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PUBH 8030 Socio-Ecological Perspectives of Health: Welcome & Course Readings

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PUBH 8030 Required Course Readings


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Ananat, E. O. (2011). The wrong side(s) of the tracks: The causal effect of racial segregation on urban poverty and inequality. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3(2), 34–66.

Bagdonis, J. M., Hinrichs, C. C., & Schafft, K. A. (2009). The emergence and framing of farm-to-school initiatives: Civic engagement, health and local agriculture. Agriculture and Human Values, 26(1-2), 107–119.

Battaglia, T., Murrell, S. S., Bhosrekar, S. G., Caron, S. E.,Bowen, D. J., Smith, E.,...Rorie, J.-A. (2012). Connecting Boston’s public housing developments to community health centers: Who’s Ready for Change? Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 6(3), 239–248.

Berke, E. M., Koepsell, T. D., Moudon, A. V., Hoskins, R. E., & Larson, E. B. (2007). Association of the built environment with physical activity and obesity in older persons. American Journal of Public Health, 97(3), 486–492.

Blumenberg, E., & Schweitzer, L. (2006). Devolution and transport policy for the working poor: The case of the US job access and reverse commute program. Planning Theory & Practice, 7(1), 7–25.

Boutin-Foster, C., Scott, E., Melendez, J., Rodriguez, A., Ramos, R., Kanna, B., & Michelen, W. (2013). Ethical considerations for conducting health disparities research in community health centers: A socio-ecological perspective. American Journal of Public Health, 103(12), 2179–2184.

Buckner-Brown, J., Tucker, P., Rivera, M., Cosgrove, S., Coleman, J. L., Penson, A., & Bang, D. (2011). Racial and ethnic approaches to community health: reducing health disparities by addressing social determinants of health. Family and Community Health, 34(Supplement 1), S12–S22

Casey, M. M., Eime, R. M., Payne, W. R., & Harvey, J. T. (2009). Using a socioecological approach to examine participation in sport and physical activity among rural adolescent girls. Qualitative Health Research, 19(7), 881–893.

Chang, J., Guy, M. C., Rosales, C., de Zapien, J. G., Staten, L. K., Fernandez, M. L., & Carvajal, S. C. (2013). Investigating social ecological contributors to diabetes within Hispanics in an underserved U.S.-Mexico border community. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(8), 3217–3232.

Ding, D., Bracy, N. L., Sallis, J. F., Saelens, B. E., Norman, G. J., Harris, S. K., Durant, N.,…& Kerr, J. (2012). Is fear of strangers related to physical activity among youth? American Journal of Health Promotion, 26(3), 189–195.

Dumbaugh, E. (2008). Designing communities to enhance the safety and mobility of older adults: A universal approach. Journal of Planning Literature, 23(1), 17–36.

Dunn, J., Hayes, M. V., Hulchanski, J. D., Hwang, S. W., & Potvin, L. (2006). Housing as a socio-economic determinant of health: Findings of a national needs, gaps and opportunities assessment. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 97(Supplement 3), S11–S15.

Eder, M., Tobin, J. N., Proser, M., & Shin, P. (2012). Special issue introduction: Building a stronger science of community-engaged research. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 6(3), 227–230.

Fish, J. S., Ettner, S., Ang, A., & Brown, A. F. (2010). Association of perceived neighborhood safety on body mass index. American Journal of Public Health, 100(11), 2296–2303.

Ford, M., Wahlquist, M., Blake, R., Green, C., Streets, J., Fuller, E.,…Garrett-Mayer, E. (2012). Assessing an intervention to improve clinical trial perceptions among predominately African-American communities in South Carolina. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 6(3), 249–263.

Hicks, S., Duran, B., Wallerstein, N., Avila, M., Belone, L., Lucero, J.,…White Hat, E. (2012). Evaluating community-based participatory research to improve community-partnered science and community health. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 6(3), 289–299.

Jones, C. P. (2000). Levels of racism: A theoretic framework and a gardener’s tale. American Journal of Public Health, 90(8), 1212–1215.

Koh, H. K., Piotrowski, J. J., Kumanyika, S., & Fielding, J. E. (2011). Healthy people: A 2020 vision for the social determinants approach. Health Education and Behavior, 38(6), 551–557.

Lampard, A. M., Jurkowski, J. M., Lawson, H. A., & Davison, K. K. (2013). Family ecological predictors of physical activity parenting in low-income families. Behavioral Medicine, 39(4), 97–103.

Letiecq, B., & Schmalzbauer, L. (2012). Community-based participatory research with Mexican migrants in a new rural destination: A good fit? Action Research, 10(3), 244–259.

Li, H., Campbell, H., & Fernandez, S. (2013). Residential segregation, spatial mismatch and economic growth across US metropolitan areas. Urban Studies, 50(13), 2642–2660.

Litman, T. (2013). Transportation and public health. Annual Review of Public Health, 34, 217–233.

Lovasi, G. S., Neckerman, K. M., Quinn, J. W., Weiss, C. C., & Rundle, A. (2009). Effect of individual or neighborhood disadvantage on the association between neighborhood walkability and body mass index. American Journal of Public Health, 99(2), 279–284.

Martin, S.L., Moeti, R., & Pullen-Seufert, N. (2009). Implementing safe routes to school: Application for the socioecological model and issues to consider. Health Promotion Practice, 10(4), 606–614.

Nettle, D. (2010). Why are there social gradients in preventative health behavior? A perspective from behavioral ecology. PLoS One, 5(10), 1–6.

Pan, L., Sherry, B., Njai, R., & Blanck, H.M. (2012). Food insecurity is associated with obesity among US adults in 12 states. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112(9), 1403–1409.

Patel, K., Hargreaves, M., Liu, J., Kenerson, D., Neal, R., Takizala, Z., …Blot, B. (2012). Factors influencing colorectal cancer screening in low-income African Americans in Tennessee. Journal of Community Health, 37(3), 673–679.

Powell, L. M., Slater, S., Chaloupka, F. J., & Harper, D. (2006). Availability of physical activity-related facilities and neighborhood demographic and socioeconomic characteristics: A national study. American Journal of Public Health, 96(9), 1676–1680.

Robinson, T. (2008). Applying the socio-ecological model to improving fruit and vegetable intake among low-income African Americans. Journal of Community Health, 33(6), 395¬–406.

Roman, C. G., Stodolska, M., Yahner, J., & Shinew, K. (2013). Pathways to outdoor recreation, physical activity, and delinquency among urban Latino adolescents. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45(Supplement1), S151–S161.

Scott, A. J., & Wilson, R. F. (2011). Social determinants of health among African Americans in a rural community in the Deep South: An ecological exploration. Rural and Remote Health, 11(1), 1634–1643.

Sprague, B. L., Trentham-Dietz, A., Gangnon, R. E., Ramchandani, R., Hamptom, J. M., Robert, S. A.,…Newcomb, P. A. (2011). Socioeconomic status and survival after an invasive breast cancer diagnosis. Cancer, 117(7), 1542–1551.

Stringhini, S., Berkman, L., Dugravot, A., Ferrie, J. E., Marmot, M., Kivimaki, M., & Singh-Manoux, A. (2012). Socioeconomic status, structural and functional measures of social support, and mortality: The British Whitehall II cohort study, 1985–2009. American Journal of Epidemiology, 175(12), 1275–1283.

Wynn, T. A., Taylor-Jones, M. M., Johnson, R. E., Bostick, P. B., & Fouad, M. (2011). Using community-based participatory approaches to mobilize communities for policy change. Family and Community Health, 34(Supplement 1), S102-S114.


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