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Bruce H. Fireman, MA


Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 891-3459 (phone)

Kaiser Permanente Researcher Profiles

Bruce Fireman is a biostatistician and research scientist at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California. His research interests include assessment of the effectiveness and safety of vaccines and drugs, and the costs and outcomes of healthcare delivery systems. He works with population-based data, comparing the effectiveness of alternative treatments and alternative ways of delivering healthcare. He has evaluated disease management programs, Web-based care and primary care teams. He has collaborated with Kaiser Permanente clinicians and administrators in efforts to improve health services.

Current Position(s):

  • Biostatistician III, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Section Affiliations:

Primary Research Interests:

  • Outcomes of medical care
  • Vaccine safety and effectiveness
  • Costs of care
  • Survival analysis
  • Sequential analysis
  • Exact statistics, permutation tests

    Mini-Sentinel Efforts to Develop the Sentinel Initiative: The Use of Propensity-Score Matching for Estimating Hazard Ratios in Post-Market Surveillance with Heavy Censoring

    Mini-Sentinel Task Order
    Investigator: Fireman, Bruce
    Funder: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    M-S Evaluating the Performance of Mini-Sentinel Analytic Modules Using Simulation Experiments

    Investigator: Fireman, Bruce
    Funder: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    Methods for Safety Evaluation of Vaccination Schedules

    In this project, we will develop, evaluate and illustrate a wide variety of new epidemiological methods for studying the safety of childhood vaccination schedules, with respect to a wide variety of different features and components of the vaccine schedule. These include the timing of individual vaccines; the timing between doses of the same vaccine; the interaction effect between vaccines and concurrent health conditions or pharmaceutical medications; the interaction effects of different vaccines given on the same day; the ordering of different vaccines; and the effect of cumulative summary metrics such as the total number of vaccines or the total amount of some vaccine ingredient. Study designs for the comparative evaluation of one or more complete schedules are also covered. Methods will be developed for both for adverse events with an early onset, which are the easiest to study, and for adverse events with a late onset, including serious chronic conditions.
    Investigator: Fireman, Bruce
    Funder: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    No results found matching criteria

    Effectiveness of Homologous and Heterologous COVID-19 Booster Doses Following 1 Ad.26.COV2.S (Janssen [Johnson & Johnson]) Vaccine Dose Against COVID-19-Associated Emergency Department and Urgent Care Encounters and Hospitalizations Among Adults - VISION Network, 10 States, December 2021-March 2022

    Author(s): Natarajan K; Klein NP; Fireman B; Zerbo O; Dixon BE; et al.

    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2022 Apr 01;71(13):495-502. Epub 2022-04-01.

    PubMed abstract

    Incidence of Guillain-Barré Syndrome After COVID-19 Vaccination in the Vaccine Safety Datalink

    Author(s): Hanson KE; Fireman B; Klein NP; et al.

    JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Apr 01;5(4):e228879. Epub 2022-04-01.

    PubMed abstract

    Safety of measles and pertussis-containing vaccines in children with autism spectrum disorders

    Author(s): Zerbo O; Fireman B; Klein NP; et al.

    Vaccine. 2022 Mar 18.

    PubMed abstract

    Effectiveness of COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 mRNA Vaccination in Preventing COVID-19-Associated Emergency Department and Urgent Care Encounters and Hospitalizations Among Nonimmunocompromised Children and Adolescents Aged 5-17 Years - VISION Network, 10 States, April 2021-January 2022

    Author(s): Klein NP; Fireman B; Zerbo O; Verani JR; et al.

    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2022 Mar 04;71(9):352-358. Epub 2022-03-04.

    PubMed abstract

    Waning 2-Dose and 3-Dose Effectiveness of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19-Associated Emergency Department and Urgent Care Encounters and Hospitalizations Among Adults During Periods of Delta and Omicron Variant Predominance - VISION Network, 10 States, August 2021-January 2022

    Author(s): Ferdinands JM; Klein NP; Zerbo O; Fireman B; et al.

    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2022 Feb 18;71(7):255-263. Epub 2022-02-18.

    PubMed abstract

    Effectiveness of a Third Dose of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19-Associated Emergency Department and Urgent Care Encounters and Hospitalizations Among Adults During Periods of Delta and Omicron Variant Predominance - VISION Network, 10 States, August 2021-January 2022

    Author(s): Thompson MG; Klein NP; Fireman B; Zerbo O; Ong TC; et al.

    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2022 Jan 21;71(4):139-145. Epub 2022-01-21.

    PubMed abstract

    Effectiveness of two-dose vaccination with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines against COVID-19-associated hospitalizations among immunocompromised adults-Nine States, January-September 2021

    Author(s): Embi PJ; Klein NP; Fireman B; Zerbo O; DeSilva MB; et al.

    Am J Transplant. 2022 Jan;22(1):306-314.

    PubMed abstract

    Self-controlled assessment of thromboembolic event (TEE) risk following intravenous immune globulin (IGIV) in the U.S. (2006-2012)

    Author(s): Ammann EM; Fireman B; Winiecki SK; et al.

    J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2021 Nov 24.

    PubMed abstract

    Effectiveness of 2-Dose Vaccination with mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Against COVID-19-Associated Hospitalizations Among Immunocompromised Adults - Nine States, January-September 2021

    Author(s): Embi PJ; Klein NP; Fireman B; Zerbo O; DeSilva MB; et al.

    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Nov 05;70(44):1553-1559. Epub 2021-11-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Among Adults Hospitalized with COVID-19-Like Illness with Infection-Induced or mRNA Vaccine-Induced SARS-CoV-2 Immunity - Nine States, January-September 2021

    Author(s): Bozio CH; Klein NP; Fireman B; Zerbo O; Stenehjem E; et al.

    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Nov 05;70(44):1539-1544. Epub 2021-11-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Lessons from a mature acellular pertussis vaccination program and strategies to overcome suboptimal vaccine effectiveness

    Author(s): Zerbo O; Fireman B; Klein NP

    Expert Rev Vaccines. 2021 Sep 24.

    PubMed abstract

    Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines in Ambulatory and Inpatient Care Settings

    Author(s): Thompson MG; Fireman B; Zerbo O; Klein NP; et al.

    N Engl J Med. 2021 Sep 08.

    PubMed abstract

    Surveillance for Adverse Events After COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination

    Author(s): Klein NP; Fireman B; Zerbo O; Weintraub ES; et al.

    JAMA. 2021 Sep 03.

    PubMed abstract

    Population-based assessment of risks for severe COVID-19 disease outcomes

    Author(s): Zerbo O; Lewis N; Fireman B; Goddard K; Skarbinski J; Sejvar JJ; Azziz-Baumgartner E; Klein NP

    Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2021 Aug 25.

    PubMed abstract

    Hypotonic-hyporesponsive Episodes After Diphtheria, Tetanus and Acellular Pertussis Vaccination

    Author(s): Hansen J; Decker MD; Lewis E; Fireman B; Pool V; Greenberg DP; Johnson DR; Black S; Klein NP

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 Aug 20.

    PubMed abstract

    COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Insured Persons Aged ≥16 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Other Selected Characteristics - Eight Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 14, 2020-May 15, 2021

    Author(s): Pingali C; Klein NP; Fireman B; Zerbo O; Patel SA; et al.

    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Jul 16;70(28):985-990. Epub 2021-07-16.

    PubMed abstract

    Hydrochlorothiazide and risk of melanoma subtypes

    Author(s): Habel LA; Achacoso N; Fireman B; Pedersen SA; Pottegård A

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2021 May 07.

    PubMed abstract

    A Risk Score to Predict Clostridioides difficile Infection

    Author(s): Aukes L; Fireman B; Lewis E; Timbol J; Hansen J; Yu H; Cai B; Gonzalez E; Lawrence J; Klein NP

    Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Mar;8(3):ofab052. Epub 2021-02-04.

    PubMed abstract

    Building Predictive Models for Clinical Care-Where to Build and What to Predict?

