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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Cohen JF, Gorski MT, Hoffman JA, Rosenfeld L, Chaffee R, Smith L, Catalano PJ, Rimm EB. (2016). Healthier Standards for School Meals and Snacks: Impact on School Food Revenues and Lunch Participation Rates. Am J Prev Med. (4):485-92.

Rosenfeld LE, Cohen JF, Gorski MT, Lessing AJ, Smith L, Rimm EB, Hoffman JA. (2016). How do we actually put smarter snacks in schools? NOURISH (Nutrition Opportunities to Understand Reforms Involving Student Health) conversations with food-service directors. Public Health Nutr.:1-9. [Epub ahead of print].

Navarro-Rubio MD, Rudd R, Rosenfeld L, Arrighi E. (2016). Health literacy: implications for the health system. Med Clin (Barc) 147(4):171-5. Spanish. No abstract available.

Gorski MT, Cohen JF, Hoffman JA, Rosenfeld L, Chaffee R, Smith L, Rimm EB. (2016). Impact of nutrition standards on competitive food and quality in Massachusetts middle and high schools. Am J Public Health. 106(6):1101-8.

Hoffman JA, Rosenfeld L, Schmidt N, Cohen JF, Gorski M, Chaffee R, Smith L, Rimm EB. (2015). Implementation of Competitive Food and Beverage Standards in a Sample of Massachusetts Schools: The NOURISH Study (Nutrition Opportunities to Understand Reforms Involving Student Health J Acad Nutr Diet. 115(8):1299-307. Full text here

Acevedo-Garcia, D., N. McArdle, et al. (2014). The Child Opportunity Index: Improving Collaboration Between Community Development And Public Health Health Affairs 33(11): 1948-1957. 

Joshi, P. K., K. Geronimo, et al. (2014). Integrating Racial/Ethnic Equity Into Policy Assessments To Improve Child Health. Health Affairs 33(12): 2222-2229

Osypuk, TL, Joshi, P, Geronimo, K, Acevedo-Garcia, D (In Press). Do Social and Economic Policies Influence Health? A Review, Current Epidemiology Reports.

Heymann, J, Raub A, & Earle A. (Conditional acceptance). Breastfeeding Policy:  A Globally Comparative Analysis. World Health Organization Bulletin.

Heymann J, Earle A, & McNeill K. (Forthcoming). The Impact of Labor Policies on the Health of Young Children in Working Families in the Context of Economic Globalization. 

Earle A, & Heymann J. (Under review). An Ounce of Prevention: Work conditions and the ability to care for children’s preventive and routine health needs. The Journal of Pediatrics. 

Acevedo-Garcia D, Rosenfeld L, Hardy EF, McArdle A, & Osypuk TL. (2013). Future Directions in Research on Institutional and Interpersonal Discrimination and Child HealthAmerican Journal of Public Health. 

Rosenfeld L, Shepherd A, Agunwamba AA & McCray AT. (2013), Iterative Evaluation of a Web-Based Health Information Resource, Journal of HealthCommunication: International Perspectives. Available Online.

Acevedo-Garcia, D & Almeida, J. (2012). Special issue introduction: Place, migration and health. Social Science & Medicine, 75(12): 2055-2059.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Sanchez-Vaznaugh, E, Viruell-Fuentes, E & Almeida, J. (2012). Integrating social epidemiology into immigrant health research: A cross-national framework. Social Science & Medicine, 75(12): 2060-2068.

Earle A, & Heymann J. (2012). The cost of caregiving: wage loss among caregivers of elderly and disabled adults and children with special needs. Community, Work & Family. 15(3) 357-375. Available Online.

Lahaie C, Earle A, & Heymann J. (2012). An Uneven Burden: Social Disparities in Adult Caregiving Responsibilities, Working Conditions, and Caregiver Outcomes. Research on Aging. 1-32. Available Online.

Osypuk, TL, Tchetgen Tchetgen, E, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Earls, F, Lincoln, A, Glymour, M. (2012). Differential Mental Health Effects of Neighborhood Relocation among Youth in Vulnerable Families: Results from a Randomized Trial. Archives of General Psychiatry, 69(12):1284-1294.

Heymann, J, Raub A, & Earle A. (2011). The Global Impact of Maternal Leave Policy on Infant, Child and Maternal Mortality. Public Health Reports. 126(3), 127-134.

