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Maria (Rosa) R. Solorio
Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Global Health

Rosa Solorio has research interests in the development of community level interventions to prevent HIV and promote HIV testing among Latino youth. She is also interested in clinical interventions in the primary care setting to improve health outcomes among Latinos. In addition to her research and teaching interests, she practices family medicine at Pacific Medical Center for 1 day/week.

Research Interests:
Social media marketing interventions to prevent HIV in Latino youth

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Contact Information

email:   solorio@u.washington.edu

address:
University of Washington
Box 359455
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195

voice:   206-543-9773
fax:   206-543-8609

Education

MPH   University of Washington, 1999   (Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health)
MD   University of California (San Diego), 1989   (Medicine)
BA   California State University, Fullerton, 1985   (Biology)

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

Recent Publications



Solorio R, Norton-Shelpuk P, Forehand M, Martinez M, Aguirre J. HIV Prevention Messages Targeting Young Latino Immigrant MSM. AIDS Res Treat. 2014;2014:353092. doi: 10.1155/2014/353092. Epub 2014 Apr 17.  PMID: 24864201    PMCID: PMC4016876


Solorio R, Forehand M, Simoni J. Attitudes towards and Beliefs about HIV Testing among Latino Immigrant MSM: A Comparison of Testers and Nontesters. AIDS Res Treat. 2013;2013:563537. doi: 10.1155/2013/563537. Epub 2013 Dec 23.  PMID: 24455221    PMCID: PMC3884801


Hoggatt KJ, Flores M, Solorio R, Wilhelm M, Ritz B. The "Latina epidemiologic paradox" revisited: the role of birthplace and acculturation in predicting infant low birth weight for Latinas in Los Angeles, CA. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012 Oct;14(5):875-84.  PMID: 22160842


Milburn NG, Iribarren FJ, Rice E, Lightfoot M, Solorio R, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Desmond K, Lee A, Alexander K, Maresca K, Eastmen K, Arnold EM, Duan N. A family intervention to reduce sexual risk behavior, substance use, and delinquency among newly homeless youth. J Adolesc Health. 2012 Apr;50(4):358-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2011.08.009. Epub 2011 Oct 26.  PMID: 22443839    PMCID: PMC3313467


Saganic L, Carr J, Solorio R, Courogen M, Jaenicke T, Duerr A. Comparing Measures of Late HIV Diagnosis in Washington State. AIDS Res Treat. 2012;2012:182672. Epub 2011 Nov 15.  PMID: 22162804    PMCID: PMC3226360


Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

2012
Chair, thesis committee for Samantha Benson
Exploring digital storytelling applications in the community: Implementation and impact of four community forums in King County, WA

2011
Chair, thesis committee for Yolanda Evans
Religiosity and sexual risk among African American and Caucasian youth

2011
Chair, thesis committee for Shannon Harris
Practitioner's perpectives on capacity building in health program partnerships: A case study

External Funding (sampling of recent awards from UW SAGE data)

Maternal and Child Health Program
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Huebner           Dates:    6/1/2014 - 5/31/2015

A Mass Medica Campaign Targeting Latino MSM with HIV Prevention Messages
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Solorio           Dates:    12/1/2013 - 11/30/2014

Patient Reported Outcomes in Routine Clinical Care of Patients Infected with HIV
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Crane           Dates:    8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014

Maternal & Child Health Training Program
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Huebner           Dates:    6/1/2013 - 5/31/2014

A Mass Media Campaign Targeting Latino MSM with HIV Prevention Messages
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Solorio           Dates:    12/1/2012 - 11/30/2015

Patient Reported Outcomes in Routine Clinical Care of Patients Infected with HIV
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2012 - 7/31/2013

Maternal & Child Health Training Program
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Huebner           Dates:    6/1/2012 - 5/31/2013

An Initial Evaluation of a Culturally-Adapted Dating Violence Prevention Program for Hispanic Adolescent Girls
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
PI:   Solorio           Dates:    11/15/2011 - 11/14/2012

Patient reported outcomes in routine clinical care of patients infected with HIV
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    8/1/2011 - 7/31/2012

Maternal & Child Health Training Program
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Huebner           Dates:    6/1/2011 - 5/31/2012

Health Promotion Research Center - Special Interest Projects
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2010 - 9/29/2014

Maternal & Child Health Training Program
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Huebner           Dates:    6/1/2010 - 5/31/2015

Patient reported outcomes in routine clinical care of patients infected with HIV
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Patrick           Dates:    9/1/2009 - 8/31/2013

Projects

Development of an Intervention to Increase HIV Antibody Testing in Latino MSM
This qualitative study will assess the barriers and facilitators associated with HIV testing among young Latino MSM. The data obtained will be used to develop an intervention to increase timely HIV testing in this population.
Diverting Newly Homeless Youth from Chronic Homelessness and HIV
The goal of this study is to conduct a randomized control trial to test the efficacy of a family counseling intervention for newly homeless youth (NHY) and their parents. The counseling sessions focus on improving residential life, reducing the number of runaway episodes, as well as reducing HIV-related and sexual risk acts.
Hispanic Parents’ Beliefs and Attitudes about Adolescent Use of Condoms and Oral Contraceptives
This study examines Hispanic parents’ beliefs and attitudes towards adolescent use of condoms and oral contraceptives.
Latina Adolescents Utilization of Reproductive Health Care Services
The goal of this study was to use the Behavioral Model for vulnerable Populations to compare the use of reproductive health services among Latino and White adolescent girls. Data from the California Health Interview Study (CHIS) was used for this analysis.

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