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  • Rios-Ellis, B.K. and K. Organista. 2012. Improving Latina intergenerational family/based communication to decrease sexual risk. In HIV Prevention with Latinos: Theory, Research, and Practice, edited by K. Organista. Oxford University Press.

  • Allen, V.C., C. Lachance, B.K. Rios-Ellis and K.A. Kaphingst. 2011. Issues in the assessment of "race" among Latinos: Implications for public health. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 33: 411-424.

  • Rios-Ellis, B.K., A.C. Canjura, O. Korosteleva, M. Garcia and M. Bird. 2011. Rompe el Silencio: Break the Silence-Increasing sexual communication in Latina intergenerational family dyads. Hispanic Health International 9: 1-13.

  • Lopez-Zetina, J., R. Sanchez-Huesca, B.K. Rios-Ellis, R. Friis, I. Torres and B. Rogala. 2010. Initiation to methamphetamine use in a binational sample of women at the US-Mexico border. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse 9: 28-39.

  • Rios-Ellis, B., L. Espinoza, M. Bird, M. Garcia, L. D'Anna, L. Bellamy and R. Scolari. 2010. Increasing HIV-related Knowledge, Communication, and Testing Intentions among Latinos. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved: 148-168.

  • Kaphingst, K.A., C.R. Lachance, A. Gepp, L. Hoyt D'Anna and B.K. Rios-Ellis. 2009. Educating underserved Latino communities about family health history using lay health advisors. Public Health Genomics.

  • Rios-Ellis, B., J. Frates, L. D'Anna, M. Dwyer, J. Lopez-Zetina and C. Ugarte. 2008. Addressing the Need for Access to Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate HIV/AIDS Prevention for Latinos. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health: 445-460.

  • Rios-Ellis, B., L. Bellamy and J. Shoji. 2000. examination of specific types of Ijime within Japanese schools. School Psychology International: 227-241.

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Educational Background

  • 1992 – Ph.D., University of Oregon (Community Health)

  • 1989 – M.S., University of Oregon (Health and Fitness Management)

  • 1987 – B.A., University of Oregon (Political Science, Spanish)

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