Eva M. Moya

Eva M. Moya
University of Texas at El Paso | UTEP · Department of Social Work

PhD, LMSW

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May 2010 - February 2021
University of Texas at El Paso
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Psychosocial, social and structural conditions have rarely been studied among transgender women in the U.S.-Mexico Border. This study used Photovoice methodology to empower migrant transgender women of color (TWC) to reflect on realities from their own perspectives and experiences and promote critical dialogue, knowledge, and community action. Sixt...
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The Youth and Young Adults Cancer Knowledge Attitudes and Practices (C-KAP) exploratory study in 2 rural underserved areas in a border community. C-KAP is an interdisciplinary research pilot project led by university scholars in psychology and social work in partnership with community partners. The exploratory cross-sectional mix-method study recru...
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Background: This study assessed whether policies that limit Mexican immigrants' access to care affects their children's access to a regular source of care, health insurance, and timely preventive health visits. Method: This was a cross-sectional study among Mexican immigrant parents who attended a health promotion program in Texas, Nevada, New York...
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The life complexities of women experiencing homelessness warrants further exploration as there is insufficient information on their life’s interpersonal and structural challenges. The aim of this study is multifold: to explore the experiences of unhoused women in El Paso, Texas, a city that borders with Ciudad Juarez Mexico, to identify barriers to...
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Low-income Hispanic communities are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through exacerbated financial vulnerabilities and health challenges. The aim of this study is to assess and compare the self-reported impact and challenges caused by COVID-19 in Mexican-origin parents in New York City (NYC), NY and El Paso, TX. Data is based on...
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Research skills are vital to students’ professional careers and must be cultivated in the social work curriculum. While students and faculty may hesitate to participate in a course-based research project, the authors believe that the Photovoice method is easily adapted to a variety of class and student needs. Photovoice is a field-oriented and qual...
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Abstract: Latinx men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS. Identifying the role of multiple syndemic factors associated with sexual risk behaviors is imperative in order to develop effective prevention and treatment strategies. Cross-sectional data for this study were derived from three cycles of the Ph...
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"Photovoice: Participation and Empowerment in Research” describes Photovoice through the lenses of different communities and countries and discusses the methods and tools that make Photovoice appropriate for cross-cultural use. This book delves into the strategies for using photography, visual arts, and group dialogue to identify community assets a...
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Using in-depth interviews of 40 residents from a homeless shelter in El Paso, Texas in the United States, this study examines the etiology, processes, and patterns of homelessness by assessing those confronting homeless spells at different time points and for varying reasons. Our study is guided by the research questions: How did residents of homel...
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Research and scholarship efforts continue to promote the integration of micro and macro practice in social work practice and education. Despite this, scholarship has documented persistent challenges in the fluid integration between the domains of micro-level service provision and macro-level social change efforts in practice and academic programs....
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The U.S.-Mexico border is populated by resilient families and characterized by environmental, social, economic, cultural, and epidemiologic inequalities. Person-in-environment perspectives and the need to embrace a new concept of environment to improve well-being of individuals and eradicate social conditions that undermine health are vital. One of...
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El estudio de la problemática relacionada con la infección de tuberculosis (TB) en la frontera México-Estadounidense implica la consideración de tres aspectos complejos y entrelazados: la TB, una entidad patológica que debido a sus características epidemiológicas y patogénicas, resulta difícil de seguir y atender de manera completa; la zona fronter...
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The study of tuberculosis (TB) in the U.S.-Mexico border involves the consideration of three key components, which are complex and interrelated: the difficulty tracking and providing appropriate TB care due to the epidemiological and pathological characteristics of TB; the border itself is a geographical and epidemiological area that interweaves tw...
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Homelessness is a social, economic, and political crisis in the United States. In particular, the US–Mexico Border region has seen a surge of homelessness, specifically among veterans, women victims of intimate partner violence, and immigrants. In 2014, 12 persons in El Paso, TX, with experience of being homeless used the photovoice methodology to...
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The HIV epidemic continues to be a major public health concern, affecting communities with varying prevention and treatment needs. In the U.S., Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionate burden of HIV incidence. While recent studies have highlighted the relevance of relationship factors for HIV transmission among MSM generally,...
