Amelie Ramirez

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Health Science Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Navigating Latinas with breast screen abnormalities to diagnosis: the Six Cities Study
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Institute for Health Promotion Research, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Cancer 119:1298-305. 2013
  2. pmc Incidence and risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma in Texas Latinos: implications for prevention research
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Institute for Health Promotion Research and Cancer Therapy and Research Center, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e35573. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Salud America! Developing a National Latino Childhood Obesity Research Agenda
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Institute for Health Promotion Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    Health Educ Behav 38:251-60. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Testing three different cancer genetics registry recruitment methods with Hispanic cancer patients and their family members previously registered in local cancer registries in Texas
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute for Health Promotion Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    Community Genet 11:215-23. 2008
  5. pmc Clinical trials attitudes and practices of Latino physicians
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Institute for Health Promotion Research, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:482-92. 2008
  6. pmc Energy balance feasibility study for Latinas in Texas: a qualitative assessment
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Institute for Health Promotion Research, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 8207 Callaghan Rd, Ste 353, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A98. 2007
  7. pmc Physician gender differences in general and cancer-specific prevention attitudes and practices
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Institute for Health Promotion Research, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Texas Health Science Center, 8207 Callaghan Road, Suite 353, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    J Cancer Educ 24:85-93. 2009
  8. pmc Reducing time-to-treatment in underserved Latinas with breast cancer: the Six Cities Study
    Amelie Ramirez
    University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute for Health Promotion Research, San Antonio, Texas
    Cancer 120:752-60. 2014
  9. ncbi request reprint Social influences, and attitudes and beliefs associated with smoking among border Latino youth
    Patricia Chalela
    Institute for Health Promotion Research, School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 8207 Callaghan Rd, Ste 353, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    J Sch Health 77:187-95. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Interest, awareness, and perceptions of genetic testing among Hispanic family members of breast cancer survivors
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 8207 Callaghan Road, Suite 110, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:398-403. 2006

