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Barbara Sternfeld, PhD

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Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612




Barbara Sternfeld, PhD, is an emeritus research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, where she began her career in 1985. Dr. Sternfeld’s training is in epidemiology and exercise science, and she has extensive experience with large, prospective cohort studies, most notably the CARDIA study (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults), the CARDIA Fitness Study, and SWAN (Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation). Other notable studies include Project ALIVE! (A Lifestyle Intervention Via E-Mail), a randomized trial of a diet and physical activity intervention (funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention); and the NIH-funded On the Move, a validation study involving the development of a cell phone application for recording physical activities. Most recently, she designed and led the exercise component of a multi-site 3-by- 2 factorial randomized clinical trial of behavioral treatments for vasomotor symptoms, conducted as part of the MsFLASH (Menopause Stratagies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health) Research Network.

In 1996, Dr. Sternfeld was awarded the Sport Science Award of the International Olympic Committee President for her paper on exercise and pregnancy outcome. She continues to publish scientific papers related to physical activity and women’s health and remains actively involved with CARDIA, SWAN, and other studies.

Current Position(s):

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

Section Affiliations:

Primary Research Interests:

  • Physical activity epidemiology
  • Physical activity measurement
  • Exercise and women's health
  • Menopause
  • Body composition
  • Physical activity, physical function, and aging
  • Promotion of physical activity
  • Physical activity and cancer

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    The Utility and Cross-Validation of a Composite Physical Activity Score in Relation to Cardiovascular Health Indicators: Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults

    Author(s): Pettee Gabriel K; Pérez A; Jacobs DR; Lee J; Kohl HW; Sternfeld B

    J Phys Act Health. 2018 Nov 01;15(11):847-856. Epub 2018-10-19.

    PubMed abstract

    10-year changes in accelerometer-based physical activity and sedentary time during midlife: CARDIA Study

    Author(s): Gabriel KP; Sidney S; Sternfeld B; et al.

    Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Jun 11.

    PubMed abstract

    Comparison of Two Generations of ActiGraph Accelerometers: The CARDIA Study

    Author(s): Whitaker KM; Gabriel KP; Jacobs DR; Sidney S; Sternfeld B

    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2018 Jan 30.

    PubMed abstract

    Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Exercise Hemodynamics and Birth Outcomes: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study

    Author(s): Lane-Cordova AD; Carnethon MR; Catov JM; Montag S; Lewis CE; Schreiner PJ; Dude A; Sternfeld B; Badon SE; Greenland P; Gunderson EP

    BJOG. 2018 Jan 29.

    PubMed abstract

    Clinical importance of non-participation in a maximal graded exercise test on risk of non-fatal and fatal cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality: CARDIA study

    Author(s): Gabriel KP; Whitaker KM; Duprez D; Sternfeld B; Lewis CE; Sidney S; Knell G; Jacobs DR

    Prev Med. 2017 Oct 25.

    PubMed abstract

    Physical activity trajectories during midlife and subsequent risk of physical functioning decline in late mid-life: The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)

    Author(s): Pettee Gabriel K; Sternfeld B; Colvin A; Stewart A; Strotmeyer ES; Cauley JA; Dugan S; Karvonen-Gutierrez C

    Prev Med. 2017 Dec;105:287-294. Epub 2017-10-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Sedentary Time, Physical Activity, and Adiposity: Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Associations in CARDIA

    Author(s): Barone Gibbs B; Pettee Gabriel K; Carnethon MR; Gary-Webb T; Jakicic JM; Rana JS; Reis JP; Siddique J; Sternfeld B; Lewis CE

    Am J Prev Med. 2017 Sep 26.

    PubMed abstract

    Anti-Mullerian hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, antral follicle count, and risk of menopause within 5 years

    Author(s): Kim C; Slaughter JC; Wang ET; Appiah D; Schreiner P; Leader B; Calderon-Margalit R; Sternfeld B; Siscovick D; Wellons M

    Maturitas. 2017 Aug;102:18-25. Epub 2017-05-01.

    PubMed abstract

    Bidirectional associations of accelerometer-determined sedentary behavior and physical activity with reported time in bed: Women's Health Study

    Author(s): Pettee Gabriel K; Sternfeld B; Shiroma EJ; P?z A; Cheung J; Lee IM

    Sleep Health. 2017 Feb;3(1):49-55. Epub 2016-11-04.

    PubMed abstract

    Exercise and Prognosis on the Basis of Clinicopathologic and Molecular Features in Early Stage Breast Cancer; The LACE and Pathways Studies

    Author(s): Jones LW; Kwan ML; Weltzien EK; Chandarlapaty S; Sternfeld B; Sweeney C; Bernard PS; Castillo AL; Habel LA; Kroenke CH; Langholz BM; Quesenberry CP; Dang CT; Weigelt B; Kushi LH; Caan BJ

    Cancer Res. 2016 Aug 3.

    PubMed abstract

    A yoga and exercise randomized controlled trial for vasomotor symptoms: Effects on heart rate variability

    Author(s): Jones SM; Guthrie KA; Reed SD; Landis CA; Sternfeld B; LaCroix AZ; Dunn A; Burr RL; Newton KM

    Complement Ther Med. 2016 Jun;26:66-71. Epub 2016-03-04.

    PubMed abstract

    Telephone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Women With Vasomotor Symptoms: A MsFLASH Randomized Clinical Trial

    Author(s): McCurry SM; Guthrie KA; Morin CM; Woods NF; Landis CA; Ensrud KE; Larson JC; Joffe H; Cohen LS; Hunt JR; Newton KM; Otte JL; Reed SD; Sternfeld B; Tinker LF; LaCroix AZ

    JAMA Intern Med. 2016 May 23.

