Karen Emmons

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Weight gain prevention among black women in the rural community health center setting: the Shape Program
    Perry Foley
    Duke Obesity Prevention Program, Duke Global Health Institute, 2812 Erwin Road, Suite 403 Box 90392, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:305. 2012
  2. pmc Patient follow-up after participating in a beach-based skin cancer screening program
    Mary L Greaney
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:1836-45. 2012
  3. pmc Systems antecedents for dissemination and implementation: a review and analysis of measures
    Karen M Emmons
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Educ Behav 39:87-105. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Behavioral medicine and the health of our nation: accelerating our impact
    Karen Emmons
    Center for Community Based Research, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Behav Med 43:153-61. 2012
  5. pmc Colorectal cancer prevention for low-income, sociodemographically-diverse adults in public housing: baseline findings of a randomized controlled trial
    Lorna H McNeill
    Department of Health Disparities Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:353. 2009
  6. pmc A multilevel intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening among community health center patients: results of a pilot study
    Karen E Lasser
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 10:37. 2009
  7. pmc Disseminating a smoking cessation intervention to childhood and young adult cancer survivors: baseline characteristics and study design of the partnership for health-2 study
    Janet S de Moor
    Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Columbus, OH, USA
    BMC Cancer 11:165. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of multiple behavioral risk factors for colon cancer
    Karen M Emmons
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Community Based Research, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Prev Med 40:527-34. 2005
  9. pmc Long-term smoking cessation outcomes among childhood cancer survivors in the Partnership for Health Study
    Karen M Emmons
    Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:52-60. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Tailored computer-based cancer risk communication: correcting colorectal cancer risk perception
    Karen M Emmons
    Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Health Commun 9:127-41. 2004

Detail Information

Publications106 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Weight gain prevention among black women in the rural community health center setting: the Shape Program
    Perry Foley
    Duke Obesity Prevention Program, Duke Global Health Institute, 2812 Erwin Road, Suite 403 Box 90392, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:305. 2012
    ..Weight gain prevention may also be more consistent with the obesity-related sociocultural perspectives of black women than are traditional weight loss approaches...
  2. pmc Patient follow-up after participating in a beach-based skin cancer screening program
    Mary L Greaney
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:1836-45. 2012
    ..Research is needed to determine what factors are associated with follow-up being as advised and to develop messages that increase receipt of advised follow-up care...
  3. pmc Systems antecedents for dissemination and implementation: a review and analysis of measures
    Karen M Emmons
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Educ Behav 39:87-105. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Behavioral medicine and the health of our nation: accelerating our impact
    Karen Emmons
    Center for Community Based Research, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Behav Med 43:153-61. 2012
    ..If we are to increase the translation of our evidence and accelerate our impact, we must increase our relevance while maintaining excellence in our scientific methods...
  5. pmc Colorectal cancer prevention for low-income, sociodemographically-diverse adults in public housing: baseline findings of a randomized controlled trial
    Lorna H McNeill
    Department of Health Disparities Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:353. 2009
    ....
  6. pmc A multilevel intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening among community health center patients: results of a pilot study
    Karen E Lasser
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Fam Pract 10:37. 2009
    ..Patient navigation has been shown to increase breast and cervical cancer screening rates, but few studies have looked at the potential of patient navigation to increase colorectal cancer screening rates...
  7. pmc Disseminating a smoking cessation intervention to childhood and young adult cancer survivors: baseline characteristics and study design of the partnership for health-2 study
    Janet S de Moor
    Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Columbus, OH, USA
    BMC Cancer 11:165. 2011
    ..Partnership for Health-2 (PFH-2) is a web-based version of Partnership for Health, an evidence-based smoking cessation intervention for childhood cancer survivors. This paper describes the PFH-2 intervention and baseline data collection...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of multiple behavioral risk factors for colon cancer
    Karen M Emmons
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Community Based Research, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Prev Med 40:527-34. 2005
    ..g., red meat consumption, fruit and vegetable intake, multivitamin intake, alcohol, smoking, and physical inactivity), co-occurrence among these behaviors, and motivation for change among patients at increased risk...