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Background: The HIV epidemic continues to be a major public health concern, affecting communities with varying prevention and treatment needs. In the U.S., Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionate burden of HIV incidence. While recent studies have highlighted the relevance of relationship factors for HIV transmission among MSM...
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Los duelos, estresores y vulnerabilidades que experimenta la población de México y Centroamérica motivada a migrar por circunstancias políticas y/o económicas se midieron con un estudio de tipo exploratorio y transversal. Para la recogida de datos se administraron una entrevista a profundidad, la escala del Síndrome de Ulises y el cuestionario sobr...
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The US-Mexico border provides a rich learning environment for professional social workers and at the same time poses some challenges. This article explores some of the unique demographics and social and cultural characteristics in the border region. These characteristics have implications for social work teaching, research, policy and practice. The...
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Alcohol consumption is a significant public health concern among Latino men and Latina transgender women who have sex with men. However, characteristics and behaviors associated with alcohol consumption in this population, particularly in regard to the complex influence of syndemic factors, remain understudied. The purpose of this study was to exam...
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Introduction: Successful HIV prevention and treatment requires evidence-based approaches that combine biomedical strategies with behavioral interventions that are socially and culturally appropriate for the population or community being prioritized. Although there has been a push for a combination approach, how best to integrate different strategi...
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Resumen: Los duelos, estresores y vulnerabilidades que experimenta la población de México y Centroamérica motivada a migrar por circunstancias políticas y/o económicas se midieron con un estudio de tipo exploratorio y transversal. Para la recogida de datos se administraron una entrevista a profundidad, la escala del Síndrome de Ulises y el cuestion...
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Background: Alcohol consumption is a significant public health concern among Latino men and Latina transgender women who have sex with men. The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of high-risk alcohol consumption (i.e., binge or heavy drinking). Methods: Between January and March of 2014, 176 Latino men and Latina transgender women in N...
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This study explored intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in the southwestern United States, focused on health and human services professionals (HHSPs) and community health workers (CHWs) in El Paso, Texas. Understanding providers’ perspectives about IPV and SRH is an integral component of clinical and service car...
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Predominantly Spanish-speaking Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) and their same-sex partners continue to be at high risk for HIV and STIs. Behavioral research has identified how relationship dynamics for male couples are associated with sexual risk behavior. Connect 'n Unite (CNU), an evidence-based HIV/STI prevention intervention originally c...
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The US-Mexico border provides a rich learning environment for professional social workers and at the same time poses some challenges. This chapter explores some of the unique demographics and social and cultural characteristics in the border region. These characteristics have implications for social work teaching, research, policy and practice. The...
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Introduction Successful HIV prevention and treatment requires evidence-based approaches that combine biomedical strategies with behavioral interventions that are socially and culturally appropriate for the population or community being prioritized. Although there has been a push for a combination approach, how best to integrate different strategie...
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Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic segment in the US, expected to grow 167% from 2010 to 2050, compared to 42% growth for the total U.S. population. Currently, Latinos make up 17% of the nation’s total population, with projections that this number will nearly double to 30% by 2050. While diversity exists among U.S. Latinos, there are neverthele...
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Background: Stigma is a major barrier to health care access and impacts the quality of life for individuals affected by tuberculosis (TB). Assessing TB stigma is essential to addressing health disparities. However, no such instrument was available in Mexico at the time of our study. This study examined the adaptability of the TB and human immunodef...
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Intimate partner violence (IPV), which describes physical and/or sexual assault of a spouse or sexually intimate companion, is a common health care issue across the globe. However, existing health outcomes studies are limited. Additionally, no study to our knowledge has specifically focused on the relationship between IPV and sexual health among La...
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Twenty-two Mexican immigrant women, using the Photovoice method, discuss their experiences and the challenges they have faced as domestic violence survivors in El Paso, Texas, usa. These include limited access to health services, their status as immigrants, and the lack of education on sexual and reproductive health, in conjunction with their deter...
