Israel De Alba

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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

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