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Ben Steven Gerber MD, MPH

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InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester MA 01605
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences


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    1. Kitsiou S, Gerber BS, Kansal MM, Buchholz SW, Chen J, Ruppar T, Arrington J, Owoyemi A, Leigh J, Pressler SJ. Patient-centered mobile health technology intervention to improve self-care in patients with chronic heart failure: Protocol for a feasibility randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 May 12; 106433. PMID: 33991686.
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    2. Kwarteng JL, Matthews L, Banerjee A, Sharp LK, Gerber BS, Stolley MR. The association of stressful life events on weight loss efforts among African American breast cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2021 May 12. PMID: 33977342.
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    3. Lima NS, Krishna H, Gerber BS, Heffernan KS, Gump BB, Lefferts WK. Physical activity is associated with lower pulsatile stress but not carotid stiffness in children. J Hum Hypertens. 2021 Mar 12. PMID: 33712711.
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    4. Amante DJ, Harlan DM, Lemon SC, McManus DD, Olaitan OO, Pagoto SL, Gerber BS, Thompson MJ. Evaluation of a Diabetes Remote Monitoring Program Facilitated by Connected Glucose Meters for Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes: Randomized Crossover Trial. JMIR Diabetes. 2021 Mar 11; 6(1):e25574. PMID: 33704077.
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    5. Sharp LK, Biggers A, Perez R, Henkins J, Tilton J, Gerber BS. A Pharmacist and Health Coach-Delivered Mobile Health Intervention for Type 2 Diabetes: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Crossover Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2021 Mar 10; 10(3):e17170. PMID: 33688847.
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    6. Kitsiou S, Vatani H, Paré G, Gerber BS, Buchholz SW, Kansal MM, Leigh J, Masterson Creber RM. Effectiveness of Mobile Health Technology Interventions for Patients with Heart Failure: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Can J Cardiol. 2021 Mar 02. PMID: 33667616.
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    7. Lv N, Xiao L, Rosas LG, Venditti EM, Smyth JM, Lewis MA, Snowden MB, Ronneberg CR, Williams LM, Gerber BS, Ajilore OA, Patel AS, Ma J. Sex Moderates Treatment Effects of Integrated Collaborative Care for Comorbid Obesity and Depression: The RAINBOW RCT. Ann Behav Med. 2021 Feb 22. PMID: 33616188.
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    8. Biggers A, Henkins J, Barton I, Hubbard C, Perez R, Sharp LK, Gerber BS. Feasibility of text message sleep assessment in African American and Latino patients with type 2 diabetes. J Clin Sleep Med. 2021 Jan 01; 17(1):69-78. PMID: 32964830.
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    9. Sirisreetreerux S, Sujirakul T, Nimitphong H, Pinyopodjanard S, Saetung S, Chailurkit LO, Chirakalwasan N, Gerber BS, Reutrakul S. Sleep variability, 6-sulfatoxymelatonin, and diabetic retinopathy. Sleep Breath. 2020 Sep 19. PMID: 32951070.
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    10. Biggers A, Spears CA, Sanders K, Ong J, Sharp LK, Gerber BS. Promoting Mindfulness in African American Communities. Mindfulness (N Y). 2020 Oct; 11(10):2274-2282. PMID: 33584869.
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    11. Lv N, Ajilore OA, Ronneberg CR, Venditti EM, Snowden MB, Lavori PW, Xiao L, Goldstein-Piekarski AN, Wielgosz J, Wittels NE, Barve A, Patel AS, Eckley TL, Stetz P, Gerber BS, Smyth JM, Simmons JM, Rosas LG, Williams LM, Ma J. The ENGAGE-2 study: Engaging self-regulation targets to understand the mechanisms of behavior change and improve mood and weight outcomes in a randomized controlled trial (Phase 2). Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 08; 95:106072. PMID: 32621905.
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    12. Nabulsi NA, Yan CH, Tilton JJ, Gerber BS, Sharp LK. Clinical pharmacists in diabetes management: What do minority patients with uncontrolled diabetes have to say? J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2020 Sep - Oct; 60(5):708-715. PMID: 32115392.
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    13. Reutrakul S, Crowley SJ, Park JC, Chau FY, Priyadarshini M, Hanlon EC, Danielson KK, Gerber BS, Baynard T, Yeh JJ, McAnany JJ. Relationship between Intrinsically Photosensitive Ganglion Cell Function and Circadian Regulation in Diabetic Retinopathy. Sci Rep. 2020 01 31; 10(1):1560. PMID: 32005914.
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    14. Sarna KV, Griffin T, Tarlov E, Gerber BS, Gabay MP, Suda KJ. Trends in gender composition on editorial boards in leading medicine, nursing, and pharmacy journals. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2020 Jul - Aug; 60(4):565-570. PMID: 31953121.
