journal of Transcultural Nursing. In press.
  33. Joseph RP, Pekmezi DW, Lewis T, Dutton G, Turner LW, Durant NH. Physical activity and social cognitive theory outcomes of an internet-enhanced physical activity intervention for overweight African American female college students. J Health Dispar Res Prac. 2013 Summer;6(2):1-18. PMCID: PMC4158943.
  34. Le D, Holt CL, Pisu M, Brown-Galvan A, Fairley TL, Lee Smith J, White A, Hall IJ, Oster RA, Martin MY. The role of social support in posttreatment surveillance among african american survivors of colorectal cancer. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2014;32(3):245-63. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2014.897293.
  35. Litton AG, Castle PE, Partridge EE, Scarinci IC.Cervical cancer screening preferences among African American women in the Mississippi Delta. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Feb;24(1):46-55. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2013.0017.
  36. Martin MY, Evans MB, Kratt P, Pollack LA, Smith JL, Oster R, Dignan M, Prayor-Patterson H, Watson C, Houston P, Andrews S, Liwo A, Tseng TS, Hullett S, Oliver J, Pisu M. Meeting the information needs of lower income cancer survivors: results of a randomized control trial evaluating the american cancer society's "I can cope". J Health Commun. 2014 Apr;19(4):441-59. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2013.821557. 
  37. Martin MY, Fouad MN, Oster RA, Schrag D, Urmie J, Sanders S, Pisu M. What do cancer patients worry about when making decisions about treatment? Variation across racial/ethnic groups. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Jan;22(1):233-44. doi: 10.1007/s00520-013-1958-5. 
  38. Martin MY, Kratt P, Kim Y, Schoenberger YM, Pisu M. 'Too much trouble for what I get out of it': acceptability of cancer screening tests among low-income rural men and women in the Deep South. Public Health. 2012 Jan;126(1):64-6. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2011.09.019. No abstract available. PMCID: PMC3257893.
  39. Martin MY, Sanders S, Griffin JM, Oster RA, Ritchie C, Phelan SM, Atienza AA, Kahn K, van Ryn M. Racial variation in the cancer caregiving experience: a multisite study of colorectal and lung cancer caregivers. Cancer Nurs. 2012 Jul-Aug;35(4):249-56. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0b013e3182330850. PMCID: PMC3326192.
  40. Milner A, Baker E, Sisiopiku V. 2013. "Motivations and Barriers to Utilizing Adult Walking Buses: An Examination of Demographic Correlates and Willingness to Participate in a Community-Based Walking Program." Open Journal of Preventive Medicine 3(9): 517-524. doi 10.4236/ojpm.2013.39070.
  41. Pekmezi D, Marcus B, Meneses K, Baskin M L, Ard JD, Martin M, Adams N, Robinson C,Demark-Wahnefried W. Developing an intervention to address physical activity barriers for African American women in the Deep South (USA). Journal of Women's Health. 2013 May;9(3):301-312. PMCID: PMC3816507.
  42. Pekmezi, D., Dunsiger, S., Gans, K., Bock, B., Gaskins, R., Marquez, B., Lee, C., Neighbors, C., Jennings, E., Tilkemeier, P., & Marcus, B. (2012). Rationale, design, and baseline findings from Seamos Saludables: a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of a culturally and linguistically adapted, computer- tailored physical activity intervention for Latinas. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33(6), 1261-71. PMCID: PMC3468688.
  43. Pekmezi, D., Dunsiger, S., Gaskins, R., Barbera, B., Marquez, B., Neighbors, C., & Marcus, B. (2012). Feasibility and acceptability of using pedometers as an intervention tool for Latinas. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 10(3), 451-7. PMCID: PMC3971921.
  44. Piper, K., Enah, C, Daniel, M. Black southern rural adolescents' HIV stigma, denial, misconceptions, and implications for HIV prevention.  J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2014 June;52(6):50-6.
  45. Pisu M, Holt CL, Brown-Galvan A, Fairley T, Smith JL, White A, Hall IJ, Oster RA, Martin MY. Surveillance instructions and knowledge among african american colorectal cancer survivors. J Oncol Pract. 2014 Mar 1;10(2):e45-50. PMCID: PMC3948710.
  46. Redmond N, Richman J, Gamboa CM, Albert MA, Sims M, Durant RW, Glasser SP, Safford MM. Perceived stress is associated with incident coronary heart disease and all-cause mortality in low- but not high-income participants in the Reasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Dec 19;2(6):e000447. PMCID: PMC3886761.
