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  1. ncbi Widespread vitamin D deficiency in urban Massachusetts newborns and their mothers
    Anne Merewood
    Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, 88 E Newton St, Vose 3, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 125:640-7. 2010
  2. pmc Ambient air pollution and low birth weight in Connecticut and Massachusetts
    Michelle L Bell
    School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1118-24. 2007
  3. ncbi Lyme disease and preventive behaviors in residents of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
    C B Phillips
    Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Robert B Brigham Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Prev Med 20:219-24. 2001
  4. ncbi Prevalence and incidence of androgen deficiency in middle-aged and older men: estimates from the Massachusetts Male Aging Study
    Andre B Araujo
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:5920-6. 2004
  5. pmc Health behaviors and quality of life of cancer survivors in Massachusetts, 2006: data use for comprehensive cancer control
    Temeika L Fairley
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A09. 2010
  6. ncbi Associations between measures of socioeconomic position and chronic nitrogen dioxide exposure in Worcester, Massachusetts
    Jeff D Yanosky
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 71:1593-602. 2008
  7. ncbi Population genetic structure of a nonmigratory estuarine fish (Fundulus heteroclitus) across a strong gradient of polychlorinated biphenyl contamination
    Shaun A Roark
    Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:717-25. 2005
  8. pmc A community-based restaurant initiative to increase availability of healthy menu options in Somerville, Massachusetts: Shape Up Somerville
    Christina D Economos
    New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, 150 Harrison Ave, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A102. 2009
  9. pmc Health system and personal barriers resulting in decreased utilization of HIV and STD testing services among at-risk black men who have sex with men in Massachusetts
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:825-35. 2009
  10. ncbi Correlates of colorectal cancer testing in Massachusetts men and women
    P Brawarsky
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Health Survey Program, Sixth Floor, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108, USA
    Prev Med 36:659-68. 2003

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  1. ncbi Widespread vitamin D deficiency in urban Massachusetts newborns and their mothers
    Anne Merewood
    Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, 88 E Newton St, Vose 3, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 125:640-7. 2010
    To determine vitamin D status and associated factors in a cohort of newly delivered infants and their mothers in Boston, Massachusetts.
  2. pmc Ambient air pollution and low birth weight in Connecticut and Massachusetts
    Michelle L Bell
    School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1118-24. 2007
    ..Several studies have examined whether air pollution affects birth weight; however results vary and many studies were focused on Southern California or were conducted outside of the United States...
  3. ncbi Lyme disease and preventive behaviors in residents of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
    C B Phillips
    Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Robert B Brigham Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Prev Med 20:219-24. 2001
    ..To determine the age-specific prevalence of Lyme disease and whether preventive behaviors on Nantucket Island correlate with Lyme disease, we surveyed island residents...
  4. ncbi Prevalence and incidence of androgen deficiency in middle-aged and older men: estimates from the Massachusetts Male Aging Study
    Andre B Araujo
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:5920-6. 2004
    ..and calculated free testosterone) were available for n = 1691 (baseline) and n = 1087 (follow-up) men from the Massachusetts Male Aging Study. Crude and age-specific prevalence and incidence rates were calculated...
  5. pmc Health behaviors and quality of life of cancer survivors in Massachusetts, 2006: data use for comprehensive cancer control
    Temeika L Fairley
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A09. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to use Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data to describe cancer survivors' demographics, health ..
  6. ncbi Associations between measures of socioeconomic position and chronic nitrogen dioxide exposure in Worcester, Massachusetts
    Jeff D Yanosky
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 71:1593-602. 2008
    ..5 ppb) increase in block group NO(2) concentrations was associated with a $9090 decrease in median household income. Results suggest that on average those with lower SEP experience higher chronic exposure to outdoor NO(2)...
  7. ncbi Population genetic structure of a nonmigratory estuarine fish (Fundulus heteroclitus) across a strong gradient of polychlorinated biphenyl contamination
    Shaun A Roark
    Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:717-25. 2005
    ..heteroclitus indigenous to 18 sites in Massachusetts (USA) and Rhode Island (USA), representing a steep gradient of sediment PCB contamination and culminating in a ..
  8. pmc A community-based restaurant initiative to increase availability of healthy menu options in Somerville, Massachusetts: Shape Up Somerville
    Christina D Economos
    New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, 150 Harrison Ave, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A102. 2009
    ..The purpose of this project was to test the feasibility of a community-based restaurant initiative that targets families and young children...
  9. pmc Health system and personal barriers resulting in decreased utilization of HIV and STD testing services among at-risk black men who have sex with men in Massachusetts
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:825-35. 2009
    ..Additional provider training is warranted to educate HCPs about the specific health care needs of Black MSM, in order to facilitate access to timely, culturally competent HIV and STD testing and treatment services for this population...
  10. ncbi Correlates of colorectal cancer testing in Massachusetts men and women
    P Brawarsky
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Health Survey Program, Sixth Floor, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108, USA
    Prev Med 36:659-68. 2003
    ..Although CRC screening can reduce CRC mortality, it is underutilized. We examined the association between personal and health care characteristics and CRC testing, defined as being current on any test that meets CRC screening guidelines...
  11. ncbi Cardiovascular disease risk reduction: the Massachusetts WISEWOMAN project
    Anne M Stoddard
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:539-46. 2004
    This report presents the effectiveness of the Massachusetts Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) Project (MWWP) in reducing the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk of uninsured and underinsured ..
  12. pmc Understanding the decisions and values of stakeholders in health information exchanges: experiences from Massachusetts
    Robert S Rudin
    Partners HealthCare System Inc, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:950-5. 2009
    ..the values) of key stakeholders (health care providers) participating in a health information exchange pilot project in 3 Massachusetts communities. Our aim was to understand how these kinds of information exchanges can be made viable.
  13. ncbi Physicians and electronic health records: a statewide survey
    Steven R Simon
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:507-12. 2007
    ..Electronic health records (EHRs) allow for a variety of functions, ranging from visit documentation to laboratory test ordering, but little is known about physicians' actual use of these functions...
  14. ncbi Drug-eluting or bare-metal stenting in patients with diabetes mellitus: results from the Massachusetts Data Analysis Center Registry
    Pallav Garg
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 118:2277-85, 7p following 2285. 2008
    ..We report on a large consecutive series of patients with DM followed up for 3 years after DES and BMS from a regional contemporary US practice with mandatory reporting...
