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Academic Publications

A collection of peer-reviewed academic journal articles, opinion pieces, and commentaries by Center for Health Equity experts.

These are categorized by area of expertise.

Featured Publications

The following is a list of some of the Center’s key publications. Additional publications listed supplemental.

Institution Formation and Design 

  • Center Design Paper: Cooper LA, Boulware LE, Miller ER 3rd, Golden SH, Carson KA, Noronha G, Huizinga MM, Roter DL, Yeh HC, Bone LR, Levine DM, Hill-Briggs F, Charleston J, Kim M, Wang NY, Aboumatar H, Halbert JP, Ephraim PL, Brancati FL. Creating a transdisciplinary research center to reduce cardiovascular health disparities in Baltimore, Maryland: lessons learned. Am J Public Health. 2013 Nov;103(11):e26-38. Epub 2013 Sep 12.     

Education and Training

  • Center Training Core Design Paper: Golden SH, Purnell T, Halbert JP, Matens R, Miller ER, Levine DM, Nguyen TH, Gudzune KA, Crews DC, Mahlangu-Ngcobo M, Cooper LA. A community-engaged cardiovascular health disparities research training curriculum: implementation and preliminary outcomes. Acad Med. 2014 Oct;89(10):1348-56.

Local Global Community Academic Partnerships

  • Community Advisory Board Design Paper: Cooper LA, Purnell TS, Ibe CA, Halbert JP, Bone LR, Carson KA, Hickman D, Simmons M, Vachon A, Robb I, Martin-Daniels M, Dietz KB, Golden SH, Crews DC, Hill-Briggs F, Marsteller JA, Boulware LE, Miller ER, Levine DM. Reaching for Health Equity and Social Justice in Baltimore: The Evolution of an Academic-Community Partnership and Conceptual Framework to Address Hypertension Disparities. Ethn Dis. 2016 Jul 21;26(3):369-78.
  • Impact of Community Health Worker Certification on Workforce and Service Delivery for Asthma and Other Selected Chronic Diseases: Ibe CA, Wilson LM, Brodine J, Monroe D, Boonyasai RT, Meza B, Tschudy MT, McArthur K, Robinson KA. Impact of Community Health Worker Certification on Workforce and Service Delivery for Asthma and Other Selected Chronic Diseases. Technical Brief No. 34. (Prepared by the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00006-I/290-320011-T.) AHRQ Publication No. 20-EHC004-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. March 2020. Posted final reports are located on the Effective Health Care Program search page. DOI:

Five Plus Nuts & Beans Publications

  • Five Plus Nuts & Beans Outcomes Paper: Miller ER 3rd, Cooper LA, Carson KA, Wang NY, Appel LJ, Gayles D, Charleston J, White K, You N, Weng Y, Martin-Daniels M, Bates-Hopkins B, Robb I, Franz WK, Brown EL, Halbert JP, Albert MC, Dalcin AT, Yeh HC. A Dietary Intervention in Urban African Americans: Results of the "Five Plus Nuts and Beans" Randomized Trial. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Jan;50(1):87-95.


Project ReD CHiP Publications

  • Project ReD CHiP Design Paper: Cooper LA, Marsteller JA, Noronha GJ, Flynn SJ, Carson KA, Boonyasai RT, Anderson CA, Aboumatar HJ, Roter DL, Dietz KB, Miller ER 3rd, Prokopowicz GP, Dalcin AT, Charleston JB, Simmons M, Huizinga MM. A multi-level system quality improvement intervention to reduce racial disparities in hypertension care and control: study protocol. Implement Sci. 2013 Jun 4;8:60.
  • Project ReD CHiP Care Management Outcomes Paper: Hussain T, Franz W, Brown E, Kan A, Okoye M, Dietz K, Taylor K, Carson KA, Halbert J, Dalcin A, Anderson CA, Boonyasai RT, Albert M, Marsteller JA, Cooper LA. The Role of Care Management as a Population Health Intervention to Address Disparities and Control Hypertension: A Quasi-Experimental Observational Study. Ethn Dis. 2016 Jul 21;26(3):285-94.
  • Project ReD CHiP Care Management Cost Effectiveness Paper: Hong JC, Padula WV, Hollin IL, Hussain T, Dietz KB, Halbert JP, Marsteller JA, Cooper LA. Care Management to Reduce Disparities and Control Hypertension in Primary Care: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis. Med Care. 2018 Feb;56(2):179-185.


ACT Study Publications

  • ACT Study Design Paper: Ephraim PL, Hill-Briggs F, Roter DL, Bone LR, Wolff JL, Lewis-Boyer L, Levine DM, Aboumatar HJ, Cooper LA, Fitzpatrick SJ, Gudzune KA, Albert MC, Monroe D, Simmons M, Hickman D, Purnell L, Fisher A, Matens R, Noronha GJ, Fagan PJ, Ramamurthi HC, Ameling JM, Charlston J, Sam TS, Carson KA, Wang NY, Crews DC, Greer RC, Sneed V, Flynn SJ, DePasquale N, Boulware LE. Improving urban African Americans' blood pressure control through multi-level interventions in the Achieving Blood Pressure Control Together (ACT) study: a randomized clinical trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Jul;38(2):370-82.