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Dinorah (Dina) Martinez Tyson, PhD, MPH, MA
Title: Assistant Professor
University of South Florida
College of Public Health
Department of Community and Family Health
Address: 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MDC 56
Tampa, Florida 33612-3805
2008 Ph.D. Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL Dissertation: The Social Context of Stress and Social Support among Latina Immigrants Diagnosed with Breast Cancer 2003 M.P. H. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatisticcs, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL Thesis: Looking Under the Hispanic Umbrella: Cancer Mortality Differentials among Cubans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Florida 1990-2000 1998 M.A. Department of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AR Thesis: The Relevance of Anthropology in Oral Health: Pediatric Dental Health Promotion in the Dominican Republic 1993 B.A. Department of Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
AFFILIATIONS2014-Present Faculty Member, Florida Prevention Research Center, University of South Florida, College of Public Health 2009-Present Moffitt Member, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Health Outcomes and Behavior 2009-Present Member, Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network (TBCCN)
RESEARCH INTERESTSMy research interest center on Latino’s health and gaining a better understanding of the sociocultural context of chronic disease and cancer, cross-cultural concepts of disease and illness and finding the best ways to bring evidence-based interventions and support programs to community-based settings and Latino populations who share a disproportionate burden of disease morbidity. Methodologically, I specialize in ethnography and qualitative methods, mixed methods and community based participatory research/community engaged research.
GRANTS AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCEActive/Ongoing Funded Research 2015 Unnumbered USF College of Public Health Interdisciplinary Team Award $63,788 PI: Dinorah Martinez Tyson Psychometric Analysis of a Culturally Adapted Supportive Care Needs Measure for Latina Cancer Survivors Goal: To 1) pilot test and provide preliminary evidence of validity and reliability of the translated and culturally-adapted CaSUN measure for Hispanic Female Cancer Survivors, and 2) work with community partners to disseminate study results and identify evidence-based interventions.
Role: PI 2014-2015NCE Unnumbered USF College of Public Health Interdisciplinary Team Award $100,000 PIs: Dinorah Martinez Tyson 2015, Julie A. Baldwin – 2014-2015 The Syndemic Nature of HIV/AIDS Among Indigenous Populations in Latin America: Risk and Resilience Goal: To 1) build and strengthen community partnerships with indigenous communities in 3 sites (Ecuador: Quechua in the Pichincha Province; Belize: Mayan in the Toledo district; Panama: the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca), 2) collaborate as an interdisciplinary research team to develop/adapt community assessment tools that can be used across indigenous communities taking into consideration cultural, literacy, and linguistic factors for each group, 3) train USF faculty, students, in-country collaborators, and community members in using iRARE to conduct an assessment to explore the needs, priorities, and resources of the community in addressing HIV/AIDS and related health issues, and 4) collect data, analyze results and plan for future programs/studies.
community coalitions’ capacity for sustained colorectal cancer prevention and health promotion.
The FPRC core research will focus on colorectal cancer screening.
Role: Co-Investigator/Co-PI of the research core 2013-2016 NCE 4BB09 Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program $399,986 PI: Clement K. Gwede Latinos CARES (Colorectal Cancer Awareness, Research and Screening) Project Goal: To culturally adapt (transcreate) a colorectal cancer screening intervention into Spanish, and to conduct a pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the produced intervention for feasibility and impact among medically underserved Latino patients attending federally qualified health centers/clinics.
Role: Co-Investigator, Qualitative lead
Acive/ Onging Unfunded Research 2015-2016 PI: Dinorah Martinez Tyson Cancer Mortality Among Hispanic Subgroups in the United States from 2000-2013 Goal: To examine cancer mortality differentials among Latino subgroups in the United States and compare mortality rates of Hispanic subgroups to non-Hispanic Whites.
Role: PI Completed Funded Research
Cultural Adaptation of a Supportive Care Needs Measure for Latino Cancer Survivors Goal: To use an exploratory sequential mixed method study design, which employed a series of iterative and group consensus-building approaches, to translate and culturally adapt the previously validated CaSUN measure into Spanish, for Latino male cancer survivors.
Role: PI 2012-2013 Unnumbered USF New Researcher Grant Internal Award $19,547 PI: Dinorah Martinez Tyson Exploring the Cultural Beliefs about Type 2 Diabetes Management and Financial Barriers to Diabetes Care Among Latino Farm workers Goal: To set the stage for a series of studies that will be designed to expand on our knowledge of how culture affects self-management of diabetes among Latinos, the fastest growing minority group in the United States, focusing on farmworkers who carry a disproportionate burden of disease and encounter numerous challenges in accessing health care.
2011-2012 Unnumbered College of Behavioral and Community Sciences Internal Grant $7,500 direct PI: Dinorah Martinez Tyson Taking Control of Your Health: A Family Centered Approach to Chronic Disease Self Management Goal: The proposed pilot study builds on a CDC funded study. This project incorporates a new element, a focus on the family and the use of a patient-family member dyad. Support for this proposal will provide the unique opportunity to augment Tomando by allowing a cost effective mechanism for refining the current model and expand on our knowledge of family centered approaches to CDSMP.
Role: PI 2008-2012 NCE R18MN000004 CDC $427,229 PIs: Junius Gonzales and Jaime Corvin Chronic Illness & Minor Depression: Community and CDSMP Goal: To identify key stakeholder perspectives on multidimensional barriers and facilitators to the adoption of CDSMP into community settings, employ mixed methods to adapt CDSMP to best address those priority needs, and test the feasibility of implementing the adapted CDSMP using a lagged intervention design with outcome measurements over months to estimate intervention parameters in preparation for a future large scale cross-county implementation study.
