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    Yunsheng Ma MD, PhD, MPH

    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentMedicine
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    419 Belmont Street
    Worcester MA 01605
    Phone508-856-1008
      Other Positions
      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentClinical Population Health Research

        Overview 
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        Academic Background

        1997 - 2002   University of Massachusetts
        Amherst, Massachusetts
             Ph.D., Epidemiology/Biostatistics
         
        1994 - 1996  University of Massachusetts
        Amherst, Massachusetts
             M.P.H, Epidemiology/Biostatistics
         
        1993 - 1995  Preventive Cardiology Program
        University of Massachusetts Medical School
        Worcester, MA
             Preventive Cardiology Fellow 
            
        1987 - 1990 Kunming Medical College
        Yunnan, P.R.China
             M.S., Infectious Diseases
         
        1980 - 1985 Kunming Medical College
        Yunnan, P.R.China
             M.D., Medicine
         

        Honors

        National Institutes of Health/Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Fellow, Summer Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials involving Behavioral and Social Interventions (2004).

        Biography

        Dr. Yunsheng Ma is an Associate Professor of Medicine and an epidemiologist with a documented record of research in the areas of nutrition, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases. He has contributed to over 100 original publications in the biomedical literatures and two medical textbook chapters. He continues to serve as Principal Investigator or co-investigator of NIH-sponsored projects investigating nutritional and biochemical predictors of chronic diseases in human populations.

        Research Interests

        Effect of diet and other lifestyle factors on obesity, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and heart disease

        Cardiovascular disease epidemiology

        Characteristics, health trends, and health care utilization of Medicaid insured individuals

        Applied statistical methods in clinical research

        Currently Funded Research

        Principal Investigator, R01 HL094575, NIH/NHLBI, A Simple Dietary Message to Improve Dietary Quality for Metabolic Syndrome, April 2009 - March 2014.

        Principal Investigator, AS444, NIH/WHI, Feasibility of hemoglobin A1c measurement by mail for diabetic women in the WHI, October 2013 - October 2014.

        Co-Investigator, NIH/NCI, Pilot Investigation of Behavioral Alternatives to Indoor Tanning, April 2012 – March 2014.

        Click here to see Dr. Ma's Curriculum vitae.