    Author(s): Selby JV; Fireman BH

    JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jan 04;4(1):e2032539. Epub 2021-01-04.

    PubMed abstract

    Inpatient-outpatient shared electronic health records: telemedicine and laboratory follow-up after hospital discharge

    Author(s): Reed M; Huang J; Brand R; Graetz I; Jaffe MG; Ballard D; Neugebauer R; Fireman B; Hsu J

    Am J Manag Care. 2020 Oct 01;26(10):e327-e332. Epub 2020-10-01.

    PubMed abstract

    Consequences of depletion of susceptibles for hazard ratio estimators based on propensity scores

    Author(s): Fireman B; Wyss R; et al.

    Epidemiology. 2020 Aug 06.

    PubMed abstract

    Individual and Neighborhood Factors Associated with Failure to Vaccinate against Influenza during Pregnancy

    Author(s): Zerbo O; Ray T; Zhang L; Goddard K; Fireman B; Adams A; Omer S; Kulldorff M; Klein NP

    Am J Epidemiol. 2020 Jul 31.

    PubMed abstract

    Determining Which of Several Simultaneously Administered Vaccines Increase Risk of an Adverse Event

    Author(s): Wang SV; Stefanini K; Lewis E; Newcomer SR; Fireman B; Daley MF; Glanz JM; Duffy J; Weintraub E; Kulldorff M

    Drug Saf. 2020 Jul 01.

    PubMed abstract

    Evaluation of a Vaccine-Communication Tool for Physicians

    Author(s): Glanternik JR; McDonald JC; Yee AH; Howell A; Saba KN; Mellor RG; Fireman B; Klein NP

    J Pediatr. 2020 Jun 06.

    PubMed abstract

    Conducting prospective sequential surveillance in real-world dynamic distributed databases

    Author(s): Maro JC; Eworuke E; Hou L; Welch EC; Goulding MR; Izem R; Lee JY; Toh S; Fireman B; Nguyen MD

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2020 May 25.

    PubMed abstract

    Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Risk of Gastric, Colorectal, Liver, and Pancreatic Cancers in a Community-Based Population

    Author(s): Lee JK; Merchant SA; Schneider JL; Jensen CD; Fireman BH; Quesenberry CP; Corley DA

    Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Mar 20.

    PubMed abstract

    Vaccine effectiveness of cell-culture relative to egg-based inactivated influenza vaccine during the 2017-18 influenza season

    Author(s): Klein NP; Fireman B; Goddard K; Zerbo O; Asher J; Zhou J; King J; Lewis N

    PLoS ONE. 2020;15(2):e0229279. Epub 2020-02-26.

    PubMed abstract

    Association of Mobile Patient Portal Access With Diabetes Medication Adherence and Glycemic Levels Among Adults With Diabetes

    Author(s): Graetz I; Huang J; Muelly ER; Fireman B; Hsu J; Reed ME

    JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Feb 05;3(2):e1921429. Epub 2020-02-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Depletion-of-susceptibles bias in influenza vaccine waning studies: how to ensure robust results

    Author(s): Lipsitch M; Goldstein E; Ray GT; Fireman B

    Epidemiol Infect. 2019 Nov 27;147:e306. Epub 2019-11-27.

    PubMed abstract

    Haloperidol and Prostate Cancer Prevention: More Epidemiologic Research Needed

    Author(s): Friedman GD; Habel LA; Achacoso N; Sanders CM; Oyer HM; Fireman B; Van Den Eeden SK; Kim FJ

    Perm J. 2018;24. Epub 2019-11-22.

    PubMed abstract

    Long-term Risk of Colorectal Cancer and Related Death After Adenoma Removal in a Large, Community-based Population.

    Author(s): Lee, Jeffrey K JK; Jensen, Christopher D CD; Levin, Theodore R TR; Doubeni, Chyke A CA; Zauber, Ann G AG; Chubak, Jessica J; Kamineni, Aruna S AS; Schottinger, Joanne E JE; Ghai, Nirupa R NR; Udaltsova, Natalia N; Zhao, Wei K WK; Fireman, Bruce H BH; Quesenberry, Charles P CP; Orav, E John EJ; Skinner, Celette Sugg CS; Halm, Ethan A EA; Corley, Douglas A DA

    Gastroenterology. 2019 Oct 04;():. Epub 2019-10-04.

    PubMed abstract

    Use of Time-Dependent Propensity Scores to Adjust Hazard Ratio Estimates in Cohort Studies with Differential Depletion of Susceptibles

    Author(s): Wyss R; Fireman B; et al.

    Epidemiology. 2019 Sep 26.

    PubMed abstract

    Inverse probability weighted Cox model in multi-site studies without sharing individual-level data

    Author(s): Shu D; Yoshida K; Fireman BH; Toh S

    Stat Methods Med Res. 2019 Aug 26:962280219869742.

    PubMed abstract

    A primer on quantitative bias analysis with positive predictive values in research using electronic health data

    Author(s): Newcomer SR; Xu S; Kulldorff M; Daley MF; Fireman B; Glanz JM

    J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 Jul 31.

    PubMed abstract

    Depletion of Susceptibles Bias in Analyses of Intra-season Waning of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness

    Author(s): Ray GT; Lewis N; Klein NP; Daley MF; Lipsitch M; Fireman B

    Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 28.

    PubMed abstract

    Long-term effectiveness of zoster vaccine live for postherpetic neuralgia prevention

    Author(s): Klein NP; Bartlett J; Fireman B; Marks MA; Hansen J; Lewis E; Aukes L; Saddier P

    Vaccine. 2019 Jul 10.

    PubMed abstract

    If Influenza Vaccines Wane Can We Delay Vaccination Without Compromising Coverage?

    Author(s): Klein NP; Fireman B

    Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jun 29.

    PubMed abstract

    Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Effectiveness Over Time

    Author(s): Zerbo O; Bartlett J; Goddard K; Fireman B; Lewis E; Klein NP

    Pediatrics. 2019 Jun 10.

    PubMed abstract

    Use of three summary measures of pediatric vaccination for studying the safety of the childhood immunization schedule

    Author(s): Xu S; Newcomer SR; Kulldorff M; Daley MF; Fireman B; Glanz JM

    Vaccine. 2019 Feb 28;37(10):1325-1331. Epub 2019-01-29.

    PubMed abstract

    Potential Effects Of Eliminating The Individual Mandate Penalty In California

    Author(s): Fung V; Fireman B; Hsu J; et al.

    Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 Jan;38(1):147-154.

    PubMed abstract

    Long-term Risk of Colorectal Cancer and Related Deaths After a Colonoscopy With Normal Findings

    Author(s): Lee JK; Jensen CD; Levin TR; Udaltsova N; Zhao WK; Fireman BH; Quesenberry CP; Corley DA; et al.

    JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Dec 17.

    PubMed abstract

    Anti-TNF and Physiologic Measures of Metabolic Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Author(s): Herrinton LJ; Ray GT; Wu JJ; Fireman B; Liu L; Goldfien R; Curtis JR

    J Clin Rheumatol. 2018 Nov 07.

    PubMed abstract

    Intra-season Waning of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness

    Author(s): Ray GT; Lewis N; Klein NP; Daley MF; Wang SV; Kulldorff M; Fireman B

    Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 10.

    PubMed abstract

    Index colonoscopy-related risk factors for postcolonoscopy colorectal cancers.

    Author(s): Tollivoro, Theodore A TA; Jensen, Christopher D CD; Marks, Amy R AR; Zhao, Wei K WK; Schottinger, Joanne E JE; Quinn, Virginia P VP; Ghai, Nirupa R NR; Zauber, Ann G AG; Doubeni, Chyke A CA; Levin, Theodore R TR; Fireman, Bruce B; Quesenberry, Charles P CP; Corley, Douglas A DA

    Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2018 Aug 22;():. Epub 2018-08-22.

