Jan M H Risser
Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
- Gender differences in social support and depression among injection drug users in Houston, TexasJan Risser
Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 36:18-24. 2010..Injection drug is the second most frequent HIV/AIDS exposure in the United States. Social support and depression may mediate risky behaviors among drug injectors...
- Self-assessment of circumcision status by adolescentsJan M H Risser
Department of Epidemiology, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Am J Epidemiol 159:1095-7. 2004..5%, and the specificity was 94.8%; 27% did not know their status. In this population, self-report of circumcision status did not result in accurate information mainly because many adolescents were unsure of their status...
- Relationship between heterosexual anal sex, injection drug use and HIV infection among black men and womenJ M H Risser
Divisions of Epidemiology and Disease Control, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
Int J STD AIDS 20:310-4. 2009..Prevention strategies directed at curbing the HIV epidemic among black heterosexuals require that we correctly identify the risks so that appropriate interventions can be developed...
- Epidemiology of infections in womenJan M H Risser
Division of Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX 77030, USA
Infect Dis Clin North Am 22:581-99, v. 2008....
- Psychological correlates of trading sex for money among African American crack cocaine smokersJan M H Risser
Division of Epidemiology, Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 32:645-53. 2006..These differences suggest that interventions should address self-esteem, risk-taking practices, depression and anxiety as well as other psychosocial factors...
- Fatalism, optimism, spirituality, depressive symptoms, and stroke outcome: a population-based analysisLewis B Morgenstern
University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Epidemiology, Cardiovascular Center, Room 3194, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5855, USA
Stroke 42:3518-23. 2011..We sought to describe the association of spirituality, optimism, fatalism, and depressive symptoms with initial stroke severity, stroke recurrence, and poststroke mortality...
- Prevalence and incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease in incarcerated adolescentsPolly F Cromwell
Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas-Houston Health Sciences Center, Houston, Texas 77225-0708, USA
Sex Transm Dis 29:391-6. 2002..9%. CONCLUSION: The high prevalence and incidence of PID underscore the need for effective programs to eradicate chlamydial and gonorrheal infections in high-risk youths...
- Sexual compulsivity and high-risk sex among Latino men: the role of internalized homonegativity and gay organizationsDerek J Smolenski
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
AIDS Care 21:42-9. 2009..Further work is needed to validate a path from IH and high-risk sex that incorporates drug or alcohol use...
- Ethnic differences in stroke recurrenceLynda D Lisabeth
Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 109 South Observatory, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
Ann Neurol 60:469-75. 2006..To determine whether stroke recurrence and the effect of recurrence on mortality differ by ethnicity...
- The epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections in adolescentsWilliam L Risser
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 77030, USA
Semin Pediatr Infect Dis 16:160-7. 2005..The least common of the diseases discussed below is syphilis, but a recent sharp increase in incidence has occurred in men who have sex with men...
- Designing multi-ethnic stroke studies: the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi (BASIC) projectMelinda A Smith
Stroke Program, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0322, USA
Ethn Dis 14:520-6. 2004..We conclude that multi-ethnic stroke comparison studies are feasible. Utilizing epidemiologic principles to design, recruit and analyze data are critical. Process evaluation to examine for sources of bias is important to study conduct...
- Excess stroke in Mexican Americans compared with non-Hispanic Whites: the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi ProjectLewis B Morgenstern
Stroke Program, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0316, USA
Am J Epidemiol 160:376-83. 2004..As the Mexican-American population grows and ages, measures to target this population for stroke prevention are critical...
- Stroke risk after transient ischemic attack in a population-based settingLynda D Lisabeth
Stroke Program, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich 48109-0316, USA
Stroke 35:1842-6. 2004..Approximately half of the 90-day stroke risk after TIA occurred within 2 days...
- Access to care, acculturation, and risk factors for stroke in Mexican Americans: the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi (BASIC) projectMelinda A Smith
Stroke Program, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, USA
Stroke 34:2671-5. 2003..Stroke disparities between these populations may be explained only partially by differences in the prevalence of currently identified biological and social factors...
- Stroke burden in Mexican Americans: the impact of mortality following strokeLynda D Lisabeth
Stroke Program, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor 48109-0316, USA
Ann Epidemiol 16:33-40. 2006..CONCLUSIONS: Better survival after stroke in MAs is surprising considering their similar stroke subtype and severity compared with NHWs. Social or psychological factors, which may explain this difference, should be explored...