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  1. ncbi Sociocultural correlates of menthol cigarette smoking among adult African Americans in Los Angeles
    Bruce Allen
    Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA 90059, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:447-51. 2007
  2. ncbi Ambient air pollution and preterm birth in the environment and pregnancy outcomes study at the University of California, Los Angeles
    Beate Ritz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1045-52. 2007
  3. ncbi Identifying stroke in the field. Prospective validation of the Los Angeles prehospital stroke screen (LAPSS)
    C S Kidwell
    University of California at Los Angeles Stroke Center, Department of Neurology, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Stroke 31:71-6. 2000
  4. ncbi Water intake and bladder cancer risk in Los Angeles County
    Xuejuan Jiang
    USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Int J Cancer 123:1649-56. 2008
  5. ncbi Association of mis-sense substitution in SRD5A2 gene with prostate cancer in African-American and Hispanic men in Los Angeles, USA
    N M Makridakis
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Institute for Genetic Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, 90033, USA
    Lancet 354:975-8. 1999
  6. ncbi Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of esophageal and gastric adenocarcinomas in Los Angeles County
    Lei Duan
    Division of Population Sciences, City of Hope National Medical Center, 1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:126-34. 2008
  7. ncbi HIV incidence among men diagnosed with early syphilis in Atlanta, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, 2004 to 2005
    Kate Buchacz
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:234-40. 2008
  8. pmc HIV vaccine acceptability among immigrant Thai residents in Los Angeles: a mixed-method approach
    Sung Jae Lee
    Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services, Semel Institute Center for Community Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    AIDS Care 20:1161-8. 2008
  9. ncbi A multiethnic population-based study of smoking, alcohol and body size and risk of adenocarcinomas of the stomach and esophagus (United States)
    A H Wu
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 12:721-32. 2001
  10. ncbi An index for assessing demographic inequalities in cumulative environmental hazards with application to Los Angeles, California
    Jason G Su
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:7626-34. 2009

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  1. ncbi Sociocultural correlates of menthol cigarette smoking among adult African Americans in Los Angeles
    Bruce Allen
    Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA 90059, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:447-51. 2007
    ..nonmenthol cigarette use among 432 adult African American smokers in Los Angeles, California. Menthol smoking was most prevalent among women, 18-30-year-olds, and employed respondents...
  2. ncbi Ambient air pollution and preterm birth in the environment and pregnancy outcomes study at the University of California, Los Angeles
    Beate Ritz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1045-52. 2007
    ..Using a survey of 2,543 of 6,374 women sampled from a cohort of 58,316 eligible births in 2003 in Los Angeles County, California, the authors estimated with logistic regression and two-phase models the effects of ..
  3. ncbi Identifying stroke in the field. Prospective validation of the Los Angeles prehospital stroke screen (LAPSS)
    C S Kidwell
    University of California at Los Angeles Stroke Center, Department of Neurology, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Stroke 31:71-6. 2000
    ..The Los Angeles Prehospital Stroke Screen (LAPSS) is a 1-page instrument designed to allow prehospital personnel to rapidly ..
  4. ncbi Water intake and bladder cancer risk in Los Angeles County
    Xuejuan Jiang
    USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Int J Cancer 123:1649-56. 2008
    ..We examined the fluid intake-bladder cancer relationship in the Los Angeles bladder cancer case-control study...
  5. ncbi Association of mis-sense substitution in SRD5A2 gene with prostate cancer in African-American and Hispanic men in Los Angeles, USA
    N M Makridakis
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Institute for Genetic Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, 90033, USA
    Lancet 354:975-8. 1999
    ..It is an androgen-dependent cancer, and androgens have been proposed as having a substantial role in predisposition to the disease. Thus, variations in androgen metabolism genes may affect risk of this disease...
  6. ncbi Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of esophageal and gastric adenocarcinomas in Los Angeles County
    Lei Duan
    Division of Population Sciences, City of Hope National Medical Center, 1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:126-34. 2008
    ..Yet, data on potential confounding effects by upper gastrointestinal tract (UGI) disorders on adenocarcinomas of the UGI are limited...
  7. ncbi HIV incidence among men diagnosed with early syphilis in Atlanta, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, 2004 to 2005
    Kate Buchacz
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:234-40. 2008
    ..We sought to estimate HIV incidence among men diagnosed with primary or secondary (P&S) syphilis in sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in Atlanta, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
  8. pmc HIV vaccine acceptability among immigrant Thai residents in Los Angeles: a mixed-method approach
    Sung Jae Lee
    Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services, Semel Institute Center for Community Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    AIDS Care 20:1161-8. 2008
    This study examined HIV vaccine acceptability among immigrant Thai residents in Los Angeles, California. We combined a qualitative research method (focus groups) with an innovative market research method (conjoint analysis)...
  9. ncbi A multiethnic population-based study of smoking, alcohol and body size and risk of adenocarcinomas of the stomach and esophagus (United States)
    A H Wu
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 12:721-32. 2001
    ..We sought to determine the role of smoking, alcohol use, and body size characteristics in the etiology of esophageal, gastric cardia, and distal gastric adenocarcinomas...
  10. ncbi An index for assessing demographic inequalities in cumulative environmental hazards with application to Los Angeles, California
    Jason G Su
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:7626-34. 2009
    ..Second, we apply the index to Los Angeles County to illustrate the potential applications and complexities of its implementation...
  11. pmc Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and bladder cancer prevention
    J E Castelao
    Department of Preventive Medicine, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90033 0800, USA
    Br J Cancer 82:1364-9. 2000
    ..A population-based case-control study conducted in Los Angeles, California, involved 1514 incident bladder cancer cases and an equal number of controls who were matched to ..
  12. ncbi Oxygenated carotenoid lutein and progression of early atherosclerosis: the Los Angeles atherosclerosis study
    J H Dwyer
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA
    Circulation 103:2922-7. 2001
    ..The present study assessed the protective effects of the oxygenated carotenoid lutein against early atherosclerosis...
  13. pmc Alcohol outlets, gonorrhea, and the Los Angeles civil unrest: a longitudinal analysis
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corp, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:3062-71. 2006
    ..After the 1992 Civil Unrest in Los Angeles, 270 alcohol outlets surrendered their licenses due to arson and vandalism thus providing a natural experiment...
  14. ncbi Knowledge of the childhood immunization schedule and of contraindications to vaccinate by private and public providers in Los Angeles
    D Wood
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 15:140-5. 1996
    ..Missed opportunities to vaccinate occur commonly and contribute to the underimmunization of young children. They are related to provider knowledge of the immunization schedule and contraindications to vaccination...
