Faculty

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Roberta Mckean-Cowdin, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine
SSB 318D 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 865 0413

Publications

Prevalence of Lens Opacities in Adult Chinese Americans: The Chinese American Eye Study (CHES). Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Dec 01; 57(15):6692-6699. View in: PubMed

Prevalence of Refractive Error in Adult Chinese Americans: The Chinese American Eye Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Oct 18. View in: PubMed

Prevalence and Causes of Visual Impairment and Blindness in Chinese American Adults: The Chinese American Eye Study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul 1; 134(7):785-93. View in: PubMed

Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Quality of Life in Latinos: The Los Angeles Latino Eye Study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun 1; 134(6):683-90. View in: PubMed

Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy in Adult Chinese American Individuals: The Chinese American Eye Study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr 07. View in: PubMed

Prevalence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Chinese American Adults: The Chinese American Eye Study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr 07. View in: PubMed

American Brain Tumor Association Adolescent and Young Adult Primary Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors Diagnosed in the United States in 2008-2012. Neuro Oncol. 2016 Jan; 18 Suppl 1:i1-i50. View in: PubMed

Analysis of Heritability and Shared Heritability Based on Genome-Wide Association Studies for Thirteen Cancer Types. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Dec; 107(12). View in: PubMed

Response to "importance of C-3 epimer of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in dried blood spots of neonatal population". Int J Cancer. 2015 Aug 1; 137(3):751. View in: PubMed

Further Confirmation of Germline Glioma Risk Variant rs78378222 in TP53 and Its Implication in Tumor Tissues via Integrative Analysis of TCGA Data. Hum Mutat. 2015 Jul; 36(7):684-8. View in: PubMed

Neonatal vitamin D and childhood brain tumor risk. Int J Cancer. 2015 May 15; 136(10):2481-5. View in: PubMed

Rising rates of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Hispanic children: trends in incidence from 1992 to 2011. Blood. 2015 May 7; 125(19):3033-4. View in: PubMed

Low-frequency and rare exome chip variants associate with fasting glucose and type 2 diabetes susceptibility. Nat Commun. 2015; 6:5897. View in: PubMed

Imputation and subset-based association analysis across different cancer types identifies multiple independent risk loci in the TERT-CLPTM1L region on chromosome 5p15. 33. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Dec 15; 23(24):6616-33. View in: PubMed

Childhood brain tumor epidemiology: a brain tumor epidemiology consortium review. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Dec; 23(12):2716-36. View in: PubMed

Lipids, lipid genes, and incident age-related macular degeneration: the three continent age-related macular degeneration consortium. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep; 158(3):513-524. e3. View in: PubMed

Estimating risks for variants of unknown significance according to their predicted pathogenicity classes with application to BRCA1. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Feb; 144(1):171-7. View in: PubMed

Harmonizing the Classification of Age-related Macular Degeneration in the Three-Continent AMD Consortium. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2014 Feb; 21(1):14-23. View in: PubMed

Trends in childhood brain tumor incidence, 1973-2009. J Neurooncol. 2013 Nov; 115(2):153-60. View in: PubMed

Development of a vision-targeted health-related quality of life item measure. Qual Life Res. 2013 Nov; 22(9):2477-87. View in: PubMed

Prevalence of amblyopia or strabismus in asian and non-Hispanic white preschool children: multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study. Ophthalmology. 2013 Oct; 120(10):2117-24. View in: PubMed

Prevalence of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism in non-Hispanic white and Asian children: multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study. Ophthalmology. 2013 Oct; 120(10):2109-16. View in: PubMed

Prevalence and causes of visual impairment in Asian and non-Hispanic white preschool children: Multi-ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study. Ophthalmology. 2013 Jun; 120(6):1220-6. View in: PubMed

Can mycobacterial katG genetic changes in isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis influence human disease features? Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. Can mycobacterial katG genetic changes in isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis influence human disease features? Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2013 May; 17(5):644-51. View in: PubMed

Vision assessment using the NIH Toolbox. Neurology. 2013 Mar 12; 80(11 Suppl 3):S37-40. View in: PubMed

