L E Fleming

Summary

Affiliation: University of Miami
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Pancreatic cancer clusters and arsenic-contaminated drinking water wells in Florida
    Wen Liu-Mares
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1120 NW 14th St, CRB 1512, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    BMC Cancer 13:111. 2013
  2. pmc Toward improved statistical methods for analyzing Cotinine-Biomarker health association data
    Tulay Koru-Sengul
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Leonard Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 9:11. 2011
  3. pmc Trends in smokeless tobacco use in the us workforce: 1987-2005
    Noella A Dietz
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1120 NW 14 Street, 15 Floor C202, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 9:6. 2011
  4. pmc Application of handheld devices to field research among underserved construction worker populations: a workplace health assessment pilot study
    Alberto J Caban-Martinez
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL USA
    Environ Health 10:27. 2011
  5. pmc Nitrates in drinking water and methemoglobin levels in pregnancy: a longitudinal study
    Deana M Manassaram
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Health Studies Branch, 4770 Buford Highway, MS F 57 Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Environ Health 9:60. 2010
  6. pmc Impacts of climate variability and future climate change on harmful algal blooms and human health
    Stephanie K Moore
    School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Box 355351, Seattle, Washington 98195 5351, USA
    Environ Health 7:S4. 2008
  7. pmc Linking the oceans to public health: current efforts and future directions
    Hauke L Kite-Powell
    Marine Policy Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health 7:S6. 2008
  8. pmc Epidemiology of recreational exposure to freshwater cyanobacteria--an international prospective cohort study
    Ian Stewart
    National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, University of Queensland, 39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plains, QLD 4108, Australia
    BMC Public Health 6:93. 2006
  9. pmc Shedding of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from adult and pediatric bathers in marine waters
    Lisa R W Plano
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33130, USA
    BMC Microbiol 11:5. 2011
  10. pmc Oceans and human health: Emerging public health risks in the marine environment
    L E Fleming
    National Science Foundation NSF, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIEHS, Oceans and Human Health Center, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Mar Pollut Bull 53:545-60. 2006

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Publications94

  1. pmc Pancreatic cancer clusters and arsenic-contaminated drinking water wells in Florida
    Wen Liu-Mares
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1120 NW 14th St, CRB 1512, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    BMC Cancer 13:111. 2013
    ..We sought to identify high-risk areas of pancreatic cancer incidence, and determine if clusters of persons diagnosed with pancreatic cancer were more likely to be located near arsenic-contaminated drinking water wells...
  2. pmc Toward improved statistical methods for analyzing Cotinine-Biomarker health association data
    Tulay Koru-Sengul
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Leonard Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 9:11. 2011
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  3. pmc Trends in smokeless tobacco use in the us workforce: 1987-2005
    Noella A Dietz
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1120 NW 14 Street, 15 Floor C202, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 9:6. 2011
    ..Worker groups with high rates of smokeless tobacco use included farm workers (10.51%) and blue collar workers (7.26%). Results indicate that smokeless tobacco prevention strategies targeting particular worker groups are warranted...
  4. pmc Application of handheld devices to field research among underserved construction worker populations: a workplace health assessment pilot study
    Alberto J Caban-Martinez
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL USA
    Environ Health 10:27. 2011
    ..In the present methodology report, we discuss the experience, advantages and disadvantages of using touch screen handheld devices for the collection of field data from a largely underserved worker population...
  5. pmc Nitrates in drinking water and methemoglobin levels in pregnancy: a longitudinal study
    Deana M Manassaram
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Health Studies Branch, 4770 Buford Highway, MS F 57 Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Environ Health 9:60. 2010
    ..We also examined whether differences in water use practices existed among pregnant women based on household drinking water source of private vs. public supply...
  6. pmc Impacts of climate variability and future climate change on harmful algal blooms and human health
    Stephanie K Moore
    School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Box 355351, Seattle, Washington 98195 5351, USA
    Environ Health 7:S4. 2008
    ..We review the interactions between selected patterns of large-scale climate variability and climate change, oceanic conditions, and harmful algae...
  7. pmc Linking the oceans to public health: current efforts and future directions
    Hauke L Kite-Powell
    Marine Policy Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health 7:S6. 2008
    ....
