D R Brooks

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Chronic kidney disease in Nicaragua: a qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews with physicians and pharmacists
    Oriana Ramírez-Rubio
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:350. 2013
  2. pmc The incidence of varicella and herpes zoster in Massachusetts as measured by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) during a period of increasing varicella vaccine coverage, 1998-2003
    W Katherine Yih
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, USA
    BMC Public Health 5:68. 2005
  3. pmc Effect of high parity on occurrence of anemia in pregnancy: a cohort study
    Yahya M Al-Farsi
    Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:7. 2011
  4. pmc Temporal trends in non-small cell lung cancer survival in Sweden
    D R Brooks
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Br J Cancer 96:519-22. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking during pregnancy and risk of brain tumors in the offspring. A prospective study of 1.4 million Swedish births
    Daniel R Brooks
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 15:997-1005. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Influence of type of cigarette on peripheral versus central lung cancer
    Daniel R Brooks
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:576-81. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Menthol cigarettes and risk of lung cancer
    Daniel R Brooks
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:609-16; discussion 617-20. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Health status and health care use of Massachusetts women reporting partner abuse
    J E Hathaway
    Bureau of Family and Community Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Prev Med 19:302-7. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Test-retest reliability of colorectal testing questions on the Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
    Brian D Bradbury
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, 11 Muzzey Street, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
    Prev Med 41:303-11. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Skin cancer prevention and detection practices among siblings of patients with melanoma
    Alan C Geller
    Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 49:631-8. 2003

