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Basch, Charles
Richard March Hoe Professor of Health and Education
Health & Behavior Studies
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Educational Background

Ph.D.
1982

Southern Illinois University
Major: Health Education
Concentration: Health education research, program planning and evaluation.

M.S.
1977

State University of New York
Major: Health Education
Concentration: Computer applications in health education and evaluation research.

B.S.
1976

State University of New York
Major: Community Health Education
Concentration: Community structure and process.

Scholarly Interests

Behavioral epidemiology. Health education program planning and evaluation. Urban and minority populations.

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Research

2018-2023

Position: Principal Investigator, Teachers College Subcontract
Title:  Randomized Efficacy Trial of MySmileBuddy, a Family‐centered Behavioral Intervention to Reduce Early Childhood Caries (1U01DE026739‐01A1)
Funding Source:  National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH
Amount of Award: $694,236  
Purpose: Conduct rigorous evaluation of educational technology and community health workers on incidence of caries among two to five-year-old Hispanic children

2014-2016

Position:  Principal Investigator
Title:  Planning a State II Trial to Prevent ECC Progression (R34DE023158),
Funding Source:  National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH
Amount of Award:  $248,724 
Purpose: Plan a Phase II trial to evaluate an intervention to prevent progression of early childhood caries among a low-income Latino population

2009-2015

Position: Principal Investigator
Title:  Evaluating Alternative Approaches to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Hard to Reach Urban Minority Population
Funding Source:  American Cancer Society
Amount of Award:  $2,100,000
Purpose: Develop and evaluate alternative approaches separately and in combination for increasing colorectal cancer screening among a hard to reach minority population in New York City.

2004-2008

Position: Co-Investigator
Title:  Prostate Cancer Education in African American Men
Funding Source:  National Cancer Institute, NIH
Amount of Award:  $2,162,663 
Purpose: Develop and evaluate a tailored telephone intervention to increased informed decision making about prostate cancer screening among African American.

2000-2005

Position: Co-Principal Investigator
Title:  Evaluating Alternative Retinopathy Screening Interventions
Funding Source:  National Eye Institute, NIH
Amount of Award:  $3,035,691
Purpose:  Develop and evaluate an educational intervention to promote retinopathy screening among a tri-ethnic population.

1999-2004

 

Position:  Principal Investigator
Title:  Tailored Communications for Colorectal Cancer Screening
Funding Source:  National Cancer Institute, NIH
Amount of Award:  $1,774,550
Purpose:  Develop and evaluate an educational intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening among a tri-ethnic population.

1997-2002

Position:  Co-Investigator
Title:  Multi-ethnic Drug Abuse Prevention Research Center
Funding Source:  National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH
Amount of Award:  $7,118,042 (estimate)
Purpose:  Design and implement efficacious and feasible interventions to prevent drug abuse and reduce morbidity and mortality in minority populations.

1992-1998

Position:  Principal Investigator
Title:  Hispanic Heart Healthy Milk Program
Funding Source:  National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
Amount of Award:  $2,400,000
Purpose:  Develop and evaluate an educational intervention to promote the substitution of low-fat for whole milk in two to three-year-old Latino children to decrease excessive saturated fat intake and reduce elevated serum lipids levels.

1992-1998

Position:  Principal Investigator
Title:  Ophthalmic Complications Prevention Trial
Funding Source:  National Eye Institute, NIH
Amount of Award:  $1,200,000
Purpose:  Develop and evaluate an educational intervention to prevent vision loss and blindness among African Americans with diabetes.

1992-1994

Position:  Principal Investigator
Title:  Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Among Urban Hispanic Families
Funding Source:  National Institute of Dental Research, NIH
Amount of Award:  $24,600
Purpose:  Describe Latina mothers’ knowledge, beliefs and behaviors concerning children's oral health, and develop and pilot test oral health education materials for Latino families.

1991-1996

Position:  Principal Investigator
Title:  Behavioral Epidemiology of Diet-Related Cancer Risk Reduction among Recently Immigrated Latino Families
Funding Source:  Cancer Research Foundation of America
Amount of Award:  $70,000
Purpose:  Describe dietary behavior patterns related to cancer risk reduction among recently immigrated Latino families with young children in northern Manhattan, New York City.

1988-1994

Position:  Principal Investigator
Title:  Washington Heights-Inwood Healthy Heart Program
Funding Source:  New York State Department of Health
Amount of Award:  $2,025,000
Purpose:  Implement community-wide health education and disease prevention programs to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors among 200,000 Latino residents in northern Manhattan, New York City.

1987-1992

Position:  Co-Principal Investigator
Title:  AIDS Prevention for Adolescents in Schools
Funding Source:  National Institute for Mental Health, NIH
Amount of Award:  $1,323,299
Purpose:  Develop, implement, and evaluate school health education to prevent AIDS among adolescents attending high school in Manhattan, New York City.

1985-1987

Position:  Co-Principal Investigator
Title:  Study of Young Drivers
Funding Source:  AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Amount of Award:  $105,000
Purpose:  Describe cognitive correlates and rationalizations related to drinking and driving and other risk-taking behaviors among 18-22 year-olds in diverse educational and occupational settings.

1985-1991

Position:  Principal Investigator (Co-PI, 1985-1986)
Title:  Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity in Children
Funding Source:  National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
Amount of Award:  $1,480,139
Purpose:  Improve understanding about four to seven-year-old children's acquisition of diet and physical activity habits and cardiovascular health.

1978-1979

Position:  Co-Investigator
Title:  Development of Comprehensive Health Education Programs within Maine Schools
Funding Source:  Maine Department of Human Services
Amount of Award:  $2,000,429
Purpose:  Develop school health education programs in 15 Maine school districts.

 

Charles E. Basch is the Richard March Hoe Professor of Health and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he has been teaching courses, mentoring students and conducting research for the past 33 years. He specializes in planning and evaluating health education programs for urban minority populations to reduce health and educational disparities. His work has focused on individuals, groups, organizations, and social media, but has a common theme of translating research into practice. The health and education programs he has developed and evaluated are philosophically grounded in informed voluntary decision-making and rely heavily on building strong interpersonal relationships. Basch has directed grant-funded research and program development (primarily supported by the National Institutes of Health), described in many peer-reviewed publications indexed by the National Library of Medicine.  He speaks throughout the United States about ways to break down the silos between education and health, and involve local schools, health agencies and community organizations to reduce health barriers learning; his recent presentations include audiences at the National Academy of Sciences, Education Commission of the States, National Education Association, and the Obama White House. For more detailed information and publications, please see Contribution to Science below.

Presentations 2013-present (*indicates keynote presentation)

 

*Health Disparities Conference, Teachers College, New York, NY, March 15, 2013.

*Healthy Schools Campaign Webinar, March 21, 2013

*Surgeon General Regina Benjamin’s Working Group on Education and Health, Washington, D.C., May 1, 2013

*Learning Connection Summit. Seattle, Washington. May 16, 2013

*Healthy Schools Leadership Retreat. Vail, Colorado. June 13-14, 2013

*Children’s Health Fund, Annual Meeting of National Network Providers:  Healthier Students are Better Learners, New York, NY (October 2013).

*Learning Connection Summit, Brooklyn, NY  (October 2013).

Interviewed for Tufts University Project Child Obesity 180 Documentary:  Breakfast and the Achievement Gap Among Urban Minority Youth (November 2013). 

Invited presentation:  Educationally Relevant Health Disparities and the Achievement Gap, American Public Health Association, Boston, MA (With DHHS Assistant Secretary Howard Koh, November, 2013).

Invited presentation:  The Path Forward for Children in New York City:  What We Know and Why It’s Important, New York City Summit on Children, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY (November, 2013).

*Colorado Association of School Nurses, Healthier Students are Better Learners, Loveland, CO (November, 2013) 

*Coordinated School Health Summit, State of Kentucky:  Healthier Students are Better Learners, Louisville, KY (December, 2013)

Children’s Health Fund, Washington, DC (May, 2014)

*Conditions for Learning Summit, State of Tennessee, Murphysboro, TN (May, 2014)

Invited Presenter, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (June, 2014)

*Working to Improve Student Health, Washington, DC (July 2014)

Children’s Health Fund, Annual Meeting of National Network Providers:  Healthier Students are Better Learners, New York, NY (October 2014).

*Nassau/Suffolk County Zone of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Healthier Students are Better Learners, Suffolk County, NY (November 2014)

*Oral Health Colorado, Improving Dental Health for Colorado Students, Denver (November 2014).

