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Edna Acosta- Perez

TitlePhD
Faculty RankAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Puerto Rico
DepartmentPublic Health
AddressUPR-Medical Sciences Campus
School of Public Health
P.O Box 365067
San Juan PR
Phone7876720670
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    Area of Expertise: asthma.

    For more information, please visit: http://dsc-cies.org/ednaacosta/

    Edna Acosta-Perez PhD, MSc.
    Dr. Acosta Pérez is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Community Services of the Center for Evaluation and Sociomedical Research, Graduate School of Public Health (dsc-cies.org) and a Researcher at the Behavioral Sciences Research Institute (bsri.rcm.upr.edu), and the Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium (prctrc.rcm.upr.edu) all at the Medical Science Campus, University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Acosta-Pérez received a PhD in psychology at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus in 2005 (social-community) with a minor on HIV/AIDS prevention research (Minority Fellowship Program). She also completed a post-doctoral master in Clinical Research from the School of Medicine and the School of Health Professions at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus (Postdoctoral Fellow of the NIH Clinical Research Education and Career Development in Minority Institutions RFA-AR-01-009). Dr. Acosta was certified as a Community Based Participatory Researcher by the University of New México in Summer 2015, with Dr. Nina Wallerstein. These experiences allowed the development of critical understanding of the conceptual focus of intervention strategies in research. She has been involved in health prevention services research and intervention efforts throughout her career in topics such as: HIV, Gender issues, Violence, Sexuality, Mental Health, Asthma, and Obesity.

    Currently, Dr. Acosta is the co-leader of the Office of Community Research and Engagement of the Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium (U54 RR026139; 8U54MD 007587-03) and Coordinator of the Community Research Initiative of Puerto Rico Alliance for the Advancement of Biomedical Research Excellence (5P20GM103475) where she promotes community-campus partnerships and collaborations as models for promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and translational research. Also, Dr. Acosta-Pérez is director/evaluator of several research-services projects, such like:
    1. Youth Prevention Program
    2. Puni Ke Ola pilot project: Culture-as-intervention in drug prevention
    3. Epigenetics of Asthma in Puerto Rican Twins
    4. Obesity, Diet, Stress, and Asthma Puerto Rican Children and Youth: A Gene-environment Pilot Study
    5. United Way Puerto Rico: Community Impact for Social Change.
    6. Puerto Rico Education in Abstinence Plan of the Federal Administration of Family and children
    7. Monitoring and Evaluation Protocol for the Zika Contraception Access Network (Z-CAN)
    8. Breaking the cycle of intergenerational disadvantage: neurodevelopment among Puerto Rican children
    9. Living with Alopecia Areata: Needs Assessment for Support

    PUBLICATIONS
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Acosta-Pérez+E,



