Robert S Levine

Summary

Affiliation: Morehouse School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Rural-urban differences in breast cancer screening among African American women
    Baqar A Husaini
    Center for Health Research, Tennessee State University in Nashville, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:1-10. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Descriptive and analytic epidemiologic studies to identify modifiable determinants of disparities in mortality rates between Blacks and Whites
    Robert S Levine
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30310, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:280-3. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Seatbelt law enforcement and motor vehicle crash fatalities among blacks and whites in Louisiana and Mississippi
    Robert S Levine
    National Center for Primary Care, Department of Community Medicine Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 33010, USA
    South Med J 99:143-8. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint HEDIS prevention performance indicators, prevention quality assessment and Healthy People 2010
    Robert S Levine
    Dept of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:64-82. 2005
  5. pmc Black-White mortality from HIV in the United States before and after introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy in 1996
    Robert S Levine
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37205, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1884-92. 2007
  6. pmc Increased Black-White disparities in mortality after the introduction of lifesaving innovations: a possible consequence of US federal laws
    Robert S Levine
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37205, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:2176-84. 2010
  7. pmc Short-term trends in heart failure-related hospitalizations in a high-risk state
    Uchechukwu K A Sampson
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    South Med J 106:147-54. 2013
  8. pmc Race, sex, and age differences in heart failure-related hospitalizations in a southern state: implications for prevention
    Baqar A Husaini
    Center for Health Research, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 4:161-9. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Seat belt law enforcement and racial disparities in seat belt use
    Nathaniel C Briggs
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:135-41. 2006
  10. pmc Occupational risk factors for selected cancers among African American and White men in the United States
    Nathaniel C Briggs
    Department of Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1748-52. 2003

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint Rural-urban differences in breast cancer screening among African American women
    Baqar A Husaini
    Center for Health Research, Tennessee State University in Nashville, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:1-10. 2005
    ..The results of this study demonstrate that an inexpensive church-based educational program was equally effective in both rural and urban Tennessee for increasing mammography rates among African American women...
  2. ncbi request reprint Descriptive and analytic epidemiologic studies to identify modifiable determinants of disparities in mortality rates between Blacks and Whites
    Robert S Levine
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30310, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:280-3. 2007
    ..In contrast, descriptive studies of variations in racial mortality trends across comparable geographic areas might lead to the formulation of hypotheses for testing in analytical epidemiologic studies to identify modifiable determinants...
  3. ncbi request reprint Seatbelt law enforcement and motor vehicle crash fatalities among blacks and whites in Louisiana and Mississippi
    Robert S Levine
    National Center for Primary Care, Department of Community Medicine Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 33010, USA
    South Med J 99:143-8. 2006
    ..Seatbelt laws save lives. Primary enforcement (allowing citations solely for seatbelt nonuse) is a more effective means of saving lives, yet seven southern states have no primary laws, due in part to concern about racial profiling...
  4. ncbi request reprint HEDIS prevention performance indicators, prevention quality assessment and Healthy People 2010
    Robert S Levine
    Dept of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:64-82. 2005
    ..S. health care expenditures...
  5. pmc Black-White mortality from HIV in the United States before and after introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy in 1996
    Robert S Levine
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37205, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1884-92. 2007
    ..We sought to describe Black-White differences in HIV disease mortality before and after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART)...
  6. pmc Increased Black-White disparities in mortality after the introduction of lifesaving innovations: a possible consequence of US federal laws
    Robert S Levine
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37205, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:2176-84. 2010
    ..We explored whether the introduction of 3 lifesaving innovations introduced between 1989 and 1996 increased, decreased, or had no effect on disparities in Black-White mortality in the United States through 2006...
  7. pmc Short-term trends in heart failure-related hospitalizations in a high-risk state
    Uchechukwu K A Sampson
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    South Med J 106:147-54. 2013
    ..We sought to determine whether there are signs of improvement in the rates of heart failure (HF) hospitalizations given the recent reports of improvement in national trends...
  8. pmc Race, sex, and age differences in heart failure-related hospitalizations in a southern state: implications for prevention
    Baqar A Husaini
    Center for Health Research, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 4:161-9. 2011
    ..Because heart failure (HF) is the final common pathway for most heart diseases, we examined its 10-year prevalence trend by race, sex, and age in Tennessee...
  9. ncbi request reprint Seat belt law enforcement and racial disparities in seat belt use
    Nathaniel C Briggs
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:135-41. 2006
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  10. pmc Occupational risk factors for selected cancers among African American and White men in the United States
    Nathaniel C Briggs
    Department of Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1748-52. 2003
    ..This study examined occupational risks for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and soft-tissue sarcoma among African American and White men...
  11. doi request reprint Improving seat belt use among teen drivers: findings from a service-learning approach
    Irwin A Goldzweig
    Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 59:71-5. 2013
    ..Service-learning has been identified as an important component of public health interventions to improve health behavior...
  12. doi request reprint Predictors of new screening for African American men participating in a prostate cancer educational program
    Janice S Emerson
    Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Cancer Educ 24:341-5. 2009
    ..African American (AA) men continue to have a greater than twofold risk of dying from prostate cancer compared to Whites...