  15. ncbi Body mass index, waist circumference and waist to hip ratio and change in sex steroid hormones: the Massachusetts Male Ageing Study
    Carol A Derby
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 65:125-31. 2006
    ..Our objective was to examine the relation of obesity (body mass index > 30 kg/m2), and of central obesity (waist circumference > 100 cm or waist to hip ratio > 0.95) to longitudinal change in sex steroid hormones in men...
  16. pmc Small-area estimation and prioritizing communities for obesity control in Massachusetts
    Wenjun Li
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue N, Shaw SH2 230, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:511-9. 2009
    ..a method to evaluate geographic and temporal variations in community-level obesity prevalence and used that method to identify communities in Massachusetts that should be considered high priority communities for obesity control.
  17. ncbi Translating the diabetes prevention program into a hospital-based weight loss program
    Sherry L Pagoto
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA, USA
    Health Psychol 27:S91-8. 2008
    ..Using the diffusion of innovations model, we describe the adoption of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Lifestyle Intervention into a hospital-based program and report feasibility, acceptability, and outcomes...
  18. ncbi Global warming and flowering times in Thoreau's Concord: a community perspective
    Abraham J Miller-Rushing
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ecology 89:332-41. 2008
    ..a series of previously unstudied records of the dates of first flowering for over 500 plant taxa in Concord, Massachusetts, USA...
  19. pmc Diversity of Francisella species in environmental samples from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
    Zenda L Berrada
    Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA, USA
    Microb Ecol 59:277-83. 2010
    ..are present in water, sediment, and soil from an active tularemia natural focus on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, during a multiyear outbreak of pneumonic tularemia...
  20. pmc Prevalence of Enterocytozoon bieneusi in swine: an 18-month survey at a slaughterhouse in Massachusetts
    Michael A Buckholt
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, Massachusetts 01536, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:2595-9. 2002
    ..The viability of these spores was demonstrated by their ability to infect gnotobiotic piglets. The presence of the infection in liver was shown by in situ hybridization...
  21. pmc Spatial-temporal analysis of breast cancer in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 4W, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 7:46. 2008
    The reasons for elevated breast cancer rates in the upper Cape Cod area of Massachusetts remain unknown despite several epidemiological studies that investigated possible environmental risk factors...
  22. pmc Performance of the UK Prospective Diabetes Study Risk Engine and the Framingham Risk Equations in Estimating Cardiovascular Disease in the EPIC- Norfolk Cohort
    Rebecca K Simmons
    1MRC Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Diabetes Care 32:708-13. 2009
    ..0%; and 3) individuals with normoglycemia defined as A1C <6.0%...
  23. ncbi Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation in acute respiratory failure outside clinical trials: experience at the Massachusetts General Hospital
    Guilherme Schettino
    Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:441-7. 2008
    ..However, few data are available on the use of NPPV as routine standard medical care for patients with respiratory failure outside of controlled trials...
  24. pmc The incidence of varicella and herpes zoster in Massachusetts as measured by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) during a period of increasing varicella vaccine coverage, 1998-2003
    W Katherine Yih
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, USA
    BMC Public Health 5:68. 2005
    ..While varicella incidence would be expected to decrease, mathematical models predict an initial increase in herpes zoster incidence if re-exposure to varicella protects against reactivation of the varicella zoster virus...
  25. ncbi Stroke center designation can be achieved by small hospitals: the Massachusetts experience
    Eric E Smith
    Department of Neurology, Stroke Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Crit Pathw Cardiol 7:173-7. 2008
    In January 2005, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the designation of approved hospitals as Primary Stroke Services (PSS), based on verifiable demonstration of care pathways for acute ischemic stroke...
  26. ncbi A case-control study of childhood leukemia in Woburn, Massachusetts: the relationship between leukemia incidence and exposure to public drinking water
    Kevin Costas
    Bureau of Environmental Health Assessment, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108 4619, USA
    Sci Total Environ 300:23-35. 2002
    A 1981 Massachusetts Department of Public Health study confirmed a childhood leukemia cluster in Woburn, Massachusetts. Our follow-up investigation attempts to identify factors potentially responsible for the cluster...
  27. ncbi A new surrogate variable for erectile dysfunction status in the Massachusetts male aging study
    K P Kleinman
    New England Research Institutes Inc, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 53:71-8. 2000
    ..The Massachusetts Male Aging Study (MMAS) addressed this important aspect of men's health...
  28. ncbi Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument for mental health needs of juvenile justice youths
    T Grisso
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 40:541-8. 2001
    OBJECTIVE: This report describes the development of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version (MAYSI-2), a brief screening measure to identify youths with potential mental, emotional, or behavioral problems at entry ..
  29. ncbi Unmet need among children with special health care needs in Massachusetts
    Kristen S Hill
    Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, 50 Staniford Street, Suite 901, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Matern Child Health J 12:650-61. 2008
    We partnered with a Massachusetts family workgroup to analyze state level data that would be most useful to consumers and advocates in Massachusetts.
  30. ncbi A population-based study of maternal and perinatal outcomes associated with assisted reproductive technology in Massachusetts
    Laura A Schieve
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:517-25. 2007
    ..To assess associations between assisted reproductive technology (ART) and adverse maternal and infant outcomes, with an emphasis on singletons...
  31. pmc Vitamin B6 is associated with depressive symptomatology in Massachusetts elders
    CRISTINA MERETE
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 27:421-7. 2008
    ..concentrations (PLP) with depressive symptomatology among a representative sample of 618 elderly Caribbean Hispanics, and a neighborhood based comparison group of 251 non-Hispanic white (NHW) older adults in Massachusetts.
  32. pmc Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease hospitalization rates in Massachusetts: a trend analysis
    Z Kabir
    Research Institute for a Tobacco Free Society, Dublin 8, Ireland
    QJM 103:163-8. 2010
    ..b>Massachusetts introduced a comprehensive Tobacco Control Program (MTCP) in January 1993...
  33. ncbi Readiness for electronic health records: comparison of characteristics of practices in a collaborative with the remainder of Massachusetts
    Steven R Simon
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Inform Prim Care 16:129-37. 2008
    The Massachusetts e-Health Collaborative (MAeHC) is implementing electronic health records (EHRs) in physicians' offices throughout three diverse communities...