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        1. Whited MC, Schneider KL, Appelhans BM, Ma Y, Waring ME, Debiasse MA, Busch AM, Oleski JL, Merriam PA, Olendzki BC, Crawford SL, Ockene IS, Lemon SC, Pagoto SL. Severity of Depressive Symptoms and Accuracy of Dietary Reporting among Obese Women with Major Depressive Disorder Seeking Weight Loss Treatment. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e90361.
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        2. Olendzki BC, Silverstein TD, Persuitte GM, Ma Y, Baldwin KR, Cave D. An anti-inflammatory diet as treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: a case series report running head: Diet for inflammatory bowel disease. Nutr J. 2014 Jan 16; 13(1):5.
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        3. Wang J, Olendzki BC, Wedick NM, Persuitte GM, Culver AL, Li W, Merriam PA, Carmody J, Fang H, Zhang Z, Olendzki GF, Zheng L, Ma Y. Challenges in sodium intake reduction and meal consumption patterns among participants with metabolic syndrome in a dietary trial. Nutr J. 2013 Dec 18; 12(1):163.
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        4. Shivappa N, Steck SE, Hurley TG, Hussey JR, Ma Y, Ockene IS, Tabung F, Hébert JR. A population-based dietary inflammatory index predicts levels of C-reactive protein in the Seasonal Variation of Blood Cholesterol Study (SEASONS). Public Health Nutr. 2013 Oct 10; 1-9.
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        5. Wang J, Persuitte G, Olendzki BC, Wedick NM, Zhang Z, Merriam PA, Fang H, Carmody J, Olendzki GF, Ma Y. Dietary Magnesium Intake Improves Insulin Resistance among Non-Diabetic Individuals with Metabolic Syndrome Participating in a Dietary Trial. Nutrients. 2013; 5(10):3910-3919.
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        6. Ma Y, Hébert JR, Balasubramanian R, Wedick NM, Howard BV, Rosal MC, Liu S, Bird CE, Olendzki BC, Ockene JK, Wactawski-Wende J, Phillips LS, Lamonte MJ, Schneider KL, Garcia L, Ockene IS, Merriam PA, Sepavich DM, Mackey RH, Johnson KC, Manson JE. All-Cause, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality Rates in Postmenopausal White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian Women With and Without Diabetes in the United States: The Women's Health Initiative, 1993-2009. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Sep 17.
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        7. Schneider KL, Andrews C, Hovey KM, Seguin RA, Manini T, Lamonte MJ, Margolis KL, Waring ME, Ning Y, Sims S, Ma Y, Ockene J, Stefanick ML, Pagoto SL. Change in Physical Activity after a Diabetes Diagnosis: Opportunity for Intervention. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Jul 15.
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        8. Ma Y, Balasubramanian R, Pagoto SL, Schneider KL, Hébert JR, Phillips LS, Goveas JS, Culver AL, Olendzki BC, Beck J, Smoller JW, Sepavich DM, Ockene JK, Uebelacker L, Zorn M, Liu S. Relations of Depressive Symptoms and Antidepressant Use to Body Mass Index and Selected Biomarkers for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. Am J Public Health. 2013 Jun 13.
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        9. Qiao Y, Tinker L, Olendzki BC, Hébert JR, Balasubramanian R, Rosal MC, Hingle M, Song Y, Schneider KL, Liu S, Sims S, Ockene JK, Sepavich DM, Shikany JM, Persuitte G, Ma Y. Racial/ethnic disparities in association between dietary quality and incident diabetes in postmenopausal women in the United States: the Women's Health Initiative 1993-2005. Ethn Health. 2013 May 22.
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        10. Xu D, Chen W, Li X, Zhang Y, Li X, Lei H, Wei Y, Li W, Hu D, Wedick NM, Wang J, Xu Y, Li J, Ma Y. Factors associated with blood pressure control in hypertensive patients with coronary heart disease: evidence from the chinese cholesterol education program. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e63135.
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        11. Pagoto S, Schneider KL, Whited MC, Oleski JL, Merriam P, Appelhans B, Ma Y, Olendzki B, Waring ME, Busch AM, Lemon S, Ockene I, Crawford S. Randomized controlled trial of behavioral treatment for comorbid obesity and depression in women: the Be Active Trial. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013 Mar 5.
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        12. Chan KH, Niu T, Ma Y, You NC, Song Y, Sobel EM, Hsu YH, Balasubramanian R, Qiao Y, Tinker L, Liu S. Common Genetic Variants in Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-? (PPARG) and Type 2 Diabetes Risk Among Women's Health Initiative Postmenopausal Women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Mar; 98(3):E600-4.
