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.)
Western Michigan University, 1981 (Sociology)
Western Michigan University, 1978 (Sociology)
Grand Valley State College, 1974 (English, Sociology)
Shepherd-Banigan M, Hohl SD, Vaughan C, Ibarra G, Carosso E, Thompson B. "The Promotora Explained Everything": Participant Experiences During a Household-Level Diabetes Education Program. Diabetes Educ. 2014 May 2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24793637
Hohl SD, Gonzalez C, Carosso E, Ibarra G, Thompson B. "I did it for us and I would do it again": perspectives of rural latinos on providing biospecimens for research. Am J Public Health. 2014 May;104(5):911-6. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301726. Epub 2014 Mar 13. PMID: 24625153
Shepherd-Banigan M, Ulrich A, Thompson B. Macro-activity patterns of farmworker and non-farmworker children living in an agricultural community. Environ Res. 2014 Apr 30;132C:176-181. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.04.001. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24792414
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 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24748097
Puschel K, Rojas P, Erazo A, Thompson B, Lopez J, Barros J. Social accountability of medical schools and academic primary care training in Latin America: principles but not practice. Fam Pract. 2014 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24755665
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
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.