Links to recent papers using Equity Research Cluster survey data
Equity Research Cluster authors are in italics
Associations among political voting preference, high-risk health status, and preventative behaviors for COVID-19. Thalia Porteny, Laura Corlin, Jennifer D. Allen, Kyle Monahan, Andrea Acevedo, Thomas J. Stopka, Peter Levine, Keren Ladin. Public Health, February 2022.
This study of political preference, level of Covid risk, and level of Covid prevention behavior found that individual preventative behavior was associated with political preference but not the risk of severe Covid.
Why are Some People Reluctant to be Vaccinated for COVID-19? A Cross-Sectional Survey among U.S. Adults in May-June 2020. Jennifer Allen, Wenhui Feng, Laura Corlin, Thalia Porteny, Andrea Acevedo, Deborah Schildkraut, Erin King, Keren Ladin, Quiang Fu, Thomas J. Stopka. Preventive Medicine Reports, July 2021.
Beliefs regarding personal responsibility, public health authority, vaccine safety, and risk exposure among others can all play a part in vaccine reluctance according to this study.
Assessing Equity in Health, Wealth, and Civic Engagement: A Nationally Representative Survey, United States, 2020. Thomas J. Stopka, Wenhui Feng, Laura Corlin, Erin King, Jayanthi Mistry, Wendy Mansfield, Ying Wang, Peter Levine, Jennifer D. Allen. International Journal for Equity in Health, January 2022
We developed a conceptual framework to guide our inquiry of equity across health, wealth, and civic engagement domains. Using structural equation modeling, we developed latent constructs for wealth and civic engagement, to assess associations with a measured health variable. We found significant associations among key equity domains.
2022 papers (as of July) authored by Equity Research Cluster investigators (in bold)
|Experiences with and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by substance use disorder in the early phase of pandemic in the United States: A cross-sectional survey, 2020||A Acevedo, W Feng, L Corlin, JD Allen, P Levine, TJ Stopka||PloS one 17 (7), e0271788|
|Broadening access to naloxone: Community predictors of standing order naloxone distribution in Massachusetts||A Chatterjee, S Yan, Z Xuan, KM Waye, AM Lambert, TC Green, TJ Stopka, R Pollini, JR Morgan, AY Walley||Drug and alcohol dependence 230, 109190|
|Intimate Partner Violence and Openness to Online Counseling Among College Students||A Nelson, J Allen, H Cho, SH Yun, YJ Choi, GY Choi||Journal of Family Violence, 1-11|
|¿ Cómo deberían los investigadores de equidad sanitaria considerar la interrelación de raza y etnia en las comunidades afrolatinas?||AG Cuevas||AMA Journal of Ethics, 283-288|
|How Should Health Equity Researchers Consider Intersections of Race and Ethnicity in Afro-Latino Communities?||AG Cuevas||AMA Journal of Ethics 24 (4), 283-288|
|Assessing the role of socioeconomic status and discrimination exposure for racial disparities in inflammation||AG Cuevas, E Goler, CJ Guetta, RF Krueger||Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 102, 333-337|
|The Association Between Veteran Status and Obesity Differs Across Race/Ethnicity||AG Cuevas, LE Cofie, S Nolte||American Journal of Health Promotion 36 (2), 314-317|
|Placental miRNAs Targeting Cellular Stress Response Pathways Are Highly Expressed in Non-Hispanic Black People.||Alvarado-Flores, Fernanda, Anastasia Savelyeva, Tianjiao Chu, Yoel Sadovsky, Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, Perrie O’Tierney-Ginn.||Reproductive Sciences (2022): 1-8.|
|The Relationship Between Subjective Social Status, Mental Health Disparities, and the Mediating Role of Discrimination Among Latinx Populations||BA Dawson, K Carvalho, A Cuevas||Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-7|
|“We feel connected… and like we belong”: A parent-led, staff-supported model of family engagement in early childhood||C McWayne, S Hyun, V Diez, J Mistry||Early Childhood Education Journal 50 (3), 445-457|
