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Publications

2014

Lydia Bazzano, M.D., Ph.D.


Pak KJ, Hu T, Fee C, Wang R, Smith M, Bazzano LA. Acute hypertension: a systematic review and appraisal of guidelines. Ochsner J. 2014;14(4):655-63.  

Hu T, Yao L, Gustat J, Chen W, Webber L, Bazzano L. Which measures of adiposity predict subsequent left ventricular geometry? Evidence from the Bogalusa Heart Study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2014 Nov 17. pii:S0939-4753(14)00325-1. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2014.11.001. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25534865.   

Hu T, Rianon NJ, Nettleton JA, Hyder JA, He J, Steffen LM, Jacobs DR Jr, Criqui MH, Bazzano LA. Protein intake and lumbar bone density: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Br J Nutr. 2014 Oct 28;112(8):1384-92.   

Bazzano LA, Hu T, Reynolds K, Yao L, Bunol C, Liu Y, Chen CS, Klag MJ, Whelton PK, He J. Effects of low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(5):309-18.   

Mills KT, Rubinstein A, Irazola V, Chen J, Beratarrechea A, Poggio R, Dolan J, Augustovski F, Shi L, Krousel-Wood M, Bazzano LA, He J. Comprehensive approach for hypertension control in low-income populations: rationale and study design for the hypertension control program in Argentina. Am J Med Sci. 2014;348(2):139-45.   

Abbas A, Medvedev S, Shores N, Bazzano L, Dehal A, Hutchings J, Balart L. Epidemiology of metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma, a nationwide perspective. Dig Dis Sci. 2014;59(11):2813-20.   

Hu T, Bazzano LA. The low-carbohydrate diet and cardiovascular risk factors: evidence from epidemiologic studies. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2014;24(4):337-43.   

Abbas AM, Khan N, Bazzano LA. Reply: To PMID 23891975. Gastroenterology. 2014 Apr;146(4):1131-3.   

He J, Zhang Y, Xu T, Zhao Q, Wang D, Chen CS, Tong W, Liu C, Xu T, Ju Z, Peng Y, Peng H, Li Q, Geng D, Zhang J, Li D, Zhang F, Guo L, Sun Y, Wang X, Cui Y, Li Y, Ma D, Yang G, Gao Y, Yuan X, Bazzano LA, Chen J; CATIS Investigators. Effects of immediate blood pressure reduction on death and major disability in patients with acute ischemic stroke: the CATIS randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2014;311(5):479-89.

Gerald Berenson, M.D.


Freedman DS, Foltz JL, Berenson GS. Differences Between the Fourth and Fifth Korotkoff Phases Among Children and Adolescents. Am J Hypertens. 2014 Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print].    

Lai CC, Sun D, Cen R, Wang J, Li S, Fernandez-Alonso C, Chen W*, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Impact of long-term burden of excessive adiposity and elevated blood pressure from childhood on adulthood left ventricular remodeling patterns: the Bogalusa Heart Study. J Am Coll Cardiol 2014;64(15):1580-1587. PMID:25301461 * corresponding author   

Yun M, Li S, Sun D, Ge S, Lai CC, Fernandez C, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS.  Tobacco smoking strengthens the association of elevated blood pressure with arterial stiffness: the Bogalusa Heart Study. J Hypertens. 2014 Nov 6. PMID: 25380147.  

Sun D, Li S, Zhang X, Fernandez C, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Uric Acid Is    Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Adults in a Community: The Bogalusa Heart Study. PLoS One. 2014;9(10):e89696. PMID: 25343690.  

Li S, Yun M, Fernandez C, Xu J, Srinivasan SR, Chen W, Berenson GS. Cigarette Smoking Exacerbates the Adverse Effects of Age and Metabolic Syndrome on Subclinical Atherosclerosis: The Bogalusa Heart Study. PLoS One. 2014;9(5):e96368. PMID:24789040   

Li S, Chen W, Yun M, Fernandez C, Krousel-Wood MA, Webber L, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Sex and Race (Black-White) Differences in the Relationship of Childhood Risk Factors to Adulthood Arterial Stiffness: The Bogalusa Heart Study. Am J Med Sci. 2014 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:24762753  

Scott-Van Zeeland AA, Bloss CS, Tewhey R, Bansal V, Torkamani A, Libiger O, Duvvuri V, Wineinger N, Galvez L, Darst BF, Smith EN, Carson A, Pham P, Phillips T, Villarasa N, Tisch R, Zhang G, Levy S, Murray S, Chen W, Srinivasan S, Berenson G, Brandt H, Crawford S, Crow S, Fichter MM, Halmi KA, Johnson C, Kaplan AS, La Via M, Mitchell JE, Strober M, Rotondo A, Treasure J, Woodside DB, Bulik CM, Keel P, Klump KL, Lilenfeld L, Plotnicov K, Topol EJ, Shih PB, Magistretti P, Bergen AW, Berrettini W, Kaye W, Schork NJ. Evidence for the role of EPHX2 gene variants in anorexia nervosa. Mol Psychiatry. 2014;19(6):724-32. PMID:23999524   

Pierre Buekens, M.D., Ph.D.


Ablah E, Biberman DA, Weist EM, Buekens P, Bentley ME, Burke D, Finnegan JR Jr, Flahault A, Frenk J, Gotsch AR, Klag MJ, Rodriguez Lopez MH, Nasca P, Shortell S, Spencer HC. Improving Global Health Education: Development of a Global Health Competency Model. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2014 Mar;90(3):560-5. (PMCID: PMC3945704)  

Buekens P. Editorial: Epidemiologic Reviews 2014--Special issue on the epidemiology of women's health. American Journal of Epidemiology 2014;179:133-4.   

Xie Y, Xiong X, Elkind-Hirsch KE, Pridjian G, Maney P, Delarosa RL, Buekens P. Pre-pregnancy obesity and periodontitis among pregnant women with and without gestational diabetes mellitus. Journal of Periodontology 2014;85:890-8.   

Hanf M, Friedman E, Basurko C, Roger A, Bruncher P, Dussart P, Flamand C,Carles G, Buekens P, Breart G, Carme B, Nacher M. Dengue epidemics and adverse obstetrical outcomes in French Guiana: a semi-ecological study. Tropical Medicine and International Health 2014;19:153-8.   

Belizán JM, Hofmeyr J, Buekens P, Salaria N (Editorial). Preterm birth, an unresolved issue. Reproductive Health. 2013;10(1):58. (PMCID: PMC3842828)  

Hotez PJ, Murray KO, Buekens P (Viewpoint). The Gulf Coast: a new American underbelly of tropical diseases and poverty. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2014;8(5):e2760. (PMCID:PMC4022458)

Saleem S, McClure EM, Goudar SS, Patel A, Esamai F, Garces A, Chomba E, Althabe F, Moore J, Kodkany B, Pasha O, Belizan J, Mayansyan A, Derman RJ, Hibberd PL, Liechty EA, Krebs NF, Hambidge KM, Buekens P, Carlo WA, Wright LL, Koso-Thomas M, Jobe AH, Goldenberg RL; Global Network Maternal Newborn Health Registry Study Investigators. A prospective study of maternal, fetal and neonatal deaths in low- and middle-income countries. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2014;92:605-12. (PMCID: PMC4147405)   

Gamboa-León R, Ramirez-Gonzalez C, Pacheco-Tucuch FS, O'Shea M, Rosecrans K, Pippitt J, Dumonteil E, Buekens P. Seroprevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi Among Mothers and Children in Rural Mayan Communities and Associated Reproductive Outcomes. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2014;91:348-53. (PMCID: PMC4125261)  

Sirois PA, Pridjian G, McRae S, Hinckley AF, Rasmussen SA, Kissinger P, Buekens P, Hayes EB, O'Leary DR, Swan KF, Xiong X, Wesson DM. Developmental outcomes in young children born to mothers with west nile illness during pregnancy. Birth Defects Research A Clinical Molecular Teratology 2014;100:792-6.   

