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Marlene Camacho-Rivera

Faculty RankAssistant Medical Professor
InstitutionCity College, CUNY
DepartmentCommunity Health and Social Medicine
Address160 Convent Avenue
New York NY 10031
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    2006 - 2007Maternal and Child Health Trainee, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA
    2007 - 2009Initiative for Maximizing Student Development, National Institutes of Health
    2009 - 2012Presidential Graduate Fellow, Harvard University
    2012Public Health Trainee, US Dept Health and Human Services
    2013Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
    2014 - 2016Health Disparities Scholar , NIH Loan Repayment Program
    2014Top Poster Award , New York City Epidemiology Forum

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    Marlene Camacho-Rivera is an Assistant Medical Professor in the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine. Dr. Camacho-Rivera is a social epidemiologist and health disparities researcher, studying how socio-cultural, geographic, and institutional factors influence chronic disease outcomes (cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and asthma) across the lifespan. She has a special emphasis on the health of racial/ethnic minorities living in urban communities. Dr. Camacho-Rivera’s research also explores how biological, cultural, and structural factors account for within group variation in chronic disease outcomes among Blacks and Latinos.

    Her recent work combines interdisciplinary and mixed method approaches to develop culturally tailored interventions to improve chronic disease self-management among minority adolescents and adults. Dr. Camacho-Rivera completed her doctorate in social epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and her postdoctoral training in cancer epidemiology at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. She joined the faculty of Sophie Davis in 2015.

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    1. Commaroto S, Camacho-Rivera M, Guo Y, Hong YR, Turner K, Islam IK, Rivera A, Islam JY. Racial and ethnic disparities in knowledge, attitudes, and invitation to participate in clinical trials among cancer survivors in the United States: An analysis of the 2020 U.S. HINTS. Prev Med Rep. 2024 Jan; 37:102564. PMID: 38205172.
    2. Kershaw KN, Magnani JW, Diez Roux AV, Camacho-Rivera M, Jackson EA, Johnson AE, Magwood GS, Morgenstern LB, Salinas JJ, Sims M, Mujahid MS. Neighborhoods and Cardiovascular Health: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2024 Jan; 17(1):e000124. PMID: 38073532.
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    3. Lazzaro A, Albury J, Hume E, Osborne JR, Islam JY, Camacho-Rivera M. Social and Demographic Influences of Trust in Cancer Information Among Brooklyn, New York Residents. J Community Health. 2023 Nov 05. PMID: 37925678.
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    4. Trabilsy M, Ortiz K, Camacho-Rivera M. COVID-19-Associated Food Insecurity and Mental Health Symptoms Among Latinx Adults in the United States. Hisp Health Care Int. 2024 Mar; 22(1):35-45. PMID: 37853740.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Calixte R, Ye Z, Haq R, Aladhamy S, Camacho-Rivera M. Demographic and Social Patterns of the Mean Values of Inflammatory Markers in U.S. Adults: A 2009-2016 NHANES Analysis. Diseases. 2023 Jan 20; 11(1). PMID: 36810528.
    6. Albritton T, Mu?oz-Laboy M, Yokeeswaran U, Camacho-Rivera M. Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic: The importance of social determinants of health in educating healthcare leaders. J Med Access. 2022 Jan-Dec; 6:27550834221141766. PMID: 36467107.
    7. Calixte R, Helzner EP, Islam S, Camacho-Rivera M, Pati S. Unmet Medical Needs and Food Insecurity in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Findings from the 2019 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Children (Basel). 2022 Nov 23; 9(12). PMID: 36553242.
    8. Islam JY, Turner K, Saeb H, Powell M, Dean LT, Camacho-Rivera M. Financial hardship and mental health among cancer survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic: An analysis of the US COVID-19 Household Impact Survey. Front Public Health. 2022; 10:946721. PMID: 36483249.