Role: Co-Investigator/Community Team Leader 2011-2012 Veterans Reintegration Grant-USF Internal Award $40,000 direct PIs: Lawrence Braue and Karen Besterman-Dahan Elements of a Veteran Friendly Campus: Perceptions by Student Veterans, Faculty and Staff Goal: To clarifying the elements of a ‘Vet friendly’ campus uses a cross-sectional, convergent mixed method approach which includes surveys and in-depth interviews. This is a 1 year pilot study.
Role: Co-investigator, Qualitaive lead
2009-2010 Unnumbered College of Behavioral and Community Sciences Internal Grant $7,500 direct PI: Dinorah Martinez Tyson Exploring Cultural Models of Depression among Latino Immigrants: A Cross-Cultural Approach to the Study of Depression Goal: To explore cultural models of depression among foreign-born Mexican, foreign-born Cuban, island-born Puerto Rican, and foreign-born Colombian Latinos residing in West Central Florida and to examine perceptions of mental health care services. The information gained will be used to inform the adaptation of evidence-based mental health interventions for Latinos.
Oral Health Literacy and Access to Dental Care for Migrant Families in the Greater Tampa Bay Region Goal: To offere a qualitative, ethnographic look at oral health issues in Latino migrant families and contributed to a preliminary needs assessment.
University of South Florida Collaborative for Children, Families and $10,000 Communities PI: David Himmelgreen Acculturation and Nutrition Needs Assessment of Tampa, FL Goal: To conduct a needs assessment on the nutritional situation of low-income Latino Children (1-12 years) and their families residing in and around Tampa.
Role: Assistant Project Coordinator
1998 Unnumbered PI: Robert Trotter World Health Organization, Mental Health Division, Revision of ICIDH (International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps).
Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Mental Health. Santander, Spain. Ethnographic data collection and analysis training.
Role: Technical Advisor
Unfunded Research Proposals
2015-2017 1 R21 CA194519-01A1 NIH NCI 275,000 MPI: Dinroah Martinez Tyson/ Joanne Sandberg Women at work: Multi-ethnic comparison of cancer survivors with low-status jobs Goal: To examine work-related experiences and qualiatity of life following the diagnosis and treatment of cancer among Latina, African American, & European American women who were employed at the time of diagnosis. The project builds on the tenets of community-based participatory research and stems from a strong partnership between research team members and two community-based organizations.
Role: PI Impact Score: 27, 11th percentile.
2014-2016 1 R21 CA194519-01A1 NIH NCI 275,000 MPI: Dinroah Martinez Tyson/ Joanne Sandberg Women at work: Multi-ethnic comparison of cancer survivors with low-status jobs Goal: To examine work-related experiences and qualiatity of life following the diagnosis and treatment of cancer among Latina, African American, & European American women who were employed at the time of diagnosis. The project builds on the tenets of community-based participatory research and stems from a strong partnership between research team members and two community-based organizations.
Role: PI Impact Score: 32, 25th percentile.
HONORS AND AWARDS2013 Society for Applied Anthropology, Fellow, National Institutes of Health Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program Award, 2012-2014 2010 Hispanic Pathways Award, University of South Florida 2007 Michael V. Angrosino Research Achievement Award in the area of Applied Anthropology, University of South Florida, Department of Anthropology ($500) 2007 Linda M. Whiteford Research Achievement Award in the areas of Health and Medical Anthropology, University of South Florida, Department of Anthropology ($250) 2007 Hispanic Heritage Award, University of South Florida 2007 Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean Research Award, University of South Florida ($650) 2005 Volunteer of the Year Award, Latinas Unidas por Un Nuevo Amanecer, LUNA 2003 Student Honorary Award for Research and Practice, University of South Florida, College of Public Health ($500) 2002 Student Honorary Award for Research and Practice, University of South Florida, College of Public Health ($500) 2001-2002 Latino Graduate Fellowship, University of South Florida ($7,000) 2000-2001 Latino Graduate Fellowship, University of South Florida ($7,000) 2000-2001 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Award, Hispanic Scholarship Fund ($2,000) 1999-2000 Latino Graduate Fellowship, University of South Florida ($7,000) 1999-2000 Tuition Waiver and Stipend Scholarship (Research Assistantship), University of South Florida 1999-2000 Latin American and Caribbean Studies Research Grant, University of South Florida ($500) 1998 Graduated MA with Distinction 1997-1998 Tuition Waiver and Stipend Scholarship (Graduate Assistantship), Northern Arizona University
1997-1998 Student Travel Award (juried grant travel to professional meetings), Northern Arizona University 1996-1997 Tuition Waiver and Stipend Scholarship (Graduate Assistantship), Northern Arizona University
TRAINING AWARDS/ FELLOWSHIPS2015-2016 College of Public Health Faculty Professional Development.
2010-2013 Community Based Participatory Research Trainee. Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network (1 U54 CA153509-01 Meade/ Gwede, Co-PIs) 2009-2010 Research Training Program. USF/Moffitt Transdisciplinary Center to Address Cancer Health Disparities NIH-NIMHD Center of Excellence (P20MD003375 Roetzheim/Green Co-PIs)