New York Public Radio Interview, Improving NYC Schools by Improving Students’ Health (January 2015).

*Health Disparities Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University, An Innovative Model for Addressing Health Barriers to Learning: Research, Practice and Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline (March 2015).

Interview with Associated Press on Breakfast in the Classroom (April 2015).

*Western New York Learning Connection, Healthier Students are Better Learners, Rochester, NY  (April 2015). 

*School Health & Wellness Summit, New Haven, CT Public School System, Healthier Students are Better Learners, New Haven, CT (June 2015) 

*Arkansas State Department of Education, Healthier Students are Better Learners, Little Rock, AK (June 2015)

Invited Speaker and Moderator, Education Commission of the States, Student Health and Academic Success:  Data Informed Practices, Denver, CO (June 2015) 

*New York Academy of Medicine, Healthier Students are Better Learners New York, NY (October 2015).

*New York University Langone Medical Center, Patient and Family Education Conference (October 2015)

*Healthier Students are Better Learners, New York Academy of Family Physicians (Lake Placid, NY, January 2016)

*Healthier Students are Better Learners, New England Dairy Council (Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA, March 2016) 

*Healthier Students are Better Learners, University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI, April 2016)

Discussion Moderator on behalf of the National Education Association, Champions of Change Recognition Ceremony hosted by Valerie Jarrett (Senior Advisor to the President); this event was conducted at the White House (Washington, DC, May, 2016)

Participant and Presenter, Educational Testing Service and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Princeton, NJ, May 2016)

Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, Sources of Information, Knowledge, and Barriers to Colonoscopy Screening (San Diego, CA, May 2016)

*National Webinar, Healthier Students are Better Learners, EdCount (June 2016)

Educational Commission of the States

Educational Testing Service

National Academy of Sciences

National Conference of State Legislators

National Education Association

New York Academy of Medicine

Obama White House

Southern Education Foundation

Surgeon General’s Working Group on Education and Health

Many meetings of state and municipal education and health agencies

1984-present

Richard March Hoe Professor of Health and Education (1999- ) and Chair (1996-2007), Associate Professor (1988-1996); Assistant Professor (1984-1988), Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York. Teach graduate-level courses and mentor student research; and maintain ongoing active program of research to reduce health disparities among urban minority populations.

1982-1984

Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Community Health Education. Taught undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in evaluation, community organization and program planning, community health education methods, and epidemiology; established placements for and supervised undergraduate and graduate students in community health education field experiences; served as primary advisor to graduate students for developing their academic programs and conducting thesis research.

1980-1981

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Health Education, Southern Illinois University. Taught two weekly first aid and safety classes per semester; trained and evaluated students for basic certification and instructor certification in standard first aid and CPR; and delivered numerous guest lectures to classes on evaluation, research design, needs and risk assessment, epidemiology, and consumer health.

1980

Instructor, Department of Health Education, University of Maine, Farmington, Maine. Taught continuing education course on foundations of health science.

1977-1978

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Health Science, State University of New York College. Taught weekly classes in consumer health and personal health; and conducted research to facilitate planning and evaluation of health care services on a state college campus.

1984-present

Richard March Hoe Professor of Health and Education (1999- ) and Professor and Chair (1996-2007), Associate Professor (1988-1996), Assistant Professor (1984-1988), Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

1985-1991

Principal Investigator, Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity in Children. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health.

1988-1994

Principal Investigator, Washington Heights-Inwood Healthy Heart Program.  Mary Lasker Heart and Hypertension Institute, New York State Health Department.

1991-1997

Principal Investigator, Behavioral Epidemiology of Diet-Related Cancer Risk Reduction Among Recently Immigrated Latino Families. Cancer Research Foundation of America.

1992-1994

Principal Investigator, Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Among Urban Hispanic Families. National Institute of Dental Research, National Institutes of Health.

1992-1998

Principal Investigator, Ophthalmic Complications Prevention Trial. National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health.

1992-1998

Principal Investigator, Hispanic Heart Healthy Milk Program. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health.

1999-2004

Principal Investigator, Tailored Communications for Colorectal Cancer Screening.   National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

2000-2005

Principal Investigator, Evaluating Alternative Retinopathy Screening Interventions. National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health.

2009-2016

Principal Investigator, Promoting CRC Screening in a hard-to-reach, low-income minority population, American Cancer Society.

2015-2016

Principal Investigator, Planning a Stage II Trial to Prevent ECC Progression, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health

Basch CH, Hillyer GC, Kecojevic A, Ku C, Basch CE. Indoor Tanning and Poor Mental Health Among Adolescents in New York City (2015). Journal of Health Psychology.  May 2019. [Epub ahead of print].
PMID: 31140324

Basch CH, MacLean S, Garcia P, Basch CE. Readability of On-Line Breast Cancer Information.   The Breast Journal. 2019. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID:30972837

Hillyer GC, Basch CH, Guerro S, Sackstein P, Basch CE. YouTube Videos as a Source of Information About Mastectomy. The Breast Journal. 2019. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID:30734408

Basch CH, Hillyer GC, Garcia P, Basch CE. Content of Widely Viewed YouTube Videos About Celiac Disease. Public Health. 2019; 167: 147-151. PMID: 30682698

 

Basch CH, LeBlanc M, Ethan D, Basch CE.  Sugar Sweetened Beverages on Emerging Outdoor Advertising in New York City. Public Health. 2019; 167: 38-40. PMID: 30616032

Basch CH, Blankenship EH, Goff E, Yin J, Basch CE, DeLeon AJ, Fung IC. Fluoride-related YouTube videos: A cross-sectional study of video contents by upload sources. Journal of Dental Hygiene. 2018; 92(6):47-53. PMID:30643004

Basch CH, Ethan D, Basch CE. Bike Lane Obstructions in Manhattan, New York City: Implications for Bicyclist Safety. Journal of Community Health. 2018. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID:30542971

Basch CH, Ethan D, MacLean S, Garcia P, Basch CE.  Readability of Colorectal Cancer Online Information: A Brief Report. International Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2018; 9:77. PMID: 30283609

Basch CH, LeBlanc M, Ethan D, Basch CE. Violence Depicted in Advertisements on LinkNYC Kiosks in Manhattan, New York City. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 2018. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 30256761

 

Basch CH, Fera J, Ethan D, Garcia P, Perin D, Basch CE. Readability of Online Information Related to Skin Cancer. Public Health. 2018. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 30149263

Basch CH, Ethan D, MacLean SA, Fera J, Garcia P, Basch CE. Readability of Prostate Cancer Information On-Line: A Cross-Sectional Study. American Journal of Men’s Health. 2018. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 29888641

MacLean S, Basch CH, Clark A, Basch CE. Readability of Information on Colonoscopy Preparation on the Internet.  Health Promotion Perspectives.  2018. 8(2):167-70. PMID: 29744314

Basch CH, Ethan D,  LeBlanc M, Basch CE. A Description of Advertisements for Alcohol on LinkNYC Kiosks in Manhattan, New York City:  A Pilot Study. Journal of Community Health. 2018. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29484514

 

Kecojevic A, Basch CH, Basch CE, Kernan WD.  Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis YouTube Videos: Content Evaluation. Journal of Medical Internet Research: Public Health Surveillance. 2018. 4(1):e19 PMID: 29467119

Lepore SJ, Nair RG, Davis SN, Wolf RL, Basch CE, Thomas N, Shmukler C, Ullman R. Patient and Physician Factors Associated with Undisclosed Prostate Cancer Screening in a Sample of Predominantly Immigrant Black Men. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2017;19(6):1343–1350. PMID: 27449217

Basch CH, Kecojevic A, Berdnik A, Cadorett V, Basch CE.  An Analysis of the Most Widely Viewed YouTube Videos on Anal Cancer. International Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2017. September 19. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29026506

MacLean S, Basch CH, Reeves R, Basch CE.  Brief Report: Portrayal of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in YouTube videos. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 2017; 63(8):792-795. PMID: 29145793

Basch CH, Hillyer GC, Garcia P, Basch, CE. Clostridium difficile on YouTube: A need for greater focus on prevention. Journal of Infection and Public Health. 2017. August 26. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 28851505

Basch CH, Fung IC, Hammond R, Blankenship EB, Tsz Ho Tse Z, Fu K, Ip P, Basch CE. Zika Videos: An Analysis of YouTube Contents by Source. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. 2017; 50 (8):133-140. PMID: 28372356

Basch CH, Basch CE, Zybert P, Reeves R. What do Widely-Viewed YouTube Videos Say About Vaccines? Child: Care, Health & Development. 2017; 43 (4): 499-503. PMID: 28105642

Basch CH, Kecojevic A, Cadorett V, Basch CE. Advertisements for Children's Entertainment Products in a Popular Parenting Magazine: Sedentary or Active? Health Promotion Perspectives. 2017;7(1):47-49. PMID: 28058242 

Basch CH, Fung IC, Berdnik A, Basch CE. Widely Viewed English Language YouTube Videos Relating to Diabetic Retinopathy: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research: Diabetes. 2016;1(2):1-8.