Gebrekristos HT, Buekens P. Mother-to-Child Transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi.. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 2014;3(Suppl 1):S36-S40.  (PMCID: PMC4164180)  

Friedman EE, Dallah F, Harville EW, Myers L, Buekens P, Breart G, Carles G. Symptomatic Dengue infection during pregnancy and infant outcomes: a retrospective cohort study. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2014;8(10):e3226. (PMCID: PMC4191958)

Tong VT, Althabe F, Alemán A, Johnson CC, Dietz PM, Berrueta M, Morello P, Colomar M, Buekens P, Sosnoff CS; the Prenatal Tobacco Cessation Intervention Collaborative:, Farr SL, Mazzoni A, Ciganda A, Becú A, Bittar Gonzalez MG, Llambi L, Gibbons L, Smith RA, Belizán JM. Accuracy of self-reported smoking cessation during pregnancy. Acta Obstetrica Gynecologica Scandinavica. 2014 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print]  

Tong VT, Morello P, Alemán A, Johnson C, Dietz PM, Farr SL, Mazzoni A, Berrueta M, Colomar M, Ciganda A, Becú A, Bittar Gonzalez MG, Llambi L, Gibbons L, Smith RA, Buekens P, Belizán JM, Althabe F. Pregnant Women's Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Receipt of Screening and Brief Advice by Prenatal Care Providers in Argentina and Uruguay. Maternal and Child Health Journal 2014 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print]  

Althabe F, Belizán JM, McClure EM, Hemingway-Foday J, Berrueta M, Mazzoni A, Ciganda A, Goudar SS, Kodkany BS, Mahantshetti NS, Dhaded SM, Katageri GM, MetgudMC, Joshi AM, Bellad MB, Honnungar NV, Derman RJ, Saleem S, Pasha O, Ali S, Hasnain F, Goldenberg RL, Esamai F, Nyongesa P, Ayunga S, Liechty EA, Garces AL, Figueroa L, Hambidge KM, Krebs NF, Patel A, Bhandarkar A, Waikar M, Hibberd PL, Chomba E, Carlo WA, Mwiche A, Chiwila M, Manasyan A, Pineda S, Meleth S, Thorsten V, Stolka K, Wallace DD, Koso-Thomas M, Jobe AH, Buekens PM. A population-based, multifaceted strategy to implement antenatal corticosteroid treatment versus standard care for the reduction of neonatal mortality due to preterm birth in low-income and middle-income countries: the ACT cluster-randomised trial. Lancet 2014 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print]  

Xiong X, Dickey RP, Pridjian G, Buekens P. Maternal Age and Preterm Births in Singleton and Twin Pregnancies Conceived By In Vitro Fertilisation in the United States. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2014 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print]             

Althabe F, Belizán JM, Buekens P, McClure EM, Koso-Thomas M; NICHD's Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research ACT Trial Steering Committee. Antenatal corticosteroids to reduce preterm deaths in low-income settings. Lancet Global Health 2014;2(8):e444.   

Marete I, Tenge C, Pasha O, Goudar S, Chomba E, Patel A, Althabe F, Garces A, McClure EM, Saleem S, Esamai F, Kodkany BS, Belizan JM, Derman RJ, Hibberd PL, Krebs N, Buekens P, Goldenberg RL, Carlo WA, Wallace D, Moore J, Koso-Thomas M, Wright LL, Liechty EA. Perinatal outcomes of multiple-gestation pregnancies in Kenya, Zambia, Pakistan, India, Guatemala, and Argentina: A Global Network study. American Journal of Perinatology 2014 Feb;31(2):125-32. (PMCID: PMC4013719)

Carol Chen, M.S.


Bazzano LA, Hu T, Reynolds K, Yao L, Bunol C, Liu Y, Chen CS, Klag MJ, Whelton PK, He J. Effects of low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(5):309-18.   

He J, Zhang Y, Xu T, Zhao Q, Wang D, Chen CS, Tong W, Liu C, Xu T, Ju Z, Peng Y, Peng H, Li Q, Geng D, Zhang J, Li D, Zhang F, Guo L, Sun Y, Wang X, Cui Y, Li Y, Ma D, Yang G, Gao Y, Yuan X, Bazzano LA, Chen J; CATIS Investigators.  Effects of immediate blood pressure reduction on death and major disability in patients with acute ischemic stroke: the CATIS randomized clinical trial.  JAMA. 2014.   

Zhao Q, Gu D, Chen J, Li J, Cao J, Lu F, Guo D, Wang R, Shen J, Chen J, Chen CS, Mills KT, Schwander K, Rao DC, He J.  Blood pressure responses to dietary sodium and potassium interventions and the cold pressor test: the GenSalt replication study in rural North China.  Am J Hypertens. 2014.

Wei Chen, Ph.D.

Lai CC, Sun D, Cen R, Wang J, Li S, Fernandez-Alonso C, Chen W*, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Impact of long-term burden of excessive adiposity and elevated blood pressure from childhood on adulthood left ventricular remodeling patterns: the Bogalusa Heart Study. J Am Coll Cardiol 2014;64(15):1580-1587. PMID:25301461 * corresponding author   

Yun M, Li S, Sun D, Ge S, Lai CC, Fernandez C, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS.  Tobacco smoking strengthens the association of elevated blood pressure with arterial stiffness: the Bogalusa Heart Study. J Hypertens. 2014 Nov 6. PMID: 25380147

Salz I, DasMahapatra P, Fernandez C, Ratard R, Srinivasan SR, Xu JH, Chen W, Wright M, Berenson GS. Public health perspective on causes of death among relatively young adults in a biracial (Black-white) semi-rural Louisiana community and implications for prevention: the Bogalusa Heart Study. J La State Med Soc. 2013;165(4):194-200. PMID: 24133781  

Sun D, Li S, Zhang X, Fernandez C, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Uric Acid Is    Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Adults in a Community: The Bogalusa Heart Study. PLoS One. 2014;9(10):e89696. PMID: 25343690  

Li S, Yun M, Fernandez C, Xu J, Srinivasan SR, Chen W, Berenson GS. Cigarette Smoking Exacerbates the Adverse Effects of Age and Metabolic Syndrome on Subclinical Atherosclerosis: The Bogalusa Heart Study. PLoS One. 2014;9(5):e96368. PMID:24789040   

Li S, Chen W, Yun M, Fernandez C, Krousel-Wood MA, Webber L, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Sex and Race (Black-White) Differences in the Relationship of Childhood Risk Factors to Adulthood Arterial Stiffness: The Bogalusa Heart Study. Am J Med Sci. 2014 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:24762753   

Scott-Van Zeeland AA, Bloss CS, Tewhey R, Bansal V, Torkamani A, Libiger O, Duvvuri V, Wineinger N, Galvez L, Darst BF, Smith EN, Carson A, Pham P, Phillips T, Villarasa N, Tisch R, Zhang G, Levy S, Murray S, Chen W, Srinivasan S, Berenson G, Brandt H, Crawford S, Crow S, Fichter MM, Halmi KA, Johnson C, Kaplan AS, La Via M, Mitchell JE, Strober M, Rotondo A, Treasure J, Woodside DB, Bulik CM, Keel P, Klump KL, Lilenfeld L, Plotnicov K, Topol EJ, Shih PB, Magistretti P, Bergen AW, Berrettini W, Kaye W, Schork NJ. Evidence for the role of EPHX2 gene variants in anorexia nervosa. Mol Psychiatry. 2014;19(6):724-32. PMID:23999524   

Yoneyama S, Guo Y, Lanktree MB, Barnes MR, Elbers CC, Karczewski KJ, Padmanabhan S, Bauer F, Baumert J, Beitelshees A, Berenson GS, Boer JM, Burke G, Cade B, Chen W, Cooper-Dehoff RM, Gaunt TR, Gieger C, Gong Y, Gorski M, Heard-Costa N, Johnson T, Lamonte MJ, McDonough C, Monda KL, Onland-Moret NC, Nelson CP, O'Connell JR, Ordovas J, Peter I, Peters A, Shaffer J, Shen H, Smith E, Speilotes L, Thomas F, Thorand B, Monique Verschuren WM, Anand SS, Dominiczak A, Davidson KW, Hegele RA, Heid I, Hofker MH, Huggins GS, Illig T, Johnson JA, Kirkland S; the Look AHEAD Research Group, König W, Langaee TY, McCaffery J, Melander O, Mitchell BD, Munroe P, Murray SS, Papanicolaou G, Redline S, Reilly M, Samani NJ, Schork NJ, Van Der Schouw YT, Shimbo D, Shuldiner AR, Tobin MD, Wijmenga C, Yusuf S; the GIANT Consortium; the CARe IBC Consortium, Hakonarson H, Lange LA, Demerath EW, Fox CS, North KE, Reiner AP, Keating B, Taylor KC. Gene-centric meta-analyses for central adiposity traits in up to 57 412 individuals of European descent confirm known loci and reveal several novel associations. Hum Mol Genet. 2014;23(9):2498-510. PMID: 24345515   

