Robert S Levine

Summary

Affiliation: Meharry Medical College
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Using a nursing protocol to assure equitable delivery of cancer-related prevention services
    R S Levine
    Meharry Medical College, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, 1005 D B Todd Jr Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 49:1229-32. 2003
  2. pmc Tuskegee redux: evolution of legal mandates for human experimentation
    Robert S Levine
    Meharry Medical College, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 1005 Dr David B Todd Jr Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:104-25. 2012
  3. pmc From theory to practice: improving the impact of health services research
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University and St, Joseph s Health System Research Network, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:1. 2005
  4. pmc Increased Black-White disparities in mortality after the introduction of lifesaving innovations: a possible consequence of US federal laws
    Robert S Levine
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37205, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:2176-84. 2010
  5. pmc Short-term trends in heart failure-related hospitalizations in a high-risk state
    Uchechukwu K A Sampson
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    South Med J 106:147-54. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Predictors of new screening for African American men participating in a prostate cancer educational program
    Janice S Emerson
    Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Cancer Educ 24:341-5. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Black-white disparities in elderly breast cancer mortality before and after implementation of Medicare benefits for screening mammography
    Robert S Levine
    Department of Family and Community Medicine at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:103-34. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Rural-urban differences in breast cancer screening among African American women
    Baqar A Husaini
    Center for Health Research, Tennessee State University in Nashville, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:1-10. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint A church-based program on prostate cancer screening for African American men: reducing health disparities
    Baqar A Husaini
    Center for Health Research, Tennessee State University, 3500 John Merritt Blvd, PO Box 9580, Nashville, TN 37209 1561, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:S2-179-84. 2008
  10. pmc Race, sex, and age differences in heart failure-related hospitalizations in a southern state: implications for prevention
    Baqar A Husaini
    Center for Health Research, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 4:161-9. 2011

