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John S. Luque

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InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences
AddressP.O. Box MSC 955
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Cannon Place - 135 Cannon St.
Phone843-876-2248
Fax843-876-2344
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    2013Award for Excellence in Research, Georgia Southern University
    2013JPHCOPH Award for Service, Georgia Southern University
    2012JPHCOPH Award for Scholarship, Georgia Southern University
    2010Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology
    2007 - 2009Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health
    2007Hispanic Heritage Award - Alumni, University of South Florida

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    John “Juan” Luque, Ph.D., MPH is an Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Promotion in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC) and an Associate Member of Hollings Cancer Center in the Division of Cancer Control. He received his PhD (Applied Anthropology) and MPH (Epidemiology) degrees from the University of South Florida, and his postdoctoral training in Behavioral Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Luque has been the Principal Investigator of multiple research projects sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. His research interests are in cancer education and lay health advisor interventions, with a focus on Latino immigrant populations. Dr. Luque has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles in top-tier scholarly journals, and in 2015, he served as a guest co-editor for the Journal of Cancer Education.
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    hispanic, latino, immigrant health, community-based participatory research, cancer education, cancer prevention and control, cervical cancer, health disparities, lay health advisors, community health workers, migrant farmworkers, medical anthropology, social marketing, global health

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    1. Luque JS, Vargas M, Wallace K, Matthew OO, Tawk R, Ali AA, Kiros GE, Harris CM, Gwede CK. Engaging the Community on Colorectal Cancer Screening Education: Focus Group Discussions Among African Americans. J Cancer Educ. 2021 Apr 26. PMID: 33904120.
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    2. Coughlin SS, Ayyala DN, Luque JS, Moore JX. Predictors of prostate cancer screening among African American men treated at an Academic Medical Center in the Southern United States. Curr Cancer Rep. 2021 Jun 15; 3(1):81-94. PMID: 33898998.
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    3. Roy S, Dickey S, Wang HL, Washington A, Polo R, Gwede CK, Luque JS. Systematic Review of Interventions to Increase Stool Blood Colorectal Cancer Screening in African Americans. J Community Health. 2021 Feb; 46(1):232-244. PMID: 32583358.
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    4. Matthew OO, Monaghan PF, Luque JS. The Novel Coronavirus and Undocumented Farmworkers in the United States. New Solut. 2021 05; 31(1):9-15. PMID: 33517834.
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    5. Luque JS, Okere AN, Reyes-Ortiz CA, Williams PM. Mixed methods study of the potential therapeutic benefits from medical cannabis for patients in Florida. Complement Ther Med. 2021 Mar; 57:102669. PMID: 33460744.
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    6. Reyes-Ortiz CA, Perez-Zepeda MU, Ocampo-Chaparro JM, Campo-Arias A, Borda MG, Holmes HM, Luque JS. Polyvictimization and Recurrent Falling in Older Ecuadorian Adults: The Mediation Role of Depressive Symptoms. J Aging Health. 2021 Jan; 33(1-2):27-38. PMID: 32877294.
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    7. Ford ME, Cannady K, Nahhas GJ, Knight KD, Chavis C, Crawford B, Malek AM, Martino E, Frazier S, Gathers A, Lawton C, Cartmell KB, Luque JS. Assessing an intervention to increase knowledge related to cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine. Adv Cancer Res. 2020; 146:115-137. PMID: 32241386.
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    8. Ritchwood TD, Luque JS, Coakley TM, Wynn M, Corbie-Smith G. Understanding African American youth and adult perspectives on sex education in rural North Carolina. Sex Educ. 2020; 20(6):612-626. PMID: 33762889.
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    9. Cartmell KB, Mzik CR, Sundstrom BL, Luque JS, White A, Young-Pierce J. HPV Vaccination Communication Messages, Messengers, and Messaging Strategies. J Cancer Educ. 2019 Oct; 34(5):1014-1023. PMID: 30054900.
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    10. Luque JS, Becker A, Bossak BH, Grzywacz JG, Tovar-Aguilar JA, Guo Y. Knowledge and Practices to Avoid Heat-Related Illness among Hispanic Farmworkers along the Florida-Georgia Line. J Agromedicine. 2020 04; 25(2):190-200. PMID: 31544652.