Basch CH, Mongiovi J, Berdnik A, Basch CE.  The Most Popular YouTube Videos with Content Related to Multivitamins. Health Promotion Perspectives. 2016;6(4):213-216. PMID: 27766240

Basch CH, Menafro A, Mongiovi J, Hillyer GC, Basch CE. A Content Analysis of YouTube Videos Related to Prostate Cancer. American Journal of Men’s Health.  2016. September 29. [Epub ahead of print] 1-4. PMID: 27694554

Basch CH, Yarborough C, Trusty S, Basch CE. Use of Protective Gloves in Nail Salons in Manhattan, New York City. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. 2016,49:1-3. PMID: 27499167

Basch CH, Basch CE, Hillyer GC, Berdnik A. YouTube Videos Related to Human Papillomavirus: The Need for Professional Communication. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 2016; 30 (1) 1-4. 1-4. PMID: 27060736

Basch CH, Basch CE, Zybert P, Wolf RL. Failure of Colonoscopy Knowledge to Predict Colonoscopy Uptake. Journal of Community Health. 2016,41(5):1094-9. PMID: 27098522 

Basch CH, Basch CE, Zybert P, Wolf RL. Fear as a Barrier to Asymptomatic Colonoscopy Screening in an Urban Minority Population with Health Insurance. Journal of Community Health. 2016,41(4):818-24. PMID: 26831486

Basch CH, Kecojevic A, Cadorett V, Zagnit EA, Basch CE.  Sedentary Images in a Popular U.S. Based Parenting Magazine: 2010-2015. Health Promotion Perspectives.  2016, 6(2), 55-57.  PMID: 27386418

Basch CH, Mongiovi J, Hillyer, GC, MacDonald Z, Basch CE. YouTube Videos Related to E-Cigarette Safety and Related Health Risks:  Implications for Preventing and Emerging Epidemic. Public Health. 2016; 132:57-9. PMID: 26826891

Wolf RL, Basch CE, Zybert P, Basch CH, Ullman R, Shmukler C, King F, Neugut AI.  The Effects of Patient Preferences on Colorectal Cancer Screening in an Urban Minority Population with Health Insurance.  Journal of Community Health. 2016;41(3):502-8. PMID: 26585609

Basch CH, Wahrman MZ, Shah J, Guerra L, MacDonald Z, Marte M, Basch CE. Glove Changing When Handling Money: Observational and Microbiological Analysis. Journal of Community Health. 2016;41(2):334-9. PMID: 26463082

Basch CH, Guerra LA, Reeves R, Basch CE. Advertising Violent Toys in Weekly Circulars of Popular Retailers in the United States. Health Promotion Perspectives. 2015: 5(3)  191-197. PMCID: PMC4667259

Basch CH, Ruggles KV, Berdnik A, Basch CE. Characteristics of the Most Viewed You Tubeä Videos Related to Bullying. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 2015. Nov 19.  [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26556842

Lawson G, Basch CH, Wolf RL, Zybert P, Basch CE. Applying the RESPECT approach to health education to physician-directed academic detailing to increase practice-wide colorectal cancer screening uptake. Health Promotion Perspectives. 2015: 5(3) 169-175. PMCID: PMC4667256

Basch CE, Zybert P, Wolf RL, Basch CH, Ullman R, Shumkler C, King F, Neugut AI, Shea S. A randomized trial to compare alternative educational interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening in a hard-to-reach urban minority population with health insurance. Journal of Community Health. 2015 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:25850386

Basch CH, Basch CE, Wolf RL, Zybert P. Motivating factors associated with receipt of asymptomatic colonoscopy screening. International Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2015; 6:20 doi:4103/2008-7802. 152496. eCollection 2015. PMID: 25830009

Michael SL, Merlo CL, Basch CE, Wentzel KR, Wechsler H.  Critical connections:  Health and academics.  Journal of School Health. 2015;85:740-758.  PMID:  26440816

Custodio-Lumsden CL, Wolf RL, Contento IR, Basch CE, Zybert PA, Koch PA, Edelstein BL.  Validation of an early childhood caries risk assessment tool in a low-income Hispanic population.  Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2015 Oct 6. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12122. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID:  26440728

Chamany S, Walker EA, Schechter CB, Gonzalez JS, Davis NJ, Ortega FM, Carrasco J, Basch CE, Silver LD.  Telephone Intervention to Improve Diabetes Control: A Randomized Trial in the New York City A1c Registry.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2015 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID:  26232903

Basch CH, Ethan D, Zybert P, Basch CE. Pedestrian Behavior at Five Dangerous and Busy Manhattan Intersections. Journal of Community Health. 2015 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25702052

Basch CH, Guerra LA, MacDonald Z, Marte M, Basch CE. Glove changing habits in mobile food vendors in New York City. Journal of Community Health. 2015 Jan 6 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 2559110

Basch CH, Basch CE, Ruggles KV, Hammond R.  Coverage of the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic on YouTube.  Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2015 Jun 19:1-5. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID:  26088275

Basch CH, Basch CE.  The potential danger of flavoring in health promoting and health compromising products: implications for children.  Health Promotion Perspectives. 2015 Mar 29;5(1):1-2. doi: 10.15171/hpp.2015.001. eCollection 2015. No abstract available.  PMID:  26000240

Basch CH, Basch CE, Redlener I. Coverage of the Ebola virus disease epidemic in three widely circulated United States newspaper: implications for preparedness and prevention. Health Promotion Perspectives. 2014; 4(2): 247-51.

Zaharek-Girgasky MM, Wolf RL, Zybert P, Basch CH, Basch CE. Diet-related colorectal cancer prevention beliefs and dietary intakes in an urban minority population. Journal of Community Health. 2015 Aug;40(4):680-5. doi: 10.1007/s10900-014-9984-x.  PMID:  25528326

Basch CH, Hillyer GC, MacDonald ZL, Reeves R, Basch CE. Characteristics of YouTube™ videos related to mammography. Journal of Cancer Education. 2014 Dec 12 [Epub ahead of print] PMID 25502853

Hillyer GC, Lebwohl B, Rosenberg RM, Neugut AI, Wolf R, Basch CH, Mata J, Hernandez E, Corley DA, Shea S, Basch CE.  Assessing bowel preparation quality using the mean number of adenomas per colonoscopy. Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology. 2014 Nov;7(6):238-46. doi: 10.1177/1756283X14540222.  PMID:  25364383

Basch CE, Basch CH, Ruggles KV, Rajan S. Prevalence of sleep duration on an average school night among 4 nationally representative successive samples of American high school students, 2007-2013. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2014 Dec 11;11:E216. doi: 10.5888/pcd11. 140383.

Basch CH, Ethan D, Zybert P, Afzaal S, SpillaneM, Basch CE. Public bike sharing in New York City: Helmet use behavior patterns at 25 Citi Bike™ stations. Journal of Community Health. 2014 Nov 12 [Epub ahead of print]

Basch CH, Hillyer GC, MacDonald ZL, Reeves R, Basch CE. Analysis of YouTube™ videos related to bowel preparation for colonoscopy. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2014; 6(9): 432-5.

Walker, EA, Silver LD, Chamany S, Schechter CB, Gonzalez JS, Carrasco J, Powell D, Berger D, Basch CE. Baseline characteristics and Latino versus non-Latino contrasts among Bronx A1C study participants. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 2014; 36(9): 1030-51.

Basch CH, Basch CE, Rajan S, Ruggles K. Use of Sunscreen and indoor tanning devices among a nationally representative sample of high school students (2001 – 2011).  Preventing Chronic Disease. 2014; 11:E144. doi: 10.5888/pcd.140191. 

