ALEXANDER ORTEGA

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Heterogeneity in health insurance coverage among US Latino adults
    Arturo Vargas Bustamante
    UCLA School of Public Health, 650 Charles E Young Drive South Room 31 299C, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:561-6. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Documentation status and parental concerns about development in young US children of Mexican origin
    Alexander N Ortega
    Departments of Health Services, School of Public Health, Institute for Social Research, University of California, Los Angeles, 2134 Rolfe Hall, Los Angeles, California 90095 1484, USA
    Acad Pediatr 9:278-82. 2009
  4. pmc Lifetime and 12-month intermittent explosive disorder in Latinos
    Alexander N Ortega
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 78:133-9. 2008
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Persistence of mental health service use among Latino children: a clinical and community study
    Alexander N Ortega
    Department of Health Services and Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 34:353-62. 2007
  7. pmc Co-occurrence of mental and physical illness in US Latinos
    Alexander N Ortega
    Dept of Health Services, University of California Los Angeles, School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:927-34. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Denial and its association with mental health care use: a study of island Puerto Ricans
    Alexander N Ortega
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 32:320-31. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Race/ethnicity, language, and asthma care: findings from a 4-state survey
    Moira Inkelas
    Department of Health Services, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 100:120-7. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Unmet mental health need and access to services for children with special health care needs and their families
    Moira Inkelas
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 7:431-8. 2007

