NRSA-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Health
(2009-2017)


Monique Behnken, JD, PhD

Publications:

  • Behnken MP, Le YC, Temple JR, Berenson AB. Forced sexual intercourse, suicidality, and binge drinking among adolescent girls. Addict Behav. 2010 May;35(5):507-9. PMCID: PMC2830360.

Abstract Presentations:

  • Temple JR, Behnken M, Berenson AB, Wu ZH. Effect of specific abuse types on women’s mental health and substance use. Poster presented at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy. San Francisco, CA. November 18-21, 2010.

Kristin Chambliss, PhD

Abstract Presentations:

  • Chambliss K, van den Berg P, Berenson AB. Physical activity as a longitudinal predictor of depressive symptoms in Hispanic, African-American, and Caucasian women. Poster presented at 30th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Montreal, Canada. April 22-25, 2009.

Monawar Hosain, MBBS, MS, PhD

Publications:

  • Hosain GM, Rahman M, Williams KJ, Berenson AB. Racial differences in the association between body fat distribution and lipid profiles among reproductive-age women. Diabetes Metab. 2010;36(4):278-85. PMCID: PMC2939924.
  • Hosain GM, Berenson AB, Tennen H, Bauer LO, Wu ZH. Attention deficit hyperactivity symptoms and risky sexual behavior in young adult women. J Womens Health. 2012;21(4):463-8. PMCID: PMC3321673.
  • Wu ZH, Tennen H, Hosain GM, Coman E, Cullum J, Berenson AB. Stress mediates the relationship between past drug addiction and current risky sexual behavior among low-income women. Stress Health. 2016;32(2):138-44. PMCID: PMC4282630.

Abstract Presentations:

  • Hosain GM, Rahman M, Williams KJ, Berenson AB. Racial/ethnic differences in association between body fat distribution and serum lipid profiles among reproductive aged women. Poster presented at Annual Conference of Society of Epidemiologic Research (SER). Los Angeles, CA. June 23-26, 2009.
  • Hosain GM, Berenson AB, Wu ZH. High risk sexual behavior among young women with attention deficit disorder (ADD). Poster presented at Annual Conference of American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA. November 7-11, 2009.
  • Hosain GM, Berenson AB, Wu ZH. Relationship between adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and risky sexual behavior. Presented at 2nd Annual Texas Laboratory Exchange meeting on drug addiction. Galveston, TX. January 22-23, 2010.
  • Hosain GM, Roncancio A, Berenson AB, Wu ZH. Stress, drug use, self-control and risky sexual behaviors among low income women. Poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference. Washington, DC. April 27-30, 2011.

Yen-Chi Le, PhD

Publications:

  • Le YC, Rahman M, Berenson AB. Early weight gain predicting later weight gain among depot medroxyprogesterone acetate users. Obstet Gynecol. 2009;114(2 Pt 1):279-84. PMCID: PMC2727133.
  • Le YC, Rahman M, Berenson AB. Perceived weight gain as a correlate of physical activity and energy intake among white, black, and Hispanic reproductive-aged women. J Womens Health. 2010;19(11):1987-93. PMCID: PMC2971651.
  • Behnken MP, Le YC, Temple JR, Berenson AB. Forced sexual intercourse, suicidality, and binge drinking among adolescent girls. Addict Behav. 2010;35(5):507-9. PMCID: PMC2830360.

Abstract Presentations:

  • Le YC, Hatfield E. Can’t buy me love or can I?: The influence of power, attitudes, and attractiveness on women’s romantic partner preferences.  Poster presented at 10th Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. Tampa, FL. February 2009.
  • Le YC, Rahman M, Berenson AB. Early weight gain predicts excessive weight gain in DMPA users. Poster presented at National Clinical and Translational Research Education Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. April 14-15, 2009.

