Mara Z. Vitolins, Dr.P.H.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Education & Training

  • B.A., College of Idaho , 1983
  • Dr.P.H., Loma Linda University , 1989
  • M.P.H., Loma Linda University , 1989
Mara Z. Vitolins, Dr.P.H.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Mara Z. Vitolins, Dr.P.H.

Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Translational Science Institute
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Center for Cancer Genomics
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
WFU Primate Center
Center for Integrative Medicine
Translational Science Institute

Research Interests

cancer/oncogenesis, diabetes, epidemiology, hormones/cytokines/signalling, maternal & child health, metabolism, prevention, women's health issues

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2886 | Department: 336-716-2011


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Recent Publications

Thomson CA, McCullough ML, Wertheim BC, Chlebowski RT, Martinez ME, Stefanick ML, Rohan TE, Manson JE, Tindle HA, Ockene J, Vitolins MZ, Wactawski-Wende J, Sarto GE, Lane DS, Neuhouser ML. Nutrition and physical activity cancer prevention guidelines, cancer risk, and mortality in the women's health initiative. Cancer Prev Res (Phila Pa). 2014;7(1):42-53.

Llanos AA, Peng J, Pennell ML, Krok JL, Vitolins MZ, Degraffinreid CR, Paskett ED. Effects of tomato and soy on serum adipokine concentrations in postmenopausal women at increased breast cancer risk: a cross-over dietary intervention trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014;99(2):625-632.

Fitzpatrick SL, Jeffery R, Johnson KC, Roche CC, Van Dorsten B, Gee M, Dotson K, Walkup MP, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht LE, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni AG, Lang W, Lawlor MS, Lefkowitz D, Miller GD, Reynolds PS, Ribisl PM,. Baseline predictors of missed visits in the Look AHEAD study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(1):131-140.

Rillamas-Sun E, LaCroix AZ, Waring ME, Kroenke CH, LaMonte MJ, Vitolins MZ, Seguin R, Bell CL, Gass M, Manini TM, Masaki KH, Wallace RB. Obesity and late-age survival without major disease or disability in older women. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(1):98-106.

Ip EH, Marshall S, Vitolins M, Crandall SJ, Davis S, Miller D, Kronner D, Vaden K, Spangler J. Measuring medical student attitudes and beliefs regarding patients who are obese. Acad Med. 2013;88(2):282-289.

Prentice RL, Pettinger MB, Jackson RD, Wactawski-Wende J, Lacroix AZ, Anderson GL, Chlebowski RT, Manson JE, Van Horn L, Vitolins MZ, Datta M, LeBlanc ES, Cauley JA, Rossouw JE. Health risks and benefits from calcium and vitamin D supplementation: Women's Health Initiative clinical trial and cohort study. Osteoporos Int. 2013;24(2):567-580.

Bishop J, Irby MB, Isom S, Blackwell CS, Vitolins MZ, Skelton JA. Diabetes prevention, weight loss, and social support: program participants' perceived influence on the health behaviors of their social support system. Fam Community Health. 2013;36(2):158-171.

Velez Edwards DR, Naj AC, Monda K, North KE, Neuhouser M, Magvanjav O, Kusimo I, Vitolins MZ, Manson JE, O'Sullivan MJ, Rampersaud E, Edwards TL. Gene-environment interactions and obesity traits among postmenopausal African-American and Hispanic women in the Women's Health Initiative SHARe Study. Hum Genet. 2013;132(3):323-336.

Jackson JM, Defor TA, Crain AL, Kerby T, Strayer L, Lewis CE, Whitlock E, Williams S, Bonds DE, Vitolins MZ, Rodabough RJ, Margolis KL. Self-reported diabetes is a valid outcome in pragmatic clinical trials and observational studies [letter]. J Clin Epidemiol. 2013;66(3):349-350.

Schwenke DC, Foreyt JP, Miller ER 3rd, Reeves RS, Vitolins MZ. Plasma concentrations of trans fatty acids in persons with type 2 diabetes between September 2002 and April 2004. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;97(4):862-871.