|Abrupt Discontinuation From Long-Term Opioid Therapy in Massachusetts, 2015–2018||CA Beaugard, KKH Chui, MR Larochelle, LD Young, AY Walley, TJ Stopka||American Journal of Preventive Medicine 62 (3), 404-413|
|Examining the Role of Psychosocial Influences on Black Maternal Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic.||Carvalho, Keri, Anna Kheyfets, Blessing Lawrence, Alison Moky, Lauren Harris, Siwaar Abouhala, Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha.||Maternal and Child Health Journal 26, no. 4 (2022): 764-769.|
|Head start teachers act their way into new ways of thinking: Science and engineering practices in preschool classrooms||CM McWayne, B Zan, W Ochoa, D Greenfield, J Mistry||Science Education|
|Using longitudinally linked data to measure severe maternal morbidity.||Declercq, E.R., Cabral, H.J., Cui, X., Liu, C.L., Amutah-Onukagha, N., Larson, E., Meadows, A. and Diop, H.||2022. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 139(2), pp.165-171. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004641|
|Modeling the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater or sludge and COVID-19 cases in three New England regions||E Anneser, E Riseberg, YM Brooks, L Corlin, C Stringer||Journal of Water and Health 20 (5), 816-828|
|Legislatively mandated implementation of medications for opioid use disorders in jails: A qualitative study of clinical, correctional, and jail administrator perspectives||E Pivovarova, EA Evans, TJ Stopka, C Santelices, WJ Ferguson, …||Drug and alcohol dependence 234, 109394|
|Uncommon and preventable: Perceptions of diversion of medication for opioid use disorder in jail||EA Evans, E Pivovarova, TJ Stopka, C Santelices, WJ Ferguson, …||Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 138, 108746|
|Strong Black Women: Linking Stereotypes, Stress, and Overeating Among a Sample of Black Female College Students.||Godbolt D, Opara I, Amutah-Onukagha N.||Journal of Black Studies. 2022;53(6):609-634. doi:10.1177/00219347221087453|
|Enhancing Clinical Practice to Include Biomedical HIV Prevention for Black Women.||Hill, M., Amutah-Onukagha, N., Flash, C.A., Joiner, K., Olayinka, F., Ojikutu, B.||2022. Black Women and Public Health: Strategies to Name, Locate, and Change Systems of Power.|
|Young women’s food consumption and mental health: the role of employment||J Lee, J Allen||BMC Women’s Health 22 (1), 1-10|
|Age Difference in Relationships between Depression and Sleep among Young Adult Men||J Lee, J Allen||Journal of Men’s Health 18 (7), 142|
|Inequality in the intergenerational economic mobility in single mother-headed households||J Lee, J Allen||Children and Youth Services Review, 106566|
|Dual Mediating Effects of Information and Communication Technology Resources and Family Satisfaction on COVID-19 Knowledge Among Middle School Students||J Lee, J Allen, H Lim, G Choi||Sage Open 12 (1), 21582440221079897|
|The Moderating Effect of Age on Low-Income Students’ Relationships With Mentors and Their Self-Efficacy Since COVID-19||J Lee, J Allen, H Lim, G Choi, J Jung||Frontiers in Psychiatry, 643|
|Adverse childhood experiences, intimate partner violence victimization, and self-perceived health and depression among college students||J Seon, H Cho, GY Choi, E Son, J Allen, A Nelson, I Kwon||Journal of Family Violence 37 (4), 691-706|
|Help-seeking behaviors among college students who have experienced intimate partner violence and childhood adversity||J Seon, H Cho, JB Han, J Allen, A Nelson, I Kwon||Journal of family violence 37 (4), 681-690|
|Does Shared Decision-Making for Prostate Cancer Screening Among African American Men Happen? It Depends on Who You Ask||JD Allen, T Porteny, A Kaplan, K Ladin, K Monahan, DL Berry||Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities 9 (4), 1225-1233|
|Understanding opioid overdose risk and response preparedness among people who use cocaine and other drugs: mixed-methods findings from a large, multi-city study||JMW Hughto, LK Gordon, TJ Stopka, P Case, WR Palacios, A Tapper, T Green||Substance Abuse 43 (1), 465-478|
