T A Glass

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Causal inference in public health
    Thomas A Glass
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 34:61-75. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial intervention in stroke: Families in Recovery from Stroke Trial (FIRST)
    T A Glass
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 70:169-81. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Social engagement and depressive symptoms in late life: longitudinal findings
    Thomas A Glass
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Aging Health 18:604-28. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Commentary: culture in epidemiology--the 800 pound gorilla?
    Thomas A Glass
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:259-61; discussion 263-5. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Behavioral science at the crossroads in public health: extending horizons, envisioning the future
    Thomas A Glass
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:1650-71. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint The Families In Recovery From Stroke Trial (FIRST): primary study results
    Thomas A Glass
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:889-97. 2004
  7. pmc Experience Corps: design of an intergenerational program to boost social capital and promote the health of an aging society
    Thomas A Glass
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 81:94-105. 2004
  8. pmc Neighborhoods and obesity in older adults: the Baltimore Memory Study
    Thomas A Glass
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:455-63. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Bioterrorism and the people: how to vaccinate a city against panic
    Thomas A Glass
    Center on Aging and Health and the Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 34:217-23. 2002
  10. pmc Neighborhood psychosocial hazards and the association of cumulative lead dose with cognitive function in older adults
    Thomas A Glass
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:683-92. 2009

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. doi request reprint Causal inference in public health
    Thomas A Glass
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 34:61-75. 2013
    ..These newer approaches need to be brought to bear on the increasingly complex public health challenges of our globalized world...
  2. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial intervention in stroke: Families in Recovery from Stroke Trial (FIRST)
    T A Glass
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 70:169-81. 2000
    ..Rationales for these pathways are presented and methods of implementing them discussed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Social engagement and depressive symptoms in late life: longitudinal findings
    Thomas A Glass
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Aging Health 18:604-28. 2006
    ..The purpose is to investigate whether social engagement protects against depressive symptoms in older adults...
  4. ncbi request reprint Commentary: culture in epidemiology--the 800 pound gorilla?
    Thomas A Glass
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:259-61; discussion 263-5. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Behavioral science at the crossroads in public health: extending horizons, envisioning the future
    Thomas A Glass
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:1650-71. 2006
    ..To illustrate the potential of these innovations, we develop a multilevel framework for the study of health behaviors and obesity in social and biological context...
  6. ncbi request reprint The Families In Recovery From Stroke Trial (FIRST): primary study results
    Thomas A Glass
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:889-97. 2004
    ..This study examined whether a family-systems intervention designed to influence social support and self-efficacy affects functional outcome in older stroke patients...
  7. pmc Experience Corps: design of an intergenerational program to boost social capital and promote the health of an aging society
    Thomas A Glass
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 81:94-105. 2004
    ..This article explores how the linkage of concepts at multiple levels motivates a potentially cost-effective, feasible, and high-impact program...
  8. pmc Neighborhoods and obesity in older adults: the Baltimore Memory Study
    Thomas A Glass
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:455-63. 2006
    ..This study investigated whether neighborhood psychosocial hazards independent of individual risk factors were associated with increased odds of obesity...
  9. ncbi request reprint Bioterrorism and the people: how to vaccinate a city against panic
    Thomas A Glass
    Center on Aging and Health and the Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 34:217-23. 2002
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  10. pmc Neighborhood psychosocial hazards and the association of cumulative lead dose with cognitive function in older adults
    Thomas A Glass
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:683-92. 2009
    ..067; executive functioning, P = 0.025). The joint occurrence of environmental stress and lead exposure across the life span may partially explain persistent racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in cognitive function in late life...
  11. pmc A social model for health promotion for an aging population: initial evidence on the Experience Corps model
    Linda P Fried
    Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Policy, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, JHU School of Medicine, 2024 East Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 81:64-78. 2004
    ..In this pilot trial, physical, cognitive, and social activity increased, suggesting the potential for the Experience Corps to improve health for an aging population and simultaneously improve educational outcomes for children...
  12. pmc Engaging older adults in high impact volunteering that enhances health: recruitment and retention in The Experience Corps Baltimore
    Iveris L Martinez
    Center on Aging and Health, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205 2223, USA
    J Urban Health 83:941-53. 2006
    ..Of special note is the success in recruiting African-American women and those with lower education, who may particularly benefit from health promotion...
