Health Equity Research Program

Presentations, Publications and Subsequent Grants

Congratulations to our past grantees for all of their presentations, publications and subsequent grants obtained! 

Building Community to Address Disparities in Concussion Care for Hispanic Youth, 2017–2018

PI: Emily Kroshus, ScD, MPH

Publication

  • Kroshus E, Gonzalez LA, Chrisman SP, & Jimenez N (2018). Availability of concussion information in Spanish for parents of youth athletes. Health Promotion Practice.

Understanding the Impact of a Multidisciplinary Gender Clinic on Mental Health Disparities in Transgender Youth, 2017–2018

Co-PIs: David Inwards-Breland, MD, MPH, and Kym Ahrens, MD, MPH

Presentations

  • Kerman, H, Pham, A, Crouch, J, Albertson, K., Breland, D., Ahrens, K. “Expectations and Barriers to Fertility and Family for Transgender Youth.” Poster presentation, Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, March 2019.
  • Pham, A., Kerman, H., Inwards-Breland, D., Crouch, J., Albertson, K., Ahrens, K. “How Are Gender Non-Conforming Youth Affected By The News? A Qualitative Study.” Poster presentation, Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, March 2019.
  • Pham, A., Kerman, H., Inwards-Breland, D., Crouch, J., Albertson, K., Ahrens, K. “A Mixed Methods Study on Disordered Eating in Transgender Youth.” Poster presentation, Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, March 2019.

Understanding Culturally Acceptable and Accessible Developmental and Social Screening for Somali Families, 2017–2018

PI: Abigail Grant, MD

Subsequent grant

  • Seattle King County Public Health Best Starts for Kids. “Childhaven-Harborview-Bright Steps Partnership: A Developmental Screening and Referral Pilot Project.” 11/2018–10/2019. $250,000. PI: Abigail Grant.

Navajo Parental Perspectives for Equitable Inclusion in Genetic Research, 2017–2018

PI: Nanibaa’ Garrision, PhD

Subsequent grant

  • NIH Administrative Supplement, National Human Genome Research Institute. “Community‐Driven Deliberations to Inform a Navajo Genetics Research Policy.” 05/2018–04/2019. $165,268. PI: Nanibaa’ Garrison

Access to Care for Transgender Youth and Their Families, 2014–2015,

Co-PIs: David Inwards-Breland, MD, MPH, and Yolanda Evans, MD, MPH

Publications

  • Gridley SJ, Crouch JM, Evans Y, Eng W, Antoon E, Lyapustina M, Schimmel-Bristow A, Woodward J, Dundon K, Schaff R, McCarty C, Ahrens K, Breland DJ. “Youth and Caregiver Perspectives on Barriers to Gender-Affirming Health Care for Transgender Youth.” Journal of Adolescent Health. 2016 Sep; 59(3):254-61. 
  • Evans YN, Gridley SJ, Crouch J, Wang A, Moreno MA, Ahrens K, Breland DJ. “Understanding Online Resource Use by Transgender Youth and Caregivers: A Qualitative Study. Transgend Health. 2017 Aug 1:2(1):129-139.
  • Schimmel-Bristow A, Haley SG, Crouch JM, Evans Y, Ahrens K, McCarty CA, and Inwards-Breland DJ. “Youth and Caregiver Experiences of Gender Identity Transition: A Qualitative Study.” Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. 2018 March.

Presentations

  • “Understanding Barriers to Gender-Affirming Healthcare for Transgender Youth.” Vanderbilt University Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Faculty Research Seminar. Nashville, TN. April 2017. Sam Haley.
  • “Caring for Transgender Youth.” Seattle Children’s Hospital, Nursing Grand Rounds, March 2017. Julia Crouch and David Inwards-Breland.
  • “Understanding social media and online resource use by transgender youth and caregivers.” US Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH) Scientific Conference. Los Angeles, CA. February 2017. Yolanda Evans.
  • “Youth Experiences of Gender Identity Transition: A Qualitative Study.” US Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH) Scientific Conference. Los Angeles, CA. February 2017. Allison Schimmel-Bristow. 
  • “I Felt Like a Second-Class Citizen: Youth and Parent Perspectives on Barriers to Gender-Affirming Healthcare for Transgender Youth.” GLMA Annual Conference on LGBT Health. St. Louis, MO. September 2016. Sam Haley.
  • “I felt like a second-class citizen: Youth and caregiver perspectives on barriers to gender-affirming healthcare for transgender youth.” Gender Odyssey Professional Seminar, August 2016. Julia Crouch and David Inwards-Breland.
  • “Youth and Parent Perspectives on Barriers to Transition-Related Healthcare for Transgender Youth.” World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Symposium. Amsterdam, Netherlands. June 2016. David Inwards-Breland.
  • “Understanding barriers to healthcare for transgender youth.” Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine platform presentation, Washington DC, March 2016. Julia Crouch.

Subsequent grants

  • Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority. 7/16–6/19. $460,000. Support the creation, development, and evaluation of a multidisciplinary clinic to serve transgender youth at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Co-PIs: Kym Ahrens and David Inwards-Breland.
  • Seattle Children’s Fund for Excellence. 11/2016–11/2017. $9,768. Developing and piloting a protocol to track long-term outcomes for transgender youth. PI: Kym Ahrens.

