Maria Eugenia Fernández-Esquer, PhD
Ethnic Differences in Health Beliefs and Behaviors
Latino Health Disparities
Cancer Screening and Prevention
Lay Health Workers
Community-based Participatory Research
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Dr. Fernandez-Esquer received her PhD in Psychology at the University of Arizona and then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has conducted research in cancer and HIV prevention among different ethnic groups, but primarily among Latinos. She has participated in national, statewide, and local community intervention research projects for the prevention of breast and cervical cancer, including her most recent Houston-based education and navigation project among Vietnamese nail salon workers. In addition to cancer and HIV prevention, she has also conducted community-based research among Latino day laborers, exploring their work-related health risk behaviors, particularly those that expose them to hazardous conditions at work.
Phone: +1 (713) 500-9657
Fax: +1 (713) 500-9650
The aims of this study were to identify intervention priorities then to design and pilot a culturally responsive safety intervention program for Latino day laborers (LDL).