IHPR researchers publish reports to inform the field on Latino health advancements.
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
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
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.
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., Gallion, K. J., Perez, A., Munoz, E., Parma, D. L., Moreno, P. I., & Penedo, F. J. (2019). Improving quality of life among Latino cancer survivors: Design of a randomized trial of patient navigation. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 76, 41-48.
- Zuniga, K. E., Parma, D. L., Muñoz, E., Spaniol, M., Wargovich, M., & Ramirez, A. G. (2019). Dietary intervention among breast cancer survivors increased adherence to a Mediterranean-style, anti-inflammatory dietary pattern: the Rx for Better Breast Health Randomized Controlled Trial. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 173(1), 145-154.
- Moreno, P.I., Ramirez, A.G., San Miguel-Majors, S.L., Castillo, L., Fox, R.S., Gallion, K.J., Munoz, E., Estabrook, R., Perez, A., Lad, T. & Hollowell, C. (2019). Unmet supportive care needs in Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors: prevalence and associations with patient-provider communication, satisfaction with cancer care, and symptom burden. Supportive Care in Cancer, 27(4), 1383-1394
- Chalela, P., Munoz, E., Gallion, K.J., Kaklamani, V., Ramirez, A.G. (2018). Empowering Latina Breast Cancer Patients to Make Informed Decisions about Clinical Trials: a pilot study. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 8(3), 439-449.
- Ramirez, A. G., Gallion, K. J., Perez, A., Adeigbe, R. T., Munoz, E., & Pasick, R. J. (2018). Éxito!: Making an Impact in Training Latinos for Doctorates and Cancer Research. Journal of Cancer Education, 1-10.