Engelberta (Beti) Thompson

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Involving people in defining and solving their own problems is at the heart of behavior change. I believe true partnership is the key to successful community research.
Professor, Health Services

Education

PhD   Western Michigan University, 1981   (Sociology)
MA   Western Michigan University, 1978   (Sociology)
BA   Grand Valley State College, 1974   (English, Sociology)

Contact Info

email:   bthompso@fhcrc.org
web site:   http://www.fhcrc.org/en/labs/profiles/thompson-beti.html

address:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Avenue N., M3-B232
Seattle, WA 98109

campus box:   358080
voice:   206-667-4673
fax:   206-667-5977

About

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.

(Dr. Thompson has no research opportunities available for 2014 - 2015.)


Community-based research; dietary change; cancer prevention; health disparities

SciVal Experts Profile



Molina Y, Hohl SD, Ko LK, Rodriguez EA, Thompson B, Beresford SA. Understanding the patient-provider communication needs and experiences of Latina and non-Latina White women following an abnormal mammogram. J Cancer Educ. 2014 Dec;29(4):781-9. doi: 10.1007/s13187-014-0654-6.  PMID: 24748097    PMCID: PMC4206667
   

Echavarria MI, Anderson BO, Duggan C, Thompson B. Global uptake of BHGI guidelines for breast cancer. Lancet Oncol. 2014 Dec;15(13):1421-3. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(14)71102-7. Epub 2014 Nov 24.  PMID: 25456360
  

Molina Y, Thompson B, Ceballos RM. Physician and Family Recommendations to Obtain a Mammogram and Mammography Intentions: The Moderating Effects of Perceived Seriousness and Risk of Breast Cancer. J Womens Health Care. 2014 Nov;3(6). pii: 199.  PMID: 25558437
  

Ceballos RM, Knerr S, Scott MA, Hohl SD, Malen RC, Vilchis H, Thompson B. Latino beliefs about biomedical research participation: a qualitative study on the u.s.-Mexico border. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2014 Oct;9(4):10-21. doi: 10.1177/1556264614544454. Epub 2014 Aug 5.  PMID: 25747293
  

Thompson B, Griffith WC, Barr DB, Coronado GD, Vigoren EM, Faustman EM. Variability in the take-home pathway: farmworkers and non-farmworkers and their children. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2014 Sep-Oct;24(5):522-31. doi: 10.1038/jes.2014.12. Epub 2014 Mar 5.  PMID: 24594649    PMCID: PMC4141015
   

2012
Chair, thesis committee for Carolina Amador
Disparities in timing of gestational diabetes screening in Hispanic and Caucasian, non-Hispanic women

2012
Chair, dissertation committee for Matthew Banegas
Prediction, communication, and distribution of breast cancer risk

2011
Chair, thesis committee for Adrianna Gutierrez
Evaluation of home health parties in a rural Latino population

Palliative Care Research Training Grant
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Curtis           Dates:    7/1/2015 - 6/30/2020

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.