The Detroit URC: fostering health equity through 
community-based participatory research (CBPR)
for more than 20 years

Publications

Our publications are sorted by project and affiliated partnership, with the moste recent ones listed first. To find a publication from a specific partnership, click on the partnership link in the box below and you will be directed to its related articles. Also include is our list of doctoral dissertations. 

Detroit URC Affiliated Partnership Publications & Dissertations
Community Action Against Asthma
Doctoral Dissertations
East Side Access Neighborhoods Working in Partnership
Eastside Village Health Workers REACH Detroit

  

 

Detroit Urban Research Center

Title Author(s) Publication
Israel BA, Eng E, Schulz AJ, Parker EA (eds.) 
San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (2013)
Documentation and evaluation of community-based participatory research partnerships: The use of in-depth interviews and closed-ended questionnaires. In B.A. Israel, E. Eng, A.J. Schulz & E. Parker (eds.)

Israel BA, Lantz PM, McGranaghan R, Kerr D, Guzman JR

Methods for Conducting Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, 2nd Edition (pp. 369-398). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (2013)

Developing and implementing guidelines for dissemination: The experience of the Community Action Against Asthma project. In B.A. Israel, E. Eng, A.J. Schulz & E. Parker (eds.)

Parker EA, Robins TG, Israel BA, Brakefield-Caldwell W, Edgren KK, Wilkins D.

Methods in Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, 2nd Edition (pp. 405-434). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (2013) 

Community-based participatory approach to survey design and implementation: The Healthy Environments Partnership Survey. In B.A. Israel, E. Eng, A.J. Schulz & E. Parker (eds.)

Schulz AJ, Zenk SN, Kannan S, Israel BA, Koch MA, Stokes C.

Methods for Conducting Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, 2nd edition (pp. 197-224). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (2013)

Strategies and techniques for effective group process in community-based participatory research partnerships. In B.A. Israel, E. Eng, A.J. Schulz & E. Parker (eds.), 

Becker AB, Israel BA, Allen A.

Methods in Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, 2nd Edition (pp. 69-96). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (2013)

Development, Evolution, and Implementation of a Food Environment Audit for Diverse Neighborhoods. In B.A. Israel, E. Eng, A.J. Schulz & E. Parker (eds.)

Zenk SN, Schulz AJ, Izumi BT, Sand SL, Lockett M, Odoms-Young A.

Methods in Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, 2nd Edition(pp. 277-305). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (2013)

The application of focus group methodologies to community-based participatory research. In B.A. Israel, E. Eng, A.J. Schulz & E. Parker (eds.)

Kieffer EC, Salabarría-Peña Y, Odoms-Young A, Willis S, Baber K, Guzman JR.

Methods in Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, 2nd Edition(pp. 249-276). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (2013)

A decade of postdoctoral training in CBPR and dedication to Thomas A. Bruce.  Bowie J, Eng E, Lichtenstein RL.  Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 3(4):267-270. (2009)
Critical issues in developing and following community-based participatory research principles. In M. Minkler, N. Wallerstein (eds.). Israel BA, Schulz AJ, Parker EA, Becker AB, Allen A, Guzman JR. Community-Based Participatory Research for Health: From Process to Outcomes (pp. 47-66). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (2008)
Challenges and facilitating factors in sustaining community-based participatory research partnerships: Lessons learned from the Detroit, New York City, and Seattle Urban Research Centers. Israel BA, Krieger JW, Vlahov D, et al. Journal of Urban Health 83:1022-1040. (2006)

Application of community-based participatory research in the design of an observational tool: The Neighborhood Observational Checklist. In B.A. Israel, E. Eng, A.J. Schulz & E. Parker (eds.), 1st Edition

Zenk SN, Schulz AJ, House JS, Benjamin A, Kannan S.

Methods in Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, 1st Edition (pp. 167-187). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (2005)

A bridge between communities: Video-making using principles of community-based participatory research. Chavez V, Israel BA, Allen A, Lichtenstein R, DeCarlo M, Schulz AJ, et al. Health Promotion Practice 5:395-403. (2004)
Assessing and strengthening characteristics of effective groups in community-based participatory research partnerships. In C. Garvin, M. Galinsky & L. M. Guitierrez (eds.) Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Lantz PM. Handbook of Social Work with Groups (pp. 309-325). New York, NY: Guilford Publications. (2004)
Community-based participatory research. In N. B. Anderson (ed.) Israel BA, Schulz AJ, Parker EA, Becker AB, Allen A, Guzman R. Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior (pp. 200-204). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. (2004)
Commentary: Model of community health governance: Applicability to community-based participatory research partnerships. Israel BA. Journal of Urban Health 80:50-53. (2003)
Addressing Urban Health in Detroit, New York, and Seattle through community-based participatory research partnerships. Metzler MM, Higgins DL, Beeker CG, Freudenberg N, Lantz PM, Senturia K, et al. American Journal of Public Health 93:803-811. (2003)
Can communities and academia work together on public health research: Evaluation results from a community-based participatory research partnership in Detroit. Lantz PM, Viruell-Fuentes E, Israel BA, Softley D, Guzman JR. Journal Urban Health 78:495-507. (2001)
The Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center: Development, implementation and evaluation. Israel BA, Lichtenstein RL, Lantz PM, McGranaghan RJ, Allen A, Guzman JR, et al. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 7:1-20. (2001)
The research perspective: development and implementation of principles for community-based research in public health. In T. A. Bruce and S. U. McKane (eds.), Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Selig SM, Bayer IS, Griffin CB. Community-Based Public Health: A Partnership Model (pp. 53-69). Washington, DC: American Public Health Association. (2000)
Evaluating community-based health programs that seek to increase community capacity. Parker EA, Eng E, Schulz AJ, Israel BA. New Directions for Evaluation 83:37-54. (1999)
Preventing Halloween arson in an urban setting: A model for multi-sectoral planning and community participation. Maciak BJ, Moore MT, Leviton LC, Guinan ME. Health Education & Behavior 25(2): 194-211. (1998)
Review of community-based research: Assessing partnership approaches to improve public health. Israel BA, Schulz AJ, Parker EA, Becker AB. Annual Review of Public Health 19:173-202. (1998)
Urban community intervention to prevent Halloween arson - Detroit, Michigan, 1985-1996. Maciak BJ, Moore MT, Leviton LC, Guinan ME. Morbidity And Mortality Weekly Report 46:299-304. (1997)

