H J Baer

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Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Using electronic health records to address overweight and obesity: a systematic review
    Heather J Baer
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital Baer, CHO, Bates, Boston, Massachusetts Harvard Medical School Baer, CHO, Bates, Boston, Massachusetts Harvard School of Public Health Baer, Bates, Boston, Massachusetts Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 45:494-500. 2013
  2. pmc Genetic variability in IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 and body size in early life
    Elizabeth M Poole
    Department of Medicine, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:659. 2012
  3. pmc Use of a web-based risk appraisal tool for assessing family history and lifestyle factors in primary care
    Heather J Baer
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:817-24. 2013
  4. pmc Comparison of molecular phenotypes of ductal carcinoma in situ and invasive breast cancer
    Rulla M Tamimi
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 10:R67. 2008
  5. pmc Lobule type and subsequent breast cancer risk: results from the Nurses' Health Studies
    Heather J Baer
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Cancer 115:1404-11. 2009
  6. pmc Body size in early life and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer: results from the Nurses' Health Studies
    H J Baer
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Br J Cancer 99:1916-22. 2008
  7. pmc Body fatness at young ages and risk of breast cancer throughout life
    Heather J Baer
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:1183-94. 2010
  8. pmc Risk factors for mortality in the nurses' health study: a competing risks analysis
    Heather J Baer
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 173:319-29. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint The influence of family history on breast cancer risk in women with biopsy-confirmed benign breast disease: results from the Nurses' Health Study
    Laura C Collins
    Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Cancer 107:1240-7. 2006
  10. pmc Health behaviors and racial disparity in blood pressure control in the national health and nutrition examination survey
    Nicole Redmond
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120 1613, USA
    Hypertension 57:383-9. 2011

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. doi request reprint Using electronic health records to address overweight and obesity: a systematic review
    Heather J Baer
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital Baer, CHO, Bates, Boston, Massachusetts Harvard Medical School Baer, CHO, Bates, Boston, Massachusetts Harvard School of Public Health Baer, Bates, Boston, Massachusetts Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 45:494-500. 2013
    ..This review sought to summarize current evidence on the use of EHRs for assessment and management of overweight and obesity...
  2. pmc Genetic variability in IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 and body size in early life
    Elizabeth M Poole
    Department of Medicine, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:659. 2012
    ..Previous studies have examined the role of IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 genetic variation in relation to adult height and body size, but few studies have examined associations with birthweight and childhood size...
  3. pmc Use of a web-based risk appraisal tool for assessing family history and lifestyle factors in primary care
    Heather J Baer
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:817-24. 2013
    ..Primary care clinicians can play an important role in identifying individuals at increased risk of cancer, but often do not obtain detailed information on family history or lifestyle factors from their patients...
  4. pmc Comparison of molecular phenotypes of ductal carcinoma in situ and invasive breast cancer
    Rulla M Tamimi
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 10:R67. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence of these distinct molecular subtypes among cases of DCIS and invasive breast cancer...
  5. pmc Lobule type and subsequent breast cancer risk: results from the Nurses' Health Studies
    Heather J Baer
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Cancer 115:1404-11. 2009
    ..Lobules in normal breast tissue can be classified based on their degree of development, which may affect their susceptibility to carcinogenesis. However, few epidemiologic studies to date have addressed this...
  6. pmc Body size in early life and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer: results from the Nurses' Health Studies
    H J Baer
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Br J Cancer 99:1916-22. 2008
    ..6 m=1.43, 95% CI: 1.05-1.96, P for trend=0.001). Body mass index at the age of 18 years and birthweight were not associated with risk. Further research should examine the biological mechanisms underlying the observed associations...
  7. pmc Body fatness at young ages and risk of breast cancer throughout life
    Heather J Baer
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:1183-94. 2010
    ..86 and RR = 0.92, respectively; P(heterogeneity) = 0.03). Body fatness at young ages has a strong and independent inverse relation to breast cancer risk throughout life...
  8. pmc Risk factors for mortality in the nurses' health study: a competing risks analysis
    Heather J Baer
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 173:319-29. 2011
    ..In the future, this new model may be used to identify individuals at increased risk of mortality...
