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Anne Lown, DPH

Title(s)Associate Professor, Social Behavioral Sciences
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address3333 California Street
San Francisco CA 94118
Phone415-502-2893
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    Columbia UniversityMPH1991Mailman School of Public Health
    University of California, BerkeleyDr.P.H.2000School of Public Health
    University of California, BerkeleyPost-doctoral Fellowship Training2002School of Public Health

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    Dr. Lown has expertise in the psycho-social consequences of trauma (child abuse, adult interpersonal violence, and childhood cancer survivors and siblings). Her work has focused on poor and minority women, representative national populations, and large national and international studies of childhood cancer survivors and their siblings.

    In the area of pediatric psycho-oncology Dr. Lown has carried out studies to describe the long-term psycho-social consequences of childhood cancer on survivors and their siblings. She has published on health behaviors (alcohol, tobacco, and physical activity) using data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study; complete, a pilot randomized clinical trial of an acupressure/massage intervention for children with cancer and is currently working on a larger trial of acupressure to decrease nausea/vomiting among children in treatment for a childhood cancer, among other projects. She is a member of the Sibling Partnership for Advocacy and Research for Childhood Cancer (SPARCC) working closely with SuperSibs! to carry out research and advocacy on siblings of children with cancer. Dr. Lown is a member of a national group dedicated to establishing psychosocial standards of care for all childhood cancer patients and their families and author of new guidelines for psychosocial care for long-term childhood cancer survivors. She is a patient advocate for Children's Oncology Group (working with the Behavioral Science, Cancer Control, and Epidemiology Committees).

    More recently Dr. Lown is studying the role of corporate social responsibility programs in tobacco companies in the United States and Africa.

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    Acupressure intervention to reduce treatment-related symptoms in children with cancer
    PCORI R-1602-3557Apr 3, 2017 - Apr 2, 2020
    Role: PI
    Role Description: This pragmatic randomized clinical trial will enroll a diverse population of `400 children receiving treatment for a childhood cancer at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, CA. Children will be randomized to receive acupressure plus usual care or usual care alone for treatment-related symptoms. The intervention will involve acupressure provided by a licensed acupuncturist and by trained parents. Symptoms will be assessed in both groups. Primary analytic methods involve use of mixed effects models to assess nausea/vomiting, pain, and other symptoms. Posttraumatic stress symptoms in parents will be compared between study arms. Sub-group analyses will examine differences in effectiveness by gender, race/ethnicity, diagnosis, and treatment.
    Inter-Relationship Between Life-Course Alcohol Patterns and Health Conditions
    NIAAA 1R01AA021448Sep 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: This project analyzes causal relationships between alcohol consumption, drinking patterns and common health problems. The study uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) 1979 and 1997 cohorts and the 2012 National Alcohol Survey (NAS). We will examine: (1) effects of specific common health conditions, alcohol-attributable health problems and general health status on alcohol consumption over the life course, (2) influences of life-course alcohol use and childhood adversity (physical abuse, sexual abuse, parental alcoholism, economic hardship and serious illnesses) on the onset of specific health conditions, and (3) effects of life-course alcohol use patterns, childhood and adult adversity and economic impacts of the 2008-09 recession on self-reported general health status

