Publications by OMHHE Authors
Scientific Articles written by staff in CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE), during their years of tenure at OMHHE. For further information, please see CDC Publications.
SteelFisher, G., Caporello, H., Lubell, K.,. Ben-Porath, E., Green, A., Luo, F., Briseño, L., Lane, L., Sheff, S., Dicent-Taillepierre, J., Espino, L., and Boyea, A. Getting Critical Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences of Spanish and Chinese Speakers With Limited English Proficiency. Published on August 11, 2022.
Krause, K., Mpofu, J., Brown, M., Rico, A., Andrews, C., Underwood, J.M. At the Intersections: Examining Trends in Experiences of Violence, Mental Health Status, and Suicidal Risk Behaviors Among US High School Students Using Intersectionality, National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2015-2019. Journal of Adolescent Health. Published on May 11, 2022.
Tegan K. Boehmer, PhD; Emily H. Koumans, MD; Elizabeth L. Skillen, PhD; Michael D. Kappelman, MD; Thomas W. Carton, PhD; Aditiben Patel, MPH; Euna M. August, PhD; Ryan Bernstein; Joshua L. Denson, MD; Christine Draper; Adi V. Gundlapalli, MD, PhD; Anuradha Paranjape, MD; Jon Puro, MHA; Preetika Rao, MPH; David A. Siegel, MD; William E. Trick, MD; Chastity L. Walker, DrPH; Jason P. Block, MD. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Outpatient Treatment of COVID-19 ― United States, January–July 2022. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Published on October 28, 2022.
Carty, D., Kress, A., Miller, S., Mpofu, J., Robinson, D. Addressing Racial Disparities in Pregnancy-Related Deaths: An Analysis of Maternal Mortality-Related Federal Legislation, 2017–2021. Journal of Women’s Health. Published on September 15, 2022.
SteelFisher, G., Caporello, H., Lubell, K., Ben-Porath, E., Green, A., Luo, F., Briseno, L., Lane, L., Sheff, S., Taillepierre, J.D., Espino, L., Boyea, A. Getting Critical Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences of Spanish and Chinese Speakers With Limited English Proficiency. Health Security. Published on June 30, 2022.
Anderson, K., Radhakrishnan, L., Lane, R., Sheppard, M., DeVies, J., Azondekon, R., Smith, A., Bitsko, R., Hartnett, K., Lopes-Cardozo, B., Leeb, R., Van Santen, K., Carey, K., Crossen, S., Dias, T., Wotiz, S., Adjemian, J., Rodgers, L., Njai, R., Thomas, C. Changes and Inequities in Adult Mental Health–Related Emergency Department Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US. JAMA Psychiatry. Published on March 16, 2022.
Hollis, N., Li, W., Van Dyke, M., Njie, G., Scobie, H., Parker, E., Penman-Aguilar, A., Clarke, K. Disparities in COVID-19 Infection Rates Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups in 22 US States and the District of Columbia, January 1 – October 1, 2020. Emerging Infectious Diseases. Published May 2021.
Moore, J., Luna-Pinto, C., Cox, H., Razi, S., St. Louis, M., Ricaldi, J. Liburd, L. Promoting health equity during the COVID-19 pandemic, United States. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 100 (2): 171 – 173. Published on February 1, 2022.
Quint, J., Van Dyke, M., Maeda H., Andrews, C., Penman-Aguilar, A., et al. Disaggregating Data to Measure Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Outcomes and Guide Community Response — Hawaii, March 1, 2020–February 28, 2021. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Published on September 17, 2021.
Thorpe, R., Young, K., Bentley, K., Liburd, L. Roadmap to Increase Public Health and Health Care Workforce Diversity: Highlights From the First 10 Years of the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. Published on December 6, 2021.
Liburd, L., Young, K., Thorpe, R. Pedagogy of the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) Program: Cultivating Workforce Diversity to Address Health Disparities and Achieve Health Equity. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. Published on December 6, 2021.
Young, K., Liburd, L., Penman-Aguilar, A. An Evaluation of a Pipeline Program to Support Diversity in the Public Health Workforce: CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) Program. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. Published on December 6, 2021.
Kress, A.C., Asberry, A., Taillepierre, J.D., Johns, M.M., Tucker, P., Penman-Aguilar, A. (2021). Collection of Data on Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity by U.S. Public Health Data and Monitoring Systems, 2015–2018. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute. Published on November 20, 2021.
Cyrus, A., Dunville, R., Kourtis, A., Hoover, K., Tucker, P. (2021). Factors Associated With HIV Testing Among High-School Girls in the U.S., 2015‒2017. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Published on May 6, 2021.
