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1 Acute respiratory distress syndrome and COVID-19 in a child with systemic lupus erythematosus Sukhdeo S, Negroponte E, Rajasekhar H, Gaur S, Horton DB, Malhotra A, Moorthy LN. Lupus. 2021 April,30(5):836-839. Epub 2021 Jan 28. DOI: 10.1177/0961203321989791
2 Correlates of PrEP Uptake Among Young Sexual Minority Men and Transgender Women in New York City: The Need to Reframe “Risk” Messaging and Normalize Preventative Health. Jaiswal J, LoSchiavo C, Meanley S, Hascher K, Cox AB, Dunlap KB, Singer SN, Halkitis PN. Aids and Behavior. 2021 Apr 8. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03254-4. Online ahead of print. 
3 An empirical Bayes change-point model for transcriptome time-course data. Tian T, Cheng RH, Wei Z.  Ann. Appl. Stat. 15 (1) 509 – 526, March 2021. DOI: 10.1214/20-AOAS1403
4 The Epithelial-mesenchymal Transition and the Cytoskeleton in Bioengineered Systems. Leggett SE, Hruska AM, Guo M, Wong IY. Cell Communication and Signaling, 19, Article number: 32 (2021), 10 March 2021. PMID 33691719. PMCID: PMC7945251. DOI: 10.1186/s12964-021-00713-2
5 Racial Disparities in Post-Acute Home Health Care Referral and Utilization among Older Adults with Diabetes. Smith JM, Jarrín OF, Lin H, Tsui J, Dharamdasani T, Thomas-Hawkins C. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Mar 19;18(6):3196. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18063196. PMID: 33808769 PMCID: PMC8003472
6 COVID-19 Pandemic Response Varies by Clinical Trial Sponsor Type. Cooper L, Lee I, Waldron Lechner D. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 16 March 2021, pp. 1-20. DOI: 10.1017/cts.2021.25
7 Moving Toward Health and Social Equity for Women Who Use Cannabis During Preconception, Pregnancy, and Lactation Young-Wolff KC, Silver LD, Brown QL. JAMA Network Open, February 25, 2021.4(2):e210148. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.0148
Corman H, Dave DM, Reichman NE. Feminist Criminology, February 1, 2021.
Pediatric COVID-19 and Appendicitis: A Gut Reaction to SARS-CoV-2? Malhotra A, Sturgill M, Whitley-Williams P, Lee YH, Esochaghi C, Rajasekhar H, Olson B, Gaur S. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 Feb 1;40(2):e49-e55.PMID: 33298761. PMCID: PMC7866999 (available on 2022-02-01). DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002998  
10 Neighborhood Social Environmental Factors and Breast Cancer Subtypes among Black Women. Qin B, Babel RA, Plascak JJ, Lin Y, Stroup AM, Goldman N, Ambrosone CB, Demissie K, Hong CC, Bandera EV, Llanos AAM. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021 Feb;30(2):344-350.PMID: 33234556 PMCID: PMC7867587 (available on 2021-08-01). DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-20-1055
11 Bell’s Palsy Associated with SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a 2-Year-Old Child. Bsales S, Olson B, Gaur S, Chefitz D, Carayannopoulos M, Uprety P, Esfahanizadeh A. Journal of Pediatric Neurology DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1722210
12 Ready and Healthy for Kindergarten: A Bilingual Family Literacy Program in Primary Care Shelton PA, Morrow LM, Lima D, Maskey-Pagodin A, Pai S; et al., Maternal and Child Health Journal, Apr;25(4):521-527. Epub 2021 Jan 15. PMID:2021  33449273 doi: 10.1007/s10995-020-03115-x. Online ahead of print. 