    PubMed abstract

    An Observational Study of Cardiovascular Risks Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapies: A Comparison of Two Analytical Approaches

    Author(s): Herrinton LJ; Ray GT; Curtis JR; Wu JJ; Fireman B; Liu L; Goldfien R

    Perm J. 2018 Jul 19;22.

    PubMed abstract

    Effects of Organized Colorectal Cancer Screening on Cancer Incidence and Mortality in a Large, Community-based Population.

    Author(s): Levin, Theodore R TR; Corley, Douglas A DA; Jensen, Christopher D CD; Schottinger, Joanne E JE; Quinn, Virginia P VP; Zauber, Ann G AG; Lee, Jeffrey K JK; Zhao, Wei K WK; Udaltsova, Natalia N; Ghai, Nirupa R NR; Lee, Alexander T AT; Quesenberry, Charles P CP; Fireman, Bruce H BH; Doubeni, Chyke A CA

    Gastroenterology. 2018 Jul 19;():. Epub 2018-07-19.

    PubMed abstract

    Comparison of privacy-protecting analytic and data-sharing methods: A simulation study

    Author(s): Yoshida K; Gruber S; Fireman BH; Toh S

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 Jul 18.

    PubMed abstract

    Privacy-Protecting Analytical Methods Using Only Aggregate-Level Information to Conduct Multivariable-Adjusted Analysis in Distributed Data Networks

    Author(s): Li X; Fireman BH; Curtis JR; Arterburn DE; Fisher DP; Moyneur É; Gallagher M; Raebel MA; Nowell WB; Lagreid L; Toh S

    Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Dec 07.

    PubMed abstract

    Erratum: High-dimensional propensity score adjustment in studies of treatment effects using health care claims data

    Author(s): Wyss R; Fireman B; Rassen JA; Schneeweiss S

    Epidemiology. 2018 Jun 27.

    PubMed abstract

    Adverse Selection into and within the Individual Health Insurance Market in California in 2014

    Author(s): Fung V; Fireman BH; Hsu J; et al.

    Health Serv Res. 2018 May 17.

    PubMed abstract

    Vaccination Patterns in Children After Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and in Their Younger Siblings

    Author(s): Zerbo O; Modaressi S; Goddard K; Lewis E; Fireman BH; Klein NP; et al.

    JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Mar 26.

    PubMed abstract

    Relative Performance of Propensity Score Matching Strategies for Subgroup Analyses

    Author(s): Wang SV; Jin Y; Fireman B; Gruber S; He M; Wyss R; Shin H; Ma Y; Keeton S; Karami S; Major JM; Schneeweiss S; Gagne JJ

    Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Mar 15.

    PubMed abstract

    Methods for addressing "innocent bystanders" when evaluating safety of concomitant vaccines

    Author(s): Wang SV; Abdurrob A; Spoendlin J; Lewis E; Newcomer SR; Fireman B; Daley MF; Glanz JM; Duffy J; Weintraub ES; Kulldorff M

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 Feb 13.

    PubMed abstract

    Prospective surveillance pilot of rivaroxaban safety within the US Food and Drug Administration Sentinel System

    Author(s): Chrischilles EA; Fireman B; Carnahan RM; et al

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 Jan 10.

    PubMed abstract

    Bias from outcome misclassification in immunization schedule safety research

    Author(s): Newcomer SR; Kulldorff M; Xu S; Daley MF; Fireman B; Lewis E; Glanz JM

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 Jan 02.

    PubMed abstract

    Long-Term Effectiveness of the Live Zoster Vaccine in Preventing Shingles: A Cohort Study

    Author(s): Baxter R; Bartlett J; Fireman B; Marks M; Hansen J; Lewis E; Aukes L; Chen Y; Klein NP; Saddier P

    Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Jan 01;187(1):161-169.

    PubMed abstract

    Prospective Postmarketing Surveillance of Acute Myocardial Infarction in New Users of Saxagliptin: A Population-Based Study

    Author(s): Toh S; Reichman ME; Graham DJ; Hampp C; Zhang R; Butler MG; Iyer A; Rucker M; Pimentel M; Hamilton J; Lendle S; Fireman BH; Mini-Sentinel Saxagliptin-AMI Surveillance Writing Group

    Diabetes Care. 2017 Nov 09.

    PubMed abstract

    A review of the performance of different methods for propensity score matched subgroup analyses and a summary of their application in peer-reviewed research studies

    Author(s): Wang SV; He M; Jin Y; Wyss R; Shin H; Ma Y; Keeton S; Fireman B; Karami S; Major JM; Schneeweiss S; Gagne JJ

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2017 Oct 06.

    PubMed abstract

    Birth outcomes following immunization of pregnant women with pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine 2009-2010

    Author(s): Eaton A; Lewis N; Fireman B; Hansen J; Baxter R; Gee J; Klein NP

    Vaccine. 2017 Sep 13.

    PubMed abstract

    Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccination Prior To Age 3 Years and Subsequent Development of Asthma: A 14-Year Follow-Up Study

    Author(s): Baxter RP; Lewis N; Fireman B; Hansen J; Klein NP; Ortiz JR

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 Sep 12.

    PubMed abstract

    Waning protection following 5 doses of a 3-component diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine

    Author(s): Klein NP; Bartlett J; Fireman B; Aukes L; Buck PO; Krishnarajah G; Baxter R

    Vaccine. 2017 Jun 08;35(26):3395-3400. Epub 2017-05-12.

    PubMed abstract

    No association between influenza vaccination during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes

    Author(s): Zerbo O; Modaressi S; Chan B; Goddard K; Lewis N; Bok K; Fireman B; Klein NP; Baxter R

    Vaccine. 2017 May 31;35(24):3186-3190. Epub 2017-05-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Effectiveness of Vaccination During Pregnancy to Prevent Infant Pertussis

    Author(s): Baxter R; Bartlett J; Fireman B; Lewis E; Klein NP

    Pediatrics. 2017 May;139(5). Epub 2017-04-03.

    PubMed abstract

    Association Between Time to Colonoscopy After a Positive Fecal Test Result and Risk of Colorectal Cancer and Cancer Stage at Diagnosis.

    Author(s): Corley, Douglas A DA; Jensen, Christopher D CD; Quinn, Virginia P VP; Doubeni, Chyke A CA; Zauber, Ann G AG; Lee, Jeffrey K JK; Schottinger, Joanne E JE; Marks, Amy R AR; Zhao, Wei K WK; Ghai, Nirupa R NR; Lee, Alexander T AT; Contreras, Richard R; Quesenberry, Charles P CP; Fireman, Bruce H BH; Levin, Theodore R TR

    JAMA. 2017 Apr 25;317(16):1631-1641. Epub --.

    PubMed abstract

    Risk factors and familial clustering for fever 7-10 days after the first dose of measles vaccines

    Author(s): Klein NP; Lewis E; McDonald J; Fireman B; Naleway A; Glanz J; Jackson LA; Donahue JG; Jacobsen SJ; Weintraub E; Baxter R

    Vaccine. 2017 Feb 20.

    PubMed abstract

    Nearly One-Third Of Enrollees In California's Individual Market Missed Opportunities To Receive Financial Assistance

    Author(s): Fung V; Liang CY; Donelan K; Peitzman CG; Dow WH; Zaslavsky AM; Fireman B; Derose SF; Chernew ME; Newhouse JP; Hsu J

    Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Jan 01;36(1):21-31.

    PubMed abstract

    Association Between Influenza Infection and Vaccination During Pregnancy and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Author(s): Zerbo O; Qian Y; Yoshida C; Fireman BH; Klein NP; Croen LA

    JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Nov 28.

    PubMed abstract

    Statins and Reduced Risk of Liver Cancer: Evidence for Confounding

    Author(s): Friedman GD; Achacoso N; Fireman B; Habel LA

    J Natl Cancer Inst. 2016 Oct;108(10). Epub 2016-07-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Risk of underlying chronic medical conditions for invasive pneumococcal disease in adults

    Author(s): Baxter R; Yee A; Aukes L; Snow V; Fireman B; Atkinson B; Klein NP

    Vaccine. 2016 Aug 5;34(36):4293-7. Epub 2016-07-07.

