IHPR researchers publish reports to inform the field on Latino health advancements.

South Texas Health Status Review: 2018

Cancer is a significant public health issue in South Texas, with various disparities and rates that differ from the rest of Texas and nation, according to the 2018 Cancer Chapter update of the South Texas Health Status Review, an online report of the latest cancer data led by Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, chair and professor of Population Health Sciences, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR), and leader of Community Outreach and Engagement at the Mays Cancer Center, all at UT Health San Antonio.

Ramirez, A.G. & Mesa, R. (2018). The South Texas Health Status Review: Cancer Chapter Update. Available at: https://salud.to/cancerchapter

South Texas Health Status Review: 2013

Diabetes and obesity are the two most significant health threats in South Texas, according to the South Texas Health Status Review, a new report published online in Springer Open Books by Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez’ Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) in the School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. The South Texas Health Status Review examined how more than 35 health conditions affected people in South Texas compared to those in the rest of Texas or nation.

Ramirez, A.G., Thompson, I.M., & Vela, L. (2013). The South Texas health status review: A Health Disparities Roadmap. New York, NY: Springer Science + Business Media. Available at: https://salud.to/statusreview

Latino Obesity Forum Report

The 2nd SALSI Health Disparities Research Forum: Latino Obesity on May 10, 2011, in San Antonio, highlighted Latino childhood obesity interventions, research and prevention strategies across Texas, including speeches by Texas State Demographer Dr. Lloyd Potter and master chef Mark Erickson.

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Scientific Journal Articles

IHPR researchers publish research in peer-reviewed scientific journals and makes poster and PowerPoint presentations at scientific conferences.

Here are some recent articles:

  • Ramirez A.G., Chalela, P., Choi K, & Sabado-Liwag M.D. (2021). Behavioral Determinants in Population Health and Health Disparities Research. In, The Science of Health Disparities Research and Applications. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 59-76.
  • Ramirez, A. G., Aguilar, R. P., Merck, A., Despres, C., Sukumaran, P., Cantu-Pawlik, S., & Chalela, P. (2021). Use of# SaludTues tweetchats for the dissemination of culturally relevant information on Latino health equity: Exploratory case study. JMIR public health and surveillance, 7(3), e21266.
  • Chalela, P., McAlister, A., Muñoz, E., Despres, C., Akopian, D., Kaghyan, S., Fernandez, A., Sukumaran, P., & Ramirez, A.G. (2020). Reaching Latinos Through Social Media and SMS for Smoking Cessation. pp. 187–96 in Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos, edited by A. G. Ramirez and E. J. Trapido.
  • Wu SH, Munoz E, Liu Y, Svatek R, Mansour A, Ramirez A, Tomlinson G, Mesa R, Rodriguez R, Michalek J. Bladder Cancer Incidence and Survival in the United States and Texas Non-Latino Whites and Latinos Breast Cancer. 2020 Dec;6: 497-506.
  • Ramirez AG., Munoz E., Long Parma D., Perez A., Santillan A. Quality of life outcomes from a randomized controlled trial of patient navigation in Latina breast cancer survivors. Cancer Medicine 2020 Nov; 9(21):7837-7848.