Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and risk of premenstrual syndrome in a prospective cohort study
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, 409 Arnold House, 715 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    BMC Womens Health 14:56. 2014
  2. pmc Inflammation and early-life abuse in women
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:611-20. 2012
  3. pmc Vitamin D supplementation and depression in the women's health initiative calcium and vitamin D trial
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, 409 Arnold House, 715 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 176:1-13. 2012
  4. pmc Vitamin D and calcium supplementation and one-year change in mammographic density in the women's health initiative calcium and vitamin D trial
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Division ofBiostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:462-73. 2012
  5. pmc Smoking during pregnancy and risk of abnormal glucose tolerance: a prospective cohort study
    Amy E Haskins
    1Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:55. 2010
  6. doi Vitamin D and breast cancer
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:462-7. 2009
  7. pmc Vitamin D and the occurrence of depression: causal association or circumstantial evidence?
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    Nutr Rev 67:481-92. 2009
  8. pmc Recreational physical activity and steroid hormone levels in postmenopausal women
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:1095-104. 2009
  9. ncbi Calcium and vitamin D intake and risk of incident premenstrual syndrome
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003 9304, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1246-52. 2005
  10. pmc Timing of alcohol use and the incidence of premenstrual syndrome and probable premenstrual dysphoric disorder
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 9304, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1945-53. 2009

Research Grants

  1. Environmental Risk Factors and Canine Malignant Lymphoma
    Elizabeth Bertone Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. Epidemiology of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder
    Elizabeth Bertone Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. ncbi Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and risk of premenstrual syndrome in a prospective cohort study
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, 409 Arnold House, 715 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    BMC Womens Health 14:56. 2014
    ..Previous studies suggest that high dietary vitamin D intake may reduce risk. However, vitamin D status is influenced by both dietary vitamin D intake and sunlight exposure and the association of vitamin D status with PMS remains unclear...
  2. pmc Inflammation and early-life abuse in women
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:611-20. 2012
    ..Although mechanisms underlying these relationships are unclear, chronic stress may lead to dysregulation of immune function and chronic inflammation...
  3. pmc Vitamin D supplementation and depression in the women's health initiative calcium and vitamin D trial
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, 409 Arnold House, 715 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 176:1-13. 2012
    ..Additional trials testing higher doses of vitamin D are needed to determine whether this nutrient may help prevent or treat depression...
  4. pmc Vitamin D and calcium supplementation and one-year change in mammographic density in the women's health initiative calcium and vitamin D trial
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Division ofBiostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:462-73. 2012
    ..However, results from previous, mostly cross-sectional studies have been mixed, and there have been few randomized clinical trials of the effect of calcium and vitamin D supplementation on change in mammographic density...
  5. pmc Smoking during pregnancy and risk of abnormal glucose tolerance: a prospective cohort study
    Amy E Haskins
    1Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:55. 2010
    ..The association between smoking and abnormal glucose tolerance (AGT) remains controversial. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the relationship between smoking prior to and during pregnancy and risk of AGT...
  6. doi Vitamin D and breast cancer
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:462-7. 2009
    ..Given that vitamin D status is modifiable, additional prospective studies are necessary to determine if vitamin D may have important potential for breast cancer prevention...
  7. pmc Vitamin D and the occurrence of depression: causal association or circumstantial evidence?
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    Nutr Rev 67:481-92. 2009
    ..At this time, it is premature to conclude that vitamin D status is related to the occurrence of depression. Additional prospective studies of this relationship are essential...
  8. pmc Recreational physical activity and steroid hormone levels in postmenopausal women
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:1095-104. 2009
    ..01). These results suggest the possibility of a nonlinear relation between recreational physical activity and hormone levels in postmenopausal women...
  9. ncbi Calcium and vitamin D intake and risk of incident premenstrual syndrome
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003 9304, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1246-52. 2005
    ..Studies suggest that blood calcium and vitamin D levels are lower in women with PMS and that calcium supplementation may reduce symptom severity, but it is unknown whether these nutrients may prevent the initial development of PMS...
  10. pmc Timing of alcohol use and the incidence of premenstrual syndrome and probable premenstrual dysphoric disorder
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 9304, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1945-53. 2009
    ..Previous studies have observed higher alcohol use in prevalent PMS/PMDD patients compared with controls, but it is unknown if drinking predisposes women to developing these disorders or is instead influenced by symptom experience...
  11. doi Dietary vitamin D intake, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels and premenstrual syndrome in a college-aged population
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 121:434-7. 2010
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  12. pmc Dietary vitamin D and calcium intake and mammographic density in postmenopausal women
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Menopause 17:1152-60. 2010
    ..However, the few studies that have evaluated the association between these nutrients and mammographic density in postmenopausal women have had inconsistent results...