  9. pmc Long-term smoking cessation outcomes among childhood cancer survivors in the Partnership for Health Study
    Karen M Emmons
    Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:52-60. 2009
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Tailored computer-based cancer risk communication: correcting colorectal cancer risk perception
    Karen M Emmons
    Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Health Commun 9:127-41. 2004
    ..Of those with inaccurate risk perception at baseline, more than half of the participants in intervention groups had corrected risk perceptions at post-test, compared to only 12% in the control group...
  11. ncbi request reprint Project PREVENT: a randomized trial to reduce multiple behavioral risk factors for colon cancer
    Karen M Emmons
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Community Based Research, 44 Binney Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1453-9. 2005
    ..This report examines the outcome data for Project PREVENT, a two-site randomized control trial designed to reduce behavioral risk factors for colorectal cancer among individuals who have been diagnosed with adenomatous colon polyps...
  12. ncbi request reprint Peer-delivered smoking counseling for childhood cancer survivors increases rate of cessation: the partnership for health study
    Karen M Emmons
    Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:6516-23. 2005
    ..This article reports on the final outcomes of Partnership for Health, a smoking cessation intervention for smokers in the Childhood Cancer Survivors Study (CCSS)...
  13. pmc Colorectal cancer screening: prevalence among low-income groups with health insurance
    Karen M Emmons
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:169-77. 2009
    ..There were no differences by race/ethnicity. This study suggests that insurance coverage for CRC screening should be considered as part of a comprehensive approach to address CRC disparities...
  14. pmc Skin cancer education and early detection at the beach: a randomized trial of dermatologist examination and biometric feedback
    Karen M Emmons
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 64:282-9. 2011
    ..There are limited data on the effectiveness of skin cancer prevention education and early detection programs at beaches...
  15. doi request reprint The role of transdisciplinary collaboration in translating and disseminating health research: lessons learned and exemplars of success
    Karen M Emmons
    Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:S204-10. 2008
    ..Examples of transdisciplinary collaborations in academic and community settings are provided, along with factors that may influence the long-term outcomes of transdisciplinary efforts...
  16. ncbi request reprint Social influences, social context, and health behaviors among working-class, multi-ethnic adults
    Karen M Emmons
    Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Educ Behav 34:315-34. 2007
    ..By examining how key social influence and contextual mediating variables relate to health behaviors, we can learn more about the types of interventions that might be needed to promote sustained health behavior change in this population...
  17. doi request reprint Prevalence and implications of multiple cancer screening needs among Hispanic community health center patients
    Karen M Emmons
    Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, 44 Binney Street LW703, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 22:1343-9. 2011
    ..To examine adherence rates for multiple cancer screening tests, which will inform prevention efforts in community health centers (CHCs)...
  18. pmc Cancer prevention among working class, multiethnic adults: results of the healthy directions-health centers study
    Karen M Emmons
    Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1200-5. 2005
    ..We analyzed outcomes from a study that examined social-contextual factors in cancer prevention interventions for working class, multiethnic populations...
  19. pmc Colorectal cancer screening awareness and intentions among low income, sociodemographically diverse adults under age 50
    Karen Emmons
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Community Based Research, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:1031-41. 2008
    ..It is important to identify opportunities for maximizing screening uptake among those who become age-eligible for screening if we are to make a significant impact on CRC disparities...
  20. ncbi request reprint Development of an integrated approach to cancer disparities: one cancer center's experience
    Karen M Emmons
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2186-92. 2007
  21. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive worksite cancer prevention intervention: behavior change results from a randomized controlled trial (United States)
    Glorian Sorensen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Public Health Policy 24:5-25. 2003
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Multiple risk behaviors among smokers in the childhood cancer survivors study cohort
    Rita M Butterfield
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Psychooncology 13:619-29. 2004
    ..Attention to other health behaviors may be an important strategy for helping smokers quit. In particular, helping childhood cancer survivors who smoke to reduce other risk behaviors might also encourage them to quit smoking...
  23. doi request reprint Risk perceptions and psychosocial outcomes of women with ductal carcinoma in situ: longitudinal results from a cohort study
    Ann Partridge
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:243-51. 2008
    ..Preliminary studies have suggested that women with DCIS may overestimate their risk of disease recurrence. Few data exist regarding psychosocial outcomes for women with DCIS...
