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Tetine Lynn Sentell, PhD
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
1960 East West Road, Biomed D104G
Honolulu, HI 96822
phone: (808) 956-5781
fax: (808) 956-5818
PhD (Health Services and Policy Analysis), University of California, Berkeley
MA (Political Science), University of California, Berkeley
MA (Experimental Psychology), Hollins University
BA (English Literature), Middlebury College
PH 602: Introduction to US Health Care Services
The elimination of pervasive health inequity across race and ethnicity is a major goal of current US health research, practice, and policy. My research focuses on untangling the complex relationship between health disparities, education, literacy, and English language proficiency. I am especially interested in how these relationships operate in mental health care and chronic disease.
Sentell T, Shumway M, & Snowden L. (2007). Access to mental health treatment by English language proficiency and race/ethnicity. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22 (Suppl 2): 289-93.
Sentell T & Halpin H. (2006). The importance of adult literacy in understanding health disparities. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 21 (8): 852-856.
Howard D, Sentell T, & Gazmararian J. (2006). The impact of health literacy on socioeconomic and racial differences in health in an elderly population. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 857-861.
Shumway M, Sentell T, Unick GJ, & Bamberg W. (2004). Cognitive complexity of self-administered depression measures. Journal of Affective Disorders, 83: 191-198.
Shumway M & Sentell T. (2004). An examination of leading mental health journals for evidence to inform evidence-based practice. Psychiatric Services, 55: 649-653.
Sentell T & Shumway M. (2003). Low literacy and mental illness in a nationally representative sample. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 191(8): 549-52.
Sentell T & Ratcliff-Baird R. Literacy and comprehension of Beck Depression Inventory Response alternatives. (2003). Community Mental Health Journal, 39(4): 323-31.