Rosenfeld L, Chew G, Rudd R, Emmons K , Acosta L, Perzanowski M, & Acevedo-García D. (2011). Are Building-Level Characteristics Associated with Indoor Level Allergens in the Household? Journal of Urban Health. 88(1), 14-29.

Schliwen A, Earle A, Hayes J, & Heymann J. (2011). The Administration and Financing of Paid Sick Leave. International Labour Review. 50(1-2), 43-62. 

Earle A & Heymann J. (2011). Protecting the health of employed adults caring for family members with chronic or disabling conditions. Social Science and Medicine. 73(1), 68-78.

Osypuk, T L & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2010). Beyond individual neighborhoods: A geography of opportunity perspective for understanding racial/ethnic health disparities. Health & Place, 16(6): 1113-1123.

Lindberg, R, Shenassa, E, Acevedo-Garcia, D, et al. (2010). Housing interventions at the neighborhood level and health: a review of the evidence. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 6(5 Suppl): S44-S52.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, L M Bates, Osypuk, TL (2010). The effect of immigrant generation and duration on self-rated health among US adults 2003-2007. Social Science & Medicine, 71(6): 1161-1172.

Wolff, L S, Acevedo-Garcia, D, et al. (2010). Subjective Social Status, a New Measure in Health Disparities Research: Do Race/Ethnicity and Choice of Referent Group Matter? Journal of Health Psychology, 15(4): 560-574.

Heymann J, Rho HJ, Schmitt J, & Earle A. (2010). Ensuring a Healthy and Productive Workforce: Comparing the Generosity of Paid Sick Day and Sick Leave Policies in 22 Countries. International Journal of Health Services. 40(1), 1-22. 

Wolff, L S, Subramanian, SV, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Weber, D, & Kawachi, I (2010). Compared to whom? Subjective social status, self-rated health, and referent group sensitivity in a diverse US sample. Social Science & Medicine, 70(12), 2019-2028.

Gupta, J, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Hemenway, D, Decker, M R, Raj, A, & Silverman, J G (2010). Intimate partner violence perpetration, immigration status, and disparities in a community health center-based sample of men. Public Health Reports, 125(1), 79-87.

Rosenfeld L, Rudd R, Chew G, Emmons K, & Acevedo-García D. (2010). Are Neighborhood-Level Characteristics Associated with Indoor Level Allergens in the Household? Journal of Asthma. 47(1), 66-75.

Acevedo-Garcia D, Bates LM, Osypuk TL, & McArdle N. (2010). The Effect of Immigrant Generation and Duration on Self-Rated Health Among US Adults 2003-2007. Social Science and Medicine. 71(6),1161-72.

Osypuk, T L, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2010). Support for Smoke-Free Policies: A Nationwide Analysis of Immigrants, US-Born, and Other Demographic Groups, 1995-2002. American Journal of Public Health, 100(1), 171-181.

Osypuk, T L, Bates, L M, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2010). Another Mexican birthweight paradox? The role of residential enclaves and neighborhood poverty in the birthweight of Mexican-origin infants. Social Science & Medicine, 70(4), 550-560.

Sanchez-Vaznaugh, E. V., Kawachi, I., Subramanian, S. V., Sánchez, B. N., & Acevedo-Garcia, D. (2009). Do socioeconomic gradients in BMI vary by race/ethnicity, gender and birthplace? American Journal of Epidemiology, 69(9), 1102-1112.

McManus, B, McCormick, M C, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Ganz, M, & Hauser-Cram, P (2009). The Effect of State Early Intervention Eligibility Policy on Participation Among a Cohort of Young CSHCN. Pediatrics, 124(Supplement 4): S368-374.

Heymann SJ, Flores-Macias F, Hayes J, Kennedy M, Earle A, & Lahaie C. (2009). The Impact of Migration on the Well-Being of Transnational Families: New Data from Sending Communities in Mexico. Community, Work and Family. 12(1), 91-103. 

Sanchez-Vaznaugh, EV, Kawachi, I, Subramanian, SV, Sánchez, BN, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2008). Differential effect of birthplace and length of residence on body mass index (BMI) by education, gender and race/ethnicity. Social Science & Medicine, 67(8), 1300-1310.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, & Osypuk, TL (2008). Residential segregation and health: the complexity of modeling separate social contexts. American Journal of Epidemiology, 168(11), 1255-1258.

