Publications

Publications

Danaei G, Vander Hoorn S, Lopez AD, Murray CJL, Ezzati M. Causes of cancer in the world: comparative risk assessment of nine behavioural and environmental risk factors. Lancet 2005;366(9499):1784-93

Danaei G, Lawes CMM, Vander Hoorn S, Murray CJL, Ezzati M. Global and regional mortality from ischaemic heart disease and stroke attributable to higher-than-optimum blood glucose concentration: comparative risk assessment. Lancet 2006;368(9548):1651-9

Ezzati M, Oza S, Danaei G, Murray CJL. Trends and cardiovascular mortality effects of state-level blood pressure and uncontrolled hypertension in the United States. Circulation 2008;117(7): 905-914

Danaei G, Ding E, Taylor BJ, Mozaffarian D, Rehm J, Murray CJL, Ezzati M. The preventable causes of death in the United States: comparative risk assessment of dietary, lifestyle, and metabolic risk factors. PLoS Med 2009;6(4): e1000058 (selected as the best medical paper published under an open access license anywhere)

Danaei G, Friedman AB, Oza S, Murray CJL, Ezzati M. Diabetes prevalence, diagnosis, and control in US states. Population Health Metrics 2009;7:16

Danaei G, Rimm EB, Oza S, Kulkarni SC, Murray CJL, Ezzati M. The promise of prevention: The effects of four preventable risk factors on national life expectancy and life expectancy disparities by race and county in the United States. PLoS Med 2010,7(3): e1000248

Finucane MM*, Stevens GA*, Cowan MJ, Danaei G, Lin JK, Paciorek CJ, Singh GM, Gutierrez HR, Lu Y, Bahalim AN, Farzadfar F, Riley LM, Ezzati M on behalf of the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group (Body Mass Index). National, regional, and global trends in body mass index since 1980: Systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 848 country-years and 8.3 million participants. Lancet. 2011;377(9765):557-67

Danaei G*, Finucane MM*, Lin JK*, Singh GM*, Cowan MJ, Paciorek CJ, Farzadfar F, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Ezzati M, on behalf of the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group (Blood Pressure), National, regional, and global trends in systolic blood pressure since 1980: Systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 755 country-years and 5.1 million participants. Lancet. 2011;377(9765):568-77

Farzadfar F*, Finucane MM*, Danaei G, Pelizzari PM, Cowan MJ, Paciorek CJ, Singh GM, Lin JK, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Ezzati M, on behalf of the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group (Cholesterol), National, regional, and global trends in serum total cholesterol since 1980: Systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 289 country-years and 2.9 million participants. Lancet. 2011;377(9765):578-86

Danaei G*, Finucane MM*, Cowan MJ, Lu Y, Paciorek CJ, Lin JK, Robinson C, Singh GM, Farzadfar F, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Ali M, Ezzati M, on behalf of the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group (Blood Glucose), National, regional, and global trends in fasting plasma glucose since 1980: Systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies. Lancet. 2011;378(9785):31-40

Danaei G, García Rodríguez LA, Logan R, Hernán MA. Observational data for comparative effectiveness: an emulation of randomized trials to estimate the effect of statins on primary prevention of coronary heart disease. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 2013 Feb;22(1):70-96

Farzadfar F, Danaei G, Namdari H, Rajaratnam J, Marcus J, Khosravi A, Alikhani S, Murray CJL, Ezzati M. National and Subnational mortality effects of metabolic risk factors and smoking in Iran: comparative risk assessment. Population Health Metrics. 2011;9:55

Danaei G, Tavakkoli M, Hernán MA, Observational studies for comparative effectiveness research need to exclude prevalent users: Lessons from a meta-analysis of statins. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2012;175(4):250-262

Mansournia MA, Danaei G, Forouzanfar MH, Mahmoodi M, Jamali M, Mansournia N, Mohammad K. Effect of physical activity on functional performance and knee pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis using Marginal Structural Models: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Epidemiology. 2012;23(4):631-640