  15. pmc Four-year incidence and progression of diabetic retinopathy and macular edema: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Rohit Varma
    Doheny Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 149:752-61.e1-3. 2010
    ..To estimate the 4-year incidence and progression of diabetic retinopathy, macular edema (ME) and clinically significant macular edema (CSME) among adult Latinos with diabetes mellitus...
  16. pmc Ocular risk factors for age-related macular degeneration: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Samantha Fraser-Bell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 149:735-40. 2010
    ..To assess the association between ocular factors and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in Latinos...
  17. pmc Markers of inflammation and risk of ovarian cancer in Los Angeles County
    Anna H Wu
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9175, USA
    Int J Cancer 124:1409-15. 2009
    ..anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and risk of ovarian cancer in a population-based case-control study in Los Angeles County involving 609 women with newly diagnosed epithelial ovarian cancer and 688 population-based control ..
  18. pmc Predictors of screening results for depressive symptoms among homeless adults in Los Angeles with latent tuberculosis
    Jill Berg
    School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
    Res Nurs Health 28:220-9. 2005
    The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of screening results for depressive symptoms in a Los Angeles homeless population with latent tuberculosis (TB)...
  19. pmc Four-year incidence and progression of visual impairment in Latinos: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Rohit Varma
    Doheny Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033 9224, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 149:713-27. 2010
    ..To determine the 4-year incidence of visual impairment (VI) and blindness and worsening of visual acuity in adult Latinos and Hispanics aged 40 years and older...
  20. ncbi Predicting completion of treatment among foreign-born adolescents treated for latent tuberculosis infection in Los Angeles
    A Coly
    School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:703-10. 2004
    Two health clinics in Los Angeles County, California.
  21. pmc Intraocular pressure, central corneal thickness, and prevalence of open-angle glaucoma: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Brian A Francis
    Doheny Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 146:741-6. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship between the prevalence of open-angle glaucoma (OAG) and intraocular pressure (IOP) and the impact of central corneal thickness (CCT) on this relationship...
  22. pmc Predicting traffic-related air pollution in Los Angeles using a distance decay regression selection strategy
    Jason G Su
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Environ Res 109:657-70. 2009
    ..models of nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) for the complex megalopolis of Los Angeles (LA), California...
  23. ncbi Type 2 diabetes mellitus and the risk of open-angle glaucoma the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Vikas Chopra
    Doheny Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ophthalmology 115:227-232.e1. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and the risk of having open-angle glaucoma (OAG) in an adult Latino population...
  24. pmc Don't ask, don't tell: patterns of HIV disclosure among HIV positive men who have sex with men with recent STI practising high risk behaviour in Los Angeles and Seattle
    P M Gorbach
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Box 951772, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 900095 1772, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 80:512-7. 2004
    ..Themes as to why MSM attending sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinics in Los Angeles and Seattle do and do not disclose their HIV status are identified.
  25. ncbi Progression of carotid intima-media thickness and plasma antioxidants: the Los Angeles Atherosclerosis Study
    James H Dwyer
    Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 24:313-9. 2004
    ..We assessed the association between atherosclerotic progression, measured by carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), and plasma levels of oxygenated and hydrocarbon carotenoids, tocopherols, retinol, and ascorbic acid...
  26. pmc Homonegativity, substance use, sexual risk behaviors, and HIV status in poor and ethnic men who have sex with men in Los Angeles
    Steven Shoptaw
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Urban Health 86:77-92. 2009
    ..Participants were recruited in Los Angeles County using respondent-driven sampling (RDS) and completed the Internalized Homonegativity Inventory (IHNI) ..
  27. pmc Associations with intraocular pressure in Latinos: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Farnaz Memarzadeh
    Doheny Eye Institute and the Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1450 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 146:69-76. 2008
    ..To evaluate the association of biologic factors with intraocular pressure (IOP) in a Latino population...
  28. ncbi Hospital disaster preparedness in Los Angeles County
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1000 West Carson Street, Box 21, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:1198-203. 2006
    ..There are no standardized measures of hospital disaster preparedness or hospital "surge capacity."..
  29. ncbi Visual acuity outcomes after cataract extraction in adult latinos. The Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Anne E Barañano
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ophthalmology 115:815-21. 2008
    ..To determine prevalence, primary causes, and risk indicators of visual impairment in cataract-operated eyes...
  30. pmc Air pollution and daily hospital admissions in metropolitan Los Angeles
    W S Linn
    Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, California 90242, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 108:427-34. 2000
    ..PM(10)), or ozone concentrations, and hospital admissions for cardiopulmonary illnesses in metropolitan Los Angeles during 1992-1995...
  31. pmc Meeting the data needs of a local health department: the Los Angeles County Health Survey
    P A Simon
    Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:1950-2. 2001
    ..To address gaps in local health data, in 1997 the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services inaugurated the Los Angeles County Health Survey.
  32. pmc Cardiovascular risk factors and age-related macular degeneration: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Samantha Fraser-Bell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 145:308-16. 2008
    ..To assess the association of cardiovascular risk factors and ocular perfusion pressure with early and advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in Latinos...
  33. ncbi Lifestyle and other risk factors for thyroid cancer in Los Angeles County females
    Wendy J Mack
    University of Southern California, Department of Preventive Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 12:395-401. 2002
    ..Cases were 292 women, aged 15-54 when diagnosed between the years 1980 and 1983 (145 diagnosed in 1980-81 and 147 diagnosed in 1982-83). Female neighborhood controls (n = 292) were matched to each case on birth-year and race...
  34. pmc Preterm birth: the interaction of traffic-related air pollution with economic hardship in Los Angeles neighborhoods
    Ninez A Ponce
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:140-8. 2005
    ..b>Los Angeles County, California, birth records from 1994 to 1996 were linked to traffic counts, census data, and ambient air ..
  35. ncbi Psychometric performance of the NEI VFQ-25 in visually normal Latinos: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Denise Globe
    Department of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, School of Pharmacy, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 44:1470-8. 2003
    ..To characterize the psychometric performance of the National Eye Institute 25-item Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25) in visually normal Latinos (Mexican Americans)...
  36. ncbi The Los Angeles Lift Off: a sociocultural environmental change intervention to integrate physical activity into the workplace
    Antronette K Yancey
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Prev Med 38:848-56. 2004
    ..To present the development and feasibility testing of a sociocultural environmental change intervention strategy aimed at integrating physical activity into workplace routine...
  37. ncbi Physicochemical and toxicological profiles of particulate matter in Los Angeles during the October 2007 southern California wildfires
    Vishal Verma
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:954-60. 2009
    To characterize the impact of the October 2007 wildfires on the air quality of Los Angeles, integrated ambient particulate matter (PM) samples were collected near the University of Southern California between October 24 and November 14, ..
