Books and Scientific Publications

One of the highest priorities of Center for Asian Health is to contribute to the knowledge base about the health status of Asian Americans with the aim of reducing or eliminating health disparities in these populations. This is accomplished through the dissemination of new research findings in scientific journals, and through publications that have immediate utility in the community. Since its inception in 2000, the Center for Asian Health has over eighty (80) scientific publications, covering a wide range of areas that reflect Center's expanding scope of behavioral and clinical scientific research activities in response to the specific needs of Asian American communities, addressing critical health and service delivery disparity issues in tobacco, Hepatitis B, cancer, and other chronic illnesses in Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and other Asian ethnic populations.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Lee, S., Chen, L., Ma,G.X., Fang, C. Oh, Y., Scully, L. (2013). Challenges and Needs of Chinese and Korean American Breast Cancer Survivors: In-Depth Interviews. North American Journal of Medical Sciences (NAJMS), 6(1):1-8.
Ma, G.X., Gao, W., Fang, C.Y., Tan, Y., Feng, Z, Ge, S., Nguyen J.A. (2013). Health beliefs associated with cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese Americans. Journal of Women’s Health, Mar;22(3):276-88. PMID: 23428284
Strong, C, Ji, CS, Liang, W, Ma, G.X., Brown, R, Wang, J. H. (2013). Heterogeneous Demographic and Cultural Profiles of Non-adherent Chinese-American Patientsto Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Latent Class Analysis. Cancer Nursing, Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23519040
Ma, G.X., Fang, C., Wang, M.Q., Shive, S., Ma, X.S. (2013). Pathways of Breast Cancer Screening among Chinese American Women. J of Community medicine and Health Education, 3:3.
Ma, G.X., Wang, M.Q., Ma, X.S, Shive, S., Tan, Y., Toubbeh, J. (2013). Pathways of Cervical Cancer Screening among Chinese Women. International Journal of Women’s Health, Jun 24;5:351-9. 23843708
Kwon, H.T., Ma, G.X., Gold, R.S., Atkinson, N.L. (2013). Primary Care Physicians’ Cancer Screening Recommendation Practices and Perceptions of Cancer Risk of Asian Americans. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 14 (3), 1999-2004.
Ma, G.X., Wang, M.Q., Ma, X.S., Kim, G., Toubbeh, J.I., Shive, S.E. (2013). The Sociocultural Health Behavioral Model and Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening among Chinese Americans. Journal of the Nursing Education and Practice, Vol. 3, No. 7.
Ma, G. X., Gao, W., Tan, Y., Chae, W. K., & Rhee, J (2012). A Community-Based Participatory Approach to a Hepatitis B Intervention for Korean Americans. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 6(1): 7-16. PMID:22643783
Ma, G.X., Fang, C.Y., Feng, Z, Tan, Y., Gao, W., Ge, S., Nguyen, C. (2012). Correlates of Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Testing) among Vietnamese American Women. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Volume 2012, 11 pages. doi:10.1155/2012/617234
Ma, G.X., Wang, M.Q., Toubbeh, J.I., Tan, Y., Shive, S., Wu, D. (2012). Factors Associated with Colorectal Cancer Screening among Four Ethnic Groups. North American Journal of Medicine and Science (NAJMS), 5(1):1-8.
Kim, S.S., Fang, H., Difranza, J.R., Ziedonis, D.M., & Ma, G.X. (2012). Gender Differences in the Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) in Korean Americans. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 7(1) 1-6. Doi 10.1017/jsc.2012.5
Ma, G.X., Gao, W., Lee, S., Wang, MQ, Tan, Y., Shive, S. (2012). Health Seeking Behavioral Analysis Associated with Breast Cancer Screening among Asian American Women. Journal of Women’s Health, 235-243. 22723730
Kathryn L. Braun, Tung T. Nguyen, Sora Park Tanjasiri, Janis Campbell, Sue P. Heiney, Heather M. Brandt, Selina A. Smith, Daniel S. Blumenthal, Margaret Hargreaves, Kathryn Coe, Grace X. Ma, Donna Kenerson, Kushal Patel, JoAnn Tsark, and James R. Hébert (2012). Operationalization of Community-Based Participatory Research Principles: Assessment of the National Cancer Institute's Community Network Programs. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 102 No.6, pp. 1195-1203.
