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Edna Acosta Perez
Title Dr.
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Degree PhD; MSc
Institution University of Puerto Rico
Department Public Health
Clusters Community Engagement
HIV/AIDS
Obesity and Metabolic Syndromes
Women's Health and Reproductive Biology
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UPR-Medical Sciences Campus
School of Public Health
PO Box 365067
City San Juan
State PR
Postal Code 00936-5067
Telephone (787)672-0670
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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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  Research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

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2018HEAD START CONNECTS: INDIVIDUALIZING AND CONNECTS FAMILIES TO FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICESHHSP233201500059I/HHSP233201500059I
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2018 EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION LEADERSHIP STUDY (EXCELS)HHSP233201500035I / HHSP23337038T
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2018WHAT WORKS CLEARINGHOUSE OF PROVEN AND PROMISING APPROACHES TO MOVE WELFARE RECIPIENTS TO WORKHHSP233201500035I_HHSP23337034T
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2018RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN HUMAN SERVICES ANALYSIS EXECUTION PROJECTHHSP233201500064I_HHSP23337020T
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2018ASSESSING MODELS OF COORDINATED SERVICES FOR LOW-INCOME CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIESHHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337028T
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2018CHILD CARE INTERSTATE BACKGROUND CHECKS (CC-IBACS)HHSP233201500045I
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2018MOTHER AND INFANT HOME VISITING PROGRAM EVALUATION, LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP 2 (MIHOPE-LT2)HHSP233201500059I/ HHSP23337010T
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2017EXPLORING THE RELATION BETWEEN POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT AND LANGUAGE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN PRESCHOOL CLASSROOMS.90YR0101-01
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2017ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF INFANTS AND TODDLERS EXPOSED TO MALTREATMENT: EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF AN INTEGRATED EARLY HEAD START & CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES PROGRAM90YR0102-01
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2017LEVERAGING HOME LANGUAGES TO PROMOTE EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING90YR0103-01
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2017A STRENGTHS-BASED APPROACH TO EXAMINING SUPPORTS FOR SELF-REGULATION SKILLS OF LATINO CHILDREN RAISED IN POVERTY90YR0104-01
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2017OBSERVING SELF-REGULATION IN CONTEXT IN HEAD START CLASSROOMS AND DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS SCHOOL READINESS90YR0105-01
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2017IMPLEMENTATION AND ASSESSMENT OF COMPETENCIES FOR TEACHERS AND CAREGIVERS SERVING INFANTS AND TODDLERSHHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337021T
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2017ASSESSMENT AND MAPPING OF COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS IN HOME VISITING (AMC-HV)HHSP233201500034I/HHSP23337002T
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2017CHILD MALTREATMENT INCIDENCE DATA LINKAGES (CMI DATA LINKAGES)HHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337022T
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2017EVIDENCE BUILDING IN TANF: ADVANCING INNOVATIONS TO PROMOTE EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALSHHSP233201500059I/HHSP23337006T
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2017HEAD START FAMILY AND CHILD EXPERIENCES SURVEY (FACES) 2019HHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337024T
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2016TWO-GENERATION APPROACHES TO IMPROVING FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCYHHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337003T
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2016BUILDING CAPACITY TO EVALUATE INTERVENTIONS FOR YOUTH/YOUNG ADULTS WITH CHILD WELFARE INVOLVEMENT AT-RISK OF HOMELESSNESS: PHASE IIHHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337013T
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2016PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOOLS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF INFANT AND TODDLER CAREHHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337007T
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2016ASSESSING THE EVIDENCE: HOME VISITING EVIDENCE OF EFFECTIVENESSGS-10F-0050L/HHSP233201500115G
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2016TRIBAL HOME VISITING EVALUATION INSTITUTEGS-10F-0204K/HHSP233201500114G
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2016FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY DATA CENTER90PD0272-04
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2016EVALUATION OF GOAL-DIRECTED PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPITAL AND EMPLOYER COACHING IN HEALTH PROFESSION OPPORTUNITY DEVELOPMENT90HG1003-01
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2016CULTURE OF CONTINUOUS LEARNING PROJECT: A BREAKTHROUGH SERIES COLLABORATIVE FOR IMPROVING CHILD CARE AND HEAD START QUALITYHHSP233201500034I/HHSP23337001T
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2016DOMESTIC HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND THE CHILD WELFARE POPULATIONHHSP23320150039I/HHSP23337011T
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2016EVALUATION OF COACHING-FOCUSED INTERVENTIONS FOR HARD-TO-EMPLOY TANF CLIENTS AND OTHER LOW-INCOME POPULATIONSHHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337018T
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2016EVALUATION OF THE NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE PROGRAMHHSP233201500039I/ HHSP23337007T
