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The Center for Health Equity has compiled the following resources, either generated by the Center itself or integral to our mission of building sustainable solutions that promote health across diverse communities.


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Publications Food Circulating Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids, Cognitive Decline, and Dementia in Older Adults Written by: Marcia C. de Oliveira Otto, Jason H.Y. Wu, Evan L. Thacker, Heidi Tsz Mung Lai, Rozenn N. Lemaitre, Nikhil Padhye, Xiaoling Song, Irena B. King, Oscar Lopez, David S. Siscovick, and Dariush Mozaffarian Website Link
Recording Health Equity Center for Health Equity Launch - Feb 24, 2023 Overview of the Center for Health Equity CHE YouTube Link
Online Resource Food Nutrition Education Resources for Expectant Mothers Nutrition infographics, recipes and tips for pregnant women Website Link
Report Food A Multi-dimensional Evaluation of the Houston Food Bank's Food Prescription Program A brief report prepared by UTHealth Houston School of Pubic Health PDF Link
Online Resource Food San Antonio Food Security Data Portal Led by Center faculty Ryan Ramphul, PhD, this portal is a central repository for data on the nature and severity of food insecurity in San Antonio and an analysis of its root causes and health impacts. Community Information Now Webpage
Publications Food A coalition-driven examination of organization capacity to address food insecurity in Greater Houston: a qualitative research study Written by: Jemima C. John, Jennifer Gonzalez , Sara-Grace Chan, Heidi McPherson, Jennifer N. Aiyer, Esperanza Galvan, Nicole Browning and Shreela V. Sharma PDF Link
Publications Food SNAP Participation Moderates Fruit and Vegetable Intake Among Minority Families With Low Income

Written by: Brittni Naylor Metoyer, Ru-ye Chuang, MinJae Lee, Christine Markham, Eric Brown, Maha Almohamad, Shreela V. Sharma 

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Report Food Food Is Medicine: A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association Written by: Kevin G. Volpp, Seth A. Berkowitz, Shreela V. Sharma, Cheryl A.M. Anderson, LaPrincess C. Brewer, Mitchell S.V. Elkind, Christopher D. Gardner, Julie E. Gervis, Robert A. Harrington, Mario Herrero, Alice H. Lichtenstein, Mark McClellan, Jen Muse, Christina A. Roberto, Justin P.V. Zachariah and on behalf of the American Heart Association Website Link
Toolkit Social and Structural Determinants of Health Community Engagement Studio Toolkit 2.0 Downloadable PDF Toolkit prepared by: Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research  PDF Link
Other Health Equity Health Equity Collective Framework The Health Equity Collective’s methodology is based on a belief that our best opportunity to shift systems to bridge the gap between health and healthcare and improve health equity is together through collective impact. CHE Google Doc
Other Food The Leading Voices in Food Podcast The series is hosted by Kelly Brownell, professor of public policy at Duke University, and Norbert Wilson, director of the World Food Policy Center. Website Link
Resources Community Health Workers CHW Training Needs Assessment The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Office of Border Public Health is currently conducting a training needs assessment to support the work of community health workers (CHWs) and community health worker instructors (CHWIs) all across Texas. Website Link
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Report Food

Evaluation of the Houston Food Bank's Food Prescription Program: Program Feedback

Infographic demonstrating what patients say about Food Rx CHE Google Doc
Report Food

Evaluation of the Houston Food Bank's Food Prescription Program: Program Effectiveness

Clinical effectiveness of Houston Food Bank's Food Rx program CHE Google Doc
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A centralized accessible platform for materials, information and tools to support CHWs, CHW employers, CHW stakeholders and researchers LinkTree Link
Research Tools Social Determinants of Health Identifying Family Strengths and Addressing Health-Related Social Needs Fact Sheet from the Center for Health Care Strategies CHE Google Doc
Research Tools Community Health Workers CHW Career Pathway Resource Toolkit designed to outline a wide range of career opportunities for CHWs, agencies and organizations.   PDF Link
Research Tools Community Health Workers CHW Journey Map A visual document capturing steps that an individual takes to become a CHW.  Also captures steps that influencers/stakeholders take to support individuals on their journey to become CHWs.  Google Doc
Research Tools Community Health Workers Training Manual for Community Health Workers A training manual helping Community Health Workers educate people with diabetes about kidney disease (English) PDF Link
Research Tools Community Health Workers Training Manual for Community Health Workers A training manual helping Community Health Workers educate people with diabetes about kidney disease (Spanish) PDF Link
Online Resource Community Health Workers Certification and Renewal for Community Health Workers Requirements for CHW certification and renewal DSHS Website
Resources Community Health Workers Community Health Worker Resources A collection of resources collected from programs across the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion CDC Website
Health Policy Community Health Workers Texas House Bill - HB 1575 House Bill relating to improving health outcomes for certain recipients and enrollees under certain state health benefit programs, through improved administration Website Link
Publications Community Health Workers Successful Supervision of Community Health Workers Principles of a two-day curriculum designed to support supervisors working with CHWs Google Drive Link
Resources Community Health Workers Community Health Worker Tools from the Heart Truth A collection of resources compiled from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.   Website Link
Publications Food Dietary behaviors during COVID-19 among households at risk for food insecurity Written by Maha Almohamad, Allison Marshall, Jayna Markand Dave, Ru-Jye Chuang, Christine Markham, Shreela Sharma Link
Publications Food Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Home Nutrition Environment among Low-Income Minority Households with Elementary-Aged Children Written by Brittni Naylor Metoyer, Ru-Jye Chuang, MinJae Lee, Christine Markham, Eric L. Brown, Maha Almohamad, Jayna M. Dave, Shreela V. Sharma Link
Publications Food Fruit and Vegetable Shopping Behavior and Intake among Low-Income Minority Households with Elementary-Aged Children Written by Brittni Naylor Metoyer, Ru-Jye Chuang, MinJae Lee, Christine Markham, Eric L. Brown, Maha Almohamad, Jayna M. Dave, Shreela V. Sharma Link
Publications Health Equity Design for a cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of the CATCH Healthy Smiles school-based oral health promotion intervention among elementary school children Written by Ru-Jye Chuang, Courtney Byrd-Williams, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Kila Johnson, Steven Kelder, Suchitra Nelson, Dania Mofleh, Shreela V. Sharma  Link
Publications Food Food Insecurity among Low-Income Households with Children Participating in a School-Based Fruit and Vegetable Co-Op Written by Allison N. Marshall, Ru-Jye Chuang, Joanne Chow, Nalini Ranjit, Jayna M. Dave, Mallika Mathur, Christine Markham, Shreela V. Sharma Link
