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Utility of Socioeconomic Status in Predicting 30-Day Outcomes After Heart Failure Hospitalization

This paper linked clinical data on hospitalized HF patients in the Get With The Guidelines®-HF™ database (01/2005–12/2011) with CMS claims and county-level SES data from the 2012 Area Health Resources Files.

Associating Road Proximity with Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

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.

Forthcoming Publication Accepted by EPIDEMIOLOGY

While racial residential segregation has been associated with preterm birth, few studies have examined mediating pathways, in part because with binary outcomes, indirect effects estimated from multiplicative models generally lack causal interpretation. We develop a method to estimate additive scale natural direct and indirect effects from logistic regression. We then evaluate whether segregation operates through poor quality built environment to affect preterm birth.

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