Ma, G. X, Shive , S. E., Gao, W., Tan Y., & Wang, M. Q (2012). Socio-cultural Factors Associated with Prostate Cancer Screening among Chinese American Men: A Structural Model. American Journal of Health Behavior, 36(4)"495-504. PMID:22488399
Lazev, A., Norton, T., Collins, B., Ma, G.X., Miller, S (2012). The Use of University Debit Cards for Purchasing Cigarettes: An Opportunity for Tobacco Use Prevention on University Campuses. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 2012, Vol. 19, No. 1 Pages 59-63.
Lee, S., Ma, G.X., Fang, C., Chen, L (2012). What is Lacking in Patient-Physician Communication: Perspectives from Asian American Breast Cancer Patients and Oncologists. Journal of Behavioral Health, 1(2):102-109.
Ma, G. X., Yin, L. H., Gao, W., Tan, Y., Liu, R., Fang, C. Y., Ma, X. S. (2012). Workplace-Based Breast Cancer Screening Intervention in China. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 21(2), 358-67. PMID:22155948
Kim, G., Bryant, A., Huang, C., Chiriboga, D., & Ma, G. X. (2012 ). Self-Rated Mental Health among Asian American Adults: Association with Psychiatric. Asian American Journal of Psychology, Vol.3 No,1, 44-52.
Lee, S., Ma, G. X., Juon, H. S., Martinez, G., Hsu, C. E., & Bawa, J. (2011). Assessing the Needs and Guiding the Future: Findings from the Health Needs Assessment in 13 Asian American Communities of Maryland in the United States. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 13(2):395-401. PMID:20012202
Fang, C. Y., Ma, G. X., & Tan, Y. (2011). Overcoming barriers to cervical cancer screening among Asian American women. North American Journal of Medicine and Science, 4(2), 77-83. NIHMS#285936
Ma, G. X., Wang, M. Q., Lee, S., Tan, Y., Gao, W., Ma, S. X., & Toubbeh, J. I. (2011 ). The Role of Sociocultural Factors in Hepatitis B Screening Among Asian Americans. Southern Medical Journal, 104(7), 466-472. PMID:21886043
Lee, S., Martinez, G., Ma, G. X., Hsu, C. E., Robinson, E.S., Bawa, J., & Juon, H. S. (2010). Barriers to Health Care Access in 13 Asian American Communities. American Journal of Health Behavior, 34(1):21-30. PMID:19663748
Nguyen, G. T., Shungu, N. P., Niederdeppe, J., Barg, F. K., Holmes, J. H., Armstrong, K., Hornik , R. C. (2010 ). Cancer-related information seeking and scanning behavior of older Vietnamese immigrants. J Health Commun., 15(7):754-68. PMID:21104504
Scarinci, I., Garcia, F. A., Kobetz, E., Partridge, E. E., Brandt, H. M., Bell, M., Walls, T., Ma, G. X., Gaye, J. L., & Castle, P. E. (2010). Cervical Cancer Prevention New Tools and Old Barriers. Cancer, 116(11):2531-42. PMID:20310056
Wang, X., Fang, C., Tan, Y., Liu, A., & Ma, G. X. (2010). Evidence-Based Intervention to Reduce Access Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening Among Underserved Chinese American Women. Journal of Women’s Health, 19(3):463-469. PMID:20156089
Kim, G., Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D. A., Ma, G. X., & Schonfeld, L. (2010). Factors Associated with Mental Health Service Use in Latino and Asian Immigrant Elders. Aging and Mental Health, 14(5): 535-542. PMID:20496182
Ma, G. X., Tan, Y., Wang, M. Q., Yuan, Y., & Chae, W. G. (2010). Hepatitis B Screening Compliance and Non Compliance among Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese and Cambodians. Clinical Medicine: Gastroenterology, 3:1-10.
