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Tanjasiri, Sora P

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California, Irvine
DepartmentEpidemiology
Address1001 Health Sciences Road
Irvine CA 92697-3950
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    CSUF and UCI-CFCCC Partnership for Cancer Health Disparities Research (1 of 2)
    NIH/NCI P20CA174292Sep 21, 2012 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    A Pap Test Intervention to Enhance Decision Making among Pacific Islander Women
    NIH/NCI R01CA149324Sep 23, 2010 - Jul 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    WINCART: Weaving an Islander Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training
    NIH/NCI U54CA153458Sep 2, 2010 - Aug 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Physical Activity &Nutrition among Pacific Islander Youth: An Exploratory Study
    NIH/NICHD R21HD055192Apr 10, 2007 - Mar 31, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    WINCART: Weaving an Islander Network for Cancer Control
    NIH/NCI U01CA114591May 6, 2005 - Sep 29, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Tanjasiri SP, Wiersma LD, Moy KL, McEligot A. Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity among Pacific Islander Youth and Young Adults in Southern California: An Exploratory Study. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2018 Oct; 77(10):251-258. PMID: 30324003.
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    2. Kwan PP, Sabado-Liwag M, Tan N, Pike JR, Custodio H, LaBreche A, Fex C, May Tui'one V, Pang JK, Pang VK, Sablan-Santos L, Toilolo T, Tulua A, Schmidt-Vaivao D, Xie B, Tanjasiri SP, Palmer P. A Community-Based Approach to Biospecimen Collection Among Pacific Islanders. Health Promot Pract. 2018 Jul 01; 1524839918786222. PMID: 30032668.
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    3. Tan NS, Custodio H, LaBreche M, Fex CC, Tui'one May V, Pang JK, Pang VK, Sablan-Santos L, Toilolo T, Tulua A, Vaivao DS, Sabado-Liwag M, Pike JR, Xie B, Kwan PP, Palmer PH, Tanjasiri SP. Biospecimen Education Among Pacific Islanders in Southern California. J Cancer Educ. 2018 Apr 03. PMID: 29611143.
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    4. Felder TM, Braun KL, Wigfall L, Sevoyan M, Vyas S, Khan S, Brandt HM, Rogers C, Tanjasiri S, Armstead CA, Hébert JR. Mentoring, Training, and Scholarly Productivity Experiences of Cancer-Related Health Disparities Research Trainees: Do Outcomes Differ for Underrepresented Scientists? J Cancer Educ. 2018 Feb 12. PMID: 29430610.
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    5. Hopfer S, Garcia S, Duong HT, Russo JA, Tanjasiri SP. A Narrative Engagement Framework to Understand HPV Vaccination Among Latina and Vietnamese Women in a Planned Parenthood Setting. Health Educ Behav. 2017 10; 44(5):738-747. PMID: 28854812.
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    6. Kwan P, Sabado-Liwag M, Lee C, Lepule J, Pang V, Pike J, Santos L, Tanjasiri S, Toilolo T, Tui One May V, Schmidt-Vaivao D, Palmer P. Development of an Online Smoking Cessation Curriculum for Pacific Islanders: A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2017; 11(3):263-274. PMID: 29056618.
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    7. Wang R, Tanjasiri SP, Palmer P, Valente TW. NETWORK STRUCTURE, MULTIPLEXITY, AND EVOLUTION AS INFLUENCES ON COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY INTERVENTIONS. J Community Psychol. 2016 Aug; 44(6):781-798. PMID: 29430067.
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    8. LaBreche M, Cheri A, Custodio H, Fex CC, Foo MA, Lepule JT, May VT, Orne A, Pang JK, Pang VK, Sablan-Santos L, Schmidt-Vaivao D, Surani Z, Talavou MF, Toilolo T, Palmer PH, Tanjasiri SP. Let's Move for Pacific Islander Communities: an Evidence-Based Intervention to Increase Physical Activity. J Cancer Educ. 2016 Jun; 31(2):261-7. PMID: 26153489; PMCID: PMC4706818 [Available on 06/01/17].
