Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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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 Network.Journal 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 Study.Journal of Women's Health.  28:284-293. 2019
2018 Benign gynecologic conditions are associated with ovarian cancer risk in African-American women: a case-control study.Cancer Causes and Control.  29:1081-1091. 2018
2018 Practitioner Participation in National Dental Practice-based Research Network (PBRN) Studies: 12-Year Results.Journal 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 patients.Angle Orthodontist.  88:675-683. 2018
2018 Observable characteristics coincident with internal cracks in teeth: Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.Journal of the American Dental Association.  149:885-892.e6. 2018
2018 Where are they now? Retention strategies over 25 years in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study.Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications.  9:64-70. 2018
2018 Risk of pharmacokinetic interactions between antiepileptic and other drugs in older persons and factors associated with risk.Epilepsia.  59:715-723. 2018
2017 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 Network.Journal of Dentistry.  70:67-73. 2017
2017 Racial/ethnic differences in the epidemiology of ovarian cancer: a pooled analysis of 12 case-control studies.International Journal of Epidemiology.  47:460-472. 2017
2017 Recreational physical activity and survival in African-American women with ovarian cancer.Cancer Causes and Control.  29:77-86. 2017
2017 Tubal ligation and ovarian cancer risk in African American women.Cancer Causes and Control.  28:1033-1041. 2017
2017 Values and worries of ovarian cancer patients.Gynecologic Oncology.  147:433-438. 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 Women.American Journal of Epidemiology.  186:46-53. 2017
2017 Dietary Quality and Ovarian Cancer Risk in African-American Women.American Journal of Epidemiology.  185:1281-1289. 2017
2017 Lifetime number of ovulatory cycles and epithelial ovarian cancer risk in African American women.Cancer Causes and Control.  28:405-414. 2017
2017 Quality of Antiepileptic Treatment Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries With Epilepsy: A Retrospective Claims Data Analysis.Medical Care.  55:677-683. 2017
2017 Quality Indicator for Epilepsy Treatment 15 (QUIET-15): Intervening after recurrent seizures in the elderly.Epilepsy and Behavior.  70:253-258. 2017
2017 Supplemental Selenium May Decrease Ovarian Cancer Risk in African-American Women.Journal of Nutrition.  147:621-627. 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 PBRN.BMC Oral Health.  17:70. 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 Correlation between symptoms and external characteristics of cracked teeth: Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.Journal of the American Dental Association.  148:246-256.e1. 2017
2017 Dietary inflammatory index and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer in African American women.International Journal of Cancer.  140:535-543. 2017
2016 Adherence to antiepileptic drugs among diverse older Americans on Part D Medicare.Epilepsy and Behavior.  66:68-73. 2016
2016 Dairy, calcium, vitamin D and ovarian cancer risk in African-American women.British 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 women.Annals 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 Study.American Journal of Epidemiology.  184:274-283. 2016
2016 Obesity, weight gain, and ovarian cancer risk in African American women.International Journal of Cancer.  139:593-600. 2016
2016 The Association Between Body Mass Index and Presenting Symptoms in African American Women with Ovarian Cancer.Journal of Women's Health.  25:571-578. 2016
2016 Authors' response.Journal of the American Dental Association.  147:317. 2016
2016 Analgesic medication use and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer in African American women.British Journal of Cancer.  114:819-825. 2016
2016 Dietary carbohydrate intake, glycaemic load, glycaemic index and ovarian cancer risk in African-American women.British Journal of Nutrition.  115:694-702. 2016
2016 Survey Methods to Optimize Response Rate in the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.Evaluation and the Health Professions.  40:332-358. 2016
2016 Techniques and materials used by general dentists during endodontic treatment procedures: Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.Journal of the American Dental Association.  147:19-27. 2016
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 Network.BMJ Open.  5:e009779. 2015
2015 General Dentists' Use of Isolation Techniques during Root Canal Treatment: From the National Dental Practice-based Research Network.Journal of Endodontics.  41:1219-1225. 2015
2015 Gender Norms and Family Planning Practices Among Men in Western Jamaica.American Journal of Men's Health.  9:307-316. 2015
2015 In response: Research using archival health care data: Let the buyer beware.Epilepsia.  56:322-323. 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
2014 Twenty-month follow-up of occlusal caries lesions deemed questionable at baseline: findings from the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.Journal 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.  14:688. 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-up.Journals 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 beneficiaries.Epilepsia.  55:1120-1127. 2014
2014 Gender norms and sexual behaviours among men in western Jamaica.Sexual Health.  11:42-51. 2014
2014 Inpatient hospitalizations for croup.Hospital pediatrics.  4:88-92. 2014