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Publications30

  1. pmc Chronic kidney disease in Nicaragua: a qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews with physicians and pharmacists
    Oriana Ramírez-Rubio
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:350. 2013
    ..This study examines health professionals´ perceptions regarding etiology of these conditions and their treatment approaches, including use of potentially nephrotoxic medications...
  2. pmc The incidence of varicella and herpes zoster in Massachusetts as measured by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) during a period of increasing varicella vaccine coverage, 1998-2003
    W Katherine Yih
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, USA
    BMC Public Health 5:68. 2005
    ..While varicella incidence would be expected to decrease, mathematical models predict an initial increase in herpes zoster incidence if re-exposure to varicella protects against reactivation of the varicella zoster virus...
  3. pmc Effect of high parity on occurrence of anemia in pregnancy: a cohort study
    Yahya M Al-Farsi
    Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:7. 2011
    ..The authors' aim in conducting this study was to overcome this methodological concern...
  4. pmc Temporal trends in non-small cell lung cancer survival in Sweden
    D R Brooks
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Br J Cancer 96:519-22. 2007
    ..80 for adenocarcinoma and 0.81 for squamous cell carcinoma. Thus, a previous report in a Dutch study of a relatively worsening prognosis for adenocarcinoma over time could not be confirmed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking during pregnancy and risk of brain tumors in the offspring. A prospective study of 1.4 million Swedish births
    Daniel R Brooks
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 15:997-1005. 2004
    ..We conducted a prospective study on a large birth cohort in Sweden...
  6. ncbi request reprint Influence of type of cigarette on peripheral versus central lung cancer
    Daniel R Brooks
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:576-81. 2005
    ..We reviewed radiologic data to evaluate the hypothesis that tumors in smokers of cigarettes with lower-tar yield are more likely to occur peripherally than tumors in smokers of higher-yield cigarettes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Menthol cigarettes and risk of lung cancer
    Daniel R Brooks
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:609-16; discussion 617-20. 2003
    ..0 in separate analyses of male, female, Black, and White subjects. The results of this study do not support the hypothesis that smoking menthol cigarettes increases the risk of lung cancer relative to smoking nonmenthol cigarettes...
  8. ncbi request reprint Health status and health care use of Massachusetts women reporting partner abuse
    J E Hathaway
    Bureau of Family and Community Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Prev Med 19:302-7. 2000
    ..In this study, we examined the association between intimate partner abuse (IPA) and health concerns and health care utilization in a population-based sample of adult women...
  9. ncbi request reprint Test-retest reliability of colorectal testing questions on the Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
    Brian D Bradbury
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, 11 Muzzey Street, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
    Prev Med 41:303-11. 2005
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  10. ncbi request reprint Skin cancer prevention and detection practices among siblings of patients with melanoma
    Alan C Geller
    Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 49:631-8. 2003
    ..These statistics suggest that first-degree relatives of patients with melanoma, who are at particularly high risk, warrant targeted public health action...
  11. pmc Using resident health advocates to improve public health screening and follow-up among public housing residents, Boston, 2007-2008
    Jo Anna Rorie
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Ave 442, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A15. 2011
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  12. pmc Role of breastfeeding cessation in mediating the relationship between maternal HIV disease stage and increased child mortality among HIV-exposed uninfected children
    Matthew P Fox
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 38:569-76. 2009
    ..Maternal CD4 count predicts child mortality in HIV-uninfected children born to HIV-infected women...
  13. pmc Tobacco cessation and prevention practices reported by second and fourth year students at US medical schools
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1071-6. 2008
    ..To date, there has been little information on students' self-reported skills and practice opportunities to provide 5A's (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange) counseling for tobacco cessation...
  14. ncbi request reprint Sun protection practices among offspring of women with personal or family history of skin cancer
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 117:e688-94. 2006
    ..Family history of skin cancer is an important determinant of skin cancer risk for offspring. No previous study of the effect of personal or family history of skin cancer on the sun protection behaviors of the offspring has been published...
  15. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial to improve early detection and prevention practices among siblings of melanoma patients
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Cancer 107:806-14. 2006
    ..The first-degree relatives of melanoma patients represent a risk group who may experience a 'teachable moment' for enhanced education and risk reduction...
  16. ncbi request reprint The Environmental Protection Agency's National SunWise School Program: sun protection education in US schools (1999-2000)
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 46:683-9. 2002
    ..Childhood exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light increases the risk for skin cancer as an adult; thus starting positive sun protection habits early may be key to reducing incidence...
  17. ncbi request reprint Sunburn reduction through parental role modeling and sunscreen vigilance
    David L O'Riordan
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Pediatr 142:67-72. 2003
    ..To identify characteristics associated with child sunburn experience and sun protection practices, including parent and child demographics, phenotype, and sun-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors...
  18. ncbi request reprint Strategies for improving melanoma education and screening for men age >or= 50 years: findings from the American Academy of Dermatological National Skin Cancer Sreening Program
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Cancer 95:1554-61. 2002
    ..In the current study, the authors sought to identify factors associated with a high yield in skin cancer screening and to explore strategies for improving mass screenings for melanoma...
  19. ncbi request reprint The first 15 years of the American Academy of Dermatology skin cancer screening programs: 1985-1999
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:34-41. 2003
    ..The purpose of this analysis is to investigate the risk factors, access to dermatologic services, and screening results of participants in AAD-sponsored programs during the first 15 years that this service was available to the US public...
  20. ncbi request reprint Changing patterns of sun protection between the first and second summers for very young children
    Lori Steinberg Benjes
    Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Boston University, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Dermatol 140:925-30. 2004
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  21. pmc Support for smoke-free restaurants among Massachusetts adults, 1992-1999
    D R Brooks
    Bureau of Health Statistics, Research and Evaluation, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 250 Washington St, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108 4619, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:300-3. 2001
    ..The authors examined trends and predictors of public support for smoke-free restaurants in Massachusetts...
  22. ncbi request reprint Factors related to the presentation of thin and thick nodular melanoma from a population-based cancer registry in Queensland Australia
    Alan C Geller
    Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Cancer 115:1318-27. 2009
    ....
  23. pmc Use of a population-based survey to describe the health of Boston public housing residents
    Eleni C Digenis-Bury
    Boston Public Health Commission, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:85-91. 2008
    ..We compared the health of public housing residents with other Boston residents through a random-digit-dial survey...
  24. ncbi request reprint Frequent tanning bed use, weight concerns, and other health risk behaviors in adolescent females (United States)
    David L O'Riordan
    Prevention and Control Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawai i, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:679-86. 2006
    ..To examine the association between tanning bed use and weight concerns, health risk behaviors, and peer influence...
  25. ncbi request reprint Are television stations and weather pages still reporting the UV index? A national media follow-up study
    Katie R Brooks
    Arch Dermatol 141:526. 2005
  26. pmc Lower use of dental services among long term cigarette smokers
    L A Mucci
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Statistics, Research and Evaluation, 250 Washington Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:389-93. 2001
    ..The study objectives were to assess whether long term smokers were less likely to visit the dentist...
  27. pmc Similarities and differences between smoking-related gene expression in nasal and bronchial epithelium
    Xiaoling Zhang
    Bioinformatics Program, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Physiol Genomics 41:1-8. 2010
    ..Our findings suggest that nasal epithelial gene expression may serve as a relatively noninvasive surrogate to measure physiological responses to cigarette smoke and/or other inhaled exposures in large-scale epidemiological studies...
  28. ncbi request reprint Validity of self-reported health plan information in a population-based health survey
    Lorelei A Mucci
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health and Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 12:570-7. 2006
    ..To validate information on private health insurance coverage in a population-based study...
  29. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous orbital and periocular hemorrhage in a patient with epithelioid hemangioma
    Daniel R Brooks
    College of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 22:487-9. 2006
    ..Epithelioid hemangioma should be considered in the differential diagnosis for patients presenting with spontaneous orbital or periocular hemorrhage...
  30. ncbi request reprint Systematics and emerging infectious diseases: from management to solution
    Daniel R Brooks
    Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5, Canada
    J Parasitol 92:426-9. 2006
    ..Increasingly, that information is widely available in digital form on the Internet. Systematic biology is well positioned to play a crucial role in efforts to be proactive in the arena of emerging parasitic and infectious diseases...

Research Grants3

  1. PREDICTORS OF SMOKING BEHAVIORS IN U.S. BLACK WOMEN
    Daniel Brooks; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  2. Health Advocates as a Vehicle to Improve Treatment for Smokers in Public Housing
    Daniel Brooks; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Using residents from low-income communities, such as public housing, to help their fellow residents quit smoking may be an effective method to increase the rate of smoking cessation. ..
  3. Health Advocates as a Vehicle to Improve Treatment for Smokers in Public Housing
    Daniel R Brooks; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Using residents from low-income communities, such as public housing, to help their fellow residents quit smoking may be an effective method to increase the rate of smoking cessation. ..