  34. ncbi The effect of changes in adiposity on testosterone levels in older men: longitudinal results from the Massachusetts Male Aging Study
    Beth A Mohr
    New England Research Institutes, 9 Galen Street, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472, USA
    Eur J Endocrinol 155:443-52. 2006
    ..We aimed to determine whether changes in adiposity predict follow-up levels and rates of change in TT, FT and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) in men...
  35. pmc Modifiers of short-term effects of ozone on mortality in eastern Massachusetts--a case-crossover analysis at individual level
    Cizao Ren
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center, West, 4th Floor, 401 Park Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health 9:3. 2010
    ..A few studies simply examine the modification of this ozone effect by individual characteristics and socioeconomic status, but socioeconomic status was usually coded at the city level...
  36. ncbi Cancer incidence among male Massachusetts firefighters, 1987-2003
    Dongmug Kang
    Department of Preventive and Occupational Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea
    Am J Ind Med 51:329-35. 2008
    ..Firefighters are known to be exposed to recognized or probable carcinogens. Previous studies have found elevated risks of several types of cancers in firefighters...
  37. ncbi The primary care physician workforce in Massachusetts: implications for the workforce in rural, small town America
    Joseph Stenger
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    J Rural Health 24:375-83. 2008
    ..Small towns across the United States struggle to maintain an adequate primary care workforce...
  38. pmc Health care access and sexually transmitted infection screening frequency among at-risk Massachusetts men who have sex with men
    Carey V Johnson
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, 7 Haviland St, Boston, MA 02115 2683, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S187-92. 2009
    We sought to assess risk exposures, health care access, and screening rates for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Massachusetts.
  39. pmc Poor iron status is more prevalent in Hispanic than in non-Hispanic white older adults in Massachusetts
    Erin L Seaverson
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 137:414-20. 2007
    ..Six hundred four Hispanic and non-Hispanic white adults (59-91 y of age) from the Massachusetts Hispanic Elders Study were included in the analysis...
  40. pmc Local restaurant smoking regulations and the adolescent smoking initiation process: results of a multilevel contextual analysis among Massachusetts youth
    Michael Siegel
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, TW2, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:477-83. 2008
    ..To assess whether smoke-free restaurant laws influence the progression from (1) never smoking to early experimentation and (2) early experimentation to established smoking...
  41. pmc Tobacco availability and point of sale marketing in demographically contrasting districts of Massachusetts
    M Barton Laws
    The Center for Research on Culture and Health, Latin American Health Institute, 95 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA
    Tob Control 11:ii71-3. 2002
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  42. pmc Small-area estimation and prioritizing communities for tobacco control efforts in Massachusetts
    Wenjun Li
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shaw Building, SH2 230, 55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:470-9. 2009
    ..geographic and temporal variations in community-level risk factors and prevalence estimates, and used that method to identify communities in Massachusetts that should be considered high priority communities for smoking interventions.
  43. ncbi Frequent users of Massachusetts emergency departments: a statewide analysis
    Kathleen Kerwin Fuda
    Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, Boston, MA
    Ann Emerg Med 48:9-16. 2006
    ..We describe the epidemiology of frequent users of emergency departments (EDs), using a statewide dataset derived from linked ED, observation stay, and inpatient hospital discharge databases...
  44. pmc Clinically significant depressive symptoms as a risk factor for HIV infection among black MSM in Massachusetts
    Sari L Reisner
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 1340 Boylston Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    AIDS Behav 13:798-810. 2009
    ..HIV prevention interventions for Black MSM may benefit from incorporating screening and/or treatment for depression, allowing MSM who are depressed to respond more effectively to behavioral change approaches...
  45. ncbi Asthma symptoms, severity, and drug therapy: a prospective study of effects on 2205 pregnancies
    Michael B Bracken
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 102:739-52. 2003
    ..To prospectively examine in pregnant women whether asthma or asthma therapy influenced preterm delivery, intrauterine grown restriction (IUGR), or birthweight...
  46. ncbi Relation between psychosocial risk factors and incident erectile dysfunction: prospective results from the Massachusetts Male Aging Study
    A B Araujo
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 152:533-41. 2000
    ..Longitudinal data obtained from 776 respondents in the Massachusetts Male Aging Study (1987-1997) were used to examine whether the presence of depressive symptoms, the way in ..
  47. pmc Readiness for the Patient-Centered Medical Home: structural capabilities of Massachusetts primary care practices
    Mark W Friedberg
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:162-9. 2009
    ..The extent to which different types of primary care practices have adopted these capabilities has not been previously studied...
  48. pmc Improved contemporary surgical management of insulinomas: a 25-year experience at the Massachusetts General Hospital
    Mehrdad Nikfarjam
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Ann Surg 247:165-72. 2008
    ..To determine changes in the management strategy of patients with insulinomas and identify critical factors in patient outcome...
  49. ncbi Perfluorinated compounds in human milk from Massachusetts, U.S.A
    Lin Tao
    Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:3096-101. 2008
    ..In this study, nine PFCs were measured in 45 human breast milk samples collected in 2004 from Massachusetts, U.S.A. PFOS and PFOA were the predominant PFCs found at mean concentrations of 131 and 43...
  50. pmc Impact of tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water on the risk of breast cancer: using a dose model to assess exposure in a case-control study
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 4:3. 2005
    ..exposure from public drinking water and breast cancer among permanent residents of the Cape Cod region of Massachusetts. PCE, a volatile organic chemical, leached from the vinyl lining of certain water distribution pipes into ..
  51. pmc Racial disparities in context: a multilevel analysis of neighborhood variations in poverty and excess mortality among black populations in Massachusetts
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, KRESGE 7th Floor, Boston MA 02115 6096, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:260-5. 2005
    ..We analyzed neighborhood heterogeneity in associations among mortality, race/ethnicity, and area poverty...
  52. ncbi Epidemiology of congenital toxoplasmosis identified by population-based newborn screening in Massachusetts
    M Jara
    Bureau of Communicable Disease Control, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:1132-5. 2001
    BACKGROUND: Fourteen years of newborn screening in Massachusetts for congenital toxoplasmosis infection identified subpopulations that appeared to have higher rates of infection...
  53. ncbi Usefulness of prescription monitoring programs for surveillance--analysis of Schedule II opioid prescription data in Massachusetts, 1996-2006
    Nathaniel Katz
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 19:115-23. 2010
    ..We analyze herein 11 years of Massachusetts PMP data to evaluate trends in opioid prescribing, dispensing, and usage.
