Our earth is but a small star in the great universe. Yet of it we can make, if we choose, a planet unvexed by war, untroubled by hunger or fear, undivided by senseless distinctions of race, color, or theory
(Prayer read by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the United Nations, June 14, 1942).
EducationDrPH University of California (Berkeley), 1987 (Behavioral Science)
MPH University of California (Berkeley), 1982 (Behavioral Science)
AB University of California (Berkeley), 1979 (Sociology)
Contact Infoemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
office: H-690D, Health Sciences Building
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-7660
campus box: 357660
Clarence Spigner serves as Director of the MPH and MS Programs in Health Services. Spigner's teaching and research interests are in the health of disadvantage populations, race & ethnic relations, and the intersections of popular culture's influence. His primary and critical focus is in community based research and the inherent contradictions of race, gender, and structural inequalities within institutions of health and medicine. His research/publications include, but are not limited to; tobacco-related behavior, organ donation & transplantation, stress and coping strategies, and intra-ethnic tensions. He and wife Jennifer, daughter Surita, and son Ravi live in Seattle.
Kimura A, Sin MK, Spigner C, Tran A, Tu SP. Barriers and facilitators to colorectal cancer screening in Vietnamese Americans: a qualitative analysis. J Cancer Educ. 2014 Dec;29(4):728-34. doi: 10.1007/s13187-014-0646-6. PMID: 24756545 PMCID: PMC4334440
Cerimele JM, Halperin AC, Spigner C, Ratzliff A, Katon WJ. Collaborative care psychiatrists' views on treating bipolar disorder in primary care: a qualitative study. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2014 Nov-Dec;36(6):575-80. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2014.07.013. PMID: 25174762 PMCID: PMC4253651
Lyles CR, Karter AJ, Young BA, Spigner C, Grembowski D, Schillinger D, Adler N. Provider factors and patient-reported healthcare discrimination in the Diabetes Study of California (DISTANCE). Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Dec;85(3):e216-24. Epub 2011 May 24. PMID: 21605956 PMCID: PMC3178668
Lyles CR, Karter AJ, Young BA, Spigner C, Grembowski D, Schillinger D, Adler N. Patient-reported racial/ethnic healthcare provider discrimination and medication intensification in the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Oct;26(10):1138-44. Epub 2011 May 6. PMID: 21547610 PMCID: PMC3181298
PI: Mielcarek Dates: 9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018
PI: Mielcarek Dates: 9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017
PI: Mielcarek Dates: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2018
This project employs basically qualitative approaches to assess how African Americans who are already diagnosed with hypertension cope with the disease. In part, a bibliographic analysis of hypertension studies is underway under the informal hypothesis that how health providers/research view hypertension or high blood pressure can reflect how people with the disease are treated.
Process Evaluation of Community-based Approaches to Washington's Statewide Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
This comprehensive research and service program employs a community-based participatory approach in developing tobacco-related control and prevention strategies statewide. Priority groups, or communities, such as African Americans, Asian American, Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanic, Native Americans, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered), and low income whites. These groups operate in collaborative partnership with the State Department of Health and the Cross Cultural Health Care Program in formulating capacity building programs with built-in evaluative components to prevent and control tobacco-related behaviors.
Perceptions and Knowledge about Organ Donation Among African Americans and Asian Americans in Seattle, Washington
This community based research project is in collaboration with the Hope Heart Institute and employs qualitative and quantitative approaches to discerning opinions about the organ donation and tissue transplantation process among racial minority groups in Seattle.
Tobacco Cessation Among Asian American Men
In partnership with the International Community Health Services Clinic, this community-based research and evaluation project is designed to measure the efficacy of a clinic-based and culturally-specific tobacco cessation program that employs the Stages of Change Model (the Transtheoretical Model) of behavioral readiness.
Course Development: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered Issues in Public Health
In collaboration with selected students and faculty within and external to the School of Public Health, developing a comprehensive course (or courses) that will address the historical, social, political, and epidemiological dimensions of LGBT issues in health.
Course Development: Race, Popular Film Imagery, and the Public's Health
In the process of developing freshman seminar courses which use images from popular film to help explain constructs and concepts of socio-political behavior and the relationship to public expectations health behavior.