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Community Action Against Asthma

Title Author(s) Publication

Effects of Geocoding Errors in Estimating Concentrations of Traffic-related Pollutants at Residential Locations.

Ganguly R, Batterman S, Isakov V, Snyder M, Brakefield-Caldwell W.

[In Press]

Levels and Sources of Volatile Organic Compounds in Homes of Children with Asthma.

J-YChin, Godwin C, Parker E, Robins T, Lewis T, Harbin P, Batterman S. 

Indoor Air.Article published first online. (2014)

Evaluating Mold Exposures in Homes of Asthmatic Children
In Detroit, Michigan.

Kamal A, Batterman S, Norris G, Burke J, Vette A, Godwin C, et al.

Indoor Air [In Press]

Long Duration Tests of Room Air Filters in Cigarette Smokers’ Homes.

Batterman S, Godwin C, Jia C.

Environmental Science & Technology;39(18);7260 – 7268. (2005) PMID:16201657

Use of Free-standing Filters in an Asthma Intervention Study.

Batterman S, Du L, Parker E, Robins T, Lewis T,Mukherjee B, et al. 

Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health; 6(4):759-767. (2013)

Air pollution and respiratory symptoms among children with asthma: vulnerability by corticosteroid use and residence area.

Lewis TC, Robins T, Mentz G, Zhang X, Mukherjee B, Lin X, et al.

Science of the Total Environment; 448:48-55. (2013)

The Near-Road Exposures and Effects of Urban Air Pollutants Study (NEXUS): Study design and methods.

Vette A, Burke J, Norris G, Landis M, Batterman S, Breen M, et al. 

Science of The Total Environment;448:38–47. (2012) PMID:2314927

Nightwatch: Sleep Disruption of Caregivers of Children With Asthma in Detroit.

Cheezum R, Parker EA, Sampson NR, Lewis TC, O’Toole A, Patton J, et al. 

Journal of Asthma & Allergy Educators;4(5):217-225. (2013)

“I wouldn’t look at it as stress”: Conceptualizations of caregiver stress among low-income families of children with asthma.

Sampson N, Parker E, Cheezum R, Lewis T, O’Toole A, Zuniga A, et al.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; 4(1):275-288. (2013)

Concentrations and Risks of p-Dichlorobenzene in Indoor and Outdoor Air.

Chin J-Y, Godwin C, Jia C, Robins T, Lewis T, Parker E, et al. 

Indoor Air;23(1):40-9. (2013) PMCID: PMC3501547

The near-road ambient network and exposure estimates for health studies.

Batterman S. 

Environmental Manager; July:24-30. (2013)

Statistical strategies for constructing health risk models with multiple pollutants and their interactions: possible choices and comparisons.

Sun Z, Tao Y, Li S, Ferguson KK, Meeker JD, et al. 

Environmental Health, 12:85. (2013)

Macrophage/epithelial cell CCL2 contributes to rhinovirus-induced hyperresponsiveness and inflammation in a mouse model of allergic airways disease.

Schneider D, Hong JY, Bowman ER, Chung Y, Nagarkar DR, McHenry CL, et al.

American Journal of Physiology Lung Cell and Molecular Physiology; 304(3):L162-169. (2013)

Bayesian analysis of time-series data under case-crossover designs: posterior equivalence and inference.

Li S, Mukherjee B, Batterman S, Ghosh M.

Biometrics;69(4):925-36. (2013) PMID:24289144

Bayesian analysis of times series data under case-crossover designs: posterior equivalence and inference.

Li S, Mukherjee B, Batterman S, Ghosh M.

Biometrics;69:925-36. (2013)

A Life Course Perspective on Stress and Health Among Caregivers of Children With Asthma in Detroit. Sampson N, Parker E, Cheezum R, Lewis T, O’Toole A, Patton J, et al. Family & Community Health; 36(1):51-62. (2012)
Nasal cytokine responses to natural colds in asthmatic children. Lewis TC, Henderson TA, Carpenter AR, Ramirez IA, McHenry CL, Goldsmith AM, et al.  Clinical and Experimental Allergy 42(12):1734-44. (2012)

Air Pollutant Exposure and Preterm and Term Small-for-Gestational-Age Births in Detroit, Michigan: Long-term Trends and Associations.

Le HQ, Batterman S, Sadeghnejad A, Wirth JJ, Wahl R, Hoggatt K, et al.

Environment International;44:7-17. (2012)

Air Change Rates and Interzonal Flows in Residences, and the Need for Multi-Zone Models for Exposure and Health Analyses. Batterman S, Du L, Godwin C, Chin J-Y, Parker E, Breen M, et al. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health;4639-4661 (2012) PMCID: PMC3546781

Variability of Indoor and Outdoor VOC Measurements:  An Analysis using Variance Components.

Jia C, Batterman S, Relyea G.