13 Visual cues of the built environment and perceived stress among a cohort of black breast cancer survivors. Plascak JJ, Llanos AAM, Qin B, Chavali L, Lin Y, Pawlish KS, Goldman N, Hong CC, Demissie K, Bandera EV.Health Place. 2021 Jan;67:102498. PMID: 33383367. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2020.102498
14 Concept placement using BERT trained by transforming and summarizing biomedical ontology structure. Liu H, Perl Y, Geller J. J Biomed Inform. 2020 Dec;112:103607. Epub 2020 Oct 22. PMID:33098987. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2020.103607
15 Risk Factors for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection in Hospital Workers: Results From a Screening Study in New Jersey, United States in Spring 2020 Barrett ES, Horton DB, Roy J, Xia W, Greenberg P, et al., Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 7, Issue 12, December 2020, ofaa534.PMID: 33403219. PMCID: PMC7665723. DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa534
16 A best-worst scaling experiment to identify patient-centered claims-based outcomes for evaluation of pediatric antipsychotic monitoring programs. Mackie TI, Kovacs KM, Simmel C, Crystal S, Neese-Todd S, Akincigi A. Health Services Research. 2020 Dec. 28. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33369739. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.13610
17 Extending import detection algorithms for concept import from two to three biomedical terminologies.
Keloth VK, Geller J, Chen Y., et al., BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 20, 272 (2020).PMID: 33319702. PMCID: PMC7737255. DOI: 10.1186/s12911-020-01290-z 
18 Outlier concepts auditing methodology for a large family of biomedical ontologies.
Zheng L, Min H, Chen Y, Keloth V, Geller J, Perl Y, Hripcsak G. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2020 Dec 15;20(Suppl 10):296. PMID: 33319713. PMCID: 
PMC7737254. DOI: 10.1186/s12911-020-01311-x
19 Missing lateral relationships in top-level concepts of an ontology.
Zheng L, Chen Y, Min H, Hildebrand PL, Liu H, Halper M, Geller J, De Coronado S, Perl Y. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2020 Dec 15;20(Suppl 10):305. PMID: 33319709 PMCID: PMC7737264. DOI: 10.1186/s12911-020-01319-3
20 Human Papillomavirus Prevalence, Genotype Diversity, and Risk Factors Among Transgender Women and Nonbinary Participants in the P18 Cohort Study LoSchiavo C, Greene RE, Halkitis PN. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2020 Dec;34(12):502-505. Epub 2020 Nov 17.PMID: 33207125. PMCID: PMC7757582. DOI: 10.1089/apc.2020.0213. 
21 Dexamethasone rescues TGF-beta 1-mediated beta(2)-adrenergic receptor dysfunction and attenuates phosphodiesterase 4D expression in human airway smooth muscle cells
Chung E, Ojiaku CA, Cao G, Parikh V, Deeney B, et al. Respiratory Research volume 21, Article number: 256 (2020). PMID: 33032603. PMCID:
PMC754594. DOI:  10.1186/s12931-020-01522-w.
22 National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes Campaign: State and Facility Strategies, Impact, and Antipsychotic Reduction Outcomes
Crystal S, Jarrin OF, Rosenthal M, Hermida R, Angell Beth. Innovation in Aging, 2020 Jun 2;4(3):igaa018.PMID: 32699827. PMCID: PMC7365953. DOI:  10.1093/geroni/igaa018.
23 Assessment of spatial mobility among young men who have sex with men within and across high HIV prevalence neighborhoods in New York city: The P18 neighborhood study
Duncan DT, Regan SD, Park SH, Goedel WC, Kim Byoungjun, et al., Spatial And Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, 2020 Nov;35:100356.Epub 2020 Jun 21.PMID: 33138958. PMCID: PMC7609976. DOI: 10.1016/j.sste.2020.100356. 