Hu T, Yao L, Gustat J, Chen W, Webber L, Bazzano L. Which measures of adiposity    predict subsequent left ventricular geometry? Evidence from the Bogalusa Heart Study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2014;S0939-4753(14)00325-1. PMID:25534865

Zhu X, Feng T, Tayo BO, Liang J, Young JH, Franceschini N, Smith JA, Yanek LR, Sun YV, Edwards TL, Chen W, Nalls M, Fox E, Sale M, Bottinger E, Rotimi C; COGENT BP Consortium, Liu Y, McKnight B, Liu K, Arnett DK, Chakravati A, Cooper RS, Redline S. Meta-analysis of Correlated Traits via Summary Statistics from GWASs with an Application in Hypertension. Am J Hum Genet. 2015;96(1):21-36. PMID:25500260   

Giles TD, Weber MA, Basile J, Gradman AH, Bharucha DB, Chen W, Pattathil M;  NAC-MD-01 Study Investigators. Efficacy and safety of nebivolol and valsartan as fixed-dose combination in hypertension: a randomised, multicentre study. Lancet. 2014;383(9932):1889-98. PMID:24881993   

Gardner M, Bann D, Wiley L, Cooper R, Hardy R, Nitsch D, Martin-Ruiz C, Shiels P, Sayer AA, Barbieri M, Bekaert S, Bischoff C, Brooks-Wilson A, Chen W, Cooper C, Christensen K, De Meyer T, Deary I, Der G, Diez Roux A, Fitzpatrick A, Hajat A, Halaschek-Wiener J, Harris S, Hunt SC, Jagger C, Jeon HS, Kaplan R, Kimura M, Lansdorp P, Li C, Maeda T, Mangino M, Nawrot TS, Nilsson P, Nordfjall K, Paolisso G, Ren F, Riabowol K, Robertson T, Roos G, Staessen JA, Spector T, Tang N, Unryn B, van der Harst P, Woo J, Xing C, Yadegarfar ME, Park JY, Young N, Kuh D, von Zglinicki T, Ben-Shlomo Y; Halcyon study team. Gender and telomere length: systematic review and meta-analysis. Exp Gerontol. 2014;51:15-27. PMID:24365661   

Prescott Deininger, Ph.D.


White TB, McCoy AM, Streva VA, Fenrich J, Deininger PL  (2014) A droplet digital PCR detection method for rare L1 insertions in tumors.  Mob DNA (in press).    

Maria E. Morales, Travis B. White, Vincent A. Streva, Cecily B. DeFreece, Dale J. Hedges and Prescott L. Deininger (2015)   The contribution of Alu elements to mutagenic DNA double-strand break repair. PLOS Genetics (in press).    

Belancio VP, Blask DE, Deininger P, Hill SM, Jazwinski SM (2015) The aging clock and circadian control of metabolism and genome stability.  Front Genet. (in press)

Astrid Engel, Ph.D.


Roy-Engel, A.M. (2014).  Meeting report for Odd Pols 2014: the odds invite an even. Gene. Available on line Oct 31, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.gene.2014.10.053 (PMID: 25445280)  

Ade, C., and Roy-Engel, A.M. (2015).  SINE retrotransposition: Evaluation of Alu activity and recovery of de novo inserts  Methods Mol Biol. (in press).

Hirut Gebrekristos, Ph.D. 

Colon-Ramos U, Rodriguez-Ayuso IR, Gebrekristos HT, Roess A, Perez CM. The Hispanic paradox in the United States: A mortality comparison between archipelago and mainland Puerto Ricans. Under review.   

Gebrekristos HT and Howe CJ. Ratio of observed and expected joint effects (RJE). Epidemiology 2015; Jan; 26(1):e3-4. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000200   

Gebrekristos HT and Buekens PM. Mother-to-Child-Transmission of Tyrpanosoma Cruzi-Epidemiology, Pathiophysiology, Prevention, and Treatment. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 2014; 3, Suppl 1: S36–S40. DOI:10.1093/jpids/piu059 

Adamski A, Clark RA, Mena L, Henderson H, Levison J, Schmidt N, Gebrekristos HT, Martin DH, Kissinger P. The influence of ART on the treatment of Trichomonas vaginalis among HIV-infected women. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2014 Jun 9. pii: ciu401   

Gebrekristos HT. Health inequalities among sexual minority youth: A need for sexual orientation and gender expression sensitive school environment. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2012; 88: 236-237   

Berkenblit GV, Sosman JM, Bass M, Gebrekristos HT, Cofrancesco J, Sullivan LE, Cook RL, Edison M, Bashook PG, Korthuis PT. Factors affecting clinician educator encouragement of routine HIV testing among trainees. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2012; 27: 839-844

Jeanette Gustat, Ph.D.


Gustat J, O'Malley K, Hu T, Tabak RG, Goins KV, Valko C, Litt J, Eyler A. Support for physical activity policies and perceptions of work and neighborhood environments: Variance by BMI and activity status at the county and individual levels. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2014 Jan-Feb;28(3 Suppl):S33-43. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.130430-QUAN-216. 

Fastring DR, Clark R, Mena LA, Levison J, Schmidt NM, Gustat J, Rice J, Kissinger PJ. Co-occurrence of Trichomonas Vaginalis and Bacterial Vaginosis and vaginal shedding of HIV-1 RNA. Sexually Transmitted Diseases; 2014; 41 (3): 173-9.   

Gustat J, Healy I, Evenson KR, Bornstein DB, Eyler AA. Perspectives on the national physical activity play by Texas practitioners. Health Behavior & Policy Review. 2014; 1(3):209-217.   

Hu T, Yao L, Gustat J, Chen W, Webber L, Bazzano L. Which measures of adiposity predict subsequent left ventricular geometry? Evidence from the Bogalusa Heart Study. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. 2014 Nov 17; pii. S0939-4753(14)00325-1. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2014.11.001.   

Gustat J, Carton TW, Shahien AA, Rice JC. Body image satisfaction among African Americans. Under review. Health Education & Behavior. 2014.

Emily Harville, Ph.D.


EW Harville, AS Madkour, Y Xie.  Personality and birth outcomes among adolescents.  Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2015 Jan;71(1):148-59.   

EW Harville, M Juonala, O Raitakari, J Viikari.  Preconception metabolic indicators predict gestational diabetes and offspring birthweight. Gynecological Endocrinology,  2014 Nov;30(11):840-4.   

EW Harville, AS Madkour, Y Xie.  Parent-child Relationships, Parental Attitudes towards Sex, and Birth Outcomes among Adolescents. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2014 Oct;27(5):287-93.   

Madkour AS, Harville EW, Xie Y.  Neighborhood Disadvantage, Racial Concentration and the Birthweight of Infants Born to Adolescent Mothers.  Matern Child Health J, 2014 Apr;18(3):663-71. PMCID: PMC3840146   

EE Friedman, F Dallah, EW Harville, L Myers, P Buekens, G Breart, G Carles.  Symptomatic dengue infection during pregnancy and infant outcomes: A retrospective cohort study.  PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2014 Oct 9;8(10):e3226.   

Y Xie, AS Madkour, EW Harville. Academic performance, educational aspiration, and birth outcomes among adolescent mothers: a national longitudinal study.   BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 2014 Jan 15;14:3. PMCID:  PMC3897950   

G Giarratano, E Harville, J Savage, V Barcelona de Mendoza, T Zotkiewicz.  Healthy Start: Description of a Safety Net for Perinatal Support during Disaster Recovery.  Maternal and Child Health Journal, Epub ahead of print.   

A Solivan, X Xiong, EW Harville, P Buekens. Comparison of the Prenatal Psychosocial Profile and the Perceived Stress Scale in identifying women with high perceived stress.  Accepted to Maternal and Child Health Journal.   

O Oni, E Harville, X Xiong, P Buekens.  Relationship of stress coping styles to pregnancy complications among women exposed to Hurricane Katrina.  Accepted to Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological, and Neonatal Nursing.

Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D. 

He J, Zhang Y, Xu T, Zhao Q, Wang D, Chen CS, Tong W, Liu C, Xu T, Ju Z, Peng Y, Peng H, Li Q, Geng D, Zhang J, Li D, Zhang F, Guo L, Sun Y, Wang X, Cui Y, Li Y, a D, Yang G, Gao Y, Yuan X, Bazzano LA, Chen J; for the CATIS Investigators. Effects of immediate blood pressure reduction on death and major disability in patients with acute ischemic stroke: The CATIS randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2014; 311(5):479–89.  

