Sara A. Quandt, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Sara A. Quandt, Ph.D.


Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-6015 | Department: 336-716-2011


Education & Training

  • B.A., Lawrence University, 1973
  • M.A., Michigan State University, 1980
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1981


  • Am Anthropological Assn
  • Soc Anthropology Food/Nutri
  • Am Diabetes Assn
  • Am Soc for Nutrition
  • Gerontological Society Of Amer
  • Int'l Assn For Dental Research
Sara A. Quandt, Ph.D.

Sara A. Quandt, Ph.D.

Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Translational Science Institute
Family & Community Medicine

Research Interests

aging, anthropology/ethnography, epidemiology, fitness/physical, growth & development, maternal & child health, minority health issues, obesity, prevention

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-6015 | Department: 336-716-2011


Recent Publications

Arcury TA, Chen H, Mora DC, Walker FO, Cartwright MS, Quandt SA. The effects of work organization on the health of immigrant manual workers: a longitudinal analysis. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2016;71(2):66-73.

Mora DC, Miles CM, Chen H, Quandt SA, Summers P, Arcury TA. Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among immigrant Latino farmworkers and non-farmworkers in North Carolina. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2016;71(3):136-143.

Ip EH, Chen SH, Quandt SA. Analysis of multiple partially ordered responses to belief items with don't know option. Psychometrika. 2016;81(2):483-505.

Pulgar CA, Trejo G, Suerken C, Ip EH, Arcury TA, Quandt SA. Economic hardship and depression among women in Latino farmworker families. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;18(3):497-504.

Kraemer Diaz AE, Weir MM, Isom S, Quandt SA, Chen H, Arcury TA. Aggression among male migrant farmworkers living in camps in Eastern North Carolina. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;18(3):542-551.

Sandberg JC, Nguyen HT, Quandt SA, Chen H, Summers P, Walker FO, Arcury TA. Sleep quality among Latino farmworkers in North Carolina: examination of the job control-demand-support model. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;18(3):532-541.

Grzywacz JG, Arcury TA, Trejo G, Quandt SA. Latino mothers in farmworker families' beliefs about preschool children's physical activity and play. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;18(1):234-242.

Arcury TA, Laurienti PJ, Talton JW, Chen H, Howard TD, Summers P, Quandt SA. Urinary cotinine levels among Latino tobacco farmworkers in North Carolina compared to Latinos not employed in agriculture. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016;18(6):1517-1525.

Quandt SA, Trejo G, Suerken CK, Pulgar CA, Ip EH, Arcury TA. Diet quality among preschool-age children of Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;18(3):505-512.

Sandberg JC, Spears Johnson CR, Nguyen HT, Talton JW, Quandt SA, Chen H, Summers P, Arcury TA. Mobile and traditional modes of communication among male Latino farmworkers: implications for health communication and dissemination. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;18(3):522-531.

Cartwright MS, Yeboah S, Walker FO, Rosenbaum DA, Newman JC, Arcury TA, Mora DC, Quandt SA. Examining the association between musculoskeletal injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome in manual laborers. Muscle Nerve. 2016;51(1):31-35.

Rodriguez G, Trejo G, Schiemann E, Quandt SA, Daniel SS, Sandberg JC, Arcury TA. Latina workers in North Carolina: work organization, domestic responsibilities, health, and family life. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;18(3):687-696.

Miller DP Jr, Latulipe C, Melius KA, Quandt SA, Arcury TA. Primary care providers' views of patient portals: interview study of perceived benefits and consequences. J Med Internet Res. 2016;18(1):e8.

Ip EH, Saldana S, Trejo G, Marshall SA, Suerken CK, Lang W, Arcury TA, Quandt SA. Physical activity states of preschool-aged Latino children in farmworker families: predictive factors and relationship with BMI percentile. J Phys Act Health. 2016;():.

Arcury TA, Talton JW, Summers P, Chen H, Laurienti PJ, Quandt SA. Alcohol consumption and risk for dependence among male Latino migrant farmworkers compared to Latino nonfarmworkers in North Carolina. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016;40(2):377-384.

