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Zachary Jonathan Ward, M.P.H.


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  1. Hricak H, Ward ZJ, Atun R, Abdel-Wahab M, Muellner A, Scott AM. Increasing Access to Imaging for Addressing the Global Cancer Epidemic. Radiology. 2021 Sep 28; 211351. PMID: 34581630.
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  2. Ward ZJ, Walbaum M, Walbaum B, Guzman MJ, Jimenez de la Jara J, Nervi B, Atun R. Estimating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on diagnosis and survival of five cancers in Chile from 2020 to 2030: a simulation-based analysis. Lancet Oncol. 2021 10; 22(10):1427-1437. PMID: 34487693.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Ward ZJ, Atun R, Hricak H, Asante K, McGinty G, Sutton EJ, Norton L, Scott AM, Shulman LN. The impact of scaling up access to treatment and imaging modalities on global disparities in breast cancer survival: a simulation-based analysis. Lancet Oncol. 2021 09; 22(9):1301-1311. PMID: 34416159.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Kenney EL, Mozaffarian RS, Long MW, Barrett JL, Cradock AL, Giles CM, Ward ZJ, Gortmaker SL. Limiting Television to Reduce Childhood Obesity: Cost-Effectiveness of Five Population Strategies. Child Obes. 2021 Oct; 17(7):442-448. PMID: 33970695.
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  5. Hughes TM, Empringham B, Wagner AK, Ward ZJ, Yeh J, Gupta S, Frazier AL, Denburg AE. Forecasting essential childhood cancer drug need: An innovative model-based approach. Cancer. 2021 Aug 15; 127(16):2990-3001. PMID: 33844270.
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  6. Ward ZJ, Bleich SN, Long MW, Gortmaker SL. Association of body mass index with health care expenditures in the United States by age and sex. PLoS One. 2021; 16(3):e0247307. PMID: 33760880.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Hricak H, Abdel-Wahab M, Atun R, Lette MM, Paez D, Brink JA, Donoso-Bach L, Frija G, Hierath M, Holmberg O, Khong PL, Lewis JS, McGinty G, Oyen WJG, Shulman LN, Ward ZJ, Scott AM. Medical imaging and nuclear medicine: a Lancet Oncology Commission. Lancet Oncol. 2021 04; 22(4):e136-e172. PMID: 33676609.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Ward ZJ, Scott AM, Hricak H, Atun R. Global costs, health benefits, and economic benefits of scaling up treatment and imaging modalities for survival of 11 cancers: a simulation-based analysis. Lancet Oncol. 2021 03; 22(3):341-350. PMID: 33662286.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, Meester RGS, Laszkowska M, Escudero FA, Ward ZJ, Yeh JM. Cost-effectiveness of prevention and early detection of gastric cancer in Western countries. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2021 Mar-Apr; 50-51:101735. PMID: 33975689.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  10. Rodriguez PJ, Ward ZJ, Long MW, Austin SB, Wright DR. Applied Methods for Estimating Transition Probabilities from Electronic Health Record Data. Med Decis Making. 2021 02; 41(2):143-152. PMID: 33563111.
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  11. Sruamsiri R, Ferrario A, Ross-Degnan D, Denburg AE, Frazier AL, Gupta S, Ward ZJ, Yeh JM, Wagner AK. What are the volume and budget needs to provide chemotherapy to all children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in Thailand? Development and application of an estimation tool. BMJ Open. 2020 10 26; 10(10):e041901. PMID: 33109678.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Ward ZJ, Gortmaker SL. Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Are a Sweet Deal: Improve Health, Save Money, Reduce Disparities, and Raise Revenue. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2020 Dec; 4(6):pkaa075. PMID: 33409453.
