Melanie M Wall

Summary

Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Household income differences in food sources and food items purchased
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:77. 2010
  2. pmc Predictors of initiation and persistence of unhealthy weight control behaviours in adolescents
    Jennifer A Linde
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:72. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint GEE estimation of a misspecified time-varying covariate: an example with the effect of alcoholism treatment on medical utilization
    Melanie M Wall
    Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Stat Med 24:925-39. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Adjusting SIDS rates by seasonality in births in Minnesota
    Melanie M Wall
    Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, A460 Mayo MMC 303, 420 Delaware Street S E, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Stat Med 23:2037-48. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Alcoholism treatment episodes validly defined using mental health care utilization records
    Melanie M Wall
    Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Mail Code 303, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:373-80. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of multiple regression to two latent variable techniques for estimation and prediction
    Melanie M Wall
    Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Stat Med 22:3671-85. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint A method of moments technique for fitting interaction effects in structural equation models
    Melanie M Wall
    Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Br J Math Stat Psychol 56:47-63. 2003
  8. pmc Multiple indicator hidden Markov model with an application to medical utilization data
    Melanie M Wall
    Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, A460 Mayo Building, MMC 303, Minneapolis, MN 55455 0378, USA
    Stat Med 28:293-310. 2009
  9. pmc Factors associated with reporting multiple causes of death
    Melanie M Wall
    Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, A460 Mayo Building MMC 303, 420 Delaware Street S E, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 5:4. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Does caregiver burden mediate the effects of behavioral disturbances on nursing home admission?
    Joseph E Gaugler
    School of Nursing, Center on Aging, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:497-506. 2011

