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  1. Mihaescu R, Moonesinghe R, Khoury M J, Janssens AC. Predictive Genetic Testing for the Identification of High-Risk Groups: a simulation study on the impact of predictive ability. Genome Med. 2011 Jul 28; 3(7): 51.
  2. Honore PA, Fos PJ, Wang X, Moonesinghe R. The Effects on Population Health Status of Using Dedicated Property Taxes to Fund Local Public Health Agencies. BMC Public Health. 2011 June 14; 11:471.
  3. Liao Y, Bang D, Cosgrove S, Dulin R, Harris Z. Taylor A, White S, Yatabe G, Liburd, L, Giles W; DACH, NCCDPHP, CDC. Surveillance of Health Status in Minority Communities - Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Health Across the US (REACH US) Risk Factor Survey, US, 2009. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2011 May 20; 60(6):1-44.
  4. Howell SL, Tucker P, Liburd, L. Envionmental and Policy Approaches to Increasing Physical Activity: improving access to places for physical activity and dissemination of information. Glob Health Promot. 2011 Mar; 18(1): 43-6.
  5. Hutch D, Bouye K, Skillen E, Lee C, Whitehead L, Rashid JR. Potential strategies to eliminate built environment disparities for disadvantaged and vulnerable communities. Am J Public Health, 2011 April; 101(4):587. Epub 2011 Feb 10.
  6. Liburd, LC. Forword. REACH US in action: inspiring hope, rewarding courage. Fam Community Health. 2011 Jan-Mar; 34 Suppl 1: S2-6.
  7. Moonesinghe R, Khoury MJ, Liu T, Janssens AC. Discriminative accuracy of genomic profiling comparing multiplicative and additive risk models. Eur J Hum Genet. 2011 Feb; 19(2):180-5. Epub 2010 Nov 17.
  8. Beckles GL, Zhu J, Moonesinghe R; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Diabetes - United States, 2004 and 2008. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2011 Jan 14; 60 Suppl:90-3.
  9. Moonesinghe R, Zhu J, Truman BI; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health Insurance Coverage - United States, 2004 and 2008. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2011 Jan 14; 60 Suppl:35-7.
  10. Truman BI, Smith KC, Roy K, Chen Z, Moonesinghe R, Zhu J, Crawford CG, Zaza S; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rationale for Regular Reporting on Health Disparities and Inequalities - United States. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2011 Jan 14; 60 Suppl:3-10.


  1. Liburd, Leandris C. Book: Diabetes and Health Disparities, Community-Based Approaches for Racial and Ethnic Populations.2010. 415p.
  2. Fawcett S, Abeykoon P, Arora M, Dobe M, Galloway-Gilliam L, Liburd, L, Munodawafa D. Constructing an Action Agenda for Community Empowerment at the 7th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Nairobi. Glob Health Promot. 2010 Dec;17(4):52-6.
  3. Moonesinghe R, Liu T, Khoury MJ.  Evaluation of the discriminative accuracy of genomic profiling in the prediction of common complex diseases.  Eur J Hum Genet. 2010 Apr;18(4):485-9. Epub 2009 Nov 25.
  4. Moonesinghe R, Yesupriya A, Chang MH, Dowling NF, Khoury MJ; Alastair J. Scott for the CDC/NCI NHANES III Genomics Working Group. A Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Test for Analyzing Population Genetic Surveys With Complex Sample Designs. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Apr 15;171(8):932-41.
  5. Yang Q, Liu T, Valdez R, Moonesinghe R, Khoury MJ. Improvements in ability to detect undiagnosed diabetes by using information on family history among adults in the United States. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 May 15;171(10):1079-89. Epub 2010 Apr 25.
  6. Ned RM, Yesupriya A, Imperatore G, Smelser DT, Moonesinghe R, Chang MH, Dowling NF. Inflammation gene variants and susceptibility to albuminuria in the U.S. population: analysis in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1991-1994. BMC Med Genet. 2010 Nov 5;11:155.


