Timothy Heeren

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A comparison of results from an alcohol survey of a prerecruited Internet panel and the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions
    Timothy Heeren
    Youth Alcohol Prevention Center, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 32:222-9. 2008
  2. pmc Evaluation of the Webler-Brown model for estimating tetrachloroethylene exposure from vinyl-lined asbestos-cement pipes
    Lisa A Spence
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 7:24. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Cumulative hardship and wellness of low-income, young children: multisite surveillance study
    Deborah A Frank
    Boston Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 125:e1115-23. 2010
  4. doi request reprint A brief indicator of household energy security: associations with food security, child health, and child development in US infants and toddlers
    John T Cook
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e867-75. 2008
  5. doi request reprint The acute effects of caffeinated versus non-caffeinated alcoholic beverage on driving performance and attention/reaction time
    Jonathan Howland
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Addiction 106:335-41. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Adverse childhood experiences predict earlier age of drinking onset: results from a representative US sample of current or former drinkers
    Emily F Rothman
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e298-304. 2008
  7. pmc Brand-specific consumption of alcohol among underage youth in the United States
    Michael Siegel
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 37:1195-203. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictors of disclosure of continued cocaine use
    Katherine Tassiopoulos
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, MA 02118, USA
    Addict Behav 31:80-9. 2006
  9. pmc Racial and ethnic diversity among a heroin and cocaine using population: treatment system utilization
    Edward Bernstein
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Addict Dis 24:43-63. 2005
  10. pmc The effects of binge drinking on college students' next-day academic test-taking performance and mood state
    Jonathan Howland
    Youth Alcohol Prevention Center, Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Addiction 105:655-65. 2010

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Publications47

  1. ncbi request reprint A comparison of results from an alcohol survey of a prerecruited Internet panel and the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions
    Timothy Heeren
    Youth Alcohol Prevention Center, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 32:222-9. 2008
    ....
  2. pmc Evaluation of the Webler-Brown model for estimating tetrachloroethylene exposure from vinyl-lined asbestos-cement pipes
    Lisa A Spence
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 7:24. 2008
    ..The vinyl resin was applied to the inner pipe surface in a solution of tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene, PCE). Substantial amounts of PCE remained in the liner and subsequently leached into public drinking water supplies...
  3. doi request reprint Cumulative hardship and wellness of low-income, young children: multisite surveillance study
    Deborah A Frank
    Boston Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 125:e1115-23. 2010
    ..The goals were to generate a cumulative hardship index and to evaluate its association with the well-being of children 4 to 36 months of age without private health insurance...
  4. doi request reprint A brief indicator of household energy security: associations with food security, child health, and child development in US infants and toddlers
    John T Cook
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e867-75. 2008
    ..The objectives of this study were to develop a clinical indicator of household energy security and assess associations with food security, health, and developmental risk in children <36 months of age...
  5. doi request reprint The acute effects of caffeinated versus non-caffeinated alcoholic beverage on driving performance and attention/reaction time
    Jonathan Howland
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Addiction 106:335-41. 2011
    ..g. driving while intoxicated). The aim of this study was to assess the acute effects of caffeinated versus non-caffeinated alcoholic beverages on a simulated driving task and attention/reaction time...
  6. doi request reprint Adverse childhood experiences predict earlier age of drinking onset: results from a representative US sample of current or former drinkers
    Emily F Rothman
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e298-304. 2008
    ..Our goal was to determine whether adverse childhood experiences predicted the age at which drinking was initiated and drinking motives in a representative sample of current or former drinkers in the United States...
  7. pmc Brand-specific consumption of alcohol among underage youth in the United States
    Michael Siegel
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 37:1195-203. 2013
    ..This study identifies the alcohol brands consumed by a nationally representative sample of underage youth in the United States...
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictors of disclosure of continued cocaine use
    Katherine Tassiopoulos
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, MA 02118, USA
    Addict Behav 31:80-9. 2006
    ..43, 0.93). Other predictors were race, hair cocaine level, and opiates in hair. Failure to stop use after seeking treatment may result in reduced disclosure of continued use, possibly because of unwillingness to admit failure...