  13. pmc United States counties with low black male mortality rates
    Robert S Levine
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, USA
    Am J Med 126:76-80. 2013
    ..We describe the characteristics of US counties with low non-Hispanic Black or African American male mortality (ages 25-64 years, 1999-2007)...
  14. ncbi request reprint A church-based program on prostate cancer screening for African American men: reducing health disparities
    Baqar A Husaini
    Center for Health Research, Tennessee State University, 3500 John Merritt Blvd, PO Box 9580, Nashville, TN 37209 1561, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:S2-179-84. 2008
    ..African American men have a significantly higher incidence of prostate cancer, are diagnosed at younger ages and more advanced stages, and have higher mortality rates from prostate cancer than do White men...
  15. doi request reprint Demographic and geographic variations in breast cancer mortality among U.S. Hispanics
    Maria C Mejia de Grubb
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, 1005 Dr D B Todd, Jr Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 24:140-52. 2013
    ..Analytic epidemiologic studies might explain social, cultural, and other reasons for the observed geographic variations. Such studies, in turn, could support a stronger theoretical basis for public health policy...
  16. doi request reprint Black-white disparities in elderly breast cancer mortality before and after implementation of Medicare benefits for screening mammography
    Robert S Levine
    Department of Family and Community Medicine at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:103-34. 2008
    ..Medicare implemented reimbursement for screening mammography in 1991...
  17. doi request reprint Use of Six Sigma for eliminating missed opportunities for prevention services
    Lisaann S Gittner
    Political Science and Public Administration, Texas Tech University, Lubbock Dr Gittner Center for Prevention Research, Tennessee State University, Nashville Drs Husaini and Emerson Division of Epidemiology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee Dr Hull Department of Family and Community Medicine Dr Levine, Department of Pediatric Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee Dr Tropez Sims Department of Health Services Management and Policy, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City Dr Reece and Baylor University, Houston, Texas Dr Zoorob
    J Nurs Care Qual 30:254-60. 2015
    ..3% in the community clinic. Preventative services can be enhanced to Six Sigma quality when the nurse executive and medical staff agree on a single standard of nursing care executed via standing orders. ..
  18. doi request reprint Challenges and strategies in serving the uninsured in Nashville, Tennessee
    Janice S Emerson
    The Center for Prevention Research, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 35:323-34. 2012
    ..The most commonly cited successful coping strategies for clinics were networking and partnering. [corrected]...
  19. pmc Firearms, youth homicide, and public health
    Robert S Levine
    Meharry Medical College, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Nashville, TN 37205, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:7-19. 2012
    ..More refined epidemiologic theories as well as traditional public health methods are needed if the U.S. aims to reduce disparate Black-White youth homicide rates...
  20. ncbi request reprint The Fatality Analysis Reporting System as a tool for investigating racial and ethnic determinants of motor vehicle crash fatalities
    Nathaniel C Briggs
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College, 1005 DB Todd Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37208 3599, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 37:641-9. 2005
    ..Our findings indicate that FARS has become a valuable resource for population-based studies of motor vehicle crash mortality disparities that exist among racial and ethnic subpopulations in the United States...
  21. doi request reprint Driver and passenger seatbelt use among U.S. high school students
    Nathaniel C Briggs
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee 37208 3599, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:224-9. 2008
    ..Although seatbelts can reduce crash mortality by 50% or more, little is known about the differences in driver-versus-passenger seatbelt use among teens...
  22. pmc Diabetes, depression, and healthcare utilization among African Americans in primary care
    Baqar A Husaini
    Center for Health Research, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209 1561, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 96:476-84. 2004
    ..This study tested for an association between diabetes and depressive symptoms and assessed the effect of co-occurring diabetes and depressive symptoms on healthcare utilization outcomes among African-American patients...
  23. pmc Mammography Screening Among the Elderly: A Research Challenge
    Maureen Sanderson
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn Electronic address
    Am J Med 128:1362.e7-14. 2015
    ..Randomized trials demonstrate clear benefits of mammography screening in women through age 74 years. We explored age- and race-specific rates of mammography screening and breast cancer mortality among women aged 69 to 84 years...
  24. pmc Tuskegee redux: evolution of legal mandates for human experimentation
    Robert S Levine
    Meharry Medical College, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 1005 Dr David B Todd Jr Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:104-25. 2012
    ..African Americans and other vulnerable populations may thereby face excess risks-not only from cancer, but also from motor vehicle crashes, firearm assault, end stage renal disease, and other problems-with PHS workers as silent partners...
  25. doi request reprint TennCare disenrollment and avoidable hospital visits in Davidson County, Tennessee
    Janice S Emerson
    Center for Prevention Research, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:425-45. 2012
    ..Therefore, the TennCare disenrollment was associated with increased likelihood of uninsured ACSC non-admitted ER visits and greater financial losses for Davidson County hospitals during this time period...
