Kala Mehta, DSc, MPH

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentEpidemiology & Biostatistics
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    1. Federspiel CK, Itenov TS, Mehta K, Hsu RK, Bestle MH, Liu KD. Duration of acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. Ann Intensive Care. 2018 Feb 23; 8(1):30. PMID: 29473104.
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    2. Mehta KM, Yeo GW. Systematic review of dementia prevalence and incidence in United States race/ethnic populations. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 Jan; 13(1):72-83. PMID: 27599209.
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    3. Contrera KJ, Betz J, Deal J, Choi JS, Ayonayon HN, Harris T, Helzner E, Martin KR, Mehta K, Pratt S, Rubin SM, Satterfield S, Yaffe K, Simonsick EM, Lin FR. Association of Hearing Impairment and Anxiety in Older Adults. J Aging Health. 2017 Feb; 29(1):172-184. PMID: 26916793.
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    4. Contrera KJ, Betz J, Deal JA, Choi JS, Ayonayon HN, Harris T, Helzner E, Martin KR, Mehta K, Pratt S, Rubin SM, Satterfield S, Yaffe K, Garcia M, Simonsick EM, Lin FR. Association of Hearing Impairment and Emotional Vitality in Older Adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2016 May; 71(3):400-4. PMID: 26883806; PMCID: PMC5013924 [Available on 05/01/17].
    5. Mehta KM, Rerolle F, Rammohan SV, Albohm DC, Muwowo G, Moseson H, Sept L, Lee HL, Bendavid E. Systematic Motorcycle Management and Health Care Delivery: A Field Trial. Am J Public Health. 2016 Jan; 106(1):87-94. PMID: 26562131; PMCID: PMC4695954.
    6. Tartaglia MC, Hu B, Mehta K, Neuhaus J, Yaffe K, Miller BL, Boxer A. Demographic and neuropsychiatric factors associated with off-label medication use in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2014 Apr-Jun; 28(2):182-9. PMID: 23995817; PMCID: PMC3938980.
    7. Thompson DG, Kesler SR, Sudheimer K, Mehta KM, Thompson LW, Marquett RM, Holland JM, Reiser R, Rasgon N, Schatzberg A, O'Hara RM. FMRI activation during executive function predicts response to cognitive behavioral therapy in older, depressed adults. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Jan; 23(1):13-22. PMID: 24656506.
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    8. Pierluissi E, Mehta KM, Kirby KA, Boscardin WJ, Fortinsky RH, Palmer RM, Landefeld CS. Depressive symptoms after hospitalization in older adults: function and mortality outcomes. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Dec; 60(12):2254-62. PMID: 23176725; PMCID: PMC3521085.
    9. Barnes DE, Mehta KM, Boscardin WJ, Fortinsky RH, Palmer RM, Kirby KA, Landefeld CS. Prediction of recovery, dependence or death in elders who become disabled during hospitalization. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Feb; 28(2):261-8. PMID: 23054919; PMCID: PMC3614138.
    10. Mayo AM, Wallhagen M, Cooper BA, Mehta K, Ross L, Miller B. The relationship between functional status and judgment/problem solving among individuals with dementia. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 May; 28(5):514-21. PMID: 22786576; PMCID: PMC3496819.
    11. So C, Kirby KA, Mehta K, Hoffman RM, Powell AA, Freedland SJ, Sirovich B, Yano EM, Walter LC. Medical center characteristics associated with PSA screening in elderly veterans with limited life expectancy. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jun; 27(6):653-60. PMID: 22180196; PMCID: PMC3358397.
    12. Mehta KM, Pierluissi E, Boscardin WJ, Kirby KA, Walter LC, Chren MM, Palmer RM, Counsell SR, Landefeld CS. A clinical index to stratify hospitalized older adults according to risk for new-onset disability. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Jul; 59(7):1206-16. PMID: 21649616; PMCID: PMC3839864.
    13. Yang FM, Heslin KC, Mehta KM, Yang CW, Ocepek-Welikson K, Kleinman M, Morales LS, Hays RD, Stewart AL, Mungas D, Jones RN, Teresi JA. A comparison of item response theory-based methods for examining differential item functioning in object naming test by language of assessment among older Latinos. Psychol Test Assess Model. 2011; 53(4):440-460. PMID: 23471423.
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    14. Mehta KM, Fung KZ, Kistler CE, Chang A, Walter LC. Impact of cognitive impairment on screening mammography use in older US women. Am J Public Health. 2010 Oct; 100(10):1917-23. PMID: 20075325; PMCID: PMC2936976.
    15. Barnes DE, Haight TJ, Mehta KM, Carlson MC, Kuller LH, Tager IB. Secondhand smoke, vascular disease, and dementia incidence: findings from the cardiovascular health cognition study. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Feb 01; 171(3):292-302. PMID: 20051462; PMCID: PMC2878108.
    16. Mehta K, Stewart AL, Langa KM, Yaffe K, Moody-Ayers S, Williams BA, Covinsky KE. "Below average" self-assessed school performance and Alzheimer's disease in the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study. Alzheimers Dement. 2009 Sep; 5(5):380-7. PMID: 19751917; PMCID: PMC2787515.
    17. Chung S, Mehta K, Shumway M, Alvidrez J, Perez-Stable EJ. Risk perception and preference for prevention of Alzheimer's disease. Value Health. 2009 Jun; 12(4):450-8. PMID: 19900252; PMCID: PMC4383096.
    18. Crane PK, Narasimhalu K, Gibbons LE, Pedraza O, Mehta KM, Tang Y, Manly JJ, Reed BR, Mungas DM. Composite scores for executive function items: demographic heterogeneity and relationships with quantitative magnetic resonance imaging. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2008 Sep; 14(5):746-59. PMID: 18764970; PMCID: PMC2683684.