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    15. Gor D, Lee TA, Schumock GT, Walton SM, Gerber BS, Nutescu EA, Touchette DR. Adherence and Persistence with DPP-4 Inhibitors Versus Pioglitazone in Type 2 Diabetes Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Retrospective Claims Database Analysis. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2020 Jan; 26(1):67-75. PMID: 31880221.
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    16. Gor D, Gerber BS, Walton SM, Lee TA, Nutescu EA, Touchette DR. Antidiabetic drug use trends in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease: A cross-sectional analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. J Diabetes. 2020 May; 12(5):385-395. PMID: 31652390.
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    17. Chiu RG, Xia Y, Sharp LK, Gerber BS. Do community health workers affect non-urgent, ambulatory healthcare utilization among low-income, minority patients with diabetes? J Clin Transl Endocrinol. 2019 Jun; 16:100184. PMID: 30815365.
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    18. Biggers A, Sharp LK, Nimitphong H, Saetung S, Siwasaranond N, Manodpitipong A, Crowley SJ, Hood MM, Gerber BS, Reutrakul S. Relationship between depression, sleep quality, and hypoglycemia among persons with type 2 diabetes. J Clin Transl Endocrinol. 2019 Mar; 15:62-64. PMID: 30723689.
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    19. Cedillo-Couvert EA, Hsu JY, Ricardo AC, Fischer MJ, Gerber BS, Horwitz EJ, Kusek JW, Lustigova E, Renteria A, Rosas SE, Saunders M, Sha D, Slaven A, Lash JP. Patient Experience with Primary Care Physician and Risk for Hospitalization in Hispanics with CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 11 07; 13(11):1659-1667. PMID: 30337326.
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    20. Bellfield EJ, Sharp LK, Xia Y, Gerber BS. Use of a Mobile App to Facilitate Blood Glucose Monitoring in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes: Single-Subject Nonrandomized Clinical Trial. JMIR Diabetes. 2018 Feb 07; 3(1):e3. PMID: 30291085.
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    21. Sharp LK, Tilton JJ, Touchette DR, Xia Y, Mihailescu D, Berbaum ML, Gerber BS. Community Health Workers Supporting Clinical Pharmacists in Diabetes Management: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pharmacotherapy. 2018 01; 38(1):58-68. PMID: 29121408.
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    22. Binns-Calvey AE, Malhiot A, Kostovich CT, LaVela SL, Stroupe K, Gerber BS, Burkhart L, Weiner SJ, Weaver FM. Validating Domains of Patient Contextual Factors Essential to Preventing Contextual Errors: A Qualitative Study Conducted at Chicago Area Veterans Health Administration Sites. Acad Med. 2017 09; 92(9):1287-1293. PMID: 28353498.
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    23. Gerber BS, Kannampallil T, Kitsiou S, Heckerling PS. Physician scientists should learn how to program. J Investig Med. 2017 12; 65(8):e5. PMID: 28822972.
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    24. Locatelli SM, Sharp LK, Syed ST, Bhansari S, Gerber BS. Measuring Health-related Transportation Barriers in Urban Settings. J Appl Meas. 2017; 18(2):178-193. PMID: 28961153.
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    25. Man B, Turyk ME, Kominiarek MA, Xia Y, Gerber BS. Diabetes Screening in US Women With a History of Gestational Diabetes, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2012. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 09 08; 13:E124. PMID: 27609302.
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    26. Syed ST, Sharp LK, Kim Y, Jentleson A, Lora CM, Touchette DR, Berbaum ML, Suda KJ, Gerber BS. Relationship Between Medication Adherence and Distance to Dispensing Pharmacies and Prescribers Among an Urban Medicaid Population with Diabetes Mellitus. Pharmacotherapy. 2016 06; 36(6):590-7. PMID: 27087250.
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    27. Sharp LK, Fisher EB, Gerber BS. Background and rationale for the Society of Behavioral Medicine's position statement: expand United States health plan coverage for diabetes self-management education and support. Transl Behav Med. 2015 Sep; 5(3):354-6. PMID: 26327941.
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    28. Rojas E, Gerber BS, Tilton J, Rapacki L, Sharp LK. Pharmacists' perspectives on collaborating with community health workers in diabetes care. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2015 Jul-Aug; 55(4):429-33. PMID: 26161485.
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    29. Sharp LK, Carvalho P, Southward M, Schmidt ML, Jabine LN, Stolley MR, Gerber BS. Electronic Personal Health Records for Childhood Cancer Survivors: An Exploratory Study. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2014 Sep 01; 3(3):117-122. PMID: 25276495.