  8. pmc Epidemiology of recreational exposure to freshwater cyanobacteria--an international prospective cohort study
    Ian Stewart
    National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, University of Queensland, 39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plains, QLD 4108, Australia
    BMC Public Health 6:93. 2006
    ..The epidemiological data to date are limited; we sought to improve on the design of some previously conducted studies in order to facilitate revision and refinement of guidelines for exposure to cyanobacteria in recreational waters...
  9. pmc Shedding of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from adult and pediatric bathers in marine waters
    Lisa R W Plano
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33130, USA
    BMC Microbiol 11:5. 2011
    ..The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the amount and characteristics of the shedding of methicillin sensitive S. aureus, MSSA and MRSA by human bathers in marine waters...
  10. pmc Oceans and human health: Emerging public health risks in the marine environment
    L E Fleming
    National Science Foundation NSF, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIEHS, Oceans and Human Health Center, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Mar Pollut Bull 53:545-60. 2006
    ..It is hoped that through the recognition of the inter-dependence of the health of both humans and the oceans, efforts will be made to restore and preserve the oceans...
  11. pmc Exposure and effect assessment of aerosolized red tide toxins (brevetoxins) and asthma
    Lora E Fleming
    National Science Foundation National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Oceans and Human Health Center, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1095-100. 2009
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint The health behaviors of the older US worker
    Lora E Fleming
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Ind Med 50:427-37. 2007
    ..As the US workforce ages, lifestyle factors will increasingly affect their health, yet little information is available on their prevalence in older working populations...
  13. pmc Aerosolized red-tide toxins (brevetoxins) and asthma
    Lora E Fleming
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Chest 131:187-94. 2007
    ..In humans, a significant increase in self-reported respiratory symptoms has been described after recreational and occupational exposures to Florida red-tide aerosols, particularly among individuals with asthma...
  14. pmc Initial evaluation of the effects of aerosolized Florida red tide toxins (brevetoxins) in persons with asthma
    Lora E Fleming
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:650-7. 2005
    ..Future studies will examine the possible chronic effects of these toxins among persons with asthma and other chronic respiratory impairment...
  15. pmc Overview of aerosolized Florida red tide toxins: exposures and effects
    Lora E Fleming
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:618-20. 2005
    ..Our ultimate goal is to develop appropriate prevention measures and medical interventions to mitigate or prevent adverse health effects from exposure to complex mixtures of aerosolized red tide toxins...
  16. ncbi request reprint Pilot detection study of alpha(1) antitrypsin deficiency in a targeted population
    L E Fleming
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Am J Med Genet 103:69-74. 2001
    ..This finding may have implications for screening and detection of other genetic diseases. Future studies need to evaluate the yield (i.e., frequency of positive tests) of these detection methodologies in highly targeted populations...
  17. ncbi request reprint National Health Interview Survey mortality among US farmers and pesticide applicators
    Lora E Fleming
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Am J Ind Med 43:227-33. 2003
    ..The mortality experience of pesticide-exposed workers across the US has not been thoroughly studied...
  18. pmc Earlier age at menopause, work, and tobacco smoke exposure
    Lora E Fleming
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Menopause 15:1103-8. 2008
    ..Earlier age at menopause onset has been associated with increased all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality risks. The risk of earlier age at menopause associated with primary and secondary tobacco smoke exposure was assessed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Lymphoma and lymphoid leukemia incidence in Florida children: ethnic and racial distribution
    J D Wilkinson
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Cancer 91:1402-8. 2001
    ..The authors hypothesized that Florida's Hispanic children would have higher risks of lymphoma and lymphoid leukemia compared with non-Hispanic white children...
  20. ncbi request reprint Florida bladder cancer trends 1981 to 2004: minimal progress in decreasing advanced disease
    Alan M Nieder
    Departments of Urology and Epidemiology and Preventive Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    J Urol 179:491-5; discussion 495. 2008
    ..Bladder cancer survival correlates highly with disease stage. We ascertained whether there have been any demographic changes in the stage at presentation and mortality of bladder cancer in Florida during the last 25 years...
  21. ncbi request reprint A feasibility study of the evaluation of the Florida breast cancer early detection program using the statewide cancer registry
    Robert Tamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Florida Cancer Data System, Sylvester Cancer System, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 81:187-94. 2003
    ..Furthermore, despite limitations, this study illustrates the potential collaboration between cancer registries and breast cancer screening programs for quality control purposes...
  22. doi request reprint Disparities in survival among women with invasive cervical cancer: a problem of access to care
    Kathleen F Brookfield
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Cancer 115:166-78. 2009
    ..In this study, the authors sought to understand the effects of patient race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status (SES) on outcomes for cervical cancer...