2014 Smoking-cessation e-referrals: a national dental practice-based research network randomized controlled trial.American 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 network.Caries 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 Network.Journal of the American Dental Association.  145:22-31. 2014
2014 Supplementing online surveys with a mailed option to reduce bias and improve response rate: the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.Journal of Public Health Dentistry.  74:276-282. 2014
2014 Use of online sources of information by dental practitioners: findings from The Dental Practice-Based Research Network.Journal of Public Health Dentistry.  74:71-79. 2014
2013 Seizure occurrence following nonoptimal anticonvulsant medication management during the transition into the hospital.Journal of Child Neurology.  28:1250-1258. 2013
2013 A 24-month evaluation of amalgam and resin-based composite restorations: Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.Journal of the American Dental Association.  144:583-593. 2013
2013 Disparities in use of gynecologic oncologists for women with ovarian cancer in the United States.Health Services Research.  48:1135-1153. 2013
2013 Random plasma glucose values measured in community dental practices: findings from the Dental Practice-Based Research Network.Clinical Oral Investigations.  17:1383-1388. 2013
2013 Caries treatment in a dental practice-based research network: movement toward stated evidence-based treatment.Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  41:143-153. 2013
2013 Anticonvulsant medication errors in children with epilepsy during the home-to-hospital transition.Journal of Child Neurology.  28:314-320. 2013
2013 Information-seeking behaviors of dental practitioners in three practice-based research networks.Journal of Dental Education.  77:152-160. 2013
2013 Electronic dental record use and clinical information management patterns among practitioner-investigators in The Dental Practice-Based Research Network.Journal of the American Dental Association.  144:49-58. 2013
2013 Factors associated with the acceptability of male circumcision among men in Jamaica.PLoS ONE.  8:e75074. 2013
2012 Geographic variation of epilepsy for older Americans: how close to the geographic variation of stroke?Epilepsia.  53:2186-2193. 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 Network.Journal of the American Dental Association.  143:1343-1350. 2012
2012 Diagnostic tests and neurology care for Medicare beneficiaries with seizures: differences across racial groups.Medical Care.  50:730-736. 2012
2012 Incidence and prevalence of epilepsy among older U.S. Medicare beneficiaries.Neurology.  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
2011 Improving care after myocardial infarction using a 2-year internet-delivered intervention: the Department of Veterans Affairs myocardial infarction-plus cluster-randomized trial.Archives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  171:1910-1917. 2011
2011 Recruitment activities for a nationwide, population-based, group-randomized trial: the VA MI-Plus study.Implementation Science.  6:105. 2011
2011 Physician and patient influences on provider performance: β-blockers in postmyocardial infarction management in the MI-Plus study.Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.  4:99-106. 2011
2010 Association between anemia and aflatoxin B1 biomarker levels among pregnant women in Kumasi, Ghana.American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  83:1077-1083. 2010
2010 Cardiovascular outcome ascertainment was similar using blinded and unblinded adjudicators in a national prospective study.Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.  63:1159-1163. 2010
2010 Multiple uncontrolled conditions and blood pressure medication intensification: an observational study.Implementation Science.  5:55. 2010
2010 Using single-item health literacy screening questions to identify patients who read written nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine information provided at pharmacies.Journal of Health Communication.  15:413-427. 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 time.Annals of Epidemiology.  20:194-200. 2010
2010 Vaginal douching among Latina immigrants.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  14:274-282. 2010
2010 Association between birth outcomes and aflatoxin B1 biomarker blood levels in pregnant women in Kumasi, Ghana.Tropical Medicine and International Health.  15:160-167. 2010
2010 Knowledge, attitudes, and environment: what primary care providers say about pre-school vision screening.Optometry and Vision Science.  87:104-111. 2010
2010 Malaria, intestinal helminths and other risk factors for stillbirth in Ghana.Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  2010:350763. 2010
2010 Medication assistance programs: do all in need benefit equally?Ethnicity and Disease.  20:339-345. 2010
2010 The effect of malaria and intestinal helminth coinfection on birth outcomes in Kumasi, Ghana.American 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 cancer.Cancer.  115:5798-5806. 2009
2009 Predictive capacity of three comorbidity indices in estimating mortality after surgery for colon cancer.Journal of Clinical Oncology.  27:4339-4345. 2009
2009 Patient-reported communications with pharmacy staff at community pharmacies: the Alabama NSAID Patient Safety Study, 2005-2007.Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996).  49:e110-e117. 2009
2009 Malaria and intestinal helminth co-infection among pregnant women in Ghana: prevalence and risk factors.American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  80:896-901. 2009
2009 Characteristics that predict physician participation in a Web-based CME activity: the MI-Plus study.Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.  29:246-253. 2009
2008 Receipt of standard breast cancer treatment by African American and White women.International Journal of Medical Sciences.  5:181-188. 2008