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    9. Ilonze OJ, Vidot DC, Breathett K, Camacho-Rivera M, Raman SV, Kobashigawa JA, Allen LA. Cannabis Use and Heart Transplantation: Disparities and Opportunities to Improve Outcomes. Circ Heart Fail. 2022 12; 15(12):e009488. PMID: 36252094.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    10. Ramos SR, Fraser M, Araya F, Kim HY, Parrilla JAS, Sy KM, Nagpal RT, Camacho-Rivera M, Boutjdir M. Community-Engaged Intervention Mapping for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Black and Latinx Sexual Minority Men With HIV in New York City: Protocol for a Web-Based Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2022 Oct 11; 11(10):e41602. PMID: 36130735.
    11. Camacho-Rivera M, Islam JY, Rodriguez DR, Vidot DC, Bailey Z. Food Insecurity Disparities and Mental Health Impacts Among Cancer Survivors During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Health Equity. 2022; 6(1):729-737. PMID: 36225657.
    12. Camacho-Rivera M, Albury J, Chen K, Ye Z, Islam JY. Burden of Food Insecurity and Mental Health Symptoms among Adults with Cardiometabolic Conditions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 08 15; 19(16). PMID: 36011710.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    13. Brooks E, Islam JY, Perdue DG, Petersen E, Camacho-Rivera M, Kennedy C, Rogers CR. The Black Panther, Masculinity Barriers to Medical Care, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Intention Among Unscreened American Indian/Alaska Native, Black, and White Men. Front Public Health. 2022; 10:814596. PMID: 35462819.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Rodriguez DL, Vidot DC, Camacho-Rivera M, Islam JY. Mental Health Symptoms during the COVID-19 Pandemic among Cancer Survivors Who Endorse Cannabis: Results from the COVID-19 Cannabis Health Study. Curr Oncol. 2022 03 19; 29(3):2106-2118. PMID: 35323370.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
    15. Chilakala A, Camacho-Rivera M, Frye V. Experiences of race- and gender-based discrimination among Black female physicians. J Natl Med Assoc. 2022 Feb; 114(1):104-113. PMID: 35058066.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Islam JY, Spees L, Camacho-Rivera M, Vidot DC, Yarosh R, Wheldon CW. Disparities in Awareness of Hepatitis C Virus Among US Adults: An Analysis of the 2019 Health Information National Trends Survey. Sex Transm Dis. 2021 12 01; 48(12):981-985. PMID: 34030156.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    17. Wei L, Islam JY, Mascareno EA, Rivera A, Vidot DC, Camacho-Rivera M. Physical and Mental Health Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic among US Adults with Chronic Respiratory Conditions. J Clin Med. 2021 Sep 02; 10(17). PMID: 34501426.
    18. Camacho-Rivera M, Islam JY, Rodriguez DL, Vidot DC. Cannabis Use among Cancer Survivors amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from the COVID-19 Cannabis Health Study. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Jul 13; 13(14). PMID: 34298708.
