Stephen Buka

Summary

Affiliation: Brown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Maternal exposure to herpes simplex virus and risk of psychosis among adult offspring
    Stephen L Buka
    Brown University Department of Community Health, Providence, Rhode Island 02806, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 63:809-15. 2008
  2. pmc Future cases as present controls to adjust for exposure trend bias in case-only studies
    Shirley Wang
    Department of Community Health Epidemiology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Epidemiology 22:568-74. 2011
  3. pmc Maternal smoking during pregnancy and neonatal behavior: a large-scale community study
    Laura R Stroud
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Pediatrics 123:e842-8. 2009
  4. pmc Long-term stability of maternal prenatal steroid hormones from the National Collaborative Perinatal Project: still valid after all these years
    Laura R Stroud
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital, CORO West, Suite 500, 1 Hoppin Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:140-50. 2007
  5. pmc Cigarette smoking and the lifetime alcohol involvement continuum
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 93:111-20. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Intergenerational transmission of tobacco use and dependence: a transdisciplinary perspective
    Edmond D Shenassa
    Brown Medical School, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:S55-69. 2003
  7. pmc Utility of indices of gun availability in the community
    Edmond D Shenassa
    Department of Community Health and Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:44-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint How beliefs about substance use differ by socio-demographic characteristics, individual experiences, and neighborhood environments among urban adolescents
    Scott P Novak
    Centers for Behaviroal and Preventive Medicine, Brown University, Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Drug Educ 32:319-42. 2002
  9. pmc Personality, psychiatric disorders, and smoking in middle-aged adults
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:833-41. 2009
  10. pmc Relationships of personality and psychiatric disorders to multiple domains of smoking motives and dependence in middle-aged adults
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:381-9. 2010

