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Rafael Perez-Escamilla, PhD

Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences); Director, Office of Public Health Practice; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Director, YSPH Global Health Concentration

Research Summary

My global public health nutrition research program seeks to understand how best to: a) promote breastfeeding and other infant feeding practices; b) measure household food insecurity; c) mitigate the negative impact of household food insecurity on maternal-child physical and mental health outcomes; d) mitigate the negative impact of maternal HIV on child growth and development; d) design community nutrition education programs. My domestic health disparities research program focuses on design and evaluation of community health worker models seeking to improve behavioral (nutrition, physical activity, self-glucose monitoring, medication adherence) mental health (stress reduction) and metabolic outcomes among Latinos with type 2 diabetes.

Specialized Terms: Breastfeeding; Household food security measurement and outcomes; Maternal HIV and child development; Community health workers; Type 2 diabetes; Community nutrition program design and evaluation; Maternal-child public health nutrition; Health disparities

Extensive Research Description

Rafael Perez-Escamilla is a professor of epidemiology and the director of the office of community health at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Perez-Escamilla’s global public health nutrition research program seeks to understand how best to promote breastfeeding and to measure household food insecurity. He researches how to mitigate thevnegative impact of this food insecurity on maternal-child health outcomes andvthe impact of maternal HIV on child growth and development. Dr. Perez-Escamilla also leads acdomestic health disparities research program focused on designing andcevaluating community health worker models seeking to improve behavioral andvmetabolic outcomes among Latinos with type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Perez-Escamilla received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis. He leads the Latin American and Caribbean Household Food Security Scale project. He has published over 100 research articles that have led to improvements in breastfeeding promotion, iron deficiency anemia among infants (by delaying the clamping of the umbilical cord after birth), household food security measurement and community nutrition education programs worldwide. Dr. Perez-Escamilla was a Pan American Health & Education Foundation trustee and was appointed by the U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture and Health to serve on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee. He is the chair-elect of the American Society for Nutrition’s International Nutrition Council and the vice-chair for its Minority Affairs Committee.Impact of diabetes peer counseling on behavioral and metabolic outcomes among Latinos with type 2 diabetes (Randomized Controlled Trial)

Role: PI

Impact of peer counseling on breastfeeding and infant health outcomes among obese Latinas (Randomized Controlled Trial)
Role: PI

Impact of maternal HIV on growth and development of Ghanaian infants (cohort study)
Role: co-PI (PI: Robert Mazur, Iowa State University (on behalf of Grace Marquis, McGill University))

Household food insecurity and domestic violence among pregnant Brazilian women (longitudinal study)
Role: Collaborator (PI: Ana Maria Segall-Correa, University of Campinas, Brazil)

Community nutrition and food security assessment among Liberian refugees in Ghana (cross sectional study)
Role: mentor (PI: Amber Hromi-Fiedler (postdoctoral fellowship))

Gestational weight gain and pregnancy outcomes among obese Latinas (retrospective cohort study)
Role: co-PI (PI: Jack Green, Hartford Hospital)

The Brazilian household food security measurement project: the EBIA initiative (psychometric work based on cross-sectional samples)
Role: Senior leadership (PI: Ana Maria Segall-Correa, University of Campinas, Brazil)

Harmonization of household food security measurement in the Latin America and Caribbean Region: Project ELCSA (psychometric work based on cross-sectional samples)
Role: Senior leadership (with Ana Maria Segall-Correa, University of Campinas, Brazil; Martha Cecilia Alvarez Uribe, University of Antioquia, Colombia, and Hugo Melgar-Quinonez, Ohio State)

Coauthors

Research Interests

Breast Feeding; Child Care; Child Development; Community Health Workers; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Food Deprivation; Maternal-Child Health Centers; Nutrition Surveys; Obesity; Global Health; Healthcare Disparities

Public Health Interests

Breastfeeding; Chronic Diseases; Community Health; Global Health; Infectious Diseases; Maternal & Child Health; Nutrition; Obesity; Child/Adolescent Health; Health Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants and Justice; COVID-19

