Randi Foraker E MA, PhD

Randi Foraker E MA, PhD
Asst ProfessorCollege of Public Healthforaker.17@osu.edu
334 Cunz Hall 1841 Neil Avenue Columbus Ohio 43210
Phone:Fax: (614) 688-3533
  • Cancer Control

General Research Interest

Health disparities and chronic disease

Research Description

Dr. Foraker's research focuses on the association between socioeconomic status and cardiovascular disease outcomes, such as heart failure, myocardial infarction and receipt of evidence-based therapies. In her role as assistant professor in the College of Public Health, she is pursuing research broadly focused on health disparities and chronic disease. Dr. Foraker has considerable interest in co-occurring risk factors for cardiovascular disease and cancer, and am co-author on a manuscript in progress which presents the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among cancer survivors in the FOCUS study. She is also interested in extending this work to evaluate factors influencing the management of cardiovascular disease among cancer patients, as increasing cancer survivorship has important implications for CVD morbidity and mortality.

Transinstitutional Work

I am a junior faculty trainee in the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) as well as the Appalachian Cancer Control Network (ACCN). I recently submitted an application for a study ancillary to several time-sensitive CPHHD projects to investigate the state of cardiovascular health among underserved populations across the United States. In addition, I am currently working with colleagues at Wake Forest University and the National Cancer Institute to characterize the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among long-term cancer survivors. I plan to continue and extend these collaborations to explore the management of cardiovascular disease among newly diagnosed cancer patients.

Current Publications

  • Smith SA, Hasan AK, Binkley PF, Foraker REThe impact of insurance and socioeconomic status on outcomes for patients with left ventricular assist devices.J Surg Res 191 302-8 10/1/2014
  • David P, Pennell ML, Foraker RE, Katz ML, Buckworth J, Paskett EDHow Are Previous Physical Activity and Self-Efficacy Related to Future Physical Activity and Self-Efficacy?Health Educ Behav in press 8/25/2014
  • Kariisa M, Foraker R, Pennell M, Buckley T, Diaz P, Criner GJ, Wilkins JR 3rdShort and Long-term Effects of Ambient Ozone and Fine Particulate Matter on the Respiratory Health of COPD Subjects.Arch Environ Occup Health in press 0 8/19/2014
  • Foraker RE, Pennell M, Sprangers P, Vitolins MZ, DeGraffinreid C, Paskett EDEffect of a low-fat or low-carbohydrate weight-loss diet on markers of cardiovascular risk among premenopausal women: a randomized trial.J Womens Health (Larchmt) 23 675-80 8/1/2014
  • Foraker RE, Shoben AB, Lopetegui MA, Lai AM, Payne PR, Kelley M, Roth C, Tindle H, Schreiner A, Jackson RDAssessment of Life's Simple 7 in the primary care setting: the Stroke Prevention in Healthcare Delivery EnviRonmEnts (SPHERE) study.Contemp Clin Trials 38 182-9 7/1/2014
  • Esber A, Foraker RE, Hemed M, Norris APartner approval and intention to use contraception among Zanzibari women presenting for post-abortion care.Contraception 90 23-8 7/1/2014
  • Petrick JL, Reeve BB, Kucharska-Newton AM, Foraker RE, Platz EA, Stearns SC, Han X, Windham BG, Irwin DEFunctional status declines among cancer survivors: Trajectory and contributing factors.J Geriatr Oncol in press 6/26/2014
  • Roth C, Foraker RE, Payne PR, Embi PJCommunity-level determinants of obesity: harnessing the power of electronic health records for retrospective data analysis.BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 14 36 1/1/2014
  • Roth C, Mekhjian H, Lemeshow S, Embi P, Hebert C, Shivade C, Foraker R, Wasserman JDiagnosis-specific readmission risk prediction using electronic health data: a retrospective cohort study.BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 14 65 1/1/2014
  • Weaver KE, Foraker RE, Alfano CM, Rowland JH, Arora NK, Bellizzi KM, Hamilton AS, Oakley-Girvan I, Keel G, Aziz NMCardiovascular risk factors among long-term survivors of breast, prostate, colorectal, and gynecologic cancers: a gap in survivorship care?J Cancer Surviv 7 253-61 6/1/2013

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