Publications

The following manuscripts have been published or are currently in press. Listings are in chronological order, unless otherwise noted.

Title Publication Date/Location
Self-reported adverse health events following smallpox vaccination in a large prospective study of US military service members Human Vaccines 2008 Mar/Apr;4(2):127-33

Wells TS, LeardMann CA, Smith TC, Smith B, Jacobson IG, Reed RJ, Ryan MAK, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team

Smallpox vaccination was not associated with any adverse self-reported health outcomes, including mental and physical functioning. These findings may be reassuring to health care providers and those who receive the smallpox vaccination.

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Prior health care utilization as a determinant to enrollment in a 21-year prospective study, the Millennium Cohort Study European Journal of Epidemiology 2008 Feb;23(2):79-87

Wells TS, Jacobson IG, Smith TC, Spooner CN, Smith B, Reed RJ, Amoroso PJ, Ryan MAK, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team

Few health differences between Millennium Cohort responders and non-responders were found when comparing healthcare utilization in the 12 months preceding study invitation.

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New onset and persistent symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder self-reported after deployment and combat exposures: prospective population-based US military cohort study British Medical Journal 2008 Feb;336(7640):366-71

Smith TC, Ryan MAK, Wingard DL, Slymen DJ, Sallis JF, Kritz-Silverstein D, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team

Findings define the importance of PTSD in this population and emphasize that specific combat exposures, rather than deployment itself, significantly affect the onset of PTSD symptoms postdeployment.

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US military deployment during 2001-2006: comparison of subjective and objective data sources in a large prospective health study Annals of Epidemiology 2007 Dec;17(12):976-82

Smith B, Wingard DL, Ryan MAK, Macera CA, Patterson TL, Slymen DJ, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team

Defining military deployments using multiple data sources is examined. Deployment timing and duration metrics, critical for epidemiological studies, are valid in the Millennium Cohort Study.

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Smallpox vaccination: comparison of self-reported and electronic vaccine records in the Millennium Cohort Study Human Vaccines 2007 Nov/Dec;3(6):245-51

LeardMann CA, Smith B, Smith TC, Wells TS, Ryan MAK, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team

Self-report of smallpox vaccination is very reliable. Results may be valuable in supporting global response to bioterrorism threats.

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The physical and mental health of a large military cohort: baseline functional health status of the Millennium Cohort BMC Public Health 2007 Nov;7(147):340

Smith TC, Zamorski M, Smith B, Riddle JR, LeardMann CA, Wells TS, Engel CC, Hoge CW, Adkins J, Blazer D, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team

The functional health of service members in this 22-year longitudinal study compares favorably at baseline with other civilian and military populations.

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When epidemiology meets the Internet: Web-based surveys in the Millennium Cohort Study American Journal of Epidemiology 2007 Nov;166(11):1345-54

Smith B, Smith TC, Gray GC, Ryan MAK, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team

Optimal use of the Internet - with minimal response bias, maximum cost-savings, and improved data - is highlighted.

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The occupational role of women in military service: validation of occupation and prevalence of exposures in the Millennium Cohort Study International Journal of Environmental Health Research 2007 Aug;17(4):271-84

Smith TC, Jacobson IG, Smith B, Hooper TI, Ryan MAK, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team

Data on women's occupations are reliable, and occupational codes can be well correlated with exposures of concern. This was an award-winning presentation at a Navy conference in 2006.

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Reliability of standard health assessment instruments in a large, population-based cohort study Annals of Epidemiology 2007 Jul;17(7):525-32

Smith TC, Smith B, Jacobson IG, Corbeil TE, Ryan MAK, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team

Reliability metrics, by test-retest concordance and internal consistency, are extremely strong in Millennium Cohort Study data.

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Anthrax vaccination in the Millennium Cohort: validation and measures of health American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2007 Apr;32(4):347-53

Smith B, Leard CA, Smith TC, Reed RJ, Ryan MAK, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team

The largest ever evaluation of this topic revealed strong validity of self-reported vaccination, as well as unique health features of the small subset who may misreport vaccination. This work won awards at two research conferences in 2006.

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