Robert E Roberts

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Myozenin 2 is a novel gene for human hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Adriana Osio
    Center for Cardiovascular Genetic Research, The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circ Res 100:766-8. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Obese youths are not more likely to become depressed, but depressed youths are more likely to become obese
    R E Roberts
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychol Med 43:2143-51. 2013
  3. pmc Perceived weight, not obesity, increases risk for major depression among adolescents
    Robert E Roberts
    UTHealth, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 47:1110-7. 2013
  4. pmc Depression and insomnia among adolescents: a prospective perspective
    Robert E Roberts
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Affect Disord 148:66-71. 2013
  5. pmc Obesity has few effects on future psychosocial functioning of adolescents
    Robert E Roberts
    UTHealth, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Eat Behav 14:128-36. 2013
  6. doi request reprint One-year incidence of psychiatric disorders and associated risk factors among adolescents in the community
    Robert E Roberts
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:405-15. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of insomnia among adolescents in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas
    Robert E Roberts
    University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston 77037, USA
    Sleep 27:751-60. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Mental health problems of adolescents as reported by their caregivers: a comparison of European, African, and Latino Americans
    Robert E Roberts
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, 1200 Herman Pressler Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 32:1-13. 2005
  9. pmc Chronic insomnia and its negative consequences for health and functioning of adolescents: a 12-month prospective study
    Robert E Roberts
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Adolesc Health 42:294-302. 2008
  10. pmc Persistence and change in symptoms of insomnia among adolescents
    Robert E Roberts
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Sleep 31:177-84. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Epidemiology of Disturbed Sleep Among Adolescents
    Robert Roberts; Fiscal Year: 2006

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications53

  1. pmc Myozenin 2 is a novel gene for human hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Adriana Osio
    Center for Cardiovascular Genetic Research, The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circ Res 100:766-8. 2007
    ..It was absent in 2 normal family members and 517 controls. Both mutations affect highly conserved amino acids. We conclude MYOZ2 is a novel causal gene for human HCM...
  2. doi request reprint Obese youths are not more likely to become depressed, but depressed youths are more likely to become obese
    R E Roberts
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Psychol Med 43:2143-51. 2013
    ..We examined whether obesity increases risk of depression, or depression increases risk of obesity, or whether there is a reciprocal effect...
  3. pmc Perceived weight, not obesity, increases risk for major depression among adolescents
    Robert E Roberts
    UTHealth, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 47:1110-7. 2013
    ..Future research should focus on the role of depression and body image in the etiology of obesity...
  4. pmc Depression and insomnia among adolescents: a prospective perspective
    Robert E Roberts
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Affect Disord 148:66-71. 2013
    ..No studies of adolescents have examined the prospective, reciprocal association between insomnia and major depression...
  5. pmc Obesity has few effects on future psychosocial functioning of adolescents
    Robert E Roberts
    UTHealth, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Eat Behav 14:128-36. 2013
    ..If there is an effect of obesity on functioning, it may operate through mediators such as body image...
  6. doi request reprint One-year incidence of psychiatric disorders and associated risk factors among adolescents in the community
    Robert E Roberts
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:405-15. 2009
    ..We have few data on incidence of psychiatric disorders among adolescents. This study examined first incidence of disorders among adolescents and baseline factors which increased or decreased risk of new onset cases a year later...
  7. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of insomnia among adolescents in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas
    Robert E Roberts
    University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston 77037, USA
    Sleep 27:751-60. 2004
    ..To estimate the prevalence of symptoms of insomnia among adolescents living along the United States-Mexico border and to examine whether ethnicity and birthplace affect risk for such symptoms...
  8. ncbi request reprint Mental health problems of adolescents as reported by their caregivers: a comparison of European, African, and Latino Americans
    Robert E Roberts
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, 1200 Herman Pressler Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 32:1-13. 2005
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  9. pmc Chronic insomnia and its negative consequences for health and functioning of adolescents: a 12-month prospective study
    Robert E Roberts
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Adolesc Health 42:294-302. 2008
    ..To estimate prevalence and chronicity of insomnia and the impact of chronic insomnia on health and functioning of adolescents...
  10. pmc Persistence and change in symptoms of insomnia among adolescents
    Robert E Roberts
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Sleep 31:177-84. 2008
    ..To estimate the incidence, chronicity, and remission of symptoms of insomnia and to examine factors associated with the incidence and chronicity of insomnia among adolescents...
