Hector G Balcazar, PhD
Title Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Urban Public Health
School College of Science and Health
Address 1731 E. 120th Street


Telephone (323) 563-5851
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Education & Training
Teaching
NIH Awarded Grants
Publications
1. George S, Dixon LZ, Carrasco E, Romo O, Vides L, Balcazar H. Talk to PAPA: A Systematic Review of Patient/Participant (PAPA) Feedback on Interactions With Community Health Workers Using a Depth Analysis Approach. J Ambul Care Manage. 2020 Jan/Mar; 43(1):55-70.
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2. Balcazar H, Perez Lizaur AB. Sugar-Sweetened Soda Consumption in Mexico: The Translation of Accumulating Evidence for an Increasing Diabetes Risk in Mexican Women. J Nutr. 2019 05 01; 149(5):705-707.
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3. Siañez M, Highfield L, Balcazar H, Collins T, Grineski S. An Examination of the Association of Multiple Acculturation Measures with Asthma Status Among Elementary School Students in El Paso, Texas. J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 Aug; 20(4):884-893.
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4. Balcazar H, George S. Community Health Workers: Bringing a New Era of Systems Change to Stimulate Investments in Health Care for Vulnerable US Populations. Am J Public Health. 2018 06; 108(6):720-721.
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5. Brown LD, Vasquez D, Salinas JJ, Tang X, Balcázar H. Evaluation of Healthy Fit: A Community Health Worker Model to Address Hispanic Health Disparities. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 04 26; 15:E49.
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6. Allen CG, McBride CM, Balcazar HG, Kaphingst KA. Community Health Workers: An Untapped Resource to Promote Genomic Literacy. J Health Commun. 2016; 21(sup2):25-29.
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7. Lapeyrouse LM, Miranda PY, Morera OF, Heyman JM, Balcazar HG. Healthcare Use and Mammography Among Latinas With and Without Health Insurance Near the US-Mexico Border. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 04; 4(2):282-287.
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8. Balcazar HG. Community health workers for recovery from acute coronary syndrome. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016 Mar; 4(3):194-195.
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9. Balcazar H, Perez-Lizaur AB, Izeta EE, Villanueva MA. Community Health Workers-Promotores de Salud in Mexico: History and Potential for Building Effective Community Actions. J Ambul Care Manage. 2016 Jan-Mar; 39(1):12-22.
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10. Balcázar HG, de Heer HD, Wise Thomas S, Redelfs A, Rosenthal EL, Burgos X, Duarte MO. Promotoras Can Facilitate Use of Recreational Community Resources: The Mi Corazón Mi Comunidad Cohort Study. Health Promot Pract. 2016 05; 17(3):343-52.
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11. Ruiz RJ, Dwivedi AK, Mallawaarachichi I, Balcazar HG, Stowe RP, Ayers KS, Pickler R. Psychological, cultural and neuroendocrine profiles of risk for preterm birth. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015 Sep 03; 15:204.
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12. Balcázar HG, de Heer HD. Community health workers as partners in the management of non-communicable diseases. Lancet Glob Health. 2015 Sep; 3(9):e508-9.
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13. de Heer HD, Balcazar HG, Wise S, Redelfs AH, Rosenthal EL, Duarte MO. Improved Cardiovascular Risk among Hispanic Border Participants of the Mi Corazón Mi Comunidad Promotores De Salud Model: The HEART II Cohort Intervention Study 2009-2013. Front Public Health. 2015; 3:149.
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14. O'Connor K, Vizcaino M, Ibarra JM, Balcazar H, Perez E, Flores L, Anders RL. Multimorbidity in a Mexican Community: Secondary Analysis of Chronic Illness and Depression Outcomes. Int J Nurs (N Y). 2015 Jun; 2(1):35-47.
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15. Balcázar H, Fernández-Gaxiola AC, Pérez-Lizaur AB, Peyron RA, Ayala C. Improving heart healthy lifestyles among participants in a Salud para su Corazón promotores model: the Mexican pilot study, 2009-2012. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Mar 12; 12:E34.
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16. Salinas JJ, de Heer HD, Lapeyrouse LM, Heyman JM, Balcázar HG. Insurance Status Is a Greater Barrier Than Income or Acculturation to Chronic Disease Screening in the Mexican Origin Population in El Paso, Texas. Hisp Health Care Int. 2015; 13(4):197-208.
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17. Koniak-Griffin D, Brecht ML, Takayanagi S, Villegas J, Melendrez M, Balcázar H. A community health worker-led lifestyle behavior intervention for Latina (Hispanic) women: feasibility and outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. Int J Nurs Stud. 2015 Jan; 52(1):75-87.
