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Active NIH-Funded Projects

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FOCUS: Foreign Born Latinos Cardiovascular Screening​

Funder: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

This study proposes to evaluate the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in foreign-born Latinos seen in community health centers.

FRONTIERS: Foreign-Born Latinos Cancer Screening

Funder: National Cancer Institute

This project will use electronic health record in order provide policy makers and healthcare providers better information about what cancer prevention services their Latino patients or community members are most at risk for underutilizing.

E-TREAT: Evaluation of Telemedicine for diabetes and hypertension care in Latinos

Funder: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

This timely and innovative study will evaluate  OCHIN’s widespread telemedicine rollout mitigated inequities in treatment and management of diabetes and hypertension among Latinos.

Other Funded Projects

The Population health research for the elimination of health care inequity in all Latinos (PRIMER) center

Funder: OHSU Faculty Excellence and Innovation Award from the Silver Family Innovation Fund


This project creates the PRIMER Center, which has a vision to end inequity in the healthcare prevention, treatment and management of common health conditions among Latinos in Oregon and across the United States (US).

Completed Funded Projects

The Primary Care Medical Home and Preventive Service Use in Latino Immigrants 

Funder: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


This project is utilizing electronic health records to evaluate preventive services utilization of low-income Latinos, as compared to non-Hispanic Whites in community health centers in Oregon by race, ethnicity, preferred language, and immigration status.

PAST-DUE (Prevention and Social Determinants: Disparities and Utilization in Latino Elders)

Funder: National Institute on Aging


This study proposes to understand disparities in preventive service utilization over time between older Latino adults and non-Hispanic White adults and which social determinants of health impact this utilization most strongly.

BACKGROUND: Better Asthma Care in Kids-Geographic Social Determinants Data to Understand Disparities 

Funder: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities


This study proposes to help inform our understanding of disparities in asthma care, evaluate which social determinants affect utilization and disparities, and determine which of these may do so most significantly over time.

Collaborative Projects

ALL-IN: Evaluate health insurance expansion on cancer preventive care among Latino populations

PI: Nathalie Huguet, PhD

Funder: American Cancer Society

This study proposes to evaluate the impact of the CA, IL, and OR Medicaid eligibility amendments on access to care and receipt of cancer preventive care among socioeconomically disadvantaged patients while taking into account a variety of social determinants of health. 

Social and Political Determinants of Health and Health Services Use of US Immigrant Children

PI: Ye Ji Kim, PhD

Funders: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute; National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

The overall goal of this dissertation was to evaluate and examine the relationships between social determinants at multiple levels – including the individual level, neighborhood level, and state policy level – with the health and health services use of US immigrant children.

The impact of sanctuary policies on cardiovascular risk factor screening among adult immigrants in the US

PI: Danielle M. Crookes, DrPH

Funder: Health Equity Scholars for Action; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The research examines how sociopolitical factors, including state and local policies, affect cardiovascular disease risk factors and the receipt of recommended CVD risk factor preventive and monitoring care. 



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