Rafael Perez-Escamilla

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Affiliation: University of Connecticut
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint An adapted version of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Insecurity module is a valid tool for assessing household food insecurity in Campinas, Brazil
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 4017, USA
    J Nutr 134:1923-8. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Social capital and breastfeeding initiation among Puerto Rican women
    Alex K Anderson
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Adv Exp Med Biol 554:283-6. 2004
  3. pmc Food insecurity and low self-efficacy are associated with health care access barriers among Puerto-Ricans with type 2 diabetes
    Grace Kollannoor-Samuel
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 14:552-62. 2012
  4. pmc Household food insecurity is associated with depressive symptoms among low-income pregnant Latinas
    Amber Hromi-Fiedler
    Connecticut Center for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos, University of Connecticut, Roy E Jones Building, Unit 4017, 3624 Horsebarn Road Extension, Storrs, Connecticut 06269 4017, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 7:421-30. 2011
  5. pmc Social support modifies the association between household food insecurity and depression among Latinos with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes
    Grace Kollannoor-Samuel
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:982-9. 2011
  6. pmc Food insecurity is associated with acculturation and social networks in Puerto Rican households
    Rajanigandha Dhokarh
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 43:288-94. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Association of degree and timing of exposure to breastfeeding peer counseling services with breastfeeding duration
    Donna Chapman
    University of Connecticut, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Storrs, CT 06269 4017, USA
    Adv Exp Med Biol 554:303-6. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Food insecurity is related to increased risk of type 2 diabetes among Latinas
    Nurgül Fitzgerald
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Ethn Dis 21:328-34. 2011
  9. pmc Breastfeeding peer counseling: from efficacy through scale-up
    Donna J Chapman
    University of Connecticut, Center for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos, Department of Nutritional Sciences, 3624 Horsebarn Road Extension, Storrs, CT 06269 4017, USA
    J Hum Lact 26:314-26. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Differential response to breastfeeding peer counseling within a low-income, predominantly Latina population
    Donna J Chapman
    University of Connecticut, Department of Nutritional Sciences, 3624 Horsebarn Road Extension, Storrs, CT 06269 4017, USA
    J Hum Lact 20:389-96. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint An adapted version of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Insecurity module is a valid tool for assessing household food insecurity in Campinas, Brazil
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 4017, USA
    J Nutr 134:1923-8. 2004
    ..Thus, Brazil now has a household food insecurity instrument that can be used to set national goals, to follow progress, and to evaluate its national hunger and poverty eradication programs...
  2. ncbi request reprint Social capital and breastfeeding initiation among Puerto Rican women
    Alex K Anderson
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Adv Exp Med Biol 554:283-6. 2004
  3. pmc Food insecurity and low self-efficacy are associated with health care access barriers among Puerto-Ricans with type 2 diabetes
    Grace Kollannoor-Samuel
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 14:552-62. 2012
    ..Findings suggest that addressing barriers such as food insecurity, low self-efficacy, lack of health insurance, and depression could potentially result in better health care access and utilization among low income Puerto-Ricans with T2D...
  4. pmc Household food insecurity is associated with depressive symptoms among low-income pregnant Latinas
    Amber Hromi-Fiedler
    Connecticut Center for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos, University of Connecticut, Roy E Jones Building, Unit 4017, 3624 Horsebarn Road Extension, Storrs, Connecticut 06269 4017, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 7:421-30. 2011
    ..Findings from this study suggest the importance of assessing household food insecurity when evaluating depression risk among pregnant Latinas...
  5. pmc Social support modifies the association between household food insecurity and depression among Latinos with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes
    Grace Kollannoor-Samuel
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:982-9. 2011
    ..05). Findings suggest that social support buffers against the negative influence of household food insecurity on depression risk. A comprehensive approach is necessary to address the mental health needs of low income Latinos with T2D...
  6. pmc Food insecurity is associated with acculturation and social networks in Puerto Rican households
    Rajanigandha Dhokarh
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 43:288-94. 2011
    ..To examine whether acculturation and social networks influence household food insecurity in an inner-city Puerto Rican community...
  7. ncbi request reprint Association of degree and timing of exposure to breastfeeding peer counseling services with breastfeeding duration
    Donna Chapman
    University of Connecticut, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Storrs, CT 06269 4017, USA
    Adv Exp Med Biol 554:303-6. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Food insecurity is related to increased risk of type 2 diabetes among Latinas
    Nurgül Fitzgerald
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Ethn Dis 21:328-34. 2011
    ..To examine the independent association of food insecurity with type 2 diabetes (T2D), and to identify the T2D risk factors related to food insecurity among Latinas...
  9. pmc Breastfeeding peer counseling: from efficacy through scale-up
    Donna J Chapman
    University of Connecticut, Center for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos, Department of Nutritional Sciences, 3624 Horsebarn Road Extension, Storrs, CT 06269 4017, USA
    J Hum Lact 26:314-26. 2010
    ..Breastfeeding peer counseling initiatives are effective and can be scaled up in both developed and developing countries as part of well-coordinated national breastfeeding promotion or maternal-child health programs...
  10. ncbi request reprint Differential response to breastfeeding peer counseling within a low-income, predominantly Latina population
    Donna J Chapman
    University of Connecticut, Department of Nutritional Sciences, 3624 Horsebarn Road Extension, Storrs, CT 06269 4017, USA
    J Hum Lact 20:389-96. 2004
    ..9; 95% CI = 1.2-111.1) more likely to breastfeed through 3 months postpartum than were controls. These findings have important implications to the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children...
