Norman B. Bryan

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BACKGROUND There is a wealth of first- (type or extent) and second- (causes) generation health disparities research. Literature on health disparities interventions (third-generation research) is emerging. In this study, we compiled and qualitatively evaluated interventions to eliminate health disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) among African(More)
This paper reports on analyses done on data collected as part of an ongoing, longitudinal study of a national sample of information systems (I/S) professionals who have recently entered the work force. Path analysis, a form of structural equation modeling (SEM) used in exploratory studies where there is no definitive theory to be tested, was used to study(More)
Hong Kong and United States Information Specialist (IS) professionals' perceptions of work are analyzed according to Hofstede's cultural paradigm. More specifically, the theoretical emphasis of this research is a test of the cultural divergence hypothesis as it relates to the individualism/collectivism dimension of Hofstede's analysis. Further, smallest(More)
This research posits and tests an exploratory theoretical model relating work self-concept and career certainty to vocational development. Data were collected at three points in time over a span of approximately four years from a volunteer sample of over 1,000 students majoring in information systems at 38 colleges and universities; these times were(More)
This study is the first empirical test of the strategic importance of member autonomy and open access in a managed care environment. The model utilized in this study assesses the relative importance of autonomy in selecting specialists (open access), service convenience, value/pricing, and HMO resources on member satisfaction with care and intentions to(More)
Health disparities are common and a major focus of attention among health care researchers. The reasons for these disparities are several in number and broad in scope. Therefore, it will require a broad-based, multidisciplinary approach to fully understand and significantly reduce health disparities. Researchers with expertise in business and economics,(More)
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