Koko Aung, MD, MPH, CPH, FACP

  • Khalil B, Aung K, Mansi IA. Reporting potential conflicts of interest among authors of professional medical societies' guidelines. South Med J. 2012 Aug;105(8):411-5.
  • Aung K. Risk of cardiovascular serious adverse events associated with varenicline use for tobacco cessation: systematic review and meta-analysis. [Letter; Rapid Response]. BMJ. 2012 May 16.
  • Aung K. ACP Journal Club. Review: Vitamin D supplementation improves some balance measures but not muscle strength in older adults. Ann Intern Med. 2012 May 15;156(10):JC5-8.
  • Aung K, Htay T. Thiazide diuretics and the risk of hip fracture.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Oct 5;(10):CD005185.
  • Badgett R, Dong F, Aung K. Arrow plots show results of meta-analyses of surrogate and clinical outcomes. BMJ. 2011 Sep 27;343:d6126. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d6126.

Sharon Cooper, PhD

  • Shipp EM, Cooper SP, del Junco D, Cooper CJ. Whitworth RE.  Acute occupational injury among adolescent farmworkers from South Texas.  In press, Injury Prevention.
  • Ramirez AG, Weiss NS, Holden AE, Suarez L, Cooper SP, Munoz E, Naylor SL.  Incidence and risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma in Texas Latinos:  implications for prevention research. PLoS ONE 2012; 7:e355373

Robert L. Ferrer, MD, MPH

  • Becho J, Burge S, Ferrer RL, Wood R, Katerndahl DA. Serendipitous intervention among women experiencing intimate partner violence. Journal of Family Violence. In Press.
  • Katerndahl DA, Burge SK, Becho J, Wood R, Ferrer RL. Differences in social network structure and support among women in violent relationships. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  In press.
  • Katerndahl DA, Burge SK, Ferrer RL, Becho, J, Wood, R. Understanding intimate partner violence dynamics using mixed methods. Families, Systems & Health 2012 Jun;30(2):141-153.
  • Patel NK, Newstead AH, Ferrer RL. The Effects of yoga on physical functioning and health related quality of life in older adults - A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Alternative Complementary Med. 2012 August 21 epub ahead of print.

Byron A. Foster, MD, MPH

  • Foster BA, Reznik M. A community-based feasibility study in a local convenience store to improve dietary outcomes in children. Currently under review for publication.
  • Karnik A, Foster BA, Mayer V, Pratomo V, McKee D, Maher S, Campos G, Anderson M. Food Insecurity and Obesity in New York City Primary Care Clinics. Med Care. 2011 Jul;49(7):658-61.


Joshua Hanson,MD, MPH

  • Hanson JT, Aragon, K, Castellanos, J, Harleman, E, Hendrickson, C, Jotwani,
    R, Kolavennu, V, Lambrakos, L, Mikosz, C, Ratanawongsa, N, Templeton, A,
    Thakur, N, Tran, B, Horton, C. Boosting Tetanus Vaccine Rates in an Urban
    Underserved Resident Clinic: A Team Approach 2010. (4th SNI Summit on
    Quality Improvement in Graduate Medical Education).
  • Klug, A, Hanson JT, Pollack, GD. Processing of Species-Specific Sounds in the
    Auditory Midbrain of Bats 2001. (6th International Congress of Neuroethology
  • Klug, A, Hanson JT, Pollack, GD. Responses of Inferior Colliculus Neurons to
    Natural Sounds can be Largely Predicted by Assessing the Neuron‘s Response
    to Simple Sounds 2001. p. 52. (Associated Research Otolaryngology).
  • Hanson JT, Mariotti, J, Foley, JE, Borenstein, T, Fowler, DH. Use of Ex Vivo
    Rapamycin to Generate Human Th2 Cells for Novel GVHD Prophylaxis 2001.
    (2006 HHMI-NIH Research Scholar Scientific Presentations).