  23. ncbi request reprint Health status and behaviors among adults residing in rural Dominican Republic
    A J Caban-Martinez
    University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Rural Remote Health 12:1956. 2012
    ..The objective of this article was to report on efforts in surveillance of health conditions and behaviors in underserved rural Dominican communities...
  24. pmc Mortality in a cohort of licensed pesticide applicators in Florida
    L E Fleming
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, FL 33101, USA
    Occup Environ Med 56:14-21. 1999
    ..Given the huge volume of pesticides now used throughout the world, as well as environmental and food residue contamination leading to chronic low level exposure, the study of possible chronic human health effects is important...
  25. doi request reprint Increasing rates of melanoma among nonwhites in Florida compared with the United States
    Panta Rouhani
    Department of Dermatology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Arch Dermatol 146:741-6. 2010
    ..To compare melanoma trends within Florida with national melanoma trends from 1992 through 2004. An analysis of state and national melanoma trends is critical for the identification of high-risk regions of the country...
  26. ncbi request reprint Occupation and lung cancer mortality in a nationally representative U.S. Cohort: The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
    David J Lee
    Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:823-32. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the risk of lung cancer mortality in a nationally representative sample of U.S. workers by occupation...
  27. pmc Reported skin cancer screening of US adult workers
    William G Leblanc
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 59:55-63. 2008
    ..Early detection of skin cancer by skin examination may reduce its associated morbidity and mortality, in particular for workers routinely exposed to sun...
  28. doi request reprint Declining trends in serum cotinine levels in US worker groups: the power of policy
    Kristopher L Arheart
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:57-63. 2008
    ..To explore trends in cotinine levels in US worker groups...
  29. doi request reprint Gender- and race-specific comparison of tobacco-associated cancer incidence trends in Florida with SEER regional cancer incidence data
    David J Lee
    Florida Cancer Data System, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:711-23. 2008
    ..This study compares Florida race- and gender-specific cancer trends with pooled data obtained from nine Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER-9) registries...
  30. pmc Traditional and molecular analyses for fecal indicator bacteria in non-point source subtropical recreational marine waters
    Christopher D Sinigalliano
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USA
    Water Res 44:3763-72. 2010
    ....
  31. pmc Presence of pathogens and indicator microbes at a non-point source subtropical recreational marine beach
    Amir M Abdelzaher
    University of Miami, NSF NIEHS Oceans and Human Health Center, Miami, Florida 331491, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:724-32. 2010
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Inflammatory markers and secondhand tobacco smoke exposure among U.S. workers
    John D Clark
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:626-32. 2008
    ..The association between SHS indicated by serum cotinine and markers of inflammation has not been investigated in adult workers...
  33. doi request reprint Occupational segregation as a determinant of US worker health
    Katherine Chung-Bridges
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:555-67. 2008
    ..Racial segregation provides a potential mechanism to link occupations with adverse health outcomes...
  34. pmc Cancer screening in US workers
    Liat Vidal
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Clinical Research Building, 10th Floor R669, 1120 NW 14th St, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:59-65. 2009
    ..There was no significant improvement from 2000 to 2005...
  35. pmc Healthcare provider smoking cessation advice among US worker groups
    David J Lee
    Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, PO Box 016069 R 669, Miami, FL 33143, USA
    Tob Control 16:325-8. 2007
    ..This study explored the prevalence of smoking and the reported smoking cessation discussion with a primary healthcare provider (HCP) among a representative sample of currently employed US worker groups...
  36. pmc Disparities in hypertension control advice according to smoking status
    Alberto J Caban-Martinez
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Prev Med 51:302-6. 2010
    ..Blood pressure (BP) reduction, particularly among smokers, is highly effective at preventing cardiovascular diseases. We examined the association between patient smoking status and hypertension management advice...
  37. pmc Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among U.S. workers
    Evelyn P Davila
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Diabetes Care 33:2390-5. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the differences in prevalence and risk of metabolic syndrome among occupational groups using nationally representative data of U.S. workers...
  38. ncbi request reprint Health care access and utilization among children of single working and nonworking mothers in the United States
    Tainya C Clarke
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Int J Health Serv 41:11-26. 2011
    ..Passage of the U.S. Healthcare Reform Bill (HR 3590) will probably increase the number of children with health insurance and improve these indicators...
