Susan P Fisher-Hoch

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Missed opportunities for diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia in a Mexican American population, Cameron County Hispanic Cohort, 2003-2008
    Susan P Fisher-Hoch
    University of Texas School of Public Health, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78597, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:110298. 2012
  2. pmc Socioeconomic status and prevalence of obesity and diabetes in a Mexican American community, Cameron County, Texas, 2004-2007
    Susan P Fisher-Hoch
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Campus, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A53. 2010
  3. pmc Biomarkers of maternal and fetal exposure to organochlorine pesticides measured in pregnant Hispanic women from Brownsville, Texas
    Ken Sexton
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown AHC, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:237-48. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Biomarker measurements of prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in umbilical cord blood from postpartum Hispanic women in Brownsville, Texas
    Ken Sexton
    a University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownville Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 76:1225-35. 2013
  5. pmc The missing men: high risk of disease in men of Mexican origin
    Jennifer Salinas
    University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX 78520, USA
    Am J Mens Health 5:332-40. 2011
  6. pmc Type 2-diabetes is associated with elevated levels of TNF-alpha, IL-6 and adiponectin and low levels of leptin in a population of Mexican Americans: a cross-sectional study
    S Mirza
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Science, University of Texas Health Sciences Center Houston School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas, USA
    Cytokine 57:136-42. 2012
  7. pmc Population-based risk factors for elevated alanine aminotransferase in a South Texas Mexican-American population
    Hui Qi Qu
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas, USA
    Arch Med Res 43:482-8. 2012
  8. pmc PNPLA3 polymorphisms and liver aminotransferase levels in a Mexican American population
    Quan Li
    The University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Clin Invest Med 35:E237-45. 2012
  9. pmc Ancestral effect on HOMA-IR levels quantitated in an American population of Mexican origin
    Hui Qi Qu
    The University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:2591-3. 2012
  10. pmc Response to H1N1 in a U.S.-Mexico border community
    Joseph B McCormick
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 8:233-42. 2010

