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Brooklyn Health Disparities Center


List of Selected Research Publications from Brooklyn Health Disparities Center


  • Wilson TE, Jean-Louis G, Schwartz R, Golub ET, Cohen MH, Maki P, Greenblatt R, Massad LS, Robison E, Goparaju L, Lindau S. HIV Infection and Women's Sexual Functioning. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 Feb 20.


  • Browne R, Vaughn NA, Siddiqui N, Brown N, Delmoor E, Randleman P, Randleman S, Gonzalez L, Lewis J, Lourie R, Foster G, Brown H, Fraser-White M, Banks S. Community-academic partnerships: lessons learned from replicating a salon-based health education and promotion program. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2009 Fall;3(3):241-8.
  • Fraser M, Brown H, Homel P, Macchia RJ, LaRosa J, Clare R, Davis-King D, Collins P, Samuel T, Macalino G, Browne RC. Barbers as lay health advocates--developing a prostate cancer curriculum. J Natl Med Assoc. 2009 Jul;101(7):690-7.
  • Loney-Hutchinson LM, Provilus AD, Jean-Louis G, Zizi F, Ogedegbe O, McFarlane SI. Group visits in the management of diabetes and hypertension: effect on glycemic and blood pressure control. Curr Diab Rep. 2009 Jun;9(3):238-42. Review.
  • Niko Verdecias R, Jean-Louis G, Zizi F, Casimir GJ, Browne RC. Attachment styles and sleep measures in a community-based sample of older adults. Sleep Med. 2009 Jun;10(6):664-7. Epub 2008 Nov 7.
  • Olafiranye O, Jean-Louis G, Magai C, Zizi F, Brown CD, Dweck M, Borer JS. Anxiety and cardiovascular symptoms: the modulating role of insomnia. Cardiology. 2010;115(2):114-9. Epub 2009 Nov 12.
  • Salciccioli L, Kamran H, Qureshi G, Philip C, Jean-Louis G, Zizi F, Ko EH,Lazar JM. Indices of arterial stiffness in African American and African Caribbean subjects. J Natl Med Assoc. 2009 Oct;101(10):992-8.


  • Jean-Louis G, Magai C, Casimir GJ, Zizi F, Moise F, McKenzie D, Graham Y. Insomnia symptoms in a multiethnic sample of American women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2008 Jan-Feb;17(1):15-25.
  • Jean-Louis, G.; Magai, C.; Consedine, N.; Zizi, F.; Casimir, G.J.; Solomon, W.; Brown C. (2008). Cancer worry and sleep complaints in a community-based sample. Behavioral Sleep Medicine (in press).
  • Jean-Louis G, von Gizycki H, Zizi F, Dharawat A, Lazar JM, Brown CD. Evaluation of sleep apnea in a sample of black patients. J Clin Sleep Med. 2008 Oct 15;4(5):421-5.
  • Jean-Louis G, Zizi F, Clark LT, Brown CD, McFarlane SI. Obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease: role of the metabolic syndrome and its components. J Clin Sleep Med. 2008 Jun 15;4(3):261-72.
  • Jean-Louis, G.; Zizi, F.; von Gizycki, H.; Dharawat A.; Lazar, J.; Brown C. (2008) Evaluation of Sleep Apnea in a Sample of Black Patients. J Clin Sleep Med (in press).
  • Jean-Louis G, Zizi F, Lazzaro DR, Wolintz AH. Circadian rhythm dysfunction in glaucoma: A hypothesis. J Circadian Rhythms. 2008 Jan 10;6:1.
  • Jean-Louis, G.; Zizi, F.; Wolintz, A.; Lazarro, D.; (2008). Circadian Rhythm Dysfunction in Glaucoma: a Hypothesis. Journal of Circadian Rhythm, 10;6(1):1. (doi:10.1186/1740-3391-6-1)
  • Nunes J, Jean-Louis G, Zizi F, Casimir GJ, von Gizycki H, Brown CD, McFarlane SI. Sleep duration among black and white Americans: results of the National Health Interview Survey. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 Mar;100(3):317-22.
  • Persaud, I; Jean-Louis, G; Zizi, F; Boutjdir, M; Lazar, J; Brown, C. (2008). Racial differences in functional capacity among patients with heart disease: analysis of the National Health Interview Survey. American College of Cardiology (in press).
  • Wilson, T.; Fraser-White, M.; Feldman, J.; Homel, P.; Wright, S.; King, G; Coll, B; Banks, S; Davis-King, D; Price, M; Browne, R. (2008). Hair salon stylists as breast cancer prevention lay health advisors for African American and Afro-Caribbean women. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 19:216-226.
  • Zizi F, Jean-Louis G, Fernandez S, von Gizycki H, Lazar JM, Nunes J, Brown CD. Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea in a Caribbean sample. Sleep Breath. 2008 Nov;12(4):317-22.

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