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Conference Presentations

2012-2013

  • Ghaddar S, Garcia C. Language brokering among Hispanic high school students in South Texas. Poster presentation at the 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities, Maryland, November 2, 2012.
  • Talavera-Garza L, Ghaddar S. Examining the utilization of preventive health services among older adults along the Texas-Mexico border. Poster presentation at the 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities, Maryland, November 1, 2012.
  • Wang X, Xu L, Ghaddar S, Brown CJ, Pagán JA. Factors affecting border Hispanics' physical activity status and improvements in a chronic diseases prevention program. Oral presentation at the American Public Health Association 140th Annual Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, October 31, 2012.
  • Ghaddar S. Successful Community Programs to Address Health Literacy. Invited speaker. Health Literacy Symposium. Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District and Valley Baptist Medical Center. Harlingen, October 10, 2012.

2011-2012

  • Sheng X, Simpson PM, Ghaddar S, Gressel J. The Role of eHealth Literacy in Consumer Using Health Information on the Internet. Oral presentation at the Association for Marketing & Health Care Research. Park City, February 29 - March 3, 2012.
  • Ghaddar S. Health Disparities and Inequities along the Texas-Mexico Border: Challenges and Opportunities. Invited speaker. Public Health Grand Rounds. Michigan Public Health Training Center. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, January 27, 2012.
  • Talavera-Garza L, Holahan, CJ. Depressive symptomatology as a predictor of physical illness and mortality among older Mexican Americans. Oral presentation at the American Public Health Association 139th Annual Meeting & Exposition (Section: Public Health and Aging), Washington, DC, November 1, 2011. Winner of the Betty J. Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award.
  • Ghaddar S, Benham G, Chopra P, Talavera-Garza L, Valerio M. Obesity and sleep duration among Latino manufacturing workers. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association 139th Annual Meeting & Exposition (Section: Latino Caucus), Washington, DC, November 1, 2011. PDF
  • Talavera-Garza L, Garcia C, Ghaddar S, Valerio M. Examining Latino Manufacturing Workers' Utilization of Preventive Health Services: Opportunities for Health Care Reform. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association 139th Annual Meeting & Exposition (Section: Medical Care), Washington, DC, November 1, 2011. PDF
  • Ghaddar S, Valerio M, Talavera-Garza L, Wang X. Examining the association between health literacy and obesity in Hispanic vulnerable populations. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association 139th Annual Meeting & Exposition (Section: Public Health Education and Health Promotion), Washington, DC, November 1, 2011. Wang X, Brown CJ, Pagán JA, Balboa M. How Changes in Diet and Physical Activity Affect Weight Loss and Glycemic Control? Oral presentation at the American Public Health Association 139th Annual Meeting & Exposition, Washington, DC, October 31, 2011. PDF
  • Valerio M, Ghaddar S, Talavera-Garza L, Niño D, Chopra P. Examining perceived health information needs to inform a worksite wellness intervention along the Texas-Mexico border. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association 139th Annual Meeting & Exposition (Section: Public Health Education and Health Promotion), Washington, DC, October 30, 2011. PDF
  • Valerio M, Ghaddar S, Talavera-Garza L. Using quantitative and qualitative data to inform the design of a tailored health literacy intervention: Trabajando Juntos/Working Together program. Oral presentation at the Health Literacy Annual Research Conference, Chicago, October 17-18, 2011.
  • Valerio M, Andreski P, Ghaddar S. Examination of health literacy and health-related outcomes in an older cohort-study population. Poster presentation at the Health Literacy Annual Research Conference, Chicago, October 17-18, 2011.