  54. ncbi Seasonal variation in household, occupational, and leisure time physical activity: longitudinal analyses from the seasonal variation of blood cholesterol study
    C E Matthews
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:172-83. 2001
    ..seasonal variation in physical activity in longitudinal analyses of 580 healthy adults from Worcester, Massachusetts (the Seasonal Variation of Blood Cholesterol Study, 1994-1998)...
  55. ncbi Comparing individual- and area-based socioeconomic measures for the surveillance of health disparities: A multilevel analysis of Massachusetts births, 1989-1991
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:823-34. 2006
    ..Using the 1989-1991 birth weight data from Massachusetts, the authors compared estimates of health disparities detected with census tract- and block group-level ABSMs ..
  56. pmc Recency of immigration, substance use, and sexual behavior among Massachusetts adolescents
    S M Blake
    George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, 2175 K St, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:794-8. 2001
    ..METHODS: Surveys were conducted with 2635 Massachusetts 8th and 10th graders that allowed comparisons of health behaviors and risk and protective factors among ..
  57. pmc The effects of socioeconomic status and indices of physical environment on reduced birth weight and preterm births in Eastern Massachusetts
    Ariana Zeka
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Landmark Suite 415 West, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Environ Health 7:60. 2008
    ..While use of spatial methods to estimate exposure to air pollution has increased the power to detect effects, questions have been raised about potential for confounding by social factors...
  58. ncbi Hispanic and non-Hispanic white elders from Massachusetts have different patterns of carotenoid intake and plasma concentrations
    Odilia I Bermudez
    Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 135:1496-502. 2005
    ..examined carotenoid intake of 340 Puerto Ricans, 98 Dominicans, and 146 non-Hispanic whites (>60 y old) in Massachusetts. Compared with non-Hispanic white men, Hispanic men reported a higher intake of lycopene and lower intakes of ..
  59. ncbi Obesity and the built environment among Massachusetts children
    Nicolas M Oreskovic
    Department of Internal Medicine, Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 48:904-12. 2009
    ..The built environment may influence weight status...
  60. pmc Community-wide implementation of health information technology: the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative experience
    Allan H Goroll
    Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical Service, 15 Parkman Street, Suite 645, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:132-9. 2009
    The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC) was formed to improve patient safety and quality of care by promoting the use of health information technology through community-based implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) and ..
  61. ncbi Quality of life assessments by adult substance abusers receiving publicly funded treatment in Massachusetts
    Kevin W Smith
    New England Research Institutes, Inc, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 29:323-35. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to measure QOL in a large sample of adult substance abusers (SA), to compare QOL ratings with those for other chronic diseases, and to assess factors influencing QOL levels in this population...
  62. ncbi Tobacco use among Massachusetts youth: is tobacco control working?
    S Soldz
    Health and Addictions Research, Inc, Boston, Massachusetts 02116, USA
    Prev Med 31:287-95. 2000
    This paper examines whether the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program is affecting the rates of smoking and smokeless tobacco use among Massachusetts' youth.
  63. pmc Sexual mixing patterns and partner characteristics of black MSM in Massachusetts at increased risk for HIV infection and transmission
    Matthew J Mimiaga
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Urban Health 86:602-23. 2009
    ..Effective prevention strategies need to address the distinct sexual and behavioral risk patterns presented by different sexual partnerships reported by Black MSM...
  64. pmc Sustainability of public health programs: the example of tobacco treatment services in Massachusetts
    Nancy R LaPelle
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA nancy
    Am J Public Health 96:1363-9. 2006
    ..Understanding these strategies and developing them at a time when program funding is not being threatened is likely to increase program sustainability...
  65. ncbi A case study of contaminants on military ranges: Camp Edwards, Massachusetts, USA
    Jay Clausen
    AMEC Earth and Environmental, 239 Littleton Road, Suite 1B, Westford MA 01886, USA
    Environ Pollut 129:13-21. 2004
    An extensive investigation at the Camp Edwards, Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR) demonstrates that assessment of groundwater and soil contamination at military ranges can be limited primarily to explosive-related compounds such ..
  66. ncbi Differences in knowledge of hepatitis B among Vietnamese, African-American, Hispanic, and white adolescents in Worcester, Massachusetts
    J M Wiecha
    Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 104:1212-6. 1999
    ..To assess the level of knowledge about hepatitis B of Vietnamese adolescents, a group at high risk for hepatitis B, and compare it to the knowledge of adolescents of other races and ethnicities...
  67. ncbi Hospital use and associated costs of children aged zero-to-two years with craniofacial malformations in Massachusetts
    Judith Weiss
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 85:925-34. 2009
    ..However, population-based data on hospital utilization and costs are sparse...
  68. pmc Presence and prevalence of viruses in local and migratory honeybees (Apis mellifera) in Massachusetts
    Anna Welch
    Department of Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fernald Hall, 270 Stockbridge Rd, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:7862-5. 2009
    Migratory and local bees in Massachusetts were analyzed for seven viruses. Three were detected: black queen cell virus (BQCV), deformed wing virus (DWV), and sacbrood virus (SBV)...
  69. ncbi The path to active living: physical activity through community design in Somerville, Massachusetts
    Noreen M Burke
    Public Health Department, City of Somerville, Massachusetts
    Am J Prev Med 37:S386-94. 2009
    Somerville, Massachusetts, an ethnically diverse, urban community northwest of Boston, presents opportunities and challenges for active living...
  70. ncbi The third wave of Massachusetts health care access reform
    John E McDonough
    Health Care for All, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w420-31. 2006
    In April 2006, Massachusetts passed its third major health care access reform law since 1988. This law establishes new structures and requirements that have never been attempted by any state...
  71. ncbi Environmental and economic evaluation of the Massachusetts Smoke-Free Workplace Law
    Hillel R Alpert
    Harvard School of Public Health, Division of Public Health Practice, Tobacco Research Program, 401 Park Drive, Landmark Building, Floor 3E, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Community Health 32:269-81. 2007
    An environmental and economic evaluation of the smoke-free law in Massachusetts provides a broad appreciation of how a state-wide smoking ban affects the health of patrons and workers as well as the industries that are commonly concerned ..
  72. ncbi Massachusetts health reform implementation: major progress and future challenges
    John E McDonough
    Health Care For All in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w285-97. 2008
    Since its passage in April 2006, the Massachusetts health reform law (Chapter 58) has expanded affordable insurance coverage to 355,000 people...