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        13. Ma Y, Culver A, Rossouw J, Olendzki B, Merriam P, Lian B, Ockene I. Statin therapy and the risk for diabetes among adult women: do the benefits outweigh the risk? Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2013 Feb; 7(1):41-4.
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        14. Sambamoorthi U, Ma Y, Findley PA, Rust G. Antidepressant Use, Depression, and New Onset Diabetes among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries. J Diabetes. 2012 Nov 23.
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        15. Xu D, Zou L, Xing Y, Hou L, Wei Y, Zhang J, Qiao Y, Hu D, Xu Y, Li J, Ma Y. Diagnostic Value of Ankle-Brachial Index in Peripheral Arterial Disease: A Meta-analysis. Can J Cardiol. 2013 Apr; 29(4):492-8.
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        16. Carmody JF, Olendzki BC, Merriam PA, Liu Q, Qiao Y, Ma Y. A Novel Measure of Dietary Change in a Prostate Cancer Dietary Program Incorporating Mindfulness Training. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Jul 30.
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        17. Ma Y, Hébert JR, Manson JE, Balasubramanian R, Liu S, Lamonte MJ, Bird CE, Ockene JK, Qiao Y, Olendzki B, Schneider KL, Rosal MC, Sepavich DM, Wactawski-Wende J, Stefanick ML, Phillips LS, Ockene IS, Kaplan RC, Sarto GE, Garcia L, Howard BV. Determinants of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Incidence of Diabetes in Postmenopausal Women in the U.S.: The Women's Health Initiative 1993-2009. Diabetes Care. 2012 Jul 25.
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        18. Appelhans BM, Whited MC, Schneider KL, Ma Y, Oleski JL, Merriam PA, Waring ME, Olendzki BC, Mann DM, Ockene IS, Pagoto SL. Depression severity, diet quality, and physical activity in women with obesity and depression. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 May; 112(5):693-8.
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        19. Merriam PA, Persuitte G, Olendzki BC, Schneider K, Pagoto SL, Palken JL, Ockene IS, Ma Y. Dietary intervention targeting increased fiber consumption for metabolic syndrome. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 May; 112(5):621-3.
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        20. Culver AL, Ockene IS, Balasubramanian R, Olendzki BC, Sepavich DM, Wactawski-Wende J, Manson JE, Qiao Y, Liu S, Merriam PA, Rahilly-Tierny C, Thomas F, Berger JS, Ockene JK, Curb JD, Ma Y. Statin Use and Risk of Diabetes Mellitus in Postmenopausal Women in the Women's Health Initiative. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Jan 23; 172(2):144-52.
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        21. Wang Y, Zhao D, Xing Y, Li J, Hu D, Xu Y, Merriam PA, Ma Y. Clinical features of chinese coronary heart disease patients with chronic kidney disease. Ren Fail. 2012; 34(8):985-90.
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        22. Ockene IS, Tellez TL, Rosal MC, Reed GW, Mordes J, Merriam PA, Olendzki BC, Handelman G, Nicolosi R, Ma Y. Outcomes of a Latino community-based intervention for the prevention of diabetes: the Lawrence Latino Diabetes Prevention Project. Am J Public Health. 2012 Feb; 102(2):336-42.
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        23. Pagoto SL, Schneider KL, Bodenlos JS, Appelhans BM, Whited MC, Ma Y, Lemon SC. Association of post-traumatic stress disorder and obesity in a nationally representative sample. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Jan; 20(1):200-5.
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        24. Ma Y, Balasubramanian R, Pagoto SL, Schneider KL, Culver AL, Olendzki B, Tinker L, Liu S, Safford M, Sepavich DM, Rosal MC, Ockene JK, Carnethon M, Zorn M, Hébert JR. Elevated depressive symptoms, antidepressant use, and diabetes in a large multiethnic national sample of postmenopausal women. Diabetes Care. 2011 Nov; 34(11):2390-2.
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        25. Schneider KL, Pagoto SL, Handschin B, Panza E, Bakke S, Liu Q, Blendea M, Ockene IS, Ma Y. Design and methods for a pilot randomized clinical trial involving exercise and behavioral activation to treat comorbid type 2 diabetes and major depressive disorder. Ment Health Phys Act. 2011 Jun 1; 4(1):13-21.
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        26. Ma Y, Chiriboga DE, Pagoto SL, Rosal MC, Li W, Merriam PA, Hébert JR, Whited MC, Ockene IS. Association between Depression and C-Reactive Protein. Cardiol Res Pract. 2010; 2011:286509.