Selected Publications

  • Shifting to virtual breastfeeding counseling for low-income women in the US during COVID-19: A partner-engaged multimethod evaluation of program adaptationsRhodes E, LaPlant H, Zahid M, Abuwala N, Damio G, Crummett C, Surprenant R, Pérez-Escamilla R. Shifting to virtual breastfeeding counseling for low-income women in the US during COVID-19: A partner-engaged multimethod evaluation of program adaptations Frontiers In Health Services 2022, 2: 1020326. DOI: 10.3389/frhs.2022.1020326.
  • Latina Women's Experiences With Health Facility Breastfeeding Care: Implications for Quality ImprovementRhodes E, Vicente G, Morales S, Brown L, Duffany K, VanderWoude E, Pérez-Escamilla R. Latina Women's Experiences With Health Facility Breastfeeding Care: Implications for Quality Improvement Current Developments In Nutrition 2022, 6: 707-707. PMCID: PMC9194250, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzac061.091.
  • Barriers and Facilitators to Optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in the Central Region of Ghana: Perceptions of Heath Care ProvidersHromi-Fiedler A, Sandow A, Pérez-Escamilla R, Segbedji C, Addo-Lartey A, Aryeetey R. Barriers and Facilitators to Optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in the Central Region of Ghana: Perceptions of Heath Care Providers Current Developments In Nutrition 2022, 6: 576-576. PMCID: PMC9193413, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzac060.034.
  • Household Food Insecurity, Mental Distress and Sleep Quality Among Latinas at Risk for Type 2 DiabetesBermúdez-Millán A, Segura-Pérez S, Wagner J, Grady J, Pérez-Escamilla R. Household Food Insecurity, Mental Distress and Sleep Quality Among Latinas at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Current Developments In Nutrition 2022, 6: 93-93. PMCID: PMC9193542, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzac051.009.
  • Infant and Young Child Feeding Perceptions and Practices Among Caregivers Living in Three Districts in the Central Region of GhanaAddo-Lartey A, Aryeetey R, Sandow A, Pérez-Escamilla R, Segbedji C, Hromi-Fiedler A. Infant and Young Child Feeding Perceptions and Practices Among Caregivers Living in Three Districts in the Central Region of Ghana Current Developments In Nutrition 2022, 6: 544-544. DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzac060.002.
  • Food securityde Pee S, Pérez-Escamilla R. Food security 2022 DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-821848-8.00067-6.
  • Health inequitiesPerez-Escamilla R. Health inequities 2022 DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-821848-8.00176-1.
  • Maternal and child health and nutrition (MCHN) policies and programs in Sri Lanka: a paradigm for public health in AsiaAgampodi T, Amarasinghe G, Wickramasinghe N, Warnasekara J, Perez-Escamilla R, Agampodi S. Maternal and child health and nutrition (MCHN) policies and programs in Sri Lanka: a paradigm for public health in Asia Sri Lanka Journal Of Medicine 2021, 30: 70. DOI: 10.4038/sljm.v30i2.328.
  • Development and Validation of a Tool to Assess Responsive Complementary Feeding: Sri Lanka's Responsive Feeding Practices Assessment Tool (RFPAT)Pallewaththa P, Agampodi T, Agampodi S, Pérez-Escamilla R, Siribaddana S. Development and Validation of a Tool to Assess Responsive Complementary Feeding: Sri Lanka's Responsive Feeding Practices Assessment Tool (RFPAT) Current Developments In Nutrition 2021, 5: 988-988. PMCID: PMC8181222, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzab051_032.
  • Drivers of Food Choice, Barriers to Healthy Eating and a Call to Action From Adolescents to Improve Nutritional Intake Across 18 CountriesFleming C, De Oliveira J, Sharma D, Schmied V, La la G, Koniz-Booher P, Pérez-Escamilla R, Third A. Drivers of Food Choice, Barriers to Healthy Eating and a Call to Action From Adolescents to Improve Nutritional Intake Across 18 Countries Current Developments In Nutrition 2021, 5: 643-643. PMCID: PMC8180981, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzab045_025.
  • Adolescent Voices and Perspectives on Food and Nutrition: Feasibility of an Innovative Participatory MethodologyFleming C, De Oliveira J, Schmied V, La L, Sharma D, Koniz-Booher P, Pérez-Escamilla R, Third A. Adolescent Voices and Perspectives on Food and Nutrition: Feasibility of an Innovative Participatory Methodology Current Developments In Nutrition 2021, 5: 744-744. PMCID: PMC8180994, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzab046_041.
  • Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Experiences Among Low-Income Women in the US: A Qualitative EvaluationRhodes E, Zahid M, Abuwala N, Damio G, LaPlant H, Trymbulak W, Crummett C, Surprenant R, Pérez-Escamilla R. Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Experiences Among Low-Income Women in the US: A Qualitative Evaluation Current Developments In Nutrition 2021, 5: 806-806. PMCID: PMC8181473, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzab046_103.
  • Why identifying households by degree of food insecurity matters for policymakingPérez-Escamilla R, Vilar-Compte M, Gaitan-Rossi P. Why identifying households by degree of food insecurity matters for policymaking Global Food Security 2020, 26: 100459. DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100459.
  • Multisectoral government programs and household food insecurity: evidence from a longitudinal study in the semiarid area of northeast, Brazilde Araújo Palmeira P, de Araújo Mattos R, Pérez-Escamilla R, Salles-Costa R. Multisectoral government programs and household food insecurity: evidence from a longitudinal study in the semiarid area of northeast, Brazil Food Security 2020, 13: 525-538. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-020-01100-4.
  • Super Cereal Plus and the Well-Being of Children from 6 to 24 Months in the Context of El Salvador's Nutrition TransitionPerez Escamilla R, Carroll G, Grajeda R, Gordillo-Tobar A. Super Cereal Plus and the Well-Being of Children from 6 to 24 Months in the Context of El Salvador's Nutrition Transition 2020 DOI: 10.1596/34450.
  • Strengths and Barriers in Achieving “Green Status” of Breastfeeding; The Story of Frontline Health Care Workers in Sri LankaAgampodi T, Dharmasoma N, Dissanayaka T, Koralagedara I, Warnasekara J, Pérez-Escamilla R, Agampodi S. Strengths and Barriers in Achieving “Green Status” of Breastfeeding; The Story of Frontline Health Care Workers in Sri Lanka Current Developments In Nutrition 2020, 4: 151-151. PMCID: PMC7258521, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzaa043_002.
  • Sri Lanka; The First Ever Only “Green Nation” in the World for Breastfeeding; Yet Lessons to Learn Through Exploring Maternal PerspectivesAgampodi T, Dharmasoma N, Dissanayaka T, Koralagedara I, Warnasekara J, Agampodi S, Pérez-Escamilla R. Sri Lanka; The First Ever Only “Green Nation” in the World for Breastfeeding; Yet Lessons to Learn Through Exploring Maternal Perspectives Current Developments In Nutrition 2020, 4: 929-929. PMCID: PMC7257544, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzaa054_001.
  • Food Insecurity is Associated with Autonomic Dysfunction Among Latinos with Type 2 DiabetesBermúdez-Millán A, Seng K, Feinn R, Pérez-Escamilla R, Segura-Pérez S, Wagner J. Food Insecurity is Associated with Autonomic Dysfunction Among Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes Current Developments In Nutrition 2020, 4: 162-162. PMCID: PMC7257396, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzaa043_013.
  • Poor Maternal Mental Health Mediates the Relationship Between Household Food Insecurity and Early Child Development in BrazilSilva J, José Herkrath F, Buccini G, Venancio S, Pérez-Escamilla R, Gubert M. Poor Maternal Mental Health Mediates the Relationship Between Household Food Insecurity and Early Child Development in Brazil Current Developments In Nutrition 2020, 4: 280-280. PMCID: PMC7258357, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzaa043_131.
  • Determinants of Breastfeeding Among Mexican Women with Higher Education Working in a Private UniversityGarcía-Appendini I, Vilar-Compte M, Ortiz-Vázquez L, Pérez-Escamilla R. Determinants of Breastfeeding Among Mexican Women with Higher Education Working in a Private University Current Developments In Nutrition 2020, 4: 991-991. PMCID: PMC7257527, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzaa054_063.
