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PUBH 8520 Advanced Epidemiology Methods: Welcome & Course Readings

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PUBH 8520 Required Course Readings



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Ahern, J., Hubbard, A., & Galea, S. (2009). Estimating the effects of potential public health interventions on population disease burden: A step-by-step illustration of causal inference methods. American Journal of Epidemiology, 169(9), 1140–1147.

Barnes, B. B., Chang-Claude, J., Flesch-Janys, D., Kinscherf, R., Schmidt, M., Slanger, T., Bonaterra, G., & Steindorf, K. (2009). Cancer risk factors associated with insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and IGF-binding protein-3 levels in healthy women: Effect modification by menopausal status. Cancer Causes and Control: CCC, 20(10), 1985–1996.

Bennett, S., Parpia, T., Hayes, R., & Cousens, S. (2002). Methods for the analysis of incidence rates in cluster randomized trials. International Journal of Epidemiology. 31(4), 839–846.

Bidulescu, A., Din-Dzietham, R., Coverson, D. L., Chen, Z., Meng, Y.-X., Buxbaum, S. G., Gibbons, G. H., & Welch, V. L. (2010). Interaction of sleep quality and psychosocial stress on obesity in African Americans: The Cardiovascular Health Epidemiology Study (CHES). BMC Public Health, 10, 581.

Brownson, R. C., Chriqui, J. F., Burgeson, C. R., Fisher, M. C., & Ness, R. B. (2010). Translating epidemiology into policy to prevent childhood obesity: The case for promoting physical activity in school settings. Annals of Epidemiology, 20(6), 436–444.

Chae, D. H., Nuru-Jeter, A. M., Lincoln, K. D., & Arriola, K. R. J. (2012). Racial discrimination, mood disorders, and cardiovascular disease among black Americans. Annals of Epidemiology, 22(2), 104–111.

Chandra, D., Parisini, E., & Mozaffarian, D. (2009). Meta-analysis: Travel and risk for venous thromboembolism. Annals of Internal Medicine, 151(3), 180–190.

Chang, E. T., Clarke, C. A., Canchola, A. J., Lu, Y., Wang, S. S., Ursin, G., & ... Horn-Ross, P. L. (2010). Alcohol consumption over time and risk of lymphoid malignancies in the California Teachers Study cohort. American Journal of Epidemiology, 172(12), 1373–1383.

Chapman, B., Fiscella, K., Duberstein, P., & Kawachi, I. (2009). Education and smoking: Confounding or effect modification by phenotypic personality traits? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 38(3), 237–248.

Chavalarias, D., & Ioannidis, J. P. A. (2010). Science mapping analysis characterizes 235 biases in biomedical research. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63(11), 1205–1215.

Clarke, M. C., Tanskanen, A., Huttunen, M., Leon, D. A., Murray, R. M., Jones, P. B., & Cannon, M. (2011). Increased risk of schizophrenia from additive interaction between infant motor developmental delay and obstetric complications: Evidence from a population-based longitudinal study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 168(12), 1295–1302.

Cori, A., Boëlle, P.-Y., Thomas, G., Leung, G. M., & Valleron, A.-J. (2009). Temporal variability and social heterogeneity in disease transmission: The case of SARS in Hong Kong. PLoS Computational Biology, 5(8), e1000471.

de Melo-Martín, I., & Intemann, K. K. (2007). Can ethical reasoning contribute to better epidemiology? A case study in research on racial health disparities. European Journal of Epidemiology, 22(4), 215–221.

Donders, A. R. T., van der Heijden, G. J. M. G., Stijnen, T., & Moons, K. G. M. (2006). Review: A gentle introduction to imputation of missing values. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 59(10), 1087–1091.

Eckermann, S., Coory, M., & Willan, A. R. (2009). Indirect comparison: Relative risk fallacies and odds solution. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 62(10), 1031–1036.

Edwards, P. (2010). Questionnaires in clinical trials: Guidelines for optimal design and administration. Trials, 11, 2.

Fleischer, N. L., Diez Roux, A. V., Alazraqui, M., Spinelli, H., & De Maio, F. (2011). Socioeconomic gradients in chronic disease risk factors in middle-income countries: Evidence of effect modification by urbanicity in Argentina. American Journal of Public Health, 101(2), 294–301.

