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Gabriela Plasencia

Clinical Associate in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Family Medicine and Community Health, Family Medicine
Duke University Medical Center, Box 3886, Durham, NC 27710
2100 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705

Selected Publications


Multimorbidity clusters in adults 50 years or older with and without a history of cancer: National Health Interview Survey, 2018.

Journal Article BMC Geriatr · January 11, 2024 BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity is increasing among adults in the United States. Yet limited research has examined multimorbidity clusters in persons aged 50¬†years and older with and without a history of cancer. An increased understanding of multimorbidity clus ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Systemic Racism Affecting Latinx Population Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Perspectives of Latinx Community Health Workers and Community-Based Organization Leaders.

Journal Article Health Equity · 2023 INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to identify forms of systemic racism experienced by Latinx communities in North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic as identified by Latinx community health workers (CHWs) and community-based organization (CBO) ... Full text Link to item Cite

Promoting Latinx health equity through community-engaged policy and practice reforms in North Carolina.

Journal Article Front Public Health · 2023 INTRODUCTION: The Latinx Advocacy Team & Interdisciplinary Network for COVID-19 (LATIN-19) is a unique multi-sector coalition formed early in the COVID-19 pandemic to address the multi-level health inequities faced by Latinx communities in North Carolina. ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Plasma oxytocin and vasopressin levels in young and older men and women: Functional relationships with attachment and cognition.

Journal Article Psychoneuroendocrinology · December 2019 A growing literature associates the neuropeptides oxytocin (OT) and arginine vasopressin (AVP) with affiliative and cognitive outcomes. The majority of this work in humans, however, considers these neuropeptides separately. Also, despite evidence that OT a ... Full text Link to item Cite

Associations between oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) methylation, plasma oxytocin, and attachment across adulthood.

Journal Article Int J Psychophysiol · February 2019 The neuropeptide oxytocin (OT) has been implicated in a wide range of affiliative processes. OT exerts its functions via OT receptors, which are encoded by the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR). Epigenetic modification of OXTR through the process of DNA methyl ... Full text Link to item Cite

Oxytocin and socioemotional aging: Current knowledge and future trends.

Journal Article Front Hum Neurosci · 2013 The oxytocin (OT) system is involved in various aspects of social cognition and prosocial behavior. Specifically, OT has been examined in the context of social memory, emotion recognition, cooperation, trust, empathy, and bonding, and-though evidence is so ... Full text Link to item Cite