24 Latino Parents’ Experiences With Literacy Promotion in Primary Care: Facilitators and Barriers
Jimenez ME, Crabtree BF, Veras J, Shelton PA, Mendelsohn AL, Mackie TI, Guevara JP, Pellerano M, Lima D, Hudson SV. Academic Pediatrics, Volume 20, Issue 8, November-December 2020, pages 1177-118. PMID: 32795690. PMCID: PMC7655684. DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2020.08.003 
25 Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in previously undiagnosed health care workers in New Jersey, at the onset of the U.S. COVID-19 pandemic Barrett ES, Horton DB, Roy J, Gennaro ML, Brooks A, Tischfield J, Greenberg P, Andrews T,  Jagpal S, Reilly N, Carson JL, Blaser ML, Panettieri RA Jr. BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 Nov 16;20(1):853.. PMID: 33198725. PMCID: PMC7668027. DOI:10.1186/s12879-020-05587-2
26 Free Fatty Acid Receptor 1/4 (FFAR1/4) Agonists, GW9508 and TAK875, Attenuate Cell Shortening as Broncho-Protectors in Human Airway Smooth Muscle (HASM) Cells
Xu S, Schwab A, Karmacharya N, Cao G, Panettieri RA Jr., Jude J. Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine & Science, New Brunswick, NJ, United States.ATS Journals 2020;201:A1256. DOI: 10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2020.201.1_MeetingAbstracts.A1256.
27 Respiratory health, children’s lung function, and air quality in four Chinese cities: two snapshots in 1993-1996 and 2017-2018 Zhang JJ, Kan H, Kipen HM. Journal Of Thoracic Disease. 2020 Oct; 12(10):6311-6314.PMID: 33209470. PMCID: PMC7656390. DOI: 10.21037/jtd-19-crh-aq-preface.
28 Trends in Antipsychotic Medication Use in Young Privately Insured Children. Bushnell GA, Crystal S, Olfson M. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2020 Oct 19:S0890-8567(20)31987-0. PMID: 33091567. PMCID: PMC8055725. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2020.09.023. Online ahead of print.
29 Tracking the carbons supplying gluconeogenesis Shah AM, Wondisford FE. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2020 Oct 16;295(42):14419-14429. Epub 2020 Aug 13. PMID: 32817317. PMCID: PMC7573258. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.REV120.012758
30 A practical introduction to Bayesian estimation of causal effects: Parametric and nonparametric approaches.
Oganisian A, Roy JA. Stat Med. 3030 Oct 5. Epub ahead of print. 2021 Jan 30;40(2):518-551.
PMID: 33015870. DOI: 10.1002/sim.8761.
31 Asthma and COVID: What Are the Important Questions?
Panettieri RA Jr., Carson J, Horton D, Barrett E, Roy J, Radbel J. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract.  2020 Sep; 8(8): 2487–2488. Published online 2020 Jun 22.  2020 Sep;8(8):2487-2488. PMID: 32585410. PMCID:

PMC7306741. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaip.2020.06.008
32 Blocking YKL-40 (Chitinase-Like Protein Chitinase 3) Reverses IL-13/IL-4-Induced Hyporesponsiveness to Bronchodilators in Human Small Airways and in Human Airway Smooth Muscle Cells
Koziol-White CJ, Parikh V, Chupp GL, Panettieri RA Jr.; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Pulmonary Medicine, Yales Univ Sch of Med, New Haven, CT, United States, Institute for Translational Medicine and Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States. ATS Journal 2020;201:A1252. DOI: 10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2020.201.1_MeetingAbstracts.A1252
33 Rhinovirus (RV) C15 Decreases β2 Adrenergic Receptor (β2AR) Agonist-Induced Bronchodilation and Camp Levels in Human Small Airways and Airway Smooth Muscle (HASM).Koziol-White CJ, Parikh V, Bochkov YA, Gern JE; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI, United States, Univ of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI, United States. ATS Journal 2020;201:A1243 DOI:10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2020.201.1_MeetingAbstracts.A1243
34 Cholecystokinin Evokes Excitation-Contraction Coupling in Human Airway Smooth Muscle Cells
Karmacharya N, Chengalvala S, Lou A, Cao G, Jester W, Panettieri RA Jr., Jude J.Institute for Translational Medicine and Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Institute for Translational Medicine and Science, Rutgers University, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, United States.ATS Journal 2020;201:A1248. DOI: 10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2020.201.1_MeetingAbstracts.A1248
35 Dermal Sensitizer 1-Chloro-2,4-Dinitrobenzene (DNCB) Induces TSLP Expression in Precision-Cut Human Lung Slices
Karmacharya N, S. Chengalvala, N. Sadekar, W. Jester, R. A. Panettieri, J. Jude; Institute for Translational Medicine and Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, United States.ATS Journal 2020;201:A7410. DOI: 10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2020.201.1_MeetingAbstracts.A7410
36 Low oxygen tension differentially regulates the expression of placental solute carriers and ABC transporters
Gorczyca L, Du J, Bircsak KM, Wen X, Vetrano AM, Aleksunes LM. FEBS Lett. 2020 Sep 26 Epub. 2021 Mar;595(6):811-827. PMID: 32978975. PMCID: PMC7987846. DOI: 10.1002/1873-3468.13937
37 Comparison of Machine Learning and Land Use Regression for fine scale spatiotemporal estimation of ambient air pollution: Modeling ozone concentrations across the contiguous United States Ren X, Mi Z, Georgopoulos PG. Environ Int. 2020 Sep;142:105827. Epub 2020 Jun 25.PMID: 32593834. DOI:10.1016/j.envint.2020.105827.
