Michelle M. Cloutier

Autherene Grant2
Glorisa Canino2
Juan C. Celedón2
James Wiley2
2Autherene Grant
2Glorisa Canino
2Juan C. Celedón
2James Wiley
1Christine McCauley Ohannessian
Learn More
BACKGROUND While significant strides have been made in health research, the incorporation of research evidence into healthcare decision-making has been marginal. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of how the utility of health services research can be improved through the use of theory. Integrating theory into health services research can(More)
BACKGROUND Because of concerns about the safety of long-acting β(2)-agonist (LABA) use in patients with asthma, withdrawal of the LABA is recommended by the US Food and Drug Administration once asthma is controlled by combination therapy with a LABA and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS). OBJECTIVE To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis assessing(More)
  • Jessica Lasky-Su, Nancy Lange, John M. Brehm, Amy Damask, Manuel Soto-Quiros, Lydiana Avila +6 others
  • 2012
Vitamin D deficiency is becoming more apparent in many populations. Genetic factors may play a role in the maintenance of vitamin D levels. The objective of this study was to perform a genome-wide analysis (GWAS) of vitamin D levels, including replication of prior GWAS results. We measured 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels in serum collected at the time(More)
BACKGROUND Leading medical organizations have called on primary care pediatricians to take a central role in the prevention of childhood obesity. Weight counseling typically has not been incorporated into routine pediatric practice due to time and training constraints. Brief interventions with simple behavior change messages are needed to reach high-risk(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relation between mouse allergen exposure and asthma in Puerto Rican children. METHODS Mus m 1, Der p 1, Bla g 2, and Fel d 1 allergens were measured in dust samples from homes of Puerto Rican children with (cases) and without (controls) asthma in Hartford, CT (n = 449) and San Juan (SJ), Puerto Rico (n = 678). Linear or logistic(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is a major problem in the United States, particularly among socio-economically disadvantaged Latino and Black children. Effective interventions that can be disseminated to large numbers of at-risk children and their families are needed. The goals of the Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Program (ECHO) are to examine the 12-month efficacy(More)
—We developed an innovative approach to computerize and integrate a previously-validated but paper-based asthma disease management program into an electronic medical systems. Asthma is the leading chronic disease of children and currently affects about 6.2 million (8.5%) children in the United States. National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP)(More)
BACKGROUND The cell type(s) mediating the maternal influence on allergic disease in children remain unclear. We set out to define the relationship between maternal allergy and frequencies of cord blood (CB) basophils, and plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs); to characterize surface-bound IgE and FcεRI expressions on these cells; and to investigate the(More)
  • 1