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Daniel Brooks, DSc

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentEpidemiology
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-6725
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-6220-6889
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Brooks' primary areas of research involve (1) epidemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown causes in Central America and (2) smoking cessation and tobacco-related disease. Major current projects include: 4. Principal Investigator of a project funded by the World Bank to search for causes of a long-term epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Central America, which is exploring multiple hypotheses. 2. Principal Investigator of a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct a group-randomized trial in Boston public housing developments to test whether use of specialized resident community health advocates can increase use of smoking cessation treatments and subsequent quit rates among smokers living in public housing. 3. Co-investigator in a study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to assess patterns of RNA gene expression associated with different smoking patterns and changes in gene expression for a six-month period following cessation of smoking. Prior to joining the faculty at BUSPH, Dr. Brooks spent more than 10 years at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, most recently as Director of the Health Survey Program, where he directed all aspects of the Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

 Publications
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  1. Ramirez-Rubio O, Brooks DR, Amador JJ, Kaufman JS, Weiner DE, Scammell MK. Chronic kidney disease in Nicaragua: a qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews with physicians and pharmacists. BMC Public Health. 2013; 13:350.
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  2. Kabali C, Mtei L, Brooks DR, Waddell R, Bakari M, Matee M, Arbeit RD, Pallangyo K, von Reyn CF, Horsburgh CR. Increased mortality associated with treated active tuberculosis in HIV-infected adults in Tanzania. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2013 Jul; 93(4):461-6.
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  3. Semrau K, Kuhn L, Brooks DR, Cabral H, Sinkala M, Kankasa C, Thea DM, Aldrovandi GM. Dynamics of breast milk HIV-1 RNA with unilateral mastitis or abscess. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Mar 1; 62(3):348-55.
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  4. Ramirez-Rubio O, McClean MD, Amador JJ, Brooks DR. An epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Central America: an overview. Postgrad Med J. 2013 Mar; 89(1049):123-5.
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  5. Weiner DE, McClean MD, Kaufman JS, Brooks DR. The Central American epidemic of CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Mar; 8(3):504-11.
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  6. Ramirez-Rubio O, McClean MD, Amador JJ, Brooks DR. An epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Central America: an overview. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2013 Jan; 67(1):1-3.
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  7. Al-Farsi YM, Brooks DR, Werler MM, Cabral HJ, Al-Shafaee MA, Wallenburg HC. Effect of high parity on occurrence of some fetal growth indices: a cohort study. Int J Womens Health. 2012; 4:289-93.
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  8. Brooks DR, Ramirez-Rubio O, Amador JJ. CKD in Central America: a hot issue. Am J Kidney Dis. 2012 Apr; 59(4):481-4.
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  9. Brooks DR, Avetisyan R, Jarrett KM, Hanchate A, Shapiro GD, Pugh MJ, Berlowitz DR, Thurman D, Montouris G, Kazis LE. Validation of self-reported epilepsy for purposes of community surveillance. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Jan; 23(1):57-63.
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  10. Swetter SM, Pollitt RA, Johnson TM, Brooks DR, Geller AC. Behavioral determinants of successful early melanoma detection: role of self and physician skin examination. Cancer. 2012 Aug 1; 118(15):3725-34.
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  11. Kabali C, von Reyn CF, Brooks DR, Waddell R, Mtei L, Bakari M, Matee M, Pallangyo K, Arbeit RD, Horsburgh CR. Completion of isoniazid preventive therapy and survival in HIV-infected, TST-positive adults in Tanzania. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2011 Nov; 15(11):1515-21, i.
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  12. Kabali C, Cheng DM, Brooks DR, Bridden C, Horsburgh CR, Samet JH. Recent cigarette smoking and HIV disease progression: no evidence of an association. AIDS Care. 2011 Aug; 23(8):947-56.
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  13. Semrau K, Kuhn L, Brooks DR, Cabral H, Sinkala M, Kankasa C, Thea DM, Aldrovandi GM. Exclusive breastfeeding, maternal HIV disease, and the risk of clinical breast pathology in HIV-infected, breastfeeding women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Oct; 205(4):344.e1-8.
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  14. Al-Farsi YM, Al-Sharbati MM, Al-Farsi OA, Al-Shafaee MS, Brooks DR, Waly MI. Brief report: Prevalence of autistic spectrum disorders in the Sultanate of Oman. J Autism Dev Disord. 2011 Jun; 41(6):821-5.
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  15. Geller AC, Brooks DR, Woodring B, Oppenheimer S, McCabe M, Rogers J, Timm A, Resnick EA, Winickoff JP. Smoking cessation counseling for parents during child hospitalization: a national survey of pediatric nurses. Public Health Nurs. 2011 Nov-Dec; 28(6):475-84.