  13. Ehrhardt MJ, Ward ZJ, Liu Q, Chaudhry A, Nohria A, Border W, Fulbright JM, Mulrooney DA, Oeffinger KC, Nathan PC, Leisenring WM, Constine LS, Gibson TM, Chow EJ, Howell RM, Robison LL, Armstrong GT, Hudson MM, Diller L, Yasui Y, Armenian SH, Yeh JM. Cost-Effectiveness of the International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group Screening Guidelines to Prevent Heart Failure in Survivors of Childhood Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2020 11 20; 38(33):3851-3862. PMID: 32795226.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Ward ZJ, Grover S, Scott AM, Woo S, Salama DH, Jones EC, El-Diasty T, Pieters BR, Trimble EL, Vargas HA, Hricak H, Atun R. The role and contribution of treatment and imaging modalities in global cervical cancer management: survival estimates from a simulation-based analysis. Lancet Oncol. 2020 08; 21(8):1089-1098. PMID: 32758463.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Ward ZJ, Scott AM, Hricak H, Abdel-Wahab M, Paez D, Lette MM, Vargas HA, Kingham TP, Atun R. Estimating the impact of treatment and imaging modalities on 5-year net survival of 11 cancers in 200 countries: a simulation-based analysis. Lancet Oncol. 2020 08; 21(8):1077-1088. PMID: 32758462.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Kenney EL, Barrett JL, Bleich SN, Ward ZJ, Cradock AL, Gortmaker SL. Impact Of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act On Obesity Trends. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 07; 39(7):1122-1129. PMID: 32634356.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Woo S, Atun R, Ward ZJ, Scott AM, Hricak H, Vargas HA. Diagnostic performance of conventional and advanced imaging modalities for assessing newly diagnosed cervical cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Radiol. 2020 Oct; 30(10):5560-5577. PMID: 32415584.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Atun R, Bhakta N, Denburg A, Frazier AL, Friedrich P, Gupta S, Lam CG, Ward ZJ, Yeh JM, Allemani C, Coleman MP, Di Carlo V, Loucaides E, Fitchett E, Girardi F, Horton SE, Bray F, Steliarova-Foucher E, Sullivan R, Aitken JF, Banavali S, Binagwaho A, Alcasabas P, Antillon F, Arora RS, Barr RD, Bouffet E, Challinor J, Fuentes-Alabi S, Gross T, Hagander L, Hoffman RI, Herrera C, Kutluk T, Marcus KJ, Moreira C, Pritchard-Jones K, Ramirez O, Renner L, Robison LL, Shalkow J, Sung L, Yeoh A, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Sustainable care for children with cancer: a Lancet Oncology Commission. Lancet Oncol. 2020 04; 21(4):e185-e224. PMID: 32240612.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Yeh JM, Ward ZJ, Chaudhry A, Liu Q, Yasui Y, Armstrong GT, Gibson TM, Howell R, Hudson MM, Krull KR, Leisenring WM, Oeffinger KC, Diller L. Life Expectancy of Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer Over 3 Decades. JAMA Oncol. 2020 03 01; 6(3):350-357. PMID: 31895405.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Ward ZJ, Bleich SN, Cradock AL, Barrett JL, Giles CM, Flax C, Long MW, Gortmaker SL. Projected U.S. State-Level Prevalence of Adult Obesity and Severe Obesity. N Engl J Med. 2019 12 19; 381(25):2440-2450. PMID: 31851800.
    Citations: 155     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Kenney EL, Cradock AL, Long MW, Barrett JL, Giles CM, Ward ZJ, Gortmaker SL. Cost-Effectiveness of Water Promotion Strategies in Schools for Preventing Childhood Obesity and Increasing Water Intake. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2019 12; 27(12):2037-2045. PMID: 31746555.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Basto-Abreu A, Barrientos-Gutiérrez T, Vidaña-Pérez D, Colchero MA, Hernández-F M, Hernández-Ávila M, Ward ZJ, Long MW, Gortmaker SL. Cost-Effectiveness Of The Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Excise Tax In Mexico. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 11; 38(11):1824-1831. PMID: 31682510.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Ward ZJ, Rodriguez P, Wright DR, Austin SB, Long MW. Estimation of Eating Disorders Prevalence by Age and Associations With Mortality in a Simulated Nationally Representative US Cohort. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 10 02; 2(10):e1912925. PMID: 31596495.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Long MW, Polacsek M, Bruno P, Giles CM, Ward ZJ, Cradock AL, Gortmaker SL. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Stakeholder Evaluation of 2 Obesity Prevention Policies in Maine, US. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2019 Nov - Dec; 51(10):1177-1187. PMID: 31402290.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  25. Ward ZJ, Yeh JM, Bhakta N, Frazier AL, Girardi F, Atun R. Global childhood cancer survival estimates and priority-setting: a simulation-based analysis. Lancet Oncol. 2019 07; 20(7):972-983. PMID: 31129029.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Ward ZJ. 2-6 years-of-age is the period associated with greatest BMI acceleration among obese adolescents. J Pediatr. 2019 03; 206:298-301. PMID: 30798832.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Ward ZJ, Yeh JM, Bhakta N, Frazier AL, Atun R. Estimating the total incidence of global childhood cancer: a simulation-based analysis. Lancet Oncol. 2019 04; 20(4):483-493. PMID: 30824204.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Ward ZJ, Long MW, Resch SC, Giles CM, Cradock AL, Gortmaker SL. Simulation of Growth Trajectories of Childhood Obesity into Adulthood. N Engl J Med. 2017 11 30; 377(22):2145-2153. PMID: 29171811.
