Engelberta Thompson teaches a course in community and health. Her research focuses on cancer health disparities among underserved populations. She has conducted a number of studies involving the Latino population, with a specific emphasis on cancer prevention and cancer screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers.
Western Michigan University, 1981 (Sociology)
Western Michigan University, 1978 (Sociology)
Grand Valley State College, 1974 (English, Sociology)
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Community Approaches to Health Promotion
Molina Y, Martínez-Gutiérrez J, Püschel K, Thompson B. Plans to obtain a mammogram among Chilean women: the roles of recommendations and self-efficacy. Health Educ Res. 2013 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23515116
Livaudais JC, Lacroix A, Chlebowski RT, Li CI, Habel LA, Simon MS, Thompson B, Erwin DO, Hubbell FA, Coronado GD. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Use and Duration of Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer in the Women's Health Initiative. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23275187 PMCID: PMC3596451
Ulrich A, Thompson B, Livaudais JC, Espinoza N, Cordova A, Coronado GD. Issues in biomedical research: what do Hispanics think? Am J Health Behav. 2013 Jan;37(1):80-5. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.37.1.9. PMID: 22943104
Banegas MP, Püschel K, Martínez-Gutiérrez J, Anderson JC, Thompson B. Perceived and objective breast cancer risk assessment in Chilean women living in an underserved area. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Oct;21(10):1716-21. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-12-0242. Epub 2012 Jul 26. PMID: 22837144 PMCID: PMC3467315
Martinez-Gutierrez J, Jhingan E, Angulo A, Jimenez R, Thompson B, Coronado GD. Cancer Screening at a Federally Qualified Health Center: A Qualitative Study on Organizational Challenges in the Era of the Patient-Centered Medical Home. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22878911 PMCID: PMC3530661
Chair, thesis committee for Carolina Amador
Disparities in timing of gestational diabetes screening in Hispanic and Caucasian, non-Hispanic women
Chair, dissertation committee for Matthew Banegas
Prediction, communication, and distribution of breast cancer risk
Chair, thesis committee for Jacob Gomez
Social support perspectives from parent and child and their association with child physical activity
Chair, thesis committee for Adrianna Gutierrez
Evaluation of home health parties in a rural Latino population
Chair, thesis committee for Sarah McGray Smith
Preferences, priorities, and current practices of latrine users in Kenya: A user needs assessment
Chair, dissertation committee for Deanna Kepka
Preventing cervical cancer among US Latinas: HPV infection, HPV vaccine education, and HPV vaccine knowledge
Member, dissertation committee for Sara Tamers
Understanding the Relationship between Worksite Social Support, Obesity, Health Care Utilization, and Worker Productivity
Chair, thesis committee for Francesca Holme
The Role of Diet in Organophosphate Pesticide Exposure in Children in the Lower Yakima Valley
Partnership for the Advancement of Research
This U54 collaborative grant with New Mexico State University is designed to:
- Increase the capacity of NMSU to conduct competitive cancer research;
- Create a long-standing partnership in cancer research training and education; and
- Evaluate a way to bring public health intervention to communities suffering from cancer health disparities.
Understanding and Preventing Breast Cancer Disparities in Latinas
This NCI-funded Center for Population Health and Health Disparities initiative includes four research studies designed specifically to address breast cancer disparities relevant to Latina women.
Hispanic Community Network to Reduce Cancer Disparities
The overall goal of this project is to work with community partners to reduce the cancer health disparities experienced by Hispanics in a rural area.
Partnership for a Hispanic Diabetes Prevention Program
The overall goal of this project is to establish community infrastructure to address diabetes experienced by Hispanics in a rural area.
Improving Breast Cancer Screening at the Primary Care Level
Until recently, Chile has been less likely than the US to use screening mammography for early detection of breast cancer. With the new emphasis on mammography, it is necessary to test clinical interventions that will encourage women to seek mammograms. This project will help identify effective strategies that can be used by clinics to motivate women to seek mammograms.
Reducing Pesticide Exposure in Children of Farm Workers
The theme of this grant is the biochemical, molecular and exposure mechanisms that define children's susceptibility to pesticides as well as implications for assessing pesticide risks to normal development and learning.