Epidemiology Faculty: Barbara Nemesure

Barbara Nemesure, PhD
Professor
 
Office Phone: (631) 444-1290
 
Academic Interests:
Cancer Prevention
Statistical Genetics
Cancer Epidemiology 

Dr. Nemesure's research interests are mainly in the area of genetic epidemiology.  With formal training in statistical genetics, she has been involved with the genetics of eye diseases, particularly glaucoma, for many years.  More recently her research has focused on the study of environmental and genetic factors contributing to both breast and prostate cancer.  Additionally, she is interested in the study of obesity.

Selected Publications: (since 2003) 

 

 

Book Chapter:

 

Nemesure B, Wu S-Y, Leske MC (2002).  Ethnic differences in primary open-angle glaucoma.   International Ophthalmology, Chapter 15, pp 167-172.  

 

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Leske MC, Wu S-Y, Hennis A, Nemesure B, Hyman L, Schachat A for the BES Group (2003).  Incidence of diabetic retinopathy in the Barbados Eye Studies.  Ophthalmology, 110:941-947.

 

Hennis A, Wu S-Y, Nemesure B, Leske MC for the Barbados Eye Studies Group (2003). Hypertension, Diabetes and Longitudinal Changes in Intraocular Pressure. Ophthalmology, 110:908-914. 

 

Nemesure B, Wu S-Y, Hennis A, Leske MC for the BISED Group (2003).  Corneal thickness and intraocular pressure in the Barbados Eye Studies.  Archives of Ophthalmology, 121(2):240-244.

 

Nemesure B, Jiao X, He Q, Leske MC, Wu S-Y, Hennis A, Mendell NR, Redman J, Garchon H-J, Agarwala R, Schäffer AA, Hejtmancik JF, for the Barbados Family Study Group (2003).  A genome-wide scan for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG): The Barbados Family Study of Open-Angle Glaucoma.  Human Genetics, 112:600-609.

 

Nemesure B, Wu S-Y, Hennis A, Leske MC for the BES Group (2003).  Factors related to the 4-year risk of “high” intraocular pressure – The Barbados Eye Studies.  Archives of Ophthalmology, 121:856-862.

 

Leske MC, Wu S-Y, Hyman L, Nemesure B, Hennis A, Schachat A for the BISED  Group (2003).  Four year incidence of visual impairment: Barbados Incidence Study of Eye Diseases.  Ophthalmology, 111:118-124.

 

Mikail CN, Hearney E, Nemesure B (2003). Increasing physician awareness of the common uses and contraindications of herbal medicine: Utility of a case-based tutorial for residents.  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 9(4):571-576.  (Editorial: K.J Kemper, pages 577-579).

 

Leske MC, Wu S-Y, Nemesure B, Yang L, Hennis A for the Barbados Eye Studies Group (2003).  Nine-year incidence of lens opacities in the Barbados Eye Studies.  Ophthalmology, 111(3):483-490.

 

Hennis A, Wu S-Y, Nemesure B, Leske MC for the Barbados Eye Studies Group (2003).  Risk factors for incident cortical and posterior subcapsular lens opacities in the Barbados Eye Studies.  Archives of Ophthalmology, 122:525-530. 

 

Leske MC, Wu S-Y, Hyman L, Hennis A, Nemesure B, Schachat A for the BISED  Group (2004).  Four-year incidence of macular changes in the Barbados Eye Studies.  Ophthalmology, 111:706-711.

 

The Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group (2004). Prevalence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the United States. Archives of Ophthalmology,122:564-72.

 

The Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group (2004). Prevalence of Cataract and of Aphakia/Pseudophakia among Adults in the United States. Archives of Ophthalmology, 122:487-94.

 

The Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group (2004). The Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy among Adults in the United States. Archives of Ophthalmology, 122:552-63.

 

The Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group (2004). Prevalence of Open-angle Glaucoma among Adults in the United States. Archives of Ophthalmology, 122:532-8.

 

The Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group (2004). Causes and Prevalence of Visual Impairment among Adults in the United States. Archives of Ophthalmology, 122:477-85.

 

Wu S-Y, Yoo YJ, Nemesure B, Hennis A, Leske MC, The Barbados Eye Studies Group (2005). Nine year refractive changes in the Barbados Eye Studies. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 46:4032-4039.

