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Alexandra E. Shields, Ph.D.

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  1. R01HG003475 (SHIELDS, ALEXANDRA E) Sep 28, 2006 - Jul 31, 2013
    NIH/NHGRI
    Lay Understanding of Race, Addiction and Genetics
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. P20HG003400 (SHIELDS, ALEXANDRA E) Sep 1, 2004 - Jan 31, 2008
    NIH/NHGRI
    Genetics, Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R03HS009327 (SHIELDS, ALEXANDRA E) Sep 1, 1996 - May 31, 1997
    AHRQ
    MEDICAID MANAGED CARE ASTHMA--DOES PLAN TYPE MATTER?
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Thornton PL, Kumanyika SK, Gregg EW, Araneta MR, Baskin ML, Chin MH, Crespo CJ, de Groot M, Garcia DO, Haire-Joshu D, Heisler M, Hill-Briggs F, Ladapo JA, Lindberg NM, Manson SM, Marrero DG, Peek ME, Shields AE, Tate DF, Mangione CM. New research directions on disparities in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2019 Dec 03. PMID: 31793006.
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  2. Kent BV, Stroope S, Kanaya AM, Zhang Y, Kandula NR, Shields AE. Private religion/spirituality, self-rated health, and mental health among US South Asians. Qual Life Res. 2019 Oct 24. PMID: 31650305.
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  3. Spence ND, Farvid MS, Warner ET, VanderWeele TJ, Tworoger SS, Argentieri MA, Shields AE. Religious Service Attendance, Religious Coping, and Risk of Hypertension in Women Participating in the Nurses' Health Study II. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Oct 08. PMID: 31595952.
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  4. Stroope S, Kent BV, Zhang Y, Spiegelman D, Kandula NR, Schachter AB, Kanaya A, Shields AE. 'Mental health and self-rated health among U.S. South Asians: the role of religious group involvement'. Ethn Health. 2019 Aug 30; 1-19. PMID: 31466458.
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  5. Spence D, Argentieri MA, Andall-Brereton G, Anderson BO, Duggan C, Bodkyn C, Bray F, Gibson T, Garcia WG, Greaves N, Gupta S, Hobday V, McLean F, Mery L, Nimrod M, Ocho O, Quee-Brown CS, Tortolero-Luna G, Shields AE. Advancing cancer care and prevention in the Caribbean: a survey of strategies for the region. Lancet Oncol. 2019 Sep; 20(9):e522-e534. PMID: 31395471.
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  6. Lu D, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Shields AE, Orr EH, DeVivo I, Cozier YC. Perceived racism in relation to telomere length among African American women in the Black Women's Health Study. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 Aug; 36:33-39. PMID: 31387775.
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  7. Cozier YC, Yu J, Wise LA, VanderWeele TJ, Balboni TA, Argentieri MA, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Shields AE. Religious and Spiritual Coping and Risk of Incident Hypertension in the Black Women's Health Study. Ann Behav Med. 2018 11 12; 52(12):989-998. PMID: 30418522.
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  8. Zaimi I, Pei D, Koestler DC, Marsit CJ, De Vivo I, Tworoger SS, Shields AE, Kelsey KT, Michaud DS. Variation in DNA methylation of human blood over a 1-year period using the Illumina MethylationEPIC array. Epigenetics. 2018; 13(10-11):1056-1071. PMID: 30270718.
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  9. Argentieri MA, Nagarajan S, Seddighzadeh B, Baccarelli AA, Shields AE. Epigenetic Pathways in Human Disease: The Impact of DNA Methylation on Stress-Related Pathogenesis and Current Challenges in Biomarker Development. EBioMedicine. 2017 Apr; 18:327-350. PMID: 28434943.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  10. VanderWeele TJ, Palmer JR, Shields AE. VanderWeele et al. Respond to "Church Attendance and Mortality". Am J Epidemiol. 2017 04 01; 185(7):526-528. PMID: 28338843.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. VanderWeele TJ, Yu J, Cozier YC, Wise L, Argentieri MA, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Shields AE. Attendance at Religious Services, Prayer, Religious Coping, and Religious/Spiritual Identity as Predictors of All-Cause Mortality in the Black Women's Health Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 04 01; 185(7):515-522. PMID: 28338863.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Shields AE. Epigenetic signals of how social disadvantage "gets under the skin": a challenge to the public health community. Epigenomics. 2017 03; 9(3):223-229. PMID: 28234017.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  13. Shields AE, Wise LA, Ruiz-Narvaez EA, Seddighzadeh B, Byun HM, Cozier YC, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Baccarelli AA. Childhood abuse, promoter methylation of leukocyte NR3C1 and the potential modifying effect of emotional support. Epigenomics. 2016 11; 8(11):1507-1517. PMID: 27620456.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  14. Nagarajan S, Seddighzadeh B, Baccarelli A, Wise LA, Williams M, Shields AE. Adverse maternal exposures, methylation of glucocorticoid-related genes and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review. Epigenomics. 2016 07; 8(7):925-44. PMID: 27381417.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  15. VanderWeele TJ, Shields AE. Religiosity and telomere length: One step forward, one step back. Soc Sci Med. 2016 08; 163:176-8. PMID: 27373959.