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    11. Howell K, Washington A, Williams PM, Mathis AL, Luque JS. Medical Marijuana Policy Reform Reaches Florida: A Scoping Review. Fla Public Health Rev. 2019; 16:128-136. PMID: 31891164.
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    12. Luque JS, Maupin J, Ferris DG. Comparative study of HPV and Cervical Cancer Knowledge and Beliefs between Mexican Immigrant Women in the US and Peruvian Women. Cancer Health Disparities. 2019; 3:e1-e16. PMID: 32280937.
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    13. Luque JS, Logan A, Soulen G, Armeson KE, Garrett DM, Davila CB, Ford ME. Systematic Review of Mammography Screening Educational Interventions for Hispanic Women in the United States. J Cancer Educ. 2019 06; 34(3):412-422. PMID: 29330754.
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    14. Sundstrom B, Smith E, Delay C, Luque JS, Davila C, Feder B, Paddock V, Poudrier J, Pierce JY, Brandt HM. A reproductive justice approach to understanding women's experiences with HPV and cervical cancer prevention. Soc Sci Med. 2019 07; 232:289-297. PMID: 31121439.
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    15. Luque JS, Wallace K, Blankenship BF, Roos LG, Berger FG, LaPelle NR, Melvin CL. Correction to: Formative Research on Knowledge and Preferences for Stool-based Tests compared to Colonoscopy: What Patients and Providers Think. J Community Health. 2018 12; 43(6):1093. PMID: 29882181.
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    16. Luque JS, Wallace K, Blankenship BF, Roos LG, Berger FG, LaPelle NR, Melvin CL. Formative Research on Knowledge and Preferences for Stool-based Tests compared to Colonoscopy: What Patients and Providers Think. J Community Health. 2018 12; 43(6):1085-1092. PMID: 29767821.
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    17. Khazaee-Pool M, Bahrami M, Luque JS, Pashaei T, Taymoori P, Roshani D. Validation of the Farsi version of the medical outcomes study-social support survey for mammography. BMC Public Health. 2018 Nov 20; 18(1):1280. PMID: 30458735.
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    18. Luque JS, Bossak BH, Davila CB, Tovar-Aguilar JA. "I Think the Temperature was 110 Degrees!": Work Safety Discussions Among Hispanic Farmworkers. J Agromedicine. 2019 01; 24(1):15-25. PMID: 30317928.
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    19. Luque JS, Tarasenko YN, Chen C. Correlates of Cervical Cancer Screening Adherence Among Women in the U.S.: Findings from HINTS 2013-2014. J Prim Prev. 2018 08; 39(4):329-344. PMID: 29876723.
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    20. Fleming K, Simmons VN, Christy SM, Sutton SK, Romo M, Luque JS, Wells KJ, Gwede CK, Meade CD. Educating Hispanic Women about Cervical Cancer Prevention: Feasibility of a Promotora-Led Charla Intervention in a Farmworker Community. Ethn Dis. 2018; 28(3):169-176. PMID: 30038478.
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    21. Luque JS, Soulen G, Davila CB, Cartmell K. Access to health care for uninsured Latina immigrants in South Carolina. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 05 02; 18(1):310. PMID: 29716586.
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    22. Luque JS. The Faces on Our Educational Materials: Real Stories behind the Messages. J Cancer Educ. 2018 02; 33(1):242-244. PMID: 26976435.
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    23. Cartmell KB, Young-Pierce J, McGue S, Alberg AJ, Luque JS, Zubizarreta M, Brandt HM. Barriers, facilitators, and potential strategies for increasing HPV vaccination: A statewide assessment to inform action. Papillomavirus Res. 2018 06; 5:21-31. PMID: 29248818.
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    24. Luque JS, Tarasenko YN, Reyes-Garcia C, Alfonso ML, Suazo N, Rebing L, Ferris DG. Salud es Vida: a Cervical Cancer Screening Intervention for Rural Latina Immigrant Women. J Cancer Educ. 2017 Dec; 32(4):690-699. PMID: 26757902.
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    25. Luque JS, Tarasenko YN, Bryant DC, Davila C, Soulen G. An Examination of Sociocultural Factors Associated With Mammography Screening Among Latina Immigrants. Hisp Health Care Int. 2017 09; 15(3):113-120. PMID: 29164938.
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    26. Luque JS, Tarasenko YN, Li H, Davila CB, Knight RN, Alcantar RE. Utilization of Cervical Cancer Screening Among Hispanic Immigrant Women in Coastal South Carolina. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2018 06; 5(3):588-597. PMID: 28702925.