Sun-Young Kim, PhD

  • Kim S, Choi Y, Mason PR, Rusakaniko S, Goldie SJ. Potential Impact of Reactive Vaccination in Controlling Cholera Outbreaks: An Exploratory Analysis Using a Zimbabwean Experience. SAMJ 101(9):659-664, 2011
  • Kim S, Sweet S, Chang J, Goldie SJ. Comparative Evaluation of the Potential of Rotavirus versus HPV Vaccination in GAVI-Eligible Countries: A Preliminary Analysis Focused on the Relative Disease Burden. BMC Infectious Diseases 11:174, 2011

Yuanyuan Liang, PhD

  • Liang Y, Ehler BR, Hollenbeak CS, Turner BJ. Behavioral support intervention for uncontrolled hypertension: A complier average causal effect (CACE) analysis Medical Care 2012 (Accepted).
  • Liang Y, Du F, Thompson IM, Turner BJ. Limited PSA testing in indigent men in South Texas: An appropriate care or missing a prevention opportunity? Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 2012 Sep; 21(9):1489-1496.
  • Turner BJ, Hollenbeak CS, Liang Y, Pandit K, Joseph S, Weiner MG. A randomized trial of peer coach and office staff support to reduce coronary heart disease risk in African-Americans with uncontrolled hypertension Journal of General Internal Medicine 2012 Oct;27(10):1258-1264

Helen Parsons, Ph.D., M.P.H

  • Parsons HM, Begun JW, McGovern PM, Tuttle TM, Kuntz KM, Virnig BA. (2012). Hospital characteristics associated with maintenance or improvement of guideline-recommended lymph node evaluation for colon cancer. Medical Care. In Press.
  • Kwaan MR, Al-Refaie WB, Parsons HM, Chow CJ, Rothenberger DA, Habermann EB. (2012). Is right-sided colectomy a different operation than left-sided colectomy? A study of colon cancer patients using the ACS-NSQIP database. Archives of Surgery. In Press.
  • Parsons HM, Tuttle TM, Kuntz KM, Begun JW, McGovern PM, Virnig BA. (2012). Quality of care along the cancer continuum: does guideline recommended lymph node evaluation lead to high quality post-surgical care.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Epub June 7. PMID:22683070.
  • Parsons HM, Harlan LC, Lynch CF, Hamilton AS, Wu XC, Kato I, Schwartz  SM, Smith AW, Keel G, Keegan TH. (2012). The impact of cancer on work and education among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 30(19):2393-400. PMID: 22614977.
  • Abbott AM, Parsons HM, Tuttle TM, Jensen EH. (2012). Short-term outcomes after combined colon and liver resection: a population study. Annals of Surgical Oncology. Epub July 24. PMID: 22825774.