Liu AY, Gu D, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Shimmin LC, Jaquish CE, Liu DP, He J, Kelly TN. Genome-wide linkage and regional association study of obesity-related phenotypes: The GenSalt study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014; 22(2):545–56.   

Scialla JJ, Xie H, Rahman M, Anderson AH, Isakova T, Ojo A, Zhang X, Nessel L, Hamano T, Grunwald JE, Raj DS, Yang W, He J, Lash JP, Go AS, Kusek JW, Feldman H, Wolf M; the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study Investigators. Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 and Cardiovascular Events in CKD. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014; 25(2):349–60.   

Yang W, Xie D, Anderson AH, Joffe MM, Greene T, Teal V, Hsu CY, Fink JC, He J, Lash JP, Ojo A, Rahman M, Nessel L, Kusek JW, Feldman HI; CRIC Study Investigators. Association of kidney disease outcomes with risk factors for CKD: Findings from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014; 63(2):236–43.   

Mehta NN, Matthews GJ, Krishnamoorthy P, Shah R, McLaughlin C, Patel P, Budoff M, Chen J, Wolman M, Go A, He J, Kanetsky PA, Master SR, Rader DJ, Raj D, Gadegbeku CA, Shah R, Schreiber M, Fischer MJ, Townsend RR, Kusek J, Feldman HI, Foulkes AS, Reilly MP; the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study Investigators. Higher plasma CXCL12 levels predict incident myocardial infarction and death in chronic kidney disease: findings from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort study. Eur Heart J. 2014; 35(31):2115–22.   

Zhao Q, Gu D, Chen J, Li J, Cao J, Lu F, Guo D, Wang R, Shen J, Chen J, Chen CS, Mills KT, Schwander K, Rao DC, He J. Blood pressure responses to dietary sodium and potassium interventions and the cold pressor test: the GenSalt Replication Study in rural north China. Am J Hypertens. 2014; 27(1):72–80.  

Whelton PK, He J. Health effects of sodium and potassium in humans. Curr Opin Lipidol. 2014; 25(1):75‒9.   

Wang M, Moran AE, Liu J, Coxson PG, Heidenreich PA, Gu D, He J, Goldman L, Zhao D. Cost-effectiveness of optimal use of acute myocardial infarction treatments and impact on coronary heart disease mortality in China. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014; 7(1):78‒85. 

Zhao Q, Xiao J, He J, Zhang X, Hong J, Kong X, Mills KT, Weng J, Jia W, Yang W. Cross-sectional and longitudinal replication analyses of genome-wide association loci of type 2 diabetes in Han Chinese. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 17;9(3):e91790.   

Montasser ME, Shimmin LC, Gu D, Chen J, Gu C, Kelly TN, Jaquish CE, Rice TK, Rao DC, Cao J, Chen J, Liu DP, Whelton PK, Hamm LL, He J, Hixson JE. Variation in genes that regulate blood pressure are associated with glomerular filtration rate in Chinese. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 21;9(3):e92468.   

Wing MR, Devaney JM, Joffe MM, Xie D, Feldman HI, Dominic EA, Guzman NJ, Ramezani A, Susztak K, Herman JG, Cope L, Harmon B, Kwabi-Addo B, Gordish-Dressman H, Go AS, He J, Lash JP, Kusek JW, Raj DS; Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. DNA methylation profile associated with rapid decline in kidney function: findings from the CRIC Study. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014; 29(4):864‒72.   

Li C, Yang X, He J, Hixson JE, Gu D, Rao DC, Shimmin LC, Huang J, Gu CC, Chen J, Li J, Kelly TN. A gene-based analysis of variants in the serum/glucocorticoid regulated kinase (SGK) genes with blood pressure responses to sodium intake: The GenSalt Study. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e98432.   

Zheng W, McLerran DF, Rolland BA, Fu Z, Boffetta P, He J, Gupta PC, Ramadas K, Tsugane S, Irie F, Tamakoshi A, Gao YT, Koh WP, Shu XO, Ozasa K, Nishino Y, Tsuji I, Tanaka H, Chen CJ, Yuan JM, Ahn YO, Yoo KY, Ahsan H, Pan WH, Qiao YL, Gu D, Pednekar MS, Sauvaget C, Sawada N, Sairenchi T, Yang G, Wang R, Xiang YB, Ohishi W, Kakizaki M, Watanabe T, Oze I, You SL, Sugawara Y, Butler LM, Kim DH, Park SK, Parvez F, Chuang SY, Fan JH, Shen CY, Chen Y, Grant EJ, Lee JE, Sinha R, Matsuo K, Thornquist M, Inoue M, Feng Z, Kang D, Potter JD. Burden of total and cause-specific mortality related to tobacco smoking among adults aged ≥ 45 years in Asia: a pooled analysis of 21 cohorts. PLoS Med. 2014;11(4):e1001631.   

Wen W, Zheng W, Okada Y, Takeuchi F, Tabara Y, Hwang JY, Dorajoo R, Li H, Tsai FJ, Yang X, He J, Wu Y, He M, Zhang Y, Liang J, Guo X, Sheu WH, Delahanty R, Guo X, Kubo M, Yamamoto K, Ohkubo T, Go MJ, Liu JJ, Gan W, Chen CC, Gao Y, Li S, Lee NR, Wu C, Zhou X, Song H, Yao J, Lee IT, Long J, Tsunoda T, Akiyama K, Takashima N, Cho YS, Ong RT, Lu L, Chen CH, Tan A, Rice TK, Adair LS, Gui L, Allison M, Lee WJ, Cai Q, Isomura M, Umemura S, Kim YJ, Seielstad M, Hixson J, Xiang YB, Isono M, Kim BJ, Sim X, Lu W, Nabika T, Lee J, Lim WY, Gao YT, Takayanagi R, Kang DH, Wong TY, Hsiung CA, Wu IC, Juang JM, Shi J, Choi BY, Aung T, Hu F, Kim MK, Lim WY, Wang TD, Shin MH, Lee J, Ji BT, Lee YH, Young TL, Shin DH, Chun BY, Cho MC, Han BG, Hwu CM, Assimes TL, Absher D, Yan X, Kim E, Kuo JZ, Kwon S, Taylor KD, Chen YD, Rotter JI, Qi L, Zhu D, Wu T, Mohlke KL, Gu D, Mo Z, Wu JY, Lin X, Miki T, Tai ES, Lee JY, Kato N, Shu XO, Tanaka T. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in East Asian-ancestry populations identifies four new loci for body mass index. Hum Mol Genet. 2014; 23(20):5492–504.   

Rahman M, Yang W, Akkina S, Alper A, Anderson AH, Appel LJ, He J, S Raj D, Schelling J, Strauss L, Teal V, Rader DJ; for the CRIC Study Investigators. Relation of Serum Lipids and Lipoproteins with Progression of CKD: The CRIC Study.  Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014; 9(7):1190–8.   

Li S, Xiao J, Ji L, Weng J, Jia W, Lu J, Zhou Z, Guo X, Liu J, Shan Z, Zhu D, Chen L, Zhao Z, Tian H, Ji Q, Ge J, Li Q, Lin L, Yang Z, He J, Yang W; on behalf of the China National Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders Study Investigators. BMI and waist circumference are associated with impaired glucose metabolism and type 2 diabetes in normal weight Chinese adults. J Diabetes Complications. 2014; 28(4):470–6.   

Yang X, He J, Gu D, Hixson JE, Huang J, Rao DC, Shimmin LC, Chen J, Rice TK, Li J, Schwander K, Kelly TN. Associations of epithelial sodium channel genes with blood pressure changes and hypertension incidence: The GenSalt Study. Am J Hypertens. 2014; 27(11):1370–6.   

Mills KT, Rubinstein A, Irazola V, Chen J, Beratarrechea A, Poggio R, Dolan J, Augustovski F, Shi L, Krousel-Wood M, Bazzano LA, He J. Comprehensive approach for hypertension control in low-income populations: rationale and study design for the hypertension control program in Argentina. Am J Med Sci. 2014;348(2):139–45.   

Yang X, Gu D, He J, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Lu F, Mu J, Jaquish CE, Chen J, Huang J, Shimmin LC, Rice TK, Chen J, Wu X, Liu D, Kelly TN. Genome-wide linkage and regional association study of blood pressure response to the cold pressor test in Han Chinese: the genetic epidemiology network of salt sensitivity study. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2014; 7(4):521–8.   