  39. pmc Estimation of enterococci input from bathers and animals on a recreational beach using camera images
    John D Wang
    Division of Applied Marine Physics, Rosenstiel School, University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USA
    Mar Pollut Bull 60:1270-8. 2010
    ..Results indicate that dogs represent the larger source of enterococci relative to humans and birds...
  40. pmc Food label use and awareness of nutritional information and recommendations among persons with chronic disease
    John E Lewis
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiologyr and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1351-7. 2009
    ..We explored whether persons with chronic disease read nutrient information on food labels and whether they were aware of dietary guidelines...
  41. ncbi request reprint Validation of ethnicity in cancer data: which Hispanics are we misclassifying?
    Paulo S Pinheiro
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Registry Manag 36:42-6. 2009
    ..Improved procedures for identifying and recording ethnicity in health facilities are recommended, particularly focusing on improving the information gathered on Hispanics born in the United States, or who are black or female...
  42. pmc Microbial load from animal feces at a recreational beach
    Mary E Wright
    National Science Foundation National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Oceans and Human Health Center, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, 1801 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 200 R 669, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Mar Pollut Bull 58:1649-56. 2009
    ..Given the abundance of animals observed on the beach, this study suggests that dogs are the largest contributing animal source of enterococci to the beach site...
  43. pmc Health indicators among unemployed and employed young adults
    Alberto J Caban-Martinez
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:196-203. 2011
    ..Research on the prevalence of health indicators by employment status among young US adults is limited...
  44. doi request reprint Declining health insurance access among US Hispanic workers: not all jobs are created equal
    Kathryn E McCollister
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Am J Ind Med 53:163-70. 2010
    ..Approximately 18% of the U.S. population are uninsured, a proportion that may continue to rise, particularly among Hispanics, as the cost of medical care increases faster than the growth in wages...
  45. doi request reprint Earlier stage at diagnosis and improved survival among Medicare HMO patients with breast cancer
    Robert S Kirsner
    Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1619-24. 2010
    ..We sought to evaluate differences in the stage at diagnosis and the survival of breast cancer patients enrolled in two different Medicare healthcare delivery systems: fee for service (FFS) and health maintenance organizations (HMO)...
  46. doi request reprint Accuracy of self-reported smoking and secondhand smoke exposure in the US workforce: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys
    Kristopher L Arheart
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Fla 33136, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:1414-20. 2008
    ..Occupational health studies often rely on self-reported secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure. This study examines the accuracy of self-reported tobacco use and SHS exposure...
  47. doi request reprint Young adults, mortality, and employment
    Evelyn P Davila
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:501-4. 2010
    ..This study assessed the relationship between employment status and mortality over a 2-year period among a nationally representative sample of young adults aged 18 to 24 years (n = 121,478, representing more than 21 million US young adults)...
  48. pmc Sustained low influenza vaccination rates in US healthcare workers
    Alberto J Caban-Martinez
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Prev Med 50:210-2. 2010
    ..In the present study, we examined influenza vaccination rates and their 5-year trends within the major occupational healthcare worker groups and compared them to non-Healthcare Workers...
  49. ncbi request reprint The risk of death for Jehovah's Witnesses after major trauma
    J Esteban Varela
    Department of Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida, USA
    J Trauma 54:967-72. 2003
    ..Trauma surgeons are faced with life-threatening blood loss in patients such as Jehovah's Witnesses. We assessed and compared the risks of death after major trauma for Jehovah's Witnesses and other religious groups...
  50. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence in Florida professional firefighters, 1981 to 1999
    Fangchao Ma
    Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:883-8. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the cancer risk associated with firefighting...
  51. ncbi request reprint Morbidity ranking of U.S. workers employed in 206 occupations: the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) 1986-1994
    David J Lee
    Departments of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, PO Box 016069 R 699, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:117-34. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to rank U.S. occupations by worker morbidity...
  52. ncbi request reprint Treatment of local breast carcinoma in Florida: the role of the distance to radiation therapy facilities
    Lydia Voti
    Florida Cancer Data System, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Cancer 106:201-7. 2006
    ..However, limited access to healthcare may result in more extensive surgical treatment. The effect of distance to radiation therapy facilities on the likelihood of receiving BCSR was examined in Florida...
