Dr. Nadereh Purat's research focuses on assessing disparities in access to care of underserved populations, examining the role of health insurance markets, socioeconomic factors such as immigration and English language proficiency, and the role of the organization of the health care system within which care is obtained. Within this context, she has examined different Asian American population’s rates of cancer screening and measuring factors that can promote their ability to navigate the complex U.S. health care system.
Pourat’s other areas of research include disparities in access to care of publicly insured, uninsured, undocumented and other immigrants, and injured workers. Pourat has extensive experience in design and implementation of surveys of professionals and is on the adult technical advisory committee for the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). She is also a member of the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) faculty taskforce, which evaluates the cost, medical effectiveness, and public health impact of benefit mandates proposed by the California legislature.
Selected Cancer-Related Publications:
Pourat N, Kagawa Singer M, Sripipatana A, Breen N. Navigation versus acculturation: identifying modifiable factors to promote cancer screening among Asian American women. unpublished.
Kagawa Singer M, Pourat N, Breen N, McLaughlin S, Maclean T, McNeal T, Ponce N. Improving Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in Diverse Asian American Women in California. Medical Care Research and Review, 64(6):706-30, December 2007.
Chen JY, Diamant AL, Kagawa Singer M, Pourat N, Wold C. Disaggregating Asian American and Pacific Islander Groups to Assess Cancer Screening in Women. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 27(2):139-148, August 2004.
Kagawa Singer M, Pourat N. Asian American and Pacific Islander Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Rates and Healthy People 2000 Objectives. Cancer. 89(3):696-705, August 2000.