Publications Health Equity A Cross-Sectional Study Analyzing Predictors of Perceived Stress Among Elementary School Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic Written by Nivedhitha Parthasarathy, Fangyu Li, Feng Zhang, Ru-Jye Chuang, Mallika Mathur, Mike Pomeroy, Jacqueline Noyola, Christine M. Markham, and Shreela V. Sharma Link
Publications Food Food Insecurity and Health-Related Concerns Among Elementary Schoolteachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic Written by Fangyu Li, Nivedhitha Parthasarathy, Feng Zhang, Ru-Jye Chuang, Mallika Mathur, Mike Pomeroy, Jacqueline Noyola, Christine M. Markham, Shreela V. Sharma Link
Publications Food A cluster-randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of a nutrition intervention on dietary behaviors among early care and education providers: The Create Healthy Futures study Written by Dania Mofleh, Ru-Jye Chuang, Nalini Ranjit, Jill N. Cox, Christine Anthony, Shreela V. Sharma Link
Publications Health Equity Development and Feasibility Testing of CATCH Healthy Smiles, an Oral Health Promotion Intervention for Prevention of Dental Caries Among Elementary School Children Written by Shreela V. Sharma, Steven Kelder, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Ru-Jye Chuang DrPH, Courtney Byrd-Williams, Gisela Bona, Nimit Bajaj, Frances Brito, Ana S. Neumann Link
Publications Health Equity Sociodemographic factors associated with attendance to Brighter Bites, a school-based food co-op nutrition intervention for low-income families Written by Melinda R. Rushing, Ru-Jye Chuang, Christine Markham, Shreela Sharma Link
Publications Food Innovative Partnerships to Address Food Insecurity during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Brighter Bites Produce Voucher Program Written by Amier Haidar,Christine Markham, Allison Marshall, Ru-Jye Chuang, Meredith Spence, Jennifer Boone, Mike Pomeroy, Rich Dachman, Jaimie N. Davis, Shreela V. Sharma Link
Publications Community Health Workers Community Health Workers at the dawn of a new era (11 parts) Written by Joseph M. Zulu and Henry B. Perry Health Research Policy and Systems Link
Online Resource Health Equity The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program - Produce Prescription Program GusNIP's goal and objective is to demonstrate and evaluate the impact of projects on 1). The improvement of dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables; 2). The reduction of individual and household food insecurity; 3). The reduction in healthcare use and associated costs. USDA Website
Publications Health Equity The association between inflammatory bowel disease and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the UK Bioba. Understanding the impact of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on mortality given it's rising prevalence globally.   Publication Link
Publications Health Equity Design and protocol of a clinic-based comparative effectiveness of randomized controlled trial to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of food prescription program strategies in at-risk pediatric populations The purpose of our clinic-based comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trial (CE RCT) is to evaluate the preliminary effectiveness of two produce prescription strategies (at-home delivery and grocery store vouchers) implemented by the Brighter Bites non-profit organization in improving obesity-related health outcomes and dietary behaviors among low-income 5-12-year-olds in Houston, Texas. Publication Link
Publications Health Equity Applying an equity lens to assess context and implementation in public health and health services research and practice using the PRISM framework Ways PRISM can be used to support health equity with detailed examples.  Guidance and recommendations for applying an equity lens in future implementation research and practice using the PRISM framework.   Publication Link
Publications Food A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Nutrition and Dietary Intervention for Early Care and Education Providers Written by Ru-Jye Chuang, Jill N. Cox, Claudia C. Mincemoyer, Shreela V. Sharma Link
Publications Health Equity Social Determinants of Health–Related Needs During COVID-19 Among Low-Income Households With Children Written by Shreela V. Sharma, Ru-Jye Chuang, Melinda Rushing, Brittni Naylor, Nalini Ranjit, Mike Pomeroy, Christine Markham Link
Publications Health Equity Using a rapid assessment methodology to identify and address immediate needs among low-income households with children during COVID-19 Written by Shreela V. Sharma, Amier Haidar, Jacqueline Noyola, Jacqueline Tien, Melinda Rushing, Brittni M. Naylor, Ru-Jye Chuang, Christine Markham  Link
Publications Health Equity Using Process Evaluation for Implementation Success of Preschool-Based Programs for Obesity Prevention: The TX Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Study Written by Shreela V. Sharma, Ru-Jye Chuang, Courtney Byrd-Williams, Elizabeth Vandewater, Nancy Butte, Deanna M. Hoelscher Link
Publications Health Equity Impact of the Coordinated Approach to Child Health Early Childhood Program for Obesity Prevention among Preschool Children: The Texas Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Study Written by Shreela V. Sharma, Elizabeth Vandewater, Ru-Jye Chuang, Courtney Byrd-Williams, Steven Kelder, Nancy Butte, and Deanna M. Hoelscher Link
Publications Health Equity Pilot evaluation of HEAL – A natural experiment to promote obesity prevention behaviors among low-income pregnant women Written by Shreela V. Sharma, Ru-Jye Chuang, Courtney Byrd-Williams, Melisa Danho, Mudita Upadhyaya, Pam Berens, Deanna M. Hoelscher  Link
Publications Health Equity Does the CATCH Early Childhood Program Increase Physical Activity Among Low-Income Preschoolers?-Results From a Pilot Study Written by Ru-Jye Chuang, Shreela V Sharma, Cheryl Perry, Pamela Diamond Link
Publications Health Equity Plasma Trimethylamine- N-Oxide and Incident Ischemic Stroke: The Cardiovascular Health Study and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Written by Rozenn N Lemaitre, Paul N Jensen, Zeneng Wang, Amanda M Fretts, Colleen M Sitlani, Ina Nemet, Nona Sotoodehnia, Marcia C de Oliveira Otto, Weifei Zhu, Matt Budoff, W T Longstreth, Bruce M Psaty, David S Siscovick, Stanley L Hazen, Dariush Mozaffarian Link
Publications Health Equity Longitudinal associations of plasma TMAO and related metabolites with cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study Written by Marcia C de Oliveira Otto, Xinmin S. Li, Zeneng Wang, David S. Siscovick, Anne B Newman, Heidi Tsz Mung Lai, Ina Nemet, Yujin Lee, Meng Wang, Amanda Fretts, Rozenn N. Lemaitre, W.H. Wilson. Tang, Oscar Lopez, Stanley L. Hazen, and Dariush Mozaffarian Link
Publications Health Equity Case growth analysis to inform local response to COVID-19 epidemic in a diverse U.S community Written by Marcia C. de Oliveira Otto, Frances A. Brito, Ji Yun Tark, Eric Bakota, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Dritana Marko, Shreela V. Sharma, Michael R. Brown, Savitri N. Appana, Alison M. Rector, Stephen H. Linder, Jennifer Kiger, Karen C. Tseng, Alanna C. Morrison & Eric Boerwinkle  Link