Sepanlou SG, Farzadfar F, Jafari E, Danaei G. Cardiovascular disease prevention using fixed dose pharmacotherapy in Iran: updated meta-analyses and mortality estimation. Archives of Iranian Medicine. 2012;15(9):531-537

Danaei G. Global Burden of infection-related cancer revisited. Lancet Oncology. 2012; 13(6):564-565 (invited commentary)

Singh GM*, Danaei G*, Pelizzari PM, Lin JK, Cowan MJ, Stevens GA, Farzadfar F, Khang YH, Lu Y, Riley LM, Lim SS, Ezzati M. The age associations of blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose: analysis of health examination surveys from international populations. Circulation. 2012;125(18):2204-2211

Stevens GA, Singh GM, Lu Y, Danaei G, Lin JK, Finucane MM, Bahalim AN, McIntire RK, Gutierrez HR, Cowan MJ, Paciorek CJ, Riley LM, Ezzati M for the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group (Body Mass Index). National, regional, and global trends in adult overweight and obesity prevalences. Population Health Metrics. 2012;10:22

Danaei G, Pan A, Hu FB, Hernán MA.Hypothetical lifestyle interventions in middle-aged or elderly women and risk of type 2 diabetes: a 24-year prospective study. Epidemiology. 2013;40(1):122-128

Danaei G, García Rodríguez LA, Fernández Cantero O, Hernán MA. Statins and risk of diabetes: an analysis of electronic medical records to evaluate possible bias due to differential survival. Diabetes Care. 2013;36(5):1236-40.

Danaei G. Global Burden of infection-related cancer revisited. Lancet Oncology. 2012; 13(6): 564-5 (Invited commentary)

Danaei G, Pan A, Hu FB, Hernán MA. Hypothetical lifestyle interventions in middle-aged or elderly women and risk of type 2 diabetes: a 24-year prospective study. Epidemiology; 2013;40(1):122-128

Lim SS, Vos T, Flaxman AD, Danaei G, Shibuya K, et al. A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet 2012; 380(9859):2224-2260

Vos T, Flaxman AD, Naghavi M, Lozano R, Michaud C, et al Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet 2012; 380(9859):2163-2196

Murray CJ, Vos T, Lozano R, Naghavi M, Flaxman AD, et al. Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet 2012; 380(9859):2197-2223.

Danaei G*, Paciorek CJ*, Singh GM*, Finucane MM, Lin JK, Farzadfar F, Stevens GA, Cowan MJ, Riley LM, Lu U, Rao M, Ezzati M, on behalf of the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group, The global cardiovascular risk transition: associations of four metabolic risk factors with national income, urbanization, and Western diet since 1980. Circulation. 2013; 127:1493-1502.

McDonald CM, Olofin I, Flaxman S, Fawzi WW, Spiegelman D, Caulfield LE, Black RE, Ezzati M, Danaei G for the Nutrition Impact Model Study (anthropometry cohort pooling). The Effect of Multiple Anthropometric Deficits on Child Mortality: individual-level meta-analysis of ten prospective studies from developing countries. American J of Clinical Nutrition. 2013;97:896-901.

Olofin I, McDonald CM, Ezzati M, Flaxman S, Black RE, Fawzi WW, Caulfield LE, Danaei G for the Nutrition Impact Model Study (anthropometry cohort pooling). Associations of suboptimal growth with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in children under five years: pooled analysis of ten prospective studies. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5): e64636.

DiCesare M, Bennet JE, Best N, Stevens GA, Danaei G, Ezzati M. The contribution of risk factor trends to cardiometabolic mortality decline in industrialized countries. Int J Epidemiol. 2013 Jun;42(3):838-48.

Singh GM*, Danaei G*, Farzadfar F, Stevens GA, Woodward M, Wormser D, Kaptoge S, Whitlock G, Qiao Q, Lewington S, Di Angelantonio E, VanderHoorn S, Lawes CMM, Ali MK, Mozaffarian D, Ezzati M, on behalf of the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group. The age-specific quantitative effects of metabolic risk factors on cardiovascular diseases and diabetes: a pooled analysis. PLoS One. 2013 Jul 30;8(7).

US Burden of Disease Collaborators. The State of US Health: Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors 1990 to 2010. JAMA. 2013 Aug 14;310(6):591-608.

Abioye AI, Hajifathalian K, Danaei G. Do mass media campaigns improve physical activity? a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Public Health. 2013 Aug 2;71(1):20.

Powles J, Fahimi S, Micha R, Khatibzadeh S, Shi P, Ezzati M, Engell RE, Lim SS, Danaei G, Mozaffarian D, on behalf of the Global Burden of Nutrition and Chronic Diseases Expert Group (NutriCoDE). Global, regional and national sodium intakes in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis of 24h urinary sodium excretion and dietary surveys worldwide. BMJ Open 2013;3:e003733

Finucane MM, Paciorek CJ, Danaei G, Ezzati M. Bayesian estimation of population-level trends in measures of health status. Statistical Science; Statistical Science; 2014;29(1):18–25

Garcia-Aymerich J, Varraso R, Danaei G, Camargo CA, Hernán MA. Incidence of adult-onset asthma after hypothetical interventions on body mass index and physical activity: an applicaton of the parametric g-formula. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2014 Jan 1;179(1):20-6

Lu Y, Hajifathalian K, Ezzati M, Woodward M, Rimm EB, Danaei G on behalf of the The Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors for Chronic Diseases Collaboration (BMI Mediated Effect) Metabolic mediators of the effect of body mass index, overweight and obesity on coronary heart disease and stroke: Pooled analysis of 97 prospective cohorts with 1.8 million participants. Lancet. 2014;383(9921):970-83

Choi HK, Nguyen U, Niu J, Danaei G, Zhang Y, Selection Bias in Rheumatic Disease Research. Nature Review Rheumatology. 2014;10(7):403-12.

Mozaffarian D, Fahimi S, Singh GM, Micha R, Khatibzadeh S, Engell RE, Lim S, Danaei G, Ezzati M, Powles J; Global Burden of Diseases Nutrition and Chronic Diseases Expert Group. Global sodium consumption and death from cardiovascular causes. N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 14;371(7):624-34.

Danaei G, Lu Y, Singh GM, Carnahan E, Stevens GA, Cowan MJ, Farzadfar F, Lin JK, Finucane MM, Rao M, Khang YH, Riley LM, Mozaffarian D, Lim SS, Ezzati M, on behalf of the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group, Cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes mortality burden of cardio-metabolic risk factors between 1980 and 2010: comparative risk assessment, Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. 2014;383(9921):970-83

Fink G, Sudfeld CR, Danaei G, Ezzati M, Fawzi WW. Scaling-up access to family planning may improve linear growth and child development in low and middle income countries. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 14;9(7):e102391.

Suemoto CK, Lebrao ML, Duarte YA, Danaei G. Effects of body mass index, waist circumference, and type 2 diabetes on mortality in community-dwelling elderly in Sao Paulo, Brazil: analysis of prospective data from the SABE study. Gerontology. In press.

* Co-first authors.

Books, book chapters, and reports

Danaei G, Rahimi K. “Coronary heart disease: epidemiology and prevention” in Oxford Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. In press.

 Danaei G, Hernán MA. 2013. “Morbidity and mortality” in El-Shaarawi AH, Pieogorsch WW (Eds) Encyclopedia of environmetrics. 2nd Edition. John Wiley and Sons.

Ezzati M, Vander Hoorn S,Lopez AD, Danaei G, Rodgers A, Mathers CD, Murray CJL (2006) “Comparative quantification of mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risk factors” in Lopez AD, Mathers CD, Ezzati M, Jamison D, Murray CJL (Eds) The Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors. New York: Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank