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Faculty Publications from 2017

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Health-Related Characteristics of Older Adults Who Attend Congregate Meal Sites in the United States, Fatma Huffman, Joan A. Vaccaro, Edgar Vieira, and Gustavo G. Zarini

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Nutrition intakes and nutritional status of school age children in Ghana, Justina S. Owusu, Esi Komeley Colecraft, Richmond Aryeetey, Joan A. Vaccaro, and Fatma Huffman

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Sex and Race/Ethnic Disparities in Food Security and Chronic Diseases in U.S. Older Adults, Joan A. Vaccaro and Fatma Huffman

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Health Indicators of US Older Adults Who Received or Did Not Receive Meals Funded by the Older Americans Act, Edgar Vieira, Joan A. Vaccaro, Gustavo G. Zarini, and Fatma Huffman

Faculty Publications from 2016

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Comparison of Two School Feeding Programmes in Ghana, West Africa, Justina S. Owusu, Esi K. Colecraft, Richmond N.O. Aryeetey, Joan A. Vaccaro, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Perceived Body Image, Eating Behavior, and Sedentary Activities and Body Mass Index Categories in Kuwaiti Female Adolescents, Lemia H. Shaban, Joan A. Vaccaro, Shiryn D. Sukhram, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Review of randomized controlled trials of nutritional supplementation in people living with HIV, Alicia Sneij, Adriana Campa, and Marianna K. Baum

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Cardiovascular Endurance, Body Mass Index, Physical Activity, Screen Time, and Carotenoid Intake of Children: NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey, Joan A. Vaccaro and Fatma G. Huffman

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Dietary Risk Factors by Race/Ethnicity, Age-group, and Gender in a Representative Sample of US Older Adults, Joan A. Vaccaro and Fatma G. Huffman

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Sex and Race/Ethnicity Differences in Following Dietary and Exercise Recommendations for U.S. Representative Sample of Adults With Type 2 Diabetes, Joan A. Vaccaro and Fatma G. Huffman

Faculty Publications from 2015

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Recruitment Strategies and the Retention of Obese Urban Racial/Ethnic Minority Adolescents in Clinical Trials: The FIT Families Project, Michigan, 2010–2014, Kathryn Brogan Hartlieb, Angel J. Jacques-Tiura, Sylvie Naar-King, Deborah A. Ellis, Kai-Lin Catherine Jen, and Sharon Marsall

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Genetic Associations of PPARGC1A with Type 2 Diabetes: Differences among Populations with African Origins, Amanpreet K. Cheema, Tan Li, Juan P. Liuzzi, Gustavo G. Zarini, Mehmet T. Dorak, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Diet Self-efficacy and Physical Self-concept of College Students at Risk for Eating Disorders, Leslie D. Frazier, Joan A. Vaccaro, Stephanie Garcia, Negar Fallahazad, Kapil Rathi, Alice Shrestha, and Nancy Perez

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A cross-sectional assessment of metabolic syndrome in HIV-infected people of low socioeconomic status receiving antiretroviral therapy, Eduard Tiozzo, Janet Konefal, Sarah Adwan, Lynell A. Martinez, Juan Villabona, Johanna Lopez, Stacy Cutrono, Syed Muhammad Ahsan Mehdi, Allan Rodriguez, Judi M. Woolger, and John E. Lewis

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Diabetes Self-management Behaviors, Medical Care, Glycemic Control, and Self-rated Health in US Men by Race/Ethnicity, Joan A. Vaccaro, Kelitha Anderson, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Nutrition Knowledge of Amateur Bicyclists in South Florida, USA, Joan A. Vaccaro, Frank Frederick, Kristin Davis, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Urinary Levels of N-Nitroso Compounds in Relation to Risk of Gastric Cancer: Findings from the Shanghai Cohort Study, Ling Xu, Yong-Hua Qu, Xin-Di Chu, Renwei Wang, Heather Nelson, Yu-Tang Gao, and Jian-Min Yuan

Faculty Publications from 2014

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The Effects of Vitamin D on the Renin-Angiotensin System, Sahar Ajabshir, Arif Asif, and Ali Nayer

Skin Color and Self-reported Sun Exposure Scores are Associatedwith Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations in a Multi-ethnic Population Living in South Florida, Sahar Ajabshir, Joel Exebio, Gustavo G. Zarini, Ali Nayer, Lemia Shaba, and Fatma G. Huffman

