Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
- Comparing GIS-based measures in access to mammography and their validity in predicting neighborhood risk of late-stage breast cancerMin Lian
Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, United States of America
PLoS ONE 7:e43000. 2012..Studies using different Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-based measures reported inconsistent findings...
- Geographic variation in colorectal cancer survival and the role of small-area socioeconomic deprivation: a multilevel survival analysis of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study CohortMin Lian
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Am J Epidemiol 174:828-38. 2011..In future studies, investigators should evaluate other neighborhood characteristics to help explain geographic heterogeneity in CRC survival. Such research could facilitate interventions for reducing geographic disparity in CRC survival...
- Geographic variation and effect of area-level poverty rate on colorectal cancer screeningMin Lian
Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, St, Louis, Missouri, USA
BMC Public Health 8:358. 2008..It is unclear if CRC screening varies geographically, if area-level poverty rate affects CRC screening, and if individual-level characteristics mediate the area-level effects on CRC screening...
- Temporal trends in area socioeconomic disparities in breast-cancer incidence and mortality, 1988-2005Mario Schootman
Division of Health Behavior Research, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Box 8504, 4444 Forest Park Avenue, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
Breast Cancer Res Treat 122:533-43. 2010..Efforts to target counties aimed at increasing breast-cancer screening based on their level of deprivation will not likely be beneficial...
- The role of poverty rate and racial distribution in the geographic clustering of breast cancer survival among older women: a geographic and multilevel analysisMario Schootman
Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Health Behavior Research, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, USA
Am J Epidemiol 169:554-61. 2009..Interventions to reduce late-stage breast cancer, focusing on areas of high poverty and targeting African Americans, may reduce disparities in breast cancer survival in the Detroit and Atlanta areas...
- Temporal trends in geographic disparities in small-area breast cancer incidence and mortality, 1988 to 2005Mario Schootman
Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Health Behavior Research, Box 8504, 4444 Forest Park Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:1122-31. 2010..A goal of Healthy People 2010 was to reduce health disparities. We determined the extent of reductions in geographic disparities in five breast cancer screening indicators...
- Racial and geographic differences in mammography screening in St. Louis City: a multilevel studyMin Lian
Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
J Urban Health 85:677-92. 2008..These findings suggest that there may be a greater need for increasing mammography use among white women, especially in the historic cluster area of late-stage breast cancer in St. Louis...
- Temporal trends in geographic disparities in small-area-level colorectal cancer incidence and mortality in the United StatesMario Schootman
Department of Medicine, Division of Health Behavior Research, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, USA
Cancer Causes Control 22:1173-81. 2011....
- Metal emissions and urban incident Parkinson disease: a community health study of Medicare beneficiaries by using geographic information systemsAllison W Willis
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Washington University, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8111, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
Am J Epidemiol 172:1357-63. 2010..1, 95% CI: 0.94, 1.31). Urban Parkinson disease incidence is greater in counties with high reported industrial release of copper or manganese. Environmental exposure to metals may be a risk factor for Parkinson disease in urban areas...
- Area-level poverty and preterm birth risk: a population-based multilevel analysisEmily A DeFranco
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St, Louis, Missouri, USA
BMC Public Health 8:316. 2008..To accomplish this, we used a multilevel logistic regression approach to account for multiple co-existent individual-level variables and county-level poverty rate...
- Area-level poverty is associated with greater risk of ambulatory-care-sensitive hospitalizations in older breast cancer survivorsMario Schootman
Department of Medicine, Division of Health Bhavioral Research, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63108, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2180-7. 2008..To estimate the frequency of ambulatory care-sensitive hospitalizations (ACSHs) and to compare the risk of ACSH in breast cancer survivors living in high-poverty with that of those in low-poverty areas...
- Using geographic information systems and spatial and space-time scan statistics for a population-based risk analysis of the 2002 equine West Nile epidemic in six contiguous regions of TexasMin Lian
Division of Modeling and Geographic Information Systems, Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University TTU Health Sciences Center, Box 41163 Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
Int J Health Geogr 6:42. 2007....
- Surveillance mammography and the risk of death among elderly breast cancer patientsMario Schootman
Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, 63108, USA
Breast Cancer Res Treat 111:489-96. 2008..To examine the benefits of mammography for elderly breast cancer survivors in community settings...
- Geographic and ethnic variation in Parkinson disease: a population-based study of US Medicare beneficiariesAllison Wright Willis
Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8111, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
Neuroepidemiology 34:143-51. 2010..Parkinson disease is a common neurodegenerative disease. The racial, sex, age, and geographic distributions of Parkinson disease in the US are unknown...