Acevedo-Garcia D, Osypuk TL, McArdle N, & Williams DR. (2008). Towards a Policy-Relevant Analysis of Geographic and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Child Health. Health Affairs. 27(2).  

Acevedo-Garcia, D, & Cacari Stone, L (2008). State Variation in Health Insurance Coverage for U.S. Citizen Children of Immigrants. Health Affairs, 27(2), 434-446.

Osypuk, TL, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2008). Are racial disparities in preterm birth larger in hypersegregated areas? American Journal of Epidemiology, 167(11), 1295-1304.

Dubowitz, T, Subramanian, SV, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Osypuk, TL, & Peterson, KE (2008). Individual and Neighborhood Differences in Diet Among Low-Income Foreign and U.S.-Born Women. Women's Health Issues, 18(3), 181-190.

Acosta L, Acevedo-García D, Perzanowski MS, Mellins R, Rosenfeld L, Cortés D, Gelman A, Fagan JK, Bracero LA, Correa JC, Reardon AM, & Chew GL. (2008).The New York City Puerto Rican asthma project: study design, methods, and base-line resultsJournal of Asthma, 45(1), 51-7.

Rajaraman D, Earle A, & Heymann SJ. (2008). Working HIV Caregivers in Botswana: Spill-over Effects on Work and Family Well-being. Community, Work and Family. 11(1), 1-17. 

Bates, LM, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Alegria, M, & Krieger, N (2008). Immigration and generational trends in body mass index and obesity in the United States: results of the National Latino and Asian-American Survey (NLAAS), 2002-2003. American Journal of Public Health, 98(1), 70-77.

Dubowitz, T, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Salkeld, J, Lindsay, AC, Subramanian, SV, & Peterson, KE (2007). Life course, immigrant status and acculturation in food purchasing and preparation among low-income mothers. Public Health Nutrition, 10(4), 396-404.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Soobader, M-J, & Berkman, LF (2007). Low birthweight among US Hispanic/Latino subgroups: The effect of maternal foreign-born status and education. Social Science & Medicine, 65(12), 2503-2516.

Jun, H.-J, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2007). The effect of single motherhood on smoking by socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity. Social Science & Medicine, 65(4), 653-666.

Heymann SJ, Earle A, Rajaraman D, Miller C, & Bogen K. (2007). Extended Family Caring for Children Orphaned by AIDS: Impacts on Child Well-Being and Economic Survival. AIDS Care Journal. 19(3), 337-345. 

Haas, JS, Earle, CC, Orav, JE, Brawarsky, P, Neville, BA, Acevedo-Garcia, D, et al. (2007). Lower Use of Hospice by Cancer Patients who Live in Minority Versus White Areas. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22(3), 396-399.

Rudd R, Rosenfeld L, & Gall V, (2007). Health Literacy and arthritis research and practice. Current Opinion in Rheumatology. 19(2). 97-100.

Earle A & Heymann SJ. (2006). A Comparative Analysis of Paid Leave for the Health Needs of Workers and their Families Around the World. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. 8(3), 241-257.

Earle A, Ayanian JZ, & Heymann J. (2006). Work Resumption After Newly Diagnosed Coronary Heart Disease: Findings on the Importance of Paid Leave.  Journal of Women’s Health. 15(4).

Gibbs BK, Nsiah-Jefferson L., McHugh M, Triveda A, & Prothrow-Stith D. (2006). Reducing racial and ethnic health disparities: An outcomes oriented research and policy agenda. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 31(1). 

Heymann J, Penrose K, & Earle A. (2006). Meeting Children’s Needs: How Does the U.S. Measure Up?  Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 52(2). 

Acevedo-Garcia D, Pan J, Jun H-J, Osypuk TL, Emmons KM (2005). The effect of immigrant generation on smoking. Social Science & Medicine, 61(6), 1223-1242.

Osypuk, TL, Kawachi, I, Subramanian, SV, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2006). Are state patterns of smoking different for different racial/ethnic groups? Public Health Reports, 121(5), 563-577.

Subramanian, SV, Acevedo-Garcia, D, & Osypuk, TL (2005). Racial residential segregation and geographic heterogeneity in black/white disparity in poor self-rated health in the US: a multilevel statistical analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 60(8), 1667-1679.

