Jennifer Toller Erausquin

Dr. Erausquin is an Assistant Professor of Public Health Education in the School of Health and Human Sciences. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her MPH and PhD from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She was a predoctoral fellow of the California Center for Population Research and the UCLA AIDS Research Training Program, receiving training in demography and epidemiology. She went on to complete a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Duke Global Health Institute, followed by an appointment in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health. Dr. Erausquin’s research centers on social and contextual determinants of health disparities, and the design and evaluation of structural interventions to eliminate health disparities. Her research has examined how families, worksites, schools, and community characteristics influence multiple dimensions of women’s and children’s health, and contribute to or mitigate racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health. Her substantive areas of interest are sexual and reproductive health, health risk behaviors among youth, and Latino/a family health.

There are 25 included publications by Jennifer Toller Erausquin :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Challenges to parent nutrition education: A qualitative study of parents of urban children attending low-income schools. 2011 2483 Objective: The present study was undertaken to learn more about parents’ (i) knowledge regarding healthy foods, factors associated with food purchasing and preparation, and current nutrition education resources, (ii) barriers to and promoters for ...
Change over time in police interactions and HIV risk behavior among female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, India 2014 420 Little is known about the effectiveness of intervening to change interactions between female sex workers (FSWs) and police in order to reduce HIV risk. Using data collected in the context of a HIV prevention intervention that included components to c...
Client-perpetrated and husband-perpetrated violence among female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, India: HIV/STI risk across personal and work contexts 2016 30 ObjectivesThis study examines violence experienced in work and personal contexts and relation to HIV risk factors in these contexts among female sex workers (FSW) in Andhra Pradesh, India.MethodsFSW at least 18 years of age (n=2335) were recruited th...
Drug Use Risk Behavior Co-Occurrence Among United States High School Students 2014 1045 Purpose: Prevalence estimates for drug use health risk behaviors among high school students are widely available, but relatively few studies describe how and to what extent these risk behaviors occur together. Furthermore, little research has examine...
The effects of a school-based nutrition program diffused throughout a large urban community on attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors related to fruit and vegetable consumption. 2011 1476 BACKGROUND: Obesity among US children has increased in recent years. Although increased fruit and vegetable consumption has not been directly linked to obesity prevalence, it has been posited that more fruits and vegetables (FV) could reduce the cons...
Evaluation of a school-based multi-component education program to improve young children’s fruit and vegetable consumption. 2012 2188 Objective To assess the impact of a multicomponent nutrition education program on student knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to consumption of fruits and vegetables (FVs). Design Quasi-experimental pretest/posttest research design; 3 st...
Health, Social, and Economic Outcomes Experienced by Families as a Result of Receiving Assistance from a Community-Based Diaper Bank 2019 35 Objectives: This paper aims to describe low-income recipients of a community-based diaper bank and the multiple daily challenges they face. Our paper seeks to document the health, social, and financial outcomes recipients experienced after receiving ...
The impact of media-related cognitions on children’s substance use outcomes in the context of parental and peer substance use 2014 59 Media-related cognitions are a unique influence on adolescents’ substance use outcomes even after accounting for the powerful influence of parent and peers. This cross-sectional study expands upon prior research by investigating the impact of media-r...
Improving low-income parents’ fruit and vegetable intake and their potential to impact children’s nutrition. 2011 3202 Purpose – The purpose of this research is to test a comprehensive nutrition program developed specifically to target low-income parents of young school-aged children and determine whether the programme-resulted in changes in parents' knowledge, attit...
Improving overweight among at-risk minority youth: Results of a pilot intervention in after-school programs 2013 1372 Childhood overweight and obesity disproportionately aff ect low- income communities. Most school- based health promotion eff orts occur during the school day and are limited in scope. This study evaluated the eff ectiveness of an aft er- school pro...
Increasing the reach of HIV testing to young Latino MSM: Results of a pilot study integrating outreach and services. 2009 1161 Background. In the U.S., HIV infections are increasing among men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly young, racial/ethnic minority MSM. Objective. To examine the feasibility of increasing HIV testing among young Latino MSM by integrating tail...