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    27. Ross L, Johnson J, Smallwood SW, Luque JS, Tedders SH, Airhihenbuwa CO, Alford T, Underwood W. Using CBPR to Extend Prostate Cancer Education, Counseling, and Screening Opportunities to Urban-Dwelling African-Americans. J Cancer Educ. 2016 12; 31(4):702-708. PMID: 25948412.
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    28. Luque JS, Maupin JN, Ferris DG, Guevara Condorhuaman WS. Reaching women in the Peruvian Andes through cervical cancer screening campaigns: assessing attitudes of stakeholders and patients. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2016; 10:2107-2116. PMID: 27799747.
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    29. Arevalo M, Jacobsen PB, Gwede CK, Meade CD, Quinn GP, Luque JS, Miguel GS, Watson D, Wells KJ. Development and validation of the biobanking attitudes and knowledge survey-Spanish (BANKS-SP). J Community Genet. 2016 Oct; 7(4):303-314. PMID: 27627979.
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    30. Ross L, Luque JS. Overview of Cancer Prevention and Control and African-Americans. J Cancer Educ. 2016 Mar; 31(1):184-6. PMID: 26854083.
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    31. Luque JS, Opoku S, Ferris DG, Guevara Condorhuaman WS. Social network characteristics and cervical cancer screening among Quechua women in Andean Peru. BMC Public Health. 2016 Feb 24; 16:181. PMID: 26911388.
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    32. Luque JS, Ross L, Gwede CK. Prostate Cancer Education in African American Barbershops: Baseline Client Survey Results and Differences in Decisional Conflict and Stage of Decision Making. Am J Mens Health. 2016 11; 10(6):533-536. PMID: 26860126.
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    33. Luque JS, Roy S, Tarasenko YN, Ross L, Johnson J, Gwede CK. Feasibility Study of Engaging Barbershops for Prostate Cancer Education in Rural African-American Communities. J Cancer Educ. 2015 Dec; 30(4):623-8. PMID: 25288347.
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    34. Luque JS, Tarasenko YN, Maupin JN, Alfonso ML, Watson LC, Reyes-Garcia C, Ferris DG. Cultural beliefs and understandings of cervical cancer among Mexican immigrant women in Southeast Georgia. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Jun; 17(3):713-21. PMID: 25274023.
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    35. Hansen AR, Alfonso ML, Hackney AA, Luque JS. Preschool children's self-reports of fruit and vegetable knowledge, preference, and messages encouraging consumption. J Sch Health. 2015 Jun; 85(6):355-64. PMID: 25877432.
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    36. Simmons VN, Klasko LB, Fleming K, Koskan AM, Jackson NT, Noel-Thomas S, Luque JS, Vadaparampil ST, Lee JH, Quinn GP, Britt L, Waddell R, Meade CD, Gwede CK. Participatory evaluation of a community-academic partnership to inform capacity-building and sustainability. Eval Program Plann. 2015 Oct; 52:19-26. PMID: 25863014.
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    37. Meade CD, Rodriguez EM, Arevalo M, Luque JS, Harris N, San Miguel G, Gwede CK, Erwin DO. Introducing Biospecimen Science to Communities: Tools from Two Cities. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2015; 9 Suppl:51-9. PMID: 26213404.
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    38. Mincey K, Alfonso M, Hackney A, Luque J. The Influence of Masculinity in Coping in Undergraduate Black Men. Journal of Men’s Studies. 2015; 3(23):315-330.
    39. Mincey K, Alfonso M, Hackney A, Luque J. Being a Black Man: Development of the Masculinity Inventory Scale (MIS) for Black Men. Journal of Men’s Studies. 2015; 3(22):167-179.
    40. Luque JS, Tarasenko YN, Dixon BT, Vogel RL, Tedders SH. Recommendations and administration of the HPV vaccine to 11- to 12-year-old girls and boys: a statewide survey of Georgia vaccines for children provider practices. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2014 Oct; 18(4):298-303. PMID: 24633170.
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    41. Dang JH, Rodriguez EM, Luque JS, Erwin DO, Meade CD, Chen MS. Engaging diverse populations about biospecimen donation for cancer research. J Community Genet. 2014 Oct; 5(4):313-27. PMID: 24664489.
