The University of Texas at Austin Latino Research Initiative


Policy Briefs

Housing Affordability in Austin Brings New Attention to Mobile Home Parks

The Latino Research Initiative released an interactive map to complement the policy brief. Please click here to view the map.

November 2017
Gabriel Amaro, Ph.D.


Developing a patient-centered outcome for targeting early childhood obesity across multiple stakeholders

December 2018 | BMC Obesity
Byron Foster, Paula Winkler, Kelsey Weinstein, Deborah Parra-Medina

Parental recognition of preadolescent mental health problems: Does stigma matter?

November 2018 | Social Science & Medicine
Alice P. Villatoro, Melissa J. DuPont-Reyes, Jo C. Phelan, Kirstin Painter, Bruce G. Link
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Patterns of Aggressive Behaviors Across Mental Health in Sixth Graders

August 2018 | The Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Melissa J. DuPont-Reyes, Alice P. Villatoro, Jo C. Phelan, Kris Painter, Bruce G. Link
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Profiles of Language Brokering Experiences and Contextual Stressors: Implications for Adolescent Outcomes in Mexican Immigrant Families

August 2018 | Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Su Yeong Kim, Yang Hou, Jiaxiu Song, Seth J. Schwartz, Shanting Chen, Minyu Zhang, Krista M. Perreira, Deborah Parra-Medina

Interventions Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Latino Men: A Systematic Review

March 2018 | Preventing Chronic Disease
Cynthia Mojica, Deborah Parra-Media, Sally Vernon

Cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV), and HPV vaccination: exploring gendered perspectives, knowledge, attitudes, and cultural taboos among Mexican American adults

2018 | Ethnicity and Health
Daisy Y. Morales-Campos, S. A. Snipes, E. K. Villarreal, L. C. Crocker, A. Guerrero & M. E. Fernandez
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Examining Differences in HPV Awareness and Knowledge and HPV Vaccine Awareness and Acceptibility between U.S. Hispanic and Island Puerto Rican Women

2017 | Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice
Daisy Y. Morales-Campos, PhD, Robin Vanderpool
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The Role of Food Insecurity and Perceived Stress on Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference, and Percent Body Fat in Low-Income, Mexican-American Women in South Texas

May 2017 | Food and Public Health
Jennifer J. Salinas MSW, PhD, William Shropshire MPH, Ana Niño, Deborah Parra-Medina MPH, PhD, FAAHB
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Living in Limbo: Latinas' Assessment of Lower Rio Grande Valley Colonias Communities

January 2017 | Public Health Nursing
DeAnne K. Hilfinger Messias PhD, RN, FAAN, Patricia A. Sharpe PhD, MPH, Lourdes del Castillo-González PhD, MSW, Laura Treviño MEd, Deborah Parra-Medina MPH, PhD, FAAHB
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