Shanmugavel, A., & Shive, S. (2010 ). Oral Health Practices and Oral Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors among College Students. World Journal of Dentistry., 1(3):141-148. PMID:18980899
Ma, G. X., Shive, E.S., Wang, M.Q., & Tan, Y. (2009). Cancer Screening Behaviors and Barriers in Asian Americans. American Journal of Health Behavior, 33 (6):650-660. PMID:19320614
Ma, G. X., Shive, S., Tan, Y., Gao, W., Rhee, J., Park, M., Kim , J., & Toubbeh J. I. (2009). Community-based Colorectal Cancer Intervention in Underserved Korean Americans. Cancer Epidemiology, 33(5): 381-386. PMID:19914880
Ma, G. X., Poon, A. N.,& Toubbeh, J. (2009). Diffusion of Philadelphia’s No-Smoking Policy to Chinese Businesses. American Journal of Health Studies, 23(4): 162-173. PMID:20057915
Ma, G. X., Toubbeh, J. I., Wang, M. Q., Shive, S. E., Cooper, L., & Pham, A. (2009). Factors Associated With Cervical Cancer Screening Compliance and Noncompliance among Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian Women. Journal of National Medical Association, 101(6): 541-551. PMID: 19585922
Ma, G. X., & Daus, G. P. (2009). Health Interventions in Asian American Community. In Trinh-Shevrin, C, Islam, N.S. & Rey, M.J (Eds)., Asian American Communities and Health. Jlssey-Bass, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 443-463.
Lee, S., Juon, H. S., Martinez, G., Hsu, C. E., Robinson, E. S., Bawa, J., & Ma, G. X. (2009). Model Minority at Risk: Expressed Needs of Mental Health by Asian American Young Adults. Journal of Community Health, 34(2):144-52. PMID:18931893
Wang, C., Ma, G., Zhai, C., Cao, P., et al. (2009). Smoking Status Among Urban Family and the Measures of Smoking Control. Journal of Hygiene Research, 38(1): 78-82. PMID:19267083
Wu, D., Ma, G. X., Zhou, K., Zhou, D., Liu, A., & Poon, A. N. (2009). The Effect of a Culturally Tailored Smoking Cessation for Chinese American Smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11(12):1448-1457. PMID:19915080
Xie, Y., Ma, G. X., Lan, Y., Zhou, D., Shive, S., Luo., & Zhong, F. (2008). Evaluation on Effects on the Interference in Changing Workers’ Smoking Related Intention in Workplaces in Chengdu. Modern Preventive Medicine, 35(3):517-519.
Ma, G. X., Shive, S. E., Toubbeh, J. I., Tan, Y., & Wu, D. (2008). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Chinese Hepatitis B Screening and Vaccination. American Journal of Health Behavior, 32(2):178-187. PMID:18052858
Liang, W., Chen, M. Y., Ma, G. X., & Mandelblatt, J. S. (2008). Knowledge, Perceptions, and Communication about Colorectal Cancer Screening among Chinese American Primary Care Physicians. Clinical Medicine: Gastroenterology, 1:21-26. PMID:19183091
Chu, K. C., Chen, M. S., Dignan, M. B., Taylor, E., & Partridge, E. et al... Ma, G.X. (2008). Parallels Between the Development of Therapeutic Drugs and Cancer Health Disparity Programs Implications for Disparities Reduction. Cancer, 11:2790-6. PMID:18780311
Fang, C. Y., Ma, G. X., Tan, Y., & Chi, N. (2007). A Multifaceted Intervention to Increase Cervical CancerScreening among Underserved Korean Women. Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 16(6): 1298-302. PMID:17548702
Shive, S. E., Ma, G. X., Tan, Y., Toubbeh, J. I., Parameswaran, L., & Halowich, J. (2007). Asian American Subgroup Differences in Sources of Health Information and Predictors of Screening Behavior. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 5(2):112-127.
