Michelle Hospital

Michelle Hospital
Florida International University | FIU · Department of Biostatistics

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Latinx youth with mental health disorders have worse outcomes when compared to their White (non‐Hispanic) counterparts. Latinx youth also have less access to and lower utilization of mental health services. Emerging research supports the psychological and physical benefits of engaging in yoga and yoga may function as a complimentary treatment optio...
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This study explored barriers, motivators, and trusted sources of information regarding COVID-19 vaccination among Hispanic/Latine individuals. Hispanic/Latine is a broad social construct that encompasses people from heterogeneous countries and cultures. In the U.S., foreign-born Hispanics/Latines tend to have better health outcomes than U.S.-born i...
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Alcohol and other drug (AOD) use problems among college students continue to represent a public health epidemic. In 2019, historically high rates of binge-drinking and marijuana use were reported among college-age adults, and the detrimental effects of excessive AOD use in college, such as poorer academic performance, sexual assault, injury or over...
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By the spring of 2021, most of the adult U.S. population became eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Yet, by the summer of 2021, the vaccination rate stagnated. Given the immense impact COVID-19 has had on society and individuals, and the surge of new variant strains of the virus, it remains urgent to better understand barriers to vaccination, i...
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Hispanic/Latinx youth in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by HIV, and are in need of culturally, linguistically, and developmentally tailored HIV prevention programs focused on expanding routine screening and environmental prevention efforts. With SAMHSA support, we implemented an HIV prevention campaign targeting 18- to 24-year-old Hispani...
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Background: The Hispanic/Latinx population constitutes the fastest growing ethnic/racial minority group in the United States (U.S.). Compared to their non-Hispanic/Latinx White counterparts, Hispanic/Latinx youth experience more depression and anxiety, and have more unmet mental health needs (88% vs 76%). Emerging research supports the psychologic...
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The NIH-funded Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program is currently funding 18 academic institutions to strengthen the research environment and contribution to health disparities research. The purpose of this multiphase mixed-methods study was to establish a uniform evaluation framework for demonstrating the collective success of t...
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Native American (NA) youth report higher rates of alcohol, marijuana, and drug use than U.S. adolescents from any other racial/ethnic group. Addressing this health disparity is a significant research priority across public health, minority health, and dissemination and implementation (D&I) sciences, underscoring the need for empirically-based inter...
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Introduction: The move towards value-based care and population health has highlighted the prominent role of social and behavioral factors in determining health outcomes. Patient-centered behavioral guidance to improve patient self management is recognized as an evidence-based intervention for a variety of chronic conditions but has yet to be adopte...
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Objective: Yoga is recognized as an effective approach to improving overall physical and mental health; however, there may be perceived barriers to yoga participation, particularly among populations most at risk for mental health issues. We conducted qualitative formative research to help inform recruitment practices for a future study and to spec...
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Hispanics constitute the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. As the country’s fastest growing demographic, social welfare and public health professionals need to focus on ameliorating HIV-related health disparities affecting Hispanics. This study evaluated an innovative HIV prevention effort with Hispanic young adults in South Flori...
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Background Studies have shown that parents have a significant influence on emerging adult college students’ drinking during the first year of college. Limited research has been conducted to address the question of whether parenting later in college continues to matter in a similar manner. The current study utilized a prospective design to identify...
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The El Sistema music education philosophy links positive individual and social development through musical education. This study is a longitudinal examination of the impact of participation in an El Sistema-inspired program, the Miami Music Project, on positive youth development. We hypothesized that over the course of a school year, participation...
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Objective: College student alcohol use remains a considerable concern. While many colleges provide universal interventions surrounding matriculation, trends indicate alcohol use increases over the college years. This study utilized a person-centered approach to examine changes in drinking across college and predictors (expectancies, attitudes, nor...
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Hispanic young adults in the United States are disproportionately affected by HIV and should be considered a priority for prevention efforts. The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions and beliefs of English-speaking students (aged 18-24 years) at a Hispanic-serving university about HIV/sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and pre...
