Below you may find selected research articles from Health Sciences and Kinesiology faculty in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.

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Submissions from 2024

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Hair Dye and Relaxer Use among Cisgender Women in Embu and Nakuru Counties, Kenya: Associations with Perceived Risk of Breast Cancer and Other Health Effects, Adana A. M. Llanos, Adiba Ashrafi, Teresa Olisa, Amber Rockson, Alexis Schaefer, Jasmine A. McDonald, Mary Beth Terry, Dede K. Teteh-Brooks, Dustin T. Duncan, Beatrice Irungu, Cecilia Kimani, and Esther Matu

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Evidence-based Prostate Cancer Screening Interventions for Black Men: A Systematic Review, Abigail Lopez, Jared T. Bailey, Dorothy Galloway, Leanne Woods-Burnham, Susanne B. Montgomery, Rick Kittles, and Dede K. Teteh-Brooks

Submissions from 2023

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Adolescent Use and Co-use of Tobacco and Cannabis in California: The Roles of Local Policy and Density of Tobacco, Vape, and Cannabis Retailers Around Schools, Georgiana Bostean, Anton M. Palma, Alison A. Padon, Erik Linstead, Joni Ricks-Oddie, Jason A. Douglas, and Jennifer B. Unger

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Assessment of Personal Care Product Use and Perceptions of Use in a Sample of US Adults Affiliated with a University in the Northeast, Adana A. M. Llanos, Amber Rockson, Kylie Getz, Patricia Greenberg, Eva Portillo, James A. McDonald, Dede K. Teteh, Justin Villasenor, Carolina Lozada, Jamirra Franklin, Vaishnavi More, Zorimar Rivera-Núñez, Carolyn W. Kinkade, and Emily S. Barrett

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Parabens Promote Protumorigenic Effects in Luminal Breast Cancer Cell Lines With Diverse Genetic Ancestry, Jazma L. Tapia, Jillian C. McDonough, Emily L. Cauble, Cesar G. Gonzalez, Dede K. Teteh, and Lindsey S. Treviño

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Social Determinants of Health and Lung Cancer Surgery: A Qualitative Study, Dede K. Teteh, Betty Ferrell, Oluwatimilehin Okunowo, Aidea Downie, Loretta Erhunmwunsee, Susanne B. Montgomery, Dan J. Raz, Rick Kittles, Jae Y. Kim, and Virginia Sun

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Social Determinants of Health Among Family Caregiver Centered Outcomes in Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review, Dede K. Teteh, Madeleine Love, Marissa Ericson, Marissa Chan, Tanyanika Phillips, Aroona Toor, Betty Ferrell, Loretta Erhunmwunsee, Susanne B. Montgomery, Virginia Sun, and Jae Y. Kim

Submissions from 2022

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Citizenship Matters: Non-Citizen COVID-19 Mortality Disparities in New York and Los Angeles, Jason A. Douglas, Georgiana Bostean, Angel Miles Nash, Emmanuel B. John, Lawrence M. Brown, and Andrew M. Subica

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Chemical Relaxers and Hair-Straightening Products: Potential Targets for Hormone-Related Cancer Prevention and Control, Adana A. M. Llanos, Jasmine A. McDonald, Dede K. Teteh, and Traci N. Bethea

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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Breast Cancer: Disparities in Exposure and Importance of Research Inclusivity, Ashlie Santaliz Casiano, Annah Lee, Dede Teteh, Zeynep Madak Erdogan, and Lindsey Trevino

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Care Delivery and Quality of Life in Lung Cancer Surgery, Dede K. Teteh, Jovani Barajas, Betty Ferrell, Ziaoke Zhou, Loretta Erhunmwunsee, Dan J. Raz, Jae Y. Kim, and Virginia Sun

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In the Eyes of the Beholder: Race, Place and Health, Alfredo J. Velasquez, Jason A. Douglas, Fangqi Guo, and Jennifer W. Robinette

Submissions from 2021

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Spatial Disparities: The Role of Nativity in Neighborhood Exposure to Alcohol and Tobacco Retailers, Georgiana Bostean, Luis A. Sánchez, and Jason A. Douglas

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Oxytocin, Cortisol, and Cognitive Control During Acute and Naturalistic Stress, Shari Young Kuchenbecker, Sarah D. Pressman, Jared Celniker, Karen M. Grewen, Ken D. Sumida, Naveen Jonathan, Brendan Everett, and George M. Slavich

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Associations of Hair Dye and Relaxer Use with Breast Tumor Clinicopathologic Features: Findings from the Women’s Circle of Health Study, Rohan Rao, Jasmine A. McDonald, Emily Barrett, Patricia Greenberg, Dede K. Teteh, Susanne B. Montgomery, Bo Qin, Yong Lin, Chi-Chen Hong, Christine B. Ambrosone, Kitaw Demissie, Elisa V. Bandera, and Adana A.M. Llanos

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Perceived Neighborhood Cohesion Buffers COVID-19 Impacts on Mental Health in a United States Sample, Jennifer W. Robinette, Georgiana Bostean, Laura M. Glynn, Jason A. Douglas, Brooke N. Jenkins, Tara L. Gruenewald, and David A. Frederick

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What Predicts How Safe People Feel in Their Neighborhoods and Does It Depend on Functional Status?, Alfredo J. Velasquez, Jason A. Douglas, Fangqi Guo, and Jennifer W. Robinette