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18. Rosenthal EL, Balcazar HG, De Heer HD, Wise S, Flores L, Aguirre M. Critical reflections on the role of CBPR within an RCT community health worker prevention intervention. J Ambul Care Manage. 2014 Jul-Sep; 37(3):241-9.
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19. Balcazar HG, Wise S, Redelfs A, Rosenthal EL, de Heer HD, Burgos X, Duarte-Gardea M. Perceptions of Community Health Workers (CHWs/PS) in the U.S.-Mexico border HEART CVD study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Feb 10; 11(2):1873-84.
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20. de Heer HD, Balcázar HG, Morera OF, Lapeyrouse L, Heyman JM, Salinas J, Zambrana RE. Barriers to care and comorbidities along the U.S.-Mexico border. Public Health Rep. 2013 Nov-Dec; 128(6):480-8.
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21. de Heer HD, Salinas J, Lapeyrouse LM, Heyman J, Morera OF, Balcazar HG. Binational utilization and barriers to care among Mexican American border residents with diabetes. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2013 Sep; 34(3):147-54.
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22. Soto Mas F, Mein E, Fuentes B, Thatcher B, Balcázar H. Integrating health literacy and ESL: an interdisciplinary curriculum for Hispanic immigrants. Health Promot Pract. 2013 Mar; 14(2):263-73.
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23. McLeroy KR, Northridge ME, Balcazar H, Greenberg MR, Landers SJ. Reporting guidelines and the American Journal of Public Health's adoption of Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses. Am J Public Health. 2012 May; 102(5):780-4.
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24. Ayala C, Fang J, Escobedo L, Pan S, Balcazar HG, Wang G, Merritt R. Actions to control high blood pressure among hypertensive adults in Texas counties along the Mexico border: Texas BRFSS, 2007. Public Health Rep. 2012 Mar-Apr; 127(2):173-85.
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25. Balcázar H, Wise S, Rosenthal EL, Ochoa C, Rodriguez J, Hastings D, Flores L, Hernandez L, Duarte-Gardea M. An ecological model using promotores de salud to prevent cardiovascular disease on the US-Mexico border: the HEART project. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012; 9:E35.
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26. Balcazar H, Rosenthal EL, Brownstein JN, Rush CH, Matos S, Hernandez L. Community health workers can be a public health force for change in the United States: three actions for a new paradigm. Am J Public Health. 2011 Dec; 101(12):2199-203.
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27. de Heer HD, Balcazar HG, Castro F, Schulz L. A path analysis of a randomized promotora de salud cardiovascular disease-prevention trial among at-risk Hispanic adults. Health Educ Behav. 2012 Feb; 39(1):77-86.
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28. Balcazar H, Castro FG. Tuberculosis in Mexicans: learning from the past to provide lessons for the present. Am J Public Health. 2011 Jul; 101(7):1211-2.
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29. de Heer H, Balcazar HG, Cardenas V, Rosenthal L, Schulz LO. Ethnic Pride and Cardiovascular Health Among Mexican American Adults Along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Hisp J Behav Sci. 2011 May; 33(2):204-220.
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30. Pérez-Escamilla R, Song DS, Taylor CA, Mejia A, Melgar-Quiñonez H, Balcazar HG, Anders RL, Segura-Pérez S, Duarte-Gardea MO, Ibarra JM. Place of residence modifies the association between acculturation and dietary tools knowledge among Latina WIC participants: a multi-state study. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Apr; 13(2):299-308.
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31. Northridge ME, Balcazar H, Benjamin GC. Leading the way toward the next 100 years of publishing. Am J Public Health. 2010 Nov; 100(11):2019-21.
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32. Balcázar HG, de Heer H, Rosenthal L, Aguirre M, Flores L, Puentes FA, Cardenas VM, Duarte MO, Ortiz M, Schulz LO. A promotores de salud intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in a high-risk Hispanic border population, 2005-2008. Prev Chronic Dis. 2010 Mar; 7(2):A28.
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33. Peterson RM, Beeson L, Shulz E, Firek A, De Leon M, Balcazar H, Tonstad S, Cordero-Macintyre ZR. Impacting obesity and glycemic control using a culturally-sensitive diabetes education program in Hispanic patients with type 2 diabetes. Int J Body Compos Res. 2010; 8(3):85-94.