  53. ncbi request reprint The effect of race/ethnicity and insurance in the administration of standard therapy for local breast cancer in Florida
    Lydia Voti
    Florida Cancer Data System, Sylvester Cancer System, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 95:89-95. 2006
    ..Assess the effect of race/ethnicity and insurance coverage on the receipt of standard treatment for local breast cancer...
  54. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among Hispanic children in the United States
    James D Wilkinson
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Florida Cancer Data System, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 18:5-13. 2005
    ..To directly compare cancer incidence among Hispanic children and non-Hispanic white children in California and Florida, two states in the United States of America that include nearly one in three Hispanic children in the country...
  55. pmc Obesity in US workers: The National Health Interview Survey, 1986 to 2002
    Alberto J Caban
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1614-22. 2005
    ..Obesity has emerged as one of the most important public health issues in the United States. We assessed obesity prevalence rates and their trends among major US occupational groups...
  56. ncbi request reprint Trends in US smoking rates in occupational groups: the National Health Interview Survey 1987-1994
    David J Lee
    Departments of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:538-48. 2004
    ..The development of effective smoking prevention strategies targeting blue collar groups is needed...
  57. ncbi request reprint Mortality in Florida professional firefighters, 1972 to 1999
    Fangchao Ma
    Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Am J Ind Med 47:509-17. 2005
    ..Exposure to occupational hazards among firefighters may lead to increased mortality from cancer, lung, or heart disease...
  58. pmc Risk of hospitalization among firefighters: the National Health Interview Survey, 1986-1994
    David J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Highland Professional Building, Room 212 I, 1801 NW 9th Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1938-9. 2004
    ..93; 95% confidence interval=1.21, 3.09). Findings from this study and others support the call for longitudinal studies to monitor the health of this high-risk occupational group...
  59. ncbi request reprint Longest held job in U.S. occupational groups: the National Health Interview Survey
    Orlando Gomez-Marin
    Departments of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:79-90. 2005
    ..We sought to assess the validity of using current or most recent occupation as surrogate for longest-held job (and its exposures)...
  60. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM): examining oral contraceptive pills and the onset of disease
    Elana M Oberstein
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 12:81-5. 2003
    ..Reports of exacerbations of LAM with the use of exogenous estrogens and during pregnancy suggest an association between hormones and clinical deterioration...
  61. ncbi request reprint Cancer trends among Hispanic men in South Florida, 1981-1998
    James D Wilkinson
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Cancer 94:1183-90. 2002
    ..Periodic updating of cancer incidence data, reflecting current population distribution, lifestyle, and environmental risk factors, is necessary to inform cancer prevention and control activities optimally...
  62. ncbi request reprint Smoking rate trends in U.S. occupational groups: the 1987 to 2004 National Health Interview Survey
    David J Lee
    Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:75-81. 2007
    ..It is unknown if the gap in smoking rates observed between United States blue- and white-collar workers over the past four decades has continued into the new millennium...
  63. ncbi request reprint Detecting an association between socioeconomic status and late stage breast cancer using spatial analysis and area-based measures
    Jill Amlong MacKinnon
    Florida Cancer Data System, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, P O Box 016960 D4 11, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:756-62. 2007
    ..To assess the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and late stage breast cancer using the cluster detection software SaTScan and U.S. census-derived area-based socioeconomic measures...
  64. ncbi request reprint Leisure-time physical activity levels of the US workforce
    Alberto J Caban-Martinez
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1801 NW 9th Avenue, Highland Professional Building, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Prev Med 44:432-6. 2007
    ..The present study determined the proportion of US workers meeting the Healthy People 2010 Guidelines for leisure-time physical activity levels in major US occupational groups...
  65. ncbi request reprint Cancer among Hispanic women in South Florida: an 18-year assessment: a report from the Florida Cancer Data System
    James D Wilkinson
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Cancer 95:1752-8. 2002
    ..Cancer incidence, risk, and mortality data should reflect current population distribution, lifestyle, and environmental risk factors so that cancer prevention and control activities are informed optimally...
  66. ncbi request reprint Hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in Florida. Ethnic and racial distribution
    K A Shea
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Cancer 91:1046-51. 2001
    ..These results have implications for preventive HCC recommendations in growing racial and ethnic subpopulations in the United States...
  67. pmc Secondhand smoke exposure and depressive symptoms
    Frank C Bandiera
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Psychosom Med 72:68-72. 2010
    ..To evaluate the association between secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure and depression. Tobacco smoking and depression are strongly associated, but the possible effects of SHS have not been evaluated...