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    30. Ruggiero L, Riley BB, Hernandez R, Quinn LT, Gerber BS, Castillo A, Day J, Ingram D, Wang Y, Butler P. Medical assistant coaching to support diabetes self-care among low-income racial/ethnic minority populations: randomized controlled trial. West J Nurs Res. 2014 Oct; 36(9):1052-73. PMID: 24569698.
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    31. Locatelli SM, Gerber BS, Goldstein B, Weaver FM, LaVela SL. Health care provider practices, barriers, and facilitators for weight management for individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2014; 20(4):329-37. PMID: 25477746.
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    32. Ruggiero L, Moadsiri A, Quinn LT, Riley BB, Danielson KK, Monahan C, Bangs VA, Gerber BS. Diabetes island: preliminary impact of a virtual world self-care educational intervention for african americans with type 2 diabetes. JMIR Serious Games. 2014; 2(2). PMID: 25584346.
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    33. Hernandez R, Ruggiero L, Riley BB, Wang Y, Chavez N, Quinn LT, Gerber BS, Choi YK. Correlates of self-care in low-income African American and Latino patients with diabetes. Health Psychol. 2014 Jul; 33(7):597-607. PMID: 24364373.
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    34. Rimmer JH, Wang E, Pellegrini CA, Lullo C, Gerber BS. Telehealth weight management intervention for adults with physical disabilities: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Dec; 92(12):1084-94. PMID: 24257266.
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    35. Syed ST, Gerber BS, Sharp LK. Traveling towards disease: transportation barriers to health care access. J Community Health. 2013 Oct; 38(5):976-93. PMID: 23543372.
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    36. Gerber BS, Schiffer L, Brown AA, Berbaum ML, Rimmer JH, Braunschweig CL, Fitzgibbon ML. Video telehealth for weight maintenance of African-American women. J Telemed Telecare. 2013 Jul; 19(5):266-72. PMID: 24163236.
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    37. Lora CM, Sokolovsky AW, Touchette DR, Jin J, Hu X, Gao W, Gerber BS. ACE inhibitor and ARB medication use among Medicaid enrollees with diabetes. Ethn Dis. 2013; 23(2):189-95. PMID: 23530300.
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    38. Sharp LK, Ureste PJ, Torres LA, Bailey L, Gordon HS, Gerber BS. Time to sign: The relationship between health literacy and signature time. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Jan; 90(1):18-22. PMID: 23154148.
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    39. Gerber BS, Rapacki L, Castillo A, Tilton J, Touchette DR, Mihailescu D, Berbaum ML, Sharp LK. Design of a trial to evaluate the impact of clinical pharmacists and community health promoters working with African-Americans and Latinos with diabetes. BMC Public Health. 2012 Oct 23; 12:891. PMID: 23088168.
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    40. Collins EG, O'connell S, McBurney C, Jelinek C, Butler J, Reda D, Gerber BS, Hurt C, Grabiner M. Comparison of walking with poles and traditional walking for peripheral arterial disease rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2012 Jul-Aug; 32(4):210-8. PMID: 22595894.
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    41. Rivera CA, Ferro CL, Bursua AJ, Gerber BS. Probable interaction between Lycium barbarum (goji) and warfarin. Pharmacotherapy. 2012 Mar; 32(3):e50-3. PMID: 22392461.
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    42. Nutescu EA, Bathija S, Sharp LK, Gerber BS, Schumock GT, Fitzgibbon ML. Anticoagulation patient self-monitoring in the United States: considerations for clinical practice adoption. Pharmacotherapy. 2011 Dec; 31(12):1161-74. PMID: 22122179.
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    43. Khan MA, Shah S, Grudzien A, Onyejekwe N, Banskota P, Karim S, Jin J, Kim Y, Gerber BS. A diabetes education multimedia program in the waiting room setting. Diabetes Ther. 2011 Sep; 2(3):178-88. PMID: 22127826.
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    44. Lora CM, Gordon EJ, Sharp LK, Fischer MJ, Gerber BS, Lash JP. Progression of CKD in Hispanics: potential roles of health literacy, acculturation, and social support. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011 Aug; 58(2):282-90. PMID: 21787982.
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    45. Houston TK, Cherrington A, Coley HL, Robinson KM, Trobaugh JA, Williams JH, Foster PH, Ford DE, Gerber BS, Shewchuk RM, Allison JJ. The art and science of patient storytelling-harnessing narrative communication for behavioral interventions: the ACCE project. J Health Commun. 2011 Aug; 16(7):686-97. PMID: 21541875.
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    46. Gordon HS, Gerber BS. What we've got here is a failure to communicate. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Feb; 26(2):104-6. PMID: 21080095.
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    47. Rimmer JH, Hsieh K, Graham BC, Gerber BS, Gray-Stanley JA. Barrier removal in increasing physical activity levels in obese African American women with disabilities. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 Oct; 19(10):1869-76. PMID: 20815739.
