Home | For Faculty | Help | About | Webmaster

Israel De Alba

Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine
School of Medicine

M.D., University of Guadalajara


M.P.H. Boston Univeristy


Internal Medicine Residency, State University of New York


Preventive Medicine, Boston University


General Internal Medicine Fellowship, Boston University

Phone: 949-824-9371
Fax: 949-824-3388
Email: idealba@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
111 Academy Way
Suite 220
Irvine, CA 92697

picture of Israel  De Alba

Research
Interests
cancer screening and prevention, health disparities
   
Academic
Distinctions
American Board of Preventive Medicine, Certified
American Cancer Society Cancer Control Career Development Award
UC Irvine Chancellors Award
   
Research
Abstract
Dr. De Alba is interested in racial/ethnic health disparities and on designing interventions with potential to eliminate the current gap. Currently he is working on the assessment of cultural factors that impact on cancer preventive behaviors, like Pap smear or mammogram use, among Latinas in Orange County.
   
Publications Self-sampling for human papillomavirus in a community setting: feasibility in Hispanic women.
De Alba I, Anton-Culver H, Hubbell FA, Ziogas A, Hess JR, Bracho A, Arias C, Manetta A.
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Aug;17(8):2163-8.

English proficiency and physicians' recommendation of Pap smears among Hispanics.
De Alba I, Sweningson JM.
Cancer Detect Prev. 2006;30(3):292-6. Epub 2006 Jul 17.

Pap smear use in California: are we closing the racial/ethnic gap?
De Alba I, Ngo-Metzger Q, Sweningson JM, Hubbell FA.
Prev Med. 2005 Jun;40(6):747-55.

Influence of beliefs about cervical cancer etiology on Pap smear use among Latina immigrants.
McMullin JM, De Alba I, Chávez LR, Hubbell FA.
Ethn Health. 2005 Feb;10(1):3-18.

Impact of U.S. citizenship status on cancer screening among immigrant women.
De Alba I, Hubbell FA, McMullin JM, Sweningson JM, Saitz R.
J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Mar;20(3):290-6.

Impact of English language proficiency on receipt of pap smears among Hispanics.
De Alba I, Sweningson JM, Chandy C, Hubbell FA.
J Gen Intern Med. 2004 Sep;19(9):967-70.

Burden of medical illness in drug- and alcohol-dependent persons without primary care.
De Alba I, Samet JH, Saitz R.
Am J Addict. 2004 Jan-Feb;13(1):33-45.
   
  Wenzel L, De Alba I,Habbal R, Coffey Kluhsman B, Fairclough D, Krebs LU, Anton-Culver H, Berkowitz R, Aziz N. Quality of Life in Long Term Cervical Cancer Survivors. Gynecology Oncology 2005.
   
Grants Principal Investigator; Addressing cultural barriers in cervical cancer screening among Latinas R21 National Cancer Institute
   
Co-Investigator; Enhanced Cervical Cancer Screening Program. R01 National Cancer Institute
   
Co-Investigator. Latina Cervical Cancer Survivorship: A Developmental Study. R21 National Cancer Institute
   
Professional
Societies
Society of General Internal Medicine
American College of Preventive Medicine
   
Other Experience Associate Research Scientist
Health Policy Research Institute, UC Irvine 2004

Internal Medicine Attending Physician
UCI Medical Center 2001

Research Center UCI Health Policy Research Institute
   
   
Link to this profile http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=4651
   
Last updated 06/03/2009