Jennifer Potter, Ph.D., M.P.H

  • Turk DC, O‘Connor AB, Dworkin RH, Chaudhry A, Katz NP, Adams EH, Brownstein JS, Comer SD, Dart R, Dasgupta N, Denisco RA, Klein M, Leiderman DB, Lubran R, Rappaport BA, Zacny JP, Ahdieh H, Burke LB, Cowan P, Jacobs P, Malamut R, Markman J, Michna E, Palmer P, Peirce-Sandner S, Potter JS, Raja SN, Rauschkolb C, Roland CL, Webster LR, Weiss RD, Wolf K . Research design considerations for clinical studies of abuse-deterrent opioid analgesics: IMMPACT recommendations. Pain 2012 Oct;153(10):1997-2008.
  • Warden D, Subramaniam GA, Carmody T, Minhajuddin A, Poole SA, Woody GE, Bogenschutz, M, Fishman M, Patkar A, Potter JS, Trivedi M. Predictors of attrition with buprenorphine/naloxone treatment in opioid dependent youth Addict Behav 2012 Sep;37(9):1046-1053.
  • Svikis DS, Keyser-Marcus L, Stitzer M, Rieckman T, Safford LA, Loeb P, Allen T, Luna-Anderson C, Back S, Cohen J, DeBernardi MA, Dillard B, Jaffee W, Killeen T, Kolodner K, Levy M, Perl HI, Pilgrin E, Potter JS, Provost S, Reese K, Sampson RR, Sepulveda A, Snead N, Zweben J. Randomized multi-site trial of the job seekers’ workshop in patients with substance use disorders Drug Alcohol Depend 2012 Jan;120(1-3):55-64.
  • Weiss RD, Potter JS, Fiellin DA, Byrne M, Connery HS, Dickinson W, Gardin J, Griffin ML, Gourevitch MN, Haller DL, Hasson AL, Huang Z, Jacobs P, Kosinski AS, Lindblad R, McCance-Katz EF, Provost SE, Selzer J, Somoza EC, Sonne SC, Ling W . Adjunctive counseling during brief and extended buprenorphine-naloxone treatment for prescription opioid dependence a 2-phase randomized controlled trial Arch Gen Psychiatry 2011 Dec;68(12):1238-1246.
  • Subramaniam GA, Warden D, Minhajuddin A, Fishman M, Stitzer M, Adinoff B, Trivedi M, Potter JS, Weiss R, Poole SA, Woody GE. Predictors of abstinence: NIDA clinical trials network buprenorphine/naloxone treatment trial in opioid dependent youth J American Acad Child Adolesc Psych 2011 Nov;50(11):1120-1128.

MaryJo Pugh, PhD

  • Pugh MJ, Copeland LA, Zeber JE, Wang CP, Amuan ME, Mortensen EM, Tabares JV, VanCott AC, Cooper TL, Cramer JA. Antiepileptic Drug monotherapy exposure and suicide-related behavior in older Veterans. J Am Geriatrics Soc. In press July 2012.
  • Mortensen EM, Nakashima B, Cornell J, Copeland LA, Pugh MJ, Anzueto A, Good CB, Restrepo MI, Downs JR, Frei CR, Fine MJ. Population-based study of statins, ARBs, and ACE inhibitors on pneumonia-related outcomes. Clin Infect Dis. In press August 2012.
  • King P, Mortensen EM, Bollinger M, Restrepo MI, Copeland LA, Pugh MJ, Nakashima B, Anzueto A, Noël PH.  Impact of obesity on outcomes for patients hospitalised with pneumonia. Eur Respir J. 2012 Aug 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Mansi IA, Mortensen EM, Pugh MJ, Wegner M, Frei CR. Incidence of Musculoskeletal and Neoplastic Diseases in Patients on Statin Therapy: Results of a Retrospective Cohort Analysis. Am J Med Sci. 2012 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Shafer PO, Buelow JM, Noe K, Shinnar R, Dewar S, Levisohn PM, Dean P, Ficker D, Pugh MJ, Barkley GL: A consensus-based approach to patient safety in epilepsy monitoring units: Recommendations for preferred practices, Epilepsy & Behavior. 2012 Sep 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Anthony Scott, PhD

  • Scott, K.; Scott, A.  An Examination of the Effects of Substance Abuse on Adolescent Information-
    Processing Skills. Journal of Child Health Care and Development (2011) 38 (3), 412–419
  • Hurd, N., Valerio, M., Garcia, N., & Scott, A. (2009). Adapting an HIV Prevention Intervention for
    High-Risk, Incarcerated Adolescents.  Health Education & Behavior, 2009
  • Margarita, M., Vasquez, M.D., German, V.F., Scott, A.A., Foulds, M., & Blanco, C.L. (2009). Neonatal lead intoxication following maternal pica: A case report and review of the literature. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2 (2), 123-126.
  • Cleveland, L., Minter, M., Cobb, K., Scott, A., & German, V. (2008). Lead hazards for pregnant women and children: Part 1. American Journal of Nursing, 108(10), 40-49.
  • Cleveland, L., Minter, M., Cobb, K., Scott, A., & German, V. (2008). Lead hazards for pregnant women and children: Part 2. American Journal of Nursing, 108(11), 40-47.