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Suzanna M. Rose and Michelle M. Hospital continue the analysis of relationships by explicitly focusing on the nature of love and friendship, exploring their similarities and differences. They emphasize the value of friendship, the importance of self-love, and the politics of sisterhood.
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Community-based research (CBR) methods are essential for addressing the social, structural, and environmental factors that contribute to health disparities among underrepresented yet disproportionately affected minority groups. CBR enriches project implementation and the research process by involving community members in all project phases, leading...
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In this chapter, we present a selective review of research on friendships across the identities of race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. First, barriers to and facilitators of these friendships are described. Next, research on cross- race, ethnic, and sexual orientation friendship across the lifespan is reviewed. The role of gender is also discu...
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Background: There is growing evidence that text messaging-"short message service" (SMS)-is useful for health promotion and behavior change. SMS has become a preferred channel of communication among adolescents. Despite burgeoning interest, there remains a critical need for formative research regarding developmentally and culturally appropriate SMS...
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ADVANCE efforts at Florida International University (FIU), a Carnegie very high research Minority Serving Institution, have focused on recruiting women of color in STEM to achieve a diverse faculty that better represents its Hispanic and Black student population (64% and 13%, respectively of 55,000 students). An analysis of the demographics of FIU’...
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An overview of current research on older lesbians is provided in this chapter drawing primarily from the research carried out in the USA. Topics include: (a) the “visibility” of older lesbians; (b) theories of lifespan development; (c) research on older lesbians; and (d) the impact of social contexts on lesbians over 60, such as personal relationsh...
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We examined whether discrimination experienced by Hispanic/Latino adolescents is associated (a) directly with adolescent alcohol use or (b) indirectly with adolescent alcohol use via mediation by ethnic identity and/or peer associations. Data were drawn from an NIAAA-funded randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of a Guided-Self Change...
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Objective: Adolescent substance use and abuse is a pressing public health problem and is strongly related to interpersonal aggression. Such problems disproportionately impact minority youth, who have limited access to evidence-based interventions such as ecological family therapies, brief motivational interventions (BMIs), and cognitive behavioral...
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Psychosocial factors may directly impact HIV health measures such as viral load (VL) whether or not patients are taking antiretroviral treatment (ART) consistently. Structural equation modeling plus Baron and Kenny's (1986) four-step approach were used to test a mediated model predicting VL among 246 HIV-infected adults who were on ART. Exogenous v...
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Neurocognitive (NC) impairment remains prevalent among people living with HIV (PLWH) and may be exacerbated by alcohol and drug use. This cross-sectional study assesses the degree to which alcohol and other drug use, time from HIV diagnosis to treatment, and years living with HIV affect three areas of NC functioning among HIV-seropositive adults. N...
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In this chapter, we provide an overview of current research on older lesbians drawing primarily from research done in the U.S., including (a) the “visibility” of older lesbians; (b) theories of lifespan development and their application to older lesbians; (c) research on older lesbians including cross-sectional studies of lesbians and sexual minori...
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Previous research on college drinking has paid little attention to Latino students. Social development models (Catalano, Hawkins, & Miller, 1992) suggest that protective influences in one domain (e.g., mothers) can offset negative influences from other domains (e.g., peers) though this possibility has not been explored with respect to Latino colleg...
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The current study examines the effect of paternal alcohol problems on adolescent use of alcohol and other illicit drugs as a function of maternal communication, as well as adolescent social and coping skills (N = 145). Structural equation modeling (SEM) analyses indicated that adolescents with a paternal history of alcohol problems reported higher...
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Motivation to change substance use is considered to be one of the most important predictors of client readiness for alcohol and other drug treatment and ability to benefit from treatment. Enhancing motivation to change substance use is an important emphasis of many substance use intervention programs. The specific factors predicting motivation to c...
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Reviews: Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients, Second Edition. Edited by Kathleen J. Bieschke, Ruperto M. Perez, and Kurt A. DeBord, Washington D.C., American Psychological Association, 2007. ISBN: 1-59147-421-3 and Sexual Orientation and Mental Health: Examining Identity and Development in...
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Individuals of Hispanic origin are the nation's largest minority (13.4%). Therefore, there is a need for models and methods that are culturally appropriate for mental health research with this burgeoning population. This is an especially salient issue when applying family systems theories to Hispanics, who are heavily influenced by family bonds in...

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