Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Prediagnostic proinflammatory dietary potential is associated with all-cause mortality among african-American women with high-grade serous ovarian carcinomaJournal of Nutrition.  149:1606-1616. 2019
2019 The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network Adult Anterior Open Bite Study: Treatment recommendations and their association with patient and practitioner characteristicsAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.  156:312-325. 2019
2019 High health care costs in minority groups of older US Medicare beneficiaries with epilepsyEpilepsia.  60:1462-1471. 2019
2019 Evaluation of vitamin D biosynthesis and pathway target genes reveals UGT2A1/2 and EGFR polymorphisms associated with epithelial ovarian cancer in African American WomenCancer Medicine.  8:2503-2513. 2019
2019 Effect of cultural, folk, and religious beliefs and practices on delays in diagnosis of ovarian cancer in African American womenJournal of Women's Health.  28:444-451. 2019
2019 Targetable Immune Regulatory Molecule Expression in High-Grade Serous Ovarian Carcinomas in African American Women: A Study of PD-L1 and IDO in 112 Cases from the African American Cancer Epidemiology Study (AACES)International Journal of Gynecologic Pathology.  38:157-170. 2019
2019 Feasibility and acceptance of oral human papillomavirus detection in the dental office: Results from The National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of the American Dental Association.  150:130-139.e4. 2019
2019 Individual, social, and societal correlates of health-related quality of life among African American survivors of ovarian cancer: Results from the African American cancer epidemiology studyJournal of Women's Health.  28:284-293. 2019
2019 Identification of novel epithelial ovarian cancer loci in women of African ancestryInternational Journal of Cancer2019
2019 Perceived discrimination, trust in physicians, and prolonged symptom duration before ovarian cancer diagnosis in the African American Cancer Epidemiology StudyCancer2019
2019 Recommended treatment of cracked teeth: Results from the National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry2019
2018 Benign gynecologic conditions are associated with ovarian cancer risk in African-American women: a case-control studyCancer Causes and Control.  29:1081-1091. 2018
2018 Practitioner participation in national dental practice-based research network (PBRN) studies: 12-year resultsJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine.  31:844-856. 2018
2018 The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network adult anterior open bite study: A description of the practitioners and patientsAngle Orthodontist.  88:675-683. 2018
2018 Observable characteristics coincident with internal cracks in teeth: Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of the American Dental Association.  149:885-892.e6. 2018
2018 Racial/ethnic differences in the epidemiology of ovarian cancer: A pooled analysis of 12 case-control studiesInternational Journal of Epidemiology.  47:460-472. 2018
2018 Associations of types of pain with crack-level, tooth-level and patient-level characteristics in posterior teeth with visible cracks: Findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of Dentistry.  70:67-73. 2018
2018 Risk of pharmacokinetic interactions between antiepileptic and other drugs in older persons and factors associated with riskEpilepsia.  59:715-723. 2018
2018 Where are they now? Retention strategies over 25 years in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) StudyContemporary Clinical Trials Communications.  9:64-70. 2018
2018 Recreational physical activity and survival in African-American women with ovarian cancerCancer Causes and Control.  29:77-86. 2018
2017 Values and worries of ovarian cancer patientsGynecologic Oncology.  147:433-438. 2017
2017 Tubal ligation and ovarian cancer risk in African American womenCancer Causes and Control.  28:1033-1041. 2017
2017 Survey Methods to Optimize Response Rate in the National Dental Practice–Based Research NetworkEvaluation and the Health Professions.  40:332-358. 2017
2017 Cigarette smoking and the association with serous ovarian cancer in African American women: African American Cancer Epidemiology Study (AACES)Cancer Causes and Control.  28:699-708. 2017
2017 Premenopausal Hysterectomy and Risk of Ovarian Cancer in African-American WomenAmerican Journal of Epidemiology.  186:46-53. 2017
2017 Dietary Quality and Ovarian Cancer Risk in African-American WomenAmerican Journal of Epidemiology.  185:1281-1289. 2017
2017 Lifetime number of ovulatory cycles and epithelial ovarian cancer risk in African American womenCancer Causes and Control.  28:405-414. 2017
2017 Quality Indicator for Epilepsy Treatment 15 (QUIET-15): Intervening after recurrent seizures in the elderlyEpilepsy and Behavior.  70:253-258. 2017
