Leland K Ackerson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Race, ethnicity, language, social class, and health communication inequalities: a nationally-representative cross-sectional study
    Kasisomayajula Viswanath
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e14550. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Social disparities, communication inequalities, and HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes in India
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 3 Solomont Way, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:2072-81. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Media attention and public perceptions of cancer and eastern equine encephalitis
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 3 Solomont Way, Suite 3, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
    J Community Health 35:409-16. 2010
  4. pmc Negative freedom and death in the United States
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:2163-4. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Intimate partner violence and death among infants and children in India
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854, USA
    Pediatrics 124:e878-89. 2009
  6. pmc Communication inequalities, social determinants, and intermittent smoking in the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey
    Leland K Ackerson
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A40. 2009
  7. pmc Geography of underweight and overweight among women in India: a multilevel analysis of 3204 neighborhoods in 26 states
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, KRESGE 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 6:264-80. 2008
  8. pmc Association of maternal height with child mortality, anthropometric failure, and anemia in India
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 301:1691-701. 2009
  9. pmc Domestic violence and chronic malnutrition among women and children in India
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1188-96. 2008
  10. pmc Effects of individual and proximate educational context on intimate partner violence: a population-based study of women in India
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Kresge Building, 7th flr, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:507-14. 2008

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. pmc Race, ethnicity, language, social class, and health communication inequalities: a nationally-representative cross-sectional study
    Kasisomayajula Viswanath
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e14550. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to investigate how the use of cancer-related health communications is patterned by race, ethnicity, language, and social class...
  2. ncbi request reprint Social disparities, communication inequalities, and HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes in India
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 3 Solomont Way, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:2072-81. 2012
    ..These associations attenuated when use of various mass media types were added to the models with television showing the strongest effect. Mass media may be helpful in reducing social disparities in HIV/AIDS outcomes...
  3. doi request reprint Media attention and public perceptions of cancer and eastern equine encephalitis
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 3 Solomont Way, Suite 3, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
    J Community Health 35:409-16. 2010
    ..18; 95% CI 1.24-3.84). Media treatment of health stories that emphasize the novelty and unpredictability of EEE compared to cancer may lead to distorted perceptions of threat among news consumers...
  4. pmc Negative freedom and death in the United States
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:2163-4. 2010
    ..A conceptual emphasis on positive freedom construed as freedom to pursue a life without risk of unintentional injury could help motivate a conversation to improve public health...
  5. doi request reprint Intimate partner violence and death among infants and children in India
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854, USA
    Pediatrics 124:e878-89. 2009
    ..The goal was to test the association between maternal intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization and child death...
  6. pmc Communication inequalities, social determinants, and intermittent smoking in the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey
    Leland K Ackerson
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A40. 2009
    ..Intermittent smokers account for a large proportion of all smokers, and this trend is increasing. Social and communication inequalities may account for disparities in intermittent smoking status...
  7. pmc Geography of underweight and overweight among women in India: a multilevel analysis of 3204 neighborhoods in 26 states
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, KRESGE 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 6:264-80. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that interventions to address the double burden of undernutrition and overnutrition in India must take into account state and neighborhood characteristics in order to be successful...
  8. pmc Association of maternal height with child mortality, anthropometric failure, and anemia in India
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 301:1691-701. 2009
    ..Research on intergenerational factors that might also predispose a child to increased health adversity remains limited...
  9. pmc Domestic violence and chronic malnutrition among women and children in India
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1188-96. 2008
    ..These findings indicate that reducing domestic violence is important not only from a moral and intrinsic perspective but also because of the instrumental health benefits likely to accrue...
  10. pmc Effects of individual and proximate educational context on intimate partner violence: a population-based study of women in India
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Kresge Building, 7th flr, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:507-14. 2008
    ..We examined the role of women's education and proximate educational context on intimate partner violence (IPV)...
  11. pmc Determinants of termination of breastfeeding within the first 2 years of life in India: evidence from the National Family Health Survey-2
    Rahul Malhotra
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 4:181-93. 2008
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  12. pmc Exposure to domestic violence associated with adult smoking in India: a population based study
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, KRESGE 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Tob Control 16:378-83. 2007
    ..To investigate the relation between domestic violence and tobacco use among adults in India...
  13. doi request reprint The social context of interpersonal communication and health
    Leland K Ackerson
    Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA 01854, USA leland_ackerson uml edu
    J Health Commun 14:5-17. 2009
    ..Finally, we argue that addressing the social context may be an important tool for eliminating communication inequalities...
  14. pmc Movies and TV influence tobacco use in India: findings from a national survey
    K Viswanath
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e11365. 2010
    ..The objective is to test the association of self-reported tobacco smoking and chewing with frequency of use of four types of mass media: newspapers, radio, television, and movies...
  15. doi request reprint Parental BMI and childhood undernutrition in India: an assessment of intrauterine influence
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 126:e663-71. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the influence of parental BMI on childhood undernutrition in India...
  16. pmc Adequacy of lymph node examination in colorectal surgery: contribution of the hospital versus the surgeon
    Kim F Rhoads
    Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, CA Department of Community Health and Sustainability University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, CA
    Med Care 51:1055-62. 2013
    ..This study compares the impact of the hospital contextual variance against that of the operating surgeon on delivery of an adequate LN examination...
  17. ncbi request reprint Domestic violence is associated with adult and childhood asthma prevalence in India
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:569-79. 2007
    ..Little is known on the influence of stressful psychosocial circumstances in predicting asthma. We examine the link between asthma prevalence and domestic violence (DV) in a nationally representative sample of adults and children in India...