Research

Projects

  • A phenomenological Study into how African American and Black Immigrant Women in the U.S. Experience and Understand Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control. 
  • A culturally relevant communication and support plan to ensure access to and Use of Covid-19 Homebased Testing for Francophone African Born Immigrants
  • How do Black immigrants and African Americans differ in health related psycho-social characteristics, health behaviors and health status in the U.S.? 
  • Public health implications of the rapidly growing Black Immigrant population in the United States. 
  • Health disparities and the heterogeneity of Blacks/African Americans in the United States.

Select papers 

  • Amuta-Jimenez, A.O., Smith, G. and Brown, K.K., 2020. Patterns and correlates of cervical cancer prevention among Black immigrant and African American women in the USA: the role of ethnicity and culture. Journal of Cancer Education, pp.1-8.
  • Amuta-Jimenez, A.O., Cisse-Egbounye, N., Jacobs, W. and Smith, G.P., 2019. Two peas in a pod? An exploratory examination into cancer-related psychosocial characteristics and health behaviors among Black immigrants and African Americans. Health Education & Behavior, 46(6), pp.1035-1044.
  • Amuta, A.O., Mkuu, R.S., Jacobs, W. and Ejembi, A.Z., 2018. Influence of cancer worry on four cancer related health protective behaviors among a nationally representative sample: Implications for health promotion efforts. Journal of Cancer Education, 33(5), pp.1002-1010.
  • Amuta-Jimenez, A.O., Jacobs, W. and Smith, G., 2020. Health disparities and the heterogeneity of Blacks/African Americans in the United States: why should we care?. Health promotion practice, 21(4), pp.492-495.
  • Amuta, A.O., Mkuu, R.S., Jacobs, W. and Ejembi, A.Z., 2018. Influence of cancer worry on four cancer related health protective behaviors among a nationally representative sample: Implications for health promotion efforts. Journal of Cancer Education, 33(5), pp.1002-1010.
  • Amuta-Jimenez, A.O., Lo, C., Talwar, D., Khan, N. and Barry, A.E., 2019. Food label literacy and use among US adults diagnosed with cancer: Results from a national representative study. Journal of Cancer Education, 34(5), pp.1000-1009.
  • Jacobs, W., Amuta-Jimenez, A.O., Olusanya, O.A., Bristow, A.F., Adeloye, D. and Barry, A.E., 2020. Socio-ecological factors of adolescent substance use in Nigeria: a systematic review of literature. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 31(4), pp.1765-1784.
  • Amuta, A.O., Chen, X. and Mkuu, R., 2017. The effect of cancer information seeking on perceptions of cancer risks, fatalism, and worry among a US national sample. American Journal of Health Education, 48(6), pp.366-373.
  • Mkuu, R. S., Barry, A. E., Montiel Ishino, F. A., & Amuta, A. O. (2018). Examining characteristics of recorded and unrecorded alcohol consumers in Kenya. BMC public health, 18(1), 1-8.
  • Adeloye, D., Sowunmi, O. Y., Jacobs, W., David, R. A., Adeosun, A. A., Amuta, A. O., ... & Chan, K. Y. (2018). Estimating the incidence of breast cancer in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of global health, 8(1).
  • Adeloye, D., Harhay, M.O., Ayepola, O.O., Dos Santos, J.P., David, R.A., Ogunlana, O.O., Gadanya, M., Osamor, V.C., Amuta, A.O., Iweala, E.E. and Auta, A., 2019. Estimate of the incidence of bladder cancer in Africa: A systematic review and Bayesian meta‚Äźanalysis. International Journal of Urology, 26(1), pp.102-112.
  • Adeloye, D., Jacobs, W., Amuta, A.O., Ogundipe, O., Mosaku, O., Gadanya, M.A. and Oni, G., 2017. Coverage and determinants of childhood immunization in Nigeria: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Vaccine, 35(22), pp.2871-2881.
  • Amuta, A.O. and Barry, A.E., 2015. Influence of family history of cancer on engagement in protective health behaviors. American Journal of Health Education, 46(3), pp.157-164.
  • Amuta, A.O., Jacobs, W. and Barry, A.E., 2017. An examination of family, healthcare professionals, and peer advice on physical activity behaviors among adolescents at high risk for type 2 diabetes. Health communication, 32(7), pp.857-863.

