Hallgren's research focuses on the intersections of health, gender, work and space/place. Overarching themes in Hallgren's writings include how illness intersects with work, social class, gender, and race, and how health outcomes and health-related work and financial outcomes vary by degree of urbanization. Hallgren serves as a Chapter Fellow for the Scholars Strategy Network.
ExamineS whether current lung cancer screening guidelines may disproportionately exclude African American smokers who are at higher overall risk for lung cancer.
Notes the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Revitalization Act of 1993 requires NIH-funded clinical trials to include women and minorities as participants and assess outcomes by sex and race or ethnicity. Investigates current levels of compliance with these guidelines for inclusion, analysis, and reporting in NIH-funded randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and compare the results with those from 2009 and 2004.
Notes the Marshallese population suffers from disproportionate rates of type 2 diabetes. Identifies the underlying beliefs and perceptions that affect diabetes self-management behavior in the US Marshallese population living in Arkansas.
Presents an overview of health policies limiting health care access for Marshallese persons living in the United States. Discusses the historical and current relationship between the United States and the Marshallese people living in both the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the United States. Offers policy recommendations to improve health care access and reduce health inequalities for Marshallese persons living in the United States.
Investigates the beliefs and perceptions related to type 2 diabetes that influence diabetes self-management behaviors for Marshallese in the United States. Uses the health belief model as a theoretical framework. Seeks to better understand the underlying beliefs that motivate or impede diabetes self-management behaviors.