Katula JA, Vitolins MZ, Morgan TM, Lawlor MS, Blackwell CS, Isom SP, Pedley CF, Goff DC Jr. The Healthy Living Partnerships to Prevent Diabetes study: 2-year outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med. 2013;44(4 Suppl 4):S324-S332.

Lawlor MS, Blackwell CS, Isom SP, Katula JA, Vitolins MZ, Morgan TM, Goff DC Jr. Cost of a group translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program: Healthy Living Partnerships to Prevent Diabetes. Am J Prev Med. 2013;44(4 Suppl 4):S381-S389.

Lesser GJ, Case D, Stark N, Williford S, Giguere J, Garino LA, Naughton MJ, Vitolins MZ, Lively MO, Shaw EG. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of oral coenzyme Q10 to relieve self-reported treatment-related fatigue in newly diagnosed patients with breast cancer. J Support Oncol. 2013;11(1):31-42.

Rohan TE, Heo M, Choi L, Datta M, Freudenheim JL, Kamensky V, Ochs-Balcom HM, Qi L, Thomson CA, Vitolins MZ, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Kabat GC. Body fat and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women: a longitudinal study. J Cancer Epidemiol. 2013;2013():754815.

Whitt-Glover MC, Hunter JC, Foy CG, Quandt SA, Vitolins MZ, Leng I, Hornbuckle LM, Sanya KA, Bertoni AG. Translating the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet for use in underresourced, urban African American communities, 2010. Prev Chronic Dis. 2013;10():120088.

Fu W, O'Connor TD, Jun G, Kang HM, Abecasis G, Leal SM, Gabriel S, Rieder MJ, Altshuler D, Shendure J, Nickerson DA, Bamshad MJ, Bowden DW, Burke G, Carr J, Goff D, Herrington DM, Liu Y, Bleecker E, Meyers D,. Analysis of 6,515 exomes reveals the recent origin of most human protein-coding variants. Nature. 2013;493(7431):216-220.

Miller DP Jr, Spangler JG, Vitolins MZ, Davis SW, Ip EH, Marion GS, Crandall SJ. Are medical students aware of their anti-obesity bias?. Acad Med. 2013;88(7):978-982.

Zhang ZM, Rautaharju PM, Soliman EZ, Manson JE, Martin LW, Perez M, Vitolins M, Prineas RJ. Different patterns of bundle-branch blocks and the risk of incident heart failure in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study. Circ Heart Fail. 2013;6(4):655-661.

Liu CT, Monda KL, Taylor KC, Lange L, Demerath EW, Palmas W, Wojczynski MK, Ellis JC, Vitolins MZ, Liu S, Papanicolaou GJ, Irvin MR, Xue L, Griffin PJ, Nalls MA, Adeyemo A, Liu J, Li G, Ruiz-Narvaez EA, Chen WM, Chen F,. Genome-wide association of body fat distribution in african ancestry populations suggests new Loci. PLoS Genet. 2013;9(8):e1003681.

Foy CG, Vitolins MZ, Case LD, Harris SJ, Massa-Fanale C, Hopley RJ, Gardner L, Rudiger N, Yamamoto K, Swain B, Goff DC Jr, Danhauer SC, Booth D, Gaspari J. Incorporating prosocial behavior to promote physical activity in older adults: rationale and design of the Program for Active Aging and Community Engagement (PACE). Contemp Clin Trials. 2013;36(1):284-297.

Graff M, Fernandez-Rhodes L, Liu S, Carlson C, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Neuhouser M, Reiner A, Kooperberg C, Rampersaud E, Manson JE, Kuller LH, Howard BV, Ochs-Balcom HM, Johnson KC, Vitolins MZ, Sucheston L, Monda K, North KE. Generalization of adiposity genetic loci to US Hispanic women. Nutr Diabetes. 2013;3():e85.

