In addition to the array of projects that the CSULB Center conducts, the Center provides extensive national thought leadership and produces white papers, peer-reviewed research articles, and other materials that further our mission of promoting the health and well-being of the Latino population. The Center’s research has appeared in such publications as the Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, Public Health Genomics, the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, and the Journal of Latino Studies.

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Rios-Ellis, B., Organista, K., Becker, D., Espinoza, L., Bird, M., Galvez, G., & Rascón, M. (2013). Integrando Nuestra Visión: HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment through a Latino Lens of Community-Engaged Theory, Research, and Practice.
Washington, DC: National Council of La Raza (NCLR). [Download]

The HIV/AIDS White Paper titled ¿A Dónde Vamos? New Directions for Culturally Relevant Latino Community Involvement in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Services Research. Produced by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), in 2011, provides an extensive analysis of the growing HIV/AIDS crisis among Latino subgroups in the U.S., incorporating existing literature, findings from numerous community-based organizations, and data collected from government agencies. Furthermore, it offers a contextual understanding of the Hispanic HIV/AIDS crisis that includes social, cultural, and structural-environmental factors. The report concludes with recommendations for the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS through contextualized community-based participatory research and service provision in partnership with the Hispanic community.

The HIV/AIDS White Paper titled Redefining HIV/AIDS for Latinos: A Promising New Paradigm for Addressing HIV/AIDS in the Hispanic Community combined findings from the NCLR HIV/AIDS Needs Assessment, published literature, and results from the Latinas and HIV/AIDS Summit.  In addition, discussion from the Town Hall on Latinos and HIV/AIDS, which was held at the NCLR National Conference in Los Angeles in July of 2006, was also incorporated. This report provided an opportunity to highlight new knowledge and outline ways to address HIV risk among Latinas and their families.  The paper was released October of 2006.

The Mental Health White Paper entitled Critical Disparities in Latino Mental Health was finalized for distribution in June of 2005.  This document covers an array of Latino mental health issues and has been helpful in informing policy and health care decisions affecting Latino mental health.

Rios-Ellis, B. (2006).  Redefining HIV/AIDS for Latinos.  A promising new paradigm for addressing HIV/AIDS in the Hispanic community.  Report published by the National Council of La Raza, available at www.nclr.org.

Rios-Ellis, B., Aguilar-Gaxiola, S., Cabassa, L., Caetano, R., Comas-Diaz, L., Flores, Y., Gonzalez, H., Lopez, S., Lopez-Zetina, J., Rodriguez Chandler, L., Leon, R., & Ugarte, C. (2005).  Critical disparities in Latino mental health.  Transforming research into action.  Report published by the National Council of La Raza, available at www.nclr.org.

Ulrike Brizay, Lina Golob, Jason Globerman, David Gogolishvili, Mara Bird, Britt Rios-Ellis, Sean B Rourke, Shirin Heidari (2015). “Community-academic partnerships in HIV-related research: a systematic literature review of theory and practice” Journal of The Interntional AIDS Society

Rios-Ellis, B., Garcia-Vega, M., Gatdula, N., & Galvez, G. (2013). Comienzo Sano: Familia Saludable Innovative Model to address Latino childhood obesity through community-based participatory research and bilingual family-focused curriculum. Obesity Interventions among US Populations: Evidence and Directions.” Johns Hopkins University Press

Frank, G. C., Beaudoin, J., Rascon, M., Garcia-Vega, M., & Rios-Ellis, B. (2013). “Development of a Culturally Responsive Nutrition Promotion Course for Latinos. “ Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, 105(1), 10-17.

Frank, G.C, Garcia, M. Ortega, E., & Rios-Ellis, B. (2012). “Reducing obesity risk by addressing breastfeeding with Latina moms using Motivational Interviewing Techniques.” Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2012.

Rios-Ellis, B., Rascon, M., Galvez, G., Inzunza-Franco, G., Bellamy, L., & Torres, A. (2012). “Creating a model of Latino peer education: Weaving cultural capital into the academic and institutional fabric of an urban university setting.” Journal Education in Urban Society, 45(6).

