Latino Health in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Dissertations and Theses List – Latinos in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Patricia Documet ( pdocumet@pitt.edu )—Latino’s health care access in southwestern Pennsylvania (dissertation - public health; 2001; access to health care for adults, detailed description of community; mixed methods approach). Access here

Mara DeLuca ( MaraFunke@mail.maricopa.gov )—Health care needs and social integration among Pittsburgh's uninsured Latinos (thesis  - public health ; adults attending Birmingham clinic, 2007; qualitative interviews). Access at: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/8830/

Adriana Dobrzycka (adrianad@vibrantpittsburgh.org )- The community health workers (CHWs) model as a viable measure that will strengthen access to health care and health information for the refugees and immigrants living in the Greater Pittsburgh region. (thesis-public health, 2008; immigrants; refugees; Community health workers; Pittsburgh; qualitative interviews). Access here: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/8777/

Lindsay Walker (Lossasso)—How Do Prenatal Care Clinicians Perceive Their Role in Care for Latina Immigrants in Allegheny County, PA? (thesis- public health ; providers who care for Latino women in prenatal care; 2009; qualitative interviews). Access at: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/6904

Meagan Carnahan (Niebler) ( meagan.niebler@gmail.com )—Birth Experiences of Immigrant Latina Women in a New Growth Community (thesis - public health; mothers who gave birth in Maggee, 2011; qualitative interviews). Access at: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/6679/

Yolanda Hernández-Albújar—Narratives of Identity and Motherhood Among Latin American Migrant Women (dissertation -sociology; narratives of motherhood of Latino immigrant mothers; 2011; qualitative interviews). Access at: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/12062/

Andrea Kamouyerou ( kamouyerou@gmail.com )—Insights Into an Invisible Community: A Photovoice Project with Latino Immigrant Men in Allegheny County (thesis - public health; adult men – 2011; photovoice). Access at: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/8604/

Laura Macia ( lam60@pitt.edu )—Dealing With Grievances: The Latino Experience in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (dissertation - anthropology; 2012 legal anthropology, detailed description of community; mixed methods approach). Access at: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/11041/

Amalia Pesantes ( amalia.pesantes@gmail.com )—Taking Care of Undocumented Children: How Parents and Providers Secure Health Care for Uninsured Latino Children in a New Growth Community (thesis - public health; undocumented children; Latinos; Southwestern Pennsylvania; health insurance; children). Access at: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/20895/ 

Monica Jacobo ( monica.jacobo@yahoo.com.mx )—Educating immigrant children in the United States: A mixed methods analysis of achievement of Hispanic students in Pennsylvania (dissertation – public and international affairs; educational achievement, policy - 2013 mixed methods approach). Access at: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/18633/

Jesabel Rivera de Jesús ( jesabel.rivera@gmail.com ) Influyentes: A strategy to improve flu vaccination coverage among Hispanics in Pittsburgh, PA (essay- public health; Flu, vaccination, communication strategy, Hispanics; program planning) Access here

Gonzalez Alburquerque, Flor de Abril (flg5@pitt.edu) An evaluation of the Parents as Teachers model at the Latino family center in Pittsburgh, PA. (thesis - public health; Evaluation, latino, home visiting, parents as teachers, mixed methods, survey). Access at: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/26434/

Steren, Karina (steren.k@gmail.com) DanSa, a dance curriculum to increase physical activity in a newly emerging Latino community. (thesis - public health; physical activity; Hispanic; dance). Access at: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/25686/

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Documet PI, Sharma R. Latinos Health Care Access: Financial and Cultural Barriers. Journal of Immigrant Health. 2004 Jan; 6 (1):5-13. pdocumet@pitt.edu

Documet PI, Green H, Adams J, Weil LA, Stockdale J, Hyseni Y. Perspectives of African American, Amish, Appalachian and Latina Women on Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening: Implications for Cultural Competence. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2008; 19 (1):56-74. pdocumet@pitt.edu

Documet, P.I., Macia, L., Scaglion, R., DeWalt, K. Latinos’ use of social relationships: Parallels between health issues and legal problems. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 43 (Supplement 1): 125, 2012. pdocumet@pitt.edu

Lara-Cinisomo, S., Wisner, K.L., Burns, R.B., Chaves-Gnecco, D. Perinatal Depression Treatment Preferences Among Latina Mothers. Qualitative Health Research. 2014; 24(2):232-241. laracini@med.unc.edu

Documet PI, Kamouyerou A, Pesantes A, Macia L, Maldonado H, Fox AR, Bachurski L, Morgenstern D, Gonzalez M, Boyzo R, Guadamuz T (2013) Participatory assessment of the health of Latino immigrant men in a community with a growing Latino population. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2013. pdocumet@pitt.edu

Benadof, D, Polk, D, Documet, PI. Stages and transitions in the development of tooth brushing skills in children of Mexican immigrant families. A qualitative study. Published online Jun. 16, 2015  | DOI: 10.1111/jphd.12108

Niebler, M., Documét, P. I., Chaves-Gnecco, D., & Guadamuz, T. E. (2015). Birth Experiences of Immigrant Latina Women in a New Growth Community. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-7. meagan.niebler@gmail.com

Documet, P. I., Macia, L., Thompson, A., Gonzalez, M., Boyzo, R., Fox, A. R., & Guadamuz, T. E. (2015). A Male Promotores Network for Latinos Process Evaluation From a Community-Based Participatory Project. Health promotion practice. pdocumet@pitt.edu

Macia, L., Ruiz, H.C., Boyzo, R., Documet, P.I. (2016). Promotores' Perspectives on a Male-to-Male Peer Network. Health Education Research. Published online April 21, 2016  | DOI: 10.1111/jphd.12108. pdocumet@pitt.edu