In an article published in the Journal of Asthma, my colleagues and I find that soda consumption could be a point of intervention to reduce asthma severity, as we find a relationship between soda consumption and hospitalization for asthma related conditions. Soda consumption and hospital admissions among Californian adults with asthma ABSTRACT Introduction Asthma prevalence… Read More »
We have recently had an article published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR). The team of researchers included faculty at UC Merced, Cal State Stanislaus, and Michigan State University. Online Health Information-Seeking Behavior and Confidence in Filling Out Online Forms Among Latinos: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the California Health Interview Survey, 2011-2012 Background:… Read More »
I have been awarded a Hellman Fellows Faculty Fellowship is to examine young adult oral health beliefs, knowledge, attitudes, practices and access to care among young adults attending UC Merced (UCM) in general, and those from the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) in particular. This current study builds upon an exploratory study undertaken at UCM in… Read More »
Our report Economic Burden of Chronic Disease in California was released by the California Department of Public Health in April.