    PubMed abstract

    Exercise and Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Women With Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer

    Author(s): Jones LW; Habel LA; Weltzien E; Castillo A; Gupta D; Kroenke CH; Kwan ML; Quesenberry CP; Scott J; Sternfeld B; Yu A; Kushi LH; Caan BJ

    J Clin Oncol. 2016 May 23.

    PubMed abstract

    Is heart rate variability associated with frequency and intensity of vasomotor symptoms among healthy perimenopausal and postmenopausal women?

    Author(s): Jones SM; Guthrie KA; LaCroix AZ; Sternfeld B; Landis CA; Reed SD; Dunn A; Caan B; Cohen LS; Hunt J; Newton KM

    Clin Auton Res. 2015 Dec 21.

    PubMed abstract

    Pooled Analysis of Six Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Vasomotor Symptoms

    Author(s): Guthrie KA; LaCroix AZ; Ensrud KE; Joffe H; Newton KM; Reed SD; Caan B; Carpenter JS; Cohen LS; Freeman EW; Larson JC; Manson JE; Rexrode K; Skaar TC; Sternfeld B; Anderson GL

    Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug;126(2):413-22.

    PubMed abstract

    Association of Fitness With Incident Dyslipidemias Over 25 Years in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study

    Author(s): Sarzynski MA; Schuna JM; Carnethon MR; Jacobs DR; Lewis CE; Quesenberry CP; Sidney S; Schreiner PJ; Sternfeld B

    Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jul 9.

    PubMed abstract

    Simple physical performance measures and vascular health in late midlife women: the Study of Women's Health across the Nation

    Author(s): El Khoudary SR; Chen HY; Barinas-Mitchell E; McClure C; Selzer F; Karvonen-Gutierrez C; Jackson EA; Ylitalo KR; Sternfeld B

    Int J Cardiol. 2015 Mar 1;182:115-20. Epub 2014-12-23.

    PubMed abstract

    Effects of estrogen and venlafaxine on menopause-related quality of life in healthy postmenopausal women with hot flashes: a placebo-controlled randomized trial

    Author(s): Caan B; LaCroix AZ; Joffe H; Guthrie KA; Larson JC; Carpenter JS; Cohen LS; Freeman EW; Manson JE; Newton K; Reed S; Rexrode K; Shifren J; Sternfeld B; Ensrud K

    Menopause. 2014 Nov 17.

    PubMed abstract

    Fitness Change Effects on Midlife Metabolic Outcomes: The CARDIA Study

    Author(s): Chow L; Eberly LE; Austin E; Carnethon M; Bouchard C; Sternfeld B; Zhu N; Sidney S; Schreiner P

    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014 Aug 25.

    PubMed abstract

    Convergent Validity of a Brief Self-reported Physical Activity Questionnaire

    Author(s): Gabriel KP; Sidney S; Jacobs DR; Quesenberry CP; Reis JP; Jiang SF; Sternfeld B

    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014 Aug;46(8):1570-7.

    PubMed abstract

    Low-Dose Estradiol and the Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor Venlafaxine for Vasomotor Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial

    Author(s): Joffe H; Guthrie KA; LaCroix AZ; Reed SD; Ensrud KE; Manson JE; Newton KM; Freeman EW; Anderson GL; Larson JC; Hunt J; Shifren J; Rexrode KM; Caan B; Sternfeld B; Carpenter JS; Cohen L

    JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jul;174(7):1058-66.

    PubMed abstract

    Cardiorespiratory fitness and cognitive function in middle age: The CARDIA Study

    Author(s): Zhu N; Jacobs DR; Schreiner PJ; Yaffe K; Bryan N; Launer LJ; Whitmer RA; Sidney S; Demerath E; Thomas W; Bouchard C; He K; Reis J; Sternfeld B

    Neurology. 2014 Apr 15;82(15):1339-46. Epub 2014-04-02.

    PubMed abstract

    Efficacy of exercise for menopausal symptoms: a randomized controlled trial

    Author(s): Sternfeld B; Guthrie KA; Ensrud KE; LaCroix AZ; Larson JC; Dunn AL; Anderson GL; Seguin RA; Carpenter JS; Newton KM; Reed SD; Freeman EW; Cohen LS; Joffe H; Roberts M; Caan BJ

    Menopause. 2014 Apr;21(4):330-8.

    PubMed abstract

    Efficacy of omega-3 for vasomotor symptoms treatment: a randomized controlled trial

    Author(s): Cohen LS; Joffe H; Guthrie KA; Ensrud KE; Freeman M; Carpenter JS; Learman LA; Newton KM; Reed SD; Manson JE; Sternfeld B; Caan B; Freeman EW; LaCroix AZ; Tinker LF; Booth-Laforce C; Larson JC; Anderson GL

    Menopause. 2014 Apr;21(4):347-54.

    PubMed abstract

    Efficacy of yoga for vasomotor symptoms: a randomized controlled trial

    Author(s): Newton KM; Reed SD; Guthrie KA; Sherman KJ; Booth-LaForce C; Caan B; Sternfeld B; Carpenter JS; Learman LA; Freeman EW; Cohen LS; Joffe H; Anderson GL; Larson JC; Hunt JR; Ensrud KE; LaCroix AZ

    Menopause. 2014 Apr;21(4):339-46.

    PubMed abstract

    Menopausal Quality of Life: A RCT of Yoga, Exercise and Omega-3 Supplements

    Author(s): Reed SD; Guthrie KA; Newton KM; Anderson GL; Booth-LaForce C; Caan B; Carpenter JS; Cohen LS; Dunn AL; Ensrud KE; Freeman EW; Hunt JR; Joffe H; Larson JC; Learman LA; Rothenberg R; Seguin RA; Sherman KJ; Sternfeld BS; LaCroix AZ

    Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Mar;210(3):244.e1-11. Epub 2013-11-08.

