Dolores Acevedo-García

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Research evidence indicates that 2 forms of racial discrimination-perceived interpersonal discrimination and racial/ethnic residential segregation (a form of institutional discrimination)-may influence children's health and disparities. Although research on these 2 forms of discrimination and health has primarily focused on adults, smaller bodies of work(More)
Studies have shown subjective social status (SSS) is associated with multiple health outcomes. This article examines the predictors of SSS, whether these associations vary by race/ethnicity, and whether SSS is sensitive to different referents used for social comparison. Data were from a national US mail survey. Income was strongly associated with SSS only(More)
BACKGROUND Although hospice care can alleviate suffering at the end of life for patients with cancer, it remains underutilized, particularly by African Americans and Hispanics. OBJECTIVE To examine whether the racial composition of the census tract where an individual resides is associated with hospice use. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of the(More)
CONTEXT Extensive observational evidence indicates that youth in high-poverty neighborhoods exhibit poor mental health, although not all children may be affected similarly. OBJECTIVE To use experimental evidence to assess whether gender and family health problems modify the mental health effects of moving from high- to low-poverty neighborhoods. DESIGN(More)
When researching racial disparities in health, residential segregation cannot be ignored. Because of segregation, contextual differences by race are so pronounced that ignoring them may lead to mis-estimating the effect of individual-level factors. However, given the stark racial separation of social contexts, researching how residential segregation and(More)
Research has shown that children living in high-poverty, racially isolated neighborhoods face significant health risks. 2 In response, advocates have often focused on improving the housing and neighborhood conditions that contribute to these heightened health risks. 3 This Policy Brief will cover a complementary strategy to assist families make voluntary(More)
The views and expressions contained are those of the Expert Panel members and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Intransigent and growing health inequities call for new thinking about the role of public health in creating the conditions in which all people can be healthy. A renewed paradigm(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined asthma risk factors among 274 Puerto Rican children born in New York to atopic mothers. METHODS We prospectively followed the cohort to measure aeroallergens in their homes and assess allergic sensitization. Baseline data are presented. RESULTS Maternal smoking was significantly higher among women born on the continental United(More)
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