Ken R Smith

Summary

Affiliation: University of Utah
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Survival of offspring who experience early parental death: early life conditions and later-life mortality
    Ken R Smith
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies and Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, 675 Arapeen Suite 200, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 119:180-90. 2014
  2. pmc BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations and female fertility
    Ken R Smith
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 25:207-13. 2013
  3. pmc Effects of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations on female fertility
    Ken R Smith
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, 225 South 1400 East Alfred Emery Building 228, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1389-95. 2012
  4. pmc Familial aggregation of survival and late female reproduction
    Ken R Smith
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 84112, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:740-4. 2009
  5. pmc Effects of childhood and middle-adulthood family conditions on later-life mortality: evidence from the Utah Population Database, 1850-2002
    Ken R Smith
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
    Soc Sci Med 68:1649-58. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Walkability and body mass index density, design, and new diversity measures
    Ken R Smith
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, 225 S 1400 E RM 228, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT 84112 0080, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:237-44. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Fertility intentions following testing for a BRCA1 gene mutation
    Ken R Smith
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:733-40. 2004
  8. pmc Re-visiting the relationship between neighbourhood environment and BMI: an instrumental variables approach to correcting for residential selection bias
    Cathleen D Zick
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, 225 South 1400 East, Room 220, 84112, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:27. 2013
  9. pmc Running to the store? The relationship between neighborhood environments and the risk of obesity
    Cathleen D Zick
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Soc Sci Med 69:1493-500. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Moderate to vigorous physical activity and weight outcomes: does every minute count?
    Jessie X Fan
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, 225 South 1400 East, AEB 228, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0080, USA
    Am J Health Promot 28:41-9. 2013

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Publications72

  1. pmc Survival of offspring who experience early parental death: early life conditions and later-life mortality
    Ken R Smith
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies and Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, 675 Arapeen Suite 200, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 119:180-90. 2014
    ..No beneficial effects of the surviving parent's remarriage were detected. Overall, we show the persistence of the effects of early life loss on later-life mortality and indicate the difficulties in addressing challenges at young ages. ..
  2. pmc BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations and female fertility
    Ken R Smith
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 25:207-13. 2013
    ..To review recent publications examining BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations and their relationship with female fertility...
  3. pmc Effects of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations on female fertility
    Ken R Smith
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, 225 South 1400 East Alfred Emery Building 228, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1389-95. 2012
    ..Our findings suggest the need to re-examine the wider role played by BRCA1/2 mutations. Elevated fertility of female mutation carriers indicates that they are more fecund despite their elevated post-reproductive mortality risks...
  4. pmc Familial aggregation of survival and late female reproduction
    Ken R Smith
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 84112, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:740-4. 2009
    ..These results support the hypothesis that late female fertility and slow somatic aging may be promoted by the same genetic variants...
  5. pmc Effects of childhood and middle-adulthood family conditions on later-life mortality: evidence from the Utah Population Database, 1850-2002
    Ken R Smith
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
    Soc Sci Med 68:1649-58. 2009
    ..Our measures of familial aggregation of longevity were large and suggest an alternative view of early-life conditions...
  6. doi request reprint Walkability and body mass index density, design, and new diversity measures
    Ken R Smith
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, 225 S 1400 E RM 228, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT 84112 0080, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:237-44. 2008
    ..S. have increased interest in community designs that encourage healthy weight. This study relates neighborhood walkability-density, pedestrian-friendly design, and two novel measures of land-use diversity-to residents' excess weight...
  7. ncbi request reprint Fertility intentions following testing for a BRCA1 gene mutation
    Ken R Smith
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:733-40. 2004
    ..To test whether fertility intentions differed among persons who tested positive, tested negative, or did not know their genetic status for a mutation of the BRCA1 gene...
  8. pmc Re-visiting the relationship between neighbourhood environment and BMI: an instrumental variables approach to correcting for residential selection bias
    Cathleen D Zick
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, 225 South 1400 East, Room 220, 84112, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:27. 2013
    ..In cross-sectional studies, non-random residential selection impedes researchers' ability to conclude that neighbourhood environments cause these outcomes...