Arcury TA, Trejo G, Suerken CK, Ip EH, Quandt SA. Stability of household and housing characteristics among farmworker families in North Carolina: implications for health. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016;():.

Sunwook K, Nussbaum MA, Quandt SA, Laurienti PJ, Arcury TA. Effects of lifetime occupational pesticide exposure on postural control among farmworkers and non-farmworkers. J Occup Environ Med. 2016;58(2):133-139.

Quandt SA, Walker FO, Talton JW, Summers P, Chen H, McLeod DK, Arcury TA. Olfactory function in Latino farmworkers: subclinical neurological effects of pesticide exposure in a vulnerable population. J Occup Environ Med. 2016;58(3):248-253.

Arcury TA, Sandberg JC, Mora DC, Talton JW, Quandt SA. North Carolina Latino farmworkers' use of traditional healers: a pilot study. J Agromedicine. 2016;21(3):253-258.

Zapata Roblyer MI, Grzywacz JG, Suerken CK, Trejo G, Ip EH, Arcury TA, Quandt SA. Interpersonal and social correlates of depressive symptoms among Latinas in farmworker families living in North Carolina. Women Health. 2016;56(2):177-193.

Mora DC, Arcury TA, Quandt SA. Good job, bad job: occupational perceptions among Latino poultry workers. Am J Ind Med. 2016;():.

Laurienti PJ, Burdette JH, Talton J, Pope CN, Summers P, Walker FO, Quandt SA, Lyday RG, Chen H, Howard TD, Arcury TA. Brain anatomy in Latino farmworkers exposed to pesticides and nicotine. J Occup Environ Med. 2016;58(5):436-443.

Bell RA, Arcury TA, Grzywacz JG, Ip EH, Kirk JK, Nguyen H, Saldana S, Quandt SA. Demographic, health and diabetes self-management correlates of medical skepticism among rural older adults. J Sci Med. 2016;2(1):51-56.

Arcury TA, Mora DC, Quandt SA. 'you earn money by suffering pain:' beliefs about carpal tunnel syndrome among Latino poultry processing workers. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015;17(3):791-801.

Fish CA, Brown JR, Quandt SA. African American and Latino low income families' food shopping behaviors: promoting fruit and vegetable consumption and use of alternative healthy food options. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015;17(2):498-505.

Ip EH, Saldana S, Chen SH, Kirk JK, Bell RA, Nguyen H, Grzywacz JG, Arcury TA, Quandt SA. Unreliable item or inconsistent person? A study of variation in health beliefs and belief-anchors to biomedical models. J Health Psychol. 2015;20(8):1049-1059.

Sandberg JC, Grzywacz JG, Suerken CK, Altizer KP, Quandt SA, Nguyen HT, Bell RA, Lang W, Arcury TA. Older adults' use of care strategies in response to general and upper respiratory symptoms. J Appl Gerontol. 2015;34(3):NP41-61.

Arcury TA, Nguyen HT, Sandberg JC, Neiberg RH, Altizer KP, Bell RA, Grzywacz JG, Lang W, Quandt SA. Use of complementary therapies for health promotion among older adults. J Appl Gerontol. 2015;34(5):552-572.

Mirabelli MC, Chatterjee AB, Mora DC, Arcury TA, Blocker JN, Chen H, Grzywacz JG, Marin AJ, Schulz MR, Quandt SA. Airway obstruction among Latino poultry processing workers in North Carolina. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2015;70(1):63-66.

Arcury TA, Trejo G, Suerken CK, Grzywacz JG, Ip EH, Quandt SA. Housing and neighborhood characteristics and Latino farmworker family well-being. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015;17(5):1458-1467.

Arcury TA, Summers P, Rushing J, Grzywacz JG, Mora DC, Quandt SA, Lang W, Mills TH III. Work safety climate, personal protection use, and injuries among Latino residential roofers. Am J Ind Med. 2015;58(1):69-76.