    PubMed abstract

    Exercise as a Vital Sign: A Quasi-Experimental Analysis of a Health System Intervention to Collect Patient-Reported Exercise Levels

    Author(s): Grant RW; Schmittdiel JA; Neugebauer RS; Uratsu CS; Sternfeld B

    J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Feb;29(2):341-8. Epub 2013-12-06.

    PubMed abstract

    Methods for the design of vasomotor symptom trials: the Menopausal Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers to Symptoms and Health network

    Author(s): Newton KM; Carpenter JS; Guthrie KA; Anderson GL; Caan B; Cohen LS; Ensrud KE; Freeman EW; Joffe H; Sternfeld B; Reed SD; Sherman S; Sammel MD; Kroenke K; Larson JC; Lacroix AZ

    Menopause. 2014 Jan;21(1):45-58.

    PubMed abstract

    Effects of physical activity and sedentary time on the risk of heart failure

    Author(s): Young DR; Reynolds K; Sidell M; Brar S; Ghai NR; Sternfeld B; Jacobsen SJ; Slezak JM; Caan B; Quinn VP

    Circ Heart Fail. 2014 Jan;7(1):21-7.

    PubMed abstract

    Vasomotor Symptoms and Insulin Resistance in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation

    Author(s): Thurston RC; El Khoudary SR; Sutton-Tyrrell K; Crandall CJ; Sternfeld B; Joffe H; Gold EB; Selzer F; Matthews KA

    J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Oct;97(10):3487-94. Epub 2012 Jul 31.

    PubMed abstract

    Psychological stress and reproductive aging among pre-menopausal women

    Author(s): Bleil ME; Adler NE; Pasch LA; Sternfeld B; Gregorich SE; Rosen MP; Cedars MI

    Hum Reprod. 2012 Sep;27(9):2720-8. Epub 2012 Jul 5.

    PubMed abstract

    Do Changes in Sex Steroid Hormones Precede or Follow Increases in Body Weight during the Menopause Transition? Results from The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation

    Author(s): Wildman RP; Tepper PG; Crawford S; Finkelstein JS; Sutton-Tyrrell K; Thurston RC; Santoro N; Sternfeld B; Greendale GA

    J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Sep;97(9):E1695-704. Epub 2012 Jun 21.

    PubMed abstract

    Clinical effectiveness of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in men: California Men's Health Study

    Author(s): Hechter RC; Chao C; Jacobsen SJ; Slezak JM; Quinn VP; Van Den Eeden SK; Tseng HF

    Vaccine. 2012 Aug 17;30(38):5625-30. Epub 2012 Jul 10.

    PubMed abstract

    Effect of escitalopram on insomnia symptoms and subjective sleep quality in healthy perimenopausal and postmenopausal women with hot flashes: a randomized controlled trial

    Author(s): Ensrud KE; Joffe H; Guthrie KA; Larson JC; Reed SD; Newton KM; Sternfeld B; Lacroix AZ; Landis CA; Woods NF; Freeman EW

    Menopause. 2012 Aug;19(8):848-55.

    PubMed abstract

    Laboratory and ambulatory evaluation of vasomotor symptom monitors from the Menopause Strategies Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health network

    Author(s): Carpenter JS; Newton KM; Sternfeld B; Joffe H; Reed SD; Ensrud KE; Milata JL

    Menopause. 2012 Jun;19(6):664-71.

    PubMed abstract

    Vasomotor Symptoms and Lipid Profiles in Women Transitioning Through Menopause

    Author(s): Thurston RC; El Khoudary SR; Sutton-Tyrrell K; Crandall CJ; Gold EB; Sternfeld B; Joffe H; Selzer F; Matthews KA

    Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Apr;119(4):753-61.

    PubMed abstract

    Evaluation of a Cell Phone-Based Physical Activity Diary

    Author(s): Sternfeld B; Jiang SF; Picchi T; Chasan-Taber L; Ainsworth B; Quesenberry CP Jr

    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Mar;44(3):487-95.

    PubMed abstract

    Correlates of Heart Rate Recovery Over 20 Years in a Healthy Population Sample

    Author(s): Carnethon MR; Sternfeld B; Liu K; Jacobs DR Jr; Schreiner PJ; Williams OD; Lewis CE; Sidney S

    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Feb;44(2):273-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Genetic variants and environmental factors associated with hormonal markers of ovarian reserve in Caucasian and African American women

    Author(s): Schuh-Huerta SM; Johnson NA; Rosen MP; Sternfeld B; Cedars MI; Reijo Pera RA

    Hum Reprod. 2012 Feb;27(2):594-608. Epub 2011 Nov 24.

    PubMed abstract

    Meeting the physical activity guidelines and survival after breast cancer; findings from the after breast cancer pooling project

    Author(s): Beasley JM; Kwan ML; Chen WY; Weltzien EK; Kroenke CH; Lu W; Nechuta SJ; Cadmus-Bertram L; Patterson RE; Sternfeld B; Shu XO; Pierce JP; Caan BJ

    Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Jan;131(2):637-43. Epub 2011 Sep 21.

    PubMed abstract

    A characterization of the relationship of ovarian reserve markers with age

    Author(s): Rosen MP; Johnstone E; McCulloch CE; Schuh-Huerta SM; Sternfeld B; Reijo-Pera RA; Cedars MI

    Fertil Steril. 2012 Jan;97(1):238-43. Epub 2011 Nov 30.

    PubMed abstract

    Reported physical activity and sedentary behavior: why do you ask?

    Author(s): Troiano RP; Pettee Gabriel KK; Welk GJ; Owen N; Sternfeld B

    J Phys Act Health. 2012 Jan;9 Suppl 1:S68-75.