  • Facilitators of Responsive Feeding/Parenting Knowledge and Practices Among Parents in the Central Region of GhanaSandow A, Tice M, Pérez-Escamilla R, Aryeetey R, Hromi-Fiedler A. Facilitators of Responsive Feeding/Parenting Knowledge and Practices Among Parents in the Central Region of Ghana Current Developments In Nutrition 2020, 4: 1069-1069. PMCID: PMC7258552, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzaa054_141.
  • Routine pacifier use in infants: pros and consBuccini G, Pérez‐Escamilla R, Venancio S. Routine pacifier use in infants: pros and cons Jornal De Pediatria (Versão Em Português) 2019, 95: 619-621. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedp.2019.06.002.
  • 339-OR: Yo Puedo! A Self-Management Group and mHealth Program for Low-Income Adults with Type 2 Diabetes in Mexico CityWHITTEMORE R, VILAR-COMPTE M, LA CERDA S, DELVY R, JEON S, BURROLA-MÉNDEZ S, LOZANO-MARRUFO A, PEREZ-ESCAMILLA R. 339-OR: Yo Puedo! A Self-Management Group and mHealth Program for Low-Income Adults with Type 2 Diabetes in Mexico City Diabetes 2019, 68 DOI: 10.2337/db19-339-or.
  • 2284-PUB: Food Insecurity and Autonomic Dysfunction among Latinos with Type 2 DiabetesSENG K, FEINN R, BERMUDEZ-MILLAN A, PEREZ-ESCAMILLA R, WAGNER J. 2284-PUB: Food Insecurity and Autonomic Dysfunction among Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes Diabetes 2019, 68 DOI: 10.2337/db19-2284-pub.
  • Development and Testing of Responsive Feeding Counseling Cards in Ghana (OR03-07-19)Hromi-Fiedler A, Carroll G, Tice M, Sandow A, Aryeetey R, Pérez-Escamilla R. Development and Testing of Responsive Feeding Counseling Cards in Ghana (OR03-07-19) Current Developments In Nutrition 2019, 3 PMCID: PMC6574880, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzz048.or03-07-19.
  • Impact of UNICEF's Community Infant and Young Child Feeding (C-IYCF) Counselling Package on Priority IYCF Practices in Nigeria (P16-038-19)Lamstein S, Pérez-Escamilla R, Adeyemi S, Koniz-Booher P, Nanama S, Bégin F, Omotola B, Adebisi B, Kaligirwa C, Stammer E, Oni F. Impact of UNICEF's Community Infant and Young Child Feeding (C-IYCF) Counselling Package on Priority IYCF Practices in Nigeria (P16-038-19) Current Developments In Nutrition 2019, 3 PMCID: PMC6574359, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzz050.p16-038-19.
  • Inflammation and Stress Biomarkers Mediate the Relationship Between Household Food Insecurity and Insulin Resistance Among Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes (OR02-02-19)Bermudez-Millan A, Wagner J, Feinn R, Segura-Pérez S, Damio G, Chhabra J, Pérez-Escamilla R. Inflammation and Stress Biomarkers Mediate the Relationship Between Household Food Insecurity and Insulin Resistance Among Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes (OR02-02-19) Current Developments In Nutrition 2019, 3 PMCID: PMC6573882, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzz051.or02-02-19.
  • Addressing Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding in Mozambique: Opportunities to Strengthen Provider Counseling and Use of a Job Aid (OR30-03-19)Kavle J, Picolo M, Buccini G, Barros I, Pérez-Escamilla R. Addressing Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding in Mozambique: Opportunities to Strengthen Provider Counseling and Use of a Job Aid (OR30-03-19) Current Developments In Nutrition 2019, 3 PMCID: PMC6818877, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzz044.or30-03-19.
  • The Brazilian food security scale for indigenous Guarani households: Development and validationSegall-Corrêa A, Marín-Leon L, do Amaral Azevedo M, Ferreira M, Gruppi D, Camargo D, de Toledo Vianna R, Pérez-Escamilla R. The Brazilian food security scale for indigenous Guarani households: Development and validation Food Security 2018, 10: 1547-1559. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-018-0847-7.
  • US Hispanics and Preterm BirthsBermúdez-Millán A, Pérez-Escamilla R. US Hispanics and Preterm Births 2018, 231-245. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-90988-2_13.
  • 22 Scaling-up Breastfeeding Protection,Promotion, and Support ProgrammesPérez-Escamilla R. 22 Scaling-up Breastfeeding Protection,Promotion, and Support Programmes 2018 DOI: 10.21428/3d48c34a.1ef7adf7.
  • 6 IntroductionPérez-Escamilla R. 6 Introduction 2018 DOI: 10.21428/3d48c34a.83f708b1.
  • 22 Scaling-up von Programmen zum Schutz, zur Förderung und zur Unterstützung des StillensPérez-Escamilla R. 22 Scaling-up von Programmen zum Schutz, zur Förderung und zur Unterstützung des Stillens 2018 DOI: 10.21428/3d48c34a.1732c4b0.
  • 6 EinführungPérez-Escamilla R. 6 Einführung 2018 DOI: 10.21428/3d48c34a.a31808ad.
  • A Municipal-level analysis of secular trends in severe food insecurity in Brazil between 2004 and 2013Gubert M, dos Santos S, Santos L, Pérez-Escamilla R. A Municipal-level analysis of secular trends in severe food insecurity in Brazil between 2004 and 2013 Global Food Security 2017, 14: 61-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2017.03.004.
  • Food insecurity measurement among older adults: Implications for policy and food security governanceVilar-Compte M, Gaitán-Rossi P, Pérez-Escamilla R. Food insecurity measurement among older adults: Implications for policy and food security governance Global Food Security 2017, 14: 87-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2017.05.003.
  • Food security measurement and governance: Assessment of the usefulness of diverse food insecurity indicators for policy makersPérez-Escamilla R, Gubert M, Rogers B, Hromi-Fiedler A. Food security measurement and governance: Assessment of the usefulness of diverse food insecurity indicators for policy makers Global Food Security 2017, 14: 96-104. DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2017.06.003.
  • Food security governance in Latin America: Principles and the way forwardPérez-Escamilla R, Shamah-Levy T, Candel J. Food security governance in Latin America: Principles and the way forward Global Food Security 2017, 14: 68-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2017.07.001.
  • Feeding Guidelines for Infants and Young ToddlersPérez-Escamilla R, Segura-Pérez S, Lott M. Feeding Guidelines for Infants and Young Toddlers Nutrition Today 2017, 52: 223-231. DOI: 10.1097/nt.0000000000000234.
  • Impact of the Lactation Advice Through Texting Can Help (LATCH) Randomized Controlled TrialMartinez‐Brockman J, Harari N, Segura‐Perez S, Goeschel L, Perez‐Escamilla R. Impact of the Lactation Advice Through Texting Can Help (LATCH) Randomized Controlled Trial The FASEB Journal 2017, 31 DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.31.1_supplement.457.7.
  • An Assessment of the Social Cognitive Predictors of Exclusive Breastfeeding Behavior Using the Health Action Process ApproachMartinez‐Brockman J, Shebl F, Harari N, Perez‐Escamilla R. An Assessment of the Social Cognitive Predictors of Exclusive Breastfeeding Behavior Using the Health Action Process Approach The FASEB Journal 2017, 31 DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.31.1_supplement.650.17.
  • Lactation Advice Through Texting Can Help (LATCH): An Analysis of Intensity of Engagement via Two‐Way Text MessagingMartinez‐Brockman J, Harari N, Perez‐Escamilla R. Lactation Advice Through Texting Can Help (LATCH): An Analysis of Intensity of Engagement via Two‐Way Text Messaging The FASEB Journal 2017, 31 DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.31.1_supplement.650.18.
  • Breastfeeding in Brazil: major progress, but still a long way to goPérez‐Escamilla R. Breastfeeding in Brazil: major progress, but still a long way to go Jornal De Pediatria (Versão Em Português) 2017, 93: 107-110. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedp.2016.10.004.
  • Child care centers and child development in Mexico: progress and challengesPérez-Escamilla R. Child care centers and child development in Mexico: progress and challenges Boletín Médico Del Hospital Infantil De México (English Edition) 2017, 74: 84-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.bmhime.2017.01.002.
  • Advances in early childhood development: from neurons to large scale programsPérez-Escamilla R, Córdoba A, Cuevas A, Morales H. Advances in early childhood development: from neurons to large scale programs Boletín Médico Del Hospital Infantil De México (English Edition) 2017, 74: 86-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.bmhime.2017.11.022.
  • Can Breastfeeding Protect Against Childhood Obesity?Perez-Escamilla R. Can Breastfeeding Protect Against Childhood Obesity? NAM Perspectives 2016, 7 DOI: 10.31478/201608a.
  • From Human Milk Molecules to Population HealthPérez-Escamilla R, Wagner C. From Human Milk Molecules to Population Health Journal Of Human Lactation 2015, 31: 530-551. DOI: 10.1177/0890334415586392.
