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Nancy Chin

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences
AddressPublic Health Sciences
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester NY 14642
Other Positions
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentMedical Humanities and Bioethics

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
DepartmentCenter for Community Health

 
 Awards And Honors
2000     Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology
2001     Teaching Award: Hoffman Faculty Mentor
2007     Teaching Award: Hoffman Faculty Mentor
2008     Kluge Trauma and Emergency Services Award  | Publication Award to Contributors of Emergency Services
2011     Best Undergraduate Social Science Teacher  | University of Rochester
 
 Overview
Nancy Perini Chin is an anthropologist with training in population health. Her work examines the relationships between society, culture, and health with special attention to the effects of gender dynamics. She has developed expertise in ethnographic, qualitative research with the goal of better understanding the links between higher order social and political processes and community health. Professor Chin has used this approach to contribute to studies on tobacco control in the Dominican Republic, gender and health in Antarctica, child health in Bolivia, community breastfeeding support in Rochester, NY's low-income neighborhoods, and women's health in Ladakh and Tibet. Currently, she directs a community-based participatory project in Ladakh, India on tobacco control among adolescents, in collaboration with the Leh Department of Health. This project also provides the opportunity to offer a mentored field experience to University of Rochester undergraduate public health majors, as well as Ladakhi high school graduates.
More recently, Professor Chin has been working with communities and students to develop a new line of community health research focused on community trauma recovery after a natural disaster. Two mountain communities, one in the Italian Dolomites, the other in Western Himalayas of Ladakh, provide the venues for understanding the processes and elements of successful recovery after catastrophic landslides. During her sabbatical (January-June 2013), Professor Chin will conduct field work at both sites using theoretical insights from anthropology, psychology, and public health.
Follow her current field work at: http://traumarecovery.tumblr.com/