Gold, DR, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2005). Immigration to the United States and acculturation as risk factors for asthma and allergy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 116(1), 38-41.

Chen, Y-Y, Subramanian, SV, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Kawachi, I (2005). Women’s status and depressive symptoms: a multilevel analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 60(1), 49-60.

Triveda A, Gibbs B, Nsiah-Jefferson L, Ayanian Z, & Prothrow-Stith D. (2005). Creating a state minority health report card. Health Affairs. 50 (2), 388-96. 

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Soobader, M-J, & Berkman, LF (2005). The differential effect of foreign-born status on low-birthweight by race/ethnicity and education. Pediatrics, 115, e20-e30.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Barbeau, E, Bishop, JA, Pan, JC, Emmons, KM (2004). Undoing an epidemiologic paradox: the tobacco industry’s targeting of U.S. immigrants. American Journal of Public Health, 94(12), 2188-2193.

Heymann SJ, Earle A. & Hanchate A. (2004). Bringing a Global Perspective to Community, Work and Family:  An Examination of Extended Work Hours in Families in Four Countries. Community, Work and Family. 7(2). 

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Osypuk TL, Werbel RE, Meara ER, Cutler DM, Berkman LF. (2004). Does Housing Mobility Policy Improve Health?  Housing Policy Debate. 15(1), 49-98. 

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Lochner, K, Osypuk, TL, Subramanian, SV (2003). Future directions in segregation and health research: A multilevel approach. American Journal of Public Health, 93(2), 215-221.

Earle A & Heymann SJ. (2002). What Causes Job Loss Among Former Welfare Recipients? The Role of Family Health Problems.  JAMWA. 57, 5-10. 

Acevedo-Garcia, D (2001). Zip code level risk factors for tuberculosis: Neighborhood environment and residential segregation, New Jersey, 1985-1992. American Journal of Public Health 2001, 91(5), 734-741.

Heymann SJ & Earle A. (2001). The Impact of Parental Working Conditions on School-Age Children: The Case of Evening Work.  Community, Work and Family. 4(3), 305-325.  

Heymann SJ & Earle A. (2000). Low-Income Parents: How Do Working Conditions Affect Their Opportunity To Help School-Age Children At Risk? American Educational Research Journal. 37(2), 833-848.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (2000). Residential Segregation and the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases. Social Science & Medicine, 51(8), 1143-1161.

Heymann SJ & Earle A. (1999). The Impact of Welfare Reform on Parents’ Ability to Care for Their Children’s Health.  American Journal of Public Health.  89(4), 502-505.  

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Books and Book Chapters

Osypuk T, Joshi P, & Acevedo-Garcia D. (2012). Do Social Policies Influence the Health of Women and their Children? A Summary of Strong Evidence and Implications for Designing Future Policies Using a Social Determinants of Health Lens. In M.B. Goldman, R. Troisi, & K.M. Rexrode (Eds.), Women and Health. Second Edition.  Elsevier Publishing. 

Acevedo-García D, Rosenfeld L, McArdle N, & Osypuk T. (2010). The Geography of Opportunity: A Framework for Child Development. In Men and Boys of Color. University of California Press. 358-406. Available Online.

Acevedo-Garcia D, Osypuk TL, & McArdle N. (July, 2009).  Racial/Ethnic Integration and Child Health Disparities. In: The Integration Debate: Competing Futures For American Cities. Routledge.

Nsiah-Jefferson, L. (2009). Inequities in Health Care and African-American Women: Intersectional Applications of Research and Policy. In: Wesley Y (Ed.), Black Women’s Health: Challenges and Opportunities. New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 1-56.   

Earle A, Shea A, & Heymann SJ. (2007). The Effect of Trade on Labour Conditions and Health. In: Blouin C, Heymann SJ, and Drager N, (Eds.), Trade and Health: Finding Common Ground. Montreal: McGill Queens University Press.  

