Ramal Moonesinghe

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of family history as a risk factor and screening tool for detecting undiagnosed diabetes in a nationally representative survey population
    Susan Hariri
    Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Genet Med 8:752-9. 2006
  2. pmc Most published research findings are false-but a little replication goes a long way
    Ramal Moonesinghe
    National Office of Public Health Genomics, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS Med 4:e28. 2007
  3. pmc Prevalence in the United States of selected candidate gene variants: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1991-1994
    Man Huei Chang
    National Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:54-66. 2009
  4. doi request reprint The association between family history of asthma and the prevalence of asthma among US adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004
    Tiebin Liu
    Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Genet Med 11:323-8. 2009
  5. pmc Using lifetime risk estimates in personal genomic profiles: estimation of uncertainty
    Quanhe Yang
    Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Hum Genet 85:786-800. 2009
  6. pmc Estimating the contribution of genetic variants to difference in incidence of disease between population groups
    Ramal Moonesinghe
    Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Eur J Hum Genet 20:831-6. 2012
  7. pmc Linear and non-linear associations of gonorrhea diagnosis rates with social determinants of health
    Ramal Moonesinghe
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:3149-65. 2012
  8. pmc The effects on population health status of using dedicated property taxes to fund local public health agencies
    Peggy A Honoré
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:471. 2011
  9. pmc Discriminative accuracy of genomic profiling comparing multiplicative and additive risk models
    Ramal Moonesinghe
    Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Eur J Hum Genet 19:180-5. 2011
  10. doi request reprint A Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium test for analyzing population genetic surveys with complex sample designs
    Ramal Moonesinghe
    Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop E 67, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:932-41. 2010

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of family history as a risk factor and screening tool for detecting undiagnosed diabetes in a nationally representative survey population
    Susan Hariri
    Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Genet Med 8:752-9. 2006
    ..We examined the utility of a three-level familial risk stratification system as a screening tool for diabetes in a nationally representative sample of the U.S. adult population...
  2. pmc Most published research findings are false-but a little replication goes a long way
    Ramal Moonesinghe
    National Office of Public Health Genomics, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS Med 4:e28. 2007
  3. pmc Prevalence in the United States of selected candidate gene variants: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1991-1994
    Man Huei Chang
    National Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:54-66. 2009
    ..These nationally representative data on allele frequency and genotype prevalence provide a valuable resource for future epidemiologic studies in public health in the United States...
  4. doi request reprint The association between family history of asthma and the prevalence of asthma among US adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004
    Tiebin Liu
    Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Genet Med 11:323-8. 2009
    ..To assess the overall prevalence of asthma and the association between family history of asthma and the prevalence of asthma among US adults...
  5. pmc Using lifetime risk estimates in personal genomic profiles: estimation of uncertainty
    Quanhe Yang
    Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Hum Genet 85:786-800. 2009
    ..Epidemiologic parameters involved in computation of disease risk have substantial uncertainty, and cumulative uncertainty should be properly recognized. Reliance on point estimates alone could be seriously misleading...
  6. pmc Estimating the contribution of genetic variants to difference in incidence of disease between population groups
    Ramal Moonesinghe
    Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Eur J Hum Genet 20:831-6. 2012
    ..Any estimate of genetic contribution to the disparity in incidence of disease between two populations at this stage seems to be an elusive goal...
  7. pmc Linear and non-linear associations of gonorrhea diagnosis rates with social determinants of health
    Ramal Moonesinghe
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:3149-65. 2012
    ..With the availability of more SDH variables and methods that distinguish linear from non-linear associations, geographic area-based analysis of disease incidence and SDH can add value to public health prevention and control programs...
  8. pmc The effects on population health status of using dedicated property taxes to fund local public health agencies
    Peggy A Honoré
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:471. 2011
    ..We investigated for an association of locally dedicated property taxes to fund local public health agencies and improved health status in the eight states designated as the Mississippi Delta Region...
  9. pmc Discriminative accuracy of genomic profiling comparing multiplicative and additive risk models
    Ramal Moonesinghe
    Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Eur J Hum Genet 19:180-5. 2011
    ..Unraveling the exact mode of biological interaction is important when effect sizes of genetic variants are moderate at the least, to prevent the incorrect estimation of risks...
  10. doi request reprint A Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium test for analyzing population genetic surveys with complex sample designs
    Ramal Moonesinghe
    Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop E 67, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:932-41. 2010
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  11. pmc Evaluation of the discriminative accuracy of genomic profiling in the prediction of common complex diseases
    Ramal Moonesinghe
    Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop E 67, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Eur J Hum Genet 18:485-9. 2010
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  12. doi request reprint The ACE I/D polymorphism in US adults: limited evidence of association with hypertension-related traits and sex-specific effects by race/ethnicity
    Renee M Ned
    Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Hypertens 25:209-15. 2012
    ..The evidence to date, however, on an association of this variant with blood pressure-related outcomes has been inconclusive...
  13. pmc Improvements in ability to detect undiagnosed diabetes by using information on family history among adults in the United States
    Quanhe Yang
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:1079-89. 2010
    ..Study findings suggest that adding family history of diabetes can provide significant improvements in detecting undiagnosed diabetes in the US population. Further research is needed to validate the authors' findings...
  14. pmc Required sample size and nonreplicability thresholds for heterogeneous genetic associations
    Ramal Moonesinghe
    National Office of Public Health Genomics, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:617-22. 2008
    ..Therefore, some true associations may not be practically possible to replicate with consistency, no matter how large studies are conducted. Efforts should be made to minimize between-study heterogeneity in targeted genetic effects...
  15. pmc Inflammation gene variants and susceptibility to albuminuria in the U.S. population: analysis in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1991-1994
    Renee M Ned
    Office of Public Health Genomics, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Med Genet 11:155. 2010
    ..While the underlying etiology is unclear, chronic, low-grade inflammation is a suspected key factor. Genetic variants within genes involved in inflammatory processes may, therefore, contribute to the development of albuminuria...
  16. ncbi request reprint Genomic medicine and racial/ethnic health disparities: promises, perils, and the challenges for health care and public health policy
    Ramal Moonesinghe
    Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:473-8. 2009
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  17. pmc Short report: Race and rickettsiae: a United States perspective
    F Scott Dahlgren
    Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Division of Vectorborne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 85:1124-5. 2011
    ..Determining the association between race and ethnicity with incidence of rickettsial infections requires targeted, active surveillance...
  18. ncbi request reprint Rationale for regular reporting on health disparities and inequalities - United States
    Benedict I Truman
    Epidemiology and Analysis Program Office, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 60:3-10. 2011
    ..S. federal laws and commonly used in the U.S. public health literature to refer to gaps in health between segments of the population...