Environmental Pollution;169: 152-9. (2012) PMID:21995872

Sources, concentrations and risks of naphthalene in indoor and outdoor air.

Batterman S, Chin, JY, Jia, C., Godwin, C., Parker, E., Robins, T., Max, P., Lewis, T.

Indoor Air;22:266-78. (2012) PMID:22145682 PMCID: PMC3307957

Particulate matter concentrations in residences: an intervention study evaluating stand-alone filters and air conditioners. Batterman S, Du L, Mentz G, Muhkerjee B, Parker E, Godwin C, et al. 

Indoor Air;22:235-252. (2012) PMID: 22145709

Particle concentrations and effectiveness of free-standing air filters in bedrooms of children with asthma in Detroit, Michigan. Du L, Batterman S, Parker E, Godwin C, Chin JY O'Toole A, Robins T, Brakefield-Caldwell W, Lewis T. Building and Environment,46: 2303-2313. (2011) PMCID: PMC3161201

Association of Daily Asthma Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Admissions with Ambient Air Pollutants among the Pediatric Medicaid Population in Detroit: Time-Series and Time-Stratified Case-Crossover Analyses with Threshold Effects.

Li S, Batterman S, Wasilevich E, Wahl R, Wirth J, Su FC, Mukherjee B.

Environmental Research;111(8);1137-1147. (2011) PMID:21764049

Vehicle emissions in congestion: comparison of work zone, rush hour and free-flow conditions.

Zhang K, Batterman S, Dion F.

Atmospheric Environment;45: 1929-1939. (2011)

Asthma exacerbation and proximity of residence to major roads: a population-based matched case-control study among the pediatric Medicaid population in Detroit, Michigan.

Li S, Batterman S, Wasilevich E, Elasaad H, Wahl R, Mukherjee B.

Environmental Health;10:34. (2011) PMID:21513554 PMCID: PMC3224543

Prediction and analysis of near-road concentrations using a reduced-form emission/dispersion model.

Batterman S, Zhang K, Kononowech R.

Environmental Health;9:29. (2010) PMID:20579353 PMCID: PMC2914002

Near-road air pollutant concentrations of CO and PM2.5: A comparison of MOBILE6.2/CALINE4 and generalized additive models.

Zhang K, Batterman S.

Atmospheric Environment;44:1740-1748. (2010)

A Critical review of Naphtalene Sources and Exposures relevant to Indoor and Outdoor Air.

Jia C, Batterman S. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 7(7):2903-39. (2010)
Community Organizing Network for Environmental Health: Using a community health development approach to increase community capacity around reduction of environmental triggers. Parker EA, Chung LK, Israel BA, Reyes A, Wilkins D. Journal of Primary Prevention 31:41-58. (2010)

Acute effects of ambient particulate matter on blood pressure: differential effects across urban communities.

Dvonch JT, Kannan S, Schulz AJ, Keeler GJ, Mentz G, House J, et al.

Hypertension;53(5):853-9. (2009)

Evaluation of CAAA: A Community Health Worker Intervention to Improve Children’s Asthma-Related Health by Reducing Household Environmental triggers for Asthma.

Parker EA, Israel BA, Robins TG, Mentz G, Lin X, Brakefield-Caldwell, et al. Health Education and Behavior;35:376-395. (2008)

Sources of ambient fine particulate matter at two community sites in Detroit, Michigan.

Davyda M, Hammond J, Dvonch T, Keeler GJ, Parker EA, Kamal AS, et al. Atmospheric Environment; 42:720-732. (2008)
Evaluation of Community Action Against Asthma: A community health worker intervention to improve children's asthma-related health by reducing household environmental triggers for asthma. Parker E, Lewis TC, Israel BA, Robins T, Mentz G, Lin X, et al. Health Education & Behavior 35(3): 376-395. (2008)

VOCs in industrial, urban and suburban neighborhoods: Part 2: Factors affecting indoor and outdoor concentrations.

Jia C, Batterman S, Godwin C.

Atmospheric Environment;42 (9);2101–2116. (2008)

VOCs in industrial, urban and suburban neighborhoods: Part 1: Indoor and outdoor concentrations, variation, and risk drivers.

Jia C, Batterman S, Godwin C.

Atmospheric Environment;42 (9);2083-2100. (2008)

Indoor Air Quality in Michigan Schools.

Godwin C, Batterman S.

Indoor Air;17(2):109-121. (2007)  PMID:17391233

Migration of volatile organic compounds from attached garages to residences: A major exposure source. Batterman S, Jia C, Hatzivailis G. Environmental Research 104:224-240. (2007)
Concentrations and emissions of gasoline and other vapors from residential vehicle garages. Batterman S, Hatzivasilis G, Jia C. Atmospheric Environment 40:1828-1844. (2006)
Simultaneous measurement of ventilation using tracer gas techniques and VOC concentrations in homes, garages and vehicles. Batterman S, Jia C, Hatzivasilis G, Godwin C. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 8:249-256. (2006)

Allergens induce enhanced bronchoconstriction and leukotriene production in C5 deficient mice.

McKinley L, Kim J, Bolgos GL, Siddiqui J, Remick DG.