Publications Food Dietary Meat, Trimethylamine N-Oxide-Related Metabolites, and Incident Cardiovascular Disease Among Older Adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study Written by Meng Wang, Zeneng Wang, Yujin Lee, Heidi T M Lai, Marcia C de Oliveira Otto, Rozenn N Lemaitre, Amanda Fretts, Nona Sotoodehnia, Matthew Budoff, Joseph A DiDonato, Barbara McKnight, W H Wilson Tang, Bruce M Psaty, David S Siscovick, Stanley L Hazen, Dariush Mozaffarian Link
Publications Health Systems Trends and Correlates of Breakthrough Infections With SARS-CoV-2 Written by Jose-Miguel Yamal, Savitri Appana, Mengxi Wang, Luis Leon-Novelo, Eric Bakota, Yuanqing Ye, Shreela Sharma, Alanna C Morrison, Dritana Marko, Stephen H Linder, Alison Rector, Katelyn K Jetelina, Eric Boerwinkle, Marcia de Oliveira Otto  Link
Publications Health Equity Association of Trimethylamine N-Oxide and Metabolites With Mortality in Older Adults Written by Amanda M Fretts, Stanley L Hazen, Paul Jensen, Matthew Budoff, Colleen M Sitlani, Meng Wang, Marcia C de Oliveira Otto, Joseph A DiDonato, Yujin Lee, Bruce M Psaty, David S Siscovick, Nona Sotoodehnia, W H Wilson Tang, Heidi Lai, Rozenn N Lemaitre, Dariush Mozaffarian Link
Publications Health Equity Association of Trimethylamine N-Oxide and Related Metabolites in Plasma and Incident Type 2 Diabetes Written by Rozenn N. Lemaitre, Paul N. Jensen,  Zeneng Wang, Amanda M. Fretts, Barbara McKnight, Ina Nemet, Mary L. Biggs, Nona Sotoodehnia, Marcia C. de Oliveira Otto, Bruce M. Psaty, David S. Siscovick, Stanley L. Hazen, and Dariush Mozaffarian Link
Publications Health Equity Longitudinal Plasma Measures of Trimethylamine N-Oxide and Risk of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Events in Community-Based Older Adults. Written by Marcia C de Oliveira Otto, Xinmin S. Li, Zeneng Wang, David S. Siscovick, Anne B Newman, Heidi Tsz Mung Lai, Ina Nemet, Yujin Lee, Meng Wang, Amanda Fretts, Rozenn N. Lemaitre, Wilson. Tang, Oscar Lopez, Stanley L. Hazen, Dariush Mozaffarian Link
Publications Health Equity Assessment of Plasma Phospholipid Very-Long-Chain Saturated Fatty Acid Levels and Healthy Aging Written by Lee B. Bockus, Mary L. Biggs, Heidi T. M. Lai, Marcia C. de Olivera Otto, Amanda M. Fretts, Barbara McKnight, Nona Sotoodehnia, Irena B. King, Xiaoling Song, David S. Siscovick, Dariush Mozaffarian, Rozenn N. Lemaitre Link
Publications Health Equity Leveraging a health information exchange for analyses of COVID-19 outcomes including an example application using smoking history and mortality Written by Guillermo A. Tortolero, Michael R. Brown, Shreela V. Sharma, Marcia C. de Oliveira Otto, Jose-Miguel Yamal, David Aguilar, Matt D. Gunther, Dania I. Mofleh, Rachel D. Harris, Jemima C. John, Paul S. de Vries, Ryan Ramphul, Dritana Marko Serbo, Jennifer Kiger, Deborah Banerjee, Nick Bonvino, Angela Merchant, Warren Clifford, Jenny Mikhail, Hua Xu, Robert E. Murphy, Qiang Wei, Farhaan S. Vahidy, Alanna C. Morrison, Eric Boerwinkle Link
Publications Food Saturated Fats and Health: A Reassessment and Proposal for Food-Based Recommendations: JACC State-of-the-Art Review Written by Arne Astrup, Faidon Magkos, Dennis M Bier, J Thomas Brenna, Marcia C de Oliveira Otto, James O Hill, Janet C King, Andrew Mente, Jose M Ordovas, Jeff S Volek, Salim Yusuf, Ronald M Krauss Link
Publications Food Differences in Diet Quality among Multiple US Racial/Ethnic Groups from the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) Study and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Written by Luis A Rodriguez, Yichen Jin, Sameera A Talegawkar, Marcia C de Oliveira Otto, Namratha R Kandula, David M Herrington, and Alka M Kanaya Link
Publications Social and Structural Determinants of Health Development and Testing of the Pain Assessment Tool in Cognitively Impaired Elders (PATCIE): Nonverbal Pain Behaviors in African American and Caucasian Nursing Home Residents with Dementia Written by Sheila A Richey, Elizabeth Capezuti, Stanley G Cron, David Reed, Isabel Torres-Vigil, Marcia C de Oliveira Otto Link
Publications Health Equity Serial Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids in the De Novo Lipogenesis Pathway and Total Mortality, Cause?Specific Mortality, and Cardiovascular Diseases in the Cardiovascular Health Study Written by Heidi T.M. Lai, Marcia C. de Oliveira Otto, Yujin Lee, Jason H.Y. Wu, Xiaoling Song, Irena B. King, Bruce M. Psaty, Rozenn N. Lemaitre, Barbara McKnight, David S. Siscovick, and Dariush Mozaffarian Link
Publications Food WHO draft guidelines on dietary saturated and trans fatty acids: time for a new approach? Written by Arne Astrup, Hanne Cs Bertram, Jean-Philippe Bonjour, Lisette Cp de Groot, Marcia C de Oliveira Otto, Emma L Feeney, Manohar L Garg, Ian Givens, Frans J Kok, Ronald M Krauss, Benoît Lamarche, Jean-Michel Lecerf, Philippe Legrand, Michelle McKinley, Renata Micha, Marie-Caroline Michalski, Dariush Mozaffarian, Sabita S Soedamah-Muthu Link
Publications Health Equity Biomarkers of Dietary Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality Written by Matti Marklund, Jason H.Y. Wu, Fumiaki Imamura, Liana C. Del Gobbo, Amanda Fretts, Janette de Goede, Peilin Shi, Nathan Tintle, Maria Wennberg, Stella Aslibekyan, Tzu-An Chen, Marcia C. de Oliveira Otto, Yoichiro Hirakawa, Helle Højmark Eriksen, Janine Kröger, Federica Laguzzi, Maria Lankinen, Rachel A. Murphy, Kiesha Prem, Cécilia Samieri, Jyrki Virtanen, Alexis C. Wood, Kerry Wong, Wei-Sin Yang, Xia Zhou, Ana Baylin, Jolanda M.A. Boer, Ingeborg A. Brouwer, Hannia Campos, Paulo H. M. Chaves, Kuo-Liong Chien, Ulf de Faire, Luc Djoussé, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Naglaa El-Abbadi, Nita G. Forouhi, J. Michael Gaziano, Johanna M. Geleijnse, Bruna Gigante, Graham Giles, Eliseo Guallar, Vilmundur Gudnason, Tamara Harris, William S. Harris, Catherine Helmer, Mai-Lis Hellenius, Allison Hodge, Frank B. Hu, Paul F. Jacques, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Anya Kalsbeek, Kay-Tee Khaw, Woon-Puay Koh, Markku Laakso, Karin Leander, Hung-Ju Lin, Lars Lind, Robert Luben, Juhua Luo, Barbara McKnight, Jaakko Mursu, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Kim Overvad, Bruce M. Psaty, Eric Rimm, Matthias B. Schulze, David Siscovick, Michael Skjelbo Nielsen, Albert V. Smith, Brian T. Steffen, Lyn Steffen, Qi Sun, Johan Sundström, Michael Y. Tsai, Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe, Matti I. J. Uusitupa, Rob M. van Dam, Jenna Veenstra, W.M. Monique Verschuren, Nick Wareham, Walter Willett, Mark Woodward, Jian-Min Yuan, Renata Micha, Rozenn N. Lemaitre, Dariush Mozaffarian, Ulf Risérus and For the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Fatty Acids and Outcomes Research Consortium (FORCE) Link
Publications Community Health Workers Sustainable financing of Community Health Worker employment: Key options for states to consider A collection of “Key Options” for state level actors to consider when they discuss, decide, or pursue strategies for CHW sustainable financing. For each option, a definition, key considerations, and advantages/limitations are presented. Link
Publications Community Health Workers Critical inputs for successful Community Health Worker Programs Local, state, and federal stakeholders,
including payers, policymakers, and government officials, need a way to ensure that increased investment translates into effective CHW programs, and that CHWs are supported in their work. This paper summarizes the work completed, describes organizational elements that can support the CHW workforce, and identifies important considerations needed for future development of standards.