    Citations: 120     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Sharifi M, Franz C, Horan CM, Giles CM, Long MW, Ward ZJ, Resch SC, Marshall R, Gortmaker SL, Taveras EM. Cost-Effectiveness of a Clinical Childhood Obesity Intervention. Pediatrics. 2017 Nov; 140(5). PMID: 29089403.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Menzies NA, Suharlim C, Geng F, Ward ZJ, Brenzel L, Resch SC. The cost determinants of routine infant immunization services: a meta-regression analysis of six country studies. BMC Med. 2017 10 06; 15(1):178. PMID: 28982358.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Cradock AL, Barrett JL, Kenney EL, Giles CM, Ward ZJ, Long MW, Resch SC, Pipito AA, Wei ER, Gortmaker SL. Using cost-effectiveness analysis to prioritize policy and programmatic approaches to physical activity promotion and obesity prevention in childhood. Prev Med. 2017 02; 95 Suppl:S17-S27. PMID: 27773710.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Wittenberg E, Bharel M, Bridges JF, Ward Z, Weinreb L. Using Best-Worst Scaling to Understand Patient Priorities: A Case Example of Papanicolaou Tests for Homeless Women. Ann Fam Med. 2016 07; 14(4):359-64. PMID: 27401425.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Yeh JM, Hanmer J, Ward ZJ, Leisenring WM, Armstrong GT, Hudson MM, Stovall M, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC, Diller L. Chronic Conditions and Utility-Based Health-Related Quality of Life in Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2016 09; 108(9). PMID: 27102402.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Ward ZJ, Long MW, Resch SC, Gortmaker SL, Cradock AL, Giles C, Hsiao A, Wang YC. Redrawing the US Obesity Landscape: Bias-Corrected Estimates of State-Specific Adult Obesity Prevalence. PLoS One. 2016; 11(3):e0150735. PMID: 26954566.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  35. Gortmaker SL, Wang YC, Long MW, Giles CM, Ward ZJ, Barrett JL, Kenney EL, Sonneville KR, Afzal AS, Resch SC, Cradock AL. Three Interventions That Reduce Childhood Obesity Are Projected To Save More Than They Cost To Implement. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Nov; 34(11):1932-9. PMID: 26526252.
    Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Wang YC, Pamplin J, Long MW, Ward ZJ, Gortmaker SL, Andreyeva T. Severe Obesity In Adults Cost State Medicaid Programs Nearly $8 Billion In 2013. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Nov; 34(11):1923-31. PMID: 26526251.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Gortmaker SL, Long MW, Resch SC, Ward ZJ, Cradock AL, Barrett JL, Wright DR, Sonneville KR, Giles CM, Carter RC, Moodie ML, Sacks G, Swinburn BA, Hsiao A, Vine S, Barendregt J, Vos T, Wang YC. Cost Effectiveness of Childhood Obesity Interventions: Evidence and Methods for CHOICES. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jul; 49(1):102-11. PMID: 26094231.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Long MW, Gortmaker SL, Ward ZJ, Resch SC, Moodie ML, Sacks G, Swinburn BA, Carter RC, Claire Wang Y. Cost Effectiveness of a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Excise Tax in the U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jul; 49(1):112-23. PMID: 26094232.
    Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Barrett JL, Gortmaker SL, Long MW, Ward ZJ, Resch SC, Moodie ML, Carter R, Sacks G, Swinburn BA, Wang YC, Cradock AL. Cost Effectiveness of an Elementary School Active Physical Education Policy. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jul; 49(1):148-59. PMID: 26094235.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Wright DR, Kenney EL, Giles CM, Long MW, Ward ZJ, Resch SC, Moodie ML, Carter RC, Wang YC, Sacks G, Swinburn BA, Gortmaker SL, Cradock AL. Modeling the Cost Effectiveness of Child Care Policy Changes in the U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jul; 49(1):135-47. PMID: 26094234.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Sonneville KR, Long MW, Ward ZJ, Resch SC, Wang YC, Pomeranz JL, Moodie ML, Carter R, Sacks G, Swinburn BA, Gortmaker SL. BMI and Healthcare Cost Impact of Eliminating Tax Subsidy for Advertising Unhealthy Food to Youth. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jul; 49(1):124-34. PMID: 26094233.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Yeh JM, Hur C, Ward Z, Schrag D, Goldie SJ. Gastric adenocarcinoma screening and prevention in the era of new biomarker and endoscopic technologies: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Gut. 2016 Apr; 65(4):563-74. PMID: 25779597.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  43. Yeh JM, Hur C, Schrag D, Kuntz KM, Ezzati M, Stout N, Ward Z, Goldie SJ. Contribution of H. pylori and smoking trends to US incidence of intestinal-type noncardia gastric adenocarcinoma: a microsimulation model. PLoS Med. 2013; 10(5):e1001451. PMID: 23700390.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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