  24. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive worksite cancer prevention intervention: behavior change results from a randomized controlled trial (United States)
    Glorian Sorensen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 13:493-502. 2002
    ....
  25. pmc Are building-level characteristics associated with indoor allergens in the household?
    Lindsay Rosenfeld
    Institute on Urban Health Research, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Urban Health 88:14-29. 2011
    ..We suggest that future research explore the possible improvement of these factors through changes to building code and violations adherence, design standards, and incentives for landlords...
  26. ncbi request reprint Use of sunscreen, sunburning rates, and tanning bed use among more than 10 000 US children and adolescents
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Cancer Prevention and Control Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 109:1009-14. 2002
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Physical activity behaviors in women with newly diagnosed ductal carcinoma-in-situ
    Jennifer A Ligibel
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:106-12. 2009
    ..Women who underwent mastectomy, as well as women who were more anxious, were more likely to decrease their level of physical activity. Women with DCIS might benefit from targeted interventions to increase physical activity...
  28. pmc Reducing social disparities in tobacco use: a social-contextual model for reducing tobacco use among blue-collar workers
    Glorian Sorensen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:230-9. 2004
    ..We present applications of this model to worksite-based smoking cessation interventions among blue-collar workers and provide empirical support for this model. We also propose avenues for future research guided by this model...
  29. ncbi request reprint Social context of physical activity and weight status in working-class populations
    Karen E Peterson
    Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Building 2 331, Boston, MA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 4:381-96. 2007
    ..Persistent disparities suggest that multiple aspects of social context may influence leisure-time physical activity levels and weight status in multiethnic, working-class populations...
  30. ncbi request reprint The life history interview method: applications to intervention development
    Roberta Goldman
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Adult Oncology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Educ Behav 30:564-81. 2003
    ..Insights gained from thematic analysis of the interviews were integrated throughout intervention and materials development processes...
  31. ncbi request reprint Availability of smoking prevention and cessation services for childhood cancer survivors
    Janet S de Moor
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 18:423-30. 2007
    ..To characterize the smoking-related services available to childhood cancer survivors and describe organizational characteristics that were related to institutions' capacity to provide smoking services...
  32. pmc Dissemination research in cancer control: where are we and where should we go?
    Deborah J Bowen
    Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, School of Public Health, Boston University, 715 Albany Street T2 W, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:473-85. 2009
    ..We hope that this paper will encourage dissemination research in our field...
  33. ncbi request reprint Model for incorporating social context in health behavior interventions: applications for cancer prevention for working-class, multiethnic populations
    Glorian Sorensen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Prev Med 37:188-97. 2003
    ..This article proposes a conceptual framework for addressing social contextual factors in cancer prevention interventions, and describes work that operationalizes this model in interventions for working class, multiethnic populations...
  34. ncbi request reprint Complementary medicine use before and 1 year following genetic testing for BRCA1/2 mutations
    Lisa M DiGianni
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, SM228, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:70-5. 2006
    ..We explored change in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by unaffected women and cancer survivors from enrollment into a randomized BRCA1/2 testing program to CAM use 1 year following results disclosure...
  35. ncbi request reprint A process evaluation of a telephone-based peer-delivered smoking cessation intervention for adult survivors of childhood cancer: the partnership for health study
    Elyse R Park
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Prev Med 42:435-42. 2006
    ..We examine associations between intervention implementation characteristics and study outcomes, as well as participant characteristics related to level of involvement in the intervention...
  36. ncbi request reprint Implementation of a cancer prevention program for working class, multiethnic populations
    Rebecca Lobb
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Prev Med 38:766-76. 2004
    ..Healthy Directions-Health Centers was designed to address social contextual factors relevant to cancer prevention interventions for working class, multi-ethnic populations...
  37. ncbi request reprint Skin cancer prevention and detection practices among siblings of patients with melanoma
    Alan C Geller
    Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 49:631-8. 2003
    ..These statistics suggest that first-degree relatives of patients with melanoma, who are at particularly high risk, warrant targeted public health action...
  38. ncbi request reprint Do social influences contribute to occupational differences in quitting smoking and attitudes toward quitting?
