RCMAR - Publications

RCMAR - Publications

  • Pappadis MR, Chou LN, Howrey, Al Snih S. Life-Space Mobility and Post-Hospitalization Outcomes among Older Mexican American Medicare Beneficiaries. J Am Geriatr Soc. In Press 2023

  • Ventura J, Downer B, Li CY, Snih SA. Nativity differences in the relationship between handgrip strength and cognitive impairment in older Mexican Americans over 20 years of follow-up. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2022 Dec 13;107:104903. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2022.104903. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36584560

    Downer B, Li CY, Al Snih S. Hospitalizations and Emergency Room Admissions by Mexican American Older Adults with and without Dementia and Caregiver Mental Health. J Alzheimers Dis. 2022 Dec 20. doi: 10.3233/JAD-220997. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36565125

    Abrams, L. R., Myrskyla, M., & Mehta, N. K. (2022). The growing rural-urban divide in US life expectancy: contribution of cardiovascular disease and other major causes of death. Int J Epidemiol, 50(6), 1970-1978. PMCID: PMC8743112.

    Afunugo, W. E., Li, C. Y., Chou, L. N., Ward, F., & Al Snih, S. (2022). Pain, obesity, and physical function in Mexican American older adults during 20 years of follow-up. PM R. PMCID: PMC9500111.

    Allencherril, R. P., Markides, K. S., & Al Snih, S. (2022). Liver Disease Among Mexican Americans Aged 67 Years and Older. J Prim Care Community Health, 13, 21501319221116231. PMCID: PMC9358553.

    Cantu, P. A., & Aranda, M. P. (2022). Neuropsychiatric symptoms and caregiver relationship quality for older Mexican Americans. Aging Ment Health, 1-8. PMCID: PMC9463394.

    Givan, A., Downer, B., Chou, L. N., & Al Snih, S. (2022). Cognitive impairment and low physical function among older Mexican Americans: findings from a 20-year follow-up. Ann Epidemiol, 70, 9-15. PMCID: PMC9167708.

    Gutierrez, S., Wong, R., & Milani, S. A. (2022). The pain and depressive symptoms cascade: A bidirectional analysis of the Mexican Health and Aging Study 2012-2015. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 37(10). PMCID: In process.

    Hay, C. C., Pappadis, M. R., Sander, A. M., Weller, S. C., Wang, W., & Reistetter, T. A. (2022). Important-performance analysis to conceptualize goal priorities in community dwelling stroke survivors. Top Stroke Rehabil, 29(4), 310-320. PMCID: PMC8602464.

    Lopez, D. S., Kim, H., Polychronopoulou, E., Taha, S., Tsilidis, K. K., Villasante-Tezanos, A., Peek, M. K., Gilani, S., Khera, M., Baillargeon, J., Kuo, Y. F., & Canfield, S. (2022). Joint association of statins and testosterone replacement therapy with cardiovascular disease among older men with prostate cancer: SEER-Medicare 2007-2015. Cancer Epidemiol, 79, 102172. PMCID: PMC9288979.

    Lopez, D. S., Lee, W. C., Garcia, C. O., Downer, P. B., Taha, S., Villasante-Tezanos, A., Tsilidis, K. K., Peek, K., Kyriakos, M., & Canfield, S. (2022). Low testosterone and high cholesterol levels in relation to all-cause, cardiovascular disease, and cancer mortality in White, Black, and Hispanic men: NHANES 1988-2015. Hormones (Athens), 21(3), 399-411. PMCID: In process.

    Lopez, D. S., Liu, L., Smith-Warner, S. A., Tsilidis, K. K., Daniel, C., Baillargeon, J., Rohrmann, S., Platz, E. A., & Giovannucci, E. (2022). Association of Prudent, Western, and Alternate Healthy Eating Index (AHEI-2010) dietary patterns with serum testosterone and sex hormone binding globulin levels in men. Hormones (Athens), 21(1), 113-125. PMCID: PMC9134265.

    Lopez, D. S., Malagaris, I., Polychronopoulou, E., Tsilidis, K. K., Milani, S. A., Kristen Peek, M., Villasante-Tezanos, A., Alzweri, L., Baillargeon, J., Kuo, Y. F., & Canfield, S. (2022). Metformin and testosterone replacement therapy inversely associated with hormone-associated cancers (prostate, colorectal and male breast cancers) among older White and Black men. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). PMCID: In process.

    Mathuba, W., Deer, R., & Downer, B. (2022). Racial and ethnic differences in the improvement in daily activities during a nursing home stay. J Am Geriatr Soc, 70(4), 1244-1251. PMCID: PMC8986583.