  38. ncbi Physical inactivity and overweight among Los Angeles County adults
    Antronette K Yancey
    Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:146-52. 2004
    ..The present study examines sociodemographic, health status, health behavioral, and health-related self-perception correlates of physical inactivity in a large, multiethnic urban population...
  39. ncbi Improving service delivery to the dually diagnosed in Los Angeles County
    Christine E Grella
    UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, 1640 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 23:115-22. 2002
    ..This article describes efforts to improve service delivery to dually diagnosed individuals in Los Angeles County by increasing communication, coordination, and collaboration across the two treatment systems...
  40. ncbi Prevalence of open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension in Latinos: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Rohit Varma
    Doheny Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 90033, USA
    Ophthalmology 111:1439-48. 2004
    ..To estimate age- and gender-specific prevalences of ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma (OAG) in adult Latinos...
  41. ncbi Hyperinsulinemia for the development of hypertension: data from the Hawaii-Los Angeles-Hiroshima Study
    M Imazu
    From the Second Department of Internal Medicine, Hiroshima University School of Medicine, Japan
    Hypertens Res 24:531-6. 2001
    ..One hundred forty normotensive (<140/90 mmHg) subjects aged 40 to 69 years old from the Hawaii-Los Angeles-Hiroshima study were followed for 15 years. Patients with cardiovascular disease were excluded...
  42. ncbi Binocular visual acuity summation and inhibition in an ocular epidemiological study: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Stanley P Azen
    Departments of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 43:1742-8. 2002
    ..To characterize binocular visual acuity summation and inhibition in participants of a population-based ocular epidemiologic study...
  43. ncbi The challenges of assessing fidelity to physician-driven HIV prevention interventions: lessons learned implementing Partnership for Health in a Los Angeles HIV clinic
    Ellen F Iverson
    Community Health Outcomes and Intervention Research Program, The Saban Research Institute, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, 6430 Sunset Blvd, Ste 1500, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:978-88. 2008
    ..Lessons learned and recommendations for maximizing the accuracy and validity of fidelity assessment in future evaluations of HIV prevention interventions in primary care settings are considered...
  44. ncbi Prevalence of HIV and hepatitis B and self-reported injection risk behavior during detention among street-recruited injection drug users in Los Angeles County, 1994-1996
    J Lopez-Zetina
    Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, HIV Epidemiology Program, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Addiction 96:589-95. 2001
    To describe injection risk behaviors while in detention in a sample of injection drug users (IDUs) in Los Angeles County.
  45. ncbi Spatial analysis of air pollution and mortality in Los Angeles
    Michael Jerrett
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 9011, USA
    Epidemiology 16:727-36. 2005
    ..To test this hypothesis, we modeled the association between air pollution and mortality using small-area exposure measures in Los Angeles, California.
  46. ncbi Myopic refractive error in adult Latinos: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch
    Doheny Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:1845-52. 2006
    ..To estimate gender- and age-specific prevalence of myopia and identify risk indicators for myopia in a population-based sample of Latino adults aged 40 years and older in La Puente, California...
  47. pmc Food access, availability, and affordability in 3 Los Angeles communities, Project CAFE, 2004-2006
    Andrea Misako Azuma
    Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, California, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A27. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate food access, availability, and affordability in 3 nonoverlapping but similar low-income communities in urban Los Angeles, California.
  48. ncbi Decreased chronic lymphocytic leukemia incidence in Asians in Los Angeles County
    R P Gale
    Center for Advanced Studies in Leukemia, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 90049 5105, USA
    Leuk Res 24:665-9. 2000
    ..We compared average annual age-adjusted incidence rates (AAIR) of CLL diagnosed from 1972 to 1995 among Los Angeles County-resident Asians, non-Spanish-surnamed- and Spanish-surnamed whites (non-Hispanic and Hispanic-whites) ..
  49. ncbi High-risk behaviors during incarceration in African-American men treated for HIV at three Los Angeles public medical centers
    A R Wohl
    HIV Epidemiology Program, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 24:386-92. 2000
    ..that examined the association between high-risk sexual and drug-using behaviors during incarceration and HIV infection for African-American men receiving HIV care at three public medical centers in Los Angeles County (LAC), California.
  50. ncbi The spatial distribution of underage tobacco sales in Los Angeles
    Robert Lipton
    Prevention Research Center PRC, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 43:1594-614. 2008
    Underage tobacco sales is considered a serious public health problem in Los Angeles. Anecdotally, rates have been thought to be quite high...
  51. pmc Four-year incidence and progression of age-related macular degeneration: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Rohit Varma
    Doheny Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 149:741-51. 2010
    ..To estimate 4-year incidence and progression of early and advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...
  52. pmc Cancers of the prostate and breast among Japanese and white immigrants in Los Angeles County
    H Shimizu
    Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Br J Cancer 63:963-6. 1991
    ..cancer in three racial/ethnic groups - Spanish-surnamed whites, other whites and Japanese - were studied in Los Angeles County native residents and compared with those in immigrants and representative 'homeland' populations...
  53. pmc Predictors of syphilis seroreactivity and prevalence of HIV among street recruited injection drug users in Los Angeles County, 1994-6
    J Lopez-Zetina
    Los Angeles County, Department of Health Services, HIV Epidemiology Program, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 76:462-9. 2000
    To describe HIV prevalence and the association between syphilis incidence and sexual and drug injection risk behaviours in a cohort of street recruited injecting drug users (IDUs) in Los Angeles County, between 1994 and 1996.
  54. pmc Drug use among homeless young people in Los Angeles and Melbourne
    Doreen Rosenthal
    Key Center for Women s Health in Society, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Adolesc Health 43:296-305. 2008
    ..To examine the effect of time spent homeless on young people's substance use and use of drug and alcohol services in two countries with contrasting policy and service environments...
  55. pmc Noise trauma in the aetiology of acoustic neuromas in men in Los Angeles County, 1978-1985
    S Preston Martin
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, 90033
    Br J Cancer 59:783-6. 1989
    ..We propose that the findings in this study which identify noise as a risk factor support the hypothesis that mechanical trauma may contribute to tumorigenesis...
  56. pmc Alcohol outlet density and alcohol consumption in Los Angeles county and southern Louisiana
    Matthias Schonlau
    RAND Corporation, 4570 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Geospat Health 3:91-101. 2008
    ..alcohol availability, as measured by the density of off-premise alcohol outlets, and alcohol consumption in Los Angeles county and southern Louisiana, USA...