Manson JE, Chlebowski RT, Stefanick ML, Aragaki AK, Rossouw JE, Prentice RL, Anderson G, Howard BV, Thomson CA, LaCroix AZ, Wactawski-Wende J, Jackson RD, Limacher M, Margolis KL, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Beresford SA,. Menopausal hormone therapy and health outcomes during the intervention and extended poststopping phases of the Women's Health Initiative randomized trials. JAMA. 2013;310(13):1353-1368.

Rautaharju PM, Zhang ZM, Gregg RE, Haisty WK Jr, Z Vitolins M, Curtis AB, Warren J, Horacek MB, Zhou SH, Soliman EZ. Normal standards for computer-ECG programs for prognostically and diagnostically important ECG variables derived from a large ethnically diverse female cohort: the Women's Health Initiative (WHI). J Electrocardiol. 2013;46(6):707-716.

Vitolins MZ, Griffin L, Tomlinson WV, Vuky J, Adams PT, Moose D, Frizzell B, Lesser GJ, Naughton M, Radford JE Jr, Shaw EG. Randomized trial to assess the impact of venlafaxine and soy protein on hot flashes and quality of life in men with prostate cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2013;31(32):4092-4098.

McCaffery JM, Papandonatos GD, Huggins GS, Peter I, Kahn SE, Knowler WC, Hudnall GE, Lipkin EW, Kitabchi AE, Wagenknecht LE, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A,. FTO predicts weight regain in the Look AHEAD clinical trial. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013;37(12):1545-1552.

Schwenke D, Foreyt J, Miller E, Reeves R, Vitolins M. Both body mass index and waist circumference are adversely associated with exposure to trans-fatty acids in persons with type 2 diabetes [abstract]. Circulation. 2013;127(12 Suppl):AP409.

Hairston KG, Vitolins MZ, Norris JM, Anderson AM, Hanley AJ, Wagenknecht LE. Lifestyle factors and 5-year abdominal fat accumulation in a minority dohort: the IRAS Family Study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012;20(2):421-427.

Mount DL, Davis C, Kennedy B, Raatz S, Dotson K, Gary-Webb TL, Thomas S, Johnson KC, Espeland MA, Bahnson J, Wagenknecht L, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Lang W, Bertoni A, Vitolins M, Miller G, Ribisl P, Hodges A,. Factors influencing enrollment of African Americans in the Look AHEAD trial. Clin Trials. 2012;9(1):80-89.

Bertone-Johnson ER, McTiernan A, Thomson CA, Wactawski-Wende J, Aragaki AK, Rohan TE, Vitolins MZ, Tamimi RM, Johnson KC, Lane D, Rexrode KM, Peck JD, Chlebowski RT, Sarto G, Manson JE. Vitamin D and calcium supplementation and one-year change in mammographic density in the Women's Health Initiative Calcium and Vitamin D Trial. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012;21(3):462-473.

Faulconbridge LF, Wadden TA, Rubin RR, Wing RR, Walkup MP, Fabricatore AN, Coday M, Van Dorsten B, Mount DL, Ewing LJ, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht L, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A, Lang W, Miller G, Lefkowitz D,. One-year changes in symptoms of depression and weight in overweight/obese individuals with type 2 diabetes in the Look AHEAD study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012;20(4):783-793.

Kabat GC, Kim MY, Wactawski-Wende J, Shikany JM, Vitolins MZ, Rohan TE. Intake of antioxidant nutrients and risk of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in the Women's Health Initiative. Nutr Cancer. 2012;64(2):245-254.

Katula JA, Morgan TM, Vitolins MZ, Rosenberger E, Blackwell CS, Lawlor M, Goff DC. The mediational role of weight loss in glucose reduction in the Healthy Living Partnerships to Prevent Diabetes (HELP PD): a randomized controlled trial [abstract]. Ann Behav Med. 2012;43(Suppl 1):S155.

Rosenberger EL, Goff DC, Vitolins M, Isom S, Blackwell C, Whitt-Glover M, Katula JA. Relationship of weekly activity minutes to metabolic syndrome in prediabetes: the Healthy Living Partnerships to Prevent Diabetes [abstract]. Ann Behav Med. 2012;43(Suppl 1):S205.