Basch CH, Hillyer GC, Ethan D, Berdnik A, Basch CE. Tanning shade gradations of models in mainstream fitness and muscle enthusiast magazines: Implications for skin cancer prevention. American Journal of Men’s Health. 2014; July 18  [Epub ahead of print] 1-6. PMID: 25038234

Hillyer GC, Lebwohl B,  Rosenberg, R, Neugut A, Wolf RL, Basch CH, Hernandez E, Mata J, Corley DA, Basch CE. Assessing bowel preparation quality using the mean number of adenomas per colonoscopy.  Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology. 2014; 7(6): 238-46.

Basch CH, Ethan D, Rajan S, Basch CE. Technology-Related Distracted Walking Behaviors in Manhattan's Most Dangerous Intersections. Injury Prevention. 2014; 20(5): 343-6.

Basch CH, Zagnit EA, Rajan S, Ethan D, Basch CE. Helmet Use Among Cyclists in New York City. Journal of Community Health. 2014; 39(3): 503-507. PMID: 24532308

Basch CH, Hillyer GC, Basch CE, Lebwohl B, Neugut, AI.  Characteristics associated with suboptimal bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy: results of a national survey. International Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2014; 5:233-7. PMID:24627753

Basch CH, Ethan D, Rajan S, Samayoa-Kozlowsky S, Basch CE. Helmet use among riders using the Citi Bike bicycle-sharing program: A pilot study in New York City. Journal of Community Health. 2014; 39(3): 503-7

Basch CH, Basch CE, Wolf RL, Zybert P, Lebwohl B, Shmukler C, Neugut AI.  Screening colonoscopy bowel preparation:  Experience in an urban minority population. Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology. 2013; 6(6) 442-446.  PMID: 24179480

Basch CH, Hammond R, Guinta A, Rajan S, Basch CE. Advertising of Toothpaste in Parenting Magazines. Journal of Community Health. 2013; May 15. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23674195

Basch CH, Hillyer GC, Basch CE. Descriptive analysis of articles and advertisements pertaining to skin care and skin cancer prevention in two popular parenting magazines, 2000-2010. Preventing Chronic Disease.  2013; 4(10):E48 PMID: 23557639.

Hillyer GC, Lebwohl B, Basch CH, Basch CE, Kastrinos F, Insel BJ, Neugut, AI.  Split dose and Miralax-based purgatives to enhance bowel preparation quality becoming common recommendations in U.S. Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology. 2013; 6(1): 5-14. PMID: 23320046

Hillyer GC, Basch CH, Lebwohl B, Basch CE, Insel BJ, Neugut, AI.  Shortened surveillance intervals following suboptimal bowel preparation for colonoscopy: results of a national survey. International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 2013; 28(1): 73-81. PMID: 22885884

Oberg JA, Bender JG, Morris E, Harrison L, Basch CE, Garvin JH, Sands SA, Cairo MS. Pediatric allo-SCT for malignant and non-malignant diseases: Impact on health-related quality of life outcomes. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 2013; 48(6): 787-93.

Hillyer GC, Basch CH, Basch CE, Lebwohl B, Insel BJ, Neugut, AI.  Gastroenterologists' perceived barriers to optimal pre-colonoscopy bowel preparation: results of a national survey. Journal of Cancer Education. 2012: 27(3): 526-32. PMID: 22528638.

Basch CH, Basch CE, Wolf RL, Zybert P. Distinguishing factors for asymptomatic colonoscopy screening. Journal of Cancer Education. 2012: 27(3): 521-5. PMID: 22477234.

Basch CH, Hillyer GC, Basch CE, Neugut, AI. Improving understanding about tanning behaviors in college students: A pilot study. Journal of American College Health. 2012; 60(3): 250-6. PMID: 22420703

Lepore SJ, Wolf RL, Basch CE, Godfrey M, McGinty E, Schukler C, Ullman R, Thomas N, Weinrich S. Informed decision making about prostate cancer testing in predominantly immigrant black men: a randomized controlled trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2012; 44(3): 320-30.

Rajan S, Basch CE. Fidelity of after-school program implementation targeting adolescent youth: Identifying successful curricular and programmatic characteristics. Journal of School Health. 2012; 82(4): 159-65.

Basch CE. Healthier Students Are Better Learners : A Missing Link in School Reforms to Close. Journal of School Health. 2011; 81(10): 593–598.

Basch CE. Healthier students are better learners. Journal of School Health. 2011; 81(10): 591–592.

Basch CE. Teen Pregnancy and the achievement gap among urban minority youth. Journal of School Health. 2011; 81(10): 614–618.

Basch CE. Asthma and the achievement gap among urban minority youth. Journal of School Health. 2011; 81(10): 606–613.

Basch CE. Physical Activity and the achievement gap among urban  minority youth. Journal of School Health. 2011; 81(10): 626–634.

Basch CE. Vision and the achievement gap among urban minority youth. Journal of School Health. 2011; 81(10): 599–605.

Basch CE. Breakfast and the Achievement Gap Among. Journal of School Health. 2011; 81(10): 635–640.

Basch CE. Healthier students are better learners: high-quality, strategically planned, and effectively coordinated school health programs must be a fundamental mission of schools to help close the achievement gap. Journal of School Health. 2011 ;81(10): 650–62. doi:10.1111/j.1746-1561.2011.00640.x.

Basch CE. Inattention and hyperactivity and the achievement gap among urban minority youth. Journal of School Health. 2011; 81(10): 641–9. doi:10.1111/j.1746-1561.2011.00639.x.

Basch CE. Aggression and violence and the achievement gap among urban minority youth. Journal of School Health. 2011; 81(10): 619–25. doi:10.1111/j.1746-1561.2011.00636.x.

Brouse CH, Hillyer GC, Basch CE, Neugut, AI. Geography, facilities, and promotional strategies used to encourage indoor tanning in New York City. Journal of Community Health. 2011; 36(4): 635-9. PMID: 21222021

Brouse CH, Basch CE, Neugut, AI. Warning signs in tanning salons in New York City: Implications for skin cancer prevention. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2011; 8(4):A88. PMID: 21672412

Brouse CH, Basch CE, Chow THF. Use and efficiency of various technological methods in the different aspects of teaching and learning a foreign language at 16 universities in New York. Journal of the Research Center for Educational Technology. 2011; 7(1): 30-38.

Brouse CH, Basch CE. A pilot study on concepts and learning activities for integrating music and poetry in classroom settings. The Journal of the Imagination in Language Learning. 2011; 9(1): 201-208.

Brouse CH, Basch CE. A pilot study on concepts and learning activities for integrating music and poetry in classroom settings. The Journal of the Imagination in Language Learning. 2011; 9(1): 201-208.

Hillyer GC, Basch CE, Schmitt KM, Neugut A. Feasibility and efficacy of pairing fecal immunochemical testing with mammography for increasing colorectal cancer screening among uninsured Latinas in northern Manhattan. Preventive Medicine. 2011; 53(3): 194-8.

Brouse CH, Basch CE, LeBlanc M, McKnight KR, Lei, T. College students’ academic motivation: Differences by gender, class, and source of payment. The College Quarterly. 2010; 13(1): 1-10.

Brouse CH, Basch CE. Gaps in children’s health insurance: Magnitude, consequences, barriers and implications for policy and research. International Journal for Health Promotion and Education. 2010; 48(4): 129-133.

Brouse CH, Basch CE, Wolf RL. Using concepts from Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed to promote colorectal cancer screening in an urban minority population. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. 2010; 4(1): 77-85.

Chen CC, Basch CE, Yamada T. An evaluation of colonoscopy use: Implications for health education. Journal of Cancer Education. 2010; 25(2): 160-5.

Ethan D, Basch CE, Platt R, Bogen E, Zybert P. Implementing and evaluating a school-based program to improve childhood vision. Journal of School Health. 2010; 80(7): 340-5.

Brouse CH, McKnight KR, Basch CE, LeBlanc M. A pilot study of instructor factors and student preferences. Journal of Educational Technology Systems. 2010; 38(1): 51-62.

Castro C, Tracy RP, Deckelbaum RJ, Basch CE, Shea S. Adiposity is associated with endothelial activation in healthy 2-3 year-old children. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2009; 22(10): 905-14.

Brouse CH, Wolf RL, Basch CE. School food service directors’ perceptions of barriers to and strategies for improving the nation’s school food environment. International Journal for Health Promotion and Education. 2009; 97(3) 88-93.

