Thomas Farley

Summary

Affiliation: Tulane University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted diseases in the Southeastern United States: location, race, and social context
    Thomas A Farley
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:S58-64. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The relationship between the neighbourhood environment and adverse birth outcomes
    Thomas A Farley
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:188-200. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint The acceptability and behavioral effects of antibiotic prophylaxis for syphilis prevention
    Thomas A Farley
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:844-9. 2003
  4. pmc Safe play spaces to promote physical activity in inner-city children: results from a pilot study of an environmental intervention
    Thomas A Farley
    School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA70112, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1625-31. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint The value of screening for sexually transmitted diseases in an HIV clinic
    Thomas A Farley
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:642-8. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Asymptomatic sexually transmitted diseases: the case for screening
    Thomas A Farley
    Louisiana Office of Public Health, and the Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Prev Med 36:502-9. 2003
  7. pmc Measuring the food environment: shelf space of fruits, vegetables, and snack foods in stores
    Thomas A Farley
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Urban Health 86:672-82. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Neighbourhood fruit and vegetable availability and consumption: the role of small food stores in an urban environment
    J Nicholas Bodor
    Department of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Public Health Nutr 11:413-20. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial predictors of being an underweight infant differ by racial group: a prospective study of Louisiana WIC program participants
    Joan Wightkin
    Louisiana Office of Public Health, Department of Health and Hospitals, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:49-55. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Trichomonas vaginalis among HIV-Infected women: are immune status or protease inhibitor use associated with subsequent T. vaginalis positivity?
    Manya Magnus
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:839-43. 2003

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Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted diseases in the Southeastern United States: location, race, and social context
    Thomas A Farley
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:S58-64. 2006
    ..Key factors in the model include: 1) chronic joblessness, 2) drug and alcohol marketing, 3) social disorganization (or social capital), and 4) male incarceration...
  2. ncbi request reprint The relationship between the neighbourhood environment and adverse birth outcomes
    Thomas A Farley
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:188-200. 2006
    ..Additional studies are needed to better understand the nature of environmental influences on birth outcomes...
  3. ncbi request reprint The acceptability and behavioral effects of antibiotic prophylaxis for syphilis prevention
    Thomas A Farley
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:844-9. 2003
    ..Use of preexposure antibiotic prophylaxis for syphilis control has been limited by concerns about acceptability and adverse behavioral effects...
  4. pmc Safe play spaces to promote physical activity in inner-city children: results from a pilot study of an environmental intervention
    Thomas A Farley
    School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA70112, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1625-31. 2007
    ..We evaluated the effect of providing a safe play space on the physical activity level of inner-city schoolchildren...
  5. ncbi request reprint The value of screening for sexually transmitted diseases in an HIV clinic
    Thomas A Farley
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:642-8. 2003
    ..Routine screening for gonorrhea and Chlamydia infection should be considered in HIV clinics...
  6. ncbi request reprint Asymptomatic sexually transmitted diseases: the case for screening
    Thomas A Farley
    Louisiana Office of Public Health, and the Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Prev Med 36:502-9. 2003
    ..The United States has the highest prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases in the developed world. Control strategies should address the most frequent reasons why curable sexually transmitted diseases are not treated...
  7. pmc Measuring the food environment: shelf space of fruits, vegetables, and snack foods in stores
    Thomas A Farley
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Urban Health 86:672-82. 2009
    ..55 to 0.72). Simple measurements of shelf space can be used by researchers to characterize the healthfulness of the food environment and by policymakers to establish criteria for favorable policy treatment of stores...
  8. ncbi request reprint Neighbourhood fruit and vegetable availability and consumption: the role of small food stores in an urban environment
    J Nicholas Bodor
    Department of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Public Health Nutr 11:413-20. 2008
    ..This study synthesises both types of information - store access and in-store availability - to determine their potential relationship to fruit and vegetable consumption...
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial predictors of being an underweight infant differ by racial group: a prospective study of Louisiana WIC program participants
    Joan Wightkin
    Louisiana Office of Public Health, Department of Health and Hospitals, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:49-55. 2007
    ..These infants received well-baby care in health departments and were enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Food Program from the newborn period to 12 months of age...
  10. ncbi request reprint Trichomonas vaginalis among HIV-Infected women: are immune status or protease inhibitor use associated with subsequent T. vaginalis positivity?
    Manya Magnus
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:839-43. 2003
    ..The relationship between Tv and immune status and HIV viral load as affected by protease inhibitor (PI) use has not been well examined...
  11. doi request reprint Urban residents' priorities for neighborhood features. A survey of New Orleans residents after Hurricane Katrina
    Traci Hong
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:353-6. 2008
    ..Efforts to promote physical activity through environmental changes in low-income, urban, and minority areas should be informed by an understanding of the value that residents place on different neighborhood features and characteristics...
