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SDR 20-402 – HSR Study

SDR 20-402
Multi-level Factors Underlying VA Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Covid-19 Infection and Complications
Donna L Washington, MD MPH
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West Los Angeles, CA
West Los Angeles, CA
Funding Period: August 2020 - January 2022


No abstract is available at this time.

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Journal Articles

  1. Casillas A, Rosas LG, Carson SL, Orechwa A, North G, AuYoung M, Kim G, Guereca JA, Ramers CB, Burke NJ, Corchado CG, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Cheney A, Rabin BA, Stadnick NA, Oswald W, Cabrera A, Sorkin DH, Zaldivar F, Wong W, Yerraguntala AS, Vassar SD, Wright AL, Washington DL, Norris KC, Brown AF. Community engagement to address the disparate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in California. Frontiers in Health Services. 2022 Nov 30; 2:935297. [view]
  2. Wong MS, Steers WN, Frochen S, Washington DL. Assessment of Exposure to Environmental Toxins and Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Hospitalizations Among US Veterans. JAMA Network Open. 2022 Jul 1; 5(7):e2224249. [view]
  3. Breland JY, Wong MS, Steers WN, Yuan AH, Haderlein TP, Washington DL. BMI and Risk for Severe COVID-19 Among Veterans Health Administration Patients. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 2021 May 1; 29(5):825-828. [view]
  4. Shannon EM, Haderlein TP, Neil Steers W, Wong MS, Washington DL. Comparison of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Mortality Between Veterans Health Administration and US Populations. Journal of general internal medicine. 2023 Sep 22. [view]
  5. Upchurch DM, Wong MS, Yuan AH, Haderlein TP, McClendon J, Christy A, Washington DL. COVID-19 Infection in the Veterans Health Administration: Gender-specific Racial and Ethnic Differences. Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. 2022 Jan 1; 32(1):41-50. [view]
  6. Bowersox NW, Browne J, Grau PP, Merrill SL, Haderlein TP, Llorente MD, Washington DL. COVID-19 mortality among veterans with serious mental illness in the veterans health administration. Journal of psychiatric research. 2023 Jul 1; 163:222-229. [view]
  7. Frochen S, Wong MS, Neil Steers W, Yuan A, Saliba D, Washington DL. Differential Associations of Mask Mandates on COVID-19 Infection and Mortality by Community Social Vulnerability. American journal of infection control. 2023 Jun 19. [view]
  8. Wong MS, Frochen S, Steers WN, Washington DL. Hospital Catchment Areas Characteristics and Geographic Regions Associated With Higher COVID-19 Veterans Health Administration Hospitalization During the Omicron Surge. Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP. 2023 Sep 1; 29(5):E198-E207. [view]
  9. Wong MS, Brown AF, Washington DL. Inclusion of Race and Ethnicity With Neighborhood Socioeconomic Deprivation When Assessing COVID-19 Hospitalization Risk Among California Veterans Health Administration Users. JAMA Network Open. 2023 Mar 1; 6(3):e231471. [view]
  10. Haderlein TP, Wong MS, Jones KT, Moy EM, Yuan AH, Washington DL. Racial/Ethnic Variation in Veterans Health Administration COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake. American journal of preventive medicine. 2022 Apr 1; 62(4):596-601. [view]
  11. Wong MS, Washington DL, Moy E. Researchers Should Consider How Disparities Change Over Time and Space: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic. NAM perspectives. 2021 Sep 8; 2021. [view]
  12. Wong MS, Upchurch DM, Steers WN, Haderlein TP, Yuan AT, Washington DL. The Role of Community-Level Factors on Disparities in COVID-19 Infection Among American Indian/Alaska Native Veterans. Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities. 2022 Oct 1; 9(5):1861-1872. [view]
  13. Wong MS, Haderlein TP, Yuan AH, Moy E, Jones KT, Washington DL. Time Trends in Racial/Ethnic Differences in COVID-19 Infection and Mortality. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2021 May 1; 18(9). [view]
  14. Wong MS, Yuan AH, Haderlein TP, Jones KT, Washington DL. Variations by race/ethnicity and time in Covid-19 testing among Veterans Health Administration users with COVID-19 symptoms or exposure. Preventive medicine reports. 2021 Dec 1; 24:101503. [view]
Government Briefings

  1. Ramoni R, Huang G, Atkins D, Gleason T, Dorn T, Tenhula W, Washington DL, Kilbourne A. Disparities in COVID-19: Briefing before the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development, National Research Advisory Council; 2020 Sep 2; Washington, DC (Virtual). [view]

DRA: Health Systems, Infectious Diseases
DRE: TRL - Applied/Translational
Keywords: Ethnicity/Race
MeSH Terms: None at this time.

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