Health and Medicine Related Research Publications
Adler, S.R. (2011). “The Night-mare, Traditional Hmong Culture and Sudden Death.” In Shelley R. Adler, Sleep Paralysis: Night-mares, Nocebos, and the Mind-Body Connection. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, pp. 94-116.
Berger, A. (2011). Hmong Americans and Healthcare Inequalities and Solutions. B.A. Senior Thesis, San Francisco State University.
Depke, J.L. and A. Onitilo. (2011). “Coalition Building and the Intervention Wheel to Address Breast Cancer Screening in Hmong Women.” Clinical Medicine and Research 9(1): 1-6.
Feliciano, S.M. (2011). Understanding Infant Feeding Choices Among Hmong American Women in Saint Paul, MN. PhD Dissertation, Temple University.
Ho, I.K. and K.T. Dinh. (2011). “Cervical Cancer Screening Among Southeast Asian American Women.” Journal of Immigrant Minority Health 13: 49-60.
Kue, J. (2011). Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer Among Hmong: Knowledge, Perceptions of Risk, and Barriers to Hepatitis B Screening and Vaccination. Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University.
Luce, H., Redmer, J., Gideonsen, M., Dresang, L., Potter, B. and Sarina Schrager. (2011). “Culturally Specific Maternity Care in Wisconsin.” Wisconsin Medical Journal 110(1): 32-37.
Malison, R.T., et al. (2011). “Inter-rater reliability and concurrent validity of DSM-IV opioid dependence in a Hmong isolate using the Thai version of the Semi-Structured Assessment for Drug Dependence and Alcoholism (SSADDA).” Addictive Behaviors 36: 156-160.
Mulasi-Pokhriyal U. and C. Smith. (2011). “Investigating Health and Diabetes Perceptions Among Hmong American Children, 9-18 Years of Age.” Journal of Immigrant Minority Health 13: 470-477.
Sheikh, M.Y., Mouanoutoua,M. Walvick, M.D., Khang, L., Singh, J., Stoltz S. and P.K. Mills. (2011). “Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Infection Among Hmong Immigrants in the San Joaquin Valley.” Journal of Community Health 36: 42-46.
Thalacker, K.M. (2011). “Hypertension and the Hmong Community: Using the Health Belief Model for Health Promotion.” Health Promotion Practice 12(4): 538-543.
Vang, K.M. (2011). Living a Double Life: How Hmong Adolescents adapt with Clashing Cultures. Ed.S. Dissertation, California State University, Fresno.
Baker, D.L., Dang, M.T., Ly, M.Y. and R. Diaz. (2010). “Perception of Barriers to Immunization Among Parents of Hmong Origin in California.” American Journal of Public Health 100)5): 839-845.
Cobb, T.G. (2010). “Strategies for Providing Cultural Competent Health Care for Hmong Americans.” Journal of Cultural Diversity 17(3): 79-83.
Fang, D.M., Lee, S., Stewart, S., Ly, M.Y. and M.S. Chen. (2010). “Factors Associated with Pap Testing among Hmong Women.” Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.” 21: 839-
Foote, M. and J. Matloub. (2010). “The Usefulness of Health Care Databases in Wisconsin for Identifying Hmong Patients with Cancer.” Wisconsin Medical Journal 109(4): 214-218.
Fjuii, D. and A.K. Vang. (2010). “Neuropsychology of Hmong Americans.” In The neuropsychology of Asian Americans, edited by Daryl Fujii, 71-88. New York: Taylor and Francis.
Goto, K., Vue, W.M., Xiong, T. and C. Wolff. (2010). “Divergent Perspectives on Food, Culture, and Health among Hmong Mothers with Middle School Children.” Food, Culture, and Society 13(2): 181-200.
Hatmaker G. et al. (2010). "Commentary: The Hmong and their Perceptions about Physical Disabilities: An Overview and Review of Selected Literature." Hmong Studies Journal, 11:1-16.
Lee, H.Y. and S. Vang. (2010). “Barriers to Cancer Screening in Hmong Americans: The Influence of Health Care Accessibility, Culture and Cancer Literacy.” Journal of Community Health 35: 302-314.