    PubMed abstract

    Evaluation of propensity scores, disease risk scores, and regression in confounder adjustment for the safety of emerging treatment with group sequential monitoring

    Author(s): Xu S; Shetterly S; Cook AJ; Raebel MA; Goonesekera S; Shoaibi A; Roy J; Fireman B

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2016 Feb 15.

    PubMed abstract

    Pre-visit prioritization for complex patients with Diabetes; Randomized Trial Design and Implementation within an Integrated Health Care system

    Author(s): Grant RW; Uratsu CS; Hansen KR; Altschuler A; Kim E; Fireman B; Adams AS; Schmittdiel JA; Heisler M

    Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Jan 25.

    PubMed abstract

    Lack of association between childhood immunizations and encephalitis in California, 1998-2008

    Author(s): Pahud BA; Rowhani-Rahbar A; Glaser C; Gavali S; Salibay CJ; Fireman B; Dekker CL

    Vaccine. 2012 Jan 5;30(2):247-53. Epub 2011 Nov 12.

    PubMed abstract

    The introduction of generic risperidone in Medicare Part D

    Author(s): Fung V; Price M; Busch AB; Landrum MB; Fireman B; Nierenberg AA; Newhouse JP; Hsu J

    Am J Manag Care. 2016 Jan;22(1):41-8.

    PubMed abstract

    A Description of Midlife Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence Using Electronic Medical Record Information

    Author(s): Eaton A; Temkin TL; Fireman BH; McCaw BR; Kotz KJ; Amaral D; Bhargava R

    J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Dec 24.

    PubMed abstract


    Author(s): Baker MA; Fireman BH

    Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Dec 18.

    PubMed abstract

    Network meta-analysis incorporating randomized controlled trials and non-randomized comparative cohort studies for assessing the safety and effectiveness of medical treatments: challenges and opportunities

    Author(s): Cameron C; Fireman B; Hutton B; Clifford T; Coyle D; Wells G; Dormuth CR; Platt R; Toh S

    Syst Rev. 2015;4(1):147. Epub 2015-11-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Intravenous immune globulin and thromboembolic adverse events in patients with hematologic malignancy

    Author(s): Ammann EM; Jones MP; Link BK; Carnahan RM; Winiecki SK; Torner JC; McDowell BD; Fireman BH; Chrischilles EA

    Blood. 2015 Oct 6.

    PubMed abstract

    Immune mediated conditions in autism spectrum disorders

    Author(s): Zerbo O; Leong A; Barcellos L; Bernal P; Fireman B; Croen LA

    Brain Behav Immun. 2015 May;46:232-6. Epub 2015-02-11.

    PubMed abstract

    A Vaccine Study Design Selection Framework for the Postlicensure Rapid Immunization Safety Monitoring Program

    Author(s): Baker MA; Lieu TA; Li L; Hua W; Qiang Y; Kawai AT; Fireman BH; Martin DB; Nguyen MD

    Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Apr 15;181(8):608-18. Epub 2015-03-13.

    PubMed abstract

    Balancing Score Adjusted Targeted Minimum Loss-based Estimation

    Author(s): Lendle SD; Fireman B; van der Laan MJ

    J Causal Inference. 2015 Sep 1;3(2):139-155. Epub 2015-1-10.

    PubMed abstract

    Safety of Measles-Containing Vaccines in 1-Year-Old Children

    Author(s): Klein NP; Lewis E; Fireman B; Hambidge SJ; Naleway A; Nelson JC; Belongia EA; Yih WK; Nordin JD; Hechter RC; Weintraub E; Baxter R

    Pediatrics. 2015 Feb;135(2):e321-9. Epub 2015-01-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Adjusting for Patient Demographics Has Minimal Effects on Rates of Adenoma Detection in a Large, Community-based Setting

    Author(s): Jensen CD; Doubeni CA; Quinn VP; Levin TR; Zauber AG; Schottinger JE; Marks AR; Zhao WK; Lee JK; Ghai NR; Schneider JL; Fireman BH; Quesenberry CP; Corley DA

    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Apr;13(4):739-46. Epub 2014-10-25.

    PubMed abstract

    Integrating database knowledge and epidemiological design to improve the implementation of data mining methods that evaluate vaccine safety in large healthcare databases

    Author(s): Nelson JC; Shrotreed SM; Yu O; Peterson D; Baxter R; Fireman B; Lewis N; McClure D; Weintraub E; Xu S; Jackson LA

    Stat Anal Data Min. 2014 Oct;7(5):337-51.

    PubMed abstract

    Impact of Vaccination on the Epidemiology of Varicella: 1995-2009

    Author(s): Baxter R; Tran TN; Ray P; Lewis E; Fireman B; Black S; Shinefield HR; Coplan PM; Saddier P

    Pediatrics. 2014 Jul;134(1):24-30. Epub 2014-06-09.

    PubMed abstract

    Adenoma detection rate and risk of colorectal cancer and death

    Author(s): Corley DA; Jensen CD; Marks AR; Zhao WK; Lee JK; Doubeni CA; Zauber AG; de Boer J; Fireman BH; Schottinger JE; Quinn VP; Ghai NR; Levin TR; Quesenberry CP

    N Engl J Med. 2014 Apr 3;370(14):1298-306.

    PubMed abstract

    Effect of Age on the Risk of Fever and Seizures Following Immunization With Measles-Containing Vaccines in Children

    Author(s): Rowhani-Rahbar A; Fireman B; Lewis E; Nordin J; Naleway A; Jacobsen SJ; Jackson LA; Tse A; Belongia EA; Hambidge SJ; Weintraub E; Baxter R; Klein NP

    JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Dec;167(12):1111-7.

    PubMed abstract

    Do Medicare Advantage plans select enrollees in higher margin clinical categories?

    Author(s): Newhouse JP; McWilliams JM; Price M; Huang J; Fireman B; Hsu J

    J Health Econ. 2013 Dec;32(6):1278-88.

    PubMed abstract

    Multivariable confounding adjustment in distributed data networks without sharing of patient-level data

    Author(s): Toh S; Reichman ME; Houstoun M; Ding X; Fireman BH; Gravel E; Levenson M; Li L; Moyneur E; Shoaibi A; Zornberg G; Hennessy S

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2013 Nov;22(11):1171-7. Epub 2013-07-23.

    PubMed abstract

    Impact of Specific Glucose-Control Strategies on Microvascular and Macrovascular Outcomes in 58,000 Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

    Author(s): Neugebauer R; Fireman B; Roy JA; O'Connor PJ

    Diabetes Care. 2013 Nov;36(11):3510-6. Epub 2013-07-22.

    PubMed abstract

    Targeted maximum likelihood estimation in safety analysis

    Author(s): Lendle SD; Fireman B; van der Laan MJ

    J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Aug;66(8 Suppl):S91-8.

    PubMed abstract

    Confounding adjustment in comparative effectiveness research conducted within distributed research networks

    Author(s): Toh S; Gagne JJ; Rassen JA; Fireman BH; Kulldorff M; Brown JS

    Med Care. 2013 Aug;51(8 Suppl 3):S4-10.

    PubMed abstract

    Super learning to hedge against incorrect inference from arbitrary parametric assumptions in marginal structural modeling

    Author(s): Neugebauer R; Fireman B; Roy JA; Raebel MA; Nichols GA; O'Connor PJ

    J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Aug;66(8 Suppl):S99-109.

    PubMed abstract

    Long-term Effectiveness of Varicella Vaccine: A 14-Year, Prospective Cohort Study

    Author(s): Baxter R; Ray P; Tran TN; Black S; Shinefield HR; Coplan PM; Lewis E; Fireman B; Saddier P

    Pediatrics. 2013 May;131(5):e1389-96. Epub 2013 Apr 1.

