L Franzini

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The effects of income inequality and income level on mortality vary by population size in Texas counties
    L Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 42:373-87. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Contributions of social context to inequalities in years of life lost to heart disease in Texas, USA
    Luisa Franzini
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, 1200 Herman Pressler Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:1847-61. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic, cultural, and personal influences on health outcomes in low income Mexican-origin individuals in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    UT School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1200 Herman Pressler Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:1629-46. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Projected economic costs due to health consequences of teenagers' loss of confidentiality in obtaining reproductive health care services in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 77030, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:1140-6. 2004
  5. doi request reprint Surveillance mammography use after treatment of primary breast cancer and racial disparities in survival
    Z Z Nurgalieva
    Divisions of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Med Oncol 30:691. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Understanding the Hispanic paradox
    L Franzini
    Center for Society and Population Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston 77030-3900, USA
    Ethn Dis 11:496-518. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of racial disparities in survival in association with socioeconomic status among men and women with colon cancer
    Xianglin L Du
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 109:2161-70. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Healthcare costs and utilization of vulnerable elderly people reported to Adult Protective Services for self-neglect
    Luisa Franzini
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:667-76. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint The cultural production of health inequalities: a cross-sectional, multilevel examination of 52 countries
    Carol Leler Mansyur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098 3926, USA
    Int J Health Serv 39:301-19. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Neighborhood characteristics favorable to outdoor physical activity: disparities by socioeconomic and racial/ethnic composition
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Place 16:267-74. 2010

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint The effects of income inequality and income level on mortality vary by population size in Texas counties
    L Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 42:373-87. 2001
    ..We investigate how large the population of a unit must be for income inequality within the unit to affect mortality...
  2. ncbi request reprint Contributions of social context to inequalities in years of life lost to heart disease in Texas, USA
    Luisa Franzini
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, 1200 Herman Pressler Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:1847-61. 2003
    ..Social context at the block-group, tract, and county level played an important role, though a smaller role than individual factors, in explaining years of life lost to heart disease...
  3. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic, cultural, and personal influences on health outcomes in low income Mexican-origin individuals in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    UT School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1200 Herman Pressler Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:1629-46. 2004
    ..These findings suggest a complicated interaction between nativity, acculturation, and economic factors in determining social and personal strengths and their influences on health...
  4. ncbi request reprint Projected economic costs due to health consequences of teenagers' loss of confidentiality in obtaining reproductive health care services in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 77030, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:1140-6. 2004
    ..We wanted to focus on the potential consequences of recently enacted legislation in Texas that limits adolescents' ability to obtain confidential reproductive health care services...
  5. doi request reprint Surveillance mammography use after treatment of primary breast cancer and racial disparities in survival
    Z Z Nurgalieva
    Divisions of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Med Oncol 30:691. 2013
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Understanding the Hispanic paradox
    L Franzini
    Center for Society and Population Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston 77030-3900, USA
    Ethn Dis 11:496-518. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Empirical studies should be conducted on the protective effects of immigrant status, identification with a subculture, interaction between acculturation and socioeconomic status, and supportive aspects of Hispanic culture...
  7. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of racial disparities in survival in association with socioeconomic status among men and women with colon cancer
    Xianglin L Du
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 109:2161-70. 2007
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Healthcare costs and utilization of vulnerable elderly people reported to Adult Protective Services for self-neglect
    Luisa Franzini
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:667-76. 2008
    ..To assess differences between diagnoses, healthcare utilization, and healthcare costs of vulnerable elderly people reported to Adult Protective Services for self-neglect and those of matched controls...
  9. ncbi request reprint The cultural production of health inequalities: a cross-sectional, multilevel examination of 52 countries
    Carol Leler Mansyur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098 3926, USA
    Int J Health Serv 39:301-19. 2009
    ..This study takes a step toward identifying some of the relevant cultural and structural influences. More research is needed to explore the pathways leading from the sociocultural environment to health inequalities...
  10. doi request reprint Neighborhood characteristics favorable to outdoor physical activity: disparities by socioeconomic and racial/ethnic composition
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Place 16:267-74. 2010
    ..Interventions to reduce disparities in physical activity should address not only the physical environment, but also social processes favorable to physical activity...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of a practice-based immunization education intervention
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 7:167-75. 2007
    ..To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of academic detailing programs to improve immunization coverage in communities through implementation and evaluation of the Raising Immunizations Thru Education (RITE) program in the Greater Houston area...