    Glorian Sorensen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, Department of Adult Oncology, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Health Promot 16:135-41. 2002
    ..To examine occupational differences in social influences supporting quitting smoking and their relationships to intentions and self-efficacy to quit smoking and to quitting...
  39. ncbi request reprint Predictors of smoking initiation and cessation among childhood cancer survivors: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study
    Karen Emmons
    Division of Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02067, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:1608-16. 2002
    ..To examine the determinants of smoking behavior among participants in the Childhood Cancer Survivors Study (CCSS)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Health insurance coverage in survivors of childhood cancer: the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
    Elyse R Park
    Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:9187-97. 2005
    ..To examine the prevalence and predictors of health insurance coverage and the difficulties obtaining coverage in a large cohort of childhood cancer survivors...
  41. pmc Are neighborhood-level characteristics associated with indoor allergens in the household?
    Lindsay Rosenfeld
    Institute on Urban Health Research, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    J Asthma 47:66-75. 2010
    ..Objective: We examined the relationship between neighborhood-level characteristics and the presence of dust mite (Der f 1), cat (Fel d 1), cockroach (Bla g 2), and mouse (MUP) allergens in the household...
  42. pmc Associations between perceived social environment and neighborhood safety: Health implications
    Maria De Jesus
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, LW 703, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Place 16:1007-13. 2010
    ..The findings reported here are useful in exploring a potential pathway through which social environmental factors influence health and in untangling the complex set of variables that may influence perceived safety...
  43. pmc Screening patients with a family history of colorectal cancer
    Robert H Fletcher
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:508-13. 2007
    ..To compare screening practices and beliefs in patients with and without a clinically important family history...
  44. pmc The influence of social context on changes in fruit and vegetable consumption: results of the healthy directions studies
    Glorian Sorensen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1216-27. 2007
    ..We also observed differences between our intervention sites. Social context can play an important role in promoting changes in fruit and vegetable consumption...
  45. ncbi request reprint Immigration and obesity among lower income blacks
    Gary G Bennett
    Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, 44 Binney St, SM256, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1391-4. 2007
    ..Our objective was to examine the associations of nativity, immigrant generation, and language acculturation with obesity among lower income black adult men and women...
  46. pmc Nativity and cigarette smoking among lower income blacks: results from the Healthy Directions Study
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 10:305-11. 2008
    ..Our findings highlight the importance of intervening early new Black immigrants to stem the uptake of cigarette smoking behaviors as individuals become acculturated...
  47. pmc Safe to walk? Neighborhood safety and physical activity among public housing residents
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 4:1599-606; discussion 1607. 2007
    ..In such settings, neighborhood safety may impact willingness to be regularly physically active. We examined the association of perceived neighborhood safety with pedometer-determined physical activity and physical activity self-efficacy...
  48. pmc Racial discrimination and physical activity among low-income-housing residents
    Rachel C Shelton
    Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:541-5. 2009
    ..Although discrimination has been identified as a potential determinant of existing racial/ethnic health disparities, no studies have investigated whether racial discrimination contributes to disparities in physical activity...
  49. pmc Communication inequalities and public health implications of adult social networking site use in the United States
    Emily Z Kontos
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Health Commun 15:216-35. 2010
    ....
  50. pmc Informal training in staff networks to support dissemination of health promotion programs
    Shoba Ramanadhan
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Health Promot 25:12-8. 2010
    ..To study informal skill transfer via staff networks as a complement to formal training among afterschool childcare providers implementing a health promotion program...
  51. pmc Factors associated with colorectal cancer screening among a low-income, multiethnic, highly insured population: does provider's understanding of the patient's social context matter?
    Maria De Jesus
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, LW 703, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Urban Health 87:236-43. 2010
    ..06, 2.29). Our findings indicate that provider's understanding of patient's social context, independent of provider's recommendation for CRC screening, contributed to adherence to CRC screening in this low-income, multiethnic population...
  52. pmc Multivitamin use among multi-ethnic, low-income adults
    Rachel C Shelton
    Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1425 Madison Avenue, P O Box 1130, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1271-80. 2009
    ..While more evidence is needed to understand the benefits of MVU, future studies should address low use of MVU among lower-income, multi-ethnic populations, particularly in light of health disparities...
