Publications

Sinai publishes studies and research in a variety of medical areas. Below are some of the publications by Sinai caregivers:

Access to Health/Health care
Deaf Community

  • Orsi JM, Margellos-Anast H, Perlman TS, Giloth BE, Whitman S. Cancer screening knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among culturally Deaf adults: Implications for informed decision making. Cancer Detection and Prevention 2007; 31:474-479.
  • Perlman T, Hedding T, Balfanz-Vertiz K, Cradock C, DeGutis D, Estarziau M, Foster L, Giloth B, Kaufman G, Margellos-Anast H, Miller L, Orsi J, Whitman S. Report on the Findings and Recommendations of Improving Access to Health and Mental Health Care for Chicago's Deaf Community-Phase II. Chicago (IL); September 2007.

Asthma Management

  • Gutierrez M, Margellos-Anast H, Whitman S. Asthma in Chicago: Disparities, Perspectives, and Interventions 2011 Report. Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Whitman, S. Shah, A. Benjamins, M. Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Martin M, Beebe J, Lopez L, Faux S. A Qualitative Exploration of Asthma Self-Management Beliefs and Practices in Puerto Rican Families. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2010; 21:464-474.

Cancer Prevention
Breast Health

  • Whitman S, Orsi J, Hurlbert M. The racial disparity in breast cancer mortality in the 25 largest cities in the United States Cancer Epidemiology 36 (2012) e147–e151.
  • Allgood K, Rauscher G, Whitman S. Screening Mammography Need, Utilization and Capacity in Chicago: Can We Fulfill Our Mission and Our Promises? In N. Uchiyama & M. Zanchetta do Nascimento (Eds.), Mammography - Recent Advances. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech.
  • Rauscher GH, Allgood KL, Whitman S, Conant E. Unequal Distribution of Screening Mammography Services by Race/Ethnicity and Health Insurance Journal of Women's Health, 2011 20(00).

Lung Health

  • Hunt, BR. Whitman, S. Maternal Smoking in Chicago: A Community-Level Analysis Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2011 Feb; 22:194-210.
  • Whitman, S. Shah, A. Benjamins, M. Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data Oxford University Press, 2010.

Community Health
Asian Communities

  • Whitman, S. Shah, A. Benjamins, M. Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Shah AM, Guo L, Magee M, Cheung W, Simon M, LaBreche A, Liu H. Comparing Selected Measures of Health Outcomes and Health-Seeking Behaviors in Chinese, Cambodian, and Vietnamese Communities of Chicago: Results from Local Health Surveys J Urban Health 2010, July 13 epub ahead of print

Chicago

  • Whitman, S. Ansell, D. Orsi, J. Francois, T. The Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Mortality Journal of Community Health, 2011 Aug; 36(4): 588-596.
  • Whitman, S. Shah, A. Benjamins, M. Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data Oxford University Press, 2010.

Jewish Community

  • Whitman, S. Shah, A. Benjamins, M. Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Benjamins, MR and Whitman S. A Culturally Appropriate School Wellness Initiative: Results of a 2-Year Pilot Intervention in 2 Jewish Schools Journal of School Health 2010;80(8):378-386.

Community Health Surveys

  • Benjamins MR, Hirschman J, Hirschtick J, and Whitman S. Exploring Differences in Self-Rated Health among Blacks, Whites, Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans. Ethnicity and Health, 2012. DOI 10.1080/13557858.2012.654769.
  • Whitman, S. Shah, A. Benjamins, M. Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Shah AM, Guo L, Magee M, Cheung W, Simon M, LaBreche A, Liu H. Comparing Selected Measures of Health Outcomes and Health-Seeking Behaviors in Chinese, Cambodian, and Vietnamese Communities of Chicago: Results from Local Health Surveys J Urban Health 2010, July 13 epub ahead of print
  • Benjamins, MR and Whitman S. A Culturally Appropriate School Wellness Initiative: Results of a 2-Year Pilot Intervention in 2 Jewish Schools Journal of School Health 2010;80(8):378-386.

Community Health Worker
Diabetes

  • West, J and Whitman S. Block by Block North Lawndale Diabetes Community Action Program: Community Progress Report 2011
  • Whitman, S. Shah, A. Benjamins, M. Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data Oxford University Press, 2010.

Health Disparities

  • Whitman S, Orsi J, Hurlbert M. The racial disparity in breast cancer mortality in the 25 largest cities in the United States Cancer Epidemiology 36 (2012) e147–e151.
  • Allgood K, Rauscher G, Whitman S. Screening Mammography Need, Utilization and Capacity in Chicago: Can We Fulfill Our Mission and Our Promises? In N. Uchiyama & M. Zanchetta do Nascimento (Eds.), Mammography - Recent Advances. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech.
  • Hunt, BR. Whitman, S. Maternal Smoking in Chicago: A Community-Level Analysis Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2011 Feb; 22:194-210.
  • Whitman, S. Ansell, D. Orsi, J. Francois, T. The Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Mortality Journal of Community Health, 2011 Aug; 36(4): 588-596.

HIV/STD

  • Allgood KL, Silva A, Shah A, and Whitman S. HIV Testing Practices and Attitudes on Prevention Efforts in Six Diverse Chicago Communities. Journal of Community Health. 2009; 34(6): 514-522.

Maternal and Child Health

  • Barnickol L, Hirschman J, Justicz J. Report on the Findings and Recommendations of PROJECT ACCESS: A Medical, Legal and Case Management Collaboration. Chicago, Illinois: Health & Disability Advocates, 2005.

Obesity Prevention

  • Whitman, S. Shah, A. Benjamins, M. Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Benjamins, MR and Whitman S. A Culturally Appropriate School Wellness Initiative: Results of a 2-Year Pilot Intervention in 2 Jewish Schools Journal of School Health 2010;80(8):378-386.

Religion and Health

  • Benjamins MR, Ellison CG, Krause N, and Marcum JP. Religion and Preventive Service Use: Do Congregational Support and Religious Beliefs Explain the Relationship Between Attendance and Utilization? (2011). Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 34(6): 462-476.
  • Greil, Arthur, Julia McQuillan, Maureen Benjamins, David R. Johnson, Katherine M. Johnson, and Chelsea Heinz. Dissecting the Effects of Religiosity on Medical Helpseeking: The Case of Infertility. (2010). Social Science and Medicine, 71: 734-742.