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..abstract:..
- 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...
- 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...
- 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)...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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....
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...