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 »
Examining the age distribution of the population in the SJV shows us that children are an important category – 30% of the population is under the age of 18. As a result, promoting well-being among children is crucial for the health and growth of the region. While children make up 30% of the population, they… Read More »
Latinos have the highest periodontitis prevalence of all US racial-ethnic groups, placing them at high risk for oral health related diseases and complications from related inflammation. US Latino adults are also at high risk because they are less likely to have visited a dentist in the last year. A 2012 general health survey of 400… Read More »
I had a very insightful time at APHA in Chicago this year, I came away with more ideas for projects to start here in the SJV and had very helpful talks with other researchers. Jennifer Mendiola presented several of the analyses we are working on at APHA. We presented as part of the three sections:… Read More »
Congratulations to UCM Professor Anna Song, whose article showing that smokefree laws are associated with reduced adolescent smoking was published in Jama Pediatrics. There is a nice write-up in the Merced Sun Star about this study in which I am quoted.
I am excited to announce that I was awarded a grant to study Oral Health Disparities in Merced County by the Latino Aging Research Resource Center. I am excited to be a LARRC scholar and work with faculty at UC Davis. This project seeks to identify oral-health related factors that may contribute to the risk… Read More »