2017 Publications

Technical Reports

  1. Harrison, Asnani, M., Chang S., James C., Royal Thomas T, Pierre R, Knight-Madden J. "Resilience in Jamaican Adolescents Living With a Chronic Illness. Report to UNICEF." October 2016.

  2. Referred Journals

  3. Asnani M, Knight Madden J, Reid M, Greene L, Lyew-Ayee P. "Socio-environmental exposures and health outcomes among persons with sickle cell disease". Plos One. 12, 4 (2017). E0175260. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175260

  4. Asnani MR, Quimby KR, Bennett NR, Francis DK. "Interventions for patients and caregivers to improve knowledge of sickle cell disease and recognition of its related complications". Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 10. (2016). Art. No.: CD011175. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011175.pub2.
    Featured Review: https://www.cochrane.org/news/featured-review-interventions-patients-and-caregivers-improve-knowledge-sickle-cell-disease-and

    b. Podcast: https://www.cochrane.org/podcasts/10.1002/14651858.CD011175.pub2

  5. Baker-Henningham H, Vera-Hernandez M, Alderman H, Walker S. "Irie Classroom Toolbox: a study protocol for a cluster-randomised trial of a universal violence prevention programme in Jamaican preschools". Mental Health Protocol. 6, 5 (2016):e012166

  6. Campbell CP, Raubenheimer D, Badaloo AV, Gluckman PD, Martinez C, Gosby A, Simpson S, Osmond C, Boyne M, Forrester T. "Developmental contributions to macronutrient selection: a randomized controlled trial in adult survivors of malnutrition". Evolution, Medicine and Public Health. 2016, 1; (2016):158-169.

  7. Sheppard A, Ngo S, Li X, Boyne M, Thompson D, Pleasants A, Gluckman P., Forrester T. "Molecular Evidence for Differential Long-term Outcomes of Early Life Severe Acute Malnutrition". EBioMedicine. 18 (2017):274-80.

  8. Ehret GB, Ferreira T, Chasman DI, Jackson AU, Schmidt EM, Johnson T, Reid M, McKenzie C et al. "The genetics of blood pressure regulation and its target organs from association studies in 342,415 individuals". Nature Genetics. 48, 10(2016):1171-1184.

  9. Mathias RA, Taub MA, Gignoux, Ferguson T, Knight-Madden J. et al. "A continuum of admixture in the Western Hemisphere revealed by the Africa Diaspora Genome." Nature Communications. 7:12522 (2016).

  10. Ferguson TS, Younger-Coleman NOM, Tulloch-Reid MK, Hambleton IR, Francis DK, Bennett NR, McFarlane SR, Bidulescu A, MacLeish MY, Hennis AJM, Wilks RJ, Harris EN, Sullivan LW. "Educational Health Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors: Findings from Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007-2008". Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine. 4, 28 (2017). doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2017.00028.

  11. Maloney KC, Ferguson TS, Stewart HD, Myers AA, De Ceulaer K. "Clinical and immunological characteristics of 150 systemic lupus erythematosus patients in Jamaica: a comparative analysis". Lupus. (2017) Jan 1:961203317707828. doi:10.1177/0961203317707828.

  12. Bidulescu A, Ferguson TS, Hambleton I, Younger-Coleman N, Francis D, Bennett N, Griswold M, Fox E, MacLeish M, Wilks R, Harris EN, Sullivan LW. "Educational health disparities in hypertension and diabetes mellitus among African descent populations in the Caribbean and the USA: a comparative analysis from the Spanish town cohort (Jamaica) and the Jackson heart study (USA)". International Journal for Equity in Health.16, 33 (2017). doi: 10.1186/s12939-017-0527-9.

  13. Ueda P, Woodward M, Lu Y, Hajifathalian K, Al-Wotayan R, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Ahmadvand A, Azizi F, Bentham J, Cifkova R, Di Cesare M, Eriksen L, Farzadfar F, Ferguson TS, Ikeda N, Khalili D, Khang YH, Lanska V, León-Muñoz L, Magliano DJ, Margozzini P, Msyamboza KP, Mutungi G, Oh K, Oum S, Rodríguez-Artalejo F, Rojas-Martinez R, Valdivia G, Wilks R, Shaw JE, Stevens GA, Tolstrup JS, Zhou B, Salomon JA, Ezzati M, Danaei G. "Laboratory-based and office-based risk scores and charts to predict 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease in 182 countries: a pooled analysis of prospective cohorts and health surveys". Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. 5, 3 (2017). 196-213. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(17)30015-3.

  14. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). "Worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015: a pooled analysis of 1479 population-based measurement studies with 19·1 million participants". Lancet. 389, 10064 (2017):37-55. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31919-5.

  15. Reid GP, Williams EW, Francis DK, Lee MG. "Acute pancreatitis: A 7 year retrospective cohort study of the epidemiology, aetiology and outcome from a tertiary hospital in Jamaica". Annals of Medicine & Surgery (London). 20 (2017):103-108. doi:10.1016/j.amsu.2017.07.014.

