Nancy Burke, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor
M_Anthro, History, Social Med
+1 415 514-9419

Dr. Burke is an Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine. She is also a member of the Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center and Director of the Global Health Sciences Health Diplomacy and Medical Education in Cuba Program. She has conducted research in Cuba and the U.S. on social and cultural processes associated with chronic disease management, clinical trials recruitment and participation, and disparities in cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship. Her research program addresses subjectivity, bioethics, and culture. Over the last eight years she has worked in partnership with the Pilipino Senior Resource Center on studies of Filipina breast cancer support disparities and peer navigation. She is currently principal investigator of a study of information disparities and cancer clinical trial recruitment in safety net hospitals.

Publications: 

Defining trauma in complex care management: Safety-net providers' perspectives on structural vulnerability and time.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Thompson-Lastad A, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Van Natta M, Rubin S, Shim JK, Burke NJ

Assessing Patient Activation among High-Need, High-Cost Patients in Urban Safety Net Care Settings.

Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine

Napoles TM, Burke NJ, Shim JK, Davis E, Moskowitz D, Yen IH

Patient engagement at the margins: Health care providers' assessments of engagement and the structural determinants of health in the safety-net.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen IH, Thompson-Lastad A, Rubin S, Van Natta M, Burke NJ

Survivorship Care Plan Information Needs: Perspectives of Safety-Net Breast Cancer Patients.

PloS one

Burke NJ, Napoles TM, Banks PJ, Orenstein FS, Luce JA, Joseph G

Suffering in Silence: Impact of Tobacco Use on Communication Dynamics Within Vietnamese and Chinese Immigrant Families.

Journal of family nursing

Petersen AB, Tsoh JY, Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Burke NJ

A Social Network Family-Focused Intervention to Promote Smoking Cessation in Chinese and Vietnamese American Male Smokers: A Feasibility Study.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Tsoh JY, Burke NJ, Gildengorin G, Wong C, Le K, Nguyen A, Chan JL, Sun A, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT

Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds

Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds

Mathews H, Burke NJ, Kampriani E

Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds, Mathews H, Burke NJ, & Kampriani E, Eds

Introduction: Mapping the Landscape of Transnational Cancer Ethnography

Mathews H, Burke NJ

Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds, Mathews H, Burke NJ, & Kampriani E, Eds

Filipina, Survivor, or Both? Negotiating Biosociality and Ethnicity in the Context of Scarcity

Burke NJ

Educating low-SES and LEP survivors about breast cancer research: pilot test of the Health Research Engagement Intervention.

Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

Nickell A, Burke NJ, Cohen E, Caprio M, Joseph G

Understanding HPV vaccine uptake among Cambodian American girls.

Journal of community health

Taylor VM, Burke NJ, Ko LK, Sos C, Liu Q, Do HH, Talbot J, Yasui Y, Bastani R

Developing theoretically based and culturally appropriate interventions to promote hepatitis B testing in 4 Asian American populations, 2006-2011.

Preventing chronic disease

Maxwell AE, Bastani R, Glenn BA, Taylor VM, Nguyen TT, Stewart SL, Burke NJ, Chen MS

Health Communication "Noise": Insights from Medical Anthropology

Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication. Hamilton H and Chou WY Eds.

Burke NJ and Barker JC

Understanding and use of nicotine replacement therapy and nonpharmacologic smoking cessation strategies among Chinese and Vietnamese smokers and their families.

Preventing chronic disease

Tsang IK, Tsoh JY, Wong C, Le K, Cheng JW, Nguyen AN, Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Burke NJ

Health Literate Organizations: Are Clinical Trial Sites Equipped to Recruit Minority and Limited Health Literacy Patients?

Journal of health disparities research and practice

Livaudais-Toman J, Burke NJ, Napoles A, Kaplan CP

Slow research: thoughts for a movement in global health.

Medical anthropology

Adams V, Burke NJ, Whitmarsh I

Ductal carcinoma in situ: knowledge of associated risks and prognosis among Latina and non-Latina white women.

Breast cancer research and treatment

Parikh AR, Kaplan CP, Burke NJ, Livaudais-Toman J, Hwang ES, Karliner LS

Evaluation of a hepatitis B lay health worker intervention for Cambodian Americans.

Journal of community health

Taylor VM, Bastani R, Burke N, Talbot J, Sos C, Liu Q, Do H, Jackson JC, Yasui Y

Health Travels: Cuban Health(care) on and off the Island

Health Travels: Cuban Health(care) on and off the Island

Burke NJ, Ed.

Beyond Coping: Spirituality and Filipina Transnationals with Experience of Breast Cancer

In Chronic Illness, Spirituality and Healing: Diverse Disciplinary, Religious and Cultural Perspectives, Stoltzfus M, Green R, and Schumm D (Eds.). Palgrave.

