Rafael Perez-Escamilla

Summary

Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Impact of a Community Health Workers-Led Structured Program on Blood Glucose Control Among Latinos With Type 2 Diabetes: The DIALBEST Trial
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
    Diabetes Care 38:197-205. 2015
  2. pmc Scaling up of breastfeeding promotion programs in low- and middle-income countries: the "breastfeeding gear" model
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Yale School of Public Health and Yale Global Health Leadership Institute, New Haven, CT, USA
    Adv Nutr 3:790-800. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding social marketing: lessons learned from USDA's "Loving Support" campaign
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Office of Community Health, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Breastfeed Med 7:358-63. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Dietary energy density and body weight in adults and children: a systematic review
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Office of Community Health, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, 135 College St, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:671-84. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Breastfeeding protection, promotion, and support in the United States: a time to nudge, a time to measure
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    J Hum Lact 28:118-21. 2012
  6. pmc Acculturation, nutrition, and health disparities in Latinos
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:1163S-7S. 2011
  7. pmc Place of residence modifies the association between acculturation and dietary tools knowledge among Latina WIC participants: a multi-state study
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, 06510, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:299-308. 2011
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  1. doi request reprint Impact of a Community Health Workers-Led Structured Program on Blood Glucose Control Among Latinos With Type 2 Diabetes: The DIALBEST Trial
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
    Diabetes Care 38:197-205. 2015
    ..We examined the impact of the Diabetes Among Latinos Best Practices Trial (DIALBEST), a community health worker (CHW)-led structured intervention for improving glycemic control among Latinos with T2D...
  2. pmc Scaling up of breastfeeding promotion programs in low- and middle-income countries: the "breastfeeding gear" model
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Yale School of Public Health and Yale Global Health Leadership Institute, New Haven, CT, USA
    Adv Nutr 3:790-800. 2012
    ..Empirical research is recommended to further test the usefulness of the AIDED framework and BFGM for global scaling up of BF programs...
  3. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding social marketing: lessons learned from USDA's "Loving Support" campaign
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Office of Community Health, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Breastfeed Med 7:358-63. 2012
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  4. doi request reprint Dietary energy density and body weight in adults and children: a systematic review
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Office of Community Health, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, 135 College St, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:671-84. 2012
    ..This review supports a relationship between energy density and body weight in adults and in children and adolescents such that consuming diets lower in energy density may be an effective strategy for managing body weight...
  5. doi request reprint Breastfeeding protection, promotion, and support in the United States: a time to nudge, a time to measure
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    J Hum Lact 28:118-21. 2012
    ..In spite of this, major challenge remain for promoting, supporting and especially for protecting breastfeeding in the country...
  6. pmc Acculturation, nutrition, and health disparities in Latinos
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:1163S-7S. 2011
    ..Latinos have become the largest minority group in the United States and will represent 25% of the US population by 2050. Latinos experience a disproportionate burden of poverty and poor health outcomes...
  7. pmc Place of residence modifies the association between acculturation and dietary tools knowledge among Latina WIC participants: a multi-state study
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, 06510, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:299-308. 2011
    ..The forthcoming revised federal dietary tools need to be adequately disseminated among Latinos, with special emphasis on those with lower acculturation levels, living in rapid emerging Latino communities or in the US-Mexico border...
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. pmc Breastfeeding education and support trial for overweight and obese women: a randomized trial
    Donna J Chapman
    Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    Pediatrics 131:e162-70. 2013
    ..To evaluate a specialized breastfeeding peer counseling (SBFPC) intervention promoting exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) among overweight/obese, low-income women...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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
  17. 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...
  18. 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
    ....
  19. pmc HIV-negative status is associated with very early onset of lactation among Ghanaian women
    Gloria E Otoo
    Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Connecticut, CT, USA
    J Hum Lact 26:107-17. 2010
    ..93; P = .009), vaginal delivery (odds ratio = 2.55; P = .035), and having a male child (odds ratio = 1.86; P = .032). The findings indicate an association between maternal HIV status and very early onset of lactation...
  20. 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...
  21. pmc Nutrient and food intakes differ among Latina subgroups during pregnancy
    Amber Hromi-Fiedler
    Office of Community Health, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, 135 College Street, Suite 200, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Public Health Nutr 15:341-51. 2012
    ..To document nutrient and food group serving intakes from food sources among Latina subgroups living in the same geographical area...
  22. pmc Impact of peer nutrition education on dietary behaviors and health outcomes among Latinos: a systematic literature review
    Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 40:208-25. 2008
    ..This systematic review assesses the impact of peer education/counseling on nutrition and health outcomes among Latinos and identifies future research needs...
  23. pmc Community health workers in low- and middle-income countries: what do we know about scaling up and sustainability?
    Sarah Wood Pallas
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:e74-82. 2013
    ..We sought to provide a systematic review of the determinants of success in scaling up and sustaining community health worker (CHW) programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. pmc Breastfeeding among minority women: moving from risk factors to interventions
    Donna J Chapman
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA
    Adv Nutr 3:95-104. 2012
    ....
  28. pmc Acculturative type is associated with breastfeeding duration among low-income Latinas
    Donna J Chapman
    Yale School of Public Health, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 9:188-98. 2013
    ..Multidimensional assessments of acculturation may prove useful in better tailoring future breastfeeding promotion interventions...
  29. pmc Persistent household food insecurity, HIV, and maternal stress in peri-urban Ghana
    Jonathan Garcia
    Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:215. 2013
    ..This in turn may lead to unhealthy coping behaviors. We examined the independent associations of HIV, persistent household food insecurity and the synergistic effect of both on maternal stress...
  30. pmc Scaling up depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA): a systematic literature review illustrating the AIDED model
    Leslie Curry
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Reprod Health 10:39. 2013
    ..As a reproductive health technology that has scaled up in diverse contexts, DMPA is an exemplar product innovation with which to illustrate the utility of the AIDED model for scaling up family health innovations...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. pmc Breastfeeding status on US birth certificates: where do we go from here?
    Donna J Chapman
    University of Connecticut, Department of Nutritional Sciences, 3624 Horsebarn Rd Extension, Storrs, CT 06269 4017, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e1159-63. 2008
    ....
  34. pmc US national breastfeeding monitoring and surveillance: current status and recommendations
    Donna J Chapman
    Connecticut NIH EXPORT Center for Eliminating Health Disparities Among Latinos, Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 4017, USA
    J Hum Lact 25:139-50. 2009
    ..Suggestions to improve this system include: standardizing breastfeeding definitions, expanding ethnic/racial descriptors, collecting additional relevant variables, and reducing recall periods...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. ncbi request reprint Influence of the Fight BAC! food safety campaign on an urban Latino population in Connecticut
    Jigna Morarji Dharod
    Department of Nutritional Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 36:128-32. 2004
    ....
  38. 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...
  39. pmc Perceived incentives and barriers to exclusive breastfeeding among periurban Ghanaian women
    Gloria E Otoo
    Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Hum Lact 25:34-41. 2009
    ..Addressing the concerns put forward by these participants can be used to enhance exclusive breastfeeding promotion in this region...
  40. 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...