Affiliation: Morehouse School of Medicine
- Perceived stress following race-based discrimination at work is associated with hypertension in African-Americans. The metro Atlanta heart disease study, 1999-2001Rebecca Din-Dzietham
Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Social Epidemiology Research Division and Cardiovascular Research Institute, NCPC 315, 720 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 1495, USA
Soc Sci Med 58:449-61. 2004..Future studies with a larger sample size are warranted to further explore these findings for mechanistic understanding and occupational policy consideration regarding stress risk reduction...
- Arterial stiffness is greater in African Americans than in whites: evidence from the Forsyth County, North Carolina, ARIC cohortRebecca Din-Dzietham
School of Public Health, Division of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Am J Hypertens 17:304-13. 2004....
- Quality care improvement program in a community-based participatory research project: example of Project DIRECTRebecca Din-Dzietham
Morehouse School of Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Atlanta, GA 30310 1495, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 96:1310-21. 2004..Improved performance measures were not associated with improved outcomes. These results suggest that a patient-centered component should reinforce the provider-centered component...
- High blood pressure trends in children and adolescents in national surveys, 1963 to 2002Rebecca Din-Dzietham
Morehouse School of Medicine, Social Epidemiology Research Center, 520 Westview Dr SW, NCPC 315, Atlanta, GA 30310 1495, USA
Circulation 116:1488-96. 2007..In the face of growing obesity, we sought to assess high blood pressure (HBP) secular trends in children and adolescents enrolled in national surveys and to determine whether the HBP trend reversed its course with the rise in obesity...
- Differences in systemic oxidative stress based on race and the metabolic syndrome: the Morehouse and Emory Team up to Eliminate Health Disparities (META-Health) studyAlanna A Morris
Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Metab Syndr Relat Disord 10:252-9. 2012..We sought to investigate whether oxidative stress would be higher in African Americans compared to whites independently of traditional risk factor burden...
- Racial differences in arterial stiffness and microcirculatory function between Black and White AmericansAlanna A Morris
Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
J Am Heart Assoc 2:e002154. 2013..We hypothesized that racial differences in the prevalence of CVD could be attributed, in part, to impaired vascular function in blacks after adjustment for differences in risk factor burden...
- Differences in weight perception among blacks and whitesYolanda Hendley
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:1805-11. 2011..We explored race and gender differences in underestimation of weight using body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC), after adjusting for other cardiovascular risk factors...
- Association of adiponectin with left ventricular mass in blacks: the Jackson Heart StudyAurelian Bidulescu
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
Circ Heart Fail 4:747-53. 2011..The Jackson Heart Study cohort provides an opportunity to test the hypothesis that the inverse association between adiponectin and LVM may be modified by risk factors common among blacks...
- A genetic risk variant for myocardial infarction on chromosome 6p24 is associated with impaired central hemodynamic indexesRiyaz S Patel
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Am J Hypertens 25:797-803. 2012..We hypothesized that those variants whose mechanism of risk is currently unknown, confer risk via pathways mediating arterial wave reflections which is an increasingly recognized risk factor for cardiovascular disease...
- Interaction of sleep quality and psychosocial stress on obesity in African Americans: the Cardiovascular Health Epidemiology Study (CHES)Aurelian Bidulescu
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
BMC Public Health 10:581. 2010..Accordingly, we aimed to assess whether sleep quality and duration are inversely associated with body mass index (BMI) and obesity and test whether these associations are modified by psychosocial stress, known to influence sleep quality...
- Association between depression and inflammation--differences by race and sex: the META-Health studyAlanna Amyre Morris
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Psychosom Med 73:462-8. 2011..However, few studies have examined this association in samples including a significant number of African Americans, or examined whether the association differs by race and sex...
- Trait anger and arterial stiffness: results from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) studyJanice E Williams
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
Prev Cardiol 9:14-20. 2006..406  microm) was inverse (-9 microm 95% CI, -19 to 2). Conclusions indicate that very high trait anger is associated with arterial stiffness in men...
- Race-gender differences in the association of trait anger with subclinical carotid artery atherosclerosis: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities StudyJanice E Williams
Am J Epidemiol 165:1296-304. 2007..In conclusion, these findings document disparate race-gender patterns in the association of trait anger with subclinical carotid artery atherosclerosis...
- Physical activity and incident hypertension among blacks: no relationship?Dustin T Duncan
Prev Chronic Dis 3:A109. 2006
- Trends in blood pressure in relation to obesityRebecca Din Dzietham; Fiscal Year: 2005..Research findings would lead to more refined mechanistic studies for ultimately better tailored interventions. ..