Schwartz AV, Johnson KC, Kahn SE, Shepherd JA, Nevitt MC, Peters AL, Walkup MP, Hodges A, Williams CC, Bray GA, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht L, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A, Lang W, Miller G, Lefkowitz D, Reynolds PS,. Effect of 1 year of an intentional weight loss intervention on bone mineral density in type 2 diabetes: results from the Look AHEAD randomized trial. J Bone Miner Res. 2012;27(3):619-627.

Neuhouser ML, Manson JE, Millen A, Pettinger M, Margolis K, Jacobs ET, Shikany JM, Vitolins M, Adams-Campbell L, Liu S, LeBlanc E, Johnson KC, Wactawski-Wende J. The influence of health and lifestyle characteristics on the relation of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D with risk of colorectal and breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Am J Epidemiol. 2012;175(7):673-684.

Miller DP, Crandall S, Vitolins MZ, Davis S, Kronner D, Ip E, Vaden K, Spangler J. New lifestyle: a web-based teaching and learning program for nutrition, exercise, and weight management [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27(Suppl 2):S563.

Sams K, Case LD, Lesser GJ, Naughton MJ, Williford SK, Giguere JK, Garino A, Vitolins M, Shaw EG. Comparing three validated methods of patient self-reported fatigue in a prospective randomized clinical trial [abstract]. J Clin Oncol. 2012;30(15 Suppl):Abstr 9108.

Vitolins MZ, Crandall S, Miller D, Ip E, Marion G, Spangler JG. Obesity educational interventions in U.S. medical schools: a systematic review and identified gaps. Teach Learn Med. 2012;24(3):267-272.

Hvidtfeldt UA, Gunter MJ, Lange T, Chlebowski RT, Lane D, Farhat GN, Freiberg MS, Keiding N, Lee JS, Prentice R, Tjonneland A, Vitolins MZ, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Strickler HD, Rod NH. Quantifying mediating effects of endogenous estrogen and insulin in the relation between obesity, alcohol consumption, and breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012;21(7):1203-1212.

Chlebowski RT, McTiernan A, Wactawski-Wende J, Manson JE, Aragaki AK, Rohan T, Ipp E, Kaklamani VG, Vitolins M, Wallace R, Gunter M, Phillips LS, Strickler H, Margolis K, Euhus DM. Diabetes, metformin, and breast cancer in postmenopausal women. J Clin Oncol. 2012;30(23):2844-2852.

Gordeuk VR, Lovato L, Barton J, Vitolins M, McLaren G, Acton R, McLaren C, Harris E, Speechley M, Eckfeldt JH, Diaz S, Sholinsky P, Adams P. Dietary iron intake and serum ferritin concentration in 213 patients homozygous for the HFEC282Y hemochromatosis mutation. Can J Gastroenterol. 2012;26(6):345-349.

Ho GYF, Wang T, Gunter MJ, Strickler HD, Cushman M, Kaplan RC, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Xue X, Rajpathak SN, Chlebowski RT, Vitolins MZ, Scherer PE, Rohan TE. Adipokines linking obesity with colorectal cancer risk in postmenopausal women. Cancer Res. 2012;72(12):3029-3037.

Miller DP, Crandall SJ, Davis S, Ip E, Jamback G, Burns C, Kronner D, Marion G, Spangler JG, Vaden K, Vernon J, Vitolins MZ. NEW lifestyle: a downloadable teaching and learning program for Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight management [tutorial]. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;():ID9256.

Kroenke CH, Caan BJ, Stefanick ML, Anderson G, Brzyski R, Johnson KC, LeBlanc E, Lee C, La Croix AZ, Park HL, Sims ST, Vitolins M, Wallace R. Effects of a dietary intervention and weight change on vasomotor symptoms in the Women's Health Initiative. Menopause. 2012;19(9):980-988.

