Barbara Sternfeld

Summary

Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of body composition and leisure-time physical activity on transitions in physical functioning in the elderly
    Thaddeus Haight
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:607-17. 2005
  2. pmc Design and methods of a multi-site, multi-behavioral treatment trial for menopausal symptoms: the MsFLASH experience
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 35:25-34. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Associations of body composition with physical performance and self-reported functional limitation in elderly men and women
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:110-21. 2002
  4. doi request reprint Statin use and risk of colorectal cancer in a cohort of middle-aged men in the US: a prospective cohort study
    E Dawn Flick
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Drugs 69:1445-57. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Physical activity and mammographic density in a cohort of midlife women
    Nina Oestreicher
    Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:451-6. 2008
  6. pmc Pre-diagnosis body mass index, post-diagnosis weight change, and prognosis among women with early stage breast cancer
    Bette J Caan
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Program of Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:1319-28. 2008
  7. pmc Influence of breastfeeding during the postpartum oral glucose tolerance test on plasma glucose and insulin
    Erica P Gunderson
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research, and the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Medical Group, Oakland, CA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 120:136-43. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine during the menopause transition: longitudinal results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Yali A Bair
    Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, Sacramento, CA, USA
    Menopause 15:32-43. 2008
  9. pmc Physical activity and risk of recurrence and mortality in breast cancer survivors: findings from the LACE study
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:87-95. 2009
  10. pmc Generational status and duration of residence predict diabetes prevalence among Latinos: the California Men's Health Study
    Ameena T Ahmed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:392. 2009

Research Grants

  1. Accuracy of Physical Activity Measures in Cancer Studies
    Barbara Sternfeld; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Email-Based Diet & Activity Promotion in Worksites
    Barbara Sternfeld; Fiscal Year: 2006
  3. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND OVARIAN FUNCTION
    Barbara Sternfeld; Fiscal Year: 2001
  4. Accuracy of Physical Activity Measures in Cancer Studies
    Barbara Sternfeld; Fiscal Year: 2009