Galea, S., Riddle, M., & Kaplan, G. A. (2010). Causal thinking and complex system approaches in epidemiology. International Journal of Epidemiology, 39(1), 97–106.

Gallo, M. F., Macaluso, M., Warner, L., Fleenor, M. E., Hook, E. W., III, Brill, I., & Weaver, M. A. (2012). Bacterial vaginosis, gonorrhea, and chlamydial infection among women attending a sexually transmitted disease clinic: A longitudinal analysis of possible causal links. Annals of Epidemiology, 22(3), 213–220.

Gariepy, G., Wang, J., Lesage, A., & Schmitz, N. (2010). The interaction of obesity and psychological distress on disability. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 45(5), 531–540.

Groenwold, R. H. H., Van Deursen, A. M. M., Hoes, A. W., & Hak, E. (2008). Poor quality of reporting confounding bias in observational intervention studies: A systematic review. Annals of Epidemiology, 18(10), 746–751.

Hajat, A., Kaufman, J. S., Rose, K. M., Siddiqi, A., & Thomas, J. C. (2011). Long-term effects of wealth on mortality and self-rated health status. American Journal of Epidemiology, 173(2), 192–200.

Hamby, S., Sugarman, D. B., & Boney-McCoy, S. (2006). Does questionnaire format impact reported partner violence rates? An experimental study. Violence and Victims, 21(4), 507–518.

Higgs, P., Moore, D., & Aitken, C. (2006). Engagement, reciprocity and advocacy: Ethical harm reduction practice in research with injecting drug users. Drug And Alcohol Review, 25(5), 419–423.

Höfler, M. (2005). Causal inference based on counterfactuals. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 5, 28.

Johnson, T. P., Cho, Y. I. K., Holbrook, A. L., O'Rourke, D., Warnecke, R. B., & Chavez, N. (2006). Cultural variability in the effects of question design features on respondent comprehension of health surveys. Annals of Epidemiology, 16(9), 661–668.

Kalilani, L., & Atashili, J. (2006). Measuring additive interaction using odds ratios. Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations, 3, 5.

Khoury, M. J., Gwinn, M., & Ioannidis, J. P. A. (2010). The emergence of translational epidemiology: From scientific discovery to population health impact. American Journal of Epidemiology, 172(5), 517–524.

Langhaug, L. F., Cheung, Y. B., Pascoe, S., Hayes, R., & Cowan, F. M. (2009). Difference in prevalence of common mental disorder as measured using four questionnaire delivery methods among young people in rural Zimbabwe. Journal of Affective Disorders, 118(1–3), 220–223.

Lazzarini, Z., Case, P., & Thomas, C. J. (2009). A walk in the park: A case study in research ethics. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 37(1), 93–103.

Lebel, A., Pampalon, R., Hamel, D., & Thériault, M. (2009). The geography of overweight in Quebec: A multilevel perspective. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 100(1), 18–23.

Little, J., Higgins, J. P. T., Ioannidis, J. P. A., Moher, D., Gagnon, F., von Elm, E., & ... Birkett, N. (2009). Strengthening the Reporting of Genetic Association studies (STREGA)—An extension of the Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 62(6), 597–608.

Lynch, J., & Smith, G. D. (2005). A life course approach to chronic disease epidemiology. Annual Review of Public Health, 26(1), 1–35.

McGrath, M. M., Fullilove, R. E., Kaufman, M. R., Wallace, R., & Fullilove, M. T. (2009). The limits of collaboration: A qualitative study of community ethical review of environmental health research. American Journal of Public Health, 99(8), 1510–1514.

McLaughlin, R. H. (2008). Participation in research and social context: The case of population-based cancer registration, surveillance, and research. The American Journal Of Bioethics, 8(10), 41–42.

Merlo, J., Yang, M., Chaix, B., Lynch, J., & Råstam, L. (2005). A brief conceptual tutorial on multilevel analysis in social epidemiology: Investigating contextual phenomena in different groups of people. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 59(9), 729–736.

