This collection showcases publications authored by UMass Medical School researchers who specialize in women’s health.

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Publications from 2000

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Promoting mammography: results of a randomized trial of telephone counseling and a medical practice intervention, Mary E. Costanza, Anne M. Stoddard, Roger S. Luckmann, Mary Jo White, Jill S. Avrunin, and Lynn Clemow

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A longitudinal study of weight and the menopause transition: results from the Massachusetts Women's Health Study, Sybil L. Crawford, V A Casey, Nancy E. Avis, and S M McKinlay

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Predictors of adherence to behavior change interventions in the elderly, S. Nicole Culos-Reed, W. Jack Rejeski, Edward McAuley, Judith K. Ockene, and Debra L. Roter

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Initial symptoms of nicotine dependence in adolescents, Joseph R. DiFranza, Nancy A. Rigotti, Ann D. McNeill, Judith K. Ockene, Judith A. Savageau, Dorothy M. St. Cyr, and Mardia A. Coleman

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Brassica vegetable consumption shifts estrogen metabolism in healthy postmenopausal women, Jay H. Fowke, Christopher Longcope, and James R. Hebert

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Using data to evaluate hospital inpatient mortality, Patricia D. Franklin and James P. Legault

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Using data to reduce hospital readmissions, Patricia D. Franklin, Cheryl M. Noetscher, Mark E. Murphy, and Ronald J. Lagoe

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The importance of health insurance as a determinant of cancer screening: evidence from the Women's Health Initiative, Judith Hsia, Elizabeth Kemper, Catarina I. Kiefe, Jane G. Zapka, Shoshanna Sofaer, Mary Pettinger, Deborah Bowen, Marian C. Limacher, Linda Lillington, and Ellen Mason

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Is insurance a more important determinant of healthcare access than perceived health? Evidence from the Women's Health Initiative, Judith Hsia, Elizabeth Kemper, Shoshanna Sofaer, Deborah Bowen, Catarina I. Kiefe, Jane G. Zapka, Ellen Mason, Linda Lillington, and Marian C. Limacher

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An electronic menstrual cycle calendar: comparison of data quality with a paper version, Catherine B. Johannes, Sybil L. Crawford, Judith Woods, Robert B. Goldstein, Dinh Tran, Sandhya Mehrotra, Kevin B. Johnson, and Nanette Santoro

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An investigation of the impacts of different generalizability study designs on estimates of variance components and generalizability coefficients, L. A. Keller, Kathleen M. Mazor, H. Swaminathan, and Michele P. Pugnaire

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Weight gain continues in the 1990s: 10-year trends in weight and overweight from the CARDIA study. Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults, Cora E. Lewis, David R. Jacobs, Heather McCreath, Catarina I. Kiefe, Pamela J. Schreiner, Delia E. Smith, and O. Dale Williams

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American Women Physicians in 2000: A History in Progress, Ellen S. More and Marilyn Greer

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Membrane cytoskeleton: PIP(2) pulls the strings, Thomas Nebl, Sang W. Oh, and Elizabeth J. Luna

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Relapse and maintenance issues for smoking cessation, Judith K. Ockene, Karen M. Emmons, Robin J. Mermelstein, Kenneth A. Perkins, Debra Bonollo, Carolyn C. Voorhees, and Jack F. Hollis

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Provider education to promote implementation of clinical practice guidelines, Judith K. Ockene and Jane G. Zapka

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Nicotine replacement prescription practices of obstetric and pediatric clinicians, Cheryl A. Oncken, Lori Pbert, Judith K. Ockene, Jane G. Zapka, and Anne M. Stoddard

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Mutant Rac1B expression in Dictyostelium: effects on morphology, growth, endocytosis, development, and the actin cytoskeleton, S. J. Palmieri, Thomas Nebl, Robert K. Pope, D. J. Seastone, E. Lee, E. H. Hinchcliffe, Greenfield Sluder, D. Knecht, J. Cardelli, and Elizabeth J. Luna

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Regulation of the promoter for human immunoglobulin gamma3 germ-line transcription and its interaction with the 3'alpha enhancer, Q. Pan, C. Petit-Frere, Janet Stavnezer, and L. Hammarstrom

