Publications

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

 

Villa, V.M., Wallace, S.P., Bagdasaryan, S. and Aranda, M.P. “Hispanic Baby Boomers” Health Inequities

          Likely to Persist in Old Age,” The Gerontologist, vol. 52, no.2, 2012.

 

Villa, V.M., Harada, N.D., and Huynh-Hohnbaum, A.T. “Health and Ambulatory Care Use Among Native

         American Veterans,” Home Health Care Services Quarterly, vol. 20, no.4, 2010.

 

Reifel, N., Harada, N., Bayhylle, R., and Villa, V.M. “American Indian Veterans View about Their Choices

          in Health Care: VA, IHS, and Medicare,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 33,

          3, 2010.

 

Huynh-Hohnbaum, A.T., Villa, V.M., and Lambrinos, J. “Evaluating a Multi-Component Caregiver

          Intervention: A Pilot study,” Home Health Quarterly, vol. 27, no.4, 2009.

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Villa, V. M., Wallace, S.P., and Huynh-Hohnbaum, A.T. “The Aging Hispanic Population: Prescriptions

          for Health and Economic Security in Old Age,” Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, April 2006.

 

Washington D.L., Villa V.M., Brown A., Damron-Rodriguez J., and Harada N. “Racial/Ethnic Variations in

         Veterans’ Ambulatory Care Use, “American Journal of Public Health, vol. 95, Issue 7, 2005.

 

 Harada N.D., Villa V.M., Reifel N., and Bayhylle R.  “Exploring Veteran Identity and Health Services Use

         Among Native American Veterans,” Military Medicine, vol.170, 2005.

 

Wallace, S.P. and Villa, V.M. “Equitable Health Systems: Structural and Cultural Issues forLatino Elders,”

          American Journal of Law and Medicine, vol. 29, 2003.

 

 Villa, V.M. “Minority Aging,” Encyclopedia of Retirement and Finances, (2003).

 

Torres-Gil, F. and Villa, V.M.  “Policy Issues for an Aging Latino Population: Long –Term Care and Natural

          Support Systems,” Journal of Health and Social Policy, (In Press, 2003).

          

Villa, V.M., Harada, N., Washington, D., and Damron-Rodriquez, J. “The Health and Functional Status

          of U.S. Veterans Age 65+: Implications for Health and Long Term Care Planning for an Elderly

          Diverse Veteran Population,” American Journal of Medical Quality, vol. 18, no.3, 2003.

 

Aranda, M., and Villa, V.M. “The El Portal Latino Alzheimer’s Project: A Model Program For Latino

          Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Disease Affected Persons,” Social Work, vol. 48, no. 2, 2003.

      

Villa, V.M., Harada, N., Washington, D., and Damron-Rodriquez, J. “Health and Functioning Among

          Four War Eras of U.S. Veterans: Examining the Impact of War Cohort Membership,

          Socioeconomic Status, Mental Health and Disease Prevalence,” Journal of Military Medicine,

           vol. 167, 2002.

      

Harada N.D., Villa V.M., and Andersen R.  “Satisfaction with VA and non-VA Outpatient Care Among

          Veterans,” American Journal of Medical Quality, vol. 17, no. 4, 2002.

 

Harada N.D., Villa V.M., Damron-Rodriguez J., Washington D., Makinodan T., Dhanani S,

          Liu H, Andersen R.“The Influence of Military Service on Outpatient Care Use Among Racial/Ethnic

          Groups in Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers,” Military Medicine, vol. 167, no. 7, 2002.

 

Harada, N., Damron-Rodriquez, J., Villa, V.M., Washington, D, et.al, “Veteran Identity and Race/Ethnicity:

            Influences on VA Outpatient Care Utilization,” Medical Care, vol., 40, no.1, 2002.

 

Villa, V.M., and Aranda, M. “The Demographic, Economic, and Health Profile of Older Latinos:

          Implications for Health and Long Term Care Policy,” Journal of Health and Human Services

          Administration, vol. 2, 2000.

 

Villa, V.M. “The Demography, Health, and Economic Status of Minority Elderly Populations,” Journal

          of Geriatric Case Management,” vol. 18, no. 2, 1999.

 

Wallace, S.P., Levin, J., Villa, V.M., Beck, J.  “The Need for an Increased Emphasis on Health and

          Aging in Public Health Education,” Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, vol. 18, no.4, 1998.

 

Villa, V.M., Wallace, S.P., Moon, A. and Lubben, J.E. "A Comparative Analysis of Chronic Disease

          Prevalence among Older Koreans and non-Hispanic Whites" Family and Community Health, vol.20,

          no.2, 1997.-Reprinted in J.G. Sebastian & A. Bushy (Eds.) Special Populations in the Community:

          Advances in Reducing Disparities, Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishing, 1999.

 

Villa, V.M., Wallace, S.P. and Markides, K. “Economic Diversity and an Aging Population:The Impact of

          Public Policy and Economic Trends,” Generations, vol. 21, no.2,1997.

 

Moon, A., Lubben, J.E., and Villa, V.M. "Awareness and Utilization of Community Long-term Care Services

          by Elderly Korean and non-Hispanic White Americans," The Gerontologist, vol. 38, no.3, 1997.