Earle A & Heymann SJ. (2003). Work, family, and social class. In: Ryff C, Kessler R, (Eds.) How Healthy Are We? A Portrait of Midlife in the U.S. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (2003). Pharmacogenomics: Considerations for communities of color. In: Rothstein M, (Eds.), Pharmacogenomics: Social, ethical and clinical dimensions. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 267-290. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L.  (1994). Reproductive genetics services for low-income women and women of color, access and socio-cultural issues. In: Rothenburg K & Thomson, E, (Eds.), Women in prenatal testing: Facing the challenge of genetic testing. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press. 234-259.

Nsiah-Jefferson L & Hall EJ. (1989). Reproductive technology: perspectives and implications for low-income women and women of color. In: Ratcliff K, (Eds.), Healing technology: Feminist perspectives. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. 93-118. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (1989). Reproductive laws, women of color and low-income women. In: Taub N, Cohen, S, (Eds.), Reproductive Laws for the 1990s. Clifton, NY:  The Humana Press.  23-67. 

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Issue Briefs

Heymann SJ, Earle A, & Penrose K. (2007). Importance of the Healthy Families Act to the Health of American Families. Issue Brief II, Institute for Health and Social Policy. 

Heymann SJ, Earle A, & Hayes J. (2007). Implications for U.S. Policy of the Work, Family, and Equity Index. Issue Brief I, Institute for Health and Social Policy.

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Policy Briefs

Nsiah-Jefferson, L. (April 2011). What is the Future of Black Girls? Policy Brief. Long Island Think Tank for African-American Progress

Heymann SJ, Earle A, & Hayes J. (2007).  How Does the U.S. Rank in Work Policies for Individuals and Families? Policy brief for Council on Contemporary Families. 

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Presentations and Proceedings

Rosenfeld L, Cohen J, Gorski M, Lessing A, Smith L, Rimm E, and Hoffman J. (October 2016). Compliance with new school nutrition standards for competitive foods and beverages: NOURISH, A Massachusetts example. American Public Health Association, Denver, CO.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (April, 2014). An information system to monitor equity in child health. Small State, Big Debate: Inequality, The Connecticut Mirror, Hartford, CT.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (April, 2014). Developing an information system to monitor equity in child health. Latina Researchers Conference, Latina Researchers Network, New York City, NY.

Rosenfeld L. (Feb 2013). Health Impact Assessment: An Introduction to the Practice, with Applications to a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax. University of New England, Health Impact Assessment Training. Freeport, ME.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (November, 2012). Child Health: Social Determinants of Health & Rights. Institute on Human Rights and the Social Determinants of Health, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy and the Program on Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (October, 2012). The Health of Hispanic Populations in the United States: Opportunities for Improving Health Equity. (Keynote), The Health of Hispanic Populations in the United States, Aetna Foundation, Hartford, CT.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (June, 2012). Implications of the Moving To Opportunity health findings for housing policy research. Fifth National Conference on Assisted Housing Mobility, Poverty & Race Research Action Council and the Urban Institute, Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (May 2012). Health Literacy 101. National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) Grantee Learning and Resource Meeting. Boston, MA.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (May, 2012). Divided Cities, Divergent Life Chances in Canada & the U.S.: Health. Divided Cities, Divergent Life Chances in Canada and the United States, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (April/May, 2012).Exploring the Promise and Practice of Health Impact Assessments: A New England Training Series. Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (April, 2012). Health in All Policies, Designing Cross-Sector Policies to Improve Health. Social Determinants of Health: Law & Public Policy. Providence, RI.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (February, 2012). How Housing Matters for Health. Social Determinants of Health: Law and Public Policy, Brown University, Providence, RI.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (January 15, 2012). Intersectionality, Research and Black Women. New York University, Black Nurses Leadership Institute. New York University School of School of Nursing, New York, NY.

Rosenfeld L. (November, 2011). Understanding and Conducting Health Impact Assessments: Putting the Focus on Health Disparities. Northeast Prevention Institute Webinar. Lawrence, MA.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (November, 2011). How Housing Matters for Health. How Housing Matters Conference, National Building Museum, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (October, 2011). Stressful Residential Environments as Markers of Disease Risk. Conceptualizing Gene-Environment Interactions in Obesity Research: Complex Pathways to Health Disparities, The Harvard/MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities, Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (October, 2011).The “Built Environment” and Public Health: Synergies and Strategies. Schweitzer Achieving Health Equity Together Conference. Boston, MA.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (September, 2011). Place and Health Equity: Building Stronger Communities for Better Health. Place Matters National Conference, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington, DC.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (July, 2011). Housing, Community Development and Health. HUD/HHS Convening, Washington, DC.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (May, 2011). Measuring race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status in health research:  We can do better. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (May 12, 2011). Perceived Racal, Gender and Skin Color Discrimination in the Community. Child Health Study Cohort. National Institutes for Health (NICHD).Sterling, VA.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (May 29-31, 2011). Challenges Addressing Public Policy and Intersectionality. Intersectionality Learning Institute, Simon Fraser University and selected other Canadian universities, Squamish, BC. 