  13. pmc Adiposity and the development of premenstrual syndrome
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1955-62. 2010
    ..We have addressed these issues in a prospective study nested within the Nurses' Health Study 2...
  14. pmc Vitamin D intake from foods and supplements and depressive symptoms in a diverse population of older women
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:1104-12. 2011
    ..Vitamin D may plausibly reduce the occurrence of depression in postmenopausal women; however, epidemiologic evidence is limited, and few prospective studies have been conducted...
  15. pmc Cigarette smoking and the development of premenstrual syndrome
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Arnold House, University of Massachusetts, 715 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:938-45. 2008
    ..70, 3.76). Results suggest that smoking, especially in adolescence and young adulthood, may increase risk of moderate to severe PMS. These findings may provide an additional incentive for young women to avoid cigarette smoking...
  16. ncbi Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D and risk of breast cancer
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, 715 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1991-7. 2005
    ..Our findings suggest that high levels of 25(OH)D, and perhaps 1,25(OH)2D, may be modestly associated with reduced risk of breast cancer...
  17. ncbi Epidemiology of ovarian cancer: a status report
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Lancet 365:101-2. 2005
  18. ncbi Environmental and lifestyle risk factors for oral squamous cell carcinoma in domestic cats
    Elizabeth R Bertone
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    J Vet Intern Med 17:557-62. 2003
    ..11). Results of this study suggest that flea control products, diet, and perhaps environmental tobacco smoke might be associated with risk of oral SCC and indicate that further investigation into these relationships is warranted...
  19. ncbi Environmental tobacco smoke and risk of malignant lymphoma in pet cats
    Elizabeth R Bertone
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:268-73. 2002
    ..5, 6.9; p for trend = 0.003) compared with those in nonsmoking households. These findings suggest that passive smoking may increase the risk of malignant lymphoma in cats and that further study of this relation in humans is warranted...
  20. ncbi Recreational physical activity and ovarian cancer in a population-based case-control study
    Elizabeth R Bertone
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Int J Cancer 99:431-6. 2002
    ..70; 95% CI = 0.36-1.35; p for trend = 0.41). Overall, our results provide only limited support for an inverse association between recreational physical activity and risk of ovarian cancer...
  21. ncbi A simple method of assessing premenstrual syndrome in large prospective studies
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    J Reprod Med 52:779-86. 2007
    ..To evaluate a simple method of assessing incident premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in large prospective studies...
  22. pmc Environmental tobacco smoke and canine urinary cotinine level
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    Environ Res 106:361-4. 2008
    ..Findings from our study suggest that household smoking levels as assessed by questionnaire are significantly associated with canine cotinine levels...
  23. ncbi Prospective study of recreational physical activity and ovarian cancer
    E R Bertone
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 93:942-8. 2001
    ..The only prospective study to date reported a positive association between frequent vigorous exercise and ovarian cancer risk. We further evaluated this relationship in the Nurses' Health Study cohort...
  24. ncbi Prospective studies of dietary vitamin D and breast cancer: more questions raised than answered
    Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, 715 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Nutr Rev 65:459-66. 2007
    ..This review addresses issues raised by recent studies, including differences in findings related to dietary source of vitamin D, menopausal status, and tumor characteristics. It also discusses the optimal timing of vitamin D assessment...
  25. pmc Dietary B vitamin intake and incident premenstrual syndrome
    Patricia O Chocano-Bedoya
    Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:1080-6. 2011
    ..Thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, and vitamin B-12 are required to synthesize neurotransmitters that are potentially involved in the pathophysiology of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)...
  26. doi Dietary intervention of flaxseed: effect on serum levels of IGF-1, IGF-BP3, and C-peptide
    Susan R Sturgeon
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Nutr Cancer 63:376-80. 2011
    ..Flaxseed supplementation did not impact circulating levels of IGF-1, IGF-BP3, or C-peptide. Longer duration of intake may be necessary to observe changes in these biomarkers of cancer risk...
  27. pmc A prospective study of dietary fat consumption and endometriosis risk
    Stacey A Missmer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5804, USA
    Hum Reprod 25:1528-35. 2010
    ..Fish oil consumption has been associated with symptom improvement in studies of women with primary dysmenorrhea and with decreased endometriosis risk in autotransplantation animal studies...
  28. doi Effect of flaxseed consumption on urinary levels of estrogen metabolites in postmenopausal women
    Susan R Sturgeon
    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 9304, USA
    Nutr Cancer 62:175-80. 2010
    ....
  29. pmc Household chemical exposures and the risk of canine malignant lymphoma, a model for human non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
    Biki B Takashima-Uebelhoer
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Arnold House, University of Massachusetts, 715 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Environ Res 112:171-6. 2012
    ..Canine malignant lymphoma (CML) has been established as a model for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Previous studies have suggested that exposure to environmental chemicals may relate to development of CML...
