2012 - 2013


Arrington CB, Bleyl SB, Brunelli L, Bowles NE. "Family-based studies to identify genetic variants that cause congenital heart defects" Future Cardiology 2013 July;9(4):507-518, doi: 10.2217/fca.13.40. [Abstract]

Aspinwall LG, Taber JM, Leaf SL, Kohlmann W, Leachman SA. “Melanoma Genetic Counseling and Test Reporting Improve Screening Adherence Among Unaffected Carriers 2 Years Later.” Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2013 Oct, 22(10):1687-97. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-13-0422. [Abstract]

Bilder DA, Bakian AV, Viskochil J,Clark EA, Botts EL, Smith KR, Pimentel R, McMahon WM, Coon H. "Maternal prenatal weight gain and autism spectrum disorders." Pediatrics 2013 Nov;132(5):e1276-83. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-1188. [Abstract]

Bilder D, Botts EL, Smith KR, Pimentel R, Farley M, Viskochil J, McMahon WM, Block H, Ritvo E, Ritvo, RA, Coon H. "Excess Mortality and Causes of Death in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Follow up of the 1980s Utah/UCLA Autism Epidemiologic Study." J Autism Dev Disord. 2013 May;43(5):1196-204. Doi 10.1007/s10803-01201664-z. [Abstract]

Botto LD, Flood T, Little J, Fluchel MN, Krikov S, Feldkamp ML, Wu Y, Goedken R, Puzhankara S, Romitti PA. "Cancer risk in children and adolescents with birth defects: a population-based cohort study." PLoS One  2013 Jul 17. doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0069077. [Abstract]

Cannon-Albright LA, Teerlink CC, Farnham JM, Thomas AW, Zone JJ, Leachman SA. "Linkage Analysis of Extended High-Risk Pedigrees Replicates a Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma Predisposition Locus on Chromosome 9q21." J Invest Dermatol. 2013 Jan;133(1):128-34. doi: 10.1038/jid.2012.271. [Abstract]

Coon H, Darlington T, Pimentel R, Smith KR, Huff CD, Hu H, Jerominski L, Hansen J, Klein M, Callor WB, Byrd J, Bakian A, Crowell SE, McMahon WM, Rajamanickam V, Camp NJ, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D, Grey T, Gray D. "Genetic risk factors in two Utah pedigrees at high risk for suicide"  Transl Psychiatry 2013 Nov 19;3:e325. doi: 10.1038/tp.2013.100. [Abstract]

Curtin K, Smith KR, Fraser A, Pimentel R, Kohlmann W, Schiffman JD. "Familial risk of childhood cancer and tumors in the Li-Fraumeni spectrum in the Utah population database: Implications for genetic evaluation in pediatric practice." Int J Cancer 2013 May 10. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28266. [Abstract]

Echo L. Warner, Mark Fluchel, Jennifer Wright, et al., “A Population-Based Study of Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Body Mass Index,” Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, vol. 2014, Article ID 531958, 10 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/531958

Edelman LS, Guo JW, Fraser A, Beck SL. "Linking clinical research data to population databases."  Nurs Res 2013 Nov-Dec;62(6):438-44., doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000002. [Abstract]

Hebbring SJ, Slager SL, Epperla N, Mazza JJ, Ye Z, Zhou Z, Achenbach SJ, vasco DA, Call TG, Rabe KG, Kay NE, Caporaso NE, Lanasa MC, Camp NJ, Strom SS, Goldin LR, Cerhan JR, Brilliant MH, Schrodi SJ. "Genetic evidence of PTPN22 effects on chronic lymphocytic leukemia." Blood 2013 Jan;121(1):237-8. Doi: 101182/blood-2012-08-450221. [Abstract]

Hatch DJ. "The Influence of Widowhood and Sociodemographic Moderators on Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Risk." All Graduate Theses and Dissertations Utah State University 2013 May; Paper 1473. [Abstract]

Hawkes JE, Cassidy PB, Manga P, Boissy RE, Goldgar D, Cannon-Albright L, Florell SR, Leachman SA. "Report of a novel OCA2 gene mutation and an investigation of OCA2 variants on melanoma risk in a familial melanoma pedigree." J Dermatol Sci. 2013 Jan;69(1):30-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jdermsci.2012.09.016. [Abstract]

Hurdle JF, Haroldsen SC, Hammer A, Spigle C, Fraser AM, Mineau GP, Courdy SJ. "Identifying clinical/translational research cohorts: ascertainment via querying an integrated multi-source database." J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Jan 1;20(1):164-71. doi 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001050 [Abstract]

