NEERAJA BOYAPATI PETERSON

Summary

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Inadequate follow-up for abnormal Pap smears in an urban population
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Women s Health Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Evans Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 95:825-32. 2003
  2. pmc Childbearing recency and modifiers of premenopausal breast cancer risk
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Suite 6108, Medical Center East, North Tower, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:3284-7. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Computer and internet use in a community health clinic population
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Center for Health Services Research, Division of General Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 8300, USA
    Med Decis Making 29:202-6. 2009
  4. pmc Papanicolaou testing among women in the southern United States
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 8300, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:939-46. 2008
  5. pmc Association of COMT haplotypes and breast cancer risk in caucasian women
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Suite 6108 Medical Center East, North Tower, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Anticancer Res 30:217-20. 2010
  6. pmc The influence of health literacy on colorectal cancer screening knowledge, beliefs and behavior
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Center for Health Services Research, Division of General Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 99:1105-12. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening among men and women in the United States
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Center for Health Services Research, Division of General Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 8300, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:57-65. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and ovarian cancer risk in a population-based case-control study
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Center for Health Services Research, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Int J Cancer 119:2423-7. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Relation of anthropometric measurements to ovarian cancer risk in a population-based case-control study (United States)
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Medical Center East, Suite 6000, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:459-67. 2006
  10. pmc Faculty self-reported experience with racial and ethnic discrimination in academic medicine
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Center for Health Services Research, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Suite 6000 Medical Center East, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:259-65. 2004

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. pmc Inadequate follow-up for abnormal Pap smears in an urban population
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Women s Health Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Evans Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 95:825-32. 2003
    ..To determine the factors associated with inadequate follow-up for abnormal Pap smears among a cohort of Boston women from urban academic clinics...
  2. pmc Childbearing recency and modifiers of premenopausal breast cancer risk
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Suite 6108, Medical Center East, North Tower, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:3284-7. 2008
    ..90-2.04), adjusting for age and known breast cancer risk factors (Ptrend = 0.14). We did not find a significant interaction with breast-feeding (Pinteraction = 0.30) or pregnancy weight gain (Pinteraction = 0.09)...
  3. doi request reprint Computer and internet use in a community health clinic population
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Center for Health Services Research, Division of General Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 8300, USA
    Med Decis Making 29:202-6. 2009
    ..To determine if patients from a community health clinic have access to computers and/or the Internet and if they believe a computer is useful in their medical care...
  4. pmc Papanicolaou testing among women in the southern United States
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 8300, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:939-46. 2008
    ..We examined Pap testing among southern women, mostly of low income and educational status, to determine if rates were similar to those reported nationally and to examine which factors were related to receipt of Pap tests...
  5. pmc Association of COMT haplotypes and breast cancer risk in caucasian women
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Suite 6108 Medical Center East, North Tower, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Anticancer Res 30:217-20. 2010
    ..These results suggest that genetic variation in COMT has no significant association with breast cancer risk among Caucasian women...
  6. pmc The influence of health literacy on colorectal cancer screening knowledge, beliefs and behavior
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Center for Health Services Research, Division of General Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 99:1105-12. 2007
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  7. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening among men and women in the United States
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Center for Health Services Research, Division of General Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 8300, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:57-65. 2007
    ..A few previous studies have shown that men were more likely than women to be screened for colorectal cancer (CRC)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and ovarian cancer risk in a population-based case-control study
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Center for Health Services Research, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Int J Cancer 119:2423-7. 2006
    ..30), though results for other subtypes were based on sparse data and results were imprecise. In this study, neither total alcohol consumption as a young adult nor recently was associated with an increase in the risk of ovarian cancer...
  9. ncbi request reprint Relation of anthropometric measurements to ovarian cancer risk in a population-based case-control study (United States)
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Medical Center East, Suite 6000, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:459-67. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between anthropometric measures and ovarian cancer by menopausal status...
  10. pmc Faculty self-reported experience with racial and ethnic discrimination in academic medicine
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Center for Health Services Research, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Suite 6000 Medical Center East, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:259-65. 2004
    ..Despite the need to recruit and retain minority faculty in academic medicine, little is known about the experiences of minority faculty, in particular their self-reported experience of racial and ethnic discrimination at their institutions...
  11. pmc Early initiation of colorectal cancer screening in individuals with affected first-degree relatives
    Harvey J Murff
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:121-6. 2007
    ..Several guidelines recommend initiating colorectal cancer screening at age 40 for individuals with affected first-degree relatives, yet little evidence exists describing how often these individuals receive screening procedures...
  12. ncbi request reprint Mammography use in the Southern Community Cohort Study (United States)
    Yong Cui
    Department of Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:102-17. 2007
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  13. pmc Extracting timing and status descriptors for colonoscopy testing from electronic medical records
    Joshua C Denny
    Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 17:383-8. 2010
    ..Further investigations must validate extension of NLP approaches for other types of CRC screening applications...
  14. pmc Evaluation of a method to identify and categorize section headers in clinical documents
    Joshua C Denny
    Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt UniversitySchool of Medicine, Eskind Biomedical Library, Room 442, 2209 Garland Ave, Nashville TN 37232, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:806-15. 2009
    ..quot; The authors designed and evaluated an algorithm ("SecTag") to identify both labeled and unlabeled (implied) note section headers in "history and physical examination" documents ("H&P notes")...
  15. pmc Colonoscopy screening in African Americans and Whites with affected first-degree relatives
    Harvey J Murff
    Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Nashville, TN 37203 1738, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:625-31. 2008
    ..Racial differences in colon cancer mortality could be related to variations in screening of increased-risk individuals...
  16. pmc Patient numeracy, perceptions of provider communication, and colorectal cancer screening utilization
    Philip J Ciampa
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University, 2525 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN37203 1738, USA
    J Health Commun 15:157-68. 2010
    ..For individuals with low subjective numeracy, perceiving high quality communication offset the association between low numeracy and underutilization of CRC screening...
  17. pmc Polymorphisms in tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases-2 and -3 and breast cancer susceptibility and survival
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Int J Cancer 125:844-50. 2009
    ..Genetic variation in the TIMP-2 and TIMP-3 genes may contribute to individual differences in breast cancer susceptibility and survival...
  18. ncbi request reprint Impact of patient age on family cancer history
    Harvey J Murff
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Genet Med 8:438-42. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to calculate the age-specific proportion of individuals reporting positive family histories for colon, breast, and prostate cancer...

Research Grants4

  1. Identifying Receipt of Colorectal Cancer Screening
    NEERAJA PETERSON; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We hypothesize that KMCI will perform better than an automated review of billing records in detecting receipt of CRC screening, and will provide richer, contextual information regarding the screening tests. ..
  2. Matrix Metalloproteinase Gene Polymorphisms and Breast Cancer Risk and Survival
    NEERAJA PETERSON; Fiscal Year: 2007
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