  9. pmc Running to the store? The relationship between neighborhood environments and the risk of obesity
    Cathleen D Zick
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Soc Sci Med 69:1493-500. 2009
    ..Finally, multiple food options within a neighborhood reduce BMI/obesity risk, relative to no food options, for individuals living in either low-income or non-low neighborhoods...
  10. doi request reprint Moderate to vigorous physical activity and weight outcomes: does every minute count?
    Jessie X Fan
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, 225 South 1400 East, AEB 228, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0080, USA
    Am J Health Promot 28:41-9. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to test if moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in less than the recommended ≥10-minute bouts related to weight outcomes...
  11. pmc Neighborhood design for walking and biking: physical activity and body mass index
    Barbara B Brown
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0080, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:231-8. 2013
    ..Neighborhood designs often relate to physical activity and to BMI...
  12. pmc Mixed land use and walkability: Variations in land use measures and relationships with BMI, overweight, and obesity
    Barbara B Brown
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, 225 S 1400 E RM 228, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0080, USA
    Health Place 15:1130-41. 2009
    ..Thus the presence of walkable land uses, rather than their equal mixture, relates to healthy weight...
  13. ncbi request reprint Physical activity during the transition from adolescence to adulthood
    Cathleen D Zick
    Dept of Family and Consumer Studies and Institute for Public and International Affairs, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    J Phys Act Health 4:125-37. 2007
    ..We examine how age, life course roles, and contextual variables relate to both the composition and the overall level of physical activity in late adolescence and early adulthood...
  14. ncbi request reprint Fertility and post-reproductive longevity
    Ken R Smith
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, 225 South 1400 East, Rm 228, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA
    Soc Biol 49:185-205. 2002
    ..We find some support for predictions based on evolutionary principles, but we also find evidence that implicates a role for shared marital environments...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effects of spouses on distress experienced by BRCA1 mutation carriers over time
    Jean E Wylie
    Resource for Genetic and Epidemiologic Research, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 84132, USA
    Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 119:35-44. 2003
    ..These findings are an important addition to the literature and will augment clinicians' ability to identify individuals potentially at risk for negative responses to adverse genetic test results...
  16. doi request reprint Are you what your mother weighs? Evaluating the impact of maternal weight trajectories on youth overweight
    Lori Kowaleski-Jones
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112 0080, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:680-6. 2010
    ..Maternal weight histories offer additional insights about the youth's home environment that are associated with the risk of a youth being overweight...
  17. pmc Twinning in humans: maternal heterogeneity in reproduction and survival
    Shannen L Robson
    Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 278:3755-61. 2011
    ..From the largest historical sample of twinning mothers yet published, we conclude that bearing twins is more likely for those with a robust phenotype and is a useful index of maternal heterogeneity...
  18. ncbi request reprint A Complete Street Intervention for Walking to Transit, Non-Transit Walking, and Bicycling: A Quasi-Experimental Demonstration of Increased Use
    Barbara B Brown
    1 Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    J Phys Act Health . 2016
    ..Complete streets require evaluation to determine if they encourage active transportation...
  19. doi request reprint Cancer risk in first- and second-degree relatives of men with poor semen quality
    Ross E Anderson
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Electronic address
    Fertil Steril 106:731-8. 2016
    ..To further characterize the association of male infertility with health risks by evaluating semen quality and cancer risk in family members...
  20. pmc Familial risk of childhood cancer and tumors in the Li-Fraumeni spectrum in the Utah Population Database: implications for genetic evaluation in pediatric practice
    Karen Curtin
    Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    Int J Cancer 133:2444-53. 2013
    ..We encourage the collection of a family medical history that is routinely updated for all pediatric cancer patients, and that families with early-onset adult cancers or clusters of several cancers are referred for genetic counseling...
  21. doi request reprint Marital fertility and income: moderating effects of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints religion in Utah
    Joseph B Stanford
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, UT, USA
    J Biosoc Sci 45:239-48. 2013
    ..The LDS religion's pronatalist stance probably encourages childbearing among those with higher income...
