Leslie Dennis

Summary

Affiliation: University of Iowa
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Pesticide use and cutaneous melanoma in pesticide applicators in the agricultural heath study
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:812-7. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Analysis of recent trends in prostate cancer incidence and mortality
    L K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 1008, USA
    Prostate 42:247-52. 2000
  3. pmc Sunburns and risk of cutaneous melanoma: does age matter? A comprehensive meta-analysis
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:614-27. 2008
  4. pmc Consistency of reported tanning behaviors and sunburn history among sorority and fraternity students
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 24:191-8. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer and consistency of reporting sexual histories in men over age 50
    L K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 8:243-7. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted infections and prostate cancer among men in the U.S. military
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive C21 G GH, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2665-71. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Problems with the assessment of dietary fat in prostate cancer studies
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242 USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:436-44. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Sunscreen use and the risk for melanoma: a quantitative review
    Leslie K Dennis
    College of Public Health and College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Ann Intern Med 139:966-78. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Developing a scoring method for evaluating dietary methodology in reviews of epidemiologic studies
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 103:483-7. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Vasectomy and the risk of prostate cancer: a meta-analysis examining vasectomy status, age at vasectomy, and time since vasectomy
    L K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 5:193-203. 2002

Research Grants

  1. Tanning bed use among UI Students
    Leslie Dennis; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. Trace elements among Iowa pesticide applicators
    Leslie Dennis; Fiscal Year: 2004
  3. Sun Exposure and Melanoma in Agricultural Workers
    Leslie Dennis; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Skin Cancer and Arsenic Exposure
    Leslie Dennis; Fiscal Year: 2009

