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Vanessa Astrud Diaz

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InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
DepartmentFamily Medicine
AddressP.O. Box MSC 192
5 Charleston Center Drive, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone843-876-2926
Fax843-876-2918
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    Dr. Diaz received her medical degree from the University of Miami (FL) and completed residency in Savannah, GA. She joined our research division as a faculty member in 2004 after completing a two-year faculty development fellowship at MUSC that included obtaining her Masters of Science in Clinical Research. She is currently our Clinical Services Director. Her research interests include Latino health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and women's health issues. A native of Panama, Dr. Diaz is fluent in Spanish.

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    asthma, family medicine, Hispanic Populations, Women's Health, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease

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    1. Diaz VA, Player MS. Direct-to-Patient Telehealth: Opportunities and Challenges. R I Med J (2013). 2020 Feb 03; 103(1):35-37. PMID: 32013303.
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    2. Dahne J, Collado A, Lejuez CW, Risco CM, Diaz VA, Coles L, Kustanowitz J, Zvolensky MJ, Carpenter MJ. Pilot randomized controlled trial of a Spanish-language Behavioral Activation mobile app (¡Aptívate!) for the treatment of depressive symptoms among united states Latinx adults with limited English proficiency. J Affect Disord. 2019 05 01; 250:210-217. PMID: 30870770.
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    3. Dahne J, Lejuez CW, Diaz VA, Player MS, Kustanowitz J, Felton JW, Carpenter MJ. Pilot Randomized Trial of a Self-Help Behavioral Activation Mobile App for Utilization in Primary Care. Behav Ther. 2019 07; 50(4):817-827. PMID: 31208690.
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    4. Player M, O'Bryan E, Sederstrom E, Pinckney J, Diaz V. Electronic Visits For Common Acute Conditions: Evaluation Of A Recently Established Program. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 12; 37(12):2024-2030. PMID: 30633677.
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    5. Dahne J, Collado A, Lejuez CW, Risco C, Diaz VA, Kustanowitz J, Zvolensky M, Carpenter MJ. ¡Aptívate!: A Spanish-language behavioral activation mobile application for delivery via primary care. Psychol Serv. 2019 May; 16(2):271-275. PMID: 30431309.
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    6. Gielen M, Hageman GJ, Antoniou EE, Nordfjall K, Mangino M, Balasubramanyam M, de Meyer T, Hendricks AE, Giltay EJ, Hunt SC, Nettleton JA, Salpea KD, Diaz VA, Farzaneh-Far R, Atzmon G, Harris SE, Hou L, Gilley D, Hovatta I, Kark JD, Nassar H, Kurz DJ, Mather KA, Willeit P, Zheng YL, Pavanello S, Demerath EW, Rode L, Bunout D, Steptoe A, Boardman L, Marti A, Needham B, Zheng W, Ramsey-Goldman R, Pellatt AJ, Kaprio J, Hofmann JN, Gieger C, Paolisso G, Hjelmborg JBH, Mirabello L, Seeman T, Wong J, van der Harst P, Broer L, Kronenberg F, Kollerits B, Strandberg T, Eisenberg DTA, Duggan C, Verhoeven JE, Schaakxs R, Zannolli R, Dos Reis RMR, Charchar FJ, Tomaszewski M, Mons U, Demuth I, Iglesias Molli AE, Cheng G, Krasnienkov D, D'Antono B, Kasielski M, McDonnell BJ, Ebstein RP, Sundquist K, Pare G, Chong M, Zeegers MP. Body mass index is negatively associated with telomere length: a collaborative cross-sectional meta-analysis of 87 observational studies. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 09 01; 108(3):453-475. PMID: 30535086.
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    7. Amorrortu RP, Arevalo M, Vernon SW, Mainous AG, Diaz V, McKee MD, Ford ME, Tilley BC. Recruitment of racial and ethnic minorities to clinical trials conducted within specialty clinics: an intervention mapping approach. Trials. 2018 Feb 17; 19(1):115. PMID: 29454389.
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    8. Player M, Freedy JR, Diaz V, Brock C, Chessman A, Thiedke C, Johnson A. The role of Balint group training in the professional and personal development of family medicine residents. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2018 Jan-Mar; 53(1-2):24-38. PMID: 29235909.