Rosenfeld L. (April, 2011). Professional Development Seminar: “Health Literacy 101.” South Shore Hospital. Weymouth, MA

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (February, 2011). Residential Segregation and Child Health. The Science of Research on Discrimination and Health, National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC.

Nsiah-Jefferson, L. (January 7, 2011). Leading the Charge: Pathways to Leadership and the Professions. New York University, Black Nurses Leadership Institute. New York University School of School of Nursing, New York, NY. 

Rosenfeld L. (September, 2010). The Geography of Opportunity: A Framework for Child Development. Building Healthy Communities Through a Focus on Young Men and Boys of Color Conference. The  Warren Institute at UC-Berkeley and the California Endowment. Los Angeles, CA.

Rosenfeld L. (September, 2010). The Use of Evidence in Health Impact Assessment. Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. Baltimore, MD.

Nsiah-Jefferson, L. (August 24, 2010). Intersectionality, Stress, and Women of Color. Harvard University, Women’s Leadership Conference. Cambridge, MA.

Nsiah-Jefferson, L. (July 23-24, 2010). Intersectionality and Inequities in Cardiovascular Disease: Research and Policy Implications. Robert Wood Johnson Fdn, Intersectionality Scholars Workshop. Columbia University, School of Public Health, New York, NY. 

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (June, 2010).  The Housing Choice Voucher Program and Health. National Conference on Housing Mobility, Poverty & Race Research Action Council, Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (June, 2010). The Use of Evidence in Health Impact Assessment. Academy Health. Boston, MA.

Nsiah-Jefferson, L. (April 23, 2010). What is the Future of Black Girls?, "We Really Are All That." Think-Tank for African-American Progress - Long Island. Mental Health Prevention Strategies for Black Girls on Long Island, Long Island, NY. 

Rosenfeld L. (April, 2010). Health Impact Assessment: Applications for Toxic Traffic. Museum of Science. Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (April, 2010). Indoor Allergens and Neighborhood Characteristics. Northeastern University. Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (March, 2010). Neighborhood-Level Characteristics Associated with Indoor Allergens: Data from New York City and the Puerto Rican Asthma Project. Northeastern University. Boston, MA.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (February, 2010). Immigration and Health in the Americas: Linked Destinies. PAHO/WHO Symposium Connecting Ideas and Knowledge: Sharing on Equity and Health, 10th Anniversary of Equity and Health listserv, Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (January 2010). Race, Income, and Education: Analyzing America’s Achievement Gap. Northeastern University. Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (November, 2009). Neighborhood-level characteristics and indoor allergens in the household. 137th American Public Health Association Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Rosenfeld L. (November, 2009). Highlighting the Aural Exchange: Examining distinct types of literacy in chronic disease management .137th American Public Health Association Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Rosenfeld L. (November, 2009). Evaluation of Community Connect To Research (CC2R.) 137th American Public Health Association Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Joshi, P. (July, 2009). The role of religiosity and spirituality in the lives of low-income families. Paper presented at the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics annual meeting, Albany, NY. 

Joshi P, Hawkins S, & Hardy E. (June, 2009). Spirituality and health in the lives of low-income populations. Paper presented at the Society for Spirituality, Theology and Health, Duke University.

Rosenfeld L. (May, 2009). Community Connect To Research: evaluation of a patient portal.  First Annual Harvard Center for Biomedical Informatics Symposium. Boston, MA.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (October 3, 2008). Black Women in Need of Healing: Preliminary Findings. Boston College, The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Diversity Challenge. Chestnut Hill, MA.  