 
 Selected Publications
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  1. Morse DS, Cerulli C, Bedell P, Wilson JL, Thomas K, Mittal M, Lamberti JS, Williams G, Silverstein J, Mukherjee A, Walck D, Chin N. Meeting health and psychological needs of women in drug treatment court. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2014 Feb; 46(2):150-7.
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  2. Chin NP. Comment: The tribe in white coats. Neurology. 2013 Oct 15; 81(16):1465.
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  3. Chin NP, Cuculick J, Starr M, Panko T, Widanka H, Dozier A. Deaf mothers and breastfeeding: do unique features of deaf culture and language support breastfeeding success? J Hum Lact. 2013 Nov; 29(4):564-71.
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  4. Narang S, Fernandez ID, Chin N, Lerner N, Weinberg GA. Bacteremia in children with sickle hemoglobinopathies. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2012 Jan; 34(1):13-6.
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  5. Hendren S, Chin N, Fisher S, Winters P, Griggs J, Mohile S, Fiscella K. Patients' barriers to receipt of cancer care, and factors associated with needing more assistance from a patient navigator. J Natl Med Assoc. 2011 Aug; 103(8):701-10.
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  6. McKee M, Schlehofer D, Cuculick J, Starr M, Smith S, Chin NP. Perceptions of cardiovascular health in an underserved community of deaf adults using American Sign Language. Disabil Health J. 2011 Jul; 4(3):192-7.
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  7. Godfrey EM, Chin NP, Fielding SL, Fiscella K, Dozier A. Contraceptive methods and use by women aged 35 and over: A qualitative study of perspectives. BMC Womens Health. 2011; 11:5.
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  8. Cushman JT, Fairbanks RJ, O'Gara KG, Crittenden CN, Pennington EC, Wilson MA, Chin NP, Shah MN. Ambulance personnel perceptions of near misses and adverse events in pediatric patients. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2010 Oct-Dec; 14(4):477-84.
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  9. Cerulli C, Chin N, Talbot N, Chaudron L. Exploring the impact of intimate partner violence on breastfeeding initiation: does it matter? Breastfeed Med. 2010 Oct; 5(5):225-6.
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  10. Chin NP. Environmental toxins: physical, social, and emotional. Breastfeed Med. 2010 Oct; 5(5):223-4.
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  11. Bryant LL, Chin NP, Cottrell LA, Duckles JM, Fernandez ID, Garces DM, Keyserling TC, McMilin CR, Peters KE, Samuel-Hodge CD, Tu SP, Vu MB, Fitzpatrick AL. Perceptions of cardiovascular health in underserved communities. Prev Chronic Dis. 2010 Mar; 7(2):A30.
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  12. Chin NP, Solomonik A. Inadequate: a metaphor for the lives of low-income women? Breastfeed Med. 2009 Oct; 4 Suppl 1:S41-3.
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  13. Dozier AM, Ossip DJ, Diaz S, Sierra-Torres E, Quiñones de Monegro Z, Armstrong L, Chin NP, McIntosh S. Health care workers in the Dominican Republic: self-perceived role in smoking cessation. Eval Health Prof. 2009 Jun; 32(2):144-64.
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  14. Holmes AV, Chin NP, Kaczorowski J, Howard CR. A barrier to exclusive breastfeeding for WIC enrollees: limited use of exclusive breastfeeding food package for mothers. Breastfeed Med. 2009 Mar; 4(1):25-30.
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  15. Fairbanks RJ, Crittenden CN, O'Gara KG, Wilson MA, Pennington EC, Chin NP, Shah MN. Emergency medical services provider perceptions of the nature of adverse events and near-misses in out-of-hospital care: an ethnographic view. Acad Emerg Med. 2008 Jul; 15(7):633-40.
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  16. Padela AI, Shanawani H, Greenlaw J, Hamid H, Aktas M, Chin N. The perceived role of Islam in immigrant Muslim medical practice within the USA: an exploratory qualitative study. J Med Ethics. 2008 May; 34(5):365-9.
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  17. Devine CM, Nelson JA, Chin N, Dozier A, Fernandez ID. "Pizza is cheaper than salad": assessing workers' views for an environmental food intervention. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Nov; 15 Suppl 1:57S-68S.
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  18. Wu J, Gipson T, Chin N, Wynn LL, Cleland K, Morrison C, Trussell J. Women seeking emergency contraceptive pills by using the internet. Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jul; 110(1):44-52.
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  19. Moutsiakis DL, Chin PN. Why blacks do not take part in HIV vaccine trials. J Natl Med Assoc. 2007 Mar; 99(3):254-7.
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  20. Halterman JS, Fagnano M, Conn KM, Lynch KA, DelBalso MA, Chin NP. Barriers to reducing ETS in the homes of inner-city children with asthma. J Asthma. 2007 Mar; 44(2):83-8.
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  21. Harris LM, Chin NP, Fiscella K, Humiston S. Barrier to pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations in Black elderly communities: mistrust. J Natl Med Assoc. 2006 Oct; 98(10):1678-84.
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  22. Dozier AM, Ossip-Klein DJ, Diaz S, Chin NP, Sierra E, Quiñones Z, Dye TD, McIntosh S, Armstrong L. Tobacco use in the Dominican Republic: understanding the culture first. Tob Control. 2006 Jun; 15 Suppl 1:i30-6.
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  23. Chin NP, Goepp JG, Malia T, Harris L, Poordabbagh A. Nonurgent use of a pediatric emergency department: a preliminary qualitative study. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2006 Jan; 22(1):22-7.
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  24. Conn KM, Halterman JS, Fisher SG, Yoos HL, Chin NP, Szilagyi PG. Parental beliefs about medications and medication adherence among urban children with asthma. Ambul Pediatr. 2005 Sep-Oct; 5(5):306-10.
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  25. Goepp JG, Chin NP, Massad J, Edwards LA. Pediatric emergency department outreach: solving medical problems or revealing community solutions? J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2004 Nov; 15(4):522-9.
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  26. Goepp J, Chin NP, Malia T, Poordabbagh A. Planning Emergency Medical Services for Children in Bolivia: part 2-results of a Rapid Assessment Procedure. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2004 Oct; 20(10):664-70.
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  27. Chin NP, Goepp JG, Malia T, Poordabbagh A. Planning emergency medical services for children in Bolivia: part 1-the use of rapid assessment procedures. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2004 Sep; 20(9):593-8.
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  28. Chin NP, Aligne CA, Stronczek A, Shipley LJ, Kaczorowski J. Evaluation of a community-based pediatrics residency rotation using narrative analysis. Acad Med. 2003 Dec; 78(12):1266-70.
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  29. Chin NP, Monroe A, Fiscella K. Social determinants of (un)healthy behaviors. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2000; 13(3):317-28.
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  30. Chin NP, Hensler JM. Community outreach to refugee parents. Acad Med. 1996 Aug; 71(8):817.
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