Ernesto Moralez

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In the U.S., nearly 67 % of Hispanics ages 50 and older report that they have never had a screening colonoscopy. Barriers to screening include cost, lack of health insurance, anticipation of pain, embarrassment, mistrust of medical/healthcare systems and institutions, a fatalistic belief system, as well as fear and lack of knowledge regarding cancer(More)
The U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD), Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (SAC), and the U.S. Army Utility Helicopter Program Office (UHPO) have completed rapid risk reduction development for the UH-60M Upgrade fly-by-wire flight control system using the RASCAL JUH-60A In-Flight Simulator and AFDD advanced flight control development tools. Analytic(More)
This paper describes the development and flight test of autonomous obstacle field navigation and safe landing area selection on the U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate RASCAL JUH-60A research helicopter. Using laser detection and ranging (LADAR) as the primary terrain sensor, the autonomous flight system is able to avoid obstacles, including wires, and(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to assess the effects of training primary care providers (PCPs) to use Motivational Interviewing (MI) when treating depressed patients on providers' MI performance and patients' expressions of interest in depression treatment ("change talk") and short-term treatment adherence. METHODS This was a cluster randomized(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of Motivational Interviewing (MI) conducted by primary care providers on rates of improvement over time for depressive symptoms and remission among low-income patients with newly diagnosed Major Depressive Disorder. METHOD Ten care teams were randomized to MI with standard management of depression (MI-SMD; 4 teams, 10(More)
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