Keith E Whitfield

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A registry of adult African American twins: the Carolina African American Twin Study of Aging
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 16:476-80. 2013
  2. pmc Biobehavioral aspects of health and aging among people of Mexican origin
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Aging Health 23:1019-26. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Factor structure of cognitive ability measures in older African Americans
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, PO Box 90085, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 25:271-84. 2010
  4. pmc Concordance rates for cognitive impairment among older African American twins
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 5:276-9. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Analysis of candidate genes and hypertension in African American adults
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Box 90085, 9 Flowers Dr, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:18-22. 2009
  6. pmc Are comparisons the answer to understanding behavioral aspects of aging in racial and ethnic groups?
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, 9 Flowers Drive, P O Box 90085, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P301-8. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure and memory in older African Americans
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 22708, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:181-6. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Somatization in the conceptualization of sickle cell disease
    Chante Wellington
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, 932 Morreene Rd, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:1079-83. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Misestimation of peer tobacco use: understanding disparities in tobacco use
    Christopher L Edwards
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:299-302. 2008
  10. pmc Assessing mild cognitive impairment among older African Americans
    Alyssa A Gamaldo
    North Carolina State University, NC, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:748-55. 2010

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Publications21

  1. doi request reprint A registry of adult African American twins: the Carolina African American Twin Study of Aging
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 16:476-80. 2013
    ..To date, the project has contributed to knowledge about blood pressure, forced expiratory volume, chronic illness, body mass index, and waist-hip ratio memory, personality, social, and demographic factors, mortality, and mental health...
  2. pmc Biobehavioral aspects of health and aging among people of Mexican origin
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Aging Health 23:1019-26. 2011
    ..The papers taken together suggest that the processes involved in aging and health are complex, particularly in people of Mexican descent, and requires the understanding of mechanisms at multiple causes and levels of analysis...
  3. doi request reprint Factor structure of cognitive ability measures in older African Americans
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, PO Box 90085, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 25:271-84. 2010
    ..The importance of highlighting idiosyncrasies in cognitive performance among African Americans is shown using a within group variation approach...
  4. pmc Concordance rates for cognitive impairment among older African American twins
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 5:276-9. 2009
    ..There is significant attention to the growing elderly African American population and estimating who and how many within this population will be affected by cognitive impairment...
  5. ncbi request reprint Analysis of candidate genes and hypertension in African American adults
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Box 90085, 9 Flowers Dr, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:18-22. 2009
    ....
  6. pmc Are comparisons the answer to understanding behavioral aspects of aging in racial and ethnic groups?
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, 9 Flowers Drive, P O Box 90085, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P301-8. 2008
    ..Our goal is to encourage the use of multiple methodological designs in the study of issues related to racial and ethnic minorities by demonstrating some of the advantages of lesser employed approaches...
  7. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure and memory in older African Americans
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 22708, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:181-6. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that blood pressure is a source of individual variability in cognitive aging among African Americans...
  8. ncbi request reprint Somatization in the conceptualization of sickle cell disease
    Chante Wellington
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, 932 Morreene Rd, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:1079-83. 2010
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Misestimation of peer tobacco use: understanding disparities in tobacco use
    Christopher L Edwards
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:299-302. 2008
    ..Overestimating was associated with a > 80% increase in the risk of smoking. These data highlight the need to correct misinformation regarding smoking norms among students at some HBCUs...
  10. pmc Assessing mild cognitive impairment among older African Americans
    Alyssa A Gamaldo
    North Carolina State University, NC, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:748-55. 2010
    ..The study also plans to explore the specific cognitive domains of impairment as well as whether there are differences in demographics, health, and cognitive performance between MCI and normal participants...
  11. pmc An examination of dedifferentiation in cognition among African-American older adults
    Regina C Sims
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 24:193-208. 2009
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Depression, suicidal ideation, and attempts in black patients with sickle cell disease
    Christopher L Edwards
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Medical Psychology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 101:1090-5. 2009
    ..Standards of clinical care must remain flexible to accommodate the mental health needs of this population of patients...
  13. doi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on depressive symptoms by age and gender in African American twins
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, USA
    Aging Ment Health 12:221-7. 2008
    ..The results suggest that, even though African Americans may be at risk for depression due to contextual/environmental factors, genetic influences remain important...
  14. doi request reprint Neurocognitive testing and functioning in adults sickle cell disease
    Miriam H Feliu
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Hemoglobin 35:476-84. 2011
    ..We concluded that memory dysfunction predicts global monthly presentation of pain. We suggest incorporating cost-effective neurocognitive screening measures as a standard of practice in sickle cell disease...
  15. doi request reprint Evaluating brief cognitive impairment screening instruments among African Americans
    Jared M Kiddoe
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
    Aging Ment Health 12:488-93. 2008
    ..Within the higher educated group, SPMSQ and CI prevalence was 7.7 and 14.5% among the lower educated. Findings are consistent with our hypotheses that the TICS would be a less accurate assessor of CI among AAs...
  16. pmc Neuropsychological assessment, neuroimaging, and neuropsychiatric evaluation in pediatric and adult patients with sickle cell disease (SCD)
    Christopher L Edwards
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 3:705-9. 2007
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Mediating effects of social support on the relationship among perceived stress, depression, and hypertension in African Americans
    Erika Heard
    School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 103:116-22. 2011
    ..It was hypothesized that there would be a positive association among perceived stress, depression, and hypertension mediated by social support...
  18. ncbi request reprint Does coping mediate the relationship between personality and cardiovascular health in African Americans?
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, P O Box 90085, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:95-100. 2010
    ..These findings highlight the importance of personality in accounting for cardiovascular health in African Americans...
  19. pmc Concordance rates for smoking among African-American twins
    Keith E Whitfield
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, P O Box 90085 Sociology Psychology Building, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 99:213-7. 2007
    ..The goal of the current investigation was to examine the proportion of genetic and environmental influences on smoking in a sample of adult African-American twins...
  20. ncbi request reprint Fear of movement (kinesiophobia), pain, and psychopathology in patients with sickle cell disease
    Jennifer Pells
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Clin J Pain 23:707-13. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the degree of kinesiophobia reported by African American men and women with SCD and to determine whether kinesiophobia is related to pain and psychologic distress in this population...
  21. pmc Characterization of the poly-T variant in the TOMM40 gene in diverse populations
    Colton Linnertz
    Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e30994. 2012
    ..These data may be used as references for '523' allele and '523'-APOE haplotype frequencies in diverse populations for the design of research studies and clinical trials...