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Background. Little is known about the health status of predominantly Spanish-speaking Latino men who have sex with men (MSM). Methods. Between January and March of 2014 a cohort of Latino MSM (N=176) was recruited to participate in Latinos en Pareja, an HIV/STI prevention intervention adaptation study. A multinomial logistic regression model predi...
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Online social networking use has increased rapidly among African American and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM), making it important to understand how these technologies can be used to reach, retain, and maintain individuals in care and promote health wellness. In particular, the Internet is increasingly recognized as a platform for health com...
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El VIH es un problema de salud importante dentro de la comunidad latina de los Estados Unidos. Gracias a los esfuerzos de prevención, los niveles de contagio entre los latinos se han mantenido estables por más de una década. Sin embargo, esta población sigue siendo afectada a niveles muy altos, en particular entre hombres que tienen sexo con hombre...
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Over the past two decades, new anti-immigration policies and laws have emerged to address the migration of undocumented immigrants. A systematic review of the literature was conducted to assess and understand how these immigration policies and laws may affect both access to health services and health outcomes among undocumented immigrants. Eight da...
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Objective: To examine the experiences and perspectives on the disease and stigma from the vantage point of the persons affected by TB in El Paso, Texas, and Juárez, México to inform research on health-related stigma and interventions. Materials and methods: Semi-structured interviews to study TB-related stigma and the impact on access and health...
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Veintidós mexicanas migrantes, utilizando la metodología de Fotovoz, exponen su experiencia y estragos por la violencia doméstica sufrida en El Paso, Texas, EU . Su poco o nulo acceso a los servicios de salud, su condición de migrantes y falta de educación en salud sexual y reproductiva, en conjunto, deterioran su salud física y mental, al igual qu...
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This chapter introduces the book and its conceptual framework. The US-Mexico border region is defined as a geographic, economic, cultural, and social region that is affected by systematic social and economic injustice that has resulted in the social and economic problems that are evident throughout the region, including poverty, health inequities,...
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This work documents some of the contemporary expressions of violence, particularly gender, as well as the actions of subjects to prevail in the midst of social breakdown.
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Borders are geopolitical and historical demarcations that separate peoples in relation to access to health care, which thereby results in wide disparities in health outcomes. Borders serve as semipermeable membranes; they limit the free movement of people, goods, and services, and limit the access to medical treatment. At the same time, diseases mi...
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The book editors summarize the chapters and suggest changes in immigration policy. They call for an investment zone to resuscitate the US-Mexico border region's economy. They also call for the coordinated use of community-based organizations to challenge the status quo of economic marginalization in the border region by empowering citizens through...
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The US-Mexico border region attracts migrants from Mexico and Latin America who seek economic opportunities through relocation to the United States. These goals are not always achieved once they arrive in the region, thus creating populations that are displaced and vulnerable. Further, when poor people migrate into developed countries, there is an...
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The US-Mexico border region attracts migrants from Mexico and Latin America who seek economic opportunities through relocation to the United States. These goals are not always achieved once they arrive in the region, thus creating populations that are displaced and vulnerable. Further, when poor people migrate into developed countries, there is an...
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La violencia contra las mujeres se ha manifestado en ámbitos distintos a lo largo de la historia y en sociedades simples o complejas. Incluso en las sociedades modernas occidentales la violencia de género está presente de forma transversal y afecta mujeres de distintos grupos sociales, indistintamente de su nivel socioeconómico o cultural. No obsta...
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The U.S.-Mexico Border Region is among the poorest geographical areas in the United States. The region has been long characterized by dual development, poor infrastructure, weak schools, health disparities and low-wage employment. More recently, the region has been affected by the violence associated with a drug and crime war in Mexico. The premise...
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This article reports the results of a study carried out with 30 Mexican-origin immigrants in drug user treatment in the United States-Mexico Border city of El Paso, Texas during 2007. Qualitative, semi-structured interviews were implemented to assess the dynamic social and economic factors that affect the delivery and utilization of treatment servi...
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This exploratory research is a study of tuberculosis (TB) and health-related stigma which examines the experiences and perspectives on the disease from the vantage point of the Persons Affected by Tuberculosis (PATB). Research on the causes and sustainability of stigma will be useful to guide health and social interventions that reduce its effects....

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