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Development of a state wide tobacco treatment specialist training and certification programme for Massachusetts, Lori Pbert, Judith K. Ockene, Beth M. Ewy, Ellen Sachs Leicher, and Donna D. Warner

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University of Massachusetts Medical School, Michele P. Pugnaire

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Expanding the "standardized family" across three clerkships: a model for creating an interdisciplinary core curriculum in primary care, Michele P. Pugnaire, Frank J. Domino, and Eric J. Alper

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Prevalence and co-occurrence of health risk behaviors among high-risk drinkers in a primary care population, Milagros C. Rosal, Judith K. Ockene, Thomas G. Hurley, and Sarah Reiff

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Evidence for class-specific factors in immunoglobulin isotype switching, A. Shanmugam, M. J. Shi, L. Yauch, Janet Stavnezer, and A. L. Kenter

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Dietary adherence: characteristics and interventions, Aurora M. Sherman, Deborah J. Bowen, Mara Z. Vitolins, Michael G. Perri, Milagros C. Rosal, Mary Ann Sevick, and Judith K. Ockene

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Immunology. A touch of antibody class, Janet Stavnezer

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Outreach to Public Health Professionals: Lessons Learned from a Collaborative Iowa Public Health Project, Linda J. Walton, Seana Hasson, Faith V. Ross, and Elaine Russo Martin

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The HRAS1 minisatellite locus and risk of ovarian cancer, Jeffrey N. Weitzel, Shaofeng Ding, Gary P. Larson, Rebecca A. Nelson, Annekathryn Goodman, Edward C. Grendys, Harrison G. Ball III, and Theodore G. Krontiris

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Emergency postcoital contraception, Randy E. Wertheimer

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Smoking cessation counseling with pregnant and postpartum women: a survey of community health center providers, Jane G. Zapka, Lori Pbert, Anne M. Stoddard, Judith K. Ockene, Karin V. Goins, and Debra Bonollo

Publications from 1999

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Incest and other harms to daughters across cultures: Maternal complicity and patriarchal power, Lucy M. Candib

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The effectiveness of using standardized patients to improve community physician skills in mammography counseling and clinical breast exam, Mary E. Costanza, Roger Luckmann, Mark E. Quirk, Lynn Clemow, Mary Jo White, and Anne M. Stoddard

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Safety and efficacy of using a single agent or a phase II agent before instituting standard combination chemotherapy in previously untreated metastatic breast cancer patients: report of a randomized study--Cancer and Leukemia Group B 8642, Mary E. Costanza, R. B. Weiss, I. C. Henderson, L. Norton, D. A. Berry, C. Cirrincione, E. Winer, W. C. Wood, E. Frei 3rd, O. R. McIntyre, and R. L. Schilsky

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Health-related quality of life and symptom profiles of female survivors of sexual abuse, L. Miriam Dickinson, Frank Verloin deGruy, W. Perry Dickinson, and Lucy M. Candib

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The Local Perspective: Health Care Delivery in Syracuse, NY, Patricia D. Franklin

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Interaction and functional cooperation of PEBP2/CBF with Smads. Synergistic induction of the immunoglobulin germline Calpha promoter, J. Hanai, L. F. Chen, T. Kanno, N. Ohtani-Fujita, W. Y. Kim, W. H. Guo, T. Imamura, Y. Ishidou, M. Fukuchi, M. J. Shi, Janet Stavnezer, M. Kawabata, K. Miyazono, and Y. Ito

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Public Health Professionals in the Midwest: a Profile of Connectivity and Information Technology Skills, S. M. Hollander and Elaine Russo Martin

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The effect of a domestic violence interclerkship on the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of third-year medical students, Julie A. Jonassen, Michele P. Pugnaire, Kathleen M. Mazor, Mary Beth Regan, E. W. Jacobson, Wendy L. Gammon, D. G. Doepel, and A. J. Cohen

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The standardized family: a cross-institutional effort to standardize the ambulatory clerkship experience, S. L. Leong, Michele P. Pugnaire, and T. P. Agresta

