Ethnic/Cultural Populations

                  

A Patient-Centered Framework to Identify Culturally and Contextually Appropriate Options for Latinos with Diabetes from Low-Income Households. Collaborative Diabetes Project with East Central Ministries, One Hope Centro de Vida & the UNMH Center for Diabetes Education

This is a 3-year patient/community-engaged study to compare the effectiveness of two models for culturally competent diabetes self-management programming.

PI: Janet Page-Reeves, PhD; Co-I and Community Partner: Lidia Regino, BUS

Understanding the Role of Culture, Identity, Epistemology & Bi-Culture

The project developed through a partnership between the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the Office for Community Health (OCH) at the University of New Mexico (UNM), and Northwestern University, to use a resiliency-based framework to investigate the affective factors that contribute to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI-AN) success and achievement in STEM education and careers.

PI: Janet Page-Reeves, PhD

Native-Controlling Hypertension and Risk Through Technology (Native-CHART): Consortium Core

The major goal of this project is to develop and implement a plan for engaging and ensuring the participation of local key stakeholders in systematic conversations about control and reduction of blood pressure, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), Cerebrovascular Disease (CBVD), and their risk factors among Lou Gehrig’s Disease (AIs), Alaskan Native (ANs), and  Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (NHOPIs).

PI: Tassy Parker, RN, PhD

Collaborative Hub to Reduce the Burden of Suicide among Urban AI/AN Youth

The purpose of this project is to address the suicide epidemic among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth and young adults, especially those living in urban areas. The UNM team is working with an urban Indian health center to address barriers to providing behavioral health services and outreach for AI/AN youth.

PI: Tassy Parker, RN, PhD; Co-I: Nathania Tsosie, MCRP

Tribal Solutions for Native Youth Affected by Adverse Childhood Experience

The goal of this project is to design and implement a culturally appropriate intervention that will improve the health and wellbeing of Native youth affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

PI: Tassy Parker, RN, PhD

Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR)

The major goal of the study is to examine associations between serious psychological distress and blood glucose level (HbA1c) and body mass index (BMI) among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) participants in a cardiovascular disease prevention program.

PI: Tassy Parker, RN, PhD; Co-I: Nathania Tsosie, MCRP

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Native Strong - Training and Technical Assistance to the Notah Begay III Foundation’s Native Strong Program

For this contract, the Institute for Indigenous Knowledge & Development (IIKD) planned and implemented two capacity building grantee conferences on conducting community health assessments for the Notah Begay III Foundation’s Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures initiative. Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures is a national program that provides technical assistance and capacity building to help communities address childhood obesity.

PI: Nathania Tsosie, MCRP

ACA-Culturally Appropriate Options for Diabetes Prevention and Care for Low-Income Latinas (Tier II)

Funding for this project is supporting community engagement and project planning for comparative effectiveness research (CER) on diabetes self-management programs.

PI: Janet Page-Reeves, PhD

Healthy Children, Strong Families: American Indian Communities Preventing Obesity

This project addresses American Indian health issues and disparities, specifically historical trauma, depression and culturally centered care and obesity prevention. PI: Tassy Parker, RN, PhD

Enhancing Molina Healthcare Services for American Indians in New Mexico

This project focuses on enhancing services to American Indians in tribal and off-reservation communities across the state, in order to establish Molina Healthcare of New Mexico as a national model for engaging Indigenous populations in understanding health care options.

PI: Tassy Parker, RN, PhD

Cultural Humility Training

This contract provides cultural humility training and technical assistance to the City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Services.

PI: Tassy Parker, RN, PhD

NSF REESE Program: Collaborative Research to Understand the Role of Culture, Identity and Bi-Cultural Efficacy in American Indian Educational and Professional Success in STEM

This project was a UNM partnership with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and Northwestern University.  

PI: Janet Page-Reeves, PhD

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): Tier II Award Culturally Appropriate Options for Diabetes Prevention and Care for Latinos

Collaborative Diabetes Project with East Central Ministries One Hope Centro de Vida (also with First Choice & the UNM Diabetes Education Program) to engage patients in developing a diabetes research project.

PI: Janet Page-Reeves, PhD; Co-I: Lidia Regino, BUS

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Tier I Award Culturally Appropriate Options for Diabetes Prevention and Care for Latinos

Collaborative Diabetes Project with East Central Ministries One Hope Centro de Vida (also with First Choice, Casa de Salud & the UNM Diabetes Education Program) to engage patients in developing a diabetes research project. 

PI: Janet Page-Reeves, PhD; Co-I, Lidia Regino, BUS

UNM Clinical & Translational Science Center Community Engagement Pilot Grant: Community-Engaged Research to Prevent Diabetes in a Hispanic Community

Partnership with East Central Ministries One Hope Centro de Vida. 

This study will use hair samples and information from an existing data set at UNM to measure average levels of circulating cortisol as a biological marker for chronic stress. The goal of the proposed project is to understand the relationship between A1c and hair cortisol as a biomarker for chronic stress among a cohort of adult Latino patients with pre-diabetes or diabetes.

PI: Janet Page-Reeves, PhD  

UNM Clinical & Translational Science Center Community Engagement Pilot Grant: Community-Engaged Research to Prevent Diabetes in a Hispanic Community

Partnership with East Central Ministries One Hope Centro de Vida. 

This study will use hair samples and information from an existing data set at UNM to measure average levels of circulating cortisol as a biological marker for chronic stress. The goal of the proposed project is to understand the relationship between A1c and hair cortisol as a biomarker for chronic stress among a cohort of adult Latino patients with pre-diabetes or diabetes.

CO-I: Janet Page-Reeves, PhD

Fiestas: Creating a Social Environment to Reduce Food Insecurity in an Urban New Mexico Community

This project was conducted as part of larger grant to UNM Cares Health Disparities Center. Partnership with the Santa Barbara /Martinez Town Learning Center and the UNM Research Service Learning Program. 

PI: Robert Williams, MD, MPH; Project Director: Janet Page-Reeves, PhD