Christina Hester, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Assistant Residency Program Director for Research


PhD

University of Kansas

Recent Honors and Awards

2014 University of Kansas Medical Center Faculty Travel Award

2013-14 Grant Generating Project Fellow (through Virginia Commonwealth University)

Recent Publications

Filippi, MK, Perdue, D, Hester, CM, Cully, A, Cully, L, Greiner, KA, Daley, CM. (under review) Colorectal Cancer Screening Practices among Three American Indian Communities in Minnesota. Journal of Cultural Diversity.

Hester C.M., Born W.K., Yeh H-W., Young K.L., James A.S., Daley C.M., Greiner K.A. Decisional stage distribution for colorectal cancer screening among diverse, low-income study participants. Health Educ Res. 2015 Feb 25. pii: cyv006. [Epub ahead of print].

Hester C.M., Jala V.R., Langille M.G.I., Umar S., Haribabu B., Greiner K.A. Fecal Microbes, Short Chain Fatty Acids, and Colorectal Cancer across Racial/Ethnic Groups. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 21(9):2759-2769. Published online 2015 March 07. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i9.2759.

Roy B.C., Subramaniam, D., Ahmed I., Jala V.R., Hester C.M., Greiner K.A., Haribabu B., Anant S., Umar S. Role of bacterial infection in the epigenetic regulation of Wnt antagonist WIF1 by PRC2 protein EZH2. Oncogene. 2014 Dec 8. doi: 10.1038/onc.2014.386. [Epub ahead of print].

Greiner, KA, Daley, CM, Epp, A, James, AS, Yeh, H-W, Geana, M, Born, WK, Engelman, KK, Shellhorn, J, Hester, CM, LeMaster, J, Buckles, D, and Ellerbeck, EF. Implementation intentions and colorectal cancer screening: A randomized trial within a mixed race/ethnicity safety-net clinic population. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2014 Dec; 47(6):703-14 [Epub 2014 Nov 18]

Hester, CM, Born, W, Yeh, H-W, Young, KL, James, A, Daley, CM, Greiner, KA. Decisional stage distribution for colorectal cancer screening among diverse, low-income study participants. Health Education Research. 2013

Mabachi, N., Kessler, S, Hester, CM, Young, KL, Nazir, N, Kimminau, K.  HIV Testing in a Safety Net Dental Clinic: Characterizing Patients that Opt Out or are not offered Rapid HIV Testing. Journal of Public Health Dentistry.2013

Greiner, KA, Daley, CM, Epp, A, James, AS, Yeh, H-W, Geana, M, Born, WK, Engelman, KK, Shellhorn, J, Hester, CM, LeMaster, J, Buckles, D, and Ellerbeck, EF. Implementation intentions and colorectal cancer screening: A randomized trial within a mixed race/ethnicity safety-net clinic population. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.2013

Quick BW, Hester CM, Young KL, Greiner KA. Self-Reported Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Racially Diverse, Low-Income Study Population. J. Community Health. 2012 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print].

Recent Presentations

Hester CM. (2014) What can gut microbiota and metabolites reveal about colon pathology? (Podium). University of Kansas Cancer Seminar. University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.

Christianson, JA, Hester CM, Befort CA, Geiger PC. (2013) Moms in Medicine and Science (MIMS):  A group effort to improve morale and prevent attrition of female faculty with families. AAMC Annual Meeting.  Philadelphia, PA.

Hester, CM. (2013) Colon Microbes and Metabolites: Exploring African American Health Disparities. (Podium). University of Kansas Research Works in Progress, Department of Family Medicine. University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.

Hester, CM and Greiner, KA. (2012) Colon Microbes and Metabolites: Exploring African American Health Disparities. (Podium). University of Kansas Cancer Center Symposium. University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.

Hester CM, Born W, Young KL, Yeh H-W, Epp A, James A, Greiner KA. (2012) Progressing through decisional stages of the Precaution Adoption Process Model with regard to Colon Cancer Screening. (Poster.) Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Finocchario-Kessler, S, Mabachi, N, Hester, CM, Nazir, N, Young, K, Dietz, C, Kimminau, K. (2012) Acceptability and Outcomes of Rapid HIV Screening in a Free Dental Clinic. (Poster.) North America Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Yang, A, Hester, CM, Greiner, KA.  (2012). The Differences in Colonoscopy Findings Among Racial/Ethnic Groups. (Poster.) GCRC/SEPA/Juntos Closing Ceremony and Final Poster Session. University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.

Hester, CM, Epp, A, Hardwidge, P, Umar, S, and Greiner, KA.  Colon Cancer Risk: The Role of Microbial Metabolites in Colorectal Cancer. (2012). Mason's Day Symposium (KU Cancer Center). (Poster.) University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.

Hester, CM, Epp, A, Hardwidge, P, Umar, S, and Greiner, KA.  Colon Cancer Risk: The Role of Microbial Metabolites in Colorectal Cancer. (2012).  University of Kansas Medical Center Faculty Research Day.  (Poster.) University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.

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Research Assistant Professor, Assistant Residency Program Director for Research

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