Research Grants

  1. ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND ASTHMA IN PUERTO RICAN YOUTH
    ALEXANDER ORTEGA; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. 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...
  2. pmc Heterogeneity in health insurance coverage among US Latino adults
    Arturo Vargas Bustamante
    UCLA School of Public Health, 650 Charles E Young Drive South Room 31 299C, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:561-6. 2009
    ..Our hypothesis was that Latinos of Mexican ancestry have worse health insurance coverage than their non-Mexican Latino counterparts...
  3. doi request reprint Documentation status and parental concerns about development in young US children of Mexican origin
    Alexander N Ortega
    Departments of Health Services, School of Public Health, Institute for Social Research, University of California, Los Angeles, 2134 Rolfe Hall, Los Angeles, California 90095 1484, USA
    Acad Pediatr 9:278-82. 2009
    ..To examine parent concerns about development, learning, and behavior for young children of Mexican origin, and to identify whether these reports differ by families' citizenship/documentation status...
  4. pmc Lifetime and 12-month intermittent explosive disorder in Latinos
    Alexander N Ortega
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 78:133-9. 2008
    ....
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Persistence of mental health service use among Latino children: a clinical and community study
    Alexander N Ortega
    Department of Health Services and Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 34:353-62. 2007
    ..In multivariate analyses, persistence was associated in both the clinical and community samples with a measure of school functioning but not with diagnosis, impairment, or parental concerns about the child's behavior...
  7. pmc Co-occurrence of mental and physical illness in US Latinos
    Alexander N Ortega
    Dept of Health Services, University of California Los Angeles, School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:927-34. 2006
    ..We examined the co-occurrence of anxiety and depression with prevalent physical chronic illnesses in a representative sample of Latinos with national origins from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other Latin American countries...
  8. ncbi request reprint Denial and its association with mental health care use: a study of island Puerto Ricans
    Alexander N Ortega
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 32:320-31. 2005
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Race/ethnicity, language, and asthma care: findings from a 4-state survey
    Moira Inkelas
    Department of Health Services, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 100:120-7. 2008
    ..Latino and African American children have poorer asthma control than non-Latino white children, but few studies examine the association among race/ethnicity, language, and specific processes of asthma care...
  10. ncbi request reprint Unmet mental health need and access to services for children with special health care needs and their families
    Moira Inkelas
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 7:431-8. 2007
    ....
  11. pmc Mental health and substance use disorders among Latino and Asian American lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults
    Susan D Cochran
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:785-94. 2007
    ..However, the level of morbidity among sexual orientation minorities in the NLAAS appears similar to or lower than that observed in population-based studies of lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults...
  12. doi request reprint Access to and utilization of health care by subgroups of Latino children
    Victor H Perez
    Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Med Care 47:695-9. 2009
    ..Few studies have examined patterns and determinants of access to and use of health care for different subgroups of Latino children...
  13. doi request reprint Understanding observed and unobserved health care access and utilization disparities among US Latino adults
    Arturo Vargas Bustamante
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 66:561-77. 2009
    ..Although a significant share of these disparities may be explained by observed characteristics, disparities because of unobserved heterogeneity among the different Latino cohorts are also considerable...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effective recruitment and retention of minority research participants
    Antronette K Yancey
    Department of Health Services and Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 27:1-28. 2006
    ..We then characterized the current state of this literature, discussing implications for future research needs and directions...
  15. doi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in pediatric experiences of family-centered care
    Alma D Guerrero
    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, University of California Los Angeles, 10990 Wilshire Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Med Care 48:388-93. 2010
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Use of preventive care services among Latino subgroups
    Arturo Vargas Bustamante
    University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health, 90095 1772, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:610-9. 2010
    ..Most of this work, however, pools Latinos together when they compare different racial and ethnic groups. There is currently no information about the consistency of preventive care utilization across major Latino subgroups...
  17. doi request reprint The effect of neonatal intensive care level and hospital volume on mortality of very low birth weight infants
    Judith H Chung
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Med Care 48:635-44. 2010
    ..To determine the adjusted effect of hospital level of care and volume on mortality of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants in the state of California, where deregionalization of perinatal care has occurred...
  18. ncbi request reprint Childhood asthma, chronic illness, and psychiatric disorders
    Alexander N Ortega
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College Street, P O Box 208034, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 190:275-81. 2002
    ..These results call for more mechanistic research that explores the specific relations between childhood anxiety disorder and asthma and between affective disorder and other pediatric chronic illnesses...
  19. ncbi request reprint Hispanic client-case manager matching: differences in outcomes and service use in a program for homeless persons with severe mental illness
    Alexander N Ortega
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Administration, 60 College Street, P O Box 208034, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 190:315-23. 2002
    ..These results do not support the hypothesis that ethnic and racial matching improves outcomes or service use. Several explanations are offered for the results...
  20. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity of asthma and anxiety and depression in Puerto Rican children
    Alexander N Ortega
    Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, Ohio State University School of Public Health, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Psychosomatics 45:93-9. 2004
    ..Possible explanations for the findings are discussed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Self-reliance, mental health need, and the use of mental healthcare among island Puerto Ricans
    Alexander N Ortega
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 4:131-40. 2002
    ..Our findings suggest that self-reliance is a significant and robust predictor of mental healthcare utilization among Puerto Ricans living in low-income areas of the island...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hispanic healthcare disparities: challenging the myth of a monolithic Hispanic population
    Robin M Weinick
    Office of Performance Accountability, Resources, and Technology, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Med Care 42:313-20. 2004
    ..We examine the association between use of healthcare services and Hispanic Americans'country of ancestry or origin, language of interview, and length of time lived in the United States...
  23. ncbi request reprint Parental mental health, childhood psychiatric disorders, and asthma attacks in island Puerto Rican youth
    Alexander N Ortega
    Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, The Ohio State University School of Public Health, Columbus, 43210, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 4:308-15. 2004
    ..This study aims to determine whether the associations between parental mental health problems and childhood asthma attacks persist after controlling for childhood anxiety and depression and other confounding factors...
  24. ncbi request reprint Impact of site of care, race, and Hispanic ethnicity on medication use for childhood asthma
    Alexander N Ortega
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Pediatrics 109:E1. 2002
    ..To understand the importance of source of care and other factors that influence differences in asthma medication use by race and Hispanic ethnicity...
  25. pmc Comorbidity between asthma attacks and internalizing disorders among Puerto Rican children at one-year follow-up
    Jonathan M Feldman
    Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva Univ, Rousso Building, 1300 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Psychosomatics 47:333-9. 2006
    ..These findings show that the association between internalizing disorders and asthma attacks was replicated 1 year later in the same sample...
  26. ncbi request reprint Asthma disparities in the prevalence, morbidity, and treatment of Latino children
    Glorisa Canino
    University of Puerto Rico, Medical School San Juan, Puerto Rica
    Soc Sci Med 63:2926-37. 2006
    ..Finally, several suggestions for future research examining determinants that account for asthma disparities are examined...
  27. ncbi request reprint Association of psychiatric disorders and different indicators of asthma in island Puerto Rican children
    Alexander N Ortega
    Yale University, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Administration, 60 College Street, P O Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 38:220-6. 2003
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Inequalities in use of specialty mental health services among Latinos, African Americans, and non-Latino whites
    Margarita Alegria
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Cambridge Health Alliance, 120 Beacon Street Fourth Floor, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:1547-55. 2002
    ..The authors investigated whether there are disparities in the rates of specialty mental health care for Latinos and African Americans compared with non-Latino whites in the United States...
  29. ncbi request reprint Having issues with parental psychopathology and children's mental health risk and service use
    Alexander N Ortega
    Med Care 41:702-5. 2003
  30. ncbi request reprint Oral health and use of dental services among Hispanics
    Denice C L Stewart
    School of Dentistry, Oregon Health and Science University, 611 SW Campus Drive, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    J Public Health Dent 62:84-91. 2002
    ..This study examined factors related to oral health and dental service use among Mexican-Americans, Cuban-Americans, and Puerto Ricans from the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1982-84 (HHANES)...

Research Grants3

  1. ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND ASTHMA IN PUERTO RICAN YOUTH
    ALEXANDER ORTEGA; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Overall, this study will provide useful information on two major public health problems for Hispanic youth, mental health and asthma, and begin to investigate the links between theses two critical public health issues. ..