Rhonda BeLue

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Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Contact Information

601A Donald H. Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-2905




Ph.D., 2001, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
M.S., 1999, Statistics, Cornell University
B.S., 1994, Biology, University of New Mexico

Teaching Interests

Epidemiology; research methods; vulnerable populations; and global health.

Research Interests

Health disparities in families and children; evaluation methodology; vulnerable populations; and global health.

Selected Publications

Bediako, P. T., BeLue, R., & Hillemeier, M. M. (2015). A comparison of birth outcomes among Black, Hispanic, and Black Hispanic women. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 2(4), 573-582. doi: 10.1007/s40615-015-0110-2. PubMed PMID: 26561541; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4637167.

BeLue, R., Halgunseth, L. C., Abiero, B., & Bediako, P. (2015). Maternal health status and parenting stress in low-income, ethnic-minority mothers of children with conduct disorder problems: The role of daily parenting hassles. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 2(4), 501-509. doi: 10.1007/s40615-015-0098-7. PubMed PMID: 26863556; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4750485.

Elewonibi, B. R., & BeLue, R. (2015). Prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine in immigrants. Journal of Immigration Minor Health. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25921731.

BeLue, R., Miranda, P. Y., Elewonibi, B. R., & Hillemeier, M. M. (2014). The association of generation status and health insurance among U.S. children. Pediatrics, 134(2), 307-314. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-3337. PubMed PMID: 25002670; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4531272.

Oni, T., McGrath, N., BeLue, R., Roderick, P., Colagiuri, S., May, C. R., & Levitt, N. S. (2014). Chronic diseases and multi-morbidity--a conceptual modification to the WHO ICCC model for countries in health transition. BMC Public Health, 14, 575. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-575. PubMed PMID: 24912531; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4071801.

Belue, R., Figaro, M. K., Peterson, J., Wilds, C., & William, P. (2013). The diabetes healthy outcomes program: results of free health care for uninsured at a federally qualified community health center. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 5(1), 4-8. doi: 10.1177/2150131913481807. PubMed PMID: 23799668.

BeLue, R., Diaw, M., Ndao, F., Okoror, T., Degboe, A., & Abiero, B. (2012-2013). A cultural lens to understanding daily experiences with type 2 diabetes self-management among clinic patients in M'bour, Senegal. International Journal of Community Health Education, 33(4), 329-347. doi: 10.2190/IQ.33.4.b. PubMed PMID: 24044925.

Belue, R., Carmack, C., Myers, K. R., Weinreb-Welch, L., & Lengerich, E. J. (2012). Systems thinking tools as applied to community-based participatory research: A case study. Health Education and Behavior, 39(8), 745-751.. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22467637.

Belue, R., Oluwole, A. N., Degboe, A. N., & Figaro, M. K. (2012). Hypertension control in ambulatory care patients with diabetes. American Journal of Managed Care, 18(1), 17-23.

Belue, R., Degboe, A. N., Miranda, P. Y., & Francis, L. A. (2011). Do medical homes reduce disparities in receipt of preventive services between children living in immigrant and non-immigrant families? Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 14(4), 617-625. PubMed PMID: 22052082.

Curriculum Vitae

Rhonda BeLue vitae

Strategic Themes

  • Health Care Systems
  • Populations of Special Interest
  • Methodology