    19. Wang Y, Bontempi B, Hong SM, Mehta K, Weinstein PR, Abrams GM, Liu J. A comprehensive analysis of gait impairment after experimental stroke and the therapeutic effect of environmental enrichment in rats. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2008 Dec; 28(12):1936-50. PMID: 18628778.
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    20. Mehta KM, Yaffe K, PĂ©rez-Stable EJ, Stewart A, Barnes D, Kurland BF, Miller BL. Race/ethnic differences in AD survival in US Alzheimer's Disease Centers. Neurology. 2008 Apr 01; 70(14):1163-70. PMID: 18003939; PMCID: PMC2830859.
    21. O'Hare AM, Choi AI, Bertenthal D, Bacchetti P, Garg AX, Kaufman JS, Walter LC, Mehta KM, Steinman MA, Allon M, McClellan WM, Landefeld CS. Age affects outcomes in chronic kidney disease. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007 Oct; 18(10):2758-65. PMID: 17855638.
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    22. Rodriguez RA, Sen S, Mehta K, Moody-Ayers S, Bacchetti P, O'Hare AM. Geography matters: relationships among urban residential segregation, dialysis facilities, and patient outcomes. Ann Intern Med. 2007 Apr 03; 146(7):493-501. PMID: 17404351.
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    23. Brenes GA, Kritchevsky SB, Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Simonsick EM, Ayonayon HN, Rosano C, Rubin SM, Satterfield S, Penninx BW. Scared to death: results from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007 Mar; 15(3):262-5. PMID: 17322138; PMCID: PMC2879643.
    24. Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Brenes GA, Newman AB, Shorr RI, Simonsick EM, Ayonayon HN, Rubin SM, Covinsky KE. Anxiety symptoms and decline in physical function over 5 years in the health, aging and body composition study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Feb; 55(2):265-70. PMID: 17302665; PMCID: PMC2939733.
    25. Sudore RL, Yaffe K, Satterfield S, Harris TB, Mehta KM, Simonsick EM, Newman AB, Rosano C, Rooks R, Rubin SM, Ayonayon HN, Schillinger D. Limited literacy and mortality in the elderly: the health, aging, and body composition study. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Aug; 21(8):806-12. PMID: 16881938; PMCID: PMC1831586.
    26. Sudore RL, Mehta KM, Simonsick EM, Harris TB, Newman AB, Satterfield S, Rosano C, Rooks RN, Rubin SM, Ayonayon HN, Yaffe K. Limited literacy in older people and disparities in health and healthcare access. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 May; 54(5):770-6. PMID: 16696742.
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    27. O'Hare AM, Bertenthal D, Covinsky KE, Landefeld CS, Sen S, Mehta K, Steinman MA, Borzecki A, Walter LC. Mortality risk stratification in chronic kidney disease: one size for all ages? J Am Soc Nephrol. 2006 Mar; 17(3):846-53. PMID: 16452492.
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    28. Ivey SL, Mehta KM, Fyr CL, Kanaya AM. Prevalence and correlates of cardiovascular risk factors in South Asians: population-based data from two California surveys. Ethn Dis. 2006; 16(4):886-93. PMID: 17061742.
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    29. Mehta KM, Yin M, Resendez C, Yaffe K. Ethnic differences in acetylcholinesterase inhibitor use for Alzheimer disease. Neurology. 2005 Jul 12; 65(1):159-62. PMID: 16009909; PMCID: PMC2830864.
    30. Moody-Ayers SY, Mehta KM, Lindquist K, Sands L, Covinsky KE. Black-white disparities in functional decline in older persons: the role of cognitive function. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005 Jul; 60(7):933-9. PMID: 16079221.
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    31. Mehta KM, Simonsick EM, Rooks R, Newman AB, Pope SK, Rubin SM, Yaffe K. Black and white differences in cognitive function test scores: what explains the difference? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Dec; 52(12):2120-7. PMID: 15571554; PMCID: PMC2939725.
    32. Holroyd-Leduc JM, Mehta KM, Covinsky KE. Urinary incontinence and its association with death, nursing home admission, and functional decline. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 May; 52(5):712-8. PMID: 15086650.
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    33. Rosenblatt A, Mehta KM, Romanoski A, Eaton W, Lyketsos C. Major depression and cognitive decline after 11.5 years: findings from the ECA study. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2003 Dec; 191(12):827-30. PMID: 14671460.
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    34. Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Langa KM, Sands L, Whooley MA, Covinsky KE. Additive effects of cognitive function and depressive symptoms on mortality in elderly community-living adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2003 May; 58(5):M461-7. PMID: 12730257; PMCID: PMC2939722.
    35. Mehta KM, Simonsick EM, Penninx BW, Schulz R, Rubin SM, Satterfield S, Yaffe K. Prevalence and correlates of anxiety symptoms in well-functioning older adults: findings from the health aging and body composition study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 Apr; 51(4):499-504. PMID: 12657069.
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    36. Zandi PP, Anthony JC, Hayden KM, Mehta K, Mayer L, Breitner JC. Reduced incidence of AD with NSAID but not H2 receptor antagonists: the Cache County Study. Neurology. 2002 Sep 24; 59(6):880-6. PMID: 12297571.
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    37. Mehta KM, Yaffe K, Covinsky KE. Cognitive impairment, depressive symptoms, and functional decline in older people. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002 Jun; 50(6):1045-50. PMID: 12110064; PMCID: PMC2939718.
    38. Ruitenberg A, van Swieten JC, Witteman JC, Mehta KM, van Duijn CM, Hofman A, Breteler MM. Alcohol consumption and risk of dementia: the Rotterdam Study. Lancet. 2002 Jan 26; 359(9303):281-6. PMID: 11830193.
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