38 Application of Healthcare ‘Big Data’ in CNS Drug Research: The Example of the Neurological and Mental Health Global Epidemiology Network (NeuroGEN) Ilomäki J, Bell JS, Chan AYL, Tolppanen AM, Luo H, Wei L, Lai EC, Shin JY, De Paoli G, Pajouheshnia R, Ho FK, Reynolds L, Lau KK, Crystal S, Lau WCY, Man KKC, Brauer R, Chan EW, Shen CY, Kim JH, Lum TYS, Hartikainen S, Koponen M, Rooke E, Bazelier M, Klungel O, Setoguchi S, Pell JP, Cook S, Wong ICK. CNS Drugs. 2020 Sep;34(9):897-913. PMID: 32572794. PMCID: PMC7306570. DOI:10.1007/s40263-020-00742-4.
39 Possible Unintended Consequences for Pregnant Women of Legalizing Cannabis Use
Brown QL, Hasin DS. Addiction. 2020 Aug;115(8):1411-1412. Epub 2019 Dec 20. PMID: 31746493; PMCID: PMC7237306.DOI: 10.1111/add.14890.
40 Intergenerational Effects of Welfare Reform: Adolescent Delinquent and Risky Behaviors
Dhaval D, Corman H, Kalil A, Schwartz-Soicher O, Reichman N. Wiley Online Library, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 24 Aug. 2020. DOI: 10.1111/ecin.12931
41 Detection of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-Co-V) Is Comparable in Clinical Samples Preserved in Saline or Viral Transport Medium
Radbel J, Jagpal S, Roy J, Brooks A, Tischfield J, Sheldon M, Bixby C, Witt D, Gennaro ML, Horton DB, Barrett ES, Carson JL, Panettieri RA Jr., Blaser MJ. The Journal of molecular diagnostics 2020 Jul;22(7):871-875.PMID: 32405270. PMCID: PMC7219422. DOI:10.1016/j.jmoldx.2020.04.209
42 Benzodiazepine Treatment and Fracture Risk in Young Persons With Anxiety Disorders
Bushnell GA, Gerhard T, Crystal S, Olfson M. Pediatrics. 2020 Jul;146(1):e20193478. Epub 2020 Jun 4. PMID: 32499386; PMCID: PMC7329250. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2019-3478.