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Publications23

  1. pmc Navigating Latinas with breast screen abnormalities to diagnosis: the Six Cities Study
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Institute for Health Promotion Research, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Cancer 119:1298-305. 2013
    ..However, in stratified analyses, only navigated Latinas with an initial BI-RADS-3 screen benefited, probably because of a reduction in missed diagnostic appointments...
  2. pmc Incidence and risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma in Texas Latinos: implications for prevention research
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Institute for Health Promotion Research and Cancer Therapy and Research Center, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e35573. 2012
    ..S. SEER, Texas overall and a South Texas subset. To identify lines of prevention research, we compare prevalence of known HCC risk factors among these Latino groups...
  3. doi request reprint Salud America! Developing a National Latino Childhood Obesity Research Agenda
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Institute for Health Promotion Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    Health Educ Behav 38:251-60. 2011
    ..The agenda ranks family as the main ecological level to prevent Latino childhood obesity--followed by community, school, society, and individual-and ranks top research priorities in each level...
  4. doi request reprint Testing three different cancer genetics registry recruitment methods with Hispanic cancer patients and their family members previously registered in local cancer registries in Texas
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute for Health Promotion Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    Community Genet 11:215-23. 2008
    ..To increase accrual among Hispanics to the Cancer Genetics Network national cancer genetics registry...
  5. pmc Clinical trials attitudes and practices of Latino physicians
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Institute for Health Promotion Research, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:482-92. 2008
    ..Literature regarding Latino physicians' clinical trials attitudes and practices, in comparison to White physicians, was lacking...
  6. pmc Energy balance feasibility study for Latinas in Texas: a qualitative assessment
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Institute for Health Promotion Research, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 8207 Callaghan Rd, Ste 353, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A98. 2007
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  7. pmc Physician gender differences in general and cancer-specific prevention attitudes and practices
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Institute for Health Promotion Research, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Texas Health Science Center, 8207 Callaghan Road, Suite 353, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    J Cancer Educ 24:85-93. 2009
    ..Findings are inconsistent regarding physician gender differences in general prevention practices and cancer-specific attitudes and practices...
  8. pmc Reducing time-to-treatment in underserved Latinas with breast cancer: the Six Cities Study
    Amelie Ramirez
    University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute for Health Promotion Research, San Antonio, Texas
    Cancer 120:752-60. 2014
    ..Failure to address specific cultural features that create or exacerbate barriers can lead to less-than optimal navigation results, specifically in Hispanic/Latino women...
  9. ncbi request reprint Social influences, and attitudes and beliefs associated with smoking among border Latino youth
    Patricia Chalela
    Institute for Health Promotion Research, School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 8207 Callaghan Rd, Ste 353, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    J Sch Health 77:187-95. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between psychosocial factors and the smoking behavior of Latino youth living along the Mexico-US border...
  10. ncbi request reprint Interest, awareness, and perceptions of genetic testing among Hispanic family members of breast cancer survivors
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 8207 Callaghan Road, Suite 110, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:398-403. 2006
    ..To provide a preliminary description of the interest, awareness, and perceptions of genetic testing among Hispanics with a family history of breast cancer..
  11. ncbi request reprint Cancer risk factors among men of diverse Hispanic or Latino origins
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    Prev Med 39:263-9. 2004
    ..However, routine risk factor data on Latino groups are lacking. Knowledge of cancer risk prevalence by ethnoregional groups is particularly important for development of effective prevention and control strategies...
  12. pmc The religiosity/spirituality of Latina breast cancer survivors and influence on health-related quality of life
    Kimberly A Wildes
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute for Health Promotion Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    Psychooncology 18:831-40. 2009
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  13. ncbi request reprint Breast and cervical cancer knowledge, attitudes, and screening practices of Hispanic women diagnosed with cancer
    Fabiola Aparicio-Ting
    Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    J Cancer Educ 18:230-6. 2003
    ..Cancer survivors' screening participation is important to prevent cancer recurrence and to maintain health for the growing number of Hispanic cancer survivors...
  14. pmc Beneficial effects of a combined navigator/promotora approach for Hispanic women diagnosed with breast abnormalities
    Donald J Dudley
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:1639-44. 2012
    ..We evaluated the efficacy of PN in improving time of key events in cancer care, including positive screening tests, definitive diagnosis, initiation of therapy, and completion of initial therapy...
  15. ncbi request reprint Tobacco control policy advocacy attitudes and self-efficacy among ethnically diverse high school students
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Baylor College of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas 78230, USA
    Health Educ Behav 33:502-14. 2006
    ..Associations with smoking status remained significant when controlling by gender and ethnicity...
  16. pmc Adapting evidence-based strategies to increase physical activity among African Americans, Hispanics, Hmong, and Native Hawaiians: a social marketing approach
    Mary Ann S Van Duyn
    National Cancer Institute, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, 6116 Executive Blvd, Suite 602, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A102. 2007
    ..Using a social marketing approach, we studied how best to adapt proven, evidence-based strategies to increase physical activity for use with underserved racial or ethnic groups...
  17. pmc Settlement-funded tobacco control in Texas: 2000-2004 pilot project effects on cigarette smoking
    Alfred L McAlister
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:235-8. 2006
    ..It is reasonable to expect similar reductions in tobacco use if funds are provided for statewide expansion of the pilot activities...
  18. ncbi request reprint A su salud: a quasi-experimental study among Mexican American women
    Maria Eugenia Fernandez-Esquer
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Houston TX 77030, USA
    Am J Health Behav 27:536-45. 2003
    ..To test the effectiveness of a community intervention program to promote breast and cervical cancer screening...
  19. ncbi request reprint Predictors of digital rectal examination in U.S. Latinos
    Gregory A Talavera
    Division of Health Promotion, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123 4311, USA
    Am J Prev Med 22:36-41. 2002
    ..S. Latino men. Even less is known about the population's subgroup variations. This study assessed predictors of having obtained digital rectal examinations (DREs) among four Latino subgroups...
  20. ncbi request reprint Redes En Acción. Increasing Hispanic participation in cancer research, training, and awareness
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 107:2023-33. 2006
    ..Redes En Acción has increased participation in cancer control research, training, and awareness among Hispanic scientists and within Hispanic communities. Cancer 2006. (c) 2006 American Cancer Society...
  21. ncbi request reprint Genetics and Latinos: proceedings of a national summit
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Cancer Res 65:2996. 2005
  22. ncbi request reprint A national agenda for Latino cancer prevention and control
    Amelie G Ramirez
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 78230, USA
    Cancer 103:2209-15. 2005
    ..The results laid the foundation for a national Redes En Accion Latino cancer agenda, thus providing a useful tool for individuals and organizations engaged in cancer prevention and control efforts among the Hispanic-Latino population...

Research Grants6

  1. Preventing Tobacco Use in Young Latino Workers in Texas
    Amelie Ramirez; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Impact of the program on targeted mediators and tobacco use behaviors will be assessed among samples of young adult workers from these communities through population surveys and an embedded cohort study ..
  2. Preventing Tobacco Use in Young Latino Workers in Texas
    Amelie Ramirez; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Impact of the program on targeted mediators and tobacco use behaviors will be assessed among samples of young adult workers from these communities through population surveys and an embedded cohort study ..
  3. Preventing Tobacco Use in Young Latino Workers in Texas
    Amelie Ramirez; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Impact of the program on targeted mediators and tobacco use behaviors will be assessed among samples of young adult workers from these communities through population surveys and an embedded cohort study ..
  4. Redes En Accion: National Latino Cancer Research Network
    Amelie Ramirez; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Phase III will continue Phase II programs with the addition of the creation of new project funding streams and increased collaborations and partnerships to enhance potential long-term sustainability of the network ..
  5. Redes En Accion: National Latino Cancer Research Network
    Amelie Ramirez; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Phase III will continue Phase II programs with the addition of the creation of new project funding streams and increased collaborations and partnerships to enhance potential long-term sustainability of the network. ..