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    Victoria Ojeda

    TitleAssociate Adjunct Professor
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0507
    CA La Jolla 92093
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      Impact of peer Support on Health Services and Social Disparities Among Minority Youth with SMI
      NIH/NIMHD R01MD011528Sep 20, 2017 - Apr 30, 2021
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Mexican Female Migration, Substance Use, Sex Work, and HIV Risks in Tijuana
      NIH/NIDA K01DA025504Apr 15, 2009 - Mar 31, 2014
      Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. Pinedo M, Beletsky L, Alamillo N, Ojeda V. Health-damaging policing practices among persons who inject drugs in Mexico: Are deported migrants at greater risk? Int J Drug Policy. 2017 Aug; 46:41-46. PMID: 28601020.
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      2. Holguin F, Moughrabieh MA, Ojeda V, Patel SR, Peyrani P, Pinedo M, Celedón JC, Douglas IS, Upson DJ, Roman J. Respiratory Health in Migrant Populations: A Crisis Overlooked. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Feb; 14(2):153-159. PMID: 28146384.
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      3. Horyniak D, Pinedo M, Burgos JL, Ojeda V. Relationships Between Integration and Drug Use Among Deported Migrants in Tijuana, Mexico. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Oct 24. PMID: 27778138.
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      4. Horyniak D, Melo JS, Farrell RM, Ojeda V, Strathdee SA. Epidemiology of Substance Use among Forced Migrants: A Global Systematic Review. PLoS One. 2016; 11(7):e0159134. PMID: 27411086.
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      5. Smith LR, Patterson TL, Magis-Rodriguez C, Ojeda V, Burgos JL, Rojas SA, Zúñiga ML, Strathdee SA. Engagement in the HIV Care Continuum among Key Populations in Tijuana, Mexico. AIDS Behav. 2016 May; 20(5):1017-25. PMID: 26354518; PMCID: PMC4785089 [Available on 05/01/17].
      6. Pinedo M, Burgos JL, Zúñiga ML, Perez R, Macera CA, Ojeda V. Deportation and mental health among migrants who inject drugs along the US-Mexico border. Glob Public Health. 2016 Apr 30; 1-16. PMID: 27132880.
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      7. Ferraiolo N, Pinedo M, McCurley J, Burgos JL, Vargas-Ojeda AC, Rodriguez MA, Ojeda V. Depressive symptoms among patients at a clinic in the Red Light District of Tijuana, Mexico. Int J Cult Ment Health. 2016; 9(2):151-163. PMID: 28042307.
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      8. Burgos JL, Yee DC, Vargas-Ojeda AC, Ojeda V. The Health Frontiers in Tijuana Undergraduate Internship Program: A Novel Global Health Experience in Mexico for Pre-medical/Pre-health Undergraduates. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016; 27(3):947-53. PMID: 27524743.
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      9. Pinedo M, Burgos JL, Zuniga ML, Perez R, Macera CA, Ojeda V. Police Victimization Among Persons Who Inject Drugs Along the U.S.-Mexico Border. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2015 Sep; 76(5):758-63. PMID: 26402356; PMCID: PMC4714826.
      10. Burgos JL, Yee D, Csordas T, Vargas-Ojeda AC, Segovia LA, Strathdee SA, Olivares-Nevarez JA, Ojeda V. Supporting the minority physician pipeline: providing global health experiences to undergraduate students in the United States-Mexico border region. Med Educ Online. 2015; 20:27260. PMID: 26088189; PMCID: PMC4472552.
      11. Matthews CE, Wooten W, Gomez MG, Kozo J, Fernandez A, Ojeda V. The California Border Health Collaborative: A Strategy for Leading the Border to Better Health. Front Public Health. 2015; 3:141. PMID: 26075195; PMCID: PMC4443723.
      12. Muñoz FA, Servin AE, Garfein RS, Ojeda V, Rangel G, Zúñiga ML. Deportation history among HIV-positive Latinos in two US-Mexico border communities. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Feb; 17(1):104-11. PMID: 24136247; PMCID: PMC3991765.
      13. Burgos JL, Yee D, Csordas T, Vargas-Ojeda AC, Segovia LA, Strathdee SA, Olivares-Nevarez JA, Ojeda V. Supporting the minority physician pipeline: providing global health experiences to undergraduate students in the United States-Mexico border region. Med Educ Online. 2015 Jan; 20(1):27260. PMID: 28229691.
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      14. Sarkin A, Lale R, Sklar M, Center KC, Gilmer T, Fowler C, Heller R, Ojeda V. Stigma experienced by people using mental health services in San Diego County. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2015 May; 50(5):747-56. PMID: 25406401.
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      15. Pinedo M, Burgos JL, Ojeda AV, FitzGerald D, Ojeda V. The role of visual markers in police victimization among structurally vulnerable persons in Tijuana, Mexico. Int J Drug Policy. 2015 May; 26(5):501-8. PMID: 25281235; PMCID: PMC4362968.