Ma, G. X., Shive, S. E., Toubbeh, J. I., Tan, Y., & Wang, M. Q. (2007). Factors Associated With Mammography Compliance and Non-Compliance Among Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese And Cambodian Women. American Journal of Health Studies, 22(4):234-243.
Ma, G. X., Shive, S. E., Fang, C. Y., Feng, Z., Parameswaran, L., Pham, A., & Khanh, C. (2007). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Hepatitis B Screening and Vaccination and Liver Cancer Risks Among Vietnamese Americans. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 18: 63-74. PMID: 17337798
Ma, G. X., Fang, C. Y., Shive, S. E., Toubbeh, J., Tan, Y., & Siu, P. (2007). Risk Perceptions and Barriers to Hepatitis B Screening and Vaccination among Vietnamese Immigrants. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 9(3):213-20. PMID:17265128
Fang, C. Y., Ma, G. X., Miller, S. M., Tan, Y., Su, X., & Shive, S. (2006). A Brief Smoking Cessation Intervention for Chinese and Korean American smokers. Preventive Medicine, 43: 321-324. PMID:16860858
Ma, G. X., Tan, Y., Toubbeh, J. I., Edwards, R. L., Shive, S. E., Siu, P., Wnag, P., & Fang, C. Y. (2006). Asian Tobacco Education and Cancer Awareness Research Special Population Network A Model for Reducing Asian American Cancer Health Disparities. Cancer, 107(S8):1995-2005. PMID:16952164
Su, X., Ma, G. X., Seals, B., Tan, Y., & Hausman, A. (2006). Breast Cancer Early Detection among Chinese Women in the Philadelphia Area. Journal of Women’s Health, 15(5): 507-519. PMID:16796478
Shive, S. E., Ma, G. X., Tan, Y., Toubbeh, J. I., & Parameswaran, L. (2006). Health Information and Cancer Screening Differences for Asian Americans. California Journal of Health Promotion, 4(1): 1-11.
Ma, G. X., Tan, Y., Fang, C. Y., Toubbeh, J. I., & Shive, S. E. (2006). Passive Smoke and Its Effects on Asian Americans. In Jeorgensen, N. (Ed), Passive smoke and health research. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
Shive, S. E., Ma, G. X., Tan, Y., Toubbeh, J. I., Parameswaran, L., & Halowich J. (2006). Racial Differences in Preventive and Complementary Health Behaviors and Attitudes. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 1(1): 75-92.
Ma, G. X., Shive, S. S., Toubbeh, J., We, D., & Wang, P. (2006). Risk Perceptions, Barriers, and Self-Efficacy of Hepatitis B Screening and Vaccination among Chinese Immigrants. International Journal of Health Education, 9:133-140.
Ma, G. X., Fang, C. Y., Knauer, C. A., Tan, Y., & Shive, S. E. (2006). Tobacco Dependence, Risk Perceptions and Self-Efficacy Among Korean American Smokers. Addictive Behaviors, 31: 1776-1784. PMID:16457961
Ma, G. X., Fang, C., Shive, S. E., Su, X., Toubbeh, J. I., Miller, S., & Tan, Y. (2005). A Culturally Enhanced Smoking Cessation Study Among Chinese and Korean Smokers. The International Journal of Health Education, 8: 1-10.