    9. Pike JR, Xie B, Tan N, Sabado-Liwag MD, Orne A, Toilolo T, Cen S, May V, Lee C, Pang VK, Rainer MA, Vaivao DE, Lepule JT, Tanjasiri SP, Palmer PH. Developing an Internet- and Mobile-Based System to Measure Cigarette Use Among Pacific Islanders: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016 Jan 07; 4(1):e2. PMID: 26743132; PMCID: PMC4722229.
    10. Mouttapa M, Tanjasiri SP, Weiss JW, Sablan-Santos L, DeGuzman Lacsamana J, Quitugua L, Flores P, Flores P, Paige C, Tui'one May V, Tupua M, Schmidt-Vaivao D, Taito P, Vaikona E, Vunileva I. Associations Between Women's Perception of Their Husbands'/Partners' Social Support and Pap Screening in Pacific Islander Communities. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2016 Jan; 28(1):61-71. PMID: 26646422.
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    11. Kwan P, Briand G, Lee C, Lepule J, Llave K, Pang K, Sabado M, Santos L, Tanjasiri S, Tui'one V, Schmidt-Vaivao D, Palmer P. Reservations to Participate in Biospecimen Research among Pacific Islanders. Calif J Health Promot. 2015 Dec; 13(3):27-33. PMID: 29805326.
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    12. Valdez A, Stewart SL, Tanjasiri SP, Levy V, Garza A. Design and efficacy of a multilingual, multicultural HPV vaccine education intervention. J Commun Healthc. 2015; 8(2):106-118. PMID: 27540413.
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    13. Tanjasiri SP, Takahashi L, Sablan-Santos L. Financial Distress among Pacific Islanders in Southern California. AAPI Nexus. 2015; 13(1-2):14-24. PMID: 29449790.
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    14. Paige C, Peters R, Parkhurst M, Beck LL, Hui B, May VT, Tanjasiri SP. Enhancing Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships Through Appreciative Inquiry. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2015; 9(3):457-63. PMID: 26548798.
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    15. Tanjasiri SP, Weiss JW, Santos L, Flores P, Flores P, Lacsamana JD, Paige C, Mouttapa M, Quitugua L, Taito P, May VT, Tupua M, Vaikona E, Vaivao D, Vunileva I. CBPR-Informed Recruitment and Retention Adaptations in a Randomized Study of Pap Testing Among Pacific Islanders in Southern California. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2015; 9(3):389-96. PMID: 26548790.
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    16. Felder TM, Braun KL, Brandt HM, Khan S, Tanjasiri S, Friedman DB, Armstead CA, Okuyemi KS, Hébert JR. Mentoring and Training of Cancer-Related Health Disparities Researchers Committed to Community-Based Participatory Research. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2015; 9 Suppl:97-108. PMID: 26213409; PMCID: PMC4703034.
    17. Hébert JR, Satariano WA, Friedman DB, Armstead CA, Greiner A, Felder TM, Coggins TA, Tanjasiri S, Braun KL. Fulfilling Ethical Responsibility: Moving Beyond the Minimal Standards of Protecting Human Subjects from Research Harm. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2015; 9 Suppl:41-50. PMID: 26213403; PMCID: PMC4659710.
    18. Kwan PP, Briand G, Lee C, Lepule JT, Pang JK, Sabado M, Sablan-Santos L, Schmidt-Vaivao D, Tanjasiri S, Tui'one V, Palmer PH. Use of a community-based participatory research approach to assess knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs on biospecimen research among Pacific Islanders. Health Promot Pract. 2014 May; 15(3):422-30. PMID: 24396121.
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    19. Sur R, Peters R, Beck LL, Fifita M, Gonzalez M, Guevara L, Palmer PH, Tanjasiri SP. A Pacific Islander Organization's Approach Towards Increasing Community Colorectal Cancer Knowledge and Beliefs. Calif J Health Promot. 2013 Sep; 11(2):12-20. PMID: 29805325.