2017 Correlation between symptoms and external characteristics of cracked teeth: Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of the American Dental Association.  148:246-256.e1. 2017
2017 What does the U.S. Medicare administrative claims database tell us about initial antiepileptic drug treatment for older adults with new-onset epilepsy?Epilepsia.  58:548-557. 2017
2017 Satisfaction with dental care among patients who receive invasive or non-invasive treatment for non-cavitated early dental caries: Findings from one region of the National Dental PBRNBMC Oral Health.  17. 2017
2017 Dietary inflammatory index and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer in African American womenInternational Journal of Cancer.  140:535-543. 2017
2017 Adherence to antiepileptic drugs among diverse older Americans on Part D MedicareEpilepsy and Behavior.  66:68-73. 2017
2017 Quality of Antiepileptic Treatment Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries With Epilepsy: A Retrospective Claims Data AnalysisMedical Care.  55:677-683. 2017
2017 Supplemental selenium may decrease ovarian cancer risk in African-American womenJournal of Nutrition.  147:621-627. 2017
2016 Dairy, calcium, Vitamin D and ovarian cancer risk in African-American womenBritish Journal of Cancer.  115:1122-1130. 2016
2016 Association between body powder use and ovarian cancer: The African American Cancer Epidemiology Study (AACES)Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.  25:1411-1417. 2016
2016 Reproductive factors and ovarian cancer risk in African-American womenAnnals of Epidemiology.  26:654-662. 2016
2016 Socioeconomic Status in Relation to the Risk of Ovarian Cancer in African-American Women: A Population-Based Case-Control StudyAmerican Journal of Epidemiology.  184:274-283. 2016
2016 Obesity, weight gain, and ovarian cancer risk in African American womenInternational Journal of Cancer.  139:593-600. 2016
2016 Recreational physical activity and ovarian cancer risk in African American womenCancer Medicine.  5:1319-1327. 2016
2016 The association between body mass index and presenting symptoms in African American women with ovarian cancerJournal of Women's Health.  25:571-578. 2016
2016 Authors' responseJournal of the American Dental Association.  147:317. 2016
2016 Analgesic medication use and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer in African American womenBritish Journal of Cancer.  114:819-825. 2016
2016 Dietary carbohydrate intake, glycaemic load, glycaemic index and ovarian cancer risk in African-American womenBritish Journal of Nutrition.  115:694-702. 2016
2016 Techniques and materials used by general dentists during endodontic treatment procedures Findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of the American Dental Association.  147:19-27. 2016
2015 A Brief Inpatient Intervention Using a Short Video to Promote Reduction of Child Tobacco Smoke ExposureHospital pediatrics.  5:534-541. 2015
2015 Discordance between presumed standard of care and actual clinical practice: The example of rubber dam use during root canal treatment in the national dental practice-Based research networkBMJ Open.  5. 2015
2015 Gender Norms and Family Planning Practices Among Men in Western JamaicaAmerican Journal of Men's Health.  9:307-316. 2015
2015 General Dentists' Use of Isolation Techniques during Root Canal Treatment: From the National Dental Practice-based Research NetworkJournal of Endodontics.  41:1219-1225. 2015
2015 In response: Research using archival health care data: Let the buyer bewareEpilepsia.  56:322-323. 2015
2014 Use of online sources of information by dental practitioners: Findings from the Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of Public Health Dentistry.  74:71-79. 2014
2014 Twenty-month follow-up of occlusal caries lesions deemed questionable at baseline: Findings from the national dental practice-based research networkJournal of the American Dental Association.  145:1112-1118. 2014
2014 A multi-center population-based case-control study of ovarian cancer in African-American women: The African American Cancer Epidemiology Study (AACES)BMC Cancer.  14. 2014
2014 Smoking-cessation e-referrals: A national dental practice-based research network randomized controlled trialAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  46:158-165. 2014
2014 Characteristics, detection methods and treatment of questionable occlusal carious lesions: Findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkCaries Research.  48:200-207. 2014
2014 Concordance between clinical practice and published evidence Findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of the American Dental Association.  145:22-31. 2014
2014 Concordance between clinical practice and published evidence: Findings from the national dental practice-based research networkJournal of the American Dental Association.  145:22-31. 2014