  • A Behavior Change Model to Improve Vegetable and Fruit Intake Among Low‐income Pregnant LatinasHromi‐Fiedler A, Chapman D, Segura‐Pérez S, Damio G, Clark P, Pérez‐Escamilla R. A Behavior Change Model to Improve Vegetable and Fruit Intake Among Low‐income Pregnant Latinas The FASEB Journal 2015, 29 DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.29.1_supplement.732.2.
  • Household Food Insecurity and Sleep Quality among Latinos with Type 2 DiabetesBermúdez‐Millán A, Pérez‐Escamilla R, Segura‐Pérez S, Damio G, Chhabra J, Wagner J. Household Food Insecurity and Sleep Quality among Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes The FASEB Journal 2015, 29 DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.29.1_supplement.585.21.
  • Abstract. Breastfeeding during the first hour of life and neonatal mortality1Cs B, de Carvalho Ml, de Oliveira Mi, Pérez-Escamilla R. Abstract. Breastfeeding during the first hour of life and neonatal mortality1 Revista Chilena De Pediatría 2015, 86: 132. DOI: 10.1016/j.rchipe.2015.05.002.
  • (In) Segurança Alimentar: experiência de grupos focais com populações rurais do Estado de São Paulode Fátima Archanjo Sampaio M, Kepple A, Segall-Corrêa A, de Oliveira J, Panigassi G, Maranha L, Marin-Leon L, Bergamasco S, Perez-Escamilla R. (In) Segurança Alimentar: experiência de grupos focais com populações rurais do Estado de São Paulo Segurança Alimentar E Nutricional 2015, 13: 64-77. DOI: 10.20396/san.v13i1.1845.
  • Insegurança alimentar entre adolescentes brasileiros: um estudo de validação da Escala Curta de Insegurança Alimentardos Anjos Campos COELHO S, de Toledo VIANNA R, Segall-CORREA A, PEREZ-ESCAMILLA R, GUBERT M. Insegurança alimentar entre adolescentes brasileiros: um estudo de validação da Escala Curta de Insegurança Alimentar Revista De Nutrição 2015, 28: 385-395. DOI: 10.1590/1415-52732015000400005.
  • Driving Social Impact with Common Global Indicators for Healthy Lifestyle Programs: Lessons LearnedRobinson N, Gin J, Kamath-Jha S, Infantes M, Hernandez R, Alberg-Seberich M, Suri D, Pérez-Escamilla R. Driving Social Impact with Common Global Indicators for Healthy Lifestyle Programs: Lessons Learned Food And Nutrition Bulletin 2014, 35: s163-s168. DOI: 10.1177/15648265140354s310.
  • Refinement of the Brazilian Household Food Insecurity Measurement Scale: Recommendation for a 14-item EBIASegall-Corrêa A, Marin-León L, Melgar-Quiñonez H, Pérez-Escamilla R. Refinement of the Brazilian Household Food Insecurity Measurement Scale: Recommendation for a 14-item EBIA Revista De Nutrição 2014, 27: 241-251. DOI: 10.1590/1415-52732014000200010.
  • Intervention design for increasing fruits and veggies among low‐income pregnant Latinas (624.12)Hromi‐Fiedler A, Chapman D, Segura‐Pérez S, Damio G, Bermúdez‐Millán A, Clark P, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Intervention design for increasing fruits and veggies among low‐income pregnant Latinas (624.12) The FASEB Journal 2014, 28 DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.28.1_supplement.624.12.
  • Risk factors for prelacteal feedings in seven Latin America and Caribbean countries: a multilevel analysis (131.7)Boccolini C, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Risk factors for prelacteal feedings in seven Latin America and Caribbean countries: a multilevel analysis (131.7) The FASEB Journal 2014, 28 DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.28.1_supplement.131.7.
  • Exclusive breastfeeding in the first 24 hours postpartum associated with improved breastfeeding outcomes of low‐income, overweight and obese womenChapman D, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Exclusive breastfeeding in the first 24 hours postpartum associated with improved breastfeeding outcomes of low‐income, overweight and obese women The FASEB Journal 2013, 27: 122.3-122.3. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.27.1_supplement.122.3.
  • Persistent food insecurity is associated with active coping strategies among low‐income pregnant LatinasHromi‐Fiedler A, Bermúdez‐Millán A, Leon J, Segura‐Pérez S, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Persistent food insecurity is associated with active coping strategies among low‐income pregnant Latinas The FASEB Journal 2013, 27: 1054.17-1054.17. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.27.1_supplement.1054.17.
  • Household Food Insecurity and Obesity Risk in an Urban Slum in BrazilPeterson K, Ribeiro G, Reis M, Paploski I, Ko A, Salles‐Costa R, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Household Food Insecurity and Obesity Risk in an Urban Slum in Brazil The FASEB Journal 2013, 27: 243.6-243.6. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.27.1_supplement.243.6.
  • Breastfeeding during the first hour of life and neonatal mortalityBoccolini C, de Carvalho M, de Oliveira M, Pérez-Escamilla R. Breastfeeding during the first hour of life and neonatal mortality Jornal De Pediatria (Versão Em Português) 2013, 89: 131-136. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedp.2012.09.002.
  • Health DisparitiesPerez-Escamilla R. Health Disparities 2013, 417-423. DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-375083-9.00142-2.
  • Promoting Good Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles among Children Attending Public Schools in ConnecticutSegurap-Pérez S, Marulanda L, Morel K, Galdamez G, Damio G, Pérez-Escamilla R. Promoting Good Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles among Children Attending Public Schools in Connecticut Journal Of Nutrition Education And Behavior 2012, 44: s70-s71. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2012.03.165.
  • Nutrition Knowledge Improvements among Hispanic Health Council Staff Exposed to a Culturally Tailored Training ProgramMorel K, Damio G, Segura-Perez S, Perez-Escamilla R. Nutrition Knowledge Improvements among Hispanic Health Council Staff Exposed to a Culturally Tailored Training Program Journal Of Nutrition Education And Behavior 2012, 44: s55-s56. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2012.03.125.
  • Household food insecurity in small municipalities in Northeastern Brazil: a validation studyde Toledo Vianna R, Hromi-Fiedler A, Segall-Correa A, Pérez-Escamilla R. Household food insecurity in small municipalities in Northeastern Brazil: a validation study Food Security 2012, 4: 295-303. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-012-0181-4.
  • Increasing seafood in the USDA Food Patterns increases eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and other nutrientsOˈConnell K, Kuczynski K, Guenther P, Rimm E, Pérez-Escamilla R, Britten P. Increasing seafood in the USDA Food Patterns increases eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and other nutrients The FASEB Journal 2012, 26: 118.2-118.2. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.26.1_supplement.118.2.
  • Special issue call for papers: Critical periods in early human developmentBritto P, Pérez-Escamilla R. Special issue call for papers: Critical periods in early human development Social Science & Medicine 2012, 74: 101. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.10.002.
  • Aleitamento materno e pneumonia em crianças no Brasil: o valor de sistemas eletrônicos de informação e vigilânciaPérez-Escamilla R, Vianna R. Aleitamento materno e pneumonia em crianças no Brasil: o valor de sistemas eletrônicos de informação e vigilância Jornal De Pediatria 2011, 87: 371-372. DOI: 10.1590/s0021-75572011000500002.
  • Encouraging Diets Low in Energy Density: A Review of the EvidencePerez-Escamilla R, Obbagy J, Altman J, Essery E, Spahn J, Williams C. Encouraging Diets Low in Energy Density: A Review of the Evidence Journal Of The Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics 2011, 111: a93. DOI: 10.1016/j.jada.2011.06.346.
  • Persistent Food Insecurity (PFI), HIV, and Maternal Stress Levels in Peri‐Urban GhanaGarcia J, Hromi‐Fiedler A, Mazur R, Marquis G, Sellen D, Lartey A, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Persistent Food Insecurity (PFI), HIV, and Maternal Stress Levels in Peri‐Urban Ghana The FASEB Journal 2011, 25: 216.6-216.6. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.25.1_supplement.216.6.
  • Food insecurity and depression predict change in fruit and vegetable intake in Latinos with Type 2 DiabetesChhabra J, Vega‐López S, Samuel G, Segura‐Pérez S, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Food insecurity and depression predict change in fruit and vegetable intake in Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes The FASEB Journal 2011, 25: 986.5-986.5. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.25.1_supplement.986.5.
