Wesley R Dean

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Affiliation: Texas A and M Health Science Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Food insecurity, social capital and perceived personal disparity in a predominantly rural region of Texas: an individual-level analysis
    Wesley R Dean
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, United States
    Soc Sci Med 72:1454-62. 2011
  2. pmc Understanding contextual barriers, supports, and opportunities for physical activity among Mexican-origin children in Texas border colonias: a descriptive study
    M Renée Umstattd Meyer
    Baylor University, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, One Bear Place 97313, Waco, TX 76798, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:14. 2013
  3. pmc Rural and urban differences in the associations between characteristics of the community food environment and fruit and vegetable intake
    Wesley R Dean
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 43:426-33. 2011
  4. pmc Cultural repertoires and food-related household technology within colonia households under conditions of material hardship
    Wesley R Dean
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, School of Rural Public Health, TAMU 1266, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Int J Equity Health 11:25. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Food insecurity is associated with social capital, perceived personal disparity, and partnership status among older and senior adults in a largely rural area of central Texas
    Wesley R Dean
    Texas Healthy Aging Research Network TxHAN Collaborating Center, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 30:169-86. 2011
  6. pmc Pulga (flea market) contributions to the retail food environment of colonias in the South Texas border region
    Wesley R Dean
    Social and Behavioral Health, Comidas Saludables and Gente Sana en el Sur de Tejas, Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:705-10. 2011
  7. pmc It's all about the children: a participant-driven photo-elicitation study of Mexican-origin mothers' food choices
    Cassandra M Johnson
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Social and Behavioral Department, School of Rural Public Health, TAMU 1266, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    BMC Womens Health 11:41. 2011
  8. pmc School-based nutrition programs are associated with reduced child food insecurity over time among Mexican-origin mother-child dyads in Texas Border Colonias
    Courtney C Nalty
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    J Nutr 143:708-13. 2013
  9. pmc Use of vendedores (mobile food vendors), pulgas (flea markets), and vecinos o amigos (neighbors or friends) as alternative sources of food for purchase among Mexican-origin households in Texas border colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:705-10. 2012
  10. pmc Convenience stores are the key food environment influence on nutrients available from household food supplies in Texas Border Colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:45. 2013