Villero O, Burke NJ

Community health worker hepatitis B education for Cambodian American men and women.

Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP

Taylor VM, Burke NJ, Sos C, Do HH, Liu Q, Yasui Y

Situating HIV risk in the lives of formerly trafficked female sex workers on the Mexico-US border.

AIDS care

Collins SP, Goldenberg SM, Burke NJ, Bojorquez-Chapela I, Silverman JG, Strathdee SA

HPV vaccination uptake among Cambodian mothers.

Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

Taylor VM, Burke N, Do H, Liu Q, Yasui Y, Bastani R

Factors associated with hepatitis B testing among Cambodian American men and women.

Journal of immigrant and minority health

Taylor VM, Bastani R, Burke N, Talbot J, Sos C, Liu Q, Carey Jackson J, Yasui Y

A Passage to a Good Death: End of Life Care for Asian Americans

Yoo GJ, Nhung Le M, Oda A, Eds. Handbook of Asian American Health.

Wong-Kim E, Burke NJ

Chumnguh thleum: understanding liver illness and hepatitis B among Cambodian immigrants.

Journal of community health

Burke NJ, Do HH, Talbot J, Sos C, Svy D, Taylor VM

Physicians' approaches to recommending colorectal cancer screening: a qualitative study.

Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

Walsh JM, Karliner L, Burke N, Somkin CP, Pham LA, Pasick R

Theorizing social context: rethinking behavioral theory.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Burke NJ, Joseph G, Pasick RJ, Barker JC

Adult daughters' influence on mothers' health-related decision making: an expansion of the subjective norms construct.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Washington PK, Burke NJ, Joseph G, Guerra C, Pasick RJ

Perceived susceptibility to illness and perceived benefits of preventive care: an exploration of behavioral theory constructs in a transcultural context.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Joseph G, Burke NJ, Tuason N, Barker JC, Pasick RJ

Intention, subjective norms, and cancer screening in the context of relational culture.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Pasick RJ, Barker JC, Otero-Sabogal R, Burke NJ, Joseph G, Guerra C

Behavioral theory in a diverse society: like a compass on Mars.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Pasick RJ, Burke NJ, Barker JC, Joseph G, Bird JA, Otero-Sabogal R, Tuason N, Stewart SL, Rakowski W, Clark MA, Washington PK, Guerra C

In Memoriam: Sabra F. Woolley, PhD.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Pasick RJ, Burke NJ

Social and cultural meanings of self-efficacy.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Burke NJ, Bird JA, Clark MA, Rakowski W, Guerra C, Barker JC, Pasick RJ

Knowledge about cervical cancer risk factors, traditional health beliefs, and Pap testing among Vietnamese American women.

Journal of immigrant and minority health

Do HH, Taylor VM, Burke N, Yasui Y, Schwartz SM, Jackson JC

Sources of health information among Vietnamese American men.

Journal of immigrant and minority health

Woodall ED, Taylor VM, Yasui Y, Ngo-Metzger Q, Burke N, Thai H, Jackson JC

Health care access and sociodemographic factors associated with hepatitis B testing in Vietnamese American men.

Journal of immigrant and minority health

Choe JH, Taylor VM, Yasui Y, Burke N, Nguyen T, Acorda E, Jackson JC

"Heat in their intestine": colorectal cancer prevention beliefs among older Chinese Americans.

Ethnicity & disease

Choe JH, Tu SP, Lim JM, Burke NJ, Acorda E, Taylor VM

Hepatitis B awareness, testing, and knowledge among Vietnamese American men and women.

Journal of community health

Taylor VM, Choe JH, Yasui Y, Li L, Burke N, Jackson JC

Hepatitis B knowledge and testing among Vietnamese-American women.

Ethnicity & disease

Taylor VM, Yasui Y, Burke N, Choe JH, Acorda E, Jackson JC

Pap testing among Vietnamese women: health care system and physician factors.

Journal of community health

Taylor VM, Schwartz SM, Yasui Y, Burke N, Shu J, Lam DH, Jackson JC

'Honoring tradition, accepting new ways': development of a hepatitis B control intervention for Vietnamese immigrants.

Ethnicity & health

Burke NJ, Jackson JC, Thai HC, Stackhouse F, Nguyen T, Chen A, Taylor VM

Pap testing adherence among Vietnamese American women.

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology

Taylor VM, Yasui Y, Burke N, Nguyen T, Acorda E, Thai H, Qu P, Jackson JC

"Good health for new years": development of a cervical cancer control outreach program for Vietnamese immigrants.

Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

Burke NJ, Jackson JC, Thai HC, Lam DH, Chan N, Acorda E, Taylor VM

Hepatitis B testing among Vietnamese American men.

Cancer detection and prevention

Taylor VM, Yasui Y, Burke N, Nguyen T, Chen A, Acorda E, Choe JH, Jackson JC