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Publications Health Equity Voter participation as a path to Health Equity: How health departments can promote a healthy, inclusive democracy With voting intrinsically linked to people's health and well-being, health departments have a responsibility to champion voting policies that increase access for all community members. To achieve health equity, we must be proponents of an inclusive democracy. Encouraging civic and voter participation is not inherently partisan as long as the focus is on full participation, without dictating what that participation looks like. Link
Publications Food Food Is Medicine: A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association Written by: Kevin G. Volpp, Seth A. Berkowitz, Shreela V. Sharma, Cheryl A.M. Anderson, LaPrincess C. Brewer, Mitchell S.V. Elkind, Christopher D. Gardner, Julie E. Gervis, Robert A. Harrington, Mario Herrero, Alice H. Lichtenstein, Mark McClellan, Jen Muse, Christina A. Roberto, Justin P.V. Zachariah and on behalf of the American Heart Association Link
Publications Health Equity Examining associations between school-level determinants and the implementation of physical activity opportunities Written by: Derek W Craig, Timothy J Walker, Shreela V Sharma, Paula Cuccaro, Natalia I Heredia, Andjelka Pavlovic, Laura F DeFina, Harold W Kohl, III, Maria E Fernandez Link
Publications Food Clinical outcomes of a large-scale, partnership-based regional food prescription program: results of a quasi-experimental study Written by: Nalini Ranjit, Jennifer N. Aiyer, Jack D. Toups, Esther Liew, Kenia Way, Henry Shelton Brown, John Wesley McWhorter & Shreela V. Sharma  Link
Publications Food Perspectives of Health Care Staff on Predictors of Success in a Food Prescription Program: A Qualitative Study Written by: John Wesley McWhorter, Jennifer N. Aiyer,  Nalini Ranjit, Jack Toups, Esther Liew, Jemima C. John, Shreela V. Sharma Link
Publications Food Dietary behaviors during COVID-19 among households at risk for food insecurity Written by: Maha Almohamad, Allison Marshall, Jayna Markand Dave, Ru-Jye Chuang, Christine Markham, and Shreela Sharma Link
Publications Food Evaluation of the kitchen microbiome and food safety behaviors of predominantly low-income families Written by: Christina K. Carstens, Joelle K. Salazar, Shreela V. Sharma, Wenyaw Chan, and Charles Darkoh Link
Publications Food Food Safety Attitudes, Behaviors, and Hygiene Measures among Predominantly Low-Income Parents in Houston, Texas Written by: Christina K Carstens, Joelle K Salazar, Shreela V Sharma, Wenyaw Chan, Charles Darkoh Link
Publications Health Equity Case growth analysis to inform local response to COVID-19 epidemic in a diverse U.S community Written by: Marcia C. de Oliveira Otto, Frances A. Brito, Ji Yun Tark, Eric Bakota, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Dritana Marko, Shreela V. Sharma, Michael R. Brown, Savitri N. Appana, Alison M. Rector, Stephen H. Linder, Jennifer Kiger, Karen C. Tseng, Alanna C. Morrison, and Eric Boerwinkle Link
Publications Health Equity Examining neighborhood-level hot and cold spots of food insecurity in relation to social vulnerability in Houston, Texas Written by: Ryan Ramphul, Linda Highfield, Shreela Sharma Link
Publications Food Training of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists to Improve Culinary Skills and Food Literacy Written by: John Wesley McWhorter, Denise M LaRue, Maha Almohamad, Melisa P Danho, Shweta Misra, Karen C Tseng, Shannon R Weston, Laura S Moore, Casey Durand, Deanna M Hoelscher, Shreela V Sharma Link
Publications Health Equity Trends and Correlates of Breakthrough Infections With SARS-CoV-2 Written by: Jose-Miguel Yamal, Savitri Appana, Mengxi Wang, Luis Leon-Novelo, Eric Bakota, Yuanqing Ye, Shreela Sharma, Alanna C Morrison, Dritana Marko, Stephen H Linder, Alison Rector, Katelyn K Jetelina, Eric Boerwinkle, Marcia de Oliveira Otto Link
Publications Social and Structural Determinants of Health Building and Advancing Coalition Capacity to Promote Health Equity: Insights from the Health Equity Collective's Approach to Addressing Social Determinants of Health Written by: Jemima C. John, Tanweer Kaleemullah, Heidi McPherson, Kallol Mahata, Robert B. Morrow, Deborah Bujnowski, Alicia Johnston, Melisa Danho, Nadia Siddiqui, Michael T. Walsh, , Jr, Sean A. Haley, Anwar M. Sirajuddin, Timothy Schauer, Mon-Ju Wu, Ruth Rechis, Esperanza Galvan, Nancy Correa, Nikki Browning, Deborah Ganelin, Jennifer Gonzalez, Staci Lofton, Deborah Banerjee, and Shreela V. Sharma Link
Publications Health Equity Barriers and Facilitators of Implementing a Clinic-Integrated Food Prescription Plus Culinary Medicine Program in a Low-Income Food Insecure Population: A Qualitative Study Written by: John Wesley McWhorter, Melisa P Danho, Denise M LaRue, Karen C Tseng, Shannon R Weston, Laura S Moore, Casey Durand, Deanna M Hoelscher, Shreela V Sharma Link
Publications Health Equity Impact of a Virtual Culinary Medicine Curriculum on Biometric Outcomes, Dietary Habits, and Related Psychosocial Factors among Patients with Diabetes Participating in a Food Prescription Program Written by: Shreela V Sharma, John W McWhorter, Joanne Chow, Melisa P Danho, Shannon R Weston, Fatima Chavez, Laura S Moore, Maha Almohamad, Jennifer Gonzalez, Esther Liew, Denise M LaRue, Esperanza Galvan, Deanna M Hoelscher, Karen C Tseng Link
Publications Health Equity Project PaThWay: protocol for a school-based health promotion intervention for prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) behavioral risk factors Written by: Shalini Bassi, Deepika Bahl, Vinod Gajanan Shah, Arun Kandasamy, Melissa Blythe Harrell, Shreela V Sharma, Monika Arora Link
Publications Health Equity Impact of a School-Based Gardening, Cooking, Nutrition Intervention on Diet Intake and Quality: The TX Sprouts Randomized Controlled Trial Written by: Matthew J Landry, Alexandra E van den Berg, Deanna M Hoelscher, Fiona M Asigbee, Sarvenaz Vandyousefi, Reem Ghaddar, Matthew R Jeans, Lyndsey Waugh, Katie Nikah, Shreela V Sharma, Jaimie N Davis Link
Publications Community Health Workers The Low-Wage Essential Worker: Occupational Concerns and Needs in the COVID-19 Pandemic—A Round Table Written by: Susan Gallagher, Asha Roy, Sandra J. Domeracki, Todd Mohrmann, Vicki Missar, Janet Jule, Shreela Sharma, and Ryan DeWitt Link
Publications Health Equity Leveraging a health information exchange for analyses of COVID-19 outcomes including an example application using smoking history and mortality Written by: Guillermo A. Tortolero, Michael R. Brown, Shreela V. Sharma, Marcia C. de Oliveira Otto, Jose-Miguel Yamal, David Aguilar, Matt D. Gunther, Dania I. Mofleh, Rachel D. Harris, Jemima C. John, Paul S. de Vries, Ryan Ramphul, Dritana Marko Serbo, Jennifer Kiger, Deborah Banerjee, Nick Bonvino, Angela Merchant, Warren Clifford, Jenny Mikhail, Hua Xu, Robert E. Murphy, Qiang Wei, Farhaan S. Vahidy, Alanna C. Morrison, Eric Boerwinkle Link
Publications Health Equity Severe maternal morbidity at delivery and postpartum readmission in the United States Written by: Jennifer L Matas, Laura E Mitchell, Shreela V Sharma, Judette M Louis, Jason L Salemi Link
Publications Health Equity Cross-Sectional Relationship between Regular Bedtime and Weight Status and Obesity-Related Behaviors among Preschool and Elementary School Children: TX CORD Study Written by: Amier Haidar, Shreela V Sharma, Casey P Durand, Sarah E Barlow, Meliha Salahuddin, Nancy F Butte, Deanna M Hoelscher Link
Publications Health Equity Characterizing COVID-19 case detection utilizing influenza surveillance data in the United States, January-March, 2020 Written by: Micaela Sandoval, Adam Hair, Shreela Sharma, Catherine Troisi Link