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  16. Al-Farsi YM, Brooks DR, Werler MM, Cabral HJ, Al-Shafei MA, Wallenburg HC. Effect of high parity on occurrence of anemia in pregnancy: a cohort study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2011; 11:7.
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  17. Rorie JA, Smith A, Evans T, Horsburgh CR, Brooks DR, Goodman R, Bunte D, Strunin L, de la Rosa D, Geller A. Using resident health advocates to improve public health screening and follow-up among public housing residents, Boston, 2007-2008. Prev Chronic Dis. 2011 Jan; 8(1):A15.
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  18. Al-Farsi YM, Brooks DR, Werler MM, Cabral HJ, Al-Shafei MA, Wallenburg HC. Effect of high parity on the occurrence of prediabetes: a cohort study. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2010 Sep; 89(9):1182-6.
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  19. O'Donnell JK, Tobey M, Weiner DE, Stevens LA, Johnson S, Stringham P, Cohen B, Brooks DR. Prevalence of and risk factors for chronic kidney disease in rural Nicaragua. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011 Sep; 26(9):2798-805.
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  20. Soderland P, Lovekar S, Weiner DE, Brooks DR, Kaufman JS. Chronic kidney disease associated with environmental toxins and exposures. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2010 May; 17(3):254-64.
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  21. Zhang X, Sebastiani P, Liu G, Schembri F, Zhang X, Dumas YM, Langer EM, Alekseyev Y, O'Connor GT, Brooks DR, Lenburg ME, Spira A. Similarities and differences between smoking-related gene expression in nasal and bronchial epithelium. Physiol Genomics. 2010 Mar 3; 41(1):1-8.
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  22. Pollitt RA, Geller AC, Brooks DR, Johnson TM, Park ER, Swetter SM. Efficacy of skin self-examination practices for early melanoma detection. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Nov; 18(11):3018-23.
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  23. Geller AC, Elwood M, Swetter SM, Brooks DR, Aitken J, Youl PH, Demierre MF, Baade PD. Factors related to the presentation of thin and thick nodular melanoma from a population-based cancer registry in Queensland Australia. Cancer. 2009 Mar 15; 115(6):1318-27.
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  24. Fox MP, Brooks DR, Kuhn L, Aldrovandi G, Sinkala M, Kankasa C, Horsburgh R, Thea DM. Role of breastfeeding cessation in mediating the relationship between maternal HIV disease stage and increased child mortality among HIV-exposed uninfected children. Int J Epidemiol. 2009 Apr; 38(2):569-76.
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  25. Geller AC, Brooks DR, Powers CA, Brooks KR, Rigotti NA, Bognar B, McIntosh S, Zapka J. Tobacco cessation and prevention practices reported by second and fourth year students at US medical schools. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Jul; 23(7):1071-6.
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  26. Digenis-Bury EC, Brooks DR, Chen L, Ostrem M, Horsburgh CR. Use of a population-based survey to describe the health of Boston public housing residents. Am J Public Health. 2008 Jan; 98(1):85-91.
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  27. Brooks DR, Klint A, Dickman PW, Ståhle E, Lambe M. Temporal trends in non-small cell lung cancer survival in Sweden. Br J Cancer. 2007 Feb 12; 96(3):519-22.
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  28. Mucci LA, Wood PA, Cohen B, Clements KM, Brawarsky P, Brooks DR. Validity of self-reported health plan information in a population-based health survey. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2006 Nov-Dec; 12(6):570-7.
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  29. Merewood A, Brooks D, Bauchner H, MacAuley L, Mehta SD. Maternal birthplace and breastfeeding initiation among term and preterm infants: a statewide assessment for Massachusetts. Pediatrics. 2006 Oct; 118(4):e1048-54.
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  30. Geller AC, Emmons KM, Brooks DR, Powers C, Zhang Z, Koh HK, Heeren T, Sober AJ, Li F, Gilchrest BA. A randomized trial to improve early detection and prevention practices among siblings of melanoma patients. Cancer. 2006 Aug 15; 107(4):806-14.
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  31. O'Riordan DL, Field AE, Geller AC, Brooks DR, Aweh G, Colditz GA, Frazier AL. Frequent tanning bed use, weight concerns, and other health risk behaviors in adolescent females (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 2006 Jun; 17(5):679-86.
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  32. Brooks K, Brooks D, Dajani Z, Swetter SM, Powers E, Pagoto S, Geller AC. Use of artificial tanning products among young adults. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 Jun; 54(6):1060-6.
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  33. Clements KM, Cohen BB, Brawarsky P, Brooks DR, Mucci LA, Wood PA. Identifying Health Maintenance Organization membership through self-report of health plan name: ascertainment and reliability. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2006 May-Jun; 12(3):278-87.
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  34. Geller AC, Brooks DR, Colditz GA, Koh HK, Frazier AL. Sun protection practices among offspring of women with personal or family history of skin cancer. Pediatrics. 2006 Apr; 117(4):e688-94.