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Cost reduction and outcome improvement in the intensive care unit, William H. Marx, Nancy L. DeMaintenon, Katherine F. Mooney, Michael L. Mascia, Joseph Medicis, Patricia D. Franklin, Edward Sivak, and Leo Rotello

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The dependability of students' ratings of preceptors, Kathleen M. Mazor, B. Clauser, A. J. Cohen, Eric J. Alper, and Michele P. Pugnaire

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Regulation of F-actin binding to platelet moesin in vitro by both phosphorylation of threonine 558 and polyphosphatidylinositides, F. Nakamura, L. Huang, Kersi N. Pestonjamasp, Elizabeth J. Luna, and H. Furthmayr

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Effect of physician-delivered nutrition counseling training and an office-support program on saturated fat intake, weight, and serum lipid measurements in a hyperlipidemic population: Worcester Area Trial for Counseling in Hyperlipidemia (WATCH), Ira S. Ockene, James R. Hebert, Judith K. Ockene, Gordon M. Saperia, Edward J. Stanek III, Robert J. Nicolosi, Philip A. Merriam, and Thomas G. Hurley

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Brief physician- and nurse practitioner-delivered counseling for high-risk drinkers: does it work, Judith K. Ockene, Abigail Adams, Thomas G. Hurley, Elizabeth V. Wheeler, and James R. Hebert

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The patient exit interview as an assessment of physician-delivered smoking intervention: a validation study, Lori Pbert, Abigail Adams, Mark E. Quirk, James R. Hebert, Judith K. Ockene, and Rose S. Luippold

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Ialpha exon-replacement mice synthesize a spliced HPRT-C(alpha) transcript which may explain their ability to switch to IgA. Inhibition of switching to IgG in these mice, G. Qiu, G. R. Harriman, and Janet Stavnezer

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An automated telephone-based smoking cessation education and counseling system, Harley Z. Ramelson, Robert H. Friedman, and Judith K. Ockene

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Reduced isotype switching in splenic B cells from mice deficient in mismatch repair enzymes, Carol E. Schrader, Winifred Edelmann, R. Kucherlapati, and Janet Stavnezer

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Switch recombination in a transfected plasmid occurs preferentially in a B cell line that undergoes switch recombination of its chromosomal Ig heavy chain genes, Janet Stavnezer, Sean P. Bradley, Norman Rousseau, Todd Pearson, Ananth Shanmugam, Debra J. Waite, Paul R. Rogers, and Amy L. Kenter

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Domain analysis of supervillin, an F-actin bundling plasma membrane protein with functional nuclear localization signals, J. D. Wulfkuhle, I. E. Donina, N. H. Stark, Robert K. Pope, Kersi N. Pestonjamasp, M. L. Niswonger, and Elizabeth J. Luna

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The perceptions and practices of pediatricians: tobacco intervention, Jane G. Zapka, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Lori Pbert, Susan Druker, Judith K. Ockene, and Liping Chen

Publications from 1998

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Alcohol counseling: physicians will do it, Abigail Adams, Judith K. Ockene, Elizabeth V. Wheeler, and Thomas G. Hurley

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Comparing the history-taking methods used during a preanesthesia visit: the HealthQuiz versus the written questionnaire, Richard A. Beers, Colleen E. O'Leary, and Patricia D. Franklin

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A first-year minicurriculum on TIA/stroke, Susan Billings-Gagliardi, Nancy M. Fontneau, and Michele P. Pugnaire

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Ways of knowing in family medicine: contributions from a feminist perspective. 1988, Lucy M. Candib

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Complex posttraumatic stress disorder: evidence from the primary care setting, L. Miriam Dickinson, Frank Verloin deGruy, W. Perry Dickinson, and Lucy M. Candib

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Profile of women 45 years of age and younger with endometrial cancer, Elaine R. Evans-Metcalf, Sandra E. Brooks, Frank R. Reale, and Stephen P. Baker

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Gender differences among smokers and quitters in the Working Well Trial, Ellen R. Gritz, Beti Thompson, Karen M. Emmons, Judith K. Ockene, Dale F. McLerran, and Ingrid R. Nielsen

