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Author(s): S.E.Spratt, K.Pereira, B.B.Granger, B.C.Batch, M.Phelan, M.Pencina, M.L.Miranda, E.Boulware, J.E.Lucas, C.L.Nelson, B.Neely, B.A.Goldstein, P.Barth, R.L.Richesson, I.L.Riley, L.Corsino, E.R.M.Hinz, S.Rusincovitch, J.Green, A.B.Barton, et al.

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Objective: We assessed the sensitivity and specificity of 8 electronic health record (EHR)-based phenotypes for diabetes mellitus against gold-standard American Diabetes Association (ADA) diagnostic criteria via chart review by clinical experts. Materials and Methods: We...

Author(s): Mercedes A. Bravo, Rebecca Anthopolos, Michelle L. Bell, Marie Lynn Miranda
Abstract: Background - Researchers and policymakers are increasingly focused on combined exposures to social and environmental stressors, especially given how often these stressors tend to co-locate. Such exposures are equally relevant in urban and rural areas and may accrue disproportionately to...
Author(s): Joshua R. Ehrlich, Rebecca Anthopolos, Joshua Tootoo, Chris A. Andrews, Marie Lynn Miranda, Paul P. Lee, David C. Musch, Joshua D. Stein
Abstract: Purpose - To determine how strabismus diagnosis varies within a given community and across communities among children with Medicaid health insurance. Design Retrospective cohort analysis. Participants
Children aged ≤10 years enrolled in Medicaid in Michigan or North Carolina during 2009.
Author(s): Pamela J. Maxson, Sharon E. Edwards, Ellis M. Valentiner, Marie Lynn Miranda
Abstract - Objectives Domains of psychosocial health have been separately connected to pregnancy outcomes. This study explores the relationship between five domains of psychosocial health and their joint association with prenatal health and pregnancy outcomes.
Author(s): Cavin K. Ward-Caviness, Lucas M. Neas, Colette Blach, Carol S. Haynes, Karen LaRocque-Abramson, Elizabeth Grass, Elaine Dowdy, Robert B. Devlin, David Diaz-Sanchez, Wayne E. Cascio, Marie Lynn Miranda, Simon G. Gregory, Svati H. Shah, William E. Kraus, El
Abstract - There is a growing literature indicating that genetic variants modify many of the associations between environmental exposures and clinical outcomes, potentially by increasing susceptibility to these exposures. However, genome-scale investigations of these interactions have been rarely...
Author(s): Dohyeong Kim, Zachary Brown, Richard Anderson, Clifford Mutero, Marie Lynn Miranda, Jonathan Wiener, Randall Kramer
Abstract - Decision analysis tools and mathematical modeling are increasingly emphasized in malaria control programs worldwide to improve resource allocation and address ongoing challenges with sustainability. However, such tools require substantial scientific evidence, which is costly to acquire.
Author(s): Craig M. Butt, Marie Lynn Miranda, Heather M. Stapleton
Abstract - Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) flame retardants (FRs) were phased-out in the mid-2000s (penta- and octaBDE) and 2013 (decaBDE); however, their hydroxylated metabolites (OH-BDEs) are still commonly detected in human serum. Today, novel FRs such as Firemaster® 550, a mixture that...
Author(s): Sharon Edwards, Pamela Maxson, Nicole Sandberg, Marie Lynn Miranda
Abstract - Children born with low birth weight, preterm, or with fetal growth restriction may suffer from significant short and long term morbidity and mortality, making adverse pregnancy outcomes a major public health concern with significant health, social, and economic consequences for families...
Author(s): Christopher Leonetti, Craig M. Butt, Kate Hoffman, Marie Lynn Miranda, Heather M. Stapleton
Abstract - Legacy environmental contaminants such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are widely detected in human tissues. However, few studies have measured PBDEs in placental tissues, and there are no reported measurements of 2,4,6-tribromophenol (2,4,6-TBP) in placental tissues.
Author(s): Brendan Darsie, MPH; Jennifer Rico, MA; Madhurima Gadgil, MPH; Joshua Tootoo, MCP
Background - Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in California among both men and women and the third most common cause of cancer-related death (1). CRC mortality in California has declined over the past 25 years, due in part to increased screening rates (2). Early detection of...