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Using a nursing protocol to assure equitable delivery of cancer-related prevention services
    R S Levine
    Meharry Medical College, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, 1005 D B Todd Jr Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 49:1229-32. 2003
    ..001. Results show the feasibility of a nursing protocol for initiating equitable cancer prevention services in a primary care setting...
  2. pmc Tuskegee redux: evolution of legal mandates for human experimentation
    Robert S Levine
    Meharry Medical College, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 1005 Dr David B Todd Jr Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:104-25. 2012
    ..African Americans and other vulnerable populations may thereby face excess risks-not only from cancer, but also from motor vehicle crashes, firearm assault, end stage renal disease, and other problems-with PHS workers as silent partners...
  3. pmc From theory to practice: improving the impact of health services research
    Kevin Brazil
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University and St, Joseph s Health System Research Network, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:1. 2005
    ..Integrating theory into health services research can improve research methodology and encourage stronger collaboration with decision-makers...
  4. pmc Increased Black-White disparities in mortality after the introduction of lifesaving innovations: a possible consequence of US federal laws
    Robert S Levine
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37205, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:2176-84. 2010
    ..We explored whether the introduction of 3 lifesaving innovations introduced between 1989 and 1996 increased, decreased, or had no effect on disparities in Black-White mortality in the United States through 2006...
  5. pmc Short-term trends in heart failure-related hospitalizations in a high-risk state
    Uchechukwu K A Sampson
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    South Med J 106:147-54. 2013
    ..We sought to determine whether there are signs of improvement in the rates of heart failure (HF) hospitalizations given the recent reports of improvement in national trends...
  6. doi request reprint Predictors of new screening for African American men participating in a prostate cancer educational program
    Janice S Emerson
    Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Cancer Educ 24:341-5. 2009
    ..African American (AA) men continue to have a greater than twofold risk of dying from prostate cancer compared to Whites...
  7. doi request reprint Black-white disparities in elderly breast cancer mortality before and after implementation of Medicare benefits for screening mammography
    Robert S Levine
    Department of Family and Community Medicine at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:103-34. 2008
    ..Medicare implemented reimbursement for screening mammography in 1991...
  8. ncbi request reprint Rural-urban differences in breast cancer screening among African American women
    Baqar A Husaini
    Center for Health Research, Tennessee State University in Nashville, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:1-10. 2005
    ..The results of this study demonstrate that an inexpensive church-based educational program was equally effective in both rural and urban Tennessee for increasing mammography rates among African American women...
  9. ncbi request reprint A church-based program on prostate cancer screening for African American men: reducing health disparities
    Baqar A Husaini
    Center for Health Research, Tennessee State University, 3500 John Merritt Blvd, PO Box 9580, Nashville, TN 37209 1561, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:S2-179-84. 2008
    ..African American men have a significantly higher incidence of prostate cancer, are diagnosed at younger ages and more advanced stages, and have higher mortality rates from prostate cancer than do White men...
  10. pmc Race, sex, and age differences in heart failure-related hospitalizations in a southern state: implications for prevention
    Baqar A Husaini
    Center for Health Research, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 4:161-9. 2011
    ..Because heart failure (HF) is the final common pathway for most heart diseases, we examined its 10-year prevalence trend by race, sex, and age in Tennessee...
  11. doi request reprint Demographic and geographic variations in breast cancer mortality among U.S. Hispanics
    Maria C Mejia de Grubb
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, 1005 Dr D B Todd, Jr Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 24:140-52. 2013
    ..Analytic epidemiologic studies might explain social, cultural, and other reasons for the observed geographic variations. Such studies, in turn, could support a stronger theoretical basis for public health policy...
  12. doi request reprint United States counties with low black male mortality rates
    Robert S Levine
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, USA
    Am J Med 126:76-80. 2013
    ..We describe the characteristics of US counties with low non-Hispanic Black or African American male mortality (ages 25-64 years, 1999-2007)...
  13. pmc Black-White mortality from HIV in the United States before and after introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy in 1996
    Robert S Levine
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37205, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1884-92. 2007
    ..We sought to describe Black-White differences in HIV disease mortality before and after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART)...
  14. doi request reprint Challenges and strategies in serving the uninsured in Nashville, Tennessee
    Janice S Emerson
    The Center for Prevention Research, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 35:323-34. 2012
    ..Most PO-practice unit connections reflected new areas of engagement-competencies that POs were not developing in the past-that are proving integral to the broad-scale practice change of PCMH implementation...
  15. pmc Firearms, youth homicide, and public health
    Robert S Levine
    Meharry Medical College, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Nashville, TN 37205, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:7-19. 2012
    ..More refined epidemiologic theories as well as traditional public health methods are needed if the U.S. aims to reduce disparate Black-White youth homicide rates...
  16. doi request reprint Driver and passenger seatbelt use among U.S. high school students
    Nathaniel C Briggs
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee 37208 3599, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:224-9. 2008
    ..Although seatbelts can reduce crash mortality by 50% or more, little is known about the differences in driver-versus-passenger seatbelt use among teens...
  17. ncbi request reprint Seat belt law enforcement and racial disparities in seat belt use
    Nathaniel C Briggs
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:135-41. 2006
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  18. pmc Presence of medical schools may contribute to reducing breast cancer mortality and disparities
    Maria Pisu
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:961-76. 2010
    ..96, CI 0.94-0.99), or being successful vs. failing (OR 1.03, CI 1.00-1.06) or vs. with disparities (OR 1.04, CI 1.01-1.07). Medical resources did not explain county type differences, but type of care available may be important...
  19. doi request reprint TennCare disenrollment and avoidable hospital visits in Davidson County, Tennessee
    Janice S Emerson
    Center for Prevention Research, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:425-45. 2012
    ..Therefore, the TennCare disenrollment was associated with increased likelihood of uninsured ACSC non-admitted ER visits and greater financial losses for Davidson County hospitals during this time period...
  20. ncbi request reprint Wine drinking and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma among men in the United States: a population-based case-control study
    Nathaniel C Briggs
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:454-62. 2002
    ..3 (95% confidence interval: 0.1, 0.8), respectively (p for trend = 0.004). No associations were evident for beer or spirits. These data show that consumption of wine, but not of beer or spirits, is associated with a reduced NHL risk...
  21. ncbi request reprint Allergies and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma by subtype
    Nathaniel C Briggs
    Division of General Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee 37208, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:401-7. 2002
    ..In conclusion, we found little evidence that either a general history of allergy or commonly reported specific allergies are associated with NHL...
  22. ncbi request reprint Risk factors and their effects on the dynamic process of smoking relapse among veteran smokers
    Yong Cui
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Behav Res Ther 44:967-81. 2006
    ..The information will be useful in targeting veteran smokers who are at high risk for relapse, choosing the optimal time for post-cessation services, and developing strategies accordingly...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and risk of Hodgkin's disease: a population-based case-control study
    Nathaniel C Briggs
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208 3599, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:1011-20. 2002
    ..In contrast to findings from previous studies, these data suggest that smoking is an important preventable risk factor for Hodgkin's disease...
  24. ncbi request reprint The influence of religiosity on depression among low-income people with diabetes
    Barbara Kilbourne
    Department of Sociology and Social Work, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209, USA
    Health Soc Work 34:137-47. 2009
    ..The analyses suggest that religious resources increase psychological resiliency among those managing the chronic stress of diabetes. Pedagogical and practice implications are discussed...
  25. pmc Diabetes, depression, and healthcare utilization among African Americans in primary care
    Baqar A Husaini
    Center for Health Research, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209 1561, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 96:476-84. 2004
    ..This study tested for an association between diabetes and depressive symptoms and assessed the effect of co-occurring diabetes and depressive symptoms on healthcare utilization outcomes among African-American patients...
  26. pmc Occupational risk factors for selected cancers among African American and White men in the United States
    Nathaniel C Briggs
    Department of Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1748-52. 2003
    ..This study examined occupational risks for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and soft-tissue sarcoma among African American and White men...
  27. ncbi request reprint The Fatality Analysis Reporting System as a tool for investigating racial and ethnic determinants of motor vehicle crash fatalities
    Nathaniel C Briggs
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College, 1005 DB Todd Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37208 3599, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 37:641-9. 2005
    ..Our findings indicate that FARS has become a valuable resource for population-based studies of motor vehicle crash mortality disparities that exist among racial and ethnic subpopulations in the United States...
  28. doi request reprint Improving seat belt use among teen drivers: Findings from a service-learning approach
    Irwin A Goldzweig
    Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 59:71-5. 2013
    ..Service-learning has been identified as an important component of public health interventions to improve health behavior...
  29. doi request reprint Geographic variations in percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass graft surgery among Tennessee elders
    Barbara J Kilbourne
    Department of Family, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, USA
    South Med J 104:389-96. 2011
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Research Grants4

  1. BIOPTERIN, CATECHOLAMINES, & NO IN REGULATING APOPTOSIS
    Robert Levine; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..These studies may will reveal novel apoptotic regulatory mechanisms and provide new avenues for therapeutic approaches to promote neuronal survival and prevent debilitating neurological diseases, such as Parkinson's disease. ..