|Delays in Children’s Preventive Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic||KH Nguyen, K Nguyen, D Lekshmi, L Corlin, R Niska||Family Medicine 54 (5), 350-361|
|“I’ve been to more of my friends’ funerals than I’ve been to my friends’ weddings”: Witnessing and responding to overdose in rural Northern New England||K Nolte, E Romo, TJ Stopka, A Drew, P Dowd, L Del Toro‐Mejias, …||The Journal of Rural Health|
|Disparities in national and state estimates of COVID-19 vaccination receipt and intent to vaccinate by race/ethnicity, income, and age group among adults≥ 18 years, United States||KH Nguyen, E Anneser, A Toppo, JD Allen, JS Parott, L Corlin||Vaccine 40 (1), 107-113|
|COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage, Behaviors, and Intentions among Adults with Previous Diagnosis, United States||KH Nguyen, J Huang, K Mansfield, L Corlin, JD Allen||Emerging infectious diseases 28 (3), 631|
|Child and adolescent COVID-19 vaccination status and reasons for non-vaccination by parental vaccination status||KH Nguyen, K Nguyen, K Mansfield, JD Allen, L Corlin||Public Health|
|Trends in adolescent COVID-19 vaccination receipt and parental intent to vaccinate their adolescent children, United States, July to October, 2021||KH Nguyen, K Nguyen, M Geddes, JD Allen, L Corlin||Annals of Medicine 54 (1), 733-742|
|Trends in COVID-19 vaccination receipt and intention to vaccinate, United States, April to August, 2021||KH Nguyen, K Nguyen, M Geddes, JD Allen, L Corlin||American journal of infection control 50 (6), 699-703|
|Mental health symptoms and association with COVID-19 vaccination receipt and intention to vaccinate among adults, United States||KH Nguyen, S Chen, K Morris, K Chui, JD Allen||Preventive Medicine 154, 106905|
|Prevalence of Previous COVID-19 Infection, COVID-19 Vaccination Receipt, and Intent to Vaccinate Among the US Workforce||KH Nguyen, S Irvine, M Chung, H Yue, C Sheetoh, K Chui, JD Allen||Public Health Reports, 00333549221085238|
|Who has not been vaccinated, fully vaccinated, or boosted for COVID-19?||KH Nguyen, Y Chen, J Huang, JD Allen, P Beninger, L Corlin||American Journal of Infection Control|
|Implications for racial inequities in maternal health if Roe v Wade is lost.||Kheyfets, A., Miller, B., Amutah-Onukagha, N.||(2022). The Lancet|
|Food access, dietary intake, and nutrition knowledge of adults on probation||KR Dong, X Chen, TJ Stopka, A Must, CG Beckwith, AM Tang||Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 54 (6), 510-520|
|Understanding health priorities, behaviors, and service utilization among Brazilian immigrant women: implications for designing community-based interventions||L Priebe Rocha, C Soares, A McGregor, S Chen, A Kaplan, RR Rose, H Galvão, CE Siqueira, JD Allen||Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities 9 (1), 135-145|
|Length of Residency in the United States and Obesity Across Race/Ethnicity||LE Cofie, AG Cuevas||Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1-5|
|County-Level Social Vulnerability Is Positively Associated with Cardiometabolic Disease in Colorado||LE Wild, MK Walters, A Powell, KA James, L Corlin, TL Alderete||International journal of environmental research and public health 19 (4), 2202|
|“Nobody Knows How You’re Supposed to Interpret it:” End-user Perspectives on Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Massachusetts||M Hong, S Seymour, TJ Stopka, L Bandanza, E Crocker, A Morgan, L Beletsky||Journal of Addiction Medicine 16 (3), e171-e176|
|Contested racial identity and the health of women and their infants||NN Abuelezam, AG Cuevas, S Galea, SS Hawkins||Preventive Medicine 155, 106965|
|Association between sociodemographic characteristics and age stopped breastfeeding on early childhood weight status.||Odusanya, Anne O., Kaydian S. Reid, Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, Kelley Robinson, Ola U. Kalu, Wayne R. Lawrence, Ziqiang Lin.||Obesity Research & Clinical Practice (2022).|
