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Exito! SI (Y6)

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My Story: A Latina Trying to Solve Latino Health Disparities
Defining Cancer Health Disparities
Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH
Director, Éxito!, Institute for Health Promotion Research
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
El Trio de la Salud: Bridging Research, Medicine and Public Health
Understand & eliminate the causes of cancer health disparities

Reduce the overall burden of cancer
The Unequal Burden of Cancer
Basic & Lab Sciences Research
Basic & lab science research is needed to understand the biological effects cancer and viruses have on the body
Clinical Science Research
Public Health Research
“Cancer health disparities" are the adverse differences in cancer incidence (new cases), cancer prevalence (all existing cases), cancer death (mortality), cancer survivorship, and burden of cancer or related health conditions that exist among specific population groups in the US."

Certain groups in the US, such as Latinos, suffer disproportionately from cancer and its associated effects, including premature death.

Complex and interrelated factors contribute to the observed disparities in cancer incidence and death.
Cancer Control Continuum
Defining Cancer Control Research
IHPR Faculty
more Latinos are needed...
I strategically, with the help of my mentors, was able to leverage one of my early projects into an entire research institution to reduce cancer and chronic disease in Latinos.
Maria Brietzke
Exito! Alumni 2011

Hometown: Houston, TX

University of North Carolina, School of Global Public Health

PhD, Health Behaviors
Exito! Alumni 2012

Hometown: Houston, TX

UT-HSC, Houston, School of Public Health

PhD, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences Program
Lizette Rangel
Roger Figueroa
Exito! Alumni 2012

Hometown: Puerto Rico

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MPH/PhD, Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention
Laura Rubalcava
Mary V. Diaz Santana
Exito! Alumni 2011

Hometown: Puerto Rico

University of Massachusetts, School of Public Health

PhD, Epidemiology
Marivelisse Soto-Salgado
Exito! Alumni 2011

Hometown: Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico, School of Public Health

DrPH, Social Determinants of Health
Cynthia Wittenburg
Exito! Alumni 2011

Hometown: El Paso, TX

UT-SPH, El Paso

DrPH, Behavioral Health
Donaji Stelzig
Exito! Alumni 2011

Hometown: Houston, TX

Texas A&M, School of Rural Public Health

DrPH, Health Promotion
Exito! Alumni Currently Enrolled in Doctoral Programs
Becky Adeigbe
Mariana Arevalo
Lizbeth Del-Toro
Melawhy Garcia
Loida Tamayo
Aditi Wahi
Achieve your Exito!

Your help is needed to reduce Latino cancer health disparities

Patricia Chalela, DrPH
Daniel Hughes, PhD
Deb Parra-Medina, PhD
Alan Holden, PhD
Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH
Kipling Gallion, MA
Targeting Disparities with GMaP
Breast Cancer: Testing Video-Based Clinical Trial Recruitment
Cervical Cancer: Educating Moms/Daughters on the HPV Vaccine
Screening: Using Promotoras for Cancer Education
Survivorship: Improving Mind and Physical Activity (IMPACT)
Survivorship: Exercise Behaviors in Latina Survivors
Survivorship: Testing a Cancer-Fighting Food Plan
Other Cancer Projects
Other Health Projects
Be Fit with Friends
Y Living
Enlace: A Promotora-Led Physical Activity Study for Latinas in Texas
Pediatric Obesity Management

Work like this is occurring across the nation but...
Exito! Alumni 2011

Hometown: Tampa, FL

University of Houston, School of Public Health

PhD, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Exito! Alumni 2012

Hometown: Puerto Rico

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, School of Public Health

PhD, Community Health Education
Exito! Alumni 2012

Hometown: Anaheim, CA

UC-San Diego/San Diego State University

PhD, Health Behavioral Research
Exito! Alumni 2011

Hometown: Edinburg, TX

Texas A&M, School of Rural Public Health

PhD, Health Services Research
Martha Garcia
Exito! Alumni 2012

Hometown: Anaheim, CA

UC-San Diego/San Diego State University

PhD, Health Behavioral Research
Exito! Alumni 2011

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Chicago School of Professional Psychology