    PubMed abstract

    A systematic approach to selecting an appropriate measure of self-reported physical activity or sedentary behavior

    Author(s): Sternfeld B; Goldman-Rosas L

    J Phys Act Health. 2012 Jan;9 Suppl 1:S19-28.

    PubMed abstract

    Preventive care and health behaviors among overweight/obese men in HMOs

    Author(s): Quinn VP; Jacobsen SJ; Slezak JM; Van Den Eeden SK; Caan B; Sternfeld B; Haque R

    Am J Manag Care. 2012 Jan;18(1):25-32.

    PubMed abstract

    Study of Women, Infant Feeding, and Type 2 diabetes mellitus after GDM pregnancy (SWIFT), a prospective cohort study: methodology and design

    Author(s): Gunderson EP; Matias SL; Hurston SR; Dewey KG; Ferrara A; Quesenberry CP Jr; Lo JC; Sternfeld B; Selby JV

    BMC Public Health. 2011 Dec 23;11:952.

    PubMed abstract

    Lower Extremity Fat Mass Is Associated With Insulin Resistance in Overweight and Obese Individuals: The CARDIA Study

    Author(s): Shay CM; Carnethon MR; Church TR; Hankinson AL; Chan C; Jacobs Jr DR; Lewis CE; Schreiner PJ; Sternfeld B; Sidney S

    Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Nov;19(11):2248-53. Epub 2011 May 26.

    PubMed abstract

    Are vasomotor symptoms associated with alterations in hemostatic and inflammatory markers? Findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation

    Author(s): Thurston RC; El Khoudary SR; Sutton-Tyrrell K; Crandall CJ; Gold E; Sternfeld B; Selzer F; Matthews KA

    Menopause. 2011 Oct;18(10):1044-51.

    PubMed abstract

    Physical activity and health during the menopausal transition

    Author(s): Sternfeld B; Dugan S

    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2011 Sep;38(3):537-66.

    PubMed abstract

    Associations of physical activity with quality of life and functional ability in breast cancer patients during active adjuvant treatment; the Pathways Study

    Author(s): Mandelblatt JS; Luta G; Kwan ML; Makgoeng SB; Ergas IJ; Roh JM; Sternfeld B; Adams-Campbell LL; Kushi LH

    Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Sep;129(2):521-9. Epub 2011 Apr 8.

    PubMed abstract

    SNP-by-fitness and SNP-by-BMI interactions from seven candidate genes and incident hypertension after 20 years of follow-up: the CARDIA Fitness Study

    Author(s): Sarzynski MA; Rankinen T; Sternfeld B; Fornage M; Sidney S; Bouchard C

    J Hum Hypertens. 2011 Aug;25(8):509-18. Epub 2010 Oct 14.

    PubMed abstract

    Fat mass modifies the association of fat-free mass with symptom-limited treadmill duration in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study

    Author(s): Zhu N; Jacobs DR Jr; Sidney S; Sternfeld B; Carnethon M; Lewis CE; Shay CM; Sood A; Bouchard C

    Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Aug;94(2):385-91. Epub 2011 Jun 8.

    PubMed abstract

    Physical activity and survival in postmenopausal women with breast cancer: results from the women's health initiative

    Author(s): Irwin ML; McTiernan A; Manson JE; Thomson CA; Sternfeld B; Stefanick ML; Wactawski-Wende J; Craft L; Lane D; Martin LW; Chlebowski R

    Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2011 Apr;4(4):522-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Socioeconomic status and polycystic ovary syndrome

    Author(s): Merkin SS; Azziz R; Seeman T; Calderon-Margalit R; Daviglus M; Kiefe C; Matthews K; Sternfeld B; Siscovick D

    J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Mar;20(3):413-9. Epub 2011 Feb 16.

    PubMed abstract

    Adverse childhood experiences and repeat induced abortion

    Author(s): Bleil ME; Adler NE; Pasch LA; Sternfeld B; Reijo-Pera RA; Cedars MI

    Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Feb;204(2):122.e1-6. Epub 2010 Nov 11.

    PubMed abstract

    Efficacy of escitalopram for hot flashes in healthy menopausal women: a randomized controlled trial

    Author(s): Freeman EW; Guthrie KA; Caan B; Sternfeld B; Cohen LS; Joffe H; Carpenter JS; Anderson GL; Larson JC; Ensrud KE; Reed SD; Newton KM; Sherman S; Sammel MD; Lacroix AZ

    JAMA. 2011 Jan 19;305(3):267-74.

    PubMed abstract

    Polycystic ovary syndrome and risk for long-term diabetes and dyslipidemia

    Author(s): Wang ET; Calderon-Margalit R; Cedars MI; Daviglus ML; Merkin SS; Schreiner PJ; Sternfeld B; Wellons M; Schwartz SM; Lewis CE; Williams OD; Siscovick DS; Bibbins-Domingo K

    Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Jan;117(1):6-13.

    PubMed abstract

    Association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms from 17 candidate genes with baseline symptom-limited exercise test duration and decrease in duration over 20 years: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) fitness study

    Author(s): Sarzynski MA; Rankinen T; Sternfeld B; Grove ML; Fornage M; Sidney S; Bouchard C; Jacobs DR Jr

    Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2010 Dec 1;3(6):531-8. Epub 2010 Oct 15.

    PubMed abstract

    Metabolic syndrome and mammographic density: The study of women's health across the nation (SWAN)

    Author(s): Conroy SM; Butler LM; Harvey D; Gold EB; Sternfeld B; Greendale GA; Habel LA

    Int J Cancer. 2010 Nov 23.

    PubMed abstract

    Antral follicle count: absence of significant midlife decline

    Author(s): Rosen MP; Sternfeld B; Schuh-Huerta SM; Reijo Pera RA; McCulloch CE; Cedars MI

    Fertil Steril. 2010 Nov;94(6):2182-5. Epub 2010 Feb 10.