 

Leske MC, Wu S-Y, Hennis A, Hyman L, Nemesure B, Yang L, Schachat A, The Barbados Eye Studies Group (2005).  Hyperglycemia, blood pressure and the 9-year incidence of diabetic retinopathy – The Barbados Eye Studies.  Ophthalmology, 112:799-805. 

 

Leske MC, Wu S-Y, Hennis A, Nemesure B, Yang L, Hyman L, Schachat AP, The Barbados Eye Studies Group (2006). 9-year incidence of age-related macular degeneration in the Barbados Eye Studies. Ophthalmology, 113:29-35.

 

Leske MC, Wu S-Y, Hennis A, Nemesure B, Schachat A, Hyman L, Yang L, The Barbados Eye Studies Group (2006). 9-Year incidence of diabetic retinopathy in the Barbados Eye Studies.  Archives of Ophthalmology, 124:250-255.

 

Yao W, Jiao X, Hejtmancik JF, Leske MC, Hennis A, Nemesure B and the Barbados Family Study Group (2006). Evaluation of the association between OPA1 polymorphisms and primary open-angle glaucoma in Barbados families.  Molecular Vision, 12:649-654.

 

Nemesure B, Wu S-Y, Hennis A, Leske MC, The Barbados Eye Studies Group (2006).  Hypertension, type 2 diabetes and blood groups in a black population.  Ethnicity and Disease, 16:822-829.

 

Wu S-Y, Nemesure B, Hennis A, Leske MC, and the Barbados Eye Studies Group (2006). 9-year changes in intraocular pressure - The Barbados Eye Studies. Archives of Ophthalmology, 124:1631-1636.

 

Sharma G, Cao X, Harris R, Hennis A, Leske MC, Wu S-Y and the Barbados National Cancer Study Group (2007).  Dietary intake and development of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire for the Barbados National Cancer Study.  Public Health Nutrition, 10:464-470.

 

Leske MC, Wu S-Y, Honkanen R, Nemesure B, Schachat A, Hyman L, Hennis A, The Barbados Eye Studies Group (2007). 9-year incidence of open-angle glaucoma in the Barbados Eye Studies. Ophthalmology, 114:1058-1064.

 

Nemesure B, Wu S-Y, Hennis A, Leske MC, The Barbados Eye Studies Group (2007). Prevalence of Obesity and Associated Sex-Specific Factors in an African-Origin Population. Ethnicity and Disease, 17:508-514.

 

Ragin CC, Taioli E, McFarlane-Anderson N, Avery G, Bennett F, Bovell-Benjamin A,  Brown Thompson A, Carrington A, Campbell-Everett L, Ford J, Hennis A, Jackson M, Lake S, Leske MC, Magai C, Nemesure B, Neugut A, Odedina F, Okobia M, Patrick A, Plummer WB, Reams RR, Roberts R, Scott-Hastings S, Sharma S, Wheeler V, Wu S-Y, and Bunker C (2007). African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium for the study of viral, genetic and environmental cancer risk factors. Infectious Agents and Cancer, 2:17.

 

Hennis A, Wu S-Y, Nemesure B, Honkanen R, Leske MC, The Barbados Eye Studies Group (2007). Awareness of incident open-angle glaucoma in a population study: the Barbados Eye Studies. Ophthalmology, 114:1816-1821.

 

Nemesure B, Honkanen R, Hennis A, Wu S-Y, Leske MC, The Barbados Eye Studies Group (2007). Incident open-angle glaucoma and intraocular pressure. Ophthalmology, 114:1810-1815.

 

Sharma S, Harris R, Cao X, Hennis A, Leske MC, Wu S-Y and the Barbados National Cancer Study Group (2007).  Nutritional composition of the commonly consumed composite dishes for the Barbados National Cancer Study.  International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 58(6):461-474.

 

Benn-Torres J, Bonilla C, Robbins CM, Waterman L, Moses TY, Hernandez W, Santos ER, Bennett F, Aiken W, Tullock T, Coard K, Hennis A, Wu S, Nemesure B, Leske MC, Freeman V, Carpten J, Kittles RA (2008). Admixture and population stratification in African Caribbean populations. Annals of Human Genetics, 72:90-98.

 

Leske MC, Wu S-Y, Hennis A, Honkanen R, Nemesure B, The Barbados Eye Studies Group (2008). Risk factors for incident open-angle glaucoma: The Barbados Eye Studies. Ophthalmology, 115:85-93.

