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Akiko Kamimura

Akiko Kamimura, PhD, MSW, MA

Languages spoken: English, Japanese

Academic Information

Departments Adjunct - Emergency Medicine

Divisions: Public Health

Academic Office Information

akiko.kamimura@utah.edu

Research Interests

  • Community Health
  • Population Health Management and Quality Improvement
  • Health-related Instrument and Survey Development
  • Minority Groups
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Health Disparities
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • Health Policy
  • Health Promotion
  • Community Health Education
  • Global Health

Associate Professor, Sociology

Public Service Professor, Lowell Bennion Community Service Center (2014-2015)

For more information, please see

https://faculty.utah.edu/u0780875-AKIKO_KAMIMURA/hm/index.hml

Education History

Doctoral Training University of Michigan
PhD
University of Michigan
MSW
Graduate Training University of Chicago
MA

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Kamimura A, Panahi S, Ahmmad Z, Stoddard M, Weaver S, Ashby J (2018). Continuity of care: Perspectives of uninsured free clinic patients. J Patient Exp, 237437351880509.
  2. Trinh HN, Howard S, Paw S, Panahi S, Lee E, Ashby J, Kamimura A (2018). English classes for foreign-born uninsured free clinic patients in the United States: A qualitative study. Divers Equal Health Care, 15(5), 215-222.
  3. Higham R, Panahi S, Howard SR, Puerto E, Evensen MA, Pye M, Ashby J, Kamimura A (2018). Stress Management Classes for Uninsured Free Clinic Patients in the United States. Divers Equal Health Care, 15(4), 184-189.
  4. Tabler J, Mykyta L, Schmitz RM, Kamimura A, Martinez DA, Martinez RD, Flores P, Gonzalez K, Marquez A, Marroquin G, Torres A (2018). Social Determinants of Sexual Behavior and Awareness of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Among Low-Income HIV+ or STI At-Risk Hispanic Residents Receiving Care at the U.S.-Mexico Border.LID - 10.1007/s10900-018-0562-5 [doi]. J Community Health. (Read full article)
  5. Trinh HN, Meng HW, Johansen M, Sin K, Rathi N, Nourian K, Paw S, Kamimura A (2018). Physical activity education for adults with refugee background in the United States. Divers Equal Health Care, 15(4), 158-163.
  6. Kamimura A, Trinh HN, Johansen M, Hurley J, Pye M, Sin K, Nguyen H (2018). Perceptions of mental health and mental health services among college students in Vietnam and the United States. Asian J Psychiatr, 37, 15-19. (Read full article)
  7. Kamimura A, Panahi S, Rathi N, Weaver S, Pye M, Sin K, Ashby J (2018). Risks of opioid abuse among uninsured primary care patients utilizing a free clinic. J Ethn Subst Abuse, 1-12. (Read full article)
  8. Scott M, Weaver S, Kamimura A (2018). Experiences of immigrant women who applied for a VAWA self-petition in the United States: Qualitative analysis of legal affidavits. Divers Equal Health Care, 15(4), 145-150.
  9. Armenta B, Rathi N, Assasnik N, Kamimura A (2018). Structural quality of healthcare facilities in India. Int J Health Care Qual Assur, 31(6), 483-488. (Read full article)
  10. Kamimura A, Ashby J, Nourian MM, Assasnik N, Chen J, Tabler J, Aguilera G, Blanton N, Jess A, Reel JJ (2018). Parental health-related quality of life, depression and stress associated with the health of their child among low-income immigrants. DOI: 10.1108/IJMHSC-11-2016-0041. Int J Migr Health Soc Care.
  11. Juarez N, Puerto E, Hagarty D, Stoddard M, Weaver S, Panahi S, Ashby J, Kamimura A (2018). Perspectives of health care services among free clinic patients in the USA: A qualitative study. Divers Equal Health Care, 15(3), 110-115.
