Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Young, M.-E., Sarnoff, H., Lang, D., Ramirez, A. Susana. (2021) Coverage and framing of immigration policy in US newspapers. Forthcoming in The Milbank Quarterly.  

Saadi, A., Patler, C., Young, M.-E. Cumulative Risk of Immigration Prison Conditions on Health Outcomes among Detained Immigrants in California. Forthcoming in Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

Patler, C., Saadi, A., Young, M.-E., Franco, K. (2021) Release from US Immigration Detention May Improve Physical and Psychological Stress and Health: Results from a Two-Wave Panel Study in California. SSM-Mental Health, 1, 100035.

Chen, L., Hin, T., Wu, D., Young, M.-E. (2021) Cross-Cultural Researchers' Positionality in Immigrant Health Research: Reflections on Conducting Research on Chinese Immigrants’ Experiences in the United States. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 20:1-13. 

Gutiérrez, Á., Young, M.-E., Dueñas, M., García, A., Márquez, G., Chávez, M. E., Ramírez, S., Rico, S., Bravo, R. L. (2021). Laboring With the Heart: Promotoras' Transformations, Professional Challenges, and Relationships With Communities. Family & community health, 44(3), 162-170. 

Sudhinaraset, M., Woofter, R., Young, M.-E., Landrian, A., Vilda, D., Wallace, S. P. (2021). Analysis of State-Level Immigrant Policies and Preterm Births by Race/Ethnicity Among Women Born in the US and Women Born Outside the US. JAMA network open, 4(4), e214482.

Payan, D., Rios, K. D., Ramirez, A. Susana, Young, M.-E. (2021). Structural Barriers Influencing Food Insecurity, Malnutrition, and Health Among Latinas During and After COVID-19: Considerations and Recommendations. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, May;121(5):837-843. 

Lopez, W. D., Kline, N., LeBrón, A., Novak, N. L., Young, M.-E., Gonsalves, G., Mishori, R., Safi, B. A., Kysel, I. M. (2021). Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Centers Requires the Release of Detainees. American journal of public health, 111(1), 110-115. 

Young, M.-E., Beltran-Sanchez, H., Wallace, S. P. (2020). States with fewer criminalizing immigrant policies have smaller health care inequities between citizens and noncitizens. BMC Public Health, 20.  (Date Published - October 15, 2020).

Saadi, A., Young, M.-E., Patler, C., Estrada, J. L., Venters, H. (2020). Understanding US Immigration Detention: Reaffirming Rights and Addressing Social-Structural Determinants of Health. Health and human rights journal, 22(1).  (Date Published - June 2020).

Ortega, A. N., Pintor, J. K., Langellier, B. A., Vargas Bustamante, A., Young, M.-E., Prelip, M. L., Alberto, C. K., Wallace, S. P. (2020). Cardiovascular disease behavioral risk factors among Latinos by citizenship and documentation status.. BMC public health, 20(1), 629.  (Date Published - May 6, 2020).

Young, M.-E., Wallace, S. P. (2019). Included, but Deportable: A New Public Health Approach to Policies That Criminalize and Integrate Immigrants.. American journal of public health, 109(9), 1171-1176.  0090-0036. (Date Published - September 1, 2019).

Wallace, S. P., Young, M.-E., Rodríguez, M. A., Brindis, C. D. (2019). A social determinants framework identifying state-level immigrant policies and their influence on health.. SSM - population health, 7, 016-16.  (Date Published - April 2019).

Pourat, N., Bonilla, A. G., Young, M.-E., Rodriguez, M. A., Wallace, S. P. (2018). There and Back Again: How the Repeal of ACA Can Impact Community Health Centers and the Populations They Serve.. Family & community health, 41(2), 83-94.  0160-6379. (Date Published - April 1, 2018).

Young, M.-E., Leon-Perez, G., Wells, C. R., Wallace, S. P. (2018). More Inclusive States, Less Poverty Among Immigrants? An Examination of Poverty, Citizenship Stratification, and State Immigrant Policies. Population research and policy review, 37(2), 205-228.  0167-5923. (Date Published - February 22, 2018).

Young, M.-E., Madrigal, D. S. (2017). Documenting legal status: a systematic review of measurement of undocumented status in health research.. Public health reviews, 38, 26.  0301-0422. (Date Published - November 29, 2017).

Young, M.-E., Leon-Perez, G., Wells, C. R., Wallace, S. P. (2017). Inclusive state immigrant policies and health insurance among Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and White noncitizens in the United States.. Ethnicity & health, 24(8), 960-972.  1355-7858. (Date Published - October 20, 2017).

Young, M.-E., Pebley, A. R. (2017). Legal Status, Time in the USA, and the Well-Being of Latinos in Los Angeles.. Journal of urban health: bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 94(6), 764-775.  1099-3460. (Date Published - September 5, 2017).

Torres, J. M., Young, M.-E. (2016). A life-course perspective on legal status stratification and health.. SSM - population health, 2, 141-148.  (Date Published - December 2016).

Castañeda, H., Holmes, S. M., Madrigal, D. S., Young, M.-E., Beyeler, N., Quesada, J. (2015). Immigration as a social determinant of health.. Annual review of public health, 36, 375-92.  0163-7525. (Date Published - 2015).

Policy briefs and other writing 

Pourat, N., Young, M.-E., Morales, B., Chen, L. (2021) Latinx and Asian Immigrants Have Negative Perceptions of the Immigrant Experience in California. Center for Health Policy Research. University of California, Los Angeles.

Young, M.-E., Tafolla, S. (2021) Latinx and Asian Immigrants Across California Regions have Different Experiences with Law and Immigration Enforcement. Center for Health Policy Research. University of California, Los Angeles.

Young, M.-E., Wallace, S. P. (2021). A Window of Opportunity Is Opening to Improve Immigrant Health: A Research and Practice Agenda. American journal of public health, 2021 Mar;111(3):398-401.

Young, M.-E., Perez-Lua, F., Sarnoff, H., Payan, D., Goldman-Mellor, S. (2020) The pandemic’s financial toll on Latino immigrants in California's hardest hit rural regions threatens their work, families, and health. University of California, Merced, Oct

Wallace, S. P., Young, M.-E. (2018). Immigration Versus Immigrant: The Cycle of Anti-Immigrant Policies..  0090-0036. (Date Published - April 1, 2018).

Young, M.-E. (2018). Latino Immigrants Have Higher Rates of Health Insurance in States with Inclusive Policies.  (Date Published - February 28, 2018).

Young, M.-E., Wallace, S. P., Bonilla, A. G., Pourat, N., Rodriguez, M. (2017). Partnership Strategies of Community Health Centers: Building Capacity in Good Times and Bad..  (Date Published - July 31, 2017).

Bravo, R. L., Gutierrez, A., Young, M.-E. (2017). Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Dancing Toward Equitable Collaboration.  2157-1732. (Date Published - January 1, 2017).

Rodriguez, M., Young, M.-E., Wallace, S. P. (2015). Creating Conditions to Support Healthy People: State Policies that Affect the Health of Undocumented Immigrants and Their Families.  (Date Published - April 15, 2015).