|Putting the US Constitution in Its Place||P Levine||Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America, 267|
|What Should We Do?: A Theory of Civic Life||P Levine||Oxford University Press|
|Social Movements and Stakeholder Engagement||P Levine||Broadly Engaged Team Science in Clinical and Translational Research, 67-74|
|Racial disparities in cognitive function among middle-aged and older adults: The roles of cumulative stress exposures across the life course||R Chen, J Weuve, S Misra, A Cuevas, LD Kubzansky, DR Williams||The Journals of Gerontology: Series A 77 (2), 357-364|
|Reconsidering the Roots of Transformative Education: Habermas and Mezirow||S Eschenbacher, P Levine||The Palgrave Handbook of Learning for Transformation, 45-58|
|Spatial Epidemiology and Public Health||S Shrestha, TJ Stopka||Geospatial Technology for Human Well-Being and Health, 49-77|
|Technical report: an online international weight control registry to inform precision approaches to healthy weight management||SB Roberts, SK Das, RD Sayer, AE Caldwell, HR Wyatt, TS Mehta, AG Cuevas...||International Journal of Obesity, 1-6|
|The Role of Palliative Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Perceptions and Experiences Among Critical Care Clinicians, Hospital Leaders, and Spiritual Care Providers (S538)||T Vesel, E Ernst, L Vesel, K McGowan, T Stopka||Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 63 (5), 926-927|
|Molecular and spatial epidemiology of HCV among people who inject drugs in Boston, Massachusetts||TJ Stopka, O Yaghi, M Li, E Paintsil, K Chui, D Landy, R Heimer||medRxiv|
|Assessing equity in health, wealth, and civic engagement: a nationally representative survey, United States, 2020||TJ Stopka, W Feng, L Corlin, E King, J Mistry, W Mansfield, Y Wang, …||International Journal for Equity in Health 21 (1), 1-15|
|Advancing Health Equity through Inclusive and Equitable Publication Practices at Women’s Health Issues.||Vyas, A.N., Katon, J.G., Battaglia, T.A., Batra, P., Borkowski, L., Frick, K.D., Hamilton, A.B., Agénor, M., Amutah-Onukagha, N., Bird, C.E. and Kozhimannil, K.B.||2022. Women’s Health Issues, 32(3), pp.203-207.|
|The Effects of Changing SNAP Work Requirement on the Health and Employment Outcomes of Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents||W Feng||Journal of the American Nutrition Association 41 (3), 281-290|
|The Healthfulness and Mix of Foods Purchased at Dollar Stores, 2008-2019||W Feng, ET Page, B Sun, SB Cash|
A sample of Equity Research Cluster works-in-progress
Parents’ Willingness to Vaccinate Children for COVID-19: Conspiracy Theories, Information Sources, and Perceived Responsibility. Jennifer Allen, Quiang Fu, Kimberly Nguyen, Rebecca Rose, Deborah Silva, Laura Corlin. (Under review.)
Medical mistrust, perceived discrimination, and COVID-19 vaccination. Jennifer Allen, Keri Carvalho, Shikhar Shrestha, Kimberly H. Nguyen, Thomas J. Stopka, Adolfo Cuevas.
Environmental equity and COVID-19 experiences: a nationally representative sample in the United States. Elyssa Anneser, Thomas Stopka, Elena Naumova, Keith Spangler, Kevin Lane, Andrea Acevedo, Jeffrey Griffiths, Jennifer Allen, Peter Levine, Laura Corlin.
Housing inequities and COVID-19 outcomes. Nathan Kim, Elyssa Anneser, others TBD, Laura Corlin.
Is Everything Politicized? Exploring Associations Between Health Behaviors and Political Ideology. Wenhui Feng, Shikhar Shrestha, Ashley Fox, Michael Siegel, Andrea Acevedo, Thomas J. Stopka.
Research using the Equity Research Cluster’s Equity in America Surveys, Waves 1-3, has been funded by Tufts University Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) and the Research and Scholarship Strategic Plan (RSSP) as one of several such initiatives. Additional support for the Wave 2 (2021) and Wave 3 (2022) Equity in America surveys has been provided by the Tufts Clinical andTranslational Science Institute (CSTI) with funding from NIH CTSA grant UL1TR002544.
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