Detail Information

Publications61

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of body composition and leisure-time physical activity on transitions in physical functioning in the elderly
    Thaddeus Haight
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:607-17. 2005
    ..9) for women. In summary, higher levels of physical activity appeared to reduce the risk of future functional limitation conditional on the level of functioning established early in the disablement process by lean mass:fat mass ratio...
  2. pmc Design and methods of a multi-site, multi-behavioral treatment trial for menopausal symptoms: the MsFLASH experience
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 35:25-34. 2013
    ..Behavioral strategies are recommended for menopausal symptoms, but little evidence exists regarding efficacy...
  3. ncbi request reprint Associations of body composition with physical performance and self-reported functional limitation in elderly men and women
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:110-21. 2002
    ..These findings suggest that fat mass negatively impacts some domains of physical performance and overall functioning, while lean mass is less significant in absolute terms but is important relative to amount of body fat...
  4. doi request reprint Statin use and risk of colorectal cancer in a cohort of middle-aged men in the US: a prospective cohort study
    E Dawn Flick
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Drugs 69:1445-57. 2009
    ..Thus, it is biologically plausible that HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), therapeutic agents that also possess anti-inflammatory effects, are also associated with a lowered risk of colorectal cancer...
  5. doi request reprint Physical activity and mammographic density in a cohort of midlife women
    Nina Oestreicher
    Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:451-6. 2008
    ..Physical activity (PA) is one of few modifiable breast cancer risk factors. There have been few studies of the relation between PA and mammographic density, especially in multiethnic populations...
  6. pmc Pre-diagnosis body mass index, post-diagnosis weight change, and prognosis among women with early stage breast cancer
    Bette J Caan
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Program of Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:1319-28. 2008
    ..We examined the association between body mass index (BMI) around the time of diagnosis, weight change post-diagnosis, and breast cancer prognosis in a prospective cohort study of 1,692 breast cancer survivors...
  7. pmc Influence of breastfeeding during the postpartum oral glucose tolerance test on plasma glucose and insulin
    Erica P Gunderson
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Division of Research, and the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Medical Group, Oakland, CA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 120:136-43. 2012
    ..To examine the effect of breastfeeding during the postpartum oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) on maternal blood glucose and insulin among women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus...
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine during the menopause transition: longitudinal results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Yali A Bair
    Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, Sacramento, CA, USA
    Menopause 15:32-43. 2008
    ..This study examined whether use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies during the menopause transition varied by ethnicity...
  9. pmc Physical activity and risk of recurrence and mortality in breast cancer survivors: findings from the LACE study
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:87-95. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association of physical activity following diagnosis and treatment with the risk of breast cancer recurrence and mortality and all-cause mortality in women with early-stage breast cancer...
  10. pmc Generational status and duration of residence predict diabetes prevalence among Latinos: the California Men's Health Study
    Ameena T Ahmed
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:392. 2009
    ..This study examined how generational status, duration of US residence, and language preference are associated with diabetes prevalence and to what extent these explain the higher prevalence among Latinos...
  11. pmc Change in physical activity during active treatment in a prospective study of breast cancer survivors
    Marilyn L Kwan
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 131:679-90. 2012
    ..64; P = 0.0001). These data suggest challenges in maintaining physical activity levels during active treatment among women with breast cancer. Interventions to encourage physical activity in breast cancer survivors should be pursued...
  12. pmc California Men's Health Study (CMHS): a multiethnic cohort in a managed care setting
    Shelley M Enger
    Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Pasadena, CA 91188, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:172. 2006
    ..We established a male, multiethnic cohort primarily to study prostate cancer etiology and secondarily to study the etiologies of other cancer and non-cancer conditions...
  13. pmc Childbearing may increase visceral adipose tissue independent of overall increase in body fat
    Erica P Gunderson
    Division of Research, Epidemiology and Prevention Section, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1078-84. 2008
    ..To examine whether childbearing is associated with increased visceral adiposity and whether the increase is proportionally larger than other depots...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mammographic density in a multiethnic cohort
    Laurel A Habel
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Menopause 14:891-9. 2007
    ..To compare mammographic density among premenopausal and early perimenopausal women from four racial/ethnic groups and to examine density and acculturation among Japanese and Chinese women...
  15. ncbi request reprint Statin use and risk of prostate cancer in the California Men's Health Study cohort
    E Dawn Flick
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, 5th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2218-25. 2007
    ..Our findings suggest that long-term statin use might be associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer but perhaps only among regular nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug users...
  16. pmc Changes over 14 years in androgenicity and body mass index in a biracial cohort of reproductive-age women
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:2158-65. 2008
    ..Body mass index (BMI) is directly related to testosterone (total T and free T) and inversely to SHBG cross-sectionally, but little is known about how changes in body fat and androgen markers affect each other over time...
  17. ncbi request reprint Post-diagnosis weight gain and breast cancer recurrence in women with early stage breast cancer
    Bette J Caan
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, 2000 Broadway, 94612 Oakland, CA, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 99:47-57. 2006
    ..To examine whether weight gain after diagnosis of breast cancer affects the risk of breast cancer recurrence...
  18. pmc Physical activity and health during the menopausal transition
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 38:537-66. 2011
    ..Given these benefits, clinicians treating perimenopausal women should encourage their patients to follow guidelines for physical activity (≥150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity)...
  19. pmc The Pathways Study: a prospective study of breast cancer survivorship within Kaiser Permanente Northern California
    Marilyn L Kwan
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:1065-76. 2008
    ..Only recently new studies have been designed to examine the impact of lifestyle factors on prognosis, including Pathways, a prospective study of women with breast cancer in Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Menopause, physical activity, and body composition/fat distribution in midlife women
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:1195-202. 2005
    ....
  21. pmc Study of Women, Infant Feeding, and Type 2 diabetes mellitus after GDM pregnancy (SWIFT), a prospective cohort study: methodology and design