Publications Community Health Workers Risk of COVID-19 among front-line health-care workers and the general community: a prospective cohort study Written by: Long H Nguyen, David A Drew, Mark S Graham, Amit D Joshi, Chuan-Guo Guo, Wenjie Ma, Raaj S Mehta, Erica T Warner, Daniel R Sikavi, Chun-Han Lo, Sohee Kwon, Mingyang Song, Lorelei A Mucci, Meir J Stampfer, Walter C Willett , A Heather Eliassen, Jaime E Hart, Jorge E Chavarro, Janet W Rich-Edwards, Richard Davies, Joan Capdevila, Karla A Lee, Mary Ni Lochlainn, Thomas Varsavsky, Carole H Sudre, M Jorge Cardoso, Jonathan Wolf, Tim D Spector, Sebastien Ourselin, Claire J Steves, Andrew T Chan; COronavirus Pandemic Epidemiology Consortium Link
Publications Food Long-term impact of a school-based nutrition intervention on home nutrition environment and family fruit and vegetable intake: A two-year follow-up study Written by: Allison N. Marshall, Christine Markham, Nalini Ranjit, Gregory Bounds, Joanne Chow, Shreela V. Sharma Link
Publications Health Equity Community-Academic Partnerships to Promote Health Literacy and Address Social Needs Among Low-Income Families During COVID-19 Written by: Amier Haidar, Amelia Khoei, Saira E Alex, Christina Blick, Elyse Lopez, Sydney Wendt, Ramesh Ghanta, Maha Almohamad, Stefanie Cousins, Jacqueline Noyola, Jacqueline Tien, Christine Markham, Shreela V Sharma Link
Publications Health Equity Cross-Site Process Evaluation Results for the Early Childhood Education Center Setting: CORD Study Written by: Tracey Ledoux, Debbe Thompson, Teresia O'Connor, Dana Avery, Camila Kochi, Daniel P O'Connor, Shih-Fan Lin, Amy Binggeli-Vallarta, Rachel E Blaine, Shreela Sharma, Deanna M Hoelscher Link
Publications Health Equity The COronavirus Pandemic Epidemiology (COPE) Consortium: A Call to Action Written by: Andrew T Chan, David A Drew, Long H Nguyen, Amit D Joshi, Wenjie Ma, Chuan-Guo Guo, Chun-Han Lo, Raaj S Mehta, Sohee Kwon, Daniel R Sikavi, Marina V Magicheva-Gupta, Zahra S Fatehi, Jacqueline J Flynn, Brianna M Leonardo, Christine M Albert, Gabriella Andreotti, Laura E Beane-Freeman, Bijal A Balasubramanian, John S Brownstein, Fiona Bruinsma, Annie N Cowan, Anusila Deka, Michael E Ernst, Jane C Figueiredo, Paul W Franks, Christopher D Gardner, Irene M Ghobrial,  Christopher A Haiman, Janet E Hall, Sandra L Deming-Halverson, Brenda Kirpach, James V Lacey Jr, Loïc Le Marchand, Catherine R Marinac, Maria Elena Martinez, Roger L Milne, Anne M Murray, Denis Nash, Julie R Palmer, Alpa V Patel, Lynn Rosenberg, Dale P Sandler, Shreela V Sharma, Shepherd H Schurman, Lynne R Wilkens, Jorge E Chavarro, A Heather Eliassen, Jaime E Hart, Jae Hee Kang, Karestan C Koenen, Laura D Kubzansky, Lorelei A Mucci, Sebastien Ourselin, Janet W Rich-Edwards, Mingyang Song, Meir J Stampfer, Claire J Steves, Walter C Willett, Jonathan Wolf, Tim Spector; COPE Consortium Link
Publications Health Equity The Healthy Cooking Index: Nutrition Optimizing Home Food Preparation Practices across Multiple Data Collection Methods Written by: Margaret Raber, Tom Baranowski, Karla Crawford, Shreela V Sharma, Vanessa Schick, Christine Markham, Wenyan Jia, Mingui Sun, Emily Steinman, Joya Chandra Link
Publications Food Exploring food preparation practices in families with and without school-aged childhood cancer survivors Written by: Margaret Raber, Karla Crawford, Tom Baranowski, Shreela V Sharma, Vanessa Schick, Christine Markham, Michael Roth, Joya Chandra Link
Publications Food Activity of Hospital Disinfectants against Vegetative Cells and Spores of Clostridioides difficile Embedded in Biofilms Written by: Tasnuva Rashid, Farnoosh Haghighi, Irtiza Hasan, Eugénie Bassères, M. Jahangir Alam, Shreela V. Sharma, Dejian Lai, Herbert L. DuPont, and Kevin W. Garey Link
Publications Community Health Workers Self-Efficacy, Social-Support, and Physical Activity Measures Among Hospital Employees: A Multisite Cross-Sectional Study Written by: Jemima C John, Shreela V Sharma, Deanna Hoelscher, Michael D Swartz, Chuck Huber Link
Publications Food A pilot food prescription program promotes produce intake and decreases food insecurity Written by: Jennifer N Aiyer, Margaret Raber, Rosalind S Bello, Anna Brewster, Elizabeth Caballero, Catherine Chennisi, Casey Durand, Marcita Galindez, Katherine Oestman, Maryiam Saifuddin, Jennifer Tektiridis, Reginald Young, Shreela V Sharma Link
Publications Food Study Design and Protocol to Assess Fruit and Vegetable Waste at School Lunches Written by: Allison Marshall, Gregory Bounds, Krista Patlovich, Christine Markham, Alicia Farhat, Nan Cramer, Amanda Oceguera, Travis Croom, Jamie Carrillo, and Shreela Sharma Link
Publications Food Impact of a Pilot School-Based Nutrition Intervention on Fruit and Vegetable Waste at School Lunches Written by: Shreela Sharma, Allison Marshall, Joanne Chow, Nalini Ranjit, Gregory Bounds, Katherine Hearne, Nan Cramer, Amanda Oceguera, Alicia Farhat, Christine Markham Link
Publications Community Health Workers Obesity Prevention Worksite Wellness Interventions for Health Care Workers: A Narrative Review Written by: Mudita Upadhyaya, Shreela Sharma, Lisa A Pompeii, Monica Sianez, Robert O Morgan Link
Publications Health Equity The validity of three malnutrition screening markers among older patients with cancer Written by: Xiaotao Zhang, Linda Pang, Shreela V Sharma, Ruosha Li, Alan G Nyitray, Beatrice J Edwards Link
Publications Health Equity Prevalence and factors associated with malnutrition in older patients with cancer Written by: Xiaotao Zhang, Linda Pang, Shreela V Sharma, Ruosha Li, Alan G Nyitray, Beatrice J Edwards Link
Publications Health Equity Malnutrition and overall survival in older adults with cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis Written by: Xiaotao Zhang, Tenglong Tang, Linda Pang, Shreela V Sharma, Ruosha Li, Alan G Nyitray, Beatrice J Edwards Link
Publications Health Equity Meal planning values impacted by the cancer experience in families with school-aged survivors-a qualitative exploration and recommendations for intervention development Written by: Margaret Raber, Karla Crawford, Tom Baranowski, Shreela V Sharma, Vanessa Schick, Christine Markham, Michael Roth, Claire E Wakefield, Joya Chandra Link
Publications Health Equity Maternal genetic markers for risk of celiac disease and their potential association with neural tube defects in offspring Written by: Thanh T. Hoang, Yunping Lei, Laura E. Mitchell, Shreela V. Sharma, Michael D. Swartz, D. Kim Waller, Richard H. Finnell, Renata H. Benjamin, Marilyn L. Browne, Mark A. Canfield, Philip J. Lupo, Paige McKenzie, Gary M. Shaw, A. J. Agopian, and The National Birth Defects Prevention Study Link
Publications Community Health Workers Measures of Physical Activity and Body Mass Index in Hospital Workers: A Multisite Cross-Sectional Study Written by: Jemima John, Michael D Swartz, Deanna Hoelscher, Chuck Huber, Shreela Sharma Link
Publications Health Equity Maternal Lactase Polymorphism (rs4988235) Is Associated with Neural Tube Defects in Offspring in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study Written by: Thanh T Hoang, Yunping Lei, Laura E Mitchell, Shreela V Sharma, Michael D Swartz, D Kim Waller, Richard H Finnell, Renata H Benjamin, Marilyn L Browne, Mark A Canfield, Philip J Lupo, Paige McKenzie, Gary Shaw, A J Agopian; National Birth Defects Prevention Study Link
Publications Health Equity Interventions targeting diet quality of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants: A scoping review Written by: Anila Verghese, Margaret Raber, Shreela Sharma Link
Publications Health Equity Impact of the Coordinated Approach to Child Health Early Childhood Program for Obesity Prevention among Preschool Children: The Texas Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Study. Written by: Shreela V Sharma, Elizabeth Vandewater, Ru-Jye Chuang, Courtney Byrd-Williams, Steven Kelder, Nancy Butte, Deanna M Hoelscher Link
