Thomas M Becker
Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University
- Improving cancer incidence estimates for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Pacific NorthwestThomas 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
- Regional differences in cervical cancer incidence among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1999-2004Thomas 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...
- Including self-reported race to improve cancer surveillance data for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Washington stateMegan 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...
- Measuring the health status gap for American Indians/Alaska Natives: getting closer to the truthEmily 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...
- Causes of visual impairment and common eye problems in Northwest American Indians and Alaska NativesSteven 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...
- Barriers to innovation in continuing medical educationElizabeth 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...
- Colorectal cancer screening among American Indians in a Pacific Northwest tribe: Cowlitz Tribal BRFSS Project, 2009-2010Annika 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...
- The impact of eyeglasses on vision-related quality of life in American Indian/Alaska NativesTina 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...
- 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...
- Awareness of and participation in maintenance of professional certification: a prospective studyElizabeth 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...
- Predictors of glucose control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitusStacey 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...
- Risk factors for osteoporosis in Alaska Native women: a cross-sectional surveyJoshua 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...
- HLA alleles and risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia among southwestern American Indian womenMelissa 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...
- Center for Healthy Native CommunitiesThomas Becker; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Cancer Control: Capacity Building for Native ResearchersThomas Becker; Fiscal Year: 2007..This effort may ultimately serve to reduce cancer incidence and mortality among diverse, high-risk Native populations. ..