    PubMed abstract

    Lack of Association of Guillain-Barre Syndrome with Vaccinations

    Author(s): Baxter R; Bakshi N; Fireman B; Lewis E; Ray P; Vellozzi C; Klein NP

    Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Jul;57(2):197-204. Epub 2013-04-11.

    PubMed abstract

    Variation of Adenoma Prevalence by Age, Sex, Race, and Colon Location in a Large Population: Implications for Screening and Quality Programs

    Author(s): Corley DA; Jensen CD; Marks AR; Zhao WK; de Boer J; Levin TR; Doubeni C; Fireman BH; Quesenberry CP

    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Feb;11(2):172-80. Epub 2012 Sep 14.

    PubMed abstract

    A Web-Delivered Care Management and Patient Self-Management Program for Recurrent Depression: A Randomized Trial

    Author(s): Hunkeler EM; Hargreaves WA; Fireman B; Terdiman J; Meresman JF; Porterfield Y; Lee J; Dea R; Simon GE; Bauer MS; Unutzer J; Taylor CB

    Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Nov;63(11):1063-71.

    PubMed abstract

    Safety of Zostavax-A cohort study in a managed care organization

    Author(s): Baxter R; Tran TN; Hansen J; Emery M; Fireman B; Bartlett J; Lewis N; Saddier P

    Vaccine. 2012 Oct 19;30(47):6636-41. Epub 2012 Sep 8.

    PubMed abstract

    Outpatient electronic health records and the clinical care and outcomes of patients with diabetes mellitus

    Author(s): Reed M; Huang J; Graetz I; Brand R; Hsu J; Fireman B; Jaffe M

    Ann Intern Med. 2012 Oct 2;157(7):482-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Waning protection after fifth dose of acellular pertussis vaccine in children

    Author(s): Klein NP; Bartlett J; Rowhani-Rahbar A; Fireman B; Baxter R

    N Engl J Med. 2012 Sep 13;367(11):1012-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Biologically plausible and evidence-based risk intervals in immunization safety research

    Author(s): Rowhani-Rahbar A; Klein NP; Dekker CL; Edwards KM; Marchant CD; Vellozzi C; Fireman B; Sejvar JJ; Halsey NA; Baxter R; Risk Interval Working Group of the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Network

    Vaccine. 2012 Dec 17;31(1):271-7. Epub 2012 Jul 24.

    PubMed abstract

    Improving treatment intensification to reduce cardiovascular disease risk: a cluster randomized trial

    Author(s): Selby JV; Schmittdiel JA; Fireman B; Jaffe M; Ransom LJ; Dyer W; Uratsu CS; Reed ME; Kerr EA; Hsu J

    BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Jul 2;12:183.

    PubMed abstract

    Risk of Confirmed Guillain-Barre Syndrome Following Receipt of Monovalent Inactivated Influenza A (H1N1) and Seasonal Influenza Vaccines in the Vaccine Safety Datalink Project, 2009-2010

    Author(s): Greene SK; Rett M; Weintraub ES; Li L; Yin R; Amato AA; Ho DT; Sheikh SI; Fireman BH; Daley MF; Belongia EA; Jacobsen SJ; Baxter R; Lieu TA; Kulldorff M; Vellozzi C; Lee GM

    Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Jun 1;175(11):1100-9. Epub 2012 May 11.

    PubMed abstract

    Dynamic marginal structural modeling to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of more or less aggressive treatment intensification strategies in adults with type 2 diabetes

    Author(s): Neugebauer R; Fireman B; Roy JA; O'Connor PJ; Selby JV

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 May;21 Suppl 2:99-113.

    PubMed abstract

    Safety of Zoster Vaccine in Adults from a Large Managed Care Cohort: A Vaccine Safety Datalink Study

    Author(s): Tseng HF; Liu A; Sy L; Marcy SM; Fireman B; Weintraub E; Baggs J; Weinmann S; Baxter R; Nordin J; Daley MF; Jackson L; Jacobsen SJ; Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) Team

    J Intern Med. 2012 May;271(5):510-20. Epub 2011 Nov 22.

    PubMed abstract

    Measles-Containing Vaccines and Febrile Seizures in Children Age 4 to 6 Years

    Author(s): Klein NP; Lewis E; Baxter R; Weintraub E; Glanz J; Naleway A; Jackson LA; Nordin J; Lieu T; Belongia EA; Fireman B

    Pediatrics. 2012 May;129(5):809-14. Epub 2012 Apr 2.

    PubMed abstract

    Immunization and Bell's Palsy in Children: A Case-Centered Analysis

    Author(s): Rowhani-Rahbar A; Klein NP; Lewis N; Fireman B; Ray P; Rasgon B; Black S; Klein JO; Baxter R

    Am J Epidemiol. 2012 May 1;175(9):878-85. Epub 2012 Mar 12.

    PubMed abstract

    Rowhani-Rahbar et al. Respond to 'Immunization and Bell's Palsy in Children'

    Author(s): Rowhani-Rahbar A; Fireman B; Lewis N; Ray P; Rasgon B; Klein JO; Black S; Klein NP; Baxter R

    Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Mar 12.

    PubMed abstract

    When should case-only designs be used for safety monitoring of medical products?

    Author(s): Maclure M; Fireman B; Nelson JC; Hua W; Shoaibi A; Paredes A; Madigan D

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Jan;21 Suppl 1:50-61.

    PubMed abstract

    Design considerations in an active medical product safety monitoring system

    Author(s): Gagne JJ; Fireman B; Ryan PB; Maclure M; Gerhard T; Toh S; Rassen JA; Nelson JC; Schneeweiss S

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Jan;21 Suppl 1:32-40.

    PubMed abstract

    Challenges in the design and analysis of sequentially monitored postmarket safety surveillance evaluations using electronic observational health care data

    Author(s): Nelson JC; Cook AJ; Yu O; Dominguez C; Zhao S; Greene SK; Fireman BH; Jacobsen SJ; Weintraub ES; Jackson LA

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Jan;21 Suppl 1:62-71.

    PubMed abstract

    A protocol for active surveillance of acute myocardial infarction in association with the use of a new antidiabetic pharmaceutical agent

    Author(s): Fireman B; Toh S; Butler MG; Go AS; Joffe HV; Graham DJ; Nelson JC; Daniel GW; Selby JV

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Jan;21 Suppl 1:282-90.

    PubMed abstract

    ADHD medications and risk of serious cardiovascular events in young and middle-aged adults

    Author(s): Habel LA; Cooper WO; Sox CM; Chan KA; Fireman BH; Arbogast PG; Cheetham TC; Quinn VP; Dublin S; Boudreau DM; Andrade SE; Pawloski PA; Raebel MA; Smith DH; Achacoso N; Uratsu C; Go AS; Sidney S; Nguyen-Huynh MN; Ray WA; Selby JV

    JAMA. 2011 Dec 28;306(24):2673-83. Epub 2011 Dec 12.

    PubMed abstract

    ADHD drugs and serious cardiovascular events in children and young adults

    Author(s): Cooper WO; Habel LA; Sox CM; Chan KA; Arbogast PG; Cheetham TC; Murray KT; Quinn VP; Stein CM; Callahan ST; Fireman BH; Fish FA; Kirshner HS; O'Duffy A; Connell FA; Ray WA

    N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 17;365(20):1896-904. Epub 2011 Nov 1.

    PubMed abstract

    Monitoring the safety of quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine: Findings from the Vaccine Safety Datalink

    Author(s): Gee J; Naleway A; Shui I; Baggs J; Yin R; Li R; Kulldorff M; Lewis E; Fireman B; Daley MF; Klein NP; Weintraub ES

    Vaccine. 2011 Oct 26;29(46):8279-84. Epub 2011 Sep 9.

    PubMed abstract

    A predictive model to help identify intimate partner violence based on diagnoses and phone calls

    Author(s): Bhargava R; Temkin TL; Fireman BH; Eaton A; McCaw BR; Kotz KJ; Amaral D

    Am J Prev Med. 2011 Aug;41(2):129-35.

