Journal Articles


Tierney A, Payán DD, Brown T, Aguilera A, Shortell S, Rodriguez H. Telehealth use, care continuity, and quality: Diabetes and hypertension care in community health centers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical Care. In press.

Goldman-Mellor S, Plancarte V, Perez-Lua F, Payán DD, De Trinidad Young M. Mental health among rural Latino immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic. SSM – Mental Health. 2023;3:100177.

Moucheraud C, Epstein A, Sarma H, Kim SS, Nguyen PH, Rahman M, Tariquijaman M, Glenn J, Payán DD, Menon P, Bossert TJ. Assessing sustainment of health worker outcomes beyond program end: Evaluation results from an infant and young child feeding intervention in Bangladesh. Frontiers in Health Services. 2023;2:1005986.


De Trinidad Young M-E, Perez-Lua F, Sarnoff H, Plancarte V, Goldman-Mellor S, Payán DDWorking around safety net exclusions during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study of rural Latinx immigrantsSocial Science & Medicine. 2022:115352.

Young M-E, Payán DD, Guzman-Ruiz IY. The structural impacts of enforcement policy on Latino immigrant health. Frontiers in Public Health. 2022.

Payán DD, Perez-Lua F, Goldman-Mellor S, De Trinidad Young M-E. Rural household food insecurity among Latino immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nutrients. 2022:14(3):2772.

Marino JA, Meraz K, Dhaliwal M, Payán DD, Wright T, and Hahn-Holbrook J. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on infant feeding practices in the U.S.: food insecurity, supply shortages, and deleterious feeding practices. SocArXiv pre-print available.

A Ramírez S, Garibay KK, Payán DD, Gatica VC, Salmeron YM. News coverage of Mexico’s front-of-package food label policy. BMJ Global Health. 2022;7(5):e008803.

Payán DD, Lewis LB, Illum J, Hawkins B, Sloane DC. United for Health to improve urban food environments across five underserved communities: a cross-sector coalition approach. BMC Public Health. 2022;22(888):1-9.

Payán DD, Frehn JL, Garcia L, Tierney AA, Rodriguez HP. Telemedicine implementation and use in community health centers during COVID-19: clinic personnel and patient perspectives. SSM – Qualitative Research in Health. 2022:100054.

Payán DD, Burke NJ, Persinger J, Martinez J, Jones Barker L, Song AV. Public support for policies to regulate flavoured tobacco and e-cigarette products in rural California. Tobacco Control. 2022:tobaccocontrol-2021-057031.


Payán DD, Zawadzki MJ, Song AV. Advancing community-engaged research to promote health equity: considerations to improve the field. Perspectives in Public Health. 2021;0(0):17579139211054118.

Payán DD, Zahid N, Glenn J, Ha TTT, Huong TTT, Moucheraud C. Implementation of two policies to extend maternity leave and further restrict marketing of breast milk substitutes in Vietnam: a qualitative study. Health Policy and Planning. 2021.

Glenn J, Moucheraud C, Payán DD, Crook A, Stagg J, Sarma H, Ahmed T, Epstein A, Luies SK, Rahman M, Kruk ME, Bossert TJ. What is the impact of removing performance-based financial incentives on community health worker motivation? A qualitative study from an infant and young child feeding program in Bangladesh. BMC Health Services Research. 2021;21(1):979.

Payán DD, Brown P, Song AV. County-level recreational marijuana policies and local policy changes in Colorado and Washington States (2012-2019). Milbank Quarterly. 2021;99(4):1132-1161.

Payán DD, Rodriguez HP. Telehealth disparities. Health Affairs. 2021;40(8):1340.

Payán DD, Flórez KR, Williams MV, Oden CW, Mata MA, Branch CA, Whitley MD, Derose KP. Sermons to address obesity in partnership with African American and Latino churches. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2021;53(9):811-815.

Payán DD. Cultivating health policy analysis and communication skills in undergraduate public health education: an active learning approach. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. 2021;7(3):235-241.