Angelica Roncancio, PhD

Publications:

  • Ward KK, Roncancio AM, Berenson AB. Cultural adaptation among Hispanic women as related to awareness and acquisition of emergency contraception. Contraception. 2010;82(6):534-7. PMCID: PMC2994068.
  • Ward KK, Roncancio AM, Breitkopf CR. The influence of cultural adaptation and sexual risk behaviors on cervical cytology in a Hispanic population. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010;203(6):549.e1-7. PMCID: PMC2993839.
  • Roncancio AM, Ward KK, Berenson AB. Hispanic women's health care provider control expectations: The influence of fatalism and acculturation. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011;22(2):482-90. PMCID: PMC3260793.
  • Roncancio AM, Ward KK, Berenson AB. The use of effective contraception among young Hispanic women: The role of acculturation. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2012;25(1):35-8. PMCID: PMC3252468.
  • Roncancio AM, Berenson AB, Rahman M. Health locus of control, acculturation, and health-related internet use among Latinas. J Health Commun. 2012;17(6):631-40. PMCID: PMC3395731.

Abstract Presentations:

  • Ward KK, Roncancio AM, Berenson AB. Acculturation among Hispanic women as related to awareness of emergency contraception and intention to use. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of Society for Gynecologic Investigation. Orlando, FL. March 2010.
  • Roncancio AM, Berenson AB, Rahman M. The mediating role of acculturation in health-related internet use among Latinas. Poster presented at 31st Annual Meeting of Society of Behavioral Medicine. Seattle, WA. April 2010.
  • Ward KK, Roncancio AM, Radecki Breitkopf C. The influence of acculturation and sexual risk behaviors on cervical cytology in a Hispanic population. Poster presented at 31st Annual Meeting of Society of Behavioral Medicine. Seattle, WA. April 2010.

Kristy Ward, MD

Publications:

  • Ward KK, Roncancio AM, Berenson AB. Cultural adaptation among Hispanic women as related to awareness and acquisition of emergency contraception. Contraception. 2010;82(6):534-7. PMCID: PMC2994068.
  • Ward KK, Roncancio AM, Breitkopf CR. The influence of cultural adaptation and sexual risk behaviors on cervical cytology in a Hispanic population. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010;203(6):549.e1-7. PMCID: PMC2993839.
  • Ward KK, Berenson AB, Breitkopf CR. Passive smoke exposure and abnormal cervical cytology in a predominantly Hispanic population. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011;204(3):213.e1-6. PMCID: PMC3057283.
  • Roncancio AM, Ward KK, Berenson AB. Hispanic women's health care provider control expectations: The influence of fatalism and acculturation. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011;22(2):482-90. PMCID: PMC3260793.
  • Roncancio AM, Ward KK, Berenson AB. The use of effective contraception among young Hispanic women: The role of acculturation. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2012;25(1):35-8. PMCID: PMC3252468.

Abstract Presentations:

  • Ward KK, Berenson AB, Radecki Breitkopf C. Passive smoke exposure and cervical cytology in a largely Hispanic population. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of Society for Gynecologic Oncology. San Francisco, CA. March 2010.
  • Ward KK, Roncancio AM, Berenson AB. Acculturation among Hispanic women as related to awareness of emergency contraception and intention to use. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of Society for Gynecologic Investigation. Orlando, FL. March 2010.
  • Ward KK, Roncancio AM, Berenson AB, Radecki Breitkopf C. The influence of acculturation and sexual risk behaviors on cervical cytology in a Hispanic population. Poster presented at 31st Annual Meeting of Society of Behavioral Medicine. Seattle, WA. April 2010.

Humera Asem, MD

Publications:

  • Berenson AB, Asem H, Tan A, Wilkinson GS. Continuation rates and complications of intrauterine contraception in women diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Obstet Gynecol. 2011;118(6):1331-6. PMCID: PMC3228274.
  • Samper-Ternent RA, Asem H, Zhang DD, Kuo Y, Hatch SS, Freeman J, Berenson AB. The effect of postoperative beam, implant, and combination radiation therapy on GI and bladder toxicities in female Medicare beneficiaries with stage 1 uterine cancer. J Geriatr Oncol. 2012;3(4):344-50. PMCID: PMC3489485.

Abstract Presentations:

  • Asem H, Tan A, Wilkinson G, Berenson AB. Complications of intrauterine contraceptives in women with bipolar disorder. Poster presented at North American Forum on Family Planning. Washington, DC. October 22-24, 2011.
  • Asem H, Zhang D, Samper-Ternent R, Kuo Y, Hatch S, Freeman J, Berenson AB. The effect of postoperative beam, implant, and combination radiation therapy on GI and bladder toxicities in women with stage I uterine cancer. Poster presented at the 58th Annual Meeting for the Society of Gynecologic Investigation. Miami, FL.  March 16-19, 2011.

Jacqueline Hirth, PhD

Publications:

  • Hirth JM, Rahman M, Berenson AB. The association of posttraumatic stress disorder with fast food and soda consumption and unhealthy weight loss behaviors among young women. J Womens Health. 2011;20:1141-9. PMCID: PMC3153863.
  • Hirth JM, Berenson AB. Racial/ethnic differences in depression among young women: The role of intimate partner violence, trauma, and posttraumatic stress disorder. J Womens Health. 2012;21:966-74. PMCID: PMC3430475.
  • Hirth JM, Tan A, Wilkinson GS, Berenson AB. Completion of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series among insured females, 2006-2009. Cancer. 2012;118;5623-9. PMCID: PMC3410047.
  • Hirth JM, Tan A, Wilkinson GS, Berenson AB. Completion of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series among males with private insurance between 2006 and 2009. Vaccine. 2013;31:1138-40. PMCID: PMC3563832.
  • Hirth JM, Leyser-Whalen O, Berenson AB. Effects of a major U.S. hurricane on mental health disorder symptoms among adolescent and young adult females. J Adolesc Health. 2013;52:765-72. PMCID: PMC3664110.
  • Berenson AB, Tan A, Hirth JM, Wilkinson GS. 2013. Complications and continuation of intrauterine device use among commercially insured teenagers. Obstet Gynecol;121:951-8. PMCID: PMC4028832.
  • Hirth JM, Tan A, Wilkinson GS, Berenson AB. Compliance with cervical cancer screening and human papillomavirus testing guidelines among insured young women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013;209:200.e1-7. PMCID: PMC3758398.
  • Guo F, Hirth JM, Berenson AB. Cervical cancer screening among women ≥ 70 yrs of age in the United States - A referral problem or patient choice. Prev Med. 2015 Dec;81:427-32. PMCID: PMC4679483.
  • Guo F, Hirth JM, Berenson AB. Comparison of HPV prevalence between HPV-vaccinated and non-vaccinated young adult women (20-26 years). Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015;11(10):2337-44. PMCID: PMC4635939.
  • Guo F, Hirth JM, Berenson AB. Effects of cardiovascular disease on compliance with cervical and breast cancer screening recommendations among adult women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Aug;24(8):641-7. PMCID: PMC4545373.

Abstract Presentations:

  • Hirth JM, Tan A, Wilkinson GS, Berenson AB. Completion of the human papillomavirus vaccine among insured females and males in the United States, 2006-2009.  Poster presented at 59th Annual Society for Gynecologic Investigation Scientific Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 2012.
  • Hirth JM, Berenson AB. Racial/ethnic differences in depression among young women: The role of intimate partner violence, trauma, and posttraumatic stress disorder.  Poster presented at Women’s Health 2012 Congress. Washington, DC. March 2012.
  • Hirth JM, Tan A, Wilkinson GS, Berenson AB. Change in frequency of Pap smears and HPV testing among insured teenage females who received a well-woman exam, 2008-2010. Poster presented at American Public Health Association Meeting. San Francisco. CA. October 2012.