Listening to the voices of Latina women: Sexual and reproductive health intervention needs and priorities in a new settlement state in the United States 2016 18 Latina women in the United States are disproportionately affected by negative sexual and reproductive health outcomes. Our community-based participatory research partnership conducted in-depth interviews exploring sexual and reproductive health needs...
Motherhood and HIV risk among female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, India: The need to consider women's life contexts. 2013 1401 This study examines whether the challenges of motherhood among female sex workers (FSW) are linked with vulnerability to sexual risk factors for HIV. FSW at least 18 years of age (n = 850) were recruited through respondent driven sampling for a surve...
Non-barrier contraceptive use and relation to condom use behaviour by partner type among female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, India 2017 29 ObjectiveThe study assessed non-barrier contraceptive use among female sex workers (FSW) in Andhra Pradesh, India and relation to inconsistent condom use among commercial and non-commercial male sexual partners.MethodsFSW at least 18 years of age (n ...
Nutrition knowledge and behaviors of low-income Latino parents of preschoolers: Associations with nutrition-related parenting practices. 2012 1246 Parents are in an ideal position to promote long-term healthy dietary behaviours for their children. This study aimed to determine parent and child characteristics and to test their associations in a cross-sectional sample of urban low-income, low-ed...
Nutrition knowledge and self-efficacy among classroom teachers from a large urban school district in Los Angeles County. 2012 1257 Purpose: School teachers play a critical role in providing nutrition information to students. Yet, in order for teachers to be a valuable source of nutrition information, they must be equipped with adequate knowledge to be able to convey accurate inf...
Police-related experiences and HIV risk among female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, India. 2011 911 Research suggests experiences with police are related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) sexual risk among women working as sex workers. However, little is known about the links between specific police-related behaviors and HIV vulnerability. We e...
Race, Sex, and Discrimination in School Settings: A Multilevel Analysis of Associations With Delinquency 2018 37 BACKGROUNDAdolescence is a critical phase of development and experimentation with delinquent behaviors. There is a growing body of literature exploring individual and structural impacts of discrimination on health outcomes and delinquent behaviors. H...
The role of classroom teachers in nutrition and physical education. 2006 1999 Nutrition education and physical education in schools is increasingly being explored as a way to prevent childhood overweight and to promote healthy eating and physical activity habits behaviors. Classroom teachers are often responsible for providing...
Sexual behaviors and substance use behaviors among North Carolina’s high school students: Implications for health care providers wanting to reach teens at risk. 2013 1167 Parents of adolescents, health care professionals, teachers, school administrators, and community organizations are all concerned about health risk behaviors among adolescents. Use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, lack of physical activity, sexu...
Social Support and Sexual Risk Among Establishment-Based Female Sex Workers in Tijuana 2015 767 Social support can affect health outcomes of female sex workers. In this inductive feminist grounded theory study based on 20 in-depth interviews, we explore how establishment-based female sex workers in Tijuana perceive the impact of the connections...
Synthetic Cannabinoid Use and Descriptive Norms among Collegiate Student-Athletes 2016 33 Synthetic cannabinoids have gained popularity over the past decade, especially among young adults, due to sharing similar psychoactive properties with Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). A limited number of studies have examined synthetic cannabinoid use amo...
Testing the Association Between Traditional and Novel Indicators of County-Level Structural Racism and Birth Outcomes among Black and White Women 2017 41 Despite decreases in infants born premature and at low birth weight in the United States (U.S.), racial disparities between Black and White women continue. In response, the purpose of this analysis was to examine associations between both traditional...
Trends in condom use among female sex workers: Impact of a community mobilization intervention. 2012 1208 Background Community mobilisation interventions for HIV prevention among female sex workers (FSWs) aim to organise FSWs for collective action and challenge the structures of power that underlie HIV risk. Assessing intervention impact is challenging b...
A worksite obesity intervention: Results from a group-randomized trial. 2010 846 Objectives. We used a participatory process to develop an obesity intervention appropriate for elementary school personnel. Methods. A randomized controlled trial included 16 school worksites (8 intervention, 8 control). Intervention schools formed ...