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Hector G Balcazar, PhD

Faculty RankProfessor
InstitutionCharles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
DepartmentUrban Public Health
Address1731 E. 120th Street
1731 E. 120th Street
Los Angeles CA 90059
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    1. St John J, Reininger B, Balcazar H, Valerio-Shewmaker MA, Beaudoin CE. What About Promotores? Promotores' Psychosocial Determinants That Influenced the Delivery of a Cervical Cancer Education Intervention to Hispanics. Front Public Health. 2021; 9:689616. PMID: 34568252.
    2. George S, Silva L, Llamas M, Ramos I, Joe J, Mendez J, Salazar R, Tehan J, Vasquez T, Nealy S, Balcazar H. The Development of a Novel, Standards-Based Core Curriculum for Community Facing, Clinic-Based Community Health Workers. Front Public Health. 2021; 9:663492. PMID: 34164368.
    3. George S, Dixon LZ, Carrasco E, Romo O, Vides L, Balcazar H. Talk to PAPA: A Systematic Review of Patient/Participant (PAPA) Feedback on Interactions With Community Health Workers Using a Depth Analysis Approach. J Ambul Care Manage. 2020 Jan/Mar; 43(1):55-70. PMID: 31770186.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Balcazar H, Perez Lizaur AB. Sugar-Sweetened Soda Consumption in Mexico: The Translation of Accumulating Evidence for an Increasing Diabetes Risk in Mexican Women. J Nutr. 2019 05 01; 149(5):705-707. PMID: 31034026.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Balcazar H, George S. Community Health Workers: Bringing a New Era of Systems Change to Stimulate Investments in Health Care for Vulnerable US Populations. Am J Public Health. 2018 06; 108(6):720-721. PMID: 29741936.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Allen CG, McBride CM, Balcazar HG, Kaphingst KA. Community Health Workers: An Untapped Resource to Promote Genomic Literacy. J Health Commun. 2016; 21(sup2):25-29. PMID: 27661793.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Lapeyrouse LM, Miranda PY, Morera OF, Heyman JM, Balcazar HG. Healthcare Use and Mammography Among Latinas With and Without Health Insurance Near the US-Mexico Border. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 04; 4(2):282-287. PMID: 27072542.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Balcazar HG. Community health workers for recovery from acute coronary syndrome. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016 Mar; 4(3):194-195. PMID: 26857997.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Balcazar H, Perez-Lizaur AB, Izeta EE, Villanueva MA. Community Health Workers-Promotores de Salud in Mexico: History and Potential for Building Effective Community Actions. J Ambul Care Manage. 2016 Jan-Mar; 39(1):12-22. PMID: 26650742.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    
    10. Ruiz RJ, Dwivedi AK, Mallawaarachichi I, Balcazar HG, Stowe RP, Ayers KS, Pickler R. Psychological, cultural and neuroendocrine profiles of risk for preterm birth. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015 Sep 03; 15:204. PMID: 26334745.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. de Heer HD, Balcazar HG, Wise S, Redelfs AH, Rosenthal EL, Duarte MO. Improved Cardiovascular Risk among Hispanic Border Participants of the Mi Corazón Mi Comunidad Promotores De Salud Model: The HEART II Cohort Intervention Study 2009-2013. Front Public Health. 2015; 3:149. PMID: 26090358.
    12. O'Connor K, Vizcaino M, Ibarra JM, Balcazar H, Perez E, Flores L, Anders RL. Multimorbidity in a Mexican Community: Secondary Analysis of Chronic Illness and Depression Outcomes. Int J Nurs (N Y). 2015 Jun; 2(1):35-47. PMID: 26640817.
    13. Rosenthal EL, Balcazar HG, De Heer HD, Wise S, Flores L, Aguirre M. Critical reflections on the role of CBPR within an RCT community health worker prevention intervention. J Ambul Care Manage. 2014 Jul-Sep; 37(3):241-9. PMID: 24887525.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Balcazar HG, Wise S, Redelfs A, Rosenthal EL, de Heer HD, Burgos X, Duarte-Gardea M. Perceptions of Community Health Workers (CHWs/PS) in the U.S.-Mexico border HEART CVD study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Feb 10; 11(2):1873-84. PMID: 24518646.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. de Heer HD, Salinas J, Lapeyrouse LM, Heyman J, Morera OF, Balcazar HG. Binational utilization and barriers to care among Mexican American border residents with diabetes. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2013 Sep; 34(3):147-54. PMID: 24233106.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. McLeroy KR, Northridge ME, Balcazar H, Greenberg MR, Landers SJ. Reporting guidelines and the American Journal of Public Health's adoption of Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses. Am J Public Health. 2012 May; 102(5):780-4. PMID: 22420806.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    17. Ayala C, Fang J, Escobedo L, Pan S, Balcazar HG, Wang G, Merritt R. Actions to control high blood pressure among hypertensive adults in Texas counties along the Mexico border: Texas BRFSS, 2007. Public Health Rep. 2012 Mar-Apr; 127(2):173-85. PMID: 22379217.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Balcazar H, Rosenthal EL, Brownstein JN, Rush CH, Matos S, Hernandez L. Community health workers can be a public health force for change in the United States: three actions for a new paradigm. Am J Public Health. 2011 Dec; 101(12):2199-203. PMID: 22021280.