    PubMed abstract

    The polycystic ovary post-rotterdam: a common, age-dependent finding in ovulatory women without metabolic significance

    Author(s): Johnstone EB; Rosen MP; Neril R; Trevithick D; Sternfeld B; Murphy R; Addauan-Andersen C; McConnell D; Pera RR; Cedars MI

    J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Nov;95(11):4965-72. Epub 2010 Aug 18.

    PubMed abstract

    Long-term prognostic role of functional limitations among women with breast cancer

    Author(s): Braithwaite D; Satariano WA; Sternfeld B; Hiatt RA; Ganz PA; Kerlikowske K; Moore DH; Slattery ML; Tammemagi M; Castillo A; Melisko M; Esserman L; Weltzien EK; Caan BJ

    J Natl Cancer Inst. 2010 Oct 6;102(19):1468-77. Epub 2010 Sep 22.

    PubMed abstract

    Physical activity and obesity in African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study

    Author(s): Dubbert PM; Robinson JC; Sung JH; Ainsworth BE; Wyatt SB; Carithers T; Newton R; Rhudy JL; Barbour K; Sternfeld B; Taylor H

    Ethn Dis. 2010 Autumn;20(4):383-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Prospective association of serum androgens and sex hormone-binding globulin with subclinical cardiovascular disease in young adult women: the 'Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults' women's study

    Author(s): Calderon-Margalit R; Schwartz SM; Wellons MF; Lewis CE; Daviglus ML; Schreiner PJ; Williams OD; Sternfeld B; Carr JJ; O'Leary DH; Sidney S; Friedlander Y; Siscovick DS

    J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Sep;95(9):4424-31. Epub 2010 Jun 16.

    PubMed abstract

    Longitudinal examination of age-predicted symptom-limited exercise maximum HR

    Author(s): Zhu N; Suarez-Lopez JR; Sidney S; Sternfeld B; Schreiner PJ; Carnethon MR; Lewis CE; Crow RS; Bouchard C; Haskell WL; Jacobs DR Jr

    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Aug;42(8):1519-27.

    PubMed abstract

    Joint associations of physical activity and aerobic fitness on the development of incident hypertension: coronary artery risk development in young adults

    Author(s): Carnethon MR; Evans NS; Church TS; Lewis CE; Schreiner PJ; Jacobs DR Jr; Sternfeld B; Sidney S

    Hypertension. 2010 Jul;56(1):49-55. Epub 2010 Jun 1.

    PubMed abstract

    Association of adolescent obesity and lifetime nulliparity--the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)

    Author(s): Polotsky AJ; Hailpern SM; Skurnick JH; Lo JC; Sternfeld B; Santoro N

    Fertil Steril. 2010 Apr;93(6):2004-11. Epub 2009 Jan 30.

    PubMed abstract

    Are changes in cardiovascular disease risk factors in midlife women due to chronological aging or to the menopausal transition?

    Author(s): Matthews KA; Crawford SL; Chae CU; Everson-Rose SA; Sowers MF; Sternfeld B; Sutton-Tyrrell K

    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Dec 15;54(25):2366-73.

    PubMed abstract

    Dietary glycemic load, glycemic index, and associated factors in a multiethnic cohort of midlife women

    Author(s): Hu Y; Block G; Sternfeld B; Sowers M

    J Am Coll Nutr. 2009 Dec;28(6):636-47.

    PubMed abstract

    Racial disparities in erectile dysfunction among participants in the California Men's Health Study

    Author(s): Smith JF; Caan BJ; Sternfeld B; Haque R; Quesenberry CP Jr; Quinn VP; Shan J; Walsh TJ; Lue TF; Jacobsen SJ; Van Den Eeden SK

    J Sex Med. 2009 Dec;6(12):3433-9. Epub 2009 Sep 30.

    PubMed abstract

    Association between menopausal transition stages and developing urinary incontinence

    Author(s): Waetjen LE; Ye J; Feng WY; Johnson WO; Greendale GA; Sampselle CM; Sternfield B; Harlow SD; Gold EB; Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)

    Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Nov;114(5):989-98.

    PubMed abstract

    Correlates of prostate-specific antigen testing in a large multiethnic cohort

    Author(s): Haque R; Van Den Eeden SK; Jacobsen SJ; Caan B; Avila CC; Slezak J; Sternfeld B; Loo RK; Quinn VP

    Am J Manag Care. 2009 Nov;15(11):793-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Generational status and duration of residence predict diabetes prevalence among Latinos: the California Men's Health Study

    Author(s): Ahmed AT; Quinn VP; Caan B; Sternfeld B; Haque R; Van den Eeden SK

    BMC Public Health. 2009 Oct 19;9:392.

    PubMed abstract

    A walk (or cycle) to the park: active transit to neighborhood amenities, the CARDIA study

    Author(s): Boone-Heinonen J; Jacobs DR Jr; Sidney S; Sternfeld B; Lewis CE; Gordon-Larsen P

    Am J Prev Med. 2009 Oct;37(4):285-92.

    PubMed abstract

    Gains in body fat and vasomotor symptom reporting over the menopausal transition: the study of women's health across the nation

    Author(s): Thurston RC; Sowers MR; Sternfeld B; Gold EB; Bromberger J; Chang Y; Joffe H; Crandall CJ; Waetjen LE; Matthews KA

    Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Sep 15;170(6):766-74. Epub 2009 Aug 12.

    PubMed abstract

    Statin use and risk of colorectal cancer in a cohort of middle-aged men in the US: a prospective cohort study

    Author(s): Flick ED; Habel LA; Chan KA; Haque R; Quinn VP; Van Den Eeden SK; Sternfeld B; Orav EJ; Seeger JD; Quesenberry CP Jr; Caan BJ

    Drugs. 2009 Jul 30;69(11):1445-57.

