Annice E Kim

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Saquinavir, a peptidomimetic HIV protease inhibitor, has been shown to be effective in reducing patient viral load and reducing mortality. In this report we investigated whether saquinavir is a substrate for the multidrug resistance transporter P-glycoprotein (P-gp), which may reduce the effective intracellular concentration of the drug. G185 cells, which(More)
The amount of cancer-related information available in the media and other sources continues to increase each year. We wondered how people make use of such content in making specific health decisions. We studied both the information they actively seek ("seeking") and that which they encounter in a less purposive way ("scanning") through a nationally(More)
BACKGROUND On November 16, 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released new breast cancer screening recommendations, resulting in considerable controversy. PURPOSE The purpose of this investigation was to assess the volume and framing of the public discourse around the mammography recommendations and determine if women were(More)
BACKGROUND Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are growing in popularity, but little is known about the extent to which these products are advertised to consumers. PURPOSE To estimate expenditures for e-cigarette advertising in magazines, TV, the Internet, newspapers, and radio in the U.S. from 2011 to 2012. METHODS E-cigarette advertising data were(More)
BACKGROUND Beauty salons are located in all communities and represent a promising channel for delivering health promotion programs. No previous salon-based health promotion program has assessed the needs, interests, and preferences of licensed cosmetologists about sharing health information with their clients. METHODS Licensed cosmetologists in one town(More)
OBJECTIVE Process evaluation of a worksite intervention in which employees were offered $750 to complete a cessation program and to quit smoking. METHODS Awareness and attitudes about financial incentives were assessed following a randomized controlled trial of 878 smokers at a US-based company. RESULTS Cessation program attendance was higher in(More)
OBJECTIVE Estimate the association between the density of licensed tobacco retailers (LTRs) and smoking-related attitudes and behaviors among middle and high school students in New York. METHODS The 2000-2008 New York Youth Tobacco Surveys were pooled (N=70,427) and linked with county-level density of LTRs and retailer compliance with laws restricting(More)
BACKGROUND Marketing and use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and other electronic nicotine delivery devices have increased exponentially in recent years fueled, in part, by marketing and word-of-mouth communications via social media platforms, such as Twitter. OBJECTIVE This study examines Twitter posts about e-cigarettes between 2008 and 2013 to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Currently, the US Food and Drug Administration does not regulate electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) marketing unless it is advertised as a smoking cessation aid. To date, the extent to which youth and young adults are exposed to e-cigarette television advertisements is unknown. The objective of this study was to analyze trends in(More)
Twitter is an online microblogging tool that disseminates more than 400 million messages per day, including vast amounts of health information. Twitter represents an important data source for the cancer prevention and control community. This paper introduces investigators in cancer research to the logistics of Twitter analysis. It explores methodological(More)