Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha
Tufts University
EpidemiologyReproductive healthMental healthDevelopmental psychologyPublic healthSocioeconomic statusDemographyLogistic regressionPsychologyHealth careQualitative researchYoung adultHealth equityNational Health and Nutrition Examination SurveyAcquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)PopulationAfrican americanHuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV)Confidence intervalFamily medicineImmigrationMedicineEnvironmental health
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OBJECTIVES: To examine nativity-based differences in 3 cardiovascular biomarkers commonly used to assess cardiovascular dysregulation. METHODS: Data was pooled from the 2001-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to compare biomarker risk scores for the US-born (n = 4693) and foreign-born (n = 2968) Black adults. We used multivariable-adjusted logistic regression to assess the association between nativity and cardiovascular biomarkers, controlling for gender, age, health behaviors...
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BACKGROUND This study examined agreement between partners on perceptions of relationship quality and its impact on later (sexually transmitted infection [STI]) diagnosis in a sample of pregnant (adolescents and young adults [AYAs]) couples. METHODS Two hundred ninety-six AYA couples completed structured surveys on relationship quality (satisfaction, cohesion, consensus, affectional expression) and STI diagnosis. An actor-partner interdependence model was used to assess actor effects (whether an ...
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#1Faith E. Fletcher (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 14
#2Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha (Tufts University)H-Index: 4
Last. Whitney S. Rice (Emory University)H-Index: 10
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Black women living with HIV (BWLWH) contend with injuries of injustice, which manifest in restricted reproductive autonomy and decision-making power in social and medical settings. Mitigating threats to reproductive autonomy calls for innovations that consider patients' needs and offer insights on how historically situated marginalization influences today's institutional, political, and economic systems and shapes reproductive decision making. In addition to cross-disciplinary expertise and coll...
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#1Lois McCloskey (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 15
#2Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha (Tufts University)H-Index: 4
Last. Arden Handler (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 31
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Background COVID-19 exposes major gaps in the MCH safety net and illuminates the disproportionate consequences borne by people living in low resource communities where systemic racism, community disinvestment, and social marginalization creates a perfect storm of vulnerability. Methods We draw eight lessons from the first 8 months of the pandemic, describing how COVID-19 has intensified pre-existing gaps in the MCH support network and created new problems. For each lesson identified, we present ...
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#1Willi Horner-Johnson (OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)H-Index: 22
#2Ilhom Akobirshoev (Brandeis University)H-Index: 8
Last. Monika Mitra (Brandeis University)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Introduction Prior research has found that some preconception health risks are more prevalent among women in historically minoritized racial and ethnic groups. Preconception health risks are also increased among women with disabilities. Risks could be even greater among women who both have a disability and belong to a minoritized racial or ethnic group. The purpose of this study was to assess preconception health at the intersection of disability and race or ethnicity. Methods We analyz...
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#1Jordan A. Shull (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
#2Julie M. Attys (Tufts University)
Last. Mandy J. Hill (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 4
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HIV incidence and prevalence rates in emergency departments (EDs) around the nation warrant strategies to protect and sustain the HIV negative status of persons who are at risk for HIV. The ED provides a rare opportunity to serve as a vehicle for connecting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)-eligible patients with clinical settings such as an ED that are knowledgeable and well informed about PrEP. PrEP has established efficacy at preventing HIV acquisition. The greatest challenge is access to PrEP ...
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#1Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha (Tufts University)H-Index: 4
#2Meena Mahadevan (MSU: Montclair State University)H-Index: 7
Last. Jessica Kelly (MSU: Montclair State University)H-Index: 1
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The aim of Project THANKS (Turning HIV/AIDS into Knowledge for Sisters) was to provide resources for African American women living with a dual diagnosis of HIV and associated comorbidities such as ...
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#1Lauren M. Dinour (MSU: Montclair State University)H-Index: 6
#2Elizabeth I. Rivera Rodas (MSU: Montclair State University)H-Index: 2
Last. Lauren A. DoamekporH-Index: 2
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BACKGROUND: In addition to its health and nutritional benefits, breastfeeding can save low-income, food insecure mothers the cost of infant formula so that money can be spent on food and other necessities. Yet breastfeeding may exacerbate food insecurity by negatively affecting maternal employment. The relationship between food insecurity and breastfeeding has been explored previously, with varying results. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between prenatal food insecur...
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#1Abril Harris (BC: Boston College)H-Index: 1
#2Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha (Tufts University)H-Index: 4
The current qualitative study explores the experiences of Black mothers who prepare their sons for potential police encounters. Police presence in the Black community has historically elicited feel...
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#1Amira Elsayed (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 1
#2Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha (Tufts University)H-Index: 4
Last. Teresa Janevic (ISMMS: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)H-Index: 22
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Little is known about pregnancy outcomes of black immigrant women to the US. We surveyed 447 black women post-partum in two hospitals in Newark, NJ. Length of gestation was obtained from medical records. Covariates and information on immigration were collected by in-person interview. Risks ratios for preterm birth (< 37 weeks) comparing immigrant to US-born women were calculated using log-binomial regression. Associations with gestational age at delivery were estimated using linear regression. M...
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