43 Social and medical risk factors associated with supportive needs in the first year following localized prostate cancer treatment Tagai EK, Hudson SV, Diefenbach MA, Xu J, Bator A, Marziliano A, Miller SM. J Cancer Surviv 2021 Feb;15(1):110-118.Epub 2020 Jul 18.PMID: 32681305. PMCID: PMC7872345. DOI: 10.1007/s11764-020-00916-5
44 Genetic analysis of the cooperative tumorigenic effects of targeted deletions of tumor suppressors Rb1, Trp53, Men1, and Pten in neuroendocrine tumors in miceXu EY, Vosburgh E, Wong C, Tang LH, Notterman DA. Oncotarget 2020 Jul 14;11(28):2718-2739. PMID: 32733644. PMCID: PMC7367653. DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.27660
45 Beyond Black and White: Mapping Misclassification of Medicare Beneficiaries Race and Ethnicity
Grafova IB, Jarrín OF. Med Care Res Rev. 2020 Jul 7:1077558720935733.  Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32633665. DOI: 10.1177/1077558720935733
46 SCHEEPDOG: Programming Electric Cues to Dynamically Herd Large-Scale Cell Migration
Zajdel TJ, Shim G, Wang L, Rossello-Martinez A, Cohen DJ. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK. Cell Syst 2020 Jun 24;10(6):506-514.e3. PMID:32684277. PMCID: PMC7779114. DOI:10.1016/j.cels.2020.05.009 
47 Effectiveness of mandatory peer review to reduce antipsychotic prescriptions for Medicaid‐insured children
Akincigil A, Mackie TI,  Cook S,  Hilt, RJ,  Crystal, S.  Health Serv Res.  2020; 55: 596– 603. PMID: 32567089. PMCID: PMC7375997. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.13297
48 Disinformation, Misinformation and Inequality-Driven Mistrust in the Time of COVID-19: Lessons Unlearned from AIDS Denialism Jaiswal J, LoSchiavo C, Perlman DC. AIDS Behav 242776–2780 (2020).PMID: 3244072. PMCID: PMC7241063. DOI:10.1007/s10461-020-02925-y
49 CD2 Regulates Pathogenesis of Asthma Induced by House Dust Mice Extract
Hashem T, Kammala AK, Thaxton K, Griffin RM, Mullany K, Panettieri RA Jr, Subramanian H, Das R. Front. Immunol. 2020 May 12;11:881. PMID: 32477356. PMCID: PMC7235426. DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.00881
50 Collagen and Elastin Disarray Mechanisms Mediating Aortic Stiffness in Aging Pre-Menopausal Female Monkeys
Babici Denis, Kudej R, McNulty T, Zhang J, Oydanich M, Berkman T, Nishimura K, Vatner DE, Vatner SF. (2020). The FASEB Journal.20 Apr 20. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.2020.34.s1.09861
51 School and Community Involvement of Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions
Noonan K, Reichman NE, Corman H, Jiménez ME. Adolesc Health. 2020 Oct;67(4):576-582. Epub 2020 Apr 25. PMID: 32340847.DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.02.028
52 Ad Blocking Whitelist Prediction for Online Publishers  Zhao S, Kalra A, Wang C, Borcea C, Chen Y. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data), Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2019, pp. 1711-1716, DOI: 10.1109/BigData47090.2019.9006402.
53 Budesonide enhances agonist-induced bronchodilation in human small airways by increasing cAMP production in airway smooth muscle. Koziol-White CJ, Johnstone TB, Corpuz ML, Cao G, Orfanos S, Parikh V, Deeney B, Tliba O, Ostrom RS, Dainty I, Panettieri RA Jr.. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2020 Feb 1;318(2):L345-L355. Epub 2019 Nov 20. PMID: 31747297; PMCID: PMC7052668. DOI: 10.1152/ajplung.00393.2019.
54 Acute Care, Prescription Opioid Use, and Overdose Following Discontinuation of Long-Term Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Williams AR, Samples H, Crystal S, Olfson M. Am J Psychiatry. 2020 Feb 1;177(2):117-124.  Epub 2019 Dec 2. PMID: 31786933; PMCID: PMC7002204. DOI: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2019.19060612.
55 Thread Structure Learning on Online Health Forums With Partially Labeled Data
Yunzhong L, Shi J, Chen Y. IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 1273-1282, Dec. 2019. PMID: 33748319. PMCID:  PMC7970790. DOI: 10.1109/TCSS.2019.2946498.
56 Rhinovirus C15 Induces Airway Hyperresponsiveness via Calcium Mobilization in Airway Smooth Muscle Parikh V, Scala J, Patel R, Corbi C, Lo D, Bochkov YA, Kennedy JL, Kurten RC, Liggett SB, Gern JE, Koziol-White CJ. (2020). American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology0:ja.PMID: 31533004. PMCID: PMC7055698. DOI: