2019 Health Equity Research Showcase Selected Posters

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Wellness curriculum enrichment across the medical education continuum using e-Delphi and the community priority index (CPI)

Gabriella P. Chmaitelli, B.S., Deepa Dongarwar, M.S., Erik D. Malmberg, Ph.D, J.D., Meishon Bell, M.S., Toi B. Harris, M.D., Jennifer G. Christner, William A. Thomson, Ph.D., Hamisu M. Salihu, M.D., Ph.D.

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Does Infectious Diseases Research Emphasize Diseases That Affect Marginalized Populations?

Nicolás Cortés-Penfield, M.D. and Jason Salemi, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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The NAAIS Project: Evaluation of the World’s Largest Multi-stakeholder Survey

Chelsea Henry, B.S.; Deepa Dongarwar, M.S.; Kabiru Sabitu, M.D.; Idris Saliu; Muktar H. Aliyu, M.D., Dr.P.H.; Hamisu M. Salihu, M.D., Ph.D.

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Socio-Demographics and Clinical Prevalence of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children

John M. Hollier, M.D., Deepa Dongarwar, M.S., Nicole Gras, Christina Maxey, Jason L. Salemi, Ph.D., M.P.H., Robert J. Shulman

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National Trends in Hospitalization, Surgical Resection, and Comorbidities in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Faith D. Ihekweazu, M.D., M.S., Deepa Dongarwar, M.S., Elyse Lopez, Carli O’Neal, Elias Perli, Acara Turner, Hamisu Salihu, M.D., Ph.D.

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Socio-demographic determinants of overweight and obesity among children in the U.S.

Zenab Yusuf, M.D., M.P.H., Deepa Dongarwar, M.S., Rafeek A Yusuf, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., Meishon Bell, M.S., Toi Harris, M.D., Hamisu M Salihu, M.D., Ph.D.

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Intimate Partner Violence among Adolescent Latina Mothers And their Reproductive Outcomes: A Systematic Review

Karla Moriel, B.S.; Sara Khan, B.A.; Deepa Dongarwar, M.S., Hamisu M. Salihu, M.D., Ph.D.

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Health Disparities and Constipation Management among Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department

Asha Morrow, M.D.; Deepa Dongarwar; Hamisu Salihu, M.D., Ph.D.

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Effectiveness of a 24/7 Dad ® Curriculum in Improving Father Involvement: Profiles of Engagement

Precious Omokaro B.S., Ronee E. Wilson, Ph.D.; Renice Obure; Estrellita “Lo” Berry, M.P.A., Deborah A. Austin, PhD; Hamisu M. Salihu, M.D., Ph.D.

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Maternal Caffeine Consumption and Racial Disparities in Fetal Telomere Length

Natasha Navejar, B.S., Isabel Griffin, M.P.H., Boubakari Ibrahimou, Ph.D., Ph.D., Kristopher Myers, M.P.H., Daniel Mauck, M.P.H., Korede Adegoke, Ph.D, Hamisu M. Salihu, M.D., Ph.D.

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Association among racism, psycho-social stress, and health-related quality of life: Buffered effect of alcohol

Sean Michael Rodriguez, B.A., Abraham A. Salinas-Miranda, M.D., Ph.D., Lindsey M. King, Ph.D., M.P.H., Deepa Dongarwar, M.S., Estrellita Lo Berry, M.A., Hamisu M. Salihu, M.D., Ph.D.

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Disparities in Insurance Coverage for Hospitalized Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients: The Effects of the Affordable Care Act

Katherine B. Salciccioli M.D., Jason L. Salemi Ph.D. M.P.H.,

Christopher R. Broda M.D., Keila N. Lopez M.D. M.P.H.

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Examining suicide rates in Harris County following Hurricane Harvey

John Saunders M.D., M.S., Deepa Dongahar M.S., Jason Salemi PH.D., Stacy Drake Ph.D.,M.P.H., R.N., A.F.N.-B.C., D.-A.B.M.D.I., Dwayne Wolf M.D., Ph.D., Gabriella Chmaitelli B.S., Nancy Osazuma, Sophia Banu M.D., Asna Matin M.D., Joann Schulte D.O., M.P.H., David Persse M.D., F.A.C.E.P., Asim Shah, M.D.

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A Narrative Medicine Intervention in an Internal Medicine Residency Program

Michelle Schmidt M.D., M.P.H., Faiz Jiwani, M.D., M.S., Deepa Dongarwar, M.S., Larry E. Laufman, Ed.D., Chioma Anugwom B.S., Uwem Bridgette Eduok, B.S.A., Sean Rodriguez, B.A., Rebecca A. Rosero B.A., Hamisu M. Salihu, M.D., Ph.D.