  22. pmc Harvesting more than vegetables: the potential weight control benefits of community gardening
    Cathleen D Zick
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:1110-5. 2013
    ..We examined the association of participation in community gardening with healthy body weight...
  23. ncbi request reprint Genetic testing for a BRCA1 mutation: prophylactic surgery and screening behavior in women 2 years post testing
    Jeffrey R Botkin
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 118:201-9. 2003
    ..Oophorectomy was obtained by a large proportion of carrier women in contrast to mastectomy which was not utilized within the first 2 years following testing...
  24. ncbi request reprint Communication analysis of BRCA1 genetic counseling
    Lee Ellington
    University of Utah College of Nursing, 10 S 2000 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 5880, USA
    J Genet Couns 14:377-86. 2005
    ..We found that participant gender, presence of a client companion, and counselor identity influence session communication...
  25. ncbi request reprint Association between telomere length in blood and mortality in people aged 60 years or older
    Richard M Cawthon
    Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Lancet 361:393-5. 2003
    ..0079), and an 8.54-fold higher mortality rate from infectious disease (1.52-47.9, p=0.015). These results lend support to the hypothesis that telomere shortening in human beings contributes to mortality in many age-related diseases...
  26. ncbi request reprint Double impact: what sibling data can tell us about the long-term negative effects of parental divorce
    Nicholas H Wolfinger
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84112 0080, USA
    Soc Biol 50:58-76. 2003
    ..These findings were unchanged when controlling for a number of differences both between and within sibships. Also, the negative effects of parental divorce largely do not vary according to respondent characteristics...
  27. ncbi request reprint Familial effects of BRCA1 genetic mutation testing: changes in perceived family functioning
    Antoinette M Stroup
    Utah Cancer Registry, Suite 106B, 650 Komas Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:135-41. 2007
    ..In fact, it is other life circumstances that exist at the time of the genetic testing process that seem to influence the degree to which families adjust to the experience and test results...
  28. pmc Longevity and correlated frailty in multigenerational families
    Gilda Garibotti
    Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:1253-61. 2006
    ..143 and 0.186, respectively. Through simulations, we also show a greater reduction in the bias of parameter estimates for fixed covariates through the use of the correlated frailty model...
  29. pmc Risk of childhood mortality in family members of men with poor semen quality
    Heidi A Hanson
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Hum Reprod . 2016
    ..What is the familial childhood mortality in first-degree (FDR) and second-degree relatives (SDR) of patients undergoing semen analysis (SA)?..
  30. pmc Environmental, behavioral, and psychological predictors of transit ridership: Evidence from a community intervention
    Barbara B Brown
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, 225 S 1400 E RM 228, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    J Environ Psychol 46:188-196. 2016
    ..Thus, place attachment, along with physical and health conditions, may be important predictors and promoters of transit use...
  31. pmc Geographic scale matters in detecting the relationship between neighbourhood food environments and obesity risk: an analysis of driver license records in Salt Lake County, Utah
    Jessie X Fan
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    BMJ Open 4:e005458. 2014
    ..The purpose of this paper was to examine how various neighbourhood geographic scales affected the estimated relationship between food environments and obesity risk...
  32. pmc A genome-wide study replicates linkage of 3p22-24 to extreme longevity in humans and identifies possible additional loci
    Richard A Kerber
    Department of Oncological Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e34746. 2012
    ..Although there is abundant evidence that human longevity is heritable, efforts to map loci responsible for variation in human lifespan have had limited success...
  33. ncbi request reprint Historical trends of survival among widows and widowers
    Geraldine P Mineau
    Department of Oncological Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84112 5550, USA
    Soc Sci Med 54:245-54. 2002
    ....
  34. pmc Evaluating the attractiveness of a new light rail extension: Testing simple change and displacement change hypotheses
    Carol M Werner
    Department of Psychology, University of Utah, 380 S 1530 E, Salt Lake City 84112, UT, USA
    Transp Policy (Oxf) 45:15-23. 2016
    ....
  35. pmc Changes in bicycling over time associated with a new bike lane: relations with kilocalories energy expenditure and body mass index
    Barbara B Brown
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, 225 S 1400 E RM 228, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Transp Health 3:357-365. 2016
    ..These results suggest that cycling is healthy, but that sustaining rates of cycling will be an important goal for future policy and research...