Respiratory Research;7:129. (2006)
Proximity of Schools in Detroit, Michigan to Automobile and Truck Traffic. Wu YC, Batterman S. Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 16:457-470. (2006)
Anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha antibody treatment reduces pulmonary inflammation and methacholine hyperresponsiveness in a murine asthma model induced by house dust. Kim J, McKinley L, Natarajan S, Bolgos GL, Siddiqui J, Remick DG. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 36:122-132. (2006)
Air pollution exposure assessment for epidemiologic studies of pregnant women and children: Lessons learned from the Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research. Gilliland F, Avol E, Kinney P, Jerret M, Dvonch JT, Lurmann F, et al. Environmental Health Perspectives 113:1447-1454. (2005)
Community involvement in the conduct of a health education intervention and research project: The Community Action Against Asthma Project. Edgren KK, Parker EA, Israel BA, Lewis TC, Salinas MA, Robins TG, Hill YR. Health Promotion Practice 6:263-269. (2005)

Social and physical environments and disparities in risk for cardiovascular disease: the healthy environments partnership conceptual model.

Schulz AJ, Kannan S, Dvonch JT, Israel BA, Allen A 3rd, James SA, House JS, Lepkowski J.

Environmental Health Perspectives;113(12):1817-25. (2005)

CXC chemokines modulate IgE secretion and pulmonary inflammation in a model of allergic asthma.

McKinley L, Kim J, Bolgos GL, Siddiqui J, Remick DG.

Cytokine;32(3-4):178-85. (2005)

Community-based participatory research: lessons learned from the Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research.

Israel BA, Parker EA, Rowe Z, Salvatore A, Minkler M, López J, et al. 

Environmental Health Perspectives;113(10):1463-71. (2005)

Lessons Learned for the Study of Childhood Asthma from the Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research.

Eggleston PA, Diette G, Lipsett M, Lewis T, Tager I, McConnell R, Chrischilles E, Lanphear B, Miller R, Krishnan J.

Environmental Health Perspectives;113(10):1447-54. (2005)
In their words: A qualitative analysis of the effects of the physical environment on Detroit residents. Farquhar SA, Parker EA, Israel BA. Local Environment Journal 10: 259-274. (2005)
Air pollution associated changes in lung function among asthmatic children in Detroit. Lewis TC, Robins TG, Dvonch JT, Keeler GJ, Yip FY, Mentz GB, et al. Environmental Health Perspectives 113:1068-1075. (2005)

Prevention and reversal of pulmonary inflammation and airway hyper-responsiveness by dexamethasone treatment in a murine model of asthma induced by house dust.

Kim J, McKinley L, Siddiqui J, Bolgos GL, Remick DG. American Journal of Physiology Lung Cell and Molecular Physiology; 287(3):L503-9. (2004)
Reporducibility of a novel model of murine asthma-like pulmonary inflammation. Mckinley L, Kim J, Bolgos GL, Siddiqui J, Remick DG. Clinical and Experimental Immunology;136(2):224-31. (2004)
Identification of gaps in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood asthma using a community-based participatory research approach. Lewis TC, Robins TG, Joseph C, Rowe Z, Parker EA, Edgren KK, et al. Journal of Urban Health 81:472-488. (2004)
Effects of concentrated fine ambient particles on rat plasma levels of asymmetric dimethylarginine. Dvonch JT, Brook RD, Keeler GJ, Rajagopalan S, D'Alecy LG, Marsik FJ, et al. Inhalation Toxicology 16:473-480. (2004)
Application of health promotion theories and models for environmental health. Parker EA, Baldwin GT, Israel BA. Health Education & Behavior 31:491-509. (2004)
Pulmonary retention of particulate matter is associated with airway inflammation in allergic rats exposed to air pollution in urban Detroit. Morishita M, Keeler GJ, Wagner J, Marsik FJ, Timm E, Dvonch JT, Harkema J. Inhalation Toxicology 16: 663-674. (2004)
Personal exposures to particulate matter among children with asthma in Detroit, Michigan. Yip F, Keeler GJ, Dvonch JT, Robins TG, Parker EA, Israel BA, Caldwell C. Atmospheric Environment 38:5227-5236. (2004)
Community Action Against Asthma: Examining the partnership process of a community-based participatory research project. Parker EA, Israel BA, Brakefield-Caldwell W, Keeler G, Lewis TC, Ramirez E, Robins T, Rowe Z, Williams M. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 18:558-567. (2003)
Assessment of personal exposures to particulate matter (PM) among asthmatic children in Detroit, Michigan as part of Community Action Against Asthma (CAAA). Keeler GJ, Dvonch JT, Yip FY, Parker EA, Israel BA, Marsik F, et al. Environmental Health Perspectives 110:173-181. (2002)
Field comparison of PM2.5 TEOM and PM2.5 manual filter-based measurement methods in urban atmospheres. Dvonch JT, Marsik FJ, Keeler GJ, Robins TG, Yip F, Morishita M. Journal of Aerosol Science 31(suppl 1): S190-S191. (2000)
Childhood asthma. Clark NM, Brown R, Parker EA, Robins TG, Remick D, Philbert M, et al. Environmental Health Perspectives 107(3):S421-S429. (1999)

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Doctoral Dissertations

Author Title (Date)
Coombe, C.C. The effects of urban residential environments on mental well-being: A multilevel analysis of neighborhood stability, middle income composition and depression in Detroit. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI. (2007)
TwoFeathers, J.G. The development, implementation and results of the REACH Detroit diabetes lifestyle intervention for African Americans and Latinos. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI. (2005)
Yip, F.Y. Characterization of personal exposures to ambient and indoor particulate matter among children with asthma in Detroit, Michigan. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI. (2004)
Baldwin, G.T. Assessing indoor asthma triggers in urban homes of children with asthma through a household walk-through. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI. (2003)
Zenk, S.N. Neighborhood Racial Composition and Food Access in Metropolitan Detroit: Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI. (2003)
Farquhar, S.A. Effects of the perceptions and observations of environmental stressors on health and well-being in residents of eastside and southwest Detroit, Michigan. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (2000)
van Olphen, J. Religious involvement and health among African American women on the eastside of Detroit. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (2000)
Becker, A. B. Empowerment and health: Direct and stress-buffering effects of perceived control at multiple levels. Unpublished Dissertation. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (1999)

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East Side Access

Title Author(s) Publication
Drawing from Freirian empowerment methods to develop and use innovative learning maps: Increasing enrollment of uninsured children on Detroit's eastside. Lopez ED, Lichtenstein R, Lewis A, Banaszak-Hall J, Lewis C, Johnson P, et al. Health Promotion Practice 8(2):181-191. (2007)
Training welfare caseworkers in service excellence: Increasing children's Medicaid coverage. Lichtenstein R, Banaszak-Hall J, Calloway J, et al. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 17:486-492. (2006)

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Eastside Village Health Workers

Title Author(s) Publication
The Healthy Connections Project: A community-based participatory research project involving women at risk for diabetes and hypertension. Harvey IS, Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Sand SL, Myrie D, Lockett MP, et al. Progress in Community Health Partnerships 3(4):273-274. (2009)
Discrimination, symptoms of depression and self-rated health among African American women in Detroit: Results from a longitudinal analysis. Schulz AJ, Gravlee L, Williams DR, Israel BA, Rowe Z. American Journal of Public Health 96:1265-70. (2006)
Psychosocial stress and social support as mediators of relationships between income, length of residence and depressive symptoms among African American women on Detroit's eastside. Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Zenk SN, Parker EA, Lichtenstein R, Weir SS, Klem L. Social Science and Medicine 62:510-22. (2006)
Healthy Eating and Exercising to Reduce Diabetes (HEED): Exploring the potential of social determinants of health frameworks within the context of community-based participatory diabetes prevention. Schulz AJ, Zenk SN, Odoms-Young A, Hollis-Neely T, Nwankwo S, Lockett M, et al. American Journal of Public Health 95: 645-651. (2005)
Being part of the world: Detroit women's perceptions of health and the social environment. Schulz AJ, Lempert LB. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 33:437-465. (2004)
Religious involvement, social support, and health among African-American women on the eastside of Detroit. vanOlphen J, Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Chatters LM, Klem L, Parker EA, Williams D. Journal of General and Internal Medicine, 18: 549-557. (2003)
Engaging women in community-based participatory research for health: The East Side Village Health Worker Partnership. In M. Minkler, N. Wallerstein (eds.). Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Parker EA, Lockett M, Hill Y, Wills R. Community-Based Participatory Research for Health(pp. 293-315). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (2002)
Predictors of perceived control among African American women in Detroit: Exploring empowerment as a multilevel construct. Becker AB, Israel BA, Schulz AJ, Parker EA, Klem L. Health Education & Behavior 29(6):699-715. (2002)
The relationship between social support, stress, and health among women on Detroit's East Side. Israel BA, Farquhar SA, Schulz AJ, James SA, Parker EA. Health Education & Behavior 29:342-360. (2002)
Addressing social determinants of health through community-based participatory research: The East Side Village Health Worker Partnership. Schulz AJ, Parker EA, Israel BA, Allen A, DeCarlo M, Robinson M. Health Education & Behavior 29:326:341. (2002)
Social capital, poverty and community health: An exploration of linkages. In S. Saegert, P. Thompson and M. Warren (eds.) James SA, Schulz AJ, van Olphen J. Social Capital and Poor Communities (pp. 165-188). New York: Russell Sage Foundation. (2002)
The East Side Village Health Worker Partnership: Integrating research with action to reduce health disparities. Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Parker EA, Lockett M, Hill Y, Wills R. Public Health Reports 116:548-557. (2001)
Social context, stressors, and disparities in women's health. Schulz AJ, Parker EA, Israel BA, Fisher T. Journal of the American Women's Association 56:143-149. (2001)
Community-based participatory research: Policy recommendations for promoting a partnership approach in health research. Israel BA, Schulz AJ, Parker EA, Becker AB. Education for Health 14:182-197. (2001)
Disentangling measures of individual perceptions of community social dynamics: Results of a community survey. Parker EA, Lichtenstein RL, Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Schork MA, Steinman KR, James SA. Health Educaiton & Behavior 28:462-486. (2001)
Social inequalities, stressors and self-reported health status among African American and white women in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Williams DR, Parker EA, James SA. Social Science and Medicine 51:1639-1653. (2000)
Detroit's East Side Village Health Worker Partnership: Community-based lay health advisor intervention in an urban area. Parker EA, Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Hollis R. Health Education & Behavior 25(1): 24-45. (1998)
Conducting a participatory community-based survey: Collecting and interpreting data for a community health intervention on Detroit's east side. Schulz AJ, Parker EA, Israel BA, Becker AB, Maciak BJ, Hollis R. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 4(2):10-24. (1998)

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Healthy Environments Partnership

Title Author(s) Publication

Race-Ethnicity, Poverty, Urban Stressors, and Telomere Length in a Detroit Community-based Sample

Arline T. Geronimus, Jay A. Pearson, Erin Linnenbringer, Amy J. Schulz, Angela G. Reyes, Elissa S. Epel, Jue Lin, and Elizabeth H. Blackburn. 

