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Marvin Langston, PhD, MPH


Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

510-891-3553 (phone)

​Marvin Langston, PhD, MPH, joined the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in 2019 as a University of California San Francisco/Kaiser K12 scholar in Benign Urology. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame, an MPH degree in Epidemiology from Saint Louis University, and a PhD in Epidemiology with a minor in spatial statistics from the University of Arizona. Doctoral dissertation work was supported by a National Cancer Institute (NCI) minority supplement. Dr. Langston completed postdoctoral training in Cancer Prevention and Control at Washington University in Saint Louis supported by an NCI T32 grant. Dr. Langston's postdoctoral work focused on infections, inflammation, and cancer risk using a variety of clinical and molecular approaches. His current program of research largely consists of the epidemiology of urologic conditions, including benign prostate and pelvic conditions as well as prostate cancer. His long-term goal is to harmonize molecular and clinical aspects of urological condition diagnoses to produce well-characterized outcomes for biomarker discovery and etiological investigation.

Current Position(s):

  • Staff Scientist, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Section Affiliations:

Primary Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology of benign urological conditions
  • Environmental and infectious causes of cancer
  • Prostate cancer etiology focusing on early life risk factors
  • Racial/ethnic and sexual minority health disparities
  • Spatial epidemiology, measurement, and modeling of environmental exposures

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    Rural-urban differences e-cigarette ever use, the perception of harm, and e-cigarette information seeking behaviors among U.S. adults in a nationally representative study.

    Author(s): Lewis-Thames, Marquita W MW; Langston, Marvin E ME; Fuzzell, Lindsay L; Khan, Saira S; Moore, Justin X JX; Han, Yunan Y

    Preventive medicine. 2020 Jan ;130():105898. Epub 2019-11-21.

    PubMed abstract

    Do breast quadrants explain racial disparities in breast cancer outcomes?

    Author(s): Han, Yunan Y; Moore, Justin Xavier JX; Langston, Marvin M; Fuzzell, Lindsay L; Khan, Saira S; Lewis, Marquita W MW; Colditz, Graham A GA; Liu, Ying Y

    Cancer causes & control : CCC. 2019 Nov ;30(11):1171-1182. Epub 2019-08-27.

    PubMed abstract

    Trichomonas vaginalis infection and prostate-specific antigen concentration: Insights into prostate involvement and prostate disease risk.

    Author(s): Langston, Marvin E ME; Bhalla, Ankita A; Alderete, John F JF; Nevin, Remington L RL; Pakpahan, Ratna R; Hansen, Johannah J; Elliott, Debra D; De Marzo, Angelo M AM; Gaydos, Charlotte A CA; Isaacs, William B WB; Nelson, William G WG; Sokoll, Lori J LJ; Zenilman, Jonathan M JM; Platz, Elizabeth A EA; Sutcliffe, Siobhan S

    The Prostate. 2019 Oct ;79(14):1622-1628. Epub 2019-08-02.

    PubMed abstract

    A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Associations between Clinical Prostatitis and Prostate Cancer: New Estimates Accounting for Detection Bias.

    Author(s): Langston, Marvin E ME; Horn, Mara M; Khan, Saira S; Pakpahan, Ratna R; Doering, Michelle M; Dennis, Leslie K LK; Sutcliffe, Siobhan S

    Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 2019 Oct ;28(10):1594-1603. Epub 2019-07-23.

    PubMed abstract

    Disparities in Health Information-Seeking Behaviors and Fatalistic Views of Cancer by Sexual Orientation Identity: A Nationally Representative Study of Adults in the United States.

    Author(s): Langston, Marvin E ME; Fuzzell, Lindsay L; Lewis-Thames, Marquita W MW; Khan, Saira S; Moore, Justin X JX

    LGBT health. 2019 Oct ;6(4):192-201. Epub 2019-05-20.

    PubMed abstract

    Mapping hot spots of breast cancer mortality in the United States: place matters for Blacks and Hispanics.

