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 17 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 2223 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 269 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...
Drug Use Risk Behavior Co-Occurrence Among United States High School Students 2014 705 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 1074 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 1671 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...
Improving low-income parents’ fruit and vegetable intake and their potential to impact children’s nutrition. 2011 2277 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 1034 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 902 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...
Motherhood and HIV risk among female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, India: The need to consider women's life contexts. 2013 1027 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...
Nutrition knowledge and behaviors of low-income Latino parents of preschoolers: Associations with nutrition-related parenting practices. 2012 1035 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 1046 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 585 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...
The role of classroom teachers in nutrition and physical education. 2006 1530 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 855 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 535 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...
Trends in condom use among female sex workers: Impact of a community mobilization intervention. 2012 1040 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 646 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 ...