David J Lee

Summary

Affiliation: University of Miami
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Native American race, use of the Indian Health Service, and breast and lung cancer survival in Florida, 1996-2007
    David J Lee
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, PO Box 016069 R 699, Miami, FL 33101 E mail
    Prev Chronic Dis 11:E35. 2014
  2. 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
  3. pmc Health status and risk indicator trends of the aging US health care workforce
    David J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 54:497-503. 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. doi request reprint Respiratory effects of secondhand smoke exposure among young adults residing in a "clean" indoor air state
    David J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Community Health 33:117-25. 2008
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. pmc Correlates of smoking quit attempts: Florida Tobacco Callback Survey, 2007
    Evelyn P Davila
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 5:10. 2009

Detail Information

Publications94

  1. pmc Native American race, use of the Indian Health Service, and breast and lung cancer survival in Florida, 1996-2007
    David J Lee
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, PO Box 016069 R 699, Miami, FL 33101 E mail
    Prev Chronic Dis 11:E35. 2014
    ..Additional resources are needed to improve surveillance strategies and to reduce cancer burden in these populations. ..
  2. 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...
  3. pmc Health status and risk indicator trends of the aging US health care workforce
    David J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 54:497-503. 2012
    ..To describe the health status and risk indicator trends in a representative sample of US health care workers aged 45 years and older...
  4. 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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  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. doi request reprint Respiratory effects of secondhand smoke exposure among young adults residing in a "clean" indoor air state
    David J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Community Health 33:117-25. 2008
    ..All municipalities should pursue clean indoor air legislation which does not exempt bars and restaurants. Educational campaigns directed at reducing SHS exposure in motor vehicles also are needed...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Correlates of smoking quit attempts: Florida Tobacco Callback Survey, 2007
    Evelyn P Davila
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 5:10. 2009
    ..CONCLUSION: Targeted smoking cessation interventions are needed for smokers with selected medical conditions and with high nicotine dependence. The importance of physician advice in encouraging individuals to quit is further highlighted...
  11. doi request reprint Reported eye care utilization and health insurance status among US adults
    David J Lee
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 127:303-10. 2009
    ..To estimate prevalence and correlates of eye care utilization by means of data from the National Health Interview Survey...
  12. ncbi request reprint Severity of concurrent visual and hearing impairment and mortality: the 1986-1994 National Health Interview Survey
    David J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, P O Box 016069, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Aging Health 19:382-96. 2007
    ..To date, the association of severity of concurrent impairment and mortality has not been examined...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Visual acuity impairment and mortality in US adults
    David J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1801 NW Ninth Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 120:1544-50. 2002
    ..To examine the associations between reported visual impairment (VI) and mortality in a nationally representative sample of US adults...
  16. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of parental and youth reporting of secondhand smoke exposure: the Florida youth cohort study
    David J Lee
    University of Miami Tobacco Research and Evaluation Coordinating Center, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, Florida 33101, United States
    Addict Behav 30:1555-62. 2005
    ..Agreement between youth and parent that at least one parent smoked inside the home yielded the best combination of sensitivity (85.0) and specificity (89.8) and was least affected by the age and gender of the youth respondent...
  17. ncbi request reprint Secondhand smoke and earaches in adolescents: the Florida Youth Cohort Study
    David J Lee
    University of Miami, Tobacco Research and Evaluation Coordinating Center, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:943-6. 2003
    ..05). Second-hand smoke exposure is associated with self-reported earaches in adolescents. These findings should be replicated in a study in which clinical measures of middle ear function are performed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Visual impairment and unintentional injury mortality: the National Health Interview Survey 1986-1994
    David J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 136:1152-4. 2003
    ..To examine the relationship between reported visual impairment and unintentional injury mortality...
  19. ncbi request reprint Distance visual acuity impairment and survival in African Americans and non-Hispanic Whites
    David J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:485-91. 2003
    ..Regional studies conducted in the United States have shown associations between visual impairment and shorter survival in non-Hispanic Whites...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Trends in hearing impairment in United States adults: the national health interview survey, 1986-1995
    David J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, P O Box 016069 R 699, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:1186-90. 2004
