Diabetes Research in the Institute of Public Health
Congratulations to Ike Okosun, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Health in the Institute of Public Health for several recent publications on chronic disease epidemiology, primarily in the areas of obesity, hypertension, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Okosun’s interest in the epidemiology of chronic diseases in populations of African origin has led to the publication of dozens of peer-reviewed articles.
His articles include:
- Trends and clustering of cardiometabolic risk factors in American adolescents from 1999 to 2008. Okosun IS, Seale JP, Boltri JM, Davis-Smith M. J Adolesc Health. 2012 Feb;50(2):132-9. Epub 2011 Jun 15.
- Awareness of diabetes risks is associated with healthy lifestyle behavior in diabetes free American adults: Evidence from a nationally representative sample. Okosun IS, Davis-Smith M, Seale JP.Prim Care Diabetes. 2012 Jan 17.
- Translation of the National Institutes of Health Diabetes Prevention Program in African American churches. Boltri JM, Davis-Smith M, Okosun IS, Seale JP, Foster B. J Natl Med Assoc. 2011 Mar;103(3):194-202.
- Continuous metabolic syndrome risk score, body mass index percentile, and leisure time physical activity in American children. Okosun IS, Boltri JM, Lyn R, Davis-Smith M. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2010 Aug;12(8):636-44.
His book chapters include:
Okosun, Ike S. and John M. Boltri. “Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Hypertension and Diabetes Ascribed to Differences in Obesity Rate.” In: Race and Ethnicity: Cultural Roles, Spiritual Practices and Social Challenges. Ed. Jonathan K. Crennan. New York: Nova Science, 2010.
Okosun IS, Cooper RS, R Muna W.. Epidemiology of Stoke in African Populations Outside of the United States. In: Stroke in Blacks: A Guide to Management and Prevention. Eds. Gillum RF. Karger, AG Publishing Co., 1999.
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