Tetine Sentell, PhD
Associate Professor, Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Dr. Sentell is interested in understanding racial and ethnic disparities in health care access, quality, and outcomes, particularly as they relate to health literacy, educational attainment, and English language ability.
Research Studies:Selected Publications:
Study: Understanding and Reducing Ethnic Disparities in Preventable Hospitalizations
Sentell T, Baker K, Onaka A & Braun, K. (2011) Low health literacy and poor health status in Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Hawai’i. Journal of Health Communication. Forthcoming.Sentell T, Shumway M, & Snowden L. (2007). Access to mental health treatment by English language proficiency and race/ethnicity. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22 (Suppl 2): 289-93. PMID: 17957413Sentell T & Halpin H. (2006). The importance of adult literacy in understanding health disparities. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 21 (8): 852-856. PMID: 16881948Sentell T & Shumway M. (2003). Low literacy and mental illness in a nationally representative sample. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 191(8): 549-52. PMID: 12972860Sentell T & Ratcliff-Baird R. Literacy and comprehension of Beck Depression Inventory Response alternatives. (2003). Community Mental Health Journal, 39(4): 323-31. PMID: 12908646PubMed Publications Listing: Sentell T