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    20. Palmer PH, Lee C, Sablan-Santos L, Lepule JT, Pang VK, Tui'one V, Schmidt-Vaivao D, Sabado MD, Sur R, Tanjasiri SP. Eliminating tobacco disparities among native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders through policy change: the role of community-based organizations. Health Promot Pract. 2013 Sep; 14(5 Suppl):36S-9S. PMID: 23667058; PMCID: PMC3751998.
    21. Roberts EM, Kumar B, Collins N, Guo L, King G, Wong M, Barlow J, Bichler J, Cady L, Engel C, Garrett D, Harrison M, Morieko A, Murgai N, Tanjasiri SP, Pierce K. Guidelines for the mapping of cancer registry data: results from a breast cancer expert panel study. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 May-Jun; 19(3):E1-E10. PMID: 23364274.
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    22. Tanjasiri SP, Lew R, Mouttapa M, Lipton R, Lew L, Has S, Wong M. Environmental influences on tobacco use among Asian American and Pacific Islander youth. Health Promot Pract. 2013 Sep; 14(5 Suppl):40S-7S. PMID: 23632078; PMCID: PMC4360954.
    23. DiStefano A, Peters R, Tanjasiri SP, Quitugua L, Dimaculangan J, Hui B, Barrera-Ng A, Vunileva ', Tui'one V, Takahashi L. A community-based participatory research study of HIV and HPV vulnerabilities and prevention in two Pacific Islander communities: ethical challenges and solutions. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2013 Feb; 8(1):68-78. PMID: 23485672; PMCID: PMC3691962.
    24. Tanjasiri SP, Mouttapa M, Sablan-Santos L, Quitugua LF. What promotes cervical cancer screening among Chamorro women in California? J Cancer Educ. 2012 Dec; 27(4):725-30. PMID: 22806217; PMCID: PMC3500582.
    25. Love GD, Tanjasiri SP. Using entertainment-education to promote cervical cancer screening in Thai women. J Cancer Educ. 2012 Jun; 27(3):585-90. PMID: 22581487; PMCID: PMC4372047.
    26. Felder TM, Brandt HM, Armstead CA, Cavicchia PP, Braun KL, Adams SA, Friedman DB, Tanjasiri S, Steck SE, Smith ER, Daguisé VG, Hébert JR. Creating a cadre of junior investigators to address the challenges of cancer-related health disparities: lessons learned from the community networks program. J Cancer Educ. 2012 Jun; 27(3):409-17. PMID: 22528636; PMCID: PMC3407323.
    27. DiStefano AS, Hui B, Barrera-Ng A, Quitugua LF, Peters R, Dimaculangan J, Vunileva I, Tui'one V, Takahashi LM, Tanjasiri SP. Contextualization of HIV and HPV risk and prevention among Pacific Islander young adults in Southern California. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Aug; 75(4):699-708. PMID: 22647562; PMCID: PMC3383406.
    28. McEligot AJ, McMullin J, Pang K, Bone M, Winston S, Ngewa R, Tanjasiri SP. Dietary intakes, obesity and health behaviors in Native Hawaiians residing in Southern California. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2012 May; 71(5):124-8. PMID: 22737649; PMCID: PMC3360080.
    29. Braun KL, Nguyen TT, Tanjasiri SP, Campbell J, Heiney SP, Brandt HM, Smith SA, Blumenthal DS, Hargreaves M, Coe K, Ma GX, Kenerson D, Patel K, Tsark J, Hébert JR. Operationalization of community-based participatory research principles: assessment of the national cancer institute's community network programs. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jun; 102(6):1195-203. PMID: 22095340.
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    30. Tanjasiri SP, Mata'alii S, Hanneman M, Sabado MD. Needs and experiences of Samoan breast cancer survivors in Southern California. Hawaii Med J. 2011 Nov; 70(11 Suppl 2):35-9. PMID: 22235157; PMCID: PMC3254226.
    31. Liu L, Tanjasiri SP, Cockburn M. Challenges in identifying Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in population-based cancer registries in the U.S. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Oct; 13(5):860-6. PMID: 20803254; PMCID: PMC3191111.