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    48. Gerber BS, Cho YI, Arozullah AM, Lee SY. Racial differences in medication adherence: A cross-sectional study of Medicare enrollees. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2010 Apr; 8(2):136-45. PMID: 20439063.
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    49. Kositsawat J, Freeman VL, Gerber BS, Geraci S. Association of A1C levels with vitamin D status in U.S. adults: data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Diabetes Care. 2010 Jun; 33(6):1236-8. PMID: 20215453.
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    50. Gerber BS, Cano AI, Caceres ML, Smith DE, Wilken LA, Michaud JB, Ruggiero LA, Sharp LK. A pharmacist and health promoter team to improve medication adherence among Latinos with diabetes. Ann Pharmacother. 2010 Jan; 44(1):70-9. PMID: 20028957.
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    51. Rimmer JH, Rauworth A, Wang E, Heckerling PS, Gerber BS. A randomized controlled trial to increase physical activity and reduce obesity in a predominantly African American group of women with mobility disabilities and severe obesity. Prev Med. 2009 May; 48(5):473-9. PMID: 19459233.
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    52. Gerber BS, Stolley MR, Thompson AL, Sharp LK, Fitzgibbon ML. Mobile phone text messaging to promote healthy behaviors and weight loss maintenance: a feasibility study. Health Informatics J. 2009 Mar; 15(1):17-25. PMID: 19218309.
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    53. Gerber BS, Solomon MC, Shaffer TL, Quinn MT, Lipton RB. Evaluation of an internet diabetes self-management training program for adolescents and young adults. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2007 Feb; 9(1):60-7. PMID: 17316099.
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    54. Gerber BS. The chronic disease self-management program: extending reach through the internet. Med Care. 2006 Nov; 44(11):961-3. PMID: 17063126.
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    55. Heckerling PS, Canaris GJ, Flach SD, Tape TG, Wigton RS, Gerber BS. Predictors of urinary tract infection based on artificial neural networks and genetic algorithms. Int J Med Inform. 2007 Apr; 76(4):289-96. PMID: 16469531.
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    56. Gerber BS, Pagcatipunan M, Smith EV, Basu SS, Lawless KA, Smolin LI, Berbaum ML, Brodsky IG, Eiser AR. The assessment of diabetes knowledge and self-efficacy in a diverse population using Rasch measurement. J Appl Meas. 2006; 7(1):55-73. PMID: 16385151.
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    57. Heckerling PS, Gerber BS, Weiner SJ. The "resident's dilemma"? Values and strategies of medical residents for education interactions: a cellular automata simulation. Methods Inf Med. 2006; 45(4):455-61. PMID: 16964365.
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    58. Gerber BS, Brodsky IG, Lawless KA, Smolin LI, Arozullah AM, Smith EV, Berbaum ML, Heckerling PS, Eiser AR. Implementation and evaluation of a low-literacy diabetes education computer multimedia application. Diabetes Care. 2005 Jul; 28(7):1574-80. PMID: 15983303.
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    59. Gerber BS, Davis K, Wideman D, Berbaum M. Implementation of computer multimedia for diabetes prevention in African-American women. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005; 962. PMID: 16779249.
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    60. Heckerling PS, Gerber BS, Tape TG, Wigton RS. Selection of predictor variables for pneumonia using neural networks and genetic algorithms. Methods Inf Med. 2005; 44(1):89-97. PMID: 15778799.
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    61. Heckerling PS, Gerber BS, Tape TG, Wigton RS. Use of genetic algorithms for neural networks to predict community-acquired pneumonia. Artif Intell Med. 2004 Jan; 30(1):71-84. PMID: 14684266.
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    62. Heckerling PS, Gerber BS, Tape TG, Wigton RS. Prediction of community-acquired pneumonia using artificial neural networks. Med Decis Making. 2003 Mar-Apr; 23(2):112-21. PMID: 12693873.
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    63. Heckerling PS, Gerber BS, Tape TG, Wigton RS. Entering the black box of neural networks. Methods Inf Med. 2003; 42(3):287-96. PMID: 12874664.
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    64. Gerber BS, Eiser AR. The patient physician relationship in the Internet age: future prospects and the research agenda. J Med Internet Res. 2001 Apr-Jun; 3(2):E15. PMID: 11720957.
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    65. Naureckas ET, Dawson CA, Gerber BS, Gaver DP, Gerber HL, Linehan JH, Solway J, Samsel RW. Airway reopening pressure in isolated rat lungs. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1994 Mar; 76(3):1372-7. PMID: 8005884.
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    66. Gerber BS, Lang RM. Non-invasive assessment of cardiovascular mechanics using a new, user-friendly software application. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1993; 366-72. PMID: 8130496.
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