Kirk JK, Arcury TA, Ip E, Bell RA, Saldana S, Nguyen HT, Quandt SA. Diabetes symptoms and self-management behaviors in rural older adults. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2015;107(1):54-60.

Arcury TA, Kearney GD, Rodriguez G, Arcury JT, Quandt SA. Work safety culture of youth farmworkers in North Carolina: a pilot study. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(2):344-350.

Keim-Malpass J, Spears Johnson CR, Quandt SA, Arcury TA. Perceptions of housing conditions among migrant farmworkers and their families: implications for health, safety and social policy. Rural Remote Health. 2015;15(1):3076.

Arcury TA, Summers P, Talton JW, Nguyen HT, Chen H, Quandt SA. Job characteristics and work safety climate among North Carolina farmworkers with H-2A visas. J Agromedicine. 2015;20(1):64-76.

Arcury TA, Trejo G, Suerken CK, Grzywacz JG, Ip EH, Quandt SA. Work and health among Latina mothers in farmworker families. J Occup Environ Med. 2015;57(3):292-299.

Nguyen HT, Quandt SA, Summers P, Morgan TM, Chen H, Walker FO, Howard TD, Galvan L, Arcury TA. Learning ability as a function of practice: does it apply to farmworkers?. J Occup Environ Med. 2015;57(6):676-681.

Chen H, Quandt SA, Barr DB, Arcury TA. Assessing assay variability of pesticide metabolites in the presence of heavy left-censoring. J Agric Biol Environ Stat. 2015;20(1):65-82.

Kearney GD, Rodriguez G, Quandt SA, Arcury JT, Arcury TA. Work safety climate, safety behaviors, and occupational injuries of youth farmworkers in North Carolina. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(7):1336-1343.

Latulipe C, Gatto A, Nguyen HT, Miller DP, Quandt SA, Bertoni AG, Smith A, Arcury TA. Design considerations for patient portal adoption by low-income, older adults. In: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI); 2015 Crossings Apr 18-23; Seoul Korea. 2015;():3859-3868.

Quandt SA, Sandberg JC, Grzywacz JG, Altizer KP, Arcury TA. Home remedy use among African American and white older adults. J Natl Med Assoc. 2015;107(2):121-129.

Quandt SA, Pope CN, Chen H, Summers P, Arcury TA. Longitudinal assessment of blood cholinesterase activities over 2 consecutive years among Latino nonfarmworkers and pesticide-exposed farmworkers in North Carolina. J Occup Environ Med. 2015;57(8):851-857.

Effoe VS, Suerken CK, Quandt SA, Bell RA, Arcury TA. The association of complementary therapy use with prescription medication adherence among older community-dwelling adults. J Appl Gerontol. 2015;():.

Quandt SA, Brooke C, Fagan K, Howe A, Thornburg TK, McCurdy SA. Farmworker housing in the United States and its impact on health. New Solut. 2015;25(3):263-286.

Stub T, Musial F, Quandt SA, Arcury TA, Salamonsen A, Kristoffersen A, Berntsen G. Mapping the risk perception and communication gap between different professions of healthcare providers in cancer care: a cross-sectional protocol. BMJ Open. 2015;5(9):e008236.

Ip EH, Saldana S, Arcury TA, Grzywacz JG, Trejo G, Quandt SA. Profiles of food security for US farmworker households and factors related to dynamic of change. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(10):e42-e47.

Quandt SA. Beyond nutrients and RDAs - food offers physical and emotional sustenance [newsletter]. Aging Today. 2015;():.

Tribble AG, Summers P, Chen H, Quandt SA, Arcury TA. Musculoskeletal pain, depression, and stress among Latino manual laborers in North Carolina. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2015;():.

Nguyen HT, Kritchevsky SB, Foxworth JL, Quandt SA, Summers P, Walker FO, Arcury TA. A pilot study of gait function in farmworkers in Eastern North Carolina. J Agromedicine. 2015;20(4):427-433.

Summers P, Quandt SA, Talton JW, Galvan L, Arcury TA. Hidden farmworker labor camps in North Carolina: an indicator of structural vulnerability. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(12):2570-2575.

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