Daniel Brooks, DScAssociate Professor, Epidemiology
BiographyDr. Brooks’ primary areas of research involve (1) epidemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown causes in Central America and (2) smoking cessation and tobacco-related disease. Major current projects include: 4. Principal Investigator of a project funded by the World Bank to search for causes of a long-term epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Central America, which is exploring multiple hypotheses. 2. Principal Investigator of a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct a group-randomized trial in Boston public housing developments to test whether use of specialized resident community health advocates can increase use of smoking cessation treatments and subsequent quit rates among smokers living in public housing. 3. Co-investigator in a study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to assess patterns of RNA gene expression associated with different smoking patterns and changes in gene expression for a six-month period following cessation of smoking. Prior to joining the faculty at BUSPH, Dr. Brooks spent more than 10 years at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, most recently as Director of the Health Survey Program, where he directed all aspects of the Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
- University of Michigan, BA
- Boston University, MPH
- Boston University, DSc
- Published on 4/16/2013
Ramirez-Rubio O, Brooks DR, Amador JJ, Kaufman JS, Weiner DE, Scammell MK. Chronic kidney disease in Nicaragua: a qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews with physicians and pharmacists. BMC Public Health. 2013; 13:350.
- Published on 3/22/2013
Kabali C, Mtei L, Brooks DR, Waddell R, Bakari M, Matee M, Arbeit RD, Pallangyo K, von Reyn CF, Horsburgh CR. Increased mortality associated with treated active tuberculosis in HIV-infected adults in Tanzania. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2013 Jul; 93(4):461-6.
- Published on 3/1/2013
Semrau K, Kuhn L, Brooks DR, Cabral H, Sinkala M, Kankasa C, Thea DM, Aldrovandi GM. Dynamics of breast milk HIV-1 RNA with unilateral mastitis or abscess. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Mar 1; 62(3):348-55.
- Published on 3/1/2013
Ramirez-Rubio O, McClean MD, Amador JJ, Brooks DR. An epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Central America: an overview. Postgrad Med J. 2013 Mar; 89(1049):123-5.
- Published on 10/25/2012
Weiner DE, McClean MD, Kaufman JS, Brooks DR. The Central American epidemic of CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Mar; 8(3):504-11.
- Published on 9/21/2012
Ramirez-Rubio O, McClean MD, Amador JJ, Brooks DR. An epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Central America: an overview. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2013 Jan; 67(1):1-3.
- Published on 7/3/2012
Al-Farsi YM, Brooks DR, Werler MM, Cabral HJ, Al-Shafaee MA, Wallenburg HC. Effect of high parity on occurrence of some fetal growth indices: a cohort study. Int J Womens Health. 2012; 4:289-93.
- Published on 4/1/2012
Brooks DR, Ramirez-Rubio O, Amador JJ. CKD in Central America: a hot issue. Am J Kidney Dis. 2012 Apr; 59(4):481-4.
- Published on 12/20/2011
Brooks DR, Avetisyan R, Jarrett KM, Hanchate A, Shapiro GD, Pugh MJ, Berlowitz DR, Thurman D, Montouris G, Kazis LE. Validation of self-reported epilepsy for purposes of community surveillance. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Jan; 23(1):57-63.
- Published on 12/16/2011
Swetter SM, Pollitt RA, Johnson TM, Brooks DR, Geller AC. Behavioral determinants of successful early melanoma detection: role of self and physician skin examination. Cancer. 2012 Aug 1; 118(15):3725-34.
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