Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


Wallace, D., Páyan, D. D., Armenta, G., Fulcar, M. A., Acevedo, R., & Derose, K. P. (in press). Perceptions and determinants of healthy eating for people with HIV in the Dominican Republic who experience food insecurity. Public Health Nutrition.

Payán, D. D., Derose, K. P., Flórez, K. R., Branch, C. A., & Williams, M. V. (in press). Comparing the local food environment across three neighborhoods in South Los Angeles, California: a focus on access, availability, quality, and marketing practices. Preventing Chronic Disease.

Payán, D. D., Maggard-Gibbons, M., Flórez, K. R., Mejía, N., Hemmelgarn, M., Kanouse, D., . . . Lara, M. (2020). Taking care of yourself and your risk for breast cancer (CUIDARSE): a randomized controlled trial of a health communication intervention for Latinas. Health Education & Behavior, 47(5), 569-580. doi: 10.1177/1090198120920529

Flórez, K. R., Payán, D. D., Palar, K., Williams, M. V., Katic, B., & Derose, K. P. (2020). Church-based interventions to address obesity among African Americans and Latinos in the United States: a systematic review. Nutrition Reviews, 78(4): 304-322. doi:10.1093/nutrit/nuz046


Payán, D. D. & Lewis, L. B. (2019). Use of research evidence in state health policymaking: menu labeling policy in California. Preventive Medicine Reports, 16: 101004. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.101004

Whitley, M. D., Payán, D. D., Flórez, K. R., Williams, M. V., Wong, E. C., Branch, C. A., & Derose, K. P. (2019). Feasibility and acceptability of a mobile messaging program within a church-based healthy living intervention for African Americans and Latinos. Health Informatics Journal, 0(0), 1-17. doi:10.1177/1460458219853408

Payán, D. D., Derose, K. P., Fulcar, M. A., Farias, H., & Palar, K. (2019). “It was as though my spirit left, like they killed me”: the disruptive impact of an HIV-positive diagnosis among women in the Dominican Republic. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, 18, 2325958219849042. doi:10.1177/2325958219849042

Payán, D. D., Sloane, D. C., Illum, J., & Lewis, L. B. (2019). Intrapersonal and environmental barriers to physical activity among Blacks and Latinos. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51(4), 478-485. doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2018.10.001

Payán, D. D., Florez, K. R., Bogart, L. M., Kanouse, D. E., Mata, M. A., Oden, C. W., & Derose, K. P. (2019). Promoting health from the pulpit: a process evaluation of HIV sermons to reduce HIV stigma and promote testing in African American and Latino Churches. Health Communication, 34(1), 11-20. doi:10.1080/10410236.2017.1384352


Derose, K. P., Williams, M. V., Florez, K. R., Griffin, B. A., Payán, D. D., Seelam, R., . . . Wong, E. C. (2018). Eat, Pray, Move: a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial of a multilevel church-based intervention to address obesity among African Americans and Latinos. American Journal of Health Promotion. doi:10.1177/0890117118813333

Derose, K. P., Rios-Castillo, I., Fulcar, M. A., Payán, D. D., Palar, K., Escala, L., Farias, H., et al. (2018). Severe food insecurity is associated with overweight and increased body fat among people living with HIV in the Dominican RepublicAIDS Care, 30(2), 182-190.


Payán, D. D., Lewis, L. B., Cousineau, M. R., & Nichol, M. B. (2017). Advocacy coalitions involved in California’s menu labeling policy debate: exploring coalition structure, policy beliefs, resources, and strategies. Social Science & Medicine, 177, 78-86. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.036

Payán, D. D., Sloane, D. C., Illum, J., Vargas, R. B., Lee, D., Galloway-Gilliam, L., & Lewis, L. B. (2017). Catalyzing implementation of evidence-based interventions in safety net settings: a clinical-community partnership in South Los Angeles. Health Promotion Practice, 18(4), 586-597. doi:10.1177/1524839917705418

Derose, K. P., Payán, D. D., Fulcar, M. A., Terrero, S., Acevedo, R., Farias, H., & Palar, K. (2017). Factors contributing to food insecurity among women living with HIV in the Dominican Republic: a qualitative studyPLOS One, 12(7), e0181568

Payán, D. D., Sloane, D. C., Illum, J., Farris, T., & Lewis, L. B. (2017). Perceived barriers and facilitators to healthy eating and school lunch meals among adolescents: a qualitative studyAmerican Journal of Health Behavior, 41(5), 661-669.

Flórez, K. R., Payán, D. D., Derose, K. P., Aunon, F. M., & Bogart, L. M. (2017). Process evaluation of a peer-driven, HIV stigma reduction and HIV testing intervention in Latino and African American Churches. Health Equity, 1(1), 109-117. doi:10.1089/heq.2017.0009


Lowery, B., Sloane, D., Payán, D., Illum, J., & Lewis, L. (2016). Do farmers’ markets increase access to healthy foods for all communities? Comparing markets in 24 neighborhoods in Los AngelesJournal of the American Planning Association, 82(3), 252-266.