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        27. Dachun Xu , Jue Li , Liling Zou , Yawei Xu , Dayi Hu , Pagoto SL, Yunsheng Ma . Sensitivity and specificity of the ankle--brachial index to diagnose peripheral artery disease: a structured review. Vasc Med. 2010 Oct; 15(5):361-9.
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        28. Ma W, Hu D, Liu G, Jiang J, Zhao X, Ma Y. Predictors of quality of life in Chinese patients with acute coronary syndrome. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2010 Oct; 18(5):469-75.
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        29. Ma Y, Olendzki BC, Pagoto SL, Merriam PA, Ockene IS. What are patients actually eating: the dietary practices of cardiovascular disease patients. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2010 Sep; 25(5):518-21.
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        30. Pagoto SL, Schneider KL, Oleski J, Bodenlos JS, Ma Y. The sunless study: a beach randomized trial of a skin cancer prevention intervention promoting sunless tanning. Arch Dermatol. 2010 Sep; 146(9):979-84.
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        31. Ma Y, Ockene IS, Rosal MC, Merriam PA, Ockene JK, Gandhi PJ. Randomized Trial of a Pharmacist-Delivered Intervention for Improving Lipid-Lowering Medication Adherence among Patients with Coronary Heart Disease. Cholesterol. 2010; 2010:383281.
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        32. Luo Y, Li X, Li J, Wang X, Qiao Y, Hu D, Merriam PA, Ma Y. Combined effects of smoking and peripheral arterial disease on all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in a Chinese male cohort. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Mar; 51(3):673-8.
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        33. Luo Y, Li X, Li J, Wang X, Xu Y, Qiao Y, Hu D, Ma Y. Peripheral arterial disease, chronic kidney disease, and mortality: the Chinese Ankle Brachial Index Cohort Study. Vasc Med. 2010 Apr; 15(2):107-12.
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        34. Merriam PA, Ma Y, Olendzki BC, Schneider KL, Li W, Ockene IS, Pagoto SL. Design and methods for testing a simple dietary message to improve weight loss and dietary quality. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2009; 9:87.
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        35. Ma Y, Olendzki BC, Pagoto SL, Hurley TG, Magner RP, Ockene IS, Schneider KL, Merriam PA, Hébert JR. Number of 24-hour diet recalls needed to estimate energy intake. Ann Epidemiol. 2009 Aug; 19(8):553-9.
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        36. Pagoto SL, Ma Y, Bodenlos JS, Olendzki B, Rosal MC, Tellez T, Merriam P, Ockene IS. Association of depressive symptoms and lifestyle behaviors among Latinos at risk of type 2 diabetes. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Jul; 109(7):1246-50.
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        37. Olendzki BC, Ma Y, Schneider KL, Merriam P, Culver AL, Ockene IS, Pagoto S. A simple dietary message to improve dietary quality: Results from a pilot investigation. Nutrition. 2009 Jul-Aug; 25(7-8):736-44.
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        38. Merriam PA, Tellez TL, Rosal MC, Olendzki BC, Ma Y, Pagoto SL, Ockene IS. Methodology of a diabetes prevention translational research project utilizing a community-academic partnership for implementation in an underserved Latino community. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2009; 9:20.
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        39. Pagoto SL, Schneider KL, Oleski J, Bodenlos JS, Merriam P, Ma Y. Design and methods for a cluster randomized trial of the Sunless Study: a skin cancer prevention intervention promoting sunless tanning among beach visitors. BMC Public Health. 2009; 9:50.
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        40. Chiriboga DE, Ma Y, Li W, Stanek EJ, Hébert JR, Merriam PA, Rawson ES, Ockene IS. Seasonal and sex variation of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in healthy adults: a longitudinal study. Clin Chem. 2009 Feb; 55(2):313-21.
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        41. Pagoto SL, Curtin C, Lemon SC, Bandini LG, Schneider KL, Bodenlos JS, Ma Y. Association between adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and obesity in the US population. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Mar; 17(3):539-44.
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        42. Schneider KL, Bodenlos JS, Ma Y, Olendzki B, Oleski J, Merriam P, Crawford S, Ockene IS, Pagoto SL. Design and methods for a randomized clinical trial treating comorbid obesity and major depressive disorder. BMC Psychiatry. 2008; 8:77.