    Erica P Gunderson
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 2304, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:952. 2011
    ..This report describes the design and methods implemented for this study to obtain the clinical, biochemical, anthropometric, and behavioral measurements during the recruitment and follow-up phases...
  22. doi request reprint Evaluation of a cell phone-based physical activity diary
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:487-95. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare a cell phone-based diary with a paper diary and examine the reliability and validity of the cell phone diary...
  23. doi request reprint Improving diet and physical activity with ALIVE: a worksite randomized trial
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:475-83. 2009
    ..Healthy diets and regular physical activity confer many health benefits, but the prevalence of these behaviors is relatively low...
  24. pmc Development of overweight associated with childbearing depends on smoking habit: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
    Erica P Gunderson
    Epidemiology and Prevention Section, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Obes Res 12:2041-53. 2004
    ..To prospectively evaluate whether childbearing leads to development of overweight in women and to evaluate the role of other known risk factors...
  25. pmc Physical activity questionnaire comprehension: lessons from cognitive interviews
    Andrea Altschuler
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:336-43. 2009
    ..To determine whether respondents share researchers' understandings of concepts and questions frequently used in the assessment of usual physical activity (PA) behavior...
  26. doi request reprint A pragmatic cluster randomized clinical trial of diabetes prevention strategies for women with gestational diabetes: design and rationale of the Gestational Diabetes' Effects on Moms (GEM) study
    Assiamira Ferrara
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:21. 2014
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  27. ncbi request reprint Correlates of screening sigmoidoscopy use among men in a large nonprofit health plan
    Reina Haque
    Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, California 91101, USA
    Cancer 110:275-81. 2007
    ..The authors examined factors associated with screening sigmoidoscopy use among participants in the California Men's Health Study (CMHS)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Correlates of prostate-specific antigen testing in a large multiethnic cohort
    Reina Haque
    Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:793-9. 2009
    ..To examine factors associated with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in the multiethnic California Men's Health Study...
  29. doi request reprint Initial validation of an exercise "vital sign" in electronic medical records
    Karen Jacqueline Coleman
    Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, CA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:2071-6. 2012
    ..The objective of this study is to describe the face and discriminant validity of an exercise vital sign (EVS) for use in an outpatient electronic medical record...
  30. pmc Lactation intensity and postpartum maternal glucose tolerance and insulin resistance in women with recent GDM: the SWIFT cohort
    Erica P Gunderson
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:50-6. 2012
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  31. ncbi request reprint A systematic approach to selecting an appropriate measure of self-reported physical activity or sedentary behavior
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 9:S19-28. 2012
    ..Numerous instruments to measure self-reported physical activity (PA) exist, but there is little guidance for determining the most appropriate choice...
  32. pmc Adverse childhood experiences and repeat induced abortion
    Maria E Bleil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 204:122.e1-6. 2011
    ..The objective of the study was to characterize the backgrounds of women who have repeat abortions...
  33. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and changes in weight and waist circumference in midlife women: findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:912-22. 2004
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Life After Cancer Epidemiology (LACE) Study: a cohort of early stage breast cancer survivors (United States)
    Bette Caan
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:545-56. 2005
    ..These data suggest that in the early years post-diagnosis, breast cancer survivors exhibit similar patterns to the general population in many health behaviors...
  35. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and menstrual cycle characteristics in two prospective cohorts
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:402-9. 2002
    ..These findings lend modest support to the hypothesis that moderate levels of physical activity can lengthen the menstrual cycle...
  36. ncbi request reprint Severity of premenstrual symptoms in a health maintenance organization population
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California 94611, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 99:1014-24. 2002
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in C-reactive protein concentrations
    Alyson Kelley-Hedgepeth
    Molecular Cardiology Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Chem 54:1027-37. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that known CVD risk factors, including anthropometric characteristics, would explain much of the observed ethnic variation in CRP...
  38. ncbi request reprint Race, education, and weight change in a biracial sample of women at midlife
    Tene T Lewis
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, 1700 W Van Buren, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:545-51. 2005
    ..The excess weight observed in African American women is primarily considered a result of low socioeconomic status, but recent cross-sectional findings suggest otherwise...
  39. ncbi request reprint Effects of physical activity and body composition on functional limitation in the elderly: application of the marginal structural model
    Ira B Tager
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Epidemiology 15:479-93. 2004
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Menopause transition stage and endogenous estradiol and follicle-stimulating hormone levels are not related to cognitive performance: cross-sectional results from the study of women's health across the nation (SWAN)
    Crystal Luetters
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:331-44. 2007
    ..We sought to describe the cross-sectional relation between menopause status, estradiol (E(2)), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and measured cognitive function...
  41. ncbi request reprint Sport and home physical activity are independently associated with bone density
    Gail A Greendale
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Division of Geriatrics, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1687, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:506-12. 2003
    ..To study the relations between four domains of physical activity-sport, home, work, and active living-and bone mineral density (BMD)...
  42. ncbi request reprint The association between mammographic breast density and bone mineral density in the study of women's health across the nation
    Carolyn J Crandall
    David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:575-83. 2007
    ..Bone mineral density and mammographic breast density are each associated with markers of lifetime estrogen exposure. The association between mammographic breast density and bone mineral density in early perimenopausal women is unknown...
  43. pmc Ethnic differences in use of complementary and alternative medicine at midlife: longitudinal results from SWAN participants
    Yali A Bair
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1832-40. 2002
    ..We estimated the prevalence and longitudinal correlates of use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) at midlife among participants of the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Diet and lifestyle factors associated with premenstrual symptoms in a racially diverse community sample: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Ellen B Gold