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34. Balcazar H, Rosenthal L, De Heer H, Aguirre M, Flores L, Vasquez E, Duarte M, Schulz L. Use of community-based participatory research to disseminate baseline results from a cardiovascular disease randomized community trial for Mexican Americans living in a U.S.-Mexico border community. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2009 Dec; 22(3):279.
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35. Balcazar HG, Byrd TL, Ortiz M, Tondapu SR, Chavez M. A randomized community intervention to improve hypertension control among Mexican Americans: using the promotoras de salud community outreach model. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2009 Nov; 20(4):1079-94.
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36. Flores CM, Mota LC, Green CF, Mena KD, Balcazar H, Gibbs SG. Evaluation of respiratory symptoms and their possible association with residential indoor bioaerosol concentrations and other environmental influences. J Environ Health. 2009 Nov; 72(4):8-13.
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37. Balcazar H, Northridge ME, Benjamin GC, Kapadia F, Hann NE. Resolving conflict. Am J Public Health. 2009 Mar; 99(3):394-6.
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38. Balcázar H, Alvarado M, Cantu F, Pedregon V, Fulwood R. A promotora de salud model for addressing cardiovascular disease risk factors in the US-Mexico border region. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Jan; 6(1):A02.
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39. O'Connor K, Anders RL, Balcazar H, Ibarra J, Perez E, Flores L, Ortiz M, Bean NH. Prevalence of Mental Health Issues in the Borderlands: A Comparative Perspective. Hisp Health Care Int. 2008 Sep 01; 6(3):140-149.
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40. Metghalchi S, Rivera M, Beeson L, Firek A, De Leon M, Balcazar H, Cordero-MacIntyre ZR. Improved clinical outcomes using a culturally sensitive diabetes education program in a Hispanic population. Diabetes Educ. 2008 Jul-Aug; 34(4):698-706.
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41. Soto Mas FG, Balcázar HG, Valderrama Alberola J, Hsu CE. Correlates of tobacco cessation counseling among Hispanic physicians in the US: a cross-sectional survey study. BMC Public Health. 2008 Jan 08; 8:5.
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42. Hann NE, Northridge ME, Benjamin GC, Balcazar H. Prepared to serve public health. Am J Public Health. 2007 Apr; 97 Suppl 1:S12-4.
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43. Leiner MA, Balcazar H, Straus DC, Shirsat P, Handal G. Screening Mexicans for psychosocial and behavioral problems during pediatric consultation. Rev Invest Clin. 2007 Mar-Apr; 59(2):116-23.
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44. Moayad N, Balcázar H, Pedregón V, Velasco L, Bayona M. Do acculturation and family cohesiveness influence severity of diabetes among Mexican Americans? Ethn Dis. 2006; 16(2):452-9.
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45. Moayad N, Balcázar H, Pedregón V, Velasco L, Bayona M. For the patient. Do cultural practices and family ties influence diabetes control among Mexican Americans? Ethn Dis. 2006; 16(2):590.
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46. Balcazar H, Alvarado M, Hollen ML, Gonzalez-Cruz Y, Hughes O, Vazquez E, Lykens K. Salud Para Su Corazon-NCLR: a comprehensive Promotora outreach program to promote heart-healthy behaviors among hispanics. Health Promot Pract. 2006 Jan; 7(1):68-77.
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47. Balcázar H, Alvarado M, Hollen ML, Gonzalez-Cruz Y, Pedregón V. Evaluation of Salud Para Su Corazón (Health for your Heart) -- National Council of La Raza Promotora Outreach Program. Prev Chronic Dis. 2005 Jul; 2(3):A09.
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48. Moore PD, Bay RC, Balcazar H, Coonrod DV, Brady J, Russ R. Use of home visit and developmental clinic services by high risk Mexican-American and white non-Hispanic infants. Matern Child Health J. 2005 Mar; 9(1):35-47.
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49. Deeb-Sossa N, Agans RP, Butron-Riveros BC, Balcazar H, Kalsbeek WD, Buekens P. Development and testing of interview questions to determine last menstrual period in Mexican immigrant populations. J Immigr Health. 2004 Jul; 6(3):127-36.
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50. Coonrod DV, Bay RC, Balcazar H. Ethnicity, acculturation and obstetric outcomes. Different risk factor profiles in low- and high-acculturation Hispanics and in white non-Hispanics. J Reprod Med. 2004 Jan; 49(1):17-22.
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Funding Opportunities

Click terms below for current NIH/NSF funding opportunities.
  • Community Health Workers


  • Mexican Americans


  • Cardiovascular Diseases


  • Hispanic Americans


  • Health Promotion


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