Ethnic Differences in Insulin Resistance, Adiponectin Levels and Abdominal Obesity: Haitian Americans and African Americans, with and without Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Amanpreet K. Cheena, Gustavo G. Zarini, Joel C. Exebio, Sahar Ajabshir, Lemia Shaban, Janet Antwi, Joan Vaccaro, and Fatma G. Huffman

Use of Homeostatic Model Assessment Indexes for the Identification of Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance among Cuban-Americans: A Cross Sectional Study, Joel C. Exebio, Sahar Ajabshirt, Gustavo G. Zarini, Joan Vaccaro, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Obesity and Serum High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein Levels Among Elderly Turkish Immigrants in the Netherlands with Type 2 Diabetes, Shiryn D. Sukhram, Gustavo G. Zarini, Lamya Shaban, Joan Vaccaro, and Fatma G. Huffman

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The Role of Family/Friend Social Support in Diabetes Self-Management for Minorities with Type 2 Diabetes, Joan A. Vaccaro, Joel C. Exebio, Gustavo G. Zarini, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Dietary Factors, Body Weight, and Screen Time in U.S. Children with and without Asthma, Joan A. Vaccaro, Joanne Niego, and Fatma G.. Huffman

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Dietary Quality and Comorbidities of Adults at Medical Risk for Diabetes, Joan A. Vaccaro, Daniela Safina, Lauren Grunspan, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Lifestyle Behaviors and Self-Rated Health: The Living for Health Program, Gustavo G. Zarini, Joan A. Vaccaro, Maria A. Canossa Terris, Joel C. Exebio, Laura Tokayer, Janet Antwi, Sahar Ajabshirt, Amanpreet Cheema, and Fatma G. Huffman

Faculty Publications from 2013

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A cross-sectional study of Jamaican adolescents’ risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, Sheila C. Barrett, Fatma G. Huffman, Paulette Johnson, Adriana Campa, Marcia Magnus, and Dalip Ragoobirsingh

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Effect of Medical Advice for Diet on Diabetes Self-Management and Glycemic Control for Haitian and African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes, Fatma G. Huffman, Joel C. Exebio, Joan Vaccaro, Gustavo G. Zarini, and Zisca Dixon

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The association of depression and perceived stress with beta cell function between African and Haitian Americans with and without type 2 diabetes, Fatma G. Huffman, Maria Vallasciani, Joan Vaccaro, Joel C. Exebio, Gustavo G. Zarini, Ali Nayer, and Sahar Ajabshir

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Obesity Indicators by Race/Ethnicity for Diagnosis of Cardiometabolic Diseases for a US Representative Sample of Adults, Joan A. Vaccaro and Fatma G. Huffman

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Race/Ethnicity-, Gender- and Age-Specific Differences in Micronutrient Intakes of US Adults with and without Diabetes, Joan A. Vaccaro and Fatma G. Huffman

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Phylloquinone (Vitamin K₁) Intake and Pulse Pressure as a Measure of Arterial Stiffness in Older Adults, Joan Vaccaro and Fatma G. Huffman

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Impact of Vegetable Preparation Method and Taste-Test on Vegetable Preference for First Grade Children in the United States, Marie Veronyck Colas, Joan Vaccaro, Gustavo G. Zarini, and Fatma G. Huffman

Faculty Publications from 2012

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Do Dietary Factors Contribute to Medical Cost for Cuban Americans with and without Type 2 Diabetes?, Subrata Debnath, Gianna P. Gomez, Gustavo G. Zarini, Joan A. Vaccaro, Maha Al-Hajeri, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Social determinants of fruit and vegetable intake and validation of Pro-Children Eating Habits Questionnaire for 3rd and 5th grade children, Zisca Dixon, Frederick L. Newman, Lacey Chapa, Joan Vaccaro, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Use of Hemoglobin A1C to Detect Haitian-Americans with Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes, Joel C. Exebio, Gustavo G. Zarini, Joan Vaccaro, Cristobal Exebio, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Perceived Stress and Self‑rated Health of Haitian and African Americans with and without Type 2 Diabetes, Fatma G. Huffman, Joan A. Vaccaro, Sahar Ajabshir, Gustavo G. Zarini, Joel C. Exebio, and Zisca Dixon

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Relationship of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on C-Reactive Protein and Homocysteine in Haitian and African Americans with and without Type 2 Diabetes, Fatma G. Huffman, Joan A. Vaccaro, Joel C. Exebio, Sahar Ajabshir, Gustavo G. Zarini, and Lemia H. Shaban

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Television Watching, Diet Quality, Physical Activity and Diabetes Among Three Ethnicities in the United States, Fatma G. Huffman, Joan A. Vaccaro, Joel C. Exebio, Gustavo G. Zarini, Timothy Katz, and Zisca Dixon

