Lynne C Messer
Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
- The urban built environment and associations with women's psychosocial healthLynne C Messer
Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
J Urban Health 90:857-71. 2013..This study outlines specific neighborhood characteristics that are modifiable risk markers and therefore important targets for increased research and public health intervention. ..
- Conceptualizing neighborhood space: consistency and variation of associations for neighborhood factors and pregnancy health across multiple neighborhood unitsLynne C Messer
Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, Duke Global Health Institute, 2812 Erwin Rd, Suite 403, Durham NC 27705, USA
Health Place 18:805-13. 2012..Associations with neighborhood attributes were similar in effect size across geographies, but less precise as neighborhoods became smaller...
- The development of a health information exchange to enhance care and improve patient outcomes among HIV+ individuals in rural North CarolinaLynne C Messer
Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, United States
Int J Med Inform 81:e46-55. 2012..CHIC RHIO comprises one medical clinic and five AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) serving clients in eight rural counties...
- Assessing urban and rural neighborhood characteristics using audit and GIS data: derivation and reliability of constructsKelly R Evenson
Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:44. 2009..The purpose of this study was to derive constructs to describe neighborhoods using both primary (neighborhood audit) and secondary (geographic information systems) data...
- Black-white preterm birth disparity: a marker of inequalityLynne C Messer
Health Inequalities Program, Center for Health Policy, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
Ann Epidemiol 18:851-8. 2008..Herein we sought to analyze exposure to area-level PTB disparity and its association with individual-level PTB risk...
- Socioeconomic domains and associations with preterm birthLynne C Messer
Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Soc Sci Med 67:1247-57. 2008..These socioeconomic domains represent potential targets for intervention or policy efforts designed to improve maternal and child health and reduce health disparities...
- Urban-rural residence and the occurrence of cleft lip and cleft palate in Texas, 1999-2003Lynne C Messer
Center for Health Policy, Duke Global Health Institute, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Ann Epidemiol 20:32-9. 2010..The etiology of orofacial clefts is complex and relatively unknown. Variation in cleft lip with or without palate (CLP) and cleft palate alone (CP) was examined in Texas across urban-rural residence (1999 to 2003)...
- Effects of socioeconomic and racial residential segregation on preterm birth: a cautionary tale of structural confoundingLynne C Messer
Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Am J Epidemiol 171:664-73. 2010..The implications for statistical and public health inference, in the presence of no data, are considered...
- Prevalence and predictors of HIV-related stigma among institutional- and community-based caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children living in five less-wealthy countriesLynne C Messer
Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, 2812 Erwin Rd, Suite 403, Duke University Campus Box 90392, Durham, NC 27705, USA
BMC Public Health 10:504. 2010..In light of the paucity of this literature, this paper will describe HIV-related stigma among caregivers of OAC in five less wealthy nations...
- Invited commentary: the socioeconomic causes of adverse birth outcomesLynne C Messer
Center for Health Policy, Duke Global Health Institute, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Am J Epidemiol 172:135-7; discussion 138-9. 2010....
- The development of a standardized neighborhood deprivation indexLynne C Messer
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
J Urban Health 83:1041-62. 2006....
- Potentially traumatic experiences and sexual health among orphaned and separated adolescents in five low- and middle-income countriesChristine L Gray
a Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
AIDS Care 28:857-65. 2016..Orphans living in family-based care may also be particularly vulnerable to early sexual debut and unprotected sexual activity. ..
- A comparison of the wellbeing of orphans and abandoned children ages 6-12 in institutional and community-based care settings in 5 less wealthy nationsKathryn Whetten
Center for Health Policy, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
PLoS ONE 4:e8169. 2009..This analysis tests the hypothesis that institutional care for OAC aged 6-12 is associated with worse health and wellbeing than community residential care using conservative two-tail tests...
- Civic engagement among orphans and non-orphans in five low- and middle-income countriesChristine L Gray
Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, CB 7435, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599 7435, USA
Global Health 12:61. 2016..Understanding whether and how OSC are engaged in civic activities is important for community and world leaders who need to provide care for OSC and ensure their involvement in sustainable development...
- Neighborhood crime, deprivation, and preterm birthLynne C Messer
Departments of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Ann Epidemiol 16:455-62. 2006..Significant racial disparity in preterm birth (PTB; birth at <37 weeks' gestation) exists, poorly explained by Individual-level factors. This research explores whether neighborhood crime contributes to the racial disparity in PTB...
- Three-year change in the wellbeing of orphaned and separated children in institutional and family-based care settings in five low- and middle-income countriesKathryn Whetten
Center for Health Policy, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
PLoS ONE 9:e104872. 2014..With more than 2 million children living in group homes, or "institutions", worldwide, the extent to which institution-based caregiving negatively affects development and wellbeing is a central question for international policymakers...
- Associations between the quality of the residential built environment and pregnancy outcomes among women in North CarolinaMarie Lynn Miranda
Children s Environmental Health Initiative, School of Natural Resources and Environment and Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Environ Health Perspect 120:471-7. 2012..The built environment, a key component of environmental health, may be an important contributor to health disparities, particularly for reproductive health outcomes...
- Comparison of gestational age at birth based on last menstrual period and ultrasound during the first trimesterCaroline S Hoffman
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:587-96. 2008..Results indicate first trimester report of LMP reasonably approximates gestational age obtained from first trimester ultrasound, but the degree of discrepancy between estimates varies by important maternal characteristics...
- Invited commentary: Beyond the metrics for measuring neighborhood effectsLynne C Messer
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Am J Epidemiol 165:868-71; discussion 872-3. 2007..Clearly, Mujahid et al. have made progress in addressing how, and to a lesser extent what, to measure when researchers estimate neighborhood effects. But equally clearly, important work remains to be done...
- The Associations between Environmental Quality and Mortality in the Contiguous United States, 2000-2005Yun Jian
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education at the U S Environmental Protection Agency, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Environ Health Perspect . 2016..Assessing cumulative effects of the multiple environmental factors influencing mortality remains a challenging task...