Research Grants

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Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint Maternal exposure to herpes simplex virus and risk of psychosis among adult offspring
    Stephen L Buka
    Brown University Department of Community Health, Providence, Rhode Island 02806, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 63:809-15. 2008
    ..In this investigation, we tested a large and diverse population to assess the risk of psychoses among offspring of mothers with serological evidence of HSV-2 infection...
  2. pmc Future cases as present controls to adjust for exposure trend bias in case-only studies
    Shirley Wang
    Department of Community Health Epidemiology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Epidemiology 22:568-74. 2011
    ..3-1.7) was reduced to 1.1 (0.9-1.3) when divided by the concurrent exposure trend odds ratio (1.4) in matched future cases. This applied example demonstrates how our approach can adjust for exposure trends observed across time axes...
  3. pmc Maternal smoking during pregnancy and neonatal behavior: a large-scale community study
    Laura R Stroud
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Pediatrics 123:e842-8. 2009
    ..To investigate the influence of prospectively measured smoking during pregnancy on aspects of neonatal behavior in a large community sample...
  4. pmc Long-term stability of maternal prenatal steroid hormones from the National Collaborative Perinatal Project: still valid after all these years
    Laura R Stroud
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital, CORO West, Suite 500, 1 Hoppin Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:140-50. 2007
    ..Stability of steroid hormones over decades suggests that stored samples from other longitudinal studies may also allow opportunities to investigate links between prenatal steroids and long-term offspring outcomes...
  5. pmc Cigarette smoking and the lifetime alcohol involvement continuum
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 93:111-20. 2008
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Intergenerational transmission of tobacco use and dependence: a transdisciplinary perspective
    Edmond D Shenassa
    Brown Medical School, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:S55-69. 2003
    ..Research gaps that exist between scientific disciplines are highlighted, and some directions for future research are suggested...
  7. pmc Utility of indices of gun availability in the community
    Edmond D Shenassa
    Department of Community Health and Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:44-9. 2006
    ..To estimate the degree to which the proportion of homicides and suicides committed with a gun is associated with reported availability of firearms across Chicago neighbourhoods...
  8. ncbi request reprint How beliefs about substance use differ by socio-demographic characteristics, individual experiences, and neighborhood environments among urban adolescents
    Scott P Novak
    Centers for Behaviroal and Preventive Medicine, Brown University, Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Drug Educ 32:319-42. 2002
    ..These findings illustrate the complex links between individual and contextual factors in the development of beliefs about the health risks associated with substance use...
  9. pmc Personality, psychiatric disorders, and smoking in middle-aged adults
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:833-41. 2009
    ..Likewise, prior studies have not addressed whether personality shows differential associations with smoking based on the presence or absence of lifetime psychiatric disorders...
  10. pmc Relationships of personality and psychiatric disorders to multiple domains of smoking motives and dependence in middle-aged adults
    Christopher W Kahler
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Box G S121 5, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:381-9. 2010
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  11. pmc Children of parents with affective and nonaffective psychoses: a longitudinal study of behavior problems
    Jo Ann L Donatelli
    Department of Psychiatry, Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 167:1331-8. 2010
    ..g., schizophrenia, other nonaffective psychoses, and affective psychoses) have distinct forms of behavioral problems (i.e., internalizing and externalizing)...
  12. ncbi request reprint The association between suicide and the socio-economic characteristics of geographical areas: a systematic review
    David H Rehkopf
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychol Med 36:145-57. 2006
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  13. pmc Estimating co-occurring behavioral trajectories within a neighborhood context: a case study of multivariate transition models for clustered data
    Magdalena Cerda
    Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1190-203. 2008
    ..These models can prove instrumental in answering the persistent questions about possible sequential relations among problem behaviors...
  14. ncbi request reprint Intellectual decline in schizophrenia: evidence from a prospective birth cohort 28 year follow-up study
    Larry J Seidman
    Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 28:225-42. 2006
    ..Future research on this sample will evaluate the prospective roles of family history and perinatal complications on cognition, and assess the specificity of these findings...
  15. pmc Retail tobacco outlet density and youth cigarette smoking: a propensity-modeling approach
    Scott P Novak
    Substance Abuse Epidemiology, Prevention, and Risk Behavior, RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Rd, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:670-6. 2006
    ..We examined whether retail tobacco outlet density was related to youth cigarette smoking after control for a diverse range of neighborhood characteristics...
  16. ncbi request reprint Childhood cognitive performance and risk of generalized anxiety disorder
    Laurie T Martin
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:769-75. 2007
    ..This study tests the hypothesis that individuals with higher cognitive skills are less likely to develop a lifetime diagnosis of GAD, and considers onset in three developmental periods: childhood, adolescence and adulthood...
  17. pmc Effects of neighborhood resources on aggressive and delinquent behaviors among urban youths
    Beth E Molnar
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1086-93. 2008
    ..We sought to identify neighborhood-level resources associated with lower levels of aggression and delinquency among youths aged 9-15 years at baseline after accounting for risk factors and other types of resources...
  18. pmc Neighborhood influences on the association between maternal age and birthweight: a multilevel investigation of age-related disparities in health
    Magdalena Cerda
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 3632 SPH Tower, 109 Observatory Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:2048-60. 2008
    ..The findings support the hypothesis that the relationship between maternal age and birthweight varies between neighborhoods. Indicators of neighborhood disadvantage help to explain such differences...
  19. pmc Maternal smoking during pregnancy and children's cognitive and physical development: a causal risk factor?
    Stephen E Gilman
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:522-31. 2008
    ..The authors conclude that the hypothesized effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy on these outcomes either are not present or are not distinguishable from a broader range of familial factors associated with maternal smoking...
  20. doi request reprint Childhood respiratory disease and the risk of anxiety disorder and major depression in adulthood
    Renee D Goodwin
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 W 168th St, Room 1706, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:774-80. 2008
    ..To examine the association between early childhood respiratory disease and the risk of anxiety and depression in adulthood...
  21. ncbi request reprint Violent behavior by girls reporting violent victimization: a prospective study
    Beth E Molnar
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:731-9. 2005
    ..To assess the relationships between individual victimization and neighborhood-level violence on subsequent violent perpetration by adolescent girls in a community-based sample...
  22. ncbi request reprint A multilevel study of neighborhoods and parent-to-child physical aggression: results from the project on human development in Chicago neighborhoods
    Beth E Molnar
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Child Maltreat 8:84-97. 2003
    ..The article's conclusion is that neighborhood characteristics may influence the amount of PCPA used by families. Neighborhood intervention strategies hold promise...
