urban health

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Summary: The status of health in urban populations.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Green space, urbanity, and health: how strong is the relation?
    Jolanda Maas
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:587-92. 2006
  2. ncbi Urban epidemic of severe leptospirosis in Brazil. Salvador Leptospirosis Study Group
    A I Ko
    Gonçalo Moniz Research Centre, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazilian Ministry of Health, Salvador
    Lancet 354:820-5. 1999
  3. ncbi Effects of cold weather on mortality: results from 15 European cities within the PHEWE project
    A Analitis
    Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1397-408. 2008
  4. ncbi Morbidity is related to a green living environment
    J Maas
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:967-73. 2009
  5. ncbi High temperature and hospitalizations for cardiovascular and respiratory causes in 12 European cities
    Paola Michelozzi
    Department of Epidemiology Local Health Authority Rome E, Rome, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 179:383-9. 2009
  6. ncbi Characteristics of urban parks associated with park use and physical activity: a review of qualitative research
    Gavin R McCormack
    Population Health Intervention Research Centre, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Drive, N W Calgary, Alberta T2N4Z6, Canada
    Health Place 16:712-26. 2010
  7. ncbi Urban-rural differentials in child malnutrition: trends and socioeconomic correlates in sub-Saharan Africa
    Jean Christophe Fotso
    African Population and Health Research Center, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Health Place 13:205-23. 2007
  8. pmc Urban residential environments and senior citizens' longevity in megacity areas: the importance of walkable green spaces
    T Takano
    Health Promotion International Health, Division of Public Health, Graduate School of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:913-8. 2002
  9. pmc Greenspace, urbanity and health: relationships in England
    Richard Mitchell
    Research Unit in Health, Behaviour and Change, University of Edinburgh Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:681-3. 2007
  10. pmc Differentiating the effects of fine and coarse particles on daily mortality in Shanghai, China
    Haidong Kan
    Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
    Environ Int 33:376-84. 2007

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  1. pmc Green space, urbanity, and health: how strong is the relation?
    Jolanda Maas
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:587-92. 2006
    ..This relation is analysed for different age and socioeconomic groups. Furthermore, it is analysed separately for urban and more rural areas, because the strength of the relation was expected to vary with urbanity...
  2. ncbi Urban epidemic of severe leptospirosis in Brazil. Salvador Leptospirosis Study Group
    A I Ko
    Gonçalo Moniz Research Centre, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazilian Ministry of Health, Salvador
    Lancet 354:820-5. 1999
    ..Leptospirosis has, traditionally, been considered a sporadic rural disease. We describe a large urban outbreak of leptospirosis...
  3. ncbi Effects of cold weather on mortality: results from 15 European cities within the PHEWE project
    A Analitis
    Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1397-408. 2008
    ..Cold-related mortality is an important public health problem across Europe. It should not be underestimated by public health authorities because of the recent focus on heat-wave episodes...
  4. ncbi Morbidity is related to a green living environment
    J Maas
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:967-73. 2009
    ..This study investigates whether physician-assessed morbidity is also related to green space in people's living environment...
  5. ncbi High temperature and hospitalizations for cardiovascular and respiratory causes in 12 European cities
    Paola Michelozzi
    Department of Epidemiology Local Health Authority Rome E, Rome, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 179:383-9. 2009
    ..Episode analyses of heat waves have documented a comparatively higher impact on mortality than on morbidity (hospital admissions) in European cities. The evidence from daily time series studies is scarce and inconsistent...
  6. ncbi Characteristics of urban parks associated with park use and physical activity: a review of qualitative research
    Gavin R McCormack
    Population Health Intervention Research Centre, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Drive, N W Calgary, Alberta T2N4Z6, Canada
    Health Place 16:712-26. 2010
    ..Both qualitative and quantitative methods provide useful information for interpreting such patterns, and in particular, when designing and assessing interventions intended to improve the amount and intensity of physical activity...
  7. ncbi Urban-rural differentials in child malnutrition: trends and socioeconomic correlates in sub-Saharan Africa
    Jean Christophe Fotso
    African Population and Health Research Center, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Health Place 13:205-23. 2007
    ..These urban-rural gaps are abolished in almost all countries when SES is controlled. These results suggest that policies and programs contributing to the attainment of the MDGs should pay particular attention to the urban poor...
  8. pmc Urban residential environments and senior citizens' longevity in megacity areas: the importance of walkable green spaces
    T Takano
    Health Promotion International Health, Division of Public Health, Graduate School of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:913-8. 2002
    ..To study the association between greenery filled public areas that are nearby a residence and easy to walk in and the longevity of senior citizens in a densely populated, developed megacity...
  9. pmc Greenspace, urbanity and health: relationships in England
    Richard Mitchell
    Research Unit in Health, Behaviour and Change, University of Edinburgh Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:681-3. 2007
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  10. pmc Differentiating the effects of fine and coarse particles on daily mortality in Shanghai, China
    Haidong Kan
    Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
    Environ Int 33:376-84. 2007
    ..Our analyses provide the first statistically significant evidence in China that PM2.5 has an adverse effect on population health and strengthen the rationale for further limiting levels of PM2.5 in outdoor air in Shanghai...
  11. pmc Long-term ozone exposure and mortality
    Michael Jerrett
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, 710 University Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:1085-95. 2009
    ..We examined the potential contribution of exposure to ozone to the risk of death from cardiopulmonary causes and specifically to death from respiratory causes...
  12. ncbi Environmental correlates of walking and cycling: findings from the transportation, urban design, and planning literatures
    Brian E Saelens
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, USA
    Ann Behav Med 25:80-91. 2003
    ..The transportation, urban design, and planning literatures provide a valuable starting point for multidisciplinary research on environmental contributions to physical activity levels in the population...
  13. ncbi August 2003 heat wave in France: risk factors for death of elderly people living at home
    S Vandentorren
    Department of Environmental Health, French Institute of Public Health Surveillance, Cedex, France
    Eur J Public Health 16:583-91. 2006
    ..In the long term, building insulation and urban planning must be adapted to provide protection from possible heat waves...
