Douglas E Levy

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Differential use of available genetic tests among primary care physicians in the United States: results of a national survey
    Alexandra E Shields
    Harvard MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities, Massachusetts General Hospital Partners HealthCare, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Genet Med 10:404-14. 2008
  2. pmc The natural history of light smokers: a population-based cohort study
    Douglas E Levy
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, MGH Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:156-63. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Primary care physicians' concerns about offering a genetic test to tailor smoking cessation treatment
    Douglas E Levy
    Harvard MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Genet Med 9:842-9. 2007
  4. pmc A traffic light food labeling intervention increases consumer awareness of health and healthy choices at the point-of-purchase
    Lillian Sonnenberg
    Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge St, Suite 402, Boston, MA 02114, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:253-7. 2013
  5. pmc Primary care physicians' willingness to offer a new genetic test to tailor smoking treatment, according to test characteristics
    Alexandra E Shields
    Harvard MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities, Institute for Health Policy, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:1037-45. 2008
  6. pmc Black and White adults' perspectives on the genetics of nicotine addiction susceptibility
    Elyse R Park
    Harvard MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities, Boston, MA 02114, United States
    Addict Behav 36:769-72. 2011
  7. pmc Underutilization of BRCA1/2 testing to guide breast cancer treatment: black and Hispanic women particularly at risk
    Douglas E Levy
    Harvard MGH Center for Genomics, Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities, 50 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Genet Med 13:349-55. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Electronic health records in ambulatory care--a national survey of physicians
    Catherine M DesRoches
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:50-60. 2008
  9. pmc Use of nicotine replacement therapy to reduce or delay smoking but not to quit: prevalence and association with subsequent cessation efforts
    Douglas E Levy
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Tob Control 16:384-9. 2007
  10. pmc Comparative effectiveness of post-discharge interventions for hospitalized smokers: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Sandra J Japuntich
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Trials 13:124. 2012