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Merlin differs from moesin in binding to F-actin and in its intra- and intermolecular interactions, L. Huang, E. Ichimaru, Kersi N. Pestonjamasp, X. Cui, H. Nakamura, G. Y. Lo, F. I. Lin, Elizabeth J. Luna, and H. Furthmayr

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Interrelationships among disablement concepts, A M Jette, S F Assmann, D Rooks, B A Harris, and Sybil L. Crawford

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The ability of CD40L, but not lipopolysaccharide, to initiate immunoglobulin switching to immunoglobulin G1 is explained by differential induction of NF-kappaB/Rel proteins, S. C. Lin, H. H. Wortis, and Janet Stavnezer

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F-actin blot overlays, Elizabeth J. Luna

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Menopause: Demographic Aspects, Sonja M. McKinlay and Sybil L. Crawford

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Physician-based smoking intervention: a rededication to a five-step strategy to smoking research, Judith K. Ockene and Jane G. Zapka

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Supervillin (p205): A novel membrane-associated, F-actin-binding protein in the villin/gelsolin superfamily, Kersi N. Pestonjamasp, Robert K. Pope, J. D. Wulfkuhle, and Elizabeth J. Luna

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Cloning, characterization, and chromosomal localization of human superillin (SVIL), Robert K. Pope, Kersi N. Pestonjamasp, Kelly P. Smith, J. D. Wulfkuhle, C. P. Strassel, Jeanne B. Lawrence, and Elizabeth J. Luna

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Overexpression of BSAP/Pax-5 inhibits switching to IgA and enhances switching to IgE in the I.29 mu B cell line, G. Qiu and Janet Stavnezer

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Reporting of gender-related information in clinical trials of drug therapy for myocardial infarction., Paula A. Rochon, Jocalyn P. Clark, Malcolm A. Binns, Vishal Patel, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Effectiveness of nicotine-containing gum in the Physician-Delivered Smoking Intervention Study, Milagros C. Rosal, Judith K. Ockene, Thomas G. Hurley, Kathryn L. Kalan, and James R. Hebert

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Interaction of stat6 and NF-kappaB: direct association and synergistic activation of interleukin-4-induced transcription, Ching-Hung Shen and Janet Stavnezer

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CBF alpha3 (AML2) is induced by TGF-beta1 to bind and activate the mouse germline Ig alpha promoter, M. J. Shi and Janet Stavnezer

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The effects of a health promotion-health protection intervention on behavior change: the WellWorks Study, Glorian Sorensen, Anne M. Stoddard, Mary K. Hunt, James R. Hebert, Judith K. Ockene, Jill S. Avrunin, Jay S. Himmelstein, and S. Katharine Hammond

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Underusers of mammogram screening: stage of adoption in five U.S. subpopulations. The NCI Breast Cancer Screening Consortium, Anne M. Stoddard, Barbara K. Rimer, Dorothy S. Lane, Sarah A. Fox, Isaac Lipkus, Roger S. Luckmann, Jill S. Avrunin, S. Sprachman, Mary E. Costanza, and Nicole Urban

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Health characteristics and medical service use patterns of sheltered homeless and low-income housed mothers, Linda F. Weinreb, Robert J. Goldberg, and Jennifer N. Perloff

Publications from 1997

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The effect of Medicare reimbursement for screening mammography on utilization and payment. National Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Screening Consortium, N. Breen, E. J. Feuer, S. Depuy, Jane G. Zapka, and Mary E. Costanza

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Test-retest reliability of self-reported disability measures in older adults, Sybil L. Crawford, A M Jette, and S L Tennstedt

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Use of the nicotine skin patch by smokers in 20 communities in the United States, 1992-1993, K. Michael Cummings, Andrew Hyland, Judith K. Ockene, Norman Hymowitz, and Marc Manley

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The effects of health care reforms on job satisfaction and voluntary turnover among hospital-based nurses, Harriet Davidson, P H Folcarelli, Sybil L. Crawford, L J Duprat, and J C Clifford

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Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Stephen J. Heishman, David J. K. Balfour, Neal L. Benowitz, Dorothy K. Hatsukami, Jon M. Lindstrom, and Judith K. Ockene