  9. ncbi request reprint The influence of family history on breast cancer risk in women with biopsy-confirmed benign breast disease: results from the Nurses' Health Study
    Laura C Collins
    Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Cancer 107:1240-7. 2006
    ..However, the influence of a positive family history (FH) on breast cancer risk among women with biopsy-confirmed BBD is less certain...
  10. pmc Health behaviors and racial disparity in blood pressure control in the national health and nutrition examination survey
    Nicole Redmond
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120 1613, USA
    Hypertension 57:383-9. 2011
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  11. pmc A prospective study of body size during childhood and early adulthood and the incidence of endometriosis
    Allison F Vitonis
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 221 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hum Reprod 25:1325-34. 2010
    ..An inverse association between adult body mass index (BMI) and risk of endometriosis has frequently been reported. However, the association between body size during childhood and early adulthood and endometriosis is not as well documented...
  12. ncbi request reprint Outcome of patients with ductal carcinoma in situ untreated after diagnostic biopsy: results from the Nurses' Health Study
    Laura C Collins
    Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Cancer 103:1778-84. 2005
    ..Studies of patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) "treated" by diagnostic biopsy alone have been rare, but provide important opportunities to gain insights into the natural history of these lesions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Adult height, age at attained height, and incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal women
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 119:2231-5. 2006
    ..65). These results confirm previous findings that taller adult height is associated with increased risk of premenopausal breast cancer but do not provide evidence that age at attained height is related to risk...
  14. pmc Potential role of tissue microarrays for the study of biomarker expression in benign breast disease and normal breast tissue
    Laura C Collins
    Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 17:438-41. 2009
    ..Whether or not TMAs may also be a potentially useful platform for assessing biomarkers in benign proliferative breast lesions (BPBL) and normal breast tissue has not been previously studied in detail...
  15. ncbi request reprint Adolescent diet and incidence of proliferative benign breast disease
    Heather J Baer
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:1159-67. 2003
    ..05). Vegetable fat, vitamin E, and fiber intakes during adolescence were inversely associated with risk of proliferative BBD in this population. Confirmation of these associations may suggest a means for prevention of breast cancer...
  16. pmc Benign breast disease, recent alcohol consumption, and risk of breast cancer: a nested case-control study
    Rulla M Tamimi
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 7:R555-62. 2005
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  17. ncbi request reprint Magnitude and laterality of breast cancer risk according to histologic type of atypical hyperplasia: results from the Nurses' Health Study
    Laura C Collins
    Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Cancer 109:180-7. 2007
    ..Atypical hyperplasia (AH) in a benign breast biopsy is associated with an increased breast cancer risk. However, the influence of the histologic type of AH on the magnitude and laterality of breast cancer risk is poorly defined...
  18. pmc Intake of fiber and nuts during adolescence and incidence of proliferative benign breast disease
    Xuefen Su
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1033-46. 2010
    ..We examined the association between adolescent fiber intake and proliferative BBD, a marker of increased breast cancer risk, in the Nurses' Health Study II...
  19. ncbi request reprint Adiposity and sex hormones in girls
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1880-8. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that adiposity may alter DHEAS and SHBG levels in girls. Whether and how these differences affect breast development and carcinogenesis requires further research...
  20. ncbi request reprint Measures of energy balance and mammographic density in the Nurses' Health Study
    Goli Samimi
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 109:113-22. 2008
    ..There was no association between recent physical activity and mammographic density. These findings indicate that childhood and adult body fatness and weight change from age 18 are inversely associated with mammographic density...
  21. pmc Body fatness during childhood and adolescence and incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal women: a prospective cohort study
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 7:R314-25. 2005
    ..We examined prospectively the relation between body fatness during childhood and adolescence and the incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal women...
  22. ncbi request reprint Early life factors and incidence of proliferative benign breast disease
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2889-97. 2005
    ..These results indicate that premenopausal women who were heavier at young ages have lower incidence of proliferative benign breast disease, consistent with previous findings for breast cancer...
  23. doi request reprint Comparison of estrogen receptor results from pathology reports with results from central laboratory testing
    Laura C Collins
    Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:218-21. 2008
    ..78, P < .001). Thus, ER assay results from pathology reports appear to be a reasonable alternative to central laboratory ER testing for large, population-based studies of patients with breast cancer...