Hurdle JF,Smith KR, Mineau GP. "Mining electronic health records: an additional perspective" Bat Rev Genet. 2013 Jan;14(1):75. doi: 10.1038/nrg3208-c1. [Abstract]

Kauwe JS, Ridge PG, Foster NL, Cannon-Albright LA. "Strong evidence for a genetic contribution to late-onset Alzheimer’s disease mortality: a population-based study." PLos One. 2013 Oct 8,8(10):e77087. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077087. [Abstract]

Lanspa MJ, Jones BE, Brown SM, Dean NC. "Mortality, morbidity, and disease severity of patients with aspiration pneumonia." J Hosp Med. 2013 Feb;8(2):83-90. Doi 10.1002/jhm.1996. [Abstract]

Lee JP, Hopf HW, Cannon-Albright LA. "Empiric evidence for a genetic contribution to predisposition to surgical site infection." Wound Repair Regen. 2013 Feb 25. Doi 10.1111/wrr.12024. [Abstract]

Lin WY, Brock IW, Connley D, Cramp H, Tucker R, Slate J, Reed MW, Balasubramanian SP, Cannon-Albright LA, Camp NJ, Cox A. "Associations of ATR and CHEK1 single nucleotide polymorphisms with breast cancer" PLos One. 2013 Jul 3;8(7):e68578 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068578. [Abstract]

Lindahl-Jacobsen R, Hanson HA, Oksuzyan A, Mineau GP, Christensen K, Smith KR. "The male-female health-survival paradox and sex differences in cohort life expectancy in Utah, Denmark, and Sweden 1850-1910." Ann Epidemiol. 2013 Feb 28. pii: S1047-2797(13)00029-X. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2013.02.001. [Abstract]

Maloney TN, Hanson H, Smith KR, . "Occupation and Fertility on the Frontier: Evidence from the State of Utah" Dept Economics Univ of Utah 2013 Mar; Working Paper No: 2013-02.

Moorad JA, Wade MJ. "Selection gradients, the opportunity for selection, and the coefficient of determination." Am Nat 2013 Mar;181(3):291-300. Doi: 10.1086/669158. [Abstract]

Moorad JA. "Multi-level sexual selection: Individual and Family-level selection for mating success in a historical human population." Evolution 2013 doi: 10.1111/evo.12050. [Abstract]

Neale RE, Stiller CA, Bunch KJ, Milne E, Mineau GP, Murphy MF. "Familial aggregation of childhood and adult cancer in the Utah genealogy." Int J Cancer 2013 Jun 3. doi 10.1002/ijc.28300. [Abstract]

Nelson Q, Aqarwal N, Stephenson R, Cannon-Albright LA. "A population-based analysis of clustering identifies a strong genetic contribution to lethal prostate cancer" Front Genet. 2013 Aug 20;4:152. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2013.00152. [Abstract]

Norton PA, Allen-Brady K, Cannon-Albright LA. "The familiality of pelvic organ prolapse in the Utah Population Database." Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Mar;24(3):413-8. doi: 10.1007/s00192-012-1866-0. [Abstract]

Oakley GM, Curtin K, Pimentel R, Buchmann L, Hunt J. "Establishing a familial basis for papillary thyroid carcinoma using the Utah population database" JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Nov 1;139(11):1171-4 doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4987. [Abstract]

Peterson CM, Johnstone EB, Hammoud AO, Stanford JB, Varner MW, Kennedy A, Chen Z, Sun L, Fujimoto VY, Hediger ML, Buck Louis GM; ENDO Study Working Group. "Risk factors associated with endometriosis: importance of study population for characterizing disease in the ENDO Study." Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Feb 27. Pii S0002-9378(13)00235-4. Doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2013.02.040. [Abstract]

Scholand MB, Coon H, Wolff R, Cannon-Albright L. "Use of a genealogical database demonstrates heritability of pulmonary fibrosis" Lung. 2013 Oct;191(5):475-81. doi: 10.1007/s00408-013-9484-2. [Abstract]

Simmons RG, Lee YC, Stroup AM, Edwards SL, Rogers A, Johnson C, Wiggins CL, Hill DA, Cress RD, Lowery J, Walters ST, Jasperson K, Higginbotham JC, Williams MS, Burt RW, Schwartz MD, Kinney AY. "Examining the challenges of family recruitment to behavioral intervention trials: factors associated with participation and enrollment in a multi-state colonoscopy intervention trial." Trials. 2013 Apr 30;14:116. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-116. [Abstract]

