Paula Braveman

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint What is health equity: and how does a life-course approach take us further toward it?
    Paula Braveman
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco, Box 0943, 3333 California Street, Suite 365, San Francisco, CA, 94118 0943, USA
    Matern Child Health J 18:366-72. 2014
  2. pmc Do we have real poverty in the United States of America?
    Paula Braveman
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A84. 2007
  3. pmc A health disparities perspective on obesity research
    Paula Braveman
    University of California, San Francisco Family and Community Medicine, UCSF Box 0900, 500 Parnassus Ave, MU3E, San Francisco, CA 94143 0900, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A91. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status in health research: one size does not fit all
    Paula A Braveman
    Center on Social Disparities in Health and Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0900, USA
    JAMA 294:2879-88. 2005
  5. pmc The question is not: "is race or class more important?"
    Paula Braveman
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:1029. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Health disparities and health equity: concepts and measurement
    Paula Braveman
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0900, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 27:167-94. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint We also need bold experiments: a response to Starfield's "Commentary: Pathways of influence on equity in health"
    Paula A Braveman
    University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:1363-6; discussion 1371-2. 2007
  8. doi request reprint When do we know enough to recommend action on the social determinants of health?
    Paula A Braveman
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94118 0943, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:S58-66. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Social conditions, health equity, and human rights
    Paula Braveman
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of San Francisco, 3333 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118 0943, USA
    Health Hum Rights 12:31-48. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Monitoring equity in health and healthcare: a conceptual framework
    Paula A Braveman
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine University of California, San Francisco, 500 Parnassus Avenue, MU 3E, San Francisco, CA 94143 0900, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 21:181-92. 2003

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. doi request reprint What is health equity: and how does a life-course approach take us further toward it?
    Paula Braveman
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco, Box 0943, 3333 California Street, Suite 365, San Francisco, CA, 94118 0943, USA
    Matern Child Health J 18:366-72. 2014
    ..The basis for these definitions in ethical and human rights principles is discussed, along with the relevance of a life-course perspective for moving toward greater health equity. ..
  2. pmc Do we have real poverty in the United States of America?
    Paula Braveman
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A84. 2007
  3. pmc A health disparities perspective on obesity research
    Paula Braveman
    University of California, San Francisco Family and Community Medicine, UCSF Box 0900, 500 Parnassus Ave, MU3E, San Francisco, CA 94143 0900, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A91. 2009
    ..A disparities perspective guides us to consider multiple dimensions and levels of social advantage and disadvantage and how those advantages and disadvantages produce disparities in obesity and its consequences...
  4. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status in health research: one size does not fit all
    Paula A Braveman
    Center on Social Disparities in Health and Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0900, USA
    JAMA 294:2879-88. 2005
    ..Better SES measures are needed in data sources, but improvements could be made by using existing information more thoughtfully and acknowledging its limitations...
  5. pmc The question is not: "is race or class more important?"
    Paula Braveman
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:1029. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Health disparities and health equity: concepts and measurement
    Paula Braveman
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0900, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 27:167-94. 2006
    ..g., the wealthiest, the most powerful racial/ethnic group-and all others, not only between the best- and worst-off groups. Pursuing health equity means pursuing the elimination of such health disparities/inequalities...
  7. ncbi request reprint We also need bold experiments: a response to Starfield's "Commentary: Pathways of influence on equity in health"
    Paula A Braveman
    University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:1363-6; discussion 1371-2. 2007
  8. doi request reprint When do we know enough to recommend action on the social determinants of health?
    Paula A Braveman
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94118 0943, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:S58-66. 2011
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  9. ncbi request reprint Social conditions, health equity, and human rights
    Paula Braveman
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of San Francisco, 3333 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118 0943, USA
    Health Hum Rights 12:31-48. 2010
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Monitoring equity in health and healthcare: a conceptual framework
    Paula A Braveman
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine University of California, San Francisco, 500 Parnassus Avenue, MU 3E, San Francisco, CA 94143 0900, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 21:181-92. 2003
    ..Although monitoring health equity is a scientific endeavour, its fundamental objective is guided by values; technical challenges should be addressed as part of a broader strategy to confront the political obstacles to greater equity...
