Affiliation: University of Chicago
- Using an established telehealth model to train urban primary care providers on hypertension managementChristopher Masi
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 14:45-50. 2012..68 [SD=0.94] to 5.41 [SD=0.89], P<.01) but not among controls (5.28 [SD=0.43] to 5.62 [SD=0.67], P=.64). This model holds promise for enhancing hypertension care provided by urban FQHC providers...
- Serum 2-methoxyestradiol, an estrogen metabolite, is positively associated with serum HDL-C in a population-based sampleChristopher M Masi
Section of General Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, M C 2007, Chicago, IL, USA
Lipids 47:35-8. 2012..276, P = 0.043, and β = 0.307, P = 0.047, respectively) when age, race/ethnicity, and body mass index were held constant. Prospective studies are needed to determine if 2-MeOE2 is causally related to HDL-C in women...
- A meta-analysis of interventions to reduce lonelinessChristopher M Masi
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Rev 15:219-66. 2011..This is consistent with current theories regarding loneliness and its etiology. Theoretical and methodological issues associated with designing new loneliness reduction interventions are discussed...
- Serum estrogen metabolites and systolic blood pressure among middle-aged and older women and menChristopher M Masi
Section of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, IL, USA
Am J Hypertens 22:1148-53. 2009..We tested whether serum 17beta-estradiol (E(2)) or any of its metabolites were associated with SBP among middle-aged and older adults...
- Perceptions of breast cancer treatment among African-American women and men: implications for interventionsChristopher M Masi
Section of General Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, M C 2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Gen Intern Med 24:408-14. 2009..Current strategies to reduce this disparity focus on logistical and information needs, but contextual factors, such as concerns about racism and treatment side effects, may also represent significant barriers to improved outcomes...
- Neighborhood economic disadvantage, violent crime, group density, and pregnancy outcomes in a diverse, urban populationChristopher M Masi
University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Soc Sci Med 65:2440-57. 2007..These results suggest that group density and violent crime may impact birth weight via different mechanisms...
- Respiratory sinus arrhythmia and diseases of aging: obesity, diabetes mellitus, and hypertensionChristopher M Masi
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Biol Psychol 74:212-23. 2007..We conclude that the relationship between RSA and hypertension is somewhat independent of the age-related decline in parasympathetic activity...
- Internet access and empowerment: a community-based health initiativeChristopher M Masi
Department of Medicine, MC 2007, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Gen Intern Med 18:525-30. 2003..To determine whether access to health information via in-home Internet technology can positively influence empowerment among residents of a low-income urban community...
- Gender and ethnic differences in urinary stress hormones: the population-based Chicago Health, Aging, and Social Relations StudyChristopher M Masi
Institute for Mind and Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
J Appl Physiol (1985) 97:941-7. 2004..The consistency of these results with previous studies of 24-h urine samples suggests muscle mass should be accounted for when comparing overnight urinary hormone values across gender and ethnicity...
- Estrogen metabolites and systolic blood pressure in a population-based sample of postmenopausal womenChristopher M Masi
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:1015-20. 2006..Concentrations of 2-hydroxyestrone (2-OHE) and 16alpha-hydroxyestrone (16-OHE) in urine reflect the relative activity of the 2- and 16alpha-hydroxylation pathways of 17beta-estradiol...
- Racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer: a multilevel perspectiveChristopher M Masi
Section of General Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, M C 2007, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Med Clin North Am 89:753-70. 2005..Efforts to reduce breast cancer incidence and disparities must consider societal and individual factors and the important effects these factors can have on normal cell function...
- Mammary cancer and social interactions: identifying multiple environments that regulate gene expression throughout the life spanMartha K McClintock
Institute for Mind and Biology, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:32-41. 2005..Our goal is to identify which environments-social, psychological, hormonal, and cellular-regulate genetic mechanisms of mammary cancer risk as well as the specific times in the life span when they do so...
- Loneliness predicts increased blood pressure: 5-year cross-lagged analyses in middle-aged and older adultsLouise C Hawkley
Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, 940 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Psychol Aging 25:132-41. 2010..The effect of loneliness on SBP was independent of age, gender, race or ethnicity, cardiovascular risk factors, medications, health conditions, and the effects of depressive symptoms, social support, perceived stress, and hostility...
- Racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer mortality: are we doing enough to address the root causes?Dionne J Blackman
Section of General Internal Medicine and the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Disparities Research, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Clin Oncol 24:2170-8. 2006..Although pilot programs have increased breast cancer screening among select populations, persistent disparities in mortality suggest that changes are needed at the policy level to address the root causes of these disparities...
- From social structural factors to perceptions of relationship quality and loneliness: the Chicago health, aging, and social relations studyLouise C Hawkley
Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Biopsychological Sciences Building, 940 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:S375-84. 2008..The objective of this study was to test a conceptual model of loneliness in which social structural factors are posited to operate through proximal factors to influence perceptions of relationship quality and loneliness...
- Loneliness is a unique predictor of age-related differences in systolic blood pressureLouise C Hawkley
Chicago Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, and Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, 5848 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Psychol Aging 21:152-64. 2006..Although the results are limited by the cross-sectional methods used, they are consistent with the hypothesis that cardiovascular disease contributes to increased morbidity and mortality among lonely individuals...
- Autonomic tone and C-reactive protein: a prospective population-based studyPuneet Singh
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL, USA
Clin Auton Res 19:367-74. 2009..To examine the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between cardiac autonomic tone and serum CRP and to investigate potential causal links between these measures...
- Interventions to enhance breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment among racial and ethnic minority womenChristopher M Masi
The University of Chicago, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Med Care Res Rev 64:195S-242S. 2007..Additional support for these and other proven health care organization-based interventions appears justified and may be necessary to eliminate racial and ethnic breast cancer disparities...
- The effects of racial density and income incongruity on pregnancy outcomesKate E Pickett
Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Seebohm Rowntree Building, Room A TB 220, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK
Soc Sci Med 60:2229-38. 2005....