Alice Ma

Alice is currently a doctoral student in Public Health Education. She received her MPH in community health education from UNC-Greensboro and her BA in psychology with a minor in sexuality studies from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has worked with the Forsyth County Department of Public Health as an intern, Partners for Healthy Youth as a graduate assistant, and Battelle Memorial Institute’s Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation as a project assistant. She has received the following awards: a SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Child, Adolescent, and School Health (2012-13), the Greensboro Graduate Scholar Award (2013-15), and Outstanding Master’s Student in Public Health Education (2013). She has collaborated on research involving adolescent pregnancy prevention, HIV/AIDS, breastfeeding, and minority populations. Her research interests center on issues related to sexual and reproductive health, particularly through an interdisciplinary lens, including the intersectionality of multiple identities among vulnerable populations, health equity, and community-based participatory research.

There are 6 included publications by Alice Ma :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Ambivalent messages: Adolescents’ perspectives on pregnancy and birth. 2013 409 Purpose To examine, from a youth’s perspective, adolescent pregnancy and parenting in Baltimore, Maryland, a city with high rates of adolescent pregnancy. Methods Six gender-stratified focus groups with 13- to 19-year-olds (4 female and 2 male g...
Applying an intervention framework to assess North Carolina's adolescent pregnancy prevention efforts 2016 144 PurposeWe assessed the extent to which implementing adolescent pregnancy prevention programs in conjunction with three level implementation strategies reduces adolescent pregnancy rates at the county-level in North Carolina (NC).MethodsFixsen and col...
Depressive Symptoms among Latino Sexual Minority Men and Latina Transgender Women in a New Settlement State: The Role of Perceived Discrimination 2016 332 Background. Little is known about the role of discrimination on depression among Latino sexual and gender identity minorities. This manuscript examined the relationship between ethnic/racial discrimination and sexual discrimination on clinically sign...
Factors Influencing Health Care Access Perceptions and Care-seeking Behaviors of Immigrant Latino Sexual Minority Men and Transgender Individuals: Baseline Findings from the HOLA Intervention Study 2014 1209 Little is known about immigrant Latino sexual minorities’ health seeking behaviors. This study examined factors associated with perceptions of access and actual care behaviors among this population in North Carolina. Methods: A community-based partic...
Individual and structural factors influencing HIV care linkage and engagement: Perceived barriers and solutions among HIV-positive persons 2016 115 To meet the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s goals of reducing and preventing HIV transmission, understanding factors that shape HIV-positive persons’ care-seeking behaviors is critical. Accordingly, this study examined factors that affect HIV care linka...
The “kaleidoscope” of factors influencing urban adolescent pregnancy in Baltimore, Maryland 2015 291 Existing intervention and prevention efforts for adolescent pregnancy focus primarily on individual-level approaches; however, there is an emerging expectation to include a more contextually based social-ecological approach. This approach is salient ...