  73. pmc Breaking the alliance: Defeating the tobacco industry's allies and enacting youth access restrictions in Massachusetts
    Brent S Andersen
    Department of Community Health Studies, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003 9304, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1922-8. 2003
    We describe the tobacco industry's effort in Massachusetts to block the adoption of local regulations designed to reduce youth access to tobacco products...
  74. ncbi Pregnancy-associated mortality at the end of the twentieth century: Massachusetts, 1990-1999
    Angela Nannini
    Bureau of Family and Community Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, USA
    J Am Med Womens Assoc 57:140-3. 2002
    1) to report Massachusetts pregnancy-associated mortality ratios (PAMRs) and maternal mortality ratios (MMRs) from 1990 to 1999 and pregnancy-related mortality ratios (PRMRs) from 1995 to 1999; 2) to identify disparities in PAMRs by race ..
  75. pmc Effect of local youth-access regulations on progression to established smoking among youths in Massachusetts
    Carey Conley Thomson
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Tob Control 16:119-26. 2007
    ..To test whether community-level restrictions on youth access to tobacco (including both ordinances and enforcement) are associated with less smoking initiation or less progression to established smoking among adolescents...
  76. pmc Long-term clinical outcomes after drug-eluting and bare-metal stenting in Massachusetts
    Laura Mauri
    MSc, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 118:1817-27. 2008
    ..We sought to compare the clinical outcome of patients treated with DES with that of BMS...
  77. ncbi Organochlorine exposures during pregnancy and infant size at birth
    Sharon K Sagiv
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Epidemiology 18:120-9. 2007
    ..Organochlorines, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and pesticides, are environmentally persistent contaminants that concentrate in the food chain as well in human adipose tissue and readily cross the placenta...
  78. pmc Tobacco use by Massachusetts public college students: long term effect of the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program
    N A Rigotti
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Tob Control 11:ii20-4. 2002
    To assess tobacco use among Massachusetts public college students and compare students who attended high school in Massachusetts and were exposed to the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program (MTCP) with students who attended high school ..
  79. ncbi Firefighter heart presumption retirements in Massachusetts 1997-2004
    Jonathan D Holder
    The Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:1047-53. 2006
    quot;Heart Presumption" legislation is common throughout North America. We sought to study Massachusetts firefighters retiring with heart disability awards.
  80. ncbi Piloting nursing-sensitive hospital care measures in Massachusetts
    David P Smith
    Health Data Analysis and Research, Massachusetts Hospital Association, Burlington, MA 01803, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 23:23-33. 2008
    Under the umbrella of the Massachusetts Hospital Association and Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives Patients First Initiative, Massachusetts hospitals tested a subset of NQF-endorsed nursing-sensitive care measures in 2006...
  81. pmc Economic effect of restaurant smoking restrictions on restaurant business in Massachusetts, 1992 to 1998
    William J Bartosch
    Center for Health Economics Research, 411 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 330, Waltham, MA 02452, USA
    Tob Control 11:ii38-42. 2002
    ..To determine if restaurant business declines or improves after the implementation of restrictive restaurant smoking policies...
  82. ncbi Influence of traffic patterns on particulate matter and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations in Roxbury, Massachusetts
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 13:364-71. 2003
    ..5) at a number of sites in Roxbury, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts with significant diesel and gasoline-fueled traffic...
  83. ncbi Gender, economic context, perceptions of safety, and quality of life: a case study of Lowell, Massachusetts (U.S.A.), 1982-96
    Anne Mulvey
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, 01854 3043, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 30:655-79. 2002
    ..1996, 840 structured interviews about urban quality of life (QOL) were conducted with residents of Lowell, Massachusetts, by graduate students in a seminar about the city...
  84. ncbi A retrospective evaluation of completion rates, total cost, and adverse effects for treatment of latent tuberculosis infection in a public health clinic in central massachusetts
    Heather Young
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:424-7. 2009
    Completion rates, total cost, and adverse effects were compared for patients in central Massachusetts treated for latent tuberculosis infection with 9 months of isoniazid or 4 months of rifampin...
  85. ncbi Sun protection policies and practices at child care centers in Massachusetts
    Stacey A Kenfield
    Epidemiology Department, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Community Health 30:491-503. 2005
    We assessed the relationship between sun protection policies and practices at child care centers in Massachusetts. We hypothesized that centers with sun protection policies were more likely to have regular sun protection practices in ..
  86. pmc Moderately premature infants at Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in California are discharged home earlier than their peers in Massachusetts and the United Kingdom
    J Profit
    Harvard Newborn Medicine Program, Children s Hospital Boston and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 91:F245-50. 2006
    To compare gestational age at discharge between infants born at 30-34(+6) weeks gestational age who were admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in California, Massachusetts, and the United Kingdom.
  87. ncbi War trauma experience and behavioral screening of Bosnian refugee children resettled in Massachusetts
    P L Geltman
    Division of Community Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 21:255-61. 2000
    The authors assessed war violence exposure and behavioral symptoms in Bosnian refugee children in Massachusetts and the utility of behavioral screening of refugees during the Refugee Health Assessment (RHA), required of newly arrived ..
  88. ncbi The health of normally aging men: The Massachusetts Male Aging Study (1987-2004)
    Amy B O'Donnell
    New England Research Institutes, 9 Galen Street, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Exp Gerontol 39:975-84. 2004
  89. ncbi The androgen receptor gene CAG repeat polymorphism does not predict increased risk of heart disease: longitudinal results from the Massachusetts Male Ageing Study
    Stephanie T Page
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 65:333-9. 2006
    ..Longer, less androgenic CAG repeats have been associated with higher high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels, which might protect against HD. Therefore, we hypothesized that CAG repeat length contributes to HD risk in men...
  90. doi Establishing a practice-based research network: lessons from the Massachusetts experience
    Joyce Pulcini
    Boston College Connell School of Nursing, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    J Sch Health 78:172-4. 2008
  91. ncbi Food Stamp Program participation but not food insecurity is associated with higher adult BMI in Massachusetts residents living in low-income neighbourhoods
    Amy L Webb
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Public Health Nutr 11:1248-55. 2008
    ..The objective of the present study was to examine whether food insecurity and strategies for managing food insecurity are associated with BMI in adults...
  92. ncbi Multiple levels of influence in the adoption of sun protection policies in elementary schools in Massachusetts
    Alan C Geller
    RN, Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, 720 Harrison Ave, DOB801A, Boston MA 02118, USA
    Arch Dermatol 144:491-6. 2008
    ..To understand the factors that may influence sun protection policy development if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines are to be realized...