    19. Calixte R, Islam S, Osakwe ZT, Rivera A, Camacho-Rivera M. Pattern of Use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) among the Chronically Ill: A Health Information National Trend Survey (HINTS) Analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 07 07; 18(14). PMID: 34299705.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Cardona S, Calixte R, Rivera A, Islam JY, Vidot DC, Camacho-Rivera M. Perceptions and Patterns of Cigarette and E-Cigarette Use among Hispanics: A Heterogeneity Analysis of the 2017-2019 Health Information National Trends Survey. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 06 12; 18(12). PMID: 34204687.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Islam JY, Vidot DC, Havanur A, Camacho-Rivera M. Preventive Behaviors and Mental Health-Related Symptoms Among Immunocompromised Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of the COVID Impact Survey. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2021 04; 37(4):304-313. PMID: 33626959.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    22. Camacho-Rivera M, Islam JY, Vidot DC, Jariwala S. Prevalence and Risk Factors of COVID-19 Symptoms among U.S. Adults with Allergies. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 02 24; 18(5). PMID: 33668246.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    23. Islam JY, Vidot DC, Camacho-Rivera M. Determinants of COVID-19 preventive behaviours among adults with chronic diseases in the USA: an analysis of the nationally representative COVID-19 impact survey. BMJ Open. 2021 02 09; 11(2):e044600. PMID: 33563624.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    24. Islam JY, Vidot DC, Camacho-Rivera M. Evaluating Mental Health-Related Symptoms Among Cancer Survivors During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of the COVID Impact Survey. JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 09; 17(9):e1258-e1269. PMID: 33492984.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    25. Mosley MP, Tasfia N, Serna K, Camacho-Rivera M, Frye V. Thinking with two brains: Student perspectives on the presentation of race in pre-clinical medical education. Med Educ. 2021 05; 55(5):595-603. PMID: 33354809.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Camacho-Rivera M, Islam JY, Rivera A, Vidot DC. Attitudes Toward Using COVID-19 mHealth Tools Among Adults With Chronic Health Conditions: Secondary Data Analysis of the COVID-19 Impact Survey. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020 12 17; 8(12):e24693. PMID: 33301415.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Camacho-Rivera M, Vo H, Huang X, Lau J, Lawal A, Kawaguchi A. Evaluating Asthma Mobile Apps to Improve Asthma Self-Management: User Ratings and Sentiment Analysis of Publicly Available Apps. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020 10 29; 8(10):e15076. PMID: 33118944.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Islam JY, Camacho-Rivera M, Vidot DC. Examining COVID-19 Preventive Behaviors among Cancer Survivors in the United States: An Analysis of the COVID-19 Impact Survey. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 12; 29(12):2583-2590. PMID: 32978173.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    29. Calixte R, Rivera A, Oridota O, Beauchamp W, Camacho-Rivera M. Social and Demographic Patterns of Health-Related Internet Use Among Adults in the United States: A Secondary Data Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 09 19; 17(18). PMID: 32961766.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Camacho-Rivera M, Islam JY, Vidot DC. Associations Between Chronic Health Conditions and COVID-19 Preventive Behaviors Among a Nationally Representative Sample of U.S. Adults: An Analysis of the COVID Impact Survey. Health Equity. 2020; 4(1):336-344. PMID: 32783017.
    31. Camacho-Rivera M, Gonzalez CJ, Morency JA, Blake KD, Calixte R. Heterogeneity in Trust of Cancer Information among Hispanic Adults in the United States: An Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 07; 29(7):1348-1356. PMID: 32611616.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Frye V, Camacho-Rivera M, Salas-Ramirez K, Albritton T, Deen D, Sohler N, Barrick S, Nunes J. Professionalism: The Wrong Tool to Solve the Right Problem? Acad Med. 2020 06; 95(6):860-863. PMID: 32134778.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Banerjee SC, Camacho-Rivera M, Haque N, Flynn L, Thomas J, Smith P, Sheffer C, Ostroff JS. Understanding cognitive and emotional illness representations of South Asian head and neck cancer survivors: a qualitative study. Ethn Health. 2022 Jan; 27(1):119-136. PMID: 31448959.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Camacho-Rivera M, Rice SL, Oh S, Paris M, Akpara E, Molina J, Obadina M, Mcmillan S, Aracena JLM, Morency J, Muniz RC, Gany F, Brown CL, Gonsky J, Osborne JR. Cancer Health Impact Program (CHIP): Identifying Social and Demographic Associations of mHealth Access and Cancer Screening Behaviors Among Brooklyn, New York, Residents. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2019 03; 28(3):478-485. PMID: 30733308.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Chambers EC, Hanna DB, Hua S, Duncan DT, Camacho-Rivera M, Zenk SN, McCurley JL, Perreira K, Gellman MD, Gallo LC. Relationship between area mortgage foreclosures, homeownership, and cardiovascular disease risk factors: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. BMC Public Health. 2019 Jan 17; 19(1):77. PMID: 30654781.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Kim H, Baron S, Baidwan NK, Schwartz A, Moline J, Camacho-Rivera M. New onset of asthma and job status change among world trade center responders and workers. Am J Ind Med. 2017 Dec; 60(12):1039-1048. PMID: 28913914.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Costas-Muniz R, Amir J, Paris M, Spratt D, Arevalo-Perez J, Fareedy S, Gonz?lez CJ, Gany F, Camacho-Rivera M, Osborne JR. Interventional Cultural and Language Assistance Program: Associations between Cultural and Linguistic Factors and Satisfaction with Cancer Care. J Community Med Health Educ. 2017; 7(1). PMID: 29423339.