  12. Kamimura A, Chen J, Nourian MM, Stoddard M, Al-Sarray A (2018). Stress, Depression and Job Satisfaction among Physicians in Iraq. Divers Equal Health Care, 15(1), 71-76.
  13. Jones M, Weaver S, Panahi S, Kamimura A (2018). Indigenous Peoples’ Health in the United States: Review of Outcomes and the Implementation of Community-Based Participatory Research. Divers Equal Health Care, 15(2), 66-70.
  14. Kamimura A, Garfied T, Tabler J, Nourian MM, Stoddard M, Chernenko A, Ashby J (2018). Motivations and Outcomes of Volunteers at a Non-Student-Run Free Clinic. Divers Equal Health Care, 15(1), 9-14.
  15. Meng HW, Sin K, Pye M, Chernenko A, Hagerty D, Al-Sarray A, Kamimura A (2018). Barriers and Facilitators to Healthy Lifestyle among Refugees Resettled in the United States. Divers Equal Health Care, 15(1), 1-8.
  16. Kamimura A, Panahi S, Ahmmad Z, Pye M, Ashby J (2018). Transportation and Other Nonfinancial Barriers Among Uninsured Primary Care Patients. Health Serv Res Manag Epidemiol, 5, 2333392817749681. (Read full article)
  17. Kamimura A, Ahmmad Z, Pye M, Gull B (2018). Peer Smoking and Smoking-related Beliefs Among College Students in Bangladesh. J Prev Med Public Health, 51(1), 51-58. (Read full article)
  18. Kamimura A, Pye M, Sin K, Nourian MM, Assasnik N, Stoddard M, Frost CJ (2018). Health and Well-being of Women Migrating from Predominantly Muslim Countries to the United States. J Health Care Poor Underserved, 29(1), 337-348. (Read full article)
  19. Kamimura A, Booth C, Johansen M, Morales U, Ashby J, Erickson L (2017). Home Dental Care Education for Uninsured Free Clinic Patients in the United States. Divers Equal Health Care, 14(6), 296-301.
  20. Kamimura A, Booth C, Sin K, Pye M, Chernenko A, Meng HW, Harris T, Stoddard M, Hagerty D, Al-sarray A, Erickson L (2017). Home Dental Care Education for Refugee Background Adults in the United States. Divers Equal Health Care, 14(6), 277-282.
  21. Kamimura A, Sin K, Pye M, Meng HW (2017). Cardiovascular Disease-related Health Beliefs and Lifestyle Issues Among Karen Refugees Resettled in the United States From the Thai-Myanmar (Burma) Border. J Prev Med Public Health, 50(6), 386-392. (Read full article)
  22. Gorski HP, Kamimura A, Nourian MM, Assasnik N, Wright L, Franchek-Roa K (2017). Gender roles and women's health in India. 7(7), 12-16.
  23. Kamimura A, Chen JJS, Aguilera G, Stoddard M, Sin K, Pye M, Ashby J (2017). Patient Satisfaction and Perspectives of Continuity of Care among Free Clinic Patients in the USA: A Qualitative Study. Divers Equal Health Care, 14(4), 169-174.
  24. Kamimura A, Tabler J, Nourian MM, Assasnik N, Wright L, Ashby J (2017). Prevention and Management of Hypertension and Diabetes Using Social Capital and Physical Activity Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations. Fam Community Health, 40(3), 205-211. (Read full article)
  25. Kamimura A, Trinh HN, Weaver S, Chernenko A, Nourian MM, Assasnik N, Nguyen H (2017). Knowledge and Perceptions of Influenza Vaccinations Among College Students in Vietnam and the United States. J Prev Med Public Health, 50(4), 268-273. (Read full article)
  26. Kamimura A, Trinh HN, Weaver S, Chernenko A, Wright L, Stoddard M, Nourian MM, Nguyen H (2017). Knowledge and beliefs about HPV among college students in Vietnam and the United States.LID - S1876-0341(17)30149-1 [pii]LID - 10.1016/j.jiph.2017.06.006 [doi]. J Infect Public Health. (Read full article)
