Thomas M Becker

Summary

Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Improving cancer incidence estimates for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Pacific Northwest
    Thomas M Becker
    Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Portland, Ore 97201 3098, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1469-71. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Regional differences in cervical cancer incidence among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1999-2004
    Thomas M Becker
    Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Portland, Oregon 97202 3098, USA
    Cancer 113:1234-43. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Including self-reported race to improve cancer surveillance data for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Washington state
    Megan J Hoopes
    Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    J Registry Manag 37:43-8. 2010
  4. pmc Measuring the health status gap for American Indians/Alaska Natives: getting closer to the truth
    Emily Puukka
    Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, 527 SW Hall, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:838-43. 2005
  5. pmc Causes of visual impairment and common eye problems in Northwest American Indians and Alaska Natives
    Steven L Mansberger
    Devers Eye Institute Discoveries in Sight at Legacy Health System, Portland, OR 97210, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:881-6. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Barriers to innovation in continuing medical education
    Elizabeth A Bower
    Continuing Medical Education, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 28:148-56. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening among American Indians in a Pacific Northwest tribe: Cowlitz Tribal BRFSS Project, 2009-2010
    Annika G Maly
    Oregon Health and Science University, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Portland, OR Current affiliation Family Medicine Residence of Idaho, Boise, ID
    Public Health Rep 129:280-8. 2014
  8. pmc The impact of eyeglasses on vision-related quality of life in American Indian/Alaska Natives
    Tina M McClure
    Devers Eye Institute, Portland, Oregon 97210, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 151:175-182.e2. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint HIV infection risk, behaviors, and attitudes about testing: are perceptions changing?
    Annette L Adams
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:764-8. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Awareness of and participation in maintenance of professional certification: a prospective study
    Elizabeth A Bower
    Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239 3098, USA
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 27:164-72. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Center for Healthy Native Communities
    Thomas Becker; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Cancer Control: Capacity Building for Native Researchers
    Thomas Becker; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. pmc Improving cancer incidence estimates for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Pacific Northwest
    Thomas M Becker
    Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Portland, Ore 97201 3098, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1469-71. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Regional differences in cervical cancer incidence among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1999-2004
    Thomas M Becker
    Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Portland, Oregon 97202 3098, USA
    Cancer 113:1234-43. 2008
    ..However, accurate determinations of cervical cancer incidence in AI/AN women have been hampered by racial misclassification in central cancer registries...
  3. ncbi request reprint Including self-reported race to improve cancer surveillance data for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Washington state
    Megan J Hoopes
    Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    J Registry Manag 37:43-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate racial misclassification in two cancer registries in Washington State using an urban AI/AN patient roster linked with a list of Indian Health Service (IHS) enrollees...
  4. pmc Measuring the health status gap for American Indians/Alaska Natives: getting closer to the truth
    Emily Puukka
    Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, 527 SW Hall, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:838-43. 2005
    ..We compared the historical method of calculating cancer incidence rates with 2 new methods to determine which approach optimally estimates the burden of cancer among the Northwest American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) population...
  5. pmc Causes of visual impairment and common eye problems in Northwest American Indians and Alaska Natives
    Steven L Mansberger
    Devers Eye Institute Discoveries in Sight at Legacy Health System, Portland, OR 97210, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:881-6. 2005
    ..Little information exists regarding the causes of visual impairment and the most common eye problems in American Indians/Alaska Natives...
  6. doi request reprint Barriers to innovation in continuing medical education
    Elizabeth A Bower
    Continuing Medical Education, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 28:148-56. 2008
    ..We undertook this analysis to determine whether physicians' preferences for CME are barriers to participation in innovative programs...
  7. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening among American Indians in a Pacific Northwest tribe: Cowlitz Tribal BRFSS Project, 2009-2010
    Annika G Maly
    Oregon Health and Science University, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Portland, OR Current affiliation Family Medicine Residence of Idaho, Boise, ID
    Public Health Rep 129:280-8. 2014
    ..Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is low among American Indians (AIs). We describe the demographics, health status, prevalence of modifiable CRC risk factors, and use of CRC screening modalities in a Pacific Northwest AI tribe...
  8. pmc The impact of eyeglasses on vision-related quality of life in American Indian/Alaska Natives
    Tina M McClure
    Devers Eye Institute, Portland, Oregon 97210, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 151:175-182.e2. 2011
    ..To determine the change in vision-related quality-of-life scores after providing eyeglasses to American Indian/Alaska Natives with undercorrected refractive error...
  9. ncbi request reprint HIV infection risk, behaviors, and attitudes about testing: are perceptions changing?
    Annette L Adams
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:764-8. 2003
    ..People at high risk for HIV infection could be increasing their risk behaviors, especially now that improved treatments for HIV infection are available...
  10. ncbi request reprint Awareness of and participation in maintenance of professional certification: a prospective study
    Elizabeth A Bower
    Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239 3098, USA
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 27:164-72. 2007
    ..The purposes of this study were to assess physicians' plans for participating in MOC and to identify influences on decisions to participate...
  11. ncbi request reprint Predictors of glucose control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus
    Stacey L Urbach
    Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Pediatr Diabetes 6:69-74. 2005
    ..To evaluate the glucose control [(as measured by hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)], the factors associated with glycemic control, and possible explanations for these associations in a sample of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for osteoporosis in Alaska Native women: a cross-sectional survey
    Joshua J Filner
    School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Alaska Med 44:8-13, 21. 2002
    ..To estimate the prevalence of risk factors for osteoporosis in Alaska Native (AN) women and to assess the feasibility of portable bone density measurement in rural Alaska...
  13. ncbi request reprint HLA alleles and risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia among southwestern American Indian women
    Melissa A Schiff
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Hum Immunol 66:1050-6. 2005
    ..7, 95% CI 0.9-7.3). Additionally, DQA1*0102 was associated with increased risk (OR 4.5, 95% CI 1.3-5.3) and HLA-A*02 with decreased risk (OR 0.4, CI 0.2-0.9). Our findings are discussed along with studies in other populations...

Research Grants4

  1. Center for Healthy Native Communities
    Thomas Becker; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Cancer Control: Capacity Building for Native Researchers
    Thomas Becker; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This effort may ultimately serve to reduce cancer incidence and mortality among diverse, high-risk Native populations. ..