Timothy Heeren
Boston University
PsychiatryInternal medicineCross-sectional studyDemographyLogistic regressionOdds ratioPsychologyHuman factors and ergonomicsOccupational safety and healthPediatricsInjury preventionPopulationPoison controlConfidence intervalFamily medicineSuicide preventionClinical psychologyMedicineGerontologyEnvironmental health
Publications 408
#1Barbara Lohman-Payne (URI: University of Rhode Island)H-Index: 15
#2Jacob Koster (Boston University Medical Campus)
Last. Donald M. Thea (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 60
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This study reports the impact of HIV and antiretroviral therapy (cART) on immune activation during pregnancy in a Zambian cohort of HIV exposed but uninfected children followed from birth. Activated CD8+ T-cells (CD38+ and HLA-DR+) were compared among HIV- (N=95), HIV+/cART experienced (N=111) and HIV+/cART naive (N=21) pregnant women. Immune activation was highest among HIV+/cART naive women but decreased during pregnancy. HIV+ women who started cART during pregnancy reduced immune activation b...
#1Lisa M. Quintiliani (BMC: Boston Medical Center)H-Index: 19
#2Jessica A. Whiteley (University of Massachusetts Boston)H-Index: 23
Last. Deborah J. Bowen (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 79
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Abstract Community health worker-led interventions may be an optimal approach to promote behavior change among populations with low incomes due to the community health workers’ unique insights into participants’ social and environmental contexts and potential ability to deliver interventions widely. The objective was to determine the feasibility (implementation, acceptability, preliminary efficacy) of a weight management intervention for adults living in public housing developments. In 2016-2018...
#1Sharon M. Coleman (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 23
#2Marlene C. Lira (BMC: Boston Medical Center)H-Index: 9
Last. Timothy S. Naimi (BMC: Boston Medical Center)H-Index: 54
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BACKGROUND Alcohol and firearms are commonly involved in suicide in the United States. State alcohol and firearm policies may impact alcohol and firearm related suicide, yet little is known about these relationships. This study examines relationships between state alcohol and firearm policies and suicides involving alcohol, guns, or both, and explores interactive policy associations. METHODS Alcohol policies were assessed with the Alcohol Policy Scale. Firearm policies were assessed using the Gu...
#1Cara B. Safon (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 5
#1Cara B. Safon (BU: Boston University)
Last. Margaret G. Parker (Harvard University)H-Index: 15
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Objective: Disparities in U.S. breastfeeding rates persist among Black mothers according to birth country and between Black and White mothers, necessitating further investigation of modifiable mediating factors to inform interventions. This study seeks to examine the extent that social, maternal, infant factors and Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) domains (attitudes, perceived control, and subjective norms) mediate the association of maternal race/birth country and breastfeeding continuation. Me...
#1Victoria Fruh (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 3
#2Birgit Claus Henn (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 21
Last. Lauren A. Wise (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 64
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Abstract Background Numerous studies suggest that some phthalates have adverse reproductive effects. However, literature on the association between phthalates and incidence of uterine leiomyomata (UL) is limited and inconsistent, with no existing prospective studies. Objectives We examined the association of urinary concentrations of phthalate and phthalate alternative biomarkers with UL incidence. Methods We conducted a case-cohort analysis within a subgroup of 754 participants in the Study of ...
#1Margaret G. Parker (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 15
#2Laura Burnham (BMC: Boston Medical Center)H-Index: 6
Last. Timothy HeerenH-Index: 97
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Donor milk use has increased among very preterm infants because of mounting evidence of health benefits; however, the extent that donor milk is used among healthy term infants in level 1 nurseries is unclear. We aimed to determine (1) national prevalence of and (2) hospital factors associated with donor milk use in level 1 nurseries. METHODS: Among 3040 US birthing hospitals, we randomly selected hospitals from each of 4 US regions (119 in northeast, 120 in Midwest, 11...
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#1K. Thakarar (Tufts University)
#2Alexander Y. Walley (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 31
Last. Richard Saitz (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 68
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ABSTRACTMedication for addiction treatment (MAT) could reduce acute care utilization in HIV-positive individuals with substance use disorders. The study objective was to determine if HIV-positive p...
OBJECTIVE: This analysis examined the relationship between GW exposures and health symptoms reported in three time periods over 20 years in Ft. Devens Cohort veterans. METHODS: Repeated logistic regression models examined the association of exposures and health symptoms over time. Models included baseline age, active duty status, PTSD status, sex, and time since deployment as covariates. RESULTS: Exposure to tent heaters was associated with increased odds of crying easily and muscle twitching. E...
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#1Clara G. Zundel (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 5
#2Timothy Heeren (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 97
Last. Maxine Krengel (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 19
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Gulf War veterans (GWVs) were exposed to numerous neurotoxicants during deployment. Upon returning home, many reported a multitude of symptoms including fatigue, pain, gastrointestinal and respirat...
#1Chia-Hsin Cheng (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 1
#2Bang-Bon Koo (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 14
Last. Kimberly Sullivan (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 18
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Abstract The complex etiology behind Gulf War Illness (GWI) has been attributed to the combined exposure to neurotoxicant chemicals, brain injuries, and some combat experiences. Chronic GWI symptoms have been shown to be associated with intensified neuroinflammatory responses in animal and human studies. To investigate the neuroinflammatory responses and potential causes in Gulf War (GW) veterans, we focused on the effects of chemical/biological weapons (CBW) exposure and mild traumatic brain in...
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