  9. pmc Racial and ethnic diversity among a heroin and cocaine using population: treatment system utilization
    Edward Bernstein
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Addict Dis 24:43-63. 2005
    ....
  10. pmc The effects of binge drinking on college students' next-day academic test-taking performance and mood state
    Jonathan Howland
    Youth Alcohol Prevention Center, Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Addiction 105:655-65. 2010
    ..To assess the effects of binge drinking on students' next-day academic test-taking performance...
  11. doi request reprint Household food insecurity: associations with at-risk infant and toddler development
    Ruth Rose-Jacobs
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, 91 East Concord St, Room 5106, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 121:65-72. 2008
    ..In this study, we evaluated the relationship between household food security status and developmental risk in young children, after controlling for potential confounding variables...
  12. pmc Incidence and predictors of acute kidney injury in an urban cohort of subjects with HIV and hepatitis C virus coinfection
    Shikha Garg
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:135-41. 2011
    ..These findings highlight the importance of preventing and treating cirrhosis, controlling HIV coinfection, and reducing cocaine use in HIV/HCV coinfected persons...
  13. ncbi request reprint Magnitude of alcohol-related mortality and morbidity among U.S. college students ages 18-24: changes from 1998 to 2001
    Ralph Hingson
    Boston University School of Public Health, Center to Prevent Alcohol Problems Among Young People, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 26:259-79. 2005
    ....
  14. pmc Predictors of active injection drug use in a cohort of patients infected with hepatitis C virus
    Carrie Reed
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:105-11. 2013
    ..We investigated potential risk factors for active injection drug use (IDU) in an inner-city cohort of patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV)...
  15. doi request reprint The impact of a brief motivational intervention on unprotected sex and sex while high among drug-positive emergency department patients who receive STI/HIV VC/T and drug treatment referral as standard of care
    Edward Bernstein
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 1 Boston Medical Center Place Dowling 1, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:1203-16. 2012
    ..Self-reported high-risk behaviors declined in both groups with no significant between-group differences in behaviors or STI/HIV incidence...
  16. ncbi request reprint Age of first intoxication, heavy drinking, driving after drinking and risk of unintentional injury among U.S. college students
    Ralph Hingson
    Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, T2W, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:23-31. 2003
    ..It also investigated whether these results occur because these students believe they can drink more and still drive legally and safely...
  17. ncbi request reprint Age at drinking onset and alcohol dependence: age at onset, duration, and severity
    Ralph W Hingson
    Youth Alcohol Prevention Center, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02118, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:739-46. 2006
    ....
  18. pmc Parental monitoring and alcohol use among Mexican students
    Lee Strunin
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Addict Behav 38:2601-6. 2013
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological outcomes of mild traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in Iraq-deployed US Army soldiers
    Jennifer J Vasterling
    VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 201:186-92. 2012
    ..Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a concern of contemporary military deployments. Whether milder TBI leads to enduring impairment remains controversial...
  20. ncbi request reprint Brief motivational intervention at a clinic visit reduces cocaine and heroin use
    Judith Bernstein
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, 818 Harrison St Dowling 1, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 77:49-59. 2005
    ..This study tested the impact of a single, structured encounter targeting cessation of drug use, conducted between peer educators and out-of-treatment cocaine and heroin users screened in the context of a routine medical visit...
  21. pmc A brief motivational interview in a pediatric emergency department, plus 10-day telephone follow-up, increases attempts to quit drinking among youth and young adults who screen positive for problematic drinking
    Judith Bernstein
    Youth Alcohol Prevention Center and the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:890-902. 2010
    ..This study tested the effectiveness of pediatric emergency department (PED) screening and brief intervention to reduce alcohol consumption and associated risks...