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Publications31

  1. pmc Food insecurity, social capital and perceived personal disparity in a predominantly rural region of Texas: an individual-level analysis
    Wesley R Dean
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, United States
    Soc Sci Med 72:1454-62. 2011
    ..In this study, both perceived personal disparity and perceived social capital play an important role, regardless of rural or urban residence...
  2. pmc Understanding contextual barriers, supports, and opportunities for physical activity among Mexican-origin children in Texas border colonias: a descriptive study
    M Renée Umstattd Meyer
    Baylor University, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, One Bear Place 97313, Waco, TX 76798, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:14. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Rural and urban differences in the associations between characteristics of the community food environment and fruit and vegetable intake
    Wesley R Dean
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 43:426-33. 2011
    ..To examine the relationship between measures of the household and retail food environments and fruit and vegetable (FV) intake in both urban and rural environmental contexts...
  4. pmc Cultural repertoires and food-related household technology within colonia households under conditions of material hardship
    Wesley R Dean
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, School of Rural Public Health, TAMU 1266, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Int J Equity Health 11:25. 2012
    ..bstract:..
  5. doi request reprint Food insecurity is associated with social capital, perceived personal disparity, and partnership status among older and senior adults in a largely rural area of central Texas
    Wesley R Dean
    Texas Healthy Aging Research Network TxHAN Collaborating Center, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 30:169-86. 2011
    ..27, p < 0.0000). Compositional level measures of collective social functioning are important associates of food insecurity among older adults and seniors, regardless of severity...
  6. pmc Pulga (flea market) contributions to the retail food environment of colonias in the South Texas border region
    Wesley R Dean
    Social and Behavioral Health, Comidas Saludables and Gente Sana en el Sur de Tejas, Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:705-10. 2011
    ..One such alternative retail food source, the pulga, provides a range of traditional food stuffs, prepared food items, and fruits and vegetables that complement conventionally studied aspects of the retail food environment...
  7. pmc It's all about the children: a participant-driven photo-elicitation study of Mexican-origin mothers' food choices
    Cassandra M Johnson
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Social and Behavioral Department, School of Rural Public Health, TAMU 1266, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    BMC Womens Health 11:41. 2011
    ..This study used a visual method, participant-driven photo-elicitation, and grounded theory in a contextual study of food choices from the perspectives of Mexican-origin mothers...
  8. pmc School-based nutrition programs are associated with reduced child food insecurity over time among Mexican-origin mother-child dyads in Texas Border Colonias
    Courtney C Nalty
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    J Nutr 143:708-13. 2013
    ....
  9. pmc Use of vendedores (mobile food vendors), pulgas (flea markets), and vecinos o amigos (neighbors or friends) as alternative sources of food for purchase among Mexican-origin households in Texas border colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:705-10. 2012
    ..Current findings support the conceptual broadening of the retail food environment, and the importance of linking use with spatial access (proximity) to more accurately depict access to food sources...
  10. pmc Convenience stores are the key food environment influence on nutrients available from household food supplies in Texas Border Colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:45. 2013
    ..This study examines spatial access to retail food stores, food shopping habits, and nutrients available in household food supplies among 50 Mexican-origin families residing in Texas border colonias...
  11. pmc Children's reporting of food insecurity in predominately food insecure households in Texas border colonias
    Courtney C Nalty
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, Texas, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Nutr J 12:15. 2013
    ..Greater than one-quarter of all Hispanic households in the U.S. are food insecure. Hispanic families in the U.S. comprise 30% of households with food insecurity at the child level, the most severe form of the condition...
  12. pmc Mobile and home-based vendors' contributions to the retail food environment in rural South Texas Mexican-origin settlements
    Zulema Valdez
    Department of Sociology, Texas A and M University, TAMU 4351, College Station, TX 77843 4351, USA
    Appetite 59:212-7. 2012
    ..Findings may contribute to the development of innovative policy solutions and interventions aimed at increasing healthy food options or reducing health disparities in immigrant communities...
  13. pmc Children's very low food security is associated with increased dietary intakes in energy, fat, and added sugar among Mexican-origin children (6-11 y) in Texas border Colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    BMC Pediatr 12:16. 2012
    ..This study assessed the relationship between children's experience of food insecurity and nutrient intake from food and beverages among Mexican-origin children (age 6-11 y) who resided in Texas border colonias...
  14. pmc Neighborhood deprivation, vehicle ownership, and potential spatial access to a variety of fruits and vegetables in a large rural area in Texas
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:26. 2010
    ....
  15. pmc Relationship of household food insecurity to health-related quality of life in a large sample of rural and urban women
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, USA
    Women Health 51:442-60. 2011
    ....
  16. pmc Food access and perceptions of the community and household food environment as correlates of fruit and vegetable intake among rural seniors
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    BMC Geriatr 10:32. 2010
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Country of birth is associated with very low food security among Mexican American older adults living in colonias along the south Texas border with Mexico
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Texas Healthy Aging Research Network TxHAN Collaborating Center, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 30:187-200. 2011
    ..S.- and Mexico-born Mexican American women...
  18. pmc It's who I am and what we eat. Mothers' food-related identities in family food choice
    Cassandra M Johnson
    Texas A and M University Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health, Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Appetite 57:220-8. 2011
    ..Encouraging mothers to develop and maintain health identities may be one way to improve food and eating habits in families...
  19. doi request reprint Diet and acculturation among Hispanic/Latino older adults in the United States: a review of literature and recommendations
    Gabriela Arandia
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 31:16-37. 2012
    ..Furthermore, longitudinal study designs and qualitative methodologies are warranted...
  20. doi request reprint Convenience stores and the marketing of foods and beverages through product assortment
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Texas Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network Collaborating Center, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:S109-15. 2012
    ..Quantifying the product assortment of healthier and less-healthy foods and beverages in convenience stores can inform changes in the food environment...
  21. pmc Focusing on fast food restaurants alone underestimates the relationship between neighborhood deprivation and exposure to fast food in a large rural area
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    Nutr J 10:10. 2011
    ..Restricting the estimation of fast-food access to fast-food restaurants alone may underestimate potential spatial access to fast food...
  22. doi request reprint Indicators of material hardship and depressive symptoms among homebound older adults living in North Carolina
    Cassandra M Johnson
    Texas Healthy Aging Research Network TxHAN Collaborating Center, Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 30:154-68. 2011
    ..By far, food insecurity was the most salient influence on depressive symptoms. These findings have important implications for service providers, researchers, and policymakers...
  23. doi request reprint Empowerment of promotoras as promotora-researchers in the Comidas Saludables & Gente Sana en las Colonias del Sur de Tejas (Healthy Food and Healthy People in South Texas Colonias) program
    Julie A St John
    Center for Community Health Development, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    J Prim Prev 34:41-57. 2013
    ..Together, these elements enabled them to more fully participate in research projects, while allowing them to identify and address needs within their own communities...
  24. pmc Association between proximity to and coverage of traditional fast-food restaurants and non-traditional fast-food outlets and fast-food consumption among rural adults
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 10:37. 2011
    ....
  25. pmc Nativity is associated with sugar-sweetened beverage and fast-food meal consumption among Mexican-origin women in Texas border colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    Nutr J 10:101. 2011
    ....
  26. pmc Using direct observations on multiple occasions to measure household food availability among low-income Mexicano residents in Texas colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, MS 1266, College Station, TX, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:445. 2010
    ....
  27. pmc "I'm the Momma": using photo-elicitation to understand matrilineal influence on family food choice
    Cassandra M Johnson
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    BMC Womens Health 10:21. 2010
    ....
  28. pmc Child hunger and the protective effects of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and alternative food sources among Mexican-origin families in Texas border colonias
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research and Outreach Engagement on Nutrition and Health Disparities, Texas A and M School of Rural Public Health, MS 1266, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    BMC Pediatr 13:143. 2013
    ..This study determines the prevalence of child hunger and identifies protective and risk factors associated with it in two Texas border areas...
  29. doi request reprint Survey of instructors teaching about antimicrobial resistance in the veterinary professional curriculum in the United States
    Virginia R Fajt
    Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    J Vet Med Educ 40:35-44. 2013
    ..slides or PowerPoint slides) and the least common were video clips, non-course Web sites, online modules, and laboratory experiments. Recommendations for identifying the priorities of AMR content coverage and learning outcomes are made...
  30. doi request reprint Utilizing qualitative methods in survey design: examining Texas cattle producers' intent to participate in foot-and-mouth disease detection and control
    Amy H Delgado
    Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, United States
    Prev Vet Med 103:120-35. 2012
    ....
  31. pmc Association of Household and Community Characteristics with Adult and Child Food Insecurity among Mexican-Origin Households in Colonias along the Texas-Mexico Border
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, School of Rural Public Health, College Station, TX, USA
    Int J Equity Health 10:19. 2011
    ..abstract:..