The University of New Mexico (UNM) proposes an innovative Center of Excellence titled the New Mexico Center for Advancement of Research, Engagement &Science on Health Disparities, or NM CARES HD. Based on an understanding of the common causes of health disparities across indigenous communities, NM CARES HD will apply a conceptual model that stresses three principles in interventions to eliminate those disparities: 1) community partnering, through community-based participatory research;2) multifactoral, multilevel interventions within a cultural and social context;and, 3) translating evidence-based and community-based practice. NM CARES HD will build on the foundations of a strong set of established, collaborating institutional programs, nationally recognized expertise in several key areas, long-standing productive partnerships with Native American and Hispanic communities, and a diverse interdisciplinary collaboration to achieve its overall goal. That goal is to create a vigorous, self-sustaining, research center that advances the scientific base of knowledge about interventions and solutions to health disparities in Southwestern Native American and Hispanic communities. A strong team of investigators with senior, NIH- funded leadership has come together to meet the NM CARES HD specific aims. An Administrative Core, a Research Core, a Research Training and Education Core, and a Community Engagement Core together with two research projects will be the initial composition of the NMCOE it works toward meeting a set of specific aims and subaims.
Those aims are to: 1. Establish a multidisciplinary research center that advances the science of interventions to eliminate health disparities among Southwestern Native American and Hispanic communities;2. Enhance the ability of UNM researchers to compete for NIH individual, disparity- related research grants;3. Build a partnership, dedicated to research on health disparities, between UNM investigators and community residents in Native American and Hispanic communities. In meeting these aims, NM CARES HD will develop innovative structures and resources to support the expansion of research on interventions to eliminate disparities in these communities. The combined resources and institutional commitments of new faculty, and pilot project and national conference support make success highly likely.
|Venner, Kamilla L; Sánchez, Victoria; Garcia, Jacqueline et al. (2018) Moving Away from the Tip of the Pyramid: Screening and Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol and Opioid Use in Underserved Patients. J Am Board Fam Med 31:243-251|
|Gonzales, Melissa; Qeadan, Fares; Mishra, Shiraz I et al. (2017) Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer Among Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites of New Mexico. Hisp Health Care Int 15:180-188|
|Brave Heart, Maria Yellow Horse; Lewis-Fernández, Roberto; Beals, Janette et al. (2016) Psychiatric disorders and mental health treatment in American Indians and Alaska Natives: results of the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 51:1033-46|
|Cooper, Karen L; Dashner, Erica J; Tsosie, Ranalda et al. (2016) Inhibition of poly(ADP-ribose)polymerase-1 and DNA repair by uranium. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 291:13-20|
|Williams, Robert L; Romney, Crystal; Kano, Miria et al. (2015) Racial, gender, and socioeconomic status bias in senior medical student clinical decision-making: a national survey. J Gen Intern Med 30:758-67|
|Lewis, Johnnye; Gonzales, Melissa; Burnette, Courtney et al. (2015) Environmental exposures to metals in Native communities and implications for child development: basis for the Navajo birth cohort study. J Soc Work Disabil Rehabil 14:245-69|
|Kano, Miria; Getrich, Christina M; Romney, Crystal et al. (2015) Costs and inconsistencies in US IRB review of low-risk medical education research. Med Educ 49:634-7|
|Williams, Robert L; Romney, Crystal; Kano, Miria et al. (2014) Student specialty plans, clinical decision making, and health care reform. Fam Med 46:340-7|
|Aguilar-Gaxiola, Sergio; Ahmed, Syed; Franco, Zeno et al. (2014) Towards a unified taxonomy of health indicators: academic health centers and communities working together to improve population health. Acad Med 89:564-72|
|Gonzales, Melissa; Nelson, Harold; Rhyne, Robert L et al. (2012) Surveillance of colorectal cancer screening in new Mexico hispanics and non-Hispanic whites. J Community Health 37:1279-88|