Simonsen S, Lyon J, Stanford J, Porucznik C, Esplin M, Varner M. "Risk factors for recurrent preterm birth in multiparous Utah women: a historical cohort study." BJOG. 2013 Feb 19. Doi 10.1111/1471-0528.12182. [Abstract]

Teerlink CC, Thibodeau SN, McDonnell SK, Schaid DJ, Rinckleb A, Maier C, Vogel W, Cancel-Tassin G, Egrot C, Cussenot O, Foulkes WD, Giles GG, Hopper JL, Severi G, Eeles R, Easton D, Kote-Jarai Z, Guy M, Cooney KA, Ray AM, Zuhlke KA, Lange EM, Fitzgerald LM, Stanford JL, Ostrander EA, Wiley KE, Isaacs SD, Walsh PC, Isaacs WB, Wahlfors T, Tammela T, Schleutker J, Wiklund F, Grönberg H, Emanuelsson M, Carpten J, Bailey-Wilson J, Whittemore AS, Oakley-Girvan I, Hsieh CL, Catalona WJ, Zheng SL, Jin G, Lu L, Xu J; International Consortium for Prostate Cancer Genetics, Camp NJ, Cannon-Albright LA. "Association analysis of 9,560 prostate cancer cases from the International Consortium of Prostate Cancer Genetics confirms the role of reported prostate cancer associated SNPs for familial disease." Human Genet. 2013 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Temby OF, Smith KR. "The association between adult mortality risk and family history of longevity: the moderating effects of socioeconomic status." J Biosoc Sci. 2013 Oct 8:1-14 [Epub ahead of print]

Xu J, Lange EM, Lu L, Zheng SL, Wang Z, Thibodeau SN, Cannon-Albright LA, Teerlink CC, Camp NJ, Johnson AM, Zuhlke KA, Stanford JL, Ostrander EA, Wiley KE, Isaacs SD, Walsh PC, Maier C, Luedeke M, Vogel W, Schleutker J, Wahlfors T, Tammela T, Schaid D, McDonnell SK, Derycke MS, Cancel-Tassin G, Cussenot O, Wiklund F, Gronberg H, Eeles R, Easton D, Kote-Jarai Z, Whittemore AS, Hsieh Cl, Giles GG, Hopper JL, Severi G, Catalona WJ, Mandal D, Ledet E, Foulkes WD, Hamel N, Mahle L, Moller P, Powell I, Bailey-Wilson JE, Carpten JD, Seminara D, Cooney KA, Isaacs WB; International Consortium for Prostate Cnacer Genetics. "HOXB13 is a susceptibility gene for prostate cancer: results form the International Consortium for Prostate Cancer Genetics (ICPCG)." Hum Genet. 2013 Jan;132(1):5-14. doi: 10.1007/s00439-012-1229-4 [Abstract]

Yates WR, Johnson C, McKee P, Cannon-Albright LA. "Genetic Analysis of Low BMI Phenotype in the Utah Population Database." APLoS One. 2013 Dec 11;8(12)e80287. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080287.  [Abstract]

Zick CD, Hanson H, Fan JX, Smith KR, Kowaleski-Jones L, brown BB, Yamada I. "Re-visiting the relationship between neighborhood environment and BMI: an instrumental variables approach to correcting for residential selection bias." Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2013 Feb 20. Doi 10.1186/1479-5868-10-27. [Abstract]


Albright F PhD, Teerlink C PhD, Werner TL MD, Cannon-Albright LA PhD. "Significant evidence for a heritable contribution to cancer predisposition: a review of cancer familiality by site." BMC Cancer. 2012 Apr 3;12(1):138. doi: 101186/1471-2407-12-138. [Abstract]

Arrington CB, Bleyl SB, Matsunami N, Bowles NE, Leppert TI, Demarest BL, Osborne K, Yoder BA, Byrne JL, Schiffman JD, Null DM, Digeronimo R, Rollins M, Faix R, Comstock J, Camp NJ, Leppert MF, Yost HJ, Brunelli L. "A family-based paradigm to identify candidate chromosomal regions for isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia." Am J Med Genet A. 2012 Dec; 158A(12):3137-47. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.35664. [Abstract]

Brown SM, Jones JP, Aronsky D, Jones BE, Janspa MJ, Dean NC. "Relationships among initial hospital triage, disease progression and mortality in community-acquired pneumonia." Respirology.  Nov. 2012;17(8):1207-13. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02225.x. [Abstract]