Variation in inflammatory cytokine/growth-factor genes and mammographic density in premenopausal women aged 50-55. PLoS One. 2013; 8(6):e65313. View in: PubMed

Parental smoking and risk of childhood brain tumors by functional polymorphisms in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon metabolism genes. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11):e79110. View in: PubMed

Genome-wide association study of glioma and meta-analysis. Hum Genet. 2012 Dec; 131(12):1877-88. View in: PubMed

Association between adult height, genetic susceptibility and risk of glioma. Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Aug; 41(4):1075-85. View in: PubMed

New portable tool to screen vestibular and visual function-National Institutes of Health Toolbox initiative. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012 Apr; 49(2):209-20. View in: PubMed

Detectable clonal mosaicism and its relationship to aging and cancer. Nat Genet. 2012; 44(6):651-8. View in: PubMed

DEXA measures of body fat percentage and acute phase proteins among breast cancer survivors: a cross-sectional analysis. BMC Cancer. 2012; 12:343. View in: PubMed

Genotype Imputation for Latinos Using the HapMap and 1000 Genomes Project Reference Panels. Front Genet. 2012; 3:117. View in: PubMed

Birth weight and other prenatal factors and risk of breast cancer in Asian-Americans. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Dec; 130(3):917-25. View in: PubMed

Characteristics of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in Patients With a BRCA1 Mutation: Results From a Population-Based Study of Young Women. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Nov 20; 29(33):4373-80. View in: PubMed

Childhood brain tumors and maternal cured meat consumption in pregnancy: differential effect by glutathione s-transferases. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Nov; 20(11):2413-9. View in: PubMed

Risk factors for decreased visual acuity in preschool children: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease and Baltimore pediatric eye disease studies. Ophthalmology. 2011 Nov; 118(11):2262-73. View in: PubMed

Risk factors associated with childhood strabismus: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease and Baltimore pediatric eye disease studies. Ophthalmology. 2011 Nov; 118(11):2251-61. View in: PubMed

Risk factors for astigmatism in preschool children: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease and Baltimore pediatric eye disease studies. Ophthalmology. 2011 Oct; 118(10):1974-81. View in: PubMed

Risk factors for hyperopia and myopia in preschool children the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease and Baltimore pediatric eye disease studies. Ophthalmology. 2011 Oct; 118(10):1966-73. View in: PubMed

Risk factors for four-year incidence and progression of age-related macular degeneration: the los angeles latino eye study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Sep; 152(3):385-95. View in: PubMed

The impact of change in visual field on health-related quality of life the los angeles latino eye study. Ophthalmology. 2011 Jul; 118(7):1310-7. View in: PubMed

Severity of diabetic retinopathy and health-related quality of life: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2011 Apr; 118(4):649-55. View in: PubMed

General health-related quality of life in preschool children with strabismus or amblyopia. Ophthalmology. 2011 Mar; 118(3):574-80. View in: PubMed

Estrogenic botanical supplements, health-related quality of life, fatigue, and hormone-related symptoms in breast cancer survivors: a HEAL study report. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011; 11(1):109. View in: PubMed

Longitudinal changes in visual acuity and health-related quality of life: the Los Angeles Latino Eye study. Ophthalmology. 2010 Oct; 117(10):1900-7, 1907. e1. View in: PubMed

Patterns of regular use of mammography--body weight and ethnicity: the Multiethnic Cohort. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2010 Mar; 22(3):162-9. View in: PubMed

Central and peripheral visual impairment and the risk of falls and falls with injury. Ophthalmology. 2010 Feb; 117(2):199-206. e1. View in: PubMed

Childhood brain tumors, residential insecticide exposure, and pesticide metabolism genes. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Jan; 118(1):144-9. View in: PubMed

Ambient air pollution and brain cancer mortality. Cancer Causes Control. 2009 Nov; 20(9):1645-51. View in: PubMed

Ethnic differences in the use of regular mammography: the multiethnic cohort. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2009 May; 115(1):163-70. View in: PubMed