Journal of Health and Social Behavior. April 30, 2015 (online) 

Effectiveness of a Walking Group Intervention to Promote Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health in Predominantly Non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic Urban Neighborhoods: Findings From the Walk Your Heart to Health Intervention Schulz AJ, Israel BA, Mentz GB, Bernal C, Caver D, DeMajo R, Diaz G, Gamboa C, Gaines C, Hoston B, Opperman A, Reyes AG, Rowe Z, Sand SL, Woods S. Health Education & Behavior. March 27, 2015 (online)
Storytelling in Community Intervention Research: Lessons Learned From the Walk Your Heart to Health Intervention  LeBron, A.M., Schulz, A.J., Bernal, C., Gamboa, C., Wright, C., Sand, S.L., Valerio, M., Caver, D. Progress in Community Health Partnership: Research, Education, and Action, Vol. 8, No 4, 2014.
Associations between observed neighborhood characteristics and physical activity: findings from a multiethnic urban community. Kwarteng, J.L., Schulz, A.J., Mentz, G.B., Zenk, S.N., Opperman, A.A. Journal of Public Health, Oct [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:24159053.
Independent and Joint Associations between Multiple Measures of the Built and Social Environment and Physical Activity in a Multi-ethnic Urban Community. Schulz, A.J., Mentz, G., Johnson-Lawrence, V., Israel, B.A., Max, P., Zenk, S.N., et al.  Journal of Urban Health, Oct; 90(5):872-887. (2013). PMID: 23435574.
Do observed or perceived characteristics of neighborhood environment mediate associations between neighborhood poverty and cumulative biological risk? Schulz, A.J., Mentz, G., Lachance, L., Zenk, S.N., Johnson, J., Stokes, C., et al. Health Place, Sep; 24C:147-156. (2013). PMID:24100238
Neighborhood food environment role in modifying psychosocial stress-diet relationships. Zenk, S., Schulz, A., Isumi, B., Mentz, G., Israel, B., Lockett, M. Appetite, Jun; 65:170-7. (2013). PMID: 23415977 PMCID: PMC3622780
Food Shopping Behaviors and Exposure to Discrimination. Zenk, S., Schulz, A., Israel, B., Mentz, G., Miranda, P., Opperman, A., Odoms-Young, T. Public Health Nutrition, Mar 27:1-10. (2013). PMID: 23534814 NIHMS ID: 448277
Independent and joint associations between multiple measures of the built and social environment and physcial activity in a multi-ethnic urban community. Schulz, A., Mentz G., Johnson-Lawrence, V., Wineman, J., Israel, B., Marans, B., Max, P. Journal of Urban Health, Feb 23. (2013) PMID: 23435574 PMC Journal in process. 
Variations in Hypertension-related Outcomes Among Blacks, Whites and Hispanics in Two Large Urban Cities and in the United States. Hunte, H., Mentz, G., House, J., Schulz, A., Williams, D., Elliot, M., Morenooff, J., White-Perkins, D. Ethnicity & Disease, Automn 22: 391-37. (2012). PMID: 23140067 PMCID: PMC3579519
Hypertension: Development of a prediction model to adjust self-reported hypertension prevalence at the community level Mentz, G., Schulz, A.J., Mukherjee, B., Ragunathan, T.E., White-Perkins, D., Israel, B. BioMed Central Health Services Research, Sep 11: 12:312. (2012) PMID: 22967264 PMCID: 3483283
Inter-Rater Reliability of the Food Environment Audit for Diverse Neighborhoods (FEAD-N). Izumi, B.T., Zenk, S.N., Schulz, A.J., Mentz, G.B., Sand, S.L., de Majo, R.F., Wilson, C., Odoms-Young, A. Journal of Urban Health, June; 89(3):486-99. (2012). PMID: 22873478 PMCID: PMC3368052
Feasibility of using global positioning systems (GPS) with diverse urban adults: before and after data on perceived acceptability, barriers and ease of use. Zenk, S.N., Schulz, A.J., Odoms-Young, A., Wilbur, J., Matthews, S., Gamboa, C., Wegrezyn, L.R., Hobson, S., Stokes C. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Sep; 9(7):624-341. (2012). PMID: 21952361 PMCID: PMC3397153
Associations between socioeconomic status and allostatic load: Effects of neighborhood poverty and tests of mediating pathways. Schulz, A.J., Mentz, G., Lachance, L., Johnson, J., Gaines, C., Israel, B.A. American Journal of Public Health, in press. (2012)
Activity Space environment and dietary and physical activity behaviors: A Pilot Study. Zenk, S.N., Schulz, A.J., Matthews, S.A., Odoms-Yough, A., Wilbur, J., Wegrzyn, L., Gibbs, K., Braunschweig, C., Stokes, C. Health & Place, Sep; 17(5):1150-61. (2011) PMID: 21396995 PMCID: PMC3224849
A community-based participatory planning process and multilevel intervention design: Toward eliminating cardiovascular health inequities. Schulz, A.J., Israel, B.A., Coombe, C., Gaines, C., Reyes, A., Rowe, Z., et al. Health Promotion Practice, 12(6): 900-912. (2011)
Associations between nieghborhood availability and individual consumption of dark green and orange vegetables among ethnically diverse adults in Detroit. Izumi, B., Zenk, S., Schulz, A.J., Mentz, G., Wilson C. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111:274-279. (2011).
