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    • A case-control study of airways obstruction among construction workers. 

      Dement, John; Welch, Laura; Ringen, Knut; Quinn, Patricia; Chen, Anna; Haas, Scott (Am J Ind Med, 2015-10)
      BACKGROUND: While smoking is the major cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), occupational exposures to vapors, gases, dusts, and fumes (VGDF) increase COPD risk. This case-control study estimated the risk ...
    • COVID-19-Associated Mortality in US Veterans with and without SARS-CoV-2 Infection. 

      Suzuki, Ayako; Efird, Jimmy T; Redding, Thomas S; Thompson, Andrew D; Press, Ashlyn M; Williams, Christina D; Hostler, Christopher J; ... (8 authors) (International journal of environmental research and public health, 2021-08-11)
      <h4>Background</h4>We performed an observational Veterans Health Administration cohort analysis to assess how risk factors affect 30-day mortality in SARS-CoV-2-infected subjects relative to those uninfected. While the risk ...
    • Essays on Health Economics 

      Wang, Yang (2009)
      In this dissertation, I discuss two important factors in individuals' decision-making processes: subjective expectation bias and time-inconsistent preferences. In Chapter I, I look at how individuals' own subjective expectations ...
    • For better or for worse: Spousal concordance in health behavior change 

      Falba, Tracy; Sindelar, Jody L (2008-02)
      Objective. This study examines the degree to which a married individual’s health habits and use of preventive medical care are influenced by his or her spouse’s behaviors. Study Design. Using longitudinal data on individuals ...
    • Gene-Environment Interactions in Cardiovascular Disease 

      Ward-Caviness, Cavin Keith (2014)
      In this manuscript I seek to demonstrate the importance of gene-environment interactions in cardiovascular disease. This manuscript contains five studies each of which contributes to our understanding of the joint impact ...
    • "I already know that smoking ain't good for me": Patient and Clinician Perspectives on Lung Cancer Screening Decision-Making Discussions as a Teachable Moment. 

      Golden, Sara E; Ono, Sarah S; Melzer, Anne; Davis, James; Zeliadt, Steven B; Heffner, Jaimee L; Kathuria, Hasmeena; ... (9 authors) (Chest, 2020-04-15)
      BACKGROUND:Lung cancer screening (LCS) is now recommended for people at high risk of dying of lung cancer. RESEARCH QUESTION:The purpose of this study was to use the LCS decision discussion as a case study to understand ...