  14. ncbi Associations of neighbourhood greenness with physical and mental health: do walking, social coherence and local social interaction explain the relationships?
    T Sugiyama
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:e9. 2008
    ..Studies have shown associations between health indices and access to "green" environments but the underlying mechanisms of this association are not clear...
  15. pmc Effective control of dengue vectors with curtains and water container covers treated with insecticide in Mexico and Venezuela: cluster randomised trials
    Axel Kroeger
    Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Medicine TDR WHO, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMJ 332:1247-52. 2006
    ..To measure the impact on the dengue vector population (Aedes aegypti) and disease transmission of window curtains and water container covers treated with insecticide...
  16. pmc Physical activity among elderly people in a city population: the influence of neighbourhood level violence and self perceived safety
    Fredrik N Piro
    Institute of General Practice and Community Medicine, PO Box 1130 Blindern, N 0317 Oslo, Norway
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:626-32. 2006
    ..To study the associations between neighbourhood level violence/fear of violence and physical activity among elderly people, accounting for somatic health...
  17. ncbi A randomized trial on acceptability of voluntary HIV counselling and testing
    Knut Fylkesnes
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Trop Med Int Health 9:566-72. 2004
    ..To examine factors affecting readiness for and acceptability of voluntary HIV counselling and testing (VCT)...
  18. ncbi Antimicrobial prescription patterns for common acute infections in some rural & urban health facilities of India
    Kumari Indira K S
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
    Indian J Med Res 128:165-71. 2008
    ..This study was undertaken to determine the rate and pattern of antimicrobial prescribing in patients with uncomplicated acute respiratory infections, fever and diarrhoea attending a few rural and urban health settings.
  19. ncbi Transportation noise and cardiovascular risk: updated review and synthesis of epidemiological studies indicate that the evidence has increased
    Wolfgang Babisch
    Federal Environmental Agency, Berlin, Germany
    Noise Health 8:1-29. 2006
    ..Study subjects are children and adults. The evidence of an association between transportation noise and cardiovascular risk has increased since the previous review published in Noise and Health in the year 2000...
  20. ncbi Addressing the health disadvantage of rural populations: how does epidemiological evidence inform rural health policies and research?
    Karly B Smith
    School of Rural Health, Monash University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 16:56-66. 2008
    ..or nation-specific, and to explore the nature and policy implications of determinants underpinning rural-urban health variations...
  21. ncbi Does irrigated urban agriculture influence the transmission of malaria in the city of Kumasi, Ghana?
    Yaw Asare Afrane
    Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
    Acta Trop 89:125-34. 2004
    ..Therefore more detailed studies, also in other cities with different water sources and irrigation systems, and a better spatial distribution of sites with and without urban agriculture than in Kumasi are needed...
  22. ncbi Estimates and distribution of body mass index in a sample of Malaysian adolescents
    M S Zalilah
    Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, 43400 Selangor
    Med J Malaysia 61:48-58. 2006
    ..The reported findings can serve as current reference on body mass index distribution of Malaysian adolescents and a basis for future efforts in health and nutrition interventions for Malaysian children and adolescents...
  23. pmc Neighborhood-based differences in physical activity: an environment scale evaluation
    Brian E Saelens
    Division of Psychology, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, MLC 3015, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1552-8. 2003
    ..This study evaluated a neighborhood environment survey and compared the physical activity and weight status of the residents in 2 neighborhoods...
  24. ncbi DodaLab: an urban health and demographic surveillance site, the first three years in Hanoi, Vietnam
    Toan K Tran
    Family Medicine Department, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Scand J Public Health 40:765-72. 2012
    ..The article aims to present the experiences and some concrete results for the first three years of operation of an urban HDSS in Hanoi, Vietnam, and discuss advantages and disadvantages of conducting health studies in HDSSs...
  25. ncbi Urbanization and the spread of diseases of affluence in China
    Ellen Van de Poel
    Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Econ Hum Biol 7:200-16. 2009
    ..Higher incomes explain around one-tenth of the urban concentration of both overweight and hypertension, while the education advantage of urban populations has a similar sized offsetting effect...
  26. ncbi The effect of neighbourhood income and deprivation on pregnancy outcomes in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    C Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:755-60. 2009
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  27. ncbi The determinants of overweight and obesity among 10- to 15-year-old schoolchildren in the North West Province, South Africa - the THUSA BANA (Transition and Health during Urbanisation of South Africans; BANA, children) study
    R Kruger
    Department of Consumer Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 9:351-8. 2006
    ..To investigate the determinants of overweight and obesity among 10- to 15-year-old schoolchildren in a population in the transitional phase in the North West Province of South Africa...
  28. ncbi The socio-demographic, environmental and reservoir factors associated with leptospirosis in an urban area of north-eastern Brazil
    D S C Oliveira
    Laboratório de Doenças Transmissíveis, Departamento de Parasitologia, Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhaes, Avenida Moraes Rego, S N, CEP 50670 420, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 103:149-57. 2009
    ..55/month), and the proportion of households from which rubbish was dumped in skips, lakes, rivers or the sea or on vacant land - explained 60% (P=0.017) of the differences in disease risk observed between the various areas of the city...
  29. pmc The prevalence of hypertension in seven populations of west African origin
    R Cooper
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Ill 60153, USA
    Am J Public Health 87:160-8. 1997
    ..This study was undertaken to describe the distribution of blood pressures, hypertension prevalence, and associated risk factors among seven populations of West African origin...
  30. ncbi Relative urban ecosystem health assessment: a method integrating comprehensive evaluation and detailed analysis
    Meirong Su
    State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
    Ecohealth 7:459-72. 2010
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  31. ncbi Health and urban living
    Christopher Dye
    World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Science 319:766-9. 2008
    ..Subject to better evidence, I suggest that the main obstacles to improving urban health are not technical or even financial, but rather are related to governance and the organization of civil society.