      16. Ojeda V, Eppstein A, Lozada R, Vargas-Ojeda AC, Strathdee SA, Goodman D, Burgos JL. Establishing a binational student-run free-clinic in Tijuana, Mexico: a model for US-Mexico border states. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Jun; 16(3):546-8. PMID: 23371839; PMCID: PMC3710293.
      17. Pinedo M, Burgos JL, Robertson AM, Vera A, Lozada R, Ojeda V. Perceived risk of HIV infection among deported male injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico. Glob Public Health. 2014; 9(4):436-54. PMID: 24650124; PMCID: PMC4233124.
      18. Pinedo M, Burgos JL, Ojeda V. A critical review of social and structural conditions that influence HIV risk among Mexican deportees. Microbes Infect. 2014 May; 16(5):379-90. PMID: 24583278; PMCID: PMC4236109.
      19. Irvin VL, Nichols JF, Hofstetter CR, Ojeda V, Song YJ, Kang S, Hovell MF. Osteoporosis and milk intake among Korean women in California: relationship with acculturation to U.S. lifestyle. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Dec; 15(6):1119-24. PMID: 23338905; PMCID: PMC3654009.
      20. Ulibarri MD, Hiller SP, Lozada R, Rangel MG, Stockman JK, Silverman JG, Ojeda V. Prevalence and characteristics of abuse experiences and depression symptoms among injection drug-using female sex workers in Mexico. J Environ Public Health. 2013; 2013:631479. PMID: 23737808; PMCID: PMC3666207.
      21. Hiller SP, Syvertsen JL, Lozada R, Ojeda V. Social support and recovery among Mexican female sex workers who inject drugs. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2013 Jul; 45(1):44-54. PMID: 23375570; PMCID: PMC3642208.
      22. Ojeda V, Burgos JL, Rangel AG, Lozada R, Vera A. U.S. drug use and migration experiences of Mexican female sex workers who are injection drug users. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Nov; 23(4):1733-49. PMID: 23698687; PMCID: PMC4232365.
      23. Robertson AM, Ojeda V, Nguyen L, Lozada R, Martínez GA, Strathdee SA, Patterson TL. Reducing harm from HIV/AIDS misconceptions among female sex workers in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: A cross sectional analysis. Harm Reduct J. 2012 Aug 06; 9:35. PMID: 22867427; PMCID: PMC3477120.
      24. Robertson AM, Lozada R, Pollini RA, Rangel G, Ojeda V. Correlates and contexts of US injection drug initiation among undocumented Mexican migrant men who were deported from the United States. AIDS Behav. 2012 Aug; 16(6):1670-80. PMID: 22246511; PMCID: PMC3624897.
      25. Gilmer TP, Ojeda V, Fawley-King K, Larson B, Garcia P. Change in mental health service use after offering youth-specific versus adult programs to transition-age youths. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Jun; 63(6):592-6. PMID: 22422015.
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      26. Gilmer TP, Ojeda V, Leich J, Heller R, Garcia P, Palinkas LA. Assessing needs for mental health and other services among transition-age youths, parents, and providers. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Apr; 63(4):338-42. PMID: 22337004.
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      27. Ojeda V, Burgos JL, Hiller SP, Lozada R, Rangel G, Vera A, Artamonova I, Magis-Rodriguez C. Circular migration by Mexican female sex workers who are injection drug users: implications for HIV in Mexican sending communities. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012 Feb; 14(1):107-15. PMID: 21833727; PMCID: PMC3624895.
      28. Robertson AM, Lozada R, Vera A, Palinkas LA, Burgos JL, Magis-Rodriguez C, Rangel G, Ojeda V. Deportation experiences of women who inject drugs in Tijuana, Mexico. Qual Health Res. 2012 Apr; 22(4):499-510. PMID: 21917563; PMCID: PMC3556510.
      29. Robertson AM, Rangel MG, Lozada R, Vera A, Ojeda V. Male injection drug users try new drugs following U.S. deportation to Tijuana, Mexico. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Jan 01; 120(1-3):142-8. PMID: 21835559; PMCID: PMC3245754.
      30. Ojeda V, Robertson AM, Hiller SP, Lozada R, Cornelius W, Palinkas LA, Magis-Rodriguez C, Strathdee SA. A qualitative view of drug use behaviors of Mexican male injection drug users deported from the United States. J Urban Health. 2011 Feb; 88(1):104-17. PMID: 21246301; PMCID: PMC3042081.
      31. Wagner KD, Pollini RA, Patterson TL, Lozada R, Ojeda V, Brouwer KC, Vera A, Volkmann TA, Strathdee SA. Cross-border drug injection relationships among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Jan 15; 113(2-3):236-41. PMID: 20889270; PMCID: PMC3025041.
      32. Loza O, Strathdee SA, Martinez GA, Lozada R, Ojeda V, Staines-Orozco H, Patterson TL. Risk factors associated with chlamydia and gonorrhoea infection among female sex workers in two Mexico-USA border cities. Int J STD AIDS. 2010 Jul; 21(7):460-5. PMID: 20852194; PMCID: PMC3069918.