    Matos-Moreno, A., Santos-Lozada, A. R., Mehta, N., de Leon, C. F. M., Lê-Scherban, F., & De Lima Friche, A. A. (2022). Migration is the driving force of rapid aging in Puerto Rico: A Research Brief. Popul Res Policy Rev, 41(3), 801-810. PMCID: PMC9272999.

    Mielke, M. M., Aggarwal, N. T., Vila-Castelar, C., Agarwal, P., Arenaza-Urquijo, E. M., Brett, B., Brugulat-Serrat, A., DuBose, L. E., Eikelboom, W. S., Flatt, J., Foldi, N. S., Franzen, S., Gilsanz, P., Li, W., McManus, A. J., van Lent, D. M., Milani, S. A., Shaaban, C. E., Stites, S. D., . . . Gender Special Interest, G. (2022). Consideration of sex and gender in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders from a global perspective. Alzheimers Dement. PMCID: In process.

    Milani, S. A., Bell, T. R., Crowe, M., Pope, C. N., & Downer, B. (2022). Increasing Pain Interference is Associated with Cognitive Decline over Four Years among Older Puerto Rican Adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. PMCID: In process.

    Milani, S. A., Howrey, B., Rodriguez, M. A., Samper-Ternent, R., & Wong, R. (2022). Gender differences in activity-limiting pain trajectories over a 17-year period in the Mexican Health and Aging Study. Pain, 163(2), e285-e292. PMCID: PMC8494819.

    Milani, S. A., Lopez, D. S., Downer, B., Samper-Ternent, R., & Wong, R. (2022). Effects of diabetes and obesity on cognitive impairment and mortality in older Mexicans. Arch Gerontol Geriatr, 99, 104581. PMCID: PMC8810632.

    Milani, S. A., Raji, M. A., Kuo, Y. F., Lopez, D. S., Markides, K. S., & Al Snih, S. (2022). Multimorbidity Is Associated with Pain Over 6 Years Among Community-Dwelling Mexican Americans Aged 80 and Older. Front Pain Res (Lausanne), 3, 830308. PMCID: PMC8983931.

    Miyawaki, C. E., Liu, M., & Markides, K. S. (2022). Association between caregivers' characteristics and older care recipients' well-being among Vietnamese immigrant families in the United States. J Community Psychol, 50(5), 2214-2224. PMCID: PMC9177710.

    Miyawaki, C. E., Liu, M., Park, V. T., Tran, M. T., & Markides, K. S. (2022). Social support as a moderator of physical disability and mental health in older Vietnamese immigrants in the U.S.: Results from the Vietnamese aging and care survey (VACS). Geriatr Nurs, 44, 151-158. PMCID: PMC9134842.

    Miyawaki, C. E., Meyer, O. L., Chen, N. W., & Markides, K. S. (2022). Health of Vietnamese Older Adults and Caregiver's Psychological Status in the United States: Result from the Vietnamese Aging and Care Survey. Clin Gerontol, 45(5), 1285-1293. PMCID: In process.

    Pappadis, M. R., Sander, A. M., Struchen, M. A., & Kurtz, D. M. (2022). Soy diferente: a qualitative study on the perceptions of recovery following traumatic brain injury among Spanish-speaking U.S. immigrants. Disabil Rehabil, 44(11), 2400-2409. PMCID: PMC8109840.

    Rivera-Hernandez, M., Kumar, A., Chou, L. N., Keeney, T., Ferdows, N., Karmarkar, A., Markides, K. S., & Ottenbacher, K. (2022). Healthcare utilization and costs among high-need and frail Mexican American Medicare beneficiaries. PLoS One, 17(1), e0262079. PMCID: PMC8759642.

    Samper-Ternent, R., Tinetti, M., Jennings, L. A., Wong, R., Arney, J., & Naik, A. D. (2022). Better care for older Hispanics: Identifying priorities and harmonizing care. J Am Geriatr Soc, 70(6), 1889-1894. PMCID: PMC9228737.

    Shepard, V., Al Snih, S., Burke, R., Downer, B., Kuo, Y. F., Malagaris, I., & Raji, M. (2022). Characteristics Associated with Mexican-American Hospice Use: Retrospective Cohort Study Using the Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (H-EPESE). Am J Hosp Palliat Care, 10499091221110125. PMCID: In process.

    Teresi, J. A., Yu, X., Stewart, A. L., & Hays, R. D. (2022). Guidelines for Designing and Evaluating Feasibility Pilot Studies. Med Care, 60(1), 95-103. PMCID: PMC8849521.

