Christy M. Anderson

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1 UCSD School of Medicine, San Diego, California, USA; 2 Division of Environmental Medicine, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway; 3 Cancer Council of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 4 University of Minnesota Cancer Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; 5 Department of Environmental and Occupational Cancer, Institute of Cancer(More)
Telephone based tobacco cessation services, or quitlines, have become central components of many comprehensive tobacco control programmes. This paper provides an overview of their history, noting milestones in the growth of quitlines. Key factors in their worldwide adoption were solid evidence from clinical trials with large community samples and strong(More)
We examine whether the lung cancer risk due to smoking has increased over time. Lung cancer risk equations based on prospective mortality data collected from 1960 to 1972 were applied to 5-year birth-cohort-specific estimates of smoking behaviors among white males to estimate lung cancer mortality rates for U.S. white males from 1960 to 2000. These(More)
OBJECTIVE To reconstruct the local HIV-1 transmission network from 1996 to 2011 and use network data to evaluate and guide efforts to interrupt transmission. DESIGN HIV-1 pol sequence data were analyzed to infer the local transmission network. METHODS We analyzed HIV-1 pol sequence data to infer a partial local transmission network among 478 recently(More)
BACKGROUND  Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine (Truvada) has demonstrated efficacy in placebo-controlled clinical trials involving men who have sex with men, high-risk heterosexuals, serodiscordant couples, and intravenous drug users. To assist in the real-world provision of PrEP, the Centers for Disease(More)
We present methods for estimating five-year birth-cohort-specific trends in smoking behavior for individuals born between 1910 and 1984. We combine cross-sectional survey data on smoking behavior from the National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS) conducted between 1965 and 2001 into a single data set. The cumulative incidence of smoking by year of age and(More)
BACKGROUND  A low CD4/CD8 ratio in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals is associated with inflammation and higher risk of non-AIDS morbidity and mortality. In this study, we investigated the effect of subclinical cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) replication on CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-cell dynamics when antiretroviral(More)
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) modulates the metabolic and mitogenic effects of IGFs. Although IGFBP-1 levels are abnormally high in insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM), relatively little is known in NIDDM; conflicting data have suggested both high and low levels. We investigated whether treatment modifies IGFBP-1 levels in two(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to job-related secondhand smoke represents a significant, but entirely preventable occupational health risk to non-smoking workers. This article examines trends in smoke-free workplace policies in North Carolina. We also examine whether workers comply with such policies. METHODS Data from the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey(More)
We investigated whether smoking cessation increased in California after a cigarette manufacturer’s retail price increase and an increase in the state cigarette excise tax. The sample for this study was drawn from the 1996 and 1999 California Tobacco Surveys. The rate of unsuccessful and successful quit attempts and the rate of abstinence were calculated for(More)