Olivia Carter-Pokras

Summary

Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Epidemiology, policy, and racial/ethnic minority health disparities
    Olivia D Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 22:446-55. 2012
  2. pmc Variations in healthcare access and utilization among Mexican immigrants: the role of documentation status
    Arturo Vargas Bustamante
    Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 14:146-55. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Emergency preparedness: knowledge and perceptions of Latin American immigrants
    Olivia Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland at College Park, MD, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:465-81. 2007
  4. pmc Surmounting the unique challenges in health disparities education: a multi-institution qualitative study
    Olivia Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:S108-14. 2010
  5. pmc Lost opportunities for smoking cessation among adults with diabetes in Florida (2007) and Maryland (2006)
    Olivia D Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health, 2234G SPH Bldg, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A51. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation among Latino adults
    Olivia D Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 103:423-31. 2011
  7. pmc Perspectives on Latino lay health promoter programs: Maryland, 2009
    Olivia D Carter-Pokras
    University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:2281-6. 2011
  8. pmc The training of epidemiologists and diversity in epidemiology: findings from the 2006 Congress of Epidemiology survey
    Olivia D Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:268-75. 2009
  9. pmc The environmental health of Latino children
    Olivia Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    J Pediatr Health Care 21:307-14. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Peers, tobacco advertising, and secondhand smoke exposure influences smoking initiation in diverse adolescents
    Carolyn C Voorhees
    Department of Public and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 20742 2611, USA
    Am J Health Promot 25:e1-11. 2011