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    1. Lifecourse Drinking Patterns, Hypertension, and Heart Problems Among U.S. Adults. Am J Prev Med. 2020 03; 58(3):386-395. Lui CK, Kerr WC, Li L, Mulia N, Ye Y, Williams E, Greenfield TK, Lown EA. PMID: 31928761.
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    2. Acupressure and Therapeutic Touch in Childhood Cancer to Promote Subjective and Intersubjective Experiences of Well-being During Curative Treatment. Glob Adv Health Med. 2019; 8:2164956119880143. Hu H, Shear D, Thakkar R, Thompson-Lastad A, Pinderhughes H, Hecht FM, Lown EA. PMID: 31632842.
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    3. Acupressure to Reduce Treatment-Related Symptoms for Children With Cancer and Recipients of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Glob Adv Health Med. 2019; 8:2164956119870444. Lown EA, Banerjee A, Vittinghoff E, Dvorak CC, Hartogensis W, Melton A, Mangurian C, Hu H, Shear D, Adcock R, Morgan M, Golden C, Hecht FM. PMID: 31453017.
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    4. Adverse childhood events and risk of diabetes onset in the 1979 National longitudinal survey of youth cohort. BMC Public Health. 2019 Jul 27; 19(1):1007. Lown EA, Lui CK, Karriker-Jaffe K, Mulia N, Williams E, Ye Y, Li L, Greenfield TK, Kerr WC. PMID: 31351463.
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    5. The relationship between social inequalities, substance use and violence in border and non-border cities of northern Mexico. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 07 01; 200:1-5. Borges G, Lown EA, Orozco R, Cherpitel CJ. PMID: 31063887.
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    6. Lifetime Alcohol Use Patterns and Risk of Diabetes Onset in the National Alcohol Survey. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2019 02; 43(2):262-269. Kerr WC, Ye Y, Williams E, Lui CK, Greenfield TK, Lown EA. PMID: 30422306.
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    7. Supporting caregivers during hematopoietic cell transplantation for children with primary immunodeficiency disorders. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2019 06; 143(6):2271-2278. Yoo J, Halley MC, Lown EA, Yank V, Ort K, Cowan MJ, Dorsey MJ, Smith H, Iyengar S, Scalchunes C, Mangurian C. PMID: 31178019.
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    8. Alcohol consumption behaviors and neurocognitive dysfunction and emotional distress in adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Addiction. 2019 02; 114(2):226-235. Brinkman TM, Lown EA, Li C, Tonning Olsson I, Marchak JG, Stuber ML, Vuotto S, Srivastava D, Nathan PC, Leisenring WM, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Krull KR. PMID: 30194889.
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    9. Alcohol use patterns and risk of diabetes onset in the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Cohort. Prev Med. 2018 04; 109:22-27. Kerr WC, Williams E, Li L, Lui CK, Ye Y, Greenfield TK, Lown EA. PMID: 29366820.
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    10. US Media Coverage of Tobacco Industry Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives. J Community Health. 2018 02; 43(1):117-127. McDaniel PA, Lown EA, Malone RE. PMID: 28685318.
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    11. "It doesn't seem to make sense for a company that sells cigarettes to help smokers stop using them": A case study of Philip Morris's involvement in smoking cessation. PLoS One. 2017; 12(8):e0183961. McDaniel PA, Lown EA, Malone RE. PMID: 28846738.
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    12. Hazardous drinking and exposure to interpersonal and community violence on both sides of the U.S. -Mexico border. Hisp J Behav Sci. 2017 11; 39(4):528-545. Lown EA, Cherpitel CJ, Zemore SE, Borges G, Greenfield TK. PMID: 29276337.
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    13. Alcohol Use Patterns and DSM-5 Alcohol Use Disorder on Both Sides of the U.S.-Mexico Border. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 04; 41(4):769-778. Greenfield TK, Ye Y, Lown EA, Cherpitel CJ, Zemore S, Borges G. PMID: 28207949.
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    14. Health Risk Factors Associated with Lifetime Abstinence from Alcohol in the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Cohort. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 02; 41(2):388-398. Kerr WC, Lui CK, Williams E, Ye Y, Greenfield TK, Lown EA. PMID: 28063241.
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    15. Response to: "Tobacco use among siblings of childhood cancer survivors: A report from the childhood cancer survivor study". Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 06; 64(6). Buchbinder D, Lown EA. PMID: 28052553.
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    16. Changes in heavy drinking following onset of health problems in a U.S. general population sample. Prev Med. 2017 02; 95:47-51. Kerr WC, Ye Y, Greenfield TK, Williams E, Lui CK, Li L, Lown EA. PMID: 27939261.
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    17. Social Competence in Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors: Feasibility and Preliminary Outcomes of a Peer-Mediated Intervention. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2016 Jul-Aug; 37(6):475-82. Devine KA, Bukowski WM, Sahler OJ, Ohman-Strickland P, Smith TH, Lown EA, Patenaude AF, Korones DN, Noll RB. PMID: 27355881.
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    18. Early Life Health, Trauma and Social Determinants of Lifetime Abstention from Alcohol. Alcohol Alcohol. 2016 Sep; 51(5):576-83. Kerr WC, Ye Y, Greenfield TK, Williams E, Lown EA, Lui CK. PMID: 27358185.
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    19. Patterns and predictors of clustered risky health behaviors among adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer. 2016 09 01; 122(17):2747-56. Lown EA, Hijiya N, Zhang N, Srivastava DK, Leisenring WM, Nathan PC, Castellino SM, Devine KA, Dilley K, Krull KR, Oeffinger KC, Hudson MM, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Ness KK. PMID: 27258389.
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    20. Tobacco is "our industry and we must support it": Exploring the potential implications of Zimbabwe's accession to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Global Health. 2016 Jan 11; 12:2. Lown EA, McDaniel PA, Malone RE. PMID: 26754965.