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2016MULTI-SITE IMPLEMENTATION EVALUATION OF TRIBAL HOME VISITING (MUSE)HHSP233201500133I/HHSP23337004T
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2016VARIATIONS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF QUALITY INTERVENTIONS: EXAMINING THE QUALITY-CHILD OUTCOMES RELATIONSHIP IN CHILD CARE AND EARLY EDUCATION (VIQI)HHSP233201500059I/HHSP23337002T
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2016DESIGN OPTIONS FOR HOME VISITING EVALUATION (DOHVE) 2.0HHSP233201500133I/HHSP23337002T
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2016ADVANCING WELFARE AND FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY RESEARCH PROJECT (FOLLOW-ON) HHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337017T
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2016HPOG UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS 2.0 RESEARCH SUPPORTHHSP233201500071I/HHSP23337011T
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2015THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF PUBLICLY-FUNDED CENTER-BASED CHILD CARE: 1990 AND 2012.90YE0165-01
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2015SUBSIDY UTILIZATION AND IMPACT ON EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION OF LOW-INCOME CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS90YE0166-01
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2015PROMOTING SOCIAL COMPETENCE IN ECE: PREDICTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR FROM EARLY EXPERIENCES IN CHILD CARE AND FAMILIES90YE0168-01
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2015THE IMPACT OF EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION IN CHILD NUTRITION, SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR AND OBESITY BY KINDERGARTEN90YE0170-01
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2015HOW PARENTAL PREFERENCES AND SUBSIDY RECEIPT SHAPE IMMIGRANT FAMILIES? CHILD CARE CHOICES90YE0171-01
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2015SUPPORTING LOW-INCOME FAMILIES: STATE VARIATIONS IN CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES AND TANF POLICIES AND CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENTAL ECOLOGIES90YE0173-01
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2015MITIGATING SUSCEPTIBILITY WITH THE CHILD CARE DEVELOPMENT FUND: USING FOUR LARGE DATA SETS TO CLASSIFY RISK PROFILES AND RISK TRANSMISSION BY MODIFIABLE FACTORS90YE0175-01
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2015ARE HIGHER SUBSIDY PAYMENT RATES AND PROVIDER-FRIENDLY PAYMENT POLICIES ASSOCIATED WITH CHILD CARE QUALITY?90YE0177-01
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2015CHILD CARE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT: UNDERSTANDING LONGITUDINAL PATHWAYS TO CHILDREN?S SCHOOL READINESS90YE0178-01
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2015CONSTELLATIONS OF SUPPORT: TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HEAD START AND CHILD OUTCOMES90YE0179-01
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2015SUHMRE: SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS: UPDATES TO HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAMMINGHHSP233201500064I/HHSP23337001T
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2014ASSESSING THE COST AND IMPLEMENTATION OF HIGH QUALITY EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION (ACIHQECE)HHSP23320095642WC-01
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2014INTERMEDIATE OUTCOMES OF CAREER PATHWAYS PROGRAMSHHSP233200956WC-01
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2014CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT FUND (CCDF) POLICIES DATABASE PROJECTHHSP23320095654WC-01
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2014EVALUATION OF DOMESTIC HUMAN TRAFFICKING DEMONSTRATION PROJECTSHHSP23320095651WC-01
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2014HOMELESS FAMILIES RESEARCH BRIEFSHHSP23320095624WC-01
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2014RESPONDING TO INTIMATE VIOLENCE IN RELATIONSHIP PROGRAMS (RIVIR)HHSP23320095651WC-01
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2014UNDERSTANDING THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN TANF AND REFUGEE CASH ASSISTANCE SERVICESHHSP23320095624WC-01
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2014IMPROVING CHILDREN?S WELL-BEING: IDENTIFYING MECHANISMS AND TIMING OF FAMILY STRENGTHENING PROGRAMS FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES THROUGH DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION MODELING90PD0285-01
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2013MOTHER AND INFANT HOME VISITING PROGRAM EVALUATION (MIHOPE)HHSP23337003T-03
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2013STUDY OF EMPLOYMENT AND ADVANCEMENT OF RACIAL, ETHNIC AND LINGUISTIC MINORITIES90PH0021-02
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2013CHILD CARE AND EARLY EDUCATION POLICY AND RESEARCH ANALYSES (CCEEPRA)HHSP23320095631WC-01
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2013EARLY HEAD START-CHILD CARE PARTNERSHIPS STUDYHHSP23320095642WC-01
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2013EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING EVIDENCE REVIEWHHSP23320095642WC-01
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2013MATERNAL, INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD HOME VISITING EVALUATION (MIHOPE) IIHHSP23320095644WC-01
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2013JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE EVALUATIONHHSP23320095624WC-01
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2013CHILD CARE ADMINISTRATIVE DATA ANALYSIS90YE0148-01
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2013HEAD START UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS: DUAL GENERATION APPROACHES90YR0073-01
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2013HEAD START UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS: DUAL GENERATION APPROACHES90YR0075-01
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2013HUMAN SERVICES RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS: PUERTO RICO 90YR0072-01

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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