Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


Payán, D. D., Maggard-Gibbons, M., Flórez, K. R., Mejía, N., Hemmelgarn, M., Kanouse, D.,…Lara, M. (in press). 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.

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. & Lewis, L. B. Use of research evidence in state health policymaking: menu labeling policy in California. Preventive Medicine Reports, 101004. doi:

Flórez, K. R., Payán, D. D., Palar, K., Williams, M. V., Katic, B., & Derose, K. P. (2019). Church-based interventions to address obesity among African Americans and Latinos in the United States: a systematic review. Nutrition Reviews. doi:10.1093/nutrit/nuz046

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, 1-10.

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:10.1177/089011711881333.

Payán, D. D., Sloane, D. C., Illum, J., & Lewis, L. B. (2018). Intrapersonal and environmental barriers to physical activity among Blacks and Latinos. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2018.10.001


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 strategiesSocial Science & Medicine, 177, 78-86.

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 AngelesHealth Promotion Practice, 18(4), 586-597.

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 ChurchesHealth Equity, 1(1), 109-117.

Derose, K. P., Rios-Castillo, I., Fulcar, M. A., Payán, D. D., Palar, K., Escala, L., Farias, H., et al. (2017). Severe food insecurity is associated with overweight and increased body fat among people living with HIV in the Dominican RepublicAIDS Care, 1-9.


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.