  32. ncbi Cardiovascular mortality during heat and cold events: determinants of regional vulnerability in Taiwan
    Pei Chih Wu
    Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
    Occup Environ Med 68:525-30. 2011
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  33. pmc Modeling the impact of integrating HIV and outpatient health services on patient waiting times in an urban health clinic in Zambia
    Sarang Deo
    Indian School of Business Hyderbad, India
    PLoS ONE 7:e35479. 2012
    ..Recent pilots of integrating outpatient and HIV services have shown an improvement in some patient outcomes but deterioration in waiting times, which can lead to worse health outcomes in the long run...
  34. ncbi The effects of exercise in forest and urban environments on sympathetic nervous activity of normal young adults
    M Yamaguchi
    Department of Material Systems Engineering and Life Science, Faculty of Engineering, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan
    J Int Med Res 34:152-9. 2006
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  35. pmc The association between green space and cause-specific mortality in urban New Zealand: an ecological analysis of green space utility
    Elizabeth Richardson
    School of Geosciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:240. 2010
    ..We subsequently asked what is the mechanism(s) by which green space availability may influence mortality outcomes, by contrasting health associations for different types of green space...
  36. ncbi Prevalence and socioeconomic differences of risk factors of cardiovascular disease in Ecuadorian adolescents
    A Ochoa-Avilés
    Food Nutrition and Health program, Universidad de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador
    Pediatr Obes 7:274-83. 2012
    ..The aim of this paper is to report the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and socioeconomic differences in school-going Ecuadorian adolescents...
  37. pmc Estimated short-term effects of coarse particles on daily mortality in Stockholm, Sweden
    Kadri Meister
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Environ Health Perspect 120:431-6. 2012
    ..5 μm (PM(2.5); fine fraction) are documented in many studies, the effects of coarse PM (PM(2.5-10)) are still under debate...
  38. pmc Waist circumference and obesity-related abnormalities in French and Cameroonian adults: the role of urbanization and ethnicity
    L Fezeu
    INSERM U780 IFR69, Epidemiological and Biostatistical Research, Villejuif, France
    Int J Obes (Lond) 34:446-53. 2010
    ..To evaluate the effect of urbanization and ethnicity on correlations between waist circumference (WC) and obesity-related cardiovascular risk factors...
  39. pmc Epidemiological transition and the double burden of disease in Accra, Ghana
    Samuel Agyei-Mensah
    Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
    J Urban Health 87:879-97. 2010
    ..Urbanization, urban poverty and globalization are key factors in the transition. We explore the structures and processes of these factors and consider the implications for the epidemiological transition in other African cities...
  40. ncbi Is there a rural/urban gradient in the prevalence of eczema? A systematic review
    M E Schram
    Department of Dermatology, A0 252, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Dermatol 162:964-73. 2010
    ..As part of the 'hygiene hypothesis' it has been thought that eczema is more common in urban than in rural communities, but such a notion has never been assessed systematically...
  41. pmc Incidence and burden of road traffic injuries in urban India
    R Dandona
    George Institute for International Health India, Hyderabad, India
    Inj Prev 14:354-9. 2008
    ..The scale of road traffic injuries (RTIs) in India is uncertain because of limitations in the availability and reliability of incidence data...
  42. ncbi Immunotoxicity and environment: immunodysregulation and systemic inflammation in children
    LILIAN CALDERON-GARCIDUENAS
    Instituto Nacional de Pediatria, Mexico City, Mexico
    Toxicol Pathol 37:161-9. 2009
    ..5). Exposure to urban air pollution is associated with immunodysregulation and systemic inflammation in children and is a major health threat...
  43. pmc Urban sprawl and public health
    Howard Frumkin
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:201-17. 2002
  44. ncbi The effect of urban air pollution on inflammation, oxidative stress, coagulation, and autonomic dysfunction in young adults
    Kai Jen Chuang
    Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, Taiwan
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:370-6. 2007
    ..The biological mechanisms linking air pollution to cardiovascular events still remain largely unclear...
  45. ncbi Physical fitness in rural children compared with urban children in Turkey
    Mehtap Ozdirenc
    School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Dokuz Eylul University, 35340 Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey
    Pediatr Int 47:26-31. 2005
    ..This study aims to investigate the effects of environmental factors, lifestyle and leisure time activities on physical fitness in rural and urban children...
  46. ncbi Neighborhood support and the birth weight of urban infants
    Stephen L Buka
    Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:1-8. 2003
    ..Results support the hypothesis that neighborhood-level factors are significantly associated with infant birth weight...
  47. ncbi Longitudinal study of mental health and psychosocial predictors of medical treatment adherence in mothers living with HIV disease
    Claude A Mellins
    Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 17:407-16. 2003
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  48. ncbi Is obesity becoming a public health problem in India? Examine the shift from under- to overnutrition problems over time
    Y Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Obes Rev 10:456-74. 2009
    ..Factors associated with undernutrition need closer examination, and prevention of obesity should be targeted at the high-risk groups simultaneously...
  49. pmc Chronic fine and coarse particulate exposure, mortality, and coronary heart disease in the Nurses' Health Study
    ROBIN C PUETT
    South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Program and Department of Epidemiology, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29201, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1697-701. 2009
    ..5 and 10 microm (PM(10-2.5)), may also be important. With respect to mortality and cardiovascular events, questions remain regarding the relative strength of effect sizes for chronic exposure to fine and coarse particles...
  50. ncbi Urbanization and tropical health--then and now
    J Utzinger
    Swiss Tropical Institute, P O Box, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 100:517-33. 2006
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  51. ncbi Reduction in childhood malnutrition in Vietnam from 1990 to 2004
    Nguyen Cong Khan
    National Institute of Nutrition, 48B Tang Bat Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:274-8. 2007
    ..In future , the dramatic reduction is childhood malnutrition as seen in the period 1990 to 2004 might not continue. More comprehensive apptoaches will be needed to lower childhood malnutrition in Vietnam further...