    PubMed abstract

    H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccine safety in the vaccine safety datalink project

    Author(s): Lee GM; Greene SK; Weintraub ES; Baggs J; Kulldorff M; Fireman BH; Baxter R; Jacobsen SJ; Irving S; Daley MF; Yin R; Naleway A; Nordin JD; Li L; McCarthy N; Vellozzi C; DeStefano F; Lieu TA; Vaccine Safety Datalink Project

    Am J Prev Med. 2011 Aug;41(2):121-8.

    PubMed abstract

    Active surveillance for adverse events: the experience of the Vaccine Safety Datalink project

    Author(s): Yih WK; Kulldorff M; Fireman BH; Shui IM; Lewis EM; Klein NP; Baggs J; Weintraub ES; Belongia EA; Naleway A; Gee J; Platt R; Lieu TA

    Pediatrics. 2011 May;127 Suppl 1:S54-64. Epub 2011 Apr 18.

    PubMed abstract

    Evaluation of immunization rates and safety among children with inborn errors of metabolism

    Author(s): Klein NP; Aukes L; Lee J; Fireman B; Shapira SK; Slade B; Baxter R; Summar M

    Pediatrics. 2011 May;127(5):e1139-46. Epub 2011 Apr 11.

    PubMed abstract

    Catastrophizing, depression and pain-related disability

    Author(s): Arnow BA; Blasey CM; Constantino MJ; Robinson R; Hunkeler E; Lee J; Fireman B; Khaylis A; Feiner L; Hayward C

    Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2011 Mar-Apr;33(2):150-6. Epub 2011 Feb 21.

    PubMed abstract

    Fixing flaws in Medicare drug coverage that prompt insurers to avoid low-income patients

    Author(s): Hsu J; Fung V; Huang J; Price M; Brand R; Hui R; Fireman B; Dow WH; Bertko J; Newhouse JP

    Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Dec;29(12):2335-43. Epub 2010 Oct 28.

    PubMed abstract

    Effect of influenza vaccination on hospitalizations in persons aged 50 years and older

    Author(s): Baxter R; Ray GT; Fireman BH

    Vaccine. 2010 Oct 21;28(45):7267-72. Epub 2010 Sep 9.

    PubMed abstract

    Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella combination vaccine and the risk of febrile seizures

    Author(s): Klein NP; Fireman B; Yih WK; Lewis E; Kulldorff M; Ray P; Baxter R; Hambidge S; Nordin J; Naleway A; Belongia EA; Lieu T; Baggs J; Weintraub E; Vaccine Safety Datalink

    Pediatrics. 2010 Jul;126(1):e1-8. Epub 2010 Jun 29.

    PubMed abstract

    The impact of removing financial incentives from clinical quality indicators: longitudinal analysis of four Kaiser Permanente indicators

    Author(s): Lester H; Schmittdiel J; Selby J; Fireman B; Campbell S; Lee J; Whippy A; Madvig P

    BMJ. 2010 May 11;340:c1898.

    PubMed abstract

    Meaningful variation in performance: a systematic literature review

    Author(s): Fung V; Schmittdiel JA; Fireman B; Meer A; Thomas S; Smider N; Hsu J; Selby JV

    Med Care. 2010 Feb;48(2):140-8.

    PubMed abstract

    Meaningful variation in performance: what does variation in quality tell us about improving quality?

    Author(s): Selby JV; Schmittdiel JA; Lee J; Fung V; Thomas S; Smider N; Crosson FJ; Hsu J; Fireman B

    Med Care. 2010 Feb;48(2):133-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Evidence of bias in studies of influenza vaccine effectiveness in elderly patients

    Author(s): Baxter R; Lee J; Fireman B

    J Infect Dis. 2010 Jan 15;201(2):186-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Near real-time surveillance for influenza vaccine safety: proof-of-concept in the Vaccine Safety Datalink Project

    Author(s): Greene SK; Kulldorff M; Lewis EM; Li R; Yin R; Weintraub ES; Fireman BH; Lieu TA; Nordin JD; Glanz JM; Baxter R; Jacobsen SJ; Broder KR; Lee GM

    Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Jan 15;171(2):177-88. Epub 2009 Dec 4.

    PubMed abstract

    Validation of an algorithm for categorizing the severity of hospital emergency department visits

    Author(s): Ballard DW; Price M; Fung V; Brand R; Reed ME; Fireman B; Newhouse JP; Selby JV; Hsu J

    Med Care. 2010 Jan;48(1):58-63.

    PubMed abstract

    Rates of autoimmune diseases in Kaiser Permanente for use in vaccine adverse event safety studies

    Author(s): Klein NP; Ray P; Carpenter D; Hansen J; Lewis E; Fireman B; Black S; Galindo C; Schmidt J; Baxter R

    Vaccine. 2010 Jan 22;28(4):1062-8. Epub 2009 Nov 5.

    PubMed abstract

    Time trends in therapies and outcomes for adult inflammatory bowel disease, Northern California, 1998-2005

    Author(s): Herrinton LJ; Liu L; Fireman B; Lewis JD; Allison JE; Flowers N; Hutfless S; Velayos FS; Abramson O; Altschuler A; Perry GS

    Gastroenterology. 2009 Aug;137(2):502-11. Epub 2009 May 13.

    PubMed abstract

    Influenza vaccination and mortality: differentiating vaccine effects from bias

    Author(s): Fireman B; Lee J; Lewis N; Bembom O; van der Laan M; Baxter R

    Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Sep 1;170(5):650-6. Epub 2009 Jul 22.

    PubMed abstract

    The effectiveness of diabetes care management in managed care

    Author(s): Schmittdiel JA; Uratsu CS; Fireman BH; Selby JV

    Am J Manag Care. 2009 May;15(5):295-301.

    PubMed abstract

    Treatment intensification and risk factor control: toward more clinically relevant quality measures

    Author(s): Selby JV; Uratsu CS; Fireman B; Schmittdiel JA; Peng T; Rodondi N; Karter AJ; Kerr E

    Med Care. 2009 Apr;47(4):395-402.

    PubMed abstract

    Birthplace and mortality among insured Latinos: the paradox revisited

    Author(s): Iribarren C; Darbinian JA; Fireman BH; Burchard EG

    Ethn Dis. 2009 Spring;19(2):185-91.

    PubMed abstract

    Relationships among depression, chronic pain, chronic disabling pain, and medical costs

    Author(s): Arnow BA; Blasey CM; Lee J; Fireman B; Hunkeler EM; Dea R; Robinson R; Hayward C

    Psychiatr Serv. 2009 Mar;60(3):344-50.

    PubMed abstract

    Distributing $800 billion: an early assessment of Medicare Part D risk adjustment

    Author(s): Hsu J; Huang J; Fung V; Price M; Brand R; Hui R; Fireman B; Dow W; Bertko J; Newhouse JP

    Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jan-Feb;28(1):215-25.

    PubMed abstract

    Maternal mid-pregnancy autoantibodies to fetal brain protein: the early markers for autism study

    Author(s): Croen LA; Braunschweig D; Haapanen L; Yoshida CK; Fireman B; Grether JK; Kharrazi M; Hansen RL; Ashwood P; Van de Water J

    Biol Psychiatry. 2008 Oct 1;64(7):583-8. Epub 2008 Jun 20.

    PubMed abstract

    Patterns of infliximab use among Crohn's disease patients in a community setting

    Author(s): Pressman AR; Hutfless S; Velayos F; Fireman B; Lewis JD; Allison J; Abramson O; Herrinton LJ

    Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2008 Sep;14(9):1265-72.

    PubMed abstract

    Screening differences and risk of cervical cancer in inflammatory bowel disease

    Author(s): Hutfless S; Fireman B; Kane S; Herrinton LJ

    Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Sep 1;28(5):598-605. Epub 2008 Jun 28.