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    42. Wells KJ, Arevalo M, Meade CD, Gwede CK, Quinn GP, Luque JS, San Miguel G, Watson D, Phillips R, Reyes C, Romo M, West J, Jacobsen PB. Development and validation of the biobanking attitudes and knowledge survey (BANKS). Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Mar; 23(3):374-82. PMID: 24609846.
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    43. Luque JS, Ross L, Gwede CK. Qualitative systematic review of barber-administered health education, promotion, screening and outreach programs in African-American communities. J Community Health. 2014 Feb; 39(1):181-90. PMID: 23913106.
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    44. Mincey K, Alfonso M, Hackney A, Luque J. Understanding Masculinity in Undergraduate African American Men: A Qualitative Study. Am J Mens Health. 2014 Sep; 8(5):387-98. PMID: 24356494.
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    45. Reyes-Ortiz CA, Luque JS, Eriksson CK, Soto L. Self-reported tooth loss and cognitive function: Data from the Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (Hispanic EPESE). Colomb Med (Cali). 2013 Jul; 44(3):139-45. PMID: 24839334.
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    46. Luque JS, Castañeda H. Delivery of mobile clinic services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers: a review of practice models for community-academic partnerships. J Community Health. 2013 Apr; 38(2):397-407. PMID: 23054421.
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    47. Luque JS, Bowers, A, Kabore A, Stewart, R. Who Will Pick Georgia’s Vidalia Onions? A Text-Driven Content Analysis of Newspaper Coverage on Georgia’s 2011 Immigration Law. Human Organization. 2013; 1(72):31-43.
    48. Koskan A, Arevalo M, Gwede CK, Quinn GP, Noel-Thomas SA, Luque JS, Wells KJ, Meade CD. Ethics of clear health communication: applying the CLEAN Look approach to communicate biobanking information for cancer research. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Nov; 23(4 Suppl):58-66. PMID: 23124500.
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    49. Wells KJ, Rivera MI, Proctor SS, Arroyo G, Bynum SA, Quinn GP, Luque JS, Rivera M, Martinez-Tyson D, Meade CD. Creating a patient navigation model to address cervical cancer disparities in a rural Hispanic farmworker community. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Nov; 23(4):1712-8. PMID: 23698685.
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    50. Watson-Johnson LC, Bhagatwala J, Reyes-Garcia C, Hinojosa A, Mason M, Meade CD, Luque JS. Refinement of an educational toolkit to promote cervical cancer screening among Hispanic immigrant women in rural southern Georgia. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Nov; 23(4):1704-11. PMID: 23698684.
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    51. Monaghan PF, Bryant CA, McDermott RJ, Forst LS, Luque JS, Contreras RB. Adoption of safety eyewear among citrus harvesters in rural Florida. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012 Jun; 14(3):460-6. PMID: 21643727.
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    52. Luque JS, Raychowdhury S, Weaver M. Health care provider challenges for reaching Hispanic immigrants with HPV vaccination in rural Georgia. Rural Remote Health. 2012; 12(2):1975. PMID: 22537411.
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    53. Luque JS, Quinn GP, Montel-Ishino FA, Arevalo M, Bynum SA, Noel-Thomas S, Wells KJ, Gwede CK, Meade CD. Formative research on perceptions of biobanking: what community members think. J Cancer Educ. 2012 Mar; 27(1):91-9. PMID: 21927867.
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    54. Luque JS, Reyes-Ortiz C, Marella P, Bowers A, Panchal V, Anderson L, Charles S. Mobile farm clinic outreach to address health conditions among Latino migrant farmworkers in Georgia. J Agromedicine. 2012; 17(4):386-97. PMID: 22994640.
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    55. Luque JS, Tyson DM, Bynum SA, Noel-Thomas S, Wells KJ, Vadaparampil ST, Gwede CK, Meade CD. A SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS APPROACH TO UNDERSTAND CHANGES IN A CANCER DISPARITIES COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP NETWORK. Ann Anthropol Pract. 2011 Nov 01; 35(2). PMID: 24363957.
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    56. Luque JS, Mason M, Reyes-Garcia C, Hinojosa A, Meade CD. Salud es vida: development of a cervical cancer education curriculum for promotora outreach with Latina farmworkers in rural Southern Georgia. Am J Public Health. 2011 Dec; 101(12):2233-5. PMID: 22021295.