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Visual impairment and morbidity in community-residing adults: the national health interview survey 1986-1996
    David J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 12:13-7. 2005
    ..To examine the association between visual impairment (VI) and morbidity...
  24. ncbi request reprint Glaucoma and survival: the National Health Interview Survey 1986-1994
    David J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Ophthalmology 110:1476-83. 2003
    ..This study examines associations between self-reported glaucoma and mortality in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults...
  25. ncbi request reprint Self-reported school difficulties and tobacco use among fourth- to seventh-grade students
    David J Lee
    Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, PO Box 016069 R 699, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Sch Health 72:368-73. 2002
    ..35; 95% Confidence Interval = [1.36, 8.22]). Self-reported school difficulties are associated with lifetime use of all major forms of tobacco and are predictive of future cigarette use in fourth- to seventh-grade students...
  26. ncbi request reprint Trends in visual acuity impairment in US adults: the 1986-1995 National Health Interview Survey
    David J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Highland Professional Building, 1801 NW Ninth Avenue, Room 212 1, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 122:506-9. 2004
    ..To assess 10-year trends in reported visual impairment...
  27. pmc Sociodemographic correlates of eye care provider visits in the 2006-2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey
    Alberto J Caban-Martinez
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Clinical Research Building, Room 1075, 1120 N W 14th Street, 10th Floor R 669, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    BMC Res Notes 5:253. 2012
    ..We assessed for the proportion of survey respondents 40 years of age and older reporting having visited an eye care provider within the past two years, two or more years ago, or never by socio-demographic characteristics...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and nicotine dependence, Florida 2007
    Evelyn P Davila
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, FL, USA
    Am J Health Behav 35:280-9. 2011
    ..To explore the relationship between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and nicotine dependence in a representative sample of 3560 Florida smokers...
  31. ncbi 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...
  32. 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...
  33. pmc State variations of chronic disease risk factors in older Americans
    Stacey L Tannenbaum
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E177. 2012
    ..Older adults residing in Arkansas and Montana had the worst chronic disease risk profile compared with other states. These findings indicate the need for improved or increased targeted interventions in these states...
  34. doi request reprint Trends in glaucoma medication expenditure: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2001-2006
    Byron L Lam
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 129:1345-50. 2011
    ..To study trends of glaucoma medication expenditure from 2001 to 2006 using a nationally representative sample of US adults...
  35. pmc Reported visual impairment and risk of suicide: the 1986-1996 national health interview surveys
    Byron L Lam
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University ofMiami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 126:975-80. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship between reported visual impairment and suicide mortality...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. ncbi request reprint Menthol cigarette smoking and health, Florida 2007 BRFSS
    Monica Webb Hooper
    University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA
    Am J Health Behav 35:3-14. 2011
    ..To examine associations between menthol cigarette smoking and nicotine dependence, quit attempts, and physical and mental health...
  39. 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...
  40. doi request reprint Dry eye medication use and expenditures: data from the medical expenditure panel survey 2001 to 2006
    Anat Galor
    Division of Ophthalmology, Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Miami, FL 33132, USA
    Cornea 31:1403-7. 2012
    ..To study dry eye medication use and expenditures from 2001 to 2006 using a nationally representative sample of US adults...
  41. 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...
  42. ncbi request reprint Impact of ocular surface symptoms on quality of life in a United States veterans affairs population
    Bozorgmehr Pouyeh
    Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center, Miami, Florida, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 153:1061-66.e3. 2012
    ..To evaluate the impact of ocular surface symptoms on quality of life in a veteran population receiving eye care services...
  43. pmc Worker populations at risk for work-related injuries across the life course
    Diana Kachan
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1120 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Ind Med 55:361-6. 2012
    ..We examined workplace injury risk across industry sectors for three age groups using nationally representative U.S. data...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. pmc Occupational vs. industry sector classification of the US workforce: which approach is more strongly associated with worker health outcomes?
    Kristopher L Arheart
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Florida, USA
    Am J Ind Med 54:748-57. 2011
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Trends in reported visual impairment in United States adults
    David J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 16:42-9. 2009
    ..These findings require verification in population-based studies with clinical acuity measures in order to specifically assess the effect of eye care utilization on VI prevalence trends...
  48. pmc Cardiovascular fitness levels among American workers