    PubMed abstract

    Medicare beneficiaries' knowledge of Part D prescription drug program benefits and responses to drug costs

    Author(s): Hsu J; Fung V; Price M; Huang J; Brand R; Hui R; Fireman B; Newhouse JP

    JAMA. 2008 Apr 23;299(16):1929-36.

    PubMed abstract

    Brain-derived neurotrophic factor and autism: maternal and infant peripheral blood levels in the Early Markers for Autism (EMA) Study

    Author(s): Croen LA; Goines P; Braunschweig D; Yolken R; Yoshida CK; Grether JK; Fireman B; Kharrazi M; Hansen RL; Van de Water J

    Autism Res. 2008 Apr;1(2):130-7.

    PubMed abstract

    Glycemic status and risk of prostate cancer

    Author(s): Darbinian JA; Ferrara AM; Van Den Eeden SK; Quesenberry CP Jr; Fireman B; Habel LA

    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Mar;17(3):628-35.

    PubMed abstract

    Risk adjusting community-acquired pneumonia hospital outcomes using automated databases

    Author(s): Escobar GJ; Fireman BH; Palen TE; Gardner MN; Lee JY; Clark MP; Kipnis P

    Am J Manag Care. 2008 Mar;14(3):158-66.

    PubMed abstract

    Case-control study of antibiotic use and subsequent Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in hospitalized patients

    Author(s): Baxter R; Ray GT; Fireman BH

    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 Jan;29(1):44-50.

    PubMed abstract

    Traditional and novel risk factors for clinically diagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm: the Kaiser multiphasic health checkup cohort study

    Author(s): Iribarren C; Darbinian JA; Go AS; Fireman BH; Lee CD; Grey DP

    Ann Epidemiol. 2007 Sep;17(9):669-78. Epub 2007 May 18.

    PubMed abstract

    Surveillance for invasive pneumococcal disease during 2000-2005 in a population of children who received 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

    Author(s): Black S; France EK; Isaacman D; Bracken L; Lewis E; Hansen J; Fireman B; Austrian R; Graepel J; Gray S; Klein NP

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 Sep;26(9):771-7.

    PubMed abstract

    Risk of suicide attempt and suicide death in patients treated for bipolar disorder

    Author(s): Simon GE; Hunkeler E; Fireman B; Lee JY; Savarino J

    Bipolar Disord. 2007 Aug;9(5):526-30.

    PubMed abstract

    Maternal and paternal age and risk of autism spectrum disorders

    Author(s): Croen LA; Najjar DV; Fireman B; Grether JK

    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Apr;161(4):334-40.

    PubMed abstract

    Predicted quality-adjusted life years as a composite measure of the clinical value of diabetes risk factor control

    Author(s): Schmittdiel J; Vijan S; Fireman B; Lafata JE; Oestreicher N; Selby JV

    Med Care. 2007 Apr;45(4):315-21.

    PubMed abstract

    A role for genetics in the immune response to the varicella vaccine

    Author(s): Klein NP; Fireman B; Enright A; Ray P; Black S; Dekker CL; Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Network

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 Apr;26(4):300-5.

    PubMed abstract

    Value of the sagittal abdominal diameter in coronary heart disease risk assessment: cohort study in a large, multiethnic population

    Author(s): Iribarren C; Darbinian JA; Lo JC; Fireman BH; Go AS

    Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Dec 15;164(12):1150-9. Epub 2006 Oct 13.

    PubMed abstract

    Cost-sharing for emergency care and unfavorable clinical events: findings from the safety and financial ramifications of ED copayments study

    Author(s): Hsu J; Price M; Brand R; Ray GT; Fireman B; Newhouse JP; Selby JV

    Health Serv Res. 2006 Oct;41(5):1801-20.

    PubMed abstract

    Effectiveness of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children younger than 5 years of age for prevention of pneumonia: updated analysis using World Health Organization standardized interpretation of chest radiographs

    Author(s): Hansen J; Black S; Shinefield H; Cherian T; Benson J; Fireman B; Lewis E; Ray P; Lee J

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Sep;25(9):779-81.

    PubMed abstract

    Cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: evidence from the first 5 years of use in the United States incorporating herd effects

    Author(s): Ray GT; Whitney CG; Fireman BH; Ciuryla V; Black SB

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Jun;25(6):494-501.

    PubMed abstract

    Impact of the use of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on disease epidemiology in children and adults

    Author(s): Black S; Shinefield H; Baxter R; Austrian R; Elvin L; Hansen J; Lewis E; Fireman B

    Vaccine. 2006 Apr 12;24 Suppl 2:S2-79-80.

    PubMed abstract

    Comorbid depression, chronic pain, and disability in primary care

    Author(s): Arnow BA; Hunkeler EM; Blasey CM; Lee J; Constantino MJ; Fireman B; Kraemer HC; Dea R; Robinson R; Hayward C

    Psychosom Med. 2006 Mar-Apr;68(2):262-8.

    PubMed abstract

    TPMG Northern California appointments and advice call center

    Author(s): Conolly P; Levine L; Amaral DJ; Fireman BH; Driscoll T

    J Med Syst. 2005 Aug;29(4):325-33.

    PubMed abstract

    Care-seeking behavior in response to emergency department copayments

    Author(s): Reed M; Fung V; Brand R; Fireman B; Newhouse JP; Selby JV; Hsu J

    Med Care. 2005 Aug;43(8):810-6.

    PubMed abstract

    Hazardous drinkers and drug users in HMO primary care: prevalence, medical conditions, and costs

    Author(s): Mertens JR; Weisner C; Ray GT; Fireman B; Walsh K

    Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2005 Jun;29(6):989-98.

    PubMed abstract

    Trends in use of antidepressants, lithium, and anticonvulsants in Kaiser Permanente-insured youths, 1994-2003

    Author(s): Hunkeler EM; Fireman B; Lee J; Diamond R; Hamilton J; He CX; Dea R; Nowell WB; Hargreaves WA

    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2005 Feb;15(1):26-37.

    PubMed abstract

    The key role of newborn thyroid scintigraphy with isotopic iodide (123I) in defining and managing congenital hypothyroidism

    Author(s): Schoen EJ; Clapp W; To TT; Fireman BH

    Pediatrics. 2004 Dec;114(6):e683-8.

    PubMed abstract

    Effectiveness of influenza vaccine during pregnancy in preventing hospitalizations and outpatient visits for respiratory illness in pregnant women and their infants

    Author(s): Black SB; Shinefield HR; France EK; Fireman BH; Platt ST; Shay D; Vaccine Safety DW

    Am J Perinatol. 2004 Aug;21(6):333-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Incidence and duration of side effects and those rated as bothersome with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment for depression: patient report versus physician estimate

    Author(s): Hu XH; Bull SA; Hunkeler EM; Ming E; Lee JY; Fireman B; Markson LE

    J Clin Psychiatry. 2004 Jul;65(7):959-65.

    PubMed abstract

    Postlicensure surveillance for pneumococcal invasive disease after use of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Northern California Kaiser Permanente

    Author(s): Black S; Shinefield H; Baxter R; Austrian R; Bracken L; Hansen J; Lewis E; Fireman B

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Jun;23(6):485-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Cost-sharing: patient knowledge and effects on seeking emergency department care

    Author(s): Hsu J; Reed M; Brand R; Fireman B; Newhouse JP; Selby JV

    Med Care. 2004 Mar;42(3):290-6.

    PubMed abstract

    Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children

    Author(s): Davis RL; Fireman B; Shinefield HR

    N Engl J Med. 2004 Jan 1;350(1):84-5; author reply 84-5.

    PubMed abstract

    Suicide risk in bipolar disorder during treatment with lithium and divalproex

    Author(s): Goodwin FK; Fireman B; Simon GE; Hunkeler EM; Lee J; Revicki D

    JAMA. 2003 Sep 17;290(11):1467-73.

    PubMed abstract

    Psychiatric symptoms, impaired function, and medical care costs in an HMO setting

    Author(s): Hunkeler EM; Spector WD; Fireman B; Rice DP; Weisner C

    Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2003 May-Jun;25(3):178-84.