  36. pmc All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality After Hypertensive Disease of Pregnancy
    Lauren H Theilen
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, the Departments of Family and Consumer Studies and Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, the Women and Newborns Clinical Program, Intermountain Healthcare, and the Kem C Gardner Policy Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Obstet Gynecol 128:238-44. 2016
    ..To assess whether women with a history of hypertensive disease of pregnancy have increased risk for early adult mortality...
  37. pmc Transit Use, Physical Activity, and Body Mass Index Changes: Objective Measures Associated With Complete Street Light-Rail Construction
    Barbara B Brown
    Barbara B Brown and Ken R Smith are with the Department of Family and Consumer Studies and the Cancer Control and Population Sciences program, Huntsman Cancer Institute, and Carol M Werner is with the Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City Calvin P Tribby is a PhD student and Harvey J Miller is with Ohio State University, Columbus
    Am J Public Health 105:1468-74. 2015
    ..We assessed effects on physical activity (PA) and weight among participants in a complete street intervention that extended a light-rail line in Salt Lake City, Utah...
  38. pmc Greater risk of dementia when spouse has dementia? The Cache County study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:895-900. 2010
    ..To examine the effects of caring for a spouse with dementia on the caregiver's risk for incident dementia...
  39. pmc Physical activity mediates the relationship between perceived crime safety and obesity
    Barbara B Brown
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, 225 S 1400 E RM 228, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Prev Med 66:140-4. 2014
    ..The current cross-sectional study tests whether low perceived crime safety is associated with body mass index (BMI) and obesity risk and whether less moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) accounts for part of this relationship...
  40. doi request reprint Marriage and divorce among young adult cancer survivors
    Anne C Kirchhoff
    Center for Children s Cancer Research, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 6:441-50. 2012
    ..We examined marital outcomes among cancer survivors diagnosed during early adulthood from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System dataset...
  41. ncbi request reprint Voluntary disclosure of BRCA1 mutation test results
    Ken R Smith
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Genet Test 6:89-92. 2002
    ..High rates of disclosure to family members should promote awareness of hereditary cancer risk. Selective disclosure to co-workers and insurers may promote information asymmetries that could affect employment and insurance markets...
  42. doi request reprint Mortality and fertility rates in humans and chimpanzees: How within-species variation complicates cross-species comparisons
    Kristen Hawkes
    Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 84112 0600, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 21:578-86. 2009
    ..We report these puzzles using data from nine human populations and both wild and captive chimpanzees, and suggest that systematic differences in the heterogeneity of surviving adults may explain them...
  43. pmc Differential Vulnerability to Early-Life Parental Death: The Moderating Effects of Family Suicide History on Risks for Major Depression and Substance Abuse in Later Life
    Michael S Hollingshaus
    a Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Biodemography Soc Biol 62:105-25. 2016
    ..Furthermore, we demonstrate how demographic and pedigree data might serve as tools for investigating differential vulnerability hypotheses. ..
  44. doi request reprint Increased risk of colorectal neoplasia among family members of patients with colorectal cancer: a population-based study in Utah
    N Jewel Samadder
    Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Division of Gastroenterology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Electronic address
    Gastroenterology 147:814-821.e5; quiz e15-6. 2014
    ..We quantified the risk of CRC and adenomas in first-degree relatives (FDRs) and second-degree relatives and first cousins of individuals with CRC, and stratified risk based on age at cancer diagnosis...
  45. pmc Excess mortality and causes of death in autism spectrum disorders: a follow up of the 1980s Utah/UCLA autism epidemiologic study
    Deborah Bilder
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah, 650 Komas Drive, Suite 206, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 43:1196-204. 2013
    ....
  46. pmc Human actuarial aging increases faster when background death rates are lower: a consequence of differential heterogeneity?
    Kristen Hawkes
    Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Evolution 66:103-14. 2012
    ..Finally, we compare the relationships among mortality parameters of the traditional societies and the historical series, providing further suggestive evidence that differential heterogeneity has strong effects on actuarial aging...
