M Ezzati

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Indoor air pollution and health in developing countries
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 366:104-6. 2005
  2. pmc Household and community socioeconomic and environmental determinants of child nutritional status in Cameroon
    Roland Pongou
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:98. 2006
  3. pmc The contribution of leading diseases and risk factors to excess losses of healthy life in Eastern Europe: burden of disease study
    John W Powles
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 2SR, UK
    BMC Public Health 5:116. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Estimates of global mortality attributable to smoking in 2000
    Majid Ezzati
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 362:847-52. 2003
  5. pmc Environmental risks in the developing world: exposure indicators for evaluating interventions, programmes, and policies
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:15-22. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Role of smoking in global and regional cancer epidemiology: current patterns and data needs
    Majid Ezzati
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 116:963-71. 2005
  7. pmc Rethinking the "diseases of affluence" paradigm: global patterns of nutritional risks in relation to economic development
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 2:e133. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Role of smoking in global and regional cardiovascular mortality
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 112:489-97. 2005
  9. pmc Trends in national and state-level obesity in the USA after correction for self-report bias: analysis of health surveys
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    J R Soc Med 99:250-7. 2006
  10. pmc Regional, disease specific patterns of smoking-attributable mortality in 2000
    M Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Population and International Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Tob Control 13:388-95. 2004

Detail Information

Publications59

  1. ncbi request reprint Indoor air pollution and health in developing countries
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 366:104-6. 2005
  2. pmc Household and community socioeconomic and environmental determinants of child nutritional status in Cameroon
    Roland Pongou
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:98. 2006
    ..We further consider age-specific effects of household economic status on child nutrition...
  3. pmc The contribution of leading diseases and risk factors to excess losses of healthy life in Eastern Europe: burden of disease study
    John W Powles
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 2SR, UK
    BMC Public Health 5:116. 2005
    ..The East/West gradient in health across Europe has been described often, but not using metrics as comprehensive and comparable as those of the Global Burden of Disease 2000 and Comparative Risk Assessment studies...
  4. ncbi request reprint Estimates of global mortality attributable to smoking in 2000
    Majid Ezzati
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 362:847-52. 2003
    ..Smoking is a risk factor for several diseases and has been increasing in many developing countries. Our aim was to estimate global and regional mortality in 2000 caused by smoking, including an analysis of uncertainty...
  5. pmc Environmental risks in the developing world: exposure indicators for evaluating interventions, programmes, and policies
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:15-22. 2005
    ..Current large scale data collection efforts are generally disconnected from micro-scale studies in health sciences, which in turn have insufficiently investigated the behavioural and socioeconomic factors that influence exposure...
  6. ncbi request reprint Role of smoking in global and regional cancer epidemiology: current patterns and data needs
    Majid Ezzati
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 116:963-71. 2005
    ..This variability illustrates the importance of coupling research and surveillance of smoking with that for other risk factors for more effective cancer prevention...
  7. pmc Rethinking the "diseases of affluence" paradigm: global patterns of nutritional risks in relation to economic development
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 2:e133. 2005
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  8. ncbi request reprint Role of smoking in global and regional cardiovascular mortality
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 112:489-97. 2005
    ..There is little information on how it contributes to global and regional cause-specific mortality from cardiovascular diseases for which background risk varies because of other risks...
  9. pmc Trends in national and state-level obesity in the USA after correction for self-report bias: analysis of health surveys
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    J R Soc Med 99:250-7. 2006
    ..To quantify population-level bias in self-reported weight and height as a function of age, sex, and the mode of self-report, and to estimate unbiased trends in national and state level obesity in the USA...
  10. pmc Regional, disease specific patterns of smoking-attributable mortality in 2000
    M Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Population and International Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Tob Control 13:388-95. 2004
    ..Mortality attributable to smoking in the year 2000 was estimated for adult males and females, including estimates by age and for specific diseases in 14 epidemiological subregions of the world...
  11. ncbi request reprint How can cross-country research on health risks strengthen interventions? Lessons from INTERHEART
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 364:912-4. 2004
  12. ncbi request reprint Estimates of global and regional potential health gains from reducing multiple major risk factors
    Majid Ezzati
    Risk, Resources, and Environmental Management Division, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, USA
    Lancet 362:271-80. 2003
    ..But few such investigations have been attempted, and none on a global scale. Our aim was to estimate the potential health benefits from removal of multiple major risk factors...