  12. ncbi request reprint Social and mental health needs assessment of Katrina evacuees
    Ann L Coker
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Disaster Manag Response 4:88-94. 2006
    ..These data suggest that in addition to challenges in finding loved ones, housing, and jobs, many Katrina survivors have experienced significant psychological trauma that may lead to future PTSD...
  13. ncbi request reprint The association of subjective social status and health in low-income Mexican-origin individuals in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:788-804. 2006
    ..Sociocultural characteristics appear to mediate the effect of SSS on health. In particular, perceived victimization might mediate the effect of SSS on mental health...
  14. ncbi request reprint Religion, sociodemographic and personal characteristics, and self-reported health in whites, blacks, and Hispanics living in low-socioeconomic status neighborhoods
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:469-84. 2005
    ..This study examines the multifaceted role of race/ethnicity in the relationship between religiosity and health...
  15. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood economic conditions, social processes, and self-rated health in low-income neighborhoods in Texas: a multilevel latent variables model
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas, School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:1135-50. 2005
    ..The results, based on data from low-income neighborhoods in Texas, USA generally supported the model and indicated that the effect of neighborhood impoverishment on health is mediated by social and physical neighborhood characteristics...
  16. pmc Determinants of health disparities between Italian regions
    Luisa Franzini
    Management, Policy, and Community Health Division, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Pressler Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:296. 2010
    ..In this paper, we report on regional differences in self-reported poor health and explore possible determinants at the individual and regional levels in Italy...
  17. ncbi request reprint The unrealized potential of prenatal care. A population health approach
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, USA
    J Reprod Med 48:837-42. 2003
    ..Interventions capable of improving maternal and neonatal outcomes at the population level are more likely to be social and economic rather than health interventions case by case...
  18. pmc Influences of physical and social neighborhood environments on children's physical activity and obesity
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:271-8. 2009
    ..We investigated the association between physical and social neighborhood environments and fifth-grade students' physical activity and obesity...
  19. doi request reprint Predictors of trust in low-income, minority neighborhoods in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:1282-302. 2008
    ..Interventions in diverse communities should focus on increasing social integration among residents in order to reach higher levels of trust, contributing to positive health outcomes...
  20. doi request reprint Self-rated health and trust in low-income Mexican-origin individuals in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    Department of Management, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 67:1959-69. 2008
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Impact of timing of adjuvant chemotherapy initiation and completion after surgery on racial disparities in survival among women with breast cancer
    Z Z Nurgalieva
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, 1200 Herman Pressler Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Med Oncol 30:419. 2013
    ....
  22. pmc Racial disparities in colorectal cancer survival: to what extent are racial disparities explained by differences in treatment, tumor characteristics, or hospital characteristics?
    Arica White
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 116:4622-31. 2010
    ..The objective of this analysis was to determine the extent to which racial/ethnic disparities in survival are explained by differences in sociodemographics, tumor characteristics, diagnosis, treatment, and hospital characteristics...
  23. ncbi request reprint A cost construction model to assess the cost of a family practice residency program
    L Franzini
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Houston Health Sciences Center, USA
    Fam Med 31:159-70. 1999
    ..The approach calculates the cost of the educational program from a global institutional perspective, including all monetary and nonmonetary costs, independently of how they are financed...
  24. doi request reprint Future research: a prospective longitudinal study of elder self-neglect
    Carmel Bitondo Dyer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:S261-5. 2008
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Using a cost-construction model to assess the cost of educating undergraduate medical students at the University of Texas--Houston Medical School
    L Franzini
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
    Acad Med 72:228-37. 1997
    ..To assess the cost of educating undergraduate medical students at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School (UT-Houston) in 1994-95 through the use of a cost-construction model developed elsewhere and adapted for UT-Houston...
  26. ncbi request reprint Culture and the social context of health inequalities
    Carol Leler Mansyur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098 3926, USA
    Int J Health Serv 39:85-106. 2009
    ..Only when all levels are taken into consideration is it possible to come up with effective, sustainable policies and interventions...
  27. ncbi request reprint Predictors of delayed HIV diagnosis in a recently diagnosed cohort
    Jennifer K Mayben
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Houston, Texas, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:195-204. 2007
    ..Expanded routine testing for HIV infection is needed with attention directed to men and persons who may not recognize that they are at risk for contracting HIV infection...
  28. ncbi request reprint Social capital, income inequality, and self-rated health in 45 countries
    Carol Mansyur
    Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:43-56. 2008
    ..Future research should examine country-specific characteristics, such as differences in cultural values or norms, which may influence the relationships between social capital, income inequality, and health...