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    9. Tilley BC, Mainous AG, Smith DW, McKee MD, Amorrortu RP, Alvidrez J, Diaz V, Ford ME, Fernandez ME, Hauser RA, Singer C, Landa V, Trevino A, DeSantis SM, Zhang Y, Daniels E, Tabor D, Vernon SW. Design of a cluster-randomized minority recruitment trial: RECRUIT. Clin Trials. 2017 Jun; 14(3):286-298. PMID: 28545336.
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    10. Dahne J, Lejuez CW, Kustanowitz J, Felton JW, Diaz VA, Player MS, Carpenter MJ. Moodivate: A self-help behavioral activation mobile app for utilization in primary care-Development and clinical considerations. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2017 03; 52(2):160-175. PMID: 28792292.
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    11. Majka E, Graves T, Diaz VA, Player MS, Dickerson LM, Gavin JK, Wessell A. Comparison of Alcohol Use Disorder Screens During College Athlete Pre-Participation Evaluations. Fam Med. 2016 05; 48(5):366-70. PMID: 27159095.
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    12. Porter M, Mims L, Garven C, Gavin J, Carek P, Diaz V. International Health Experiences in Family Medicine Residency Training. Fam Med. 2016 Feb; 48(2):114-20. PMID: 26950782.
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    13. Porter M, Diaz VA, Gavin JK, Zacarias A, Dickerson L, Hueston WJ, Carek PJ. Cost and Utilization: Hospitalized Patients on a Family Medicine Service. South Med J. 2015 Jun; 108(6):364-9. PMID: 26079463.
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    14. Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Gavin JK, Player MS, Wright RU. Use of a Tablet-Based Risk Assessment Program to Improve Health Counseling and Patient-Provider Relationships in a Federally Qualified Health Center. Am J Med Qual. 2016 09; 31(5):434-40. PMID: 25995332.
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    15. Diaz VA, Chessman A, Johnson AH, Brock CD, Gavin JK. Balint groups in family medicine residency programs: a follow-up study from 1990--2010. Fam Med. 2015 May; 47(5):367-72. PMID: 25905879.
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    16. Ebner NC, Kamin H, Diaz V, Cohen RA, MacDonald K. Hormones as "difference makers" in cognitive and socioemotional aging processes. Front Psychol. 2014; 5:1595. PMID: 25657633.
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    17. Perez SM, Gavin JK, Diaz VA. Stressors and coping mechanisms associated with perceived stress in Latinos. Ethn Dis. 2015; 25(1):78-82. PMID: 25812256.
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    18. Diaz VA, Dickerson LM, Smith LL, Seawright K, Wessell A, Gavin JK, Chirina S, Knoll M, Player MS, McCutcheon A. Discrepancies in cardiovascular disease risk calculation affect aspirin use recommendations in patients with diabetes. South Med J. 2014 Jun; 107(6):368-73. PMID: 24945172.
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    19. Mainous AG, Wright RU, Hulihan MM, Twal WO, McLaren CE, Diaz VA, McLaren GD, Argraves WS, Grant AM. Elevated transferrin saturation, health-related quality of life and telomere length. Biometals. 2014 Feb; 27(1):135-41. PMID: 24337410.
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    20. Dickerson LM, Diaz VA, Jordon J, Davis E, Chirina S, Goddard JA, Carr KB, Carek PJ. Satisfaction, early removal, and side effects associated with long-acting reversible contraception. Fam Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 45(10):701-7. PMID: 24347187.
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    21. Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Gavin JK, Wilson D. Racial differences in attitudes toward personalized medicine. Public Health Genomics. 2014; 17(1):1-6. PMID: 24080914.
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    22. Mainous AG, Wright RU, Hulihan MM, Twal WO, McLaren CE, Diaz VA, McLaren GD, Argraves WS, Grant AM. Telomere length and elevated iron: the influence of phenotype and HFE genotype. Am J Hematol. 2013 Jun; 88(6):492-6. PMID: 23512844.
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    23. Peterson LE, Diaz V, Dickerson LM, Player MS, Carek PJ. Recent family medicine residency graduates' perceptions of resident duty hour restrictions. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Mar; 5(1):31-5. PMID: 24404223.
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    24. Ford ME, Siminoff LA, Pickelsimer E, Mainous AG, Smith DW, Diaz VA, Soderstrom LH, Jefferson MS, Tilley BC. Unequal burden of disease, unequal participation in clinical trials: solutions from African American and Latino community members. Health Soc Work. 2013 Feb; 38(1):29-38. PMID: 23539894.
