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Ruth-Alma N. Turkson-Ocran, Ph.D.

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Lincoln University, MissouriBSN5/2009Nursing Science
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TexasMSN5/2013Family Nurse Practitioner
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TexasMPH5/2013Public Health
Johns Hopkins University, MarylandPhD8/2019Nursing

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  1. Baptiste DL, Turkson-Ocran RA, Ogungbe O, Koirala B, Francis L, Spaulding EM, Dennison Himmelfarb C, Commodore-Mensah Y. Heterogeneity in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Prevalence Among White, African American, African Immigrant, and Afro-Caribbean Adults: Insights From the 2010-2018 National Health Interview Survey. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 09 20; 11(18):e025235. PMID: 36073627; PMCID: PMC9683685.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Kovell LC, Maxner B, Shankara S, Lemon SC, Person SD, Moore Simas TA, Turkson-Ocran RA, McManus DD, Juraschek SP. Home Blood Pressure Monitoring in Women of Child-Bearing Age With Hypertension From 2009 to 2014. Am J Hypertens. 2022 Aug 01; 35(8):694-698. PMID: 35512277; PMCID: PMC9340649.
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  3. Connor J, Kyalwazi A, Turkson-Ocran RA, Ölveczky D. Promoting Inclusive Recruitment: a Qualitative Study of Black Adults' Decision to Participate in Genetic Research. J Urban Health. 2022 10; 99(5):803-812. PMID: 35879487; PMCID: PMC9312310.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Alvarez C, Ibe C, Dietz K, Carrero ND, Avornu G, Turkson-Ocran RA, Bhattarai J, Crews D, Lipman PD, Cooper LA. Development and Implementation of a Combined Nurse Care Manager and Community Health Worker Training Curriculum to Address Hypertension Disparities. J Ambul Care Manage. 2022 Jul-Sep 01; 45(3):230-241. PMID: 35612394; PMCID: PMC9186266.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Mensah D, Ogungbe O, Turkson-Ocran RN, Onuoha C, Byiringiro S, Nmezi NA, Mannoh I, Wecker E, Madu EN, Commodore-Mensah Y. The Cardiometabolic Health of African Immigrants in High-Income Countries: A Systematic Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 06 29; 19(13). PMID: 35805618.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Nmezi NA, Turkson-Ocran RA, Tucker CM, Commodore-Mensah Y. The Associations between Depression, Acculturation, and Cardiovascular Health among African Immigrants in the United States. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 05 30; 19(11). PMID: 35682247; PMCID: PMC9180644.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Ogungbe O, Turkson-Ocran RA, Koirala B, Byiringiro S, Liu X, Elias S, Mensah D, Turkson-Ocran E, Nkimbeng M, Cudjoe J, Baptiste D, Commodore-Mensah Y. Acculturation and Cardiovascular Risk Screening among African Immigrants: The African Immigrant Health Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 02 23; 19(5). PMID: 35270252; PMCID: PMC8909198.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Turkson-Ocran RA, Foti K, Hines AL, Kamin Mukaz D, Kim H, Martin S, Minhas A, Norby FL, Ogungbe O, Razavi AC, Rooney MR, Sattler ELP, Scott J, Thomas AG, Tilves C, Wallace AS, Wang FM, Zhang M, Lutsey PL, Lancaster KJ. American Heart Association EPI|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions: 2021 Meeting Highlights. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 03; 11(5):e024765. PMID: 35179039; PMCID: PMC9075080.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Ogunwole SM, Turkson-Ocran RN, Boakye E, Creanga AA, Wang X, Bennett WL, Sharma G, Cooper LA, Commodore-Mensah Y. Disparities in cardiometabolic risk profiles and gestational diabetes mellitus by nativity and acculturation: findings from 2016-2017 National Health Interview Survey. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2022 02; 10(1). PMID: 35168940.