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    1. Rosas-Salazar C, Han YY, Brehm JM, Forno E, Acosta-Pérez E, Cloutier MM, Alvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Canino G, Celedón JC. Gun Violence, African Ancestry, and Asthma: A Case-Control Study in Puerto Rican Children. Chest. 2016 06; 149(6):1436-44. PMID: 26905363.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    2. Blatter J, Brehm JM, Sordillo J, Forno E, Boutaoui N, Acosta-Pérez E, Alvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Weiss ST, Litonjua AA, Canino G, Celedón JC. Folate Deficiency, Atopy, and Severe Asthma Exacerbations in Puerto Rican Children. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Feb; 13(2):223-30. PMID: 26561879.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Brehm JM, Man Tse S, Croteau-Chonka DC, Forno E, Litonjua AA, Raby BA, Chen W, Yan Q, Boutaoui N, Acosta-Pérez E, Avila L, Weiss ST, Soto-Quiros M, Cloutier MM, Hu D, Pino-Yanes M, Wenzel SE, Spear ML, Kolls JK, Burchard EG, Canino G, Celedón JC. A Genome-Wide Association Study of Post-bronchodilator Lung Function in Children with Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Sep 01; 192(5):634-7. PMID: 26325155.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Han YY, Forno E, Brehm JM, Acosta-Pérez E, Alvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Rivera-Soto W, Campos H, Litonjua AA, Alcorn JF, Canino G, Celedón JC. Diet, interleukin-17, and childhood asthma in Puerto Ricans. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Oct; 115(4):288-293.e1. PMID: 26319606.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    5. Acosta-Pérez G, Ibáñez-Cervantes G, Bello-López JM, Hernández JM, Hernández-Montañez Z, Giono-Cerezo S, León-García G, León-Avila G. Structural Diversity of Class 1 Integrons in Multiresistant Strains of Escherichia coli Isolated from Patients in a Hospital in Mexico City. Curr Microbiol. 2015 Oct; 71(4):501-8. PMID: 26202845.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    6. Brehm JM, Ramratnam SK, Tse SM, Croteau-Chonka DC, Pino-Yanes M, Rosas-Salazar C, Litonjua AA, Raby BA, Boutaoui N, Han YY, Chen W, Forno E, Marsland AL, Nugent NR, Eng C, Colón-Semidey A, Alvarez M, Acosta-Pérez E, Spear ML, Martinez FD, Avila L, Weiss ST, Soto-Quiros M, Ober C, Nicolae DL, Barnes KC, Lemanske RF, Strunk RC, Liu A, London SJ, Gilliland F, Sleiman P, March M, Hakonarson H, Duan QL, Kolls JK, Fritz GK, Hu D, Fani N, Stevens JS, Almli LM, Burchard EG, Shin J, McQuaid EL, Ressler K, Canino G, Celedón JC. Stress and Bronchodilator Response in Children with Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul 01; 192(1):47-56. PMID: 25918834.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    7. Ramratnam SK, Han YY, Rosas-Salazar C, Forno E, Brehm JM, Rosser F, Marsland AL, Colón-Semidey A, Alvarez M, Miller GE, Acosta-Pérez E, Canino G, Celedón JC. Exposure to gun violence and asthma among children in Puerto Rico. Respir Med. 2015 Aug; 109(8):975-81. PMID: 26052035.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Medina L, Acosta-Pérez E, Velez C, Martínez G, Rivera M, Sardiñas L, Pattatucci A. Training and capacity building evaluation: Maximizing resources and results with Success Case Method. Eval Program Plann. 2015 Oct; 52:126-32. PMID: 26036611.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Chen W, Brehm JM, Lin J, Wang T, Forno E, Acosta-Pérez E, Boutaoui N, Canino G, Celedón JC. Expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) mapping in Puerto Rican children. PLoS One. 2015; 10(3):e0122464. PMID: 25816334.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Rosser F, Brehm JM, Forno E, Acosta-Pérez E, Kurland K, Canino G, Celedón JC. Proximity to a major road, vitamin D insufficiency, and severe asthma exacerbations in Puerto Rican children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Nov 15; 190(10):1190-3. PMID: 25398111.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    11. Jacobs TS, Forno E, Brehm JM, Acosta-Pérez E, Han YY, Blatter J, Thorne P, Metwali N, Colón-Semidey A, Alvarez M, Canino G, Celedón JC. Mouse allergen exposure and decreased risk of allergic rhinitis in school-aged children. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2014 Dec; 113(6):614-618.e2. PMID: 25304339.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
    12. Rosas-Salazar C, Forno E, Brehm JM, Han YY, Acosta-Pérez E, Cloutier MM, Wakefield DB, Alvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Canino G, Celedón JC. Breastfeeding duration and asthma in Puerto Rican children. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015 Jun; 50(6):527-34. PMID: 25100626.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Blatter J, Forno E, Brehm J, Acosta-Pérez E, Alvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Thorne PS, Metwali N, Canino G, Celedón JC. Fungal exposure, atopy, and asthma exacerbations in Puerto Rican children. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Jul; 11(6):925-32. PMID: 24915164.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    14. Estapé-Garrastazu ES, Noboa-Ramos C, De Jesús-Ojeda L, De Pedro-Serbiá Z, Acosta-Pérez E, Camacho-Feliciano DM. Clinical and translational research capacity building needs in minority medical and health science Hispanic institutions. Clin Transl Sci. 2014 Oct; 7(5):406-12. PMID: 24841800.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Jacobs TS, Forno E, Brehm JM, Acosta-Pérez E, Han YY, Blatter J, Colón-Semidey A, Alvarez M, Canino G, Celedón JC. Underdiagnosis of allergic rhinitis in underserved children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Sep; 134(3):737-739.e6. PMID: 24797420.