Zahava Berkowitz

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Characteristics and survival associated with ovarian cancer diagnosed as first cancer and ovarian cancer diagnosed subsequent to a previous cancer
    Zahava Berkowitz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol 35:112-9. 2011
  2. pmc Breast and colorectal cancer screening and sources of cancer information among older women in the United States: results from the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey
    Steven S Coughlin
    Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A57. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Hazardous substances emergency events in the agriculture industry and related services in four mid-western states
    Zahava Berkowitz
    Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry, Division of Health Studies, Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E 31, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 44:714-23. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Beliefs, risk perceptions, and gaps in knowledge as barriers to colorectal cancer screening in older adults
    Zahava Berkowitz
    Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:307-14. 2008
  5. pmc Information-seeking styles among cancer patients before and after treatment by demographics and use of information sources
    Christie R Eheman
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    J Health Commun 14:487-502. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Health-related behavior change after cancer: results of the American cancer society's studies of cancer survivors (SCS)
    Nikki A Hawkins
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, MS K 55, Atlanta, GA, 30341, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 4:20-32. 2010
  7. pmc Choropleth map design for cancer incidence, part 1
    Thomas B Richards
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A23. 2010
  8. pmc Choropleth map design for cancer incidence, part 2
    Thomas B Richards
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A24. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Content analysis of continuing medical education for cervical cancer screening
    Katherine B Roland
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:651-7. 2010
  10. pmc Fecal occult blood testing beliefs and practices of U.S. primary care physicians: serious deviations from evidence-based recommendations
    Marion R Nadel
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS K55, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:833-9. 2010

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. doi request reprint Characteristics and survival associated with ovarian cancer diagnosed as first cancer and ovarian cancer diagnosed subsequent to a previous cancer
    Zahava Berkowitz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol 35:112-9. 2011
    ....
  2. pmc Breast and colorectal cancer screening and sources of cancer information among older women in the United States: results from the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey
    Steven S Coughlin
    Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A57. 2007
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Hazardous substances emergency events in the agriculture industry and related services in four mid-western states
    Zahava Berkowitz
    Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry, Division of Health Studies, Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E 31, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 44:714-23. 2002
    ..Employing more stringent safety measures and educating employees and the public about the health hazards involved with agricultural chemicals may reduce injuries and help contain costs associated with the releases...
  4. ncbi request reprint Beliefs, risk perceptions, and gaps in knowledge as barriers to colorectal cancer screening in older adults
    Zahava Berkowitz
    Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:307-14. 2008
    ..To assess beliefs and perceptions of risk about colorectal cancer (CRC) and gaps in knowledge about screening in adults aged 65 to 89...
  5. pmc Information-seeking styles among cancer patients before and after treatment by demographics and use of information sources
    Christie R Eheman
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    J Health Commun 14:487-502. 2009
    ..Public health researchers and clinicians must work together to develop the most effective strategy for meeting the informational needs of these patients before and after treatment...
  6. doi request reprint Health-related behavior change after cancer: results of the American cancer society's studies of cancer survivors (SCS)
    Nikki A Hawkins
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, MS K 55, Atlanta, GA, 30341, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 4:20-32. 2010
    ..The present study was undertaken to examine positive and negative behavior changes after cancer and to identify medical, demographic, and psychosocial correlates of changes...
  7. pmc Choropleth map design for cancer incidence, part 1
    Thomas B Richards
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A23. 2010
    ....
  8. pmc Choropleth map design for cancer incidence, part 2
    Thomas B Richards
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A24. 2010
    ..We recommend that future initiatives consider more advanced mapping, spatial analysis, and spatial statistics techniques and include usability testing with representatives of state and local programs and other cancer prevention partners...
  9. doi request reprint Content analysis of continuing medical education for cervical cancer screening
    Katherine B Roland
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:651-7. 2010
    ..Our objectives were to assess availability and accuracy of web-based CME activities describing cervical cancer screening guidelines, screening intervals, and HPV testing...
  10. pmc Fecal occult blood testing beliefs and practices of U.S. primary care physicians: serious deviations from evidence-based recommendations
    Marion R Nadel
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS K55, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:833-9. 2010
    ..However, results from a national survey of clinical practice in 1999-2000 indicated that many primary care physicians used inadequate methods to implement FOBT screening and follow-up...
  11. doi request reprint Cervical cancer screening with both human papillomavirus and Papanicolaou testing vs Papanicolaou testing alone: what screening intervals are physicians recommending?
    Mona Saraiya
    Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, Mailstop K 55, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:977-85. 2010
    ..We assessed reported recommendations by US primary care physicians (PCPs) on screening intervals that incorporate HPV cotesting compared with Pap testing alone...
  12. doi request reprint Common abnormal results of pap and human papillomavirus cotesting: what physicians are recommending for management
    Zahava Berkowitz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 116:1332-40. 2010
    ..To evaluate the association between physician and practice characteristics and adherence to management guidelines to better understand the factors associated with different screening recommendations by primary care physicians...
  13. ncbi request reprint What does the public know about preventing cancer? Results from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)
    Nikki A Hawkins
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Educ Behav 37:490-503. 2010
    ..Results indicate that efforts are needed to increase public familiarity with recommended strategies, especially among groups that are least familiar with recommendations for cancer prevention...
