Announcements

ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner featured on Texas Public Radio's Texas Standard

On Friday, March 31st, Dr. Barbara J. Turner, the Director of the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) will be featured on the Texas Public Radio show Texas Standard to discuss a recently published study that looks at how much the Hispanic community knows about chronic pain.  Dr. Turner and her team conducted a population-based survey representing 8.8 million Hispanic residents of five Southwestern states who did not have chronic pain.  The data from this study reveal serious gaps in knowledge about chronic pain including misunderstanding about relying on narcotics to treat the disease. This is the first study to reveal poor knowledge about chronic pain in a large population of Americans and reinforces the urgency of launching a broad-based educational campaign about chronic pain and its care. 
 
 

ReACH Scholar Bertha "Penny" Flores, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC Selected for the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) PCORI Hispanic Patient-Centered Health Research Mentorship Program

ReACH Scholar Bertha "Penny" Flores, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC was recently selected for the the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) PCORI Hispanic Patient-Centered Health Research Mentorship Program. This unique mentorship and training program provides individualized mentoring by Hispanic senior faculty researchers, networking with PCOR experts and other researchers in Hispanic health equity, skills building for career development, a two day in-person PCOR training with a special session to present your research.  Congratulations Dr. Flores!

Bertha "Penny" Flores PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC Awarded KL2 Grant

We are pleased to announce that ReACH Scholar,  Penny Flores PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC  has been awarded a KL2 grant.  Congratulations on this exciting achievement Dr. Flores! 

 

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Publications

  • Barg FK, Weiner MG, Joseph S, et al.  Qualitative analysis of peer coaches’ experiences with counseling African Americans about reducing heart disease risk. J Gen Intern Med. 2011;27(2):167-72. [PMID: 21953326]
  • Spitz A, Moore AA, Papaleontiou M, et al. Primary care providers' perspective on prescribing opioids to older adults with chronic non-cancer pain: A qualitative study. BMC Geriatrics. 2011;11:35. [PMID:21752299]
  • Turner BJ, Hollenbeak CS, Weiner MG, et al. A retrospective cohort study of the potency of lipid lowering therapy and race gender differences in LDL control. BMC Cardiovas Dis. 2011;11:58. [PMID:21961563]
  • Turner BJ, Hollenbeak C, Liang Y, et al. A randomized trial of peer coach and office staff support to reduce coronary heart disease risk in African-Americans with uncontrolled hypertension. J Gen Intern Med. in press. 2012;27(10):1258-64. [PMID:22570108]
  • Liang YY, Du Fei, Thompson I, et al. Limited PSA testing in indigent men in South Texas: An appropriate care or missing a prevention opportunity? Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012;21(9):1489-96. [PMID:22822113]

     

  • Hong M, Valerio MA, Spencer M. Let's get moving: the need for more effective state-level physical education policies.  Fam Community Health. 2011 Jan-Mar;34(1):51-60.
  • Ghaddar SF, Valerio MA, Garcia CM, Hansen L. Adolescent health literacy: the importance of credible sources for online health information. J Sch Health. 2012 Jan;82(1):28-36. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2011.00664.x.
  • Spencer MS, Rosland A., Kieffer EC, Palmisano G, Sinco B.,  Valerio M, Anderson M, Guzman JR,  Heisler ME.  Effectiveness of a randomized community health worker intervention among African Americans and Latinos with diabetes.  American Journal of Public Health. [In Press].
  • Valerio MA, Kanjirath PP, Clausner CK, Peters, MC.  A qualitative examination of patient awareness and understanding of type 2 diabetes and oral health care needs.  Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2011 Aug;93(2):159-65. Epub 2011 Apr 22.
  • Petteway RJ, Valerio MA, Patel MR. What about your friends? Exploring asthma-related peer interactions. J Asthma. 2011 May;48(4):393-9.
  • Hong M, Valerio MA, Spencer M. Let's get moving: the need for more effective state-level physical education policies.  Fam Community Health. 2011 Jan-Mar;34(1):51-60.

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