2014 Gender norms and sexual behaviours among men in western jamaicaSexual Health.  11:42-51. 2014
2014 Inpatient hospitalizations for croupHospital pediatrics.  4:88-92. 2014
2014 Nutritional risk and body mass index predict hospitalization, nursing home admissions, and mortality in community-dwelling older adults: Results from the UAB study of aging with 8.5 years of follow-upJournals of Gerontology, Series A.  69:1146-1153. 2014
2014 Psychiatric and neurologic risk factors for incident cases of new-onset epilepsy in older adults: Data from U.S. Medicare beneficiariesEpilepsia.  55:1120-1127. 2014
2014 Supplementing online surveys with a mailed option to reduce bias and improve response rate: The National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of Public Health Dentistry.  74:276-282. 2014
2013 Seizure occurrence following nonoptimal anticonvulsant medication management during the transition into the hospitalJournal of Child Neurology.  28:1250-1258. 2013
2013 Factors Associated with the Acceptability of Male Circumcision among Men in JamaicaPLoS ONE.  8. 2013
2013 Information-seeking behaviors of dental practitioners in three practice-based research networksJournal of Dental Education.  77:152-160. 2013
2013 Disparities in use of gynecologic oncologists for women with ovarian cancer in the United StatesHealth Services Research.  48:1135-1153. 2013
2013 Random plasma glucose values measured in community dental practices: Findings from The Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkClinical Oral Investigations.  17:1383-1388. 2013
2013 Caries treatment in a dental practice-based research network: Movement toward stated evidence-based treatmentCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  41:143-153. 2013
2013 Anticonvulsant medication errors in children with epilepsy during the home-to-hospital transitionJournal of Child Neurology.  28:314-320. 2013
2013 A 24-month evaluation of amalgam and resin-based composite restorations Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of the American Dental Association.  144:583-593. 2013
2013 Electronic dental record use and clinical information management patterns among practitioner-investigators in The Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of the American Dental Association.  144:49-58. 2013
2012 Geographic variation of epilepsy for older Americans: How close to the geographic variation of stroke?Epilepsia.  53:2186-2193. 2012
2012 Diagnostic tests and neurology care for medicare beneficiaries with seizures: Differences across racial groupsMedical Care.  50:730-736. 2012
2012 Incidence and prevalence of epilepsy among older US Medicare beneficiariesNeurology.  78:448-453. 2012
2012 Dental practice implementation of a point of care electronic referral system for patients who smoke: a dental PBRN study.Journal of Dental Hygiene.  86:34. 2012
2012 Socio-demographic determinants of aflatoxin B1-lysine adduct levels among pregnant women in Kumasi, Ghana.Ghana Medical Journal.  46:179-188. 2012
2012 The prevalence of questionable occlusal caries: Findings from the Dental Practice-Based Research NetworkJournal of the American Dental Association.  143:1343-1350. 2012
2011 Improving care after myocardial infarction using a 2-year internet-delivered intervention: The department of veterans affairs myocardial infarction-plus cluster-randomized trialArchives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  171:1910-1917. 2011
2011 Recruitment activities for a nationwide, population-based, group-randomized trial: The VA MI-Plus studyImplementation Science.  6. 2011
2011 Physician and patient influences on provider performance -blockers in postmyocardial infarction management in the mi-plus studyCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.  4:99-106. 2011
2010 Association between anemia and aflatoxin B 1 biomarker levels among pregnant women in Kumasi, GhanaAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  83:1077-1083. 2010
2010 Medication assistance programs: Do all in need benefit equally?Ethnicity and Disease.  20:339-345. 2010
2010 Multiple uncontrolled conditions and blood pressure medication intensification: An observational studyImplementation Science.  5. 2010
2010 Using single-item health literacy screening questions to identify patients who read written nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine information provided at pharmaciesJournal of Health Communication.  15:413-427. 2010
2010 Malaria, intestinal helminths and other risk factors for stillbirth in GhanaInfectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  2010. 2010
2010 Factor Analysis of Metabolic Syndrome Components in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study: Examination of Factors by Race-Sex Groups and Across TimeAnnals of Epidemiology.  20:194-200. 2010