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Acculturation and Diabetes Self-management of Cuban Americans: Is Age a Protective Factor?, Fatma G. Huffman, Joan A. Vaccaro, Deva Gundupali, Gustavo G. Zarini, and Zisca Dixon

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Inadequacy of Micronutrients, Fat, and Fiber Consumption in the Diets of Haitian-, African- and Cuban-Americans with and without Type 2 Diabetes, Fatma G. Huffman, Joan A. Vaccaro, Gustavo G. Zarini, Daiane Biller, and Zisca Dixon

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Medical advice and diabetes self-management reported by Mexican-American, Black- and White-non-Hispanic adults across the United States, Joan A. Vaccaro, Daniel J. Feaster, Sandra L. Lobar, Marianna K. Baum, Marcia Magnus, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Medical Advice and Diabetes Self-Management Reported by Mexican-American, Black- and White-Non-Hispanic Adults Across the United States, Joan A. Vaccaro, Daniel J. Feaster, Sandra L. Lobar, Marianna K. Baum, Marcia Magnus, and Fatma G. Huffman

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Gender Differences in Medical Advice and Health Behavior of Obese African Americans With and Without Type 2 Diabetes, Joan A. Vaccaro and Fatma G. Huffman

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Reducing Health Disparities: Medical advice and health behavior of minorities with diabetes, Joan A. Vaccaro and Fatma G. Huffman

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Relationship of Lifestyle Medical Advice and Non-HDL Cholesterol Control of a Nationally Representative US Sample with Hypercholesterolemia by Race/Ethnicity, Joan A. Vaccaro and Fatma G. Huffman

Faculty Publications from 2011

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Healthy Eating Index and Alternate Healthy Eating Index among Haitian Americans and African Americans with and without Type 2 Diabetes, Fatma G. Huffman, Mauricio De La Cera, Joan A. Vaccaro, Gustavo C. Zarini, Joel C. Exebio, Deva Gundupalli, and Lamya Shaban

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The Effect of Carbohydrate Amount, Quality and Type on Arterial Pulse Pressure in Cuban-Americans with and Without Type 2 Diabetes, Fatma G. Huffman, Joan A. Vaccaro, Noorus Saba Nusrath, and Gustavo G. Zarini

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Dietary Intake Of Flavonoids And HDL- And LDL- Cholesterol In Two Black Ethnicities With And Without Type 2 Diabetes, Fatma G. Huffman, Joan A. Vaccaro, Gustavo G. Zarini, and Zisca Dixon

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Monounsaturated fatty acid, carbohydrate intake, and diabetes status are associated with arterial pulse pressure, Joan Vaccaro and Fatma G. Huffman

Faculty Publications from 2010

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Parenthood—A Contributing Factor to Childhood Obesity, Fatma G. Huffman, Sankarabharan Kanikireddy, and Manthan Patel

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Serum Adiponectin and Ghrelin, Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes Status in Cuban Americans, Fatma G. Huffman, Karina Knight-Sepulveda, Michael McLean, Joan Vaccaro, and Gustavo G. Zarini

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Waist Circumference and BMI in Relation to Serum High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) in Cuban Americans With and Without Type 2 Diabetes, Fatma G. Huffman, Suzanne Whisner, Gustavo G. Zarini, and Subrata Nath

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HIV-1 Subtype C-Infected Individuals Maintaining High Viral Load as Potential Targets for the ‘‘Test-and-Treat’’ Approach to Reduce HIV Transmission, Vladimir Novitsky, Rui Wang, Hermann Bussmann, Shahin Lockman, Marianna K. Baum, Roger Shapiro, Ibou Thior, Carolyn Wester, C. William Wester, Anthony Ogwu, Aida Asmelash, Rosemary Musonda, Adriana Campa, Sikhulile Moyo, Erik van Widenfelt, Madisa Mine, Claire Moffat, Mompati Mmalane, Joseph Makhema, Richard Marlink, Peter Gilbert, George R. Seage III, Victor DeGruttola, and M. Essex

Faculty Publications from 2009

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Diabetes Self Management: Are Cuban Americans Receiving Quality Health Care?, Fatma G. Huffman, Joan A. Vaccaro, Subrara Nath, and Gustavo G. Zarini

Faculty Publications from 2004

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Intestinal parasitic infections and eosinophilia in an human immunedeficiency virus positive population in Honduras, Rina G. Kaminsky, Ramon J. Soto, Adriana Campa, and Marianna K. Baum