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    Melinda Bender, RN, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Nursing
    DepartmentFamily Health Care Nursing
    Address2 Koret Way
    San Francisco CA 94143
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      Elizabeth Mottet Endowment - 2008 Elizabeth Mottet Endowment Scholar
      Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, San Diego - 2008Achievement Reward for College Scientists (ARCS) Annual Award
      Achievement Rewards for College Scientists2008 - 2011Achievement Reward for College Scientists (ARCS)
      University of San Diego, School of Nursing - 2009Dean's Scholarship Research Award
      Clinical and Translational Science Institute - 2011Child Health, Clinical and Translational Research Fellow
      Sigma Theta Tau International, Zeta Mu Chapter - 2011Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing Scholar
      Institute for Health Care Advancement - 2013 12th Annual Health Literacy Award for Research
      Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health - 20142014 APIC Best Published Paper
      Philippine Nurses Association of America2015 - 2016 Leadership Fellowship Award

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      My research interests are in: Community based participatory research to reduce health disparities and promote health equity among underserved populations particularly among Asian Americans, Filipinos, and Latinos; Obesity and obesity related chronic disease prevention for diabetes and cardiovascular disease; Culturally adapted lifestyle interventions promoting weight loss through physical activity and healthy eating that incorporate mobile technologies to improve health lifestyle behaviors.

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      1. Bender MS, Santos GM, Villanueva C, Arai S. Development of a Mobile Phone-Based Weight Loss Lifestyle Intervention for Filipino Americans with Type 2 Diabetes: Protocol and Early Results From the PilAm Go4Health Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016; 5(3):e178. PMID: 27608829.
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      2. Bender MS, Martinez S, Kennedy C. Designing a Culturally Appropriate Visually Enhanced Low-Text Mobile Health App Promoting Physical Activity for Latinos: A Qualitative Study. J Transcult Nurs. 2016 Jul; 27(4):420-8. PMID: 25556208.
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      3. Choi J, Bender MS, Arai S, Fukuoka Y. Factors Associated with Underestimation of Weight Status among Caucasian, Latino, Filipino, and Korean Americans--DiLH Survey. Ethn Dis. 2015; 25(2):200-7. PMID: 26118149; PMCID: PMC4534087.
      4. Bender MS, Choi J, Arai S, Paul SM, Gonzalez P, Fukuoka Y. Digital technology ownership, usage, and factors predicting downloading health apps among caucasian, filipino, korean, and latino americans: the digital link to health survey. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2014; 2(4):e43. PMID: 25339246; PMCID: PMC4259923.
      5. Fukuoka Y, Bender MS, Choi J, Gonzalez P, Arai S. Gender differences in lay knowledge of type 2 diabetes symptoms among community-dwelling Caucasian, Latino, Filipino, and Korean adults - DiLH survey. Diabetes Educ. 2014 Nov-Dec; 40(6):778-85. PMID: 25227121; PMCID: PMC4437506.
      6. Bender MS, Choi J, Won GY, Fukuoka Y. Randomized controlled trial lifestyle interventions for Asian Americans: a systematic review. Prev Med. 2014 Oct; 67:171-81. PMID: 25086326; PMCID: PMC4167567.
      7. Jih J, Mukherjea A, Vittinghoff E, Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY, Fukuoka Y, Bender MS, Tseng W, Kanaya AM. Using appropriate body mass index cut points for overweight and obesity among Asian Americans. Prev Med. 2014 Aug; 65:1-6. PMID: 24736092; PMCID: PMC4217157.
      8. Bender MS, Clark MJ, Gahagan S. Community engagement approach: developing a culturally appropriate intervention for Hispanic mother-child dyads. J Transcult Nurs. 2014 Oct; 25(4):373-82. PMID: 24595163; PMCID: PMC4155071.
      9. Bender MS, Nader PR, Kennedy C, Gahagan S. A culturally appropriate intervention to improve health behaviors in Hispanic mother-child dyads. Child Obes. 2013 Apr; 9(2):157-63. PMID: 23514697; PMCID: PMC3621339.
      10. Bender MS, Clark MJ. Cultural Adaptation for Ethnic Diversity: A Review of Obesity Interventions for Preschool Children. Calif J Health Promot. 2011 Sep; 9(2):40. PMID: 24159268.
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