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Volume 108, Issue 5 (August 2009)

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Providing Evidence for Clinical Practice and Public Health

Volume 108, Issue 5

As the Department of Population Health Sciences celebrates its 50th anniversary, this issue of the Wisconsin Medical Journal highlights the department’s many areas of research. This variety is represented on the cover, which illustrates some of the research themes. A central focus is the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), which will be the first statewide research survey of its kind.


In Remembrance
Ronald H. Laessig, PhD, 1940-2009 (PDF)
Stan Inhorn, MD

Advancing the science of understanding
and improving the health of the population
F. Javier Nieto, MD, MPH, PhD

The evolution of the Department of Population Health Sciences (PDF)
Donn D’Alessio, MD; Jerry Dempsey, PhD; Stan Inhorn, MD;
Ronald Laessig, PhD; Mark Albanese, PhD

Original Contributions

Managing Type 1 Diabetes: Trends and Outcomes Over 20 Years in the Wisconsin Diabetes Registry Cohort (PDF)
Mari Palta, PhD; Tamara LeCaire, MS

Review Articles

Dissemination Research: The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (PDF)
Patrick L. Remington, MD, MPH; D. Paul Moberg, PhD; Bridget C. Booske, PhD; Marion Ceraso, MHS; Donna Friedsam, MPH; David A. Kindig, MD, PhD

A Family Perspective on Population Health: The Case of Child Health and the Family (PDF)
Whitney P. Witt, PhD, MPH; Thomas DeLeire, PhD

Burden of Sleep Apnea: Rationale, Design, and Major Findings of the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study (PDF)
Terry Young, PhD; Mari Palta, PhD; Jerome Dempsey, PhD; Paul Peppard, PhD; F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD; K. Mae Hla, MD, MHS

Brief Reports

Association of Blood and Hair Mercury with Blood Pressure and Vascular Reactivity (PDF)
Leonelo E. Bautista, MD, DrPH; James H. Stein, MD; Barbara J. Morgan, PT, PhD; Noel Stanton, MS; Terry Young, PhD; F. Javier Nieto, MD, MPH, PhD

Socioeconomic Disparity in the Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Wisconsin (PDF)
Matthew J. Maenner, BS; Carrie L. Arneson, MS; Maureen S. Durkin, PhD, DrPH

Syndromic Surveillance: Early Results from the MARISSA Project (PDF)
Ronald Gangnon, PhD; Marc Bellazzini, MD; Kyle Minor, MD; Mark Johnson, MD

Using Lay Health Advisors to Promote Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Latinas: A Review (PDF)
Ana P. Martínez-Donate, PhD

Sleep Disordered Breathing and Metabolic Syndrome (PDF)
F. Javier Nieto, MD, MPH, PhD; Paul Peppard, PhD; Terry Young, PhD

Parametric Models for Studying Time to Antiretroviral Resistance Associated With Illicit Drug Use (PDF)
Ajay K. Sethi, PhD, MHS; Stephen J. Gange, PhD

Emerging Research

Modeling physician practice change using Integrated Systems Model (PDF)
Mark Albanese, PhD; George Mejicano, MD, MS; Patricia Kokotailo, MD; George Xakellis, MBA, MD

From preventive medicine to population health: The research agenda of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (PDF)
Charles Brokopp, DrPH; Ronald Laessig, PhD

Population-based epidemiologic studies of aging: The contributions of a Wisconsin community (PDF)
Karen J. Cruickshanks, PhD

Genetic architecture of vitamin D (PDF)
Corinne D. Engelman, PhD

The Health and Society Scholars Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (PDF)
David A. Kindig, MD, PhD; John Mullahy, PhD; Stephanie Robert, MSW, PhD

Health economics at UW-Madison and the Department of Population Health Sciences (PDF)
Thomas DeLeire, PhD; John Mullahy, PhD; Barbara Wolfe, PhD

Using the tools of new governance to advance cancer detection, care, and survivorship (PDF)
Thomas R. Oliver, PhD, MHA; Louise Trubek, JD; Toby Campbell; Matt Mokrohisky; Chih-Ming Liang

Factors affecting global environmental public health (PDF)
Jonathan A. Patz, MD, MPH

Using biomarkers of aging to identify modifiable mechanisms underlying age-related risk for cancer (PDF)
Halcyon G. Skinner, PhD, MPH; Lisa A. Boardman, MD

Introduction to ‘Type 2’ translational research (PDF)
Maureen A. Smith, MD, MPH, PhD

Epidemiologic breast cancer research at the UW-Madison: A summary of past accomplishments and future directions (PDF)
Amy Trentham-Dietz, PhD

Personal Commentary

The delay of preventive medicine for asbestos caused disease in the 20th Century (PDF)
Marty S. Kanarek, PhD, MPH