  13. pmc Gender and race/ethnicity differences in lead dose biomarkers
    Keson Theppeang
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe St, Room W7041, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1248-55. 2008
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  14. ncbi request reprint Association of blood lead and tibia lead with blood pressure and hypertension in a community sample of older adults
    David Martin
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:467-78. 2006
    ..These findings are discussed in the context of complex causal pathways. The data suggest that lead has an acute effect on blood pressure via recent dose and a chronic effect on hypertension risk via cumulative dose...
  15. ncbi request reprint Associations of salivary cortisol with cognitive function in the Baltimore memory study
    Brian K Lee
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:810-8. 2007
    ..Previous studies have concluded that an elevated level of cortisol is a risk factor for cognitive dysfunction and decline in aging but have been limited by sex exclusion, restricted cognitive batteries, and small sample sizes...
  16. ncbi request reprint Homocysteine and cognitive function in a population-based study of older adults
    Jyme H Schafer
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:381-8. 2005
    ..To assess the relations between homocysteine levels and neurobehavioral test scores representing a broad range of cognitive domains in a population-based study of older adults...
  17. ncbi request reprint Life-space constriction, development of frailty, and the competing risk of mortality: the Women's Health And Aging Study I
    Qian Li Xue
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:240-8. 2008
    ..Together, these data suggest that a slightly constricted life space may be a marker and/or risk factor for the development of frailty that may prove useful as a screening tool or a target of intervention...
  18. pmc Neighborhood psychosocial hazards and cardiovascular disease: the Baltimore Memory Study
    Toms Augustin
    Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1664-70. 2008
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  19. pmc Neighborhood socioeconomic environment and sexual network position
    Caroline M Fichtenberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Urban Health 87:225-35. 2010
    ..These results suggest that poverty may impact STI rates by shaping sexual network structure, but we did not find any evidence that this association operates through unemployment or the sex ratio...
  20. pmc Cumulative lead dose and cognitive function in older adults
    Karen Bandeen-Roche
    Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore MD 21205, USA
    Epidemiology 20:831-9. 2009
    ..We evaluated whether cumulative lead dose from environmental exposures is associated with cognitive function and decline, and whether such effects are persistent, reversible, or progressive...
  21. doi request reprint Sexual network structure among a household sample of urban african american adolescents in an endemic sexually transmitted infection setting
    Caroline M Fichtenberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 36:41-8. 2009
    ..This study describes the structure of the sexual networks of a household sample of urban black adolescents living in an area with moderate endemic STI rates...
  22. doi request reprint Neighborhood characteristics and availability of healthy foods in Baltimore
    Manuel Franco
    Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 2217, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:561-7. 2008
    ..The availability of healthy foods has rarely been directly measured in a systematic fashion. This study examines the associations among the availability of healthy foods and racial and income neighborhood composition...
  23. ncbi request reprint Exploring the effects of an "everyday" activity program on executive function and memory in older adults: Experience Corps
    Michelle C Carlson
    Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Gerontologist 48:793-801. 2008
    ..This study sought to demonstrate in a short-term pilot randomized trial that such an activity program improves components of cognition critical to independent function among sedentary older adults at greatest risk...
  24. pmc Global environmental change: what can health care providers and the environmental health community do about it now?
    Brian S Schwartz
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1807-12. 2006
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  25. pmc Modeled cost-effectiveness of the Experience Corps Baltimore based on a pilot randomized trial
    Kevin D Frick
    Health Services Research and Development Center, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205 1901, USA
    J Urban Health 81:106-17. 2004
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  26. pmc Short-term impact of Experience Corps participation on children and schools: results from a pilot randomized trial
    George W Rebok
    Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 81:79-93. 2004
    ..In this pilot trial, the Experience Corps program led to selective improvements in student reading/academic achievement and classroom behavior while not burdening the school staff...
  27. pmc Disparities in cognitive functioning by race/ethnicity in the Baltimore Memory Study
    Brian S Schwartz
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:314-20. 2004
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  28. ncbi request reprint Environmental lead exposure and cognitive function in community-dwelling older adults
    R A Shih
    Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Neurology 67:1556-62. 2006
    ..To determine if long-term exposure to high levels of lead in the environment is associated with decrements in cognitive ability in older Americans...