  11. ncbi request reprint Food label use modifies association of income with dietary quality
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Department of Nutritional Sciences U 17, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Nutr 132:768-72. 2002
    ..48, 0.80). Thus, FL use is associated with improved dietary quality among all income groups with a greater benefit of use among higher income individuals. Income is not associated with improved dietary quality in the absence of FL use...
  12. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and the nutritional transition in the Latin American and Caribbean Region: a success story?
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Cad Saude Publica 19:S119-27. 2003
    ..Breastfeeding protection policies and promotion programs may explain part of the increase in breastfeeding duration...
  13. ncbi request reprint Comparison between self-reported and observed food handling behaviors among Latinas
    Jigna Morarji Dharod
    Department of Nutritional Sciences and Connecticut NIH EXPORT Center of Excellence for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos, University of Connecticut, 3624 Horsebarn Hill Road, U 17, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA
    J Food Prot 70:1927-32. 2007
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  14. ncbi request reprint Determinants of nutrition knowledge among low-income, Latino caretakers in Hartford, Conn
    Paula McKernan Boulanger
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:978-81. 2002
  15. ncbi request reprint Unintended pregnancies are associated with less likelihood of prolonged breast-feeding: an analysis of 18 Demographic and Health Surveys
    Amber J Hromi-Fiedler
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 4017, USA
    Public Health Nutr 9:306-12. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between unintended pregnancies and prolonged breast-feeding among 18 countries on an individual and aggregated level...
  16. ncbi request reprint Evidence based breast-feeding promotion: the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Connecticut National Institutes of Health EXPORT Center of Excellence for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos and Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT 06269 4017, USA
    J Nutr 137:484-7. 2007
    ..Low-cost rapid-response monitoring systems are needed to monitor the proper implementation and administration of BFHI steps following an evidence-based approach. This approach is essential for reenergizing the BFHI worldwide...
  17. ncbi request reprint The role of acculturation in nutrition, lifestyle, and incidence of type 2 diabetes among Latinos
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Center for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 4017, USA
    J Nutr 137:860-70. 2007
    ..Longitudinal multivariate acculturation research is essential to disentangle these relations and to develop sound behavioral change theories that adequately predict behavioral change among Latinos...
  18. ncbi request reprint Food safety knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among Puerto Rican caretakers living in Hartford, Connecticut
    Angela Bermudez-Millan
    Hispanic Health Council, Inc, 175 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, USA
    J Food Prot 67:512-6. 2004
    ..Employed individuals and those with higher education were also more likely to be familiar with the term pasteurization. These results fully justify the delivery of culturally appropriate food safety education in this community...
  19. ncbi request reprint Assessment of nutrition education needs in an urban school district in Connecticut: establishing priorities through research
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269 4017, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:559-62. 2002
  20. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of breastfeeding peer counseling in a low-income, predominantly Latina population: a randomized controlled trial
    Donna J Chapman
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 4017, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:897-902. 2004
    ..Breastfeeding peer counseling has improved breastfeeding rates in developing countries; however, its impact in this country has not been adequately evaluated...
  21. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial assessing the efficacy of peer counseling on exclusive breastfeeding in a predominantly Latina low-income community
    Alex K Anderson
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:836-41. 2005
    ..To assess the efficacy of peer counseling to promote exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) among low-income inner-city women in Hartford, Conn...
  22. pmc Determinants of fasting plasma glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin among low income Latinos with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes
    Grace Kollannoor-Samuel
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:809-17. 2011
    ..Lower socio-economic status indicators were associated with poorer FPG and HbA1c glycemic control...
  23. pmc Bacterial contamination of hands increases risk of cross-contamination among low-income Puerto Rican meal preparers
    Jigna Morarji Dharod
    Department of Nutritional Sciences and Connecticut Center of Excellence for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 41:389-97. 2009
    ..To examine the association of microbial contamination of the meal preparer's hands with microbial status of food and kitchen/utensil surfaces during home preparation of a "Chicken and Salad" meal...
  24. doi request reprint Household food insecurity is associated with childhood malaria in rural Haiti
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Nutr 139:2132-8. 2009
    ..Findings suggest that policies and programs that address food insecurity are also likely to reduce the risk of malaria in Haiti...
  25. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of breastfeeding: advances and multidisciplinary applications
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Adv Exp Med Biol 554:45-59. 2004
    ..This chapter also illustrates how Cox regression and logistic regression can be applied to BF research...
  26. ncbi request reprint Social capital, acculturation, and breastfeeding initiation among Puerto Rican women in the United States
    Alex K Anderson
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269, USA
    J Hum Lact 20:39-45. 2004
    ..25, 95% confidence interval, 1.02-4.95) to have breastfed the index child, suggesting that social capital is an important predictor of breastfeeding initiation in this community...
  27. ncbi request reprint Stress during labor and delivery is associated with delayed onset of lactation among urban Guatemalan women
    Ruben Grajeda
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269, USA
    J Nutr 132:3055-60. 2002
    ..below) the 40th percentile [3 +/- 0.2 (n = 28) vs. 2.4 +/- 0.2 d postpartum (n = 38), respectively; P = 0.02]. Thus, stress during labor and/or delivery is likely to be a significant risk factor for delayed OL in urban Guatemala...
  28. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based public nutrition: an evolving concept
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Connecticut National Institutes of Health EXPORT Center of Excellence for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos, Storrs, 06269 4017, USA
    J Nutr 137:478-9. 2007
  29. ncbi request reprint Lactation counseling increases exclusive breast-feeding rates in Ghana
    Bridget A Aidam
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Nutr 135:1691-5. 2005
    ..5%) than among C (19.6%). The 100% increase in EBF rates can be attributed to the lactation counseling provided. Additional prenatal EBF support may not be needed within a context of strong routine prenatal EBF education...