Wolf RL, Lepore SJ, Vandergrift JL, Basch CE, Yaroch AL. Tailored telephone education to promote awareness and adoption of fruit and vegetable recommendations among urban and mostly immigrant black men: A randomized controlled trial. Preventive Medicine. 2009: 48(1): 32-8.

Ethan D, Basch CE. Promoting healthy vision in students: Progress and challenges in policy, programs, and research. Journal of School Health. 2008; 78(8): 411-6.

Brouse CH, Basch CE, Wolf RL.  The RESPECT approach to tailored telephone education. Health Education Journal. 2008; 67(2): 67-73.

Brouse CH, Wolf RL, Basch CE.  Facilitating factors for colorectal cancer screening. Journal of Cancer Education. 2008, 23(1): 26-31.

Walker EA, Schechter CB, Caban A, Basch CE.  Telephone intervention to promote diabetic retinopathy screening among the urban poor. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2008; 34(3): 185-191.

Schechter CB, Basch CE, Caban A, Walker EA. Cost-effectiveness of a telephone intervention to promote dilated fundus examination in adults with diabetes mellitus. Clinical Ophthalmology. 2008; 2(4): 763–768.

Brouse CH, Basch CE, LeBlanc M.  Computer Use in Undergraduate Health Education Programs. Journal of Educational Technology Systems. 2007; 36(1): 111-122.

Walker EA, Caban A, Schechter CB, Basch CE, Blanco E, DeWitt T, Kalten MR, Mera MS, Mojica G. Measuring comparative risk perceptions in an urban minority population: the risk perception survey for diabetes. The Diabetes Educator. 2007; 33(1): 103-10.

Wolf RL, Basch CE, Brouse CH, Shmukler C, Shea S. Patient Preferences and Adherence to Colorectal Cancer Screening in an Urban Population. American Journal of Public Health. 2006; 96(5): 809-11.

Basch CE, Wolf RL, Brouse CH, Shmukler C, Neugut A, DeCarlo L, Shea S. Telephone outreach to increase colorectal cancer screening in an urban minority population. American Journal of Public Health. 2006; 96(12): 2246-53.

Brouse CH, Basch CE, Kubara, MP. Contrast Between Didactic and Deweyan Approaches to Health Education. Health Education. 2005; 105(6): 467-476.

Brouse CH, Basch CE, Kubara, MP. Contrast Between Didactic and Deweyan Approaches to Health Education. Health Education. 2005; 105(6): 67-476.

Brouse CH, Basch CE, Wolf RL, Shmukler C. Barriers to colorectal cancer screening in a low income, urban population: A descriptive study. Health Education. 2004; 104(2): 68-76.

Brouse CH, Basch CE. Concepts for telephone-based health education. Health Education Journal. 2004; 63(3): 1-12.

Brouse CH, Basch CE. The philosophy of John Dewey: how it can be applied to health education to increase colorectal cancer screening. Journal of Authentic Learning. 2004; 1(1): 10-20.

Brouse CH, Basch CE, Wolf RL, Shmukler C.  Barriers to colorectal cancer screening: an educational diagnosis. Journal of Cancer Education. 2004; 19(3): 70-173.

Sun WY, Basch CE, Wolf RL, Li XJ.  Factors associated with colorectal cancer screening among Chinese-Americans. Preventive Medicine. 2004; 39: 323-9.

Brouse CH, Basch CE, Wolf RL, Shmukler C, Neugut AI, Shea S. Barriers to colorectal cancer screening with fecal occult blood testing in a predominantly minority urban population: A qualitative study. American Journal of Public Health. 2003; 93: 1268-1271.

Shea S, Aymong E, Zybert P, Shamoon H, Tracy RP, Deckelbaum RJ, Basch CE. Obesity, fasting plasma insulin, and c-reactive protein levels in healthy children. Obesity Research. 2003; 11: 95-103.

Shea S, Aymong E, Zybert P, Berglund L, Shamoon H, Tracy R, Deckelbaum RJ, Basch CE.  Fasting plasma insulin modulates lipid levels and particles sizes in 2- to 3-year-old children. Obesity Research. 2003; 11: 709-21.  

Walker, EA, Zybert PA, Basch CE. What is the sensitivity and specificity of self-report for retinopathy screening? Diabetes Care. 2002; 25(5): 933-4.

Contento IR, Randell JS, Basch CE.  Review and analysis of evaluation measures used in nutrition education intervention research. Journal of Nutrition Education. 2002; 34: 2-25.

Nitzan Kaluski D, Basch CE, Zybert P, Deckelbaum RJ, Shea S.  Calcium intake in preschool children: A study of dietary patterns in a low socioeconomic community. Public Health Reviews. 2001; 29: 71-83.

Wolf RL, Zybert PA, Brouse CH, Neugut AI, Shea S, Gibson G, Lantigua RA, Basch CE.  Knowledge, beliefs, and barriers relevant to colorectal  cancer screening in an urban population: A pilot study.  Family and Community Health. 2001; 24: 34-47. 

Colchico K, Zybert P, Basch CE.  Effects of after school physical activity on fitness, fatness and cognitive self-perceptions:  A case study in urban adolescent girls. American Journal of Public Health. 2000; 90: 997-998.

Basch CE, Walker, EA, Howard CJ, Shamoon H, Zybert, PA. The effect of health education on the rate of ophthalmic examinations among African Americans with Diabetes Mellitus. American Journal of Public Health.1999; 89: 1878-82.

Shea S, Rabinowitz D, Stein AD, Basch CE. Components of variability in the systolic blood pressures of preschool children. American Journal of Epidemiology. 1998; 147(3): 240-9.

Wechsler H, Basch CE, Zybert P, Shea S. Promoting the selection of low-fat milk in elementary school cafeterias in an inner-city Latino community: Evaluation of an intervention. American Journal of Public Health. 1998; 88: 427-33.

Botvin GJ, Basch CE. Needs assessments: The first step in planning and implementing effective drug abuse prevention programs. Challenge. 1997; 7: 7-11.

Soet J, Basch CE. Using the telephone as a medium for health education. Health Education and Behavior. 1997; 24: 759-772.

Macaulay A, Basch CE, Zybert P. Ophthalmic knowledge and beliefs among women with diabetes. Diabetes Educator. 1997; 23: 433-37.

Walker EA, Basch CE, Howard CJ, et al. Incentives and barriers to retinopathy screening in African-Americans with diabetes. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications.1997; 11: 298-306.

Ledda MA, Walker EA, Basch CE: Development and formative evaluation of a foot self-care program for African-Americans with diabetes. Diabetes Educator. 1997; 23: 48-51.

Engel S, Crandall J, Basch CE, Zybert P, Wylie-Rosett J. Computer-assisted diabetes nutrition education increases knowledge and self-efficacy of medical students. Diabetes Educator. 1997; 23: 545-49.

Shea S, Basch CE, Wechsler H, Lantigua R. The Washington Heights-Inwood Healthy Heart Program—A community-based cardiovascular disease prevention program in a disadvantaged urban setting: a 6-year report and implications for public health policy. American Journal of Public Health. 1996; 86: 166-171.

Walker EA, Wylie-Rosett J, Shamoon H, Engel S, Basch CE, Zybert P, Cypress M. Program development to prevent complications of diabetes. Assessment of barriers in an urban clinic. Diabetes Care. 1995; 18(9): 1291-3.

Engel S, Shamoon H, Basch CE, Zonszein J, Wylie-Rossett J. Diabetes care needs of Hispanic patients treated at inner-city neighborhood clinics in New York City. Diabetes Educator. 1995; 21: 124-128.

Wylie-Rosett J, Walker EA, Shamoon H, Engel S, Basch CE, Zybert P. Assessment of documented foot exams for patients with diabetes in inner-city neighborhood clinics. Archives of Family Medicine. 1995; 4: 46-50.

Wylie-Rosett J, Basch CE, Walker EA, et al. Ophthalmic referral rates for patients with diabetes in primary-care clinics located in disadvantaged urban communities. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications .1995; 9: 49-54.

Walker EA, Wylie-Rosett J, Shamoon H, Engel S, Basch CE, Zybert P, Cypress M. Program development to prevent complications of diabetes: assessment of barriers in an urban clinic. Diabetes Care. 1995; 18: 1291-1293.

Contento IR, Michela JL, Basch CE. Role of social-psychological factors in food choice in adolescents and in young children: an expectancy value approach. Current Research into Eating Practices. 1995; 10: 142-144.