Kong X, Zhang X, Zhao Q, He J, Chen L, Zhao Z, Li Q, Ge J, Chen G, Guo X, Lu J, Weng J, Jia W, Ji L, Xiao J, Shan Z, Liu J, Tian H, Ji Q, Zhu D, Zhou Z, Shan G, Yang W. Obesity-related genomic loci are associated with type 2 diabetes in a Han Chinese population. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 5;9(8):e104486.   

Bazzano LA, Hu T, Reynolds K, Yao L, Bunol C, Liu Y, Chen CS, Klag MJ, Whelton PK, He J. Effects of low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2014; 161(5):309–18.   

Hwang JY, Sim X, Wu Y, Liang J, Tabara Y, Hu C, Hara K, Tam CH, Cai Q, Zhao Q, Jee S, Takeuchi F, Go MJ, Ong RT, Ohkubo T, Kim YJ, Zhang R, Yamauchi T, So WY, Long J, Gu D, Lee NR, Kim S, Katsuya T, Oh JH, Liu J, Umemura S, Kim YJ, Jiang F, Maeda S, Chan JC, Lu W, Hixson JE, Adair LS, Jung KJ, Nabika T, Bae JB, Lee MH, Seielstad M, Young TL, Teo YY, Kita Y, Takashima N, Osawa H, Lee SH, Shin MH, Shin DH, Choi BY, Shi J, Gao YT, Xiang YB, Zheng W, Kato N, Yoon M, He J, Shu XO, Ma RC, Kadowaki T, Jia W, Miki T, Qi L, Tai ES, Mohlke KL, Han BG, Cho YS, Kim BJ. Genome-wide association meta-analysis identifies novel variants associated with fasting plasma glucose in East Asians. Diabetes. 2015; 64(1):291–8.   

Hu T, Rianon NJ, Nettleton JA, Hyder JA, He J, Steffen LM, Jacobs DR Jr, Criqui MH, Bazzano LA. Protein intake and lumbar bone density: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Br J Nutr. 2014; 112(8):1384–92.   

Lu X, Wang L, Lin X, Huang J, Charles Gu C, He M, Shen H, He J, Zhu J, Li H, Hixson JE, Wu T, Dai J, Lu L, Shen C, Chen S, He L, Mo Z, Hao Y, Mo X, Yang X, Li J, Cao J, Chen J, Fan Z, Li Y, Zhao L, Li H, Lu F, Yao C, Yu L, Xu L, Mu J, Wu X, Deng Y, Hu D, Zhang W, Ji X, Guo D, Guo Z, Zhou Z, Yang Z, Wang R, Yang J, Zhou X, Yan W, Sun N, Gao P, Gu D. Genome-wide association study in Chinese identifies novel loci for blood pressure and hypertension. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Sep 23. pii: ddu478. [Epub ahead of print]   

Krousel-Wood M, Holt E, Joyce C, Ruiz R, Dornelles A, Webber LS, Morisky DE, Frohlich ED, Re RN, He J, Whelton PK, Muntner P. Differences in cardiovascular disease risk when antihypertensive medication adherence is assessed by pharmacy fill versus self-report: the Cohort Study of Medication Adherence among Older Adults (CoSMO). J Hypertens. 2015;33(2):412–20.   

Bansal N, Hyre Anderson A, Yang W, Christenson RH, deFilippi CR, Deo R, Dries DL, Go AS, He J, Kusek JW, Lash JP, Raj D, Rosas S, Wolf M, Zhang X, Shlipak MG, Feldman HI. High-Sensitivity Troponin T and N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) and Risk of Incident Heart Failure in Patients with CKD: The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Oct 2. pii: ASN.2014010108. [Epub ahead of print].   

Zhu X, Wang F, Zhao Y, Yang P, Chen J, Sun H, Liu L, Li W, Pan L, Guo Y, Kou Z, Zhang Y, Zhou C, He J, Zhang X, Li J, Han W, Li J, Liu G, Gao S, Yang Z. A gain-of-function mutation in Tnni2 impeded bone development through increasing Hif3a expression in DA2B mice. PLoS Genet. 2014 Oct 23;10(10):e1004589.   

Liu KD, Yang W, Go AS, Anderson AH, Feldman HI, Fischer MJ, He J, Kallem RR, Kusek JW, Master SR, Miller ER 3rd, Rosas SE, Steigerwalt S, Tao K, Weir MR, Hsu CY; CRIC Study Investigators. Urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin and risk of cardiovascular disease and death in CKD: Results from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Oct 10. pii: S0272-6386(14)01163-9. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.07.025. [Epub ahead of print]   

Rahman M, Xie D, Feldman HI, Go AS, He J, Kusek JW, Lash J, Miller Iii ER, Ojo A, Pan Q, Seliger SL, Steigerwalt S, Townsend RR. Association between chronic kidney disease progression and cardiovascular disease: Results from the CRIC Study. Am J Nephrol. 2014;40(5):399–407.   

Liu F, He J, Gu D, Rao DC, Huang J, Hixson JE, Jaquish CE, Chen J, Li C, Yang X, Li J, Rice TK, Shimmin LC, Kelly TN. Associations of endothelial system genes with blood pressure changes and hypertension incidence: The GenSalt Study. Am J Hypertens. 2014 Nov 25. pii: hpu223. [Epub ahead of print]  

Zhao J, Zhu Y, Hyun N, Zeng D, Uppal K, Tran VT, Yu T, Jones D, He J, Lee ET, Howard BV. Novel metabolic markers for the risk of diabetes development in American Indians. Diabetes Care. 2014 Dec 2. pii: DC_142033. [Epub ahead of print]  


Aaron Hoffman, Ph.D.


Fu A, Hoffman AE, Liu R, Jacobs DI, Zheng T, Zhu Y. Targetome profiling and functional genetics implicate miR-618 in lymphomagenesis. Epigenetics. 2014;9(5).   

Dauchy RT, Wren MA, Dauchy EM, Hoffman AE, Hanifin JP, Warfield B, Jalonski MR, Brainard GC, Hill SM, Mao L, Dobek GL, Dupepe LM, Blask DE. The Influence of Red Light Exposure at Night on Circadian Metabolism and Physiology in Sprague–Dawley Rats. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (In Press)

Tanika Kelly, Ph.D.


Liu AY†, Gu D, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Shimmen LC, Jaquish CE, Liu D, He J, Kelly TN. Genome-wide Linkage and Regional Association Study of Obesity-related Phenotypes:  The GenSalt study. Obesity 2014; 22:545-556.   

Montasser ME, Shimmin LC, Gu D, Chen J, Gu C, Kelly TN, Jaquish CE, Rice TK, Rao DC, Cao J, Chen J, Liu D, Whelton PK, Hamm LL, He J, Hixson JE. Variation of genes that regulate blood pressure associated with glomerular filtration rate in Chinese. PLOS One 2014; 9:e92468.   

Li C†, Yang X†, He J, Hixson JE, Gu D, Rao DC, Shimmin LC, Huang J, Gu CC, Chen J, Li J, Kelly TN. A gene-based analysis of variants in the serum/glucocorticoid regulated kinase (SGK) genes with blood pressure responses to sodium intake: The GenSalt study. PLOS One 2014; 9:e98432.   

Yang X†, He J, Gu D, Hixson JE, Huang J, Rao DC, Shimmin LC, Chen J, Rice TK, Li J, Schwander K, Kelly TN. Associations of epithelial sodium channel genes with blood pressure changes and hypertension incidence: The GenSalt study. Am J Hypertens 2014; 27:1370-1376. PMCID: PMC4263940.   

Yang X†, Gu D, He J, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Lu F, Mu J, Jaquish CE, Chen J, Huang J, Shimmin LC, Rice TK, Chen J, Wu X, Liu D, Kelly TN. Genome-wide linkage and regional association study of blood pressure response to the cold pressor test in Han Chinese: the GenSalt study. Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2014; 7: 521-528. PMCID: PMC4264620.   

Liu F†, Yang X, Mo X, Huang J, Chen J, Kelly TN, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Gu CC, Shimmin LC, Chen J, Rice TK, Li J, Schwander K, He J, Liu DP, Gu D. Associations of epithelial sodium channel genes with blood pressure: The GenSalt Study. J Hum Hypertens [In press].   

Liu F†, He J, Gu D, Rao DC, Huang J, Hixson JE, Jaquish CE, Chen J, Li C, Yang X, Li J, Rice TK, Shimmin LC, Kelly TN. Associations of endothelial system genes with blood pressure changes and hypertension incidence: the GenSalt Study. Am J Hypertens [In press].   