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    25. Post RE, Carek PJ, Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Johnson SP. Factors affecting HPV vaccine use among recent family medicine residency graduates. Fam Med. 2013 Feb; 45(2):90-4. PMID: 23378075.
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    26. Mahoney D, Diaz V, Thiedke C, Mallin K, Brock C, Freedy J, Johnson A. Balint groups: the nuts and bolts of making better doctors. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2013; 45(4):401-11. PMID: 24261273.
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    27. Player MS, Mainous AG, Everett CJ, Diaz VA, Knoll ME, Wright RU. Chlamydia pneumoniae and progression of subclinical atherosclerosis. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2014 May; 21(5):559-65. PMID: 23253746.
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    28. Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Knoll ME, Hulihan MM, Grant AM, Wright RU. Transferrin saturation and hospital length of stay and mortality in Medicare beneficiaries. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Jan; 61(1):132-6. PMID: 23205743.
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    29. Diaz VA, Carek PJ, Johnson SP. Impact of quality improvement training during residency on current practice. Fam Med. 2012 Sep; 44(8):569-73. PMID: 22930122.
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    30. Carek PJ, Diaz V, Dickerson LM, Peterson L, Johnson S. Preparation for practice in family medicine: before and after duty hours. Fam Med. 2012 Sep; 44(8):539-44. PMID: 22930117.
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    31. Diaz V. Encouraging participation of minorities in research studies. Ann Fam Med. 2012 Jul-Aug; 10(4):372-3. PMID: 22778129.
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    32. Freedy JR, Carek PJ, Diaz VA, Thiedke CC. Integrating cognitive behavioral therapy into management of depression. Am Fam Physician. 2012 Apr 01; 85(7):686-7. PMID: 22534343.
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    33. Tilley BC, Mainous AG, Elm JJ, Pickelsimer E, Soderstrom LH, Ford ME, Diaz VA, Siminoff LA, Burau K, Smith DW. A randomized recruitment intervention trial in Parkinson's disease to increase participant diversity: early stopping for lack of efficacy. Clin Trials. 2012 Apr; 9(2):188-97. PMID: 22496398.
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    34. Mainous AG, Weinberg ED, Diaz VA, Johnson SP, Hulihan MM, Grant AM. Calcium channel blocker use and serum ferritin in adults with hypertension. Biometals. 2012 Jun; 25(3):563-8. PMID: 22411599.
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    35. Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Williamson D, Johnson SP, Knoll ME. Cardiovascular and diabetes risk perception in a Hispanic community sample. Ethn Dis. 2012; 22(1):5-11. PMID: 22774302.
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    36. Soderstrom LH, Johnson SP, Diaz VA, Mainous AG. Association between vitamin D and diabetic neuropathy in a nationally representative sample: results from 2001-2004 NHANES. Diabet Med. 2012 Jan; 29(1):50-5. PMID: 21726279.
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    37. Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Everett CJ, Knoll ME. Impact of insurance and hospital ownership on hospital length of stay among patients with ambulatory care-sensitive conditions. Ann Fam Med. 2011 Nov-Dec; 9(6):489-95. PMID: 22084259.
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    38. Carek PJ, Dickerson LM, Diaz VA, Steyer TE. Addressing the Scholarly Activity Requirements for Residents: One Program's Solution. J Grad Med Educ. 2011 Sep; 3(3):379-82. PMID: 22942967.
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    39. Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Everett CJ, Knoll ME, Hulihan MM, Grant AM, McLaren CE, McLaren GD. IRon Overload screeNing tool (IRON): development of a tool to guide screening in primary care. Am J Hematol. 2011 Sep; 86(9):733-7. PMID: 21800355.
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    40. Diaz VA, Hughes N, Dickerson LM, Wessell AM, Carek PJ. Clinician knowledge about use of intrauterine devices in adolescents in South Carolina AHEC. Fam Med. 2011 Jun; 43(6):407-11. PMID: 21656395.
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    41. Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Matheson EM, Gregorie SH, Hueston WJ. Trends in hospitalizations with antibiotic-resistant infections: U.S., 1997-2006. Public Health Rep. 2011 May-Jun; 126(3):354-60. PMID: 21553664.