Wechsler H, Basch CE, Zybert P, Lantigua R, Shea S. Availability of low-fat milk in an inner-city Latino community: implications for nutrition education and social marketing to promote lower saturated fat diet. American Journal of Public Health. 1995; 85: 1690-1692.

Basch CE, Zybert P, Shea S. 5-A-DAY: Food sources, dietary behavior and the fruit and vegetable intake of Latino children. American Journal of Public Health. 1994; 84: 814-818.

Stein AD, Shea S, Basch CE, Contento IR, Zybert P. Assessing changes in nutrient intakes of preschool children: comparison of the 24-hour dietary recall and food frequency methods. Epidemiology. 1994; 5: 109-115.

Basch CE, Shea S, Zybert P. Reproducibility of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire among low-income Hispanic mothers and children. American Journal of Public Health. 1994; 84: 860-863.

Shea S, Basch CE, Gutin B, Stein AD, Contento IR, Irigoyen M, Zybert P. The rate of increase in blood pressure in children 5 years of age is related to changes in aerobic fitness and body mass index. Pediatrics. 1994; 94: 465-469.

Baronowski T, Stone EJ, Klesges R, Basch CE, Ellinson RC, Iannotti R, Kotchen JM, Nader PR, Strong WB. Studies in childhood activity and nutrition (SCAN) longitudinal research on CVD risk factors and CVH behaviors in young children. Cardiovascular Risk Factors. 1993; 2: 4-16.

Contento IR, Basch CE, Shea S, Gutin B, Zybert P, Michela JL, Rips J: Relationship of mothers’ food choice criteria to food intake of preschool children: Identification of family subgroups. Health Education Quarterly. 1993; 20:243-259.

Shea S, Basch CE, Stein AD, Contento IR, Irigoyen M, Zybert P. Is there an association between dietary fat intake and stature or growth in children 3-5 years of age? Pediatrics. 1993; 92:1-8.

Shea S, Melnick TA, Stein AD, Zansky SM, Maylan C, Basch CE. Age, sex, educational attainment, and race/ethnicity in relation to consumption of specific foods contributing to atherogenic potential of diet. Preventive Medicine. 1993; 22: 203-218.

Shea S, Basch CE, Lantigua R, Wechsler H. The Washington Heights-Inwood Healthy Heart Program: A third generation community-based cardiovascular disease prevention program in a disadvantaged urban setting. Preventive Medicine. 1992; 21(2): 203-17.

Gutin B, Basch CE, Shea S, DeLozier M, Rips J, Zybert P. Epidemiologic and clinical assessment of aerobic fitness in children. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 1992; 24: S68.

Stein AD, Shea S, Basch CE, Contento IR, Zybert P. Consistency of the Willett semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire and 24-hour dietary recalls in estimating nutrient intakes of preschool children. American Journal of Epidemiology. 1992; 135: 667-677.

Basch CE, Shea S, Zybert P: Food sources, dietary behavior and the saturated fat intake of Latino children. American Journal of Public Health. 1992; 82: 810-815.

Stein AD, Shea S, Basch CE, Zybert P. Blood pressure reactivity does not correlate with blood pressure or blood pressure change over time in preschool children. American Journal of Epidemiology. 1992; 136: 795-805.

Shea S, Stein AD, Basch CE, Contento I, Zybert P. Variability and self-regulation of energy intake in young children in their everyday environment. Pediatrics. 1992; 90: 542-546.

Wylie-Rosert J, Cypress M, Basch CE. Diabetes quality assurance checklist: Assessment of inter-rater and intra-rater reliability. Diabetes Educator. 1992; 18: 411-415.

Shea S, Stein AD, Lantigua R, Basch CE. Reliability of the behavioral risk factor survey in a triethnic population. American Journal of Epidemiology. 1991; 133(5): 489-500.

Shea S, Basch CE, Irigoyen M, Zybert M, Zybert P, Contento I, Gutin B. Failure of family history to predict high blood cholesterol in Hispanic preschool children. Annals of the NY Academy of Sciences. 1991; 623: 464-5.

Shea S, Stein A, Lantigua R, Basch CE: Reliability of the behavioral risk factor survey in a tri-ethnic population. American Journal of Epidemiology. 1991; 133: 489-500.

Shea S, Basch CE, Irigoyen M, Zybert P, Rips JL, Contento I, Gutin B: Relationships of dietary fat consumption to serum total and low density lipoprotein-cholesterol in Hispanic preschool children. Preventive Medicine. 1991; 20: 237-249.

Stein AD, Shea S, Basch CE, Contento I, Zybert P: Variability and tracking of nutrient intakes of preschool children based on multiple administrations of the 24-hour dietary recall. American Journal of Epidemiology. 1991; 134: 1427-37.

Shea S, Stein AD, Basch CE, et al.: Independent associations of educational attainment and ethnicity with behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular disease. American Journal of Epidemiology. 1991; 134: 567-83.

Delozier MG, Gutin B, Wang J, Zybert P, Basch CE, Rips J, Shea S, Contento IR, Irigoyen M, Pierson R. Validity and anthropometry and bioimpedence with 4-8 year-olds using total body water as the criterion. Pediatric Exercise Science. 1991; 3: 238-249.

Gutin B, Basch CE, Shea S, Contento IR, Delozier M, Rips J, Irigoyen M, Zybert P. Relations among changes in blood pressures, fitness and fatness in 5-8 year-old children. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 1991; 23: S83.

Shea S, Basch CE, Irigoyen M, Zybert P, Contento I, Gutin B. Relationships between diet and blood lipid levels in Hispanic preschool children. Annals of the NY Academy of Sciences. 1991; 623: 462-3.

Shea S, Basch CE: A review of five major community-based cardiovascular disease prevention programs. Part II: Intervention strategies, evaluation methods, and results. American Journal of Health Promotion. 1990; 4(4): 279-287.

Shea S, Basch CE, Zybert P: Correlates of internists’ practices in managing patients with elevated serum cholesterol. American Journal of Health Promotion. 1990; 4(6): 421-428.

Basch CE, Shea S, Arliss R, Contento IR, Rips J, Gutin B, Irigoyen M, Zybert P: Validation of mothers’ reports of dietary intake by four to seven-year-old children. American Journal of Public Health. 1990; 81(11): 1314-1317.

Mukeshi M, Gutin B, Anderson W, Zybert P, Basch CE: Validation of the Caltrac accelerometer using direct observation in young children. Pediatric Exercise Science. 1990; 2(3): 249-254.

Shea S, Basch CE, Irigoyen M, Zybert P, Rips J, Contento I, Gutin B: Failure of family history to predict high blood cholesterol in Hispanic children. Preventive Medicine. 1990; 19: 443-455.

Gutin B, Basch CE, Shea S, Contento IR, DeLozier M, Rips J, Irigoyen M, Zybert P: Blood pressure, fitness and fatness in 5-6 year-old children. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1990; 264(9): 1123-1127.

Gutin B, DeLozier MF, Zybert P, Shea S, Rips J, Contento IR, Iriogoyen M, Basch CE. Blood pressure, aerobic fitness, and body composition of 5-6 year-old inner-city children. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 1990; 22: S36.

Basch CE: Preventing AIDS through education: Concepts, strategies and research priorities. Journal of School Health. 1989; 59(7): 296-300.

Shea S, Basch CE, Zybert P, Rips J, Contento I, Gutin B, Irigoyen M: Screening using National Cholesterol Education guidelines in a population of urban Hispanic mothers. Preventive Medicine. 1989; 18: 824-832.

Basch CE, De Cicco IM, Malfetti JL: A focus group study on decision processes of young drivers: Reasons that may support a decision to drink and drive. Health Education Quarterly. 1989; 16(3): 389-396.

Basch CE, Gold RS, Shea S: The potential contribution of computerized school-based record systems to the monitoring of the disease prevention and health promotion objectives for the nation. Health Education Quarterly. 1988; 15(1): 35-51

DeLozier MF, Rips J, Gutin B, Basch CE: Strategies and techniques for conducting treadmill tests in preschool-age children. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. 1988; 59(8): 83-87.

Delozier MG, Gutin B, Wang J, Zybert P, Basch CE, Rips J, Shea S, Contento IR, Irigoyen M, Pierson R: Bioimpedance-derived estimates of body composition in 4-8 year-olds. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.1988; 20: S31.

Basch CE: Focus group interview: An underutilized research technique for improving theory and practice in health education. Health Education Quarterly. 1987; 14(4):409-446.

