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Analysis of State-Level Immigrant Policies and Preterm Births by Race/Ethnicity Among Women Born in the US and Women Born Outside the US.

JAMA Netw Open 2021 Apr 1;4(4):e214482. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Community Health Sciences, Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles.

Importance: Criminalizing immigrant policies, a form of structural racism, are associated with preterm birth; however, to date, few population studies have examined this association by race and nativity status or examined the association of inclusive immigrant policies with preterm birth.

Objective: To assess the extent to which variation in preterm birth by race/ethnicity and nativity status is associated with state-level criminalizing vs inclusive immigrant policies.

Design, Setting, And Participants: This retrospective, cross-sectional study analyzed birth record data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2018, as well as state-level indicators of inclusive and criminalizing immigrant policies. Read More

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Acculturation and Hypertension Diagnoses Among Hispanics in California.

J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2021 Apr 6. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Department of Medical Oncology, Division of Population Science, Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street; Suite 311, Philadelphia, PA, 19107, USA.

Background: Among U.S. Hispanic immigrants and all other Hispanics living in the USA, heart disease is the leading cause of death. Read More

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Food Insecurity and the Risk of Obesity, Depression, and Self-Rated Health in Women.

Womens Health Rep (New Rochelle) 2020 31;1(1):308-317. Epub 2020 Aug 31.

Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Recent studies have shown that food insecurity is associated with obesity, depression, and other adverse health outcomes although little research has been focused on these relationships in underrepresented cultural and social groups. In this study we elucidate the relationship between food insecurity, community factors, dietary patterns, race/ethnicity and health among underrepresented women. The data for this investigation come from a cross-sectional survey of women drawn from five urban Utah communities of color, including African immigrants/refugees, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders, and women from four rural Utah counties. Read More

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Troubling Belonging: The Racialized Exclusion of Young Immigrants and Migrants of Color.

Int J Early Child 2021 Mar 23:1-18. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

New York City Public Schools and Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 USA.

In this article, four Latina educators of Color trouble the neutrality of belonging, exploring its politics. They collectively revisit and reflect on their memories and lived experiences as immigrant children of Color and as young children of immigrants and migrants of Color in the United States. They employed pláticas as method to prompt the sharing of memories, experiences, and stories imparting personal knowledge, familial practices, and cultural histories. Read More

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Experiences of Latinx Individuals Hospitalized for COVID-19: A Qualitative Study.

JAMA Netw Open 2021 03 1;4(3):e210684. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco.

Importance: Latinx individuals, particularly immigrants, are at higher risk than non-Latinx White individuals of contracting and dying from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Little is known about Latinx experiences with COVID-19 infection and treatment.

Objective: To describe the experiences of Latinx individuals who were hospitalized with and survived COVID-19. Read More

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Mammography Screening Among Latinas: Does Gender and Ethnic Patient-Physician Concordance Matter?

J Immigr Minor Health 2021 Mar 3. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Global Public Health, New York University, New York, NY, USA.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Latinas. Dominican women in particular have a higher lifetime risk of breast cancer than do other Latinas in the U.S. Read More

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"The solitude absorbs and it oppresses": 'Illegality' and its implications on Latino immigrant day laborers' social isolation, loneliness and health.

Soc Sci Med 2021 Mar 30;273:113737. Epub 2021 Jan 30.

School of Social Work, University of Maryland Baltimore, 525 W. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA.

Despite a well-documented relationship between social isolation and health among men, this link has been understudied among marginalized populations such as undocumented immigrant men whose structural social exclusion may impede the cultivation and maintenance of social connections in the United States. This may be particularly so in new immigrant settlement cities that may lack an established Latina/o community or the social infrastructure often needed to ease the process of social integration. Studies that have examined social disconnectedness, social isolation, and/or loneliness have largely focused on individual level factors (i. Read More

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Community partnerships in emerging immigrant communities: Lessons learned addressing Latino childhood weight disparities.

Public Health Nurs 2021 Feb 14. Epub 2021 Feb 14.

Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Latino children have disproportionately high childhood obesity rates, and U.S.-born Latino children of immigrant parents experience higher overweight/obesity rates than other Latino children. Read More

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February 2021

Toddler milk perceptions and purchases: the role of Latino ethnicity.

Public Health Nutr 2021 Jan 21:1-9. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

Department of Health Behavior and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, 123 W. Franklin St., Suite 210, Chapel Hill, NC27516, USA.

Objectives: Toddler milk (i.e. a nutrient-fortified milk-based drink marketed for children 12-36 months old) is increasingly being marketed in the USA despite not being recommended for young children. Read More

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January 2021

Highly vulnerable communities and the Affordable Care Act: Health insurance coverage effects, 2010-2018.

Soc Sci Med 2021 Feb 6;270:113670. Epub 2021 Jan 6.

Claremont Graduate University, United States. Electronic address:

Initially implemented in 2014 in some U.S. states, the Medicaid expansions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aimed to make health insurance coverage more accessible to the low-income population. Read More

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February 2021

The Role of the Neighborhood Social Environment in Physical Activity among Hispanic Children: Moderation by Cultural Factors and Mediation by Neighborhood Norms.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 12 19;17(24). Epub 2020 Dec 19.

School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.

Little is known about how the neighborhood social environment (e.g., safety, crime, traffic) impacts child physical activity. Read More

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December 2020

Donor Designation Among Mature Latinas and Lay Health Educators (): A Mixed-Methods Study.

Health Educ Behav 2020 Dec 21:1090198120976351. Epub 2020 Dec 21.

Esperanza Health Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Background: Despite positive public attitudes toward solid organ donation in the United States, some of the lowest rates of donor designation persist among older adults and Latinx populations.

Aims: To identify barriers and facilitators to organ donation and donor designation among lay health educators () and mature Latina (50+ years).

Methods: An explanatory sequential mixed-method design was employed, with telephone surveys followed by focus group interviews, to assess and understand the nuances of organ donation and donor designation knowledge, attitudes, and practices among promotoras and mature Latinas in Chicago (IL), Philadelphia (PA), and San Antonio (TX). Read More

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December 2020

Allostatic Load Among U.S.- and Foreign-Born Whites, Blacks, and Latinx.

Am J Prev Med 2021 02 15;60(2):159-168. Epub 2020 Dec 15.

Department of Health Management and Policy, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Introduction: The objective of this study is to examine how allostatic load, a multidimensional measure of the body's cumulative response to stressors experienced throughout the life course, has changed over time and by age among U.S.- and foreign-born Whites, Blacks, and Latinx. Read More

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February 2021

Religiosity, Acculturation, and Preterm Birth in Mexican-Origin Women: A Pilot Study.

Hisp Health Care Int 2020 Dec 8:1540415320976643. Epub 2020 Dec 8.

College of Medicine, 2655Texas A&M University, Bryan, TX, USA.

Introduction: Explanations for racial disparities in preterm birth (PTB) are elusive, especially when comparing high rates in some racial groups with low rates in Mexican-immigrant women. The purpose of this study was to examine potential protective factors against PTB such as religiosity and acculturation.

Methods: This study was a prospective investigation of Mexican- and U. Read More

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December 2020

Obesity Risk Assessment Tool for Low-Income Spanish Speaking Immigrant Parents with Young Children: Validity with BMI and Biomarkers of Obesity.

Nutrients 2020 11 22;12(11). Epub 2020 Nov 22.

Department of Human Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA.

Children of Hispanic origin bear a high risk of obesity. Child weight gain trajectories are influenced by the family environment, including parent feeding practices. Excessive body fat can result in unhealthful metabolic and lipid profiles and increased risk of metabolic diseases. Read More

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November 2020

"Essential" but Expendable: Farmworkers During the COVID-19 Pandemic-The Michigan Farmworker Project.