Liu F†, Kong X, Cao J, Chen S, Li C, Kelly TN. The effect of mobile phone intervention on weight loss among overweight and obese adults: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Epidemiol [Accepted].    (*Contributed evenly; †indicates students or fellows advised by Dr. Kelly)

Patricia Kissinger, Ph.D.


Althoff MD; Grayson CT; Witt L; Holden J; Reid D; Kissinger P. A Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Risky Sexual Behavior and Decrease Sexually Transmitted Infections in Latinas Living in the United States. Health Educ Behav. 2014 Jul 1. pii.   

The Influence of ART on the Treatment of Trichomonas vaginalis Among HIV-Infected Women. Adamski A; Clark RA; Mena L; Henderson H; Levison J; Schmidt N; Gebrekristos HT; Martin DH; Kissinger P, Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2014 Jun 9. Date of Electronic Publication: 2014 Jun 9   

Fastring DR; Amedee A; Gatski M; Clark RA; Mena LA; Levison J; Schmidt N; Rice J; Gustat J; Kissinger P. Co-occurrence of Trichomonas vaginalis and bacterial vaginosis and vaginal shedding of HIV-1 RNA. Sexually Transmitted Diseases [Sex Transm Dis], ISSN: 1537-4521, 2014 Mar; Vol. 41 (3), pp. 173-9; Publisher: J B Lippincott; PMID: 24521723, Database: MEDLINE   

Reilly, Kathleen; Wang, Junjie; Zhu, Zhibin; Li, Shuanghe; Yang, Tinghua; Ding, Guowei; Qian, Han-Zhu; Kissinger, Patricia; Wang, Ning. Inconsistent Condom Use and History of Trauma Among Vietnamese Female Sex Workers in a Chinese Border Region. Sexuality & Culture. Mar2014, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p119-131.   

Pridjian, Gabriella; Sirois, Patricia; McRae, Robert; Hinckley, Alison; Rasmussen, Sonja; Kissinger, Patricia; Buekens, Pierre; Hayes, Edward; O'Leary, Dan; Kuhn, Stephanie; Swan, Ken; Xiong, Xu; Wesson, Dawn. A prospective study of pregnancy and newborn outcomes in mothers with West Nile virus (WNV) illness during pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, January 2014, Vol. 210 Issue: Number 1 pS197-S197, 1p   

Sirois PA, Pridjian G, McRae S, Hinckley AF, Rasmussen SA, Kissinger P, Buekens P, Hayes EB, O'Leary DR, Swan KF, Xiong X, Wesson DM Developmental outcomes in young children born to mothers with West Nile illness during pregnancy. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2014 Oct;100(10):792-6. 

Adamski A, Clark RA, Mena L, Henderson H, Levison J, Schmidt N, Gebrekristos HT, Martin DH, Kissinger P.The influence of ART on the treatment of Trichomonas vaginalis among HIV-infected women. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 15;59(6):883-7. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu401. Epub 2014 Jun 9.   

Kissinger P, Expedited Partner Therapy for Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Are We There Yet? Letter. Sex Transm Dis. 2014 Nov;41(11):695-7

Marie "Tonette" Krousel-Wood, M.D., M.S.P.H.


Ahia CL*, Holt EW^, Krousel-Wood M. Source of Most Help with Diabetes Care is Associated with Glycosylated Hemoglobin Level.  Am J Med Sci. 347(3):245-7, 2014    (ePub ahead of print December 2013).   

Holt EW^, Rung A, Leon K*, Krousel-Wood MA. Medication adherence in older adults:  A qualitative study. Educational Gerontology 40:198-21, 2014. [Published online: 02 Oct 2013 DOI:10.1080/03601277.2013.802186.] (PMCID:  PMC4157658)   

Shi Q*, Zhao Y*, Fonseca V, Krousel-Wood M, Shi L. Racial Disparity of Eye Examinations among the US Working-age Population with Diabetes:  2002-2009 Diabetes Care 37(5):1321-8, 2014]. [Published online February 26, 2014, doi:10.2337/dc13-1038]   

Li, S, Chen W, Yun M, Fernandez C, Krousel-Wood M, Webber L, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Sex and Race (Black-White) Differences in the Relationship of Childhood Risk Factors to Adulthood Arterial Stiffness: The Bogalusa Heart Study.  Am J Med Sci, 348(2):101-7, 2014. (PMCID: PMC4108517).   

Tan L, Zhu H, Wu K, He H, Li J, Chen X, Zhang J, Shen H, Tian Q, Krousel-Wood M, Papasian CJ, Bouchard C, Pérusse L, Deng HW. Replication of 6 obesity genes in a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies from diverse ancestries.  PLoS One 30;9(5), 2014  

McCoy AB, Thomas EJ, Krousel-Wood M, Sittig D. Clinical Decision Support Alert Appropriateness:  A Review and Proposal for Improvement.  Ochsner J. 14(2):195-202, 2014 (PMCID: PMC4052586).   

Mills KT*, Rubinstein A, Irazola V, Chen J, Beratarrechea A, Poggio R, Dolan J, Augustovski F, Shi L, Krousel-Wood M, Bazzano LA, He J. Comprehensive Approach for Hypertension Control in Low-income Populations: Rationale and Study Design for the Hypertension Control Program in Argentina (HCPIA) Am J Med Sci, 348(2):139-45, 2014. (PMCID: PMC4108545).   

Krousel-Wood M, Kegan R, Whelton PK, Lahey L.  Immunity to Change:  Are hidden motives underlying nonadherence to chronic medications? Am J Med Sci, 348(2):121-8 2014.   

Yaffe K, Kurella-Tamura M, Ackerson L, Anderson A, Duckworth M, Go A, Krousel-Wood M, Kusek JW, Lash JP, Ojo A, Robinson N, Sehgal AR, Sondheimer JH, Steigerwalt S, Townsend R. Higher levels of Cystatin-C are associated with worse cognitive function in older adults with chronic kidney disease:  The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Cognitive (CRIC COG) Study, J Am Geriatr Soc. 62:1623-9, 2014. (PMCID:PMC4201363).

Shengxu Li, Ph.D.


Sun D, Lv J, Chen W, Li S, Guo Y, Bian Z, Yu C, Zhou H, Tan Y, Chen J, Chen Z, Li L. Spicy food consumption is associated with adiposity measures among half a million Chinese people: the China Kadoorie Biobank study. BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1293 

Yun M, Li S, Ge S, Fernandez C, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Berenson G. Tobacco smoking strengthens the association between elevated blood pressure and arterial stiffness: The Bogalusa Heart Study. J Hypertens 2014 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print] 

Sun D, Li S, Zhang X, Fernandez C, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Uric acid is associated with metabolic syndrome in children and adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study. PLoS One 2014;9:e89696 

Rahmioglu N, Macgregor S, Drong AW, Hedman AK, Harris HR, Randall JC, Prokopenko I; The International EndoGene Consortium (IEC); The GIANT Consortium, Nyholt DR, Morris AP, Montgomery GW, Missmer SA, Lindgren CM, Zondervan KT. Genome-wide Enrichment Analysis between Endometriosis and Obesity-related Traits Reveals Novel Susceptibility Loci. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Oct 8. pii: ddu516. [Epub ahead of print] 

Lai CC, Sun D, Cen R, Wang J, Li S, Fernandez C, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Berenson G. Impact of long-term burden of excessive adiposity and elevated blood pessure from childhood on adult left ventricular remodeling patterns: The Bogalusa Heart Study. Am Coll Cardiol 2014;64:1580-1587 

Wen W*, Zheng W*, Okada K*, Takeuchi F*, Tabara F*, Hwang JY*, Dorajoo R*, Li H*, Tsai FJ*, Yang X*, He J*, Wu Y*, He M*, Zhang Y*, Liang J*, Guo X*, Sheu WHH*, Delahanty R, Kubo M, Yamamoto K, Ohkubo T, Go MJ, Liu JJ, Gan W, Chen CC, Gao Y, Li S, Lee NR, Wu C, Zhou X, Song H, Yao J, Lee IT, Long J, Tsunoda T, Akiyama K, Takashima N, Cho YS, Ong RTH, Lu L, Chen CH, Tan A, Rice TK, Adair LS, Gui L, Allison M, Lee WJ, Cai Q, Isomura M, Umemura S, Kim YJ, Seielstad M, Hixson J, Xiang YB, Isono M, Kim BJ, Sim XL, Lu W, Nabika T, Lee Y, Ng DPK, Gao YT, Takayanagi R, Kang DH, Wong TY, Hsiung CA, Wu IC, Juang JMJ, Shi J, Choi BY, Aung T, Hu FB, Kim MK, Lim WY, Wang TD, Shin MH, Lee J, Ji BT, Lee YH, Young TL, Shin DH, Chun BY, Cho MC, Han BG, Hwu CM, Assimes TL, Absher D, Yan X, Kim E, Kuo J, Kwon S, Taylor KD, Chen EDI, Rotter J, Qi L, Zhu D, Wu T, Mohlke KL, Gu D, Mo Z, Wu JY, Lin X, Miki T, Tai ES, Lee JY, Kato N, Shu XO, Tanaka T. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in Asian-ancestry populations identifies six new loci for body mass index. Hum Mol Genet 2014;23:5492-504 (*: equal contribution) 

Li S, Yun M, Fernandez CA, Xu J, Srinivasan SR, Chen W, Berenson GS. Cigarette smoking exacerbates the adverse effects of age and metabolic syndrome on subclinical atherosclerosis: The Bogalusa Heart Study. PLoS One 2014;9:e96368.  