  57. pmc Implementing municipal tree planting: Los Angeles million-tree initiative
    Stephanie Pincetl
    UCLA, Institute of the Environment, East Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Environ Manage 45:227-38. 2010
    ..This work reports on the first steps in implementing a million tree program in Los Angeles and the ways such a biogenic-living-infrastructure has been approached...
  58. pmc Bridging sexual boundaries: men who have sex with men and women in a street-based sample in Los Angeles
    Pamina M Gorbach
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, 10880 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7353, USA
    J Urban Health 86:63-76. 2009
    The purpose of the study was to determine the potential contribution of bisexual men to the spread of HIV in Los Angeles. We compare the characteristics and behaviors of men who have sex with men and women (MSMW) to men who have sex with ..
  59. ncbi A randomized controlled trial of chair interventions on back and hip pain among sewing machine operators: the los angeles garment study
    Pin Chieh Wang
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:255-62. 2008
    ..Determine whether an adjustable chair with a curved or a flat seat pan improved monthly back and hip pain scores in sewing machine operators...
  60. ncbi The relationship between socioeconomic factors and gang violence in the City of Los Angeles
    D N Kyriacou
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 46:334-9. 1999
    To investigate the relationship between community-level socioeconomic factors and the incidence of gang-related homicide in the city of Los Angeles.
  61. ncbi A randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of new task chairs on shoulder and neck pain among sewing machine operators: the Los Angeles garment study
    David M Rempel
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:931-8. 2007
    ..This is a 4-month randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of chair design on neck/shoulder pain among sewing machine operators...
  62. ncbi Automated intima-media thickness: the Los Angeles Atherosclerosis Study
    J H Dwyer
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90033 4500, USA
    Ultrasound Med Biol 24:981-7. 1998
    ..022+/-0.003 mm; SDdelta=0.029 mm). These data demonstrate that the proposed IMT protocol reduces reproducibility error by more than 50% relative to several protocols used in other major studies...
  63. ncbi Prevalence and associations of epiretinal membranes in latinos: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Samantha Fraser-Bell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 45:1732-6. 2004
    ..To determine age- and gender-specific prevalence and associations of epiretinal membranes (ERMs) in adult Latinos...
  64. ncbi Use of mammography screening among older Samoan women in Los Angeles county: a diffusion network approach
    LENE LEVY-STORMS
    UCLA Borun Center for Gerontological Research, Jewish Home for the Aging, 7150 Tampa Avenue, Reseda, CA 91335, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:987-1000. 2003
    ..from a survey of 260 Samoan women, aged 50 years or older, who attended 39 randomly sampled Samoan churches in Los Angeles County (USA) between 1996 and 1997...
  65. ncbi Are racial disparities in alcohol treatment completion associated with racial differences in treatment modality entry? Comparison of outpatient treatment and residential treatment in Los Angeles County, 1998 to 2000
    Ricky N Bluthenthal
    Health Program and Drug Policy Research Center, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:1920-6. 2007
    ..To determine whether racial and ethnic disparities in publicly funded alcohol treatment completion are due to racial differences in attending outpatient and residential treatment...
  66. ncbi Drinking-water quality and issues associated with water vending machines in the city of Los Angeles
    John Schillinger
    J Environ Health 66:25-31, 43; quiz 45-6. 2004
    The study reported in this paper sampled 40 water vending machines distributed throughout the city of Los Angeles, California, in the water servicing area of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power...
  67. ncbi Residential magnetic field exposure and breast cancer risk: a nested case-control study from a multiethnic cohort in Los Angeles County, California
    Stephanie J London
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:969-80. 2003
    ..case-control study of female breast cancer within a cohort of African Americans, Latinas, and Caucasians in Los Angeles County, California...
  68. ncbi Dietary fiber and progression of atherosclerosis: the Los Angeles Atherosclerosis Study
    Huiyun Wu
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:1085-91. 2003
    ..Several epidemiologic studies found weak protective relations between dietary fiber intake and the risk of cardiovascular disease events. However, few of the studies addressed possible mechanisms of the effect...
  69. ncbi Influence of type 2 diabetes mellitus on cardiovascular disease mortality: findings from the Hawaii-Los Angeles-Hiroshima study
    Michinori Imazu
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, Hiroshima University School of Medicine, 1 2 3 Kasumi, Minami Ku, Hiroshima City, Japan
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 57:61-9. 2002
    ..In conclusion, diabetes is a strong independent risk factor for CVD mortality in Japanese-American men and women. Hyperglycemia is associated with CVD mortality in diabetic subjects...
  70. ncbi Redox activity of airborne particulate matter at different sites in the Los Angeles Basin
    Arthur K Cho
    Southern California Particle Center and Supersite, Institute of the Environment, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Environ Res 99:40-7. 2005
    ..and chemical characteristics of the redox activity of PM fractions collected in different sites in the Los Angeles Basin...
  71. ncbi Sun-protective behavior among high-school and collegiate athletes in Los Angeles, CA
    Philip H Cohen
    Rutgers University Sports Medicine, Picataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Clin J Sport Med 16:253-60. 2006
    ..To evaluate the use, knowledge, and perceptions of sun-protective behavior (SPB), among young athletes in Southern California...
  72. ncbi The prevalence of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy in a primarily Latina Los Angeles population
    R H Lee
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Women s and Children s Hospital, 90033, USA
    J Perinatol 26:527-32. 2006
    ..To establish the prevalence of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) in a primarily Latina population in the United States...
  73. ncbi Neighborhood effects on primary care access in Los Angeles
    Julia C Prentice
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, 200 Springs Road 152, Bedford, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:1291-303. 2006
    ..Data from the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey suggests there is significant variation between neighborhoods in an individual's ..
  74. ncbi Causes of low vision and blindness in adult Latinos: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Susan A Cotter
    Doheny Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033 9224, USA
    Ophthalmology 113:1574-82. 2006
    ..To describe the causes of low vision and blindness in a population-based sample of adult Latinos...
  75. doi Reviews of infant botulism at childrens hospital los angeles
    Wendy G Mitchell
    J Child Neurol 23:968. 2008
  76. ncbi Differences in individual-level terrorism preparedness in Los Angeles County
    David P Eisenman
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California 90407, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:1-6. 2006
    ..Our study describes variations in preparedness among the population of Los Angeles County after the September 11, 2001 and subsequent anthrax attacks.
  77. ncbi HIV risk factors reported by two samples of male bathhouse attendees in Los Angeles, California, 2001-2002
    Trista A Bingham
    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, HIV Epidemiology Program, Los Angeles, California 90005, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:631-6. 2008
    We aimed to describe the use of voluntary HIV counseling and testing services, risk behaviors, and risk factors for unprotected anal sex (UAS) among men who have sex with men (MSM) who attended a bathhouse in Los Angeles during 2001-2002.