  • Maternal HIV is associated with reduced growth in the first year of life among infants in the Eastern region of GhanaLartey A, Marquis G, Perez‐Escamilla R, Mazur R, Brakohiapa L, Ampofo W, Sellen D. Maternal HIV is associated with reduced growth in the first year of life among infants in the Eastern region of Ghana The FASEB Journal 2011, 25: 216.2-216.2. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.25.1_supplement.216.2.
  • Are the Latin American and Caribbean Food Security Scale (ELCSA) items comparable across countries?Perez‐Escamilla R, Paras P, Acosta M, Peyrou S, Nord M, Hromi‐Fiedler A. Are the Latin American and Caribbean Food Security Scale (ELCSA) items comparable across countries? The FASEB Journal 2011, 25: 226.8-226.8. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.25.1_supplement.226.8.
  • A dietary pattern characterized by higher intake of fruits and vegetables is inversely associated with inflammatory markers in Latinos diagnosed with type 2 diabetesCalle M, Vega‐López S, Segura‐Pérez S, Volek J, Pérez‐Escamilla R, Fernandez M. A dietary pattern characterized by higher intake of fruits and vegetables is inversely associated with inflammatory markers in Latinos diagnosed with type 2 diabetes The FASEB Journal 2011, 25: 595.4-595.4. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.25.1_supplement.595.4.
  • Peer counselors improve breastfeeding technique among low‐income, obese womenMorel K, Chapman D, Kyer N, Bermudez‐Millan A, Young S, Perez‐Escamilla R. Peer counselors improve breastfeeding technique among low‐income, obese women The FASEB Journal 2010, 24: 91.7-91.7. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.24.1_supplement.91.7.
  • Effects of breastfeeding peer counseling for obese women on infant health outcomesChapman D, Wetzel K, Bermudez‐Millan A, Young S, Damio G, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Effects of breastfeeding peer counseling for obese women on infant health outcomes The FASEB Journal 2010, 24: 91.6-91.6. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.24.1_supplement.91.6.
  • Food insecurity is a risk factor for elevated levels of depression symptoms among low‐income pregnant LatinasHromi‐Fiedler A, Bermúdez‐Millán A, Chapman D, Segura‐Pérez S, Damio G, Melgar‐Quiñonez H, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Food insecurity is a risk factor for elevated levels of depression symptoms among low‐income pregnant Latinas The FASEB Journal 2010, 24: 104.2-104.2. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.24.1_supplement.104.2.
  • Assessing Differences in the Psychometric Characteristics of the Latin American and Caribbean Food Security Scale in Colombia and MexicoQuinonez H, Uribe M, Paras P, Perez‐Escamilla R. Assessing Differences in the Psychometric Characteristics of the Latin American and Caribbean Food Security Scale in Colombia and Mexico The FASEB Journal 2010, 24: 104.8-104.8. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.24.1_supplement.104.8.
  • Gestational weight gain knowledge among low‐income pregnant LatinasHromi‐Fiedler A, Bermúdez‐Millán A, Chapman D, Segura‐Pérez S, Damio G, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Gestational weight gain knowledge among low‐income pregnant Latinas The FASEB Journal 2010, 24: 558.6-558.6. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.24.1_supplement.558.6.
  • The DIALBEST Type 2 diabetes peer counseling intervention: Process evaluationCruz R, Segura S, Damio G, Perez‐Escamilla R. The DIALBEST Type 2 diabetes peer counseling intervention: Process evaluation The FASEB Journal 2010, 24: 741.8-741.8. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.24.1_supplement.741.8.
  • Blood Pressure is Associated with BMI and Predicts Plasma Glucose Control and Triglycerides among Obese Latinos with Type 2 DiabetesChhabra J, Vega‐López S, D'Agostino D, Fernandes M, Segura‐Pérez S, Damio G, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Blood Pressure is Associated with BMI and Predicts Plasma Glucose Control and Triglycerides among Obese Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes The FASEB Journal 2010, 24: 935.3-935.3. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.24.1_supplement.935.3.
  • Energy and nutrient intakes from complementary foods are low among infants of HIV‐positive mothers in the Eastern region of GhanaMarquis G, Cofie A, Lartey A, Brakohiapa L, Perez‐Escamilla R, Mazur R. Energy and nutrient intakes from complementary foods are low among infants of HIV‐positive mothers in the Eastern region of Ghana The FASEB Journal 2010, 24: 734.2-734.2. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.24.1_supplement.734.2.
  • Hypolipidemic medication use is associated with protective dietary behaviors against metabolic risk in Latinos with type 2 diabetesVega‐López S, Chhabra J, D'Agostino D, Samuel G, Calle M, Segura‐Pérez S, Fernandez M, Damio G, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Hypolipidemic medication use is associated with protective dietary behaviors against metabolic risk in Latinos with type 2 diabetes The FASEB Journal 2010, 24: 324.2-324.2. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.24.1_supplement.324.2.
  • Health Care Access Among Latinos: Implications for Social and Health Care ReformsPérez-Escamilla R. Health Care Access Among Latinos: Implications for Social and Health Care Reforms Journal Of Hispanic Higher Education 2009, 9: 43-60. DOI: 10.1177/1538192709349917.
  • Body self‐esteem and formula use in the first 24 hours postpartum among low‐income, obese LatinasChapman D, Wetzel K, Bermudez‐Millan A, Damio G, Kyer N, Young S, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Body self‐esteem and formula use in the first 24 hours postpartum among low‐income, obese Latinas The FASEB Journal 2009, 23: 546.2-546.2. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.23.1_supplement.546.2.
  • Infant Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (IBFAT) scoring discrepancy between mothers and lactation consultantsWetzel K, Chapman D, Kyer N, Bermudez‐Millan A, Young S, Perez‐Escamilla R. Infant Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (IBFAT) scoring discrepancy between mothers and lactation consultants The FASEB Journal 2009, 23: 546.5-546.5. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.23.1_supplement.546.5.
  • Associations between fast food and fried food intake and metabolic risk factors in Latinos with type 2 diabetes: Preliminary results from the DIALBEST studyVega‐López S, Chhabra J, D'Agostino D, Calle M, Samuel G, Segura‐Pérez S, Fernandez M, Damio G, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Associations between fast food and fried food intake and metabolic risk factors in Latinos with type 2 diabetes: Preliminary results from the DIALBEST study The FASEB Journal 2009, 23: 550.1-550.1. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.23.1_supplement.550.1.
  • Type 2 diabetes peer counseling intervention improves knowledge and self‐management skillsCruz R, Segura‐Pérez S, Vega‐Lopez S, Chhabra J, Damio G, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Type 2 diabetes peer counseling intervention improves knowledge and self‐management skills The FASEB Journal 2009, 23: 736.8-736.8. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.23.1_supplement.736.8.
  • Determinants of fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c among Latinos with type 2 diabetes: DIALBEST trial preliminary resultsSamuel G, Fernandez M, Chhabra J, Vega‐López S, Segura‐Pérez S, Damio G, Calle M, D'Agostino D, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Determinants of fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c among Latinos with type 2 diabetes: DIALBEST trial preliminary results The FASEB Journal 2009, 23: 736.7-736.7. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.23.1_supplement.736.7.
  • Risk factors for severe household food insecurity in rural South HaitiPerez‐Escamilla R, Dessalines M, Finnigan M, Hromi‐Fiedler A, Pachón H, Gupta N. Risk factors for severe household food insecurity in rural South Haiti The FASEB Journal 2009, 23: 918.7-918.7. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.23.1_supplement.918.7.