  16. Forsythe-Brown, I., Taylor, R. J., Chatters, L. M., Govia, I. O., & Jackson, J. S. (2017). "Kinship support in Jamaican families in the United States and Jamaica". Journal of African American Studies, 21, 2 (2017): 187-202 DOI: 10.1007/s12111-017-9355-7

  17. Ataga KI, Kutlar A, Kanter J, Liles D, Cancado R, Friedrisch J, Guthrie TH, Knight-Madden J, Alvarez OA, Gordeuk VR, Gualandro S, Colella MP, Smith WR, Rollins SA, Stocker JW, Rother RP. "Crizanlizumab for the Prevention of Pain Crises in Sickle Cell Disease." The New England Journal of Medicine. 376, 5 (2017):429-439.

  18. Johnston HR, Hu YJ, Gao J, O'Connor TD, Abecasis GR, Wojcik GL, Gignoux CR, Gourraud PA, Lizee A, Knight-Madden J, Hansen M, Genuario R, Bullis D, Lawley C, Kenny EE, Bustamante C, Beaty TH, Mathias RA, Barnes KC, Qin ZS; CAAPA Consortium. "Identifying tagging SNPs for African specific genetic variation from the African Diaspora Genome." Scientific Reports. 7, (2017):46398.

  19. Mathias RA, Taub MA, Gignoux CR, Fu W, Musharoff S, O'Connor TD, Vergara C, Torgerson DG, Pino-Yanes M, Shringarpure SS, Huang L, Rafaels N, Boorgula MP, Johnston HR, Ortega VE, Levin AM, Song W, Torres R, Padhukasahasram B, Eng C, Mejia-Mejia DA, Ferguson T, Qin ZS, Scott AF, Yazdanbakhsh M, Wilson JG, Marrugo J, Lange LA, Kumar R, Avila PC, Williams LK, Watson H, Ware LB, Olopade C, Olopade O, Oliveira R, Ober C, Nicolae DL, Meyers D, Mayorga A, Knight-Madden J, Hartert T, Hansel NN, Foreman MG, Ford JG, Faruque MU, Dunston GM, Caraballo L, Burchard EG, Bleecker E, Araujo MI, Herrera-Paz EF, Gietzen K, Grus WE, Bamshad M, Bustamante CD, Kenny EE, Hernandez RD, Beaty TH, Ruczinski I, Akey J; CAAPA, Barnes KC. "A continuum of admixture in the Western Hemisphere revealed by the African Diaspora genome". Nature Communications. 7:12522 (2016): doi:10.1038/ncomms12522.

  20. Kessler MD, Yerges-Armstrong L, Knight-Madden JM, Taub MA, Consortium on Asthma among African-ancestry Populations in the Americas, et al. "Challenges and disparities in the application of personalized genomic medicine to populations with African ancestry." Nature Communication. 7:12521(2016).

  21. Johnston HR, Hu YJ, Gao J, O'Connor TD, Abecasis GR, Wojcik GL, Gignoux CR, Gourraud PA, Lizee A, Hansen M, Genuario R, Bullis D, Lawley C, Kenny EE, Bustamante C, Beaty TH, Mathias RA, Barnes KC, Qin ZS, Knight-Madden J, CAAPA Consortium."Identifying tagging SNPs for African specific genetic variation from the African Diaspora Genome". Scientific Reports. 7:46398 (2017). doi: 10.1038/srep46398.

  22. Kessler MD, Yerges-Armstrong L, Taub MA, Shetty AC, Maloney K, Jeng LJ, Ruczinski I, Levin AM, Williams LK, Beaty TH, Mathias RA, Barnes KC; Knight-Madden J, Consortium on Asthma among African-ancestry Populations in the Americas (CAAPA), O'Connor TD. "Challenges and disparities in the application of personalized genomicmedicine to populations with African ancestry". Nature Communications. 7:12521 (2016): doi: 10.1038/ncomms12521.

  23. Lu Y, Day FR, Gustafsson S, Buchkovich ML, Na J, Bataille V, McKenzie C et al. "New loci for body fat percentage reveal link between adiposity and cardiometabolic disease risk". Nature Communications. 7, (2016) 10495.

  24. van Leeuwen EM, Sabo A, Bis JC, Huffman JE, Manichaikul A, Smith AV, McKenzie C et al. "Meta-analysis of 49 549 individuals imputed with the 1000 Genomes Project reveals an exonic damaging variant in ANGPTL4 determining fasting TG levels". Journal of Medical Genetics. 53, 7(2016):441-449.

  25. Justice AE, Winkler TW, Feitosa MF, Graff M, Fisher VA, Young K, McKenzie C et al. "Genome-wide meta-analysis of 241,258 adults accounting for smoking behaviour identifies novel loci for obesity traits". Nature Communications. 8(2017):14977.