  12. pmc Social capital and the neighborhood alcohol environment
    Katherine P Theall
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Health Place 15:323-32. 2009
    ..Findings support the concept that off-premise alcohol outlets in the neighborhood environment may hinder the development of social capital, possibly through decreased positive social network expansion...
  13. ncbi request reprint Promoting healthy eating and physical activity short-term effects of a mass media campaign
    Christopher E Beaudoin
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:217-23. 2007
    ..Soaring obesity levels present a severe health risk in the United States, especially in low-income minority populations...
  14. pmc Trichomonas vaginalis treatment reduces vaginal HIV-1 shedding
    Patricia Kissinger
    Tulane University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70012, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 36:11-6. 2009
    ..Vaginal HIV-1 shedding has been associated with Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infection and could play a role in HIV transmission. The purpose of the study was to examine if effective TV treatment reduces the presence of vaginal HIV-1 RNA...
  15. pmc Neighborhood food environments and Body Mass Index: the importance of in-store contents
    Donald Rose
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:214-9. 2009
    ..Most public health studies on the neighborhood food environment have focused on types of stores and their geographic placement, yet marketing research has long documented the influence of in-store shelf-space on consumer behavior...
  16. pmc Disparities in food access: does aggregate availability of key foods from other stores offset the relative lack of supermarkets in African-American neighborhoods?
    J Nicholas Bodor
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Prev Med 51:63-7. 2010
    ..This study examined in-store shelf space of key foods to test whether other types of stores might offset the relative lack of supermarkets in African-American neighborhoods...
  17. ncbi request reprint Patient-delivered partner treatment for Trichomonas vaginalis infection: a randomized controlled trial
    Patricia Kissinger
    Tulane University Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70012, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:445-50. 2006
    ..Infections with Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) are common and recurrence rates are high. Better methods of treating partners of women with trichomoniasis are needed...
  18. pmc The rationale behind small food store interventions in low-income urban neighborhoods: insights from New Orleans
    J Nicholas Bodor
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Nutr 140:1185-8. 2010
    ..More research is needed to better understand the financial operations of small food stores and whether altering the mix of foods is economically feasible...
  19. pmc Geospatial methods for identification of core groups for HIV/AIDS
    Richard A Scribner
    Epidemiology Program, LSU School of Public Health, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 43:203-21. 2008
    ..We employ spatial analytic methods in an attempt to identify the geographic distribution of the core HIV/AIDS group...
  20. ncbi request reprint Patient-delivered partner treatment for male urethritis: a randomized, controlled trial
    Patricia Kissinger
    Tulane University Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70012, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:623-9. 2005
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  21. ncbi request reprint Street outreach for HIV prevention: effectiveness of a state-wide programme
    Deborah A Wendell
    Louisiana Office of Public Health, HIV AIDS Program, LA, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 14:334-40. 2003
    ..20, 1.56; P<0.001)]. Contact with an outreach worker mediated condom use. The mechanism of effect may be related to direct contact with an outreach worker and condom distribution rather than to broader community mobilization...
  22. pmc The association between obesity and urban food environments
    J Nicholas Bodor
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Urban Health 87:771-81. 2010
    ..Future studies with longitudinal and experimental designs are needed to test whether modifications in the food environment may assist in the prevention of obesity...
  23. ncbi request reprint Partner notification for HIV and syphilis: effects on sexual behaviors and relationship stability
    Patricia J Kissinger
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Departnent of Epidemiology, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:75-82. 2003
    ..One concern is that HIV PN can promote the breakup of old partnerships and increase the acquisition of new partners, thereby spreading HIV infections...
  24. ncbi request reprint Estimating HIV incidence and detection rates from surveillance data
    Stephanie J Posner
    HIV AIDS Program, Louisiana Office of Public Health, Department of Health and Hospitals, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Epidemiology 15:164-72. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the functioning of a Markov model for estimating new HIV infections and HIV detection rates in Louisiana using surveillance data...
  25. pmc The neighborhood alcohol environment and alcohol-related morbidity
    Katherine P Theall
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 44:491-9. 2009
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  26. ncbi request reprint Assessment of sexually transmitted diseases as risk factors for HIV seroconversion in a New Orleans sexually transmitted disease clinic, 1990-1998
    Jeffrey Hanson
    HIV AIDS Program, Louisiana Office of Public Health, Department of Health and Hospitals, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:13-20. 2005
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  27. ncbi request reprint Condom distribution: a cost-utility analysis
    Ariane Lisann Bedimo
    Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 13:384-92. 2002
    ..To explore the cost-effectiveness of a condom distribution programme...
  28. pmc The ubiquity of energy-dense snack foods: a national multicity study
    Thomas A Farley
    Tulane University School of Public Health, 1440 Canal St, TW 19, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:306-11. 2010
    ..We assessed the availability and accessibility of energy-dense snacks in retail stores whose primary merchandise was not food and whether these varied by store type, region, or socioeconomic factors...
