Our Work in the News

Disseminating our study findings to other scientists, policymakers, and the general public is vitally important. It's often the first step to ensuring epidemiological discoveries are used to improve health. Here is a subset of recent articles published by our faculty that have garnered significant media attention.

Coffee Drinking and Mortality in 10 European Countries: A Multinational Cohort Study.
Gunter MJ, et al.
Ann Intern Med. 2017 Jul 11. doi: 10.7326/M16-2945.
PMID: 28693038
Covered by Popular Science, Time, AARP, and Cosmopolitan. See more coverage.


Mouse models of acute and chronic hepacivirus infection.
Billerbeck E, et al.
Science. 2017 Jul 14;357(6347):204-208. doi: 10.1126/science.aal1962.
PMID: 28706073
Covered by (e) Science News and Scicasts. See more coverage.


Risks of Breast, Ovarian, and Contralateral Breast Cancer for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers.
Kuchenbaecker KB, et al.
JAMA. 2017 Jun 20;317(23):2402-2416. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.7112.
PMID: 28632866
Covered by Fox News and LIVE SCIENCE. See more coverage.


Prenatal fever and autism risk.
Hornig M, et al.
Mol Psychiatry. 2017 Jun 13. doi: 10.1038/mp.2017.119.
PMID: 28607458
Covered by U.S. News & World Report and Time. See more coverage.


Long term gluten consumption in adults without celiac disease and risk of coronary heart disease: prospective cohort study.
Lebwohl B, et al.
BMJ. 2017 May 2;357:j1892. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j1892.
PMID: 28465308
Covered by CBS News and Maxim. See more coverage.


Associations of Vitamin D-Binding Globulin and Bioavailable Vitamin D Concentrations with Coronary Heart Disease Events: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).
Robinson-Cohen C, et al.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 May 3. doi: 10.1210/jc.2017-00296.
PMID: 28472285
Covered by U.S. News & World Report and UPI. See more coverage.

Fecal metagenomic profiles in subgroups of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.
Nagy-Szakal D, et al.
Microbiome. 2017 Apr 26;5(1):44. doi: 10.1186/s40168-017-0261-y.
PMID: 28441964
Covered by UPI and Fox News. See more coverage.


Structural racism and health inequities in the USA: evidence and interventions.
Bailey ZD, et al.
Lancet. 2017 Apr 8;389(10077):1453-1463. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30569-X. Review.
PMID: 28402827
Covered by The New York Times and New Scientist. See more coverage.


US Adult Illicit Cannabis Use, Cannabis Use Disorder, and Medical Marijuana Laws: 1991-1992 to 2012-2013.
Hasin DS, et al.
JAMA Psychiatry. 2017 Apr 26. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.0724.
PMID: 28445557
Covered by USA Today and U.S. News & World Report. See more coverage.

Dietary isoflavone intake and all-cause mortality in breast cancer survivors: The Breast Cancer Family Registry.
Zhang FF, et al.
Cancer. 2017 Mar 6. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30615.
PMID: 28263368 
Covered by CBS News, CNN, and NPR. See more coverage.


Injury Mortality in Individuals With Autism.
Guan J, et al.
Am J Public Health. 2017 Mar 21:e1-e3. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303696.
PMID: 28323463
Covered by CNN and U.S. News & World Report. See more coverage.


Changes in US Lifetime Heroin Use and Heroin Use Disorder: Prevalence From the 2001-2002 to 2012-2013 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.
Martins SS, et al.
JAMA Psychiatry. 2017 Mar 29. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.0113.
PMID: 28355458
Covered by Business Insider, Vox, and BuzzFeed. See more coverage.

Scalp Cooling to Prevent Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia: The Time Has Come.
Hershman DL.
JAMA. 2017 Feb 14;317(6):587-588. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.21039. No abstract available.
PMID: 28196237
Covered by the New York Post, NPR, and Fox News. See more coverage.


Maternal Immunoreactivity to Herpes Simplex Virus 2 and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Male Offspring.
Mahic M, et al.
mSphere. 2017 Feb 22;2(1). pii: e00016-17. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00016-17.
PMID: 28251181
Covered by Science, NBC News, and BuzzFeed. See more coverage.


Is human fecundity changing? A discussion of research and data gaps precluding us from having an answer.
Smarr MM, et al.
Hum Reprod. 2017 Jan 30. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dew361. Review.
PMID: 28137753
Covered by U.S. News & World Report and NBC News. See more coverage.

Transmission of Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa.
Shah NS, et al.
N Engl J Med. 2017 Jan 19;376(3):243-253. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1604544.
PMID: 28099825 
Covered by The New York Times, NPR, and Fox News. See more coverage.


Biomarker signatures of aging.
Sebastiani P, et al.
Aging Cell. 2017 Jan 6. doi: 10.1111/acel.12557.
PMID: 28058805
Covered by Fox News, The Washington Post, and Breitbart News Network. See more coverage.


Grilled, Barbecued, and Smoked Meat Intake and Survival Following Breast Cancer.
Parada H Jr, et al.
J Natl Cancer Inst. 2017 Jan 4. pii: djw299. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djw299.
PMID: 28052933
Covered by The Washington Post, Fox News, and U.S. News & World Report. See more coverage.