Lo, P. et al. (2010). "Access to Adequate Healthcare for Hmong Women: A Patient Navigation Program to Increase Pap Test Screening ." Hmong Studies Journal 11: 1-29.
Nibbs, F. (2010). "A Hmong Birth and Authoritative Knowledge: A Case study of choice, control, and the reproductive consequences of refugee status in American childbirth." Hmong Studies Journal, 11: 1-14.
Portis, A.J., Laliberte, M., Tatman, P., Moua, M., Culhane-Pera, K., Maalouf, N.M. and K. Sakhaee. (2010). “High Prevalence of Gouty Arthritis Among the Hmong Population in
Minnesota.” Arthritis Care and Research 62(10): 1386-1391.
Schantz, S.L., Gardiner, J.C., Aguiar, A., Tang, X., Gasior, D.M., Sweeney, A.M., Peck, J.D., Gillard, D. and Kostyniak, P.J. (2010). “Contaminant Profiles in Southeast Asian Immigrants Consuming Fish from Polluted Waters in Northeastern Wisconsin.” Environmental Research 110: 33-39.
Schroepfer, T.A., Waltz, A., et al.. (2010). “Seeking to Bridge Two Cultures: The Wisconsin Hmong Cancer Experience.” Journal of Cancer Education. Published Online: 19 March 2010.
Waheedduddin, S., Singh, J.A., Culhane-Pera, K.A. and E. Gertner. “Gout in the Hmong in the United States.” (2010). JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology 16(6): 262-266.
Vang, K.M. (2010). Mental Health: Identifying Barriers to Hmong Students’ Use of Mental Health Services. PhD Dissertation, California State University, Fresno.
Yang, R.C., Mills, P.K. and K. Nasseri. (2010). “Patterns of Mortality in California Hmong, 1988-2002.” Journal of Immigrant Minority Health 12: 754-760.
Xiong, G. (2010). Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Hmong Refugees: A Client’s Self-rating of Helpfulness, Psy.D. Dissertation, Alliant International University, Fresno.
Baker, D. (2009). Parental Perceptions of Barriers to Immunization among the Hmong Community in Central California. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Boulden, W.T. (2009). “Gay Hmong: A Multifacted Clash of Cultures.” Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services 21(2): 134-150.
Christopherson, T. (2009). Assessment of Risk Factors for Developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Hmong Americans from Dunn County, Wisconsin. M.S. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Franzen, L. and C. Smith. (2009). "Differences in Stature, BMI, and Dietary Practices Between U.S. Born and Newly Immigrated Hmong Children." Social Science and Medicine 69(3): 442-450.
Kagawa-Singer, M., Tanjasiri, S.P., Valdez, A., Yu, H. and M.A. Foo. (2009). “Outcomes of a Breast Health Project for Hmong Women and Men in California.” American Journal of Public Health 99(S2): S467-S473.
Khang, L. (2009). Knowledge of the Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer Among Hmong Female College-Aged Students. M.P.H. Thesis, California State University, Fresno.
Krueger, L. (2009). "Experiences of Hmong Patients on Hemodialysis and the Nurses Working with Them." Nephrology Nursing Journal 36(4): 379-387.
Langford, J. (2009). “Gifts Intercepted: Biopolitics and Spirit Debt.” Cultural Anthropology 24(4): 681-711.
Neidich A; Mahanty HD; Bramstedt KA. (2009). "Exploring transplant opportunities in Hmong culture: a case report." Progress In Transplantation 19(2): 188-91.
Perez, M. and C. Thao. (2009). "Understanding Barriers to Prevention of ntshav qab zib/nsthaav qaab zib: A Hmong perspective." Hmong Studies Journal, Volume 10: 1-23.
Rooney, B.L., Choudhary, R. and A. Bliss. (2009). “Social Determinants of Smoking Among Hmong
Americans Residing in Wisconsin.” Wisconsin Medical Journal 108(9): 439-46.