2010 Vaginal douching among Latina immigrantsMaternal and Child Health Journal.  14:274-282. 2010
2010 Knowledge, attitudes, and environment: What primary care providers say about pre-school vision screeningOptometry and Vision Science.  87:104-111. 2010
2010 Association between birth outcomes and aflatoxin B1 biomarker blood levels in pregnant women in Kumasi, GhanaTropical Medicine and International Health.  15:160-167. 2010
2010 Cardiovascular outcome ascertainment was similar using blinded and unblinded adjudicators in a national prospective studyJournal of Clinical Epidemiology.  63:1159-1163. 2010
2010 The effect of malaria and intestinal helminth coinfection on birth outcomes in Kumasi, GhanaAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  82:28-34. 2010
2009 Effect of comorbidity and body mass index on the survival of African-American and Caucasian patients with colon cancerCancer.  115:5798-5806. 2009
2009 Characteristics that predict physician participation in a Web-Based CME activity: The MI-Plus studyJournal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.  29:246-253. 2009
2009 Predictive capacity of three comorbidity indices in estimating mortality after surgery for colon cancerJournal of Clinical Oncology.  27:4339-4345. 2009
2009 Malaria and intestinal helminth co-infection among pregnant women in Ghana: Prevalence and risk factorsAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  80:896-901. 2009
2009 Patient-reported communications with pharmacy staff at community pharmacies: The Alabama NSAID Patient Safety Study, 2005-2007Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996).  49. 2009
2008 Receipt of standard breast cancer treatment by African American and white womenInternational Journal of Medical Sciences.  5:181-188. 2008
2008 Accuracy of registry breast cancer treatment data among cases treated in urban hospitalsJournal of registry management.  35:75-80. 2008
2008 Chikungunya fever, Mauritius, 2006 [1]Emerging Infectious Diseases.  14:337-338. 2008
2007 Seroincidence of recent human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infections in ChinaClinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology.  14:1384-1386. 2007
2007 African-American and Caucasian disparities in colorectal cancer mortality and survival by data source: An epidemiologic reviewCancer Biomarkers.  3:301-313. 2007
2007 Multiple measures of provider participation in internet delivered interventionsStudies in Health Technology and Informatics.  129:1401-1405. 2007
2007 Sexually transmitted infections and risk factors among truck stand workers in Dhaka, BangladeshSexually Transmitted Diseases.  34:99-103. 2007
2007 Simplified dispatch-assisted CPR instructions outperform standard protocolResuscitation.  72:108-114. 2007
2006 Delayed access to HIV diagnosis and care: Special concerns for the Southern United StatesAIDS Care.  18. 2006
2006 Disparities by insurance status in quality of care for elderly patients with unstable anginaEthnicity and Disease.  16:799-807. 2006
2006 Migration patterns following HIV diagnosis among adults residing in the nonurban Deep SouthAIDS Care.  18. 2006
2006 Factors associated with delayed initiation of HIV medical care among infected persons attending a southern HIV/AIDS clinicSouthern Medical Journal.  99:472-481. 2006
2005 High-grade tumor differentiation is an indicator of poor prognosis in African Americans with colonic adenocarcinomasCancer.  103:2163-2170. 2005
2005 Women with polymorphisms of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) and methionine synthase (MS) are less likely to have cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 2 or 3International Journal of Cancer.  113:991-997. 2005
2005 Predictors of HIV serostatus among HIV discordant couples in Lusaka, Zambia and female antenatal clinic attendants in Kigali, RwandaAIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.  21:5-12. 2005
2004 Postsurgical disparity in survival between African Americans and Caucasians with colonic adenocarcinomaCancer.  101:66-76. 2004
2004 Comorbidity independently predicted death in older prostate cancer patients, more of whom died with than from their diseaseJournal of Clinical Epidemiology.  57:721-729. 2004
2003 Early onset of vaginal douching is associated with false beliefs and high-risk behaviorSexually Transmitted Diseases.  30:689-693. 2003
2003 Do local opinion leaders augment Hospital quality improvement efforts? A randomized trial to promote adherence to Unstable Angina GuidelinesMedical Care.  41:420-431. 2003
2003 Vancomycin-resistant enterococci: 15 years and countingJournal of Hospital Infection.  53:159-171. 2003
2003 Association between antecedent intravenous antimicrobial exposure and isolation of vancomycin-resistant enterococci.Microbial Drug Resistance.  9 Suppl 1. 2003
