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

Wong CK, Horn-Ross PL, Gee GC, Shariff-Marco S, Quach T, Allen L, Bautista R, La Chica PQ, Tseng W, Chang P, Clarke CA, Yang J, Le GM, Canchola A, Irwin ML, Lee SS, Gomez SL: Strategies for recruiting representative samples of Asian Americans for a population-based case-control study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2016 Oct; 2016 Apr 6. PMID: 27053683

Jordan ML, Perez-Escamilla R, Desai MM, Shamah-Levy T: Household Food Insecurity and Sleep Patterns Among Mexican Adults: Results from ENSANUT-2012. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Oct. PMID: 26163336

Mesa RA, Miller CB, Thyne M, Mangan J, Goldberger S, Fazal S, Ma X, Wilson W, Paranagama DC, Dubinski DG, Naim A, Parasuraman S, Boyle J, Mascarenhas JO: Differences in treatment goals and perception of symptom burden between patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) and hematologists/oncologists in the United States: Findings from the MPN Landmark survey. Cancer. 2016 Sep 30; 2016 Sep 30. PMID: 27690182

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 Sep 23; 2016 Sep 23. PMID: 27667152

Spracklen CN, Smith CJ, Saftlas AF, Triche EW, Bjonnes A, Keating BJ, Saxena R, Breheny PJ, Dewan AT, Robinson JG, Hoh J, Ryckman KK: Genetic predisposition to elevated levels of C-reactive protein is associated with a decreased risk for preeclampsia. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2016 Sep 22; 2016 Sep 22. PMID: 27657194

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 Sep 21; 2016 Sep 21. PMID: 27650975