South Texas Border Health Disparities Center
September 26, 2016
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  • Ghaddar S, Brown CJ, Pagán JA. Alliance for a Healthy Border: Obesity prevention in underserved U.S.-Mexico border communities. In: Brennan V, Kumanyika S, Zambrana R, eds. Obesity interventions in underserved U.S. communities. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
  • Talavera-Garza L, Ghaddar S, Valerio M, Garcia C. 2013. Health Care Access and Utilization among Hispanic Manufacturing Workers along the Texas-Mexico Border. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. Forthcoming.


  • Su, D., Esqueda O., Li L., Pagan J. A. “Income Inequality and Obesity Prevalence among OECD Countries.” Journal of Biosocial Science. 2012 Jan. 3:1-16. Abstract

  • Wang X, Ghaddar S, Brown CJ, Pagán JA, Balboa M. (2012) “Alliance for a Healthy Border: Factors Related to Weight Reduction and Glycemic Success. Population Health Management. 2012; 15(2):90-100. Abstract

  • Ghaddar S, Valerio MA, Garcia CM, Hansen L.(2012) “Adolescent Health Literacy: The Importance of Credible Sources for Online Health Information.” Journal of School Health. 2012; 82(1):28-36.Abstract

  • Su, D., Richardson C., Wen M., Pagán J. A. (2011) “Cross-Border Utilization of Health Care: Evidence from a Population-Based Study in South Texas.” Health Services Research. 2011 June; 46(3): 859-76. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2010.01220.x. Epub 2010 2010 Dec 15. Abstract

  • Su, D. and Wang D. (2011) “Acculturation and Cross-Border Utilization of Health Services.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2012; 14(4): 563-569. DOI 10.1007/s10903-011-9518-x. Abstract

  • Su, D. and Li L. (2010) “Trends in the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States: 2002-2007.” Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved,2011;22(1):296-310. Abstract

  • Ryabov I. (2010) “The impact of community health workers on behavioral outcomes and glycemic control of diabetes patients on the U.S.-Mexico border.” Int Q Community Health Educ. 2010; 31(4):387-99. Abstract

  • Ryabov, I. and Richardson, C. "The Effectiveness of Community Health Workers in Combating Type 2 Diabetes in the Lower Rio Grande Valley." Journal of Primary and Community Care, forthcoming.

  • Ghaddar, Suad, Cynthia J. Brown, José A. Pagán and Violeta Diaz. (2010). “Acculturation and Healthy Lifestyle Habits among Hispanics in U.S.-Mexico Border Communities.” Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health, 28 (3), 190-7. Abstract

  • Su, D., Richardson C., Wang G. (2010) “Assessing Cultural Assimilation among Mexican Americans: How Fast Do Their Gender-Role Attitudes Converge to the U.S. Mainstream?” Social Science Quarterly 91(3): 762-776.

  • Pagán, J.A., Su, D., Li L., Armstrong K., Asch D.A. (2009). “Explaining disparities in genetic testing awareness for cancer risk across U.S. ethnic/racial groups.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine 37(6): 524-530. Abstract

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