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (June 26, 2008). Evidence-Based Quality Enhancement and Treatment Inequities. Academy for Health Equity, Building Capacity to Eliminate Health Disparities. Denver, CO. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (June 21, 2008). Black Women in Need of Healing. Black Women’s Health Imperative. 25th Anniversary Celebration Conference. Washington, DC. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (June 10, 2008). Addressing Health Disparities in Academia. Center for the Advancement of Health, W.K. Kellogg Fellows Annual Symposium. Washington, DC. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (June 9, 2008). Evidence-Based Quality Enhancement and Treatment Inequities. Academy Health, Annual Research Meeting. Washington, DC. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (April 26, 2008). Academic and Other Careers Addressing Health and Health Care for Minority Populations. National Council of Negro Women, Metro Boston Chapter, Career Awareness Day  for Girls,  Dorchester, MA. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (April 18, 2008). Inequities in Health Care and African-American Women: Intersectional Applications of Research and Policy. Institute for Critical Studies in Gender and Health. Intersectionality from Theory to Practice: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue. Vancouver, BC.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (April 7, 2008). Community-Based Participatory Research, Considerations and Applications. Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Community-Based Participatory Research Learning Circle, Waltham, MA. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (November 17, 2007). The Role of Social Policy Schools in Addressing Health and Health Care Disparities. Tufts University, Health Disparities and Higher Education. Medford, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (November, 2007). Puerto Ricans in the Bronx, NY: Sociocontextual influences on asthma – building and neighborhood type. 135th American Public Health Association Meeting. Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (May, 2007). Puerto Ricans in the Bronx, NY:  Building and neighborhood characteristics and respiratory illness. Third Annual Puerto Rican Public Health Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (March, 23, 2007). Remarks from the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Summit. Health Institute for Research and Education, Capital Hill Briefing on Health Disparities and Health Information Technology, Washington, D.C.

Rosenfeld L & Watts V. (March, 2007). Free listing: Beyond survey development. Sixth Annual Qualitative Research Conference. University of Missouri-St. Louis, College of Education. St. Louis, MO.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (February 2007). Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Priorities and Their Applications to the HIV/AIDS Challenge in the Asian-Pacific Community. Asian-Pacific Islander Health Policy Forum, Asian-Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Policy Summit. Washington, D.C.

Rosenfeld L & Gall V. (November, 2006) Health Literacy in America: Why and how to improve written and oral communication. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (October, 2006). Applying the Principles of Health Literacy: Interactive discussion/critique of adolescent health brochures. The New England Regional Advisory Committee Meeting: Health Literacy – The Language of Adolescents, Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L & Epstein Anderson J. (July, 2006). Training on plain language and health literacy. Plain Language Institute, The Literacy Assistance Center. New York, NY.  

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (May 19, 2006). Health Care Inequities; Data, Perspectives, Impacts and Solutions: Nurse Practitioners Can Make A Difference. Northeast Regional Nurse Practitioners Association, Northeast Regional Nurse Practitioners Conference, Keynote Address.  Manchester, NH.

Rosenfeld L & Rudd R. (April, 2006). Preventing Disasters and Minimizing their Consequences. American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Cambridge, MA.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (October 3, 2005). Response to Remarks of The Honorable Congresswoman Donna Christian-Christensen, M.D., Chairwoman of The Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust. National Center for Health Behavioral Change, Morgan State University, 2nd Annual National Symposium on Health Behavioral Change: Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Baltimore, MD. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (October 18, 2005). Primary Health Care Disparities, Communities, Students and Organizations. University of Massachusetts, School of Nursing, National Primary Health Care Week Conference. Keynote Address. Boston, MA. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (June, 2005). Social Justice Frameworks in Addressing Health Care Inequities: The Role of Theory and Measurement: A Critical Race Theory Perspective. National Medical Fellowships, W.K. Kellogg Fellows Annual Symposium. Washington, DC. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (April, 2005). Addressing Health Disparities: Every Discipline has a Role to Play. University of Massachusetts. National Cancer Awareness Week, University-Wide Faculty Meeting. Boston, MA. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (March 8, 2004). Terms and Definitions Relevant to Providing Care to Diverse Population Groups. Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Health Disparities Committee.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (May 18, 2004). Policy Matrix of Recommendations to Address Disparities in Health Care Treatment. The Civil Rights Project at Harvard and the Interfaculty Program in Health Systems Improvement, Roundtable on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Treatment. Brookline, MA.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (May 11, 2004). A Legal/Policy Agenda to Address Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. The Commonwealth Fund, Health Care for the Underserved Program, Grantee Meeting. New York, NY. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (October 31, 2002). State Initiatives Project: Policy, Systems and Programs to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. The Commonwealth Fund, Project Advisory Committee on Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: States as Catalysts for Change. New York, NY. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (April 9, 2002). Genes, Pills and People: The Effect of Pharmacogenomics on Individuals and Population Groups Meeting. Pharmacogenomics: Considerations for Communities of Color. Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law, University of Louisville School of Medicine and Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Chicago, IL. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (April 5, 2002). Race, Access and Unequal Treatment:  Impact on Pharmacogenomics. Harvard University School of Arts and Sciences, W.E.B. Dubois Graduate Society: The Problem of Race. Cambridge, MA. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (June 7, 2001). Update on National Cultural Competency and Linguistic Standards. Northern New Jersey Maternal and Child Health Consortia, Northern New Jersey and Child Health Consortia Meeting. Newark, NJ. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (May 16, 2001). Nutrition and its Role in the Elimination of Racial Disparities in Health. United States Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Network Meeting, Region II. New York, NY.