    Citations: 4     Translation:Humans
  10. Turkson-Ocran RN, Nkimbeng M, Erol D, Hwang DA, Aryitey AA, Hughes V. Strategies for Providing Culturally Sensitive Care to Diverse Populations. J Christ Nurs. 2022 Jan-Mar 01; 39(1):16-21. PMID: 34860764.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Mannoh I, Turkson-Ocran RA, Mensah J, Mensah D, Yi SS, Michos ED, Commodore-Mensah Y. Disparities in Awareness of Myocardial Infarction and Stroke Symptoms and Response Among United States- and Foreign-Born Adults in the National Health Interview Survey. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 12 07; 10(23):e020396. PMID: 34845927; PMCID: PMC9075376.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Turkson-Ocran RN, Ogunwole SM, Hines AL, Peterson PN. Shared Decision Making in Cardiovascular Patient Care to Address Cardiovascular Disease Disparities. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 10 19; 10(20):e018183. PMID: 34612050; PMCID: PMC8751878.
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  13. Nwokeji U, Spaulding EM, Shan R, Turkson-Ocran RA, Baptiste D, Koirala B, Plante TB, Martin SS, Commodore-Mensah Y. Health Information Technology Use Among Persons With Self-reported Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: Analysis of the 2011-2018 National Health Interview Survey. J Med Internet Res. 2021 08 13; 23(8):e23765. PMID: 34397391.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Commodore-Mensah Y, Turkson-Ocran RA, Foti K, Cooper LA, Himmelfarb CD. Associations Between Social Determinants and Hypertension, Stage 2 Hypertension, and Controlled Blood Pressure Among Men and Women in the United States. Am J Hypertens. 2021 08 09; 34(7):707-717. PMID: 33428705; PMCID: PMC8351505.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Koirala B, Turkson-Ocran RA, Baptiste D, Koirala B, Francis L, Davidson P, Himmelfarb CD, Commodore-Mensah Y. Heterogeneity of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among Asian Immigrants: Insights From the 2010 to 2018 National Health Interview Survey. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 07 06; 10(13):e020408. PMID: 34182790; PMCID: PMC8403310.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Baptiste DL, Turner S, Josiah N, Arscott J, Alvarez C, Turkson-Ocran RA, Rodney T, Commodore-Mensah Y, Francis L, Wilson PR, Starks S, Alexander K, Taylor JL, Ogungbe O, Byiringiro S, Fisher MC, Charlemagne-Badal SJ, Marseille B, Delva S, Akomah J, Jenkins E, Dangerfield DT, Ramsey G, Sharps P, Hamilton J. Hidden figures of nursing: The historical contributions of Black nurses and a narrative for those who are unnamed, undocumented and underrepresented. J Adv Nurs. 2021 Apr; 77(4):1627-1632. PMID: 33565132; PMCID: PMC9185732.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Ogungbe O, Turkson-Ocran RA, Nkimbeng M, Cudjoe J, Miller HN, Baptiste D, Himmelfarb CD, Davidson P, Cooper LA, Commodore-Mensah Y. Social determinants of hypertension and diabetes among African immigrants: the African immigrants health study. Ethn Health. 2022 08; 27(6):1345-1357. PMID: 33550838.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Baptiste DL, Turkson-Ocran RA, Han HR, Himmelfarb CD, Commodore-Mensah Y. Social Determinants of Emergency Department Visits among Persons Diagnosed with Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke. Ethn Dis. 2021; 31(1):41-46. PMID: 33519154.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Josiah N, Starks S, Wilson PR, Rodney T, Arscott J, Commodore-Mensah Y, Turkson-Ocran RA, Mauney K, Ogungbe O, Akomah J, Baptiste DL. The intersection of depression, anxiety, and cardiovascular disease among black populations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. J Clin Nurs. 2021 May; 30(9-10):e36-e40. PMID: 33400314; PMCID: PMC9093076.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Cudjoe J, Nkimbeng M, Turkson-Ocran RA, Commodore-Mensah Y, Han HR. Understanding the Pap Testing Behaviors of African Immigrant Women in Developed Countries: A Systematic Review. J Immigr Minor Health. 2021 Aug; 23(4):840-856. PMID: 33165711; PMCID: PMC8747177.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Turkson-Ocran RN, Szanton SL, Cooper LA, Golden SH, Ahima RS, Perrin N, Commodore-Mensah Y. Discrimination Is Associated with Elevated Cardiovascular Disease Risk among African Immigrants in the African Immigrant Health Study. Ethn Dis. 2020; 30(4):651-660. PMID: 32989365.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Turkson-Ocran RN, Spaulding EM, Renda S, Pandian V, Rittler H, Davidson PM, Nolan MT, D'Aoust R. A 10-year evaluation of projects in a doctor of nursing practice programme. J Clin Nurs. 2020 Nov; 29(21-22):4090-4103. PMID: 33439493; PMCID: PMC9080107.