  78. ncbi Chronic hepatitis C in ethnic minority patients evaluated in Los Angeles County
    M Bonacini
    Department of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 96:2438-41. 2001
    ..to compare demographic, clinical, and histological features of hepatitis C in four ethnic groups seen at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Hepatitis Clinic...
  79. ncbi Public perceptions of environmental quality: a survey study of beach use and perceptions in Los Angeles County
    L Pendleton
    School of International Relations, Associate Research Faculty, Population Research Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089 0351, USA
    Mar Pollut Bull 42:1155-60. 2001
    Despite documented successes in the battle to clean up the coastal waters of Southern California, Los Angeles County residents continue to view the ocean more as a place of pollution than a vibrant and healthy place for bathing and ..
  80. ncbi Utilization of mental health and substance abuse services among homeless adults in Los Angeles
    P Koegel
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
    Med Care 37:306-17. 1999
    ..This article examines utilization and predictors of mental health and substance abuse treatment among a community-based probability sample of homeless adults...
  81. pmc Starting school healthy and ready to learn: using social indicators to improve school readiness in Los Angeles County
    Cheryl Wold
    Wold and Associates, 874 N Holliston Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A106. 2007
    ..The same factors that influence school readiness also influence educational success and health throughout life...
  82. ncbi Recent increase in high-risk sexual behaviors among sexually active men who have sex with men living with AIDS in Los Angeles County
    Amy Rock Wohl
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 35:209-11. 2004
  83. ncbi Hepatitis B among homeless and other impoverished US military veterans in residential care in Los Angeles
    L Gelberg
    UCLA Department of Family Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Public Health 115:286-91. 2001
    ..clinical data for 370 male veterans who were residents of a domiciliary care program for homeless veterans in Los Angeles, using chi(2), Fisher's Exact, and logistic regression analysis. About one-third (30...
  84. ncbi Asteroid hyalosis in an autopsy population: The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) experience
    Amani A Fawzi
    Department of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, The David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:486-90. 2005
    ..To study the prevalence and associations of asteroid hyalosis (AH) in a series of autopsy eyes...
  85. pmc Projected health impact of the Los Angeles City living wage ordinance
    Brian L Cole
    Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, 650 S Young Drive, Rm 31 269 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:645-50. 2005
    To estimate the relative health effects of the income and health insurance provisions of the Los Angeles City living wage ordinance.
  86. ncbi Spatial analysis of bioavailable soil lead concentrations in Los Angeles, California
    Jun Wu
    Program in Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
    Environ Res 110:309-17. 2010
    ..the contribution of Pb from historical traffic and residential Pb based paint to soil Pb concentrations in Los Angeles, we analyzed 550 soil Pb samples from south central Los Angeles County, CA, in relation to land-use patterns (..
  87. ncbi Demographic characteristics and sexual behaviors associated with methamphetamine use among MSM and non-MSM diagnosed with AIDS in Los Angeles County
    Amy Rock Wohl
    HIV Epidemiology Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 600 S Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 1920, Los Angeles, CA 90005, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:705-12. 2008
    ..use are presented for 455 men who have sex with men (MSM) and 228 non-MSM diagnosed with AIDS in Los Angeles County (LAC) from 2000 to 2004, as there are limited population-based data for these subgroups...
  88. pmc Breast cancer treatment experiences of Latinas in Los Angeles County
    Steven J Katz
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0429, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:2225-30. 2005
    We examined breast cancer treatment experiences of and outcomes for Latinas in Los Angeles County.
  89. ncbi Burn care in Los Angeles, California: LAC+USC experience 1994-2004
    Warren L Garner
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, CA, USA
    Burns 31:S32-5. 2005
    ..The ethnicity of the patients reflects the diverse nature of the population of Los Angeles County. Forty-eight percent of injuries were less than 5% TBSA and approximately 2% were greater than 60% TBSA...
  90. pmc New recreational facilities for the young and the old in Los Angeles: policy and programming implications
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    J Public Health Policy 30:S248-63. 2009
    ....
  91. ncbi Environmental tobacco smoke and bladder cancer risk in never smokers of Los Angeles County
    Xuejuan Jiang
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Cancer Res 67:7540-5. 2007
    ..As part of a large population-based bladder cancer study in Los Angeles County, California, lifetime exposure to ETS was ascertained for 148 cases and 292 control subjects who had ..
  92. ncbi Rapid public health interventions in response to an outbreak of syphilis in Los Angeles
    James L Chen
    California Epidemiologic Investigation Service, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 29:277-84. 2002
    ..Despite national ambitions to eliminate syphilis, occasional outbreaks continue to occur in many areas of the United States...
  93. ncbi Periodontopathic bacteria in young healthy subjects of different ethnic backgrounds in Los Angeles
    Garo Sirinian
    Division of Surgical, Therapeutic and Bioengineering Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089, USA
    J Periodontol 73:283-8. 2002
    ..indicators for oral colonization by Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Bacteroides forsythus, and Treponema denticola in 150 children and adolescents, 4 to 16 years of age, living in Los Angeles, California.
  94. ncbi A land use regression model for predicting ambient fine particulate matter across Los Angeles, CA
    D K Moore
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Environ Monit 9:246-52. 2007
    ..5) mass over the five county metropolitan statistical area (MSA) of Los Angeles. PM(2.5) includes all particles with diameter less than or equal to 2.5 microns...
  95. pmc Pro-social and problematic social network influences on HIV/AIDS risk behaviours among newly homeless youth in Los Angeles
    E Rice
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    AIDS Care 19:697-704. 2007
    ..how pro-social and problematic peers affected sexual and drug-using HIV/AIDS risk-behaviours among 183 youth in Los Angeles County, California...
  96. ncbi Factors associated with late HIV testing for Latinos diagnosed with AIDS in Los Angeles
    Amy Rock Wohl
    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, HIV Epidemiology Program, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    AIDS Care 21:1203-10. 2009
    ..interview study was used to examine factors associated with late HIV testing for Latinos diagnosed with AIDS in Los Angeles County (LAC) to develop more effective HIV testing outreach strategies...
  97. ncbi Racial/ethnic differences in bystander CPR in Los Angeles, California
    Peter C Benson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Keck USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:401-6. 2009
    ..While previous studies have shown that African Americans are less likely to receive BCPR than Caucasians even after adjusting for variables such as socioeconomic status, BCPR rates in Latinos have not been reported...