2003 Physician opinion leaders have limited influence on adherence to best-practice guidelinesEvidence Based Healthcare.  7:154-156. 2003
2002 A randomized, 4-month mango and fat supplementation trial improved vitamin A status among young Gambian childrenJournal of Nutrition.  132:3693-3699. 2002
2002 Patient-perceived barriers to antiretroviral adherence: Associations with raceAIDS Care.  14:607-617. 2002
2002 Atypical presentations among medicare beneficiaries with unstable angina pectorisAmerican Journal of Cardiology.  90:248-253. 2002
2002 Protease inhibitor combination therapy and decreased condom use among gay menSouthern Medical Journal.  95:421-425. 2002
2002 Does fluid amount and choice influence urinary stone formation in persons with spinal cord injury?Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  83:1002-1008. 2002
2002 Douching beliefs and practices among black and white womenJournal of Womens Health and Gender Based Medicine.  11:29-37. 2002
2002 Oral contraceptive use and mammographic patternsEuropean Journal of Cancer Prevention.  11:265-270. 2002
2002 Vaginal douching practices among women attending a university in the southern United StatesJournal of American College Health.  50:177-182. 2002
2001 Urine specific gravity and water hardness in relation to urolithiasis in persons with spinal cord injurySpinal Cord.  39:571-576. 2001
2001 Adolescent pregnancy, infant mortality, and source of payment for birth: Alabama residential live births, 1991-1994Journal of Adolescent Health.  29:37-45. 2001
2001 Longitudinal study of elbow and shoulder pain in youth baseball pitchersMedicine and science in sports.  33:1803-1810. 2001
2000 Alternative strategies for selecting population controls: Comparison of random digit dialing and targeted telephone callsAnnals of Epidemiology.  10:59-67. 2000
1999 Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Thailand: Physicians' attitudes on zidovudine use, pregnancy termination, and willingness to provide careJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology.  21:217-222. 1999
1999 Moderate physical activity in relation to mammographic patternsCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.  8:117-122. 1999
1999 Compliance with mammography guidelines: Physician recommendation and patient adherencePreventive Medicine.  28:386-394. 1999
1999 Variability in the Care for Patients with Unstable Angina: are Secular Trends Predicted by Hospital Characteristics?Journal of General Internal Medicine.  14 (Supp 2):104-104. 1999
1998 Chronic disease as a barrier to breast and cervical cancer screeningJournal of General Internal Medicine.  13:357-365. 1998
1998 Relations of hyperuricemia with the various components of the insulin resistance syndrome in young black and white adults: The CARDIA studyAnnals of Epidemiology.  8:250-261. 1998
1997 Anthropometric indices in relation to mammographic patterns among peri- menopausal womenInternational Journal of Cancer.  73:323-326. 1997
1997 The Tabar classification of mammographic parenchymal patternsEuropean Journal of Radiology.  24:131-136. 1997
1996 Adverse effect of pregnancy on high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in young adult women. The CARDIA Study. Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults.American Journal of Epidemiology.  144:247-254. 1996
1996 Adverse effect of pregnancy on high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in young adult women: The CARDIA studyAmerican Journal of Epidemiology.  144:247-254. 1996
1995 Beyond Air Quality—Factors That Affect Prevalence Estimates of Sick Building SyndromeAmerican Industrial Hygiene Association Journal.  56:1141-1146. 1995
1995 Aspirin and reduced risk of esophageal carcinomaCancer.  76:1116-1119. 1995
1995 Reproductive and menstrual factors in relation to mammographic parenchymal patterns among perimenopausal womenBritish Journal of Cancer.  71:647-650. 1995
1994 The authors replyAmerican Journal of Epidemiology.  140:666-667. 1994
1994 Concerned citizens collect cancer-incidence dataJournal of Cancer Education.  9:174-178. 1994
1993 Inconsistent associations of caffeine-containing beverages with blood pressure and with lipoproteins: The CARDIA studyAmerican Journal of Epidemiology.  138:502-507. 1993
1993 Mammographic patterns and breast cancer risk: A meta-analysisBreast Disease.  6:277-284. 1993
1993 Mammographic patterns and breast cancer risk factors among women having elective screeningSouthern Medical Journal.  86:177-180. 1993
1992 Declining mortality rates for cancer of the rectum in the United States: 1940‐1985Cancer.  70:2597-2601. 1992

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1988
  • Master of Science in Statistics, University of Illinois System : Chicago 1982
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics, Indiana State University 1980
  • Full Name

  • Ellen Funkhouser