Publications for Birch

Westat researchers publish on a wide array of topics that further our understanding of the field and focus on improving lives through research. Selected publications that communicate our findings, including books, peer-reviewed articles and technical reports, conference proceedings, and more are presented here.

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Boyle, R.G., D'Silva, J., Stanton, C.A., Carusi, C., and Tang, Z. (2017). Disparities in cigarette smoking and use of other tobacco products in Minnesota, 2003-14. Journal of Public Health, 1-8.DOIPubMed
Brooks, G.P., Diaz, E.A., and Johanson, G.A. (2017). A precision-based and adaptive approach to number of replications for Monte Carlo studies of robustness and power. General Linear Model Journal, 43(1), 31-49.Source (PDF)
McGurk, S.R., Drake, R.E., Xie, H., Riley, J., Milfort, R., Hale, T.W., and Frey, W.D. (2017). Cognitive predictors of work among Social Security Disability Insurance beneficiaries with psychiatric disorders enrolled in IPS supported employment. Schizophrenia Bulletin.DOIPubMed
2017 Publications
Cable, R.G., Birch, R.J., Spencer, B.R., Wright, D.J., Bialkowski, W., Kiss, J.E., Rios, J., Bryant, B.J., and Mast, A.E. (2017). The operational implications of donor behaviors following enrollment in STRIDE (Strategies to Reduce Iron Deficiency in blood donors). Transfusion, 57(10), 2440-2448.DOIPubMed
Sandhu, P.K., Bandyopadhyay, K., Hunt, W., Taylor, T.H., Birch, R.J., Krolak, J., and Ernst, D.J. (2017). Effectiveness of laboratory practices to reduce specimen labeling errors at the time of specimen collection in healthcare settings: A Laboratory Medicine Best Practices (LMBP) Systematic Review. Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, 2(2), 244-258.Source
Cordner, A., Wilkie, A.A., Wade, T.J., Hudgens, E.E., Birch, R.J., and Gallagher, J.E. (2017). Gender and racial/ethnic disparities: Cumulative screening of health risk indicators in 20-50 year olds in the United States. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 10(1), 126-142.Source
Bialkowski, W., Kiss, J.E., Wright, D.J., Cable, R., Birch, R.J., D'Andrea, P., Bryant, B.J., Spencer, B.R., and Mast, A.E. (2017). Estimates of total body iron indicate 19 mg and 38 mg oral iron are equivalent for the mitigation of iron deficiency in individuals experiencing repeated phlebotomy. American Journal of Hematology.DOIPubMed
Kiss, J.E., Birch, R.J., Steele, W.R., Wright, D.J., and Cable, R.G. (2017). Quantification of body iron and iron absorption in the REDS-II Donor Iron Status Evaluation (RISE) study. Transfusion, 57(7), 1656-1664.DOIPubMed
2016 Publications
Gallagher, J.E., Wilkie, A.A., Cordner, A., Hudgens, E.E., Ghio, A.J., Birch, R.J., and Wade, T.J. (2016). Factors associated with self-reported health: Implications for screening level community-based health and environmental studies. BMC Public Health, 16, 640.DOIPubMed
Mortensen, M.E., Birch, R.J., Wong, L.Y., Valentin-Blasini, L., Boyle, E.B., Caldwell, K.L., Merrill, L.S., Moye, Jr., J., and Blount, B.C. (2016). Thyroid antagonists and thyroid indicators in U.S. pregnant women in the Vanguard Study of the National Children's Study. Environmental Research, 149, 179-188.DOIPubMed
Mast, A.E., Bialkowski, W., Bryant, B.J., Wright, D.J., Birch, R.J., Kiss, J.E., D'Andrea, P., Cable, R.G., and Spencer, B.R. (2016). A randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled trial of education and iron supplementation for mitigation of iron deficiency in regular blood donors. Transfusion, 56(6, pt.2), 1588-1597.DOIPubMed
2015 Publications
Bialkowski, W., Bryant, B.J., Schlumpf, K.S., Wright, D.J., Birch, R.J., Kiss, J.E., D'Andrea, P., Cable, R.G., Spencer, B.R., Vij, V., et al. - See the entire list of authors for "The strategies to reduce iron deficiency in blood donors randomized trial: design, enrolment and early retention", and Mast, A.E. (2015). The strategies to reduce iron deficiency in blood donors randomized trial: design, enrolment and early retention. Vox Sanguinis, 108(2), 178-185.DOIPubMed
2014 Publications
Birch, R.J., Bigler, J., Rogers, J.W., Zhuang, Y., and Clickner, R.P. (2014). Trends in blood mercury concentrations and fish consumption among U.S. women of reproductive age, NHANES, 1999-2010. Environmental Research, 133, 431-438.DOIPubMed