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:641-56. 2007
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Reproductive hormones in the early menopausal transition: relationship to ethnicity, body size, and menopausal status
    John F Randolph
    Clinical Centers University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:1516-22. 2003
    ..All hormone concentrations were significantly correlated with body mass index. We conclude that serum sex steroid, FSH, and SHBG levels vary by ethnicity, but are highly confounded by ethnic disparities in body size...
  46. ncbi request reprint Brisk walking speed in older adults who walk for exercise
    Carol Parise
    Graduate Group in Epidemiology, University of California at Davis, Davis, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:411-6. 2004
    ..An additional aim of the study was to assess the contribution of self-reported physical activity to self-selected exercise intensity...
  47. ncbi request reprint Variation in nutrient intakes by ethnicity: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Mei Hua Huang
    Division of Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles 90095 1687, California, USA
    Menopause 9:309-19. 2002
    ..To use food frequency questionnaires to summarize the macro- and micronutrient intakes of women of diverse ethnicity in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation...
  48. pmc Greater survival after breast cancer in physically active women with high vegetable-fruit intake regardless of obesity
    John P Pierce
    Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Moores University of California, San Diego Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA 92093 0901, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:2345-51. 2007
    ..Single-variable analyses have associated physical activity, diet, and obesity with survival after breast cancer. This report investigates interactions among these variables...
  49. ncbi request reprint Use of conventional and complementary health care during the transition to menopause: longitudinal results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Yali A Bair
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California at Davis, 2103 Stockton Blvd, Suite 2224, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Menopause 12:31-9. 2005
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Dietary soy isoflavones and bone mineral density: results from the study of women's health across the nation
    Gail A Greendale
    Division of Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1687, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:746-54. 2002
    ..Adjusted mean spinal BMD of those in the highest tertile of intake was 7.7% greater than that of women in the lowest tertile (p = 0.02); femoral neck BMD was 12% greater in the highest versus the lowest tertile (p < 0.0001)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for proximal humerus fracture
    Sarah P Chu
    Division of Epidemiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:360-7. 2004
    ..Difficulty with activities of daily living and lack of physical activity tended to be associated with increased risk. Prevention of falls among frail, osteoporotic persons would likely reduce the frequency of proximal humerus fracture...
  52. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, management and impact of urinary incontinence in the workplace
    Nancy Fultz
    Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan, G135C Lane Hall, 204 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1290, USA
    Occup Med (Lond) 55:552-7. 2005
    ..g. nursing) or industries (e.g. pottery manufacture). In this study, the aims were to describe the prevalence, management and impact of urinary incontinence for a large cross-section of employed women in the USA...
  53. ncbi request reprint Dietary genistein intake and cognitive performance in a multiethnic cohort of midlife women
    Mei Hua Huang
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Menopause 13:621-30. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between food frequency questionnaire estimated isoflavone intakes and cognitive performance...
  54. doi request reprint Predictors of excessive and inadequate gestational weight gain in Hispanic women
    Lisa Chasan-Taber
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1657-66. 2008
    ..3, 0.9). Findings identify determinants of gestational weight gain which can form the basis of targeted interventions in this rapidly growing ethnic group...
  55. doi request reprint Physical activity and gestational diabetes mellitus among Hispanic women
    Lisa Chasan-Taber
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 9304, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:999-1008. 2008
    ..There are few such studies in Hispanic women, a group at increased risk for GDM...
  56. ncbi request reprint Correlates of physical activity in pregnancy among Latina women
    Lisa Chasan-Taber
    Department of Public Health, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:353-63. 2007
    ..Physical activity may reduce risk of maternal disorders of pregnancy, but sparse data exists on the correlates of physical activity in pregnant Latina women...
  57. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional analysis of specific complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by racial/ethnic group and menopausal status: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Ellen B Gold
    School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Menopause 14:612-23. 2007
    ..To examine the relationships of race/ethnicity, menopausal status, health characteristics, and symptoms with use of 21 types of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in midlife women...
  58. pmc Associations of androgens with physical activity and fitness in young black and white men: the CARDIA Male Hormone Study
    Kathleen Y Wolin
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 680 N Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1102, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Prev Med 44:426-31. 2007
    ..We examined the associations of serum testosterone and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) concentrations with physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in black and white young men...
  59. pmc Longitudinal analysis of the association between vasomotor symptoms and race/ethnicity across the menopausal transition: study of women's health across the nation
    Ellen B Gold
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1226-35. 2006
    ..We also sought to determine whether racial/ethnic differences were explained by sociodemographic, health, or lifestyle factors...
  60. pmc Outdoor falls among middle-aged and older adults: a neglected public health problem
    Wenjun Li
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1192-200. 2006
    ..Although risk factors for indoor falls among older individuals have been well studied, little is known about the etiology of outdoor falls. We examined risk factors for outdoor falls among middle-aged and older adults...
  61. ncbi request reprint Adiposity and reporting of vasomotor symptoms among midlife women: the study of women's health across the nation
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:78-85. 2008
    ..14, 1.42) in age- and site-adjusted models. Associations persisted in fully adjusted models and were not reduced when models included reproductive hormones. These findings support a thermoregulatory model of vasomotor symptoms...

Research Grants12

  1. Accuracy of Physical Activity Measures in Cancer Studies
    Barbara Sternfeld; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  2. Email-Based Diet & Activity Promotion in Worksites
    Barbara Sternfeld; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This e-mail-based intervention, if proven successful, could be widely and cost-effectively disseminated and, thereby contribute significantly to achieving the dietary and physical activity goals for Healthy People 2010. ..
  3. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND OVARIAN FUNCTION
    Barbara Sternfeld; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  4. Accuracy of Physical Activity Measures in Cancer Studies
    Barbara Sternfeld; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....