Author(s): Marie Lynn Miranda, Rebecca Anthopolos, Amy Wolkin, Heather M. Stapleton
Abstract: Background - Previous research has linked polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) exposure to poor birth outcomes and altered thyroid hormone levels.
Author(s): Christopher Paul, Randall Kramer, Adriane Lesser, Clifford Mutero, Marie Lynn Miranda and Katherine Dickinson
Abstract: Background - The complexity of malaria and public health policy responses presents social, financial, cultural, and institutional barriers to policymaking at multiple stages in the policy process. These barriers reduce the effectiveness of health policy in achieving national goals.
Author(s): Saideep Gona, Alison P. Sanders, Marie Lynn Miranda, Rebecca C. Fry
ABSTRACT - A precise biological mechanism by which cadmium acts as a developmental toxicant is unknown but is suggested to include an epigenetic basis. In prior work, we analyzed CpG island methylation levels within gene promoters (n = 16,421) in leukocytes collected from mothers and their infants...
Author(s): C.K. Ward-Caviness, W.E. Kraus, C. Blach, C. Haynes, E. Dowdy, M.L. Miranda, R.B. Devlin, D. Diaz-Sanchez, W.E. Cascio, S. Mukherjee, C. Stallings, L.A. Smith, S.G. Gregory, S.H. Shah, E.R. Hauser, and L.M. Neas.
Abstract - Background: The relationship between traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and risk factors for cardiovascular disease needs to be better understood in order to address the adverse impact of air pollution on human health.
Objective: We examined associations between roadway proximity and...
Author(s): Z.J. Eapen, L.A. McCoy, G.C. Fonarow, C.W. Yancy, M.L. Miranda, E.D. Peterson, R.M. Califf, and A.F. Hernandez
Abstract - Background: An individual’s socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with health outcomes and mortality, yet it is unknown whether accounting for SES can improve risk-adjustment models for 30-day outcomes among Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) beneficiaries hospitalized...
Author(s): S.E. Spratt, B. Batch, L. Davis, A. Dunham, M. Easterling, M. Feinglos, B. Granger, G. Harris, M. Lyn, P. Maxson, B. Shah, B. Strauss, T. Thomas, R. Califf and M.L. Miranda
Abstract: Objective - The Durham Diabetes Coalition (DDC) was established in response to escalating rates of disability and death related to type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly among racial/ethnic minorities and persons of low socioeconomic status in Durham County, North Carolina. We describe a...
Author(s): Jill E. Johnston, Ellis Valentiner, Pamela Maxson, Marie Lynn Miranda, and Rebecca C. Fry
Abstract - Cadmium (Cd) is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant, a known carcinogen, and understudied as a developmental toxicant. In the present study, we examined the relationships between Cd levels during pregnancy and infant birth outcomes in a prospective pregnancy cohort in Durham, North...
Author(s): E.L. Fosbøl, B. Strauss, D.R. Swanson, B. Myers, M.E. Dupre, B.F. McNally, M.L. Anderson, A. Bagai, L. Monk, J.L. Garvey, M. Bitner, J.G. Jollis, C.B. Granger.
Abstract - Objective: A 10-fold regional variation in survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has been reported in the United States, which partly relates to variability in bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) rates. In order for resources to be focused on areas of greatest...
Author(s): Clifford M Mutero, Randall A Kramer, Christopher Paul, Adriane Lesser, Marie Lynn Miranda, Leonard EG Mboera, Rebecca Kiptui, Narcis Kabatereine and Birkinesh Ameneshewa
Abstract - Background: Policy decisions for malaria control are often difficult to make as decision-makers have to carefully consider an array of options and respond to the needs of a large number of stakeholders. This study assessed the factors and specific objectives that influence malaria...
Author(s): S.E. Edwards, B. Strauss, and M.L. Miranda.
Abstract - Using geographic information systems to link administrative databases with demographic, social, and environmental data allows researchers to use spatial approaches to explore relationships between exposures and health. Traditionally, spatial analysis in public health has focused on the...

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