    Villarreal Rizzo, A. F., & Downer, B. (2022). The Association between Late-Life Alcohol Consumption and Incident Dementia among Mexican Americans Aged 75 and Older. Gerontol Geriatr Med, 8, 23337214221109823. PMCID: PMC9373159.

  • Avila, J. C., Mejia-Arangom, S., Jupiter, D., Downer, B., & Wong, R. (2021). The Effect of Diabetes on the Cognitive Trajectory of Older Adults in Mexico and the United States. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 76(4), e153-e164. PMCID: PMC7955990.

    Cantu, P. A., Sheehan, C. M., Sasson, I., & Hayward, M. D. (2021). Increasing Education-Based Disparities in Healthy Life Expectancy Among U.S. Non-Hispanic Whites, 2000-2010. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 76(2), 319-329. PMCID: PMC7813204.

    Downer, B., Al Snih, S., Chou, L. N., Kuo, Y. F., Raji, M., Markides, K. S., & Ottenbacher, K. J. (2021). Changes in Health Care Use by Mexican American Medicare Beneficiaries Before and After a Diagnosis of Dementia. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 76(3), 534-542. PMCID: PMC7907487.

    Downer, B., Chou, L. N., Al Snih, S., Barba, C., Kuo, Y. F., Raji, M., Markides, K. S., & Ottenbacher, K. J. (2021). Documentation of Dementia as a Cause of Death Among Mexican-American Decedents Diagnosed with Dementia. J Alzheimers Dis, 82(4), 1727-1736. PMCID: PMC8384698.

    Garcia, M. A., Downer, B., Chiu, C. T., Saenz, J. L., Ortiz, K., & Wong, R. (2021). Educational Benefits and Cognitive Health Life Expectancies: Racial/Ethnic, Nativity, and Gender Disparities. Gerontologist, 61(3), 330-340. PMCID: PMC8023372.

    Garcia, M. A., Warner, D. F., Garcia, C., Downer, B., & Raji, M. (2021). Age Patterns in Self-Reported Cognitive Impairment Among Older Latino Subgroups and Non-Latino Whites in the United States, 1997-2018: Implications for Public Health Policy. Innov Aging, 5(4), igab039. PMCID: PMC8670720.

    Howrey, B., Avila, J. C., Downer, B., & Wong, R. (2021). Social Engagement and Cognitive Function of Older Adults in Mexico and the United States: How Universal Is the Interdependence in Couples? J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 76(Suppl 1), S41-S50. PMCID: PMC8186856.

    Lopez, D. S., Huang, D., Tsilidis, K. K., Canfield, S., Khera, M., Baillargeon, J. G., Kuo, Y. F., Peek, M. K., Platz, E. A., & Markides, K. (2021). The role of testosterone replacement therapy and statin use, and their combination, in prostate cancer. Cancer Causes Control, 32(9), 965-976. PMCID: PMC8316375.

    Lopez, D. S., Polychronopoulou, E., Tsilidis, K. K., Khera, M., Su, L. J., Fowke, J. H., Peek, M. K., Kuo, Y. F., Markides, K., & Canfield, S. (2021). Independent and Joint Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Statins use on the Risk of Prostate Cancer Among White, Black, and Hispanic Men. Cancer Prev Res (Phila), 14(7), 719-728. PMCID: PMC8260462.

    Milani, S. A., Cantu, P. A., Berenson, A. B., Kuo, Y. F., Markides, K. S., & Raji, M. A. (2021). Gender Differences in Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Among Community-Dwelling Mexican Americans Aged 80 and Older. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen, 36, 15333175211042958. PMCID: PMC8641300.

    Milani, S. A., Raji, M. A., Chen, L., & Kuo, Y. F. (2021). Trends in the Use of Benzodiazepines, Z-Hypnotics, and Serotonergic Drugs Among US Women and Men Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open, 4(10), e2131012. PMCID: PMC8546497.

    Patino, J., Rodriguez, M. A., & Al Snih, S. (2021). Depressive symptoms predict low physical performance among older Mexican Americans. Aging Clin Exp Res, 33(9), 2549-2555. PMCID: PMC8280240.

    Rodriguez, A. M., Polychronopoulou, E., Hsu, E., Shah, R., Lamiman, K., & Kuo, Y. F. (2021). Factors associated with endometrial cancer and hyperplasia among middle-aged and older Hispanics. Gynecol Oncol, 160(1), 16-23. PMCID: PMC8142520.

    Rodriguez, M. A., Chou, L. N., Sodhi, J. K., Markides, K. S., Ottenbacher, K. J., & Snih, S. A. (2021). Arthritis, physical function, and disability among older Mexican Americans over 23 years of follow-up. Ethn Health, 1-17. PMCID: PMC9124228.