  1. Sonja S. Hutchins, Benedict I. Truman, Toby L. Merlin, and Stephen C. Redd.  Protecting Vulnerable Populations From Pandemic Influenza in the United States: A Strategic Imperative.  Am J Public Health. 2009 99: S243-S248, 10.2105/AJPH.2009.
  2. Sonja S. Hutchins, Kevin Fiscella, Robert S. Levine, Danielle C. Ompad, and Marian McDonald.  Protection of Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations During an Influenza Pandemic .  Am J Public Health. 2009 99: S261-S270, 10.2105/AJPH.2009.
  3. Amy V. Groom, Cheyenne Jim, Mic LaRoque, Cheryl Mason, Joe McLaughlin, Lisa Neel, Terry Powell, Thomas Weiser, and Ralph T. Bryan Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Vulnerable Populations in Tribal Communities.  Am J Public Health. 2009 99: S271-S278, 10.2105 / AJPH 2008.
  4. Benedict I. Truman, Timothy Tinker, Elaine Vaughan, Bryan K. Kapella, Marta Brenden, Celine V. Woznica, Elena Rios, and Maureen Lichtveld .  Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Among Immigrants and Refugees.  Am J Public Health. 2009 99: S278-S286, 10.2105 / AJPH 2008.
  5. Karen Bouye, Benedict I. Truman, Sonja Hutchins, Roland Richard, Clive Brown, Joyce A. Guillory, and Jamilla Rashid Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Among Public-Housing Residents, Single-Parent Families, and Low-Income Populations.  Am J Public Health. 2009 99: S287-S293, 10.2105/AJPH.2009.
  6. George Rust, Mollie Melbourne, Benedict I. Truman, Elvan Daniels, Yvonne Fry-Johnson, and Thomas Curtin.  Role of the Primary Care Safety Net in Pandemic Influenza.  Am J Public Health. 2009 99: S316-S323, 10.2105/AJPH.2009.
  7. Alvarez M, Jakmola P, Painter TM, Dicent Taillepierre J, Romaguera RA, Herbst JH, Wolitski RJ. Summary Comments and Recommendations from the CDC Consultation on the HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Prevention in the Hispanic/Latino Community. AIDS Education and Prevention 2009 Oct; 21(5 Suppl) 7-18.
  8. Kruger DJ, Lewis, Y, Schlemmer E. Mapping a Message for Faith Leaders: Encouraging Community Health Promotion With Local Health Data.  Health Promot Pract.. 2009 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Chang MH, Lindegren ML, Butler MA, Chanock SJ, Dowling NF, Gallagher M, Moonesinghe R, Moore CA, Ned RM, Reichler MR, Sanders CL, Welch R, Yesupriya A, Khoury MJ; CDC/NCI NHANES III Genomics Working Group. Prevalence in the United States of selected candidate gene variants: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1991-1994.  Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Jan 1;169(1):54-66. Epub 2008 Oct 20.
  10. Roy K, Haddix AC, Ikeda RM, Curry CW, Truman BI, Thacker SB.  Monitoring progress toward CDC's health protection goals: health outcome measures by life stage.  Public Health Rep.. 2009 Mar-Apr;124(2):304-16.
  11. Liu T, Valdez R, Yoon PW, Crocker D, Moonesinghe R, Khoury MJ. The association between family history of asthma and the prevalence of asthma among US adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999 – 2004. Genet Med 2009:11(5):323–328.
  12. Moonesinghe R, Jones W, Honore P A, Truman B I, Graham G. Genomic medicine and racial/ethnic health disparities: promises, perils, and the challenges for health care and public health policy. Ethn Dis. 2009 Autumn; 19(4):473-8.
  13. Gooch BF, Griffin SO, Gray, SK, Kohn WG, Rozier RG, Siegal M, Fontana M, Brunson D, Carter N, Curtis DK, Donly KJ, Haering H, Hill LF, Hinson, HP, Kumar J, Lampiris L, Mallatt M, Meyer DM, Miller WR, Sanzi-Schaedel SM, Simonsen R, Truman BI, Zero DT, CDC. Preventing Dental Caries through School-based Sealant Programs:Updated Recommendations and Reviews of Evidence. J Am Dent Assoc. 2009 Nov;140(11):1356-65.
  14. Yang Q, Flanders WD, Moonesinghe R, Ioannidis JP, Guessous I, Khoury MJ.  Using Lifetime Risk Estimates in Personal Genomic Profiles: Estimation of Uncertainty.  Am J Hum Genet. 2009 Dec;85(6):786-800.