Middleton, L. E., Barnes, D. E., Lui, L., & Yaffe, K. (2010). Physical activity over the life course and its association with cognitive performance and impairment in old age. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(7), 1322–1326.

Moher, D., Tetzlaff, .J, Tricco, A. C., Sampson, M., & Altman, D. G. (2007). Epidemiology and reporting characteristics of systematic reviews. PLoS Med, 4(3). 447–455.

Nitta, H., Yamazaki, S., Omori, T., & Sato, T. (2010). An introduction to epidemiologic and statistical methods useful in environmental epidemiology. Journal of Epidemiology, 20(3), 177–184.

Palla, L., Higgins, J. P., Wareham, N. J., & Sharp, S. J. (2010). Challenges in the use of literature-based meta-analysis to examine gene–environment interactions. American Journal Of Epidemiology, 171(11), 1225–1232.

Parner, E. T., Baron-Cohen, S., Lauritsen, M. B., Jørgensen, M., Schieve, L. A., Yeargin-Allsopp, M., & Obel, C. (2012). Parental age and autism spectrum disorders. Annals of Epidemiology, 22(3), 143–150.

Peters, J., & Mengersen, K. (2008). Selective reporting of adjusted estimates in observational epidemiology studies: reasons and implications for meta-analyses. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 31(4), 370–389.

Preisig, M., Waeber, G., Vollenweider, P., Bovet, P., Rothen, S., Vandeleur, C., & ... Muglia, P. (2009). The PsyCoLaus study: Methodology and characteristics of the sample of a population-based survey on psychiatric disorders and their association with genetic and cardiovascular risk factors. BMC Psychiatry, 9, 9.

Press, D. J., Sullivan-Halley, J., Ursin, G., Deapen, D., McDonald, J. A., Strom, B. L., & ... Bernstein, L. (2011). Breast cancer risk and ovariectomy, hysterectomy, and tubal sterilization in the Women's Contraceptive and Reproductive Experiences Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 173(1), 38–47.

Rosen, L. J., & Ben Noach, M. (2010). Systematic reviews on tobacco control from Cochrane and the Community Guide: Different methods, similar findings. Journal Of Clinical Epidemiology, 63(6), 596–606.

Rosen, L. J., Ben Noach, M., & Rosenberg, E. (2010). Missing the forest (plot) for the trees? A critique of the systematic review in tobacco control. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 10, 34.

Rosenbaum, A., Rabenhorst, M. M., Reddy, M. K., Fleming, M. T., & Howells, N. L. (2006). A comparison of methods for collecting self-report data on sensitive topics. Violence and Victims, 21(4), 461–471.

Rothman, K. J., & Greenland, S. (2005). Causation and causal inference in epidemiology. American Journal of Public Health, 95(S1), S144–S150.

Russell, C. W., Boggs, D. A., Palmer, J. R., & Rosenberg, L. (2010). Use of a web-based questionnaire in the Black Women's Health Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 172(11), 1286–1291.

Savitz, D. A. (2007). Delimiting the role of ethical reasoning in epidemiology. European Journal of Epidemiology, 22(4), 211–213.

Schmoor, C., Caputo, A., & Schumacher, M. (2008). Evidence from nonrandomized studies: A case study on the estimation of causal effects. American Journal of Epidemiology, 167(9), 1120–1129.

Shiely, F., Perry, I. J., Lutomski, J., Harrington, J., Kelleher, C. C., McGee, H., & Hayes, K. (2010). Temporal trends in misclassification patterns of measured and self-report based body mass index categories—Findings from three population surveys in Ireland. BMC Public Health, 10, 560.

Shrier, I., & Platt, R. W. (2008). Reducing bias through directed acyclic graphs. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 8, 70.

Smith-Warner, S. A., Spiegelman, D., Ritz, J., Albanes, D., Beeson, W. L., Bernstein, L., & ... Hunter, D. J. (2006). Methods for pooling results of epidemiologic studies: The Pooling Project of Prospective Studies of Diet and Cancer. American Journal Of Epidemiology, 163(11), 1053–1064.

Steinmaus, C., Smith, A. H., & Smith, M. T. (2011). Regarding "meta-analysis and causal inference: A case study of benzene and non-Hodgkin lymphoma": An incomplete analysis. Annals of Epidemiology, 21(1), 67–69.