Zhang ZM, Rautaharju PM, Soliman EZ, Manson JE, Cain ME, Martin LW, Bavry AA, Mehta L, Vitolins M, Prineas RJ. Mortality risk associated with bundle branch blocks and related repolarization abnormalities (from the Women's Health Initiative [WHI]). Am J Cardiol. 2012;110(10):1489-1495.

Schwartz RP, Vitolins MZ, Case LD, Armstrong SC, Perrin EM, Cialone J, Bell RA. The YMCA Healthy, Fit, and Strong Program: a community-based, family-centered, low-cost obesity prevention/treatment pilot study. Child Obes. 2012;8(6):577-582.

Blackwell CS, Foster KA, Isom S, Katula JA, Vitolins MZ, Rosenberger EL, Goff DC Jr. Healthy living partnerships to prevent diabetes: recruitment and baseline characteristics. Contemp Clin Trials. 2011;32(1):40-49.

Kerwin DR, Gaussoin SA, Chlebowski RT, Kuller LH, Vitolins M, Coker LH, Kotchen JM, Nicklas BJ, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Espeland MA, et al. Interaction between body mass index and central adiposity and risk of incident cognitive impairment and dementia: results from the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011;59(1):107-112.

Phipps AI, Chlebowski RT, Prentice R, McTiernan A, Stefanick ML, Wactawski-Wende J, Kuller LH, Adams-Campbell LL, Lane D, Vitolins M, et al. Body size, physical activity, and risk of triple-negative and estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011;20(3):454-463.

Carty CL, Kooperberg C, Neuhouser ML, Tinker L, Howard B, Wactawski-Wende J, Beresford SAA, Snetselaar L, Vitolins M, Allison M, et al. Low-fat dietary pattern and change in body-composition traits in the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011;93(3):516-524.

Chlebowski RT, Johnson KC, Lane D, Pettinger M, Kooperberg CL, Wactawski-Wende J, Rohan T, O'Sullivan MJ, Yasmeen S, Vitolins M, et al. 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration, vitamin D intake and joint symptoms in postmenopausal women. Maturitas. 2011;68(1):73-78.

Phipps AI, Chlebowski RT, Prentice R, McTiernan A, Wactawski-Wende J, Kuller LH, Adams-Campbell LL, Lane D, Stefanick ML, Vitolins M, et al. Reproductive history and oral contraceptive use in relation to risk of triple-negative breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011;103(6):470-477.

Farhat GN, Cummings SR, Chlebowski RT, Parimi N, Cauley JA, Rohan TE, Huang AJ, Vitolins M, Hubbell FA, Manson JE, et al. Sex hormone levels and risks of estrogen receptor-negative and estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011;103(7):562-570.

Fu T, Tang JY, LeBlanc E, Manson JE, Feldman D, Larson J, Linos E, Vitolins MZ, Zeitouni NC, Stefanick ML. Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and the risk of nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancer [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2011;131(Suppl 1):S35.

Butler SG, Stuart A, Case LD, Rees C, Vitolins M, Kritchevsky SB. Effects of liquid type, delivery method, and bolus volume on penetration-aspiration scores in healthy older adults during flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2011;120(5):288-295.

McLaughlin JM, Olivo-Marston S, Vitolins MZ, Bittoni M, Reeves KW, Degraffinreid CR, Schwartz SJ, Clinton SK, Paskett ED. Effects of tomato- and soy-rich diets on the IGF-I hormonal network: a crossover study of postmenopausal women at high risk for breast cancer. Cancer Prev Res (Phila Pa). 2011;4(5):702-710.

Mihalko SL, Davenport A, McCoy T, Levine EA, Vitolins M, Brubaker P, Anderson R. Weight gain negatively impacts health-related quality of life: implications for physical activity in breast cancer survivors [abstract]. Ann Behav Med. 2011;41(Suppl 1):S161.

Naqvi AZ, Harty B, Mukamal KJ, Stoddard AM, Vitolins M, Dunn JE. Monounsaturated, trans, and saturated fatty acids and cognitive decline in women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011;59(5):837-843.