  • Severe household food insecurity is associated with childhood malaria in rural South HaitiPerez‐Escamilla R, Dessalines M, Finnigan M, Hromi‐Fiedler A, Pachón H, Gupta N. Severe household food insecurity is associated with childhood malaria in rural South Haiti The FASEB Journal 2009, 23: 918.6-918.6. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.23.1_supplement.918.6.
  • Maternal postpartum depression modifies the association between maternal HIV infection and infant diarrhea in Ghana's Eastern regionMarquis G, Okronipa H, Lartey A, Brakohiapa L, Perez‐Escamilla R, Mazur R. Maternal postpartum depression modifies the association between maternal HIV infection and infant diarrhea in Ghana's Eastern region The FASEB Journal 2009, 23: 918.2-918.2. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.23.1_supplement.918.2.
  • Short and long term impacts of diabetes peer counseling on HbA1c among Latinos: Preliminary resultsPerez‐Escamilla R, Vega‐López S, Damio G, Segura‐Pérez S, Fernandez M, Calle M, Samuel G, Chhabra J, D'Agostino D. Short and long term impacts of diabetes peer counseling on HbA1c among Latinos: Preliminary results The FASEB Journal 2009, 23: 336.8-336.8. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.23.1_supplement.336.8.
  • Food insecurity is associated with pregnancy outcomes among low‐income LatinasHromi‐Fiedler A, Bermúdez‐Millán A, Chapman D, Segura‐Pérez S, Damio G, Melgar‐Quiñonez H, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Food insecurity is associated with pregnancy outcomes among low‐income Latinas The FASEB Journal 2009, 23: 737.4-737.4. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.23.1_supplement.737.4.
  • Maternal HIV status is associated with food insecurity at 12 months post‐partum in GhanaPerez‐Escamilla R, Lartey A, Mazur R, Sellen D, Hromi‐Fiedler A, Marquis G. Maternal HIV status is associated with food insecurity at 12 months post‐partum in Ghana The FASEB Journal 2009, 23: 918.5-918.5. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.23.1_supplement.918.5.
  • Relationship of dietary micronutrient intake with fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c: DIALBEST Trial Preliminary ResultsChhabra J, Vega‐López S, D'Agostino D, Fernandez M, Segura‐Pérez S, Damio G, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Relationship of dietary micronutrient intake with fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c: DIALBEST Trial Preliminary Results The FASEB Journal 2009, 23: 550.3-550.3. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.23.1_supplement.550.3.
  • Dietary practices exchanges between Ghanaians and Liberian refugees living in GhanaHromi‐Fiedler A, Gallego D, Sandow A, Lartey A, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Dietary practices exchanges between Ghanaians and Liberian refugees living in Ghana The FASEB Journal 2009, 23: 916.7-916.7. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.23.1_supplement.916.7.
  • Maternal HIV status and motor milestone acquisition among Ghanaian infantsLartey A, Marquis G, Perez‐Escamilla R, Mazur R, Sellen D. Maternal HIV status and motor milestone acquisition among Ghanaian infants The FASEB Journal 2009, 23: 918.1-918.1. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.23.1_supplement.918.1.
  • Peer‐counseling and inflammatory markers in Latinos diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Results from the DIALBEST trialCalle M, Vega‐Lopez S, Puglisi M, Segura‐Pérez S, Chhabra J, Pérez‐Escamilla R, Volek J, Fernandez M. Peer‐counseling and inflammatory markers in Latinos diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Results from the DIALBEST trial The FASEB Journal 2009, 23: 910.3-910.3. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.23.1_supplement.910.3.
  • Transferência de renda e segurança alimentar no Brasil: análise dos dados nacionaisSegall-Corrêa A, Marin-Leon L, Helito H, Pérez-Escamilla R, Santos L, Paes-Sousa R. Transferência de renda e segurança alimentar no Brasil: análise dos dados nacionais Revista De Nutrição 2008, 21: 39s-51s. DOI: 10.1590/s1415-52732008000700005.
  • Insegurança alimentar intrafamiliar e perfil de consumo de alimentosPanigassi G, Segall-Corrêa A, Marin-León L, Pérez-Escamilla R, Maranha L, de Fátima Archanjo Sampaio M. Insegurança alimentar intrafamiliar e perfil de consumo de alimentos Revista De Nutrição 2008, 21: 135s-144s. DOI: 10.1590/s1415-52732008000700012.
  • Insegurança alimentar intrafamiliar e perfil de consumo de alimentosPanigassi G, Segall-Corrêa A, Marin-León L, Pérez-Escamilla R, Maranha L, Sampaio M. Insegurança alimentar intrafamiliar e perfil de consumo de alimentos Revista De Nutrição 2008, 21 DOI: 10.1590/s1415-52732008000500012.
  • Food insecurity measurement and indicatorsPérez-Escamilla R, Segall-Corrêa A. Food insecurity measurement and indicators Revista De Nutrição 2008, 21: 15s-26s. DOI: 10.1590/s1415-52732008000700003.
  • Breastfeeding Education and Support Trial for Obese WomenChapman D, Bermudez‐Millan A, Wetzel K, Damio G, Kyer N, Young S, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Breastfeeding Education and Support Trial for Obese Women The FASEB Journal 2008, 22: 1080.4-1080.4. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.22.1_supplement.1080.4.
  • Influence of Acculturation on Food Label Use and Nutrient Intakes among Latinos Participating in the DIALBEST Trial: Preliminary ResultsPutnik P, Calle M, Fernandez M, Damio G, Segura‐Pérez S, Vega‐López S, Chhabra J, Perez‐Escamilla R. Influence of Acculturation on Food Label Use and Nutrient Intakes among Latinos Participating in the DIALBEST Trial: Preliminary Results The FASEB Journal 2008, 22: 681.5-681.5. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.22.1_supplement.681.5.
  • Dietary food intake patterns among women in rural South HaitiDESSALINES M, Finnigan M, Hromi‐Fiedler A, Pachon H, Perez‐Escamilla R. Dietary food intake patterns among women in rural South Haiti The FASEB Journal 2008, 22: 876.1-876.1. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.22.1_supplement.876.1.
  • Relationship between energy intake and weight in Latino adults with type 2 diabetes, Preliminary Results: DIALBEST TrialChhabra J, Vega‐López S, Calle M, Putnik P, Fernandez M, D’Agostino D, Damio G, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Relationship between energy intake and weight in Latino adults with type 2 diabetes, Preliminary Results: DIALBEST Trial The FASEB Journal 2008, 22: 875.4-875.4. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.22.1_supplement.875.4.
  • Food group intake patterns differ between low‐income Puerto Ricans and Non‐Puerto Rican pregnant LatinasBermúdez‐Millán A, Hromi‐Fiedler A, Damio G, Segura‐Pérez S, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Food group intake patterns differ between low‐income Puerto Ricans and Non‐Puerto Rican pregnant Latinas The FASEB Journal 2008, 22: 1086.2-1086.2. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.22.1_supplement.1086.2.
  • Household food security status before pregnancy as a risk factor for delivering a low birthweight infantHromi‐Fiedler A, Bermúdez‐Millán A, Chapman D, Segura‐Pérez S, Damio G, Melgar‐Quiñonez H, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Household food security status before pregnancy as a risk factor for delivering a low birthweight infant The FASEB Journal 2008, 22: 36.1-36.1. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.22.1_supplement.36.1.
  • Validity of the Latin American and Caribbean Household Food Security Scale (ELCSA) in South HaitiPerez‐Escamilla R, Dessalines M, Finnigan M, Hromi‐Fiedler A, Pachón H. Validity of the Latin American and Caribbean Household Food Security Scale (ELCSA) in South Haiti The FASEB Journal 2008, 22: 871.3-871.3. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.22.1_supplement.871.3.
  • Three‐month effect of diabetes peer counseling on plasma lipids of Latinos enrolled in the DIALBEST trial: Preliminary findings.Vega‐López S, Calle M, Fernandez M, Chhabra J, D’Agostino D, Samuel G, Segura‐Pérez S, Damio G, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Three‐month effect of diabetes peer counseling on plasma lipids of Latinos enrolled in the DIALBEST trial: Preliminary findings. The FASEB Journal 2008, 22: 44.8-44.8. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.22.1_supplement.44.8.
  • Dietary habits and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Hispanics with type 2 diabetes mellitus enrolled in the DIALBEST trial. Preliminary resultsCalle M, Vega‐López S, Pérez‐Escamilla R, Chhabra J, D’Agostino D, Damio G, Fernandez M. Dietary habits and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Hispanics with type 2 diabetes mellitus enrolled in the DIALBEST trial. Preliminary results The FASEB Journal 2008, 22: 1084.11-1084.11. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.22.1_supplement.1084.11.
