Community Engaged Research

Domestic Violence

  1. Ragavan M, Karpel H, Bogetz A, Lucha S, Bruce J*. Health education for women and children: a community-engaged mutual learning curriculum for health trainees. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2016; 12:10492.
  2. Ragavan M, Bruce JS, Lucha S, Chamberlain LJ. Building a novel health curriculum for survivors of intimate partner violence residing at a transitional housing program. Violence Against Women. 2016: 1:20.
  3. Ragavan M, Bruce JS, Lucha S, Chamberlain LJ. The Health of Women and Children After Surviving Intimate Partner Violence. Violence Against Women. 2016: 1-23.

Food Insecurity

  1. De La Cruz M, Phan K, Bruce JS*. More to Offer than Books: Stakeholder Perceptions of a Public Library-Based Meal Programme. Public Health Nutrition 23, no. 12 (August 2020): 2179–88.
  2. Cooper AY, Altman E, Hecht CE, Bruce, J, Patel AI. Stories of Success: A Qualitative Examination of Contributors to Excellence in School Drinking Water Access. Public Health Nutrition 23, no. 10 (July 2020): 1800–1809.
  3. Bruce JS, De La Cruz M, Lundberg K, Vesom N, Aguayo J, Merrell SB. Combating Child Summer Food Insecurity: Examination of a Community-Based Mobile Meal Program. Journal of Community Health, May 9, 2019.
  4. Bruce JS, De La Cruz M, Moreno G, Chamberlain LJ. Lunch at the library: Examination of a community-based approach to addressing summer food insecurity. Public Health Nutr. 2017: Mar 20: 1-10.
  5. Jowell, Ashley H, Janine S Bruce, Gabriela V Escobar, Valeria M Ordonez, Christina A Hecht, and Anisha I Patel. Mitigating Childhood Food Insecurity during COVID-19: A Qualitative Study of How School Districts in California’s San Joaquin Valley Responded to Growing Needs. Public Health Nutrition, July 30, 2021, 1–11.
  6. Bruce, JS., Lien TN, George E, Puri V, Ramirez M, and Merrell SB. Examination of an Intergenerational Summer Meal Program for Children and Older Adults. Journal of Community Health, August 1, 2022.

Healthcare Access

  1. Rios CC, Ling EJ, Rivera R, Gonzalez J, Barry M, Bruce JS, Merrell SB, de Jesus Perez V. Puerto Rico Health System Resilience After Hurricane Maria: Implications for Disaster Preparedness in the COVID-19 Era. Frontiers in Communication 5 (February 3, 2021): 593939.
  2. Lee July, Bruce JB, and Wang NE. Opportunities for Supporting Latino Immigrants in Emergency and Ambulatory Care Settings. Journal of Community Health, July 22, 2020.
  3. Carroll AL, Garcia D, Cassells SJ, Bruce JS, Merrell SB, Schillinger E. ‘Making It Work’: A Preliminary Mixed Methods Study of Rural Trauma Care Access and Resources in New Mexico. Cureus, October 24, 2020.
  4. Cooper AY, Altman E, Hecht CE, Bruce, J, Patel AI. Stories of Success: A Qualitative Examination of Contributors to Excellence in School Drinking Water Access. Public Health Nutrition 23, no. 10 (July 2020): 1800–1809.
  5. Gaskin, G, Bruce, JB, Anoshiravani, A. Understanding Parent Perspectives Concerning Adolescents’ Online Access to Personal Health Information. Journal of Participatory Medicine 8 (2016).
  6. Bruce JS. Sexual and Reproductive Health Policies for Foster Youth in California: A Qualitative Study of Child Welfare Professionals’ Experiences and Perceptions of Policies. Children and Youth Services Review 61 (2016): 184–200.
  7. Johnston EE, Argueza B, Graham C, Bruce J, Chamberlain LJ, Anoshiravani A. In Their Own Voices: The Reproductive Health Care Experiences of Detained Adolescent Girls. Women’s Health Issues 26, no. 1 (January 2016): 48–54.
  8. Chamberlain LJ, Hughes DC, Bishop (Bruce) JS, Matsuda DH, Sassoubre L. Universal Health Care Coverage for Children: Impact on Pediatric Health Care Providers. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 16, no. 4 (2005): 622–633.