Research Grants

  1. Maryland's Approach to Cultural Competency in Healthcare
    Olivia Carter Pokras; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. pmc Epidemiology, policy, and racial/ethnic minority health disparities
    Olivia D Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 22:446-55. 2012
    ..Three examples illustrate how epidemiologists have addressed health disparities in the United States and abroad through a "social determinants of health" lens...
  2. pmc Variations in healthcare access and utilization among Mexican immigrants: the role of documentation status
    Arturo Vargas Bustamante
    Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 14:146-55. 2012
    ..The recently approved Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will not reduce these disparities unless undocumented immigrants are granted some form of legal status...
  3. ncbi request reprint Emergency preparedness: knowledge and perceptions of Latin American immigrants
    Olivia Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland at College Park, MD, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:465-81. 2007
    ..Findings regarding key messages and motivating factors can be used to develop clear, prioritized messages for communication regarding emergencies and emergency preparedness for Latin American immigrant communities in the U.S...
  4. pmc Surmounting the unique challenges in health disparities education: a multi-institution qualitative study
    Olivia Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:S108-14. 2010
    ..Collective lessons learned from curriculum implementation by principal investigators (PIs) have the potential to guide similar educational endeavors...
  5. pmc Lost opportunities for smoking cessation among adults with diabetes in Florida (2007) and Maryland (2006)
    Olivia D Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health, 2234G SPH Bldg, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A51. 2011
    ..We describe smoking rates and health care service use among adults with diabetes in Florida and Maryland and identify the role of dentists in offering smoking cessation advice and services...
  6. ncbi request reprint Barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation among Latino adults
    Olivia D Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 103:423-31. 2011
    ..This qualitative study further explored barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation among Latino adults in Maryland...
  7. pmc Perspectives on Latino lay health promoter programs: Maryland, 2009
    Olivia D Carter-Pokras
    University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:2281-6. 2011
    ..We examined common barriers and best practices in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Latino lay health promoter programs...
  8. pmc The training of epidemiologists and diversity in epidemiology: findings from the 2006 Congress of Epidemiology survey
    Olivia D Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:268-75. 2009
    ..With the increase also has come a diversity of training and paths by which individuals entered the field. The purpose of this survey was characterization of the epidemiology workforce, its job diversity, and continuing education needs...
  9. pmc The environmental health of Latino children
    Olivia Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    J Pediatr Health Care 21:307-14. 2007
    ..Targeted research, education, prevention and intervention efforts, and economic development initiatives are needed...
  10. doi request reprint Peers, tobacco advertising, and secondhand smoke exposure influences smoking initiation in diverse adolescents
    Carolyn C Voorhees
    Department of Public and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 20742 2611, USA
    Am J Health Promot 25:e1-11. 2011
    ..Identify demographic, social, and environmental factors associated with smoking initiation in a large, racially and ethnically diverse sample of underage youth participating in the 2006 Maryland Youth Tobacco Survey...
  11. ncbi request reprint Health care access, use of services, and experiences among undocumented Mexicans and other Latinos
    Alexander N Ortega
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:2354-60. 2007
    ..We compared access to health care, use of services, and health care experiences for Mexicans and other Latinos by citizenship and immigrant authorization status...
  12. pmc Role of acculturation research in advancing science and practice in reducing health care disparities among Latinos
    Ruth E Zambrana
    Department of Women s Studies and the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity, University of Maryland, 2101 Woods Hall, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:18-23. 2010
    ..Social and economic determinants are more important predictors than is culture in understanding health care disparities. Improvements in the material conditions of low-income Latinos can effectively reduce health care disparities...
  13. doi request reprint Health status of Mexican-origin persons: do proxy measures of acculturation advance our understanding of health disparities?
    Olivia Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 10:475-88. 2008
    ..This paper compares select health status indicators between the U.S. and Mexico, and within the Mexican-origin population using proxy measures of acculturation...
  14. ncbi request reprint Healthcare disparities and models for change
    Claudia R Baquet
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:SP5-11. 2004
    ..Well-designed models provide seamless monitoring of patient care and outcomes by integrating human and information system resources...
  15. doi request reprint Latin American-trained nurse perspective on Latino health disparities
    Olivia Carter-Pokras
    University of Maryland, College Park, School of Public Health, USA
    J Transcult Nurs 19:161-6. 2008
    ..Findings can be used to develop culturally appropriate programs to better administer health care to Latino communities...
  16. pmc Improving health insurance coverage for Latino children: a review of barriers, challenges and State strategies
    Ruth E Zambrana
    Department of Women s Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 96:508-23. 2004
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  17. doi request reprint Gastroenterologists' prescribing of infliximab for Crohn's disease: a national survey
    Meaghan St Charles
    Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 15:1467-75. 2009
    ..Our aim was to determine the extent to which gastroenterologists (GIs) are utilizing IM prior to IFX and prescribing maintenance IFX when treating patients with CD...
  18. ncbi request reprint Assessing health concerns and barriers in a heterogeneous Latino community
    Iveris L Martinez
    John Hopkins University Center on Aging and Health, Baltimore, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 17:899-909. 2006
  19. pmc What is a "health disparity"?
    Olivia Carter-Pokras
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:426-34. 2002
  20. ncbi request reprint The health of Latino children: urgent priorities, unanswered questions, and a research agenda
    Glenn Flores
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    JAMA 288:82-90. 2002
    ..This article suggests areas in which more research is needed and ways to improve research and care of Latino children...
  21. pmc Collection of legal status information: caution!
    Olivia Carter-Pokras
    Am J Public Health 96:399; author reply 399-400. 2006
  22. pmc Stakeholder views regarding cultural diversity teaching outcomes: a qualitative study
    Nisha Dogra
    University of Leicester Greenwood Institute of Child Health, Leicester, UK
    BMC Med Educ 5:37. 2005
    ..This study explored the views of stakeholders in medical education about the potential outcomes of cultural diversity teaching and how they thought cultural diversity programmes might be effectively evaluated...
  23. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in clinical presentation of patients with sleep-disordered breathing
    Steven M Scharf
    Sleep Disorders Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 1102, USA
    Sleep Breath 8:173-83. 2004
    ..We conclude that while AA present with more severe OSA than W this was accounted for by factors known to influence OSA severity. Further, there were no racial differences in accepting and adhering to therapy with CPAP...

Research Grants3

  1. Maryland's Approach to Cultural Competency in Healthcare
    Olivia Carter Pokras; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..An asthma intervention in the adult emergency department incorporating health professional training in cultural competency and national asthma guidelines will be conducted, and changes in asthma patient outcomes assessed. ..