Faculty Research Projects

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Dr. Jessica Gipson and Dr. May Wang during their Tibet Birth Center Project with the Qinghai class

Faculty Research and Expertise Portal

Learn more about the cutting-edge research our faculty are engaged in, as well as their areas of expertise using the Faculty Research and Expertise Portal.

Global Projects

Our faculty and students at the Fielding School of Public Health are actively engaged in research, service and training around the world. Use this Global Projects Map to explore current and recent research, training and service activities around the world that faculty and students at the Fielding School of Public Health are engaged in.

 

Below is a listing of current and past research activities by our department faculty. Abstracts are available.

Communities and Health

How and When Do Households Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters?
Linda Bourque
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Community Disaster Resilience
David Eisenman 
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Neighborhood Effects on Mental Health
Carol Aneshensel 
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Maternal and Child Nutrition, and Population-Level Food Insecurity
Gail Harrison
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International Issues in Health

Pregnancy Environment and Early Life Matters: Prenatal Air Pollution and Childhood Autism
Ondine von Ehrenstein
Abstract

Food-Based Approaches to Multiple Micronutrient Deficiencies and Protein Quality Improvement in Rural Kenya
Charlotte Neumann
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Acculturation or Secular Trends? A Pilot Study Following Emigrants from the Philippines to the US
Gilbert Gee 
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Tobacco Crop Substitution: Pilot Effort in China
Virgina Li 
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International Reproductive Health

Sex, Contraception, and Fertility: A Mixed-Methods Investigation in the Philippines
Jessica Gipson
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How Community Attitudes Shape Adolescent Reproductive Health in Rural Kenya
Paula Tavrow
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Pregnancy Environment and Early Life Matters: Prenatal Air Pollution and Childhood Autism
Ondine von Ehrenstein
Abstract

Interventions to Promote Health

Health Communication Research: Health Literacy, Social Media, Popular Media, Risk Communication 
Deborah Glik 
Abstract

Brief Alcohol and Drug Interventions with At-Risk Youth
Elizabeth D'Amico
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Addressing Child Obesity in LA County: Collaborations with WIC
May Wang 
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Prevention and Control of Infectious and Chronic Diseases Using Community-Based Research Initiatives in the Domestic and Global Scene
Donald Morisky
Abstract

Issues in Health Equity

Women's Health Over the Lifecourse: Social, Psychosocial, and Biological Intersections
Dawn Upchurch
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Social Inequalities and Health Disparities Based on Race/Ethnicity, Older Age and Sexual Minority Status
Chandra Ford
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Cultural Equivalence of Health Behavior Theories and Concepts in Diverse Populations
Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
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Promoting Health Equity

Independence at Risk: Sustaining Fragile Support Networks for Low-Income Older Adults
Steven Wallace
Abstract

Empowerment of Women for Health Promotion in Underclass Communities: A Meta-Analysis
Snehendu Kar 
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Collaborating with Business Owners, Schools, Teens, and Community Members to Modify the Food Environment in a Predominantly Latino Urban Community
Michael Prelip 
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Social Determinants of Health

Employment, Work, and Stress
Judith Siegel
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Occupational Health Disparities among Immigrant Workers in Low-Wage Jobs: The Case of Home Care Workers
Linda Delp
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Family and Community Effects on Health and Well-Being in Los Angeles and the United States
Anne Pebley
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