2014 Project Results

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Binational Team Projects

Expanded access to health care and use of services among immigrant youth in Los Angeles (Policy Brief: English Spanish)
Principal Investigators: Heike Thiel de Bocanegra, UC San Francisco and Rafael Lozano, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica
Funding Amount: $35,000

Social Isolation and chronic disease management among older Mexican adults in the U.S. and Mexico
Article 1: Bustamante AV, Vilar-Compte M, Ochoa Lagunas A. Social support and chronic disease management among older adults of Mexican heritage: A U.S.-Mexico perspective. Social Science & Medicine. 2018;(C):107.
Article 2: Vilar-Compte M, Vargas-Bustamante A, Lubben J. Validation Study of the Abbreviated Version of the Lubben Social Network Scale Spanish Translation among Mexican and Mexican-American Older Adults. 2018;(1). doi:10.1007/s10823-017-9341-5.
Principal Investigators: Arturo Vargas Bustamante, UC Los Angeles, and Mireya Compte Vilar, Universidad Iberoamericana
Funding Amount: $35,000

Risk factors for liver disease among adults of Mexican descent in the United States and Mexico (Report)
Article: Flores YN, Zhang ZF, Bastani R, Leng M, Crespi CM, Ramírez-Palacios P, Stevens H, Salmerón J. Risk factors for liver disease among adults of Mexican descent in the United States and Mexico. World J Gastroenterol. 2018 Oct 7;24(37):4281-4290. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i37.4281. PMID: 30310261; PMCID: PMC6175761.
Principal Investigators: Zuo-Feng Zhang, UC Los Angeles and Yvonne Flores Leonard, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (Fondo de Investigacion en Salud)
Funding Amount: $35,000

Weight, family structure, and food preparation: Oaxacans in Mexico and CA
Paper: “Vieran el precio que yo pago”: Understanding the Risks and Rewards of Migration of Oaxacan Women and their Families
Poster: “Vieran el precio que yo pago”: Understanding the Impact of Migration on Oaxacan Women and their Families
Principal Investigators: Tina Sacks, UC Berkeley, Luna Calderon, UC Berkeley and Magdalena López Rocha, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Oaxaca
Funding Amount: $35,000

Adoption of Healthy Lifestyles in Adults with Metabolic Syndrome: Cardiometabolic control (Report)
Article: Handley, M.A. and Sudhinaraset, M. (2017), The Important Role of Binational Studies for Migration and Health Research: A Review of US‐Mexico Binational Studies and Design Considerations for Addressing Critical Issues in Migrant Health. Int Migr, 55: 75-121https://doi.org/10.1111/imig.12306
Principal Investigators: Margaret Handley, UC San Francisco and Ismael Campos Nonato, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública
Funding Amount: $35,000

Detection and follow-up of latent tuberculosis infection among migrant workers, United States and Mexico (Policy Brief: English Spanish)
Article: Oren E, Fiero MH, Barrett E, Anderson B, Nuῆez M, Gonzalez-Salazar F. Detection of latent tuberculosis infection among migrant farmworkers along the US-Mexico border. BMC Infect Dis. 2016 Nov 3;16(1):630. doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-1959-3. PMID: 27809805; PMCID: PMC5096297.
Principal Investigators: Eyal Oren, University of Arizona (moved to San Diego State University) and Francisco Gonzalez-Salazar, University of Monterrey
Funding Amount: $35,000

Stress Coping, Health Behaviors, and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Mexican Migrant Women
Principal Investigators: Jennifer Sánchez, The University of Texas at El Paso and Beatriz Araceli Díaz Torres, Universidad Autónoma de Cd. Juárez
Funding Amount: $35,000

Mental Health and HIV Among Mexican Migrants and Implications for Healthcare Delivery
Principal Investigators: Jose Luis Burgos and Fatima Muñoz, Comision de Salud Fronteriza Mexico- Estados Unidos
Funding Amount: $35,000

Trastornos Depresivos y de Ansiedad en Adultos Mexicanos Repatriados (Infographic, Presentation 1, Presentation 2)
Principal Investigators: Adrián Aguilera, UC Berkeley and Araceli Jiménez Mendoza, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Funding Amount: $35,000

Graduate Students

Understanding the mental health and wellbeing of “undocumented” Mexican Men (Poster: Mental and Physical Health Impacts of Living Undocumented Among Mexican Men that Have Migrated to the US; Dissertation and Dissertation Defense: Living Undocumented: An Ethnographic Study of the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Undocumented Mexican Migrant Men)
By: Laura Patricia Villa Torres
Institution: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Funding amount: $5,000

Community-specific Diabetes Prevention in a Walk-in Primary Care Setting on the US-Mexico Border
By: Jessica McCurley
Institution: San Diego State University and San Diego
Funding amount: $5,000