Lindsay E Rosenfeld

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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)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The following review summarizes contributions from rheumatology to the growing field of health literacy. RECENT FINDINGS Arthritis related publications have primarily contributed to one strand of research in health literacy: assessments of print materials and considerations of the match between the reading grade level of materials and(More)
Building-level characteristics are structural factors largely beyond the control of those who live in them. We explored whether building-level characteristics and indoor allergens in the household are related. We examined the relationship between building-level characteristics and indoor allergens: dust mite, cat, cockroach, and mouse. Building-level(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)
This article presents the research process and methods used to evaluate and improve a web-based health information resource, called "Community Connect to Research," intended for the public. The research process was iterative and involved collaboration with many partners. Two formal evaluations were conducted in 2009 and 2010 using key informant interviews,(More)
OBJECTIVE In autumn 2012, Massachusetts schools implemented comprehensive competitive food and beverage standards similar to the US Department of Agriculture's Smart Snacks in School standards. We explored major themes raised by food-service directors (FSD) regarding their school-district-wide implementation of the standards. DESIGN For this qualitative(More)
The US child population is rapidly becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, yet there are persistent racial/ethnic gaps in child health. Improving and expanding policies to reduce these gaps is increasingly a mandate of government agencies. Identifying effective policies requires a rigorous approach, yet there is a lack of information about which(More)
OBJECTIVE In 2012, Massachusetts enacted school competitive food and beverage standards similar to national Smart Snacks. These standards aim to improve the nutritional quality of competitive snacks. It was previously demonstrated that a majority of foods and beverages were compliant with the standards, but it was unknown whether food manufacturers(More)
INTRODUCTION In 2012, the updated U.S. Department of Agriculture school meals standards and a competitive food law similar to the fully implemented version of the national Smart Snack standards went into effect in Massachusetts. This study evaluated the impact of these updated school meal standards and Massachusetts' comprehensive competitive food standards(More)
OBJECTIVES to examine the relationship between literacy and asthma management with a focus on the oral exchange. METHODS study participants, all of whom reported asthma, were drawn from the New England Family Study (NEFS), an examination of links between education and health. NEFS data included reading, oral (speaking), and aural (listening) literacy(More)