  • Meal composition and meal skipping behaviors differ between low‐income Puerto Ricans and Non‐Puerto Rican pregnant LatinasBermúdez‐Millán A, Hromi‐Fiedler A, Damio G, Segura‐Pérez S, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Meal composition and meal skipping behaviors differ between low‐income Puerto Ricans and Non‐Puerto Rican pregnant Latinas The FASEB Journal 2008, 22: 677.9-677.9. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.22.1_supplement.677.9.
  • Validity of the Latin American and Caribbean Household Food Security Scale (ELCSA) in Guanajuato, MexicoPerez‐Escamilla R, Paras P, Hromi‐Fiedler A. Validity of the Latin American and Caribbean Household Food Security Scale (ELCSA) in Guanajuato, Mexico The FASEB Journal 2008, 22: 871.2-871.2. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.22.1_supplement.871.2.
  • A U shaped relationship exists between food insecurity and excessive gestational weight gain among low‐income LatinasHromi‐Fiedler A, Bermúdez‐Millán A, Chapman D, Pérez‐Escamilla S, Damio G, Melgar‐Quiñonez H, Pérez‐Escamilla R. A U shaped relationship exists between food insecurity and excessive gestational weight gain among low‐income Latinas The FASEB Journal 2008, 22: 886.3-886.3. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.22.1_supplement.886.3.
  • Impact of diabetes peer counseling on glycosylated hemoglobin among Latinos enrolled in the DIALBEST Trial: Preliminary resultsPerez‐Escamilla R, Vega‐Lopez S, Segura‐Perez S, Damio G, Fernandez M, Calle M, Samuel G, Chhabra J, D’Agostino D. Impact of diabetes peer counseling on glycosylated hemoglobin among Latinos enrolled in the DIALBEST Trial: Preliminary results The FASEB Journal 2008, 22: 677.19-677.19. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.22.1_supplement.677.19.
  • Nutrition Knowledge, Food Label Use, and Food Intake Patterns Among Latinas With and Without Type 2 DiabetesFitzgerald N, Damio G, Segura-Pérez S, Pérez-Escamilla R. Nutrition Knowledge, Food Label Use, and Food Intake Patterns Among Latinas With and Without Type 2 Diabetes Journal Of The Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics 2007, 107: a83. DOI: 10.1016/j.jada.2007.05.210.
  • Segurança/insegurança alimentar em famílias urbanas e rurais no estado do Amazonas: I. validação de metodologia e de instrumento de coleta de informaçãoYuyama L, Aguiar J, Pantoja L, Maeda R, Melo T, Alencar F, Nascimento A, Negreiros N, Corrêa A, Pérez-Escamilla R. Segurança/insegurança alimentar em famílias urbanas e rurais no estado do Amazonas: I. validação de metodologia e de instrumento de coleta de informação Acta Amazonica 2007, 37: 247-252. DOI: 10.1590/s0044-59672007000200011.
  • Building the capacity of health professionals in developing countries through the use of public domain software to analyze Demographic and Health Survey dataHromi‐Fiedler A, Aryeetey R, Lartey A, Marquis G, Sellen D, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Building the capacity of health professionals in developing countries through the use of public domain software to analyze Demographic and Health Survey data The FASEB Journal 2007, 21: a303-a304. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.21.5.a303-d.
  • US national breastfeeding surveillance: Recommendations for better monitoring of breastfeeding disparitiesChapman D, Pérez‐Escamilla R. US national breastfeeding surveillance: Recommendations for better monitoring of breastfeeding disparities The FASEB Journal 2007, 21: a686-a686. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.21.5.a686-b.
  • Acculturation and MyPyramid awareness among Latina WIC participants in Connecticut, California, Ohio, and TexasPutnik P, Taylor C, Mejia A, Melgar‐Quinonez H, Anders R, Balcazar H, Segura‐Pérez S, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Acculturation and MyPyramid awareness among Latina WIC participants in Connecticut, California, Ohio, and Texas The FASEB Journal 2007, 21: a302-a303. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.21.5.a302-c.
  • RECENT IMPROVEMENTS IN EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING RATES IN GHANA ARE NOT EXPLAINED BY VARIATIONS IN DHS INSTRUMENTS USEDTimpo O, Lartey A, Pérez‐Escamilla R. RECENT IMPROVEMENTS IN EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING RATES IN GHANA ARE NOT EXPLAINED BY VARIATIONS IN DHS INSTRUMENTS USED The FASEB Journal 2007, 21: a687-a687. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.21.5.a687-c.
  • Puerto Rican differ from non‐Puerto Rican pregnant Latinas in pre‐gravid BMI, total fat and dietary fiber intakesBermúdez‐Millán A, Hromi‐Fiedler A, Fernandez M, Damio G, Segura‐Pérez S, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Puerto Rican differ from non‐Puerto Rican pregnant Latinas in pre‐gravid BMI, total fat and dietary fiber intakes The FASEB Journal 2007, 21: a1046-a1047. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.21.6.a1046-d.
  • Food insecurity and HIV status among pregnant Ghanaian women: Preliminary results from the RIING studyPerez‐Escamilla R, Lartey A, Mazur R, Sellen D, Hromi‐Fiedler A, Marquis G. Food insecurity and HIV status among pregnant Ghanaian women: Preliminary results from the RIING study The FASEB Journal 2007, 21: a311-a311. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.21.5.a311-d.
  • Maternal HIV status is associated with early breastfeeding practices of Ghanaian infants: Preliminary results from the RIING studyMarquis G, Lartey A, Brakohiapa L, Ampofo W, Perez‐Escamilla R, Sellen D, Mazur R. Maternal HIV status is associated with early breastfeeding practices of Ghanaian infants: Preliminary results from the RIING study The FASEB Journal 2007, 21: a117-a117. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.21.5.a117-b.
  • Food insecurity status influences nutrient intakes among pregnant LatinasHromi‐Fiedler A, Bermúdez‐Millán A, Chapman D, Segura‐Pérez S, Damio G, Melgar‐Quiñones H, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Food insecurity status influences nutrient intakes among pregnant Latinas The FASEB Journal 2007, 21: a1052-a1052. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.21.6.a1052.
  • Does the human immunodeficiency virus impair the onset of lactation among Ghanaian mothers?Otoo G, Lartey A, Marquis G, Sellen D, Chapman D, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Does the human immunodeficiency virus impair the onset of lactation among Ghanaian mothers? The FASEB Journal 2007, 21: a117-a117. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.21.5.a117-a.
  • Factors influencing the duration of exclusive breastfeeding in GhanaOtoo G, Lartey A, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Factors influencing the duration of exclusive breastfeeding in Ghana The FASEB Journal 2007, 21: a687-a687. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.21.5.a687.
  • Depression among Latinas with and without diabetesFitzgerald N, Segura‐Perez S, Damio G, Perez‐Escamilla R. Depression among Latinas with and without diabetes The FASEB Journal 2007, 21: a675-a675. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.21.5.a675-c.
  • Familiarity with the Food Guide Pyramid and the Food Label among Latina WIC participants in California, Connecticut, Ohio and TexasTaylor C, Putnik P, Mejia A, Melgar‐Quinonez H, Anders R, Balcazar H, Segura‐Pérez S, Pérez‐Escamilla R. Familiarity with the Food Guide Pyramid and the Food Label among Latina WIC participants in California, Connecticut, Ohio and Texas The FASEB Journal 2007, 21: a302-a302. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.21.5.a302-b.
  • Gender related item response patterns for household food security scales in Brazil and ColombiaHackett M, Melgar‐Quinonez H, Alvarez M, Segall A, Estrada A, Perez‐Escamilla R. Gender related item response patterns for household food security scales in Brazil and Colombia The FASEB Journal 2007, 21: a1049-a1049. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.21.6.a1049-c.
  • P117 Nutrition Knowledge and Lifestyle Behaviors among LatinasFitzgerald N, Perez S, Damio G, Perez-Escamilla R. P117 Nutrition Knowledge and Lifestyle Behaviors among Latinas Journal Of Nutrition Education And Behavior 2006, 38: s61-s62. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2006.04.125.