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. pmc Pesticide use and cutaneous melanoma in pesticide applicators in the agricultural heath study
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:812-7. 2010
    ..Although studies of farmers have shown an excess risk of melanoma and other skin cancers, it is unclear how much of this is related to sun exposure compared with other agricultural exposures...
  2. ncbi request reprint Analysis of recent trends in prostate cancer incidence and mortality
    L K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 1008, USA
    Prostate 42:247-52. 2000
    ..There is debate over whether the recent increases seen in prostate cancer are due to lead-time bias from screening, or identification of clinically insignificant lesions...
  3. pmc Sunburns and risk of cutaneous melanoma: does age matter? A comprehensive meta-analysis
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:614-27. 2008
    ..We conducted a meta-analysis to quantify the magnitude of association for melanoma and sunburns during childhood, adolescence, adulthood and over a lifetime...
  4. pmc Consistency of reported tanning behaviors and sunburn history among sorority and fraternity students
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 24:191-8. 2008
    ..Reliable measurements of behavior are crucial to evaluating health promotion efforts. The goal of this reliability study was to examine the consistency of recalled tanning behaviors in a population with a potentially high use...
  5. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer and consistency of reporting sexual histories in men over age 50
    L K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 8:243-7. 2005
    ..Low correlations were seen for ill-defined and socially undesirable items. These data suggest that men consistently report most measures of sexual activity when using marriage and cohabitation as memory cues to recall sexual histories...
  6. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted infections and prostate cancer among men in the U.S. military
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive C21 G GH, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2665-71. 2009
    ..04; 95% confidence interval, 1.26-3.29; 204 pairs). If this association is causal, then our findings would suggest a long latency period for prostate cancer development after HSV-2 infection...
  7. ncbi request reprint Problems with the assessment of dietary fat in prostate cancer studies
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242 USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:436-44. 2004
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  8. ncbi request reprint Sunscreen use and the risk for melanoma: a quantitative review
    Leslie K Dennis
    College of Public Health and College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Ann Intern Med 139:966-78. 2003
    ..Originally developed to protect against sunburn, sunscreen has been assumed to prevent skin cancer. However, conflicting reports include claims that sunscreen increases risk for melanoma...
  9. ncbi request reprint Developing a scoring method for evaluating dietary methodology in reviews of epidemiologic studies
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 103:483-7. 2003
    ..It is imperative that journals include experts in the field of nutrition as reviewers of epidemiologic papers describing diet...
  10. ncbi request reprint Vasectomy and the risk of prostate cancer: a meta-analysis examining vasectomy status, age at vasectomy, and time since vasectomy
    L K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 5:193-203. 2002
    ..The overall association was small and therefore could be explained by bias. The latency effect shown here for time since vasectomy should be examined further...
  11. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of measures of sexual activity and prostate cancer
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Epidemiology 13:72-9. 2002
    ..The mechanism through which frequency of sexual activity may be related to prostate cancer is unclear...
  12. pmc Cutaneous melanoma and obesity in the Agricultural Health Study
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Dr, C21H GH, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:214-21. 2008
    ..To describe the risk of cutaneous melanoma in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS), a cohort of pesticide applicators and their spouses, according to baseline characteristics related to obesity along with sun exposure and sun sensitivity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic association between prostatitis and prostate cancer
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Urology 60:78-83. 2002
    ..To quantify the relationship between prostatitis and prostate cancer by pooling previous epidemiologic studies of this association...
  14. doi request reprint The risk of developing arm lymphedema among breast cancer survivors: a meta-analysis of treatment factors
    REBECCA J TSAI
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:1959-72. 2009
    ..Numerous studies have attempted to identify treatment and prognostic factors for arm lymphedema, yet the magnitude of these associations remains inconsistent...
  15. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis: pesticides and orofacial clefts
    Paul A Romitti
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 44:358-65. 2007
    ..The risk of orofacial clefts associated with pesticide exposure was examined by conducting a meta-analysis of studies published from 1966 through 2005...
  16. doi request reprint Factors related to physicians' willingness to vaccinate girls against HPV: the importance of subjective norms and perceived behavioral control
    Natoshia M Askelson
    Department of Community and Behavioral Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52240, USA
    Women Health 50:144-58. 2010
    ..39, p < 0.05). These findings indicate that public health efforts to encourage physicians to adopt the human papillomavirus vaccine should focus on subjective norms, such as those provided by professional organizations...
  17. doi request reprint Pesticides and hypospadias: a meta-analysis
    Carissa M Rocheleau
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Pediatr Urol 5:17-24. 2009
    ..To use meta-analytic techniques to synthesize the findings of the current body of published literature regarding the risk of hypospadias resulting from parental exposure to pesticides...
  18. doi request reprint Using the theory of planned behavior to predict mothers' intentions to vaccinate their daughters against HPV
    Natoshia M Askelson
    Department of Community and Behavioral Health, University of Iowa, USA
    J Sch Nurs 26:194-202. 2010
    ..Further research should explore ways to influence mothers' attitudes and to uncover the referent groups mothers refer to for vaccination behavior...
  19. ncbi request reprint Measurement of behavioral objectives for weight management
    Faryle Nothwehr
    Department of Community and Behavioral Health, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Health Educ Behav 34:793-809. 2007
    ..The measures show promise as reliable and valid indicators of behavior that could be useful in the evaluation of interventions. Intervention studies are needed to further characterize their value and sensitivity to change over time...
  20. ncbi request reprint On the chemoprevention TRAIL
    Leslie K Dennis
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, College of Medicine, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 1087, USA
    Cancer Biol Ther 1:291-2. 2002
  21. ncbi request reprint Test-retest of self-reported exposure to artificial tanning devices, self-tanning creams, and sun sensitivity showed consistency
    Laura E Beane Freeman
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, 6120, Executive Boulevard, Suite 511, MSC 7240, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:430-2. 2005
    ..Although the reliability of self-report of many sun exposure factors has been previously described in several studies, self-report of use of artificial tanning devices and self-tanning creams has been less well characterized...
  22. ncbi request reprint Toenail arsenic content and cutaneous melanoma in Iowa
    Laura E Beane Freeman
    Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:679-87. 2004
    ..03). The arsenic-melanoma findings in this study are not known to have been previously reported in observational epidemiologic studies involving incident cutaneous melanoma. Therefore, the findings warrant confirmation...
  23. doi request reprint Measuring nonsolar tanning behavior: indoor and sunless tanning
    DeAnn Lazovich
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd St, Ste 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Arch Dermatol 144:225-30. 2008
    ..To develop items to measure indoor tanning and sunless tanning that can be used to monitor trends in population surveys or to assess changes in behavior in intervention studies...

Research Grants6

  1. Tanning bed use among UI Students
    Leslie Dennis; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  2. Trace elements among Iowa pesticide applicators
    Leslie Dennis; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  3. Sun Exposure and Melanoma in Agricultural Workers
    Leslie Dennis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These aims will lead to the development of a R01 proposal to a) survey the whole AHS cohort about sun exposure, and to b) conduct a behavioral intervention as an independent cancer control researcher. ..
  4. Skin Cancer and Arsenic Exposure
    Leslie Dennis; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This knowledge will in turn help identify a group of high risk individuals for public health messages to target. ..