  27. Carlson M, Kamimura A, Al-Obaydi S, Trinh HN, Franchek-Roa K (2017). Background and Clinical Knowledge of Intimate Partner Violence: A Study of Primary Care Residents and Medical Students at a United States Medical School. Health Equity, 1(1), 77-82.
  28. Weaver S, Gull B, Ashby J, Kamimura A (2017). An Analysis of Oppression and Health Education for Underserved Populations in the United States: The Issues of Acculturation, Patient-Provider Communication, and Health Education. 8(15), 150-155.
  29. Gorski H, Gull B, Harris T, Garfield T, Ashby J, Kamimura A (2017). Volunteer Experiences at a Free Clinic in the United States: A Qualitative Study. Divers Equal Health Care, 14(3), 130-135.
  30. Meng HW, Gull B, Ashby J, Kamimura A (2017). The Perspectives of Non-Profit Social Service Organizations on the Value and Scope of Free Clinic Services: A Qualitative Study. Divers Equal Health Care, 14(3), 111-118.
  31. Weaver S, Meng HW, Ashby J, Kamimura A (2017). A direct observation study of health education classes for uninsured primary care patients. Divers Equal Health Care, 14(2), 87-92.
  32. Booth C, Nourian MM, Weaver S, Gull S, Kamimura A (2017). Policy and Social Factors Influencing Diabetes among Pima Indians in Arizona, USA. 7(3), 35-39.
  33. Weaver S, Ashby J, Kamimura A (2017). Self-Reported Diagnosis of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and Lifestyle Change Among Uninsured Primary Care Patients. Health Serv Res Manag Epidemiol, 4, 2333392816689528. (Read full article)
  34. Kamimura A, Armenta B, Nourian M, Assasnik N, Nourian K, Chernenko A (2017). Perceived Environmental Pollution and Its Impact on Health in China, Japan, and South Korea. J Prev Med Public Health, 50(3), 188-194. (Read full article)
  35. Kamimura A, Nourian MM, Chernenko A, Rathi N, Oslund MA, Ashby J (2017). Beliefs and knowledge of cardiovascular-related disease among uninsured primary care patients: A cross-sectional study. Chronic Illn, 1742395317746469. (Read full article)
  36. Kamimura A, Gull B, Weaver S, Wright L, Edwards A, Nourian K, Ashby J, Erickson LE (2016). Factors associated with oral health-related quality of life among safety-net clinic patients.LID - 10.1111/jphd.12193 [doi]. J Public Health Dent, 77(2), 155-162. (Read full article)
  37. Stephens T, Kamimura A, Yamawaki N, Bhattacharya H, Mo W, Birkholz R, Makomenaw A, Olson LM (2016). Rape Myth Acceptance Among College Students in the United States, Japan, and India. DOI: 10.1177/2158244016675015. Sage Open.
  38. Kamimura A, Gull B, Weaver S, Wright L, Ashby J, Erickson LE (2016). Association Between Health-Related Beliefs and Oral Health Behaviors Among Uninsured Primary Care Patients.LID - 2150131916680887 [pii]. J Prim Care Community Health, 8(3), 115-121. (Read full article)
  39. Kamimura A, Ashby J, Trinh HN, Prudencio L, Mills A, Tabler J, Nourian MM, Ahmed F, Reel J (2016). Uninsured free clinic patients’ experience and perceptions of healthcare services and patient education. Patient Exp J, 3(2), 12-21.
  40. Kamimura A, Tabler J, Myers K, Ahmed F, Aguilera G, Ashby J (2016). Student-led health education programmes in the waiting room of a free clinic for uninsured patients. DOI: 10.1177/0017896916671761. Health Educ J.
  41. Kamimura A, Nourian MM, Assasnik N, Franchek-Roa K (2016). Depression and intimate partner violence among college students in Iran. Asian J Psychiatr, 23, 51-55. (Read full article)
  42. Kamimura A, Gardner N, Ahmed F, Nourian MM, Myers K, Olson LM (2016). Health Status and Social Characteristics Among the Uninsured Using a Mental Health Free Clinic. J Behav Health Serv Res, 45(1), 112-123. (Read full article)