  52. ncbi Correlation between co-exposures to noise and air pollution from traffic sources
    H W Davies
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 66:347-50. 2009
    ..Similarities in pollution source and health outcome mean that there is potential for noise to confound studies of air pollution and cardiovascular disease, and vice versa, or for more complex interactions to occur...
  53. pmc Variation of daily warm season mortality as a function of micro-urban heat islands
    A Smargiassi
    Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec Direction de Santé Publique de Montréal, Montreal, Québec H2L 1M3, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:659-64. 2009
    ..This study explored whether people located in micro-urban heat islands are at higher risk of mortality during hot summer days...
  54. pmc The burden of cholera in the slums of Kolkata, India: data from a prospective, community based study
    D Sur
    National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, India
    Arch Dis Child 90:1175-81. 2005
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  55. ncbi Urban ambient particle metrics and health: a time-series analysis
    Richard W Atkinson
    Division of Community Health Sciences and MRC HPA Centre for Environment and Health, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Epidemiology 21:501-11. 2010
    ..We investigated associations of a range of particle metrics with daily deaths and hospital admissions in London...
  56. ncbi Relationship power, condom use and HIV risk among women in the USA
    J Pulerwitz
    Horizons Program, PATH Population Council, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    AIDS Care 14:789-800. 2002
    ..These findings underscore the importance of including the issue of relationship power in the design and implementation of programmes that promote sexual and reproductive health, as well as research investigating condom use and HIV risk...
  57. pmc Future directions in residential segregation and health research: a multilevel approach
    Dolores Acevedo-Garcia
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:215-21. 2003
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  58. pmc Do burdens of underweight and overweight coexist among lower socioeconomic groups in India?
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:369-76. 2009
    ..However, less is known about the socioeconomic patterning of underweight and overweight as economies move through the epidemiologic transition...
  59. pmc Urbanization, urbanicity, and health
    David Vlahov
    Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York 10029 5293, USA
    J Urban Health 79:S1-S12. 2002
    ..The development of urban health as a discipline will need to draw on the strengths of diverse academic areas of study (e.g...
  60. ncbi Association between biomass fuel and pulmonary tuberculosis: a nested case-control study
    C Kolappan
    Tuberculosis Research Centre, Mayor V R Ramanathan Road, Chetput, Chennai, India
    Thorax 64:705-8. 2009
    ..To quantify the association between biomass fuel usage and sputum-positive pulmonary tuberculosis...
  61. pmc Road traffic noise and hypertension
    Gösta Leon Bluhm
    Unit of Environmental Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Occup Environ Med 64:122-6. 2007
    ..It has been suggested that noise exposure increases the risk of hypertension. Road traffic is the dominant source of community noise exposure...
  62. pmc Fine particulate matter constituents and cardiopulmonary mortality in a heavily polluted Chinese city
    Junji Cao
    State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi an, China
    Environ Health Perspect 120:373-8. 2012
    ..To our knowledge, the health effects of PM(2.5) constituents have not been reported for a developing country...
  63. ncbi Socio-economic status and body composition outcomes in urban South African children
    P L Griffiths
    Loughborough University, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough, UK
    Arch Dis Child 93:862-7. 2008
    ..To determine which aspects of socio-economic status (SES) measured at birth and at ages 9 or 10 years, are associated with body composition at ages 9 or 10 years...
  64. pmc Time series analysis of air pollution and mortality: effects by cause, age and socioeconomic status
    N Gouveia
    Departamento de Medicina Preventiva, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo FMUSP, Av Dr Arnaldo 455, Sao Paulo, 01246 903 SP, Brazil
    J Epidemiol Community Health 54:750-5. 2000
    ..To investigate the association between outdoor air pollution and mortality in São Paulo, Brazil...
  65. ncbi Short-term associations between fine and coarse particles and hospital admissions for cardiorespiratory diseases in six French cities
    S Host
    Regional Health Observatory Ile de France, Paris, France
    Occup Environ Med 65:544-51. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to estimate the links between fine (PM(2.5)) and coarse particle (PM(2.5-10)) levels and cardiorespiratory hospitalisations in six French cities during 2000-2003...
  66. ncbi The relationship between the neighbourhood environment and adverse birth outcomes
    Thomas A Farley
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:188-200. 2006
    ..Additional studies are needed to better understand the nature of environmental influences on birth outcomes...
  67. ncbi Long-term exposure to close-proximity air pollution and asthma and allergies in urban children
    C Pénard-Morand
    UMR S 707, Inserm UPMC Paris 6, Medical School St Antoine, 27 rue de Chaligny, 75571, Paris, Cedex 12, France
    Eur Respir J 36:33-40. 2010
    ..4 (1.0-2.0)), and for sensitisation to pollens with volatile organic compounds (1.3 (1.0-1.9)) and PM(10) (1.2 (1.0-1.9)). Accurately modelled urban air pollution was associated with some measures of childhood asthma and allergies...
  68. ncbi Use of the pupal/demographic-survey technique to identify the epidemiologically important types of containers producing Aedes aegypti (L.) in a dengue-endemic area of Venezuela
    A E Lenhart
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA, U K
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 100:S53-S59. 2006
    ..By targeting only those domestic breeding containers that produce the greatest number of pupae, control efforts may be streamlined to have the greatest impact on reducing the local adult Ae. aegypti population...
  69. ncbi Differences in body mass index and waist: hip ratios in North Indian rural and urban populations
    K S Reddy
    Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
    Obes Rev 3:197-202. 2002
    ..This difference in prevalence in the urban population could represent the demographic transition in the Indian population...
  70. ncbi Urban health in developing countries: what do we know and where do we go?
    Trudy Harpham
    Urban Development and Policy, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AU, UK
    Health Place 15:107-16. 2009
    The world became mainly urban in 2007. It is thus timely to review the state of knowledge about urban health and the current priorities for research and action...