Rios-Ellis, B., Canjura, A.C., Korosteleva, O., Garcia, M., Bird, M. (2011). Rompe el Silencio: Break the Silence-Increasing sexual communication in Latina intergenerational family dyads.”  Hispanic Health Care International September 2011.

Rios-Ellis, B., Espinoza, L., Bird, M., Garcia, M., Hoyt-D’Anna, L. & Bellamy, L. (2010). “Increasing HIV-related knowledge, communication, and testing intentions among Latinos: Protege tu familia: Hazte la prueba.”  Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. Supplement 21(3).

Kaphingst, K.A., Lachance, C.R., Gepp, A., Hoyt D’Anna, L., Rios-Ellis, B., (2009). “Educating underserved Latino communities about family health history using lay health advisors.” Public Health Genomics. (DOI:10.1159/000272456)

Rios-Ellis, B., Frates, J.,  Hoyt D’Anna, L.,  Dwyer, M., Ugarte, C.  Javier Lopez-Zetina (2008).  “Addressing the Need for Access to Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate HIV/AIDS Prevention for Latinos.”  Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 10: 445-460.

Rios-Ellis, B. & Gutierrez, J.A. (2008). “Latinas and deadly sex: The politics of HIV/AIDS Reporting.” Manuscript published in on-line journal Journal of Latino Studies.