  29. ncbi request reprint Where do the children play? The influence of playground equipment on physical activity of children in free play
    Thomas A Farley
    School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Phys Act Health 5:319-31. 2008
    ..Promotion of physical activity in children depends on an understanding of how children use play equipment...
  30. ncbi request reprint Older partners not associated with recurrence among female teenagers infected with Chlamydia trachomatis
    Patricia Kissinger
    School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 29:144-9. 2002
    ..Chlamydia trachomatis-infected female teenagers with older partners may be less likely to discuss the infection with their partner(s) and to use condoms and therefore may be more likely to get reinfected...
  31. ncbi request reprint When and where do youths have sex? The potential role of adult supervision
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    Pediatrics 110:e66. 2002
    ..In this study, we examined when and where youths have sex and whether there is a relationship between unsupervised time and sex, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and substance use...
  32. ncbi request reprint HIV-infected persons' knowledge of their sexual partners' HIV status
    Linda M Niccolai
    Yale University, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 14:183-9. 2002
    ..In conclusion, HIV-infected individuals have poor knowledge regarding their partners' infection status. This may influence sexual behaviors that result in increased transmission...
  33. ncbi request reprint Screening for syphilis in arrestees: usefulness for community-wide syphilis surveillance and control
    Richard H Kahn
    Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 29:150-6. 2002
    ..Syphilis screening of jail arrestees has been promoted as an effective method for both disease control and surveillance...
  34. ncbi request reprint Cost-effective allocation of government funds to prevent HIV infection
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:915-26. 2005
    ..The optimal allocation will involve a combination of intensive interventions for high-prevalence populations and inexpensive large-scale interventions for lower-prevalence populations...
  35. ncbi request reprint Community-based screening and treatment for STDs: results from a mobile clinic initiative
    Richard H Kahn
    Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:654-8. 2003
    ..The persistence of syphilis and other bacterial sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in many areas of the United States suggests that innovative approaches to controlling these diseases are needed...
  36. pmc Alcohol availability and neighborhood characteristics in Los Angeles, California and southern Louisiana
    Ricky N Bluthenthal
    Health Program and Drug Policy Research Center, RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, P O Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    J Urban Health 85:191-205. 2008
    ..More research exploring how alcohol availability types vary by community and their relationship to alcohol-related harms should be conducted...
  37. pmc Alcohol outlets, gonorrhea, and the Los Angeles civil unrest: a longitudinal analysis
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corp, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:3062-71. 2006
    ..The findings suggest that efforts to control sexually transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea and HIV, should address contextual factors that facilitate high-risk behaviors and disease transmission...
  38. pmc HIV prevention case management is not cost-effective
    Deborah A Cohen
    Am J Public Health 96:400-1; author reply 401. 2006
  39. ncbi request reprint Beer consumption and premature mortality in Louisiana: an ecologic analysis
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, 1700 Main Street, PO Box 2138, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:398-403. 2004
    ..This study was conducted to determine whether beer consumption is associated with premature mortality across municipalities in Louisiana...
  40. ncbi request reprint Structural interventions to prevent HIV/sexually transmitted disease: are they cost-effective for women in the southern United States?
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California 90405, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:S46-9. 2006
    ..This study explores whether structural interventions may be a cost-effective way to prevent HIV in this population...
  41. ncbi request reprint Rebuilding a healthier New Orleans
    Thomas A Farley
    J R Soc Promot Health 126:256-8. 2006
  42. pmc Neighborhood physical conditions and health
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:467-71. 2003
    ..We explored the relationship between boarded-up housing and rates of gonorrhea and premature mortality...
  43. ncbi request reprint Why is poverty unhealthy? Social and physical mediators
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 2138, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:1631-41. 2003
    ..Non-income characteristics associated with poverty should be further investigated. Interventions to determine whether these factors are causally related to health are needed...
  44. doi request reprint Public health in New York City, 2002-2007: confronting epidemics of the modern era
    Thomas R Frieden
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 37:966-77. 2008
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  45. ncbi request reprint Social marketing of condoms is great, but we need more free condoms
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA
    Lancet 364:13-4. 2004
  46. ncbi request reprint Comparing the cost-effectiveness of HIV prevention interventions
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California 90405, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 37:1404-14. 2004
    ..Communities need to identify cost-effective interventions for HIV prevention to optimize limited resources...
  47. pmc Reliability of a store observation tool in measuring availability of alcohol and selected foods
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    J Urban Health 84:807-13. 2007
    ..Measurement tools such as the one we evaluated should be useful in studies of the impact of availability of food and beverages on consumption and on health outcomes...
  48. pmc Eating as an automatic behavior
    Deborah Cohen
    RAND Corporation, 1776 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A23. 2008
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