Pediatric Refugee Nutrition and Food Security, 2014–2015

PI: Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn, MD, MPH

Publications

  • Dawson-Hahn E, Pak-Gorstein S, Hoopes A, Matheson J. Comparison of the Nutritional Status of Overseas Refugee Children with Low Income Children in Washington State. PLoS One. 2016 Jan 25;11(1):e0147854.
  • Dawson-Hahn E, Pak-Gorstein S, Matheson J, Zhou C, Yun K, Scott K, Payton C, Stein E, Holland A, Grow HM, Mendoza JA. Growth trajectories of refugee and non-refugee children in the United States. Pediatrics. 2016;138 (6):e20160953.
  • Dawson-Hahn E, Pak-Gorstein S, Hoopes AJ, Matheson J. The Nutritional Health of Young Refugee Children Resettling in Washington State. 2016. Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute.
  • Dawson-Hahn E, Koceja L, Grant A, Ibrahim A, Farmer B, Grow M, Pak-Gorstein S. Immigrant and refugee family caregiver perspectives on the effects of migration on nutrition, health and physical activity of their young children: A qualitative study. Accepted, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, May 2019.
  • Dawson-Hahn E, Koceja L, Farmer B, Saelens B, Mendoza J, Grow M, Pak-Gorstein S. First Foods Nutrition Curriculum for New Immigrant Families: A pilot study. Resubmitted to the Journal of At Risk Children, June 2019 (invited submission for special issue on Immigrant Children).
  • Pernitez-Agan S, Wickramage K, Yen C, Dawson-Hahn E, Mitchell T, Zenner D. Nutritional Profile of Syrian Refugee Children Before Resettlement. Accepted, BMC Conflict and Health, May 2019.

Presentations

  • Dawson-Hahn E, Matheson J, Fesinmeyer M, Yun K, Payton C, Zhou C, Scott KC, Stein E, Holland A, Grow MG, Mendoza JA, Pak-Gorstein S. Differences in the Growth Trajectories of Refugee Children compared to a Reference Group After US Resettlement. Platform Presentation, North American Refugee Health Conference, June 2015.
  • Dawson-Hahn E, Koceja L, Stein E, Mendoza J, Grow HM, Pak-Gorstein S. Nutrition, Growth, and Physical Activity Perspectives Among Immigrant and Refugee Families Before and After Migration to the US: A Qualitative Study. Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies, May 2016.
  • Dawson-Hahn E, Koceja L, Grant A, Ibrahim A, Grow HM, Pak-Gorstein S. First Foods Nutrition Curriculum for New Immigrant Families: A Pilot Study. Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies, May 2016. 
  • Dawson-Hahn E, Koceja L, Stein E, Mendoza J, Grow HM, Pak-Gorstein S. Nutrition, Growth, and Physical Activity Perspectives among Immigrant and Refugee Families Before and After Migration to the US: A Qualitative Study. Poster Presentation, North American Refugee Health Conference, June 2016.

Subsequent grant

  • National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program. Preliminary Development of Adverse Experience and Resilience Measures in Young Refuge Families. 10/01/19–09/30/2021. $70,000. PI: Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn.

Monitoring Mental Health Outcomes of Diverse Children and Adolescents, 2014–2015

PI: Freda Liu, PhD

  • Fagan, C, Liu, F. F., Black, W., Esposito-Smythers, C., Leitchtweis, R. (Aug 2018) Implementing Measurement-Based Care Across Diverse Contexts. Paper Symposium presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco, CA. 

Understanding Patterns of Interpreter Use in the Pediatric Emergency Department, 2013–2015

PI: Casey Lion, MD, MPH

  • Lion KC, Brown JC, Ebel BE, Klein EJ, Strelitz B, Gutman CK, Hencz P, Fernandez J, Mangione-Smith R. Effect of Telephone versus Video Interpretation on Parent Comprehension, Communication and Utilization in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatrics. 2015 Dec 1;169(12):1117-25. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.2630.
  • Gutman CK, Cousins L, Gritton J, Klein EJ, Brown JC, Scannell J, Lion KC. Professional Interpreter Use and Discharge Communication in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Academic Pediatrics. 2018 Nov/Dec; 18(8):935-943. 
  • Lion KC, Brown JC, Ebel BE, Klein E, Gutman CK, Mangione-Smith R. “Remote Interpreter Modality and Outcomes in the Pediatric Emergency Department: A Randomized Trial.” Platform presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA. April 2015.
  • Lion KC, Brown JC, Ebel BE, Klein E, Scannell J, Mangione-Smith R. “Patterns and Predictors of Professional Interpreter Use in the Pediatric Emergency Department.” Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA. April 2015.
  • Lion KC. Impact of Telephone vs Video Interpretation on Parent Comprehension, Communication and Utilization in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Trial. Presentation at CHBD Annual Symposium; Seattle, WA, May 2015.
  • Gutman CK, Cousins L, Lion KC.“Professional Interpreter Use and Discharge Communication in the Pediatric Emergency Department.” Platform presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting; San Francisco, CA. May 2017. (Also received APA award for Best Abstract by a Resident, 2017).