Lee, F., Adams, L., Graves, S., Massetti, G., Calanan, R., Penman-Aguilar A., Henley, J., Annor, F., Van Handel, M., Aleshire, N., Durant, T., Fuld, J., Griffing, S., Mattocks, L., Liburd, L. (2021). Counties with High COVID-19 Incidence and Relatively Large Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations — United States, April 1–December 22, 2020. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Published on March 24, 2021.
Van Dyke, M, Mendoza, M., Li, W., Parker, E., Belay, B., Davis, E., Quint, J., Penman-Aguilar, A., Clarke, K. (2021). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Incidence by Age, Sex, and Period Among Persons Aged <25 Years — 16 U.S. Jurisdictions, January 1–December 31, 2020. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Published on March 10, 2021.
Heslin, K., Hall, J. (2021). Sexual Orientation Disparities in Risk Factors for Adverse COVID-19–Related Outcomes, by Race/Ethnicity — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2017–2019. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Published on February 5, 2021.
McKnight-Eily, L., Okoro, C., Strine, T., Verlenden, J., Hollis, N., Njai, R., Mitchell, E., Board, A., Puddy, R., Thomas, C. (2021). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Prevalence of Stress and Worry, Mental Health Conditions, and Increased Substance Use Among Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, April and May 2020. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Published on February 5, 2021.
Flynn, M., Lainz, A., Lara, J., Rosales, C., Feldstein, F., Dominguez, K., Wolkin, A., Medal, I., Tonda, J., Romero-Steiner, S., Dicent-Taillepierre, J., Gómez, M. (2021). An Innovative United States–Mexico Community Outreach Initiative for Hispanic and Latino People in the United States: A Collaborative Public Health Network. Sage Journals. Published on January 21, 2021.
Chang, MH., Moonesinghe R., Truman, B. (2021). COVID-19 Hospitalization by Race and Ethnicity: Association with Chronic Conditions Among Medicare Beneficiaries, January 1-September 30, 2020. National Library of Medicine. Published on January 8, 2021.
Heather, H., Erin, A., Silverstein, M., Hofman, M., Lange, S., Razzaghi, H., Mishuris, R., Davidoff, R., Parker, E., Penman-Aguilar, A., Clark, K., Goldman, A., James, T., Jacobson, K., Lasser, K., Xuan, Z., Peacock, G., Dowling, N., Goodman, A. (2020). Race/Ethnicity, Underlying Medical Conditions, Homelessness, and Hospitalization Status of Adult Patients with COVID-19 at an Urban Safety-Net Medical Center – Boston, Massachusetts, 2020. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Published on July 10, 2020.
McCarthy, I., Moonesinghe, R., Dean, HD. (2020). Association of Employee Engagement Factors and Turnover Intention Among the 2015 U.S. Federal Government Workforce. Sage Open. Published on June 3, 2020.
Talih, M., Moonesinghe, R., Huang, D. (2020). Measuring the Magnitude of Health Inequality Between 2 Population Subgroup Proportions. American Journal of Epidemiology. Published on April 3, 2020.
Liburd, L.C., Hall, J.E., Mpofu, J., Marshall Williams, S., Bouye, K., Penman-Aguilar, A. (2020). Addressing Health Equity in Public Health Practice: Frameworks, Promising Strategies, and Measurement Considerations. Annual Review Public Health. Published online ahead of print January 3, 2020.
Truman, B., Moonesinghe R., Brown Y., Chang MH., Mermin J, Dean H. (2020). Differential Association of HIV Funding With HIV Mortality by Race/Ethnicity, United States, 1999-2017. National Library of Medicine. Published in August 2020.
Chang, M.H., Moonesinghe, R., Schieber, L., Truman, B. (2019). Opioid-Related Diagnoses and Concurrent Claims for HIV, HBV, or HVC among Medicare Beneficiaries, United States, 2015. Journal of Clinical Medicine. Published on October 24, 2019.
Mpofu, J., Smith, R., Patel, D., Gillespie, C., Cox, S., Ritchey, M., Yang, Q., Morrow, B., Barfield, W. (2019). Disparities in the Prevalence of Excess Heart Age Among Women with a Recent Live Birth. Journal of Women’s Health. Published online ahead of print August 8, 2019.
Moonesinghe, R., Yang, Q., Zhang, Z., Khoury M. (2019). Prevalence and Cardiovascular Health Impact of Family History of Premature Heart Disease in the United States: Analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2014. Journal of American Heart Association. Published on July 16, 2019.