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    21. Psychosocial Follow-Up in Survivorship as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Dec; 62 Suppl 5:S514-84. Lown EA, Phillips F, Schwartz LA, Rosenberg AR, Jones B. PMID: 26700918.
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    22. Tobacco Use Among Siblings of Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Report From the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Feb; 63(2):326-33. Buchbinder D, Oeffinger K, Franco-Villalobos C, Yasui Y, Alderfer MA, Armstrong GT, Casillas J, Ford J, Krull KR, Leisenring W, Recklitis C, Robison LL, Zeltzer LK, Lown EA. PMID: 26305712.
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    23. Major lessons learned from a nationally-based community-academic partnership: addressing sibling adjustment to childhood cancer. Fam Syst Health. 2015 Mar; 33(1):61-7. Long KA, Goldish M, Lown EA, Ostrowski NL, Alderfer MA, Marsland AL, Ring S, Skala S, Ewing LJ. PMID: 25581558.
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    24. Sexual orientation differences in the relationship between victimization and hazardous drinking among women in the National Alcohol Survey. Psychol Addict Behav. 2013 Sep; 27(3):639-48. Drabble L, Trocki KF, Hughes TL, Korcha RA, Lown AE. PMID: 23438246.
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    25. Children's Oncology Group's 2013 blueprint for research: behavioral science. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Jun; 60(6):1048-54. Noll RB, Patel SK, Embry L, Hardy KK, Pelletier W, Annett RD, Patenaude A, Lown EA, Sands SA, Barakat LP. PMID: 23255478.
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    26. Prevalence and predictors of risky and heavy alcohol consumption among adult siblings of childhood cancer survivors. Psychooncology. 2013 May; 22(5):1134-43. Lown EA, Mertens AC, Korcha RA, Leisenring W, Hudson MM, Greenfield TK, Robison LL, Zeltzer LK. PMID: 22736595.
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    27. Cancer prevention and screening practices of siblings of childhood cancer survivors: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Jul; 21(7):1078-88. Buchbinder D, Mertens AC, Zeltzer LK, Leisenring W, Goodman P, Lown EA, Alderfer MA, Recklitis C, Oeffinger K, Armstrong GT, Hudson M, Robison LL, Casillas J. PMID: 22576363.
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    28. Massage for children undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation: a qualitative report. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012:792042. Ackerman SL, Lown EA, Dvorak CC, Dunn EA, Abrams DI, Horn BN, Degelman M, Cowan MJ, Mehling WE. PMID: 22474526.
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    29. Hematopoietic cell transplant and use of massage for improved symptom management: results from a pilot randomized control trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012:450150. Mehling WE, Lown EA, Dvorak CC, Cowan MJ, Horn BN, Dunn EA, Acree M, Abrams DI, Hecht FM. PMID: 22454665.
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    30. Lifetime victimization and past year alcohol use in a U.S. population sample of men and women drinkers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Jun 01; 123(1-3):213-9. Nayak MB, Lown EA, Bond JC, Greenfield TK. PMID: 22177898.
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    31. Child physical and sexual abuse: a comprehensive look at alcohol consumption patterns, consequences, and dependence from the National Alcohol Survey. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 Feb; 35(2):317-25. Lown EA, Nayak MB, Korcha RA, Greenfield TK. PMID: 21083668.
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    32. Psychosocial adjustment of siblings of children with cancer: a systematic review. Psychooncology. 2010 Aug; 19(8):789-805. Alderfer MA, Long KA, Lown EA, Marsland AL, Ostrowski NL, Hock JM, Ewing LJ. PMID: 19862680.
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    33. Health behaviors, medical care, and interventions to promote healthy living in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study cohort. J Clin Oncol. 2009 May 10; 27(14):2363-73. Nathan PC, Ford JS, Henderson TO, Hudson MM, Emmons KM, Casillas JN, Lown EA, Ness KK, Oeffinger KC. PMID: 19255308.
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    34. Alcohol consumption patterns and risk factors among childhood cancer survivors compared to siblings and general population peers. Addiction. 2008 Jul; 103(7):1139-48. Lown EA, Goldsby R, Mertens AC, Greenfield T, Bond J, Whitton J, Korcha R, Robison LL, Zeltzer LK. PMID: 18554347.
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    35. Health effects from drinking: type, severity, and associated drinking patterns based on qualitative and quantitative questions in a methodological survey. Subst Use Misuse. 2007; 42(5):793-810. Lown EA, Greenfield TK, Rogers JD. PMID: 17613945.
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    36. Comorbidity for alcohol use disorders and drug use in mexican-origin groups: comparison of data from national alcohol surveys in the U.S. And Mexico. Subst Use Misuse. 2007; 42(11):1685-703. Cherpitel CJ, Robertson M, Ye Y, Borges G, Bautista CF, Lown A, Greenfield T, Bond J. PMID: 17934990.
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    37. Interpersonal violence among women seeking welfare: unraveling lives. Am J Public Health. 2006 Aug; 96(8):1409-15. Lown EA, Schmidt LA, Wiley J. PMID: 16809602.
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    38. Intimate partner violence and health: self-assessed health, chronic health, and somatic symptoms among Mexican American women. Psychosom Med. 2001 May-Jun; 63(3):352-60. Lown EA, Vega WA. PMID: 11382262.
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    39. Prevalence and predictors of physical partner abuse among Mexican American women. Am J Public Health. 2001 Mar; 91(3):441-5. Lown EA, Vega WA. PMID: 11236411.
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    40. The language-handicapped child. Coordinated evaluation by physicians and educators. Calif Med. 1961 Apr; 94:238-40. WEDELL WJ, LOWN EA, CONNOR R. PMID: 13783688.
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