  98. ncbi Impact of emissions from the Los Angeles port region on San Diego air quality during regional transport events
    Andrew P Ault
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:3500-6. 2009
    ..As shown herein, ship and other emissions near the Los Angeles and Long Beach Port region strongly influence air pollution levels in the San Diego area...
  99. ncbi Impact of visual field loss on health-related quality of life in glaucoma: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study
    Roberta McKean-Cowdin
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ophthalmology 115:941-948.e1. 2008
    To examine the association between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and visual field (VF) loss in participants with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) in the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES).
  100. pmc Local variations in CO and particulate air pollution and adverse birth outcomes in Los Angeles County, California, USA
    Michelle Wilhelm
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1212-21. 2005
    ..In addition, they confirm our suspicions about having to address local heterogeneity for these pollutants in Los Angeles.
  101. pmc Tick-borne relapsing fever and Borrelia hermsii, Los Angeles County, California, USA
    Tom G Schwan
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1026-31. 2009
    ..We describe a patient who had an illness consistent with relapsing fever after exposure in the mountains near Los Angeles, California, USA. The patient's convalescent-phase serum was seropositive for B...

Research Grants80

  1. Vitamin D and Estrogen Action in Bone: Concerted Role for hnRNPs in the C Family
    John S Adams; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..ago we began to investigate an outbreak of rickets in adolescent, female New World primates residing at the Los Angeles Zoo, identifying proteins in the heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein C (hnRNPC) family, the vitamin D ..
  2. Nanopolymersomes for Transcutaneous Co-Delivery of Vaccine Antigens and Adjuvants
    PAUL CAMILLE TUMEH; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The institutional commitments from the Department of Medicine at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the Department of Engineering at UCSB, and the ..
  3. Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Density and Veteran Cigarette Smokers
    Arthur Brody; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..menthol and non-menthol cigarette smokers will be recruited through flyers distributed at the VA Greater Los Angeles Smoking Cessation Programs...
  4. Lactoferrin Enhances Growth and Reduces Nosocomial Infection in Preterm Infants
    Karel Petrak; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..and the University of Louisville Hospital) and University of Southern California (Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center)...
  5. Chronic stress mediates fat-related changes in insulin signaling and gut motility
    CHARALABOS contact POTHOULAKIS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and intestinal inflammation based at the Division of Digestive Diseases at UCLA and the GI unit at the Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital...
  6. Insights from Comparative Genomics for the Treatment of Pneumococcal Infections
    Natalia Luisa Hiller; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Wenyuan Shi at University of California in Los Angeles who has developed specifically targeted anti-microbial peptides (STAMPs)...
  7. Tadalafil for Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Chronic Lung Disease
    SHARON IRENE SMITH ROUNDS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..will be conducted at three VA sites: Boston VA Healthcare System, Providence VA Medical Center, and the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System...
  8. Persisting Grand Mal and Myoclonic Seizures in JME including Veterans
    Antonio V Delgado-Escueta; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In Greater Los Angeles area there are 8,500 Veterans with epilepsy...
  9. Insights from Comparative Genomics for the Treatment of Pneumococcal Infections
    Natalia Luisa Hiller; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Wenyuan Shi at University of California in Los Angeles who has developed specifically targeted anti-microbial peptides (STAMPs)...
  10. Iyengar yoga for adolescents and young adults with irritable bowel syndrome
    Subhadra Evans; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..in the Pediatric Pain Program (PPP) within the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, where I am currently serving as Assistant Researcher in the Faculty series...
  11. Iodine Nutrition and Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Lactation
    ANGELA MEI TIN LEUNG; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..provided by applicant): My research experience began with laboratory projects at Occidental College in Los Angeles. During my residency and fellowship training at Boston University Medical Center (BUMC), I undertook several ..
  12. Monitoring of Cardiovascular Function in Infants By Transcutaneous Dye Dilution
    Istvan Seri; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..test the probe in neonates and infants in the Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and compare CO values with those obtained by functional echocardiography...
  13. Serotonin, Autism, and investigating cell types for CNS disorders.
    Joseph D Dougherty; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..D.. was an HHMI predoctoral fellow and a 2005 Neuroscience graduate from University of California, Los Angeles, where he trained with Dr. Daniel Geschwind...
  14. Gene expression responses to air pollution and modification by genetic variation
    Sharine Wittkopp; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Air pollution is of considerable importance in the Los Angeles (LA) basin due to a unique combination of weather, topography and traffic...
  15. Inhibiting EGFR and ER pathways in NSCLC
    Edward B Garon; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is one of the world's leading research and teaching universities, conducting a full spectrum of ..
  16. Role of ABCG1 in lipid homeostasis, inflammation and innate immunity
    ELIZABETH JOANNA TARLING; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..5 years of post- doctoral training, 1 in the UK and 3.5 at the University of California, Los Angeles. The applicant will continue to be mentored by Dr Peter Edwards, a recognized leader in the field of ..
  17. Improving Quality of Care in Parkinsons Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    KAREN ILENE CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..facilities in VISN 22 (southern California and Nevada) that are affiliated with the PADRECC at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and from PD advocacy groups...
  18. Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Ultrasound Measures of Fetal Growth
    MICHELLE WILHELM TURNER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of detailed, prospectively-collected pregnancy data from the Behavior In Pregnancy Study (BIPS) conducted in Los Angeles, California between 1993-1996...
  19. Predictors of Prenatal Care Providers Counseling Women on Tobacco Use/Exposure
    BETH LEONG PINELES; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In the local survey, Los Angeles County obstetricians will be asked about their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding tobacco use and ..
  20. Prevalence of DSM-IV Disorders in an Multi-Center HIV+ Women's Cohort
    Judith A Cook; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..S. including Brooklyn, Bronx, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco/Bay Area, and Washington, DC...
  21. Mechanisms of Race-Based Differences in Factor VIII Immunogenicity in Hemophilia
    KATHLEEN PALMER PRATT; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Laboratory collaborators -- based in Los Angeles (CA), Seattle (WA), San Antonio (TX), and Burlington (VT) -- will investigate the genetic basis for inter-..
  22. REGULATION OF CELLULAR RESPONSES TO NEUROPEPTIDES
    Nigel W Bunnett; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..D. McMaster University Consultant Helen Raybould, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles Consultant Jon Seidman, Ph.D. Harvard University Consultant PHS 398 (Rev...
  23. Behavior Therapy for Adults with Tourette Syndrome
    Lawrence Scahill; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..including Yale, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and Johns Hopkins...
  24. Intrarenal Angiotensin II generation during Angiotensin II-induced hypertension
    ROMER ANDRES GONZALEZ-VILLALOBOS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..conducted in the department of Physiology of Tulane University in collaboration with Cedars-Sinai Center from Los Angeles, CA...