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Publications28

  1. pmc Missed opportunities for diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia in a Mexican American population, Cameron County Hispanic Cohort, 2003-2008
    Susan P Fisher-Hoch
    University of Texas School of Public Health, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78597, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:110298. 2012
    ..We assessed the prevalence of and risk factors for undiagnosed and untreated diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia among Mexican Americans in Cameron County, Texas...
  2. pmc Socioeconomic status and prevalence of obesity and diabetes in a Mexican American community, Cameron County, Texas, 2004-2007
    Susan P Fisher-Hoch
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Campus, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A53. 2010
    ..We established a cohort on the United States-Mexico border to determine the prevalence of obesity and diabetes in this Mexican American population and to see whether minor economic advantages had any effect on health...
  3. pmc Biomarkers of maternal and fetal exposure to organochlorine pesticides measured in pregnant Hispanic women from Brownsville, Texas
    Ken Sexton
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown AHC, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:237-48. 2013
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  4. doi request reprint Biomarker measurements of prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in umbilical cord blood from postpartum Hispanic women in Brownsville, Texas
    Ken Sexton
    a University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownville Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 76:1225-35. 2013
    ..Although health implications are uncertain, reports in the literature of PCB-related health effects raise concerns about possible future health consequences, especially obesity and diabetes, in this potentially vulnerable population...
  5. pmc The missing men: high risk of disease in men of Mexican origin
    Jennifer Salinas
    University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX 78520, USA
    Am J Mens Health 5:332-40. 2011
    ..Mexican American males in the U.S./Mexico border region have a high prevalence of obesity in younger men and higher overall rates of diabetes, including undiagnosed diabetes, and significantly higher serum cholesterol levels than women...
  6. pmc Type 2-diabetes is associated with elevated levels of TNF-alpha, IL-6 and adiponectin and low levels of leptin in a population of Mexican Americans: a cross-sectional study
    S Mirza
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Science, University of Texas Health Sciences Center Houston School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas, USA
    Cytokine 57:136-42. 2012
    ..Unique to in our population is that the chronic inflammation is accompanied by lower levels of leptin...
  7. pmc Population-based risk factors for elevated alanine aminotransferase in a South Texas Mexican-American population
    Hui Qi Qu
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas, USA
    Arch Med Res 43:482-8. 2012
    ..We aimed to identify and stratify risk factors associated with elevated ALT in a randomly selected population with a high prevalence of elevated ALT (39%), obesity (49%) and diabetes (30%)...
  8. pmc PNPLA3 polymorphisms and liver aminotransferase levels in a Mexican American population
    Quan Li
    The University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Clin Invest Med 35:E237-45. 2012
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  9. pmc Ancestral effect on HOMA-IR levels quantitated in an American population of Mexican origin
    Hui Qi Qu
    The University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:2591-3. 2012
    ..We report quantitative ancestral effects within a Mexican American population, and we correlate ancestral components with HOMA-IR...
  10. pmc Response to H1N1 in a U.S.-Mexico border community
    Joseph B McCormick
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 8:233-42. 2010
    ..These simple methods should be considered for local implementation and for integration into national recommendations for epidemic preparedness and response...
  11. pmc Adiponectin/leptin ratio and metabolic syndrome in a Mexican American population
    Shaper Mirza
    University of Texas Health Science Center atHouston, School of Public Health, Brownsville Campus, USA
    Clin Invest Med 34:E290. 2011
    ..Adiponectin and leptin play critical roles in the development of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). This study was designed to assess the feasibility of using circulating levels of adiponectin and leptin for the early diagnosis of MetS...
  12. pmc Decreased expression of ATP6V1H in type 2 diabetes: a pilot report on the diabetes risk study in Mexican Americans
    Melanie F Molina
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, Brownsville Regional Campus, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, TX, USA
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 412:728-31. 2011
    ..Previous studies in mice and humans observed down-regulation of the gene expression of ATP6V1H associated with type 2 diabetes. This study identified prospectively changes in ATP6V1H expression before and after overt diabetes...
  13. pmc Rapid DNA extraction for specific detection and quantitation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA in sputum specimens using Taqman assays
    Diana I Gomez
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health in Brownsville, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 80 Fort Brown, SPH Bldg, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
    Tuberculosis (Edinb) 91:S43-8. 2011
    ..Together, our protocol provides rapid, specific, inexpensive and quantitative detection of Mtb DNA in fresh or stored sputa making it a robust tool for prompt TB diagnosis, and with potential use for clinical and epidemiologic studies...
  14. pmc Cross-sectional assessment reveals high diabetes prevalence among newly-diagnosed tuberculosis cases
    Blanca I Restrepo
    School of Public Health in Brownsville, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Brownsville, 78520, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 89:352-9. 2011
    ..To estimate the contribution of clinically-confirmed diabetes mellitus to tuberculosis (TB) rates in communities where both diseases are prevalent as a way to identify opportunities for TB prevention among diabetic patients...
  15. pmc Mycobacterial clearance from sputum is delayed during the first phase of treatment in patients with diabetes
    Blanca I Restrepo
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:541-4. 2008
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  16. doi request reprint Obesity, diabetes and pneumonia: the menacing interface of non-communicable and infectious diseases
    Susan P Fisher-Hoch
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, TX, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 18:1510-9. 2013
    ..To review current knowledge on the epidemiological, clinical and biological impact of the pandemic of obesity and diabetes on pneumonias...
  17. pmc Impaired function of antibodies to pneumococcal surface protein A but not to capsular polysaccharide in Mexican American adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Christine E Mathews
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, Brownsville, TX, USA
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 19:1360-9. 2012
    ..These results suggest a link between diabetes and impairment of antibody response...
  18. pmc The definition of insulin resistance using HOMA-IR for Americans of Mexican descent using machine learning
    Hui Qi Qu
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, Brownsville Regional Campus, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e21041. 2011
    ..This study defines the reference range of HOMA-IR index in an adult Hispanic population based with machine learning methods...
  19. pmc Type 2 diabetes and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
    Susan P Fisher-Hoch
    University of Texas School of Public Health Regional Campus, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Scand J Infect Dis 40:888-93. 2008
    ..In Texas, all but 3 of the T2DM patients with MDR TB were resistant at their first culture at the time of diagnosis. It is possible that impaired immunity in T2DM increases susceptibility to infection with resistant strains...
  20. pmc Systematic interpretation of molecular beacon polymerase chain reaction for identifying rpoB mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates with mixed resistant and susceptible bacteria
    Diana I Gomez
    The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, School of Public Health at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 67:37-46. 2010
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  21. pmc Molecular immunity to mycobacteria: knowledge from the mutation and phenotype spectrum analysis of Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial diseases
    Hui Qi Qu
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Brownsville Campus, 80 Fort Brown, SPH Bldg, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
    Int J Infect Dis 15:e305-13. 2011
    ..Mutations in the interleukin-12 (IL-12) signaling genes have phenotypes with non-specificity. Current studies highlight a complex molecular network in antimycobacterial immunity, centered on IFN-γ signaling...
  22. pmc Adiposity, biological markers of disease, and insulin resistance in Mexican American adolescents, 2004-2005
    Anne R Rentfro
    University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, Nursing Department, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A40. 2011
    ..We analyzed associations between insulin resistance and other markers of disease in a sample of Mexican American adolescents from a severely disadvantaged community on the Texas-Mexico border...
  23. pmc Short report: Gender differences in tuberculosis notification in Pakistan
    Andrew J Codlin
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 85:514-7. 2011
    ..It is currently unknown why rates of notified TB are so high in females in Pakistan, but it is clear that this epidemiology is a public health issue of importance that impacts transmission dynamics and disease control initiatives...
  24. pmc Tuberculosis in poorly controlled type 2 diabetes: altered cytokine expression in peripheral white blood cells
    Blanca I Restrepo
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, University of Texas at Brownsville, 80 Fort Brown, SPH Bldg, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:634-41. 2008
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  25. pmc Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in maternal and umbilical cord blood from pregnant Hispanic women living in Brownsville, Texas
    Ken Sexton
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownville Regional Campus, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:3365-79. 2011
    ..While the possibility of related adverse effects on the fetus is uncertain, these exposures in combination with socioeconomically-disadvantaged and environmentally-challenging living conditions raise legitimate public health concerns...
  26. pmc Knowledge gaining by human genetic studies on tuberculosis susceptibility
    Hui Qi Qu
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
    J Hum Genet 56:177-82. 2011
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  27. pmc Utilizing spatiotemporal analysis of influenza-like illness and rapid tests to focus swine-origin influenza virus intervention
    J Gaines Wilson
    Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, The University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
    Health Place 16:1230-9. 2010
    ..Given that S-OIV data is often difficult to obtain real-time during an outbreak; these findings may be of use to public health officials targeting prevention and response efforts during future flu outbreaks...
  28. ncbi request reprint Lassa fever vaccine
    Susan P Fisher-Hoch
    University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
    Expert Rev Vaccines 3:189-97. 2004
    ..However, the difficulty of conducting trials in endemic areas and lack of political stability remain serious problems...