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  1. Moonesinghe R, Khoury MJ, Liu T, Ioannidis JPA. Required sample size and non-replicability thresholds for heterogeneous genetic associations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. January 15, 2008; 105 (2): 617-22.
  2. Hutchins SS, Sulemana I, Heilpern KL, Schaffner W, Wax G, Lerner EB, Watson B, Baltimore R, Waltenburg RA, Aronsky D, Coffin S, Ng G, Craig AS, Behrman A, Meek J, Sherman E, Chavez SS, Harpaz R, Schmid S.; Performance of an algorithm for assessing smallpox risk among patients with rashes that may be confused with smallpox.  Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Mar 15;46 Suppl 3:S195-203.
  3. Hutchins SS, Birkhead GS, Kenyan K, Abellera J, Lemmings J; Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Smallpox Working Group. Public health surveillance for suspected smallpox in the United States, 2003-2005: results of a national survey.  Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Mar 15;46 Suppl 3:S204-11.
  4. Jones CP, Truman BI, Elam-Evans LD, Jones CA, Jones CY, Jiles R, Rumisha SF, Perry GS. Using "socially assigned race" to probe white advantages in health status.  Ethn Dis. . 2008 Autumn;18(4):496-504.
  5. Moonesinghe R, Yang Q, Khoury MJ. Sample size requirements to detect the effect of a group of genetic variants in case-control studies.  Emerg Themes Epidemiol. 2008 Dec 3;5:24.

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  1. Liburd LC, Sniezek JE. Changing times: new possibilities for community health and well-being. Prev Chronic Dis. 2007 Jul; 4(3):A73. Epub 2007 Jun 15.
  2. Navarro AM, Voetsch KP, Liburd LC, Giles HW, Collins JL. Charting the future of community health promotion: recommendations from the National Expert Panel on Community Health Promotion. Prev Chronic Dis. 2007 Jul; 4(3):A68. Epub 2007 Jun 15.
  3. Liburd LC, Namageyo-Funa A, Jack L Jr. Understanding "masculinity" and the challenges of managing type-2 diabetes among African-Americn men. J Natl med Assoc. 2007 May; 99(5):550-2, 554-8.
  4. Moonesinghe R, Khoury MJ, Jansenns AJW. Most published research findings are false - but a little replication goes a long way. PLoS Medicine 2007 Feb;4(2):e28:218-220.
  5. McNabb SJ, Jajosky RA, Hall-Baker PA, Adams DA, Sharp P, Anderson WJ, Javier AJ, Jones GJ, Nitschke DA, Worshams CA, Richard RA Jr, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Summary of Notifiable Diseases---United States, 2005. MMWR March 20, 2007;54(53):1-92
  6. Honore, P., Simoes, E. J., Moonesinghe, R., Wang, X., Brown, L. Evaluating the Ecological Association of Casino Industry Economic Development on Community Health Status: A Natural Experiment in the Mississippi Delta Region. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2007 Mar-Apr;13(2):214-22.
  7. Janssens ACJW, Moonesinghe R, Yang, Q, Steyerberg EW, van Dujin CM, Khoury MJ. The impact of genotype frequencies on the clinical validity of genomic profiling for predicting common chronic diseases. Genet Med 2007 Aug;9(8):528-35.

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  1. Liburd LC, Giles HW, Mensah GA. Looking through a glass, darkly: eliminating health disparities. Prev Chronic Dis. 2006 Jul; 3(3):A72. Epub 2006 Jun 15.
  2. Ramsey SD, Yoon PA, Moonesinghe R, Khoury MJ. Population-based study of the prevalence of family history of cancer: implications for cancer screening and prevention. Genet Med 2006;8(9):571-5.
  3. Hariri S, Valdez R, Moonesinghe R, Khoury MJ.  Evaluation of family history as a risk factor and screening tool for detecting undiagnosed diabetes in a nationally representative survey population. Genet Med 2006;8(12):752-759.
  4. Williams WW, Hutchins SS, Orenstein WA, Rodewald L.  Book Chapter: Immunization and Preventive Care Multi-cultural Medicine and Health Disparities, David Satcher, Reubens J. Pamies, Nancy N. Woelfl (Editors), McGraw-Hill, NY, 2006, pp 233-249.
  5. McPheeters M, Briss PA, Teutsch SM, Truman BI. Systematic Reviews in Public Health (Chapter 4), In Applied Epidemiology: Theory to Practice, 2nd Ed; Brownson RC, Petitti DB, Eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

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  1. Liburd LC, Jack L Jr, Williams S, Tucker P. Intervening on the social determinants of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Am J Prev Med. 2005 Dec; 29 (5 Suppl 1):18-24.
  2. Kicera TJ, Douglas M, Guerra FA. Best Practice Models that Work: The CDC's Racial and Ethnic Adult Disparities Immunization Initiative (READII) Programs. Ethn Dis. 2005, Spring; 15(2 Suppl 3):S3-17- S3-20.

