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Exito! SI (Y8)

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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 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
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.
Current Doctoral Students
Roger Figueroa
Éxito! Alumni 2012

Hometown: Puerto Rico

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MPH/PhD, Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Marivelisse Soto-Salgado
Éxito! Alumni 2011

Hometown: Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico, School of Public Health

DrPH, Social Determinants of Health

Project Coordinator/Epidemiologist at the UPR/MDACC Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research Program
Éxito! Alumni Currently Enrolled in Doctoral Programs
Becky Adeigbe
Melawhy Garcia
Achieve your Éxito!

Your help is needed to reduce Latino cancer health disparities

Patricia Chalela, DrPH
Daniel Hughes, PhD
Dimpy P. Shah, MD, PhD
IHPR Faculty
Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH
Kipling Gallion, MA
Breast Cancer: Testing Video-Based Clinical Trial Recruitment
Breast Cancer: Improving Adherence to EHT among Breast Cancer Patients
Cervical Cancer: Educating Moms/Daughters on the HPV Vaccine
Survivorship: Exercise Behaviors in Latina Survivors
Survivorship: Testing a Cancer-Fighting Food Plan
Tobacco: Bilingual Quit-Smoking Text Messaging Service (Quitxt)
Other Cancer Projects
Other Health Projects
Enlace: A Promotora-Led Physical Activity Study for Latinas in Texas
Pediatric Obesity Management (Health4Kids)

Work like this is occurring across the nation but...
Éxito! Alumni 2012

Hometown: Anaheim, CA

UC-San Diego/San Diego State University

PhD, Health Behavioral Research

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Women's Cardiovascular Research Center, UCSD
Martha Garcia
Éxito! Alumni 2012

Hometown: Brownsville, TX

UT-Medical Branch, School of Biomedical Sciences

PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology

Postdoctoral fellow, NCI, Laboratory of Protein Dynamics and Signaling group
Éxito! Alumni 2011

Hometown: Brownsville, TX

Univ. Texas at San Antonio, School of Public Policy

PhD, Applied Demography

Biostatistician with the US Army Institute of Surgical Research.
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
Redes En Acción
Exito! Alumni Class of 2013
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 childhood research

Redes En Accion
Latino cancer

Éxito Research Training
Dorothy Long Parma, MD
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
Salud America!
Empower community change:
Salud Hero role models
Research, resources, tools
Campaigns, action packs, technical assitance
Share your story!
Even if you start with humble beginnings...you can achieve great success!
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
Exito! Alumni Class of 2014
Launched network of parents, researchers, leaders, etc.
Developed Policy Spectra
Funded 20 grantees (obesity)
Network: 132K (82K by email and 50K by social media)
Send the network E-comm and videos on ways to bring healthy change to Latino communities.
Salud America!
Latino childhood health research and communications network
Exito! Alumni Class of 2015
Exito! Alumni Class of 2016
Éxito! Alumni 2011
Éxito! Doctoral Graduates

Éxito! Alumni 2012
Sanae El Ibrahimi
Éxito! Alumni 2013
Éxito! Alumni 2014
Éxito! Alumni 2015
Éxito! Alumni 2016
Éxito! Alumni 2013

Hometown: Morocco

Univ. Nevada, School of Public Health

PhD, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Health Care Analyst at HealthInsight NV
Mary V Diaz-Santana

Exito! Alumni Class of 2011
Exito! Alumni Class of 2012
Exito! Alumni Class of 2013
Exito! Alumni Class of 2014
Exito! Alumni Class of 2015
Exito! Alumni Class of 2017
Exito! Alumni Class of 2016
Location of Residency prior to attending Summer Institute
Location of Doctoral Attendance
Éxito! Alumni 2011

Hometown: Puerto Rico

University of Massachusetts, School of Public Health

PhD, Epidemiology

Postdoc at NIH/NIEHS (will start in July)

Éxito! Alumni 2017
Study: Unhealthy Eating Is Top Risk for Early Death in U.S.
Implicated diet in 529,999 deaths from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and other diseases in 2016.

After diet, tobacco, high blood pressure, and obesity were the next biggest early death risks.
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