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The role of comorbid medical conditions in the prevalence of venous thromboembolism among different ethnic/racial groups in a hospitalized population

Iberia Romina Sosa M.D., Ph.D., Precious Omokaro, B.S., Phyllis Nwokolo, B.S., Courtney Miller-Chism, M.D., Jason Salemi, Ph.D.

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The role of socioeconomic factors in the prevalence of venous thromboembolism among different ethnic/racial groups in a hospitalized population

Iberia Romina Sosa M.D., Ph.D., Maria Vigil, B.S., Charles Ikeanyionwu, B.S., Jason Salemi, Ph.D.

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Provider Use of Electronic Health Records in Patient Care –

Does Anybody Really Know How Much Time That Is?

Elizabeth U. Tran, M.D., Chioma A. Ikedionwu, B.S., Maria A. Jaramillo, B.S., Olivia A. Barron, B.A., Lisa F. Nunez, B.S., MaKenzie D. Lee, B.S., Haijun Wang, Ph.D., M.P.H., Roger Zoorob, M.D., M.P.H., Jason Salemi, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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Evaluation of an Evidence-Based and Community-Responsive Fatherhood Training Program to Address Health Inequities: Providers’ Perspective

Acara E. Turner, Renice Obure, Estrellita “Lo” Berry, MP.A.; Deborah A. Austin, Ph.D., Ronee E. Wilson, Ph.D., Hamisu M. Salihu, M.D., Ph.D.

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Assessment of Racial and Gender Disparities in Patients with a Diagnosis of Malingering in Clinical Settings

Sade Udoetuk, M.D., Deepa Dongarwar, M.S., and Hamisu Salihu, M.D., Ph.D.

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Characterizing the Role of PIGQ During Early Post-Implantation Development

Uchechukwu Akoma, B.S., Audrey E. Christiansen, Ph.D., Tara L. Rasmussen, Ph.D., Chih-Wei Hsu, Ph.D., and Mary E. Dickinson, Ph.D.

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Spanish/Cross-Cultural Fellowship in Neuropsychology: A Response to the Needs of the Houston Hispanic Community

Elsa Baena, Ph.D., Kevin Nguyen-Voung, M.A., Jennifer Stinson, Ph.D., Stephen McCauley, Ph.D., Michele York, Ph.D., Adriana M. Strutt, Ph.D.

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Improving Health Equity Post-Ebola in Liberia: Evaluating Acceptability of Augmented Reality Technologies For Standardized and Safe Laboratory Training

Sheena Bhushan, M.D., Madeleine Allman, M.P.H., Jane Montealegre, Ph.D., Elena Petrova, Ph.D., Sharmila Anandasabapathy, M.D.

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Vaccine Hesitancy and Attributions for Autism among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Groups of Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jennifer Chang, Ph.D. & Robin Goin-Kochel, Ph.D.

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Barriers to Involvement in T1D Management among African American and Hispanic Parents of school-aged children

Yasmin C. Cole-Lewis, Ph.D., M.P.H., Courtney Titus, M.Ed., Marisa Hilliard, Ph.D., Evadne Rodriguez, B.A., Ashley M. Butler, Ph.D.

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Development of the Same Day Clinic System as a means to Increase Access to Health Care among Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Fabrizia Faustinella, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., Kenneth Barning, M.D., Roger Zoorob, M.D., M.P.H.

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Artificial Intelligence Applications for Global Health Inequities

Trevor Hadley B.S., Tahir Malik B.S. (co-first author), Rowland Pettit B.S., Amelia Khoei B.S., Deepa Dongarwar M.S., Hamisu Salihu M.D., Ph.D.

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Comparison of Incidence of Cataracts in Pre-menopausal and Post-menopausal Women at a County Hospital

Amritha Kanakamedala, B.A.; Jonathan Go, B.B.A.; Mahmood Khan, M.D.; Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, M.D.

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Developing Culturally Competent Foreign Language Neuropsychological Assessments: Vietnamese-speaking Patients with Suspected Dementia

Stephen R. McCauley, Ph.D., Adriana M. Strutt, Ph.D., Jennifer M. Stinson, Ph.D., Hannah L. Combs, Ph.D., Michele K. York, Ph.D.

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Failure to Latch: Parental Leave, Lactation, and Childcare Policies at Top US Schools of Public Health

Stephanie Morain, Ph.D., M.P.H., Lauren Schoen, Makenna Marty

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Assessment of Public Resource Use and Barriers to Access in Families of Mixed Immigration Status: A Survey-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Michelle Lopez, M.D., M.P.H., Marina Masciale, M.D., Karla Fredricks, M.D.,M.P.H., Heather Haq, M.D., M.H.S., Claire Bocchini, M.D.