Szmuilowicz ED, Manson JE, Rossouw JE, Howard BV, Margolis KL, Greep NC, Brzyski RG, Stefanick ML, O'Sullivan MJ, Vitolins MZ, et al. Vasomotor symptoms and cardiovascular events in postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2011;18(6):603-610.

Belalcazar LM, Ballantyne CM, Lang W, Rushing J, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht L, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A, Miller G, Lefkowitz D, Reynolds PS, Ribisl P, Vitolins M, Booth M, Dotson KM, Hodges A, Williams CC,. Metabolic factors, adipose tissue, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels in type 2 diabetes: findings from the Look AHEAD study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011;31(7):1689-1695.

Tang JY, Fu T, LeBlanc E, Manson JE, Feldman D, Linos E, Vitolins MZ, Zeitouni NC, Larson J, Stefanick ML. Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and the risk of nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancer: post hoc analyses of the Women's Health Initiative randomized controlled trial. J Clin Oncol. 2011;29(22):3078-3084.

Gorodeski EZ, Ishwaran H, Kogalur UB, Blackstone EH, Hsich E, Zhang Z-m, Vitolins MZ, Manson JE, Curb JD, Prineas RJ, et al. Use of hundreds of electrocardiographic biomarkers for prediction of mortality in postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011;4(5):521-532.

Katula JA, Vitolins MZ, Rosenberger EL, Blackwell CS, Morgan TM, Lawlor MS, Goff DC Jr. One-year results of a community-based translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program: Healthy-Living Partnerships to Prevent Diabetes (HELP PD) Project. Diabetes Care. 2011;34(7):1451-1457.

Wadden TA, Neiberg RH, Wing RR, Clark JM, Delahanty LM, Hill JO, Krakoff J, Otto A, Ryan DH, Vitolins MZ. Four-year weight losses in the Look AHEAD study: factors associated with long-term success. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011;19(10):1987-1998.

Deibert P, Solleder F, Konig D, Vitolins MZ, Dickhuth HH, Gollhofer A, Berg A. Soy protein based supplementation supports metabolic effects of resistance training in previously untrained middle aged males. Aging Male. 2011;14(4):273-279.

Bertoni AG, Foy CG, Hunter JC, Quandt SA, Vitolins MZ, Whitt-Glover MC. A multilevel assessment of barriers to adoption of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) among African Americans of low socioeconomic status. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011;22(4):1205-1220.

Deibert P, Lutz L, Konig D, Zitta S, Meinitzer A, Vitolins MZ, Becker G, Berg A. Acute effect of a soy protein-rich meal-replacement application on renal parameters in patients with the metabolic syndrome. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2011;20(4):527-534.

Lesser GJ, Vitolins MZ. Coenzyme Q10. Oncology (Williston Park). 2011;25(10 Suppl Nurse Edition):10165.

Katula JA, Vitolins MZ, Rosenberger EL, Blackwell C, Espeland MA, Lawlor MS, Rejeski WJ, Goff DC. Healthy Living Partnerships to Prevent Diabetes (HELP PD): design and methods. Contemp Clin Trials. 2010;31(1):71-81.

Case LD, Naughton MJ, Lesser GJ, Rapp SR, Vitolins M, Sheidler VR, Enevold GL, Shaw EG. Recruitment and retention in the Wake Forest University CCOP Research Base [abstract]. J Clin Oncol. 2010;28(Suppl):e19543.

Lesser GJ, Case LD, Stark N, Williford SK, Giguere JK, Garino A, Naughton MJ, Vitolins M, Lively M, Shaw EG. A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study of oral coenzyme Q10 to relieve self-reported cancer-treatment-related fatigue in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients [abstract]. J Clin Oncol. 2010;28(15 Suppl):9006.

Vitolins M, Lesser GJ, Case LD, Williford SK, Giguere JK, Garino A, Naughton MJ, Lively M, Melin SA, Shaw EG. Self-reported compliance compared to biomarker levels of vitamin E in breast cancer patients participating in a CoQ10 clinical trial [abstract]. J Clin Oncol. 2010;28(15 Suppl):e19524.

