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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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