  68. pmc The roles of teaching hospitals, insurance status, and race/ethnicity in receipt of adjuvant therapy for regional-stage breast cancer in Florida
    Lisa C Richardson
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:160-6. 2006
    ..We examined the roles of teaching hospitals, insurance status, and race/ ethnicity in women's receipt of adjuvant therapy for regional-stage breast cancer...
  69. doi request reprint Cancer incidence in first generation U.S. Hispanics: Cubans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and new Latinos
    Paulo S Pinheiro
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2162-9. 2009
    ..S. Hispanics in Florida, and non-Hispanic Whites in Florida...
  70. doi request reprint Indicator microbes correlate with pathogenic bacteria, yeasts and helminthes in sand at a subtropical recreational beach site
    A H Shah
    University of Miami, NSF NIEHS Oceans and Human Health Center, Miami, FL 33124 0630, USA
    J Appl Microbiol 110:1571-83. 2011
    ....
  71. pmc Sleep disorders and secondhand smoke exposure in the U.S. population
    Evelyn P Davila
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1530 Clinical Research Building, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:294-9. 2010
    ..We sought to examine the relationship between SHS exposure and sleep disorders among a representative sample of U.S. adults (n = 4,123)...
  72. pmc Monitoring marine recreational water quality using multiple microbial indicators in an urban tropical environment
    Tomoyuki Shibata
    Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Miami, P O Box 248294, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0630, USA
    Water Res 38:3119-31. 2004
    ..Exceedence of water quality guidelines, and thus the frequency of beach advisories, depends upon which indicator microbe is chosen...
  73. pmc Secondhand smoke policy and the risk of depression
    Frank C Bandiera
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, P O Box 016069 D 4 11, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Ann Behav Med 39:198-203. 2010
    ..Banning smoking in work and public settings leads to immediate reductions in disease burden. However, no previous studies have looked specifically at the impact smoking bans may have on depression...
  74. pmc Quantitative evaluation of bacteria released by bathers in a marine water
    Samir M Elmir
    NSF NIEHS Oceans and Human Health Center, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, 1801 NW 9 Avenue, Suite 200 R 669, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Water Res 41:3-10. 2007
    ..aureus to the water column, and thus human microbial bathing load should be considered as a non-point source when designing recreational water quality models...
  75. ncbi request reprint Dental care access and unmet dental care needs among U.S. workers: the National Health Interview Survey, 1997 to 2003
    Alberto J Caban-Martinez
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 138:227-30. 2007
    ..To assess progress toward this goal, the authors evaluated dental care utilization and the extent of unmet dental care needs of U.S. workers and their families...
  76. pmc Sensory impairment among older US workers
    Evelyn P Davila
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1378-85. 2009
    ..Workplace screening and accommodations, including sensory protection devices for older workers, are warranted given the greater risk for injuries among the sensory impaired...
  77. ncbi request reprint Analytical predictive Bayesian assessment of occupational injury risk: municipal solid waste collectors
    James D Englehardt
    Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
    Risk Anal 23:917-27. 2003
    ..The approach is recommended for assessment of total injury rates and, where sufficient information exists, for the more difficult assessment of occupational disease rates...
  78. pmc Trends in colorectal cancer among hispanics by stage and subsite location: 1989-2006
    M N Hernandez
    Florida Cancer Data System, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Clin Transl Gastroenterol 3:e21. 2012
    ..Hispanic colorectal cancer (CRC) rates historically have been lower than for non-Hispanic Whites in the United States and in Florida. The aim of this study is to understand CRC trends in Florida Hispanics and non-Hispanic Whites...
  79. ncbi request reprint Acute and chronic disability among U.S. farmers and pesticide applicators: the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
    O Gomez-Marin
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1801 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 200L, Highland Professional Building, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Agric Saf Health 10:275-85. 2004
    ..S. workers, whereas pesticide applicators report similar or poorer health...
  80. pmc Impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the microbial landscape of the New Orleans area
    C D Sinigalliano
    National Science Foundation National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Oceans and Human Health Center, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33149, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:9029-34. 2007
    ..Epidemiologic studies are highly recommended to evaluate the human health effects of the sediments deposited by the floodwaters...
  81. pmc Characterization of marine aerosol for assessment of human exposure to brevetoxins
    Yung Sung Cheng
    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, 2425 Ridgecrest Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:638-43. 2005
    ..The deposition pattern correlated with the observed increase of upper airway symptoms in healthy lifeguards during the exposure periods...