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  16. Williams DR, Mohammed SA, Shields AE. Understanding and effectively addressing breast cancer in African American women: Unpacking the social context. Cancer. 2016 Jul 15; 122(14):2138-49. PMID: 26930024.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. LeBaron VT, Smith PT, Quiñones R, Nibecker C, Sanders JJ, Timms R, Shields AE, Balboni TA, Balboni MJ. How Community Clergy Provide Spiritual Care: Toward a Conceptual Framework for Clergy End-of-Life Education. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Apr; 51(4):673-81. PMID: 26706624.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Wosu AC, Gelaye B, Valdimarsdóttir U, Kirschbaum C, Stalder T, Shields AE, Williams MA. Hair cortisol in relation to sociodemographic and lifestyle characteristics in a multiethnic US sample. Ann Epidemiol. 2015 Feb; 25(2):90-5, 95.e1-2. PMID: 25534254.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Chen X, Redline S, Shields AE, Williams DR, Williams MA. Associations of allostatic load with sleep apnea, insomnia, short sleep duration, and other sleep disturbances: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005 to 2008. Ann Epidemiol. 2014 Aug; 24(8):612-9. PMID: 24985316.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Shields AE, Najafzadeh M, Schachter AB. Bumps along the translational pathway: anticipating uptake of tailored smoking cessation treatment. Per Med. 2013 11 01; 10(8):813-825. PMID: 24409196.
    Citations: 2     
  21. Wosu AC, Valdimarsdóttir U, Shields AE, Williams DR, Williams MA. Correlates of cortisol in human hair: implications for epidemiologic studies on health effects of chronic stress. Ann Epidemiol. 2013 Dec; 23(12):797-811.e2. PMID: 24184029.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Shields AE, Crown WH. Looking to the future: incorporating genomic information into disparities research to reduce measurement error and selection bias. Health Serv Res. 2012 Jun; 47(3 Pt 2):1387-410. PMID: 22515190.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Shields AE. Ethical concerns related to developing pharmacogenomic treatment strategies for addiction. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2011 Jul; 6(1):32-43. PMID: 22003420.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Olden K, Freudenberg N, Dowd J, Shields AE. Discovering how environmental exposures alter genes could lead to new treatments for chronic illnesses. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 May; 30(5):833-41. PMID: 21555469.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  25. Levy DE, Byfield SD, Comstock CB, Garber JE, Syngal S, Crown WH, Shields AE. Underutilization of BRCA1/2 testing to guide breast cancer treatment: black and Hispanic women particularly at risk. Genet Med. 2011 Apr; 13(4):349-55. PMID: 21358336.
    Citations: 54     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Schnoll RA, Shields AE. Physician barriers to incorporating pharmacogenetic treatment strategies for nicotine dependence into clinical practice. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Mar; 89(3):345-7. PMID: 21326262.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Park ER, Kleimann S, Youatt EJ, Lockhart A, Campbell EG, Levy DE, Halbert CH, Schmieder E, Krishna R, Shields AE. Black and White adults' perspectives on the genetics of nicotine addiction susceptibility. Addict Behav. 2011 Jul; 36(7):769-72. PMID: 21406316.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. DesRoches CM, Campbell EG, Vogeli C, Zheng J, Rao SR, Shields AE, Donelan K, Rosenbaum S, Bristol SJ, Jha AK. Electronic health records' limited successes suggest more targeted uses. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Apr; 29(4):639-46. PMID: 20368593.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Schnoll RA, Patterson F, Wileyto EP, Heitjan DF, Shields AE, Asch DA, Lerman C. Effectiveness of extended-duration transdermal nicotine therapy: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Feb 02; 152(3):144-51. PMID: 20124230.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Jha AK, DesRoches CM, Shields AE, Miralles PD, Zheng J, Rosenbaum S, Campbell EG. Evidence of an emerging digital divide among hospitals that care for the poor. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Nov-Dec; 28(6):w1160-70. PMID: 19858142.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Gibson TB, Lee TA, Vogeli CS, Hidalgo J, Carls GS, Sredl K, DesHarnais S, Marder WD, Weiss KB, Williams TV, Shields AE. A four-system comparison of patients with chronic illness: the Military Health System, Veterans Health Administration, Medicaid, and commercial plans. Mil Med. 2009 Sep; 174(9):936-43. PMID: 19780368.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Levy DE, Garber JE, Shields AE. Guidelines for genetic risk assessment of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer: early disagreements and low utilization. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Jul; 24(7):822-8. PMID: 19455369.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Jha AK, DesRoches CM, Campbell EG, Donelan K, Rao SR, Ferris TG, Shields A, Rosenbaum S, Blumenthal D. Use of electronic health records in U.S. hospitals. N Engl J Med. 2009 Apr 16; 360(16):1628-38. PMID: 19321858.