  29. doi request reprint Sexual network position and risk of sexually transmitted infections
    C M Fichtenberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 6th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 85:493-8. 2009
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  30. pmc Blood lead is a predictor of homocysteine levels in a population-based study of older adults
    Jyme H Schafer
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:31-5. 2005
    ....
  31. doi request reprint The built environment and obesity: a systematic review of the epidemiologic evidence
    Jing Feng
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Health Place 16:175-90. 2010
    ..There was very little between-study similarity in methods in both types of approaches, which prevented estimation of pooled effects. The great heterogeneity across studies limits what can be learned from this body of evidence...
  32. pmc Apolipoprotein e genotype, cortisol, and cognitive function in community-dwelling older adults
    Brian K Lee
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 165:1456-64. 2008
    ..Background: Elevated cortisol indicates stress and may be a risk factor for cognitive decline in aging. Genetic factors may influence individual vulnerability to the adverse effects of stress on cognitive function in aging...
  33. ncbi request reprint Physical activity participation by presence and type of functional deficits in older women: The Women's Health and Aging Studies
    Gerald J Jerome
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:1171-6. 2006
    ..This study sought to identify categories of functional deficits associated with activity levels and evaluated the potential for older women to increase their physical activity levels...
  34. pmc Associations of bone mineral density and lead levels in blood, tibia, and patella in urban-dwelling women
    Keson Theppeang
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:784-90. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the relations between bone mineral density (BMD) and lead in blood, tibia, and patella and to investigate how BMD modifies these lead biomarkers in older women...
  35. ncbi request reprint Social engagement and disability in a community population of older adults: the New Haven EPESE
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:633-42. 2003
    ..Results suggest a strong, but not necessarily causal association of social engagement with disability. Promotion of social engagement may still be important for the prevention of disability...
  36. doi request reprint Transforming research strategies for understanding and preventing obesity
    Terry T K Huang
    Obesity Research Strategic Core, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Blvd, 4B11, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    JAMA 300:1811-3. 2008
  37. ncbi request reprint Trends in rates of onset of and recovery from disability at older ages: 1982-1994
    Douglas A Wolf
    Center for Policy Research, 426 Eggers Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S3-S10. 2007
    ..For this study, we estimated models of transitions between discrete disability and vital states that incorporated simple linear time trends...
  38. ncbi request reprint Changes in disability before and after myocardial infarction in older adults
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:763-8. 2005
    ..Disability in older adults is thought to occur primarily as a consequence of clinical disease episodes. However, the temporal relationship between clinical disease and disability has received little systematic attention...
  39. ncbi request reprint Lesion characteristics, NIH stroke scale, and functional recovery after stroke
    M Maria Glymour
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 86:725-33. 2007
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  40. ncbi request reprint New England Medical Center Posterior Circulation registry
    Louis R Caplan
    Cerebrovascular Disease Sections of the New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Neurol 56:389-98. 2004
    ..The best outcome was in patients who had multiple arterial occlusive sites; they had position-sensitive TIAs during months to years...
  41. ncbi request reprint Outcome at 30 days in the New England Medical Center Posterior Circulation Registry
    Thomas A Glass
    Division of Cerebrovascular Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
    Arch Neurol 59:369-76. 2002
    ..Vertebrobasilar disease is generally considered a condition with a poor prognosis because of high rates of mortality and severe disability...
  42. ncbi request reprint The association of treatment-related symptoms with quality-of-life outcomes for localized prostate carcinoma patients
    Constance G Bacon
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer 94:862-71. 2002
    ..However, very few studies have directly examined and compared the impact of these symptoms on overall and cancer specific quality of life...

Research Grants5

  1. SOCIAL INTEGRATION, AGING AND STROKE
    Thomas Glass; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..They conclude that information about how the social context impacts the etiology and course of this prevalent disease will lead to low-cost intervention strategies. ..
  2. New Methods to assess social, cognitive, and physical function in older persons
    Thomas Glass; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed research is responsive to NIH PA-05-090 and to objectives laid out in the NIH roadmap. ..
  3. New Methods to assess social, cognitive, and physical function in older persons
    Thomas Glass; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed research is responsive to NIH PA-05-090 and to objectives laid out in the NIH roadmap. ..