Exposure to fine particulate matter and acute effects on blood pressure: Effect modification by measures of obesity and location. Kannan, S., Dvonch, J.T., Schulz, A.J., Israel, B.A., Mentz, G., House, J.S., et al. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 64:68-74. (2010)
Community Organizing Network for Environmental Health: Using a community health development approach to increase community capacity around reduction of environmental triggers. Izumi, B., Schulz, A.J., Israel, B.A., Reyes, A.G., Martin, J., Lichtenstein, R., et al Progress in Community Health Partnerships 4:141-147. (2010)
Piloting a community intervention within a community-based participatory research framework: Lessons learned from the Healthy Environments Partnership. Strong, L.L., Israel, B.A., Schulz, A.J., Reyes, A., Rowe, Z., Weir, S.S., Poe, C. Progress in Community Health Partnerships 3(4):327-334. (2009
Interdisciplinary, participatory research on urban retail food environments and dietary behaviors. Zenk, S.N., Schulz, A.J., Odoms-Young, A., Lockett, M. Urban Health and Society: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research and Practice. San Franciso: Jossey-Bass. (2009)
Neighborhood retail food environment and fruit and vegetable intake in a multiethnic urban population. Zenk, S.N., Lachance, L.L., Schulz, A.J., Mentz, G., Kannan, S., Ridella, W. Health Promotion 23(4):255-264. (2009)
How neighborhood environments contribute to obesity. Zenk, S.N., Schulz, A.J., Odoms-Young, A.M. American Journal of Nursing 109(7):61-64. (2009)
Multilevel correlates of satisfaction with neighborhood availability of fresh fruits and vegetables. Zenk, S.N., Schulz, A.J., Lachance, L.L., Mentz, G., Kannan, S., RIdella, W., Galea, S. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 38:48-59. (2009)
Acute effects of ambient particulate matter on blood pressure: Differential effects across urban communities. Dvonch, J.T., Kannan, S., Schulz, A.J., Keeler, G.J., Mentz, G., House, J., et al. Hypertension 53(5):853-859. (2009)
A community-based participatory approach to personalized computer generated nutrition feedback reports: The Healthy Environments Partnership. Kannan, S., Schulz, A.J., Israel, B.A., Arya, I., Weir S.S., Dvonch, J.T., et al. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 2.1: 41-53. (2008)
Relational pathways between socioeconomic position and cardiovascular risk in a multiethnic urban population: Complexities and their implications for improving health in economically disadvantaged populations. Schulz, A.J., House, J.S., Israel, B.A., Mentz, G., Dvonch, J.T., Miranda, P., Kannan, S., Koch, M. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 62: 638-646. (2008)
Do neighborhood economic characteristics, racial composition, and residential stability predict perceptions of stress associated with the physical and social environments? Findings from a multilevel analysis in Detroit. Schulz, A.J., Zenk, S.N., Israel, B.A., Mentz, G., Stokes, C., Galea, S. Journal of Urban Health 85(5): 642-661. (2008)
Inter-rater and test-retest reliability: Methods and results for the Neighborhood Observational Checklist. Zenk, S.N., Schulz, A.J., Mentz, G., House, J.S., Gravlee, C.C., Miranda, P.Y., et al. Health & Place 13:452-465. (2007)
Handheld computers for systematic observation of the social and physical environment: The Neighborhood Observational Checklist. Gravlee, C.C., Zenk, S., Woods, S., Rowe, Z., Schulz, A.J. Field Methods 18(4): 382-397. (2006).
Fruit and vegetable access differs by community racial composition and socioeconomic position in Detroit, Michigan. Zenk, S., Schulz, A.J., Israel, B.A., et al. Ethnicity & Disease 16:275-80. (2006)
Social and physical environments and disparities in risk for cardiovascular disease: The Healthy Environments Partnership conceptual model. Schulz, A.J., Kannan, S., Dvonch, J.T., Israel, B.A., Allen, A., James, S.A., et al. Environmental Health Perspectives 113:1817-1825 (2005)
Neighborhood racial composition, neighborhood poverty, and the spatial accessibility of supermarkets in metropolitan Detroit. Zenk, S., Schulz, A.J., Israel, B.A., James, S. A., Bao, S., & Wilson, M. L. American Journal of Public Health 95: 660-667. (2005)
Use of community-based participatory research to assess environmental determinants of health: Challenges, facilitators, and implications for universities. Zenk, S.N., Schulz, A.J., Israel, B.A., House, J. S., Benjamin, A., & Kannan, S. Metropolitan Universities Journal 16:107-125. (2005)
Fruit and vegetable intake in African Americans: Income and store characteristics. Zenk, S., Schulz, A.J., Hollis-Neely, T., Campbell, R., Holmes, N., Watkins, G., et al. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 29:1-9. (2005)

