La recherche au service de la performance en Santé
HESPER Health Services and Performance Research EA7425
La recherche au service de la performance en Santé
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Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
La recherche au service de la performance en Santé

Équipe de recherche

DE JESUS Maria

DE JESUS Maria

Professeure dans le domaine de politique de la santé à American University à Washington
Téléphone :
E-mail : maria.de-jesus@ens-lyon.fr / dejesus@american.edu

Affiliations

HESPER

Collegium de Lyon

School of International Service, American University (Washington, DC)

Axes de recherche

  • déterminants sociaux de la santé
  • populations vulnérables
  • migrants
  • santé
  • soins
  • inégalités de santé
  • inégalités sociales
  • cancer
  • VIH

Biosketch

Maria De Jesus est professeure dans le domaine de politique de la santé à American University à Washington, DC. Elle est spécialisée dans le domaine de la santé et des disparités sociales, en particulier parmi les populations vulnérables. Ses intérêts de recherche incluent les inégalités liées au VIH et au cancer et d'autres inégalités de santé; les stratégies de communication en matière de santé; et les déterminants sociaux de la santé. Avant d'occuper ce poste, elle était chargée de recherche postdoctorale à Harvard School of Public Health, où elle a mené plusieurs grandes recherches communautaires financées par les Instituts nationaux de la santé (NIH). Elle a reçu de nombreuses subventions et a publié plus de 25 articles. Elle a obtenu son Bachelor à l'Université McGill, et son Masters et PhD en psychologie à Boston College.

Publications

PRINCIPALES PUBLICATIONS

  1. De Jesus, M. & Williams, D.R. (2018). The Care and Prevention in the United States Demonstration Project: A call for more focus on the social determinants of HIV/AIDS. Public Health Reports, 133(Supplement 2): 28S-33S.
  2. De Jesus, M., Taylor, J., Maine, C., & Nalls, P. (2016). A one-size-fits-all HIV prevention and education approach?: Interpreting divergent HIV risk perceptions between African American and East African immigrant women in Washington, DC using the proximate-determinants conceptual framework. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 43(2): 78-83.
  3. De Jesus, M. (2016). How religiosity shapes health perceptions and behaviors of Latina immigrants: Is it an enabling or prohibitive factor? Psychology, Health, and Medicine, 21(1): 128-133.
  4. Palazzolo, S., Yamanis, T., De Jesus, M., Maguire-Marshall, M., & Barker, S. (2015). Documentation status as a contextual determinant of HIV risk among young transgender Latinas. LGBT Health, 3(2): 132-138.
  5. De Jesus, M., Carrete, C., Maine, C., & Nalls, P. (2015). Attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors toward HIV testing among African American and East African immigrant women in Washington, D.C.: Implications for targeted HIV testing promotion and communication strategies. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 91:8 569-575.
  6. De Jesus, M., Carrete, C., Maine, C., & Nalls, P. (2015). ‘Getting tested is almost like going to the Salem witch trials’: Discordant discourses between western public health messages and sociocultural expectations surrounding HIV testing among East African immigrant women. AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 27(5): 604-611.
  7. De Jesus, M. & Miller, E.B. (2015). Examining breast cancer screening barriers among Central American and Mexican immigrant women: Fatalistic beliefs or structural factors? Health Care for Women International, 36(5): 593-607.
  8. De Jesus, M. & Kim, K. (2014). Bridging the gap in health communication: U.S. biomedical and immigrant Latina ethnomedical models of healthcare. Intercultural Management Quarterly, 15(3): 7-9.
  9. De Jesus, M. & Xiao, C. (2014). Predicting health care utilization among Latinos: Health locus of control beliefs or access factors? Health Education & Behavior, 41(4): 423-430.
  • De Jesus, M. & Earl, T. R. (2014). Perspectives on quality mental health care from Brazilian and Cape Verdean outpatients: Implications for effective patient-centered policies and models of care. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being, 9: 228-239. Greaney, M.L.,
  • De Jesus, M. et al. (2014). Designing audience-centered interactive voice response messages to promote cancer screenings among low-income Latinas. Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy, 11:230-213.
  • De Jesus, M. & Xiao, C. (2013). Cross-border health care utilization among the Hispanic population in the United States: implications for closing the health care access gap. Ethnicity & Health, 18(3): 297-314.
  • De Jesus, M. (2013). The impact of mass media health communication on health decision-making and medical advice-seeking behavior of U.S. Hispanic population. Health Communication, 28(5): 525-529. 13. Shelton, R.C., Snavely, A.C.,
  • De Jesus, M. Othus, M.D., & Allen, J.D. (2013). HPV vaccine decision making and acceptance: Does religion play a role? Journal of Religion and Health, 52(4): 1120-1130.
  • De Jesus, M. (2012). Promoting culturally responsive health communication. Intercultural Management Quarterly, 13(2): 9-11.
  • De Jesus, M. & Xiao, C. (2012). Predicting Internet use as a source of health information: a “language divide” among the Hispanic population in the United States. Policy and Internet, 4(2): 1-11.
  • Allen, J.D., De Jesus, M., Mars, D., Laura, T., Cloutier, L., & Shelton, R.C. (2012). Decision-making about the HPV vaccine among ethnically diverse parents: Implications for health communications. Journal of Oncology: 1-5.
  • De Jesus, M., Puleo, E., Shelton, R.C., & Emmons, K.M. (2010). Factors associated with colorectal cancer screening among a low-income, multiethnic, highly insured population: Does provider’s understanding of the patient’s social context matter? Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 87(2): 236-243.
  • De Jesus, M., Shelton, R., Puleo, E., & Emmons, K. (2010). Associations between perceived social environment and neighborhood safety: Health implications. Health & Place, 16(5): 1007-1013.
  • De Jesus, M. (2010). Institutional barriers and strategies to health promotion: perspectives and experiences of Cape Verdean women health promoters. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 12(3): 398-407.
  • De Jesus, M., Parast, L., Shelton, R.C., Kokkinogenis, K., Othus, M., Li, Y., & Allen, J.D. (2009). Actual versus preferred sources of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) information among Black, White, and Hispanic parents: implications for health care providers and parent education. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine: The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network, 163(11): 1066-1067.
  • De Jesus, M. (2009). Mutuality at the center: Health promotion with Cape Verdean immigrant women. Ethnicity & Health, 14(1): 45-59.
  • De Jesus, M. (2009). The importance of social context in understanding and promoting low-income immigrant women’s health. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 20(1): 90-97.
  • De Jesus, M. (2007). HIV/AIDS and immigrant Cape Verdean women: Contextualized perspectives of Cape Verdean community advocates. American Journal of Community Psychology, 39(1-2): 121-131.