Li S, Xiao J, Ji L, Weng J, Jia W, Lu J, Zhou Z, Guo X, Liu J, Shan Z, Zhu D, Chen L, Zhao Z, Tian H, Ji Q, Ge J, Li Q, Lin L, Yang Z, He J, Yang W, on behalf of  the China National Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders Study Investigators. BMI and waist circumference are associated with impaired glucose metabolism and type 2 diabetes in normal weight Chinese adults. J Diabetes Complications 2014;28:470-6.

Winkler TW, Day FR, Croteau-Chonka DC, Wood AR, Locke AE, Mägi R, Ferreira T, Fall T, Graff M, Justice AE, Luan J, Gustafsson S, Randall JC, Vedantam S, Workalemahu T, Kilpeläinen TO, Scherag A, Esko T, Kutalik Z, Heid IM, Loos RJ; Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium. Quality control and conduct of genome-wide association meta-analyses. Nat Protoc 2014;9:1192-212.  

Li S, Yun M, Fernandez CA, Chen W, Krousel-Wood MA, Webber L, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Sex and race (black-white) differences in the relationship of childhood risk factors to adulthood arterial stiffness: the Bogalusa Heart Study. Am J Med Sci 2014;348:101-7.  

Zhu Y, Yang J, Li S, Cole SA, Haack K, Umans JG, Franceschini N, Howard BV, Lee ET, Zhao J. Genetic Variants in nicotinic acetylcholine receptor genes jointly contribute to kidney function in American Indians: The Strong Heart Family Study. J Hypertens 2014;32:1042-8 

He J, Zhang Y, Xu T, Zhao Q, Wang D, Chen CS, Tong W, Liu C, Xu T, Ju Z, Peng Y, Peng H, Li Q, Geng D, Zhang J, Li D, Zhang F, Guo L, Sun Y, Wang X, Cui Y, Li Y, Ma D, Yang G, Gao Y, Yuan X, Bazzano LA, Chen J; CATIS Investigators. Effects of immediate blood pressure reduction on death and major disability in patients with acute ischemic stroke: the CATIS randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2014;311:479-89.  

Zhang M, Tong W, Chen J, Zhang Y, Li S (corresponding author). Metabolically healthy obesity and its associates in Mongolian Chinese adults. Metab Syndr Relat Disord 2014;12:185-90.

Felicia Rabito, Ph.D.

Rabito FA, Werthmann DW, Kocak M, Tylavsky FA, Palmer CD, Parsons PJ.  Low level prenatal lead exposure over the course of pregnancy and the relation to birth outcomes. Reproductive Toxicology. 2014;50:138–144. 

Arroyave WD, Rabito FA, Carlson JC, Freidman E, Stinebaugh, S. Impermeable dust mite covers in the primary and tertiary prevention of allergic disease: a meta-analysis. Annals of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. 2014 Mar;112(3):237-48.  

Sathanur Srinivasan, Ph.D.

Lai CC, Sun D, Cen R, Wang J, Li S, Fernandez-Alonso C, Chen W*, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Impact of long-term burden of excessive adiposity and elevated blood pressure from childhood on adulthood left ventricular remodeling patterns: the Bogalusa Heart Study. J Am Coll Cardiol 2014;64(15):1580-1587. PMID:25301461 * corresponding author  

Yun M, Li S, Sun D, Ge S, Lai CC, Fernandez C, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS.  Tobacco smoking strengthens the association of elevated blood pressure with arterial stiffness: the Bogalusa Heart Study. J Hypertens. 2014 Nov 6. PMID: 25380147

Sun D, Li S, Zhang X, Fernandez C, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Uric Acid Is    Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Adults in a Community: The Bogalusa Heart Study. PLoS One. 2014;9(10):e89696. PMID: 25343690   

Li S, Yun M, Fernandez C, Xu J, Srinivasan SR, Chen W, Berenson GS. Cigarette Smoking Exacerbates the Adverse Effects of Age and Metabolic Syndrome on Subclinical Atherosclerosis: The Bogalusa Heart Study. PLoS One. 2014;9(5):e96368. PMID:24789040   

Li S, Chen W, Yun M, Fernandez C, Krousel-Wood MA, Webber L, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Sex and Race (Black-White) Differences in the Relationship of Childhood Risk Factors to Adulthood Arterial Stiffness: The Bogalusa Heart Study. Am J Med Sci. 2014 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:24762753   

Scott-Van Zeeland AA, Bloss CS, Tewhey R, Bansal V, Torkamani A, Libiger O, Duvvuri V, Wineinger N, Galvez L, Darst BF, Smith EN, Carson A, Pham P, Phillips T, Villarasa N, Tisch R, Zhang G, Levy S, Murray S, Chen W, Srinivasan S, Berenson G, Brandt H, Crawford S, Crow S, Fichter MM, Halmi KA, Johnson C, Kaplan AS, La Via M, Mitchell JE, Strober M, Rotondo A, Treasure J, Woodside DB, Bulik CM, Keel P, Klump KL, Lilenfeld L, Plotnicov K, Topol EJ, Shih PB, Magistretti P, Bergen AW, Berrettini W, Kaye W, Schork NJ. Evidence for the role of EPHX2 gene variants in anorexia nervosa. Mol Psychiatry. 2014;19(6):724-32. PMID:23999524   

Hu T, Yao L, Gustat J, Chen W, Webber L, Bazzano L. Which measures of adiposity    predict subsequent left ventricular geometry? Evidence from the Bogalusa Heart Study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2014;S0939-4753(14)00325-1. PMID:25534865  


Paul Kieran Whelton, M.D. 


Whelton PK. Sodium, Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease: A Compelling Scientific Case for Improving the Health of the Public. Circulation. 2014;129:1085-1087.

Whelton PK, He J. Health effects of sodium and potassium in humans. Current Opinion in Lipidology. 2014;25:75-79. 

Barzilay JI, Davis BR, Whelton PK. The glycemic effects of antihypertensive medications. Current Hypertension Reports. 2014;16:410 (6 pages). 

Cobb LK, Anderson CAM, Elliott P, Hu FB, Liu K, Neaton JD, Whelton PK, Woodward M, Appel LJ. Methodological issues in cohort studies that relate sodium intake and cardiovascular disease outcomes. A science advisory from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2014;129:1173-1186. 

Whelton PK. Sodium, Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease: A Compelling Scientific Case for Improving the Health of the Public. Circulation. 2014;129:1085-1087. 

Cook NR, Appel LJ, Whelton PK. Lower Levels of Sodium Intake and Reduced Cardiovascular Risk. Circulation. 2014;129:981-989. 

Montasser ME. Shimmin LC. Gu D. Chen J. Gu C. Kelly TN. Jaquish CE. Rice TK. Rao DC. Cao J. Chen J. Liu DP. Whelton PK. Hamm LL. He J. Hixson JE. Variation in Genes that Regulate Blood Pressure Are Associated with Glomerular Filtration Rate in Chinese. PLoS ONE. 2014;  9:e92468 (7 pages). 

Muntner P, Levitan EB, Lynch AI, Simpson LM, Whittle J, Davis BR, Kostis J, Whelton PK, Oparil S. Effect of chlorthalidone, amlodipine and lisinopril on visit-to-visit variability of blood pressure: Results from the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 2014;16:323-330. 