Gorodeski EZ, Magnani JW, Prineas RJ, Vitolins MZ, O'Sullivan MJ, Soliman EZ, Martin LW, Limacher MC, Curb JD, Cochrane BB, et al. Epidemiology of P wave indices in healthy post-menopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative [abstract]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010;55(10A):A13.E125.

Katula JA, Vitolins MZ, Rosenberger EL, Blackwell C, Isom SP, Espeland MA, Lawlor MS, Goff DC. Correlates of health-related quality of life in overweight and obese adults with prediabetes [abstract]. Ann Behav Med. 2010;39(Suppl 1):207.

Lynch CP, McTigue KM, Bost JE, Tinker LF, Vitolins M, Adams-Campbell L, Sarto GE, Hays-Grudo J, Manson JE, Kuller LH. Excess weight and physical health-related quality of life in postmenopausal women of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds. J Womens Health. 2010;19(8):1449-1458.

Miller D, Spangler J, Davis S, Ip E, Marion G, Vitolins M, Crandall S. Medical students are unaware of personal bias toward obese patients [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25(Suppl 3):331.

Kimmick G, Broadwater G, Vitolins M. Hot flashes in breast cancer survivors and an association with calcium supplement use. Int J Womens Health. 2010;2():291-294.

Vitolins MZ, Case LD, Morgan TM, Miller MA, Burke GL. Soy use and vasomotor symptoms: Soy Estrogen Alternative follow-up study. Int J Womens Health. 2010;2():381-386.

Kabat GC, Kim M, Wactawski-Wende J, Lane D, Adams-Campbell LL, Gaudet M, Stefanick ML, Vitolins M, Chlebowski RT, Wassertheil-Smoller S, et al. Recreational physical activity, anthropometric factors, and risk of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast in a cohort of postmenopausal women. Cancer Causes Control. 2010;21(12):2173-2181.

Bertoni AG, Hightower-Huges T, Hunter JC, Quandt SA, Vitolins MZ, Whitt-Glover MC. Barriers to DASH adoption among African Americans in Forsyth County, NC: the Translating Dietary Trials into the Community study [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Heart Association; 2010 Mar 2-5; San Francisco (CA). 2010;():142.

Danhauer SC, Keim J, Hurt G, Vitolins M. A survey of cancer patient preferences: which types of snacks do they prefer during treatment?. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2009;18(1):37-42.

Wadden TA, West DS, Neiberg RH, Wing RR, Ryan DH, Johnson KC, Foreyt JP, Hill JO, Trence DL, Vitolins MZ. One-year weight losses in the Look AHEAD Study: factors associated with success. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009;17(4):713-722.

Quandt SA, Bell RA, Snively BM, Vitolins MZ, Wetmore-Arkader LK, Arcury TA. Dietary fat reduction behaviors among African American, American Indian, and white older adults with diabetes. J Nutr Elder. 2009;28(2):143-157.

Vitolins MZ, Anderson AM, Delahanty L, Raynor H, Miller GD, Mobley C, Reeves R, Yamamoto M, Champagne C, Wing RR, et al. Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) trial: baseline evaluation of selected nutrients and food group intake. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009;109(8):1367-1375.

Caan BJ, Aragaki A, Thomson CA, Stefanick ML, Chlebowski R, Hubbell FA, Tinker L, Vitolins M, Rajkovic A, Bueche M, et al. Vasomotor symptoms, adoption of a low-fat dietary pattern, and risk of invasive breast cancer: a secondary analysis of the Women's Health Initiative randomized controlled Dietary Modification trial. J Clin Oncol. 2009;27(27):4500-4507.

Kabat GC, Kim M, Caan BJ, Chlebowski RT, Gunter MJ, Ho GYF, Rodriguez BL, Shikany JM, Strickler HD, Vitolins MZ, et al. Repeated measures of serum glucose and insulin in relation to postmenopausal breast cancer. Int J Cancer. 2009;125(11):2704-2710.