    32. Tanjasiri SP, Lew R, Kuratani DG, Wong M, Fu L. Using Photovoice to assess and promote environmental approaches to tobacco control in AAPI communities. Health Promot Pract. 2011 Sep; 12(5):654-65. PMID: 21955822; PMCID: PMC3691960.
    33. Tanjasiri SP, Wiersma L, Briand G, Faletau V, Lepule J, Nacpil L, Eichenauer J. Balancing community and university aims in community-based participatory research: a Pacific Islander youth study. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2011; 5(1):19-25. PMID: 21441665; PMCID: PMC3691961.
    34. Tran JH, Mouttapa M, Ichinose TY, Pang JK, Ueda D, Tanjasiri SP. Sources of information that promote breast and cervical cancer knowledge and screening among native Hawaiians in Southern California. J Cancer Educ. 2010 Dec; 25(4):588-94. PMID: 20237883; PMCID: PMC3709576.
    35. Sabado M, Tanjasiri SP, Alii SM, Hanneman M. Role of Spirituality in Coping with Breast Cancer: A Qualitative Study of Samoan Breast Cancer Survivors and their Supporters. Calif J Health Promot. 2010 Dec 01; 8(SE):11-22. PMID: 24049511.
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    36. Tanjasiri SP, Peters R. Reducing Cancer Health Disparities among Pacific Islanders in the U.S. Calif J Health Promot. 2010 Dec; 8(Spec Issue):vii-x. PMID: 29805331.
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    37. Dang J, Lee J, Tran JH, Kagawa-Singer M, Foo MA, Nguyen TU, Valdez-Dadia A, Thomson J, Tanjasiri SP. The role of medical interpretation on breast and cervical cancer screening among Asian American and Pacific Islander women. J Cancer Educ. 2010 Jun; 25(2):253-62. PMID: 20352398; PMCID: PMC2878591.
    38. Valente TW, Fujimoto K, Palmer P, Tanjasiri SP. A network assessment of community-based participatory research: linking communities and universities to reduce cancer disparities. Am J Public Health. 2010 Jul; 100(7):1319-25. PMID: 20466964; PMCID: PMC2882399.
    39. Moy KL, Sallis JF, Tanjasiri SP. Culturally-specific physical activity measures for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. Hawaii Med J. 2010 May; 69(5 Suppl 2):21-4. PMID: 20544605; PMCID: PMC3158441.
    40. McEligot AJ, McMullin J, Pang K, Bone M, Winston S, Ngewa R, Tanjasiri SP. Diet, psychosocial factors related to diet and exercise, and cardiometabolic conditions in Southern Californian Native Hawaiians. Hawaii Med J. 2010 May; 69(5 Suppl 2):16-20. PMID: 20544604; PMCID: PMC3158438.
    41. Kagawa-Singer M, Tanjasiri SP, Valdez A, Yu H, Foo MA. Outcomes of a breast health project for Hmong women and men in California. Am J Public Health. 2009 Oct; 99 Suppl 2:S467-73. PMID: 19443830; PMCID: PMC4504377.
    42. Love GD, Mouttapa M, Tanjasiri SP. Everybody's talking: using entertainment-education video to reduce barriers to discussion of cervical cancer screening among Thai women. Health Educ Res. 2009 Oct; 24(5):829-38. PMID: 19332440; PMCID: PMC2738956.
    43. Tsui J, Tanjasiri SP. Cervical cancer screening among Thai women in Northern California. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2008 Apr; 17(3):393-401. PMID: 18346001.
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    44. Tanjasiri SP, Tran JH. Community capacity for cancer control collaboration: weaving an Islander Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training for Pacific Islanders in Southern California. Cancer Detect Prev. 2008; 32 Suppl 1:S37-40. PMID: 18359580; PMCID: PMC2719104.
    45. Tanjasiri SP, Sablan-Santos L, Merrill V, Quitugua LF, Kuratani DG. Promoting breast cancer screening among Chamorro women in Southern California. J Cancer Educ. 2008 Jan-Mar; 23(1):10-7. PMID: 18444041; PMCID: PMC3689549.
    46. Tanjasiri SP, Tran JH, Palmer PH, Valente TW. Network analysis of an organizational collaboration for Pacific Islander cancer control. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2007 Nov; 18(4 Suppl):184-96. PMID: 18065859.
