Rebeca Ramos
University of California, San Diego
PsychiatryPublic healthCross-sectional studyDemographyVirologyRandomized controlled trialOccupational safety and healthQualitative researchInjury preventionYoung adultPsychological interventionBrief interventionRespondentSyphilisHeroinContext (language use)Law enforcementMethamphetamineNeedle sharingEmergency departmentAcquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)PopulationHuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV)Poison controlSubstance abuseSuicide preventionHarm reductionMedicineCriminologySocial psychologyEnvironmental health
32Publications
15H-index
1,012Citations
Publications 31
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#1Oralia Loza (UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso)H-Index: 9
#2Zuleika V. Curiel (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso)H-Index: 1
Last. Rebeca RamosH-Index: 15
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Methamphetamine (meth) use and its related risk behaviors for HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) are a public health concern across the Mexico-US border. This study aims to contribute to the limited literature of meth use and sexual risk behaviors among Latino MSM on the Mexico-US border. METHODS: Data were drawn from the Meth Pilot Study (2014-2015) among men who use meth (n = 100). Descriptive statistics and bivariate analysis comparing MSM to non-MSM were con...
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#1Oscar BeltranH-Index: 7
#2Julia Lechuga (Lehigh University)H-Index: 11
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Background The number of people who inject drugs on the U.S.-Mexico border has been increasing over the last years and has become a public health concern due to their vulnerability to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We explored the HIV/STI risk behaviors of people who inject drugs (PID) and their relationship to police harassment. Methods The sample for this study included 200 PID (75% male, 25% female) recruited through respondent driven sampling methodology. Data analysis...
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#1Rebeca RamosH-Index: 15
#2Cheryl J. CherpitelH-Index: 59
Last. Edward Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 30
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Community health advocates (CHAs), known as Promotores in Spanish-speaking communities, are an important resource for the mobilization, empowerment, and the delivery of health education messages in Hispanic/Latino communities. This article focuses on understanding cultural, didactic, and logistical aspects of preparing CHAs to become competent to perform a Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment in the emergency room. The CHAs training emphasizes making connections with Mexican-or...
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#1Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
#2Edward Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 30
Last. Rebeca RamosH-Index: 15
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ABSTRACTIn this study, we investigate the role of gender in prevalence and consequences of binge drinking and brief intervention outcomes among Mexican-origin young adults aged 18–30 years at the U.S.-Mexico border. We conducted a secondary analysis, stratified by gender, from a randomized controlled trial of a brief motivational intervention in a hospital emergency department. Intervention effects for males included reductions in drinking frequency, binge drinking, and alcohol-related consequen...
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#1Oralia Loza (UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso)H-Index: 9
#2Rebeca RamosH-Index: 15
Last. Susana A. Villalobos (TTU: Texas Tech University)H-Index: 1
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ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to extend the research on contextual factors that influence the initiation and continued use of methamphetamine (meth) by women on the U.S.-Mexico border. At present, a minimal body of literature exists that explores meth use on the Mexico-U.S. border. A purposeful sample of 20 women who were active meth users aged ≥18 years was recruited by trained outreach workers from a variety of meth-user networks in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the city bordering El Paso, Tex...
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#1Cheryl J. CherpitelH-Index: 59
#2Yu YeH-Index: 26
Last. Rebeca RamosH-Index: 15
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AIMS: A randomized controlled trial of brief intervention (BI), for drinking and related problems, using peer health promotion advocates (promotores), was conducted among at-risk and alcohol-dependent Mexican-origin young adult emergency department (ED) patients, aged 18-30. METHODS: Six hundred and ninety-eight patients were randomized to: screened only (n = 78), assessed (n = 310) and intervention (n = 310). Primary outcomes were at-risk drinking and Rapid Alcohol Problems Screen (RAPS4) score...
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#1Oralia Loza (UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso)H-Index: 9
#2João B. Ferreira-Pinto (College of Health Sciences, Bahrain)H-Index: 5
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s / Drug and Alcohol Dependence 156 (2015) e102–e182 e135 Marijuana use, heavy drinking, and cognitive dysfunction in people with HIV-infection and substance dependence Sara A. Lorkiewicz1, Alicia S. Ventura2, Timothy Heeren2, Michael R. Winter2, Alexander Walley1,3, Meg Sullivan1,3, Jeffrey Samet1,2,3, Richard Saitz1,2,3 1 School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States 2 School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States 3 Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, ...
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#1Rebeca RamosH-Index: 15
#2João B. Ferreira-Pinto (UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso)H-Index: 5
Last. Oralia Loza (UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso)H-Index: 9
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For nearly 30 years, Programa Companeros Inc (Companeros) has worked in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, to ensure that vulnerable populations can exercise their rights to receive HIV and substance abuse prevention and treatment services. Companeros staff has worked to ameliorate the negative results that limit access to care to the most vulnerable individuals: those who are poor, homeless, sex workers, addicted, and others whose life context put them at greater risk for being infected with HIV...
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Objective:The purpose of this study was to assess whether readiness to change drinking (RCD) and readiness to accept help (RAH) improve short- and longer term drinking outcomes.Method:Data from a randomized controlled trial of screening and brief intervention (SBI) conducted in a U.S. emergency department at the U.S.–Mexico border are reported. A total of 620 at-risk and dependent Mexican-origin drinkers (56% male), ages 18–30, received either an assessment only or intervention (SBI). Drinking o...
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#1Cheryl J. CherpitelH-Index: 59
#2Robert Woolard (TTUHSC: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center)H-Index: 17
Last. Rebeca RamosH-Index: 15
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A randomized controlled trial of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for drinking and related problems among at-risk and dependent drinkers was conducted in an emergency department (ED) at the US-Mexico border among Mexican-origin young adults. Data collection over a period of 17 months resulted in 698 patients recruited into the study and randomized to one of three conditions: screened only (n=78), assessed (n=310), and intervention (n=310). Patients in the assessme...
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