  26. pmc Paths to success: optimal and equitable health outcomes for all
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:7-19. 2012
    ..We propose ten specific steps to follow on a health equity path toward optimal and equitable health outcomes for all Americans...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and risk of Hodgkin's disease: a population-based case-control study
    Nathaniel C Briggs
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208 3599, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:1011-20. 2002
    ..In contrast to findings from previous studies, these data suggest that smoking is an important preventable risk factor for Hodgkin's disease...
  28. pmc Social determinants and the classification of disease: descriptive epidemiology of selected socially mediated disease constellations
    Robert S Levine
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e110271. 2014
    ..Most major diseases have important social determinants. In this context, classification of disease based on etiologic or anatomic criteria may be neither mutually exclusive nor optimal...
  29. pmc Work-related knee injuries treated in US emergency departments
    Zhiqiang Chen
    Division of Preventive and Occupational Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Nashville, Tenn, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:1091-9. 2013
    ..To characterize work-related knee injuries treated in US emergency departments (EDs)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Parenting style and perceptions of children's weight among US Hispanics: a qualitative analysis
    Maria C Mejia de Grubb
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 3701 Kirby Dr, Suite 600 MS BCM700, Houston, TX 77098, USA
    Health Promot Int . 2016
    ..Parental perceptions of their children's weight and healthy lifestyle choices are of potential public health importance since they could affect parental participation in preventive interventions...
  31. pmc Paths to health equity: Local area variation in progress toward eliminating breast cancer mortality disparities, 1990-2009
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
    Cancer 121:2765-74. 2015
    ..US breast cancer deaths have been declining since 1989, but African American women are still more likely than white women to die of breast cancer. Black/white disparities in breast cancer mortality rate ratios have actually been increasing...
  32. doi request reprint Geographic variations in percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass graft surgery among Tennessee elders
    Barbara J Kilbourne
    Department of Family, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, USA
    South Med J 104:389-96. 2011
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint The influence of religiosity on depression among low-income people with diabetes
    Barbara Kilbourne
    Department of Sociology and Social Work, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209, USA
    Health Soc Work 34:137-47. 2009
    ..The analyses suggest that religious resources increase psychological resiliency among those managing the chronic stress of diabetes. Pedagogical and practice implications are discussed...
  34. ncbi request reprint Wine drinking and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma among men in the United States: a population-based case-control study
    Nathaniel C Briggs
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:454-62. 2002
    ..3 (95% confidence interval: 0.1, 0.8), respectively (p for trend = 0.004). No associations were evident for beer or spirits. These data show that consumption of wine, but not of beer or spirits, is associated with a reduced NHL risk...
  35. pmc Triangulating on success: innovation, public health, medical care, and cause-specific US mortality rates over a half century (1950-2000)
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:S95-104. 2010
    ..Our nation's health success stories are consistent with a triangulation model of innovation plus public health plus medical care, even when the 3 sectors have worked more in parallel than in partnership...
  36. pmc Protection of racial/ethnic minority populations during an influenza pandemic
    Sonja S Hutchins
    Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Office of the Chief of Public Health Practice, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Mailstop E 67, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S261-70. 2009
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Risk factors and their effects on the dynamic process of smoking relapse among veteran smokers
    Yong Cui
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Behav Res Ther 44:967-81. 2006
    ..The information will be useful in targeting veteran smokers who are at high risk for relapse, choosing the optimal time for post-cessation services, and developing strategies accordingly...
  38. ncbi request reprint An empirical study of the use of living versus deceased study subjects: associations with liver cancer in the selected cancers study
    H Irene Hall
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention NCCDPHP DCPC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 12:15-20. 2002
    ..In case-control studies, the issue of whether living or deceased controls should be used for deceased cases has been controversial...
  39. ncbi request reprint Explaining race differences in mortality among the Tennessee Medicare elderly: the role of physician services
    Darren E Sherkat
    Department of Sociology, Southern Ilinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:50-63. 2005
    ..Further, race differences in the use of physician services were substantially responsible for race disparities in mortality associated with particular forms of morbidity...
  40. ncbi request reprint The relationship between menstrual factors and breast cancer according to estrogen receptor status of tumor: a case-control study in African-American women
    Kangmin Zhu
    Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033 0855, USA
    Ethn Dis 12:S3-23-9. 2002
    ..This case-control study aimed to examine such a relationship according to ER status of breast cancer in African-American women...
  41. ncbi request reprint Learning how to reduce death rates in African American communities
    Robert S Levine
    Ethn Dis 17:416. 2007
  42. ncbi request reprint Serum selenium and the risk of cervical cancer among women in the United States
    Frances E Thompson
    National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Applied Research Program, Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch, EPN 4016, 6130 Executive Blvd, MSC 7344, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 13:517-26. 2002
    ..To explore the relationship between serum selenium and cervical cancer...
  43. ncbi request reprint An intervention study on screening for breast cancer among single African-American women aged 65 and older
    Kangmin Zhu
    Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey 17033, USA
    Prev Med 34:536-45. 2002
    ..Older African-American women with single marital status are least likely to use screening procedures. This study aimed to evaluate a breast screening intervention program conducted in this population...