  11. pmc Socioeconomic disparities in health in the United States: what the patterns tell us
    Paula A Braveman
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California St, Suite 365, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:S186-96. 2010
    ..We aimed to describe socioeconomic disparities in the United States across multiple health indicators and socioeconomic groups...
  12. pmc Health disparities and health equity: the issue is justice
    Paula A Braveman
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:S149-55. 2011
    ..We explain the definition, its underlying concepts, the challenges it addresses, and the rationale for applying it to United States public health policy...
  13. doi request reprint Health disparities beginning in childhood: a life-course perspective
    Paula Braveman
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118 0943, USA
    Pediatrics 124:S163-75. 2009
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  14. doi request reprint Poverty, near-poverty, and hardship around the time of pregnancy
    Paula Braveman
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:20-35. 2010
    ..Low income and major hardships around the time of pregnancy should be addressed as mainstream U.S. maternal-infant health and social policy issues...
  15. doi request reprint The social determinants of health: coming of age
    Paula Braveman
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 94118, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 32:381-98. 2011
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  16. ncbi request reprint Improvements in prenatal insurance coverage and utilization of care in California: an unsung public health victory
    Diane R Rittenhouse
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0900, USA
    Matern Child Health J 7:75-86. 2003
    ..To examine trends in prenatal insurance coverage and utilization of care in California over two decades in the context of expansions in Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid) and other public efforts to increase prenatal care utilization...
  17. pmc Sociocultural determinants of teenage childbearing among Latinas in California
    Christine Dehlendorf
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:194-201. 2010
    ..This study was designed to investigate the roles of socioeconomic factors and acculturation in teenage childbearing in this population...
  18. ncbi request reprint Is neighborhood deprivation independently associated with maternal and infant health? Evidence from Florida and Washington
    Catherine Cubbin
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, 500 Parnassus Avenue, MU 3E, Box 0900, San Francisco, CA, 94143 0900, USA
    Matern Child Health J 12:61-74. 2008
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  19. ncbi request reprint Social inequalities in health within countries: not only an issue for affluent nations
    Paula Braveman
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0900, USA
    Soc Sci Med 54:1621-35. 2002
    ..Particularly in the context of an increasingly globalized world, improvements in health for privileged groups should suggest what could, with political will, be possible for all...
  20. pmc Limited socioeconomic opportunities and Latina teen childbearing: a qualitative study of family and structural factors affecting future expectations
    Alexandra M Minnis
    Women s Global Health Imperative, RTI International, 114 Sansome Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 15:334-40. 2013
    ..In contrast, family disintegration tied to poverty figured prominently in US-born adolescents' childbearing. Limited socioeconomic opportunities may play a large role in persistently high pregnancy rates among Latina adolescents...
  21. ncbi request reprint MSJAMA. Measuring health equity within countries: the challenge of limited information
    Paula Braveman
    University of California, San Francisco, USA
    JAMA 288:1650. 2002
  22. pmc "It's the skin you're in": African-American women talk about their experiences of racism. an exploratory study to develop measures of racism for birth outcome studies
    Amani Nuru-Jeter
    Divisions of Community Health and Human Development and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, 50 University Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:29-39. 2009
    ..We explored the racism experiences of childbearing African-American women to inform subsequent development of improved measures for birth outcomes research...
  23. pmc Potential implications of missing income data in population-based surveys: an example from a postpartum survey in California
    Soowon Kim
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 500 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143 0900, USA
    Public Health Rep 122:753-63. 2007
    ..To explore the implications of excluding records with missing income, we examined characteristics of survey participants with and without income information...