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    57. Luque JS, Castañeda H, Tyson DM, Vargas N, Meade CD. Formative research on HPV vaccine acceptability among Latina farmworkers. Health Promot Pract. 2012 Sep; 13(5):617-25. PMID: 21881079.
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    58. Luque JS, Tyson DM, Markossian T, Lee JH, Turner R, Proctor S, Menard J, Meade CD. Increasing cervical cancer screening in a Hispanic migrant farmworker community through faith-based clinical outreach. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2011 Jul; 15(3):200-4. PMID: 21427607.
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    59. Wells KJ, Luque JS, Miladinovic B, Vargas N, Asvat Y, Roetzheim RG, Kumar A. Do community health worker interventions improve rates of screening mammography in the United States? A systematic review. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Aug; 20(8):1580-98. PMID: 21653645.
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    60. Morris C, Luque J. Anthropological Insights on Effective Community-Based Coalition Practice: An Introduction. Annals of Anthropological Practice. 2011; 2(35):1-9.
    61. Luque JS, Castañeda H, Tyson DM, Vargas N, Proctor S, Meade CD. HPV AWARENESS AMONG LATINA IMMIGRANTS AND ANGLO AMERICAN WOMEN IN THE SOUTHERN U.S.: CULTURAL MODELS OF CERVICAL CANCER RISK FACTORS AND BELIEFS. NAPA Bull. 2010 Nov 01; 34(1):84-104. PMID: 21116468.
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    62. Luque J, Tyson DM, Lee JH, Gwede C, Vadaparampil S, Noel-Thomas S, Meade C. USING SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS TO EVALUATE COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING OF A REGIONAL COMMUNITY CANCER NETWORK. J Community Psychol. 2010 Jul 01; 38(5):656-668. PMID: 24049217.
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    63. Luque JS, Rivers BM, Gwede CK, Kambon M, Green BL, Meade CD. Barbershop communications on prostate cancer screening using barber health advisers. Am J Mens Health. 2011 Mar; 5(2):129-39. PMID: 20413392.
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    64. Gwede CK, Ward BG, Luque JS, Vadaparampil ST, Rivers D, Martinez-Tyson D, Noel-Thomas S, Meade CD. Application of geographic information systems and asset mapping to facilitate identification of colorectal cancer screening resources. Online J Public Health Inform. 2010; 2(1):2893. PMID: 23569578.
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    65. Luque JS, Rivers BM, Kambon M, Brookins R, Green BL, Meade CD. Barbers against prostate cancer: a feasibility study for training barbers to deliver prostate cancer education in an urban African American community. J Cancer Educ. 2010 Mar; 25(1):96-100. PMID: 20146044.
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    66. Gwede CK, Ward BG, Luque JS, Vadaparampil ST, Rivers D, Martinez-Tyson D, Noel-Thomas S, Meade CD. Application of Geographic Information Systems and Asset Mapping to Facilitate Identification of Colorectal Cancer Screening Resources. Online J Public Health Inform. 2010 Jan 1; 2(1):2893. PMID: 24244805.
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    67. Meade CD, Menard JM, Luque JS, Martinez-Tyson D, Gwede CK. Creating community-academic partnerships for cancer disparities research and health promotion. Health Promot Pract. 2011 May; 12(3):456-62. PMID: 19822724.
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    68. Romero-Daza N, Ruth A, Denis-Luque M, Luque JS. An alternative model for the provision of services to HIV-positive orphans in Haiti. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2009; 20(4 Suppl):36-40. PMID: 20168031.
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    69. Luque JS. Embracing the Past: Conflict, Conservation, and Organization among the Napo Runa in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Journal of Ecological Anthropology. 2008; (12):54-68.
    70. Luque JS, Whiteford LM, Tobin GA. Maternal recognition and health care-seeking behavior for acute respiratory infection in children in a rural Ecuadorian county. Matern Child Health J. 2008 May; 12(3):287-97. PMID: 17673964.
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    71. Luque JS, Monaghan P, Contreras RB, August E, Baldwin JA, Bryant CA, McDermott RJ. Implementation evaluation of a culturally competent eye injury prevention program for citrus workers in a Florida migrant community. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2007; 1(4):359-69. PMID: 20208215.
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    72. Luque JS. Health Care Choices and Acute Respiratory Infection: A Rural Case Study from Ecuador. Human Organization. 2007; (66):282-291.
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