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        43. Pagoto S, Bodenlos JS, Schneider KL, Olendzki B, Spates CR, Ma Y. Initial investigation of behavioral activation therapy for co-morbid major depressive disorder and obesity. Psychotherapy (Chic). 2008 Sep; 45(3):410-5.
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        44. Ma Y, Hébert JR, Li W, Bertone-Johnson ER, Olendzki B, Pagoto SL, Tinker L, Rosal MC, Ockene IS, Ockene JK, Griffith JA, Liu S. Association between dietary fiber and markers of systemic inflammation in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. Nutrition. 2008 Oct; 24(10):941-9.
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        45. Olendzki BC, Ma Y, Hébert JR, Pagoto SL, Merriam PA, Rosal MC, Ockene IS. Underreporting of energy intake and associated factors in a Latino population at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Jun; 108(6):1003-8.
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        46. Griffith JA, Ma Y, Chasan-Taber L, Olendzki BC, Chiriboga DE, Stanek EJ, Merriam PA, Ockene IS. Association between dietary glycemic index, glycemic load, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein. Nutrition. 2008 May; 24(5):401-6.
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        47. Ma Y, Li W, Olendzki BC, Pagoto SL, Merriam PA, Chiriboga DE, Griffith JA, Bodenlos J, Wang Y, Ockene IS. Dietary quality 1 year after diagnosis of coronary heart disease. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Feb; 108(2):240-6; discussion 246-7.
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        48. Chiriboga DE, Ma Y, Li W, Olendzki BC, Pagoto SL, Merriam PA, Matthews CE, Hebert JR, Ockene IS. Gender differences in predictors of body weight and body weight change in healthy adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Jan; 16(1):137-45.
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        49. Pagoto SL, Kantor L, Bodenlos JS, Gitkind M, Ma Y. Translating the diabetes prevention program into a hospital-based weight loss program. Health Psychol. 2008 Jan; 27(1 Suppl):S91-8.
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        50. Ma Y, Olendzki BC, Merriam PA, Chiriboga DE, Culver AL, Li W, Hébert JR, Ockene IS, Griffith JA, Pagoto SL. A randomized clinical trial comparing low-glycemic index versus ADA dietary education among individuals with type 2 diabetes. Nutrition. 2008 Jan; 24(1):45-56.
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        51. Pagoto S, Bodenlos JS, Kantor L, Gitkind M, Curtin C, Ma Y. Association of major depression and binge eating disorder with weight loss in a clinical setting. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Nov; 15(11):2557-9.
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        52. Ma Y, Pagoto SL, Griffith JA, Merriam PA, Ockene IS, Hafner AR, Olendzki BC. A dietary quality comparison of popular weight-loss plans. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007 Oct; 107(10):1786-91.
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        53. Olendzki BC, Ma Y, Culver AL, Ockene IS, Griffith JA, Hafner AR, Hebert JR. Methodology for adding glycemic index and glycemic load values to 24-hour dietary recall database. Nutrition. 2006 Nov-Dec; 22(11-12):1087-95.
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        54. Ma Y, Olendzki BC, Hafner AR, Chiriboga DE, Culver AL, Andersen VA, Merriam PA, Pagoto SL. Low-carbohydrate and high-fat intake among adult patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nutrition. 2006 Nov-Dec; 22(11-12):1129-36.
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        55. Ma Y, Pagoto SL, Olendzki BC, Hafner AR, Perugini RA, Mason R, Kelly JJ. Predictors of weight status following laparoscopic gastric bypass. Obes Surg. 2006 Sep; 16(9):1227-31.
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        56. Ma Y, Olendzki BC, Chiriboga D, Rosal M, Sinagra E, Crawford S, Hafner AR, Pagoto SL, Magner RP, Ockene IS. PDA-assisted low glycemic index dietary intervention for type II diabetes: a pilot study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006 Oct; 60(10):1235-43.
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        57. Ma Y, Griffith JA, Chasan-Taber L, Olendzki BC, Jackson E, Stanek EJ, Li W, Pagoto SL, Hafner AR, Ockene IS. Association between dietary fiber and serum C-reactive protein. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Apr; 83(4):760-6.
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        58. Ma Y, Li Y, Chiriboga DE, Olendzki BC, Hebert JR, Li W, Leung K, Hafner AR, Ockene IS. Association between carbohydrate intake and serum lipids. J Am Coll Nutr. 2006 Apr; 25(2):155-63.