  47. pmc Do women stop early? Similarities in fertility decline in humans and chimpanzees
    Kristen Hawkes
    Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 0060, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1204:43-53. 2010
    ..Neither realized fertility nor rates of follicular atresia stand as evidence against the hypothesis that ages at last birth changed little while greater longevity evolved in our lineage...
  48. pmc Brief communication: Evaluating grandmother effects
    Kristen Hawkes
    Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 140:173-6. 2009
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Vulvar mucus observations and the probability of pregnancy
    Joseph B Stanford
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 101:1285-93. 2003
    ..To assess the day-specific and cycle-specific probabilities of conception leading to clinical pregnancy, in relation to the timing of intercourse and vulvar mucus observations...
  50. doi request reprint Long-term survivors of childhood bone and soft tissue sarcomas are at risk of hospitalization
    Cristian D Gonzalez
    University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Pediatr Blood Cancer . 2016
    ..Much remains to be learned about late effects in bone and soft tissue sarcoma survivors...
  51. doi request reprint Planning Ahead or Living a Day at a Time? A Family History of AD and Retirement Planning
    Cathleen D Zick
    Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA College of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 31:516-23. 2016
    ..We assess whether a family history of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with the odds that healthy family members' engage in retirement planning activities...
  52. doi request reprint Sudden infant death "syndrome"-Insights and future directions from a Utah population database analysis
    Erik D Christensen
    Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Am J Med Genet A . 2016
    ..2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc...
  53. pmc Family member deaths across adulthood predict Alzheimer's disease risk: The Cache County Study
    Maria C Norton
    Department of Family Consumer and Human Development, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 31:256-63. 2016
    ..However, the cumulative effect of childhood and adulthood family deaths on AD risk among different age cohorts has not been studied...
  54. doi request reprint Putting it off: family breast cancer history and women's retirement planning
    Cathleen D Zick
    University of Utah, Family and Consumer Studies, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, USA
    Psychooncology 24:1500-5. 2015
    ..Cancer diagnoses have significant consequences that extend beyond the individual to family members. Our research builds on prior research by examining how a family history of breast cancer is related to women's retirement preparations...
  55. doi request reprint Family Health Histories and Their Impact on Retirement Confidence
    Cathleen D Zick
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
    J Aging Health 27:775-96. 2015
    ..Retirement confidence is a key social barometer. In this article, we examine how personal and parental health histories relate to working-age adults' feelings of optimism or pessimism about their overall retirement prospects...
  56. doi request reprint Family, frailty, and fatal futures? Own-health and family-health predictors of subjective life expectancy
    Cathleen D Zick
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Res Aging 36:244-66. 2014
    ..These findings have the potential not only to inform our understanding of health behaviors but also to encourage communication between patients and health professionals aimed at promoting preventative behaviors. ..
  57. doi request reprint Prenatal care among immigrant and racial-ethnic minority women in a new immigrant destination: exploring the impact of immigrant legal status
    Kim Korinek
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, 380 S 1530 E, Rm 301, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, United States
    Soc Sci Med 72:1695-703. 2011
    ....
  58. doi request reprint Risk of Autoimmunity in EoE and Families: A Population-Based Cohort Study
    Kathryn Peterson
    Department of Gastroenterology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 111:926-32. 2016
    ..Investigate the risk of specific autoimmune disease within EoE probands and their extended family members...
  59. ncbi request reprint Is Cancer Protective for Subsequent Alzheimer's Disease Risk? Evidence From the Utah Population Database
    Heidi A Hanson
    Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute and Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci . 2016
    ..This study seeks to improve our understanding of the association between cancer and the development of AD by showing how mortality selection alters this relationship...
  60. pmc Methods for a Retrospective Population-based and Clinic-based Subfertility Cohort Study: the Fertility Experiences Study
    Joseph B Stanford
    Office of Cooperative Reproductive Health, Division of Public Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 30:397-407. 2016
    ..Most cohort-based research for subfertility has been conducted in clinic-based cohorts, which may differ from population-based cohorts...
