Accomplishments: Center for Health Disparities Research

March 18, 2021
Melva Thompson-Robinson and Johanna Adlam (both Center for Health Disparities Research) published a paper on "COVID-19 and Communities of Color: Understanding the Impact of Racism on Public Health" in the Nevada Journal of Public Health. In light of the recent declarations of racism as a public health crisis, the push to address the situations that COVID-19 has brought to bear is an imperative. This article defines the levels of racism that exist, distinguishing between intrapersonal,...
November 4, 2020
Melva Thompson-Robinson, Johanna E. Andrews, Tristesse Burton (all Center for Health Disparities Research) and Kristina Ricker-Boles (Public Health), along with colleagues at other institutions, have a book chapter published in Researching in the Age of COVID-19, Volume III: Creativity and Ethics. This book explores dimensions of creativity and ethics, highlighting their connectedness. Chapter 8 in this volume focuses on understanding stress and coping among persons of color in the U.S. amidst...
September 21, 2020
Erika Marquez (Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy) and Melva Thompson-Robinson (Center for Health Disparities Research) led a team that published the Environmental Scan of Region IX: An Access to Health Care Report , which takes a look at factors that promote and impede health equity. It is the first of its kind to examine issues around access to health care across the American Southwest, which includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Pacific territories. The report...
September 18, 2020
Selam Ayele (Public Health) and Melva Thompson-Robinson, and Johanna Andrews (both Center for Health Disparities Research), along with Carolee Dodge Francis of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently published an article, "Factors Associated with Mental Health Service Utilization Among Ethiopian Immigrants and Refugees" in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. This study assesses factors associated with mental health service utilization by Ethiopian immigrants and refugees in the...
November 15, 2019
Philip Danquah, Donica' Beckett, Johanna Andrews, and Melva Thompson-Robinson (all Center for Health Disparities Research and department of environmental and occupational health) and Carolee Dodge Francis (American Indian Research and Education Center and department of environmental and occupational health) made presentations at the American Public Health Association's (APHA)Annual Meeting and Expo earlier this month. The presentations were: An oral presentation on the "Influences of Religious...
March 28, 2019
Donica' Beckett (Environmental and Occupational Health); Philip Danquah, Johanna Andrews, and Melva Thompson-Robinson (all Center for Health Disparities Research), and Carolee Dodge Francis (American Indian Research and Education Center) presented a scientific poster at the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference titled "Investigating Factors Associated with Willingness to Take PrEP Based on Prescription Cost among Self-Identified Heterosexual African American College Students" in Atlanta...
January 19, 2016
Melva Thompson-Robinson (Center for Health Disparities Research and School of Community Health Sciences) has been elected co-chair of the Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council. This council covers Region IX of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which includes Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, California, and the Pacific territories. The role of the council is to provide leadership in the areas of health equity and addressing health disparities throughout the region and to...