  30. pmc Intake of selected minerals and risk of premenstrual syndrome
    Patricia O Chocano-Bedoya
    Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 177:1118-27. 2013
    ..46, 1.02; P for trend = 0.05). Intakes of sodium, magnesium, and manganese were unrelated to PMS risk. These findings suggest that dietary minerals may be useful in preventing PMS. Additional studies are needed to confirm these relations...
  31. pmc Mammographic density, plasma vitamin D levels and risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women
    Angela K Green
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 127:667-74. 2010
    ..Further research examining vitamin D, mammographic density and breast cancer risk is warranted...
  32. ncbi Reproducibility of plasma steroid hormones, prolactin, and insulin-like growth factor levels among premenopausal women over a 2- to 3-year period
    Stacey A Missmer
    Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:972-8. 2006
    ..For estrone and estradiol, where ICCs were relatively low, it is important to use reproducibility data such as those to correct for measurement error in epidemiologic studies...
  33. ncbi Associations between polymorphisms in the vitamin D receptor and breast cancer risk
    Wendy Y Chen
    Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2335-9. 2005
    ..Our results suggest that the VDR may be a mediator of breast cancer risk and could represent a target for cancer prevention efforts...
  34. doi Physical activity and risk of small-for-gestational-age birth among predominantly Puerto Rican women
    Audra L Gollenberg
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:49-59. 2011
    ..14, 95% CI 1.04-4.39; p(trend) = 0.33). Results extend prior studies of physical activity and SGA to the Hispanic population...
  35. doi Plasma vitamin D levels, menopause, and risk of breast cancer: dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies
    Scott R Bauer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Medicine (Baltimore) 92:123-31. 2013
    ..These findings help resolve prior inconsistent findings and may carry important clinical and public health implications...
  36. ncbi Urinary cytokine and chemokine profiles across the menstrual cycle in healthy reproductive-aged women
    Brian W Whitcomb
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts Electronic address
    Fertil Steril 101:1383-91. 2014
    ..To assess the utility of urinary cytokines for monitoring reproductive function by considering detection, variation across the menstrual cycle, and relations with hormones...
  37. doi Effect of dietary flaxseed on serum levels of estrogens and androgens in postmenopausal women
    Susan R Sturgeon
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 9304, USA
    Nutr Cancer 60:612-8. 2008
    ..5, -11.9 to -1.2; P = .02). Our results suggest that dietary flaxseed may modestly lower serum levels of sex steroid hormones, especially in overweight/obese women...
  38. ncbi The association between body mass index and osteoporosis in patients referred for a bone mineral density examination
    Kofi Asomaning
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:1028-34. 2006
    ..Most studies to date on risk factors for osteoporosis have considered body mass index (BMI) only as a possible confounder. In this study, we assess the direct relationship between BMI and osteoporosis...
  39. ncbi Depression during pregnancy: a risk factor for adverse neonatal outcomes? A critical review of the literature
    Kathleen Szegda
    Department of Public Health, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA and
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 27:960-7. 2014
    ..We reviewed studies of maternal depression and preterm birth (PTB), low birthweight (LBW) and small-for-gestational-age (SGA) in the context of methodological differences between studies and potential limitations...
  40. pmc Association between dietary fiber and markers of systemic inflammation in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Nutrition 24:941-9. 2008
    ....
  41. doi Sedentary behaviors and abnormal glucose tolerance among pregnant Latina women
    Audra L Gollenberg
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9304, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 42:1079-85. 2010
    ..Few studies have investigated this association during pregnancy, particularly among Latina women, a population with higher rates of sedentary behavior and abnormal glucose tolerance (AGT) as compared with non-Latina white women...
  42. ncbi Factors associated with colorectal cancer risk perception: the role of polyps and family history
    Jennifer Rider Stark
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:740-9. 2006
    ..Potential interactions between objective risk factors and socioeconomic characteristics should be further explored in longitudinal studies...
  43. ncbi Relationship between calcium, lactose, vitamin D, and dairy products and ovarian cancer
    Daniel O Koralek
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Nutr Cancer 56:22-30. 2006
    ..The possibility of a decreased risk of ovarian cancer for dietary calcium merits further evaluation...

Research Grants3

  1. Environmental Risk Factors and Canine Malignant Lymphoma
    Elizabeth Bertone Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Because dogs and their human owners share a common environment within the household, results from this study will have direct relevance to the on-going effort to identify factors that may increase risk of human NHL. ..
  2. Epidemiology of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder
    Elizabeth Bertone Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The identification of modifiable factors that reduce PMS/PMDD incidence will provide women opportunities for reducing their risk with fewer drawbacks than current treatment options. ..