Tabassum Laz, MBBS, PhD

Publications:

  • Laz TH, Berenson AB. Association of web-based weight loss information use with weight reduction behaviors in adolescent women. J Adolesc Health. 2011;49:446-8. PMCID: PMC3179604.
  • Laz TH, Berenson AB. Racial and ethnic disparities in internet use for seeking health information among young women. J Health Commun. 2013;18:250-60. PMCID: PMC3563851.
  • Laz TH,Rahman M, Berenson AB. An update on human papillomavirus vaccine uptake among 11-17 year old girls in the United States: National Health Interview Survey 2010.  Vaccine. 2012;30:3534-40. PMCID: PMC3374340.
  • Laz TH, Rahman M, Berenson AB. Trends in serum lipids and hypertension prevalence among non-pregnant reproductive-age women: United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2008. Matern Chil Health J. 2013 Oct;17(8):1424-31. PMCID: PMC3565074.
  • Laz TH, Rahman M, Berenson AB. Human papillomavirus vaccine uptake among 9-17 year old males in the United States: The National Health Interview Survey, 2010. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2013;9:874-8. PMCID: PMC3903907.
  • Laz TH, Rahman M, Berenson AB. Human papillomavirus vaccine uptake among 18- to 26-year-old women in the United States: The National Health Interview Survey, 2010. Cancer. 2013;119:1386-92. PMCID: PMC3645325.
  • Laz TH, Shemontee MO, Rahman M, Berenson AB. Association of prescription drug misuse with risky motor vehicle behaviors among low-income young women. Subst Abuse. 2013;34:405-8. PMCID: PMC3812540.

Abstract Presentations:

  • Laz TH, Rahman M, Berenson AB. Trends in serum lipids, hypertension, physician advice and compliance among reproductive-aged women: United States National Health and Nutrition Examination survey 1999-2008. Presented at the 26th Annual Scientific Meeting and Exposition for the American Society of Hypertension. New York City, NY. May 21-24, 2011.
  • Rahman M, Laz TH, Berenson AB. Association of weight misperception with abnormal lipid levels and hypertension among overweight and obese reproductive-age women. Presented to the 26th Annual Scientific Meeting and Exposition for the American Society of Hypertension. New York City, NY. May 21-24, 2011.
  • Laz TH, Rahman M, Berenson AB. An update on human papillomavirus vaccine uptake among 11-17-year-old girls in the United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2010. Poster presented at the 59th Annual Scientific Meeting of Society for Gynecologic Investigation. San Diego, CA. March 21-24, 2012.

Ophra Leyser-Whalen, PhD

Publications:

  • Leyser-Whalen O, Rahman M, Berenson AB. Natural and social disasters: Racial inequality in access to contraceptives after Hurricane Ike. J Womens Health. 2011 Dec;20(12):1861-6. PMCID: PMC3236984.
  • Leyser-Whalen O, Rouhani M, Rahman M, Berenson AB. Tubal risk markers for failure to place transcervical sterilization coils. Contraception. 2012 Apr;85(4):384-8 PMCID: PMC3288416.
  • Leyser-Whalen O, Temple JR, Phelps JY. Ethical and psychosocial impact of female infertility. Curr Obstet Gynecol Rep. 2012 Dec;1(4):153-8. PMCID: PMC3547399.
  • Hirth JM, Leyser-Whalen O, Berenson AB. Effects of a major U.S. hurricane on mental health disorder symptoms among adolescent and young adult females. J Adolesc Health. 2013;52:765-72. PMCID: PMC3664110.
  • Leyser-Whalen O, Berenson AB. Control and constraint for low-income women choosing outpatient sterilization. Qual Health Res. 2013 Aug;23(8):1114-24. PMCID: PMC3708999.