  47. Safford MM, Brown TM, Muntner PM, Durant RW, Glasser S, Halanych JH, Shikany JM, Prineas RJ, Samdarshi T, Bittner VA, Lewis CE, Gamboa C, Cushman M, Howard V, Howard G; REGARDS Investigators.Association of race and sex with risk of incident acute coronary heart disease events. JAMA. 2012 Nov 7;308(17):1768-74. PMCID: PMC3772637.
  48. Scarinci IC, Litton AG, Garcés-Palacio IC, Partridge EE, Castle PE. Acceptability and usability of self-collected sampling for HPV testing among African-American women living in the Mississippi Delta. Womens Health Issues. 2013 Mar-Apr;23(2):e123-30. PMCID: PMC3596478.
  49. Scarinci IC, Bandura L, Hidalgo B, Cherrington A. Development of a theory-based (PEN-3 and Health Belief Model), culturally relevant intervention on cervical cancer prevention among Latina immigrants using intervention mapping. Health Promot Pract. 2012 Jan;13(1):29-40. PMCID: PMC3982834.
  50. Sewell K, Andreae S, Luke E, Safford MM. Perceptions of and barriers to use of generic medications in a rural African American population, Alabama, 2011. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012;9:E142. PMCID: PMC3475503.
  51. Thind H, Townsend S, Godsey E, and Baskin ML. Physical Activity Resource Attributes by Neighborhood Race/Ethnicity in a Southern US City. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2014; Jan 7. DOI 10.1007/s40615-013-0004-0.
  52. Tuupanen S, Yan J, Turunen M, Gylfe AE, Kaasinen E, Li L, Eng C, Culver DA, Kalady MF, Pennison MJ, Pasche B, Manne U, de la Chapelle A, Hampel H, Henderson BE, Le Marchand L, Hautaniemi S, Askhtorab H, Smoot D, Sandler RS, Keku T, Kupfer SS, Ellis NA, Haiman CA, Taipale J, Aaltonen LA. Characterization of the colorectal cancer-associated enhancer MYC-335 at 8q24: the role of rs67491583. Cancer Genet. 2012 Jan-Feb;205(1-2):25-33. PMCID: PMC3770308.
  53. Vickers SM, Fouad MN. An overview of EMPaCT and fundamental issues affecting minority participation in cancer clinical trials: enhancing minority participation in clinical trials (EMPaCT): laying the groundwork for improving minority clinical trial accrual. Cancer . 2014 Apr 1;120 Suppl 7:1087-90. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28569
  54. Virk-Baker MK, Martin MY, Levine RS, Wang X, Nagy TR, Pisu M. Mammography utilization among Black and White Medicare beneficiaries in high breast cancer mortality US counties. Cancer Causes Control. 2013;24(12):2187-96. PMCID: PMC3955601.
  55. Vogtmann E, Shanmugam C, Katkoori VR, Waterbor J, Manne U. Socioeconomic status, p53 abnormalities, and colorectal cancer. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2013 Mar;4(1):40-4. PMCID: PMC3562635.
  56. Wells KJ, Lima DS, Meade CD, Muñoz-Antonia T, Scarinci I, McGuire A, Gwede CK, Pledger WJ, Partridge E, Lipscomb J, Matthews R, Matta J, Flores I, Weiner R, Turner T, Miele L, Wiese TE, Fouad M, Moreno CS, Lacey M, Christie DW, Price-Haywood EG, Quinn GP, Coppola D, Sodeke SO, Green BL, Lichtveld MY; Region 3 GMaP/BMaP investigators. Assessing needs and assets for building a regional network infrastructure to reduce cancer related health disparities. Eval Program Plann. 2014 Jun;44:14-25. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2013.12.003. 
  57. White K. and J.E. Potter. 2013. "Patterns of contraceptive use among Mexican-origin women." Demographic Research 28(41): 1199-1212
  58. White K, I. Garces, L. Bandura, A. McGuire, and I.C. Scarinci. 2012. "Design and evaluation of a theory-based, culturally relevant outreach model for breast and cervical cancer screening for Latina immigrants." Ethnicity & Disease 22: 274-280. PMCID: PMC3762980.
  59. White K, K. Hopkins, and E.L. Schiefelbein. 2013. "The influence of race/ethnicity and gender on attitudes surrounding contraceptive responsibility: Do Latino adolescents differ from other groups?" Journal of Applied Research on Children 4(2): article 8.
  60. White K, K. Hopkins, J.E. Potter, and D. Grossman. 2013. "Knowledge and attitudes about long-acting reversible contraception among Latina women who desire sterilization." Women's Health Issues 23(4): e257-e263. PMCID: PMC3707629.
  61. White K, V.A. Yeager, N. Menachemi, and I.C. Scarinci. 2014. "Impact of Alabama's immigration law on access to health care among Latina immigrants and children: Implications for national reform." American Journal of Public Health 104(3): 397-405.