  13. pmc Measuring the accumulated hazards of smoking: global and regional estimates for 2000
    M Ezzati
    Risk, Resource, and Environmental Management Division, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, USA
    Tob Control 12:79-85. 2003
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  14. ncbi request reprint Improving child survival through environmental and nutritional interventions: the importance of targeting interventions toward the poor
    Emmanuela Gakidou
    Initiative for Global Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    JAMA 298:1876-87. 2007
    ..A critical but underinvestigated question for planning and allocating resources toward the MDGs is how interventions related to one MDG might affect progress toward other goals...
  15. ncbi request reprint Indoor air pollution from biomass combustion and acute respiratory infections in Kenya: an exposure-response study
    M Ezzati
    Center for Risk Management, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, USA
    Lancet 358:619-24. 2001
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  16. pmc Characterizing the epidemiological transition in Mexico: national and subnational burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors
    Gretchen Stevens
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 5:e125. 2008
    ..Subnational analysis of the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors can improve characterization of the epidemiological transition and identify policy priorities...
  17. ncbi request reprint Causes of cancer in the world: comparative risk assessment of nine behavioural and environmental risk factors
    Goodarz Danaei
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 366:1784-93. 2005
    ..In this report, we estimate mortality from 12 types of cancer attributable to nine risk factors in seven World Bank regions for 2001...
  18. pmc The health impacts of exposure to indoor air pollution from solid fuels in developing countries: knowledge, gaps, and data needs
    Majid Ezzati
    Risk, Resource, and Environmental Management Division, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:1057-68. 2002
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  19. pmc Effects of smoking and solid-fuel use on COPD, lung cancer, and tuberculosis in China: a time-based, multiple risk factor, modelling study
    Hsien Ho Lin
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet 372:1473-83. 2008
    ..We aimed to predict the effects of risk-factor trends on COPD, lung cancer, and tuberculosis...
  20. pmc Cost-effectiveness of treatment and endoscopic surveillance of precancerous lesions to prevent gastric cancer
    Jennifer M Yeh
    Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer 116:2941-53. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the clinical benefits and cost-effectiveness of treatment and endoscopic surveillance to prevent gastric cancer...
  21. pmc The reversal of fortunes: trends in county mortality and cross-county mortality disparities in the United States
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 5:e66. 2008
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  22. doi request reprint Trends and cardiovascular mortality effects of state-level blood pressure and uncontrolled hypertension in the United States
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave Bldg 1, 1107, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 117:905-14. 2008
    ..Our aim was to estimate levels and trends in state-level mean systolic blood pressure (SBP), the prevalence of uncontrolled systolic hypertension, and cardiovascular mortality attributable to all levels of higher-than-optimal SBP...
  23. doi request reprint Is inequality at the heart of it? Cross-country associations of income inequality with cardiovascular diseases and risk factors
    Daniel Kim
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:1719-32. 2008
    ..Future studies should consider income inequality as an independent contributor to variations in CVD burden globally...
  24. doi request reprint Development of an empirically calibrated model of gastric cancer in two high-risk countries
    Jennifer M Yeh
    Program in Health Decision Science, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 718 Huntington Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1179-87. 2008
    ..As better data become available, the model can be refined and recalibrated, and, as such, be used as an iterative tool to assess the likely health and economic outcomes associated with gastric cancer prevention strategies...
  25. pmc The preventable causes of death in the United States: comparative risk assessment of dietary, lifestyle, and metabolic risk factors
    Goodarz Danaei
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    PLoS Med 6:e1000058. 2009
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  26. pmc The promise of prevention: the effects of four preventable risk factors on national life expectancy and life expectancy disparities by race and county in the United States
    Goodarz Danaei
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 7:e1000248. 2010
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  27. pmc Diabetes prevalence and diagnosis in US states: analysis of health surveys
    Goodarz Danaei
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Popul Health Metr 7:16. 2009
    ..Self-reported diabetes prevalence may be biased because respondents may not be aware of their risk status. Our objective was to estimate the prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes by state...
  28. pmc Exploring the cost-effectiveness of Helicobacter pylori screening to prevent gastric cancer in China in anticipation of clinical trial results
    Jennifer M Yeh
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Program in Health Decision Science, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 124:157-66. 2009
    ..These results illustrate the potential promise of a gastric cancer screening program and provide rationale for urgent clinical studies to move the prevention agenda forward...