  25. Mesenchymal Stem Cells To Mitigate and Treat Cutaneous Injury Following Radiation
    William H McBride; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Performance Site: UCLA, Los Angeles, CA PROGRAM NARRATIVE In individuals exposed to radiation as a result of a nuclear accident or terrorist attack,..
  26. Transcriptomic, Oxidative Stress, and Inflammatory Responses to Air Pollutants
    Ralph J Delfino; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..exposure-response relations using 12 weekly repeated measures in each of 120 subjects living in the Los Angeles Basin...
  27. INNATE AND ADAPTIVE IMMUNITY IN IBD
    Charles O Elson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Project 4 is led by Dr. Stephan Targan at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA...
  28. Establichment of CHLA's ChilDREN Clinical Center
    KASPER SAONUN WANG; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..patients from the large and ethnically diverse population of Southern California served by Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) are not recruited into either network...
  29. Molecular epidemiology of non-Hodgkin lymphoma prognosis and prevention
    Sophia Wang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..subtypes in NHL survival among over 1000 females diagnosed with NHL (2004-2008) who were enrolled in the Los Angeles (LA) County NHL Case-Control study...
  30. Home ECG Monitoring to Detect Allograft Rejection Following Heart Transplantation
    Barbara J Drew; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..3 transplant centers: 19 Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Medical Center;University of California, Los Angeles and Cedars- 20 Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles...
  31. Infant Sleep Environment Monitoring System (SEMS) for SIDS
    ROBERT A LIEBERMAN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The unique collaboration between Intelligent Optical Systems, the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and the Electrical and Computer Engineering ..
  32. Chagas Disease Confirmatory Assay
    Andrew Levin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..S., reaching levels as high as one in 5,400 blood donors in areas with large immigrant populations such as Los Angeles. As an inevitable consequence of the rise in Chagas'- positive blood donors, cases of transfusion-..
  33. From Child Maltreatment to Adolescent Substance Abuse: Risks, Protective Factors
    Penelope K Trickett; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of Latino, African-American, and Caucasian maltreated and comparison children residing in the inner-city of Los Angeles. Maltreated children were recruited through the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (..
  34. 3/3 CBT for Anxiety Disorders in Autism: Adapting Treatment for Adolescents
    JILL EHRENREICH MAY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The three recruitment sites for this study are the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA);the University of South Florida;and the University of Miami...
  35. 2/3 CBT for Anxiety Disorders in Autism: Adapting Treatment for Adolescents
    Eric A Storch; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The three recruitment sites for this study are the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA);the University of South Florida;and the University of Miami...
  36. Confirmatory Immunoblot Test for Chagas'Disease
    ANDREW E LEVIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..S., reaching levels as high as one in 5,400 blood donors in areas with large immigrant populations such as Los Angeles. As an inevitable consequence of the rise in Chagas'-positive blood donors, cases of transfusion-..
  37. Uterine cancer survival disparities, Hispanic ethnicity, and comorbidities.
    Linda S Cook; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..to explore this question using the SEER-Medicare linked database in New Mexico and three areas in California (Los Angeles, San Francisco-Oakland, San Jose-Monterey)...
  38. XF24-3 Extracellular Flux Analyzer
    Karen Reue; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..no other XF24 instruments of any type at UCLA, and to our knowledge, the only other instrument in the greater Los Angeles area is at the University of Southern California, 20 miles away...
  39. Rapid Response Surveillance Study #09-5 - Constructing Geographic Areas in GIS fo
    Sally L Glaser; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..within the largest counties or parishes such as Orleans, Jefferson, and East Baton Rouge in Louisiana and Los Angeles, San Diego, Alameda, and Santa Clara in California are not revealed...
  40. Intratumoral genetic therapy for lung cancer
    Steven M Dubinett; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We now propose a formal phase I trial to enroll 21 patients at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center and UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in an assessment of safety, anti-tumor response and ..
  41. Compartmentalized neurodegeneration of retinal ganglion cells in glaucoma
    Yvonne Ou; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Dr. Ou completed her MD at Harvard Medical School, ophthalmology residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a two-year glaucoma fellowship at Duke University. The K08 award will provide Dr...
  42. Life Course Energy Balance and Breast Cancer Risk in Black/White Women Under 50
    Ellen M Velie; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..to 2014, in Black (n=1,000) and White (n=1,000) women aged <50 years residing in Metropolitan Detroit and Los Angeles County SEER areas, and a population-based sample of 2,000 control women frequency-matched on age, race and SEER ..
  43. Biotechnology Training in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
    Yi Tang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..minority student development and recruitment, especially from the very diverse, populous greater Los Angeles area...
  44. Air Pollution and Peripheral Blood Gene Expression in Subjects with Coronary Arte
    Ralph J Delfino; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..exposure and health outcome data include 60 elderly nonsmokers living in retirement communities in areas of the Los Angeles air basin with high air pollution levels...
  45. Race, Ethnicity, Nativity and Housing Outcomes in Los Angeles
    EILEEN DIAZ MCCONNELL; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..employs detailed data about individuals, households, and neighborhoods collected and assembled as part of the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS). The first wave of L.A...
  46. Genetics of susceptibility to candidiasis
    Scott Filler; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In addition, this supplement will enable scientists and technicians at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Duke University, and Stanford University to devote significantly more time to ..
  47. Conjunctival Continuous Blood and Tissue Gas Monitor for Infant Care
    LOTHAR KEMPEN; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..To solve this problem, Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS), in collaboration with the Los Angeles Biomedical Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, proposes to develop a minimally invasive, continuous blood ..
  48. Biomarkers for Outcomes In Late-life Depression (BOLD)
    Ian A Cook; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..with a focus only on depression in late life (age e65) and with oversampling of the Hispanic community in Los Angeles. Our specific aims are (1) to evaluate the performance of the ATR biomarker in late-life depression generally, ..
  49. 1/3 CBT for Anxiety Disorders in Autism: Adapting Treatment for Adolescents
    Jeffrey Wood; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The three recruitment sites for this study are the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA);the University of South Florida;and the University of Miami...
  50. Social Cognition and Functioning in Bipolar Disorder
    Michael F Green; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..from the Mood Disorder Clinic and Schizophrenia Clinic at UCLA, and mental health clinics at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System...
  51. Aerobic Exercise and Cognitive Training in Older Adults
    JOE ROBERT NOCERA; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Dr. Nocera received his undergraduate degree (B.A., 2001) from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his graduate degrees in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (M.S...
  52. MESA
    Karol Watson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    The University of California, Los Angeles serves as one of six Field Centers for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a study of the correlates, predictors and progression of subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) (disease ..
