Jarvis T Chen

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Different slopes for different folks: socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in asthma and hay fever among 173,859 U.S. men and women
    Jarvis T Chen
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02122, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:211-6. 2002
  2. pmc Methodologic implications of social inequalities for analyzing health disparities in large spatiotemporal data sets: an example using breast cancer incidence data (Northern and Southern California, 1988--2002)
    Jarvis T Chen
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Stat Med 27:3957-83. 2008
  3. pmc Mapping and measuring social disparities in premature mortality: the impact of census tract poverty within and across Boston neighborhoods, 1999-2001
    Jarvis T Chen
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Urban Health 83:1063-84. 2006
  4. pmc Race/ethnicity, gender, and monitoring socioeconomic gradients in health: a comparison of area-based socioeconomic measures--the public health disparities geocoding project
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1655-71. 2003
  5. pmc Painting a truer picture of US socioeconomic and racial/ethnic health inequalities: the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:312-23. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Occupational, social, and relationship hazards and psychological distress among low-income workers: implications of the 'inverse hazard law'
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge 717, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:260-72. 2011
  7. pmc Race/ethnicity and breast cancer estrogen receptor status: impact of class, missing data, and modeling assumptions
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:1305-18. 2008
  8. pmc Monitoring socioeconomic disparities in death: comparing individual-level education and area-based socioeconomic measures
    David H Rehkopf
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:2135-8. 2006
  9. pmc Monitoring socioeconomic inequalities in sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and violence: geocoding and choice of area-based socioeconomic measures--the public health disparities geocoding project (US)
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Public Health Rep 118:240-60. 2003
  10. pmc Exposing racial discrimination: implicit & explicit measures--the My Body, My Story study of 1005 US-born black & white community health center members
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e27636. 2011

