This article provides an analysis of novel topics emerging in recent years in research on Latino immigrants, acculturation, and health.
Jan 28, 2016
Diet and Perceptions Change with Supermarket Introduction in a Food Desert, but Not Because of Supermarket Use
Trends were compared in two households in two Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania neighborhoods by survey in 2011 and 2014, one of which received a new supermarket in 2013.
Nov 10, 2015
The Pittsburgh Hill/Homewood Research on Eating, Shopping, and Health study found that a new full-service supermarket in a food desert led to improvements in the quality of neighborhood residents' diets, though not in obesity rates.
Nov 3, 2015
Inform church-based stigma interventions by exploring dimensions of HIV stigma among African American and Latino religious congregants and determining how these are related to drug addiction and homosexuality stigmas and knowing someone HIV-positive.
Aug 6, 2015
Breast Cancer Screening Among Dominican Latinas: A Closer Look at Fatalism and Other Social and Cultural Factors
This study tests a theoretical model of social and structural (socioeconomic status and access to health care) and cultural factors (acculturation and fatalism) as correlates of mammography screening among Dominican Latinas.
Apr 22, 2015
Associations Between Depressive Symptomatology, Diet, and Body Mass Index Among Participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
This study examined the relationship between depressive symptomatology, dietary quality, and body weight among a sample of SNAP participants (n=639).
Mar 11, 2015
Acculturation and Drug Use Stigma Among Latinos and African Americans: An Examination of a Church-Based Sample
Substance use patterns among Latinos likely reflect changes in attitudes resulting from acculturation, but little is known about Latinos' attitudes regarding drug addiction.
Feb 2, 2015
Nutritional Fitness and Resilience: A Review of Relevant Constructs, Measures, and Links to Well-Being
This report examines the relationship between nutritional fitness and resilience, using key constructs found in the scientific literature that address self-regulation, positive affect, perceived control, self-efficacy, self-esteem, and optimism.
Sep 30, 2014
An Intervention to Reduce HIV-related Stigma in Partnership with African American and Latino Churches
HIV-related stigma negatively affects prevention and care, and community-based interventions are needed.
Feb 1, 2014
U.S.-born Mexican Americans are more likely to be obese than first-generation Mexican immigrants to the United States.
Jan 1, 2012