  43. Kamimura A, Nourian MM, Jess A, Chernenko A, Assasnik N, Ashby J (2016). Perceived benefits and barriers and self-efficacy affecting the attendance of health education programs among uninsured primary care patients. Eval Program Plann, 59, 55-61. (Read full article)
  44. Streng TK, Kamimura A (2016). Perceptions of University Policies to Prevent Sexual Assault on Campus Among College Students in the USA. DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0245-x. Sex Res Social Policy.
  45. Kamimura A, Nourian MM, Assasnik N, Franchek-Roa K (2016). Depression and intimate partner violence among college students in Iran. Asian J Psychiatr, 23, 51-55.
  46. Kamimura A, Nourian MM, Assasnik N, Rathi N, Franchek-Roa K (2016). The Use of Physical Violence Against Intimate Partners by Female College Students in India. doi:10.1089/vio.2015.0056. Violence Gend.
  47. Kamimura A, Chernenko A, Nourian MM, Assasnik N, Franchek-Roa K (2016). Factors Associated with Perpetration of Physical Intimate Partner Violence among College Students: Russia and Lithuania. DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2016.1196954.
  48. Kamimura A, Trinh HN, Nguyen H, Yamawaki N, Bhattacharya H, Mo W, Birkholz R, Makomenaw A, Olson LM (2016). Bystander Attitudes to Prevent Sexual Assault: A Study of College Students in the United States, Japan, India, Vietnam, and China. J Sex Res, 53(9), 1-8. (Read full article)
  49. Kamimura A, Nourian MM, Assasnik N, Franchek-Roa K (2016). Intimate partner violence-related experiences and mental health among college students in Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Int J Soc Psychiatry, 62(3), 262-70. (Read full article)
  50. Kamimura A, Jess A, Trinh HN, Aguilera G, Nourian MM, Assasnik N, Ashby J (2016). Food Insecurity Associated with Self-Efficacy and Acculturation. Popul Health Manag. (Read full article)
  51. Kamimura A, Nourian MM, Assasnik N, Franchek-Roa K (2016). Factors associated with perpetration of intimate partner violence among college students in China. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041890. PMID: 26993804. Inj Prev.
  52. Kamimura A, Samhouri MS, Myers K, Huynh T, Prudencio L, Eckhardt J, Al-Obaydi S (2016). Physician Migration: Experience of International Medical Graduates in the USA. J Int Migr Integr.
  53. Kamimura A, Chernenko A, Nourian MM, Aguilera G, Assasnik N, Ashby J (2016). The Role of Health Literacy in Reducing Negative Perceptions of Breast Health and Treatment Among Uninsured Primary Care Patients. J Community Health. (Read full article)
  54. Kamimura A, Tabler J, Chernenko A, Aguilera G, Nourian MM, Prudencio L, Ashby J (2016). Why Uninsured Free Clinic Patients Don't Apply for Affordable Care Act Health Insurance in a Non-expanding Medicaid State. J Community Health, 41(1), 119-26. (Read full article)
  55. Kamimura A, Tabler J, Nourian MM, Jess A, Stephens T, Aguilera G, Wright L, Ashby J (2016). Promoting Healthy Eating Attitudes Among Uninsured Primary Care Patients. J Community Health. (Read full article)
  56. Kamimura A, Ashby J, Tabler J, Nourian MM, Trinh HN, Chen J, Reel JJ (2016). The association between tobacco, alcohol, and drug use, stress, and depression among uninsured free clinic patients: U.S.-born English speakers, non-U.S.-born English speakers, and Spanish speakers. J Ethn Subst Abuse, 1-15. (Read full article)
  57. Kamimura A, Ashby J, Jess A, Trinh HN, Nourian MM, Finlayson SY, Prudencio L, Reel JJ (2015). Impact of Neighborhood Environments on Health Consciousness, Information Seeking, and Attitudes among US-Born and Non-US-Born Free Clinic Patients. South Med J, 108(12), 703-9. (Read full article)