    38. Camacho-Rivera M, Rosenbaum E, Yama C, Chambers E. Low-Income Housing Rental Assistance, Perceptions of Neighborhood Food Environment, and Dietary Patterns among Latino Adults: the AHOME Study. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 06; 4(3):346-353. PMID: 27129854.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    39. Taioli E, Wolf AS, Camacho-Rivera M, Kaufman A, Lee DS, Bhora F, Flores RM. Racial disparities in esophageal cancer survival after surgery. J Surg Oncol. 2016 May; 113(6):659-64. PMID: 26865174.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Taioli E, Wolf AS, Camacho-Rivera M, Kaufman A, Lee DS, Nicastri D, Rosenzweig K, Flores RM. Determinants of Survival in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Study of 14,228 Patients. PLoS One. 2015; 10(12):e0145039. PMID: 26660351.
      Citations: 64     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Camacho-Rivera M, Ragin C, Roach V, Kalwar T, Taioli E. Erratum to: Breast Cancer Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes in Trinidad and Tobago. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Jun; 17(3):980. PMID: 24752981.
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    42. Camacho-Rivera M, Ragin C, Roach V, Kalwar T, Taioli E. Breast cancer clinical characteristics and outcomes in Trinidad and Tobago. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Jun; 17(3):765-72. PMID: 24146313.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Camacho-Rivera M, Kawachi I, Bennett GG, Subramanian SV. Revisiting the Hispanic health paradox: the relative contributions of nativity, country of origin, and race/ethnicity to childhood asthma. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Jun; 17(3):826-33. PMID: 24380929.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Taioli E, Wolf AS, Moline JM, Camacho-Rivera M, Flores RM. Frequency of Surgery in Black Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. Dis Markers. 2015; 2015:282145. PMID: 26063951.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Azab B, Camacho-Rivera M, Taioli E. Average values and racial differences of neutrophil lymphocyte ratio among a nationally representative sample of United States subjects. PLoS One. 2014; 9(11):e112361. PMID: 25375150.
      Citations: 121     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    46. Camacho-Rivera M, Kawachi I, Bennett GG, Subramanian SV. Associations of neighborhood concentrated poverty, neighborhood racial/ethnic composition, and indoor allergen exposures: a cross-sectional analysis of los angeles households, 2006-2008. J Urban Health. 2014 Aug; 91(4):661-76. PMID: 24771244.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
    47. Camacho-Rivera M, Kalwar T, Sanmugarajah J, Shapira I, Taioli E. Heterogeneity of breast cancer clinical characteristics and outcome in US black women--effect of place of birth. Breast J. 2014 Sep-Oct; 20(5):489-95. PMID: 25041223.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Taioli E, Wolf AS, Camacho-Rivera M, Flores RM. Women with malignant pleural mesothelioma have a threefold better survival rate than men. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Sep; 98(3):1020-4. PMID: 24928677.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Camacho-Rivera M, Kawachi I, Bennett GG, Subramanian SV. Perceptions of neighborhood safety and asthma among children and adolescents in Los Angeles: a multilevel analysis. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e87524. PMID: 24466355.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Graham T, Zotter J, Camacho M. Who's sick at school: linking poor school conditions and health disparities for Boston's children. New Solut. 2009; 19(3):355-64. PMID: 19778832.
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