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    42. Player MS, Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Gregorie SH, Knoll ME, Everett CJ. Ethnic differences in the relationship of prediabetes with the presence of target-organ disease. Diabetes Metab. 2011 Nov; 37(5):403-9. PMID: 21459647.
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    43. Post RE, Mainous AG, Gregorie SH, Knoll ME, Diaz VA, Saxena SK. The influence of physician acknowledgment of patients' weight status on patient perceptions of overweight and obesity in the United States. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Feb 28; 171(4):316-21. PMID: 21357807.
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    44. DeJesus SA, Diaz VA, Gonsalves WC, Carek PJ. Identification and treatment of depression in minority populations. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2011; 42(1):69-83. PMID: 22372025.
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    45. Mainous AG, Diaz VA. Telomere length as a risk marker for cardiovascular disease: the next big thing? Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2010 Nov; 10(8):969-71. PMID: 21080812.
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    46. Diaz VA, Carek PJ, Dickerson LM, Steyer TE. Teaching quality improvement in a primary care residency. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010 Oct; 36(10):454-60. PMID: 21548506.
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    47. Mainous AG, Everett CJ, Diaz VA, Baker R, Mangino M, Codd V, Samani NJ. Leukocyte telomere length and marital status among middle-aged adults. Age Ageing. 2011 Jan; 40(1):73-8. PMID: 20817935.
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    48. Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Everett CJ, Schoepf UJ, Codd V, Samani NJ, Samanii NJ. Effect of healthy lifestyle behaviors on the association between leukocyte telomere length and coronary artery calcium. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Sep 01; 106(5):659-63. PMID: 20723641.
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    49. Matheson EM, Mainous AG, Hueston WJ, Diaz VA, Everett CJ. Vitamin D and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage. Scand J Infect Dis. 2010 Jul; 42(6-7):455-60. PMID: 20210515.
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    50. Post RE, Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Matheson EM, Everett CJ. Use of the nutrition facts label in chronic disease management: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Apr; 110(4):628-32. PMID: 20338291.
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    51. Player MS, Mainous AG, King DE, Diaz VA, Everett CJ. Moderate alcohol intake is associated with decreased risk of insulin resistance among individuals with vitamin D insufficiency. Nutrition. 2010 Jan; 26(1):100-5. PMID: 19515534.
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    52. Mainous AG, Everett CJ, Diaz VA, Player MS, Gebregziabher M, Smith DW. Life stress and atherosclerosis: a pathway through unhealthy lifestyle. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2010; 40(2):147-61. PMID: 20848872.
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    53. Mainous AG, Codd V, Diaz VA, Schoepf UJ, Everett CJ, Player MS, Samani NJ. Leukocyte telomere length and coronary artery calcification. Atherosclerosis. 2010 May; 210(1):262-7. PMID: 19945703.
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    54. Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Carnemolla M. A community intervention to decrease antibiotics used for self-medication among Latino adults. Ann Fam Med. 2009 Nov-Dec; 7(6):520-6. PMID: 19901311.
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    55. Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Player MS, Everett CJ. Telomere length and adiposity in a racially diverse sample. Int J Obes (Lond). 2010 Feb; 34(2):261-5. PMID: 19773737.
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    56. Mainous AG, Everett CJ, Post RE, Diaz VA, Hueston WJ. Availability of antibiotics for purchase without a prescription on the internet. Ann Fam Med. 2009 Sep-Oct; 7(5):431-5. PMID: 19752471.
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    57. Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Carek PJ, Wessell AM, Everett CJ. The association of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency with diabetic nephropathy: implications for health disparities. J Am Board Fam Med. 2009 Sep-Oct; 22(5):521-7. PMID: 19734398.
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    58. Rodden A, Diaz V. Preface. Developing an approach to addressing the obesity epidemic. Prim Care. 2009 Jun; 36(2):xv-xvii. PMID: 19501240.
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    59. Carek PJ, Dickerson LM, Boggan H, Diaz V. A limited effect on performance indicators from resident-initiated chart audits and clinical guideline education. Fam Med. 2009 Apr; 41(4):249-54. PMID: 19343554.
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    60. Mainous AG, Diaz VA, King DE, Everett CJ, Player MS. The relationship of hepatitis antibodies and elevated liver enzymes with impaired fasting glucose and undiagnosed diabetes. J Am Board Fam Med. 2008 Nov-Dec; 21(6):497-503. PMID: 18988716.