  58. Warren N, Kamimura A, Trinh H, Stephens E, Omi K, Kanaoka A, Ishikawa A, Yamanaka K (2015). Perceptions of aging and disability among college students in Japan. 6(32), 52-60.
  59. Carlson M, Kamimura A, Nguyen H, Yamawaki N, Bhattacharya H, Trinh HN, Mo W, Birkholz R, Makomenaw A, Olson LM (2015). Perceptions of violence against women among college students in the United States, Japan, India, Vietnam and China. 5(11), 82-92.
  60. Kamimura A, Al-Obaydi S, Nguyen H, Trinh HN, Mo W, Doan P, Franchek-Roa K (2015). Intimate partner violence education for medical students in the USA, Vietnam and China. Public Health, 129(11), 1452-8. (Read full article)
  61. Kamimura A, Ashby J, Jess A, Chernenko A, Tabler J, Trinh HN, Nourian MM, Aguilera G, Reel JJ (2015). Stress, Coping Strategies, and Depression - Uninsured Primary Care Patients. Am J Health Behav, 39(6), 742-50. (Read full article)
  62. Kamimura A, Ganta V, Myers K, Thomas T (2015). Intimate Partner Violence, Childhood Abuse, and In-Law Abuse Among Women Utilizing Community Health Services in Gujarat, India.LID - 0886260515603973 [pii]. J Interpers Violence. (Read full article)
  63. Pace M Al-Obaydi S, Nourian MM, Kamimura A (2015). Health services for refugees in the United States: Policies and recommendations. 5(8), 63-68.
  64. Kamimura A, Myers K, Ashby J, Trinh HN, Nourian MM, Reel JJ (2015). Women in Free Clinics: An Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life for Prevention and Health Education. J Community Health, 40(4), 793-801. (Read full article)
  65. Streng T, Kamimura A (2015). Sexual assault prevention and reporting on college campuses in the US: A review of policies and recommendations. 6(3).
  66. Kamimura A, Ashby J, Myers K, Nourian MM, Christensen N (2015). Satisfaction with healthcare services among free clinic patients. J Community Health, 40(1), 62-72. (Read full article)
  67. Kamimura A, Nourian MM, Ashby J, Trinh HN, Tabler J, Assasnik N, Lewis BK (2015). Sun Protection Behaviors Associated with Self-Efficacy, Susceptibility, and Awareness among Uninsured Primary Care Patients Utilizing a Free Clinic. Dermatol Res Pract, 2015, 753681. (Read full article)
  68. Kamimura A, Christensen N, Nourian MM, Myers K, Saunders A, Solis SP, Ashby J, Greenwood JL, Reel JJ (2014). The relationship between diabetes attitudes and treatment among free clinic patients and volunteers. J Community Health, 39(6), 1186-92. (Read full article)
  69. Kamimura A, Christensen N, Al-Obaydi S, Solis SP, Ashby J, Greenwood JL, Reel JJ (2014). The relationship between body esteem, exercise motivations, depression, and social support among female free clinic patients. Womens Health Issues, 24(6), 656-62. (Read full article)
  70. Kamimura A, Ganta V, Myers K, Thomas T (2014). Intimate partner violence and physical and mental health among women utilizing community health services in Gujarat, India. BMC Womens Health, 14(1), 127. (Read full article)
  71. Moriyama Y, Tamiya N, Kamimura A, Sandval F, Luptak M (2014). Doctors’ opinion papers in long-term care need certification in Japan: Comparison between clinics and advanced treatment hospital settings. 4(9), 31-37.
  72. Kamimura A, Christensen N, Tabler J, Prevedel JA, Ojha U, Solis SP, Hamilton BJ, Ashby J, Reel JJ (2014). Depression, Somatic Symptoms, and Perceived Neighborhood Environments Among US-Born and Non-US-Born Free Clinic Patients. South Med J, 107(9), 591-6. (Read full article)