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Publications22

  1. pmc Differential use of available genetic tests among primary care physicians in the United States: results of a national survey
    Alexandra E Shields
    Harvard MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities, Massachusetts General Hospital Partners HealthCare, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Genet Med 10:404-14. 2008
    ..This study assesses primary care physicians' experience ordering and referring patients for genetic testing, and whether minority-serving physicians are less likely than those serving fewer minorities to offer such services...
  2. pmc The natural history of light smokers: a population-based cohort study
    Douglas E Levy
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, MGH Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:156-63. 2009
    ..The relationship between cigarette consumption and smoking frequency (daily or nondaily) is not well characterized, and the natural history of light smoking (defined here as smoking < or =10 CPD) is poorly understood...
  3. ncbi request reprint Primary care physicians' concerns about offering a genetic test to tailor smoking cessation treatment
    Douglas E Levy
    Harvard MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Genet Med 9:842-9. 2007
    ..We assessed the importance assigned by primary care physicians to eight factors influencing whether they would order a genetic test to individually tailor smoking cessation treatment...
  4. pmc A traffic light food labeling intervention increases consumer awareness of health and healthy choices at the point-of-purchase
    Lillian Sonnenberg
    Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge St, Suite 402, Boston, MA 02114, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:253-7. 2013
    ..We surveyed customers in a hospital cafeteria in Boston, Massachusetts before and after implementation of traffic light food labeling to determine the effect of labels on customers' awareness and purchase of healthy foods...
  5. pmc Primary care physicians' willingness to offer a new genetic test to tailor smoking treatment, according to test characteristics
    Alexandra E Shields
    Harvard MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities, Institute for Health Policy, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:1037-45. 2008
    ..0007). Effective education of primary care physicians will be critical to successful integration of promising new pharmacogenetic treatment strategies for smoking...
  6. pmc Black and White adults' perspectives on the genetics of nicotine addiction susceptibility
    Elyse R Park
    Harvard MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities, Boston, MA 02114, United States
    Addict Behav 36:769-72. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore individuals' beliefs and attitudes about genetic testing in this context, and how these may differ across racial groups...
  7. pmc Underutilization of BRCA1/2 testing to guide breast cancer treatment: black and Hispanic women particularly at risk
    Douglas E Levy
    Harvard MGH Center for Genomics, Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities, 50 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Genet Med 13:349-55. 2011
    ..Knowledge of BRCA1/2 mutation status is useful in guiding treatment decisions. To date, there has been no national study of BRCA1/2 testing among newly diagnosed women...
  8. doi request reprint Electronic health records in ambulatory care--a national survey of physicians
    Catherine M DesRoches
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:50-60. 2008
    ..This study assessed physicians' adoption of outpatient electronic health records, their satisfaction with such systems, the perceived effect of the systems on the quality of care, and the perceived barriers to adoption...
  9. pmc Use of nicotine replacement therapy to reduce or delay smoking but not to quit: prevalence and association with subsequent cessation efforts
    Douglas E Levy
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Tob Control 16:384-9. 2007
    ..To assess the prevalence of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) use for purposes other than quitting smoking and examine the relation of this non-standard NRT use (NSNRT) with subsequent smoking cessation efforts...
  10. pmc Comparative effectiveness of post-discharge interventions for hospitalized smokers: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Sandra J Japuntich
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Trials 13:124. 2012
    ..This paper describes the design of a comparative effectiveness trial testing a hospital-initiated intervention against standard care...
  11. pmc Food choices of minority and low-income employees: a cafeteria intervention
    Douglas E Levy
    Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:240-8. 2012
    ..Effective strategies are needed to address obesity, particularly among minority and low-income individuals...
  12. doi request reprint Tobacco smoke exposure in a sample of Boston public housing residents
    Douglas E Levy
    Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:63-6. 2013
    ..There is no safe level of tobacco smoke exposure. Nonsmoking residents of public housing are at particular risk of suffering the health consequences of tobacco smoke exposure...
  13. pmc School absenteeism among children living with smokers
    Douglas E Levy
    Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Pediatrics 128:650-6. 2011
    ..Involuntary tobacco smoke exposure causes substantial morbidity in children. We hypothesized that children exposed to tobacco smoke in the home would have increased school absenteeism with associated costs due to lost caregiver wages/time...
  14. pmc Medicaid expenditures for children living with smokers
    Douglas E Levy
    Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:125. 2011
    ..Children's exposure to secondhand smoke is associated with increased morbidity. We estimated Medicaid expenditures for children living with smokers compared to those living with no smokers in the United States...
  15. ncbi request reprint The effect of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement on prenatal smoking
    Douglas E Levy
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Health Econ 25:276-94. 2006
    ..Overall, adjusting for secular trends in smoking, prenatal smoking declined by less than half what was predicted in response to the MSA...
  16. pmc Offering population-based tobacco treatment in a healthcare setting: a randomized controlled trial
    Nancy A Rigotti
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Am J Prev Med 41:498-503. 2011
    ..Brief clinic-based interventions are effective but not reliably offered. Population management strategies might improve tobacco treatment delivery in a healthcare system...
  17. doi request reprint The quality of hospital care for Medicaid and private pay patients
    Joel S Weissman
    Department of Surgery, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Care 51:389-95. 2013
    ..Understanding Medicaid performance relative to private payers and among other states may lead to better value...
  18. pmc Guidelines for genetic risk assessment of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer: early disagreements and low utilization
    Douglas E Levy
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford St, Suite 901, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:822-8. 2009
    ..BRCA1/2 testing is one of the most well-established genetic tests to predict cancer risk. Guidelines are available to help clinicians determine who will benefit most from testing...
  19. ncbi request reprint Non-visit-based cancer screening using a novel population management system
    Steven J Atlas
    From the General Medicine Division, Medical Services SJA, JMA, YC, SP L, the Laboratory of Computer Science AHZ, HCC, and the Mongan Institute for Health Policy DEL, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland RWG
    J Am Board Fam Med 27:474-85. 2014
    ..We evaluated whether involving primary care providers (PCPs) in a visit-independent population management IT application led to more effective cancer screening...
  20. pmc A 2-phase labeling and choice architecture intervention to improve healthy food and beverage choices
    Anne N Thorndike
    General Medicine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:527-33. 2012
    ..We assessed whether a 2-phase labeling and choice architecture intervention would increase sales of healthy food and beverages in a large hospital cafeteria...
  21. ncbi request reprint Adoption of health information technology in community health centers: results of a national survey
    Alexandra E Shields
    Harvard Massachusetts General Hospital, Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1373-83. 2007
    ..Ensuring comparable health IT capacity among providers that disproportionately serve disadvantaged patients will have increasing relevance for disparities; thus, monitoring adoption among such providers should be a priority...
  22. ncbi request reprint Employer-sponsored insurance coverage of smoking cessation treatments
    Douglas E Levy
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:553-62. 2006
    ..To investigate the costs and benefits of covering smoking cessation interventions from insurers' and employers' perspectives...