    Sander, A. M., Ketchum, J. M., Lequerica, A. H., Pappadis, M. R., Bushnik, T., Hammond, F. M., & Sevigny, M. (2021). Primary Language and Participation Outcomes in Hispanics With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Study. J Head Trauma Rehabil, 36(4), E218-E225. PMCID: PMC8249338.

    Torres, J. M., Yahirun, J. J., Sheehan, C., Ma, M., & Saenz, J. (2021). Adult child socio-economic status disadvantage and cognitive decline among older parents in Mexico. Soc Sci Med, 279, 113910. PMCID: PMC8284312.

    Vu, L. H., Markides, K. S., & Downer, B. (2021). Neuropsychiatric Symptoms by Cognitive Status for Mexican-Americans Aged 85 and Older. Gerontol Geriatr Med, 7, 23337214211002724. PMCID: PMC7983470.

  • DeVilbiss, E. A., Weuve, J., Fink, D. S., Arah, O. A., Radoc, J. G., Datta, G. D., Lopez, D. S., Johnson, D. A., Branas, C. C., Schisterman, E. F., the Society for Epidemiologic Research, D., & Inclusion, C. (2020). Response to Society for Epidemiologic Research Diversity and Inclusion Survey Commentaries. Am J Epidemiol, 189(10), 1053-1056. PMCID: PMC7670874.

    DeVilbiss, E. A., Weuve, J., Fink, D. S., Morris, M. D., Arah, O. A., Radoc, J. G., Datta, G. D., Abuelezam, N. N., Lopez, D. S., Johnson, D. A., Branas, C. C., & Schisterman, E. F. (2020). Assessing Representation and Perceived Inclusion among Members in the Society for Epidemiologic Research. Am J Epidemiol. PMCID: In process.

    Downer, B., Al Snih, S., Raji, M., Chou, L. N., Kuo, Y. F., Markides, K. S., & Ottenbacher, K. J. (2020). Healthcare utilization of Mexican-American Medicare beneficiaries with and without Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. PLoS One, 15(1), e0227681. PMCID: PMC6961888.

    Downer, B., Milani, S., & Wong, R. (2020). The Sequence of Physical and Cognitive Impairment and the Association with Mortality Among Unimpaired Older Mexican Adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 75(7), 1386-1392. PMCID: PMC7302177.

    Gilman, S. E., Arah, O. A., Bates, L. M., Branas, C. C., Cozier, Y. C., Datta, G. D., DeVilbiss, E. A., Fink, D. S., Hajat, A., Johnson, D. A., Lopez, D. S., Morris, M. D., Weuve, J., Abuelezam, N. N., Diversity, & Inclusion Committee of the Society for Epidemiologic, R. (2020). The Society for Epidemiologic Research and the Future of Diversity and Inclusion in Epidemiology. Am J Epidemiol, 189(10), 1049-1052. PMCID: PMC7666411.

    Gutierrez, S., Milani, S. A., & Wong, R. (2020). Is "Busy" Always Better? Time-Use Activities and Depressive Symptoms Among Older Mexican Adults. Innov Aging, 4(5), igaa030. PMCID:  PMC7477915.

    Hay, C. C., Graham, J. E., Pappadis, M. R., Sander, A. M., Hong, I., & Reistetter, T. A. (2020). The Impact of One's Sex and Social Living Situation on Rehabilitation Outcomes After a Stroke. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 99(1), 48-55. PMCID: PMC6920562.

    Johnson, J., Rodriguez, M. A., & Al Snih, S. (2020). Life-Space Mobility in the Elderly: Current Perspectives. Clin Interv Aging, 15, 1665-1674. PMCID: MC7501960.

    Lopez, D. S., Wulaningsih, W., Tsilidis, K. K., Baillargeon, J., Williams, S. B., Urban, R., & Rohrmann, S. (2020). Environment-wide association study to comprehensively test and validate associations between nutrition and lifestyle factors and testosterone deficiency: NHANES 1988-1994 and 1999-2004. Hormones (Athens), 19(2), 205-214. PMCID: PMC7323003.

    Nguyen, C., Downer, B., Chou, L. N., Kuo, Y. F., & Raji, M. (2020). End-of-Life Healthcare Utilization of Older Mexican Americans with and Without a Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 75(2), 326-332. PMCID: PMC7176060.

    Rivera-Hernandez, M., Fabius, C. D., Fashaw, S., Downer, B., Kumar, A., Panagiotou, O. A., & Epstein-Lubow, G. (2020). Quality of Post-Acute Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities That Disproportionately Serve Hispanics with Dementia. J Am Med Dir Assoc, 21(11), 1705-1711 e1703. PMCID: PMC7641973.