    John E Lewis
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:1115-21. 2011
    ..To explore cardiovascular fitness in 40 occupations using a nationally representative sample of the US population...
  49. ncbi request reprint Concurrent visual and hearing impairment and risk of mortality: the National Health Interview Survey
    Byron L Lam
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, 900 NW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 124:95-101. 2006
    ..To determine the association between reported concurrent visual and hearing impairment and risk of mortality...
  50. ncbi request reprint Concurrent hearing and visual impairment and morbidity in community-residing adults: the National Health Interview Survey, 1986 to 1996
    David J Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, P O Box 016069, Miami, FL 33101
    J Aging Health 17:531-46. 2005
    ..To examine the association between the presence and severity of concurrent hearing and visual impairment (HI+VI) and morbidity...
  51. pmc Disparity in prevalence of self-reported visual impairment in older adults among U.S. race-ethnic subgroups
    Byron L Lam
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 900 NW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 16:144-50. 2009
    ..S.) has not been carefully examined by race-ethnic subgroups. This study examines self-reported VI prevalence in race-ethnic subgroups using data representative of the U.S. population age > or =45 years...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. doi request reprint Strict glycemic control and mortality risk among US adults with type 2 diabetes
    Evelyn P Davila
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 25:289-91. 2011
    ..To assess the relationships between strict HbA1c levels and mortality risk among adults with type 2 diabetes by age, insulin therapy, and hypertension comorbidity...
  56. 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...
  57. doi request reprint Cancer screening behaviors among smokers and non-smokers
    Margaret M Byrne
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:611-7. 2010
    ..We explored whether smoking is associated with cancer screening behaviors...
  58. 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...
  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 Dry eye syndrome, posttraumatic stress disorder, and depression in an older male veteran population
    Cristina A Fernandez
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33125, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 54:3666-72. 2013
    ..To evaluate whether veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression have differences in dry eye symptoms and signs compared to a population without these conditions...
  61. pmc Racial disparities in quality-adjusted life-years associated with diabetes and visual impairment
    Kathryn E McCollister
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:1692-4. 2012
    ..Compare differences in health-related quality of life among blacks and whites to examine if race, diabetes, and visual impairment (VI) present a triple disadvantage in terms of quality-adjusted life expectancy...
  62. pmc Comparison of Florida skin cancer screening rates with those in different US regions
    Cristina A Fernandez
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery and the Division of Biostatistics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1120 NW 14th St, Miami, FL 33137, USA
    South Med J 105:524-9. 2012
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and dry eye syndrome: a study utilizing the national United States Veterans Affairs administrative database
    Anat Galor
    Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center, Miami, Florida Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 154:340-346.e2. 2012
    ..To study the scope of dry eye syndrome (DES) in veterans on a national level and to evaluate the relationship between psychiatric diagnoses and DES...
  64. 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...
  65. pmc Age-related macular degeneration and smoking cessation advice by eye care providers: a pilot study
    Alberto J Caban-Martinez
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Clinical Research Building, Room 1075, 1120 NW 14th St, 10th Fl R 669, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A147. 2011
    ..Two-thirds of providers expressed a desire for additional training and resources to support patient quit attempts, indicating the need for the integration of smoking cessation opportunities in the clinic setting...
  66. 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...
  67. 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...
  68. ncbi 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...
  69. 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...
  70. pmc 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)...
  71. pmc Exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and serum inflammatory markers of cardiovascular disease
    John D Clark
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, 1120 NW 14th Street, Room 1049, CRB Building R669 Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Environ Res 117:132-7. 2012
    ..The results of this study do not provide evidence for a relationship between PAH exposure (as measured by urinary levels of PAH metabolites) and serum biomarkers of cardiovascular disease after controlling for tobacco use...
  72. pmc Increased mortality risk among the visually impaired: the roles of mental well-being and preventive care practices
    D Diane Zheng
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 53:2685-92. 2012
    ..Mechanisms by which visual impairment (VI) increases mortality risk are poorly understood. We estimated the direct and indirect effects of self-rated VI on risk of mortality through mental well-being and preventive care practice mechanisms...
  73. 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)...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. ncbi request reprint Surgical outcomes of gastrointestinal sarcoma including gastrointestinal stromal tumors: a population-based examination