Research Grants

  1. Latent Variable Models and Methods
    Melanie Wall; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. pmc Household income differences in food sources and food items purchased
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:77. 2010
    ..The present study examined income-related household food purchases among a sample of 90 households from the community...
  2. pmc Predictors of initiation and persistence of unhealthy weight control behaviours in adolescents
    Jennifer A Linde
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:72. 2009
    ..The current longitudinal study aimed to identify personal and socio-environmental predictors of initiation or persistence of adolescent UWCB, in order to inform development of programs aimed at both preventing and stopping UWCB...
  3. ncbi request reprint GEE estimation of a misspecified time-varying covariate: an example with the effect of alcoholism treatment on medical utilization
    Melanie M Wall
    Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Stat Med 24:925-39. 2005
    ..A simulation study is performed to demonstrate that misspecification of the time-varying covariate in the marginal mean structure can cause differences in GEE results across various choices of working correlation structure...
  4. ncbi request reprint Adjusting SIDS rates by seasonality in births in Minnesota
    Melanie M Wall
    Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, A460 Mayo MMC 303, 420 Delaware Street S E, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Stat Med 23:2037-48. 2004
    ..Differences between this newly adjusted rate and the commonly used unadjusted rates will be presented. Data from Minnesota linked birth--death records from 1990--1998 will be used for analysis...
  5. ncbi request reprint Alcoholism treatment episodes validly defined using mental health care utilization records
    Melanie M Wall
    Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Mail Code 303, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:373-80. 2004
    ..We propose a method for defining and empirically validating episodes of alcoholism treatment from health care utilization records...
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of multiple regression to two latent variable techniques for estimation and prediction
    Melanie M Wall
    Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Stat Med 22:3671-85. 2003
    ..A simulation study is performed to evaluate the efficiency of prediction using the two latent variable modelling techniques compared to multiple regression...
  7. ncbi request reprint A method of moments technique for fitting interaction effects in structural equation models
    Melanie M Wall
    Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Br J Math Stat Psychol 56:47-63. 2003
    ..A simulation study is also presented comparing the method of moments for the cross-product model with three other procedures...
  8. pmc Multiple indicator hidden Markov model with an application to medical utilization data
    Melanie M Wall
    Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, A460 Mayo Building, MMC 303, Minneapolis, MN 55455 0378, USA
    Stat Med 28:293-310. 2009
    ..A Bayesian framework is used for the estimation of the HMM and implementation is in Winbugs...
  9. pmc Factors associated with reporting multiple causes of death
    Melanie M Wall
    Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, A460 Mayo Building MMC 303, 420 Delaware Street S E, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 5:4. 2005
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Does caregiver burden mediate the effects of behavioral disturbances on nursing home admission?
    Joseph E Gaugler
    School of Nursing, Center on Aging, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:497-506. 2011
    ..e., Alzheimer disease or a related disorder)...
  11. doi request reprint Fast food intake: longitudinal trends during the transition to young adulthood and correlates of intake
    Nicole I Larson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    J Adolesc Health 43:79-86. 2008
    ..The aims of this study were to describe changes in fast food intake during the transition from middle adolescence to young adulthood, and to identify baseline correlates of this eating behavior in early young adulthood...
  12. pmc Adolescence to young adulthood: when socioeconomic disparities in substance use emerge
    Rachel Widome
    1Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 48:1522-9. 2013
    ..When disparities in substance use behaviors first emerge and later escalate can guide how to craft and target interventions. ..
  13. pmc Sleep duration and BMI in a sample of young adults
    Katie A Meyer
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1279-87. 2012
    ..Among women, but not men, there was a statistically significant positive association between trouble falling or staying asleep and mean BMI. Sleep may be an important modifiable risk factor for obesity, particularly in young adult men...
  14. pmc Pediatric germ cell tumors and parental infertility and infertility treatment: a Children's Oncology Group report
    Susan E Puumala
    Division of Epidemiology Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street, SE, MMC 715, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol 35:e25-31. 2011
    ..Few risk factors have been established for childhood germ cell tumors (GCT). Parental infertility and infertility treatment may be associated with GCT development but these risk factors have not been fully investigated...
  15. pmc Alcohol dependence is related to overall internalizing psychopathology load rather than to particular internalizing disorders: evidence from a national sample
    Matt G Kushner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:325-31. 2012
    ..To clarify this ambiguity, we employed structural equation and logistic models to decompose the specific versus general components of internalizing psychopathology and then related these components separately to alcohol dependence...
  16. doi request reprint Effect of an End-of-Life Planning Intervention on the completion of advance directives in homeless persons: a randomized trial
    John Song
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:76-84. 2010
    ..Few interventions have focused on improving end-of-life care for underserved populations, such as homeless persons...
  17. pmc Engaging homeless persons in end of life preparations
    John Song
    Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:2031-6; quiz 2037-45. 2008
    ..There are no prospective studies that have investigated the effects of an intervention to improve end of life (EOL) care in an underserved population...
  18. ncbi request reprint Small-sample adjustments in using the sandwich variance estimator in generalized estimating equations
    Wei Pan
    Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 0378, USA
    Stat Med 21:1429-41. 2002
    ..In addition to hypothesis testing, our result has a clear implication on constructing Wald-type confidence intervals or regions...
  19. ncbi request reprint Shared risk and protective factors for overweight and disordered eating in adolescents
    Dianne R Neumark-Sztainer
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:359-369. 2007
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Correlates of unhealthy weight-control behaviors among adolescents: implications for prevention programs
    Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    Health Psychol 22:88-98. 2003
    ..Findings suggest the importance of addressing weight-body concerns within prevention programs and extending interventions beyond classroom settings to ensure changes in weight-related norms among peer groups and family members...
  21. ncbi request reprint Generalized spatial structural equation models
    Xuan Liu
    Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, MMC 303, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Biostatistics 6:539-57. 2005
    ..We apply the model to county-level cancer mortality and census summary data for Minnesota, including socioeconomic status and access to public utilities...
  22. pmc Multiple types of harassment: associations with emotional well-being and unhealthy behaviors in adolescents
    Michaela M Bucchianeri
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Electronic address
    J Adolesc Health 54:724-9. 2014
    ..e., race-, weight-, socioeconomic-status (SES)-based, and sexual) and health-related outcomes, including self-esteem, depressive symptoms, body satisfaction, substance use, and self-harm behavior, among diverse adolescents...
  23. pmc Multicontextual correlates of adolescent leisure-time physical activity
    Dan J Graham
    School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Department of Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 46:605-16. 2014
    ..Adolescent moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is influenced by many factors. MVPA-promotion interventions would fare better if these multiple determinants were better understood...
  24. pmc Secular trends in weight status and weight-related attitudes and behaviors in adolescents from 1999 to 2010
    Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Prev Med 54:77-81. 2012
    ..To examine secular trends from 1999 to 2010 in weight status and weight-related attitudes and behaviors among adolescents...
  25. ncbi request reprint Reporting violence to a health care employer: a cross-sectional study
    Mary J Findorff
    Fall Evaluation and Prevention Program, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    AAOHN J 53:399-406. 2005
    ..Reporting work-related violence among health care workers was low and most reports were oral. Reporting varied by gender of the victim, the perpetrator, and the level of violence experienced...
  26. doi request reprint The association between military sexual stress and psychiatric symptoms after controlling for other stressors
    Maureen Murdoch
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 44:1129-36. 2010
    ..Organizational- and individual-level predictors of military sexual stress were also assessed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Physical performance limitations and participation restrictions among cancer survivors: a population-based study
    Kirsten K Ness
    Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:197-205. 2006
    ..The aim of this analysis was to estimate the prevalence of physical performance limitations and participation restrictions among recent (< 5 years since diagnosis), and long-term (> or = 5 years) cancer survivors...
  28. doi request reprint The effects of incident and persistent behavioral problems on change in caregiver burden and nursing home admission of persons with dementia
    Joseph E Gaugler
    Adult and Gerontology Health Cooperative, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Med Care 48:875-83. 2010
    ..The individual contributions of behavior problems to key and related outcomes in dementia, such as nursing home admission (NHA) or caregiver burden, remain unclear...
  29. ncbi request reprint Limitations on physical performance and daily activities among long-term survivors of childhood cancer
    Kirsten K Ness
    Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:639-47. 2005
    ..Survivors of childhood cancer may experience important disease- and treatment-related late effects, including functional limitations...
  30. ncbi request reprint Frailty modeling for spatially correlated survival data, with application to infant mortality in Minnesota
    Sudipto Banerjee
    Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Mayo Mail Code 303, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Biostatistics 4:123-42. 2003
    ..We also compare use of our time-to-event outcome survival model with the simpler dichotomous outcome logistic model. Finally, we summarize our findings and suggest directions for future research...
  31. pmc Infant leukemia and parental infertility or its treatment: a Children's Oncology Group report
    Susan E Puumala
    Division of Epidemiology Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Hum Reprod 25:1561-8. 2010
    ..Parental infertility and infertility treatment have been studied with regard to childhood cancer in general, but rarely in individual cancer subtypes...
  32. doi request reprint Fruit and vegetable intake correlates during the transition to young adulthood
    Nicole I Larson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:33-37. 2008
    ..This study aimed to identify longitudinal correlates of follow-up fruit and vegetable intake in early young adulthood...
  33. ncbi request reprint Generalized common spatial factor model
    Fujun Wang
    Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN 46285, USA
    Biostatistics 4:569-82. 2003
    ..The model is applied to county-level cancer mortality data in Minnesota to find whether there exists a common spatial factor underlying the cancer mortality throughout the state...

Research Grants1

  1. Latent Variable Models and Methods
    Melanie Wall; Fiscal Year: 2007
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