Select presentations 

  • Amuta, A., Wallace, M., Khan, N. and Jacobs, W., 2018, November. Effect of Cancer Versus Type 2 Diabetes Information Seeking on Food Label Use and Weight Monitoring Behavior. In APHA's 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 10-Nov. 14). APHA.
  • Jacobs, W., Amuta, A., Fajayan, A., Velez, W. and Valente, T.W., 2018, November. Hispanic Adolescents' Alcohol Use: Role of Social Media Use Intensity and Language Acculturation. In APHA's 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 10-Nov. 14). APHA.
  • Idoko, E., Amuta-Jimenez, A., Ji, Q., Harvey, I., Nwosisi, N. and Ishino, F.M., 2019, November. Relevance of Shared Cultural Understanding with Healthcare Providers: An in-depth Examination by Race and Gender. In APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo (Nov. 2-Nov. 6). APHA.
  • Nwosisi, N., Pennap, D., Idoko, E. and Amuta-Jimenez, A., 2019, November. Trust and Communication among Immigrants related to Colon Cancer Screening. In APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo (Nov. 2-Nov. 6). APHA.
  • Amuta, A., Jacobs, W. and Khan, N., 2018, November. An in-Depth Analysis of Socio-Demographic Disparities Regarding Access to Health Information among a Representative Sample of US Adults. In APHA's 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 10-Nov. 14). APHA.
  • Amuta, A., Jacobs, W., Mkuu, R. and Bratcher, B., 2018, November. Two Peas in a Pod? An Exploratory Examination into Cancer Related Psycho-Social Characteristics and Health Behaviors among Black Immigrants and African Americans. In APHA's 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 10-Nov. 14). APHA.
  • Amuta, A., Jacobs, W. and Leighton, C., 2018, November. Associations among Family History, Dietary Behaviors and Perceptions: Analyses from the Health Information National Survey (HINTS). In APHA's 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 10-Nov. 14). APHA.
  • Jacobs, W., Fajayan, A., Amuta-Jimenez, A. and Valente, T.W., 2019, November. Weight-based stigma among adolescent social networks: Implications for obesity prevention programs. In APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo (Nov. 2-Nov. 6). APHA.
  • Amuta, A., Chen, X. and Mkuu, R., 2017, November. Examining the Influence of Cancer Information Seeking on Perceptions of Cancer Risks, Fatalism and Worry among a Nationally Representative Sample. In APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 4-Nov. 8). APHA.
  • Amuta, A., 2017, November. Behavioral and Social Determinants in the Development of Disease. In APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 4-Nov. 8). APHA.
  • Amuta AO, Jacobs W, Talwar D, Wallace M., (March 4-7, 2018) Differences Between Type 2 Diabetes and Cancer Risk Perceptions and Varying Influences on Diet and Physical Activity Behaviors. American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Conference. Portland, Oregon.
  • Amuta AO, Talwar D, Flowers K., Espinoza L., (March 4-7, 2018) Influence of Self-Rated Health Status on Exercise Behavior and Healthy Eating Habits: Implications for Health Promotion Research and Practice. American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Conference. Portland, Oregon. 
  • Lee M. S., Prigge k., Amuta AO. (April 11-14, 2018). Do You Know How Many Calories You Need? Predictors and Correlates of Caloric Need Awareness. Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Amuta A., Mkuu R., Barry AE., Espinoza L. (March 19-22, 2017). Associations Between Type 2 Diabetes Familial Risk Profiles: Perceptions of Risk and Severity Among College Students with a Family History of Type 2 Diabetes. American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) Annual Conference. Tucson, AZ

 

 

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