Stroup, D. F., Berlin, J. A., Morton, S. C., Olkin, I., Williamson, G. D., Rennie, D., … & Thacker, S. B. (2000). Meta-analysis of observational studies in epidemiology: A proposal for reporting. JAMA, 283(15), 2008–2012.

Suzuki, K., Kondo, N., Sato, M., Tanaka, T., Ando, D., & Yamagata, Z. (2011). Gender differences in the association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and childhood growth trajectories: Multilevel analysis. International Journal of Obesity, 35(1), 53–59.

Swaen, G., & van Amelsvoort, L. (2009). A weight of evidence approach to causal inference. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 62(3), 270–277.

Swartz, M. D., Forman, M. R., Mahabir, S., & Etzel, C. J. (2010). Pooling dietary data using questionnaires with open-ended and predefined responses: Implications for comparing mean intake or estimating odds ratios. American Journal of Epidemiology, 171(6), 682–690.

Tarafder, M. R., Carabin, H., McGarvey, S. T., Joseph, L., Balolong, E., Jr., & Olveda, R. (2011). Assessing the impact of misclassification error on an epidemiological association between two helminthic infections. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 5(3), e995.

Tassé, A. M., Budin-Ljøsne, I., Knoppers, B. M., & Harris, J. R. (2010). Retrospective access to data: The ENGAGE consent experience. European Journal of Human Genetics, 18(7), 741–745.

Taylor, R., Najafi, F., & Dobson, A. (2007). Meta-analysis of studies of passive smoking and lung cancer: Effects of study type and continent. International Journal of Epidemiology, 36(5), 1048–1059.

Tricco, A. C., Tetzlaff, J., & Moher, D. (2011). The art and science of knowledge synthesis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 64(1), 11–20.

van Gelder, M. M. H. J., Bretveld, R. W., & Roeleveld, N. (2010). Web-based questionnaires: The future in epidemiology? American Journal of Epidemiology, 172(11), 1292–1298.

Van Segbroeck, S., Santos, F. C., & Pacheco, J. M. (2010). Adaptive contact networks change effective disease infectiousness and dynamics. PLoS Computational Biology, 6(8), e1000895.

Vandenbroucke, J. P., Cannegieter, S. C., & Rosendaal, F. R. (2009). Travel and venous thrombosis: An exercise in thinking about bias. Annals of Internal Medicine, 151(3), 212–213.

Vandenbroucke, J. P., von Elm, E., Altman, D. G., Gøtzsche, P. C., Mulrow, C. D., Pocock, S. J., … & Egger, M. (2007). Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE): Explanation and elaboration. PLoS Medicine, 4(10): 1623–1627.

Venkatapuram, S., & Marmot, M. (2009). Epidemiology and social justice in light of social determinants of health research. Bioethics, 23(2), 79–89.

von Elm, E., Altman, D. G., Egger, M., Pocock, S. J., Gøtzsche, P. C., & Vandenbroucke, J. P. (2008). The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement: Guidelines for reporting observational studies. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 61(4), 344–349.

Weed, D. L. (2010). Meta-analysis and causal inference: A case study of benzene and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Annals of Epidemiology, 20(5), 347–355.

Weed, D. L. (2011). Response to Steinmaus et al. Annals of Epidemiology, 21(1), 70–71.

Willis, A. W., Evanoff, B. A., Lian, M., Galarza, A., Wegrzyn, A., Schootman, M., & Racette, B. A. (2010). Metal emissions and urban incident Parkinson disease: A community health study of Medicare beneficiaries by using geographic information systems. American Journal of Epidemiology, 172(12), 1357–1363.

Zlotnick, C., Tam, T. W., & Soman, L. A. (2012). Life course outcomes on mental and physical health: The impact of foster care on adulthood. American Journal of Public Health, 102(3), 534–540.

Zuidgeest, M. G., van Dijk, L., Spreeuwenberg, P., Smit, H. A., Brunekreef, B., Arets, H. G., Bracke, M., & Leufkens, H. G. M. (2009). What drives prescribing of asthma medication to children? A multilevel population-based study. Annals of Family Medicine, 7(1), 32–40.

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