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    16. Martínez G, Sardiñas LM, Acosta-Perez E, Medina L, Rivera M, Pattatucci A. Capacity needs in community-based organizations for enhancing translational research in Puerto Rico. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2014; 8(1):53-60. PMID: 24859102.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Forno E, Acosta-Pérez E, Brehm JM, Han YY, Alvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Canino G, Celedón JC. Obesity and adiposity indicators, asthma, and atopy in Puerto Rican children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 May; 133(5):1308-14, 1314.e1-5. PMID: 24290290.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Rosas-Salazar C, Ramratnam SK, Brehm JM, Han YY, Boutaoui N, Forno E, Acosta-Pérez E, Alvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Canino G, Celedón JC. Prematurity, atopy, and childhood asthma in Puerto Ricans. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Feb; 133(2):357-62. PMID: 24139607.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Rosas-Salazar C, Ramratnam SK, Brehm JM, Han YY, Acosta-Pérez E, Alvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Canino G, Apter AJ, Celedón JC. Parental numeracy and asthma exacerbations in Puerto Rican children. Chest. 2013 Jul; 144(1):92-98. PMID: 23493983.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Melén E, Granell R, Kogevinas M, Strachan D, Gonzalez JR, Wjst M, Jarvis D, Ege M, Braun-Fahrländer C, Genuneit J, Horak E, Bouzigon E, Demenais F, Kauffmann F, Siroux V, Michel S, von Berg A, Heinzmann A, Kabesch M, Probst-Hensch NM, Curjuric I, Imboden M, Rochat T, Henderson J, Sterne JA, McArdle WL, Hui J, James AL, William Musk A, Palmer LJ, Becker A, Kozyrskyj AL, Chan-Young M, Park JE, Leung A, Daley D, Freidin MB, Deev IA, Ogorodova LM, Puzyrev VP, Celedón JC, Brehm JM, Cloutier MM, Canino G, Acosta-Pérez E, Soto-Quiros M, Avila L, Bergström A, Magnusson J, Söderhäll C, Kull I, Scholtens S, Marike Boezen H, Koppelman GH, Wijga AH, Marenholz I, Esparza-Gordillo J, Lau S, Lee YA, Standl M, Tiesler CM, Flexeder C, Heinrich J, Myers RA, Ober C, Nicolae DL, Farrall M, Kumar A, Moffatt MF, Cookson WO, Lasky-Su J. Genome-wide association study of body mass index in 23 000 individuals with and without asthma. Clin Exp Allergy. 2013 Apr; 43(4):463-74. PMID: 23517042.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Chen W, Boutaoui N, Brehm JM, Han YY, Schmitz C, Cressley A, Acosta-Pérez E, Alvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Baccarelli AA, Weeks DE, Kolls JK, Canino G, Celedón JC. ADCYAP1R1 and asthma in Puerto Rican children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar 15; 187(6):584-8. PMID: 23328528.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    22. Forno E, Cloutier MM, Datta S, Paul K, Sylvia J, Calvert D, Thornton-Thompson S, Wakefield DB, Brehm J, Hamilton RG, Alvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Acosta-Pérez E, Canino G, Celedón JC. Mouse allergen, lung function, and atopy in Puerto Rican children. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e40383. PMID: 22815744.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    23. Estapé ES, Sato de Laurido LE, Acosta Pérez E, Berrios R. Report of the 3rd Summit of Translational Research in Health Disparities and the 3rd Multidisciplinary Conference in Clinical Research. P R Health Sci J. 2012 Jun; 31(2):78-80. PMID: 22783703.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Brehm JM, Acosta-Pérez E, Klei L, Roeder K, Barmada M, Boutaoui N, Forno E, Kelly R, Paul K, Sylvia J, Litonjua AA, Cabana M, Alvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Canino G, Celedón JC. Vitamin D insufficiency and severe asthma exacerbations in Puerto Rican children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Jul 15; 186(2):140-6. PMID: 22652028.
      Citations: 66     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Brehm JM, Acosta-Pérez E, Klei L, Roeder K, Barmada MM, Boutaoui N, Forno E, Cloutier MM, Datta S, Kelly R, Paul K, Sylvia J, Calvert D, Thornton-Thompson S, Wakefield D, Litonjua AA, Alvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Canino G, Celedón JC. African ancestry and lung function in Puerto Rican children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Jun; 129(6):1484-90.e6. PMID: 22560959.
      Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Acosta-Pérez E, Canino G, Ramírez R, Prelip M, Martin M, Ortega AN. Do Puerto Rican youth with asthma and obesity have higher odds for mental health disorders? Psychosomatics. 2012 Mar-Apr; 53(2):162-71. PMID: 22284423.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Feldman JM, Acosta Pérez E, Canino G, McQuaid EL, Goodwin RD, Ortega AN. The role of caregiver major depression in the relationship between anxiety disorders and asthma attacks in island Puerto Rican youth and young adults. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2011 May; 199(5):313-8. PMID: 21543950.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Martin CG, Andrade AA, Vila D, Acosta-Pérez E, Canino G. The development of a community-based family asthma management intervention for Puerto Rican children. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2010; 4(4):315-24. PMID: 21169709.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Canino G, Vila D, Normand SL, Acosta-Pérez E, Ramírez R, García P, Rand C. Reducing asthma health disparities in poor Puerto Rican children: the effectiveness of a culturally tailored family intervention. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Mar; 121(3):665-70. PMID: 18061648.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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