  71. ncbi Perceived and objective environmental measures and physical activity among urban adults
    Christine M Hoehner
    Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:105-16. 2005
    ..However, few studies have simultaneously assessed perceptions and objectively measured environmental factors and their relative association with transportation or recreational physical activity...
  72. ncbi An assessment of indoor air concentrations and health risks of volatile organic compounds in three primary schools
    Sait C Sofuoglu
    Izmir Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Research Center, Gulbahce, Urla 35430 Izmir, Turkey
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 214:36-46. 2011
    ..Formaldehyde appears to be the most concerning pollutant with high chronic toxic and carcinogenic risk levels according to the health assessment followed by naphthalene, benzene, and toluene due to their chronic effects...
  73. ncbi Pupal-productivity surveys to identify the key container habitats of Aedes aegypti (L.) in Barranquilla, the principal seaport of Colombia
    C M E Romero-Vivas
    Grupo de Investigaciones en Enfermedades Tropicales, Departamento de Ciencias Básicas Médicas, Division Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad del Norte, Km 5 Antigua Via a Puerto Colombia, Barranquilla, Colombia
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 100:S87-S95. 2006
    ..1% of all the pupae collected. These results, from a city where dengue fever is endemic, will help to focus local campaigns for Ae. aegypti source-reduction on the most productive categories of container...
  74. ncbi Dental functional status in a southern vietnamese adult population-a combined quantitative and qualitative classification system analysis
    Thoa C Nguyen
    Department of Prosthodontics, Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmcay, Can Tho, Vietnam
    Int J Prosthodont 24:30-7. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the dental functional status of a Southern Vietnamese adult population using a new quantitative- and qualitative-based classification system...
  75. ncbi Predictors of noise annoyance in noisy and quiet urban streets
    Katarina Paunovic
    Institute of Hygiene and Medical Ecology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
    Sci Total Environ 407:3707-11. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the predictive value of various factors on noise annoyance in noisy and quiet urban streets...
  76. ncbi Regional inequality in health and its determinants: evidence from China
    Pengqian Fang
    Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 13 Hangkong Road, Wuhan, PR China
    Health Policy 94:14-25. 2010
    ..Finally, investment in health resources does bring about differences in distribution of health. However, primary health care plays a more important role than hospital services in reducing regional disparities in health...
  77. ncbi Community participation and empowerment in Healthy Cities
    Zoe Heritage
    Réseau Français des Villes Santé, Paris, France
    Health Promot Int 24:i45-i55. 2009
    ..To be meaningful, these processes must be seen as fundamental values of Healthy Cities and so must be developed as an integral part of long-term strategic development...
  78. pmc The complexity of consent: women's experiences testing for HIV at an antenatal clinic in Durban, South Africa
    Allison K Groves
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 319 Rosenau Hall, CB 7440, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    AIDS Care 22:538-44. 2010
    ..Furthermore, models of testing that allow us to meet broader public health goals while simultaneously respecting women's autonomy are needed...
  79. pmc Impact of hot temperatures on death in London: a time series approach
    S Hajat
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:367-72. 2002
    ..This study investigated the relation between heat and mortality in London to determine the temperature threshold at which death rates increase and to quantify the effect of extreme temperatures on mortality...
  80. pmc Cultural capital and self-rated health in low income women: evidence from the Urban Health Study, Beirut, Lebanon
    Marwan Khawaja
    Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Box 11 0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut, 1107 2020, Lebanon
    J Urban Health 83:444-58. 2006
    ..The findings pertaining to social capital and measures of SES were mixed. Cultural capital was a powerful and significant predictor of self-perceived general and mental health among women living in poor urban communities...
  81. pmc Community-initiated urban development: an ecological intervention
    Jan C Semenza
    School of Community Health, Portland State University, Portland, OR 972070 0751, USA
    J Urban Health 84:8-20. 2007
    ..04). Through community empowerment, participation, and collective action, the strategy successfully engaged residents in restoring neighborhoods, with direct benefits to community well-being...
  82. pmc Spatial misalignment in time series studies of air pollution and health data
    Roger D Peng
    Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Biostatistics 11:720-40. 2010
    ..We apply our methods to a database containing information on hospital admissions, air pollution, and weather for 20 large urban counties in the United States...
  83. pmc An examination of exposure measurement error from air pollutant spatial variability in time-series studies
    Stefanie E Sarnat
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 20:135-46. 2010
    ..Overall, our findings lend support to the use of pollutant data from urban central sites to assess population exposures within geographically dispersed study populations in Atlanta and similar cities...
  84. ncbi Obesity in adult residents of Accra, Ghana
    Albert G B Amoah
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Ghana Medical School, and the National Diabetes Management and Research Center, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana
    Ethn Dis 13:S97-101. 2003
    ..To determine the prevalence of obesity in Ghanaian adults...
  85. ncbi [Air pollution and urgent hospital admissions in nine Italian cities. Results of the EpiAir Project]
    Paola Colais
    Dipartimento di epidemiologia del Servizio sanitario regionale, Regione Lazio
    Epidemiol Prev 33:77-94. 2009
    ..The association between particulate matter (PM10) and gases (NO2 and O3) and hospital admissions for cardiac, cerebrovascular, respiratory conditions, pulmonary embolism and diabetes has been evaluated...
  86. pmc Under-reporting of road traffic injuries to the police: results from two data sources in urban India
    R Dandona
    George Institute for International Health India, Hyderabad, India
    Inj Prev 14:360-5. 2008
    ..To report the magnitude of under-reporting of road traffic injury (RTI) to the police from population-based and hospital-based data in the urban population of Hyderabad, India...
  87. pmc Eco-bio-social determinants of dengue vector breeding: a multicountry study in urban and periurban Asia
    Natarajan Arunachalam
    Centre for Research in Medical Entomology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Madurai, TN, India
    Bull World Health Organ 88:173-84. 2010
    ....