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    47. Tanjasiri SP, Tran JH, Palmer PH, Foo MA, Hanneman M, Lee C, Sablan-Santos L, Sripipatana A. Developing a community-based collaboration to reduce cancer health disparities among Pacific Islanders in California. Pac Health Dialog. 2007 Mar; 14(1):119-27. PMID: 19772147.
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    48. Ngoc Nguyen TU, Tanjasiri SP, Kagawa-Singer M, Tran JH, Foo MA. Community health navigators for breast- and cervical-cancer screening among Cambodian and Laotian women: intervention strategies and relationship-building processes. Health Promot Pract. 2008 Oct; 9(4):356-67. PMID: 17167109.
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    49. Weiss JW, Garbanati JA, Tanjasiri SP, Xie B, Palmer PH. Effects of family functioning and self-image on adolescent smoking initiation among Asian-American subgroups. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Aug; 39(2):221-8. PMID: 16857534.
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    50. Tanjasiri SP, Kagawa-Singer M, Foo MA, Chao M, Linayao-Putman I, Nguyen J, Pirumyan G, Valdez A. Designing culturally and linguistically appropriate health interventions: the "Life Is Precious" Hmong breast cancer study. Health Educ Behav. 2007 Feb; 34(1):140-53. PMID: 16740519.
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    51. Tanjasiri SP, Tran JH, Kagawa-Singer M, Foo MA, Foong HL, Lee SW, Nguyen TU, Rickles J, Wang JS. Exploring access to cancer control services for Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities in Southern California. Ethn Dis. 2004; 14(3 Suppl 1):S14-9. PMID: 15682767.
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    52. Lew R, Tanjasiri SP. Slowing the epidemic of tobacco use among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Am J Public Health. 2003 May; 93(5):764-8. PMID: 12721139; PMCID: PMC1447834.
    53. Tanjasiri SP, LeHa'uli P, Finau S, Fehoko I, Skeen NA. Tongan-American women's breast cancer knowledge, attitudes, and screening behaviors. Ethn Dis. 2002; 12(2):284-90. PMID: 12019939.
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    54. Tanjasiri SP, Sablan-Santos L. Breast cancer screening among Chamorro women in southern California. J Womens Health Gend Based Med. 2001 Jun; 10(5):479-85. PMID: 11445047.
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    55. Lew R, Tanjasiri SP, Kagawa-Singer M, Yu JH. Using a stages of readiness model to address community capacity on tobacco control in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 2001 Winter-Spring; 9(1):66-73. PMID: 11720416.
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    56. Tanjasiri SP, Kagawa-Singer M, Foo MA, Chao M, Linayao-Putman I, Lor YC, Xiong Y, Moua M, Nguyen J, Vang X. Breast cancer screening among Hmong women in California. J Cancer Educ. 2001; 16(1):50-4. PMID: 11270901.
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    57. Tanjasiri SP. Exploring tobacco control advocacy among Asian Pacific Islanders: using key informant interviews. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 2001 Winter-Spring; 9(1):81-7. PMID: 11720418.
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    58. Conner RF, Tanjasiri SP. Communities defining environmental health: examples from the Colorado (U.S.A.) Healthy Communities Initiative. Rev Environ Health. 2000 Jan-Jun; 15(1-2):215-29. PMID: 10939094.
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    59. Kaplan CP, Tanjasiri SP. The effects of interview mode on smoking attitudes and behavior: self-report among female Latino adolescents. Subst Use Misuse. 1996 Jun; 31(8):947-63. PMID: 8806163.
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    60. Tanjasiri SP, Wallace SP, Shibata K. Picture imperfect: hidden problems among Asian Pacific islander elderly. Gerontologist. 1995 Dec; 35(6):753-60. PMID: 8557203.
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    61. Yancey AK, Tanjasiri SP, Klein M, Tunder J. Increased cancer screening behavior in women of color by culturally sensitive video exposure. Prev Med. 1995 Mar; 24(2):142-8. PMID: 7597016.
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