Am J Public Health 2020 12;110(12):1760-1762

Alexis J. Handal, Lisbeth Iglesias-Ríos, and Mislael A. Valentín-Cortés are with the Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor. Paul J. Fleming is with the Department of Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health. Marie S. O'Neill is with the Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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December 2020

Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration in Latino Men: The Mediating Effects of Mental Health.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 11 4;17(21). Epub 2020 Nov 4.

Division of Intramural Research, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 3, Floor 5, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.

Purpose: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health problem that disproportionately affects racial/ethnic minorities in the U.S. This study examines risk factors for IPV perpetration that are salient for racial/ethnic minorities; specifically, we test if racial/ethnic discrimination among Latino men is associated with IPV perpetration, if poor mental health (MH) mediates this link, and whether relationships differ by immigrant status. Read More

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November 2020

A Systematic Review of Physical Health Consequences and Acculturation Stress Among Latinx Individuals in the United States.

Biol Res Nurs 2020 Nov 3:1099800420968889. Epub 2020 Nov 3.

Health Sciences Library, 2331The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

The health of Latinx immigrants decays over time and across generations. Acculturation stress influences decays in behavioral and mental health in this population, but the effect on physical health outcomes is less understood. This systematic review synthesizes findings from 22 studies that examined the influence of acculturation stress on physical health outcomes among Latinx populations in the United States. Read More

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November 2020

COVID-19 disparity among racial and ethnic minorities in the US: A cross sectional analysis.

Travel Med Infect Dis 2020 Nov - Dec;38:101904. Epub 2020 Nov 1.

University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA.

Aim: To analyze racial disparities in Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the United States of America and discuss possible reasons behind this inequality.

Subject And Methods: We obtained estimated case counts of African-American, Caucasian, Native American, Asian and Hispanic individuals with coronavirus disease (COVID-19)infection through May 5, 2020, from publicly available data on state departments of health websites. We calculated race-specific fractions as the percentage of the total population and analyzed the reasons behind this disparity. Read More

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January 2021

Juntos en la pandemia de COVID-19 (together in the COVID-19 pandemic): health-care professionals and the Latinx community.

Lancet Respir Med 2021 01 30;9(1):13-15. Epub 2020 Oct 30.

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA; Post-Acute COVID-19 Team (PACT) Clinic, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Electronic address:

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January 2021

: a qualitative study on the perceptions of recovery following traumatic brain injury among Spanish-speaking U.S. immigrants.

Disabil Rehabil 2020 Oct 27:1-10. Epub 2020 Oct 27.

TIRR Memorial Hermann Brain Injury Research Center, Houston, TX, USA.

Purpose: To explore the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the quality of life (QoL) and self-concept of Spanish-speaking U.S. Hispanic immigrants with TBI. Read More

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October 2020

Association Between Sociodemographic Determinants and Disparities in Stroke Symptom Awareness Among US Young Adults.

Stroke 2020 12 26;51(12):3552-3561. Epub 2020 Oct 26.

Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT (R.M., J.L.). Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT (S.M., H.M.K.). Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine (S.M., H.M.K.) and Department of Neurology (R.K.), Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Division of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness (J.V.-E., M.C.-A., K.N.) and Center for Outcomes Research (K.N.), Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, TX. Houston Methodist Research Institute, TX (T.Y.). University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas (R.S.). Department of Medicine, Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD (G.R.G.). Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (S.S.V.). Department of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown (S.U.K.). Center for Outcomes Research, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, TX (F.S.V.).

Background And Purpose: Despite declining stroke rates in the general population, stroke incidence and hospitalizations are rising among younger individuals. Awareness of and prompt response to stroke symptoms are crucial components of a timely diagnosis and disease management. We assessed awareness of stroke symptoms and response to a perceived stroke among young adults in the United States. Read More

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December 2020

The 2016 presidential election and periviable births among Latina women.

Early Hum Dev 2020 12 3;151:105203. Epub 2020 Oct 3.

Program in Public Health, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA.

Objective: Research suggests that sociopolitical stressors connected with the 2016 presidential election were associated with increases in preterm birth among Latina women. This study determined whether periviable births (<26 weeks gestation), which exhibit extremely high rates of infant morbidity and mortality, among US Latina women increased above expected levels after the 2016 US presidential election.

