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RWJF Health & Society Scholar Jooyoung Lee advocates home-based mental health care for gunshot victims to recover from the lingering effects of their injuries.
On the RWJF Human Capital Blog
Americans’ life expectancy is increasing more quickly than official government forecasts, RWJF Health & Society Scholar Samir Soneji finds.
November 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Muslims may seek health care differently than other patients based on religious concerns about cross-gender interaction with providers.
June 1, 2012 | Journal Article
In the past, research on sex/gender and health has not incorporated a conceptualization including contemporary feminist, relational approaches to gender, nor has it prioritized research on intersectional and biosocial approaches. This special issue ...
December 1, 2010 | Journal Article
A study examining the influence of imagery associating type 2 diabetes with different causalities and racial groups on research spending preferences and stereotypes about diabetes found that subtle changes in media messages can change public opinion about federal funding for treatment and prevention.
Responses to Discrimination and Psychiatric Disorders Among Black, Hispanic, Female, and Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals
August 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Americans who believe they experienced discrimination in the past year due to race/ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation are much more likely to suffer from psychiatric disorders, according to this study of national data.
January 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Communities of color and those lacking sufficient socioeconomic resources value good parenting, achievement and upward mobility.
The Association of Perceived Abuse and Discrimination After September 11, 2001, With Psychological Distress, Level of Happiness, and Health Status Among Arab Americans
January 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Perceived post-September 11 abuse and discrimination were associated with increased psychological distress, reduced levels of happiness and worse health status in our sample. Community based, culturally sensitive partnerships should be established to assess and meet the health needs of Arab Americans.
January 4, 2005 | Journal Article
Approximately 45 percent of international trips from the United States (not including trips to Mexico or Canada) were described by travelers as "visiting friends and relatives" (VFR). The present article provided a description of VFR travelers and d ...
The Roles of Citizenship Status, Acculturation, and Health Insurance in Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Immigrant Women
August 1, 2006 | Journal Article
The current study examined disparities in Papanicolaou (Pap) smear and mammography screening for immigrant and U.S.-born women. Participants were 18,342 women (of which 1,445 were noncitizens) from a nationally representative sample from the 2000 Na ...
Blacks and Hispanics Are Less Likely Than Whites to Complete Addiction Treatment, Largely Due to Socioeconomic Factors
January 7, 2013 | Journal Article
More than one-third of the approximately two million people entering publicly funded substance abuse treatment in the United States do not complete treatment.
October 10, 2012 | Journal Article
A bidirectional relationship between patient trust and shared decision-making with primary care physician has the potential to ultimately impact health outcomes.