Connors, S. K.*, Martinez Leal, I.*, Nitturi, V., Iwundu, C. N., Maza, V., Reyes S., Acquati, C., & Reitzel, L. R. (in press). Empowered choices: African-American women's breast reconstruction decisions. American Journal of Health Behavior.
*Joint first authors
Connors, S. K., Goodman, M. S., Myckatyn, T. M., Margenthaler, J. A., & Gehlert, S. (2016). Breast Reconstruction after mastectomy at a comprehensive cancer center. SpringerPlus, 5, 955.
Noel, L., Connors, S. K., Goodman, M. S., & North St. Louis Breast Cancer Mortality Reduction Executive Committee, Gehlert S. (2015). Improving breast cancer services for African American Women living in St. Louis. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 15(4), 5-12.
Benesh, E. C.*, Lamb, L. E.*, Connors, S. K., Farmer, G., Fuh., K., Hunleth., J., Montgomery, K., Ramsey, A., Moley, K. H., Colditz, G., & Gehlert, S. (2015). A case study approach to train early-stage investigators in transdisciplinary research. Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering and Science, 6, 13-22.
*Joint first authors
Connors, S. K., Goodman, M. S., Noel, L., Chavakula, N., Butler, D., McMullen, R., Oliver, C., McCullough., I, & Gehlert, S. (2014). Breast cancer treatment among African American women in North St. Louis, Missouri. Journal of Urban Health, 92(1), 67-82.
Kim, S. J.*, Amankwah, E.*, Connors, S. K., Park, H. Y., Rincon, M., Cornnell, H., Hashim, A. I., Choi, J, Tsai, Y., Engelman, R.W., Kumar N.B., & Park, J. Y. (2014). Safety and chemopreventive effect of Polyphenon E in preventing early and metastatic progression of prostate cancer in TRAMP mice. Cancer Prevention Research, 7, 435-444.
* Joint first authors
Paxton, R. J., King, D.W., Garcia-Prieto, C., Connors, S. K., Hernandez, M., Gor, B. J., & Jones, L. A. (2013). Associations between body size and serum estradiol and sex hormone-binding globulin levels in premenopausal African American women. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 98(3), E485-490.
Kumar, N. B., Crocker, T., Smith, T., Connors, S. K., Pow-Sang, J. , Spiess, P. E., Egan, K., Quinn, G., Schell, M., Sebti, S., Kazi, A., Chuang, T., Salup, R., Helal, M., Zagaja, G., Trabulsi, E., McLarty, J., Fazili, T., Williams, C. R., Schreiber, F. & Anderson, K. (2012). Prostate cancer chemoprevention targeting high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) and atypical small acinar proliferation (ASAP): Model for trial design and outcome measures. Journal of Clinical Trials, 2(1), Pii:1000105.
Kumar, N. B., Crocker, T., Smith, T., Pow-Sang, J., Spiess, P. E., Connors, S. K., Chornokur, G., Dickinson, S. I., Williams, C. R., Salup, R., & Bai, W. (2012). Prostate cancer chemoprevention targeting high risk populations: Model for trial design and outcome measures. J Cancer Sci Ther, 2011(S3), Pii: 007.
Connors, S. K., Chornokur, G., & Kumar, N. B. 2012. New insights to the mechanisms of green tea catechins in the chemoprevention of prostate cancer. Nutrition and Cancer, 64(1), 4-22.
Awards and Honors:
Faculty Development Project for It takes all of Us to keep us well! Engaging in transdisciplinary and community-engaged research to reduce health disparities in our communities [Professional development Session]. 2019 Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Diversity in STEM Conference, Hawai'i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawai'i.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Minority & Minority Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award to attend the 11th AACR Special Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, in New Orleans, LA, November 2-5, 2018
Linton-Poodry Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Leadership Institute (LPSLI), American Association for the Advancement in Science (AAAS), Washington, D.C. July 19-25, 2015.
Shahnjayla K. Connors, PhD, MPH, CPH (Joint-PI) & Lorraine Reitzel, PhD, FAAHB (Joint PI)
A Patient-Centered Approach to Exploring Breast Reconstruction in African American Women
University of Houston- University of Houston-Downtown Synergy Grant. University of Houston & University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas. 2018-2020.
Shahnjayla K. Connors (Postdoctoral Research Fellow) & Nagi B. Kumar, PhD (PI)
Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Grant for Phase II Clinical Trial of Polyphenon E in Prostate Cancer (3R01CA122060). H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL 2012-2014.