Chang, M.H., Beckles, G., Moonesinghe, R., Truman, B. (2019). County-Level Socioeconomic Disparities in Use of Medical Services for Management of Infections by Medicare Beneficiaries with Diabetes- United States, 2012. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Published in July 2019.
Mpofu, J., Soud, F., Lyman, M., Koroma, A.P., Morof,D., Kargbo, S.S., Ellington, S., Callaghan, W. (2019). Clinical Presentation of Pregnant Women at Isolation Centers for Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone, 2014. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Published in April 2019.
Liburd, L. (2019). After the Bell Rings: Looking Beyond the Classroom to Reduce Inequalities in Educational Achievement and Health Outcomes. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Published online ahead of print February 14, 2019.
Hall, J.E., Moonesinghe, R., Bouye, K., Penman-Aguilar, A. (2019). Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality: Contributions and Variations by Rurality in the United States, 2012-2015. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Published in February 2019.
Holland, K., Hall, J.E., Wang, J., Gaylor, E., Johnson, L., Shelby. D., Simon, T. (2019). Characteristics of School-Associated Youth Homicides – United States, 1994-2018. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Published in January 2019.
Hutchins, S., Bouye, K., Luber, G., Briseno, L., Hunter, C., Corso, L. (2018). Public Health Agency Responses and Opportunities to Protect Against Health Impacts of Climate Change Among US Populations with Multiple Vulnerabilities. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Disparities. Published in September 6, 2018.
Lyman, M., Mpofu, J., Soud, F., Oduyebo, T., Ellington, S. et al. (2018). Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes in Pregnant Women with Suspected Ebola Virus Disease, Sierra Leone, 2014. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published on March 23, 2018.
Rodriguez-Lainz, A., McDonald, M., Fonseca-Ford, M., Penman-Aguilar, A., Waterman, S., Truman, B., Cetron, M., Richards, C. (2018). Collection of Data on Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Nativity by US Public Health Surveillance and Monitoring Systems: Gaps and Opportunities. Published in February 2018.
Moonesinghe, R., Beckles, G., Tiebin, L., Khoury, M. (2018). The Contribution of Family History to the Burden of Diagnosed Diabetes, Undiagnosed Diabetes, and Prediabetes in the United States: Analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2014. Genetics in Medicine. Advanced online publication on January 25, 2018.
Demeke, H., Johnson, A., Wu, B., Moonesinghe, R., Dean, H. (2018). Unequal Declines in Absolute and Relative Disparities in HIV Diagnoses Among Black Women, United States, 2008-2016. American Journal of Public Health. Published in .
James, C., Moonesinghe, R., Wilson-Fedrick, S., Hall, J.E., Penman-Aguilar, A., Bouye, K. (2017). Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults – United States, 2012-2015. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Published on November 17, 2017.
Moonesinghe, R., Penman-Aguilar, A., Beckles, G. (2017). Trends in Relative Inequalities in Measures of Favorable and Adverse Population Health Outcomes. National Library of Medicine. Published in August 2017.
Barnes, P., Erwin, P., Moonesinghe, R., Brooks, A., Carlton, E., Behringer, B. (2017). Functional Characteristics of Health Coalitions in Local Public Health Systems: Exploring the Function of County Health Councils in Tennessee. National Library of Medicine. Published in August 2017.
Penman-Aguilar, A., Talih, M., Huang D., Moonesinghe, R., Bouye, K., Beckles, G. (2016). Measurement of Health Disparities, Health Inequities, and Social Determinants of Health to Support the Advancement of Health Equity. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Published in February 2016.
Dicent Taillepierre, JC., Liburd, L., OʼConnor, A., Valentine, J., Bouye K., McCree DH, Chapel T., Hahn R. (2016). Toward Achieving Health Equity: Emerging Evidence and Program Practice. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Published in February 2016.
Dean, H., Roberts, G., Bouye, K., Green, Y., McDonald, M. (2016). Sustaining a Focus on Health Equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Through Organizational Structures and Functions. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Published in February 2016.
Liburd, L., Ehlinger, E., Liao, Y., Lichtveld, M. (2016). Strengthening the Science and Practice of Health Equity in Public Health. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Published in February 2016.
Hall, M., Graffunder, C., Metzler, M. (2016). Policy Approaches to Advancing Health Equity. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Published in February 2016.
Chang MH., Moonesinghe, R., Athar, H., Truman, B. (2016). Trends in Disparity by Sex and Race/Ethnicity for the Leading Causes of Death in the United States, 1999-2010. Journal of Public Health Management Practice. Published in February 2016.