  23. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood predictors of concealed firearm carrying among children and adolescents: results from the project on human development in Chicago neighborhoods
    Beth E Molnar
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:657-64. 2004
    ..Previous studies of concealed firearm carrying among children and adolescents have focused on individual risk factors...
  24. ncbi request reprint Family disruption in childhood and risk of adult depression
    Stephen E Gilman
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:939-46. 2003
    ..The authors examined the risk that family disruption and low socioeconomic status in early childhood confer on the onset of major depression in adulthood...
  25. ncbi request reprint Elevated risk of tobacco dependence among offspring of mothers who smoked during pregnancy: a 30-year prospective study
    Stephen L Buka
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:1978-84. 2003
    ..The authors' goal was to investigate whether maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of nicotine dependence among adult offspring...
  26. ncbi request reprint Social capital and neighborhood mortality rates in Chicago
    Kimberly A Lochner
    Department of Health, Harvard Center for Society and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 56:1797-805. 2003
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  27. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood support and the birth weight of urban infants
    Stephen L Buka
    Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:1-8. 2003
    ..Results support the hypothesis that neighborhood-level factors are significantly associated with infant birth weight...
  28. pmc Disparities in health status and substance use: ethnicity and socioeconomic factors
    Stephen L Buka
    Harvard University School of Public Health, Kresge Building, Room 602B, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:S118-25. 2002
    ..This article reviews the literature on racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in morbidity and mortality, focusing on substance use and abuse...
  29. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring overt and covert conduct problems: a longitudinal study
    Michael C Monuteaux
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114 2696, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 47:883-90. 2006
    ..We further investigated this association, attending to overt and covert CD symptom subtypes. Also, we tested whether gender and socioeconomic status (SES) modified this association...
  30. pmc Differences in onset and persistence of substance abuse and dependence among whites, blacks, and Hispanics
    Sean F Reardon
    Pennsylvania State University, 310F Rackley Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:S51-9. 2002
    ..This article describes patterns of onset, persistence, and cessation of substance abuse among whites, blacks, and Hispanics that are masked in cross-sectional prevalence data...
  31. ncbi request reprint Diverging associations of maternal age with low birthweight for black and white mothers
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 32:83-90. 2003
    ..Our aim was to investigate correlates and causes of the racial/ethnic divergence in low birthweight by maternal age...
  32. doi request reprint Relation of female gender and low socioeconomic status to internalizing symptoms among adolescents: a case of double jeopardy?
    Tamar Mendelson
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:1284-96. 2008
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  33. ncbi request reprint Behavioral problems and the effects of early intervention on eight-year-old children with learning disabilities
    Jennifer W Yu
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0936, USA
    Matern Child Health J 10:329-38. 2006
    ..2) To determine whether receipt of an early intervention modified the association between childhood behavior problems and learning disabilities (LD)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status in childhood and the lifetime risk of major depression
    Stephen E Gilman
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 31:359-67. 2002
    ..In this study, we test the hypotheses that low childhood SES predicts an increased risk of adult depression and contributes to a higher risk of depression among females...
  35. ncbi request reprint Social capital and young adolescents' perceived health in different sociocultural settings
    Marjan Drukker
    Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, South Limburg Mental Health Research and Teaching Network, EURON, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 61:185-98. 2005
    ..The results suggest that associations between the wider social environment and health outcomes vary across different populations and cross-national contexts...
  36. ncbi request reprint The effect of working memory performance on functional MRI in schizophrenia
    Heidi W Thermenos
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Schizophr Res 74:179-94. 2005
    ..We report functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data comparing subjects with schizophrenia and healthy controls performing a 2-back working memory (WM) task, addressing the effects of task performance...
  37. ncbi request reprint Early intervention in low birth weight premature infants: results at 18 years of age for the Infant Health and Development Program
    Marie C McCormick
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 117:771-80. 2006
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Treatment outcomes for substance abuse among adolescents with learning disorders
    Jennifer W Yu
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California St, Ste 265, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 33:275-86. 2006
    ..This study is the first to consider outcomes of substance abuse treatment for adolescents with LD and contributes to the growing literature on comorbidity and substance abuse treatment...
  39. ncbi request reprint What girls need: recommendations for preventing violence among urban girls in the US
    Beth E Molnar
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:2191-204. 2005
    ..Violence prevention programs should focus on enhancing girls' relationships with mothers, older girls, and friends their age...
  40. ncbi request reprint The retrospective measurement of prenatal and perinatal events: accuracy of maternal recall
    Stephen L Buka
    Department of Epidemiology, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Schizophr Res 71:417-26. 2004
    ....
  41. pmc Cognitive performance in childhood and early adult illness: a prospective cohort study
    Laurie T Martin
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:674-9. 2004
    ..To evaluate whether cognitive performance in childhood is an early determinant of adult illness...
  42. ncbi request reprint Unsafe to play? Neighborhood disorder and lack of safety predict reduced physical activity among urban children and adolescents
    Beth E Molnar
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Health Promot 18:378-86. 2004
    ..Associations between activity levels of urban youth and limited access to safe recreation areas in their neighborhoods of residence were investigated...
  43. doi request reprint Educational attainment and cigarette smoking: a causal association?
    Stephen E Gilman
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 37:615-24. 2008
    ..Despite abundant evidence that lower education is associated with a higher risk of smoking, whether the association is causal has not been convincingly established...

Research Grants11

  1. Social Inequalities in Depression Across the Lifecourse
    Stephen Buka; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The prospective nature of this study, the comprehensive assessment of parental and childhood variables, and the rigorous measurement of psychiatric disorders in adulthood make this sample uniquely suited to addressing these aims. ..
  2. TRAINING IN PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY & BIOSTATISTICS
    Stephen Buka; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..D.?s or Sc.D.?s with a solid training in epidemiology, biostatistics or a related field who wish to specialize in mental health. ..
  3. Neighborhood, Race and Alcohol Use /Abuse Trajectories
    Stephen Buka; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In addition, this study will also support the development of advanced statistical techniques needed to simultaneously estimate school and neighborhood contributions to race/ethnic disparities in alcohol use. ..
  4. TRAINING IN PSYCHIATRIC GENETICS
    Stephen Buka; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  5. Pathways Linking Education/Health in Middle Adulthood
    Stephen Buka; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..