2008 Chikungunya fever, Mauritius, 2006.Emerging Infectious Diseases.  14:337-338. 2008
2008 Accuracy of registry breast cancer treatment data among cases treated in urban hospitalsJournal of registry management.  35:75-80. 2008
2007 Seroincidence of recent human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infections in China.Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology.  14:1384-1386. 2007
2007 Sexually transmitted infections and risk factors among truck stand workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh.Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  34:99-103. 2007
2007 African-American and Caucasian disparities in colorectal cancer mortality and survival by data source: an epidemiologic review.Cancer Biomarkers.  3:301-313. 2007
2007 Multiple measures of provider participation in Internet delivered interventions.Studies in Health Technology and Informatics.  129:1401-1405. 2007
2007 Simplified dispatch-assisted CPR instructions outperform standard protocol.Resuscitation.  72:108-114. 2007
2006 Factors associated with delayed initiation of HIV medical care among infected persons attending a southern HIV/AIDS clinic.Southern Medical Journal.  99:472-481. 2006
2006 Delayed access to HIV diagnosis and care: Special concerns for the Southern United States.AIDS Care.  18 Suppl 1:S35-S44. 2006
2006 Disparities by insurance status in quality of care for elderly patients with unstable angina.Ethnicity and Disease.  16:799-807. 2006
2006 Migration patterns following HIV diagnosis among adults residing in the nonurban Deep South.AIDS Care.  18 Suppl 1:S51-S58. 2006
2005 High-grade tumor differentiation is an indicator of poor prognosis in African Americans with colonic adenocarcinomas.Cancer.  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 3.International 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, Rwanda.AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.  21:5-12. 2005
2004 Comorbidity independently predicted death in older prostate cancer patients, more of whom died with than from their disease.Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.  57:721-729. 2004
2004 Postsurgical disparity in survival between African Americans and Caucasians with colonic adenocarcinoma.Cancer.  101:66-76. 2004
2003 Early onset of vaginal douching is associated with false beliefs and high-risk behavior.Sexually 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 guidelines.Medical Care.  41:420-431. 2003
2003 Vancomycin-resistant enterococci: 15 years and counting.Journal 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:S69-S77. 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 children.Journal of Nutrition.  132:3693-3699. 2002
2002 Patient-perceived barriers to antiretroviral adherence: associations with race.AIDS Care.  14:607-617. 2002
2002 Atypical presentations among Medicare beneficiaries with unstable angina pectoris.American Journal of Cardiology.  90:248-253. 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 Oral contraceptive use and mammographic patterns.European Journal of Cancer Prevention.  11:265-270. 2002
2002 Protease inhibitor combination therapy and decreased condom use among gay men.Southern Medical Journal.  95:421-425. 2002
2002 Douching beliefs and practices among black and white women.Journal of Womens Health and Gender Based Medicine.  11:29-37. 2002
2002 Vaginal douching practices among women attending a university in the southern United States.Journal of American College Health.  50:177-182. 2002
2001 Longitudinal study of elbow and shoulder pain in youth baseball pitchers.Medicine and science in sports.  33:1803-1810. 2001
2001 Urine specific gravity and water hardness in relation to urolithiasis in persons with spinal cord injury.Spinal Cord.  39:571-576. 2001
2001 Adolescent pregnancy, infant mortality, and source of payment for birth: Alabama residential live births, 1991-1994.Journal of Adolescent Health.  29:37-45. 2001
2000 Alternative strategies for selecting population controls: comparison of random digit dialing and targeted telephone calls.Annals 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 care.Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  21:217-222. 1999
1999 Compliance with mammography guidelines: physician recommendation and patient adherence.Preventive Medicine.  28:386-394. 1999
1999 Moderate physical activity in relation to mammographic patterns.Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.  8:117-122. 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 screening.Journal 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 study. Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults.Annals of Epidemiology.  8:250-261. 1998
1997 Anthropometric indices in relation to mammographic patterns among peri-menopausal women.International Journal of Cancer.  73:323-326. 1997
1997 The Tabár classification of mammographic parenchymal patterns.European 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 syndrome.American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal.  56:1141-1146. 1995
1995 Aspirin and reduced risk of esophageal carcinoma.Cancer.  76:1116-1119. 1995
1995 Reproductive and menstrual factors in relation to mammographic parenchymal patterns among perimenopausal women.British Journal of Cancer.  71:647-650. 1995
1994 The authors replyAmerican Journal of Epidemiology.  140:666-667. 1994
1994 Concerned citizens collect cancer-incidence data.Journal 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 screening.Southern 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
Recreational physical activity and ovarian cancer risk in African American women.Cancer Medicine.  5:1319-1327.

Education And Training

  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics, Indiana State University
  • Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Full Name

  • Ellen Funkhouser