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

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
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Sticht Center on Aging
Center for Diabetes Research
Family & Community Medicine
Translational Science Institute

Research Interests

aging, anthropology/ethnography, epidemiology, fitness/physical, minority health issues, obesity, prevention

Contact Information

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


Recent Publications

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, 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.

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. 2015;():.

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. 2015;():.

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. 2015;():.

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;():.

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.

Grzywacz JG, Crain AL, Martinson BC, Quandt SA. Job design and ethnic differences in working women's physical activity. Am J Health Behav. 2014;38(1):63-73.

Sandberg JC, Suerken CK, Quandt SA, Altizer KP, Bell RA, Lang W, Nguyen HT, Grzywacz JG, Arcury TA. Self-reported sleep difficulties and self-care strategies among rural older adults. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2014;19(1):36-42.

Raymer JH, Studabaker WB, Gardner M, Talton J, Quandt SA, Chen H, Michael LC, McCombs M, Arcury TA. Pesticide exposures to migrant farmworkers in eastern NC: detection of metabolites in farmworker urine associated with housing violations and camp characteristics. Am J Ind Med. 2014;57(3):323-337.

Arcury TA, Lu C, Chen H, Quandt SA. Pesticides present in migrant farmworker housing in North Carolina. Am J Ind Med. 2014;57(3):312-322.

Cartwright MS, Walker FO, Newman JC, Schulz MR, Arcury TA, Grzywacz JG, Mora DC, Chen H, Eaton B, Quandt SA. One-year incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome in Latino poultry processing workers and other Latino manual workers. Am J Ind Med. 2014;57(3):362-369.

Sandberg JC, Talton JW, Quandt SA, Chen H, Weir M, Doumani WR, Chatterjee AB, Arcury TA. Association between housing quality and individual health characteristics on sleep quality among Latino farmworkers. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014;16(2):265-272.

Arcury TA, Cartwright MS, Chen H, Rosenbaum DA, Walker FO, Mora DC, Quandt SA. Musculoskeletal and neurological injuries associated with work organization among immigrant Latino women manual workers in North Carolina. Am J Ind Med. 2014;57(4):468-475.

Quandt SA, Ip EH, Kirk JK, Saldana S, Chen SH, Nguyen H, Bell RA, Arcury TA. Assessment of a short diabetes knowledge instrument for older and minority adults. Diabetes Educ. 2014;40(1):68-76.

Quandt SA, Newman JC, Pichardo-Geisinger R, Mora DC, Chen H, Feldman SR, Arcury TA. Self-reported skin symptoms and skin-related quality of life among Latino immigrant poultry processing and other manual workers. Am J Ind Med. 2014;57(5):605-614.

Grzywacz JG, Arcury TA, Nguyen HT, Saldana S, IP EH, Kirk JK, Bell RA, Quandt SA. Patterns and stability over time of older adults' diabetes-related beliefs. Health Behav and Policy Rev. 2014;1(2):111-121.

Arcury TA, Summers P, Carrillo L, Grzywacz JG, Quandt SA, Mills TH III. Occupational safety beliefs among Latino residential roofing workers. Am J Ind Med. 2014;57(6):718-725.

Altizer KP, Nguyen HT, Neiberg RH, Quandt SA, Grzywacz JG, Lang W, Bell RA, Arcury TA. Relationship between nonprescribed therapy use for illness prevention and health promotion and health-related quality of life. J Appl Gerontol. 2014;33(4):456-473.

Grzywacz JG, Suerken CK, Zapata Roblyer MI, Trejo G, Arcury TA, Ip EH, Lang W, Quandt SA. Physical activity of preschool-aged Latino children in farmworker families. Am J Health Behav. 2014;38(5):717-725.

Pichardo-Geisinger R, Mora DC, Newman JC, Arcury TA, Feldman SR, Quandt SA. Comorbidity of tinea pedis and onychomycosis and evaluation of risk factors in Latino immigrant poultry processing and other manual laborers. South Med J. 2014;107(6):374-379.

Altizer KP, Grzywacz JG, Quandt SA, Bell R, Arcury TA. A qualitative analysis of how elders seek and disseminate health information. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2014;35(4):337-353.

Arcury TA, Grzywacz JG, Chen H, Mora DC, Quandt SA. Work organization and health among immigrant women: Latina manual workers in North Carolina. Am J Public Health. 2014;104(12):2445-2452.

Arcury TA, Nguyen HT, Summers P, Talton JW, Holbrook LC, [sic] [Holbrook LG], Walker FO, Chen H, Howard TD, Galvan L, Quandt SA. Lifetime and current pesticide exposure among Latino farmworkers in comparison to other Latino immigrants. Am J Ind Med. 2014;57(7):776-787.

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. 2014;():.

Mora DC, Grzywacz JG, Anderson AM, Chen H, Arcury TA, Marin AJ, Quandt SA. Social isolation among Latino workers in rural North Carolina: exposure and health implications. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014;16(5):822-830.

Cartwright MS, Walker FO, Newman JC, Arcury TA, Mora DC, Haiying C, Quandt SA. Muscle intrusion as a potential cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. Muscle Nerve. 2014;50(4):517-522.

Gustafson CJ, Feldman SR, Quandt SA, Isom S, Chen H, Spears CR, Arcury TA. The association of skin conditions with housing conditions among North Carolina Latino migrant farm workers. Int J Dermatol. 2014;53(9):1091-1097.

Kearney GD, Chatterjee AB, Talton J, Chen H, Quandt SA, Summers P, Arcury TA. The association of respiratory symptoms and indoor housing conditions among migrant farmworkers in eastern North Carolina. J Agromedicine. 2014;19(4):395-405.

Arcury TA, Rodriguez G, Kearney GD, Arcury JT, Quandt SA. Safety and injury characteristics of youth farmworkers in North Carolina: a pilot study. J Agromedicine. 2014;19(4):354-363.

Rosenbaum DA, Mora DC, Arcury TA, Chen H, Quandt SA. Employer differences in upper-body musculoskeletal disorders and pain among immigrant Latino poultry processing workers. J Agromedicine. 2014;19(4):384-394.

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. 2014;():.

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. 2014;():.

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