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2010-2011

  • 2011 “Health Insurance Coverage and Cross-Border Utilization of Health Services”, (with William Pratt, Rebeca Wong, and Jose Pagan) presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. August 20-23, 2011.
  • 2011 “Income Distribution and Obesity Prevalence: Evidence from 31 OECD Countries”, (with Omar Esqueda, Lifeng Li, and Jose Pagan) presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. August 20-23, 2011.
  • 2011 “Is Self-Rated Health Comparable across Racial and Ethnic Groups?” Presented at The 2nd Annual Gathering of ISC and “Statistics Applications in Our Community” Workshop, UTPA, Edinburg, Texas. April 27, 2011.
  • Health Literacy along the US-Mexico Border: A Cultural Approach to Health Communication. Narda Pacheco, Shirley Wells. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association 91st Annual Conference, Philadelphia, April 14-17, 2011. (Dr. Wells is a recipient of a STBHDC grant in FY 2009).
  • Cloning and characterization of two EF-G proteins from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Stephanie Palmer, Edna Rangel, James Bullard. Poster presentation at the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Washington DC, April 9-13, 2011. (Dr. Bullard is a recipient of a STBHDC grant in FY 2009). View PDF
  • 2011 “Is Self-Rated Health Comparable across Racial and Ethnic Groups?” Presented at Session “Emerging Puzzles in Self-Rated Health” at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Washington DC. March 30-April 2, 2011.
  • Health Literacy in the Manufacturing Workplace: Quantitative and Qualitative Findings. Suad Ghaddar, Liza Talavera-Garza, Melissa Valerio, Xiaohui Wang, Pooja Chopra, Domenica Niño, and Henry Oh. Oral presentation at the 5th Annual College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Research and Teaching Conference, UTPA, Edinburg, TX, March 24, 2011.
  • Utilization of the BRFSS to explore local health disparities. DoménicaNiño, Suad Ghaddar, Xiaohui Wang, Liza Talavera-Garza, Melissa Valerio, Pooja Chopra. Oral presentation at the 28th Annual BRFSS Conference, Atlanta, March 22, 2011. View PDF
  • Identifying habitat preference of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in a subtropical desert habitat. Jesse R. Rivera, Jo Ann Gutierrez, Loren Rossi, and Christopher Vitek. Presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, San Diego, December 13, 2010. (Dr. Vitek is a recipient of a STBHDC grant in FY 2009).
  • Assessing the risk of exposure to Dengue in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Jo Ann Gutierrez, Jesse R. Rivera, Loren Rossi, and Christopher Vitek. Presentation at 58th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, San Diego, December 13, 2010. (Dr. Vitek is a recipient of a STBHDC grant in FY 2009).v
  • eHealth Literacy of Older Adults: Findings from Winter Visitors to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Suad Ghaddar, Penny Simpson, Xiaojing Sheng, and Melissa Valerio. Oral presentation at the American Public Health Association 138th Annual Meeting (Session: Predictors and Facilitators of Healthy Aging), Denver, November 8, 2010. View PDF
  • Promising Results from a School-Based Intervention to Address Childhood Obesity in Texas-Mexico Border Communities. Patricia Keck, Suad Ghaddar, Carolyn Garcia, Sion Lee, and Margaret Lopez. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association 138th Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, November 7, 2010. View PDF
  • Adolescent eHealth Literacy: The Importance of Credible Sources for Online Health Information. Suad Ghaddar, Carolyn Garcia, Melissa Valerio, and Lucy Hansen. Poster presentation at the Health Literacy Annual Research Conference, Bethesda, October 18-19, 2010. View PDF
  • Poster presentations at Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology Week (HESTEC), The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, September 27-October 2, 2010. (Dr. Bullard is a recipient of a STBHDC grant in FY 2009).
    • Cloning and Purification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa EF-TU. Benjamin Mendez and James Bullard.
    • Cloning and Purification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa EF-G1. Edna Rangel, Stephanie Palmer, James Bullard.
    • Purification of EF-Ts from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Kate Ferguson, Jon Corya, and James Bullard.
    • EF-G2 from Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. Stephanie Palmer, Edna Rangel, and James Bullard.
    • Purification of Phenylalanine-tRNA Synthetase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Anthony Walker, Hector Munoz, and James Bullard.
  • Adolescent Health Literacy: The Importance of Credible Sources for Online Health Information. Suad Ghaddar. Invited speaker at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Evaluation Liaisons' Quarterly Teleconference, September 28, 2010.

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2009-2010

  • Cross-Border Utilization of Health Care: Evidence from a Population-Based Study in South Texas. Dejun Su. Poster presentation at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 28, 2010.
  • Association Between Acanthosis Nigricans and Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes among Hispanic Children in a Texas-Mexico Border Community. Sion Lee, Suad Ghaddar, Doreen Garza, David Salazar, and Patricia Keck. Poster presentation at the Annual Research Meeting of AcademyHealth, Boston, June 27, 2010.
  • Are Black-White Disparities in Mortality Increasing over the Twentieth Century? Dejun Su. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, April 15, 2010
  • Are Black-White Disparities in Mortality Increasing over the 20th Century? Dejun Su. Presentation at the workshop on The Economics and Biodemography of Aging and Health Care at the University of Chicago, Feb 19, 2010
  • Cross-Border Utilization of Health Care: Evidence from a Population-Based Study in South Texas. Dejun Su. Oral presentation at The Kempner International Symposium on Aging and Health Disparities of Mexican Populations at the University of Texas Medical Branch, January 26, 2010.
  • Acculturation and diabetes self-management practices among Hispanics in U.S.-Mexico border communities. Suad Ghaddar, Cynthia Brown, José Pagán. Oral presentation at the American Public Health Association 137th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, November 9, 2009.
  • Role of education programs in mediating disparities in glycemic control. Suad Ghaddar, Cynthia Brown, José Pagán. Oral presentation at the American Public Health Association 137th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, November 9, 2009.
  • Adolescent Pregnancy along the Texas-Mexico Border: A Cultural Paradox of Risk and Resiliency. Janis Feldman and Sharon Pittman. Presented at the National Association of Social Workers Texas State Conference, Fort Worth, October 17, 2009. (Drs. Feldman and Pittman are recipients of an STBHDC grant in FY 2008).

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2008-2009

  • Assessing Cultural Assimilation among Mexican Americans: How Fast Do Their Gender-Role Attitudes Converge to the U.S. Mainstream? Dejun Su, Chad Richardson and Guang-zhen Wang. Presentation at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco. August 11, 2009.
  • Acculturation and healthy lifestyle habits among Hispanics in U.S.-Mexico border communities. Suad Ghaddar, Cynthia Brown, José Pagán. Oral presentation at the Binational Border Health Research Forum, San Diego, July 18, 2009.
  • Qualitative evaluation of Pfizer’s Alliance for a Healthy Border: A focus group study. Cynthia Brown, José Pagán, Suad Ghaddar, and Violeta Díaz. Presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the United States-Mexico Border Health Association, El Paso, June 5, 2009.
  • Is the Mortality Advantages Associated with Marriages Changing Over Time? Dejun Su. Presentation at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Detroit, April 30, 2009.

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