    PubMed abstract

    Patient choice. A randomized controlled trial of provider selection

    Author(s): Hsu J; Schmittdiel J; Krupat E; Stein T; Thom D; Fireman B; Selby J

    J Gen Intern Med. 2003 May;18(5):319-25.

    PubMed abstract

    Primary health care teams. Opportunities and challenges in evaluation of service delivery innovations

    Author(s): Roblin DW; Vogt TM; Fireman B

    J Ambul Care Manage. 2003 Jan-Mar;26(1):22-35; discussion 36-8.

    PubMed abstract

    Impact of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on otitis media

    Author(s): Fireman B; Black SB; Shinefield HR; Lee J; Lewis E; Ray P

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003 Jan;22(1):10-6.

    PubMed abstract

    Discontinuation of use and switching of antidepressants: influence of patient-physician communication

    Author(s): Bull SA; Hu XH; Hunkeler EM; Lee JY; Ming EE; Markson LE; Fireman B

    JAMA. 2002 Sep 18;288(11):1403-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Effectiveness of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children younger than five years of age for prevention of pneumonia

    Author(s): Black SB; Shinefield HR; Ling S; Hansen J; Fireman B; Spring D; Noyes J; Lewis E; Ray P; Lee J; Hackell J

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Sep;21(9):810-5.

    PubMed abstract

    Lack of association between receipt of conjugate haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine (HbOC) in infancy and risk of type 1 (juvenile onset) diabetes: long term follow-up of the HbOC efficacy trial cohort

    Author(s): Black SB; Lewis E; Shinefield HR; Fireman B; Ray P; DeStefano F; Chen R

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Jun;21(6):568-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Treatment decisions about lumbar herniated disk in a shared decision-making program

    Author(s): Barrett PH; Beck A; Schmid K; Fireman B; Brown JB

    Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 2002 May;28(5):211-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Observed costs and health care use of children in a randomized controlled trial of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

    Author(s): Ray GT; Butler JC; Black SB; Shinefield HR; Fireman BH; Lieu TA

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 May;21(5):361-5.

    PubMed abstract

    Efficacy, immunogenicity and safety of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in low birth weight and preterm infants

    Author(s): Shinefield H; Black S; Ray P; Fireman B; Schwalbe J; Lewis E

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Mar;21(3):182-6.

    PubMed abstract

    Use of a Staphylococcus aureus conjugate vaccine in patients receiving hemodialysis

    Author(s): Shinefield H; Black S; Fattom A; Horwith G; Rasgon S; Ordonez J; Yeoh H; Law D; Robbins JB; Schneerson R; Muenz L; Fuller S; Johnson J; Fireman B; Alcorn H; Naso R

    N Engl J Med. 2002 Feb 14;346(7):491-6.

    PubMed abstract

    Pharmacotherapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder in a health maintenance organization

    Author(s): Koran LM; Leventhal JL; Fireman B; Jacobson A

    Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2000 Nov 1;57(21):1972-8.

    PubMed abstract

    RESPONSE: patient costs on clinical trials

    Author(s): Fireman B; Fehrenbacher L; Ray GT

    J Natl Cancer Inst. 2000 Sep 6;92(17):1442-3.

    PubMed abstract

    Comparing the medical expenses of children with Medicaid and commercial insurance in an HMO

    Author(s): Ray GT; Lieu T; Weinick RM; Cohen JW; Fireman B; Newacheck P

    Am J Manag Care. 2000 Jul;6(7):753-60.

    PubMed abstract

    The cost of health conditions in a health maintenance organization

    Author(s): Ray GT; Collin F; Lieu T; Fireman B; Colby CJ; Quesenberry CP; Van Den Eeden SK; Selby JV

    Med Care Res Rev. 2000 Mar;57(1):92-109.

    PubMed abstract

    Alcohol drinking patterns and medical care use in an HMO setting

    Author(s): Rice DP; Conell C; Weisner C; Hunkeler EM; Fireman B; Hu TW

    J Behav Health Serv Res. 2000 Feb;27(1):3-16.

    PubMed abstract

    Drinking patterns and problems of the 'stably insured': a study of the membership of a health maintenance organization

    Author(s): Weisner C; Conell C; Hunkeler EM; Rice D; McLellan AT; Hu TW; Fireman B; Moore C

    J Stud Alcohol. 2000 Jan;61(1):121-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Evaluating hypertension control in a managed care setting

    Author(s): Alexander M; Tekawa I; Hunkeler E; Fireman B; Rowell R; Selby JV; Massie BM; Cooper W

    Arch Intern Med. 1999 Dec 13-27;159(22):2673-7.

    PubMed abstract

    Safety and immunogenicity of heptavalent pneumococcal CRM197 conjugate vaccine in infants and toddlers

    Author(s): Shinefield HR; Black S; Ray P; Chang I; Lewis N; Fireman B; Hackell J; Paradiso PR; Siber G; Kohberger R; Madore DV; Malinowski FJ; Kimura A; Le C; Landaw I; Aguilar J; Hansen J

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1999 Sep;18(9):757-63.

    PubMed abstract

    Prostate cancer treatment and ten-year survival among group/staff HMO and fee-for-service Medicare patients

    Author(s): Potosky AL; Merrill RM; Riley GF; Taplin SH; Barlow W; Fireman BH; Lubitz JD

    Health Serv Res. 1999 Jun;34(2):525-46.

    PubMed abstract

    Survival and treatment for colorectal cancer Medicare patients in two group/staff health maintenance organizations and the fee-for-service setting

    Author(s): Merrill RM; Brown ML; Potosky AL; Riley G; Taplin SH; Barlow W; Fireman BH

    Med Care Res Rev. 1999 Jun;56(2):177-96.

    PubMed abstract

    A diagnostic aid for detecting (DSM-IV) mental disorders in primary care

    Author(s): Weissman MM; Broadhead WE; Olfson M; Sheehan DV; Hoven C; Conolly P; Fireman BH; Farber L; Blacklow RS; Higgins ES; Leon AC

    Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 1998 Jan;20(1):1-11.

    PubMed abstract

    Efficacy in infancy of oligosaccharide conjugate Haemophilus influenzae type b (HbOC) vaccine in a United States population of 61,080 children. The Northern California Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center Pediatrics Group

    Author(s): Black SB; Shinefield HR; Fireman B; Hiatt R; Polen M; Vittinghoff E

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1991 Feb;10(2):97-104.

    PubMed abstract

    Safety and immunogenicity of oligosaccharide conjugate Haemophilus influenzae type b (HbOC) vaccine in infancy. The Northern California Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center Pediatrics Group

    Author(s): Black SB; Shinefield HR; Lampert D; Fireman B; Hiatt RA; Polen M; Vittinghoff E

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1991 Feb;10(2):92-6.

    PubMed abstract

    Efficacy of Haemophilus influenzae type b capsular polysaccharide vaccine

    Author(s): Black SB; Shinefield HR; Hiatt RA; Fireman BH; Kaiser Permanente Pediatric Vaccine Study Group

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1988 Mar;7(3):149-56.

    PubMed abstract

    Serum retinol and retinol-binding protein levels do not predict subsequent lung cancer

    Author(s): Friedman GD; Blaner WS; Goodman DS; Vogelman JH; Brind JL; Hoover R; Fireman BH; Orentreich N

    Am J Epidemiol. 1986 May;123(5):781-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Multiphasic Health Checkup Evaluation: a 16-year follow-up

    Author(s): Friedman GD; Collen MF; Fireman BH

    J Chronic Dis. 1986;39(6):453-63.

    PubMed abstract

    Psychological questionnaire score, cigarette smoking, and myocardial infarction: a continuing enigma

    Author(s): Friedman GD; Fireman BH; Petitti DB; Siegelaub AB; Ury HK; Klatsky AL

    Prev Med. 1983 Jul;12(4):533-40.

    PubMed abstract