Stright, A.S., Herr, M.Y. and Carin Neitzel. (2009). “Maternal Scaffolding of Children’s Problem Solving and Children’s Adjustment in Kindergarten: Hmong Families in the United States.” Journal of Educational Psychology 101(1): 207-218.
Vang, C. (2009). The Relationship Among Acculturation, Cultural Adjustment Difficulties, and
Psychological Symptoms Among Hmong Americans. PhD Dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Vang, P. (2009). "Using Mammography Screening: Hmong Women’s Perceptions and Beliefs." Hmong Studies Journal, Volume 10: 1-29.
Yang, A., Xiong, D., Vang, E. and M.D. Pharris. (2009). “Hmong American Women Living with Diabetes.” Journal of Nursing Scholarship 41(2): 139-148.
Yang, A. (2009). “Coming Home to Nursing Education for a Hmong Student, Hmong Nurse, and a Hmong Nurse Educator.” In Susan Dandridge Bosher and Margaret Dexheimer Pharris, (Editors), Transforming Nursing Education: The Cultural Inclusive Environment. New York: Springer, pp. 123-128.
Baisch, M.J., Vang, P.C. and B.R. Peterman. (2008). “An Exploration of Hmong Women’s Perspectives on Cancer.” Asian Nursing Research 2(2): 82-91.
Gerdner, L.A. (2008). "Translating Research Findings Into a Hmong American Children’s Book to Promote Understanding of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease." Hmong Studies Journal, Volume 9: 1-21.
Burgess, D., Fu, S.S., Joseph, A.M., Hatsukami, D.K., Solomon, J. and M.V. Ryn. (2008). “Understanding Smoking and Cessation among Hmong Smokers.” Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 19: 442-451.
Clarkin, P.F. (2008). “Adiposity and Height of Adult Hmong Refugees: Relationship with War-Related Early Malnutrition and Later Migration.” American Journal of Human Biology 20: 174-184.
Detjen, G.M. (2008). “Health and Acculturation of Hmong in the United States.” PhD Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Franzen L. and C. Smith. (2008). "Acculturation and environmental change impacts dietary habits among adult Hmong." Appetite 20 Sept. 2008, 11 pages.
Liamputtong, P. (2008). “Traditional knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding the health and well-being of children amongst Hmong and Thai immigrants in Australia.” In P. Eddington and U.V. Mastolli, Eds. Health Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices. New York: Nova Biomedical Books, 149-164.
Lor, K. and K. Lovaj. (2008). “Considering Hmong Herbal Medication: Serving the Health Needs of Wisconsin’s Hmong Population.” The Journal of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin.
July/August 2008: 35-38.
Oeltmann, J.E. et al. (2008). "Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Outbreak among US-bound Hmong Refugees, Thailand, 2005." Emerging Infectious Diseases, 14(11): 1715-1721.
Rhodes, P.F.Y. (2008). Intimate Partner Violence among Hmong American Men and Women. PhD Dissertation, University of Minnesota.
Wong, C.; Mouanoutoua, V.; and M.J. Chen. (2008). “Engaging Community in the Quality of Hypertension Care Project with Hmong Americans.” Journal of Cultural Diversity 15(1): 30-36.
Cha, K.C. (2007). Action Research: Development and Implementation of a Training Program to Address Health Access and Cultural Competency for the Southeast Asian Population in the Central San Joaquin Valley of California. PhD Dissertation, Alliant International University, Fresno.
Conroy, P.W. (2007). “Hmong Culture and Visual Impairment: Strategies for Culturally Sensitive Practices.” View Summer 2007 38(2): 55-64.
Culhane-Pera, K.A., Her, C. and B. Her. (2007). “‘We are out of balance here’: a Hmong Cultural Model of Diabetes.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 9: 179-190.
Fu, S. et. al. (2007). Views on smoking cessation methods in ethnic minority communities: A qualitative investigation. Preventive Medicine, Mar2007, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p235-240, 6p
Gerdner, L.A., Cha, D., Yang, D. and T. Tripp-Reimer. (2007). “The Circle of Life: End-of-Life Care and Death Rituals for Hmong-American Elders.” Journal of Gerontological Nursing 33(5): 20-29.