Maureen Simmonds, PhD, PT

  • Shallwani S Spahidja A Simmonds MJ. Predictors of Changes in Health Related Quality of Life during Chemotherapy in an Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patient Population Cancer 2011
  • Simmonds MJ Song W Ma X. Computer Game Playing on Pain, Mood and Movement Pain 2011
  • Vanderbyl, B.L., Nash, C., Tran, A.T., Windholz, T. Swanson, T., Kasymjanova, G., Simmonds, M.J., Jagoe, R.T.. Standard exercise training offers advantages over Qigong for patients with advanced lung and gastrointestinal cancer New York City, June 28-30: 2012. (International Symposium on Supportive Care in Cancer).
  • Maureen J. Simmonds, Brian Degenhardt. Pain, Mind, and Movement: Unraveling Models, Shifting Paradigms, and the Social Dimension Clin J Pain 2012 Jul;28(6):465-466.
  • Simmonds MJ, Derghazarian, Tamar MS, Vlaeyen, Johan W. S.. Physiotherapists’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Intolerance of Uncertainty Influence Decision Making in Low Back Pain Clin J Pain 2012 Jul;28(6):467-474.

Barbara Turner, MD, MSED

  • Barg FK, Weiner MG, Joseph S, et al.  Qualitative analysis of peer coaches’ experiences with counseling African Americans about reducing heart disease risk. J Gen Intern Med. 2011;27(2):167-72. [PMID: 21953326]
  • Spitz A, Moore AA, Papaleontiou M, et al. Primary care providers' perspective on prescribing opioids to older adults with chronic non-cancer pain: A qualitative study. BMC Geriatrics. 2011;11:35. [PMID:21752299]
  • Turner BJ, Hollenbeak CS, Weiner MG, et al. A retrospective cohort study of the potency of lipid lowering therapy and race gender differences in LDL control. BMC Cardiovas Dis. 2011;11:58. [PMID:21961563]
  • Turner BJ, Hollenbeak C, Liang Y, et al. A randomized trial of peer coach and office staff support to reduce coronary heart disease risk in African-Americans with uncontrolled hypertension. J Gen Intern Med. in press. 2012;27(10):1258-64. [PMID:22570108]
  • Liang YY, Du Fei, Thompson I, et al. Limited PSA testing in indigent men in South Texas: An appropriate care or missing a prevention opportunity? Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012;21(9):1489-96. [PMID:22822113]


Melissa Valerio, Ph.D, MPH

  • Hong M, Valerio MA, Spencer M. Let's get moving: the need for more effective state-level physical education policies.  Fam Community Health. 2011 Jan-Mar;34(1):51-60.
  • Ghaddar SF, Valerio MA, Garcia CM, Hansen L. Adolescent health literacy: the importance of credible sources for online health information. J Sch Health. 2012 Jan;82(1):28-36. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2011.00664.x.
  • Spencer MS, Rosland A., Kieffer EC, Palmisano G, Sinco B.,  Valerio M, Anderson M, Guzman JR,  Heisler ME.  Effectiveness of a randomized community health worker intervention among African Americans and Latinos with diabetes.  American Journal of Public Health. [In Press].
  • Valerio MA, Kanjirath PP, Clausner CK, Peters, MC.  A qualitative examination of patient awareness and understanding of type 2 diabetes and oral health care needs.  Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2011 Aug;93(2):159-65. Epub 2011 Apr 22.
  • Petteway RJ, Valerio MA, Patel MR. What about your friends? Exploring asthma-related peer interactions. J Asthma. 2011 May;48(4):393-9.
  • Hong M, Valerio MA, Spencer M. Let's get moving: the need for more effective state-level physical education policies.  Fam Community Health. 2011 Jan-Mar;34(1):51-60.