      33. Ojeda V, Frank RG, McGuire TG, Gilmer TP. Mental illness, nativity, gender and labor supply. Health Econ. 2010 Apr; 19(4):396-421. PMID: 19370696.
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      34. Loza O, Strathdee SA, Lozada R, Staines H, Ojeda V, Martínez GA, Amaro H, Patterson TL. Correlates of early versus later initiation into sex work in two Mexico-U.S. border cities. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Jan; 46(1):37-44. PMID: 20123256; PMCID: PMC2818024.
      35. Deiss R, Garfein RS, Lozada R, Burgos JL, Brouwer KC, Moser KS, Zuniga ML, Rodwell TC, Ojeda V, Strathdee SA. Influences of cross-border mobility on tuberculosis diagnoses and treatment interruption among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico. Am J Public Health. 2009 Aug; 99(8):1491-5. PMID: 19542040; PMCID: PMC2707467.
      36. Gilmer TP, Ojeda V, Fuentes D, Criado V, Garcia P. Access to public mental health services among older adults with severe mental illness. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009 Mar; 24(3):313-8. PMID: 18759380; PMCID: PMC2645478.
      37. Ojeda V, Strathdee SA, Lozada R, Rusch ML, Fraga M, Orozovich P, Magis-Rodriguez C, De La Torre A, Amaro H, Cornelius W, Patterson TL. Associations between migrant status and sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico. Sex Transm Infect. 2009 Oct; 85(6):420-6. PMID: 19188211; PMCID: PMC2819150.
      38. Gilmer TP, Ojeda V, Barrio C, Fuentes D, Garcia P, Lanouette NM, Lee KC. Adherence to antipsychotics among Latinos and Asians with schizophrenia and limited English proficiency. Psychiatr Serv. 2009 Feb; 60(2):175-82. PMID: 19176410; PMCID: PMC3235435.
      39. Depp C, Ojeda V, Mastin W, Unützer J, Gilmer TP. Trends in use of antipsychotics and mood stabilizers among Medicaid beneficiaries with bipolar disorder, 2001-2004. Psychiatr Serv. 2008 Oct; 59(10):1169-74. PMID: 18832503.
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      40. Ojeda V, Bergstresser SM. Gender, race-ethnicity, and psychosocial barriers to mental health care: an examination of perceptions and attitudes among adults reporting unmet need. J Health Soc Behav. 2008 Sep; 49(3):317-34. PMID: 18771066.
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      41. Strathdee SA, Lozada R, Ojeda V, Pollini RA, Brouwer KC, Vera A, Cornelius W, Nguyen L, Magis-Rodriguez C, Patterson TL. Differential effects of migration and deportation on HIV infection among male and female injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico. PLoS One. 2008 Jul 30; 3(7):e2690. PMID: 18665250; PMCID: PMC2467493.
      42. Ojeda V, Patterson TL, Strathdee SA. The influence of perceived risk to health and immigration-related characteristics on substance use among Latino and other immigrants. Am J Public Health. 2008 May; 98(5):862-8. PMID: 18382009; PMCID: PMC2374816.
      43. Gilmer TP, Ojeda V, Folsom DP, Fuentes D, Garcia P, Jeste DV. Initiation and use of public mental health services by persons with severe mental illness and limited english proficiency. Psychiatr Serv. 2007 Dec; 58(12):1555-62. PMID: 18048556.
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      44. Gilmer T, Ojeda V, Folsom D, Fuentes D, Criado V, Garcia P, Jeste DV. Costs of community-based public mental health services for older adults: variations related to age and diagnosis. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2006 Dec; 21(12):1121-6. PMID: 16977681.
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      45. Alegría M, Cao Z, McGuire TG, Ojeda V, Sribney B, Woo M, Takeuchi D. Health insurance coverage for vulnerable populations: contrasting Asian Americans and Latinos in the United States. Inquiry. 2006; 43(3):231-54. PMID: 17176967; PMCID: PMC2712944.
      46. Ojeda V, McGuire TG. Gender and racial/ethnic differences in use of outpatient mental health and substance use services by depressed adults. Psychiatr Q. 2006; 77(3):211-22. PMID: 16927167.
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      47. Ojeda V, Brown ER. Mind the gap: parents' citizenship as predictor of Latino children's health insurance. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2005 Aug; 16(3):555-75. PMID: 16118842.
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      48. Wyn R, Ojeda V. Single mothers in California: understanding their health insurance coverage. Policy Brief UCLA Cent Health Policy Res. 2002 May; (PB2002-1):1-4. PMID: 12049098.
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      49. Salgado de Snyder VN, Diaz-Perez MJ, Ojeda V. The prevalence of nervios and associated symptomatology among inhabitants of Mexican rural communities. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2000 Dec; 24(4):453-70. PMID: 11128627.
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      50. Brown ER, Wyn R, Ojeda V. Noncitizen children's rising uninsured rates threaten access to health care. Policy Brief UCLA Cent Health Policy Res. 1999 Jun; (PB-99-5):1-6. PMID: 11475516.
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