Publications

Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Investigation Guide

This Field Epidemiology Training Program Investigators Guide was produced by CDC in collaboration with EGDRC, and was led by Dr. Unjali Gujral at Emory.

Incidence of diabetes after a partner's diagnosis

Solveig A. Cunninghama, Sara R. Adams, Julie A. Schmittdiel, Mohammed K. Ali

In a cohort study, we examined whether incidence of diabetes was different for individuals with recently diagnosed partners compared to individuals similar on other characteristics but whose partners were never diagnosed with diabetes.

Participation in a National Lifestyle Change Program is Associated with Improved Diabetes Control Outcomes

Sandra L Jackson, Lisa Staimez, Sandra Safo, Qi Long, Mary K Rhee, Solveig A Cunningham, Darin E Olson, Anne M Tomolo, Usha Ramakrishnan, KM Venkat Narayan, Lawrence S Phillips

This research studied the largest clinical lifestyle change program in the United States, the Veteran’s Health Administration’s MOVE! program.

A National Effort to PreventType 2 Diabetes: Participant-Level Evaluation of CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program

Elizabeth K. Ely, Stephanie M. Gruss, Elizabeth T. Luman, Edward W. Gregg, Mohammed K. Ali, Kunthea Nhim, Deborah B. Rolka, and Ann L. Albright

This paper assesses participant-level results from the first 4 years of implementation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), a national effort to prevent type 2 diabetes in those at risk through structured lifestyle change programs.


The stability of children's weight status over time, and the role of television, physical activity, and diet in elementary school

Jacksona SL, Cunningham SA

This study examined the effects of weight-related behaviors on subsequent changes in weight during childhood using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K), a nationally representative prospective cohort of children in the United States.


Preventing Disability: The Influence Of Modifiable Risk Factors On State And National Disability Prevalence.

Neil K. Mehta, PhD Shivani A. Patel, PhD Mohammed K. Ali MBChB, MSc, MBA., and K. M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA
This analysis provides a benchmark for national and state-level monitoring of disability levels in the US population over time and across regions. Further understanding of the wide state-level variation in disability and the prevalence of risk factors may also yield important policy insights.

Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis, Ph.D., Jean M. Lawrence, Sc.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.A., Lawrence Dolan, M.D., Giuseppina Imperatore, M.D., Ph.D, et al
This study concludes that the incidences of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes among youths increased significantly in the 2002–2012 period, particularly among youths of minority racial and ethnic groups.

Mediators of 12-Month Outcomes of Two Internet Interventions for Youth With Type 1 Diabetes

Sarah S. Jaser,1 PHD, Robin Whittemore,1 PHD, Ariana Chao,1 MSN, Sangchoon Jeon,1 PHD, Melissa S. Faulkner,2 PHD, and Margaret Grey,1 DRPH

The study aims to determine mediators of 12-month outcomes of Internet interventions for youth with type 1 diabetes transitioning to adolescence.


A Systematic Review of Transitional Care for Emerging Adults with Diabetes

Mary K. Findley MS, RN⁎, EunSeok Cha PhD, MPH, CDE, RN, Eugene Wong BS, Melissa Spezia Faulkner PhD, FAAN, RN

A systematic review of 31 research articles focusing on transitional care for adolescents or emerging adults with diabetes or prediabetes was completed.


A personalized approach to exercise promotion in adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Faulkner MS, Michaliszyn SF, Hepworth JT.

This exploratory study tested the feasibility of conducting a novel, personalized exercise intervention based upon the current fitness levels of adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1DM).


Relationship between prenatal growth, postnatal growth and childhood obesity: a review

Matthews EK, Wei J, Cunningham SA

This systematic review assesses whether rapid growth during the first two years of life holds different implications for children according to their prenatal growth.


Alcohol Consumption and Incident Stroke Among Older Adults

Cunningham SA, Mosher A, Judd SE, Matz LM, Kabagambe EK, Moy CS, Howard VJ

Among older adults, those who used to, but no longer, drink had higher risks of stroke, especially among women; current light drinkers had the lowest risk of stroke.