Abstract Presentations:

  • Leyser-Whalen O. The infertility diagnosis and negative effects on women. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Atlanta, GA. August 13-15, 2010.
  • Leyser-Whalen O. The medicalization of women’s bodies and fertility treatments.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Atlanta, GA. August 14-17, 2010.
  • Greil AL, McQuillan J, Leyser-Whalen O, Shreffler K, Lowry M, Johnson KM. Infertility treatment and self-identity as someone with a fertility problem: A longitudinal analysis of a population-based sample of  U.S. women. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society. St. Louis, MO. March 24-28, 2011.
  • Leyser-Whalen O. Natural and social disasters: Racial inequality in access to contraceptives after Hurricane Ike. Invited Talk at The Racial and Ethnic Studies Institute Colloquium Series. College Station, TX. November 14, 2011.

Andrea DeMaria, PhD

Publications:

  • DeMaria AL, Berenson AB. Prevalence and correlates of pubic hair grooming among low-income Hispanic, black, and white women. Body Image. 2013;10:226-13. PMCID: PMC3643298.
  • DeMaria AL, Lugo JM, Rahman M, Pyles RB, Berenson AB. Association between body mass index, sexually transmitted infections, and contraceptive compliance. J Womens Health. 2013;22:1062-8. PMCID: PMC3852604.
  • DeMaria AL, Flores M, Hirth JM, Berenson AB. Complications related to pubic hair removal. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014;210:528.e1-5. PMCID: PMC4040320.

Abstract Presentations:

  • DeMaria AL, Hollub AV. Predictors of gynecological exam behaviors of college females, including: Genital self-image, body satisfaction, and sexual behaviors. Poster presentation at American Public Health Association Meeting. Washington, DC. October 2011.
  • Rosen B, Hollub AV, DeMaria AL. Importance of affect as an underlying determinant of condom attitude as a predictor of condom use intention. Poster presentation at American Public Health Association Meeting. Washington, DC. October 2011.
  • DeMaria AL, Hollub AV, Herbenick D. A psychometric assessment of the female genital self-image scale (FGSIS) among a sample of female college students. Podium presentation at Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Meeting. Houston, TX. November 2011.
  • DeMaria AL, Berenson AB. Pubic hair removal and grooming behaviors among low-income Hispanic, black, and white women aged 16 to 40 years. Poster presentation at the Translational Science Meeting. Washington, DC. April 2012.
  • Lugo JM, DeMaria AL, Berenson AB. Correlates of STI history among low-income Hispanic, black, and white women aged 16 to 24 years. Poster presentation at the Translational Science Meeting. Washington, DC. April 2012.
  • DeMaria AL, Berenson AB. Clinical concerns of pubic hair removal in relation to initiation ages of vaginal, oral, and anal sexual behaviors among low-income women. Poster presentation at International Academy of Sex Research. Chicago, Ill. August 7-8, 2013. 

Jonathan Paul, PhD

Publications:

  • Pritham UA, Paul JA, Hayes MJ. Opioid dependency in pregnancy and length of stay for neonatal abstinence syndrome. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2012;41:180-90. PMCID: PMC3407283
  • Temple JR, Paul JA, van den Berg P, Le VD, McElhany A, Temple BS. Teen sexting and its association with sexual behaviors. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166:828-33. PMCID: PMC3626288.
  • Wachman EM, Hayes MJ, Brown MS, Paul J, Harvey-Wilkes K, Terrin N, Huggins GS, Aranda JV, Davis JM. Association of OPRM1 and COMT single-nucleotide polymorphisms with hospital length of stay and treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome. JAMA. 2013;309:1821-7. PMCID: PMC4432911.

Abstract Presentations:

  • Paul JA. Neurocognitive development of infants with prenatal methadone exposure. Podium presentation at 44th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology. Washington, DC. November 2011.
  • Paul JA, Patrikeeva S, Nanovskaya T, Hankins GD, Ahmed MS. Effects of methadone administration during pregnancy on the activity of placental efflux transporter P-gp. Poster presentation at 74th Annual Meeting of College on Problems of Drug Dependence. Palm Springs, CA. June 2012.
  • Paul JA, Patrikeeva SL, Wang X, Hankins GDV, Nanovskaya TN, Ahmed MS. Characterization of placental efflux transporters. Poster presentation at 75th Annual Meeting of College on Problems of Drug Dependence. San Diego, CA. June 2013.

