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Tracy Finlayson

TitleProfessor
Faculty RankProfessor
InstitutionSan Diego State University
DepartmentSchool of Public Health
Address9245 Sky Park Ct
Suite 221
San Diego CA 92123
Phone6195940559
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    Other Positions
    TitleCore Investigator
    InstitutionSan Diego State University
    DepartmentInstitute for Behavioral and Community Health

    TitleAffiliated Faculty
    InstitutionSan Diego State University
    DepartmentSan Diego Prevention Research Center

    TitleAffiliated Investigator
    InstitutionUniversity of CA, San Francisco
    DepartmentCenter to Address Disparities in Children’s Oral Health


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    2000Outstanding Senior Award, University of California, Davis, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    2003 - 2004Minority Research Supplement, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    2003Walter J. McNerney Leadership Award, University of Michigan
    2004 - 2005 Pre-doctoral Traineeship , National Institute of Mental Health
    2008Delta Omega Honor Society inductee, Delta Omega
    2008Jay S. Drotman Memorial Award, APHA
    2015Finalist (1 of 6), American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry , AADMD
    2015 - 2016Isman-Fine Oral Health Leadership Fellow, Center for Oral Health
    2019Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion, San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

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    1. Alade M, Folayan MO, El Tantawi M, Oginni AB, Adeniyi AA, Finlayson TL. Early childhood caries: Are maternal psychosocial factors, decision-making ability, and caries status risk indicators for children in a sub-urban Nigerian population? BMC Oral Health. 2021 05 04; 21(1):73. PMID: 33941156.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Laniado N, Sanders AE, Fazzari MJ, Badner VM, Singer RH, Finlayson TL, Hua S, Isasi CR. Social support and dental caries experience: Findings from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Sociocultural Ancillary Study. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2021 10; 49(5):494-502. PMID: 33638557.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    3. Folayan MO, Alimi P, Alade MO, Tantawi ME, Adeniyi AA, Finlayson TL. Validation of maternal report of early childhood caries status in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. BMC Oral Health. 2020 11 25; 20(1):336. PMID: 33238956.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Ramos-Gomez F, White JS, Lindau HE, Lin TK, Finlayson TL, Liu JX, Gansky SA. Family monetary incentives as a value-based care model for oral hygiene: rationale and design of the BEhavioral EConomics for Oral health iNnovation (BEECON) trial. J Public Health Dent. 2020 Oct 08. PMID: 33090505.
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    5. White JS, Ramos-Gomez F, Liu JX, Jue B, Finlayson TL, Garza JR, Crawford AH, Helman S, Santo W, Cheng J, Kahn JG, Gansky SA. Monetary incentives for improving smartphone-measured oral hygiene behaviors in young children: A randomized pilot trial. PLoS One. 2020; 15(7):e0236692. PMID: 32730310.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    6. Folayan MO, Alade M, Adeniyi A, El Tantawi M, Finlayson TL. Association between maternal socioeconomic factors, decision-making status, and dental utilization by children with early childhood caries in sub-urban Nigeria. J Public Health Dent. 2020 09; 80(4):288-296. PMID: 32633427.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Folayan MO, El Tantawi M, Oginni AB, Alade M, Adeniyi A, Finlayson TL. Malnutrition, enamel defects, and early childhood caries in preschool children in a sub-urban Nigeria population. PLoS One. 2020; 15(7):e0232998. PMID: 32609719.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Aronoff-Spencer E, Asgari P, Finlayson TL, Gavin J, Forstey M, Norman GJ, Pierce I, Ochoa C, Downey P, Becerra K, Agha Z. A comprehensive assessment for community-based, person-centered care for older adults. BMC Geriatr. 2020 06 05; 20(1):193. PMID: 32503440.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Smith BJ, Helgeson M, Prosa B, Finlayson TL, Orozco M, Asgari P, Pierce I, Norman G, Aronoff-Spencer E. Longitudinal analysis of cost and dental utilization patterns for older adults in outpatient and long-term care settings in Minnesota. PLoS One. 2020; 15(5):e0232898. PMID: 32407370.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Folayan MO, El Tantawi M, Oginni A, Adeniyi A, Alade M, Finlayson TL. Psychosocial, education, economic factors, decision-making ability, and caries status of mothers of children younger than 6?years in suburban Nigeria. BMC Oral Health. 2020 05 06; 20(1):131. PMID: 32375771.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Folayan MO, Oginni AB, El Tantawi M, Alade M, Adeniyi AA, Finlayson TL. Association between nutritional status and early childhood caries risk profile in a suburban Nigeria community. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2020 Nov; 30(6):798-804. PMID: 32243034.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Laniado N, Badner VM, Sanders AE, Singer RH, Finlayson TL, Hua S, Kaste LM, Isasi CR. Social capital and periodontal disease in Hispanic/Latino adults in the United States: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. J Clin Periodontol. 2020 05; 47(5):542-551. PMID: 31998991.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    13. Sanders A, Cardel M, Laniado N, Kaste L, Finlayson T, Perreira K, Sotres-Alvarez D. Diet quality and dental caries in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. J Public Health Dent. 2020 06; 80(2):140-149. PMID: 32031253.