Methods: We assigned singleton live births among Latina and non-Latina white women in the US to 96 monthly conception cohorts conceived from January 2009 through December 2016. Read More

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December 2020

Association of Maternal Citizenship and State-Level Immigrant Policies With Health Insurance Coverage Among US-Born Latino Youths.

JAMA Netw Open 2020 10 1;3(10):e2021876. Epub 2020 Oct 1.

Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Importance: The association of state-level immigrant policies with uninsurance among Latino youths remains unknown.

Objective: To assess the association of state-level immigrant integration and criminalization policies with health insurance coverage among US-born Latino youths by maternal citizenship.

Design, Setting, And Participants: This cross-sectional study analyzed secondary data from the American Community Survey, January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2018, for US-born Latino youths (age, ≤17 years) and their mothers (age, 18-64 years) as well as state-level indicators of immigrant integration and criminalization policies (in all 50 states and the District of Columbia). Read More

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October 2020

The Meaning of Physical Activity: A Qualitative Study on the Perspective of South American Immigrant Parents.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 10 15;17(20). Epub 2020 Oct 15.

Área de Educación Física del Departamento de Fisioterapia, Terapia Ocupacional, Rehabilitación y Medicina Física, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Avenida Atenas s/n, 28922 Alcorcón, Spain.

Physical activity facilitates the acquisition of healthy habits from childhood to adulthood. There are differences in the practice of physical activity between immigrant children and native Spanish children. The aim was to describe physical activity in children, from the perspective of South American immigrant parents. Read More

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October 2020

Association of Visceral Adipose Tissue and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in US-Born Mexican Americans but not First Generation Immigrants.

J Am Heart Assoc 2020 10 15;9(20):e017373. Epub 2020 Oct 15.

Division of Cardiology Department of Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston TX.

Background Excess visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is a primary driver for the cardiometabolic complications of obesity; VAT-associated cardiovascular disease risk varies by race, but most studies have been done on Non-Hispanics. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical and metabolic correlates of VAT, its association with subclinical atherosclerosis, and the factors affecting this association in Mexican Americans. Methods and Results Participants (n=527) were drawn from the Cameron County Hispanic Cohort (CCHC), on whom a carotid ultrasound to assess carotid intima media thickness and a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan to assess for VAT were obtained. Read More

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October 2020

Lessons We've Learned - Covid-19 and the Undocumented Latinx Community.

N Engl J Med 2021 Jan 7;384(1):5-7. Epub 2020 Oct 7.

From Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore.

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January 2021

A Case Study in Academic-Community Partnerships: A Community-Based Nutrition Education Program for Mexican Immigrants.

J Community Health 2020 Oct 7. Epub 2020 Oct 7.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 485 Lexington Ave., 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10017, USA.

Hispanics are the largest U.S. immigrant group and Mexican Americans are the largest U. Read More

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October 2020

Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma Among Immigrant Mexican Women up to Two-Years Post-partum.

J Immigr Minor Health 2020 Sep 27. Epub 2020 Sep 27.

LifeWise STL, St. Louis, MO, USA.

Anxiety has significant consequences for maternal and infant health, and Mexican immigrant mothers are at significantly high-risk. This study examined whether maternal depressive symptoms and trauma are related to anxiety symptoms in perinatal Mexican immigrants. Data were collected from 103 Mexican women residing in the Midwestern United States who were pregnant or up to two years postpartum. Read More

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September 2020

Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience, and Emotional Problems in Latinx Immigrant Youth.

Psychiatry Res 2020 11 16;293:113450. Epub 2020 Sep 16.

University of Houston. Electronic address:

Although research suggests that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are associated with emotional problems, individuals with higher resilience experience less emotional problems. This relation has yet to be examined in the growing Latinx immigrant youth population in the United States. To study the relation between ACEs, emotional problems, and resilience, recently immigrated Latinx youth (N=85) were interviewed using the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study questionnaire, the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, and the Resilience Scale. Read More

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November 2020