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
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
Principal Investigators: Arturo Vargas Bustamante, UC Los Angeles, and Mireya Compte Vilar, Universidad Iberoamericana
Funding Amount: $35,000

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.

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.

Risk factors for liver disease among adults of Mexican descent in the United States and Mexico (Report)
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
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)
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 Me (Report)
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
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
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 McCurleys
Institution: San Diego State University and San Diego
Funding amount: $5,000