Nancy Burke, PhD

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

Dr. Burke is an affiliated 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 Co-Director of the UC-Cuba Academic Initiative. In 2015 she became Chair of Public Health at the University of California, Merced. 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 complex care management clinics in safety net hospitals.

Publications: 

Neighborhood Ethnic Composition and Self-rated Health Among Chinese and Vietnamese American Immigrants.

Journal of immigrant and minority health

Guan A, Kim-Mozeleski JE, Vyas P, Stewart SL, Gildengorin G, Burke NJ, Ma K, Pham AT, Tan J, Lu Q, McPhee SJ, Tsoh JY

Organization Communication Factors and Abnormal Mammogram Follow-up: a Qualitative Study Among Ethnically Diverse Women Across Three Healthcare Systems.

Journal of general internal medicine

Kenny JD, Karliner LS, Kerlikowske K, Kaplan CP, Fernandez-Lamothe A, Burke NJ

Disentangling individual and neighborhood differences in the intention to quit smoking in Asian American male smokers.

Preventive medicine reports

Vyas P, Tsoh JY, Gildengorin G, Stewart SL, Yu E, Guan A, Pham A, Burke NJ, McPhee SJ

Knowledge and self-efficacy for caring for breast and colon cancer survivors among safety net primary care providers.

Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

Dixit N, Burke N, Rodriguez G, Sarkar U, Cicerelli B, DeVore JD, Nápoles AM

Unpacking the 'black box' of lay health worker processes in a US-based intervention.

Health promotion international

Burke NJ, Phung K, Yu F, Wong C, Le K, Nguyen I, Nguyen L, Guan A, Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY

Unpacking the 'black box' of lay health worker processes in a US-based intervention.

Health promotion international

Burke NJ, Phung K, Yu F, Wong C, Le K, Nguyen I, Nguyen L, Guan A, Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY

Serious quit attempts and cessation implications for Asian American male smokers.

Addictive behaviors

Guan A, Kim-Mozeleski JE, Tan JY, McPhee SJ, Burke NJ, Sun A, Cheng JW, Tsoh JY

Real-world lung cancer screening decision-making: Barriers and facilitators.

Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Lowenstein M, Vijayaraghavan M, Burke NJ, Karliner L, Wang S, Peters M, Lozano A, Kaplan CP

Engaging limited English proficient and ethnically diverse low-income women in health research: A randomized trial of a patient navigator intervention.

Patient education and counseling

Nickell A, Stewart SL, Burke NJ, Guerra C, Cohen E, Lawlor C, Colen S, Cheng J, Joseph G

Introduction: Framing Cancer and Structural Vulnerability. In Armin J, Burke NJ, and Eichelberger L, Eds. Negotiating Structural Vulnerability in Cancer Control: Contemporary Challenges for Applied Anthropology

Introduction: Framing Cancer and Structural Vulnerability. In Armin J, Burke NJ, and Eichelberger L, Eds. Negotiating Structural Vulnerability in Cancer Control: Contemporary Challenges for Applied Anthropology

Burke NJ, Armin J, Eichelberger L

Negotiating Structural Vulnerability in Cancer Control: Contemporary Challenges for Applied Anthropology

Negotiating Structural Vulnerability in Cancer Control: Contemporary Challenges for Applied Anthropology.

Armin J, Burke NJ, Eichelberger L

Stuck in the Middle: Patient navigation and clinical trials recruitment in the safety net

Armin J, Burke NJ, and Eichelberger L, Eds. Negotiating Structural Vulnerability in Cancer Control: Contemporary Challenges for Applied Anthropology

Burke NJ

Unpacking the 'black box' of lay health worker processes in a US-based intervention.

Health promotion international

Burke NJ, Phung K, Yu F, Wong C, Le K, Nguyen I, Nguyen L, Guan A, Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY

Like a Fish out of Water: Managing Chronic Pain in the Urban Safety Net.

Journal of health and social behavior

Rubin S, Burke N, Van Natta M, Yen IH, Shim JK

Caring for "Super-utilizers": Neoliberal Social Assistance in the Safety-net.

Medical anthropology quarterly

Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen I, Van Natta M, Hanssmann C, Burke NJ

Stratified citizenship, stratified health: Examining latinx legal status in the U.S. healthcare safety net.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Van Natta M, Burke NJ, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Hanssmann CL, Rasidjan MP, Shim JK

Like a Fish out of Water: Managing Chronic Pain in the Urban Safety Net.

Journal of health and social behavior

Rubin S, Burke N, Van Natta M, Yen I, Shim JK

PCPs knowledge and self-efficacy for caring for breast and colon cancer survivors.

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Niharika Dixit, Nancy Burke, Gladys Rodriguez, Urmimala Sarkar, Judy Quan, Joana Devore, Barbara Cicerelli, Anna Napoles

Complex care and contradictions of choice in the safety net.

Sociology of health & illness

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

Clinical Outcomes of Patients With Gastrointestinal Malignancies Participating in Phase I Clinical Trials.

American journal of clinical oncology

Denson A, Burke N, Wapinsky G, Bertels B, Juan TH, Lee J, Springett GM, Strosberg JR, Kim RD, Sullivan DM, Mahipal A

Importance of Content and Format of Oral Health Instruction to Low-income Mexican Immigrant Parents: A Qualitative Study.

Pediatric dentistry

Chang CP, Barker JC, Hoeft KS, Guerra C, Chung LH, Burke NJ

Smoke complaints caused by wildland fire in the southern Sierra Nevada region, California.

International Journal of Wildland Fire

Ricardo Cisneros, Emanuel Alcala, Donald Schweizer, Nancy Burke

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

Response to commentary, "Trauma and the structuring of complex care: Back to the settlements?" by Elizabeth Bowen.

Social science & medicine (1982)

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

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

Perspectives of low-income chronically ill patients on complex care management.

Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare

Mao AY, Willard-Grace R, Dubbin L, Aronson L, Fernandez A, Burke NJ, Finch J, Davis E

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

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

Burke NJ

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

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

Beyond Coping.

Chronic Illness, Spirituality, and Healing

Ofelia O. Villero, Nancy J. Burke

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

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

Handbook of Asian American Health

Evaon Wong-Kim, Nancy J. Burke

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

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

Chronic Illness, Spirituality, and Healing

Ofelia O. Villero, Nancy J. Burke

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

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

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

Burke NJ, Ed.

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

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

Behavioral Theory and Culture Special Issue: Authors’ Response to Commentaries.

Health Education & Behavior

Rena J. Pasick, Nancy J. Burke, Galen Joseph

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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