Patricia Miranda

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Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration and Demography

Contact Information

601D Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-2905


Ph.D., 2008, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health
M.P.H., 2003, University of Michigan School of Public Health
B.A., 2001, Sociology and Anthropology, Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)

Research Interests

Social and cultural determinants of population health; health disparities; vulnerable populations; Latino populations; cancer prevention; policy evaluation; and health in all policies (HiAP).

Professional Experience

2013-Present: Chair, American Public Health Association Latino Caucus Science Program

2015: Diversity Achievement Award, Awarded by Penn State College of Health and Human Development

2015: Henry Montes President’s Service Award, Awarded by the Latino Caucus of American Public Health Association

2011-2013: Co-Chair, American Public Health Association Latino Caucus Science Program

2010-2011: Kellogg Health Scholars Program Annual Networking Meeting, Planning Committee, Member

2010: Outstanding New Community Public Health Professional, Awarded by the Latino Caucus of American Public Health Association

2008-2010: Kellogg Health Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Health Disparities Research, Center for Research on Minority Health

Selected Publications

Bleser, W. K., Young, S. I., & Miranda, P. Y. (2017, January/February). Disparities in Patient- and Family-Centered Care During US Children's Health Care Encounters: A Closer Examination. Academic Pediatrics, 17(1), 17-26. PMID: 27422496. View in: PubMed.

Elewonibi, B., & Miranda, P. Y. (2017, March). Using mammograms to predict preventive health services behavior and mortality in women. Preventive Medicine Report, 5, 27-32. PMID: 27882293. View in: PubMed.

Bleser, W. K., Elewonibi, B. R., Miranda, P. Y., & BeLue, R. (2016, November). Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Influenza Vaccine Uptake in US Children. Pediatrics, 138(5). PMID: 27940756. View in: PubMed.

Bleser, W. K., Miranda, P. Y., & Jean-Jacques, M. (2016, June). Racial/ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination of chronically ill US adults: The mediating role of perceived discrimination in health care. Medical Care, 54(6), 570-7. PMID: 27172536. View in: PubMed.

Elewonibi, B. R., Thierry, A. D., & Miranda, P. Y. (2016, September). Examining Mammography Use by Breast Cancer Risk, Race, Nativity, and Socioeconomic Status. Journal of Immigrant Minor Health. PMID: 27662888. View in: PubMed.

Snipes, S. A., Montiel-Ishino, F. A., Smyth, J. M., Murphy, D. J., Miranda, P. Y., & Davis, L. A. (2016). User perceptions of ¡Protéjase!: An intervention designed to increase protective equipment use among Mexican immigrant and Mexican American farmworkers. Journal of Medical Internet Research Mhealth Uhealth, 4(2), e28. PMID: 27066727; PMCID: PMC4844908. View in: PubMed, PubMed Central.

Reyes, A. M., & Miranda, P. Y. (2015, June). Trends in cancer screening by citizenship and health insurance, 2000-2010. Journal of Immigrant Minor Health, 17(3), 644-51. PMID: 25187320; PMCID: PMC4561545. View in: PubMed, PubMed Central.

Snipes, S. A., Smyth, J. M., Murphy, D., Miranda, P. Y, & Ishino, F. A. (2015, December). Provision increases reported PPE use for Mexican immigrant farmworkers: A health pilot study. Journal of Occupational Environment Medicine, 7(12), 1343-6. PMID: 26641832. View in: PubMed.

BeLue, R., Miranda, P. Y., Elewonibi, B., & Hillemeier, M. M. (2014). Reasons for and barriers to obtaining insurance among US children: The role of generation status.  Pediatrics. [Accepted March 24, 2014.]

BeLue, R., Miranda, P. Y, Elewonibi, B. R., & Hillemeier, M. M. (2014, August). The association of generation status and health insurance among U.S. children. Pediatrics, 134(2), 307-14. PMID: 25002670; PMCID: PMC4531272. View in: PubMed, PubMed Central.

Curriculum Vitae

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Center Affiliations

  • Center for Health Care and Policy Research

Strategic Themes

  • Domains of Health and Behavior
  • Populations of Special Interest