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (January 11, 2001). Minorities and Access to Medical Technology. New Jersey Department of Planning and Economic Development, New Jersey Empowerment Summit-Diversity. New Brunswick, NJ. 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (January, 2001). Diversity in Health. New Jersey Network, Imagines. New Jersey Network (Television appearance). 

Nsiah-Jefferson L. (December 1, 2000). What Have We Learned? State Strategies Addressing Cultural Competency and Workplace Diversity. The Center for Cross Cultural Health, Emerging Issues in Cultural Competence. Minneapolis, MN.

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Joshi P, Hardy E, & Hawkins S. (2009). The role of religiosity in the lives of the low-income population: a comprehensive review of the evidence. Prepared for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. 

Rosenfeld L & Gallagher M. (September, 2009). Boston Food Desert Forum Survey Report. Available Online.

Schmitt J, Rho HJ, Earle A, & Heymann J. (June 2009). Paid Sick Days Don’t Cause Unemployment. Issue Brief, Washington DC: Center for Economic Policy Research. Available Online.

Rho HJ, Schmitt J, Earle A & Heymann SJ. (May 2009). A Review of Sickness-Related Leave in 22 High Human Development Index Countries. Issue Brief, Washington DC: Center for Economic Policy Research.  Available Online.

Heymann J, Rho HJ, Schmitt J, & Earle A. (May 2009). Contagion Nation: A Comparison of Paid Sick Day Policies in 22 Countries. Issue Brief, Washington DC: Center for Economic Policy Research. Available Online.

Haber S, Hoover S, Joshi P, & Osber D. (2007). Evaluation of the Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment (DMIE) and other related disease specific 1115 waiver programs. Prepared for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services.   

Heymann SJ, Earle A, & Hayes J. (2007). Work, Family, and Equity Index:  Where Does the United States Stand Globally? Project on Global Working Families, Harvard School of Public Health and Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University. 

Earle A. (November 6, 2007). The Importance of Establishing Paid Sick Days to the Health of Families and Children in Massachusetts. Written Testimony submitted to the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.  

Child Health Impact Assessment Working Group (including Rosenfeld L). (November 2006). Unhealthy Consequences: Energy Costs and Child Health - A Child Health Impact Assessment of Energy Costs and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Available Online.

Earle A. (June, 2006). The Strong Families Act: The Importance to Massachusetts’ Families and Children. Written testimony submitted to the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Children and Families and the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

Child Health Impact Assessment Working Group (including Rosenfeld L). (June, 2005). Affordable Housing and Child Health - A Child Health Impact Assessment of the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program. Available Online.

Earle A. (May 4, 2005). An Act Establishing Paid Sick Days: Benefits to the Health and Welfare of Massachusetts Families and Children. Written testimony submitted to the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

Heymann SJ, Earle A., Simmons S, Breslow SM, and Kuehnhoff A. (June, 2004). Work, Family, and Equity Index:  Where Does the United States Stand Globally? Project on Global Working Families, Harvard School of Public Health.  

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Working Papers

Heymann SJ & Earle A. (April, 1996). Family Policy for School Age Children: The Case Of Parental Evening Work. John F. Kennedy School of Government Center for Social Policy Working Paper Series. 

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