  1. Rios-Ellis, B., Canjura, A.C., Garcia, M., Korosteleva, O., Nguyen-Rodriguez, S., Espinoza, L., Bird, M., Malotte, C.K. (2011). Rompe el Silencio (Break the Silence) – Increasing Sexual Communication in Latina Intergenerational Family Dyads. Hispanic Health Care International, 9(4):174-186.
  2. Allen, V.C., Lachance, C., Rios-Ellis, B., Kaphingst, K.A. (2011). Issues in the Assessment of “Race” Among Latinos: Implications for Research and Policy. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 33(4):411-424.
  3. Rios-Ellis, B., Espinoza, L., Bird, M., Garcia, M., D’Anna, L.H., Bellamy, L., Scolari, R. (2010). Increasing HIV-related knowledge, communication, and testing intentions among Latinos: Protege tu Familia: Hazte la Prueba. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 21(3):148-68.
  4. Lopez-Zetina, J., Sanchez-Huesca, R., Rios-Ellis, B., Friis, R., Torres, I., Rogala, B. (2010). Initiation to Methamphetamine Use in a Binational Sample of Women at the US-Mexico Border. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 9:28-39.
  5. Rios-Ellis, B., Frates, J., D’Anna, L.H., Dwyer, M., Lopez-Zetina, J., Ugarte, C. (2008). Addressing the need for access to culturally and linguistically appropriate HIV/AIDS prevention for Latinos. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 10(5):445-60.
  6. Rios-Ellis, B., Gutierrez, J.A. (2007). Latinas and Deadly Sex: The Politics of HIV/AIDS Reporting. Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies, 2(3):120-137.
  7. Rios-Ellis, B. (2006).  Redefining HIV/AIDS for Latinos: A promising new paradigm for addressing HIV/AIDS in the Hispanic Community.  Report published by the National Council of La Raza, available at www.nclr.org
  8. Rios-Ellis, B., Frates, J. (2005). The Latino Healthcare Professionals Project: responding to the diverse needs of the 21st century. Journal of Health Administration Education, 22(2):171-87.
  9. Rios-Ellis, B., Aguilar-Gaxiola, S., Cabassa, L., Caetano, R., Comas-Diaz, L., Flores, Y., Gonzalez, H., Lopez, S., Lopez-Zetina, J., Rodriguez Chandler, L., Leon, R., & Ugarte, C. (2005).  Critical disparities in Latino mental health.  Transforming research into action.  Report published by the National Council of La Raza, available at www.nclr.org.
  10. Rios-Ellis, B., Frates, J. & Lopez-Zetina, J. (2005). Developing HIV prevention information for Latinos: Trabajando por la voz de la comunidad. Manuscript under review by Health Education and Behavior.
  11. Lopez-Zetina, J., Sanchez-Huesca, R., Friis, R., Rios-Ellis, B., & Garrido-Ortega, C. (2005).  Patterns of substance among treatment cases in the U.S./Mexico border.  San Diego and Tijuana, 1996-2002.  Manuscript accepted with revisions for publication in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
  12. Rios-Ellis, B. & Frates, J. (2004).  The Latino Healthcare Professionals Project: Responding to the Diverse Needs of the 21st CenturyJournal of Health Administration Education, 22(2), 171-187.
  13. Rios-Ellis, B. (2004).  BE SAFE: A cultural competency model for Latinos.  Chief editor, first author of the Facts chapter, second author on the  Barriers to Care and Sensitivity of the Provider chapters.  National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center, Howard University Press, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau, Grant No. 6 H4AH0066-0201.
  14. Rios-Ellis, B., Leon, R., Trujillo, E., Enguidanos, S., Dwyer, M., Ugarte, C., & Roman, R.. (2003).  De la palabra a la acción: La evolución de una encuesta nacional de Latinas y VIH/SIDA.  Ciencias de la Conducta, 18(1), pp. 78-104.
  15. Rios-Ellis, B., Dwyer, M., Roman, R., Leon, R., Enguidanos, S., Ugarte, C., Useche, B., Cruz-Gonzalez, Y. & Escabi, A. (2002).  The Latina HIV/AIDS Needs Assessment.  (Manuscript published in the proceedings of the World AIDS Conference in Barcelona).
  16. Rios-Ellis, B. & Carreon, R. (2002).  National Association of Community Health Centers, (2001).  Every Step Counts…Cada Paso Cuenta.  Principle writing consultant responsible for editing and writing Program Guide and Training Manual. Peer reviewed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  17. Costa da Silva e Goldfarb, L., Rios-Ellis, B., Molinari, M. (2001). Latin America and the tobacco experience: A recent assessment of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru.  Report written for the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization based on the Initiative for a Tobacco Free World Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, July 23 to 26.
  18. Rios-Ellis, B., Bellamy, L., & Shoji, J. (2000).  The influence of child-rearing practices and school social norms on the incidence of ijime in Japan.  Manuscript rejected for publication in The Journal of Research in Childhood Education.
  19. Rios-Ellis, B., Bellamy, L., & Shoji, J. (2000).  An examination of specific types of ijime and their prevalence within Japanese schoolsSchool Psychology International, 21(3): 227-241.
  20. Rios-Ellis, B. (1999).  Focus groups: A research tool for the community.  Manuscript requested for publication in the Midwest Hispanic AIDS Bulletin.
  21. De la Torre, A., Friis, R., Ellis, B., Hunter, H. & Garcia, L. (1999).  The health insurance status of older Latinas: A population at risk.  Border Health, 4(1), 23-31.
  22. Rios-Ellis, B. & Figueroa, M. (1998).  HIV/AIDS.  In Alan Henderson, Sally Champlin, & William Evashwick (Eds.),  Promoting teen health: Linking schools, health organizations, and community.  Newbury Park: Sage Publications.
  23. Rios-Ellis, B. (1997).  Ijime: Prevalence and Strategies for Prevention.  Manuscript published by the Japan Center for Family and Child Research in Tokyo, Japan.
  24. Rios-Ellis, B. (1997).  The potential impact of program planning and evaluation on organizational effectiveness.  Midwest Hispanic AIDS Bulletin, p. 1-2.
  25. Zambrana, R. & Ellis, B. (1995).  Contemporary research issues in Hispanic/Latino Women’s Health.  In Diane Adams (Ed.), Women of Color: A Cultural Diversity Health Perspective.  Newbury Park: Sage Publications.
  26. Hackman, R., Ellis, B., & Brown, R. L. (1993).  Phosphorus magnetic resonance spectra and changes in body composition during weight lossJournal of the American College of Nutrition, 13(3), pp. 243-250.
  27. Hackman, R. M., & Ellis, B. K. (March/April 1992c).  Increasing lean body mass during a weight management program.  Today’s Chiropractic, pp. 38-41.
  28. Hackman, R. M., & Ellis, B. K. (1991).  Increased lean body mass in conjunction with fat loss during a comprehensive weight management program.  International Clinical Nutrition Review, 11(4), pp. 185-189.