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A trajectory model for understanding and assessing health disparities in immigrant/refugee communities.
Edberg M, Cleary S, Vyas A. Edberg M, et al. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Jun;13(3):576-84. doi: 10.1007/s10903-010-9337-5. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011. PMID: 20306225
While numerous factors contributing to racial/ethnic health disparities have been identified, the clustering and interaction of these factors as a syndemic or trajectory has not been well-studied (Starfield in Soc Sci Med 64:1355-1362, 2007; Singer in Soc Sci Med 39(7):931 …
While numerous factors contributing to racial/ethnic health disparities have been identified, the clustering and interaction of these factor …
Understanding Health, Violence, and Acculturation Among South Asian Women in the US.
Nagaraj NC, Vyas AN, McDonnell KA, DiPietro L. Nagaraj NC, et al. J Community Health. 2018 Jun;43(3):543-551. doi: 10.1007/s10900-017-0450-4. J Community Health. 2018. PMID: 29218541
., due to a lack of disaggregated data on this ethnic group. In a web-based survey administered to a convenience sample of South Asian women living in the U.S. ...This study found that acculturation status is a key factor with respect to childhood verb …
., due to a lack of disaggregated data on this ethnic group. In a web-based survey administered to a convenience sample …
Family Violence and Child Sexual Abuse Among South Asians in the US.
Robertson HA, Chaudhary Nagaraj N, Vyas AN. Robertson HA, et al. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Aug;18(4):921-927. doi: 10.1007/s10903-015-0227-8. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016. PMID: 26032775
Family violence, including child sexual abuse (CSA), is a significant public health problem in the United States. It is particularly difficult to assess family violence and CSA among South Asians because it is often hidden due to cultural and familial stigma. A web- …
Family violence, including child sexual abuse (CSA), is a significant public health problem in the United States. It is particularly …
Addressing a growing community's health needs: project SAHNA (South Asian Health Needs Assessment).
Vyas AN, Chaudhary N, Ramiah K, Landry M. Vyas AN, et al. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Jun;15(3):577-83. doi: 10.1007/s10903-012-9655-x. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013. PMID: 22684910
Online and in-person surveys were administered to a convenience sample (n = 709) of South Asians living in the metropolitan Washington DC region. ...While over 70% of participants had a routine physical exam in the last 12 months, foreign born and less acculturated …
Online and in-person surveys were administered to a convenience sample (n = 709) of South Asians living in the metropolitan Washingto …
Is There a Link Between Childhood Family Violence and Adult Health? Understanding Family Violence Amongst South Asian American Women.
Nagaraj NC, Vyas AN, McDonnell KA. Nagaraj NC, et al. J Immigr Minor Health. 2019 Oct;21(5):978-1003. doi: 10.1007/s10903-018-0829-z. J Immigr Minor Health. 2019. PMID: 30327901
The devastating effects of experiencing violence in childhood has been particularly difficult to assess among South Asians (SA) living in the U.S. due to a lack of race specific data. A cross-sectional quantitative study of 535 SA adult women living in the U.S. was …
The devastating effects of experiencing violence in childhood has been particularly difficult to assess among South Asians (SA) living in th …
Public health interventions: reaching Latino adolescents via short message service and social media.
Vyas AN, Landry M, Schnider M, Rojas AM, Wood SF. Vyas AN, et al. J Med Internet Res. 2012 Jul 12;14(4):e99. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2178. J Med Internet Res. 2012. PMID: 22789678 Free PMC article.
METHODS: A mixed-methods approach, using both quantitative survey data and qualitative interview data, was used to provide a robust understanding of SMS and social media use and behavior for public health interventions. ...A total of 75.8% (291/384) of adoles …
METHODS: A mixed-methods approach, using both quantitative survey data and qualitative interview data, was used to provide a r …
Evaluation of Social Media Utilization by Latino Adolescents: Implications for Mobile Health Interventions.
Landry M, Vyas A, Turner M, Glick S, Wood S. Landry M, et al. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015 Sep 29;3(3):e89. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.4374. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015. PMID: 26420553 Free PMC article.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine Latino adolescents' social media utilization and behavior over a 16-month period, and to assess whether changes in use differed by sex and acculturation. ...CONCLUSION: Social media is ubiquitous in Latino adolescents' l …
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine Latino adolescents' social media utilization and behavior over a 16-month period …
Community based organizations addressing South Asian American health.
Chaudhary N, Vyas A, Parrish EB. Chaudhary N, et al. J Community Health. 2010 Aug;35(4):384-91. doi: 10.1007/s10900-010-9256-3. J Community Health. 2010. PMID: 20532600
Community Based Organizations (CBOs) play a vital role in strengthening and empowering communities through outreach and health education. Through research conducted via a web survey and key informant interviews, this study provides a context for understanding …
Community Based Organizations (CBOs) play a vital role in strengthening and empowering communities through outreach and health educat …
New media use and sexual behavior among Latino adolescents.
Landry M, Gonzales FA, Wood S, Vyas A. Landry M, et al. Am J Health Behav. 2013 May;37(3):422-30. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.37.3.15. Am J Health Behav. 2013. PMID: 23985189
METHODS: Four hundred twenty-eight 9(th)- and 10(th)-grade Latino adolescents were recruited to participate in a survey. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to examine associations between new media use and sexual behaviors. RESULTS: There is a signif …
METHODS: Four hundred twenty-eight 9(th)- and 10(th)-grade Latino adolescents were recruited to participate in a survey. Bivariate an …
Sugar before bed: a simple dietary risk factor for caries experience.
Goodwin M, Patel DK, Vyas A, Khan AJ, McGrady MG, Boothman N, Pretty IA. Goodwin M, et al. Community Dent Health. 2017 Mar;34(1):8-13. doi: 10.1922/CDH_3926Goodwin06. Community Dent Health. 2017. PMID: 28561551 Clinical Trial.
RESEARCH DESIGN: A cross-sectional observational study of a convenience sample with data gained from clinical examinations, questionnaire and a 24 hour dietary-recall interview. ...The consumption of free sugars within the hour before bed revealed a st …
RESEARCH DESIGN: A cross-sectional observational study of a convenience sample with data gained from clinical examinations, qu …
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