  93. pmc Beyond anal sex: sexual practices associated with HIV risk reduction among men who have sex with men in Boston, Massachusetts
    Sari L Reisner
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02119, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:545-50. 2009
    ..the frequency and associations of sexual risk reduction behaviors among a sample of MSM in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area...
  94. ncbi Diffusion of effective HIV prevention interventions--lessons from Maryland and Massachusetts
    Madeleine A Shea
    Maryland AIDS Administration, Baltimore, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 18:96-107. 2006
    ..describes, compares, and contrasts the contexts, processes, and results of the experiences of Maryland and Massachusetts in diffusing evidence-based interventions...
  95. ncbi Eastern equine encephalitis in Massachusetts: a report of 16 cases, 1970-1984
    M M Przelomski
    Vernon Medical Center, Worcester, MA 01604
    Neurology 38:736-9. 1988
    We studied the case records of 16 patients with eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Massachusetts from 1970 to 1984 and compared their presentations, courses, and outcomes with the data available from previous epidemics...
  96. ncbi Dinoflagellate cyst records and human disturbance in two neighboring estuaries, New Bedford Harbor and Apponagansett Bay, Massachusetts (USA)
    Vera Pospelova
    Department of Geography and Centre for Climate and Global Change Research, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Sci Total Environ 298:81-102. 2002
    ..The decline of species richness and the large fluctuations in the total cyst abundances signal the intensified anthropogenic disturbance in the watershed, notably a high degree of eutrophication and toxic pollution...
  97. ncbi Massachusetts registered dietitians' knowledge, attitudes, opinions, personal use, and recommendations to clients about herbal supplements
    Linda S Cashman
    Department of Nutrition, South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA 02190 2455, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 9:735-46. 2003
    To assess the knowledge, personal use and recommendations of herbal supplements among registered dietitians (RDs) in Massachusetts.
  98. ncbi Is there a relationship between sex hormones and erectile dysfunction? Results from the Massachusetts Male Aging Study
    Varant Kupelian
    New England Research Institutes, 9 Galen Street, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    J Urol 176:2584-8. 2006
    ..Simultaneously, age related changes occur in male endocrine functioning. We examined the association between erectile dysfunction and total testosterone, bioavailable testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin and luteinizing hormone...
  99. ncbi Medication reconciliation at Cambridge Health Alliance: experiences of a 3-campus health system in Massachusetts
    Melissa Bartick
    Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
    Am J Med Qual 21:304-6. 2006
  100. ncbi Mortality trends of stranded marine mammals on Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts, USA, 2000 to 2006
    Andrea L Bogomolni
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA
    Dis Aquat Organ 88:143-55. 2010
    To understand the cause of death of 405 marine mammals stranded on Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts between 2000 and 2006, a system for coding final diagnosis was developed and categorized as (1) disease, (2) human interaction, (3)..
  101. pmc The SEEDs of two gastrointestinal diseases: socioeconomic, environmental, and demographic factors related to cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis in Massachusetts
    Steven A Cohen
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, MD, USA
    Environ Res 108:185-91. 2008
    ..socioeconomic, demographic, and environmental characteristics, and the presence of two potentially waterborne infectious diseases, cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis, as reported to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Research Grants74

  1. Variation in M. tuberculosis in response to host selection
    Sarah Fortune; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In these studies, we expect to provide fundamental insights into the mechanisms and targets of diversifying immune selection in M. tuberculosis. ..
  2. NIH Director's Pioneer Award
    Junying Yuan; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..No Abstract provided ..
  3. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 8
    Javier Crespo; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..for the RML for Region 8, which is located within and provides services to the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont...
  4. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 8
    Javier Crespo; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..for the RML for Region 8, which is located within and provides services to the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont...
  5. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 8
    Javier Crespo; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..for the RML for Region 8, which is located within and provides services to the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont...
  6. The role of IKK beta in cardiomyocytes at baseline and following stress
    MATTHEW PETER COGGINS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The principal investigator has completed a clinical fellowship in cardiology and echocardiography at Massachusetts General Hospital and seeks to expand his scientific skills, and his interest in the mechanisms of ..
  7. Mechanisms of Neutralizing Antibody Resistance in Chronic HCV and HIV Infection
    JUSTIN RICHARD BAILEY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the Medical Scientist Training Program in 2007 and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital through the ABIM research pathway in 2009...
  8. Role of the kallikrein-kinin system in diabetic retinopathy
    Edward P Feener; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..In collaboration with Dr. James Fujimoto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), we will characterize the effects of the KKS and diabetes on retinal ultrastructure ..
  9. The Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    KATHLEEN ELIZABETH COREY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Corey, MD, MPH is a member of the faculty of the Gastrointestinal Division of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr...
  10. Optimizing Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Advanced Dementia
    Jennifer Tjia; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..from a nationwide long term care pharmacy between 2005-2008;and 2) NH residents of 5 states (Minnesota, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California and Florida), including ~95,000 NH residents with dementia who used Medicare Part D ..
  11. HTS development for targeted anti-fungal small molecules
    Paul D Kaufman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..assay configuration, we will perform a pilot screen of 30,000 compounds present here at the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Small Molecule Screening Facility...
  12. Analysis of the leukemic stem cell niche in chronic myeloid leukemia
    DANIELA SANDRA KRAUSE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..David Scadden's laboratory at The Center for Regenerative Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)...
  13. The New England Family Study: Fifty Year Post-Perinatal Follow-Up for Life Course
    ERIC contact LOUCKS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The study will recruit 3000 CPP participants from Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Sibling sets discordant for intrauterine growth restriction will be oversampled, with a goal of obtaining 500 ..
  14. Transposons in Female Reproductive Health and Disease
    Zev Williams; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..He completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital and is in the last year of fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility ..
  15. Genetic Determinants of the Response to Thienopyridine Therapy
    Jessica L Mega; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Jessica Mega trained in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital...
  16. Ethnic/Racial Variation in Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ERICH)
    Daniel Woo; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..A centralized neuroimaging center will be developed for uniform reading and analysis of films at Massachusetts General Hospital in conjunction with Georgetown University...
  17. Appetite-regulating Hormones and Neurocircuitry in Anorexia Nervosa
    ELIZABETH AUSTEN LAWSON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Dr. Lawson is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Assistant in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)...
