Selected Publications

Cancer and Health Disparities

  1. Signorello LB, Hargreaves MK, Steinwandel MD, Zheng W, Cai Q, Schlundt DG, Buchowski MS, Arnold CW, McLaughlin JK, Blot WJ. Southern Community Cohort Study: Establishing a cohort to investigate health disparities. J Natl Med Assoc 2005;97:972-9.
  2. Signorello LB, Schlundt DG, Cohen SS, Steinwandel MD, Buchowski MS, McLaughlin JK, Hargreaves MK, Blot WJ. Comparing diabetes prevalence between African Americans and Whites of similar socioeconomic status. Am J Public Health 2007;97:2260-7.
  3. Signorello LB, Williams SM, Zheng W, Smith JR, Long J, Cai Q, Hargreaves MK, Hollis BW, Blot WJ. Blood vitamin D levels in relation to genetic estimation of African ancestry. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2010;19:2325-31.
  4. Blot WJ, Cohen SS, Aldrich M, McLaughlin JK, Hargreaves MK, Signorello LB. Lung cancer risk among smokers of menthol cigarettes. J Natl Cancer Inst 2011;103:810-6.
  5. Signorello LB, Shi J, Cai Q, Zheng W, Williams SM, Long J, Cohen SS, Hollis BW, Smith JR, Blot WJ. Common variation in vitamin D pathway genes predicts circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels among African Americans. PLoS One 2011;6:e28623.
  6. Sonderman JS, Mumma MT, Cohen SS, Lehman EM, Blot WJ, Signorello LB. A multi-stage approach to maximizing geocoding success in a large population-based cohort study through automated and interactive processes. Geospatial Health 2012;6:273-84.
  7. Epplein M, Cohen SS, Sonderman JS, Zheng W, Williams SM, Blot WJ, Signorello LB. Neighborhood socio-economic characteristics, African ancestry, and Helicobacter pylori sero-prevalence. Cancer Causes Control 2012;23:897-906.
  8. Signorello LB, Han X, Cai Q, Cohen SS, Cope EL, Zheng W, Blot WJ. A prospective study of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and mortality among African Americans and non-African Americans. Am J Epidemiol 2013;177:171-9.


Reproductive Health

  1. Signorello LB, Harlow BL, Wang S, Erick M. Saturated fat intake and the risk of severe hyperemesis gravidarum. Epidemiol 1998;9:636-40.
  2. Signorello LB, Harlow BL, Chekos AK, Repke JT. Midline episiotomy and anal incontinence: retrospective cohort study. BMJ 2000;320:86-90.
  3. Signorello LB, Harlow BL, Chekos AK, Repke JT. Postpartum sexual functioning and its relationship to perineal trauma: A retrospective cohort study of primiparas. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2001;184:881-90.
  4. Signorello LB, Nordmark A, Granath F, Blot WJ, McLaughlin JK, Annerén G, Lundgren S, Ekbom A, Rane A, Cnattingius S. Caffeine metabolism and the risk of spontaneous abortion of normal karyotype fetuses. Obstet Gynecol 2001;98:1059-66.
  5. Signorello LB, Cohen SS, Bosetti C, Stovall M, Kasper CE, Weathers RE, Whitton JA, Green DM, Donaldson SS, Mertens AC, Robison LL, Boice JD, Jr. Female survivors of childhood cancer: preterm birth and low birth weight among their children. J Natl Cancer Inst 2006;98:1453-61.
  6. Signorello LB, Mulvihill JJ, Green DM, Munro HM, Stovall M, Weathers RE, Mertens AC, Whitton JA, Robison LL, Boice JD, Jr. Stillbirth and neonatal death in relation to radiation exposure before conception: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet 2010;376:624-30.
  7. Signorello LB, Mulvihill JJ, Green DM, Munro HM, Stovall M, Weathers RE, Mertens AC, Whitton JA, Robison LL, Boice JD, Jr. Congenital anomalies in the children of cancer survivors: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Clin Oncol 2012;30:239-45.