Publications Health Equity Prevention of Obesity in Early Childhood: What Are the Next Steps? Written by: Deanna M. Hoelscher, Shreela V. Sharma, and Courtney E. Byrd-Williams Link
Publications Health Equity Dietary Intake, Attitudes toward Healthy Food, and Dental Pain in Low-Income Youth Written by: Nicole E. Nicksic, A.W. Massie, Courtney E. Byrd-Williams, Steven H. Kelder, Shreela V. Sharma, Nancy F. Butte, and Deanna M. Hoelscher Link
Publications Health Equity Behavior Modification of Diet and Parent Feeding Practices in a Community- Vs Primary Care-Centered Intervention for Childhood Obesity Written by: Theresa A Wilson, Yan Liu, Anne L Adolph, Paul M Sacher, Sarah E Barlow, Stephen Pont, Shreela Sharma, Courtney Byrd-Williams, Deanna M Hoelscher, Nancy F Butte Link
Publications Health Equity Pilot evaluation of HEAL - A natural experiment to promote obesity prevention behaviors among low-income pregnant women Written by: Shreela V Sharma, Ru-Jye Chuang, Courtney Byrd-Williams, Melisa Danho, Mudita Upadhyaya, Pam Berens, Deanna M Hoelscher Link
Publications Health Equity The Nourish Program: An Innovative Model for Cooking, Gardening, and Clinical Care Skill Enhancement for Dietetics Students Written by: John Wesley McWhorter, Margaret Raber, Shreela V Sharma, Laura S Moore, Deanna M Hoelscher Link
Publications Health Equity Dyad and group-based interventions in physical activity, diet, and weight loss: a systematic review of the evidence Written by: Jemima C John, J Ho, Margaret Raber, Karen Basen-Engquist, Lisette Jacobson, Larkin L Strong  Link
Publications Health Equity Qualitative Exploration of Family Influences on Physical Activity in Hispanic Families Written by: Jemima C John, Natalia I Heredia, Lorna H McNeill, Deanna M Hoelscher, Susan M Schembre, MinJae Lee, Jasmine J Opusunju, Margaret Goetz, Maria Aguirre, Belinda M Reininger, Larkin L Strong Link
Publications Health Equity Correlates of Early Prenatal Care Access among U.S. Women: Data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Written by: Rebecca A Krukowski, Lisette T Jacobson, Jemima John, Patricia Kinser, Kendra Campbell, Tracey Ledoux, Kara L Gavin, Chi-Yang Chiu, Jiajang Wang, Abbey Kruper Link
Publications Health Equity A Cross-Sectional Examination of Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Sleep Between Adults With and Without Children in the Home Using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Written by: Danae Dinkel, Kelsey Lu, Jemima John, Kailey Snyder, Lisette T Jacobson Link
Publications Health Equity A mixed methods study on engagement and satisfaction with a digitally-enhanced pilot intervention among African American and Hispanic women Written by: Jemima C John, J Wang, LHM McNeill, Karen Basen-Engquist, DS Hoover, CR Daniel, and Larkin L Strong Link
Publications Health Equity Psychosocial Stressors, Depression, and Physical Activity among African Americans Written by: Ivan H C Wu, Larkin L Strong, Nga T Nguyen, Dalnim Cho, Jemima John, Lorna H McNeill  Link
Publications Health Equity Multiple Health Behaviors Engagement in an African American Cohort: Clustering Patterns and Correlates Written by: Dalnim Cho, Nga T Nguyen, Larkin L Strong, Ivan H C Wu, Jemima C John, Kamisha H Escoto, David W Wetter, Lorna H McNeill  Link
Publications Health Equity Social Vulnerability: Communities Disproportionately Affected by Carbon Monoxide Exposure after Winter Storm Uri Written by: Elyse Nicole Portillo, Casandra Quiñones, Zachary C. Foughty,  Ryan Ramphul, Asha T. Morrow, Kathryn Fisher, Stephen A. Harding,  Elizabeth A. Camp, Shubhada  Hooli, and Eric A. Russell Link
Publications Health Equity Social Determinant of Health Impact on Diabetes Device Use and Clinical Outcomes in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes Written by: Emily R. Crain, Ryan Ramphul, Ashley M. Butler, Xiaofan Huang, Charles G. Minard, Maria J. Redondo, and Daniel J. DeSalvo Link
Publications Health Equity Assessment of a SARS-CoV-2 wastewater monitoring program in El Paso, Texas, from November 2020 to June 2022 Written by: Anna Gitter, Cici Bauer, Fuqing Wu, Ryan Ramphul, Carlos Chavarria, Kehe Zhang, Joseph Petrosino, Melissa Mezzari, Gabriela Gallegos, Austen L Terwilliger, Justin R Clark, Karen Feliz, Vasanthi Avadhanula, Tony Piedra, Kyle Weesner, Anthony Maresso, Kristina D Mena Link
Publications Health Equity Mapping the “SNAP Gap” – Identifying Neighborhood-level Hot Spots and Cold Spots of SNAP Under-participation in Texas Written by: Ryan Ramphul, Shreela Sharma, Frances Lee Revere, and Linda Highfield Link
Publications Health Equity Spatial Patterns of COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage by Social Vulnerability Index and Designated COVID-19 Vaccine Sites in Texas Written by: Dania Mofleh, Maha Almohamad, Ikponmwosa Osaghae, Sandra Bempah, Qianzi Zhang, Guillermo Tortolero, Ahmad Ebeidat, Ryan Ramphul, Shreela V Sharma Link
Publications Health Equity Examining Social Vulnerability and the Association With COVID-19 Incidence in Harris County, Texas Written by: Guillermo A. Tortolero, Marcia de Oliveira Otto, Ryan Ramphul, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Alison Rector, Michael Brown, Melissa F. Peskin, Dania Mofleh, Eric Boerwinkle Link
Publications Health Equity Understanding Pediatric Surgery Cancellation: Geospatial Analysis Written by: Lei Liu, Yizhao Ni, Andrew F Beck, Cole Brokamp, Ryan C Ramphul, Linda D Highfield, Megha Karkera Kanjia, J Nick Pratap  Link
Publications Health Equity Participation in and Satisfaction with a Community-Based Physical Activity Program Among Hispanic Cancer Survivors Written by: Margaret Raber, Yue Liao, Stacy Mitchell, Gissell Montoya, Maria Vazquez, Leticia A Gatus, Karen M Basen-Engquist Link
Publications Health Equity Patterns of home cooking practices among participants in a behavioral weight loss program: A latent class analysis Written by: Margaret Raber, Michael C Robertson, Thuan Le, Leticia A Gatus, Ruth Rechis, Katherine Oestman, Karen Basen-Engquist Link
Publications Health Equity Systematic review of parental influences on Hispanic children's nutritional and physical health Written by: Leticia A. Gatus, Michael C. Robertson, Anne Rara, Anna V. Wilkinson, Leona Kay Bartholomew Eldredge, Kate J. Krause, Shreela V. Sharma Link
Publications Health Equity Active Living After Cancer: Adaptation and evaluation of a community-based physical activity program for minority and medically underserved breast cancer survivors Written by: Irene M Tami-Maury, Yue Liao, Maria L Rangel, Leticia A Gatus, Eileen H Shinn, Ashley Alexander, Karen Basen-Engquist Link
Publications Health Equity Changes in physical activity associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in individuals with overweight and obesity: an interrupted time series analysis with historical controls Written by: Michael C Robertson, Che Young Lee, Ivan Haw-Chong Wu, Yue Liao, Margaret Raber, Nathan Parker, Thuan Le, Leticia Gatus, Karen M Basen-Engquist Link
Publications Health Equity Patterns of self-monitoring technology use and weight loss in people with overweight or obesity Written by: Michael C Robertson, Margaret Raber, Yue Liao, Ivan Wu, Nathan Parker, Leticia Gatus, Thuan Le, Casey P Durand, Karen M Basen-Engquist Link
Publications Health Equity Energy balance related lifestyle factors and risk of endometrial and colorectal cancer among individuals with lynch syndrome: a systematic review Written by: Adriana M Coletta, Susan K Peterson, Leticia A Gatus, Kate J Krause, Susan M Schembre, Susan C Gilchrist, Mala Pande, Eduardo Vilar, Y Nancy You, Miguel A Rodriguez-Bigas, Larkin L Strong, Patrick M Lynch, Karen H Lu, Karen Basen-Engquist Link
Publications Health Equity Diet, weight management, physical activity and Ovarian & Breast Cancer Risk in women with BRCA1/2 pathogenic Germline gene variants: systematic review Written by: Adriana M Coletta, Susan K Peterson, Leticia A Gatus, Kate J Krause, Susan M Schembre, Susan C Gilchrist, Banu Arun, Y Nancy You, Miguel A Rodriguez-Bigas, Larkin L Strong, Karen H Lu, Karen Basen-Engquist Link
Publications Health Equity Racial and ethnic differences in physical activity in a low income sample in Texas Written by: Nalini Ranjit, Jennifer Aiyer, Deanna M Hoelscher, G Alejandra, S Martinez, A Wilkinson In Press- to be published January 2024
Publications Health Equity Dietary Psychosocial Mediators of Vegetable Intake in Schoolchildren From Low-Income and Racial and Ethnic Minority US Families: Findings From the Texas Sprouts Intervention Written by: Sarvenaz Vandyousefi, Nalini Ranjit, Matthew J Landry, Matthew Jeans, Reem Ghaddar, Jaimie N Davis Link
Publications Health Equity Association between Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Purchasing Behaviors, Food Insecurity Status and Geographic Food Access among a Lower-Income, Racially/Ethnically Diverse Cohort in Central Texas Written by: Kathryn M Janda, Nalini Ranjit, Deborah Salvo, Aida Nielsen, Catherine Kaliszewski, Deanna M Hoelscher, Alexandra E van den Berg Link
Publications Health Equity Associations between perceived racial discrimination, racial residential segregation, and cancer screening adherence among low-income African Americans: a multilevel, cross-sectional analysis Written by: Lynn N Ibekwe, Maria Eugenia Fernández-Esquer, Sandi L Pruitt, Nalini Ranjit, Maria E Fernández Link
Publications Health Equity The associations of plant-based food and metabolic syndrome using NHANES 2015-16 data Written by: Christine E S Jovanovic, Deanna M Hoelscher, Baojiang Chen, Nalini Ranjit, Alexandra E van den Berg Link
Publications Health Equity Sunspot activity and birth defects among Texas births (1999-2016) Written by: Adrienne T Hoyt, Charles J Shumate, Peter H Langlois, Dorothy K Waller, Angela E Scheuerle, Nalini Ranjit, Charles S Layne Link
Publications Health Equity Prenatal Exposure to Tobacco and Childhood Cognition and Behavior: Effect Modification by Maternal Folate Intake and Breastfeeding Duration Written by: Adrienne T Hoyt, Anna V Wilkinson, Peter H Langlois, Carol A Galeener, Nalini Ranjit, Dana M Dabelea, Brianna F Moore Link
Publications Health Equity Outcomes of a Community-Wide Health Intervention in a Low-Income, Primarily Hispanic Community: The Go! Austin/Vamos! Austin (GAVA) Initiative Written by: Nalini Ranjit, Aida Nielsen, Nika Akhavan, Laurence Denis, Kathryn Janda, Christine Jovanovic, Semonti Basu, Aliya Hussaini, Alexandra Van Den Berg Link
Publications Health Equity Home Cooking Quality Assessment Tool Validation Using Community Science and Crowdsourcing Approaches Written by: Margaret Raber, Nalini Ranjit, Larkin L Strong, Karen Basen-Engquist Link
Publications Health Equity Associations between variety of fruits and vegetables consumed, diet quality, and sociodemographic factors among 8th and 11th grade adolescents in Texas Written by: Allison N Marshall, Nalini Ranjit, Alexandra van den Berg, Montana Gill, Deanna M Hoelscher Link
Publications Health Equity Examining Geographic Food Access, Food Insecurity, and Urbanicity among Diverse, Low-Income Participants in Austin, Texas Written by: Kathryn M. Janda, Nalini Ranjit, Deborah Salvo, Deanna M. Hoelscher, Aida Nielsen, Joy Casnovsky, and Alexandra van den Berg Link
Publications Health Equity Examining the Association of Second Grade Children's Sleep and Screen Time Recommendations  Written by: Ethan T. Hunt, Nalini Ranjit, Keith Brazendale, Sarah Burkart, Danielle Brown Link
Publications Health Equity Efficacy of various prescribed vitamin D supplementation regimens on 25-hydroxyvitamin D serum levels in long-term care Written by: Ronna N Robbins, Monica Serra, Nalini Ranjit, Deanna M Hoelscher, Sara J Sweitzer, Margaret E Briley Link
Publications Health Equity Change in Depression and Its Determinants during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Longitudinal Examination among Racially/Ethnically Diverse US Adults Written by: Yuzi Zhang, Kathryn M. Janda, Nalini Ranjit, Deborah Salvo, Aida Nielsen, and Alexandra van den Berg Link
Publications Health Equity Who shops at their nearest grocery store? A cross-sectional exploration of disparities in geographic food access among a low-income, racially/ethnically diverse cohort in central Texas Written by: Kathryn M. Janda, Deborah Salvo, Nalini Ranjit, Deanna M. Hoelscher, Aida Nielsen, Pablo Lemoine, Joy Casnovsky & Alexandra van den Berg  Link
Publications Health Equity Coordinated Health in Texas Elementary Schools' Campus Improvement Plans: Analysis of Regional Differences and Trends between 2016 and 2020 Written by: Sarah Classen, Jacob Szeszulski, Nalini Ranjit, Genesis Rivas-Ponce, Deanna M Hoelscher Link
Publications Health Equity Weight status and meeting the physical activity, sleep, and screen-time guidelines among Texas children: results from a population based, cross-sectional analysis Written by: Geronimo Bejarano, Riley P Brayton, Nalini Ranjit, Deanna M Hoelscher, Danielle Brown, Gregory Knell Link
Publications Health Equity Exploring the Impact of Policies to Improve Geographic and Economic Access to Vegetables among Low-Income, Predominantly Latino Urban Residents: An Agent-Based Model Written by: Deborah Salvo, Pablo Lemoine, Kathryn M. Janda, Nalini Ranjit, Aida Nielsen and Alexandra van den Berg Link
Publications Health Equity Restricting Tobacco Retail Outlets Around Middle and High Schools as a Way to Reduce Tobacco Marketing Disparities: A Simulation Study Written by: Udoka Obinwa, Keryn E Pasch, Katelyn K Jetelina, Nalini Ranjit, Adriana Perez, Cheryl L Perry, Melissa Harrell Link
Publications Health Equity Interweaving Adult Fitness Classes Into Community Settings Via Stronger Austin's Community Partnership Model: Increasing Access to Physical Activity and Positive Social Connectedness in Underserved Communities Written by: Andrew E Springer, Vanessa Castro, Felisa Ruiz, Elena Luna, Karla Martinez, Shelby McGhee, Nalini Ranjit, Davin Bjornaas, Adrienne Sturrup, Kimberly McNeely, Amy McGeady, Baker Harrell Link
Publications Health Equity Validation of the FRESH Austin food frequency questionnaire using multiple 24-h dietary recalls Written by: Christine Es Jovanovic, Jacob Whitefield, Deanna M Hoelscher, Boajiang Chen, Nalini Ranjit, Alexandra E van den Berg Link
Publications Health Equity Prenatal exposure to tobacco and adverse birth outcomes: effect modification by folate intake during pregnancy Written by: Adrienne T Hoyt, Anna V Wilkinson, Peter H Langlois, Carol E Galeener, Nalini Ranjit, Katherine A Sauder, Dana M Dabelea, Brianna F Moore Link
Publications Health Equity Correlates of Transitions in Food Insecurity Status during the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Ethnically Diverse Households in Central Texas Written by: Kathryn M Janda, Nalini Ranjit, Deborah Salvo, Aida Nielsen, Pablo Lemoine, Joy Casnovsky, Alexandra van den Berg Link
Publications Health Equity In-School, Out-of-School, and Weekend Physical Activity Levels Vary Across Sociodemographic Subgroups of US Adolescents Written by: Ashleigh M Johnson, Kelley Pettee Gabriel, Nalini Ranjit, Harold W Kohl, Andrew E Springer Link
Publications Health Equity Association Between Food Insecurity and Diet Quality Among Early Care and Education Providers in the Pennsylvania Head Start Program Written by: Dania Mofleh, Nalini Ranjit, Ru-Jye Chuang, Jill N. Cox, Christine Anthony, and Shreela V. Sharma Link