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Healthy MOM's

Title Author(s) Publicatio

The Voices of Limited English Proficiency Latina Mothers on Pediatric Primary Care: Lessons for the Medical Home.

DeCamp, L.R., Kieffer, E., Zickafoose, J.S., DeMonner, S., Valbuena, F., Davis, M.M., Heisler, M.

Maternal and Child Health. (2012) DOI 10.1007/s10995-012-0951-9.

Dietary Outcomes of Healthy MOMs/Madres Saludables: A Randomized Controlled Diabetes Prevention Intervention Trial with Pregnant Latina Women.

Kieffer, E., Wlmerink, D., Welch, K., Clayton, E., Schumann, C., Sinco, B., Uhley, V.

American Journal of Public Health. (2012)

Periconception Deit does not Vary by duration of US Residence for Mexian Immigrant woman.

Kieffer, E., Welmerink, D., Sinco, B., Welch, K., Schumann, C., Uhley, V.

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (2013)

Effect of the Healthy MOMs lifestyle intervention on reducing depressive symptoms among pregnant Latinas.

Kieffer, E., Caldwell, C., Welmerink, D., Welch, K., Sinco, B., Guzman, J.R.

American Journal of Community Psychology, 51(1-2): 76-89. (2013)

Predicting the exercise intention of pregnant Latino women. Black, J.E., Kieffer, E.C., Villarruel, A.M., Sinco, B.R. Hispanic Health Care International 5(1): 5-12, (2007)
Health behaviors among women of reproductive age with and without a history of gestational diabetes mellitus. Kieffer, E.C., Sinco, B.R., Kim, C. Diabetes Care 29:1788-1793. (2006)
The influence of maternal weight and glucose tolerance on birth weight in Latino mother-infant pairs. Kieffer, E.C., Tabaei, B.P., Carman, W.J., Nolan, G.H., Guzman, J.R., Herman, W.H. American Journal of Public Health 96:2201-2208. (2006)
Preconception care and women at risk for diabetes: Implications for community interventions. Owens, M., Kieffer, E.C., Chowdry F. Maternal and Child Health Journal 10:137-141. (2006)
Weight, diet, and physical activity-related beliefs and practices among pregnant and postpartum Latino women: The role of social support. Thornton, P.L., Kieffer, E.C., Salabarria-Pena, Y., Odoms-Young, A., Willis, S.K., Kim, H., et al. Maternal and Child Health Journal 10(1):95-104. (2006)
Perspectives of pregnant and postpartum Latino Women on diabetes, physical activity and health. Kieffer, E.C., Willis, S., Arellano, N., & Guzman, J. R. Health Education & Behavior 29:542-556. (2002)
Obesity and gestational diabetes among African American women and Latinas in Detroit: Implications for disparities in women's health. Kieffer, E.C., Carmen, W. J., Gillespie, B. W., Nolan, G. H., Worley, S. E., & Guzman, J. R. Journal of the American Women's Association 56:181-188. (2001)
Maternal obesity and glucose intolerance during pregnancy among Mexican Americans. Kieffer, E.C. Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 14(1):14-19. (2000)
Glucose tolerance during pregnancy and birth weight in an Hispanic population. Kieffer, E.C., Nolan, G. H., Carman, W.J., Sanborn, C., Guzman, J.R., & Ventura, A. Obstetrics and Gynecology 94:741-746. (1999)
The impact of maternal nativity on the prevalence of diabetes during pregnancy among U.S. ethnic groups. Kieffer, E.C., Martin, J., & Herman, W. Diabetes Care 22:729-735. (1999)
Influence of diabetes during pregnancy on gestational age-specific newborn weight among U.S. black and U.S. white infants. Kieffer, E.C., Alexander, G., Kogan, M., Herman, W., Himes, J., Mor, J., & Hayashi, R. American Journal of Epidemiology 147:1053-1061. (1998)

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LA VIDA

Title Author(s) Publication
Establishing LA VIDA: A community-based partnership to prevent intimate violence against Latina women. Maciak, B.J., Guzman, J.R., Santiago, A., Villalobos, G., & Israel, B.A. Health Education & Behavior 26:821-840. (1999)

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Neighborhoods Working in Partnership

Title Author(s) Publication
Building community capacity to advocate for policy change: An impact evaluation of the Neighborhoods Working in Partnership Project in Detroit. Cheezum, R.R., Coombe, C.M., Israel, B.A., McGranaghan, R., Burris, A., O'Toole, A., Anderson, M. Journal of Community Practice, 21(3):288-247. (2013).
Community-based participatory research: A capacity building approach for policy advocacy aimed at eliminating health disparities. Israel, B.A., Coombe, C.M., Cheezum, R.R., Schulz, A.J., McGranaghan, R., Lichtenstein, R., et al. American Journal of Public Health, 100:2094-2102. (2010).

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REACH Detroit

Title Author(s) Publication
Effectiveness of a community health worker intervention among african american and latino adults with type 2 diabetes: A randomized controlled trial. Spencer, M.S., Rosland, A-M., Kieffer, E.C., Sinco, B.R., Valerio, M.A., Palmisano, G., Anderson, M. et al.  American Journal of Public Health, 101(12): 2253-2260. (2011)
When is social support important? The association of family support and professional support with specific diabetes self-management behaviors. Rosland, A-M., Kieffer, E.C., Israel, B.A., Cofield, M., Palmisano, G., Sinco, B., Spencer, M., Heisler, M. Journal of General Internal Medicine23(12): 1992-1999. (2008)
What about the children? : The experience of families involved in an adult focused diabetes intervention. Laroche, H., Davis, M., Forman, J., Palmisano, G., Heisler, M. Public Health Nutrition11(4):427-36. (2008)
The development, implementation and process evaluation of the REACH Detroit Partnership's Diabetes Lifestyle Intervention. Two Feathers, J., Kieffer, E.C., Spencer, M., Janz, N.K., Palmisano, G., Anderson, M.A. Diabetes Educator 33:509-520. (2007)
Chronic disease – related behaviors and health among African Americans and Hispanics in the REACH Detroit 2010 communities, Michigan, and the United States. Kieffer, E.C., Sinco, B., Rafferty, A., Spencer, M., Palmisano, G., Watt, E., et al. Health Promotion Practice 7(3 suppl):256s-264s. (2006)
Diabetes-specific emotional distress among African Americans and Hispanics with type 2 diabetes. Spencer, M.S., Kieffer, E.C., Sinco, B.R., Palmisano, G., Guzman, J.R., James, S.A., et al. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 17(2 suppl):88-105. (2006)
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Detroit Partnership: Improving diabetes-related outcomes among African American and Latino adults. Two Feathers, J., Kieffer, E.C., Palmisano, G., Anderson, M., Sinco, B., Janz, N. K., et al. American Journal of Public Health95:1552-1560. (2005)
Reducing disparities in diabetes among African American and Latino residents of Detroit: The essential role of community planning focus groups. Kieffer, E. C., Willis, S., Odoms-Young, A., Guzman, J. R., Allen, A., Two Feathers, J., Loveluck, J. Ethnicity & Disease 14(3 suppl 1):S27-S37. (2004)

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