Israel De Alba

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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: (714) 456-5726
Fax: (714) 456-7182

University of California, Irvine
101 The City Drive South
Bldg. 26 Suite 1001
Mail Code: 4076
Orange, CA 92868
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.
1. Paredes-Espinoza M, Litman SM, Kavanagh JJ, Delgadillo-Madrueño F, Paredes-Casillas P,Banuelos-Acosta O, Alvarez-Marquez V, Buenrostro-Ahued MA, DeAlba-Ayala I, Arias-Castro. The treatment of 32 patients with cervical carcinoma with 13-cis retinoic acid and alpha interferon. Revista de Investigacion Clinica 1994; 46 (2):105-11

2. Soler-Rodriguez M, Soneira-Perez J, Fragozo-Lopez R, Riviero-Lopez JC, Perez-Delgado S, Trujillo-Salgado J, Coronado-Magana H, DeAlba-Ayala I. Nosocomial Pneumonia in the Intensive Care Unit.

Revista de la Asociacion Medica de Jalisco. 1994; 7 (1):3-7.

3. De Alba I, Samet JH, Saitz R. Burden of Medical Illness in Drug Dependent Persons without Primary Care. American Journal on Addictions 2004; 13 (1):33-45.

4. De Alba I, Sweningson JM, Chandy C, Hubbell FA.

Impact of English Language Proficiency on Receipt of Pap Smears among Hispanics. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2004; 19: 967-70

5. McMullin JM, De Alba I, Chavez LR, Hubbell FA. Influence of Beliefs about Cervical Cancer Etiology on Pap Smear Use among Latina Immigrants. Ethnicity and Health 2005; 10 (1):13-18.

6. De Alba I, Hubbell FA, McMullin JM, Sweningson JM, Saitz R.

Impact of U.S. Citizenship Status on Cancer Screening among Immigrant Women J Gen Intern Med. 2005; 20 (3):290-6.

7. De Alba I, Ngo-Metzger Q, Sweningson J, Hubbell FA.

Cervical Cancer Screening in California: Are We Closing the Racial/Ethnic Gap? Preventive Medicine 2005; 40: 747-755.

8. 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 May; 97 (2):310-7.

9. De Alba I, Sweningson JM. English language proficiency and physicians’ recommendation of Pap smears among Hispanics. Cancer Detection and Prevention 30 (2006) 292-296.

10. De Alba I, Anton-Culver H, Hubbell FA, Ziogas A, Hess JR, Bracho A, Arias C, Manetta A. Self-sampling for human papillomavirus in a community setting: feasibility in Hispanic women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Aug;17(8):2163-8.

11. Sorkin D, Ngo-Metzger Q. De Alba I. Racial/ethnic discrimination in health care: impact on perceived quality of care.

J Gen Intern Med. 2010 May;25(5):390-6

12. Pneumonia readmissions: risk factors and implications. De Alba I, Amin A. Ochsner J. 2014 Winter; 14(4):649-54.

13. Hospital Readmissions in Pneumonia Patients: Quality of Care and Cost Containment. De Alba I, Amin A. Current Emergency and Hospital Medicine Reports. On Line First Publication DOI 10.1007/s40138-016-0111-4.

14. Hospital Readmissions in Pneumonia Patients: Quality of Care and Cost Containment. De Alba, I. & Amin, A. Curr Emerg Hosp Med Rep (2016) 4: 172.

15. Closing the Clinical Knowledge Gap: Achieving Collaborative Nursing Education Between Hospitalist and Nurses. Ton, E., Butteri, M., De Alba, I. et al. Curr Emerg Hosp Med Rep (2017) 5: 114.

16. Evidence-Based Medicine and the Art of Medicine. De Alba, I. & Amin, A. Curr Emerg Hosp Med Rep (2017) 5: 157.
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
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