  22. pmc Drinking style and dating violence in a sample of urban, alcohol-using youth
    Emily F Rothman
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 72:555-66. 2011
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Age of alcohol-dependence onset: associations with severity of dependence and seeking treatment
    Ralph W Hingson
    Youth Alcohol Prevention Center, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e755-63. 2006
    ..We explored whether people who become alcohol dependent at younger ages are more likely to seek alcohol-related help or treatment or experience chronic relapsing dependence...
  24. ncbi request reprint Heat or eat: the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and nutritional and health risks among children less than 3 years of age
    Deborah A Frank
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, 725 Massachusetts Ave, Mezzanine SW, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1293-302. 2006
    ..The goal of the current study was to evaluate the association between a family's participation or nonparticipation in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the anthropometric status and health of their young children...
  25. pmc Adolescent initiation of licit and illicit substance use: Impact of intrauterine exposures and post-natal exposure to violence
    Deborah A Frank
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 725 Massachusetts Avenue, Mezzanine SW, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 33:100-9. 2011
    ..Time-dependent higher levels of exposure to violence between ages of 8 and 16 were also robustly associated with initiation of any licit or illicit substance, and of marijuana, and alcohol particularly...
  26. pmc Alcohol brand preferences of underage youth: results from a pilot survey among a national sample
    Michael Siegel
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Subst Abus 32:191-201. 2011
    ..This study establishes the feasibility and validity of a new methodology to determine patterns of brand-specific alcohol consumption among underage drinkers...
  27. pmc Performance of mixed effects models in the analysis of mediated longitudinal data
    Emily A Blood
    Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street Crosstown Center 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02118, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:16. 2010
    ..e. direct and indirect) of an exposure on an outcome of interest when a mediating factor is present. Our aim is to explore whether the LMM performs as well as the SEM in a setting that is conducive to using the SEM...
  28. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive markers of liver fibrosis are highly predictive of liver-related death in a cohort of HCV-infected individuals with and without HIV infection
    David Nunes
    Section of Gastroenterology, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:1346-53. 2010
    ..Noninvasive markers of liver fibrosis correlate with the stage of liver fibrosis, but have not been widely applied to predict liver-related mortality...
  29. ncbi request reprint Screening preferences of patients at familial risk of colorectal cancer
    Paul C Schroy Iii
    Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 52:2788-95. 2007
    ..We conclude that patients at familial risk of colorectal cancer have distinct screening preferences that often vary from current recommendations...
  30. doi request reprint A culturally adapted telecommunication system to improve physical activity, diet quality, and medication adherence among hypertensive African-Americans: a randomized controlled trial
    Jeffrey P Migneault
    Medical Information Systems Unit, General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Behav Med 43:62-73. 2012
    ..Several health behaviors influence blood pressure (BP) control, but effective, accessible, culturally sensitive interventions that target multiple behaviors are lacking...
  31. doi request reprint Long-term follow-up after voluntary human immunodeficiency virus/sexually transmitted infection counseling, point-of-service testing, and referral to substance abuse treatment from the emergency department
    Edward Bernstein
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, MA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 19:386-95. 2012
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Education modifies the effect of alcohol on memory impairment: the third national health and nutrition examination survey
    Yuqing Zhang
    Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Evans Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 24:63-9. 2005
    ....
  33. pmc Intrauterine cocaine exposure and executive functioning in middle childhood
    Ruth Rose-Jacobs
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 31:159-68. 2009
    ..Results of this study indicate that heavier IUCE may be associated with mild compromise on school-aged children's ability to inhibit prepotent verbal responses...
  34. pmc Country of origin, age of drinking onset, and drinking patterns among Mexican American young adults
    Lee Strunin
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 91:134-40. 2007
    ..While findings suggest that being foreign born may be protective, further research on social and cultural factors impacting drinking onset and related outcomes among young Mexican Americans may help inform prevention efforts...
  35. doi request reprint PTSD symptom increases in Iraq-deployed soldiers: comparison with nondeployed soldiers and associations with baseline symptoms, deployment experiences, and postdeployment stress
    Jennifer J Vasterling
    VA National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, and Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Trauma Stress 23:41-51. 2010
    ..Combat severity was more strongly associated with symptom increases among active duty soldiers with higher baseline PTSD symptoms...