  73. Kamimura A, Christensen N, Myers K, Nourian MM, Ashby J, Greenwood JL, Reel JJ (2014). Health and diabetes self-efficacy: a study of diabetic and non-diabetic free clinic patients and family members. J Community Health, 39(4), 783-91. (Read full article)
  74. Kamimura A, Christensen N, Prevedel JA, Tabler J, Hamilton BJ, Ashby J, Reel JJ (2014). Quality of life among free clinic patients associated with somatic symptoms, depression, and perceived neighborhood environment. J Community Health, 39(3), 524-30. (Read full article)
  75. Kamimura A, Christensen N, Mo W, Ashby J, Reel JJ (2014). Knowledge and perceptions of breast health among free clinic patients. Womens Health Issues, 24(3), e327-33. (Read full article)
  76. Kamimura A, Bybee D, Yoshihama M (2014). Factors Affecting Initial Intimate Partner Violence-Specific Health Care Seeking in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, Japan. J Interpers Violence, 29(13), 2378-2393. (Read full article)
  77. Kamimura A, Christensen N, Tabler J, Ashby J, Olson LM (2014). Prevalence of intimate partner violence and its impact on health: female and male patients using a free clinic. J Health Care Poor Underserved, 25(2), 731-45. (Read full article)
  78. Kamimura A, Yoshihama M, Bybee D (2013). Trajectory of intimate partner violence and healthcare seeking over the life course: study of Japanese women in the Tokyo metropolitan area, Japan. Public Health, 127(10), 902-7. (Read full article)
  79. Kamimura A, Christensen N, Tabler J, Ashby J, Olson LM (2013). Patients utilizing a free clinic: physical and mental health, health literacy, and social support. J Community Health, 38(4), 716-23. (Read full article)
  80. Kamimura A, Parekh A, Olson LM (2013). Health indicators, social support, and intimate partner violence among women utilizing services at a community organization. Womens Health Issues, 23(3), e179-85. (Read full article)
  81. Kamimura A, Schneider K, Lee CS, Crawford SD, Friese CR (2012). Practice environments of nurses in ambulatory oncology settings: a thematic analysis. Cancer Nurs, 35(1), E1-7. (Read full article)
  82. Kamimura A, Banaszak-Holl J, Berta W, Baum JA, Weigelt C, Mitchell W (2007). Do corporate chains affect quality of care in nursing homes? The role of corporate standardization. Health Care Manage Rev, 32(2), 168-78. (Read full article)

Review

  1. Kamimura A, Armenta BA, Nourian MM, Wright L, Rathi N, Chernenko A (2016). Perceived concern about the new strain of the influenza and obtaining the vaccine in China, Japan and South Korea.LID - S1876-0341(16)30093-4 [pii]LID - 10.1016/j.jiph.2016.06.004 [doi]. [Review]. J Infect Public Health. (Read full article)

Editorial

  1. Kamimura A, Panahi S, Weaver S (2018). Improving health of diverse populations. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care, 15(4), 198.
  2. Kamimura A, Panahi S, Weaver S (2018). [editorial] International Health Care Topics: Malaria Prevention Analyses, Nursing Perspective, and Patient Perspectives. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care, 15(3), 110-115.
  3. Kamimura A, Panahi S, Weaver S (2018). Global Healthcare Issues and Proposed Solutions. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care, 15(2), 93-94.
  4. Kamimura A, Panahi S, Weaver S (2018). Editorial: Community health care: An essential tool to improve population health. Divers Equal Health Care, 15(1), 39-40.
  5. Kamimura A, Panahi S, Weaver S (2017). Editor’s note: Explore your knowledge on nursing and health care. Divers Equal Health Care, 14(6), V-VI.