    PubMed abstract

    Active commuting and cardiovascular disease risk: the CARDIA study

    Author(s): Gordon-Larsen P; Boone-Heinonen J; Sidney S; Sternfeld B; Jacobs DR Jr; Lewis CE

    Arch Intern Med. 2009 Jul 13;169(13):1216-23.

    PubMed abstract

    Association of 20-year changes in cardiorespiratory fitness with incident type 2 diabetes: the coronary artery risk development in young adults (CARDIA) fitness study

    Author(s): Carnethon MR; Sternfeld B; Schreiner PJ; Jacobs DR Jr; Lewis CE; Liu K; Sidney S

    Diabetes Care. 2009 Jul;32(7):1284-8. Epub 2009 Mar 26.

    PubMed abstract

    Lipid changes during the menopause transition in relation to age and weight: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation

    Author(s): Derby CA; Crawford SL; Pasternak RC; Sowers M; Sternfeld B; Matthews K

    Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Jun 1;169(11):1352-61. Epub 2009 Apr 8.

    PubMed abstract

    Improving diet and physical activity with ALIVE: a worksite randomized trial

    Author(s): Sternfeld B; Block C; Quesenberry CP Jr; Block TJ; Husson G; Norris JC; Nelson M; Block G

    Am J Prev Med. 2009 Jun;36(6):475-83.

    PubMed abstract

    Longitudinal association of anthropometry with mammographic breast density in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation

    Author(s): Reeves KW; Stone RA; Modugno F; Ness RB; Vogel VG; Weissfeld JL; Habel LA; Sternfeld B; Cauley JA

    Int J Cancer. 2009 Mar 1;124(5):1169-77.

    PubMed abstract

    Black-White differences in hysterectomy prevalence: the CARDIA study

    Author(s): Bower JK; Schreiner PJ; Sternfeld B; Lewis CE

    Am J Public Health. 2009 Feb;99(2):300-7. Epub 2008 Dec 4.

    PubMed abstract

    Physical activity questionnaire comprehension: lessons from cognitive interviews

    Author(s): Altschuler A; Picchi T; Nelson M; Rogers JD; Hart J; Sternfeld B

    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Feb;41(2):336-43.

    PubMed abstract

    Fifteen-year longitudinal trends in walking patterns and their impact on weight change

    Author(s): Gordon-Larsen P; Hou N; Sidney S; Sternfeld B; Lewis CE; Jacobs DR Jr; Popkin BM

    Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Jan;89(1):19-26. Epub 2008 Dec 3.

    PubMed abstract

    The impact of physical activity level on SF-36 role-physical and bodily pain indices in midlife women

    Author(s): Dugan SA; Everson-Rose SA; Karavolos K; Sternfeld B; Wesley D; Powell LH

    J Phys Act Health. 2009 Jan;6(1):33-42.

    PubMed abstract

    Physical activity and risk of recurrence and mortality in breast cancer survivors; findings from the LACE study

    Author(s): Sternfeld B; Weltzien E; Quesenberry CP Jr; Castillo AL; Kwan M; Slattery ML; Caan BJ

    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Jan;18(1):87-95.

    PubMed abstract

    Sensitivity and specificity of recalled vasomotor symptoms in a multiethnic cohort

    Author(s): Crawford SL; Avis NE; Gold E; Johnston J; Kelsey J; Santoro N; Sowers M; Sternfeld B

    Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Dec 15;168(12):1452-9. Epub 2008 Oct 25.

    PubMed abstract

    The Pathways Study; a prospective study of breast cancer survivorship within Kaiser Permanente Northern California

    Author(s): Kwan ML; Ambrosone CB; Lee MM; Barlow J; Krathwohl SE; Ergas IJ; Ashley CH; Bittner JR; Darbinian J; Stronach K; Caan BJ; Davis W; Kutner SE; Quesenberry CP; Somkin CP; Sternfeld B; Wiencke JK; Zheng S; Kushi LH

    Cancer Causes Control. 2008 Dec;19(10):1065-76. Epub 2008 May 14.

    PubMed abstract

    Pre-diagnosis body mass index, post-diagnosis weight change, and prognosis among women with early stage breast cancer

    Author(s): Caan BJ; Kwan ML; Hartzell G; Castillo A; Slattery ML; Sternfeld B; Weltzien E

    Cancer Causes Control. 2008 Dec;19(10):1319-28. Epub 2008 Aug 28.

    PubMed abstract

    Development of Alive! (A Lifestyle Intervention Via Email), and its effect on health-related quality of life, presenteeism, and other behavioral outcomes: randomized controlled trial

    Author(s): Block G; Sternfeld B; Block CH; Block TJ; Norris J; Hopkins D; Quesenberry CP Jr; Husson G; Clancy HA

    J Med Internet Res. 2008 Nov 19;10(4):e43.

    PubMed abstract

    Racial differences in self-reported infertility and risk factors for infertility in a cohort of black and white women: the CARDIA Women's Study

    Author(s): Wellons MF; Lewis CE; Schwartz SM; Gunderson EP; Schreiner PJ; Sternfeld B; Richman J; Sites CK; Siscovick DS

    Fertil Steril. 2008 Nov;90(5):1640-8. Epub 2008 Mar 5.

    PubMed abstract

    Physical activity and gestational diabetes mellitus among Hispanic women

    Author(s): Chasan-Taber L; Schmidt MD; Pekow P; Sternfeld B; Manson JE; Solomon CG; Braun B; Markenson G

    J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2008 Jul-Aug;17(6):999-1008.

    PubMed abstract

    Predictors of excessive and inadequate gestational weight gain in Hispanic women

    Author(s): Chasan-Taber L; Schmidt MD; Pekow P; Sternfeld B; Solomon CG; Markenson G

    Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Jul;16(7):1657-66. Epub 2008 May 1.

