Areas of Research: The intersection of social epidemiology and social medicine: how social determinants of health within the context of the physical environment can influence health behaviors and health outcomes in patients and populations.
Dr. Chambers’ research falls into 4 integrated areas: (1) psychosocial factors; (2) body size and body composition; (3) built and social environment; and (4) linking public health and primary care - all of which are linked to cardiovascular disease risk using a socio-ecological framework for prevention where health outcomes are affected by multiple spheres of influence. Under this paradigm, health outcomes are influenced by health behaviors that are shaped by social-networks within community environments and within social and political contexts.
- Social determinants of health
- Built environment
- Eliminating race/ethnic and socio-economic related health disparities particularly around obesity and related disorders
- Affordable Housing and Health Outcomes in the Bronx, NY
- Explore Associations between Health Behaviors and Neighborhood Characteristics
- Identify Longitudinal Trends in Health Behaviors among Patients Seen in Primary Care.
- Chambers EC, Wong BC, Riley RW, Hollingsworth N, Blank AE, Myers C, Bedell J, Selwyn P. Combining Clinical and Population-Level Data to Understand the Health of Neighborhoods. Amer J Public Health 2015 Mar;105(3):510-2.
- Chambers EC, Suglia SF, Fuster D, Rosenbaum E. Depressive Symptomology and Hostile Affect among Latinos using housing rental assistance: the AHOME Study. Journal of Urban Health. Volume 92, Issue 4 (2015), Page 611-621.
- Chambers EC, Wylie-Rosett J, Blank AE, Ouziel J, Hollingsworth N, Riley R, Selwyn P. Increasing referrals to a YMCA-based Diabetes Prevention Program: Effects of electronic referral system and provider education in federally qualified health centers. Preventing Chronic Disease 2015 Nov 5, 12:E189.
- Suglia SF, Duarte CS, Chambers EC, Boynton-Jarrett R. Social and behavioral risk factors for obesity in early childhood. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. Oct;34(8):549-556. 2013
- Bafna S, Chambers EC. The influence of spatial organization of the home on inhabitant activity. ITU Journal of Faculty of Architecture. Fall;11(2):31-46. 2014
- Chambers EC, Rosenbaum E. Cardiovascular health outcomes of Latinos in the Affordable Housing as an Obesity Mediating Environment (AHOME) Study: A study of rental assistance use. Journal of Urban Health. 2014; 9(3): 489-498.
- Chambers EC, Pichardo M, Rosenbaum E. Sleep and the housing and neighborhood environment of urban Latino adults living in low-income housing: The AHOME Study. Behavioral Sleep Medicine 2014 Nov 11:1-16.
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Affordable HOME Study
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