    Eduardo A Perez
    Department of Surgery, Epidemiology and Oncology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Miami, 3550 Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:114-25. 2007
    ..The surgical approaches and outcomes for gastrointestinal sarcoma are determined largely from single institutional series...
  77. pmc Arthritis, occupational class, and the aging US workforce
    Alberto J Caban-Martinez
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1729-34. 2011
    ..We used the burden of disease attributable to arthritis by occupational class to illustrate the challenges faced by the older poor...
  78. ncbi request reprint 7201 carcinoids: increasing incidence overall and disproportionate mortality in the elderly
    Eduardo A Perez
    The DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Coral Gables, FL, 33124, USA
    World J Surg 31:1022-30. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to determine outcomes for respiratory and gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors utilizing a large cancer registry...
  79. 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...
  80. 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...
  81. 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...
  82. doi request reprint Survival disparities among African American women with invasive bladder cancer in Florida
    Kathleen F Brookfield
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Cancer 115:4196-209. 2009
    ..The authors sought to understand the effect of patient sex, race, and socioeconomic status (SES) on outcomes for bladder cancer...
  83. pmc Prevalence of concurrent hearing and visual impairment in US adults: The National Health Interview Survey, 1997-2002
    Alberto J Caban
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1940-2. 2005
    ..Research on preventing concurrent hearing and visual impairment and countering its consequences is warranted, especially in population subgroups, such as Native and older Americans...
  84. 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...
  85. ncbi request reprint Secondhand smoke exposure and C-reactive protein levels in youth
    James D Wilkinson
    Tobacco Research and Evaluation Coordinating Center, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:305-7. 2007
    ..Secondhand smoke exposure may pose an important long-term cardiovascular risk for children and adolescents...
  86. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of parental reporting of secondhand smoke exposure: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III
    James D Wilkinson
    University of Miami Tobacco Research and Evaluation Coordinating Center, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:591-7. 2006
    ..Also, additional research is needed to better determine the level of secondhand smoke exposure that is biologically important in children and adolescents...
  87. 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...
  88. pmc Changes in youth cigarette use following the dismantling of an antitobacco media campaign in Florida
    Noella A Dietz
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1120 NW 14th St, 15th Fl C202, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A65. 2010
    ..Our findings support the need for consistent antitobacco messaging to reduce the prevalence of youth smoking...
  89. ncbi request reprint Current incidence and outcomes of gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumors including gastrointestinal stromal tumors
    Eduardo A Perez
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 202:623-9. 2006
    ....
  90. doi request reprint Assessment of the effect of visual impairment on mortality through multiple health pathways: structural equation modeling
    Sharon L Christ
    Odum Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 3355, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:3318-23. 2008
    ..To estimate the direct effects of self-reported visual impairment (VI) on health, disability, and mortality and to estimate the indirect effects of VI on mortality through health and disability mediators...
  91. 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...
  92. ncbi request reprint Postdischarge costs in arthroplasty surgery
    Carlos J Lavernia
    Orthopaedic Institute at Mercy Hospital, Miami, Florida
    J Arthroplasty 21:144-50. 2006
    ..2 billion is spent annually on postsurgical rehabilitation after arthroplasty. Postdischarge costs are significantly higher for patients going to a CRU vs those discharged home; yet, both groups had comparable short-term outcomes...
  93. ncbi request reprint Identification of a monogenic locus (jams1) causing juvenile audiogenic seizures in mice
    Hidemi Misawa
    Department of Physiology, University of California at San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, California 94143 0444, USA
    J Neurosci 22:10088-93. 2002
    ..3 implicated in a familial form of juvenile febrile convulsions. Cloning the gene for audiogenic seizures in these mice may provide important insight into the fundamental mechanisms for developmentally regulated human epilepsy syndromes...
  94. ncbi request reprint Patient-perceived outcomes in thigh pain after primary arthroplasty of the hip
    Carlos Lavernia
    Orthopaedic Institute at Mercy Hospital and the University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology, Miami, FL 33133, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 441:268-73. 2005
    ..Selected functional activities will be impacted by the presence of thigh pain...

Research Grants4

  1. EYE DISEASE, DISABILITY AND MORTALITY RISK IN US ADULTS
    David Lee; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  2. Sensory Impairment, Functional Status and Mortality
    David Lee; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  3. Epidemiology of Visual Impairment: The 1986-2002 NHIS
    David Lee; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. Surveillance of Mortality and Morbidity in US Workers
    David J Lee; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....