Highlights of recent faculty research.

The effect of deforestation and climate change on all-cause mortality and unsafe work conditions due to heat exposure in Berau, Indonesia: A modelling study

Wolff NH, Zeppetello LRV, Parsons LA, Aggraeni I, Battisti DS, Ebi KL, Game ET, Kroeger T, Masuda YJ, Spector JT. Lancet Planet Health. 2021 Nov 10:S2542-5196(21)00279-5. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(21)00279-5. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34774222.

Plasma amino acid profile, a biomarker for visceral adipose tissue that can substitute for waist circumference in Japanese Americans

Tran AM, Wander PL, Thomas MK, Leonetti DL, Kahn SE, Fujimoto WY, Boyko EJ. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2021 Nov-Dec;15(6):557-563. doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2021.10.007. Epub 2021 Nov 12. PMID: 34782257.

Obesity Partially Mediates the Diabetogenic Effect of Lowering LDL Cholesterol

Wu P, Moon JY, Daghlas I, Franco G, Porneala BC, Ahmadizar F, Richardson TG, Isaksen JL, Hindy G, Yao J, Sitlani CM, Raffield LM, … Goodarzi MO, Brody JA, Lange L, … Guo X, Floyd JS, Jäger S, Province MA, Kalyani RR, Psaty BM, Orho-Melander M, … Dupuis J, Liu CT, Merino J. Diabetes Care. 2021 Nov 17:dc211284. doi: 10.2337/dc21-1284. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34789503.

Evidence That Hypothalamic Gliosis Is Related to Impaired Glucose Homeostasis in Adults with Obesity

Rosenbaum JL, Melhorn SJ, Schoen S, Webb MF, De Leon MRB, Humphreys M, Utzschneider KM, Schur EA. Diabetes Care. 2021 Nov 30:dc211535. doi: 10.2337/dc21-1535. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34848489.

Greater radiologic evidence of hypothalamic gliosis predicts adiposity gain in children at risk for obesity

Sewaybricker LE, Kee S, Melhorn SJ, Schur EA. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2021 Nov;29(11):1770-1779. doi: 10.1002/oby.23286. PMID: 34734493.

Adiposity, related biomarkers, and type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes: The Diabetes Prevention Program

Wander PL, Christophi CA, Araneta MRG, Boyko EJ, Enquobahrie DA, Dabelea D, Goldberg RB, Kahn SE, Kim C, Pi-Sunyer X, Knowler WC. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2021 Nov 18. doi: 10.1002/oby.23291. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34796678.

Patients Contributing to Visit Notes: Mixed Methods Evaluation of OurNotes

Walker J, Leveille S, Kriegel G, Lin CT, Liu SK, Payne TH, Harcourt K, Dong Z, Fitzgerald P, Germak M, Markson L, Jackson SL, Shucard H, Elmore JG, Delbanco T. J Med Internet Res. 2021 Nov 8;23(11):e29951. doi: 10.2196/29951. PMID: 34747710.

Care partners reading patients' visit notes via patient portals: Characteristics and perceptions

Jackson SL, Shucard H, Liao JM, Bell SK, Fossa A, Payne TH, Reisch LM, Radick AC, DesRoches CM, Fitzgerald P, Leveille S, Walker J, Elmore JG. Patient Educ Couns. 2021 Aug 26:S0738-3991(21)00571-1. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2021.08.025. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34481675.

Pediatric Pneumonia: Another Problem Plagued by Inequity in Healthcare

Attia EF, Kaufman JD, Maleche-Obimbo E. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Nov 17. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202110-2325ED. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34788205. 

Health inequities and the inappropriate use of race in nephrology

Eneanya ND, Boulware LE, Tsai J, Bruce MA, Ford CL, Harris C, Morales LS, Ryan MJ, Reese PP, Thorpe RJ Jr, Morse M, Walker V, Arogundade FA, Lopes AA, Norris KC. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2021 Nov 8:1-11. doi: 10.1038/s41581-021-00501-8. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34750551. Review.