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  1. Hutchins SS, Bellini WJ, Coronado V, Jiles R, Wooten K, Deladisma A.  Population Immunity to measles in the United States, 1999. J Infect Dis. May 2004. 1:189 Suppl1:S91-7.
  2. Hutchins SS, Baughman AL, Orr M, Haley C, Hadler S.  Vaccination levels associated with lack of measles transmission among preschool-aged populations in the United States, 1989-1991. J Infect Dis. May 2004. 1:189 Suppl1:S108-15.
  3. Dine MS, Hutchins SS, Thomas A, Williams I, Bellini WJ, Redd SC.  Persistence of vaccine-induced antibody to measles 26-33 years after vaccination. J Infect Dis. May 2004. 1:189 Suppl1:S123-30.
  4. Hutchins SS, Jiles R, Bernier R.  Elimination of measles and of disparities in measles childhood vaccine coverage among racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States. J Infect Dis. May 2004. 1:189 Suppl1:S146-52.
  5. Hutchins SS, Papania MJ, Amler R, Maes EF, Grabowsky M, Bromberg K, Glasglow V, Speed T, Bellini WJ, Orenstein WA. Evaluation of the measles clinical case definition. J Infect Dis. May 2004. 1:189 Suppl1:S153-9.
  6. Lee B, Ying M, Papania MJ, Stevenson J, Seward JF, Hutchins SS.  Measles Hospitalizations, United States, 1985-2002. J Infect Dis. May 2004. 1:189 Suppl1:S210-5.
  7. Harris Benita L.  Notice to Readers: Satellite Broadcast on Rapid Testing for HIV. MMWR July 23, 2004;53(28):639.
  8. Williams WW.  Health Disparities Experienced by Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations. MMWR August 27, 2004;53(33):755.
  9. Williams WW.  Health Disparities Experienced by Hispanics---United States. MMWR October 15, 2004;53(40):935-937.

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  1. Liburd LC, Vinicor F. Rethinking Diabetes prevention and control in racial and ethnic communities. J Public Health manag Pract. 2003 Nov; Suppl:S74-9.
  2. Randall VR, Safford G, Williams WW. Public health preparedness and the law in communities of color. J Law Med Ethics. 2003 Winter; 31(4Suppl):45-6.
  3. Euler GL, Wooten KG, Baughman AL, Williams WW. Hepatitis B surface antigen prevalence among pregnant women in urban areas: implications for testing, reporting, and preventing perinatal transmission. Pediatrics. 2003 May; 111(5 part 2):1192-7.
  4. Euler GL, Copeland J, Williams WW. Impact of four urban perinatal hepatitis B prevention programs on screening and vaccination of infants and household members. Am J Epidemiol. 2003 April 15; l57(8):747-53.
  5. Euler GL, Copeland JR, Rangel MC, Williams WW. Antibody response to postexposure prophylaxis in infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen-positive women. Pediatric Infect Dis J. 2003 Feb; 22(2):123-9.

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  1. DeStefano F, Gu D, Kramarz P, Truman BI, Iademarco MF, Mullooly JP, Jackson LA, Davis RL, Black SB, Shinefield HR, Marcy SM, Ward JI, Chen RT; Vaccine Safety Datalink Research Group.; Childhood vaccinations and risk of asthma. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Jun;21(6):498-504.
  2. Truman BI, Gooch BF, Sulemana I, et al. Reviews of evidence on interventions to prevent dental caries, oral and pharyngeal cancers, and sports-related craniofacial injuries. Am J Prev Med. 2002;23 (suppl 1):21--54.

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  1. Goodman RM, Liburd LC, Green-Phillips A. The formation of a comples community progrma for diabetes control: lessons learned from a case study of Project DIRECKT. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2001 May; 7(3):19-29.
  2. Dykewicz CA, Kruszon-Moran D, McQuillan GM, Williams, WW, et al.; Rubella Seropositivity in the United States, 1988-1994. Clin Infect Dis 2001, Oct 15; 33(8):1287.

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  1. Bath S, Singleton JA, Strikas RA, Williams, WW; Performance of United States hospitals on recommended screening and immunization practices for pregnant and postpartum women. Am J Infect Control 2000 Oct; 28(5): 327-332.
  2. Truman BI, Smith-Akin CK, Hinman AR, et al. Developing the Guide to Community Preventive Services---overview and rationale. Am J Prev Med 2000;18(Suppl 1):18--26.

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