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Drs. Heintzman and Marino's published post in the Milbank Quarterly,
The Role of State Health Agencies in Disaggregating Latino Patients’ Data 


Nakai Corral (MS4) presents his capstone project using PRIMER Center data. Your work on the FOCUS project has been a tremendous contribution. Congratulations on matching to your first choice for residency at UCSF! 


Congratulations to Jorge Kaufmann for his newsworthy research. This study is the first to show that patterns of clinic and ED acute-care use differ for non-Hispanic Black and Spanish-preferring Latine children when compared with non-Hispanic White peers. Non-Hispanic Black children had lower use of clinics, whereas Spanish-preferring Latine children had higher use, including for acute exacerbations. These patterns of clinic use were accompanied by higher ED use among Black children. Ensuring adequate care in clinics may be important in mitigating disparities in asthma outcomes.

A link to Jorge's article is provided here.


Congratulations Cassandra Kasten-Arias (MS3) for first place in the student poster presentation session for the Oregon Pediatric Society Annual Conference. Your work on the BACKGROUND project has been a tremendous contribution. We are proud of you and can't wait to see more of your important work in the future.

A link to Cassandra's presentation is provided here.


Drs. Marino and Heintzman offer a special communication that elaborates on how primary care research can help clarify health inequity in the United States. They provide what is known on this topic and where more research is needed.

A link to the journal article is provided here.

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