  82. pmc Outbreak bias in illness reporting and case confirmation in ciguatera fish poisoning surveillance in south Florida
    Elizabeth M Begier
    Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:658-65. 2006
    ....
  83. pmc The health status of newly arrived refugee children in Miami-Dade County, Florida
    Pamela P Entzel
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Fla 33136, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:286-8. 2003
  84. pmc Reported respiratory symptom intensity in asthmatics during exposure to aerosolized Florida red tide toxins
    Alexyz Milian
    Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    J Asthma 44:583-7. 2007
    ..This is the first study to examine the intensity of reported respiratory symptoms in asthmatics after a 1-hour exposure to Florida red tide...
  85. ncbi request reprint Associations of nationality and race with nutritional status during perimenopause: implications for public health practice
    Terese E Maitland
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Stempel School of Public Health Florida International University Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:201-6. 2006
    ..To examine associations of nationality and race with anthropometry, self-reported nutrient intakes, health history, and socioeconomic status (SES) of perimenopausal (age 40-55 years) Floridians...
  86. pmc Occupational exposure to aerosolized brevetoxins during Florida red tide events: effects on a healthy worker population
    Lorraine C Backer
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F 46, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:644-9. 2005
    ..We did not observe any impact of exposure to aerosolized brevetoxins, with or without mild exercise, on pulmonary function...
  87. ncbi request reprint Occupational and environmental health: towards an environmentally inclusive bioethics
    Robin N Fiore
    Florida Atlantic University, P O Box 3091, Boca Raton, FL 33431 0991, USA
    Prof Ethics 11:65-82. 2003
  88. pmc Cochlear function in mice following inhalation of brevetoxin-3
    Janet M Benson
    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 191:619-26. 2005
    ..Mice exposed only once for 2 h did not exhibit any notable cochlear effects. Similarly, mice exposed two times, for a cumulative dose of 6 h, exhibited essentially no change in DPOAE levels...
  89. ncbi request reprint Employment and occupation effects on depressive symptoms in older Americans: does working past age 65 protect against depression?
    Sharon L Christ
    Department of Sociology and Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 06 Manning Hall, CB 3355, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3355, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S399-403. 2007
    ..We partially controlled for the healthy worker selection effect by including disability as a predictor of both work status and depressive symptoms...
  90. pmc Indicators of ocean health and human health: developing a research and monitoring framework
    Anthony Knap
    Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Inc, St George s, Bermuda
    Environ Health Perspect 110:839-45. 2002
    ..The tight connection between research and monitoring is essential to develop such an indicator-based effort...
  91. pmc A mass balance approach for evaluating leachable arsenic and chromium from an in-service CCA-treated wood structure
    Tomoyuki Shibata
    University of Miami, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, P O Box 248294, Coral Gables, FL, 33124 0630, United States
    Sci Total Environ 372:624-35. 2007
    ..The study suggests that potential exposures to arsenic exist indirectly through an environment that is contaminated with arsenic leached from in-service CCA-treated wood...
  92. ncbi request reprint Pilot study of socioeconomic class, nutrition and birth defects in Spain
    Panta Rouhani
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:403-5. 2007
    ..Our analysis showed that the risk of NTDs did not vary by SES. This finding suggests that increased access to folate and nutrition education might benefit women of lower SES in the US...
  93. pmc Placental transport of brevetoxin-3 in CD-1 mice
    Janet M Benson
    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, 2425 Ridgecrest Dr SE, Albuquerque NM 87108, USA
    Toxicon 48:1018-26. 2006
    ..The consequences of these findings for pregnant women exposed to brevetoxins by inhalation or ingestion remain to be determined...
  94. ncbi request reprint Influence of structured encounter forms on documentation by community pediatricians
    Penny Grant
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, Fla, USA
    South Med J 95:1026-31. 2002
    ..This study evaluated the influence of such forms on completeness of documentation by practicing pediatricians...

Research Grants9

  1. Surveillance of Mortality and Morbidity in US Workers
    Lora Fleming; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In addition this application is responsive to Program Announcement "Occupational Safety and Health Research (PA-99-143J...
  2. Surveillance of Mortality and Morbidity in US Workers
    Lora Fleming; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  3. Surveillance of Mortality and Morbidity in US Workers
    Lora Fleming; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....