Submissions from 2020

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COVID-19 Treatment Resource Disparities and Social Disadvantage in New York City, Jason A. Douglas and Andrew M. Subica

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Using Participatory Mapping to Diagnose Upstream Determinants of Health and Prescribe Downstream Policy-Based Interventions, Jason A. Douglas, Andrew M. Subica, Laresha Franks, Gilbert Johnson, Carlos Leon, Sandra Villanueva, and Cheryl T. Grills

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The Physiological Interaction of Sleep Deprivation and Zoledronate on Distal Femur Trabecular Thickness of Ovariectomized Rats, Erin Nolte, Frank Frisch, and Oliver Lopez

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Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown: Black Men’s Perspective on Harmful Effects of Hair Product Use and Breast Cancer Risk, Dede K. Teteh, Marissa Chan, Bing Turner, Brian Hedgeman, Marissa Ericson, Phyllis Clark, Eudora Mitchell, Emily Barrett, Adana Llanos, Rick Kittles, and Susanne Montgomery

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Genetic Ancestry, Skin Color and Social Attainment: The Four Cities Study, Dede K. Teteh, Lenna Dawkins-Moultin, Stanley Hooker, Wenndy Hernandez, Carolina Bonilla, Dorothy Galloway, Victor LaGroon, Eunice Rebecca Santos, Mark Shriver, Charmaine D. M. Royal, and Rick Kittles

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3D-Printed Neuroscience Models for Everyone, Caroline H. Wilson

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Challenges of Online Application Exercises, Caroline Wilson, Ethan Vieira, and Caroline Rinaldi

Submissions from 2019

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Ecological Determinants of Respiratory Health: Examining Associations between Asthma Emergency Department Visits, Diesel Particulate Matter, and Public Parks and Open Space in Los Angeles, California, Jason A. Douglas, Reginald S. Archer, and Serena E. Alexander

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The Black Identity, Hair Product Use, and Breast Cancer Scale, Dede Teteh, Marissa Ericson, Sabine Monice, Lenna Dawkins-Moultin, Nasim Bahadorani, Phyllis Clark, Eudora Mitchell, Lindsey S. Treviño, Adana Llanos, Rick Kittles, and Susanne Montgomery

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Use of Community Forums to Increase HPV and Cervical Cancer Knowledge in Diverse Communities, Dede Kossiwa Teteh, Lenna Dawkins-Moultin, Chartay Robinson, Victor LaGroon, Stanley Hooker, Kenneth Alexander, and Rick A. Kittles

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Working Together with God: Religious Coping and Perceived Discrimination on Hypertension, Dede Kossiwa Teteh, Jerry W. Lee, Susanne B. Montgomery, and Colwick M. Wilson

Submissions from 2018

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The Chapman Bone Algorithm: A Diagnostic Alternative for the Evaluation of Osteoporosis, Elise Levesque, Anton Ketterer, Wajiha Memon, Cameron James, Noah Barrett, Cyril Rakovski, and Frank Frisch

Submissions from 2017

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My Crown and Glory: Community, Identity, Culture, and Black Women’s Concerns of Hair Product-Related Breast Cancer Risk, Dede K. Teteh, Susanne B. Montgomery, Sabine Monice, Laura Stiel, Phyllis Y. Clark, and Eudora Mitchell

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Osteoblast-Derived FGF9 Regulates Skeletal Homeostasis, Liping Wang, Theresa M. Roth, Marcia J. Abbott, Linh Ho, Lalita Wattanachanya, and Robert A. Nissenson

Submissions from 2016

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IL-15 Activates the Jak3/STAT3 Signaling Pathway to Mediate Glucose Uptake in Skeletal Muscle Cells, James E. Krolopp, Shantaé M. Thornton, and Marcia J. Abbott

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IL-15 Mediates Mitochondrial Activity through a PPAR𝛿-Dependent-PPAR𝛼-Independent Mechanism in Skeletal Muscle Cells, Shantaé M. Thornton, James E. Krolopp, and Marcia J. Abbott

Submissions from 2015

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Negative Skeletal Effects of Locally Produced Adiponectin, Marcia J. Abbott, Theresa M. Roth, Linh Ho, Liping Wang, Dylan O'Carroll, and Robert A. Nissenson

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Effect of Novel Dietary Supplement on Metabolism in vitro and in vivo, Robert A. Vaughan, Ailish C. White, Jason R. Beam, Nicholas P. Gannon, Randi Garcia-Smith, Roy M. Salgado, Marco Bisoffi, Kristina A. Trujillo, Carole A. Conn, and Christine M. Mermier

Submissions from 2011

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Spiking Patterns and Their Functional Implications in the Antennal Lobe of the Tobacco Hornworm Manduca sexta, Hong Lei, Carolina E. Reisenman, Caroline H. Wilson, Prasad Gabbur, and John G. Hildebrand

Submissions from 2010

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Distribution of Allatostatin C-like Immunoreactivity in the Central Nervous System of the Copepod Crustacean Calanus finmarchicus, Caroline H. Wilson and Andrew E. Christie

Submissions from 2007

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Inhibition of Nitric Oxide and Soluble Guanylyl Cyclase Signaling Affects Olfactory Neuron Activity in the Moth, Manduca sexta, Caroline H. Wilson, Thomas A. Christensen, and Alan J. Nighorn