  88. ncbi Urban health in Johannesburg: the importance of place in understanding intra-urban inequalities in a context of migration and HIV
    Joanna Vearey
    Forced Migration Studies Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, PO Box 76, Wits 2050, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Health Place 16:694-702. 2010
    ..a case study, this paper explores the complexities of the urban context by comparing the social determinants of urban health between migrant groups residing in the inner-city and a peripheral urban informal settlement...
  89. ncbi Cities and population health
    Sandro Galea
    Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, NY 10029, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:1017-33. 2005
    ..The framework builds on previous urban health research and incorporates multiple determinants at different levels...
  90. ncbi Associations of cold temperatures with GP consultations for respiratory and cardiovascular disease amongst the elderly in London
    S Hajat
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 31:825-30. 2002
    ..We wished to determine whether similar relationships exist with consultations in the primary care setting and to assess the lag time at which the effects were observed...
  91. ncbi Determinants of child mortality in LDCs: empirical findings from demographic and health surveys
    Limin Wang
    The World Bank, MC5 208, ENV, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Policy 65:277-99. 2003
    ..While in urban areas, access to electricity is the only significant mortality determinant, in rural areas, vaccination in the first year of birth is the only significant factor...
  92. ncbi Hypertriglyceridemic waist phenotype and associated lifestyle factors in a national population of youths: CASPIAN Study
    Seyed Moayed Alavian
    Liver and Gastrointestinal Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    J Trop Pediatr 54:169-77. 2008
    ..Low levels of physical activity significantly increased the risk of having the HW phenotype. The HW phenotype can be used as an accurate and easy tool for screening children at metabolic risk in population-based studies...
  93. pmc Malaria and urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa
    Martin J Donnelly
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, L3 5QA, UK
    Malar J 4:12. 2005
    ..This commentary reflects the discussions held during the meeting and aims to inform researchers and policy makers of the potential for containing and reversing the emerging problem of urban malaria...
  94. pmc Exposure to benzene in urban workers: environmental and biological monitoring of traffic police in Rome
    R Crebelli
    National Health Institute, Rome, Italy
    Occup Environ Med 58:165-71. 2001
    ..To evaluate the contribution of traffic fumes to exposure to benzene in urban workers, an investigation on personal exposure to benzene in traffic police from the city of Rome was carried out...
  95. ncbi Obesity in Turkish children and adolescents: prevalence and non-nutritional correlates in an urban sample
    G Discigil
    Department of Family Medicine, Medical Faculty, Adnan Menderes University, Aydin, Turkey
    Child Care Health Dev 35:153-8. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to identify the prevalence and non-nutritional correlates of childhood obesity in primary school children and adolescents living in a representative sample of an urban area in western Anatolia...
  96. ncbi Epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease in adults who refer to gastroenterology care in Romania: a multicentre study
    Cristian Gheorghe
    Gastroenterology and Hepatology Center, Fundeni Clinical Institute, Bucharest, Romania
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 16:1153-9. 2004
    ....
  97. pmc Mortality in the Medicare population and chronic exposure to fine particulate air pollution in urban centers (2000-2005)
    Scott L Zeger
    Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1614-9. 2008
    ..5 microm in aerodynamic diameter (PM(2.5)) because few studies have been carried out and the cohorts have not been representative...
  98. pmc Neighbourhood deprivation and small-for-gestational-age term births in the United States
    Irma T Elo
    Department of Sociology and Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:87-96. 2009
    ..15 [95% CI 1.08, 1.22] for non-Hispanic whites and 1.09 [95% CI 1.05, 1.14] for non-Hispanic blacks. Thus, neighbourhood deprivation was weakly associated with term SGA among both non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks...
  99. ncbi Income inequality, residential poverty clustering and infant mortality: a study in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Celia Landmann Szwarcwald
    Departamento de Informações Em Saúde, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Biblioteca de Manguinhos 205, Av Brasil 4365, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21045 900, Brazil
    Soc Sci Med 55:2083-92. 2002
    ....
  100. ncbi Blood pressure patterns and cardiovascular risk factors in rural and urban gambian communities
    M A van der Sande
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, The Gambia
    J Hum Hypertens 14:489-96. 2000
    ..In view of limited resources and feasibility of intervention in rural Gambia, these could initially be directed towards urbanised populations...
  101. pmc Molecular evidence of an interaction between prenatal environmental exposures and birth outcomes in a multiethnic population
    Frederica P Perera
    Columbia Center for Children s Environmental Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 60 Haven Avenue B 109, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:626-30. 2004
    ..This study provides evidence that combined exposure to environmental pollutants at levels currently encountered in New York City adversely affects fetal development...

Research Grants63

  1. Intra-Urban Health Assessed by Remote-Sensing and GIS
    John Weeks; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. North Lawndale Diabetes Community Action Project
    STEVEN contact WHITMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The Sinai Urban Health Institute, Sinai Health Systems, Rush University Medical Center and a community based organization (Family ..
  3. Chicago Westside Partnership for Children's Asthma Initiative (CWPC-AI)
    Steven Whitman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The initiative builds on the experiences of the Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) and Sinai Children's Hospital (SCH) in conducting and evaluating home-based pediatric ..
  4. Inflammation Pathways and COPD in the Development of Lung Cancer
    Ann G Schwartz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Specifically, from two large, urban health systems we will recruit 2050 lung cancer cases, 2050 smokers, and 600 patients with COPD...
  5. Pre-Doctoral Research Training in Aging and Urban Health
    Peter A Lichtenberg; Fiscal Year: 2011
    The Wayne State University training program in aging and urban health is seeking funds to continue its exceptional pre-doctoral research training program...
  6. Preventing Childhood Obesity through Early Feeding and Parenting Guidance
    ELIZABETH A REIFSNIDER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Based on the previous work by this research team, and in collaboration with a major urban health department, we propose to test an intervention that incorporates all the IOM's recommendations to prevent ..