    PubMed abstract

    Ethnic differences in C-reactive protein concentrations

    Author(s): Kelley-Hedgepeth A; Lloyd-Jones DM; Colvin A; Matthews KA; Johnston J; Sowers MR; Sternfeld B; Pasternak RC; Chae CU; SWAN Investigators

    Clin Chem. 2008 Jun;54(6):1027-37. Epub 2008 Apr 10.

    PubMed abstract

    Changes over 14 years in androgenicity and body mass index in a biracial cohort of reproductive-age women

    Author(s): Sternfeld B; Liu K; Quesenberry CP Jr; Wang H; Jiang SF; Daviglus M; Fornage M; Lewis CE; Mahan J; Schreiner PJ; Schwartz SM; Sidney S; Williams OD; Siscovick DS

    J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Jun;93(6):2158-65. Epub 2008 Mar 11.

    PubMed abstract

    Childbearing may increase visceral adipose tissue independent of overall increase in body fat

    Author(s): Gunderson EP; Sternfeld B; Wellons MF; Whitmer RA; Chiang V; Quesenberry CP Jr; Lewis CE; Sidney S

    Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 May;16(5):1078-84. Epub 2008 Mar 6.

    PubMed abstract

    Physical activity and mammographic density in a cohort of midlife women

    Author(s): Oestreicher N; Capra A; Bromberger J; Butler LM; Crandall CJ; Gold EB; Greendale GA; Modugno F; Sternfeld B; Habel LA

    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Mar;40(3):451-6.

    PubMed abstract

    Factors associated with worsening and improving urinary incontinence across the menopausal transition

    Author(s): Waetjen LE; Feng WY; Ye J; Johnson WO; Greendale GA; Sampselle CM; Sternfield B; Harlow SD; Gold EB; Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)

    Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Mar;111(3):667-77.

    PubMed abstract

    Use of complementary and alternative medicine during the menopause transition: longitudinal results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation

    Author(s): Bair YA; Gold EB; Zhang G; Rasor N; Utts J; Upchurch DM; Chyu L; Greendale GA; Sternfeld B; Adler SR

    Menopause. 2008 Jan-Feb;15(1):32-43.

    PubMed abstract

    Adiposity and reporting of vasomotor symptoms among midlife women: the study of women's health across the nation

    Author(s): Thurston RC; Sowers MR; Chang Y; Sternfeld B; Gold EB; Johnston JM; Matthews KA

    Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Jan 1;167(1):78-85. Epub 2007 Sep 19.

    PubMed abstract

    Statin use and risk of prostate cancer in the California Men's Health Study cohort

    Author(s): Flick ED; Habel LA; Chan KA; Van Den Eeden SK; Quinn VP; Haque R; Orav EJ; Seeger JD; Sadler MC; Quesenberry CP Jr; Sternfeld B; Jacobsen SJ; Whitmer RA; Caan BJ

    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Nov;16(11):2218-25. Epub 2007 Oct 30.

    PubMed abstract

    Mammographic density in a multiethnic cohort

    Author(s): Habel LA; Capra AM; Oestreicher N; Greendale GA; Cauley JA; Bromberger J; Crandall CJ; Gold EB; Modugno F; Salane M; Quesenberry C; Sternfeld B

    Menopause. 2007 Sep-Oct;14(5):891-9.

    PubMed abstract

    The association between mammographic breast density and bone mineral density in the study of women's health across the nation

    Author(s): Crandall CJ; Zheng Y; Karlamangla A; Sternfeld B; Habel LA; Oestreicher N; Johnston J; Cauley JA; Greendale GA

    Ann Epidemiol. 2007 Aug;17(8):575-83. Epub 2007 May 29.

    PubMed abstract

    Correlates of screening sigmoidoscopy use among men in a large nonprofit health plan

    Author(s): Haque R; Quinn VP; Habel LA; Enger SM; Sternfeld B; Van Den Eeden SK; Sadler M; Chiu V; Caan B

    Cancer. 2007 Jul 15;110(2):275-81.

    PubMed abstract

    Correlates of physical activity in pregnancy among Latina women

    Author(s): Chasan-Taber L; Schmidt MD; Pekow P; Sternfeld B; Manson J; Markenson G

    Matern Child Health J. 2007 Jul;11(4):353-63. Epub 2007 Mar 8.

    PubMed abstract

    Cross-sectional analysis of specific complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by racial/ethnic group and menopausal status: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)

    Author(s): Gold EB; Bair Y; Zhang G; Utts J; Greendale GA; Upchurch D; Chyu L; Sternfeld B; Adler S

    Menopause. 2007 Jul-Aug;14(4):612-23.

    PubMed abstract

    Greater survival after breast cancer in physically active women with high vegetable-fruit intake regardless of obesity

    Author(s): Pierce JP; Stefanick ML; Flatt SW; Natarajan L; Sternfeld B; Madlensky L; Al-Delaimy WK; Thomson CA; Kealey S; Hajek R; Parker BA; Newman VA; Caan B; Rock CL

    J Clin Oncol. 2007 Jun 10;25(17):2345-51.

    PubMed abstract

    Diet and lifestyle factors associated with premenstrual symptoms in a racially diverse community sample: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)

    Author(s): Gold EB; Bair Y; Block G; Greendale GA; Harlow SD; Johnson S; Kravitz HM; Rasor MO; Siddiqui A; Sternfeld B; Utts J; Zhang G

    J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2007 Jun;16(5):641-56.

    PubMed abstract

    Associations of androgens with physical activity and fitness in young black and white men: the CARDIA Male Hormone Study

    Author(s): Wolin KY; Colangelo LA; Liu K; Sternfeld B; Gapstur SM

    Prev Med. 2007 May;44(5):426-31. Epub 2006 Dec 21.