  53. pmc Television viewing and pedometer-determined physical activity among multiethnic residents of low-income housing
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1681-5. 2006
    ..We evaluated the association between television viewing and pedometer-determined physical activity among predominantly racial/ethnic minority residents of low-income housing in metropolitan Boston in 2005...
  54. pmc Undoing an epidemiological paradox: the tobacco industry's targeting of US Immigrants
    Dolores Acevedo-Garcia
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:2188-93. 2004
    ..We sought to ascertain whether the tobacco industry has conceptualized the US immigrant population as a separate market...
  55. pmc Biomarker validation of dietary intervention in two multiethnic populations
    A Heather Eliassen
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A44. 2006
    ..The Healthy Directions intervention studies were designed to increase multivitamin use, fruit and vegetable consumption, and physical activity in working-class, multiethnic populations...
  56. pmc Does race/ethnicity moderate the association between job strain and leisure time physical activity?
    Gary G Bennett
    Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Behav Med 32:60-7. 2006
    ..Racial/ethnic minorities report myriad barriers to regular leisure time physical activity (LTPA), including the stress and fatigue resulting from their occupational activities...
  57. ncbi request reprint Decreasing women's anxieties after abnormal mammograms: a controlled trial
    Mary B Barton
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:529-38. 2004
    ..e., a radiology intervention) and of an educational intervention that taught skills to cope with anxiety on the psychological status of women whose mammograms were normal or abnormal...
  58. ncbi request reprint The effect of immigrant generation on smoking
    Dolores Acevedo-Garcia
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:1223-42. 2005
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of health promotion and cancer prevention among adults in working-class occupations and neighborhoods
    Roberta E Goldman
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Educ Behav 35:777-90. 2008
    ....
  60. pmc Pedometer-determined physical activity among multiethnic low-income housing residents
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:768-73. 2006
    ..We sought to characterize pedometer-determined physical activity among a predominantly racial and ethnic minority sample of adults residing in low-income housing...
  61. ncbi request reprint Smoking among participants in the childhood cancer survivors cohort: the Partnership for Health Study
    Karen M Emmons
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:189-96. 2003
    ..The purpose of this article is to evaluate demographic, psychosocial, and cancer-related factors that are associated with smoking behavior and mediators of smoking cessation...
  62. ncbi request reprint Cancer disparities: developing a multidisciplinary research agenda - preface
    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 16:1-3. 2005
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Maternal/female caregiver influences on adolescent indoor tanning
    Jo Ellen Stryker
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Adolesc Health 35:528.e1-9. 2004
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Cancer prevention for working class, multi-ethnic populations through health centers: the healthy directions study
    Karen M Emmons
    Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 14:727-37. 2003
    ..This study is part of the Harvard Cancer Prevention Program Project...
  65. ncbi request reprint Complementary medicine use among women enrolled in a genetic testing program
    Lisa M DiGianni
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:321-6. 2003
    ..Any potential effects of the genetic information itself on CAM use, and any possible relationship of CAM use to other risk reduction behaviors, require further research...
  66. ncbi request reprint Accessibility of web sites containing colorectal cancer information to adults with limited literacy (United States)
    Kimberly A Kaphingst
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:147-51. 2006
    ..Little research, however, has systematically examined factors other than writing style related to the reading difficulty of cancer information on the Internet. In the present study we assessed the reading difficulty of 19 CRC Web sites...
  67. doi request reprint Perceptions and management approaches of physicians who care for women with ductal carcinoma in situ
    Ann Partridge
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Breast Cancer 8:275-80. 2008
    ..We sought in a longitudinal cohort study of women with DCIS to assess the attitudes and management approaches toward DCIS among physicians who provide care to women...
  68. pmc Web-based weight loss in primary care: a randomized controlled trial
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:308-13. 2010
    ..Efficacious web-based weight loss interventions can be successfully offered in the primary care setting...
  69. pmc Extra-team connections for knowledge transfer between staff teams
    Shoba Ramanadhan
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Educ Res 24:967-76. 2009
    ..Further research on extra-team connections and knowledge transfer in low-resource, high turnover environments is needed...