    Citations: 257     Fields:    
  34. Wright RJ, Suglia SF, Levy J, Fortun K, Shields A, Subramanian S, Wright R. Transdisciplinary research strategies for understanding socially patterned disease: the Asthma Coalition on Community, Environment, and Social Stress (ACCESS) project as a case study. Cien Saude Colet. 2008 Nov-Dec; 13(6):1729-42. PMID: 18833350.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. DesRoches CM, Campbell EG, Rao SR, Donelan K, Ferris TG, Jha A, Kaushal R, Levy DE, Rosenbaum S, Shields AE, Blumenthal D. Electronic health records in ambulatory care--a national survey of physicians. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jul 03; 359(1):50-60. PMID: 18565855.
    Citations: 242     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Shields AE, Levy DE, Blumenthal D, Currivan D, McGinn-Shapiro M, Weiss KB, Yucel R, Lerman C. Primary care physicians' willingness to offer a new genetic test to tailor smoking treatment, according to test characteristics. Nicotine Tob Res. 2008 Jun; 10(6):1037-45. PMID: 18584467.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Shields AE, Burke W, Levy DE. Differential use of available genetic tests among primary care physicians in the United States: results of a national survey. Genet Med. 2008 Jun; 10(6):404-14. PMID: 18496223.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  38. Shields AE, Lerman C. Anticipating clinical integration of pharmacogenetic treatment strategies for addiction: are primary care physicians ready? Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Apr; 83(4):635-9. PMID: 18323859.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Shields AE, McGinn-Shapiro M, Fronstin P. Trends in private insurance, Medicaid/State Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Healthcare Safety Net: implications for vulnerable populations and health disparities. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008; 1136:137-48. PMID: 18579880.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Levy DE, Youatt EJ, Shields AE. Primary care physicians' concerns about offering a genetic test to tailor smoking cessation treatment. Genet Med. 2007 Dec; 9(12):842-9. PMID: 18091434.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Vogeli C, Shields AE, Lee TA, Gibson TB, Marder WD, Weiss KB, Blumenthal D. Multiple chronic conditions: prevalence, health consequences, and implications for quality, care management, and costs. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Dec; 22 Suppl 3:391-5. PMID: 18026807.
    Citations: 223     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Lee TA, Shields AE, Vogeli C, Gibson TB, Woong-Sohn M, Marder WD, Blumenthal D, Weiss KB. Mortality rate in veterans with multiple chronic conditions. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Dec; 22 Suppl 3:403-7. PMID: 18026809.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Phillips JM, Siegel SJ, Shields AE, Patterson F, Gould TJ, Strasser AA, Ray R, Pinto A, Audrain-McGovern J, Rukstalis M, Perkins KA, Blendy JA, Lerman C. Translating basic science to improve pharmacotherapy for nicotine dependence. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Nov; 9 Suppl 4:S583-98. PMID: 18067034.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Shields AE. Trends in private insurance, Medicaid/State Children's Health Insurance Program, and the health-care safety net: implications for asthma disparities. Chest. 2007 Nov; 132(5 Suppl):818S-830S. PMID: 17998346.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Shields AE, Shin P, Leu MG, Levy DE, Betancourt RM, Hawkins D, Proser M. Adoption of health information technology in community health centers: results of a national survey. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 Sep-Oct; 26(5):1373-83. PMID: 17848448.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Braun L, Fausto-Sterling A, Fullwiley D, Hammonds EM, Nelson A, Quivers W, Reverby SM, Shields AE. Racial categories in medical practice: how useful are they? PLoS Med. 2007 Sep; 4(9):e271. PMID: 17896853.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Park ER, Kleimann S, Pelan JA, Shields AE. Anticipating clinical integration of genetically tailored tobacco dependence treatment: perspectives of primary care physicians. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Feb; 9(2):271-9. PMID: 17365758.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Jha AK, Ferris TG, Donelan K, DesRoches C, Shields A, Rosenbaum S, Blumenthal D. How common are electronic health records in the United States? A summary of the evidence. Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Nov-Dec; 25(6):w496-507. PMID: 17035341.