 

Wu S-Y, Nemesure B, Hennis A, Leske MC, and the Barbados Eye Studies Group (2008).  Glaucoma and mortality – the Barbados Eye Studies. Archives of Ophthalmology, 126:365-370.

 

Nemesure B, Wu S-Y, Hennis A, Leske MC, The Barbados Eye Studies Group (2008). Nine year incidence of obesity and overweight in a predominantly African-origin population. International Journal of Obesity, 32:329-335.

 

Sharma S, Harris R, Cao X, Hennis A, Wu SY, Leske MC  and the Barbados National Cancer Study Group (2008). Assessing dietary patterns in Barbados highlights the need for nutritional intervention to reduce risk of chronic disease. Journal of Human Nutrition and Diet, 21:150-158.

 

Wu S-Y, Hennis A, Nemesure B, Leske MC and the Barbados Eye Studies Group (2008). Impact of glaucoma, lens opacities, and cataract surgery on visual functioning and related quality of life: The Barbados Eye Studies.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 49:1333-1338.

 

Nemesure B, Wu S-Y, Hennis A, Leske MC, The Barbados Eye Studies Group (2008). The relationship of BMI and WHR on the 9-year incidence of type 2 diabetes and hypertension in a predominantly African-origin population. Annals of Epidemiology, 18:657-663.

 

Nemesure B, Wu S-Y, Hennis A, Leske MC, The Barbados Eye Studies Group (2008).  Incidence and risk factors for Pterygium – The Barbados Eye Studies.  Ophthalmology, 115:2153-2158.

 

Leske MC for the Early Manifest Glaucoma Treatment and Barbados Eye Studies Groups (2008).  Glaucoma Dialogue.  Re featured articles:  Predictors of Long-Term Glaucoma Progression and Risk Factors for Incident Glaucoma.  International Glaucoma Review, 9:179.

 

Nemesure B, Wu S-Y, Leske MC, Hennis A and the Barbados National Cancer Study Group (2009).  Risk factors for breast cancer in a black population – The Barbados National Cancer Study.  International Journal of Cancer, 124:174-179.

 

Hennis AJ, Hambleton IR, Wu S-Y, Leske MC, Nemesure B and the Barbados National Cancer Study Group (2009).  Breast cancer incidence and mortality in a Caribbean population.  International Journal of Cancer, 124:429-433.

 

Wu S-Y, Nemesure B, Hennis A, Leske MC and the Barbados Eye Studies Group (2009). Visual acuity impairment and vision-related quality of life - The Barbados Eye Studies. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 27:9-24. 

 

Nemesure B, Wu S-Y, Hennis A, Leske MC and the Barbados National Cancer Study Group (2009).  Body size and breast cancer in a black population – The Barbados National Cancer Study.  Cancer Causes and Control, 20:387-394.

 

Jiao X, Yang Z, Yang X, Chen Y, Tong Z, Zhao C, Zeng J, Chen H, Gibbs D, Sun X, Li B, Wakins WS, Meyer C, Wang X, Kasuga D, Bedell M, Pearson E, Weinreb R, Leske MC, Hennis A, DeWan A, Nemesure B, Jorde L, Hoh J, Hejtmancik F, Zhang K for the Barbados Family Study Group (2009). Common variants on chromosome 2 and risk of primary open-angle glaucoma in the Afro-Caribbean population of Barbados. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(40):17105-17110.

 

Pakseresht M, Sharma S, Cao X, Harris R, Caberto C, Wilkens LR, Hennis AJ, Wu S-Y, Nemesure B,  Leske MC and the Barbados National Cancer Study Group (2010).  Validation of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire for the Barbados National Cancer Study.  Public Health Nutrition (in press)

 

Leske MC for the Barbados Eye Studies Group (2010). Causes of Visual Loss and Their Risk Factors: An Incidence Summary from The Barbados Eye Studies. Pan American Journal of Public Health (in press)

 

8q24 and Prostate Cancer:  Findings from a National Cancer Study in Barbados, West Indies (manuscript in preparation)

 

Hennis AJ, Hambleton IR, Wu S-Y, Leske MC, Nemesure B and the Barbados National Cancer Study Group.  Prostate cancer incidence and mortality in a Caribbean population.(manuscript in preparation)

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