  24. pmc Poverty, equity, human rights and health
    Paula Braveman
    Department of Family and Community Medicine and Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 94143 0900, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 81:539-45. 2003
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  25. ncbi request reprint Infant sleep position: associated maternal and infant factors
    Esther K Chung
    Division of General Pediatrics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 3:234-9. 2003
    ..To determine the maternal and infant characteristics associated with the back sleep position for infants to guide efforts to increase its use and reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome...
  26. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood context and sexual behaviors among adolescents: findings from the national longitudinal study of adolescent health
    Catherine Cubbin
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 37:125-34. 2005
    ..Associations between neighborhood characteristics and adolescents' initiation of sex and contraceptive use are poorly understood...
  27. pmc An approach to studying social disparities in health and health care
    Paula A Braveman
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0900, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:2139-48. 2004
    ..We explored methods and potential applications of a systematic approach to studying and monitoring social disparities in health and health care...
  28. pmc The Social Determinants of Health: It's Time to Consider the Causes of the Causes
    Paula Braveman
    University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center on Social Disparities in Health, San Francisco, CA
    Public Health Rep 129:19-31. 2014
    ..We also discuss challenges to advancing this knowledge and how they might be overcome. ..
  29. doi request reprint Pregnancy intention and preterm birth: differential associations among a diverse population of women
    Aimee Afable-Munsuz
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 40:66-73. 2008
    ..Studies published to date provide mixed evidence on the relationship between unintended pregnancy and preterm birth, and none take into consideration that the meaning of unintended pregnancy may vary across racial and ethnic groups...
  30. pmc Timing of insurance coverage and use of prenatal care among low-income women
    Susan Egerter
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Box 0900, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:423-7. 2002
    ..This study examined the relationship between timing of insurance coverage and prenatal care among low-income women...
  31. pmc Most pregnant women in California do not receive dental care: findings from a population-based study
    Kristen S Marchi
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California St, Ste 365, Box 0943, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:831-42. 2010
    ..We examined the prevalence of dental care during pregnancy and reasons for lack of care...
  32. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in unintended pregnancy among postpartum women in California
    Catherine Cubbin
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Matern Child Health J 6:237-46. 2002
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  33. pmc What are health disparities and health equity? We need to be clear
    Paula Braveman
    University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center on Social Disparities in Health, San Francisco, CA
    Public Health Rep 129:5-8. 2014
    ..This article discusses the need for greater clarity about the concepts of health disparities and health equity, proposes definitions, and explains the rationale based on principles from the fields of ethics and human rights. ..
  34. doi request reprint Socioeconomic disparities in adverse birth outcomes: a systematic review
    Philip Blumenshine
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Am J Prev Med 39:263-72. 2010
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  35. ncbi request reprint Clinician support and psychosocial risk factors associated with breastfeeding discontinuation
    Elsie M Taveras
    Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship Program, Children s Hospital of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 112:108-15. 2003
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  36. ncbi request reprint Newborn early discharge revisited: are California newborns receiving recommended postnatal services?
    Alison A Galbraith
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7183, USA
    Pediatrics 111:364-71. 2003
    ..Little is known about the postnatal services newborns are receiving...
  37. ncbi request reprint Global Equity Gauge Alliance: reflections on early experiences
    David McCoy
    Medact, 601 Holloway Road, London N19 4DJ, UK
    J Health Popul Nutr 21:273-87. 2003
    ..Sustainability of this promising experiment depends, in part, on adequate resources but also on the ability to attract and develop talented leadership...
  38. ncbi request reprint Early postnatal care among healthy newborns in 19 States: pregnancy risk assessment monitoring system, 2000
    Amy Lansky
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Matern Child Health J 10:277-84. 2006
    ..To examine early postnatal care among healthy newborns during 2000 in 19 states...
  39. ncbi request reprint Surveillance for disparities in maternal health-related behaviors--selected states, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), 2000-2001
    Tanya M Phares
    Division of Reproductive Health National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 53:1-13. 2004
    ..Identifying these disparities can assist public health authorities in developing policies and programs targeting persons at greatest risk for adverse health outcomes...