      Citations: 74     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. de Heer HD, Balcazar HG, Castro F, Schulz L. A path analysis of a randomized promotora de salud cardiovascular disease-prevention trial among at-risk Hispanic adults. Health Educ Behav. 2012 Feb; 39(1):77-86. PMID: 21680806.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Balcazar H, Castro FG. Tuberculosis in Mexicans: learning from the past to provide lessons for the present. Am J Public Health. 2011 Jul; 101(7):1211-2. PMID: 21566022.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. de Heer H, Balcazar HG, Cardenas V, Rosenthal L, Schulz LO. Ethnic Pride and Cardiovascular Health Among Mexican American Adults Along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Hisp J Behav Sci. 2011 May; 33(2):204-220. PMID: 22610060.
    22. Pérez-Escamilla R, Song DS, Taylor CA, Mejia A, Melgar-Quiñonez H, Balcazar HG, Anders RL, Segura-Pérez S, Duarte-Gardea MO, Ibarra JM. Place of residence modifies the association between acculturation and dietary tools knowledge among Latina WIC participants: a multi-state study. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Apr; 13(2):299-308. PMID: 20549357.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Northridge ME, Balcazar H, Benjamin GC. Leading the way toward the next 100 years of publishing. Am J Public Health. 2010 Nov; 100(11):2019-21. PMID: 20864692.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
    24. Peterson RM, Beeson L, Shulz E, Firek A, De Leon M, Balcazar H, Tonstad S, Cordero-Macintyre ZR. Impacting obesity and glycemic control using a culturally-sensitive diabetes education program in Hispanic patients with type 2 diabetes. Int J Body Compos Res. 2010; 8(3):85-94. PMID: 21318090.
    25. Balcazar H, Rosenthal L, De Heer H, Aguirre M, Flores L, Vasquez E, Duarte M, Schulz L. Use of community-based participatory research to disseminate baseline results from a cardiovascular disease randomized community trial for Mexican Americans living in a U.S.-Mexico border community. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2009 Dec; 22(3):279. PMID: 20029761.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Flores CM, Mota LC, Green CF, Mena KD, Balcazar H, Gibbs SG. Evaluation of respiratory symptoms and their possible association with residential indoor bioaerosol concentrations and other environmental influences. J Environ Health. 2009 Nov; 72(4):8-13. PMID: 19908432.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    27. Balcazar HG, Byrd TL, Ortiz M, Tondapu SR, Chavez M. A randomized community intervention to improve hypertension control among Mexican Americans: using the promotoras de salud community outreach model. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2009 Nov; 20(4):1079-94. PMID: 20168020.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Balcazar H, Northridge ME, Benjamin GC, Kapadia F, Hann NE. Resolving conflict. Am J Public Health. 2009 Mar; 99(3):394-6. PMID: 19150893.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    29. O'Connor K, Anders RL, Balcazar H, Ibarra J, Perez E, Flores L, Ortiz M, Bean NH. Prevalence of Mental Health Issues in the Borderlands: A Comparative Perspective. Hisp Health Care Int. 2008 Sep 01; 6(3):140-149. PMID: 25374480.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    30. Metghalchi S, Rivera M, Beeson L, Firek A, De Leon M, Balcazar H, Cordero-MacIntyre ZR. Improved clinical outcomes using a culturally sensitive diabetes education program in a Hispanic population. Diabetes Educ. 2008 Jul-Aug; 34(4):698-706. PMID: 18669812.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Hann NE, Northridge ME, Benjamin GC, Balcazar H. Prepared to serve public health. Am J Public Health. 2007 Apr; 97 Suppl 1:S12-4. PMID: 17413080.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    32. Leiner MA, Balcazar H, Straus DC, Shirsat P, Handal G. Screening Mexicans for psychosocial and behavioral problems during pediatric consultation. Rev Invest Clin. 2007 Mar-Apr; 59(2):116-23. PMID: 17633799.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    33. Balcazar H, Alvarado M, Hollen ML, Gonzalez-Cruz Y, Hughes O, Vazquez E, Lykens K. Salud Para Su Corazon-NCLR: a comprehensive Promotora outreach program to promote heart-healthy behaviors among hispanics. Health Promot Pract. 2006 Jan; 7(1):68-77. PMID: 16410422.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Moore PD, Bay RC, Balcazar H, Coonrod DV, Brady J, Russ R. Use of home visit and developmental clinic services by high risk Mexican-American and white non-Hispanic infants. Matern Child Health J. 2005 Mar; 9(1):35-47. PMID: 15880973.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Deeb-Sossa N, Agans RP, Butron-Riveros BC, Balcazar H, Kalsbeek WD, Buekens P. Development and testing of interview questions to determine last menstrual period in Mexican immigrant populations. J Immigr Health. 2004 Jul; 6(3):127-36. PMID: 15269516.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Coonrod DV, Bay RC, Balcazar H. Ethnicity, acculturation and obstetric outcomes. Different risk factor profiles in low- and high-acculturation Hispanics and in white non-Hispanics. J Reprod Med. 2004 Jan; 49(1):17-22. PMID: 14976790.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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