Hickman, J.R. (2007). “Is it the Spirit or the Body?”: Syncretism of Health Beliefs among Hmong Immigrants to Alaska. NAPA Bulletin, 27:176-195.
Homma, Y. and E. Saewyc. (2007). “The Emotional Well-Being of Asian-American Sexual Minority Youth in School.” Journal of LGBT Health Research 3(1): 67-78.
Kim LP, Harrison GG, Kagawa-Singer M. (2007). “Perceptions of diet and physical activity among California Hmong adults and youths.” Prev Chronic Dis 2007;4(4).
Kornosky, J.L., Peck, J.D., Sweeney, A.M., Adelson, P.L., and S.L. Schantz. (2007). “Reproductive Characteristics of Southeast Asian Immigrants Before and After Migration.” Journal of Immigrant Minority Health, Published Online 2 June 2007
Krueger, L. (2007). “Wisconsin Hmong Experiences with Hemodialysis.” M.S. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Stout. http://www.uwstout.edu/lib/thesis/2007/2007kruegerl.pdf
Liamputtong, P. and D. Spitzer. (2007). “Double Identities: the lived Experience of Motherhood among Hmong Immigrant Women in Australia. In Pranee Liamputtong, Ed. Reproduction, Childbearing and Motherhood: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. New York: Nova Science Publishing.
Okunseri, C., Yang, M., Gonzalez, C., LeMay, W., and A.M. Iacopino. (2007). “Hmong Adults Self-Rated Oral Health: A Pilot Study.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Published Online 2 June 2007.
Perez, M.A. and K. Cha. (2007). "Diabetes Knowledge, Beliefs, and Treatments in the Hmong Population: An Exploratory Study."Hmong Studies Journal Vol 8, 2007
Stang, J., Kong, A., Story, M., Eisenberg, M.E. and D. Neumark-Sztainer. (2007). “Food and Weight-Related Patterns and Behaviors of Hmong Adolescents.” Journal of the American Dietetic Association 107(6): 936-941.
Tanjasiri, S.P. et al. (2007). “Designing culturally and linguistically appropriate health interventions: The ‘life is precious’ Hmong breast cancer study.” Health Education and Behavior 34 (1): 140-153.
van Calcar, S.C. et al.. (2007).“2-methylbutyryl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency in Hmong infants identified by expanded newborn screen.” Wisconsin Medical Journal 106(1): 12-15.
Van Duyn MAS, McCrae T, Wingrove BK, Henderson KM, Boyd JK, Kagawa-Singer M, et al. (2007). “Adapting evidence-based strategies to increase physical activity among African Americans, Hispanics, Hmong, and Native Hawaiians: a social marketing approach.” Prev Chronic Dis 2007;4(4).
Vang, P.D. (2007). Southeast Asian Mental Health from the Perspective of the Bicultural Provider. PhD Dissertation, University of Minnesota.
Vang, P. Zongrum, O., Sindhuphak, R., and N. Dusitsin. (2007). "Preliminary Study on Thalassemia Screening and Genetic Counseling in Selective Hmong People in Saraburi Province, Thailand." Hmong Studies Journal Vol 8, 2007
Vang, S.V. (2007). Perception of Hypertension and Antihypertensive Medication Compliance in the Elderly Hmong Population. M.S. Thesis, California State University, Fresno.
Vang, X.X. (2007). “Awareness of Hmong Religious Practices and Rituals in Regards to Counseling Hmong Students.” MS Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Stout. http://www.uwstout.
Viste, J. (2007). “Communicating (Birth Defects) Prevention Information to a Hmong Population in Wisconsin: A Study of Cultural Relevance.” Substance Use and Misuse 42(4): 753-774.
Vue, H. and M. Reicks. (2007). “Individual and Environmental Influences on Intake of Calcium-rich Food and Beverages by Young Hmong Adolescent Girls.” Journal of Nutrition Education Behavior 39(5): 264-272.