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    61. Mainous AG, Diaz VA. Relation of serum ferritin level to cardiovascular fitness among young men. Am J Cardiol. 2009 Jan 01; 103(1):115-8. PMID: 19101240.
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    62. Mainous AG, Everett CJ, Player MS, King DE, Diaz VA. Importance of a patient's personal health history on assessments of future risk of coronary heart disease. J Am Board Fam Med. 2008 Sep-Oct; 21(5):408-13. PMID: 18772295.
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    63. Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Geesey ME. Acculturation and healthy lifestyle among Latinos with diabetes. Ann Fam Med. 2008 Mar-Apr; 6(2):131-7. PMID: 18332405.
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    64. Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Carnemolla M. Factors affecting Latino adults' use of antibiotics for self-medication. J Am Board Fam Med. 2008 Mar-Apr; 21(2):128-34. PMID: 18343860.
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    65. Hueston WJ, Geesey ME, Diaz V. Prenatal care initiation among pregnant teens in the United States: an analysis over 25 years. J Adolesc Health. 2008 Mar; 42(3):243-8. PMID: 18295132.
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    66. Trangmar P, Diaz VA. Investigating complementary and alternative medicine use in a Spanish-speaking Hispanic community in South Carolina. Ann Fam Med. 2008 Jan-Feb; 6 Suppl 1:S12-5. PMID: 18195301.
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    67. Diaz VA, Mainous AG, McCall AA, Geesey ME. Factors affecting research participation in African American college students. Fam Med. 2008 Jan; 40(1):46-51. PMID: 18172798.
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    68. Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Saxena S, Geesey ME. Heterogeneity in management of diabetes mellitus among Latino ethnic subgroups in the United States. J Am Board Fam Med. 2007 Nov-Dec; 20(6):598-605. PMID: 17954868.
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    69. Tucker W, Diaz V, Carek PJ, Geesey ME. Influence of residency training on procedures performed by South Carolina family medicine graduates. Fam Med. 2007 Nov-Dec; 39(10):724-9. PMID: 17987415.
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    70. Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Everett CJ. Assessing risk for development of diabetes in young adults. Ann Fam Med. 2007 Sep-Oct; 5(5):425-9. PMID: 17893384.
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    71. Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Baker R, Carnemolla M, Majeed A. How does ethnicity affect the association between obesity and diabetes? Diabet Med. 2007 Nov; 24(11):1199-204. PMID: 17725630.
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    72. Rodden AM, Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Koopman RJ, Geesey ME. Insulin resistance in adolescents. J Pediatr. 2007 Sep; 151(3):275-9. PMID: 17719937.
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    73. Player MS, Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Everett CJ. Prehypertension and insulin resistance in a nationally representative adult population. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2007 Jun; 9(6):424-9. PMID: 17541327.
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    74. Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Koopman RJ, Everett CJ. Quality of care for Hispanic adults with diabetes. Fam Med. 2007 May; 39(5):351-6. PMID: 17476609.
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    75. Mainous AG, Koopman RJ, Diaz VA, Everett CJ, Wilson PW, Tilley BC. A coronary heart disease risk score based on patient-reported information. Am J Cardiol. 2007 May 01; 99(9):1236-41. PMID: 17478150.
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    76. Diaz V. Report from the 2006 NAPCRG Annual Meeting: antimicrobial use in primary care. Ann Fam Med. 2007 Jan-Feb; 5(1):90-1. PMID: 17261873.
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    77. Everett CJ, Frithsen IL, Diaz VA, Koopman RJ, Simpson WM, Mainous AG. Association of a polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin, a polychlorinated biphenyl, and DDT with diabetes in the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Environ Res. 2007 Mar; 103(3):413-8. PMID: 17187776.
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    78. Mainous AG, Baker R, Koopman RJ, Saxena S, Diaz VA, Everett CJ, Majeed A. Impact of the population at risk of diabetes on projections of diabetes burden in the United States: an epidemic on the way. Diabetologia. 2007 May; 50(5):934-40. PMID: 17119914.
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    79. Everett CJ, Mainous AG, Koopman RJ, Diaz VA. Multiple lipid scoring system for prediction of coronary heart disease risk: application to African Americans. J Natl Med Assoc. 2006 Nov; 98(11):1740-5. PMID: 17128681.