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    14. Folayan MO, Alade M, Adeniyi A, El Tantawi M, Finlayson TL. Association between developmental dental anomalies, early childhood caries and oral hygiene status of 3-5-year-old children in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. BMC Oral Health. 2019 12 31; 20(1):1. PMID: 31892323.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Menegaz AM, Quevedo LÁ, Muniz LC, Finlayson TL, Ayala GX, Cascaes AM. Changes in young children's oral health-related behaviours and caregiver knowledge: A cluster randomized controlled trial in Brazil. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2020 02; 48(1):81-87. PMID: 31838759.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Schiaffino MK, Suzuki Y, Ho T, Finlayson TL, Harman JS. Associations Between Nonclinical Services and Patient-Experience Outcomes in US Acute Care Hospitals. J Patient Exp. 2020 Dec; 7(6):1086-1093. PMID: 33457549.
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    17. Finlayson TL, Cabudol M, Liu JX, Garza JR, Gansky SA, Ramos-Gomez F. A qualitative study of the multi-level influences on oral hygiene practices for young children in an Early Head Start program. BMC Oral Health. 2019 07 26; 19(1):166. PMID: 31349826.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Singer RH, Stoutenberg M, Feaster DJ, Cai J, Hlaing WM, Metsch LR, Salazar CR, Beaver SM, Finlayson TL, Talavera G, Gellman MD, Schneiderman N. The association of periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease risk: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. J Periodontol. 2018 07; 89(7):840-857. PMID: 29542123.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    19. Finlayson TL, Chuang E, Baek JD, Seidman R. Dental Service Utilization Among Children in the Child Welfare System. Matern Child Health J. 2018 05; 22(5):753-761. PMID: 29423585.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Rosentrater C, Finlayson TL, Peddecord KM. Effects of California Assembly Bill 2109 in Low Vaccination Rate Counties: Are We Looking at the Right Variables? J Public Health Manag Pract. 2018 Mar/Apr; 24(2):e25-e32. PMID: 28383344.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    21. Delange N, Lindsay S, Lemus H, Finlayson TL, Kelley ST, Gottlieb RA. Periodontal disease and its connection to systemic biomarkers of cardiovascular disease in young American Indian/Alaskan natives. J Periodontol. 2018 02; 89(2):219-227. PMID: 29520828.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Silveira ML, Dye BA, Iafolla TJ, Adesanya MR, Boroumand S, Youngblood ME, Salazar CR, Finlayson TL, Khambaty T, Beaver SM, Garcia AI. Cultural factors and oral health-related quality of life among dentate adults: Hispanic community health study/study of Latinos. Ethn Health. 2020 04; 25(3):420-435. PMID: 29343079.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    23. Finlayson TL, Lemus H, Becerra K, Kaste LM, Beaver SM, Salazar CR, Singer RH, Youngblood ME. Unfair Treatment and Periodontitis Among Adults in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2018 10; 5(5):1093-1106. PMID: 29327269.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Velez D, Palomo-Zerfas A, Nunez-Alvarez A, Ayala GX, Finlayson TL. Facilitators and Barriers to Dental Care Among Mexican Migrant Women and Their Families in North San Diego County. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 10; 19(5):1216-1226. PMID: 27456045.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Finlayson TL, Gupta A, Ramos-Gomez FJ. Prenatal Maternal Factors, Intergenerational Transmission of Disease, and Child Oral Health Outcomes. Dent Clin North Am. 2017 07; 61(3):483-518. PMID: 28577633.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    26. Albino J, Tiwari T, Gansky SA, Henshaw MM, Barker JC, Brega AG, Gregorich SE, Heaton B, Batliner TS, Borrelli B, Geltman P, Kressin NR, Weintraub JA, Finlayson TL, Garcia RI. The basic research factors questionnaire for studying early childhood caries. BMC Oral Health. 2017 May 19; 17(1):83. PMID: 28526003.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Finlayson TL. Limited Evidence Shows That a Motivational Interviewing Approach May be the Most Effective Behavioral Intervention for Reducing Dental Caries in Children. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2017 06; 17(2):129-131. PMID: 28501061.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Baek JD, Seidman RL, Finlayson TL. Utilization and Cost Analysis of a Chronically Ill, Newly Insured Indigent Population. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2017; 28(4):1345-1360. PMID: 29176100.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Finlayson TL, Asgari P, Hoffman L, Palomo-Zerfas A, Gonzalez M, Stamm N, Rocha MI, Nunez-Alvarez A. Formative Research: Using a Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Develop an Oral Health Intervention for Migrant Mexican Families. Health Promot Pract. 2017 05; 18(3):454-465. PMID: 27913659.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Chuang E, Brunner J, Moody J, Ibarra L, Hoyt H, McKenzie TL, Binggeli-Vallarta A, Cervantes G, Finlayson TL, Ayala GX. Factors Affecting Implementation of the California Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CA-CORD) Project, 2013. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 10 20; 13:E147. PMID: 27763831.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Greenblatt AP, Salazar CR, Northridge ME, Kaplan RC, Taylor GW, Finlayson TL, Qi Q, Badner V. Association of diabetes with tooth loss in Hispanic/Latino adults: findings from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2016; 4(1):e000211. PMID: 27239319.