Stacy Davlin, PhD

Publications:

  • Davlin SL, Lapiz SM, Miranda ME, Murray K. Factors associated with dog rabies vaccination in Bohol, Philippines: Results of a cross-sectional cluster survey conducted following the island-wide rabies elimination campaign. Zoonoses Public Health. 2013;60:494-503. PMCID: PMC3805987.
  • Davlin SL, Berenson AB, Rahman M. Correlates of HPV knowledge among low-income minority mothers with a child 9-17 years of age. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2015;28:19-23. PMCID: PMC4282947

Abstract Presentations:

  • Davlin SL, Berenson AB, Rahman M. Correlates of HPV knowledge among low-income, minority mothers with a child 9 - 17 years of age. Poster presentation at Women’s Health 2013: The 21st Annual Congress, Academy of Women’s Health. Washington, DC. March 22-24, 2013. [1st Prize Award]
  • Davlin SL, Rupp R, Berenson AB. Detailed examination of reports of death to VAERS following HPV4 vaccination. Poster presentation at Annual Meeting of American College of Epidemiology. Louisville, KY. September 21-24, 2013.

Ali Pohlmeier, PhD

Publications:

  • Berenson AB, Pohlmeier AM, Laz TH, Rahman M, Saade G. Obesity risk knowledge, weight misperception, and diet and health-related attitudes among women intending to become pregnant. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016 Jan;116(1):69-75. Epub 2015 Jun 20. PMID: 26099687. PMCID: PMC4685026.
  • Berenson AB, Laz TH, Pohlmeier AM, Rahman M, Cunningham KA. Prevalence of food addiction among low-income reproductive-aged women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Sep;24(9):740-4. Epub 2015 Aug 18. PMID: 26284304. PMCID: PMC4589325.
  • Phy JL, Pohlmeier AM, Cooper JA, Watkins P, Spallholz J, Harris KS, Berenson AB, Boylan M. Low starch/low dairy diet results in successful treatment of obesity and co-morbidities linked to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). J Obes Weight Loss Ther. 2015 Apr;5(2). pii: 259. PMID: 26225266; PMCID: PMC4516387.
  • Berenson AB, Pohlmeier AM, Laz TH, Rahman M, McGrath CJ. Nutritional and weight management behaviors in low-income women trying to conceive. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Sept;124(3):579-84. PMCID: PMC4147676.
  • Laz TH, Rahman M, Pohlmeier AM, Berenson AB. Level of nutrition knowledge and its association with weight loss behaviors among low-income reproductive-age women. J Community Health. 2015 Jun:40(3):542-8. PMCID: PMC4427532.
  • Pohlmeier AM, Phy JL, Watkins P, Boylan M, Spallholz J, Harris KS, Cooper JA. Effect of a low-starch/low-dairy diet on fat oxidation in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2014 Nov;39(11):1237-44. PMCID: PMC4211969.

Abstract Presentations:

  • Pohlmeier AM, Berenson AB. Title. A low insulinemic diet improves binge eating and quality of life in women with PCOS. Poster presentation at Women’s Health 2014: 22nd Annual Congress. Washington, DC. April 2014.