  26. Liang J, Le TH, Edwards DRV, Tayo BO, Gaulton KJ, Smith JA, McKenzie C., et al. "Single-trait and multi-trait genome-wide association analyses identify novel loci for blood pressure in African-ancestry population"s. PLoS Genetics.13, 5 (2017):e1006728.

  27. Rankine-Mullings AE, Little CR, Reid ME, Soares DP, Taylor-Bryan C, Knight-Madden JM, Stuber SE, Badaloo AV, Aldred K, Wisdom-Phipps ME, Latham T, Ware RE. "EXpanding Treatment for Existing Neurological Disease (EXTEND): An Open-Label Phase II Clinical Trial of Hydroxyurea Treatment in Sickle Cell Anemia." JMIR Research Protocols. 5,3 (2016):e185.DOI: 10.2196/resprot.5872.PMID: 27619954

  28. Morrison BF, Aiken W, Mayhew R, Gordon Y, Reid M. "Prostate Cancer Screening in Jamaica: Results of the Largest National Screening Clinic". Journal of Cancer Epidemiology. 2016 (2016):2606805.

  29. Leake PA, Reid M, Plummer J. "A case series of cholecystectomy in Jamaican sickle cell disease patients - The need for a new strategy". Annals of Medicine and Surgery (London). 15(2017):37-42.

  30. Bhatt-Poulose K, James K, Reid M, Harrison A, Asnani M. "Increased rates of body dissatisfaction, depressive symptoms, and suicide attempts in Jamaican teens with sickle cell disease". Paediatric Blood & Cancer.63, 12 (2016) 2159-2166.

  31. Thompson DS, Younger-Coleman N, Lyew-Ayee P, Greene LG, Boyne MS, Forrester TE. "Socioeconomic factors associated with severe acute malnutrition in Jamaica". PLoS One. 12, 3 (2017):e0173101. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173101.

  32. Figueroa JP, Harris MA, Duncan JP, Tulloch-Reid MK. "Hypertension Control: the Caribbean Needs Intervention Studies to Learn How to Do Better". The West Indian Medical Journal. 1,66 (2017): DOI: 10.7727/wimj.2017.073

  33. Sumner AE, Duong MT, Bingham BA, Aldana PC, Ricks M, Mabundo LS, Tulloch-Reid MK, Chung ST, Sacks DB. "Glycated Albumin Identifies Prediabetes Not Detected by Hemoglobin A1C: The Africans in America Study". Clinical Chemistry. 62, 11 (2016): 1524-1532.

  34. Black MM, Walker SP, Fernald LCH, Andersen CT, DiGirolamo AM, Lu C, McCoy DC, Fink G, Shawar YR, Shiffman J, Devercelli AE, Wodon QT, Vargas-Barón E, Grantham-McGregor S; Lancet Early Childhood Development Series Steering Committee. "Early childhood development coming of age: science through the life course". The Lancet. 389,10064 (2017):77-90. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31389-7.

  35. Walker SP. The Philani Mentor Mothers Intervention: neighbourhood wide impact on child growth in Cape Town's peri-urban settlements. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 11:3 (2016) 221-222, DOI: 10.1080/17450128.2016.1220658 (invited commentary)

  36. Walker S. "Empowering parents". Development and Cooperation, e-Paper no. 7 2017, (2017): 14 https://www.dandc.eu/sites/default/files/pdf_files/2017-08-dc.pdf

  37. Brown CR, Hambleton IR, Sobers-Grannum N, Hercules SM, Unwin N, Harris NE, Wilks R, MacLeish M, Sullivan L, Murphy MM; U.S. Caribbean Alliance for Health Disparities Research Group (USCAHDR). "Social determinants of depression and suicidal behaviour in the Caribbean: a systematic review". BMC Public Health. 17, 1 (2017):577. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4371-z.

  38. Brown CR, Hambleton IR, Hercules SM, Alvarado M, Unwin N, Murphy MM, Harris EN, Wilks R, MacLeish M, Sullivan L, Sobers-Grannum N; U.S. Caribbean Alliance for Health Disparities Research Group (USCAHDR). "Social determinants of breast cancer in the Caribbean: a systematic review". International Journal of Equity in Health. 16, 1 (2017):60. doi: 10.1186/s12939-017-0540-

  39. Book Chapters

  40. Govia, I. O., Etowa, J. B., & Ordúñez García, P. (2017). "Monitoring progress to achieve healthequity". In Legacy of the Crossing: Life, Death, and Triumph among Descendants of the World’s Greatest Forced Migration. Ed. T. LaViest. New York, Diasporic Africa Press. Chapter 20

  41. Brown, D., Govia, I. O., Ferguson, T., & Boothe, M. (2017). "Chronic non-communicable diseases in the Anglophone Caribbean". In Legacy of the crossing: Life, death, and triumph among descendants of the world’s greatest forced migration. Ed. T. LaViest. New York: Diasporic Africa Press. Chapter 6