Payán DD, Díaz Rios K, Ramírez AS, Young M-E. Structural barriers influencing food insecurity, malnutrition, and health among Latinas during and after COVID-19: considerations and recommendations. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2021;121(5):837-843.


Moucheraud C, Sarma H, Thu Ha TT, Ahmed T, Epstein A, Glenn J, Hanh HH, Thu Huong TT, Luies SK, Moitry AN, Nhung DP, Payán DD, Rahman M., Tariqujjaman M, Thuy TT, Tuan T, Bossert TJ, Kruk ME. Can complex programs be sustained? A mixed methods sustainability evaluation of a national infant and young child feeding program in Bangladesh and Vietnam. BMC Public Health. 2020;20(1):1361.

Wallace DD, Payán DD, Then-Paulino A, Armenta G, Fulcar MA, Acevedo R, Derose KP. (2020). Perceptions and determinants of healthy eating for people with HIV in the Dominican Republic who experience food insecurity. Public Health Nutrition. 2020:1-10.

Payán DD, Derose KP, Flórez KR, Branch CA, Williams MV. The food environment in 3 neighborhoods in South Los Angeles, California: access, availability, quality, and marketing practices. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2020;17:E61.

Payán DD, Maggard-Gibbons M, Flórez KR, Mejía N, Hemmelgarn M, Kanouse D, Kahn KL, Golinelli D, Diaz Fuentes CM, Newberry SJ, Lara M. 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. 2020;47(5):569-580.

Flórez KR, Payán DD, Palar K, Williams MV, Katic B, Derose KP. Church-based interventions to address obesity among African Americans and Latinos in the United States: a systematic review. Nutrition Reviews. 2020;78(4):304-322.

Whitley MD, Payán DD, Flórez KR, Williams MV, Wong EC, Branch CA, Derose KP. (2020). Feasibility and acceptability of a mobile messaging program within a church-based healthy living intervention for African Americans and Latinos. Health Informatics Journal. 2020;26(2):880-896.


Payán DD, Lewis LB. Use of research evidence in state health policymaking: menu labeling policy in California. Preventive Medicine Reports. 2019;16:101004.

Payán DD, Derose KP, Fulcar MA, Farías H, Palar K. “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. 2019;18:2325958219849042.

Payán DD, Sloane DC, Illum J, Lewis LB. Intrapersonal and environmental barriers to physical activity among Blacks and Latinos. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2019;51(4):478-485.

Payán DD, Flórez KR, Bogart LM, Kanouse DE, Mata MA, Oden CW, Derose KP. 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. 2019;34(1):11-20.


Derose KP, Williams MV, Flórez KR, Griffin BA, Payán DD, Seelam R, Branch CA, Hawes-Dawson J, Mata MA, Whitley MD, Wong EC. 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. 2019;33(4):586-596.

Derose KP, Ríos-Castillo I, Fulcar MA, Payán DD, Palar K, Escala L, Farías H, Martínez H. (2018). Severe food insecurity is associated with overweight and increased body fat among people living with HIV in the Dominican RepublicAIDS Care. 2019;30(2):182-190.


Payán DD, Lewis LB, Cousineau MR, Nichol MB. Advocacy coalitions involved in California’s menu labeling policy debate: exploring coalition structure, policy beliefs, resources, and strategies. Social Science & Medicine. 2017;177:78-86.

Payán DD, Sloane DC, Illum J, Vargas RB, Lee D, Galloway-Gilliam L, Lewis LB. Catalyzing implementation of evidence-based interventions in safety net settings: a clinical-community partnership in South Los Angeles. Health Promotion Practice. 2017;18(4):586-597.

Derose KP, Payán DD, Fulcar MA, Terrero S, Acevedo R, Farías H, Palar K. Factors contributing to food insecurity among women living with HIV in the Dominican Republic: a qualitative studyPLOS One. 2017;12(7):e0181568.

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

Flórez KR, Payán DD, Derose KP, Aunon FM, Bogart LM. Process evaluation of a peer-driven, HIV stigma reduction and HIV testing intervention in Latino and African American Churches. Health Equity. 2017;1(1):109-117.


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