  • Household food insecurity is associated with food intake, and household income among Hispanics in Hartford, CTHong M, Pérez‐Escamilla R, Segura‐Pérez S, Peng Y. Household food insecurity is associated with food intake, and household income among Hispanics in Hartford, CT The FASEB Journal 2006, 20: a1008-a1009. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.20.5.a1008.
  • Pre‐gravid BMI and food insecurity during pregnancy among LatinasHromi‐Fiedler A, Pérez‐Escamilla R, Bermúdez‐Millán A, Chapman D, Segura‐Pérez S, Damio G, Melgar‐Quiñones H. Pre‐gravid BMI and food insecurity during pregnancy among Latinas The FASEB Journal 2006, 20: a1004-a1004. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.20.5.a1004.
  • Nutrition knowledge, lifestyle behaviors, and diabetes care among Latinas in ConnecticutFitzgerald N, Perez S, Damio G, Perez‐Escamilla R. Nutrition knowledge, lifestyle behaviors, and diabetes care among Latinas in Connecticut The FASEB Journal 2006, 20: a1311-a1312. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.20.5.a1311-d.
  • Waist circumference modifies the relationship between ethnicity/race and type 2 diabetes among adults in the NHANESFitzgerald N, Bermudez O, Perez‐Escamilla R. Waist circumference modifies the relationship between ethnicity/race and type 2 diabetes among adults in the NHANES The FASEB Journal 2006, 20: a1031-a1031. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.20.5.a1031-b.
  • Fortification of basic foods may contribute to prevent and control iron deficiency in KoreaChung H, Hong M, Pérez‐Escamilla R, Oh S. Fortification of basic foods may contribute to prevent and control iron deficiency in Korea The FASEB Journal 2006, 20: a1052-a1052. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.20.5.a1052-c.
  • Obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy among low‐income Latinas living in Hartford, CTBermúdez‐Millán A, Pérez‐Escamilla R, Hromi‐Fiedler A, Damio G, Segura‐Pérez S, Fernandez M. Obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy among low‐income Latinas living in Hartford, CT The FASEB Journal 2006, 20: a7-a7. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.20.4.a7-a.
  • The Pediatric ForumAnderson A, Pérez-Escamilla R, Chapman D. The Pediatric Forum JAMA Pediatrics 2006, 160: 321-324. DOI: 10.1001/archpedi.160.3.323-b.
  • BIRTHPLACE, LENGTH OF TIME IN THE U.S., AND LANGUAGE ARE ASSOCIATED WITH DIET AMONG INNER-CITY PUERTO RICAN WOMEN KEYWORDSHimmelgreen D, Bretnall A, Perez-Escamilla R, Peng Y, Bermudez A. BIRTHPLACE, LENGTH OF TIME IN THE U.S., AND LANGUAGE ARE ASSOCIATED WITH DIET AMONG INNER-CITY PUERTO RICAN WOMEN KEYWORDS Ecology Of Food And Nutrition 2005, 44: 105-122. DOI: 10.1080/03670240590923514.
  • Effectiveness of Breast-Feeding Peer Counseling in a Low-Income, Predominantly Latina PopulationChapman D, Damio G, Young S, Pérez-Escamilla R. Effectiveness of Breast-Feeding Peer Counseling in a Low-Income, Predominantly Latina Population Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 2005, 60: 157-158. DOI: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000154433.25184.ae.
  • 15 ACCULTURATION AND HOUSEHOLD FOOD INSECURITY AMONG LOW-INCOME LATINOS IN HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL.Dhokarh R, Pérez-Escamilla R, Himmelgreen D, Peng Y, Segura-Pérez S. 15 ACCULTURATION AND HOUSEHOLD FOOD INSECURITY AMONG LOW-INCOME LATINOS IN HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL. Journal Of Investigative Medicine 2004, 52: s403-s403. DOI: 10.1136/jim-52-suppl2-181.
  • ACCULTURATION AND HOUSEHOLD FOOD INSECURITY AMONG LOW-INCOME LATINOS IN HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL.: 15Dhokarh R, Pérez-Escamilla R, Himmelgreen D, Peng Y, Segura-Pérez S. ACCULTURATION AND HOUSEHOLD FOOD INSECURITY AMONG LOW-INCOME LATINOS IN HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL.: 15 Journal Of Investigative Medicine 2004, 52: s403. DOI: 10.1097/00042871-200403002-00181.
  • Fertility Desires and Sample Selection Bias: The Case of SenegalSaila-Ngita D, Bravo-Ureta B, Pérez-Escamilla R. Fertility Desires and Sample Selection Bias: The Case of Senegal Journal Of Asian And African Studies 2003, 38: 1-16. DOI: 10.1177/002190960303800101.
  • The Childhood Obesity Epidemic in the USA: Epidemiology, Causes, and SolutionsPérez‐Escamilla R. The Childhood Obesity Epidemic in the USA: Epidemiology, Causes, and Solutions Nutritional Anthropology 2002, 25: 29-35. DOI: 10.1525/nua.2002.25.1.29.
  • Pregnancy Intentions and Breast-Feeding Success: A Cross-Cultural RelationshipPérez-Escamilla R, Chinebuah B. Pregnancy Intentions and Breast-Feeding Success: A Cross-Cultural Relationship 2002, 503: 303-304. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4615-0559-4_57.
  • Milk Transfer Volume at the Time of Maternal Perception of the Onset of LactationChapman D, Pérez-Escamilla R. Milk Transfer Volume at the Time of Maternal Perception of the Onset of Lactation 2002, 503: 241-242. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4615-0559-4_31.
  • Nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among Latinos in the USA: Influence of languagePérez‐Escamilla R, Himmelgreen D, Bonello H, González A, Haldeman L, Méndez I, Segura‐Millán S. Nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among Latinos in the USA: Influence of language Ecology Of Food And Nutrition 2001, 40: 321-345. DOI: 10.1080/03670244.2001.9991657.
  • Council On Nutritional AnthropologyPerez‐Escamilla R, Brenton B. Council On Nutritional Anthropology Anthropology News 2000, 41: 57-57. DOI: 10.1111/an.2000.41.7.57.7.
  • Food Insecurity Among Low-Income Hispanics in Hartford, Connecticut: Implications for Public Health PolicyHimmelgreen D, Pérez-Escamilla R, Segura-Millán S, Peng Y, Gonzalez A, Singer M, Ferris A. Food Insecurity Among Low-Income Hispanics in Hartford, Connecticut: Implications for Public Health Policy Human Organization 2000, 59: 334-342. DOI: 10.17730/humo.59.3.76557m317748l414.
  • Development of a Color-Coded Bilingual Food Label for Low-Literacy Latino CaretakersHaldeman L, Pérez-Escamilla R, Ferris A, Drake L, Himmelgreen D, Bonello H, González A, Segura-Millán S, Méndez I, Bermúdez A, Romero-Daza N. Development of a Color-Coded Bilingual Food Label for Low-Literacy Latino Caretakers Journal Of Nutrition Education And Behavior 2000, 32: 152-160. DOI: 10.1016/s0022-3182(00)70543-7.
  • Knowledge of Folic Acid and Neural Tube Defects Among Inner-City ResidentsPerez-Escamilla R, Himmelgreen D, Segura-Millan S, Gonzalez A, Mendez I, Haldeman L. Knowledge of Folic Acid and Neural Tube Defects Among Inner-City Residents Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 1999, 54: 550-552.. DOI: 10.1097/00006254-199909000-00006.
  • Food habits of drug‐using Puerto Rican women in inner‐city HartfordRomero‐Daza N, Himmelgreen D, Pérez‐Escamilla R, Segura‐Millán S, Singer M. Food habits of drug‐using Puerto Rican women in inner‐city Hartford Medical Anthropology 1999, 18: 281-298. DOI: 10.1080/01459740.1999.9966158.
  • Impact of Infant Feeding Method on The Perceived Timing of Milk Arrival Among Women From Hartford, CTChapman D, McKernan P, Pérez-Escamilla R. Impact of Infant Feeding Method on The Perceived Timing of Milk Arrival Among Women From Hartford, CT Journal Of The Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics 1997, 97: a74. DOI: 10.1016/s0002-8223(97)00579-8.
  • Identification of risk factors for short breastfeeding duration in Mexico city through survival analysisPerez‐Escamilla R, Lutter C, Wickham C, Phillips M, Treviño‐Siller S, Sanghvi T. Identification of risk factors for short breastfeeding duration in Mexico city through survival analysis Ecology Of Food And Nutrition 1997, 36: 43-64. DOI: 10.1080/03670244.1997.9991504.
  • The Association Between Cesarean Delivery and Breast-Feeding Outcomes Among Mexican WomenPerez-Escamilla R, Maulen-Radovan I, Dewey K. The Association Between Cesarean Delivery and Breast-Feeding Outcomes Among Mexican Women Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 1997, 52: 20-21.. DOI: 10.1097/00006254-199701000-00011.
  • Update on the breastfeeding situation in africaPerez-Escamilla R. Update on the breastfeeding situation in africa Progress In Food & Nutrition Science 1993, 13: 597-609. DOI: 10.1016/s0271-5317(05)80686-4.
  • Neonatal feeding patterns and reports of insufficient milk among low‐income urban Mexican mothersPerez‐Escamilla R, Mejia L, Dewey K. Neonatal feeding patterns and reports of insufficient milk among low‐income urban Mexican mothers Ecology Of Food And Nutrition 1992, 27: 91-102. DOI: 10.1080/03670244.1992.9991231.