    Author(s): Moore, Justin Xavier JX; Royston, Kendra J KJ; Langston, Marvin E ME; Griffin, Russell R; Hidalgo, Bertha B; Wang, Henry E HE; Colditz, Graham G; Akinyemiju, Tomi T

    Cancer causes & control : CCC. 2018 Aug ;29(8):737-750. Epub 2018-06-19.

    PubMed abstract

    Sustained influence of infections on prostate-specific antigen concentration: An analysis of changes over 10 years of follow-up.

    Author(s): Langston, Marvin E ME; Pakpahan, Ratna R; Nevin, Remington L RL; De Marzo, Angelo M AM; Elliott, Debra J DJ; Gaydos, Charlotte A CA; Isaacs, William B WB; Nelson, William G WG; Sokoll, Lori J LJ; Zenilman, Jonathan M JM; Platz, Elizabeth A EA; Sutcliffe, Siobhan S

    The Prostate. 2018 09 ;78(13):1024-1034. Epub 2018-05-30.

    PubMed abstract

    Predictors of Follow-Up Visits Post Radical Prostatectomy.

    Author(s): Khan, Saira S; Hicks, Veronica V; Rancilio, Danielle D; Langston, Marvin M; Richardson, Katina K; Drake, Bettina F BF

    American journal of men's health. 2018 07 ;12(4):760-765. Epub 2018-03-14.

    PubMed abstract

    Temporal Trends in Satellite-Derived Erythemal UVB and Implications for Ambient Sun Exposure Assessment.

    Author(s): Langston, Marvin M; Dennis, Leslie L; Lynch, Charles C; Roe, Denise D; Brown, Heidi H

    International journal of environmental research and public health. 2017 02 10;14(2):760-765. Epub 2017-02-10.

    PubMed abstract

    Infectious mononucleosis, other infections and prostate-specific antigen concentration as a marker of prostate involvement during infection.

    Author(s): Sutcliffe, Siobhan S; Nevin, Remington L RL; Pakpahan, Ratna R; Elliott, Debra J DJ; Langston, Marvin E ME; De Marzo, Angelo M AM; Gaydos, Charlotte A CA; Isaacs, William B WB; Nelson, William G WG; Sokoll, Lori J LJ; Walsh, Patrick C PC; Zenilman, Jonathan M JM; Cersovsky, Steven B SB; Platz, Elizabeth A EA

    International journal of cancer. 2016 May 01;138(9):2221-30. Epub 2016-01-21.

    PubMed abstract

    Sun sensitivity and sunburns as related to cutaneous melanoma among populations of Spanish descent: a meta-analysis.

    Author(s): Dennis LK, Lashway SG, Langston ME

    J Dermatol Res Ther 2015, 1:2

    PubMed abstract

    Risk factors for sun exposure during spring break among college students

    Author(s): Langston M, Lashway S, Dennis L.

    In: Sun Exposure: Risk Factors, Protection Practices and Health Effects. 2015. 93-114p

    PubMed abstract

    "Everyone should be able to choose how they get around": how Topeka, Kansas, passed a complete streets resolution.

    Author(s): Dodson, Elizabeth A EA; Langston, Marvin M; Cardick, Lauren C LC; Johnson, Nancy N; Clayton, Paula P; Brownson, Ross C RC

    Preventing chronic disease. 2014 Feb 20;11(9):E25. Epub 2014-02-20.

    PubMed abstract

    Social Dis (ease) of African American Males and Health

    Author(s): Gilbert K, Ray R, Langston M

    In: Urban ills : twenty-first-century complexities of urban living in global contexts. Vol. 2. 2014; 23-26

    PubMed abstract

    Associations between ambient air pollution and prevalence of stroke and cardiovascular diseases in 33 Chinese communities


    Atmospheric Environment. 2013 October; 77:968-973. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.06.034.

    PubMed abstract

    Leadership and Job Readiness: Addressing Social Determinants of Health Among Ruralafrican American Men

    Author(s): Baker E, Barnidge E, Langston M, Schootman M, Motton F, Rose F.

    International Journal of Men's Health. 2013-9-; 12(3):245-259. doi: 10.3149/jmh.1203.245.

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