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Marlene Camacho-Rivera
Title Dr.
Faculty Rank Assistant Medical Professor
Degree ScD, MPH
Institution City College, CUNY
Department Community Health and Social Medicine
Clusters Cancer
Cardiovascular and Related Diseases
Community Engagement
160 Convent Avenue
City New York
State NY
Postal Code 10031
Telephone 2126505266
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2006 Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA Maternal and Child Health Trainee
2007 National Institutes of Health Initiative for Maximizing Student Development
2009 Harvard University Presidential Graduate Fellow
2012 US Dept Health and Human Services Public Health Trainee
2013 New York Academy of Medicine Fellow
2014 NIH Loan Repayment Program Health Disparities Scholar
2014 New York City Epidemiology Forum Top Poster Award

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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. Kim H, Baron S, Baidewan 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.
2. Costas-Muniz R, Amir J, Paris M, Spratt D, Arevalo-Perez J, Fareedy S, González 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).
3. 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 Jun; 4(3):346-353.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.

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