2015 Project Results

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Binational Team Projects

Addressing IPV and Unintended Pregnancy in Health Care Settings among Adolescents in Mexico (Policy Brief English / Spanish, Article: “At Least I Didn’t Get Raped”: A Qualitative Exploration of IPV and Reproductive Coercion among Adolescent Girls Seeking Family Planning in Mexico.) Principal Investigators: Argentina E. Servin, UC San Diego and Yolanda Palma Cabrera, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF)
Funding amount: $29,552

Sexual Harassment in the Agricultural Workplace (Project Summary (English)(Spanish, Article: “It’s Wrong because It Could Be My Sister, Wife, or Mother”: Workplace Sexual Harassment among Men and Women Farmworkers in USA and Mexico.) Principal Investigators: Stephen A. McCurdy, UC Davis and María Elena Rivera Heredia, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo
Funding amount: $30,000

Bi-national perspectives on adolescent childbearing, obesity, diabetes and cesarean sections (Policy Brief Spanish: Cuidado Perinatal: Perspectivas de jóvenes adolescentes y proveedores de salud en Guanajuato, México, Article: Youth-centered maternity care: a binational qualitative comparison of the experiences and perspectives of Latina adolescents and healthcare providers)
Principal Investigators: Claire Brindis, UC San Francisco and Jorge Arturo Cardona Pérez, Instituto Nacional de Perinatologia
Funding amount: $30,000

Mexican migrant MSM, sexual networks, and HIV prevention hotspots in San Bernardino County (Journal article: Geographic Mobility, Place Attachment, and the Changing Geography of Sex among African American and Latinx MSM Who Use Substances in Los Angeles)
Principal Investigators: Susan Cassels, UC Santa Barbara and Carlos Magis Rodriguez, Mexican Ministry of Health
Funding amount: $30,000

Effect of Cultural Barriers in the Perception of Occupational Risk in Mexican Migrant Workers (Report)
Principal Investigators: Gabriel Ibarra-Mejía, University of Texas El Paso and Aurora Irma Máynez-Guaderrama, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez
Funding amount: $29,947

Health and Psychosocial Emotional Identity in Migrants and Non-migrants in Mexico and the U.S.(Policy Brief English Spanish, Spanish Report: Migración, Identidad Psicosocial Emotiva e Inventario de Síntomas: Caso una muestra de migrantes y no migrantes de la CDMX, English Article: Immigration Policy Changes and the Mental Health of Mexican-American Immigrants, English Article: Ethical Collaborative of Social Science and Behavioral Research and Institutional Review Boards (IRB): Binational Collaborations in Mexico and the USA. Principal Investigators: Robin E. Gearing, University of Houston and Maria del R. Silva, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Funding amount: $29,995

HIV Access to Prevention and Care: Assessment of Latino Immigrant Laborers in Rural California (Report) (Policy Brief)
Principal Investigators: Rita M. Melendez, an Francisco State University, Jorge Zepeda, an Francisco State University and Rafael Samaniego, Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas
Funding amount: $30,000

Mujer Saludable on the US-Mexico Border: A Promotora-led Adaptation and Expansion of Sexual Health (Report, Policy Brief English Spanish, Article)
Principal Investigators: Rosi Andrade and Martha Miker, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte – Nogales (COLEF) and Elizabeth S. Valdez, University of Arizona
Funding amount: $30,000

The Impact of Migration on Aging in Place in Elder People Migrating into the US (Policy Brief: English, Spanish, Article:  Health Policy and Bi- National Elderly Migrants in the U.S. / Mexico Border. The Case of the Ciudad Juarez / El Paso Region, Poster)
Principal Investigators: Candyce S. Berger, University of Texas El Paso and Maria de los Angeles Lopez & Francisco Llera, Instituto de Estudios sobre el Adulto Mayor (IESAM)
Funding amount: $28,200

Graduate Students

A Quantitative Analysis of Acculturation and its Role on Substance Use: Myth vs Reality 
By: Miriam Alvarez (Article)
Institution: University of Texas El Paso
Funding amount: $3,963

Perturbation Training for Preventing Falls among Hispanic Workers: A Pilot Study
By: Patrick Anthony Cereceres (Dissertation)
Institution: University of Texas El Paso
Funding amount: $5,000

HIV/AIDS and HPV co-infection in Northern and Southern Mexico border regions
By: Celina I. Valencia (Abstract) (Dissertation)
Institution: University of Arizona
Funding amount: $5,000

Using parent-child interaction tasks to study the effect of PTSD on Mexican mother-child relations
By: Diego Garcia-Huidobro (Article: Family Violence, PTSD, and Parent-Child Interactions: Dyadic Data Analysis with Mexican Families)
Institution: University of Minnesota
Funding amount: $5,000

Tomato Workers Perspective on Occupational Health and Work Organization
By: Rachel Kelley (Tomato Worker’s Health and Safety Guide English Spanish) (Thesis) (Article: “If we don’t produce, bring another:” Work Organization and Tomato Worker Health”)
Institution: UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program
Funding amount: $5,000

Addressing the Reproductive and Sexual Health Needs of Mexican American Men in the US-Mexico Border
By: Jacob Martinez
Institution: University of Texas El Paso
Funding amount: $5,000

Living Conditions, Mental Health Outcomes & Protective Factors in Urban Latino Migrant Day Laborers
By: Samantha Ngo (Dissertation)
Institution: UC Berkeley
Funding amount: $5,000