PhD, Clinical Psychology
Exito! Alumni 2012

Hometown: Brownville, TX

UT-Medical Branch, School of Biomedical Sciences

PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology
Exito! Alumni 2011

Hometown: Brownsville, TX

Univ. Texas at San Antonio, School of Public Policy

PhD, Applied Demography
Research is Ongoing to...
Cancer is not an equal-opportunity disease.
Photo credits


Diverse population
iStock (IHPR)

Research dictionary


Public health
Next link in providing care to the general public
Studies population health/behavior trends

Helps explain the behaviors and trends reported by researchers

Provides practical applications of research findings from lab science, clinical science and health interventions
Incidence and mortality varies by ethnicity, socioeconomic status, access to care and region.
MISSION: Study causes of and solutions to the unequal impact of cancer/disease/obesity in Latinos
Institute for Health Promotion Research
Salud America!
Launched network of parents, researchers, leaders, etc.
Network: 100K (50K by email and 50K by social media)
Send the network E-comm and videos on child obesity
Funded 20 grantees
Developed Policy Spectra

Redes En Acción
Exito! Alumni Class of 2013
Rosalie Aguilar
Exito! Alumni 2011

Hometown: Laredo, TX

Univ. Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

PhD, Translational Science
Sanae El Ibrahimi
Exito! Alumni 2013

Hometown: Morocco

Univ. Nevada, School of Public Health

PhD, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Nicolas Lopez-Galvez
Exito! Alumni 2013

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Univ. Arizona, School of Public Health

PhD, Environmental Health
Aixa Perez-Caraballo
Exito! Alumni 2013

Hometown: San Juan, PR

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, School of Public Health

PhD, Epidemiology
Advancements in imaging tech help detect injuries both acute and chronic
Technology used for cancer and disease detection is constantly evolving; advancements occur via lab research and healthcare provider feedback
What are Health Disparities?
ACTIVITIES: Conduct behavioral and communication research, train the field, raise awareness/education
Salud America!
Latino child obesity

Redes En Accion
Latino cancer

Social Media

Exito Research Training
Dorothy Long Parma, MD
Daisy Morales-Campos
Redes En Acción
Latino cancer research agenda;
Funded grantees (got $100M more funding)
Conducted $100M+ multisite grants
Mentored 200+ students/researchers
Led 2,000+ outreach events
Published bilingual role model stories, videos and educational materials.

Latino cancer research network
Latino child obesity research network
Salud America!
Empower community change:
Obesity policies in progress mapped across nation
Salud Hero role models
Research, rources, tools
Share your story!
Even if you start with humble beginnings...you can achieve great success!
Exito! Alumni Class of 2011
Exito! Alumni Class of 2012
Behavior-Change Theories
Stages of Change (Transtheoretical Model)
: Assesses an individual’s readiness to act on a new healthier behavior
Social Cognitive Theory
: Portions of an individual’s knowledge acquisition can be directly related to observing others in the context of social interactions, experiences, and outside media influences.
Behavior-Change Theories
Diffusion of Innovation
: Behavior change can be accelerated by media, peer networks, special help, etc.
The Dual Link Model
Vanessa Torres
Exito! Alumni 2013

Hometown: San Juan, PR

University of Washington, Department of Health Services

PhD, Health Services
Exito! Alumni Class of 2014
Natalicio Serrano
Exito! Alumni 2015

Hometown: San Diego, California

Washington University in St. Louis

PhD in Public Health Sciences
Benjamin Aceves
Exito! Alumni 2014

Hometown: Bloomington, California

University of Arizona

PhD, Health Behavior and Health Promotion
Carola Sanchez Diaz
Exito! Alumni 2013

Hometown: Puerto Rico

University of Illinois at Chicago

PhD, Epidemiology
Jasmine Berrios
Exito! Alumni 2015

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Morehead State University

PhD, Educational Technology Leadership
Eduardo Zamora
Exito! Alumni 2015

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Will start doctorate in Fall 2016
Beatriz Sosa Prado
Exito! Alumni 2014

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

University of California

PhD, Public Health
Maria Alicia Nunez
Exito! Alumni 2014

Hometown: San Diego, California

University of Nevada

PhD, Clinical Psychology
Angela Gutierrez
Exito! Alumni 2014

Hometown: Baldwin Park, California

University of California, LA

PhD, Community Health Sciences
Exito! Alumni Class of 2015
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