Associations between polymorphisms in DNA repair genes and glioblastoma. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Apr; 18(4):1118-26. View in: PubMed

Genetic variants in association studies--review of strengths and weaknesses in study design and current knowledge of impact on cancer risk. Acta Oncol. 2009; 48(7):948-54. View in: PubMed

Effect of reproductive factors and oral contraceptives on breast cancer risk in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers and noncarriers: results from a population-based study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Nov; 17(11):3170-8. View in: PubMed

Impact of visual field loss on health-related quality of life in glaucoma: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2008 Jun; 115(6):941-948. e1. View in: PubMed

Evaluation of unclassified variants in the breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 using five methods: results from a population-based study of young breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Res. 2008; 10(1):R19. View in: PubMed

The ADRB3 Trp64Arg variant and obesity in African-American breast cancer cases. Int J Obes (Lond). 2007 Jul; 31(7):1110-8. View in: PubMed

Severity of visual field loss and health-related quality of life. Am J Ophthalmol. 2007 Jun; 143(6):1013-23. View in: PubMed

Serum organochlorines and breast cancer: a case-control study among African-American women. Cancer Causes Control. 2007 Feb; 18(1):29-39. View in: PubMed

An association between a common variant (G972R) in the IRS-1 gene and sex hormone levels in post-menopausal breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2006 Oct; 99(3):323-31. View in: PubMed

Maternal medication use and the risk of brain tumors in the offspring: the SEARCH international case-control study. Int J Cancer. 2006 Mar 1; 118(5):1302-8. View in: PubMed

Head circumference at birth linked to cancer in childhood. Lancet Oncol. 2006 Jan; 7(1):4-5. View in: PubMed

A haplotype-based case-control study of BRCA1 and sporadic breast cancer risk. Cancer Res. 2005 Aug 15; 65(16):7516-22. View in: PubMed

BRCA1 variants in a family study of African-American and Latina women. Hum Genet. 2005 May; 116(6):497-506. View in: PubMed

Prescription drug use and risk of acute myeloid leukemia by French-American-British subtype: results from a Los Angeles County case-control study. Int J Cancer. 2005 Apr 20; 114(4):634-8. View in: PubMed

Maternal prenatal exposure to nitrosatable drugs and childhood brain tumours. Int J Epidemiol. 2003 Apr; 32(2):211-7. View in: PubMed

IGF1 genotype, mean plasma level and breast cancer risk in the Hawaii/Los Angeles multiethnic cohort. Br J Cancer. 2003 Jan 27; 88(2):277-82. View in: PubMed

Concerning the CYP17 MspA1 polymorphism and breast cancer risk: a meta-analysis. Mutagenesis. 2002 Sep; 17(5):445-6; author reply 447-8. View in: PubMed

Germ-line HER-2 variant and breast cancer risk by stage of disease. Cancer Res. 2001 Dec 1; 61(23):8393-4. View in: PubMed

Risk of endometrial cancer and estrogen replacement therapy history by CYP17 genotype. Cancer Res. 2001 Feb 1; 61(3):848-9. View in: PubMed

Building a multigenic model of breast cancer susceptibility: CYP17 and HSD17B1 are two important candidates. Cancer Res. 2001 Jan 15; 61(2):785-9. View in: PubMed

Reliability of demographic, smoking and occupational data provided by mothers vs. fathers in a childhood cancer study. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2000 Jul; 14(3):257-62. View in: PubMed

Declining cancer rates in the 1990s. J Clin Oncol. 2000 Jun; 18(11):2258-68. View in: PubMed

Ethnic differences in post-menopausal plasma oestrogen levels: high oestrone levels in Japanese-American women despite low weight. Br J Cancer. 2000 Jun; 82(11):1867-70. View in: PubMed

Cytochrome P450c17alpha gene (CYP17) polymorphism predicts use of hormone replacement therapy. Cancer Res. 1999 Aug 15; 59(16):3908-10. View in: PubMed

Parental occupation and childhood brain tumors: astroglial and primitive neuroectodermal tumors. J Occup Environ Med. 1998 Apr; 40(4):332-40. View in: PubMed

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