Healthy Eating & Obesity

  1.  Patel AI, Bogart LM, Uyeda KE, Martinez H, Knizewski R, Ryan GW, Schuster MA. School site visits for community-based participatory research on healthy eating. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Dec; 37(6 Suppl 1):S300-6.
  2. Patel AI, Bogart LM, Uyeda KE, Rabin A, Schuster MA. Perceptions about availability and adequacy of drinking water in a large California school district. Prev Chronic Dis. 2010 Mar; 7(2):A39.
  3. Patel AI, Bogart LM, Elliott MN, Lamb S, Uyeda KE, Hawes-Dawson J, Klein DJ, Schuster MA. Increasing the availability and consumption of drinking water in middle schools: a pilot study. Prev Chronic Dis. 2011 May; 8(3):A60.
  4. Walkinshaw LP, Hecht C, Patel AI, Podrabsky M. Training High School Student “Citizen Scientists” to Document School Water Access: a Feasibility Study. Journal of School Health. 2019 June; 89 (8); 653-661.
  5. Patel AI, Podrabsky M, Hecht A, Morris S, Yovanovich S, Walkinshaw L, Ritchie L, Hecht C. Development and Validation of a Photo-Evidence Tool to Examine Characteristics of Effective Drinking Water Access in Schools. Journal of School Health. 2020 April; 90(4): 271-277.
  6. Lawman HG, Lofton X, Grossman S, Root M, Perez M, Tasian G, Patel AI. A Randomized Trial of a Multi-level Intervention to Increase Water Access and Appeal in Community Recreation Centers. Contemporary Clinical Trials. Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 Apr;79:14-20.
  7. Grummon AH, Cabana MD, Hecht A, Alkon A, McCulloch C, Brindis C, Patel AI. Effects of a Multi-pronged Beverage Intervention on Young Children’s Beverage Intake and Weight. Public Health Nutrition. 2019; Oct;22 (15): 2856-2867.
  8. Laguna MC, Hecht AA, Ponce, J, Jue T, Brindis C, Patel AI. Teachers as Healthy Beverage Role Models: Relationship of Student and Teacher Beverage Choices in Elementary Schools. Journal of Community Health. 2019 August; 45: 121–127.
  9. Patel AI, Hecht A, Hampton K, Hecht C, Buck S. Agua4All: Providing Safe Drinking Water in Rural California Communities. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2019 November; 16: E151.
  10. Lawman HG, Grossman S, Lofton X, Tasian G, Patel AI. Hydrate Philly: an Intervention to Increase Water Access and Appeal in Recreation Centers. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2020 February; 17: E15
  11. Moreno GD, Schmidt LA, Ritchie LD, McCulloch C, Cabana MD, Brindis CD, Green LW, Altman EA, Patel AI. A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of an Elementary School Drinking Water Access and Promotion Intervention: Rationale, Study Design, and Protocol. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2020 Dec 25.
  12. Patel AI, Bogart LM, Klein DJ. Middle school student attitudes about school drinking fountains and water intake. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Sep-Oct; 14(5):471-7.
  13. Park S, Onufrak S, Patel AI, Sharkey JF, Blank HM. Perceptions of Drinking Water Safety and Their Associations with Plain Water Intake among US Hispanic Adults. J Water Health. 2019 Aug;17(4):587-596.

Human Trafficking

  1. Barnert E, Iqbal Z, Bruce J, Anoshiravani A, Kolhatkar G, Greenbaum J. Commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children and adolescents: a narrative review. Academic pediatrics. 2017 Nov 1;17(8):825-9.


  1. Ghida El-Banna, BA, MPP; Kimberly Higuera, BA; Fernando S. Mendoza, MD, MPH. The Intergenerational Health Effects of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program on Families with Mixed Immigration Status. Academic Pediatrics. July 25, 2021
  2. Peoples JD, Bishop (Bruce) JS, Health, Barrera B, Lamas O, Dunlap J, Gonzalez PA, Horwitz SM, Chamberlain LJ. Health, Occupational and Environmental Risks of Emancipated Migrant Farmworker Youth. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 21, no. 4 (2010): 1215–1226.


  1. Bruce, Janine S., Monica M. De La Cruz, Reshma Thadani, Jecca R. Steinberg, Ryan Brewster, Shannon Chiu, Reagan Dunham, Eleni Ramphos, Melanie Ramirez, and Lisa J. Chamberlain. Kinder Ready Clinics: A Collaborative Model for Creating Equitable and Engaged Early Learning Environments for Low-Income Families. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 33, no. 1 (2022): 528–41.
  2. Chamberlain, Lisa J., Janine Bruce, Monica De La Cruz, Lynne Huffman, Jecca Rhea Steinberg, Ren Bruguera, Jaime W. Peterson, et al. “A Text-Based Intervention to Promote Literacy: An RCT.” Pediatrics 148, no. 4 (October 2021): e2020049648.
  3. Connelly, E, Ordaz, Y, Perez, J, De La Cruz, M, Bruguera, L, Steinberg, JR, Chamberlain, LJ, Bruce, JS*. Clinic-Based School Readiness: A Qualitative Examination of a Text Messaging Intervention. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 32, no. 2S (2021): 43–61.
  4. Peterson JW, Huffman LC, Bruce H, Prata N, Harley KG, and Chamberlain LJ. A Clinic-Based School Readiness Coaching Intervention for Low-Income Latino Children: An Intervention Study. Clinical Pediatrics, 2020, 12.
  5. Peterson J, Huffman LC, Bruce J, Prata, N, Harley, KG, Chamberlain LJ. A clinic-based school readiness coaching intervention for low-income, Latino parents: An intervention study. Clinical Pediatrics. July 22, 2020.
  6. Steinberg JR, Bruce JS, Marin-Nevarez P, Phan K, Merrell SB, Chamberlain LJ. Early childhood learning and the pediatrician: A qualitative study among diverse, low-income caregivers. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 2018: March.
  7. Peterson J, Bruce, JS, Patel N, Chamberlain, L. Parental Attitudes, Behaviors, and Barriers to School Readiness among Parents of Low-Income Latino Children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15, no. 2 (January 24, 2018): 188.
  8. Grummon AH, Sokol RL, Goodman D, Hecht CA, Salvia M, Musicus AA, Patel AI. Promoting healthy beverage intake via children’s books: An online randomized experiment with parents of young children. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. In press.

Tobacco & Smoking Prevention

  1. Stewart HC, Stevenson TN, Bruce JS, Greenberg, B, Chamberlain, LJ. Attitudes Toward Smoking Cessation Among Sheltered Homeless Parents. Journal of Community Health 40, no. 6 (December 2015): 1140–48.
  2. Buu MC, Carter L, Bruce JS, Baca EA, Greenberg B, Chamberlain LJ. Asthma, Tobacco Smoke and the Indoor Environment: A Qualitative Study of Sheltered Homeless Families. Journal of Asthma 51, no. 2 (March 2014): 142–48.