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  35. Bradbury BD, Brooks DR, Brawarsky P, Mucci LA. Test-retest reliability of colorectal testing questions on the Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Prev Med. 2005 Jul; 41(1):303-11.
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  36. Yih WK, Brooks DR, Lett SM, Jumaan AO, Zhang Z, Clements KM, Seward JF. The incidence of varicella and herpes zoster in Massachusetts as measured by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) during a period of increasing varicella vaccine coverage, 1998-2003. BMC Public Health. 2005; 5:68.
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  37. Brooks KR, Brooks DR, Hufford D, Samenow J, Geller AC. Are television stations and weather pages still reporting the UV index? A national media follow-up study. Arch Dermatol. 2005 Apr; 141(4):526.
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  38. Brooks DR, Austin JH, Heelan RT, Ginsberg MS, Shin V, Olson SH, Muscat JE, Stellman SD. Influence of type of cigarette on peripheral versus central lung cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2005 Mar; 14(3):576-81.
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  39. Brooks DR, Mucci LA, Hatch EE, Cnattingius S. Maternal smoking during pregnancy and risk of brain tumors in the offspring. A prospective study of 1.4 million Swedish births. Cancer Causes Control. 2004 Dec; 15(10):997-1005.
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  40. Benjes LS, Brooks DR, Zhang Z, Livstone L, Sayers L, Powers C, Miller DR, Heeren T, Geller AC. Changing patterns of sun protection between the first and second summers for very young children. Arch Dermatol. 2004 Aug; 140(8):925-30.
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  41. Brawarsky P, Brooks DR, Mucci LA, Wood PA. Effect of physician recommendation and patient adherence on rates of colorectal cancer testing. Cancer Detect Prev. 2004; 28(4):260-8.
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  42. Geller AC, Emmons K, Brooks DR, Zhang Z, Powers C, Koh HK, Sober AJ, Miller DR, Li F, Haluska F, Gilchrest BA. Skin cancer prevention and detection practices among siblings of patients with melanoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 Oct; 49(4):631-8.
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  43. Brooks DR, Palmer JR, Strom BL, Rosenberg L. Menthol cigarettes and risk of lung cancer. Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Oct 1; 158(7):609-16; discussion 617-20.
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  44. Brawarsky P, Brooks DR, Mucci LA. Correlates of colorectal cancer testing in Massachusetts men and women. Prev Med. 2003 Jun; 36(6):659-68.
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  45. Geller AC, Zhang Z, Sober AJ, Halpern AC, Weinstock MA, Daniels S, Miller DR, Demierre MF, Brooks DR, Gilchrest BA. The first 15 years of the American Academy of Dermatology skin cancer screening programs: 1985-1999. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 Jan; 48(1):34-41.
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  46. O'Riordan DL, Geller AC, Brooks DR, Zhang Z, Miller DR. Sunburn reduction through parental role modeling and sunscreen vigilance. J Pediatr. 2003 Jan; 142(1):67-72.
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  47. Geller AC, Sober AJ, Zhang Z, Brooks DR, Miller DR, Halpern A, Gilchrest BA. Strategies for improving melanoma education and screening for men age >or= 50 years: findings from the American Academy of Dermatological National Skin Cancer Sreening Program. Cancer. 2002 Oct 1; 95(7):1554-61.
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  48. Prout MN, Martinez O, Ballas J, Geller AC, Lash TL, Brooks D, Heeren T. Who uses the Smoker's Quitline in Massachusetts? Tob Control. 2002 Jun; 11 Suppl 2:ii74-5.
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  49. Geller AC, Cantor M, Miller DR, Kenausis K, Rosseel K, Rutsch L, Brooks DR, Zhang Z, Demierre MF. The Environmental Protection Agency's National SunWise School Program: sun protection education in US schools (1999-2000). J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002 May; 46(5):683-9.
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  50. Demierre MF, Brooks D, Koh HK, Geller AC. Public knowledge, awareness, and perceptions of the association between skin aging and smoking. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1999 Jul; 41(1):27-30.
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  51. Coogan PF, Adams M, Geller AC, Brooks D, Miller DR, Lew RA, Koh HK. Factors associated with smoking among children and adolescents in Connecticut. Am J Prev Med. 1998 Jul; 15(1):17-24.
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  52. Geller AC, Hufford D, Miller DR, Sun T, Wyatt SW, Reilley B, Bewerse B, Lisco J, Brooks D, Grupenhoff J, Weary P, Lew RA, Koh HK. Evaluation of the Ultraviolet Index: media reactions and public response. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1997 Dec; 37(6):935-41.
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  53. Geller AC, Brooks DR, Barber CE, Koh HK, Lew RA, Wax S, Prout MN. Advances in screening protocols for the detection of early bladder cancer. J Occup Med. 1990 Sep; 32(9):929-35.
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