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CD40 cross-linking induces Ig epsilon germline transcripts in B cells via activation of NF-kappaB: synergy with IL-4 induction, L. A. Iciek, S. A. Delphin, and Janet Stavnezer

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Interviewer effects in a cohort study. Results from the Massachusetts Women's Health Study, Catherine B. Johannes, Sybil L. Crawford, and John B. McKinlay

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An interclerkship course on domestic abuse, Julie A. Jonassen, D. G. Doepel, and Michele P. Pugnaire

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American Cancer Society guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer: update 1997, A. M. Leitch, G. D. Dodd, Mary E. Costanza, M. Linver, P. Pressman, L. McGinnis, and R. A. Smith

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Delivering Health Information Services and Technologies to Urban Community Health Centers: the Chicago AIDS Outreach Project, Elaine Russo Martin, C. McDaniels, Javier Crespo, and Don Lanier

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Strategies to increase the number and the quality of innovations in Medical Education Grants (IMEGs), Judith K. Ockene, Debra Bonollo, and Donna M. Qualters

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Tobacco control activities of primary-care physicians in the Community Intervention Trial for Smoking Cessation. COMMIT Research Group, Judith K. Ockene, Elizabeth A. Lindsay, Norman Hymowitz, Carol Giffen, Ted Purcell, Paul R. Pomrehn, and Terry F. Pechacek

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Provider training for patient-centered alcohol counseling in a primary care setting, Judith K. Ockene, Elizabeth V. Wheeler, Abigail Adams, Thomas G. Hurley, and James R. Hebert

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Changing provider behaviour: provider education and training, Judith K. Ockene and Jane G. Zapka

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Confirmatory analysis of opinions regarding the pros and cons of mammography, William Rakowski, M. Robyn Andersen, Anne M. Stoddard, Nicole Urban, Barbara K. Rimer, Dorothy S. Lane, Sarah A. Fox, and Mary E. Costanza

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Gender, social pressure, and smoking cessations: the Community Intervention Trial for Smoking Cessation (COMMIT) at baseline, Jacqueline M. Royce, Kitty Corbett, Glorian Sorensen, and Judith K. Ockene

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Cognate T cell help for CD40-deficient B cells induces c-myc RNA expression, but DNA synthesis requires an additional signal through surface Ig, Carol E. Schrader, Janet Stavnezer, H. Kikutani, and D. C. Parker

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Understanding the variability in the effectiveness of community heart health programs: a meta-analysis, Deborah E. Sellers, Sybil L. Crawford, Karen Bullock, and John B. McKinlay

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Lung cancer mortality after 16 years in MRFIT participants in intervention and usual-care groups. Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial, B. Jessica Shaten, Lewis H. Kuller, Marcus O. Kjelsberg, Jeremiah Stamler, Judith K. Ockene, Jeffrey A. Cutler, and Jerome D. Cohen

Publications from 1996

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Does collecting repeated blood samples from each subject improve the precision of estimated steroid hormone levels, Donald J. Brambilla, Sonja M. McKinlay, John B. McKinlay, S R Weiss, Catherine B. Johannes, Sybil L. Crawford, and Christopher Longcope

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Thickened endometrial stripe and/or endometrial fluid as a marker of pathology: fact or fancy, Sandra E. Brooks, M. Yeatts-Peterson, Stephen P. Baker, and Karen L. Reuter

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An interdisciplinary course on domestic and family violence, Julie A. Jonassen, T. N. Burwick, and Michele P. Pugnaire

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Activation of NF-kappaB/Rel by CD40 engagement induces the mouse germ line immunoglobulin Cgamma1 promoter, S. C. Lin and Janet Stavnezer

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Networking Consumer Health Information: Bringing the Patient into the Medical Information Loop, Elaine Russo Martin and Don Lanier

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Empathy as a Hermeneutic Practice, Ellen S. More

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Effect of training and a structured office practice on physician-delivered nutrition counseling: the Worcester-Area Trial for Counseling in Hyperlipidemia (WATCH), Ira S. Ockene, James R. Hebert, Judith K. Ockene, Philip A. Merriam, Thomas G. Hurley, and Gordon M. Saperia