  18. Identification of Biomarkers for Early Detection of Renal Cell Carcinoma
    Othon Iliopoulos; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..This proposal is a collaborative effort between the Iliopoulos Laboratory (Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center) and the Barnett Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (Northeastern ..
  19. Inflammation and Cerebral Aneurysm Formation: Targets for Modulation and Vascular
    BRIAN LIM HOH; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..David Pinsky studying pathophysiologic mechanisms of stroke in a mouse model. As a resident and fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital, I worked in the laboratory of Dr...
  20. Obesity and diabetes genetics in Caenorhabditis elegans.
    Alexander A Soukas; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Dr. Soukas, an instructor in medicine and assistant in molecular biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, will be mentored by Gary Ruvkun, Ph.D., professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School. Dr...
  21. Immediate and Delayed Effects of Morphine on Brain Circuits: Animal and Human Cor
    Dusica Bajic; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..proposed studies will be conducted in the laboratories and facilities of the Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School...
  22. Activity-dependent phosphorylation of MeCP2
    DANIEL HIGGINS EBERT; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..My clinical training experience in the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency Program was superb and rigorous...
  23. Health Information Technology for Chronic Kidney Disease Management
    Lipika Samal; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Lipika Samal, a general internist at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr...
  24. OPTICAL BIOPSY USING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY
    James G Fujimoto; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..development, biomedical research and clinical studies in a collaborative effort between investigators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston VA Healthcare System, and Harvard ..
  25. Novel Risk Factors for Vertebral Fractures in Health and Chronic Kidney Disease
    Julie Paik; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr...
  26. Syk in Mitochondrial Stress Signaling and Insulin Resistance
    Heide Christine Patterson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Institute, the site where the proposed research will be conducted, is located in Cambridge, MA with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, BWH and the ..
  27. Behavior Therapy for Adults with Tourette Syndrome
    Lawrence Scahill; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..group of investigators representing some of the leading TS research programs in the country including Yale, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and Johns ..
  28. Nicotinamide N-methyltransferase (NNMT) in obesity and insulin resistance
    Qin Yang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Robert Gerszten as a co-mentor. Dr. Gerszten is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Both Drs. Gerszten and Kahn are Associate members of the Broad Institute. Dr...
  29. 6th Orthomyxovirus Research Conference
    STACEY L SCHULTZ-CHERRY; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..in November of 2001;Florham Park, New Jersey in August of 2003;Cambridge, England in July 2005;Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 2007;and Freiberg, Germany in 2009 and were attended by young scientists from Europe, the U.S...
  30. Bilateral cochlear implants: Physiology and psychophysics
    Bertrand Delgutte; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..In this application, investigators from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, MIT, and Boston University combine their expertise in psychophysics, neurophysiology ..
  31. Biomarkers of Kidney Pathology
    Sushrut S Waikar; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will enroll participants from two hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts and measure urinary and tissue levels of novel biomarkers, including KIM-1, NAG, NGAL, MCP-1, L-FABP, IL-18, ..
  32. PITCH HF (CCC) Lead Application
    Marc J Semigran; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The CCC (Massachusetts General Hospital, PI: Marc Semigran MD) and the DCC (New England Research Institutes, PIs: Rebecca Li PhD;..
  33. Workplace Wellness Initiatives to Combat Obesity
    JASON PERRY BLOCK; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..weight maintenance within Brigham and Women's Hospital, a large academic medical center in Boston, Massachusetts, with nearly 16,000 employees...
  34. Kidney Donor Outcomes Cohort (KDOC) Study
    James R Rodrigue; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..To accomplish these aims, six kidney transplant programs, representing six states (Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Florida, Iowa, and Arizona) and with experience and expertise in caring for living ..
  35. TWIN STUDY OF BIOLOGIC MARKERS FOR PTSD
    Lisa M Shin; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Twin subjects will be invited travel to the Massachusetts General Hospital for two days of neuroimaging protocols...
  36. Development of mutant selective EGFR kinase inhibitors against EGFR T790M
    John Chant; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Founders of Gatekeeper Therapeutics, based in Cambridge Massachusetts, have developed a series of novel compounds that specifically inhibit the kinase domain EGFR mutants with ..
  37. Protecutive immunity to human cholera in Bangladesh
    Edward T Ryan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This proposal is built upon an on-going collaborative effort between researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard University and the ICDDR,B in Dhaka, Bangladesh...
  38. SPORE in Lymphoma
    Richard Ambinder; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Group (COG) and from patients treated at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. The 2nd and 3rd Specific Aims involve immunotherapeutic strategies...
  39. Human Pluripotent Stem Cell and Progenitor Models of Cardiac and Blood Diseases
    LEONARD IRA ZON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..part of a collaborative R03 application with Drs Ken Chien and Kit Parker, cardiovascular researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Doug Melton, a stem cell researcher at Harvard University, and has three specific aims: ..
  40. Phthalates in Drugs and Male Genital Malformation
    Allen A Mitchell; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, San Diego, and selected regions in Iowa, as well as birth defects registries in Massachusetts and New York State...
  41. Comparative Effectiveness of Post-Discharge Strategies for Hospitalized Smokers
    Nancy A Rigotti; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..comparative effectiveness trial will enroll 1350 adult smokers admitted to 3 acute care hospitals in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania...
  42. Effect of White Matter Disease on Gait and Balance in Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
    Anand Viswanathan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The applicant is a junior faculty member in the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School...
  43. Fostering Opportunities for Nutrition and Global Health
    Wafaie W Fawzi; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of Public Health, Harvard Medical School and affiliated institutions (including Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital), Kennedy School of Government, Graduate School of ..
  44. Role of TGF-? Signaling in Embryonic Stem Cell Maintenance and Endodermal Differe
    Alan C Mullen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Dr. Mullen will also work closely with his co-mentor at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr...
  45. Searching for Novel Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory Agents
    Guigen Li; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The co-PI, Professor Sumner Burstein at University of Massachusetts Medical School has been working in the area of cannabinoids since 1968...
  46. IMAGING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE
    Diane J Mathis; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..such problems, constituting a powerful impetus for the collaborative Joslin Diabetes Center (JDC)/Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) imaging program...
  47. Full Human Genome Sequencing in ALS
    Robert H Brown; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The laboratory of Dr. Robert Brown (PI, Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School) has a longstanding expertise in the genetics of ALS...