    Roberts, P. S., Krishnan, S., Burns, S. P., Ouellette, D., & Pappadis, M. R. (2020). Inconsistent Classification of Mild Stroke and Implications on Health Services Delivery. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 101(7), 1243-1259. PMCID: PMC7311258.

    Sodhi, J. K., Karmarkar, A., Raji, M., Markides, K. S., Ottenbacher, K. J., & Al Snih, S. (2020). Pain as a predictor of frailty over time among older Mexican Americans. Pain, 161(1), 109-113. PMCID: PMC6923536.

    Wadsworth, P. A., Chen, N. W., Raji, M., Markides, K. S., & Downer, B. (2020). Mobility but Not Balance Limitations Are Associated with Cognitive Decline among Older Hispanics. Gerontol Geriatr Med, 6, 2333721420947952. PMCID: PMC7427021.

  • Cantu, P., Kim, Y., Sheehan, C., Powers, D., Margerison, C. E., & Cubbin, C. (2019). Downward Neighborhood Poverty Mobility during Childhood Is Associated with Child Asthma: Evidence from the Geographic Research on Wellbeing (GROW) Survey. J Urban Health, 96(4), 558-569. PMCID: PMC6890910.

    Downer, B., Al Snih, S., Chou, L. N., Kuo, Y. F., Markides, K. S., & Ottenbacher, K. J. (2019). Differences in hospitalizations, emergency room admissions, and outpatient visits among Mexican-American Medicare beneficiaries. BMC Geriatr, 19(1), 136. PMCID: PMC6528336.

    Downer, B., Al Snih, S., Howrey, B. T., Raji, M. A., Markides, K. S., & Ottenbacher, K. J. (2019). Combined effects of cognitive impairment and pre-frailty on future frailty and death in older Mexican Americans. Aging Ment Health, 23(10), 1405-1412. PMCID: PMC6534489.

    Downer, B., Garcia, M. A., Raji, M., & Markides, K. S. (2019). Cohort Differences in Cognitive Impairment and Cognitive Decline Among Mexican-Americans Aged 75 Years or Older. Am J Epidemiol, 188(1), 119-129. PMCID: PMC6321807.

    Hawley, L., Hammond, F. M., Cogan, A. M., Juengst, S., Mumbower, R., Pappadis, M. R., Waldman, W., & Dams-O'Connor, K. (2019). Ethical Considerations in Chronic Brain Injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil, 34(6), 433-436. PMCID: PMC6986275.

    Krishnan, S., Hay, C. C., Pappadis, M. R., Deutsch, A., & Reistetter, T. A. (2019). Stroke Survivors' Perspectives on Post-Acute Rehabilitation Options, Goals, Satisfaction, and Transition to Home. J Neurol Phys Ther, 43(3), 160-167. PMCID: PMC6582990.

    Li, C. Y., Al Snih, S., Chen, N. W., Markides, K. S., Sodhi, J., & Ottenbacher, K. J. (2019). Validation of the Modified Frailty Phenotype Measure in Older Mexican Americans. J Am Geriatr Soc, 67(11), 2393-2397. PMCID: PMC6861608.

    Lopez, D. S., Huang, D., Tsilidis, K. K., Khera, M., Williams, S. B., Urban, R. J., Panagiotou, O. A., Kuo, Y. F., Baillargeon, J., Farias, A., & Krause, T. (2019). Association of the extent of therapy with prostate cancer in those receiving testosterone therapy in a US commercial insurance claims database. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf), 91(6), 885-891. PMCID: PMC7294776.

    McEniry, M., Samper-Ternent, R., Florez, C. E., & Cano-Gutierrez, C. (2019). Early Life Displacement Due to Armed Conflict and Violence, Early Nutrition, and Older Adult Hypertension, Diabetes, and Obesity in the Middle-Income Country of Colombia. J Aging Health, 31(8), 1479-1502. PMCID: PMC6738338.

    Mutambudzi, M., Chen, N. W., Howrey, B., Garcia, M. A., & Markides, K. S. (2019). Physical Performance Trajectories and Mortality Among Older Mexican Americans. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 74(2), 233-239. PMCID: PMC6333933.

    Pappadis, M. R., Krishnan, S., Hay, C. C., Jones, B., Sander, A. M., Weller, S. C., & Reistetter, T. A. (2019). Lived experiences of chronic cognitive and mood symptoms among community-dwelling adults following stroke: a mixed-methods analysis. Aging Ment Health, 23(9), 1227-1233. PMCID: PMC6486878.

Texas RCMAR is funded by the National Institute on Aging, Grant Number P30AG059301