Ma, G. X., Tan, Y., Toubbeh, J. I., Su, X., Shive, S. E., & Lan, Y. (2005). Acculturation and Smoking Behavior in Asian-American Populations. Health Education Research, 19(6): 615-625. PMID:15199009
Ma, G. X., Tan, Y., Fang, C. Y., Toubbeh, J. I., & Shive, S. E. (2005). Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior Regarding Secondhand Smoke Among Asian Americans. Preventive Medicine, 41: 446-453. PMID:15917040
Ma, G. X., Shive, S. E., Tan, Y., Toubbhe, J. L., & Edwards, R. L. (2005). Myth and Reality: Tobacco Use in the Asian American Community. In Frank Columbus's (Ed), Focus on smoking and health research 5: 143-161. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
Ma, G. X., Shive, S. E., Tan, Y., Toubbeh, J. I., Fang, C. Y., & Edwards, R. L. (2005). Tobacco Use, Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Their Related Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Among Asian Americans. Addictive Behaviors, 30: 725-740. PMID:15833577
Ma, G. X., Toubbeh, J. I., Su, X., & Edwards, R. L. (2004). ATECAR: An Asian American Community-Based Participatory Research Model on Tobacco and Cancer Control. Health Promotion Practice., 5(4): 382-394. PMID:15358911
Ma, G. X., Shive, S. E., Tan, Y., Thomas, P., & Man, V. L. (2004). Development of a Culturally Appropriate Smoking Cessation Program for Chinese-American Youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 35(3): 206-216. PMID:15313502
Ma, G. X., Lan, Y., Edwards, R. L., Shive, S., & Chau, T. (2004). Evaluation of a Culturally Tailored Smoking Prevention Program for Asian American Youth. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 48(3): 17-38.
Ma, G. X., Fleisher, L., Gonzalez, E., & Edwards, R. L. (2004). Improving Cancer Awareness Among Asian Americans Using Targeted and Culturally Appropriate Media: A Case Study. Journal of Home Health Care Management and Practice, 17(1): 39-44.
Ma, G. X., Shive, S. E., Tan, Y., & Feeley, R. M. (2004). The Impact of Acculturation on Smoking in Asian American Homes. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 15(2): 267-280. PMID:15253378
Ma, G. X., Lan, Y., Toubbeh, M. I., & Zhai, C. K. (2004). Tobacco Use in China: Prevalence, Consequences and Control. California Journal of Health Promotion, 2(1): 107-119.
Shive, S. E., Ma, G. X., Legos, P. M., & Shive, E. S. (2003). A Study of Adolescents Who Provide Tobacco to Other Adolescents in Racial/Ethnic Diverse Population. California Journal of Health Promotion, 1(4): 88-99.
Ma, G. X., & Fleisher, L. (2003). Awareness of Cancer Information Among Asian Americans. Journal of Community Health, 28(2), 115-130. PMID:15358911
Ma, G. X., Shive, S. E., Toubbeh, J., Tan, Y., Ruzek, S., & Zhao, S. (2003). Development and Implementation of Health Surveys in Asian American Communities: An Example of Research on Smoking Behaviors and Perceived Cancer Risks. California Journal of Health Promotion, 1(3), 135-148.
Ma, G. X., Tan, Y., Toubbeh, J., & Su, X. (2003). Differences in Stages of Change of Smoking Behavior Among Current Smokers of Four Asian American Subgroups. Addictive Behaviors, 28(8), 1431-1439. PMID:14512065
Ma, G. X., Shive, S., Legos, P., & Tan, Y. (2003). Ethnic Differences in Adolescent Smoking Behaviors, Sources of Tobacco, Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Restriction Policies. Addictive Behaviors, 28(2), 249-268. PMID:12573677
Ma, G.X., Fang, C. Y., Tan, Y., & Feeley R. M. (2003). Perceptions of Risks of Smoking Among Asian Americans. Preventive Medicine, 37(4), 349-355. PMID:14507492
Ma, G. X., Shive, S. E., Toubbeh, J., Tan, Y., & Zhao, S. (2003). Social Influences and Smoking Behaviors Among Four Asian American Subgroups. California Journal of Health Promotion, 3(1): 123-134.
