Research

The major research focus of the CDE department is directed toward describing and understanding the etiology of important diseases and disorders.

Ongoing research projects include:

  • Energy balance, risk of breast cancer and prognosis after breast cancer; investigating the complex roles of diet and physical activity
  • Folate, One-carbon metabolism and risk of colorectal and renal cancers
  • Prognostic importance of low social support and changes in social support for patient-centered outcomes after acute myocardial infarction
  • Nicotine Dependence: Psychiatric Co-occurrence and Impact on Quality of life
  • Noninvasive Measurement of Carotenoids in Human skin as a Biomarker of Fruit and Vegetable intake
  • Race Differences in the Eligibility for and receipt of carotid endarterectomy
  • Substance Abuse, HIV Infection, Medication Adherence and Mortality among a cohort of Aging US Veterans
  • Molecular Prognostic Markers in Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma
  • Effects of Demand and Control at Work on Depression and Ischemic Heart Disease Claims in a Heavy Industrial cohort
  • Exploring mechanisms potentially underlying racial/ethnic disparities in HIV and other Sexually transmitted infections using population-based data
  • Potential mediators of the relationship of late life job loss on health outcomes
  • Future expectations and adolescent sexual risk
  • Mobile technology as a tool to improve healthcare delivery
  • Maternal Health conditions and developmental delays in children: risks and health disparities for children in New York City


Recent Faculty Publications

Yeboa DN, Xu X, Jones BA, Soulos P, Gross C, Yu JB: Trend in Age and Racial Disparities in the Receipt of Postlumpectomy Radiation Therapy for Stage I Breast Cancer: 2004-2009. Am J Clin Oncol. 2016 Dec. PMID: 24879475

Zeidan AM, Davidoff AJ, Long JB, Hu X, Wang R, Ma X, Gross CP, Abel GA, Huntington SF, Podoltsev NA, Hajime U, Prebet T, Gore SD: Comparative clinical effectiveness of azacitidine versus decitabine in older patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Br J Haematol. 2016 Dec; 2016 Sep 21. PMID: 27650975

Schulte A, Pandeya N, Fawcett J, Fritschi L, Klein K, Risch HA, Webb PM, Whiteman DC, Neale RE: Association between family cancer history and risk of pancreatic cancer. Cancer Epidemiol. 2016 Dec; 2016 Oct 31. PMID: 27810486

Triebwasser C, Wang R, DeWan AT, Metayer C, Morimoto L, Wiemels JL, Kadan-Lottick N, Ma X: Birth weight and risk of paediatric Hodgkin lymphoma: Findings from a population-based record linkage study in California. Eur J Cancer. 2016 Dec; 2016 Nov 1. PMID: 27814470

Fu Y, Biglia N, Wang Z, Shen Y, Risch HA, Lu L, Canuto EM, Jia W, Katsaros D, Yu H: Long non-coding RNAs, ASAP1-IT1, FAM215A, and LINC00472, in epithelial ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Dec; 2016 Sep 23. PMID: 27667152

Irwin ML, Cartmel B, Harrigan M, Li F, Sanft T, Shockro L, O'Connor K, Campbell N, Tolaney SM, Mayer EL, Yung R, Freedman RA, Partridge AH, Ligibel JA: Effect of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA exercise program on physical activity, fitness, quality of life, and fatigue in cancer survivors. Cancer. 2016 Nov 28; 2016 Nov 28. PMID: 27893938