Tyra T. Gross, PhD

Publications:

  • Gross TT, Rahman M, Berenson AB. Implementation of a postpartum HPV vaccination program in a Southeast Texas hospital: A qualitative study evaluating health care provider acceptance. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Nov;20(Suppl 1):154-63. PMID: 27316631; PMCID: PMC5121006.
  • Gross TT, Powell R, Anderson AK, Hall J, Davis M, Hilyard K. WIC peer counselors' perceptions of breastfeeding in African American women with lower incomes. J Hum Lact. 2015 Feb;31(1):99-110. PMCID: PMC4327816.
  • Gross TT, Laz TH, Rahman M, Berenson AB. Association between mother-child sexual communication and HPV vaccine uptake. Prev Med. 2015 Mar 12;74:63-6. PMCID: PMC4511601.

Abstract Presentations:

  • Gross TT. African-American mothers breastfeeding 6 months and beyond: A positive deviance inquiry of WIC participants in Georgia. Podium presentation at American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. November 2014.
  • Gross TT. Laz TH, Rahman M, Berenson AB. Gender in mother-child communication about sex: Examining the association with HPV vaccine uptake. Poster presentation at Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) Annual Conference. Portland, OR. April 2015.

Fangjian Guo, MD, PhD

Publications:

  • Guo F, Garvey WT. Cardiometabolic disease in metabolically healthy and unhealthy obesity: Stability of metabolic health status in adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Feb;24(2): 516-25. PMCID: PMC4731253.
  • Guo F, He D. The roles of providers and patients in the overuse of prostate-specific antigen screening in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Oct 20;163(8):650-1. PMCID: PMC4898184.
  • Guo F, Hirth JM, Berenson AB. Cervical cancer screening among women ≥ 70 yrs of age in the United States - A referral problem or patient choice. Prev Med. 2015 Dec; 81:427-32. PMCID: PMC4679483.
  • Fang L, Guo F, Zhou L, Stahl R, Grams J. The cell size and distribution of adipocytes from subcutaneous and visceral fat is associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus in humans. Adipocyte. 2015 Apr 1;4(4):273-9. PMCID: PMC4573191.
  • Guo F, Hirth JM, Berenson AB. Comparison of HPV prevalence between HPV-vaccinated and non-vaccinated young adult women (20-26 years). Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015;11(10):2337-44. PMCID: PMC4635939.
  • Guo F, Hirth JM, Berenson AB. Effects of cardiovascular disease on compliance with cervical and breast cancer screening recommendations among adult women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Aug;24(8):641-7. PMCID: 4545373.
  • Guo F, Garvey WT. Development of a weighted cardiometabolic disease staging (CMDS) system for the prediction of future diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Oct;100(10):3871-7. PMCID: PMC4596035.
  • Guo F, Moellering DR, Garvey WT. Use of HbA1c for diagnoses of diabetes and prediabetes: comparison with diagnoses based on fasting and 2-hr glucose values and effects of gender, race, and age. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2014 Jun;12(5);258-68. PMCID: PMC4088353.

Abstract Presentations:

  • Guo F, Hirth JM, Berenson AB. Effects of cardiovascular disease on compliance with cervical and breast cancer screening recommendations among adult women, NHIS 2013. 39th Annual American Society Preventive Oncology (ASPO) Conference. Birmingham, AL. March 14-17, 2015.
  • Guo F, Hirth JM, Berenson AB. Comparison of HPV prevalence between HPV-vaccinated and non-vaccinated young adult women (20-26 years). American Association for Cancer Research) Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. April 18-22, 2015.

Ha Ngoc Trinh, PhD

Publications:

  • Berenson AB, Trinh HN, Hirth JM, Guo F, Fuchs EL, Weaver SC. Knowledge and prevention practices among U.S. pregnant immigrants from Zika virus outbreak areas. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Jul;97(1):155-62. PMID: 28719291. PMCID: PMC5508920.

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Veronica Brown, PhD, MPH, MA

Publications:

  • Berenson AB, Brown VG, Fuchs EL, Hirth JM, Chang M. Relationship between maternal experiences and adolescent HPV vaccination. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2017 Sep 2;13(9):2150-4. PMID: 28604258. PMCID: PMC5612520.

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Leslie Cofie, PhD

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Sherry Haller, PhD

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