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Melawhy Garcia

TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentFamily Medicine and Public Health
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0965
La Jolla CA 92093
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    University of California San Diego/ San Diego State University, San DiegoPhD2017Public Health - Health Behavior Research
    California State University Long Beach, Long BeachMPH2010Community Health
    California State University Long Beach, Long BeachBA2007Community Psychology

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    Dr. Melawhy Garcia is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Women's Cardiovascular Research Center in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Garcia is behavioral science and epidemiology researcher with a focus on behavioral prevention and management of chronic conditions.


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    Biopsychosocial and Ecological Correlates of Latina Women's Sedentary Behavior: SOL CASITAS
    American Heart Association 16SFRN27940007Aug 7, 2017 - Aug 6, 2018
    Role: Post-doctoral Research Fellow

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    1. Melawhy L Garcia Gregory A Talavera Katherine B Keir Adolph P Falcon Sheila F CastaƱeda.Research Article. Hispanic Community Engagement (HCE): Pilot Study to Reduce Hypertension among Low-Income Mexican Americans . 2017; 1(3):1024-1031.
    2. McDonough AM, Vargas M, Nguyen-Rodriguez S, Garcia M, Galvez G, Rios-Ellis B. Mujer Sana, Familia Fuerte: The Effects of a Culturally-Relevant, Community-Based, Promotores Program to Increase Cervical Cancer Screening among Latinas. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016; 27(2):568-79. PMID: 27180696.
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    3. Rios-Ellis B, Becker D, Espinoza L, Nguyen-Rodriguez S, Diaz G, Carricchi A, Galvez G, Garcia M. Evaluation of a Community Health Worker Intervention to Reduce HIV/AIDS Stigma and Increase HIV Testing Among Underserved Latinos in the Southwestern U.S. Public Health Rep. 2015 Sep-Oct; 130(5):458-67. PMID: 26327724; PMCID: PMC4529830.
    4. Rios-Ellis B, Espinoza L, Bird M, Garcia M, D'Anna LH, Bellamy L, Scolari R. Increasing HIV-related knowledge, communication, and testing intentions among Latinos: Protege tu Familia: Hazte la Prueba. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 Aug; 21(3 Suppl):148-68. PMID: 20675952.
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