Bohnert N, Jastad HL, Vechbanyongratana J, Walhout E. "Offspring sex preference in frontier America." J Interdiscip Hist. 2012;42(4):519-41. [Abstract]

Cai Z, Thomas A, Teerlink C, Farnham JM, Cannon-Albright LA, Camp NJ. "Pairwise shared genomic segment analysis in three Utah high-risk breast cancer pedigrees." BMC Genomics. 2012 Nov 28;13:676. Doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-13-676. [Abstract]

Camp NJ, Parry M, Knight S, Abo R, Elliott G, Rigas SH, Balasubramanion SP, Reed MW, McBurney H, Latif A, Newman WG, Cannon-Albright LA, Ecans DG, Cox A. "Fine-Mapping CASP8 Risk Variants in Breast Cancer." Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Jan;21(1):176-81. [Abstract]

Casey JP, Magalhaes T, Conroy JM, Regan R, Shah N, Coon H, Et al: Autism Genome Project . "A novel approach of homozygous haplotype sharing identifies candidate genes in autism spectrum disorder." Hum Genet. 2012 Apr;131(4):565-79. doi: 10.1007/s00439-011-1094-6. [Abstract]

Duvall SL, Fraser AM, Rowe K, Thomas A, Mineau GP, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. "Evaluation of record linkage between a large healthcare provider and the Utah Population Database" J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012 Jun;19(1e):e54-9. [Abstract]

Hanson HA, Smith KR. "Early origins of longevity: prenatal exposures to food shortage among early Utah pioneers." Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. Available on CJO doi: 10.1017/S2040174412000682. [Abstract]

Hartz A, He T, Strope S, Cutler DR, Andriole G, Dechet C. "Surgeon Variation in Patient Quality of Life Following a Radical Prostatectomy." J Urol. 2012 Oct 31. pii: S0022-5347(12)05427-4. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.10.118. [Abstract]

Jennings JA, Sullivan AR Hacker JD. "Intergenerational transmission of reproductive behavior during the demographic transition." J Interdiscip Hist. 2012;42(4):543-69. [Abstract]

Jin G, JuL, Cooney KA, Ray AM, Zuhike KA, Lange EM, Cannon-Albright LA, Camp NJ, Teerlink CC, Fitzgerald LM, Stanford JL, Wiley KE, Isaacs SD, Walsh PC, Foulkes WD, Giles GG, Hopper JL, Severi G, Eeles R, Easton D, Kote-Jarai Z, Guy M, Rinckleb A, Maier C, Vogel W, Cancel-Tassin G, Egrot C, Cussenot O, Thibodeau SN, McDonnell Sk, Schaid DJ, Wiklund F, Gronberg H, Emanuelsson M, Whittemore AS, Oakley-Girvan I, Hsieh CL, Wahifors T, Tammela T, Schleutker J, Catalona WJ, Zheng SL, Ostrander EA, Isaacs WB, Xu J; International Cosortium for Prostate Cancer Genetics. "Validation of prostate cancer risk-related loci identified from genome-wide association studies using family-based association analysis: evidence from the International Consortium for Prostate Cancer Genetics (ICPCG)." Hum Genet. 2012 Jul;131(7):1095-103. doi. 10.1007/s00439-011-1136-0. [Abstract]

Kareus SA, Figueroa KP, Cannon-Albright LA, Pulst SM . "Shared Predispositions of Parkinsonism and Cancer: A Population -Based Pedigree-Linked Study." Arch Neurol . 2012 Sep 3:1-6. doi: 10.1001/archneurol.2012.2261. [Abstract]

Kerber RA, O'Brien E, Boucher KM, Smith KR, Cawthon RM. "A genome-wide study replicates linkage of 3p22-24 to extreme longevity in humans and identifies possible additional Loci." PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e34746. doi: 101371/journal.pone.0034746. [Abstract]

Knight S, Abo RP, Abel HJ, Neklason DW, Tuohy TM, Burt RW, Thomas A, Camp NJ. "Shared genomic segment analysis: the power to find rare disease variants." Ann Hum Genet 2012 Nov;76(6):500-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-1809.2012.00728.x. [Abstract]