Ambrosius WT, Sink KM, Foy CG, Berlowitz DR, Cheung AK, Cushman WC, Fine LJ, Goff DC, Johnson KC, Killeen AA, Lewis CE, Oparil S, Reboussin DM, Rocco MV, Williamson JD, Wright JT, Whelton PK; The SPRINT Study Research Group. The design and rationale of a multicenter clinical trial comparing two strategies for control of systolic blood pressure: The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Clinical Trials. 2014; 11:532-546. 

Whelton PK. Sodium, Potassium, Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease in Humans. Current Hypertension Reports. 2014:16: 465 (8 pages). 

Piller LB,  Simpson LM, Baraniuk S, Habib GB, Rahman M, Basile JN, Dart RA, Einhorn PT, Ellsworth AJ, Fendley H, Probstfield JL, Whelton PK, Davis BR for the ALLHAT Collaborative Research Group. Characteristics and Long-Term Follow-Up of Participants with Peripheral Arterial Disease During ALLHAT Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2014; DOI:10.1007/s11606-014-2947-1 (print version in press). 

Whelton PK, Appel LJ. Sodium and Cardiovascular Disease: What the Data Show. American Journal of Hypertension. 2014;27:1143-1145. 

Krousel-Wood M, Kegan R, Whelton PK, Lahey LL. Immunity-to-Change: Are Hidden Motives Underlying Patient Nonadherence to Chronic Disease Medications? The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 2014;348:121-128. 

Muntner P, Davis BR, Cushman WC, Bangalore S, Calhoun DA, Pressel SL, Black HR, Kostis J, Probstfield J, Whelton PK, Rahman M, for the ALLHAT Collaborative Research Group. Treatment-resistant hypertension and the incidence of cardiovascular disease and end-stage renal disease: Results from the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT). Hypertension 2014; 64:1012-1021. 

Bazzano LA, Hu T, Reynolds K, Yao L, Bunol C, Liu Y, Chen CS, Klag MJ, Whelton PK, He J. Effects of Low Carbohydrate and Low Fat Diets: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2014;161:309-318. 

Gee ME, Campbell N, Sarrafzadegan N, Jafar T, Khalsa T K, Mangat B, Poulter N, Prabhakaran D, Sonkodi S, Whelton PK, Woodward M, Zhang  X-H. Standards for the uniform reporting of hypertension in adults using population survey data: Recommendations from the World Hypertension League Expert Committee. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 2014; 16:773-781. 

Cook NR. Appel LJ. Whelton PK. Response to letter regarding article, "lower levels of sodium intake and reduced cardiovascular risk". [letter]. Circulation. 130:e269, 2014. 

Whelton PK and Appel LJ. Response to "The Data Show a U-Shaped Association of Sodium Intake With Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality". American Journal of Hypertension. 2014. doi:10.1093/ajh/hpu252. 

 

Xu Xiong, M.D., Ph.D.

 

Xiong X, Dickey RP, Pridjian G, Buekens P. Maternal age and preterm births in singleton and twin pregnancies conceived by in vitro fertilisation in the United States. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2015 Jan;29(1):22-30. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12166. Epub 2014 Dec 5. PMID: 25483622 [PubMed - in process]   

Olurinde OA, Harville E, Xiong X, Buekens P. Relationship of stress coping styles to pregnancy complications among women exposed to Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing. 2014 (Accepted).   

Sirois PA, Pridjian G, McRae S, Hinckley AF, Rasmussen SA, Kissinger P, Buekens P, Hayes EB, O'Leary DR, Swan KF, Xiong X, Wesson DM. Developmental outcomes in young children born to mothers with West Nile illness during pregnancy. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2014 Oct;100(10):792-6. doi: 10.1002/bdra.23297. Epub 2014 Sep 5. PMID: 25196266 [PubMed - in process]   

Howard E, Xiong X, Carlier Y, Sosa-Estani S, Buekens P. Frequency of the congenital transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJOG. 2014 Jan;121(1):22-33. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12396. Epub 2013 Aug 7. Review

Gee RE, Dickey RP, Xiong X, Clark LS, Pridjian G. Impact of monozygotic twinning on multiple births resulting from in vitro fertilization in the United States, 2006-2010. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 May;210(5):468.e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2013.12.034. Epub 2013 Dec 25.   

Xie Y, Xiong X, Elkind-Hirsch KE, Pridjian G, Maney P, Delarosa RL, Buekens P. Pre-Pregnancy Obesity and Periodontitis Among Pregnant Women With and Without Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. J Periodontol. 2014 Jul;85(7):890-8. doi: 10.1902/jop.2013.130502. Epub 2013 Dec 19.         

  

Jinying Zhao, M.D., Ph.D.


Zhao J,* Zhu Y,ǂ Hyun N, Zeng D, Uppal K, Tran VT, Yu T, Dean J, He J, Lee ET, Howard BV. Novel metabolic markers for the risk of diabetes development in American Indians. Diabetes Care 2014 Dec 2. pii: DC_142033. [Epub ahead of print]   

Zhao J,* Zhu Y,ǂ Lin J, Matsuguchi T, Blackburn E, Zhang Y,ǂ Cole SA, Best LG, Lee ET, Howard BV. Short leukocyte telomere length predicts risk of diabetes in American Indians: The Strong Heart Family Study. Diabetes 2014; 63(1):354-62 

Zhao J, Zhu Y, ǂ Boerwinkle E, Xiong M. Pathway analysis with next-generation sequencing data. Eur J Hum Genet 2014 Jul 2. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2014.121. [Epub ahead of print]   

Zhu Y,ǂ Yang J,ǂ Yeh F, Cole SA, Haack K,  Lee ET, Howard BV, Zhao J.* Joint association of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor variants with abdominal obesity in American Indians: The Strong Heart Family Study. PloS One 2014; 9(7): e102220. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102220   

Chen S, ǂ Lin J, Matsuguchi T, Blackburn E, Yeh F, Best LG, Devereux RB, Lee ET, Howard BV, Roman MJ, Zhao J.*  Short leukocyte telomere length predicts incidence and progression of carotid atherosclerosis in American Indians: the Strong Heart Family Study. Aging (Albany NY) 2014; 6(5):414-27   

Chen S, ǂ Yeh F, Lin J, Matsuguchi T, Blackburn E, Lee ET, Howard BV, Zhao J.* Short leukocyte telomere length is associated with obesity in American Indians: the Strong Heart Family study. Aging (Albany NY). 2014; 6(5):380-9.   

Zhao J, * Zhu Y, Uppal K, Tran VT, Yu T, Lin J, Matsuguchi T, Blackburn E, Jones D, Lee ET, Howard BV. Metabolic profiles of biological aging in American Indians: the strong heart family study. Aging (Albany NY) 2014; 6(3):176-86.   

Zhu Y,ǂ Yang J,ǂ Li S,ǂ Cole SA, Haack K, Umans JG, Franceschini N, Howard BV, Lee ET, Zhao J.* Genetic Variants in nicotinic acetylcholine receptor genes jointly contribute to kidney function in American Indians: The Strong Heart Family Study. J Hypertens 2014; 32(5):1042-8.   

Zhao J,* Roman MJ, Devereux RB, Yeh F, Zhang Y, Haack K, Best LG, Cole SA, Lee ET, Howard BV. Leukotriene haplotype × diet interaction on carotid artery hypertrophy and atherosclerosis in American Indians: The Strong Heart Family Study. Atherosclerosis 2014; 233:165-171  

Qi Zhao, M.D., Ph.D.


Zhao Q, Gu D, Chen JC, Li J, Cao J, Lu F, Guo D, Wang R, Shen J, Chen J, Chen CS, Mills KT, Schwander K, Rao DC, He J. Blood pressure responses to dietary sodium and potassium interventions and the cold pressor test: the GenSalt replication study in rural north China. Am J Hypertens. 2014;27(1):72-80.   

He J, Zhang Y, Xu T, Zhao Q, … et al. Effects of blood pressure reduction on death and major disability in patients with acute ischemic stroke: the CATIS randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2014;311(5):479-489.   

Zhao Q, Kong X, Hong J, Zhang X, He J, Yang W. Cross-sectional and longitudinal replication analyses of genome-wide association loci of type 2 diabetes in Han Chinese populations. PLoS One. 2014;9(3):e91790.   

Kong X, Zhang X, Zhao Q, …, et al. Obesity-related genomic loci are associated with type 2 diabetes in a Han Chinese population. PLoS One. 2014;9(8):e104486.   

Hwang JY, …, Zhao Q, …, et al. Genome-wide association meta-analysis identifies novel variants associated with fasting plasma glucose in East Asians. Diabetes. 2014 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print]

 

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