    PubMed abstract

    Menopause transition stage and endogenous estradiol and follicle-stimulating hormone levels are not related to cognitive performance: cross-sectional results from the study of women's health across the nation (SWAN)

    Author(s): Luetters C; Huang MH; Seeman T; Buckwalter G; Meyer PM; Avis NE; Sternfeld B; Johnston JM; Greendale GA

    J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2007 Apr;16(3):331-44.

    PubMed abstract

    Post-diagnosis weight gain and breast cancer recurrence in women with early stage breast cancer

    Author(s): Caan BJ; Emond JA; Natarajan L; Castillo A; Gunderson EP; Habel L; Jones L; Newman VA; Rock CL; Slattery ML; Stefanick ML; Sternfeld B; Thomson CA; Pierce JP

    Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2006 Sep;99(1):47-57. Epub 2006 Mar 16.

    PubMed abstract

    Dietary genistein intake and cognitive performance in a multiethnic cohort of midlife women

    Author(s): Huang MH; Luetters C; Buckwalter GJ; Seeman TE; Gold EB; Sternfeld B; Greendale GA

    Menopause. 2006 Jul-Aug;13(4):621-30.

    PubMed abstract

    Outdoor falls among middle-aged and older adults: a neglected public health problem

    Author(s): Li W; Keegan TH; Sternfeld B; Sidney S; Quesenberry CP Jr; Kelsey JL

    Am J Public Health. 2006 Jul;96(7):1192-200. Epub 2006 May 30.

    PubMed abstract

    California Men's Health Study (CMHS): a multiethnic cohort in a managed care setting

    Author(s): Enger SM; Van Den Eeden SK; Sternfeld B; Loo RK; Quesenberry CP Jr; Rowell S; Sadler MC; Schaffer DM; Habel LA; Caan BJ

    BMC Public Health. 2006 Jun 30;6:172.

    PubMed abstract

    Menopause, physical activity, and body composition/fat distribution in midlife women

    Author(s): Sternfeld B; Bhat AK; Wang H; Sharp T; Quesenberry CP Jr

    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 Jul;37(7):1195-202.

    PubMed abstract

    Life After Cancer Epidemiology (LACE) Study: a cohort of early stage breast cancer survivors (United States)

    Author(s): Caan B; Sternfeld B; Gunderson E; Coates A; Quesenberry C; Slattery ML

    Cancer Causes Control. 2005 Jun;16(5):545-56.

    PubMed abstract

    A longitudinal study of physical activity and heart rate recovery: CARDIA, 1987-1993

    Author(s): Carnethon MR; Jacobs DR Jr; Sidney S; Sternfeld B; Gidding SS; Shoushtari C; Liu K

    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 Apr;37(4):606-12.

    PubMed abstract

    Risk factors for foot fracture among individuals aged 45 years and older

    Author(s): Luetters CM; Keegan TH; Sidney S; Quesenberry CP; Prill M; Sternfeld B; Kelsey J

    Osteoporos Int. 2004 Dec;15(12):957-63. Epub 2004 Apr 28.

    PubMed abstract

    Development of overweight associated with childbearing depends on smoking habit: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study

    Author(s): Gunderson EP; Quesenberry CP Jr; Lewis CE; Tsai AL; Sternfeld B; Smith West D; Sidney S

    Obes Res. 2004 Dec;12(12):2041-53.

    PubMed abstract

    Physical activity and changes in weight and waist circumference in midlife women: findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation

    Author(s): Sternfeld B; Wang H; Quesenberry CP Jr; Abrams B; Everson-Rose SA; Greendale GA; Matthews KA; Torrens JI; Sowers M

    Am J Epidemiol. 2004 Nov 1;160(9):912-22.

    PubMed abstract

    Risk factors for proximal humerus fracture

    Author(s): Chu SP; Kelsey JL; Keegan TH; Sternfeld B; Prill M; Quesenberry CP; Sidney S

    Am J Epidemiol. 2004 Aug 15;160(4):360-7.

    PubMed abstract

    Physical activity and menstrual cycle characteristics in two prospective cohorts

    Author(s): Sternfeld B; Jacobs MK; Quesenberry CP Jr; Gold EB; Sowers M

    Am J Epidemiol. 2002 Sep 1;156(5):402-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Severity of premenstrual symptoms in a health maintenance organization population

    Author(s): Sternfeld B; Swindle R; Chawla A; Long S; Kennedy S

    Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Jun;99(6):1014-24.

    PubMed abstract

    Calcification of the aortic arch: risk factors and association with coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease

    Author(s): Iribarren C; Sidney S; Sternfeld B; Browner WS

    JAMA. 2000 Jun 7;283(21):2810-5.

    PubMed abstract

    Physical activity patterns in a diverse population of women

    Author(s): Sternfeld B; Ainsworth BE; Quesenberry CP

    Prev Med. 1999 Mar;28(3):313-23.

    PubMed abstract

    Seven-year changes in physical fitness, physical activity, and lipid profile in the CARDIA study. Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults

    Author(s): Sternfeld B; Sidney S; Jacobs DR Jr; Sadler MC; Haskell WL; Schreiner PJ

    Ann Epidemiol. 1999 Jan;9(1):25-33.

    PubMed abstract

    Habitual physical activity and menopausal symptoms: a case-control study

    Author(s): Sternfeld B; Quesenberry CP Jr; Husson G

    J Womens Health. 1999 Jan-Feb;8(1):115-23.

    PubMed abstract

    Seven-year change in graded exercise treadmill test performance in young adults in the CARDIA study. Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Young Adults

    Author(s): Sidney S; Sternfeld B; Haskell WL; Quesenberry CP Jr; Crow RS; Thomas RJ

    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1998 Mar;30(3):427-33.

    PubMed abstract