  7. Association between clinical decision support systems and health care disparities
    JORDAN MITCHELL; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..research will investigate the degree to which increased use of CDSS may contribute to reducing racial and rural/urban health quality disparities...
  8. Rush Center for Urban Health Equity
    Lynda H Powell; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The Rush Center for Urban Health Equity is based upon the principle that continued documentation of avoidable deaths and disabilities from these ..
  9. Ninth Annual Conference on Urban Environmental Health
    Susan Klitzman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): At the International Society for Urban Health (ISUH), we are increasingly struck by the contrast between the growing importance of urbanization and the lack of systematic study of the impact of ..
  10. Using a Social-Ecological Framework to Support Community Health Research
    ELIZABETH A contact WALKER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and evaluate a creative and sustainable infrastructure to promote and enable research in the Bronx between Urban Health Plan (UHP), a network of federally-qualified health centers in one of the most disadvantaged areas of the ..
  11. "Patient Navigation in the SafetyNet: CONNECTeDD"
    Karen Freund; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..status women served by an urban safety net institution that mirrors the infrastructure of this country's urban health systems. The intervention is a model based on Andersen's Model of Health Services Use...
  12. Reducing HIV Heterosexual Risk Among African-American Men
    TRACEY ELIZABETH WILSON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Investigators at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and the Arthur Ashe Institute of Urban Health, Inc...
  13. Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago
    Monica E Peek; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..desperately needed that take into account the cultural, racial, organizational, and economic realities of the urban health setting...
  14. Genome-Wide Association Study of HIV-1 Host Genetics Among Injection Drug Users
    Eric O Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The proposed study will use existing samples and data from Urban Health Study (UHS), the longest- running study of street-recruited IDUs in North America to achieve the following aims:..
  15. Brooklyn Health Disparities Center
    Moro O Salifu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Center is a novel partnership formed in 2004 between a community-based organization (Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health), a government agency (Office of the Brooklyn Borough President) and an academic research institution (SUNY - ..
  16. The Center for Health Disparities Research, Engagement, and Training (CeHDRET)
    Jasjit S Ahluwalia; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..successes we have already accomplished as part of our Program in Health Disparities, including our work in urban health and with African American populations, and will develop community partnerships and, overtime, new research ..
  17. INDIA HUMAN DEVELOPMENT SURVEY
    SONALDE B DESAI; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In this renewal, we seek to measure a broader range of mechanisms through which these spatial disparities emerge. New efforts focus on supplementing the household surveys with expanded geographic data and institutional surveys. ..
  18. Genome-Wide Association Study of Heroin Abuse: A Multiethnic Study
    Eric O Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..capitalize on our current GWAS of HIV-1 infection among injection drug users (IDUs) (DA026141), and match the Urban Health Study's (UHS) 3,878 African American and 2,685 Caucasian heroin abuse cases to controls from publicly ..
  19. Genome-Wide Association Study of Heroin Abuse: A Multiethnic Study
    Eric O Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..capitalize on our current GWAS of HIV-1 infection among injection drug users (IDUs) (DA026141), and match the Urban Health Study's (UHS) 3,878 African American and 2,685 Caucasian heroin abuse cases to controls from publicly ..
  20. Georgia State University Center of Excellence: Syndemics of Disparities
    MICHAEL PAUL ERIKSEN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..center are: l)Consolidate and expand the focus of the Institute for Public Health and the Partnership for Urban Health Research on health disparities suffered by urban populations in metropolitan Atlanta;2) Develop a research ..
  21. AIDS Stigma & Gender: Health Consequences in Urban India
    Maria Ekstrand; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..context of AIDS stigma and discrimination by gender, at multiple levels, among people coming into contact with urban health care systems, including a) People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs), b) families of PLWHAs, c) healthcare staff; ..
  22. RANDOMIZED HEPATITIS B VACCINE DELIVERY TRIAL FOR IDUS
    Karen Seal; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Study participants will be recruited from among IDUs participating in the Urban Health Study's ongoing dynamic cohort study in six communities in the San Francisco Bay Area...
  23. Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    Thomas A Buchanan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..7M of institutional support over five years, we will expand to a fully functional institute that will have a have a major impact to improve urban health and advance the discipline of clinical and translational research.
  24. Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    Thomas A Buchanan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..support over five vears, we will expand to a fully functional institute that will have a have a major impact to improve urban health and advance the discipline of clinical and translational research. RELEVANCE (See instructions):
  25. Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    Thomas A Buchanan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..7M of institutional support over five years, we will expand to a fully functional institute that will have a have a major impact to improve urban health and advance the discipline of clinical and translational research.
  26. Translational Research at The University of Chicago (UL1)
    Julian Solway; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..multidisciplinary translational research collaborations;2) Synergistic research interaction with a new UC Urban Health Initiative which, through partnership with Community stakeholders, aims to improve Community health care access ..
  27. Brooklyn Health Disparities Center
    TRACEY ELIZABETH WILSON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This proposal will support a novel partnership between a community-based organization (Arthur Ashe Institute of Urban Health), a government agency (Office of the Brooklyn Borough President) and an academic research institution (..
  28. Personalizing Care for Obese Patients in an Urban Health System
    Christine C Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The Center wiil demonstrate its proficiency through the conduct of the proposed proiects. ..
  29. Los Angeles Basin Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    Thomas A Buchanan; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..7M of institutional support over five years, we will expand to a fully functional institute that will have a have a major impact to improve urban health and advance the discipline of clinical and translational research.
  30. BLUE RIDGE AHEC-PROJECT REACH
    Sharon Norman; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The proposal responds to the identified needs for resources, information access and training of rural and urban health care professionals and institutions in 20 counties in Northwest Georgia (an area slightly larger than the state ..
  31. Blue Ridge AHEC - Project REACH II
    Sharon Norman; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..continues to respond to the identified needs for resources, information access and training of rural and urban health care professionals and institutions in 20 counties in Northwest Georgia (an area slightly larger than the state ..