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    32. Stapleton S, Finlayson TL, Ohmit A, Hunte HE. Correlates of past year dental health visits: findings from the Indiana black men's health study. J Public Health Dent. 2016 03; 76(2):157-65. PMID: 26709116.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Sanders AE, Essick GK, Beck JD, Cai J, Beaver S, Finlayson TL, Zee PC, Loredo JS, Ramos AR, Singer RH, Jimenez MC, Barnhart JM, Redline S. Periodontitis and Sleep Disordered Breathing in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Sleep. 2015 Aug 01; 38(8):1195-203. PMID: 25669183.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Sanders AE, Campbell SM, Mauriello SM, Beck JD, Jimenez MC, Kaste LM, Singer RH, Beaver SM, Finlayson TL, Badner VM. Heterogeneity in periodontitis prevalence in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Ann Epidemiol. 2014 Jun; 24(6):455-62. PMID: 24731697.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    35. Finlayson TL, Gansky SA, Shain SG, Weintraub JA. Dental utilization by children in Hispanic agricultural worker families in California. J Dent Oral Craniofac Epidemiol. 2014; 2(1-2):15-24. PMID: 25621285.
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    36. Hunte HE, Finlayson TL. The relationship between perceived discrimination and psychotherapeutic and illicit drug misuse in Chicago, IL, USA. J Urban Health. 2013 Dec; 90(6):1112-29. PMID: 24018467.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Weintraub JA, Finlayson TL, Gansky SA, Santo W, Ramos-Gomez F. Clinically determined and self-reported dental status during and after pregnancy among low-income Hispanic women. J Public Health Dent. 2013; 73(4):311-20. PMID: 23889689.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Hoerster KD, Butler DA, Mayer JA, Finlayson T, Gallo LC. Use of conventional care and complementary/alternative medicine among US adults with arthritis. Prev Med. 2012 Jan; 54(1):13-7. PMID: 21889528.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Finlayson TL, Williams DR, Siefert K, Jackson JS, Nowjack-Raymer R. Oral health disparities and psychosocial correlates of self-rated oral health in the National Survey of American Life. Am J Public Health. 2010 Apr 01; 100 Suppl 1:S246-55. PMID: 20147685.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Finlayson TL, Gansky SA, Shain SG, Weintraub JA. Dental utilization among Hispanic adults in agricultural worker families in California's Central Valley. J Public Health Dent. 2010; 70(4):292-9. PMID: 20545826.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Brown TT, Finlayson TL, Fulton BD, Jahedi S. The demand for dental care and financial barriers in accessing care among adults in California. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2009 Aug; 37(8):539-47. PMID: 19753880.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    42. Finlayson TL, Brown TT, Fulton BD, Jahedi S. Adult oral health status in California, 1995-2006: demographic factors associated with tooth loss due to disease. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2009 Aug; 37(8):561-70. PMID: 19753882.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Brown TT, Goryakin Y, Finlayson TL. The effect of functional limitations on the demand for dental care among adults 65 and older. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2009 Aug; 37(8):549-58. PMID: 19753881.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    44. Finlayson TL, Siefert K, Ismail AI, Sohn W. Psychosocial factors and early childhood caries among low-income African-American children in Detroit. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2007 Dec; 35(6):439-48. PMID: 18039285.
      Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Finlayson TL, Siefert K, Ismail AI, Sohn W. Maternal self-efficacy and 1-5-year-old children's brushing habits. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2007 Aug; 35(4):272-81. PMID: 17615014.
      Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    46. Siefert K, Finlayson TL, Williams DR, Delva J, Ismail AI. Modifiable risk and protective factors for depressive symptoms in low-income African American mothers. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2007 Jan; 77(1):113-23. PMID: 17352592.
      Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Brown TT, Finlayson TL, Scheffler RM. How do we measure shortages of dental hygienists and dental assistants? Evidence from California: 1997-2005. J Am Dent Assoc. 2007 Jan; 138(1):94-100. PMID: 17197408.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Delva J, Tellez M, Finlayson TL, Gretebeck KA, Siefert K, Williams DR, Ismail AI. Correlates of cigarette smoking among low-income African American women. Ethn Dis. 2006; 16(2):527-33. PMID: 17682259.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Delva J, Tellez M, Finlayson TL, Gretebeck KA, Siefert K, Williams DR, Ismail AI. Cigarette smoking among low-income African Americans: a serious public health problem. Am J Prev Med. 2005 Oct; 29(3):218-20. PMID: 16168872.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Finlayson TL, Siefert K, Ismail AI, Delva J, Sohn W. Reliability and validity of brief measures of oral health-related knowledge, fatalism, and self-efficacy in mothers of African American children. Pediatr Dent. 2005 Sep-Oct; 27(5):422-8. PMID: 16435644.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. Finlayson TL, Moyer CA, Sonnad SS. Assessing symptoms, disease severity, and quality of life in the clinical context: a theoretical framework. Am J Manag Care. 2004 May; 10(5):336-44. PMID: 15152704.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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