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    80. Rodden AM, Spicer L, Diaz VA, Steyer TE. Does fingernail polish affect pulse oximeter readings? Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2007 Feb; 23(1):51-5. PMID: 17064901.
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    81. Diaz VA, Player MS, Mainous AG, Carek PJ, Geesey ME. Competing impact of excess weight versus cardiorespiratory fitness on cardiovascular risk. Am J Cardiol. 2006 Dec 01; 98(11):1468-71. PMID: 17126652.
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    82. Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Saxena S, Baker R, Everett CJ, Koopman RJ, Majeed A. Diabetes management in the USA and England: comparative analysis of national surveys. J R Soc Med. 2006 Sep; 99(9):463-9. PMID: 16946390.
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    83. Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Pope C. Cultural conflicts in the weight loss experience of overweight Latinos. Int J Obes (Lond). 2007 Feb; 31(2):328-33. PMID: 16718284.
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    84. Kuzel AJ, Diaz V, Devers KJ. The UK National Health Service and pay-for-performance: lessons for the United States. Ann Fam Med. 2006 May-Jun; 4(3):275-6. PMID: 16735534.
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    85. Mainous AG, Hueston WJ, Everett CJ, Diaz VA. Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S aureus in the United States, 2001-2002. Ann Fam Med. 2006 Mar-Apr; 4(2):132-7. PMID: 16569716.
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    86. Young SE, Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Everett CJ. Practice patterns in sildenafil prescribing. Fam Med. 2006 Feb; 38(2):110-5. PMID: 16450232.
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    87. Mainous AG, Majeed A, Koopman RJ, Baker R, Everett CJ, Tilley BC, Diaz VA. Acculturation and diabetes among Hispanics: evidence from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Public Health Rep. 2006 Jan-Feb; 121(1):60-6. PMID: 16416699.
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    88. Diaz VA. Research involving latino populations. Ann Fam Med. 2005 Sep-Oct; 3(5):470-1. PMID: 16189068.
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    89. Mainous AG, Koopman RJ, Diaz VA. Aspirin prophylaxis in diabetes mellitus. Fam Med. 2005 Sep; 37(8):534-5; author reply 535. PMID: 16145622.
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    90. Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Koopman RJ, Carek PJ, Geesey ME. Race and diet in the overweight: association with cardiovascular risk in a nationally representative sample. Nutrition. 2005 Jun; 21(6):718-25. PMID: 15925297.
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    91. Gibson MV, Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Geesey ME. Prevalence of breastfeeding and acculturation in Hispanics: results from NHANES 1999-2000 study. Birth. 2005 Jun; 32(2):93-8. PMID: 15918865.
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    92. Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Everett CJ. The association between weight fluctuation and mortality: results from a population-based cohort study. J Community Health. 2005 Jun; 30(3):153-65. PMID: 15847242.
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    93. Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Koopman RJ, Geesey ME. Are ethnic differences in insulin sensitivity explained by variation in carbohydrate intake? Diabetologia. 2005 Jul; 48(7):1264-8. PMID: 15864537.
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    94. Everett CJ, Mainous AG, Koopman RJ, Diaz VA. Predicting coronary heart disease risk using multiple lipid measures. Am J Cardiol. 2005 Apr 15; 95(8):986-8. PMID: 15820171.
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    95. Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Koopman RJ, Everett CJ. Having a regular physician and attempted weight loss after screening for hypertension or hypercholesterolemia. Int J Obes (Lond). 2005 Feb; 29(2):223-7. PMID: 15558075.
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    96. Koopman RJ, Mainous AG, Diaz VA, Geesey ME. Changes in age at diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the United States, 1988 to 2000. Ann Fam Med. 2005 Jan-Feb; 3(1):60-3. PMID: 15671192.
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    97. Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Koopman RJ, Geesey ME. Undiagnosed obesity: implications for undiagnosed hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia. Fam Med. 2004 Oct; 36(9):639-44. PMID: 15467941.
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    98. Sifri R, Diaz VA, Gordon L, Glick M, Anapol H, Goldschmidt R, Greenspan D, Sadovsky R, Turner B, Rabinowitz HK. Oral health care issues in HIV disease: developing a core curriculum for primary care physicians. J Am Board Fam Pract. 1998 Nov-Dec; 11(6):434-44. PMID: 9875998.
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