Xiong, M. (2007). Hmong Parents’ Attitudes, Perceptions of Disability, and Expectations of Children with Disabilities: A Qualitative Study of Its Impact on Academic Performance. M.S. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Yang, P. (2007). Acculturation and Depression in the Hmong Community. M.S.W. Thesis, California State University, Long Beach.
Adler, S.R. (2006). “Refugee Stress and Folk Belief: Hmong Sudden Deaths.” In Elizabeth Dixon Whitaker, Ed. Health and Healing in Comparative Perspective. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Culhane-Pera, K.A. and M. Lee. (2006). "'Die Another Day': A qualitative analysis of Hmong experiences with kidney stones." Hmong Studies Journal Vol 7, 2006
Clarkin, P.F. (2006). “Correlations between war-related experiences and growth among ethnic Lao and Hmong refugees in the United States: a biocultural perspective.” AM J HUM BIOL 18 (2): 254-255 12 MAR-APR 2006
Devlin, H., M. Roberts, A. Okaya, and Y.M. Xiong (2006). “Our Lives Were Healthier Before: Focus Groups with African American, American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, and Hmong People with Diabetes.” Health Promotion Practice 7 (1): 47-55.
Edinburgh, L., Saewyc, E., Thao, T. and C. Levitt. (2006). “Sexual exploitation of very young Hmong girls.” Journal of Adolescent Health 39(1): 111-118.
Gensheimer, L. (2006). "Learning from the experiences of Hmong mental health providers." Hmong Studies Journal, Vol 7, 2006
Gerdner, L.A, Xiong, S.V., and D. Cha. (2006). “Chronic Confusion and Memory Impairment in Hmong Elders.” Journal of Gerontological Nursing 32(3): 23-30.
Gerdner, L.A., Xiong X.X., and D. Yang (2006). “Working with Hmong American Families.” In G. Yeo and D. Gallagher-Thompson (Eds). Ethnicity and the Dementias, 2nd Edition. Bristo:, PA: Taylor and Francis CRC Press, pp. 209-230.
Kasemsup, R, Reicks, M (2006). “The relationship between maternal child-feeding practices and overweight in Hmong preschool children.” ETHNIC DIS 16 (1): 187-193 WIN 2006
Pinzon-Perez, Helen. (2006). “Health Issues for the Hmong Population in the U.S.: Implications for Health Educators.” International Electronic Journal of Health Education 9:122-133.
Pérez, M.A, Moua, L.J., and H. Pinzon-Perez. (2006). "Food Preparation, Practices, and Safety In The Hmong Community." Hmong Studies Journal, Vol 7, 2006.
Samoylenko, E. (2006). Comparison of Health Beliefs among African American, Caucasian, Hispanic, and Hmong Hemodialysis Patients Who Skip or Shorten Dialysis Treatments. M.S. Thesis, California State University, Fresno.
Straka, RJ, Burkhardt, RT, Lang, NP, et al. (2006). “Discordance between slow acetylator phenotype and genotype for N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT-2) in a Hmong population.” CLIN PHARMACOL THER 79 (2): P72-P72 Suppl. S FEB 2006.
Straka, R.J., Burkhardt, R.T., Lang N.P., Vang, T., Hadsall, K.Z., and Tsai, M.Y. (2006). “Verified Predominance of Slow Acetylator Phenotype N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) in a Hmong Population Residing in Minnesota.” Biopharmaceutics and Drug Disposition 27: 299-304.
Thao, Debbie Dao. (2006). Gender and acculturation as predictors of attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help among the Hmong community. Psy.D. Dissertation, Alliant International University, Fresno.
Vang, T. and H. Pinzon-Perez. (2006). "Knowledge of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Among Hmong Populations In Central California." Hmong Studies Journal, Vol 7, 2006.
Yang, J. (2006). The Relationship Between Contextual Factors of Psychological Distress with Emotional Eating and Body Weight in Hmong and Hmong American College Populations, PhD Dissertation, Alliant International University, Fresno.
Yang, Richard C., Mills, Paul K. and Jennifer L Dodge. (2006). "Cancer Screening, Reproductive History, Socioeconomic Status, and Anticipated Cancer-related Behavior among Hmong Adults." Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 7: 79-85.