Ada M. Wilkinson-Lee

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Despite significant advances in prevention, Mexican American women continue to experience disparities related to cervical cancer and access to current and relevant health information. To address this disparity a community-campus partnership initiated an outreach program to Latinas in Arizona as one part of an integrated approach. Promotoras (community(More)
The current study draws upon ecodevelopmental theory to identify protective and risk factors that may influence emotional distress during adolescence. Hierarchical regression analyses were used to examine the relationship among family obligations, school connectedness and emotional distress of 4,198 (51% female) middle and high school students who were(More)
We address education "pipelines" and their social ecology, drawing on the 1930's writing of Ralph J. Bunche, a Nobel peace maker whose war against systematic second-class education for the poor, minority and nonminority alike is nearly forgotten; and of the epidemiologist Geoffrey Rose, whose 1985 paper spotlighted the difficulty of shifting health status(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking is a leading risk factor for heart disease and cancer. By identifying factors associated with smoking onset, more effective prevention programs can be developed. Research questions are (1) does smoking susceptibility status change from grade six to eight, (2) are indicators of risk (perceived harm, smoking susceptibility status, positive(More)
This study examined practitioners’ understandings of cultural sensitivity in the context of pregnancy prevention programs for Latina teens. Fifty-eight practitioners from teen pregnancy prevention programs in California were interviewed in a guided conversation format. Three themes emerged in our analysis. First, practitioners’ definitions of cultural(More)
BACKGROUND The Interactive Systems Framework (ISF), a guide for translational research, encourages the balancing of traditional research and community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches. OBJECTIVES This paper focuses on the challenges, solutions, and lessons learned in applying the ISF to our translational research project. METHODS A(More)
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