    Citations: 69     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Schnoll RA, Rukstalis M, Wileyto EP, Shields AE. Smoking cessation treatment by primary care physicians: An update and call for training. Am J Prev Med. 2006 Sep; 31(3):233-9. PMID: 16905034.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Munafò MR, Lerman C, Niaura R, Shields AE, Swan GE. Smoking cessation treatment: pharmacogenetic assessment. Curr Opin Mol Ther. 2005 Jun; 7(3):202-8. PMID: 15977416.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Munafò MR, Shields AE, Berrettini WH, Patterson F, Lerman C. Pharmacogenetics and nicotine addiction treatment. Pharmacogenomics. 2005 Apr; 6(3):211-23. PMID: 16013953.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. Shields AE, Blumenthal D, Weiss KB, Comstock CB, Currivan D, Lerman C. Barriers to translating emerging genetic research on smoking into clinical practice. Perspectives of primary care physicians. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Feb; 20(2):131-8. PMID: 15836545.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Shields AE, Fortun M, Hammonds EM, King PA, Lerman C, Rapp R, Sullivan PF. The use of race variables in genetic studies of complex traits and the goal of reducing health disparities: a transdisciplinary perspective. Am Psychol. 2005 Jan; 60(1):77-103. PMID: 15641924.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Shields A, Lerman C, Sullivan P. Translating emerging research on the genetics of smoking into clinical practice: ethical and social considerations. Nicotine Tob Res. 2004 Aug; 6(4):675-88. PMID: 15370164.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Shields AE, Comstock C, Weiss KB. Variations in asthma care by race/ethnicity among children enrolled in a state Medicaid program. Pediatrics. 2004 Mar; 113(3 Pt 1):496-504. PMID: 14993540.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Lerman C, Shields AE. Genetic testing for cancer susceptibility: the promise and the pitfalls. Nat Rev Cancer. 2004 03; 4(3):235-41. PMID: 14993905.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  57. Unger JB, Cruz T, Shakib S, Mock J, Shields A, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Palmer P, Cruz JD, Edsall E, Gritz ER, Glynn T, Johnson CA. Exploring the cultural context of tobacco use: a transdisciplinary framework. Nicotine Tob Res. 2003 Dec; 5 Suppl 1:S101-17. PMID: 14668090.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. Baker TB, Hatsukami DK, Lerman C, O'Malley SS, Shields AE, Fiore MC. Transdisciplinary science applied to the evaluation of treatments for tobacco use. Nicotine Tob Res. 2003 Dec; 5 Suppl 1:S89-99. PMID: 14668089.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Shields AE, Comstock C, Finkelstein JA, Weiss KB. Comparing asthma care provided to Medicaid-enrolled children in a Primary Care Case Manager plan and a staff model HMO. Ambul Pediatr. 2003 Sep-Oct; 3(5):253-62. PMID: 12974661.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  60. Audrain-McGovern J, Tercyak KP, Shields AE, Bush A, Espinel CF, Lerman C. Which adolescents are most receptive to tobacco industry marketing? implications for counter-advertising campaigns. Health Commun. 2003; 15(4):499-513. PMID: 14527869.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  61. Shields AE, Finkelstein JA, Comstock C, Weiss KB. Process of care for Medicaid-enrolled children with asthma: served by community health centers and other providers. Med Care. 2002 Apr; 40(4):303-14. PMID: 12021686.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  62. Wilfond BS, Geller G, Lerman C, Audrain-McGovern J, Shields AE. Ethical issues in conducting behavioral genetics research: the case of smoking prevention trials among adolescents. J Health Care Law Policy. 2002; 6(1):73-88. PMID: 15017952.
    Citations: 6     Translation:Humans
  63. Diaz T, Chu SY, Conti L, Nahlen BL, Whyte B, Mokotoff E, Shields A, Checko PJ, Herr M, Mukhtar Q, et al. Health insurance coverage among persons with AIDS: results from a multistate surveillance project. Am J Public Health. 1994 Jun; 84(6):1015-8. PMID: 8203668.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  64. Rosenblum L, Buehler JW, Morgan MW, Costa S, Hidalgo J, Holmes R, Lieb L, Shields A, Whyte B. HIV infection in hospitalized patients and Medicaid enrollees: the accuracy of medical record coding. Am J Public Health. 1993 Oct; 83(10):1457-9. PMID: 8214239.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  65. Rosenblum L, Buehler JW, Morgan MW, Costa S, Hidalgo J, Holmes R, Lieb L, Shields A, Whyte BM. The completeness of AIDS case reporting, 1988: a multisite collaborative surveillance project. Am J Public Health. 1992 Nov; 82(11):1495-9. PMID: 1443299.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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