  70. ncbi request reprint Use of a computerized risk-appraisal instrument for cancer prevention education of medical students
    Kathleen M Fairfield
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Cancer Educ 17:183-5. 2002
    ..Interactive computer-based tools are increasingly used for patient and medical student instruction...
  71. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in young adults' beliefs about sunscreen use
    Lorien Abroms
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Behavior, Boston, USA
    Health Educ Behav 30:29-43. 2003
    ..Findings are discussed in terms of their implications for the design of future interventions...
  72. ncbi request reprint Familial risk and colorectal cancer screening health beliefs and attitudes in an insured population
    Richard C Palmer
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Prev Med 45:336-41. 2007
    ..To examine the relationship between health beliefs and attitudes toward colorectal cancer screening, strength of family history risk, and being appropriately screened for colorectal cancer...
  73. doi request reprint The impact of a novel computer-based decision aid on shared decision making for colorectal cancer screening: a randomized trial
    Paul C Schroy
    Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Decis Making 31:93-107. 2011
    ..Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of a novel decision aid on SDM in the primary care setting...
  74. ncbi request reprint Attitudes Regarding Overweight, Exercise, and Health among Blacks (United States)
    Gary G Bennett
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:95-101. 2006
    ..To investigate Blacks'views regarding the connections among overweight, exercise, and health...
  75. ncbi request reprint Has the surge in media attention increased public awareness about colorectal cancer and screening?
    Paul C Schroy
    Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, Boston University School of Medicine, 85 E Concord St, Suite 7715, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Community Health 33:1-9. 2008
    ..Race and education were independent correlates of knowledge. These data suggest that recent media campaigns have been effective in increasing public awareness about CRC risk and screening but important gaps in knowledge remain...
  76. doi request reprint The SunWise Policy intervention for school-based sun protection: a pilot study
    Karen M Emmons
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA
    J Sch Nurs 24:215-21. 2008
    ..Use of study interventions for improving sun protection practices such as policy toolkits or brief counseling can be easily interwoven into school hours by school nurses and other health educators...
  77. pmc Timely care after an abnormal mammogram among low-income women in a public breast cancer screening program
    Rebecca Lobb
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:521-8. 2010
    ..However, the effect of these policies on timeliness of care has not been empirically evaluated...
  78. ncbi request reprint Oncology physician and nurse practices and attitudes regarding offering clinical trial results to study participants
    Ann H Partridge
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:629-32. 2004
    ..Future studies should consider sharing trial results with patients and evaluating the process and its effect on both patients and clinicians...
  79. pmc Translating research evidence into practice to reduce health disparities: a social determinants approach
    Howard K Koh
    Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:S72-80. 2010
    ..Such efforts translate research evidence into real-world settings and harness collaborative social action for broad-scale, sustainable change...
  80. ncbi request reprint A content analysis of news coverage of skin cancer prevention and detection, 1979 to 2003
    Jo Ellen Stryker
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health and Department of Dermatology, Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass, USA
    Arch Dermatol 141:491-6. 2005
    ..To analyze newspaper coverage between 1979 and 2003 to understand how print coverage may affect primary and secondary skin cancer prevention in the US population...
  81. ncbi request reprint Bupropion for smokers hospitalized with acute cardiovascular disease
    Nancy A Rigotti
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, General Medicine Division, and Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02114, USA
    Am J Med 119:1080-7. 2006
    ..Bupropion is effective for smoking cessation, but its safety and efficacy in hospitalized smokers with acute cardiovascular disease is unknown...
  82. ncbi request reprint Self-reported health status, health vulnerability, and smoking behavior in college students: implications for intervention
    Alexander V Prokhorov
    The University of Texas M D, Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:545-52. 2003
    ..Smoking cessation counselors should consider measuring and demonstrating the early tobacco-attributable health problems to young smokers to possibly enhance motivation to quit...
  83. ncbi request reprint The cancer screening practices of adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
    Mark W Yeazel
    Department of Family Practice and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Cancer 100:631-40. 2004
    ..The current study characterized the self-reported cancer screening practices of adult survivors of childhood cancer...
  84. ncbi request reprint Colon cancer risk counseling by health-care providers: perceived barriers and response to an internet-based cancer risk appraisal instrument
    Kathleen M Fairfield
    Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    J Cancer Educ 19:95-7. 2004
    ..Risk appraisal instruments may be helpful in reinforcing prevention messages, although little is known about physician acceptance of such instruments...