  36. pmc Tax policy, adult binge drinking, and youth alcohol consumption in the United States
    Ziming Xuan
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 37:1713-9. 2013
    ..Yet at a population level, few have examined the relationship between state-level adult binge drinking prevalence and youth drinking behaviors, or whether tax policy plays a role in this relationship...
  37. pmc Do neighborhoods make people active, or do people make active neighborhoods? Evidence from a planned community in Austin, Texas
    Tamara Vehige Calise
    John Snow Inc, 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 10:E102. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to examine neighborhood preferences and behavior-specific physical activity among residents who moved to a new urbanist-designed community...
  38. doi request reprint Association of time since deployment, combat intensity, and posttraumatic stress symptoms with neuropsychological outcomes following Iraq war deployment
    Brian P Marx
    Behavioral Sciences Division, Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, Psychology Service, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 66:996-1004. 2009
    ..Previous research has demonstrated neuropsychological changes following Iraq deployment. It is unknown whether these changes endure without subsequent war-zone exposure or chronic stress symptoms...
  39. doi request reprint Relationship between Multiple Forms of Maltreatment by a Parent or Guardian and Adolescent Alcohol Use
    Sunny Hyucksun Shin
    Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Addict 18:226-34. 2009
    ..These results add to accumulating evidence that child maltreatment has a deleterious impact on adolescent alcohol use...
  40. ncbi request reprint Subsidized housing and children's nutritional status: data from a multisite surveillance study
    Alan Meyers
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:551-6. 2005
    ..Only about one fourth of eligible families receive a federally financed housing subsidy. Few studies have examined the effects of such housing subsidies on the health and nutritional status of low-income children...
  41. doi request reprint Is pyloric gland metaplasia in ileal pouch biopsies a marker for Crohn's disease?
    Shuchi Agarwal
    Section of Gastroenterology, Boston University School of Medicine, 85 East Concord St 7th Floor, Boston, MA, 02118, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 58:2918-25. 2013
    ..Serological markers and histologic aspects of the pouch such as pyloric gland metaplasia (PGM) have been associated with a risk for these complications...
  42. ncbi request reprint Flexible sigmoidoscopy for colorectal cancer screening in the elderly
    Ajay Pabby
    Section of Gastroenterology, Boston University School of Medicine, 85 East Concord Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 50:2147-52. 2005
    ..0.06%; P = 0.042). Factors associated with incomplete examinations in the elderly included age, female gender, and poor bowel preparation. Despite technical difficulties, FS in the elderly is safe and detects significant pathology...
  43. ncbi request reprint The reliability of passively collected AIDS surveillance data in Massachusetts
    Kathleen M Gallagher
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, AIDS Surveillance Program, Boston, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 13:100-4. 2003
    ..To determine the reliability of demographic, clinical, and treatment information collected during routine AIDS surveillance...
  44. pmc Breastmilk iodine concentrations following acute dietary iodine intake
    Angela M Leung
    Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston Medical Center, School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Thyroid 22:1176-80. 2012
    ..We assessed the effect of and time to peak breastmilk iodine levels after potassium iodine ingestion, which has never been studied and is important toward interpretation of studies of breastmilk iodine measurements...
  45. ncbi request reprint Hair testing and self-report of cocaine use by heroin users
    Katherine Tassiopoulos
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Addiction 99:590-7. 2004
    ..This study was performed to identify predictors of cocaine non-disclosure among individuals who self-reported heroin use during a medical care encounter...
  46. ncbi request reprint Secular changes in sleep position during infancy: 1995-1998
    Michael J Corwin
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 111:52-60. 2003
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Early age of first drunkenness as a factor in college students' unplanned and unprotected sex attributable to drinking
    Ralph Hingson
    Boston University School of Public Health Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 111:34-41. 2003
    ..This study explores whether first getting drunk at a younger age is associated with a greater likelihood of college students reporting that they had unplanned or unprotected sexual intercourse because of their drinking...