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Naomi Modeste, DrPH
Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Research & Grantsmanship    Funded Research Project (PI)
  • Understanding of HPV vaccine receipt among women and adolescents in Trinidad and Tobago

    ( 9/2013 - 9/2014 )

    This research will use mixed methodology.  approximately 1300 women with daughters 11-18 yrs old will join several focus groups.  In addition, adolescent girls 14-18  from a number of schools will complete a survey.

    Co-investigators: Dr. Diadrey-Anne sealy and Dr. Patricia Dyett

  • Barriers to Early Detection of Breast Cancer among Women in Tobago, 1996

    ( 7/2005 - 9/2006 )
  • Factors associated with AIDS risk behaviors of African born adolescents in Southern California ( 9/2005 - 6/2006 )
  • AIDS Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behavior intentions of adolescents attending SDA high schools in Trinidad and Tobago.

    ( 1/1993 - 9/1994 )
  • AIDS knowledge, attitudes beliefs, and behavioral intentions of adolescents in Trinidad

    ( 1/1992 - 12/1992 )
  Funded Research Project (CI)
  • Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Education of Black Women in the Inland Empire, 2008 - present.  PI: Padma Tadi-Uppala ( 1/2009 )
  • Determinants of long-term care utilization by Mexican-American caregivers in South San Diego ( 7/2005 - 12/2006 )
  • Low birth-weight, very low birth weight and infant mortality in San Bernardino County: A secondary analysis of maternal factors ( 9/2005 - 5/2006 )
  • Barriers to providing caregiving to African American families in the Inland Empire ( 4/2004 - 5/2005 )
  • Screening for diabetes: Does it work the same way among Vietnamese and Hispanics? ( 10/2004 - 3/2005 )
  • Maternal smoking cessation for African American Women

    ( 1/2002 - 12/2002 )
  • Health indicators and diabetes prevalence among Seventh-day Adventists in Barbados, WI, 1998

    ( 9/1998 - 8/2000 )
  • The relationship between caregiver burden and self-care deficits in elderly patients, Ruby Watson (PI).  Assisted with proposal, data collection and manuscript preparation

    ( 9/1996 - 9/1997 )
  Non-Funded Research Project
  • Tania Barreno*, Modeste, NN, Banta, J. Lee, J. Family acculturation and asthma outcomes in Latino children.

    ( 6/2010 - 9/2013 )
  • Karla Williams* Modeste, NN,Hopp Marshak, H., Hopkins, G., McBride, D. Perceived parent-child  relationship and high-risk behaviors among Christian college students

    ( 7/2009 - 8/2013 )
  • Christina Irsilious Fam*, Modeste, N., Herring, P. Hopp Marshak, H. Breastfeeding attitudes and intentions among Middle Eastern women living in Southern California.

    ( 6/2010 - 8/2012 )
  • Sharlene Gozalians*, Modeste, NN, Hopp Marshak, H., Handysides, D., Soret, S. Effects of Photovoice on youth perceptions of healthy food access in the built environment

    ( 5/2011 - 6/2012 )
  • Aileen Tareg*, Modeste, N (PI), Lee, J., Dos Santos, H. Chewing Tobacco with or without betel nut and smoking among adults in Yap, Micronesia.

    ( 8/2010 - 6/2012 )
  • Carol Barnes-Reid* , Modeste, N (PI), Dos Santos, H, Banta, J. Factors affecting parents misperception of overweight or obesity in their children

    ( 6/2011 - 3/2012 )
  • Sanam Kazemi* Modeste, Naomi (PI), Lee, Jerry*, Herring, Patti* (2010-2011). Predicting mammography screening and breast self-examination among Hispanic and non-Hispanic White women in Orange County, California.

    ( 9/2010 - 6/2011 )
  • Creski,M* Modeste, NN., Cort, D., Hopp, JW., Rajaram, S. The association between body mass index and dental caries in Hispanic elementary school children.

    ( 3/2010 - 5/2011 )
  • Kyla Raynor*, N. Modeste, H. Hopp Marshak, H. dos Santos. Body weight perceptions and weight control behavior among adult  Burmudians        ( 4/2008 - 6/2009 )
  • Alexis Deavenport*, N. Modeste, H. Hopp Marshak, C. Neish. Health beliefs and intentions related to mammography screening  among low income Hispanic women. ( 3/2008 - 6/2009 )
  • Nellie Leon*, Modeset, N. Lee, J. Ramirez, C. The prevalence and determinants of health risk behaviors among high school students in Mexico.

    ( 1/2008 - 3/2009 )
  • Maxine Newell* Modeste, NN (Chair), (2005- 2008). Factors associated with hypertension among Black SDAs in London ( 1/2009 )
  • Sang, T.*, Modeste, N.N.  Partner communication and factors influencing the decision to obtain an HIV test among Chinese/Chinese American community college students in Northern California, 2007-2008. ( 1/2009 )
  • McKenzie, M*, Modeste, NN. Spirituality and observance of SDA lifestye practices among Blacks in Ontario, Canada, 2007-2009 ( 1/2009 )
  • Godwin Aja*,  Modeste, N.N.Application of the asset mapping model of church based HIV/AIDS prevention and control in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria   ( 7/2007 - 6/2008 )
  • See Wei Toh* N. Modeste, J. Lee. Using acculturation and familism to predict the intention of eating  a vegetarian diet among Chinese Seventh-day Adventists in USA. ( 6/2007 - 6/2008 )
  •  Nellie Leon*, N. Modeste, J. Lee. Prevalence and determinants of health risk behaviors among high high school students in Mexico. ( 6/2007 - 6/2008 )
  • Vanessa Jones*, N. Modeste, H. Hopp Marshak, C Fox. The effects of an HIV/AIDS educational intervention on the sexual perceptions and practices of adolescents in Trinidad ( 6/2007 - 6/2008 )
  • Astrid Mickens*, N. Modeste (PI). , S. Montgomery, M. Taylor. Infant feeding decisions among pregnant Black WIC participants and the role of peer support.   ( 9/2005 - 6/2007 )
  • Dixon Anjejo* Modeste, N.N.,  Factors associated with AIDS Risk behaviors of African Born Adolescents in San Diego   ( 6/2005 - 6/2007 )
  • Tamarra Jones *,  Modeste, N.N. Factors influencing the intention to quit drinking among Black/African American pregnant women. ( 7/2005 - 6/2006 )
  • Patricia Jones*, N. Modeste (PI), S. Montgomery, C. Wilson. Social networks and health services use among HIV positive youth   ( 9/2002 - 5/2005 )
  • Cesar Galvez* N. Modeste (PI)  J. Lee*. Predictors of seeking medical care in case of having a child with signs consistent with pneumonia, among Peruvian mothers ( 6/2000 - 6/2001 )