  85. ncbi request reprint Age-related vulnerabilities of older adults with colon adenomas: evidence from Project Prevent
    Elizabeth C Clipp
    School of Nursing, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Cancer 100:1085-94. 2004
    ..S. overall and the first leading cause among individuals age > or = 75 years. Because polyp risk increases with age, interventions to prevent recurrent polyps among older adults likely would reduce CRC morbidity and mortality...
  86. ncbi request reprint A qualitative exploration of health perceptions and behaviors among adult survivors of childhood cancers
    Elyse B Park
    Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    J Cancer Educ 17:211-5. 2002
    ..Adult survivors of childhood cancer are a growing population. The objective of this study was to draw upon qualitative methods to learn more about survivors' perceived health risks and health behaviors...
  87. ncbi request reprint Impact of intervention dose on cancer-related health behaviors among working-class, multiethnic, community health center patients
    Kimberly A Kaphingst
    National Human Genome Research Institute, Social and Behavioral Research Branch, 2 Center Drive, MSC 0249, Building 2, Room 4E30, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:262-6. 2007
    ..DESIGN. Analysis of intervention condition participant data from a randomized controlled trial...
  88. ncbi request reprint Reducing aversion to side effects in preventive medical treatment decisions
    Erika A Waters
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ, USA
    J Exp Psychol Appl 13:11-21. 2007
    ..The ability of arrays to reduce side effect aversion was not attributable to greater accuracy in evaluating the treatment's net benefit...
  89. ncbi request reprint Uncovering differences across the cancer control continuum: a comparison of ethnic and mainstream cancer newspaper stories
    Jo Ellen Stryker
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Prev Med 44:20-5. 2007
    ..An important first step is to understand how newspapers cover cancer and if differences exist between mainstream and ethnic newspapers...
  90. pmc Feasibility of using a web-based nutrition intervention among residents of multiethnic working-class neighborhoods
    Lorna H McNeill
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1100 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 125, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A55. 2007
    ..This pilot study tested the usefulness of a Web-based intervention designed to deliver nutrition-related information to and increase fruit and vegetable consumption among adults from working-class neighborhoods...
  91. pmc Cost-effectiveness of motivational interviewing for smoking cessation and relapse prevention among low-income pregnant women: a randomized controlled trial
    Jennifer Prah Ruger
    Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Value Health 11:191-8. 2008
    ....
  92. pmc Acculturation and physical activity in a working class multiethnic population
    Kathleen Y Wolin
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Prev Med 42:266-72. 2006
    ..Determinants of physical activity in minority populations remain under-explored. Acculturation is one proposed mechanism for the disparities that exist between racial and ethnic groups in health outcomes...
  93. pmc Understanding the role of cancer worry in creating a "teachable moment" for multiple risk factor reduction
    Colleen M McBride
    National Human Genome Research Institute, Social and Behavioral Research Branch, 2 Center Drive, Building 2, Room E408, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:790-800. 2008
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint Developing smoking cessation programs for chronically ill teens: lessons learned from research with healthy adolescent smokers
    Leslie A Robinson
    Department of Psychology, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 33:133-44. 2008
    ..Medically fragile teens who smoke need access to smoking cessation programs, because they are at even higher risk than their healthy peers for smoking-related complications...
  95. pmc Exploring social contextual correlates of computer ownership and frequency of use among urban, low-income, public housing adult residents
    Lorna H McNeill
    Department of Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1100 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 125, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Med Internet Res 9:e35. 2007
    ..Larger social contextual factors, such as social networks and neighborhood factors, may influence computer ownership and the number of places where individuals have access to computers...
  96. ncbi request reprint Norms and their relationship to behavior in worksite settings: an application of the Jackson Return Potential Model
    Laura Linnan
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:258-68. 2005
    ..To measure health norms and assess their influence on behavior among 2541 employees in 16 manufacturing worksites using an adapted Jackson's Return Potential Model (RPM)...
  97. doi request reprint Translating science to practice: community and academic perspectives
    Graham A Colditz
    Department of Surgery, Washington University, Campus Box 8109, 660 S Euclid Ave, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:144-9. 2008
    ..Changes in the approaches used to structure and implement scientific advances into practice will help achieve the enormous potential to advance the health of the population...