  14. pmc The effect of physician-patient discussions on the likelihood of prostate-specific antigen testing
    Louie E Ross
    Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:1823-9. 2006
    ..82). These findings suggest that: 1) the relationships among race, physician discussions and PSA testing may need to be examined in more complex ways, and 2) the physician has an important role in men's decision to consider PSA testing...
  15. ncbi request reprint Impact of women's experiences during mammography on adherence to rescreening (United States)
    Lucy A Peipins
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:439-47. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between womens' experiences during mammography and their likelihood of being rescreened after receiving a negative or benign mammogram...
  16. ncbi request reprint Secondary contamination of ED personnel from hazardous materials events, 1995-2001
    D Kevin Horton
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Health Studies Epidemidogy and Surveillance Branch, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop E 31, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 21:199-204. 2003
    ..Proper victim decontamination procedures, good field-to-hospital communication, and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) use can help prevent ED personnel injuries and contamination of the ED...
  17. ncbi request reprint The public health consequences from acute chlorine releases, 1993-2000
    D Kevin Horton
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Health Studies Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop E 31, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 44:906-13. 2002
    ..Continuous employee training and preventive equipment maintenance can help prevent chlorine releases from occurring and minimize exposure to the general public...
  18. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of hazardous materials events in 17 states, 1993-2001: a report from the Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) system
    D Kevin Horton
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Health Studies, Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Ind Med 45:539-48. 2004
    ..To prevent human exposure and resulting injuries, it is critical to understand the frequency with which these releases occur, the locations involved, the industries associated, and the specific substances being released...
  19. ncbi request reprint Hydrofluoric acid releases in 17 states and the acute health effects associated, 1993-2001
    D Kevin Horton
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Health Studies Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:501-8. 2004
    ..Employees such as those in trucking services, petroleum refining, and chemical manufacturing need to understand the dangers of HF acid and should have the appropriate personal protective equipment available to prevent exposure...
  20. ncbi request reprint Hazardous substances releases causing fatalities and/or people transported to hospitals: rural/agricultural vs. other areas
    Zahava Berkowitz
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Health Studies Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 19:213-20. 2004
    ..Therefore, the characteristics of acute hazardous substances releases resulting in death/multiple-victim events occuring in rural/agricultural areas and in all other areas were studied and compared...
  21. ncbi request reprint Morbidity and mortality from hazardous materials events in the personal services industry, 1993-2001: a follow-up report from the Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) system
    D Kevin Horton
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Health Studies Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Ind Med 47:419-27. 2005
    ..An estimated 8% of acute hazardous materials (HazMat) events that occur annually in the United States involve victims. Little information is available in the literature pinpointing which industries are associated with these acute events...
  22. ncbi request reprint Releases of hazardous substances in schools: data from the Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance system, 1993-1998
    Zahava Berkowitz
    Division of Health Studies, ATSDR, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E 31, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Environ Health 65:20-7, 37, 39. 2002
    ..The majority of victims were exposed to spills emitting noxious gases, and their resulting symptoms were primarily associated with the respiratory tract...
  23. ncbi request reprint The usefulness of computed tomography in detecting asbestos-related pleural abnormalities in people who had indeterminate chest radiographs: the Libby, MT, experience
    Oleg I Muravov
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 208:87-99. 2005
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Lead exposure and birth outcomes in five communities in Shoshone County, Idaho
    Zahava Berkowitz
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Health Studies, Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E 31, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 209:123-32. 2006
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Acute public health consequences associated with hazardous substances released during transit, 1993-2000
    D Kevin Horton
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Health Studies Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop E 31, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Hazard Mater 98:161-75. 2003
    ..These findings underscore the importance of job safety training, community planning, and effective emergency response to prevent adverse public health consequences from occurring or lessen their effect on the public...
  26. doi request reprint Shared decision making in prostate-specific antigen testing with men older than 70 years
    Jun Li
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 26:401-8. 2013
    ..Our study aimed to describe the use of SDM key elements and assess their associations with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing among older men...
  27. doi request reprint US physicians' intentions regarding impact of human papillomavirus vaccine on cervical cancer screening
    Charlene Wong
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Sex Health 7:338-45. 2010
    ..We evaluated physician intentions regarding HPV vaccine's impact on future screening...
  28. doi request reprint Use of the prostate-specific antigen test among U.S. men: findings from the 2005 National Health Interview Survey
    Louie E Ross
    Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:636-44. 2008
    ..We examined characteristics that might influence testing and compared test use between men ages 40 to 49 and 50 to 79 years...
  29. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with severity of injury resulting from acute releases of hazardous substances in the manufacturing industry
    Zahava Berkowitz
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Health Studies, Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E 31, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:734-42. 2003
    ..76-1.90), and being located in the midwest region (aOR = 1.76-1.90). The summer was less likely than all other seasons to be associated with more severe outcome. The results provide information beneficial for preventive activities...
  30. pmc The lack of paid sick leave as a barrier to cancer screening and medical care-seeking: results from the National Health Interview Survey
    Lucy A Peipins
    Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, DCPC, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K 55, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:520. 2012
    ..We first describe the prevalence of paid sick leave by broad occupational categories and then examine the association between access to paid sick leave and cancer testing and medical care-seeking in the U.S. workforce...
  31. doi request reprint Melanoma survival in the United States, 1992 to 2005
    Lori A Pollack
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 65:S78-86. 2011
    ..Population-based data on melanoma survival are important for understanding the impact of demographic and clinical factors on prognosis...