  11. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in symptoms of insomnia among adolescents
    Robert E Roberts
    Division of Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, PO Box 20186, 1200 Herman Pressler Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Sleep 29:359-65. 2006
    ..To provide data on the prevalence of symptoms of disturbed sleep, particularly insomnia, and to ascertain whether there are differentials attributable to ethnic culture or ethnic status...
  12. pmc Comorbidity of substance use disorders and other psychiatric disorders among adolescents: evidence from an epidemiologic survey
    Robert E Roberts
    Division of Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, P O Box 20186, 1200 Herman Pressler Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 88:S4-13. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of youth-reported DSM-IV psychiatric disorders among African, European, and Mexican American adolescents
    Robert E Roberts
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 77030, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45:1329-37. 2006
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  14. doi request reprint Restricted sleep among adolescents: prevalence, incidence, persistence, and associated factors
    Robert E Roberts
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 77030, USA
    Behav Sleep Med 9:18-30. 2011
    ..Having multiple risk factors substantially increased risk of restricted sleep. Given the importance of sleep in this population, more focus is clearly needed, both clinically and epidemiologically...
  15. pmc Sleepless in adolescence: prospective data on sleep deprivation, health and functioning
    Robert E Roberts
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Adolesc 32:1045-57. 2009
    ..The broad impact of sleep deprivation and its pervasiveness suggests interventions will need to focus on multilevel changes to increase sleep time and reduce the negative impact of sleep deprivation among adolescents...
  16. pmc Rates of DSM-IV psychiatric disorders among adolescents in a large metropolitan area
    Robert E Roberts
    Division of Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, The University of Texas, Health Sciences Center at Houston, 1200 Herman Pressler Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 41:959-67. 2007
    ..Our results suggest commonality of prevalences and associated factors in diverse study settings, including urban and rural areas...
  17. doi request reprint One-year incidence of suicide attempts and associated risk and protective factors among adolescents
    Robert E Roberts
    University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, 77030, USA
    Arch Suicide Res 14:66-78. 2010
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  18. ncbi request reprint Concordance of reports of mental health functioning by adolescents and their caregivers: a comparison of European, African and Latino Americans
    Robert E Roberts
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:528-34. 2005
    ..Future research should examine whether the extent to which greater lack of concordance on the indicators of mental health by minority parent-child dyads plays a role in entry into and retention in mental health care...
  19. ncbi request reprint The impact of a history of sexual abuse on high-risk sexual behaviors among females attending alternative schools
    Ruth S Buzi
    Teen Health Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Adolescence 38:595-605. 2003
    ..The findings also highlight the importance of targeting adolescents who attend alternative schools...
  20. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the DSM scale for depression (DSD) with Korean-American youths
    Heeseung Choi
    University of Texas Houston, Health Science Center, School of Nursing, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 23:735-56. 2002
    ..The highest correlation coefficient was observed between depression and somatic symptoms (r =.61). These findings are informative for the design of further studies of mental health of Korean-American youths...
  21. pmc Physical activity and overweight among adolescents on the Texas-Mexico border
    Adriana Perez
    Division of Biostatistics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 19:244-52. 2006
    ..Since the extremely high prevalence of overweight among Mexican-American adolescents is well-recognized, we wanted to determine whether overweight has become a problem among Mexican adolescents as well...
  22. pmc Disturbed sleep among adolescents living in 2 communities on the Texas-Mexico border, 2000-2003
    Adriana Perez
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A40. 2010
    ..We estimated the prevalence of disturbed sleep and associated factors among ninth graders living on the Texas-Mexico border...
  23. ncbi request reprint Are Mexican American adolescents at greater risk of suicidal behaviors?
    Robert E Roberts
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 37:10-21. 2007
    ..Although some studies have reported Mexican American youths are at increased risk, we did not find any differences. Possible explanations for disparate results across studies are discussed, in particular methods effects...
  24. doi request reprint Positive well-being and sleep
    Robert E Roberts
    The University of Texas, School of Public Health, USA
    J Psychosom Res 64:417-8. 2008
  25. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the consequences of a coercive sexual experience among adolescents attending alternative schools
    Ruth S Buzi
    Teen Health Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Sch Health 73:191-6. 2003
    ..More research focusing on the differential impact of a coercive sexual experience on males and females is crucial...