  98. doi request reprint Smoking prevention and cessation interventions for cancer survivors
    Janet S de Moor
    Division of Health Behaviour and Health Promotion, The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Semin Oncol Nurs 24:180-92. 2008
    ..To provide a systematic review of smoking prevention and cessation interventions that have been conducted with cancer survivors...
  99. doi request reprint Multiple levels of influence in the adoption of sun protection policies in elementary schools in Massachusetts
    Alan C Geller
    RN, Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, 720 Harrison Ave, DOB801A, Boston MA 02118, USA
    Arch Dermatol 144:491-6. 2008
    ..To understand the factors that may influence sun protection policy development if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines are to be realized...
  100. pmc Economic evaluations of smoking cessation and relapse prevention programs for pregnant women: a systematic review
    Jennifer Prah Ruger
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Value Health 11:180-90. 2008
    ..This study aims to critically assess economic evaluations of smoking cessation and relapse prevention programs for pregnant women...
  101. ncbi request reprint Do cancer patients fully understand clinical trial participation? A pilot study to assess informed consent and patient expectations
    Ricardo J Wray
    Department of Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Cancer Educ 22:21-4. 2007
    ..Accepted practices of informed consent often result in suboptimal patient understanding of research studies...

Research Grants37

  1. Colon Cancer Prevention in Low Income Housing Sites
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. A Sustainable Approach to Increasing Cancer Screening in Community Health Centers
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will evaluate factors influencing adoption and implementation of the intervention in this dissemination phase. ..
  3. Multiple Risk Behavior Intervention in Health Care Settings
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..post-intervention. The primary outcome is change in the multiple behavior risk score; secondary outcomes include change in each of the 4 risk factors, as well as intervention dose delivered, reach, impact, and cost-effectiveness. ..
  4. UMB/DFHCC Comprehensive Cancer Partnership Program
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..3.1 To estimate whether the greatest longer-term improvements (at 96 weeks) in diet, PA, and weight loss/maintenance are found among eSolutions-Plus participants receiving monthly telephone support calls (after week 12 of the protocol). ..
  5. Dissemination Research to Reduce Cancer Disparities
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The solid institutional commitment demonstrated for this protected time provides strong evidence of my ability to meet the proposed research and mentoring objectives. ..
  6. A Sustainable Approach to Increasing Cancer Screening in Community Health Centers
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will evaluate factors influencing adoption and implementation of the intervention in this dissemination phase. ..
  7. Multiple Risk Behavior Intervention in Health Care Settings
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..post-intervention. The primary outcome is change in the multiple behavior risk score; secondary outcomes include change in each of the 4 risk factors, as well as intervention dose delivered, reach, impact, and cost-effectiveness. ..
  8. Multiple Risk Behavior Intervention in Health Care Settings
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  9. A Web-Based Smoking Intervention for Cancer Survivors
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Additionally, this study will make significant steps toward dissemination of tested smoking cessation interventions among cancer survivors. ..
  10. Multiple Risk Behavior Intervention in Health Care Settings
    Karen M Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..post-intervention. The primary outcome is change in the multiple behavior risk score;secondary outcomes include change in each of the 4 risk factors, as well as intervention dose delivered, reach, impact, and cost-effectiveness. ..
  11. MULTIRISK FACTOR INTERVENTION FOR COLON POLYP PATIENTS
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The intervention is suited to the managed care environment, thus increasing its potential generalize ability and disseminability. A process tracking system will enable a detailed cost-effectiveness evaluation. ..
  12. SMOKING CESSATION AMONG CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..This study will make significant contributions toward the development of effective smoking cessation interventions for high-risk populations and may serve as an important model for future cancer prevention intervention efforts. ..
  13. SMOKING CESSATION AMONG CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The proposed project will begin an effort to build on this success related to clinical therapeutic outcomes, and transfer it to cancer prevention outcomes. ..
  14. A Sustainable Approach to Increasing Cancer Screening in Community Health Centers
    Karen M Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will evaluate factors influencing adoption and implementation of the intervention in this dissemination phase. ..