  48. PITCH HF (DCC)
    Flora Sandra Siami; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The CCC (Massachusetts General Hospital, PI: Marc Semigran MD) and the DCC (New England Research Institutes, PIs: Rebecca Li PhD;..
  49. Control of Cardiac Lineage Commitment and Differentiation in Murine Development
    Ibrahim J Domian; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and has completed clinical training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)...
  50. Genetic and functional analyses of a novel locus associated with LDL-C and MI
    Kiran Musunuru; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of an absolutely unique environment with diverse strengths in animal models of cardiovascular disease (Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiovascular Research Center), cardiovascular genetics and genomics (Broad Institute of MIT ..
  51. Analysis of Fatty Liver in the Framingham Heart Study Cohort
    Elizabeth K Speliotes; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Dr. Speliotes is a fellow in gastroenterology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a post doctoral fellow at the Broad Institute with an interest in obesity...
  52. MetaOx, Optical Monitor of Metabolic Rate of Oxygen Consumption
    BENIAMINO BARBIERI; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): ISS Inc., in collaboration with Dr. Franceschini of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr...
  53. BEST-CLI Trial-CCC-Lead
    Kenneth Rosenfield; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..based at a CCC (Brigham and Women's Hospital, BWH , Boston University Medical Center, BUMC, and Massachusetts Hospital, MGH, Boston, MA), a DCC (New England Research Institutes, Inc...
  54. Maternal and Child Health Benefits from Reducing Household Air Pollution
    Patricia L Hibberd; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The consortium between the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College Nagpur, India, affiliated with Lata Medical Research Foundation, has extensive experience in ..
  55. Improving Preterm Outcomes by Safeguarding Maternal Mental Health
    Michael Silverstein; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..mothers with preterm infants in three NICUs - Boston Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, and University of Massachusetts Medical Center...
  56. Neural mechanisms underlying abnormal food reward processing in depressed women
    LAURA MCGRATH HOLSEN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Anne Klibanski [an expert in neuroendocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)], Dr. David Silbersweig (an expert in neuropsychiatry in MDD at BWH), Dr...
  57. Regulation of cellular metabolism by EglN dioxygenases
    Benjamin A Olenchock; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..plan includes educational resources at Harvard Medical School, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
  58. Multifunctional Printed Scaffolds for Enhancing Hepatocyte Viability and Function
    Ramille N Shah; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..involving the development of gene-supplemented collagen scaffolds for articular cartilage regeneration at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and with two years of post-doctoral research involving the investigation of self-..
  59. HPLC-ICP-MS System
    PETER D CARAVAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)...
  60. The Impact of Public Reporting on Outcomes and Case Selection for PCI
    KAREN ELLEN JOYNT; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Resnic has his primary appointment. Dr. Resnic has worked closely with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on their current public reporting efforts, and thus has significant knowledge of ..
  61. High Sensitivity Mobile PET for Brain Imaging and Proton Therapy Monitoring
    Georges El Fakhri; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..research PET imaging facility located within the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (NMMI) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA...
  62. Traffic and Respiratory Health
    Brian P Leaderer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..participated in our prospective cohort studies of respiratory health conducted in Connecticut and central Massachusetts, a region including areas that have been and remain in "non-attainment" with EPA air quality standards...
  63. Community-based Family Planning Intervention to Reduce Partner Violence
    Elizabeth Miller; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Violence Prevention Fund, the Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Family Planning Programs of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD, a large community-based health ..
  64. RESPIRATORY DISEASES/BSI STUDY
    Shahin Lockman; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..D. has completed an Infectious Diseases fellowship at Massachusetts General/Brigham and Women's Hospitals in Boston and a two-year Epidemic Intelligence Service program at the ..
  65. Para un Futuro: Feasability of a Photovoice approach to Increase Latino Parent-Ad
    Meagan Gallagher; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..of MassachusettsSchool of Public Health, and the Springfield Health Center of the Planned ParenthoodLeagueof Massachusetts(PPLM) to pursue their ideas...
  66. ADOPTION OF CANCER PAIN GUIDELINES IN MANAGED CARE
    MILDRED SOLOMON; Fiscal Year: 1999
    Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), The Fallon Healthcare System, and The New England Biomedical Research Foundation (NEBRF) propose a study of 1,360 cancer patients and 160 physicians and ..
  67. Nutrition Program-Caribbean Hispanic elders & diabetes
    ODILIA BERMUDEZ; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..From data from our baseline study, the Massachusetts Hispanic Elders Study, we have identified diabetes as highly prevalent among elderly Hispanics of Caribbean ..
  68. Program Project,Restoration of Endocrine Pancreas Funct*
    JOEL HABENER; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Susan Bonner-Weir (Joslin), Dr. Joel Habener (Massachusetts General Hospital), and Dr. Richard Mulligan (Childrens' Hospital); (2) the availability from Dr...
  69. MASSACHUSETTS 1987 SAFE ROADS ACT/TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM
    Ralph Hingson; Fiscal Year: 1992
    In December 1986, Massachusetts enacted the Safe Roads Act. Courts can now suspend the license at arraignment up to 90 days or until trial of any driver with a blood alcoholic level >.10%...
  70. UMB/DFHCC Comprehensive Cancer Partnership Program
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..size that will be used to plan a future randomized controlled trial to test this intervention among YMCAs in Massachusetts. This pilot study also provides a basis for demonstrating additional evidence of successful collaboration ..
  71. UMASS CENTER FOR AIDS RESEARCH (CFAR)
    Celia A Schiffer; Fiscal Year: 2012
    Established in 1998, the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMASS) provides the organizational framework to enhance and coordinate AIDS-related research at the institution...
  72. Removing Barriers to Disclosure-and-Offer Models
    KENNETH E F SANDS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) seeks a planning grant to support a joint initiative with the Massachusetts Medical Society, Removing Barriers to Disclosure-and-Offer Models...
  73. Enabling Electronic Prescribing and Enhanced Management of Controlled Medications
    Grant Carrow; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (Provided by Applicant);The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) proposes to demonstrate the safety, security, quality and effectiveness of electronic transmission of prescriptions for federally controlled ..
  74. 2009 NHP Models for AIDS Conference
    Amitinder Kaur; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The symposium will be held October 21-24, 2009, at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The meeting will be hosted by the New England Primate Research Center (NEPRC), Harvard Medical School...