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        59. Ma Y, Olendzki BC, Li W, Hafner AR, Chiriboga D, Hebert JR, Campbell M, Sarnie M, Ockene IS. Seasonal variation in food intake, physical activity, and body weight in a predominantly overweight population. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006 Apr; 60(4):519-28.
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        60. Ma Y, Goins KV, Pbert L, Ockene JK. Predictors of smoking cessation in pregnancy and maintenance postpartum in low-income women. Matern Child Health J. 2005 Dec; 9(4):393-402.
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        61. King JA, Rosal MC, Ma Y, Reed GW. Association of stress, hostility and plasma testosterone levels. Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2005 Aug; 26(4):355-60.
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        62. Ma Y, Chiriboga D, Olendzki BC, Nicolosi R, Merriam PA, Ockene IS. Effect of soy protein containing isoflavones on blood lipids in moderately hypercholesterolemic adults: a randomized controlled trial. J Am Coll Nutr. 2005 Aug; 24(4):275-85.
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        63. Ma Y, Olendzki B, Chiriboga D, Hebert JR, Li Y, Li W, Campbell M, Gendreau K, Ockene IS. Association between dietary carbohydrates and body weight. Am J Epidemiol. 2005 Feb 15; 161(4):359-67.
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        64. Pbert L, Ockene JK, Zapka J, Ma Y, Goins KV, Oncken C, Stoddard AM. A community health center smoking-cessation intervention for pregnant and postpartum women. Am J Prev Med. 2004 Jun; 26(5):377-85.
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        65. Ockene IS, Chiriboga DE, Stanek EJ, Harmatz MG, Nicolosi R, Saperia G, Well AD, Freedson P, Merriam PA, Reed G, Ma Y, Matthews CE, Hebert JR. Seasonal variation in serum cholesterol levels: treatment implications and possible mechanisms. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Apr 26; 164(8):863-70.
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        66. Rosal MC, King J, Ma Y, Reed GW. Stress, social support, and cortisol: inverse associations? Behav Med. 2004; 30(1):11-21.
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        67. Schwartz C, Meisenhelder JB, Ma Y, Reed G. Altruistic social interest behaviors are associated with better mental health. Psychosom Med. 2003 Sep-Oct; 65(5):778-85.
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        68. Schwartz CE, Mazor K, Rogers J, Ma Y, Reed G. Validation of a new measure of concept of a good death. J Palliat Med. 2003 Aug; 6(4):575-84.
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        69. Schwartz C, Lennes I, Hammes B, Lapham C, Bottner W, Ma Y. Honing an advance care planning intervention using qualitative analysis: the Living Well interview. J Palliat Med. 2003 Aug; 6(4):593-603.
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        70. Ma Y, Bertone ER, Stanek EJ, Reed GW, Hebert JR, Cohen NL, Merriam PA, Ockene IS. Association between eating patterns and obesity in a free-living US adult population. Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Jul 1; 158(1):85-92.
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        71. Bonollo DP, Zapka JG, Stoddard AM, Ma Y, Pbert L, Ockene JK. Treating nicotine dependence during pregnancy and postpartum: understanding clinician knowledge and performance. Patient Educ Couns. 2002 Dec; 48(3):265-74.
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        72. Ockene J, Ma Y, Zapka J, Pbert L, Valentine Goins K, Stoddard A. Spontaneous cessation of smoking and alcohol use among low-income pregnant women. Am J Prev Med. 2002 Oct; 23(3):150-9.
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        73. Schwartz CE, Wheeler HB, Hammes B, Basque N, Edmunds J, Reed G, Ma Y, Li L, Tabloski P, Yanko J. Early intervention in planning end-of-life care with ambulatory geriatric patients: results of a pilot trial. Arch Intern Med. 2002 Jul 22; 162(14):1611-8.
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        74. Hebert JR, Ebbeling CB, Olendzki BC, Hurley TG, Ma Y, Saal N, Ockene JK, Clemow L. Change in women's diet and body mass following intensive intervention for early-stage breast cancer. J Am Diet Assoc. 2001 Apr; 101(4):421-31.
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        75. Hebert JR, Hurley TG, Olendzki BC, Teas J, Ma Y, Hampl JS. Nutritional and socioeconomic factors in relation to prostate cancer mortality: a cross-national study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1998 Nov 4; 90(21):1637-47.
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