Basch CE, Eveland JD, Portnoy B: Diffusion systems for education and learning about health. Family and Community Health. 1986; 9(2): 1-26.

Basch CE, Kersch TB: Adolescent perceptions of stressful life events. Health Education. 1986; 17(3): 4-7.

Gold RS, Basch CE: Research and evaluation: An overview. Health Education. 1986; 17(5): 32-33.

Basch CE, Gold RS: The dubious effect of type V errors in hypothesis testing on health education theory and practice. Health Education Research. 1986; 1(4): 299-305.

Basch CE, Zelasko S, Burkholder B: An alternative approach to worksite health promotion: The consortium model. Health Education.1985; 15(7): 22-24.

Basch CE, Duncan DF: Promoting high-level wellness in a rural state: The wellness education workshop. Health Values.1985; 9(4): 18-23.

Basch CE, Gold RS: The validity of reliability assessments. Journal of School Health. 1985; 55(5): 191-195.

Basch CE, Sliepcevich EM, Gold RS, Duncan DF, Kolbe LJ: Avoiding type III errors in health education program evaluations: A case study. Health Education Quarterly. 1985; 12(4): 315-331.

Basch CE, Klein D: Bioethics and health instruction: Issues, questions and advocacy. Health Values. 1984; 8(3): 7-11.

Basch CE: Research on disseminating and implementing health education programs in schools. In proceedings of the National Conference on School Health Education Research in the Heart, Lung, and Blood Areas, School Health Research, and combined issue of Journal of School Health. 1984; 54(6) and Health Education.1984; 15(4): 57-66

Gold RS, Basch CE: Multi-matrix sampling: An approach to evaluation of health education programs. Health Education Quarterly.1984; 10(3/4): 135-148.

Basch CE, Sliepcevich EM: Innovators, innovations and implementation: A framework for curricular research on school health education. Health Education. 1983; 14(2): 20-24.

Gold RS, Basch CE, McDermott RJ: Multi-matrix sampling: A valuable data collection method for health educators. Journal of School Health.1983; 53(4): 272-276.

Basch CE, Gold RS, McDermott RJ, Richardson CE: Confounding variables in measurement of cancer patient compliance. Cancer Nursing 1983; 6(4): 285-293.

My research addresses a wide range of public health problems across the lifespan, but shares a common theme of putting new knowledge into practice through behavioral epidemiology, program planning and evaluation, and implementation science.  Beginning in 1985, I worked with Dr. Zybert and colleagues at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) to conduct a prospective longitudinal study of Hispanic children’s diet and physical activity.  This study revealed that whole milk contributed 40% of children’s total daily saturated fat intake, which supported policies requiring low-fat milk in federally-funded school food programs, now mandated. Applying findings from that study, working with colleagues at CUMC, I directed the Washington Heights-Inwood Healthy Heart Program, a six-year community-wide cardiovascular disease prevention demonstration program (in the community for the proposed RCT).  My subsequent work focused on an RCT demonstrating the efficacy of an educational intervention to increase rates of retinopathy screening among African Americans with Diabetes Mellitus (with colleagues at Albert Einstein College of Medicine) and two RCTs demonstrating the efficacy of alternative approaches to increase colon cancer screening in a hard-to-reach, largely immigrant, population of health care workers in New York City (conducted with Drs. Zybert and Wolf and colleagues at CUMC).  These three RCTs (cited below) were among the first studies to demonstrate the value of direct interpersonal contact for affecting health behaviors among urban minority populations with low levels of literacy, the central strategy in the proposed RCT.  The intervention strategies we studied, such as  telephone outreach, have been widely adopted and used.  As a behavioral epidemiologist, my work has and continues to discover determinants of various health behaviors that are amenable to change through education and to conceptualize and implement behavioral interventions that are acceptable, feasible and effective, so that they will be widely disseminated and used to prevent disease and promote health.

Basch CE, Walker, EA, Howard CJ, Shamoon H, Zybert, PA. The effect of health education on the rate of ophthalmic examinations among African Americans with Diabetes Mellitus. Am J Public Health. 1999; 89: 1878-82.  PMID:10589324

Basch CE, Wolf RL, Brouse CH, Shmukler C, Neugut A, DeCarlo L, Shea S. Telephone outreach to increase colorectal cancer screening in an urban minority population. Am J Public Health. 2006; 96(12): 2246-53.  PMID: 17077394

Basch CE, Zybert P, Wolf RL, Basch CH, Ullman R, Shumkler C, King F, Neugut AI, Shea S. A randomized trial to compare alternative educational interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening in a hard-to-reach urban minority population with health insurance. J Community Health. 2015; 40(5): 975-83. PMID: 25850386

Four lines of research relevant to the proposed study have been conducted over the past three decades:  Implementation Science; Dietary Behavior in Hispanic Children; Behavioral Epidemiology and Health Education Theory and Practice; and Children’s Health and Academic Achievement.

Each is outlined below with respect to historical background that frames the scientific problem, central findings, influence of the findings on the progress of science or the application of the findings to health, and my specific role in the described work.

Implementation Science

My earliest work focused on implementation science and I continue to retain interest in continuing to contribute new knowledge in this area.  In 1984, I was commissioned by the NIH to write a White Paper on disseminating and implementing health education programs in schools.  That was a first attempt to apply what little was known about diffusion of innovations to the fields of public health and health education.  Related research emphasized the importance of measuring and monitoring implementation fidelity to enhance the validity of outcome evaluations (as in proposed RCT), and improving understanding about attributes of innovations and dissemination methods that increase the likelihood that innovations will be acceptable to their intended target population, feasible to implement, and effective.   This research was conducted with my colleagues and mentors from Southern Illinois University.

Basch CE, Sliepcevich EM. Innovators, innovations and implementation: A framework for curricular research on school health education. Health Educ. 1983; 14(2): 20-24.  PMID: 6443902

Basch CE. Research on disseminating and implementing health education programs in schools. In proceedings of the National Conference on School Health Education Research in the Heart, Lung, and Blood Areas, School Health Research, and combined issue of J Sch Health.1984; 54(6) and Health Educ.1984; 15(4): 57-66. PMID: 6565121

Basch CE, Sliepcevich EM, Gold RS, Duncan DF, Kolbe LJ.  Avoiding type III errors in health education program evaluations: A case study. Health Educ Q. 1985; 12(4): 315-331. PMID: 407544

Basch CE, Eveland JD, Portnoy B. Diffusion systems for education and learning about health. Fam Community Health. 1986; 9(2): 1-26. PMID: 10280098 

Dietary Behavior in Hispanic Children

In the 1980s little data had been collected to describe the dietary patterns of Hispanic immigrant families in New York City, and there were no published studies on the reliability or validity of dietary behavior measurements.  We filled these gaps in knowledge through a 6-year prospective observational study involving ~240 Hispanic parent/child dyads from whom we collected dietary (and other) data through 18 in-person visits to our field site in northern Manhattan, the location for the proposed RCT.  There were many distinct scientific contributions from this study, which yielded over 30 publications in the biomedical and public health literature.  Those most relevant to the proposed RCT are demonstrating the reliability and validity of dietary measurements in young Hispanic children, and identifying low-fat milk as the primary source of saturated fat intake.  Findings from this study contributed to national policy changes in the availability of low-fat milk in the nation’s multi-billion dollar school breakfast and lunch programs serving Title I schools.  This work also demonstrated the importance of analyzing dietary behavior patterns and food sources rather than only nutrient intakes.  My role was Principal Investigator.

Basch CE, Shea S, Arliss R, Contento IR, Rips J, Gutin B, Irigoyen M, Zybert P. Validation of mothers’ reports of dietary intake by four to seven year-old children. Am J Public Health. 1990; 81(11): 1314-1317. PMID: 2240296

Basch CE, Shea S, Zybert P. Food sources, dietary behavior and the saturated fat intake of Latino children. Am J Public Health. 1992; 82(6): 810-815. PMID: 1580243

Basch CE, Zybert P, Shea S. 5-A-DAY: Food sources, dietary behavior and the fruit and vegetable intake of Latino children. Am J Public Health. 1994; 84(5): 814-818. PMID: 8179054.

Basch CE, Shea S, Zybert P. The reproducibility of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire among low-income Hispanic mothers and children. Am J Public Health. 1994; 84(5): 860-863. PMID: 8179065

Behavioral Epidemiology and Health Education Theory and Practice.

