Dinorah Martinez Tyson, PhD, MPH, MA

Where You Are:
Dinorah Martinez Tyson, PhD, MPH, MA

"My research involves community-based participatory studies relating to patient survival and psychosocial health among Latinos and other underserved groups."

Office  (813) 974-0723

Education And Training
  • PhD, University of Florida, 2008 - Applied Anthropology
  • MPH, University of South Florida, 2003 - Public Health Education, Epidemiology
  • MA, Northern Arizona University, 1998 - Applied Anthropology


My research interest include health disparties, cross-cultural health, community-based participatory research as they relate to cancer survivorship, chronic disease and mental/psychosocial health among Latinos and medically underserved groups.  I continue to facilitate the Latina cancer support group, LUNA and to collaborate with Stena Campagna and FACTORs at Moffitt.

  • Aguado Loi CX, Baldwin JA, McDermott RJ, McMillan S, Martinez Tyson D, Yampolskaya S, Vandeweerd C. Risk factors associated with increased depressive symptoms among Latinas diagnosed with breast cancer within 5?years of survivorship. Psychooncology. 2013 Dec;22(12):2779-2788. Pubmedid: 24000126.
  • Carrion IV, Nedjat-Haiem FR, Martinez-Tyson D, Castañeda H. Advance care planning among Colombian, Mexican, and Puerto Rican women with a cancer diagnosis. Support Care Cancer. 2013 May;21(5):1233-1239. Pubmedid: 23192672.
  • Luque JS, Castañeda H, Tyson DM, Vargas N, Meade CD. Formative research on HPV vaccine acceptability among Latina farmworkers. Health Promot Pract. 2012 Sep;13(5):617-625. Pubmedid: 21881079. Pmcid: PMC3245360.
  • Becker MA, Martinez-Tyson D, Digennaro J, Ochshorn E. Do latino and non-latino white medicaid-enrolled adults differ in utilization of evidence-based treatment for major depressive disorder?. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Dec;13(6):1048-1054. Pubmedid: 21805165.
  • Meade CD, Menard JM, Luque JS, Martinez-Tyson D, Gwede CK. Creating community-academic partnerships for cancer disparities research and health promotion. Health Promot Pract. 2011 May;12(3):456-462. Pubmedid: 19822724. Pmcid: PMC3653573.
  • Jang Y, Chiriboga DA, Herrera JR, Martinez Tyson D, Schonfeld L. Attitudes toward mental health services in Hispanic older adults: the role of misconceptions and personal beliefs. Community Ment Health J. 2011 Apr;47(2):164-170. Pubmedid: 20091227.
  • Carrion IV, Castañeda H, Martinez-Tyson D, Kline N. Barriers impeding access to primary oral health care among farmworker families in Central Florida. Soc Work Health Care. 2011;50(10):828-844. Pubmedid: 22136348.
  • Martinez Tyson DD, Castañeda H, Porter M, Quiroz M, Carrion I. More Similar than Different? Exploring Cultural Models of Depression among Latino Immigrants in Florida. Depress Res Treat. 2011;2011:564396. Pubmedid: 21941643. Pmcid: PMC3175724.
  • Gwede CK, Menard JM, Martinez-Tyson D, Lee JH, Vadaparampil ST, Padhya TA, Meade CD. Strategies for assessing community challenges and strengths for cancer disparities participatory research and outreach. Health Promot Pract. 2010 Nov;11(6):876-887. Pubmedid: 19515858. Pmcid: PMC2888920.
  • Luque JS, Castañeda H, Tyson DM, Vargas N, Proctor S, Meade CD. HPV AWARENESS AMONG LATINA IMMIGRANTS AND ANGLO AMERICAN WOMEN IN THE SOUTHERN U.S.: CULTURAL MODELS OF CERVICAL CANCER RISK FACTORS AND BELIEFS. NAPA Bull. 2010 Nov;34(1):84-104. Pubmedid: 21116468.
  • Gwede CK, Ward BG, Luque JS, Vadaparampil ST, Rivers D, Martinez-Tyson D, Noel-Thomas S, Meade CD. Application of Geographic Information Systems and Asset Mapping to Facilitate Identification of Colorectal Cancer Screening Resources. Online J Public Health Inform. 2010 Jan;2(1):2893. Pubmedid: 20976019.
  • Martinez-Tyson D, Pathak EB, Soler-Vila H, Flores AM. Looking under the Hispanic umbrella: cancer mortality among Cubans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and other Hispanics in Florida. J Immigr Minor Health. 2009 Aug;11(4):249-257. Pubmedid: 18506623. Pmcid: PMC3086376.
  • Meade C, Menard J, Martinez D, Calvo A. Impacting Health Disparities Through Community Outreach: Utilizing the CLEAN Look (Culture, Literacy, Education, Assessment, and Networking). Cancer Control. 2007 Jan;14(1):70-77. Pubmedid: 17242673.
  • Meade C, Martinez D, Schullo S, McMillan S. Distance learning for communicating cancer, culture, and literacy: a model for cancer control advancement. J Cancer Educ. 2006 Jun;21(2):63-70. Pubmedid: 17020515.
  • Himmelgreen DA, Pérez-Escamilla R, Martinez D, Bretnall A, Eells B, Peng Y, Bermúdez A. The longer you stay, the bigger you get: length of time and language use in the U.S. are associated with obesity in Puerto Rican women. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2004 Sep;125(1):90-96. Pubmedid: 15293335.
  • Martinez D, Loi C, Martinez M, Flores A, Meade C. Development of a cancer cAMP for adult spanish-speaking survivors: lessons learned from cAMP alegria. J Cancer Educ. 2008 Spr;23(1):4-9. Pubmedid: 18444040.
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