  29. doi request reprint Association between tobacco smoking and active tuberculosis in Taiwan: prospective cohort study
    Hsien Ho Lin
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 180:475-80. 2009
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  30. ncbi request reprint A risk-based method for modeling traffic fatalities
    Kavi Bhalla
    Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Risk Anal 27:125-36. 2007
    ..Regional adaptations of the model validated with local data can be used to evaluate the impacts of transportation planning and safety interventions, such as helmets, seat belts, and enforcement of traffic laws, on traffic fatalities...
  31. ncbi request reprint Eight Americas: new perspectives on U.S. health disparities
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard University, Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:4-10. 2005
    ..In particular, if blood pressure and cholesterol are confirmed as major contributors to current mortality patterns, innovative strategies such as the Polypill and unique individual and population approaches need to be explored...
  32. pmc Eight Americas: investigating mortality disparities across races, counties, and race-counties in the United States
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e260. 2006
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  33. ncbi request reprint Health impacts of macroeconomic crises and policies: determinants of variation in childhood malnutrition trends in Cameroon
    Roland Pongou
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:648-56. 2006
    ..We examined the effects of economic crises and adjustment programmes during the 1990s in Cameroon on childhood malnutrition in population subgroups and evaluated the household and health system mediators of these effects...
  34. doi request reprint Estimating the global and regional burden of suboptimal nutrition on chronic disease: methods and inputs to the analysis
    R Micha
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 66:119-29. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to develop systematic and comparable methods to quantitatively assess the impact of suboptimal dietary habits on CVD, diabetes and cancer burdens globally and in 21 world regions...
  35. pmc Should interventions to reduce respirable pollutants be linked to tuberculosis control programmes?
    Enis Baris
    World Bank, Washington, DC, USA
    BMJ 329:1090-3. 2004
  36. pmc Complexity and rigour in assessing the health dimensions of sectoral policies and programmes
    Majid Ezzati
    Resources and Environmental Management Division, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 81:458-9. 2003
  37. pmc Within-neighborhood patterns and sources of particle pollution: mobile monitoring and geographic information system analysis in four communities in Accra, Ghana
    Kathie L Dionisio
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:607-13. 2010
    ..Sources of air pollution in developing country cities include transportation and industrial pollution, biomass and coal fuel use, and resuspended dust from unpaved roads...
  38. ncbi request reprint Global and regional mortality from ischaemic heart disease and stroke attributable to higher-than-optimum blood glucose concentration: comparative risk assessment
    Goodarz Danaei
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 368:1651-9. 2006
    ..We aimed to quantify population-level effects of all higher-than-optimum concentrations of blood glucose on mortality from ischaemic heart disease and stroke worldwide...
  39. ncbi request reprint Selected major risk factors and global and regional burden of disease
    Majid Ezzati
    Risk, Resources and Environmental Management Division, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, USA
    Lancet 360:1347-60. 2002
    ..Our aim was to estimate the contributions of selected major risk factors to global and regional burden of disease in a unified framework...
  40. doi request reprint Measuring the exposure of infants and children to indoor air pollution from biomass fuels in The Gambia
    K L Dionisio
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Indoor Air 18:317-27. 2008
    ..The results are used to provide specific recommendations for measuring the exposure of infants and children in an epidemiological study...
  41. pmc Tobacco smoke, indoor air pollution and tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Hsien Ho Lin
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 4:e20. 2007
    ..We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis to quantitatively assess the association between these exposures and the risk of infection, disease, and death from TB...
  42. ncbi request reprint Improving the comparability of diabetes mortality statistics in the U.S. and Mexico
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:451-8. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to increase the cross-state comparability of diabetes mortality statistics related in the U.S. and Mexico...
  43. ncbi request reprint Understanding the coronary heart disease versus total cardiovascular mortality paradox: a method to enhance the comparability of cardiovascular death statistics in the United States
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 113:2071-81. 2006
    ..Our aim was to identify exogenous individual- and community-level predictors of cause-of-death assignment and variability and to use these predictors to improve the comparability of CHD mortality estimates across states...
  44. doi request reprint Air pollution in Accra neighborhoods: spatial, socioeconomic, and temporal patterns
    Kathie L Dionisio
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 44:2270-6. 2010
    ..The results show that PM in these four neighborhoods is substantially higher than the WHO Air Quality Guidelines and in some cases even higher than the WHO Interim Target 1, with the highest pollution in the poorest neighborhood...