  26. pmc Intergenerational transmission of internalizing problems: effects of parental and grandparental major depressive disorder on child behavior
    Jeremy W Pettit
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5022, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 37:640-50. 2008
    ..These effects were robust to statistical adjustments for status variables and parental relationship measures but not to adjustment for concurrent parental depressive symptoms...
  27. doi request reprint The power of positive emotions: it's a matter of life or death--subjective well-being and longevity over 28 years in a general population
    Jingping Xu
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Psychol 29:9-19. 2010
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  28. ncbi request reprint Impact of insomnia on future functioning of adolescents
    Robert E Roberts
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, 1200 Herman Pressler, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Psychosom Res 53:561-9. 2002
    ..To examine the impact of insomnia among adolescents on somatic, interpersonal, and psychological functioning using data from a two-wave, prospective study...
  29. ncbi request reprint Culture and the social context of health inequalities
    Carol Leler Mansyur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098 3926, USA
    Int J Health Serv 39:85-106. 2009
    ..Only when all levels are taken into consideration is it possible to come up with effective, sustainable policies and interventions...
  30. ncbi request reprint Are the fat more jolly?
    Robert E Roberts
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, 77225, USA
    Ann Behav Med 24:169-80. 2002
    ..There has been sufficient disparity of results thus far to justify further research on this question...
  31. ncbi request reprint The molecular cardiology laboratory at baylor college of medicine
    Robert Roberts
    Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Cardiology 98:210-3. 2002
  32. ncbi request reprint [Molecular genetics of cardiomyopathies]
    Robert Roberts
    Sección de Cardiología, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Rev Esp Cardiol 55:292-302. 2002
    ..Altogether the study of the molecular genetics of the cardiomyopathies should provide not only prognostic information but also new therapeutic alternatives...
  33. ncbi request reprint Genetics and arrhythmias
    Robert Roberts
    Baylor College of Medicine, 6550 Fannin, Houston, Texas 77027, USA
    Annu Rev Med 54:257-67. 2003
    ..Treatments based on knowledge of the molecular defect are being implemented for long QT syndrome and will probably provide paradigms for targeted treatment of acquired arrhythmias...
  34. pmc Tissue Doppler imaging predicts the development of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in subjects with subclinical disease
    Sherif F Nagueh
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
    Circulation 108:395-8. 2003
    ..By studying these subjects at a later date, we sought to determine whether TDI predicts the subsequent evolution of the HCM phenotype...
  35. ncbi request reprint Genetic basis for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: implications for diagnosis and treatment
    Robert Roberts
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am Heart Hosp J 1:128-34. 2003
    ..Clinical trials are ongoing in human familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy...
  36. pmc Genome-wide mapping of modifier chromosomal loci for human hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    E Warwick Daw
    Department of Epidemiology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Hum Mol Genet 16:2463-71. 2007
    ....
  37. pmc Differential interactions of thin filament proteins in two cardiac troponin T mouse models of hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathies
    Raffaella Lombardi
    Center for Cardiovascular Genetic Research, The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, 6770 Bertner Street, Suite C900A, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cardiovasc Res 79:109-17. 2008
    ..To test the hypothesis, we generated transgenic mice expressing either cardiac troponin T (cTnT)-Q92 or cTnT-W141, known to cause HCM and DCM, respectively, in the heart...
  38. ncbi request reprint The cultural production of health inequalities: a cross-sectional, multilevel examination of 52 countries
    Carol Leler Mansyur
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098 3926, USA
    Int J Health Serv 39:301-19. 2009
    ..This study takes a step toward identifying some of the relevant cultural and structural influences. More research is needed to explore the pathways leading from the sociocultural environment to health inequalities...
  39. doi request reprint The prospective association between sleep deprivation and depression among adolescents
    Robert E Roberts
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
    Sleep 37:239-44. 2014
    ..To examine the prospective, reciprocal association between sleep deprivation and depression among adolescents...
  40. doi request reprint Perceived weight in youths and risk of overweight or obesity six years later
    Hao T Duong
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, United States Electronic address
    J Psychosom Res 76:23-7. 2014
    ..To examine the association between perceived overweight in adolescents and the development of overweight or obesity later in life...