  32. MINOR DEPRESSION--PSYCHOSOCIAL TREATMENT IN PRIMARY CARE
    Charlotte Brown; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..A randomized, clinical trial conducted at four urban health centers in Pittsburgh, PA is proposed to examine the efficacy of problem-solving therapy (PST) provided by ..
  33. ICUH - 4th Annual Conference
    David Vlahov; Fiscal Year: 2005
    The Fourth International Conference on Urban Health will facilitate an exchange of ideas about the physical and social environments of cities and health service. The conference will take place October 26-28, 2005 in Toronto, Canada...
  34. URBAN HEALTH NETWORK
    Kay Colby; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  35. HIT Plan for Region V Behavioral Health Care Providers
    WENDE BAKER; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..an integrated management information system for the sharing of health care data and information among rural and urban health care providers; connect rural providers to urban providers; and develop messaging capabilities between primary ..
  36. Enhancing Delivery of Confidential Care and STI Screening in Urban Health Centers
    MELISSA MCKEE; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  37. Third International Conference on Urban Health
    Hortensia Amaro; Fiscal Year: 2004
    The 3rd International Conference in Urban Health will be held at Northeastern University in Boston, MA on October 20-23, 2004...
  38. Third International Conference on Urban Health
    Hortensia Amaro; Fiscal Year: 2004
    The 3rd International Conference in Urban Health will be held at Northeastern University in Boston, MA on October 20-23, 2002...
  39. HCV Treatment of IDUs after Buprenorphine Stabilization
    Diana Sylvestre; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The Urban Health Study (UHS) has found that 85-99% of street-recruited IDUs in the San Francisco area have been exposed to HCV...
  40. Conference on Drug Use and Dependence in East Africa
    James Anthony; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..to exchange progress on work in improving the health of urban populations and to foster cooperation among urban health stakeholders in improving policies and interventions for tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use (especially ..
  41. SUSTAINING BREAST CANCER CONTROL WITH COMMUNITY STYLISTS
    Ruth Browne; Fiscal Year: 2003
    DESCRIPTION: (Applicant's Description) This proposal is submitted by the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health located in Brooklyn, New York...
  42. URBAN HEALTH NETWORK
    Kay Colby; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..abstract_text> ..
  43. RACISM AS A CHRONIC STRESSOR: DEPRESSIVE COPING RESPONSE
    ANISSA VINES; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Women in the UFS have been randomly selected from a large urban health maintenance organization...
  44. Center for Health Disparities Studies
    Fernando Wagner; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..and Clinical Research, the Health Services Research & Development Center, the Biostatistics Center and the Urban Health Institute. The Center will have four component cores and one shared resource...
  45. Center for African American Urban Health
    John Flack; Fiscal Year: 2007
    The Wayne State University (WSU) Center for African American Urban Health is a 5-year proposal that consists of five Cores and four Projects with participation of 34 investigators from various Departments, Centers, and Programs across the ..
  46. TeleCare Management of Pain and Depression in Cancer
    Kurt Kroenke; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Furthermore, if proven effective for depression and pain, TCM could readily be expanded to reducing barriers and improving care of other cancer-related symptoms. ..
  47. A Training Curriculum Guide for Prostate Cancer Control
    Ruth Browne; Fiscal Year: 2003
    The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health located in Brooklyn, New York, submits this application...
  48. Campus Partnership to Reduce Health Disparities in Flint
    Suzanne Selig; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..the School of Health Professions and Studies (SHPS) through creation of the Office of Health Disparities in the Urban Health and Wellness Center (UHWC) to enable the University of Michigan - Flint (UM-Flint) to engage in activities ..
  49. CLIN. & HISTOLOGIC SPECTRUM OF HCV LIVER DISEASE IN IDU
    Brian Edlin; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..propose a cross-sectional study of 1000 active, street-recruited IDUs who test positive for HCV antibody in the Urban Health Study's ongoing program of HIV and hepatitis testing in inner-city neighborhoods in San Francisco...
  50. PROCESSES IN HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND CANCER CONTROL
    Emil Berkanovic; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..The survey features two main elements: 1. a study of urban health trends from 1974-1978, and 2. a one-year follow-up or longitudinal survey of adults from the trend study...
  51. EVALUATING ALTERNATE RETINOPATHY SCREENING INTERVENTIONS
    Elizabeth Walker; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..who have not had a dilated eye examination in the last year will be sampled from the databases of two large urban health systems...
  52. Improving Healthcare Responses to Bioterrorist Events
    George Miller; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Partnership for Quality on application of Modeling and Simulation Informatics to enhance both Rural and Urban Health Systems Homeland Security and Readiness...
  53. Brooklyn Health Disparities Research Center
    Clinton Brown; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..State University of New York, Downstate Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health will create the Brooklyn Health Disparities Research Center...
  54. Mammography Intervention for Low-Income A.A. Women
    Suni Petersen; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In this longitudinal, experimental study (Solomon Four design) low-income African American women visiting an urban health clinic will be randomly assigned to one of four groups...
  55. Erie Family Health Center Internet Connectivity Project
    CATALINA SALLEY; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..of Illinois Library of Health Sciences which has recently been awarded funds for the project, "Chicago Urban Health Outreach," in which Erie Family Health Center is included...
  56. 9th International Conference on Urban Health
    David Vlahov; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Not provided ..
  57. Increasing Inner-City Access to Health Information
    Maxine Rockoff; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..NYAM's Division of Information Management is responsible for developing innovative strategies for disseminating health information to professionals and the public, with a special concern for reducing urban health disparities.
  58. Obesity Prevention in African American Schoolchildren
    Youfa Wang; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..If the intervention proves effective, a full-scale study will be developed. Findings from this study will provide insights into the prevention of obesity among Iow-SES and minority students. ..
  59. Understanding Disparities in Obesity and its Comorbidities in the US
    Youfa Wang; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..S. using an interdisciplinary approach. ..