  61. doi request reprint Are Girls Good and Boys Bad for Parental Longevity? : The Effects of Sex Composition of Offspring on Parental Mortality Past Age 50
    C Janna Harrell
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, 225 South 1400 East, Rm 228, Salt Lake City, UT, 84102, USA
    Hum Nat 19:56-69. 2008
    ..No other interactions were found to be statistically significant. Having mostly boys remained detrimental to maternal mortality regardless of childhood survival. ..
  62. ncbi request reprint Effect of Population Socioeconomic and Health System Factors on Medical Care of Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
    Deirdre A Caplin
    1 University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
    J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol . 2016
    ..To determine the independent contribution of population socioeconomic and health system factors on childhood cancer survivors' medical care and screening...
  63. pmc Subfertility increases risk of testicular cancer: evidence from population-based semen samples
    Heidi A Hanson
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Electronic address
    Fertil Steril 105:322-8.e1. 2016
    ..To further understand the association between semen quality and cancer risk by means of well defined semen parameters...
  64. pmc Reproductive History and Later-Life Comorbidity Trajectories: A Medicare-Linked Cohort Study From the Utah Population Database
    Heidi A Hanson
    Division of Public Health, University of Utah, 675 Arapeen, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, USA
    Demography 52:2021-49. 2015
    ..The results suggest that both biological and social factors play important roles in the relationships between fertility and morbidity profiles at older ages...
  65. pmc The heritability of gestational age in a two-million member cohort: implications for spontaneous preterm birth
    Wilfred Wu
    Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, USA
    Hum Genet 134:803-8. 2015
    ..Furthermore, nongenetic factors provide important targets for therapeutic intervention...
  66. pmc Life and death in the family: early parental death, parental remarriage, and offspring suicide risk in adulthood
    Michael S Hollingshaus
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, 380 S 1530 E RM 301, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, United States Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 131:181-9. 2015
    ..These findings reinforce the importance of biological and social mechanisms in linking early-life stressors to adult mental and physical health. ..
  67. pmc Methamphetamine/amphetamine abuse and risk of Parkinson's disease in Utah: a population-based assessment
    Karen Curtin
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, United States Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 146:30-8. 2015
    ..Preclinical neurotoxicity findings raise public health concerns that these stimulants may damage dopamine neurons, resulting in dopamine-related disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD)...
  68. pmc Impact of instruction in the Creighton model fertilitycare system on time to pregnancy in couples of proven fecundity: results of a randomised trial
    Joseph B Stanford
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 28:391-9. 2014
    ..We sought to assess the impact of the CrMS on time to pregnancy (TTP), via per-cycle pregnancy rates (fecundability)...
  69. pmc Adding maps (GPS) to accelerometry data to improve study participants' recall of physical activity: a methodological advance in physical activity research
    Barbara B Brown
    Department of Family and Consumer Studies, Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Br J Sports Med 48:1054-8. 2014
    ..Obtaining the 'when, where and why' of healthy bouts of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) provides insights into natural PA...
  70. doi request reprint Improving quality of life of children with oral clefts: perspectives of parents
    Mary Bishop Stone
    Division of Medical Genetics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Craniofac Surg 21:1358-64. 2010
    ..Combining these crucial issues with a life-stage approach provides a framework for intervention that focuses on drivers of quality of life at selected milestones in the life of children with oral clefts...
  71. pmc Interpersonal responses among sibling dyads tested for BRCA1/BRCA2 gene mutations
    Heidi A Hamann
    Department of Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman 99164 4820, USA
    Health Psychol 27:100-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare sibling pairs with different combinations of BRCA1/BRCA2 test results on measures of affect, interpersonal responses, and physiological reactions...
  72. pmc Differential fitness costs of reproduction between the sexes
    Dustin J Penn
    Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Savoyenstrasse 1a, A 1160 Vienna, Austria
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:553-8. 2007
    ..Our findings help to explain some puzzling aspects of human reproductive physiology and behavior, including the evolution of menopause and fertility declines associated with improvements in women's status (demographic transitions)...

Research Grants1

  1. KINSHIP AND SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC DETERMINANTS OF MORTALITY
    Ken Smith; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..To accomplish the proposed aims, the set of Utah death certificates within the Utah Population Database will be expanded to include about 500,000 death records that cover the period 1904-1995. ..