 

Wallace, S.P., Villa, V.M., Moon, A. and Lubben, J.E. "Health Practices of Korean Elderly People:

          National Health Promotion Priorities and Minority Community Needs," Family and Community Health,

          vol. 19, no. 2, 1996.

 

Damron-Rodriguez, J., Villa, V.M., Tseng, H. and Lubben J.E. "Demographic and Organizational Influences

          on the Development of Gerontological Curriculum: The Case of Schools of Social Welfare," Journal

           of Gerontology and Geriatric Education, vol. 14 no. 4, 1996.

      

 

 

Book Chapters

 

Wallace, S. P. & Villa, V.M. “Healthy, Wealthy, Wise? Challenges to Income Security for  Elders of Color,

          “In Estes, C. and Rogne, L. Social Insurance, Social Justice and Social Change (Eds.) New York:

          Springer, 2010.

 

Villa, V.M., Huynh-Hohnbaum, A.T. & Harada, N.D. “The Causes and Consequences of Poor Health among

          Latino Vietnam Veterans:  Parallels for Latino Veterans of the War in Iraq,” In Social and Structural

          Factors Affecting the health of Latino Males in the US, M. Aguirre Molina, L. Borrell, V. Ramos,

          M. Laboy & W. Vega (Eds.) New York: Rutgers University Press, 2010.

 

Torres-Gil, F.M. & Villa, V.M.  “Social Policy and the Elderly.” In The Handbook of Social Policy, J. Midgley,

          and M. Livermore (Eds.) New York: Sage, 2009.

 

Villa, V.M. & Wallace S.P. “Diversity and Aging: Implications for Aging Policy”, In The Art of Aging in a

          Global Context, F.M. Torres-Gil (Ed.) New York: Baywood Publishing Company, 2006.

 

Villa, V.M. & Torres-Gil, F.M. “The Health of Elderly Latinos,” In Health Issues in The Latino Community,

          M. Aguirre-Molina, C. Molina & R. Zambrana (Eds.) San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2001.

 

Torres-Gil, F.M. & Villa, V.M.  “Social Policy and the Elderly.” In The Handbook of Social Policy, M. Tracy,

          J. Midgley, and M. Livermore (Eds.) New York: Van Nostrand and Reinhold, 1999.

 

Villa, V.M. "Aging Policy and the Experience of Older Minorities." In New Directions in Old Age Policy,

          J. Steckenrider and T. Parrott (Eds.) New York: SUNY Press,1998.

 

Wallace, S. P. & Villa, V.M. "Caught in Hostile Cross-Fire: Public Policy and Minority Elderly in the

          United States." In Aging, Health, and Ethnicity, K Markides and M. Miranda (Eds.). Beverly Hills:

          Sage, 1997.-Reprinted in M. Minkler and C. Estes (Eds.) Critical Gerontology and Social Policy,

          New York: Baywood Publishing, 1997.

      

Torres-Gil, F. & Villa, V.M. "Health and Long-Term Care: Family Policy for Hispanic Aging." In Elderly

          Latinos: Issues and Solutions for the 21st Century. Sotomayor, M. & Garcia, A. (Eds.) Washington,

          D.C.: National Hispanic Council on Aging, 1993.

                         

 

 

Policy Briefs

 

Wallace, S.P., Benjamin, A.E., Villa, V.M. & Pourat, N. California Budget Cuts Fray the Long-Term Care

          Safety Net. Los Angeles California: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, October 2009.

 

Villa, V.M. & Wallace, S.P. Economic Insecurity.  The Los Angeles Partnership for Evidenced-Based

          Solutions in Elder Health. Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles Area Agency on Aging, June 2009.

 

Kuo, T. Villa, V.M., Aranda, M.P. & Trejo, L. The State of Aging and Health Among Older Latinos in

          Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Partnership for Evidenced-Based Solutions in Elder Health.

          Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles Area Agency on Aging, June 2009.

 

Wallace, S.P., Villa, V.M. & Molina, L.C. Women, Health, and Aging: Building a Statewide Movement,

          Los Angeles, California: The California Endowment, May 2007.

 

Wallace, S.P., Villa, V.M., Enriquez-Haass, V., & Mendez, C. Access is Better for Racial/ Ethnic Elderly

          in Medicare HMOs—But Disparities Exist, UCLA: Center for Health Policy Research, May 2001.

 

Lee R. & Villa, V.M. Population Aging in California, University of California: California Policy Research

          Center, May 2001.

      

Satariano, W. & Villa, V.M. The Health Status of Older Californians, University of California: California

          Policy Research Center, May 2001.

 

Torres-Gil, F., Villa, V.M. & Portillo, M.  “The Politics of Aging in a Diverse California.” In D. Mitchell and

          P. Nomura (Eds.), California Policy Options 2000, UCLA: School of Public Policy and Social

          Research, 2000.

 

Benjamin, A.E., Wallace, S.P., Villa, V.M., & McCarthy K. California Immigrants Have Mostly Lower

          Rates of Disability and Use of Disability Services than State’s U.S. Born Residents, UCLA: Center

           for Health Policy Research, July 2000.