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Natural Killer cells expressing a constitutively-active IL-7 receptor exhibit enhanced ex vivo expansion

Josue Pineda, B.S., Charlotte Rivas, B.S., Thomas Shum, Cliona M. Rooney, Ph.D., Robin Parihar, M.D., Ph.D

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Geopolitical Considerations of Working with Medically Complex Patients: An Urdu Speaking Case Illustration

Jennifer M. Stinson, Ph.D.,  Hannah L. Combs, Ph.D., Michele K. York, Ph.D., Adriana M. Strutt, Ph.D., Stephen R. McCauley, Ph.D.

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BCM Cerebro: Neuropsychology Outpatient Clinic Specializing in the Care of Spanish-speakers

Adriana M. Strutt, Ph.D., Irene E. Jose, B.S., Stephen R. McCauley, Ph.D., Michele K. York, Ph.D., Jennifer M. Stinson, Ph.D.

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CCACTUS - Cross-cultural Consortium on Aging and Cognition in Texas, US: The development of a neuropsychology data repository

Adriana M. Strutt, Ph.D., Victoria Armendariz, M.S., Kevin Dat Vuong, M.A., M. Agustina Rossetti, Ph.D.

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A brief yet effective intervention to improve resident education and comfort in caring for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population

Jules Tabilona, M.D., Jonathan Lim, M.D., Galant Chan, M.D., Stacey Rose, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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Identifying Remote Populations That May Benefit from Experienced Surgical Care

Jessica Cao, B.S., Alex Uribe-Gomez, M.D., Sherene Sharath, Ph.D., M.P.H., Joseph Mills Sr., M.D., Selwyn Rogers Jr., M.D., M.P.H., Neal Barshes, M.D., M.P.H.

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Development of a Cross Cultural Neuropsychology Outpatient Clinic at BCM

Michele K. York, Ph.D., Jennifer M. Stinson, Ph.D., Stephen R. McCauley, Ph.D., Adriana M. Strutt, Ph.D.

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The Burden of Poor Oral Health Problems in Children with Mental Health Disorders in the United States

Zenab Yusuf, M.D., M.P.H., Rafeek A. Yusuf, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.,                               Deepa Dongarwar, M.S., Sade C. Udoetuk, M.D., Hamisu M. Salihu, M.D., Ph.D.

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The Impact of Race and Socioeconomic Factors on Weight Loss in Obese Adolescents

Sareema Adnan, B.S.; Alex Wright, B.S.; Claire Cummins, M.D.; John Prochaska, Ph.D.; Kanika Bowen-Jallow, M.D., M.M.S.

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Alternative Peer Group Improves Drug Cessation Outcomes and Life Skills in At-Risk Adolescents

Chinwe Anyanwu, M.P.H. & Dr. Louis Brown, Ph.D.

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The Impact of Medical Bioethics Education in Pipeline Programs

Moez Karim Aziz, M.S.E.C.E., Luna Hernandez, Crystal L. Parker, M.P.H., Breanna Alonzo, Joel Thomas, Mariaelena Boyle, Latanya J. Love, M.D., and Rebecca Lunstroth, J.D., M.A.

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Redefining Discussions of Social Determinants of Health: A Curriculum Change Approach

Cylaina Bird, B.A., Petra Constable, B.A., Adrienne Joseph, B.S., Angie Iyinbor, B.A., Tiana Raphel, B.A., Jordan Salley, B.S., Ashley Young, B.S., Shawna Nesbitt, M.D.

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Frontera de Salud: An Interdisciplinary and Interscholastic Experience for Medical, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Nursing Students

Connor Johnson, B.S., Natalya Ramirez, B.S., Norma Perez, M.D., Dr.P.H.

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Gender Disparity within Surgical Societies

Nicole B. Lyons B.S., Karla Bernardi M.D., Lillian Huang M.D., Julie L. Holihan M.D. M.S., Deepa V. Cherla M.D., Alex C. Martin B.S., Alexis Milton B.S., Michelle Loor M.D., Tien C. Ko M.D., Mike K. Liang M.D., Lynn Hydo

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LGBTQI+ Health Training in Medical Education: A Quantitative and Qualitative Investigation

Hayley Rogers, Sue Abdelaziz, Son Dinh, Lauren Nolan, Anna O’Neal, Chase Ossenkop, Prithvi Vallabh Premal Patel, M.D., Elisabeth Shell, Ph.D., P.A.-C., and Colton L. Keo-Meier, Ph.D.

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Gender Disparity Within Surgical Specialties

Puja Shah BA, Karla Bernardi M.D., Nicole B. Lyons B.S., Lillian Huang M.D., Julie L. Holihan M.D. M.S., Oscar A. Olavarria M.D., Deepa V. Cherla M.D., Alexander C. Martin B.S., Alexis N. Milton B.S., Tien C. Ko M.D., Mike K. Liang M.D.

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Medication Price Optimization in the treatment of common comorbidities in the uninsured population of Galveston

Sadia Tasnim, Kyle Wilson, Marisela Munoz, Robert Beach, M.D.

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