  45. pmc Distribution of major health risks: findings from the Global Burden of Disease study
    Anthony Rodgers
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS Med 1:e27. 2004
    ..The distribution of risk-factor-attributable disease burden, for example by age or exposure level, can inform the selection and targeting of specific interventions and programs, and increase cost-effectiveness...
  46. ncbi request reprint Greenhouse gas implications of household energy technology in Kenya
    Rob Bailis
    Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 3050, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 37:2051-9. 2003
    ..Policy implications and options for environment and public health are discussed...
  47. ncbi request reprint Patterns of household concentrations of multiple indoor air pollutants in China
    Gongli He
    National Institute for Environmental Health and Related Product Safety, China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100050, People s Republic of China
    Environ Sci Technol 39:991-8. 2005
    ..The findings indicate the need for monitoring of RPM and selected other pollutants in longer-term health studies, with focus on both cooking and living/sleeping areas...
  48. ncbi request reprint Mortality and greenhouse gas impacts of biomass and petroleum energy futures in Africa
    Robert Bailis
    Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3050, USA
    Science 308:98-103. 2005
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  49. doi request reprint Biomass fuels and respiratory diseases: a review of the evidence
    Carlos Torres-Duque
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 5:577-90. 2008
    ..Consequently, complex solutions need to be locally adapted, and involve the commitment and active participation of governments, scientific societies, nongovernmental organizations, and the general community...
  50. ncbi request reprint Chronic disease prevention: health effects and financial costs of strategies to reduce salt intake and control tobacco use
    Perviz Asaria
    Kings Fund, London, UK
    Lancet 370:2044-53. 2007
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  51. ncbi request reprint [Priority setting for health interventions in Mexico's System of Social Protection in Health]
    Eduardo Gonzalez-Pier
    Unidad de Análisis Económico, Secretaria de Salud, Mexico, Paseo de la Reforma 450, PH, Col Juárez, 06600 Mexico, DF, Mexico
    Salud Publica Mex 49:S37-52. 2007
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  52. ncbi request reprint Geographical, spatial, and temporal distributions of multiple indoor air pollutants in four Chinese provinces
    Yinlong Jin
    National Institute for Environmental Health and Related Product Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Environ Sci Technol 39:9431-9. 2005
    ..The implications of the findings for designing environmental health interventions in each province are discussed...
  53. ncbi request reprint Global and regional burden of disease and risk factors, 2001: systematic analysis of population health data
    Alan D Lopez
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4006, Australia
    Lancet 367:1747-57. 2006
    ..Our aim was to calculate the global burden of disease and risk factors for 2001, to examine regional trends from 1990 to 2001, and to provide a starting point for the analysis of the Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP)...
  54. doi request reprint Maternal and child undernutrition: global and regional exposures and health consequences
    Robert E Black
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Lancet 371:243-60. 2008
  55. ncbi request reprint Exposure to indoor air pollution from household energy use in rural China: the interactions of technology, behavior, and knowledge in health risk management
    Yinlong Jin
    Institute for Environmental Health and Related Product Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Beijing, PR China
    Soc Sci Med 62:3161-76. 2006
    ..Based on the analysis, we present technological and behavioral interventions for these four Chinese provinces...
  56. ncbi request reprint Global burden of disease 2005: call for collaborators
    Christopher J L Murray
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Lancet 370:109-10. 2007
  57. doi request reprint Characterizing air pollution in two low-income neighborhoods in Accra, Ghana
    Raphael E Arku
    Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
    Sci Total Environ 402:217-31. 2008
    ..The implications of the results for future urban air pollution monitoring and measurement in developing countries are discussed...
  58. pmc Acute lower respiratory infections in childhood: opportunities for reducing the global burden through nutritional interventions
    Daniel E Roth
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 86:356-64. 2008
    ..At present, a reduction in the burden of ALRI can be expected from the continued promotion of breastfeeding and scale-up of zinc supplementation or fortification strategies in target populations...
  59. ncbi request reprint Priority setting for health interventions in Mexico's System of Social Protection in Health
    Eduardo Gonzalez-Pier
    Mexican Ministry of Health, Mexico City, Mexico
    Lancet 368:1608-18. 2006
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