McTiernan A, Chlebowski RT, Martin C, Peck JD, Aragaki A, Pisano ED, Wang CY, Johnson KC, Manson JE, Vitolins MZ, et al. Conjugated equine estrogen influence on mammographic density in postmenopausal women in a substudy of the Women's Health Initiative randomized trial. J Clin Oncol. 2009;27(36):6135-6143.

Farhat GN, Cummings SR, Parimi N, Huang A, Cauley JA, Rohan TE, Hubbell FA, Vitolins M, Manson JE, Chlebowski RT, et al. Sex hormones and risk of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive and ER-negative breast cancer [abstract]. Cancer Res. 2009;69(24 Suppl 3):533S.

Mellen PB, Gao SK, Vitolins MZ, Goff DC Jr. Deteriorating dietary habits among adults with hypertension: DASH dietary accordance, NHANES 1988-1994 and 1999-2004. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(3):308-314.

Chlebowski RT, Johnson KC, Kooperberg C, Pettinger M, Wactawski-Wende J, Rohan T, Rossouw J, Lane D, O'Sullivan MJ, Vitolins M, et al. Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and the risk of breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008;100(22):1581-1591.

Vitolins MZ, Tooze JA, Golden SL, Arcury TA, Bell RA, Davis C, Devellis RF, Quandt SA. Older adults in the rural south are not meeting healthful eating guidelines. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107(2):265-272.

Quandt SA, Vitolins MZ, Smith SL, Tooze JA, Bell RA, Davis CC, DeVellis RF, Arcury TA. Comparative validation of standard, picture-sort and meal-based food-frequency questionnaires adapted for an elderly population of low socio-economic status. Public Health Nutr. 2007;10(5):524-532.

Tooze JA, Vitolins MZ, Smith SL, Arcury TA, Davis CC, Bell RA, DeVellis RF, Quandt SA. High levels of low energy reporting on 24-hour recalls and three questionnaires in an elderly low-socioeconomic status population. J Nutr. 2007;137(5):1286-1293.

Schwenke D, Hayden CT, Batts-Turner M, Foreyt J, Miller E III, Reeves R, Vitolins M. Plasma trans fatty acids are higher in men, lower in summer, and decreasing over time in persons with type 2 diabetes [abstract]. Circulation. 2007;115(8):e237.

Mellen PB, Liese AD, Tooze JA, Vitolins MZ, Wagenknecht LE, Herrington DM. Whole-grain intake and carotid artery atherosclerosis in a multiethnic cohort: the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85(6):1495-1502.

Howard BV, Manson JE, Stefanick ML, Beresford SA, Frank G, Jones B, Rodabough RJ, Snetselaar L, Thomson C, Vitolins M, et al. Low-fat diet and weight change in postmenopausal women [reply to letter]. JAMA. 2006;296(4):394-395.

Espeland MA, Bahnson J, Wagenknecht, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Lang W, Bertoni A, Vitolins M, Miller G, Ribisl P, Dotson K, Hodges A, Hogan P, et al. The Look AHEAD Study: a description of the lifestyle intervention and the evidence supporting it. Obesity. 2006;14(5):737-752.

Mellen PB, Liese AD, Tooze JA, Vitolins MZ, Wagenknecht LE, Herrington DM. Whole grain intake and carotid artery atherosclerosis in a multi-ethnic cohort: the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study [abstract]. Circulation. 2006;114(18 Suppl):889.

Vitolins MZ. Follow-up survey of the soy estrogen alternative study participants [abstract]. Menopause. 2006;13(6):1016.

Bell RA, Davis CC, Tooze JA, Vitolins MZ, Smith SL, Arcury TA, DeVellis RF, Quandt SA. Consumption of sugar- and fat-modified foods among rural older adults: the Rural Nutrition and Health (RUN) Study. J Nutr Elder. 2006;25(3-4):23-40.

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