Research Grants

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Publications29

  1. pmc Different slopes for different folks: socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in asthma and hay fever among 173,859 U.S. men and women
    Jarvis T Chen
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02122, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:211-6. 2002
    ....
  2. pmc Methodologic implications of social inequalities for analyzing health disparities in large spatiotemporal data sets: an example using breast cancer incidence data (Northern and Southern California, 1988--2002)
    Jarvis T Chen
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Stat Med 27:3957-83. 2008
    ..Our approach provides a straightforward means of fitting spatiotemporal models in large data sets, while highlighting differences in spatial patterning across racial/ethnic population and across time...
  3. pmc Mapping and measuring social disparities in premature mortality: the impact of census tract poverty within and across Boston neighborhoods, 1999-2001
    Jarvis T Chen
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Urban Health 83:1063-84. 2006
    ..We recommend that these methods be incorporated into routine analyses of public health surveillance data to highlight continuing social disparities in premature mortality...
  4. pmc Race/ethnicity, gender, and monitoring socioeconomic gradients in health: a comparison of area-based socioeconomic measures--the public health disparities geocoding project
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1655-71. 2003
    ..g., percentage below poverty) were most sensitive to expected socioeconomic gradients in health, with the most consistent results and maximal geocoding linkage evident for tract-level analyses...
  5. pmc Painting a truer picture of US socioeconomic and racial/ethnic health inequalities: the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:312-23. 2005
    ..We describe a method to facilitate routine monitoring of socioeconomic health disparities in the United States...
  6. doi request reprint Occupational, social, and relationship hazards and psychological distress among low-income workers: implications of the 'inverse hazard law'
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge 717, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:260-72. 2011
    ....
  7. pmc Race/ethnicity and breast cancer estrogen receptor status: impact of class, missing data, and modeling assumptions
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:1305-18. 2008
    ....
  8. pmc Monitoring socioeconomic disparities in death: comparing individual-level education and area-based socioeconomic measures
    David H Rehkopf
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:2135-8. 2006
    ..2 vs 0.8 for census tract measures and individual education, respectively)...
  9. pmc Monitoring socioeconomic inequalities in sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and violence: geocoding and choice of area-based socioeconomic measures--the public health disparities geocoding project (US)
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Public Health Rep 118:240-60. 2003
    ..To determine which area-based socioeconomic measures, at which level of geography, are suitable for monitoring socioeconomic inequalities in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), tuberculosis (TB), and violence in the United States...
  10. pmc Exposing racial discrimination: implicit & explicit measures--the My Body, My Story study of 1005 US-born black & white community health center members
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e27636. 2011
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Geocoding and monitoring of US socioeconomic inequalities in mortality and cancer incidence: does the choice of area-based measure and geographic level matter?: the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:471-82. 2002
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  12. pmc Racial disparities in context: a multilevel analysis of neighborhood variations in poverty and excess mortality among black populations in Massachusetts
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, KRESGE 7th Floor, Boston MA 02115 6096, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:260-5. 2005
    ..We analyzed neighborhood heterogeneity in associations among mortality, race/ethnicity, and area poverty...
  13. pmc Racial discrimination, psychological distress, and self-rated health among US-born and foreign-born Black Americans
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1704-13. 2011
    ..We investigated associations among racial discrimination, psychological distress, and self-rated health among US-born and immigrant Black Americans...
  14. pmc Decline in US breast cancer rates after the Women's Health Initiative: socioeconomic and racial/ethnic differentials
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge 717, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:S132-9. 2010
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  15. pmc The unique impact of abolition of Jim Crow laws on reducing inequities in infant death rates and implications for choice of comparison groups in analyzing societal determinants of health
    Nancy Krieger
    Nancy Krieger, Jarvis T Chen, and Pamela D Waterman are with the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA Brent Coull is with the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health Jason Beckfield is with the Department of Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    Am J Public Health 103:2234-44. 2013
    ..We explored associations between the abolition of Jim Crow laws (i.e., state laws legalizing racial discrimination overturned by the 1964 US Civil Rights Act) and birth cohort trends in infant death rates...
  16. pmc History, haldanes and health inequities: exploring phenotypic changes in body size by generation and income level in the US-born White and Black non-Hispanic populations 1959-1962 to 2005-2008
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 42:281-95. 2013
    ....
  17. pmc Shrinking, widening, reversing, and stagnating trends in US socioeconomic inequities in cancer mortality for the total, black, and white populations: 1960-2006
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health SHDH, Harvard School of Public Health HSPH, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 23:297-319. 2012
    ..To test recent claims that cancer inequities are bound to increase as population health improves...
  18. pmc Temporal trends in the black/white breast cancer case ratio for estrogen receptor status: disparities are historically contingent, not innate
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge 717, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 22:511-4. 2011
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Race/ethnicity and changing US socioeconomic gradients in breast cancer incidence: California and Massachusetts, 1978-2002 (United States)
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:217-26. 2006
    ..We tested the hypothesis that the US socioeconomic gradient in breast cancer incidence is declining, with the decline most pronounced among racial/ethnic groups with the highest incidence rates...
  20. pmc Racial discrimination & cardiovascular disease risk: my body my story study of 1005 US-born black and white community health center participants (US)
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e77174. 2013
    ..To date, limited and inconsistent evidence exists regarding racial discrimination and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  21. pmc Not just smoking and high-tech medicine: socioeconomic inequities in U.S. mortality rates, overall and by race/ethnicity, 1960-2006
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Health Serv 42:293-322. 2012
    ..None of these findings can be attributed to trends in smoking-related deaths and access to high-tech medicine, and they also demonstrate that socioeconomic inequities in mortality can shrink and need not inevitably rise...
  22. ncbi request reprint A geostatistical approach to large-scale disease mapping with temporal misalignment
    Lauren Hund
    Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Biometrics 68:849-58. 2012
    ..We apply our method to assess socioeconomic trends in breast cancer incidence in Los Angeles between the periods 1988-1992 and 1998-2002...
  23. pmc The fall and rise of US inequities in premature mortality: 1960-2002
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 5:e46. 2008
    ..We accordingly decided to test the hypothesis that health inequities widen-or shrink-in a context of declining mortality rates, by examining annual US mortality data over a 42 year period...
  24. doi request reprint The inverse hazard law: blood pressure, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, workplace abuse and occupational exposures in US low-income black, white and Latino workers
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Soc Sci Med 67:1970-81. 2008
    ..As clarified by the "inverse hazard law," to understand health inequities, research is needed that contrasts exposures and health status population-wide, not just among those most inequitably exposed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Jim Crow and premature mortality among the US Black and White population, 1960-2009: an age-period-cohort analysis
    Nancy Krieger
    From the aDepartment of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health HSPH, Boston, MA bDepartment of Biostatistics, HSPH, Boston, MA and cDepartment of Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    Epidemiology 25:494-504. 2014
    ..Scant research has analyzed the health impact of abolition of Jim Crow (ie, legal racial discrimination overturned by the US 1964 Civil Rights Act)...
  26. pmc Zip code caveat: bias due to spatiotemporal mismatches between zip codes and US census-defined geographic areas--the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1100-2. 2002
  27. pmc Particulate air pollution and socioeconomic position in rural and urban areas of the Northeastern United States
    Paul J Brochu
    Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02465, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:S224-30. 2011
    ..This study determined the relationship of ambient PM and SEP across several spatial scales...
  28. pmc Lifetime socioeconomic position and twins' health: an analysis of 308 pairs of United States women twins
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 2:e162. 2005
    ..This comparison permitted us to ascertain the additional impact of adult experiences on adult health in a population matched on early life experiences...
  29. pmc Methodological challenges in causal research on racial and ethnic patterns of cognitive trajectories: measurement, selection, and bias
    M Maria Glymour
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neuropsychol Rev 18:194-213. 2008
    ..For each, we describe how to recognize when such biases may be relevant and some possible analytic or design approaches to remediating these biases...

Research Grants2

  1. Geosocial Health Disparities: Temporal Analyses
    Jarvis Chen; Fiscal Year: 2006
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