Louis GM, Pererson CM, Chen Z, Hediger ML, Croughan MS, Sundaram R, Stanford JB, Fujimoto Vy, Varner MW, Giudice LC, Kennedy A, Sun L, Wu Q, Kannan K. "Perfluorochemicals and endometriosis: the ENDO study." Epidemiology. 2012 Nov;23(6):799-805. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e31826cc0cf. [Abstract]

Patel AA, Spiker WR, Daubs M, Brodke DS, Cannon-Albright LA. "Evidence of an Inherited Predisposition for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy." Spine. (Phila Pa 1976).  2012 Jan 1;37(1):26-9. [Abstract]

Ridge PG, Maxwell TJ, Corcoran CD, Norton MC, Tschanz JT, O'Brien E, Kerber RA, Cawthorn RM, Munger RG, Kauwe JS. "Mitochondrial Genomic analysis of late onset Alzheimer's disease reveals protective haplogroups H6A1A/H6A1B: the Cache County Study on Memoryu in Aging." PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e45134. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045134. [Abstract]

Robson SL, Smith KR. "Parity progression ratios confirm higher lifetime fertility in women who bear twins." Proc. R. Soc. B. 2012 279, 2512-2514. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.0436 [Abstract]

Schiffern AN, Stevenson DA, Carroll KL, Pimentel R, Mineau G, Viskochil DH, Roach JW. "Total hip arthroplasty, hip osteoarthritis, total knee arthroplasty, and knee osteoarthritis in patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip and their family members: a kinship analysis report." J Pediatr Orthop.  2012 ;32(6):609-12.[Abstract]

Slager SL, Skibola CF, Di Bernardo MC, Conde L, Broderick P, McDonnell SK, Goldin LR, Croft N, Holroyd A, Harris S, Riby J, Serie DJ, Kay NE, Call TG, Bracci PM, Halperin E, Lanasa MC, Cunningham JM, Leis JF, Morrison VA, Spector LG, Vachon CM, Shanafelt TD, Strom SS, Camp NJ, Weinberg JB, Matutes E, Caporaso NE, Wade R, Dyer MJ, Dearden C, Cerhan JR, Catovsky D, Houlston RS, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN. "Common variation at 6p21.31 (BAK1) influences the risk of chronic lymphocytic leukemia." Blood. 2012 Jul 26;120(4):843-6.[Abstract]

Slager SL, Camp NJ, Shanafelt TD, Achenbach SJ, Rabe KG, Kay NE, Novak AJ, Call TG, Bracci PM, Sille FM, Sanchez S, Akers NK, Cunningham JM, Serie DJ, McDonnell SK, Leis JF, Wang AH, Weinberg JB, Glenn M, Link B, Vachon CM, Lanasa MC, Skibola CF, Cerhan JR. "Common variants within 6p21.31 locus area associated with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and, potentially, other non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes." Br J Haematol. 2012 Dec;159(5):572-6. doi: 10.1111/bjh.12070. [Abstract]

Smith KR, Hanson HA, Mineau GP, Buys SS. "Effects of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations on female fertility." Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Apr 7;279(1732):1389-95. [Abstract]

Teerlink C, Farmham J,Allen-Brady K, Camp NJ, Thomas A, Leachman S, Cannon-Albright L. "A unique genome-wide association analysis in extended Utah high-risk pedigrees identifies a novel melanoma risk variant on chromosome arm 10q." Hum Genet. 2012 Jan;131(1):77-85. [Abstract]

Teerlink CC, Albright FS, Lins L, Cannon-Albright LA. "A comprehensive survey of cancer risks in extended families." Genet Med. 2012 Jan;14(1):107-14. [Abstract]

Utz RL, Reither EN, Waitzman N. "Prenatal care, childhood obesity, and ethnic health disparities: analyses from a unique population database." J Health Care Poor underserved. 2012 Feb;23(1):302-20.[Abstract]

Yamada I, Brown BB, Smith KR, Zick CD, Kowaleski-Jones L, Fan JX. "Mixed land use and obesity: an empirical comparison of alternative land use measures and geographic scales." Prof Geogr. 2012;64(2):157-177.[Abstract]

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Karen Curtin, PhD, MStat

Utah Population Database Director, Research and Science
Diana Lane Reed, CCRP, Masters Certificate in Gerontology


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Tracy Onega, PhD, MS

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Jen Doherty, PhD, MS

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Diana Brixner, PhD
Steven Guthery, MD
William Lowrance, MD, MPH
Barry Nangle, PhD
Andrew Post, MD, PhD
Erin Rothwell, PhD
Katharine Ullman, PhD
Michael Varner, MD