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Mon, March 13, 2017, noon:
Rachel Best

Belinda L. Needham

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health.

Faculty Affiliate, Center on Biodemography and Population Health, UCLA.

Ph.D., University of Texas - Austin

Dr. Needham's research focuses on health disparities and biosocial interactions. She is particularly interested in identifying the social structural, psychological, behavioral, and physiological mechanisms by which social disadvantage leads to health disparities, and in developing and testing interventions to reduce the effect of social disadvantages.

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Journal Articles

Needham, Belinda L., B. Mukherjee, P. Bagchi, Cheong-Seok Kim, A. Mukherjea, N. Kandula, and A.M. Kanaya. Forthcoming. "Acculturation Strategies Among South Asian Immigrants: The Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) Study." Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. DOI. Abstract.

Bateman, L., Michelle J. White, N. Tofil, J. Clair, and Belinda L. Needham. Forthcoming. "A Qualitative Examination of Physician Gender and Parental Status in Pediatric End-of-Life Communication." Health Communication. DOI. Abstract.

Lourie, M., and Belinda L. Needham. Forthcoming. "Sexual Orientation Discordance and Young Adult Mental Health." Journal of Youth and Adolescence. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, L., Belinda L. Needham, and Jennifer Ailshire. Forthcoming. "Telomere Length Among Older U.S. Adults: Differences by Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Age." Journal of Aging and Health. DOI. Abstract.

Bateman, Lori Brand, Nancy M. Tofil, Marjorie Lee White, Leon S. Dure, Jeffrey Michael Clair, and Belinda L. Needham. Forthcoming. "Physician Communication in Pediatric End-of-Life Care: A Simulation Study." American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. DOI. Abstract.

Spanakis, E., Xiao Wang, B. Sánchez, Ana Diez Roux, Belinda L. Needham, G. Wand, T. Seeman, and S. Golden. 2016. "Lack of significant association between type 2 diabetes mellitus with longitudinal change in diurnal salivary cortisol: the multiethnic study of atherosclerosis." Endocrine, 53(1): 227-239. PMCID: PMC4902713. DOI. Abstract.

Mitro, Susanna D., Linda S. Birnbaum, Belinda L. Needham, and Ami R. Zota. 2016. "Cross-Sectional Associations between Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants and Leukocyte Telomere Length among U.S. Adults in NHANES, 2001-2002." Environmental Health Perspectives, 124(5): 651-658. DOI. Abstract.

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