  53. Multi-Center Assessment of Health Literacy and Oral Health
    Mark D Macek; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The proposed research project brings an experienced multidisciplinary team together from Baltimore, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Washington, DC to comprehensively study these associations between health literacy and oral ..
  54. MESA
    Karol Watson; Fiscal Year: 2011
    The University of California, Los Angeles serves as one of six Field Centers for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a study of the correlates, predictors and progression of subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) (disease ..
  55. MESA
    Karol Watson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    The University of California, Los Angeles serves as one of six Field Centers for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a study of the correlates, predictors and progression of subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) (disease ..
  56. Health Values and Minimally Important Differences in Systemic Sclerosis
    Dinesh Khanna; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The candidate will be part of a large Scleroderma Program at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is committed to improving the HRQoL of people with SSc...
  57. Ear Canal Optical Coherent Tomography System
    PAUL SHNITSER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..operational prototype and test its operation on a representative pool of patients at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, California...
  58. MESA
    Karol Watson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    The University of California, Los Angeles serves as one of six Field Centers for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a study of the correlates, predictors and progression of subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) (disease ..
  59. Healthy Passages: A Long Term Follow-up Study of Adolescent Health
    Mark A Schuster; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..was used to select and enroll 5,147 fifth grade students from schools in Birmingham, AL, Houston, TX, and Los Angeles, CA to ensure a sufficient sample size of African Americans, Hispanics, and non- Hispanic whites, to support ..
  60. NATIONAL NEUROLOGICAL AIDS BANK
    Elyse J Singer; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..a racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse cohort distinctive to and representative of the greater Los Angeles, CA area...
  61. Monetary incentives and intrinsic motivation to sustain hypertension control
    Martin F Shapiro; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..after incentives are removed;2) implement the intervention in a randomized trial in two community clinics in Los Angeles among hypertensive subjects who are principally Latino and African-American;3) assess the effects of the ..
  62. Examining the Geographies of Immigrant Sex Work: An Exploratory Study of HIV Risk
    Lois Takahashi; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..by applicant): This study of Asian immigrant female venue-based sex workers in New York City (NYC) and Los Angeles (LA) aims to develop strategies for efficiently and effectively targeting HIV risk-reduction interventions to ..
  63. MULTICITY STUDY OF QUALITY OF CARE FOR HIV-RELATED TB
    Charles Bennett; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..TB) have had a major impact among injection and non-injection drug users, especially in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami where nosocomial outbreaks of multidrug resistant TB among HIV-infected individuals have occurred...
  64. ESTROGENS AND VITAMIN A ROLE IN DISEASE PREVENTION
    Annlia Paganini Hill; Fiscal Year: 1991
    This prospective cohort study of the residents of Leisure World Laguna Hills, a retirement community near Los Angeles, is being conducted to evaluate the effects of health-related and life-style practices on disease etiology and ..
  65. E COLI TRANSLOCATION ACROSS INTESTINAL EPITHELIUM
    Michelle Pietzak; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Gastroenterology and Nutrition and joined the faculty as an Instructor of Pediatrics at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (Assistant Professor pending). Under the mentorship of Kwang Sik Kim M.D., Dr...
  66. CLEFT LIP AND PALATE IN LOS ANGELES HISPANICS
    M Spence; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..family data for the Hispanic population treated by the Cleft Palate Service of Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Los Angeles County, California...
  67. Outcomes of Cx26 Testing in Deaf/Hard of Hearing Adults
    Christina Palmer; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..and ancestrally diverse sample of 500 deaf/hoh individuals who are >18 years old, drawing from greater Los Angeles area...
  68. California MHS Act: Impact on Practice & Organizational Culture in Public Clinics
    Joel T Braslow; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In collaboration with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LAC DMH), we propose to assess the impact of MHSA on service provision and ..
  69. UCLA-Drew/City of Los Angeles Area Agency on Aging Center for Community Research
    CATHERINE A contact SARKISIAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..For the past 10 years, our UCLA-Drew scientists have worked in partnership with the leadership at the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging on community-based projects aimed at improving the health and quality of life of lower ..
  70. Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry
    Christina Wang; Fiscal Year: 2009
    The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA Biomed) General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) is applying for a Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS/MS) for the GCRC Core Laboratory and ..
  71. GENETIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RISK FACTORS FOR BLADDER CANCER
    Malcolm Pike; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We capitalized on this finding and launched a population-based case-control study involving both a Los Angeles and a Shanghai, China component to explore genetic factors that play a major role in determining bladder cancer ..
  72. ACCESS TO MEDICAL LITERATURE PROJECT
    John Carney; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..These clinics are located in medically under served areas in Los Angeles County...
  73. Gender and Public Health Reform in Los Angeles
    Jennifer Koslow; Fiscal Year: 2004
    DESCRIPTION: This project considers why women, instead of city officials, took charge of public health in Los Angeles at the turn of the twentieth century...
  74. Evaluation of Overdose Prevention Programs for Injection Drug Users
    Stephen E Lankenau; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..changes in overdose response and other drug-related health behaviors among IDUs participating in two OPPs in Los Angeles. The study will address the following three specific aims: observe changes in overdose response behavior among ..
  75. SCCISARS 2: An e-Solution to Protect Human Subjects
    Darcy Spicer; Fiscal Year: 2003
    Specific Aims: The University of Southern California (USC) and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) are collaborating on electronic software to enhance the systems for the protection of human research subjects, the University of ..
  76. EPOR FUSION PARTNER IN TF 1 CELL
    Lisa Schimmenti; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..University of Minnesota and has received a faculty appointment in Pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles as an Assistant Professor...
  77. High-speed Flow Cytometer
    Kenneth Weinberg; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..a new flow cytometer for the Genetic, Immunologic and Stem Cell Therapy (GIST) program at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)...
  78. Novel Inhibitors for the Treatment of Highly Drug-Resistant Chronic Myelogenous
    GERARD HOUSEY; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Charles Sawyers, M.D., at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, which have been exclusively licensed to HPRL for therapeutic applications...
  79. Child Abuse, HIV Risks and Reproductive Outcomes
    Tamra Loeb; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..years of funding for secondary analyses to: (1) combine two community based multi-ethnic samples of women in Los Angeles County; the Women and Family Project (NIMH48269), a sample of 318 HIV-positive and 172 HIV-negative women, and ..
  80. Development of a Health Policy Tool for Prioritizing Health Disparities Targets
    ANDREW SOLL; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In this study, we will consult with public health officials with the State of California and Los Angeles County and determine their existing methods for assessing health disparities and identifying targets for ..