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  23. Razavi AC, Gingras V, Michos ED, Navar AM, Brown SA, Delker E, Foti K, Harrison S, Lu Y, Nierenberg JL, Scott J, Tang O, Thomas AG, Turkson-Ocran RA, Wallace A, Zhang M, Lancaster KJ, Lutsey PL, Selvin E. American Heart Association EPI|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions: 2020 Meeting Highlights. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 06 16; 9(12):e017252. PMID: 32476542.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  24. Turkson-Ocran RN, Nmezi NA, Botchway MO, Szanton SL, Golden SH, Cooper LA, Commodore-Mensah Y. Comparison of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among African Immigrants and African Americans: An Analysis of the 2010 to 2016 National Health Interview Surveys. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 03 03; 9(5):e013220. PMID: 32070204; PMCID: PMC7335539.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Commodore-Mensah Y, Turkson-Ocran RA, Nmezi NA, Nkimbeng M, Cudjoe J, Mensah DS, York S, Mossburg S, Patel N, Adu E, Cortez J, Mbaka-Mouyeme F, Mwinnyaa G, Dennison Himmelfarb C, Cooper LA. Commentary: Engaging African Immigrants in Research Experiences and Lessons from the Field. Ethn Dis. 2019; 29(4):617-622. PMID: 31641329.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Cudjoe J, Turkson-Ocran RA, Ezeigwe AK, Commodore-Mensah Y, Nkimbeng M, Han HR. Recruiting African Immigrant Women for Community-Based Cancer Prevention Studies: Lessons Learned from the AfroPap Study. J Community Health. 2019 10; 44(5):1019-1026. PMID: 31102117; PMCID: PMC6708449.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Nkimbeng M, Turkson-Ocran RA, Thorpe RJ, Szanton SL, Cudjoe J, Taylor JL, Commodore-Mensah Y. Prevalence of functional limitations among foreign and US-born Black older adults: 2010-2016 National Health Interview Surveys. Ethn Health. 2022 Jan; 27(1):61-73. PMID: 31489830; PMCID: PMC7058511.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Commodore-Mensah Y, Turkson-Ocran RA, Dennison Himmelfarb CR. Empowering Nurses to Lead Efforts to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Risk: Tools for Global Impact. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2019 Sep/Oct; 34(5):357-360. PMID: 31403502.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Hughes V, Delva S, Nkimbeng M, Spaulding E, Turkson-Ocran RA, Cudjoe J, Ford A, Rushton C, D'Aoust R, Han HR. Not missing the opportunity: Strategies to promote cultural humility among future nursing faculty. J Prof Nurs. 2020 Jan - Feb; 36(1):28-33. PMID: 32044049.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Alonso A, Anderson MD, Bancks MP, Brown SA, Caughey MC, Chang AR, Delker E, Foti K, Gingras V, Nanna MG, Razavi AC, Scott J, Selvin E, Tcheandjieu C, Thomas AG, Turkson-Ocran RN, Webel A, Young DR, DeBarmore BM. Highlights From the American Heart Association's EPI|LIFESTYLE 2019 Scientific Sessions. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 06 04; 8(11):e012925. PMID: 31433702; PMCID: PMC6585352.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Nkimbeng M, Cudjoe J, Turkson-Ocran RA, Commodore-Mensah Y, Thorpe RJ, Szanton SL. Disparities in the Prevalence and Correlates of Disability in Older Immigrants in the USA: a Systematic Review of the Literature. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2019 06; 6(3):552-562. PMID: 30618007.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Commodore-Mensah Y, Selvin E, Aboagye J, Turkson-Ocran RA, Li X, Himmelfarb CD, Ahima RS, Cooper LA. Hypertension, overweight/obesity, and diabetes among immigrants in the United States: an analysis of the 2010-2016 National Health Interview Survey. BMC Public Health. 2018 06 20; 18(1):773. PMID: 29925352.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Petit Francis L, Spaulding E, Turkson-Ocran RA, Allen J. Randomized Trials of Nurse-Delivered Interventions in Weight Management Research: A Systematic Review. West J Nurs Res. 2017 08; 39(8):1120-1150. PMID: 28322648; PMCID: PMC5494019.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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