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profileDharma E. Cortes, Ph.D.

TitleInstructor in Sociology in the Department of Psychiatry, Part-time
InstitutionCambridge Health Alliance
AddressCambridge Hospital
Psychiatry-Macht Bldg
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge MA 02139
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Health Literacy Internship
Community Service, 01/03/05 - 01/03/06
Health Literacy Internship - Final Report
Community Service, 01/01/05 - 12/20/06
Guatemala Spanish Language and Service Learning Program 2005
International, 06/27/05 - 08/19/05

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  1. Shao W, Guan W, Clark MA, Liu T, Santelices C, Cortes DE, Merchant RC. Does a Video Improve Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and HIV Testing among a Global Internet Audience? J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2016 Sep; 15(5):392-9. PMID: 26518589; PMCID: PMC5012116.
  2. Cortés DE, Réategui-Sharpe L, Spiro Iii A, García RI. Factors affecting children's oral health: perceptions among Latino parents. J Public Health Dent. 2012; 72(1):82-9. PMID: 22316378.
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  3. Yinusa-Nyahkoon LS, Cohn ES, Cortes DE, Bokhour BG. Ecological barriers and social forces in childhood asthma management: examining routines of African American families living in the inner city. J Asthma. 2010 Sep; 47(7):701-10. PMID: 20726827.
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  4. Amaro H, Magno-Gatmaytan C, Meléndez M, Cortés DE, Arevalo S, Margolin A. Addiction treatment intervention: an uncontrolled prospective pilot study of Spiritual Self-Schema therapy with Latina women. Subst Abus. 2010 Apr; 31(2):117-25. PMID: 20408063.
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  5. Cortés DE, Drainoni ML, Henault LE, Paasche-Orlow MK. How to achieve informed consent for research from Spanish-speaking individuals with low literacy: a qualitative report. J Health Commun. 2010; 15 Suppl 2:172-82. PMID: 20845202.
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  6. Calzada EJ, Fernandez Y, Cortes DE. Incorporating the cultural value of respeto into a framework of Latino parenting. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2010 Jan; 16(1):77-86. PMID: 20099967; PMCID: PMC4403003.
  7. Cortes DE, Mulvaney-Day N, Fortuna L, Reinfeld S, Alegría M. Patient--provider communication: understanding the role of patient activation for Latinos in mental health treatment. Health Educ Behav. 2009 Feb; 36(1):138-54. PMID: 18413668; PMCID: PMC3538365.
  8. Cortés DE, Gerena M, Canino G, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Febo V, Magaña C, Soto J, Eisen SV. Translation and cultural adaptation of a mental health outcome measure: the BASIS-R(c). Cult Med Psychiatry. 2007 Mar; 31(1):25-49. PMID: 17219078.
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  9. Alegría M, Page JB, Hansen H, Cauce AM, Robles R, Blanco C, Cortes DE, Amaro H, Morales A, Berry P. Improving drug treatment services for Hispanics: research gaps and scientific opportunities. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2006 Sep; 84 Suppl 1:S76-84. PMID: 16781087.
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  10. Rosal MC, Goins KV, Carbone ET, Cortes DE. Views and preferences of low-literate Hispanics regarding diabetes education: results of formative research. Health Educ Behav. 2004 Jun; 31(3):388-405. PMID: 15155047.
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  11. Dickey B, Normand SL, Hermann RC, Eisen SV, Cortes DE, Cleary PD, Ware N. Guideline recommendations for treatment of schizophrenia: the impact of managed care. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2003 Apr; 60(4):340-8. PMID: 12695310.
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  12. Ware NC, Lachicotte WS, Kirschner SR, Cortes DE, Good BJ. Clinician experiences of managed mental health care: a rereading of the threat. Med Anthropol Q. 2000 Mar; 14(1):3-27. PMID: 10812561.
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  13. Morgan C, Park E, Cortes DE. Beliefs, knowledge, and behavior about cancer among urban Hispanic women. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 1995; (18):57-63. PMID: 8562223.
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  14. Rogler LH, Cortes DE, Malgady RG. Acculturation and mental health status among Hispanics. Convergence and new directions for research. Am Psychol. 1991 Jun; 46(6):585-97. PMID: 1952420.
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