  41. ncbi request reprint Current concepts of the pathogenesis and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Robert Roberts
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
    Circulation 112:293-6. 2005
  42. pmc Prevention of cardiac hypertrophy by atorvastatin in a transgenic rabbit model of human hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Vinitha Senthil
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, 519D, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circ Res 97:285-92. 2005
    ..The results indicate potential beneficial effects of atorvastatin in prevention of cardiac hypertrophy, a major determinant of morbidity in all forms of cardiovascular diseases, and beckon clinical studies in humans with HCM...
  43. pmc Evolution of expression of cardiac phenotypes over a 4-year period in the beta-myosin heavy chain-Q403 transgenic rabbit model of human hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Sherif F Nagueh
    Sections of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Mol Cell Cardiol 36:663-73. 2004
    ..These findings in an animal model that recapitulates the phenotype of human HCM, implicate involvement of multiple independent mechanisms in the pathogenesis of cardiac phenotypes in HCM...
  44. pmc Aldosterone, through novel signaling proteins, is a fundamental molecular bridge between the genetic defect and the cardiac phenotype of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Natalia Tsybouleva
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Circulation 109:1284-91. 2004
    ..The genetic basis of HCM is largely known; however, the molecular mediators of cardiac phenotypes are unknown...
  45. ncbi request reprint Determinants of cardiac electrophysiological properties in mice
    Gregory O Appleton
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, and The DeBakey Heart Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 11:5-14. 2004
    ..However, little is known regarding the impact of experimental conditions or model selection on the outcome of EP studies in mice...
  46. pmc Transgenic mouse model of ventricular preexcitation and atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia induced by an AMP-activated protein kinase loss-of-function mutation responsible for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
    Jasvinder S Sidhu
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
    Circulation 111:21-9. 2005
    ..The human phenotype consists of ventricular preexcitation, conduction abnormalities, and cardiac hypertrophy...
  47. ncbi request reprint Stress within a bicultural context for adolescents of Mexican descent
    Andrea J Romero
    Mexican American Studies and Research Center, University of Arizona, P O Box 210023, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 9:171-84. 2003
    ..S.-born and immigrant youths. Although this study has identified some elements of stress, it has not identified positive coping mechanisms of the bicultural context for Latino youths...
  48. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in adolescents' mental distress, social stress, and resources
    Heeseung Choi
    College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 S Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Adolescence 41:263-83. 2006
    ..Identified ethnic minority adolescents are vulnerable groups who require additional research and attention from health care providers...
  49. ncbi request reprint Adolescent students who work: gender differences in school performances and self-perceived health
    Vilma S Santana
    Program of Environmental and Workers Health, Institute of Collective Health, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
    Int J Occup Environ Health 11:294-301. 2005
    ..Brazilian labor legislation for adolescent workers needs to be revised to take into account that jobs can compromise educational achievement...
  50. ncbi request reprint Acculturation, ethnic identity, and dating violence among Latino ninth-grade students
    Maureen Sanderson
    University of Texas Houston School of Public Health at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Prev Med 39:373-83. 2004
    ..None of these studies have focused on adolescents. We assessed acculturation, ethnic identity, and dating violence victimization among Latino ninth-grade students...
  51. ncbi request reprint Impact of spouses' sleep problems on partners
    William J Strawbridge
    Institute for Health and Aging, San Francisco, Calif 94118 0646, USA
    Sleep 27:527-31. 2004
    ..To analyze relationships between spouses' sleep problems and their partners' physical health, mental health, well-being, social involvement, and marital quality in a sample of older persons...
  52. pmc Short sleep duration across income, education, and race/ethnic groups: population prevalence and growing disparities during 34 years of follow-up
    Katherine A Stamatakis
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:948-55. 2007
    ..Little is known about population determinants of short sleep duration. The authors examined associations between short sleep duration and income, education and race/ethnicity, and assessed changes over time in relative disparities...
  53. ncbi request reprint Physical activity reduces the risk of subsequent depression for older adults
    William J Strawbridge
    Human Population Laboratory, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA 94704 1011, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:328-34. 2002
    ..79, 95% CI: 0.67, 0.92). Findings support the protective effects of physical activity on depression for older adults and argue against excluding disabled subjects from similar studies...

Research Grants5

  1. Epidemiology of Disturbed Sleep Among Adolescents
    Robert Roberts; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Data will be collected using laptop computers and audio-computer assisted self-interview (ACASI) technology. ..