1. Cigarette Smoking and Depressive Symptoms Among Hispanic/Latino Adults: Results From the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL).

    Nicotine & Tobacco Research 17(6):727 (2015) PMID 25332458 PMCID PMC4481722

    In the present study, we investigated associations among cigarette smoking, smoking cessation treatment, and depressive symptoms in Hispanic/Latino adults. The multisite prospective population-based Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) enrolled a cohort of Hispanic/Latino ...
  2. Risk of Cigarette Smoking Initiation During Adolescence Among US-Born and Non-US-Born Hispanics/Latinos: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos.

    American Journal of Public Health 105(6):1230 (2015) PMID 25322293 PMCID PMC4431078

    We assessed risk of cigarette smoking initiation among Hispanics/Latinos during adolescence by migration status and gender. The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) surveyed persons aged 18 to 74 years in 2008 to 2011. Our cohort analysis (n = 2801 US-born, 13 200 non-US-b...
  3. Tobacco-Related Mortality among Persons with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems.

    PLoS ONE 10(3):e0120581 (2015) PMID 25807109 PMCID PMC4373726

    The rate of cigarette smoking is greater among persons with mental health and/or substance abuse problems. There are few population-based datasets with which to study tobacco mortality in these vulnerable groups. The Oregon Health Authority identified persons who received publicly-funded mental ...
  4. Sexual orientation-related differences in tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure among US adults aged 20 to 59 years: 2003-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.

    American Journal of Public Health 103(10):1837 (2013) PMID 23948019 PMCID PMC3780743

    We investigated sexual orientation-related differences in tobacco use and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in a nationally representative sample of US adults. The 2003-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys assessed 11 744 individuals aged 20 to 59 years for sexual orientation, to...
  5. Sexual orientation-related differences in tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure among US adults aged 20 to 59 years: 2003-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.

    American Journal of Public Health 103(10):1837 (2013) PMID 23948019 PMCID PMC3780743

    We investigated sexual orientation-related differences in tobacco use and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in a nationally representative sample of US adults. The 2003-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys assessed 11 744 individuals aged 20 to 59 years for sexual orientation, to...
  6. Asthma and suicidal ideation and behavior among Puerto Rican older children and adolescents.

    Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 201(7):587 (2013) PMID 23817156 PMCID PMC3868493

    There is growing evidence of a positive association between asthma and suicidal ideation and behavior in the general community, although information on this potential association is scarce among older children and adolescents and Puerto Ricans, groups at risk for both conditions. Data came from ...
  7. Asthma and suicidal ideation and behavior among Puerto Rican older children and adolescents.

    Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 201(7):587 (2013) PMID 23817156 PMCID PMC3868493

    There is growing evidence of a positive association between asthma and suicidal ideation and behavior in the general community, although information on this potential association is scarce among older children and adolescents and Puerto Ricans, groups at risk for both conditions. Data came from ...
  8. Asthma and mental health among youth: etiology, current knowledge and future directions.

    Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine 6(4):397 (2012) PMID 22971065

    Asthma and mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and behavior disorders, are common among youth and are significant sources of morbidity. There is a consistent association between asthma and anxiety/depression and a less consistent association between asthma and behavior disorders....
  9. Asthma and mental health among youth: etiology, current knowledge and future directions.

    Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine 6(4):397 (2012) PMID 22971065

    Asthma and mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and behavior disorders, are common among youth and are significant sources of morbidity. There is a consistent association between asthma and anxiety/depression and a less consistent association between asthma and behavior disorders....
  10. Health status and risk indicator trends of the aging US health care workforce.

    Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 54(4):497 (2012) PMID 22446575 PMCID PMC3323772

    To describe the health status and risk indicator trends in a representative sample of US health care workers aged 45 years and older. Using pooled data from the 1997 to 2009 National Health Interview Survey, logistic regression analyses were performed to determine whether age-group specific morb...
  11. Health status and risk indicator trends of the aging US health care workforce.

    Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 54(4):497 (2012) PMID 22446575 PMCID PMC3323772

    To describe the health status and risk indicator trends in a representative sample of US health care workers aged 45 years and older. Using pooled data from the 1997 to 2009 National Health Interview Survey, logistic regression analyses were performed to determine whether age-group specific morb...
  12. What are candidate biobehavioral mechanisms underlying the association between secondhand smoke exposure and mental health?

    Medical Hypotheses 77(6):1009 (2011) PMID 21903339 PMCID PMC3210332

    There is a consistent positive and significant association between secondhand smoke exposure and mental health outcomes in the literature. There are potential genetic and behavioral confounders (e.g., psychological stress, maternal depression, and family functioning) were discussed, as well as p...
  13. What are candidate biobehavioral mechanisms underlying the association between secondhand smoke exposure and mental health?

    Medical Hypotheses 77(6):1009 (2011) PMID 21903339 PMCID PMC3210332

    There is a consistent positive and significant association between secondhand smoke exposure and mental health outcomes in the literature. There are potential genetic and behavioral confounders (e.g., psychological stress, maternal depression, and family functioning) were discussed, as well as p...
  14. Cardiovascular fitness levels among American workers.

    Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 53(10):1115 (2011) PMID 21915067 PMCID PMC3190024

    To explore cardiovascular fitness in 40 occupations using a nationally representative sample of the US population. Respondents aged 18 to 49 years (N = 3354) from the 1999 to 2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were evaluated for cardiovascular fitness and classified into low, ...
  15. Cardiovascular fitness levels among American workers.

    Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 53(10):1115 (2011) PMID 21915067 PMCID PMC3190024

    To explore cardiovascular fitness in 40 occupations using a nationally representative sample of the US population. Respondents aged 18 to 49 years (N = 3354) from the 1999 to 2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were evaluated for cardiovascular fitness and classified into low, ...
  16. Secondhand smoke exposure and mental health among children and adolescents.

    Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 165(4):332 (2011) PMID 21464381 PMCID PMC3075798

    To examine a potential association between biologically confirmed secondhand smoke exposure and symptoms of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth Edition) (DSM-IV) major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity dis...
  17. Secondhand smoke exposure and mental health among children and adolescents.

    Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 165(4):332 (2011) PMID 21464381 PMCID PMC3075798

    To examine a potential association between biologically confirmed secondhand smoke exposure and symptoms of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth Edition) (DSM-IV) major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity dis...
  18. Secondhand smoke exposure and the risk of hearing loss.

    Tobacco Control 20(1):82 (2011) PMID 21081307 PMCID PMC3071573

    Hearing loss has been associated with tobacco smoking, but its relationship with secondhand smoke is not known. We sought to investigate the association between secondhand smoke exposure and hearing loss in a nationally representative sample of adults. The National Health and Nutrition Examinati...
  19. What are candidate biobehavioral mechanisms underlying the association between secondhand smoke exposure and mental health?

    Medical Hypotheses 77(6):1009 (2011)

    There is a consistent positive and significant association between secondhand smoke exposure and mental health outcomes in the literature. There are potential genetic and behavioral confounders (e.g., psychological stress, maternal depression, and family functioning) were discussed, as well...
  20. Secondhand smoke exposure and the risk of hearing loss.

    Tobacco Control 20(1):82 (2011) PMID 21081307 PMCID PMC3071573

    Hearing loss has been associated with tobacco smoking, but its relationship with secondhand smoke is not known. We sought to investigate the association between secondhand smoke exposure and hearing loss in a nationally representative sample of adults. The National Health and Nutrition Examinati...