Publications Health Equity Role of Dental Nutrition Knowledge and Socioecological Factors in Dental Caries in Low-Income Women Written by: Prageet K Sachdev, Jeanne Freeland-Graves, Nalini Ranjit, Mahsa Babaei Link
Publications Health Equity Intention to lose weight and use of electronic cigarettes among adolescents Written by: Ruth Sanchez, Nalini Ranjit, Steven H. Kelder, Montana Gill, and Deanna M. Hoelscher Link
Publications Health Equity A Simulation of the potential impact of restricting tobacco retail outlets around middle and high schools on tobacco advertisements Written by: Udoka Obinwa, Keryn E Pasch, Katelyn K Jetelina, Nalini Ranjit, Adriana Perez, Cheryl Perry, Melissa Harrell Link
Publications Health Equity Factors related to poor diet quality in food insecure populations Written by: Nalini Ranjit, Sarah Macias, Deanna Hoelscher Link
Publications Health Equity A Scoping Review of the Operationalization of Fruit and Vegetable Variety Written by: Allison N Marshall, Alexandra van den Berg, Nalini Ranjit, Deanna M Hoelscher Link
Publications Health Equity Transit environments for physical activity: Relationship between micro-scale built environment features surrounding light rail stations and ridership in Houston, Texas Written by: Kevin Lanza, Abiodun Oluyomi, Casey Durand, Kelley Pettee Gabriel, Gregory Knell, Deanna M. Hoelscher, Nalini Ranjit, Deborah Salvo, Timothy J. Walker, and Harold W. Kohl, III Link
Publications Health Equity Mapping Food Insecurity-Related 2-1-1 Calls in a 10-County Area of Central Texas by Zip Code: Exploring the Role of Geographic Food Access, Urbanicity and Demographic Indicators Written by: Kathryn M Janda, Deborah Salvo Dominguez, Nalini Ranjit, Deanna M Hoelscher, Amy Price, Alexandra van den Berg Link
Publications Health Equity Associations of physical activity and sleep with cardiometabolic risk in older women Written by: Joowon Lee, Maura E Walker, Karen A Matthews, Lewis H Kuller, Nalini Ranjit, Kelley Pettee Gabriel Link
Publications Health Equity Impact of a Gardening and Physical Activity Intervention in Title 1 Schools: The TGEG Study Written by: Alexandra van den Berg, Judith L Warren, Alex McIntosh, Deanna Hoelscher, Marcia G Ory, Christine Jovanovic, Michael Lopez, Lisa Whittlesey, Alice Kirk, Caren Walton, Lisako McKyer, Nalini Ranjit Link
Publications Health Equity The Association Between Child Cooking Involvement in Food Preparation and Fruit and Vegetable Intake in a Hispanic Youth Population Written by: Fiona M Asigbee, Jaimie N Davis, Annie K Markowitz, Matthew J Landry, Sarvenaz Vandyousefi, Reem Ghaddar, Nalini Ranjit, Judith Warren, and Alexandra van den Berg Link
Publications Health Equity Factors Associated with Use of Recreational Facilities and Physical Activity Among Low-Income Latino Adults Written by: Natalia I Heredia, Maria E Fernandez, Casey P Durand, Harold W Kohl Iii, Nalini Ranjit, Alexandra E van den Berg Link
Publications Health Equity Perceived Parental and Peer Social Support Is Associated With Healthier Diets in Adolescents Written by: Amier Haidar, Nalini Ranjit, Debra Saxton, Deanna M Hoelscher Link
Publications Health Equity Characterizing Micro-scale Disparities in Childhood Obesity: Examining the Influence of Multilevel Factors on 4-Year Changes in BMI, Healthy Eating, and Physical Activity, Among a Cohort of Children Residing in Disadvantaged Urban Enclaves Written by: Deborah Salvo, Nalini Ranjit, Aida Nielsen, Nika Akhavan, Alexandra van den Berg  Link
Publications Health Equity Sisters Together: Lessons Learned from Implementing a Grocery Store Campaign in Michigan Communities at Risk for Neural Tube Defects Written by: Srimathi Kannan, Nalini Ranjit, Harish B. Ganguri, Andrea Lasichak, Arlene Sparks, Holly Scherer, Amy Schulz Link
Publications Health Equity Design and evaluation of a coalition-led obesity initiative to promote healthy eating and physical activity in low-income, ethnically diverse communities: the Go! Austin/Vamos! Austin initiative Written by: Alexandra van den Berg, Aida Nielsen, Nika Akhavan, Carmen Llanes Pulido, Semonti Basu, Aliya Hussaini, Christine Jovanovic, Kathryn Janda, Laurence Denis, and Nalini Ranjit Link
Publications Health Equity Validity and Reliability of an Expanded Vegetable Questionnaire Among Elementary School Children Written by: Matthew J Landry, Nalini Ranjit, Deanna Hoelscher, Fiona M Asigbee, Sarvenaz Vandyousefi, Reem Ghaddar, Jaimie N Davis Link
Publications Health Equity Association of School Physical Activity Policies With Student Physical Activity Behavior Written by: Leigh Ann Ganzar, Nalini Ranjit, Debra Saxton, Deanna M Hoelscher Link
Publications Health Equity A Comparison of Sociodemographic Correlates of Cigarette, Alcohol, and Energy Drink Consumption among High School Students in the United States, 2010-2015 Writen by: Eun Me Cha, Nalini Ranjit, Deanna M Hoelscher Link
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Publications Health Equity Gestational weight change in a diverse pregnancy cohort and mortality over 50 years: a prospective observational cohort study Written by: Stefanie N Hinkle, Sunni L Mumford, Katherine L Grantz, Pauline Mendola, James L Mills, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Yan Qiao, Enrinque F Schisterman, Cuilin Zhang Link
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Publications Health Equity Gestational weight change in a diverse pregnancy cohort and mortality over 50 years: a prospective observational cohort study Written by: Stefanie N Hinkle, Sunni L Mumford, Katherine L Grantz, Pauline Mendola, James L Mills, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Yan Qiao, Enrinque F Schisterman, Cuilin Zhang Link
Online Resource Health Equity Policy, Systems, and Environmental Strategies Generated by Stakeholder to Support Food Security in Rural Communities Policy Research and Data Link
Publications Health Equity An Increase in Food Insecurity Correlated with and Increase in Plasma Triglycerides among Latinx Children Written by: Keally Haushalter, Marissa Burgermaster, Erin Hudson, Matthew J Landry, Shreela V Sharma, Jaimie N Davis Link
Publications Health Equity The association between inflammatory bowel disease and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the UK Biobank Peer-Reviewed Publication Link
Publications Health Equity Applying an equity lens to assess context and implementation in public health and health services research and practice using the PRISM framework Written by: Meredith P Fort, Spero M Manson, Russell E. Glassgow Link
Online Resource Health Equity The MTM Bill: Bipartisan and Bicameral Issue Brief & Report Link
Publications Health Equity Clinical outcomes of a large-scale, partnership-based regional food prescription program: results of a quasi-experimental study Written by: Nalini Ranjit, Jennifer N Aiyer, Jack D Toups, Esther Liew, Kenia Way, Henry Shelton Brown, John Wesley McWhorter & Shreela V Sharma Link
Online Resource Health Equity Multi-sectoral preventive interventions that address social determinants of health in populations that experience health disparities:  Funding Opportunity Link
Online Resource Health Equity Systems Map A visual presentation of equity enhancing strategies that organizations can invest in to strengthen the CHW workforce Link
Online Resource Health Equity Changes to 2024 Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule for Community Health Integrated (CHI) services Policy Cheat Sheet Link
Online Resource Community Health Workers Reimbursement Strategies for Employers of Community Health Workers CHW Toolkit Link
Publications Community Health Workers Leading the Way: CHW Early Adopter Learning Cohort Written by: Maggie Green Link
Online Resource Community Health Workers Strategies to support Community Health Workers CHW Toolkit Link

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