Ma, G. X., Chu, K. C., Jackson, F. E., & Tsou, W. (2003). The Asian Tobacco Education, Cancer Awareness and Research's Role in Tobacco and Cancer Control Efforts in Asian American Communities. Asian American and Pacific Islander Journal of Health, 10(1), 25-39. PMID:17265128
Henderson, G., Ma, G. X. & Shive, S. (2002 ). African American substance users and abusers. In Ma, G.X. & Henderson, G. (Ed.), Ethnicity and substance abuse prevention and intervention. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas Publisher.
Ma, G. X. & Henderson, G. (2002 ). Concepts of addiction in ethnic minority populations. In Ma, G.X. & Henderson, G. (Eds.), Ethnicity and substance abuse prevention and intervention. Springfield, IL: Thomas.
Ma, G. X., Toubbeh, J., Cline, J., & Chisholm, A. (2002). Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Among Native American Adolescents: A Model Prevention Program. In Ma, G.X. & Henderson, G. (Ed.), Ethnicity and Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention. Springfield, IL: Thomas.
Ma, G. X., Feeley, R. M., & Thomas, P. (2002). Perceived Risks of Certain Types of Cancer and Heart Disease Among Asian American Smokers and Non-Smokers. Journal of Community Health, 27(4), 233-246.
Ma, G. X., Shive, S., Tan, Y., & Toubbeh, J. (2002). Prevalence and Predictors of Tobacco Use Among Asian Americans in the Delaware Valley Region. American Journal of Public Health, 92(6), 1013-1020. PMID:12036798
Ma, G. X., Chu, K, & Tsou, W. (2002 ). Smoking prevention and intervention in Asian American communities: A case study. In Ma, G.X. & Henderson (Eds.), Ethnicity and substance abuse prevention and intervention. Springfield, IL: Thomas.
Henderson, G. & Ma, G. X. (2002 ). Strategies and techniques for substance abuse and health service providers. In Ma, G.X. & Henderson, G. (Eds.), Ethnicity and substance abuse prevention and intervention. Springfield, IL: Thomas.
Shive, S., Ma, G. X., & Shive, E. (2001). A Study of Young Adults Who Provide Tobacco Products to Minors. Journal of School Health, 71(6), 218-222. PMID:11512488
Ma, G. X., Shive, S., & Tracy, M. (2001). The Effects of Licensing and Inspection Enforcement to Reduce Tobacco Sales to Minors in Greater Philadelphia, 1994–1998. Addictive Behaviors: An International Journal, 25(6), 215-227. PMID:11676378
Ma, G. X., & Shive, S. (2000). A Comparative Analysis of Perceived Risks and Substance Abuse Among Ethnic Groups. Addictive Behaviors: An International Journal, 25(3), 361-371. PMID:10890290
Ma, G. X. (2000). Barriers to the Use of Health Services by Chinese Americans. Journal of Allied Health, 29(2), 64-70. PMID:10874332
Torsch, V. L., & Ma, G. X. (2000). Cross-Cultural Comparison of Health Perceptions, Concerns, and Coping Strategies Among Asian and Pacific Islander American Elders. Qualitative Health Research, 10(4), 471-489. PMID:11010073
Ma, G. X., & Du, C. (2000). Culturally Competent Home Health Service Delivery for Asian Americans. Journal of Home Health Care Management & Practice, 12(5), 16-24.
Torsch, V. & Ma, G. X. (2000). Grounded theory methodology in cross-cultural analysis: Two Asian and Pacific Islander American communities. In Gordina, V. and Fillitz, T. (Eds.), Commission on theoretical medical anthropology. Vienna, Austria: International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences.

Books

Ma, G. X. & Henderson, G. (2002). Ethnicity and substance abuse prevention and intervention. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas Publisher.
Ma, G. X. & Henderson, G. (1999). Rethinking ethnicity and health care: A sociocultural perspective. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas Publisher.
Ma, G. X. (1999 ). The culture of health: Asian American communities in the U.S. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
Ma, G. X. (1994 ). Strengthening the family: A holistic approach to family wellness. Norman, OK: Southwest Regional Center Press, the University of Oklahoma.