One of the greatest challenges and limitations in health education practice is that the causal mechanisms explaining why interventions work are not well understood.  The field has moved away from a nomothetic conceptualization of health behavior—thinking that behavior patterns of a group can be understood in one way—to recognizing their idiosyncratic nature.  Nevertheless, the status quo in the continuum of research is that even when rigorous efficacy trials demonstrate that interventions can work, in too many cases they do not confer benefits to their intended population because they are too time consuming, costly, complicated or otherwise unacceptable and unfeasible.  Understanding the causal mechanisms—constructs that explain what works for whom—results in defining innovations that are much easier to translate to the public because they enable flexibility in accomplishing goals rather than requiring strict adherence to highly scripted implementation protocols.  The main contribution of my work in this area has been to develop behavioral measurement methods to improve understanding about the acquisition and maintenance of health behaviors.  Findings reveal the importance of understanding the ‘models of rationality’ used by individuals to form health habits.  In turn, this has informed approaches to intervention development, which is philosophically and ethically grounded in helping people make informed decisions about health.  Most of this work was conducted independently.

Basch CE, Gold RS. The validity of reliability assessments. J School Health. 1985; 55(5): 191-195. PMID: 3847676.

Basch CE. Focus group interview: An underutilized research technique for improving theory and practice in health education. Health Educ Q 1987; 14(4): 409-446. PMID: 3319971

Basch CE. Preventing AIDS through education: Concepts, strategies and research priorities. J Sch Health. 1989; 59(7): 296-300. PMID: 2796306

Basch CE, De Cicco IM, Malfetti JL. A focus group study on decision processes of young drivers: Reasons that may support a decision to drink and drive. Health Educ Q. 1989; 16(3): 389-396. PMID: 2793494

Children’s health and academic achievement

Schools are one of the most powerful social institutions that shape the lives of youth.  But schools have never embraced addressing students’ health needs as fundamental to their mission.  The central finding from my research, which integrates cross-disciplinary knowledge from fields ranging from molecular biology and neurosciences to child development and public health, is that health barriers to learning exert powerful, yet largely overlooked, effects on children’s life trajectories. A second central finding was that academic achievement among urban minority youth is affected simultaneously by multiple health problems that have synergistic effects, and, therefore, a set of problems affecting youth must be addressed to increase the magnitude and consistency of effects on academic achievement.  This is antithetical to current research, evaluation, policy and practice that address students’ health problems in a categorical way.  A third original contribution to science was to delineate the causal pathways through with specific health problems affect academic achievement—sensory perceptions, cognition, school connectedness, absenteeism, and dropping out. This line of research is a priority for improving the health of the nation because educational attainment is one of the strongest predictors of overall health status, quality of life and longevity.  I have been fortunate to assist school systems in many parts of the United States to develop policies and practices addressing children’s health problems that, in turn, influence their access to educational opportunity and their life trajectories.  This work has largely been conducted on my own, and taken the form of knowledge synthesis, and increasing awareness and interest about the reciprocal causal relationships in the health—education connection, for example through consultation and presentations with the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; Surgeon General’s Working Group on Education and Health; National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; many state and urban education agencies; many professional organizations; National Conference of State Legislators; Education Commission of the States; Educational Testing Service; National Public Radio (WNYC); and, most recently, the White House.  This work is primarily conducted independently.

Basch CE.  Healthier Students are Better Learners:  A missing Link in School Reforms to Close the Achievement Gap.  Reprt commissioned by the Campaign for Educational Equity.  New York:  Teachers College, Columbia University, 2010, pp. 1-106.  (http://www.equitycampaign.org/i/a/document/12557_EquityMattersVol6_Web03082010.pdf). 

Basch CE. Healthier students are better learners: high-quality, strategically planned, and effectively coordinated school health programs must be a fundamental mission of schools to help close the achievement gap. J Sch Health. 2011; 81(10): 650–62. PMID: 21923878.

Basch CE, Basch CH, Ruggles KV, Rajan S. Prevalence of sleep duration on an average school night among 4 nationally representative successive samples of American high school students, 2007-2013. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014; 11(E216): no pp, epub. PMID: 25496556

Basch CE, Gracy D, Johnson D, Fabian A.  Health barriers to learning and the education opportunity gap.  Progress of Educational Reform 2015;15(3)1-8.  Report commissioned by the Education Commission of the States (http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/01/20/69/12069.pdf ).  

2014-2017

Consultant, Healthy and Ready to Learn, Children’s Health Fund. New York, NY. Assisted Director and staff to conceptualize, design and implement a school health program in three Title I elementary school in Harlem and the south Bronx, as well as disseminate ideas underlying the school health agenda to the fund’s national network of pediatrics practices throughout the United States. 

1990-2005

Evaluation Research Consultant, Diabetes Research and Training Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. Assisted Director of the Diabetes Research and Training Center to initiate and maintain intervention studies on educational and behavioral programs to prevent and control complications of diabetes.

1985-1989

Research Design Consultant, Waterloo Smoking Project, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Assisted Principal Investigator (A. Best) to develop smoking prevention research (which was funded by National Institutes of Health) and served on Scientific Advisory Committee.

1989

Instrument Design Consultant, Hutchinson Cancer Center Smoking Prevention Project, Seattle, WA. Assisted Principal Investigator (A. Peterson) in developing instrumentation for NCI-funded school-based cigarette smoking prevention study.

1985-1987

Research Design and Planning Consultant, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY. Assisted Principal Investigator (R Levy) in designing and implementing a health education needs assessment in a hospital and university health sciences center.

1984-1986

Data Collection Consultant, American Health Foundation, New York, NY.Assisted Principal Investigator (E. Wynder) in conceptualizing and designing instrumentation for measuring dietary consumption patterns, cigarette smoking, passive inhalation of cigarette smoke and other possible determinants of various cancers and provided ongoing during a prospective observational study.

1984

Instrument Design Consultant, Westat Research Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland.   Assisted Principal Investigator (M. Scheirer) in designing two telephone interview schedules (one for school superintendents and one for principals) being used in a national study of the adoption and diffusion of a school-based dental health programs.

1981-1982

Evaluation Research Consultant, Illinois Statewide Facilitator Center, Metropolis, Illinois. Assisted Principal Investigator (S. Menedez) to plan and coordinated a multi-site evaluation study, involving implementation analysis and outcome assessment of a fifth-grade health instruction curriculum.

1981-1982

Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. Assisted Dean (C Richardson) to. identify potential private and public sources of financial support for public health research; and prepared three research grant proposals: randomized clinical trial to improve cancer patient compliance, evaluation of the effects of physician communication behavior on patient compliance, and descriptive epidemiology of elderly abuse.

1981

Evaluation Research Consultant, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. Assisted Director of University-wide Wellness Center to evaluate the effects of a fitness promotion program on physiological changes in participants, utilization of university health services and incidence of exercise related injuries.

1980

Data Analysis Consultant, University of Maine, Farmington, ME. Assisted Director of Health Education Resource Center (W Zimmerli) to analyze quantitative and qualitative data from a statewide survey of health education providers on the nature and extent of programming initiatives.

1978-1980

Data Collection Coordinator, University of Maine, Farmington, ME. Assisted Dean to survey public and private sources of health status data (e.g., vital statistics, rates of morbidity and mortality, medical care utilization, socioeconomic characteristics, etc.) describing the population in 15 Maine school districts, identified and defined high-risk groups for various health problems; developed reporting formats for dissemination of useful information to site personnel; provided training to project personnel concerning collection, interpretation and utilization of health related data to facilitate program planning and evaluation; designed instruments to assess curricula, training needs, program implementation processes; developed and implemented computer programs for data analysis of local needs assessment surveys; supervised student research assistantships; and managed data collection activities for an in-depth evaluation study of statewide health education projects.

1976

Research and Administrative Intern, Providence Ambulatory Care Foundation, Providence, RI. Assisted Operations Manager (L.Walker) to examone efficiency of patient transportation systems; abstracted five years of retrospective health services utilization data to assess future health care needs; developed and implemented a hearing screening program for preschool children; and coordinated the WIC Maternal and Infant Nutrition Program in an urban health center (formulated a public relations campaign, assessed applicants’ eligibility, dispensed food vouchers, and maintained client records).

Elected, Presidential Search Committee

Elected, TC Representative to Columbia University Senate (and Education Sub-Committee)

Elected, TC Representative to Executive Committee, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Elected, Standing Committee on Appointment to Tenure

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