Dr. Jimmy Thomas Efird
Dr. Jimmy Thomas Efird

Brody School of Medicine

East Carolina University, USA



2003 Ph.D., Stanford University, Epidemiology

1985 M.S., California State University, Statistics

1979 B.A., UCLA, Psychology

Publications (selected)

  1. Asgari M, Efird J, Warton E, Friedman G. Potential risk factors for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma include oral contraceptives: results of a nested case-control study. INERPH 2010; 7: 427-442.
  2. Hessol N, Holly E, Efird J, Minkoff H, Schowalter K, Darragh T, Burk R, Strickler H, Greenblatt R, Palefsky J. Anal intraepithelial neoplasia in a multisite study of HIV-infected and high-risk HIV-uinfected women. AIDS 2009; 23: 59-70.
  3. Andres M, Baptista N, Efird J, Zeyda T. Depletion of SK1 channel subunits leads to constitutive insulin secretion. FEBS Letters 2009; 583: 369-376..
  4. Efird J, Searles Nielsen S. A method to compute multiplicity corrected confidence intervals for odds ratios and other relative effect estimates. IJERPH 2008; 5: 394-398.
  5. O’Phelan K, Park D, Efird J, Johnson K, Albano M, Beniga J, Green D, Chang C. Patterns of increased intracranial pressure after severe traumatic brain injury. Neurocrit Care 2009; 10: 280-286.
  6. Mau M, Asao K, Efird J, Saito E, Ratner R, Hafi M, Seto T. Risk factors associated with methamphetamine use and heart failure among Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Island Peoples. Vascular Health & Risk Management 2009; 5: 45-52.
  7. Mau M, Wong K, Efird J, West M, Saito E, Maddock J. Environmental factors of obesity in communities with Native Hawaiians. HMJ 2008; 67: 233-236.
  8. Bith-Melander P, Efird J. Tropical medicine within theCambodiacontext: Cambodian health care systems, Khmer medicine, and HIV/AIDS therapy. Asian Pac J Trop Med 2008; 1: 19-26.
  9. Efird J, Searles Nielsen S. A method to model season of birth as a surrogate environmental risk factor for disease. IJERPH 2008; 5(1): 49-53.
  10. Efird J, Hong M. Computing differential sample size for case-control studies of gene-environment interaction. Disease and Ethnicity 2008; 18: (s2)25-29.
  11. Pulver M, Tschida P, Efird J. Behavior change among Hawaii Expanded Food and N Education Program (EFNEP) participants – effects of ethnicity and the paraprofessional. J Nutr Educ Behav 2008; 40(4): S24-S25.
  12. Kerever A, Schnack J, Vellinga D, Ichikawa N, Moon C, Arikawa-Hirasawa E, Efird J, Mercier F. Novel extracellullar matrix strutures in the neural stem cell niche capture the neurogenic factor FGF-2 from the extracellular milieu. Stem Cell 2007; 25: 2146-2157.
  13. Lim S, Dragull K, Tang C, Bitternbender H, Efird J, Nerurkar P. Effects of kava alkaloid, pipermethystine, and kavalactones on oxidative stress and cytochrome p450 in f-344 rats. Toxicol Sci 2007; 97: 214-21.
  14. Mau M, West M, Ng R, Shara N, Alimineti K, Efird J, Alimineti K. Epidemiologic and Clinical Factors associated with Chronic Kidney Disease among Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians. Ethn Health 2007; 12: 111-127.
  15. Yeo K, Wijetunga M, Ito H, Efird J, TayK, Alimineti K, Kimata C, Seto T, Schatz I. The association of methamphetamine use and cardiomyopathy in young patients: a case control study. The American Journal of Medicine The American Journal of Medicine 2007; 120: 165-171.
  16. Harrigan R, Mbabuike M, Efird J, Easa D, Shintani T, Hammatt Z, Perez J, Shomaker S. Use of provider delivered complementary and alternative therapies in Hawaii: results of the Hawaii health survey. Hawaii Medical Journal 2006; 65: 130-151.
  17. Gagne S, Jensen R, Polvi A, Costa M, Ginzinger D, Efird J, Holly E, Darragh T, Palefsky J. High-resolution analysis of genomic alternations and human papillomavirus integration in anal intraepithelial neoplasia. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2005; 40: 182-189.
  18. Efird J, Holly E, Cordier S, Mueller B, Lubin F, Filippini G, Peris-Bonet R, McCredie M, Arslan A, Bracci P, Preston-Martin S. Beauty product-related exposures and childhood brain-tumors in seven countries: results from the SEARCH international brain-tumor study. J Neurooncol 2005; 72: 133-147.
  19. Palefsky J, Holly E, Efird J, Da Costa M, Jay N, Berry J, Darragh T. Anal intraepithelial neoplasia in the HAART era among HIV-positive men who have sex with men. AIDS 2005; 19: 1407-1414.
  20. Efird J. A method for indirectly estimating gene-environment effect modification and power given only genotype frequency and odds ratio of environmental exposure. European Journal of Epidemiology 2005; 20: 389-393.
  21. Nerurkar P, Pearson L, Efird J, Adeli K, Theriault A, Nerurkar V. Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein gene expression and ApoB secretion are inhibited by bitter melon in HepG2 cells. J Nutr 2005; 135: 702-6.
  22. Pardo F, Lien W, Fox H, Efird J, Aguilera J, Burton D, Deftos L. Parathyroid hormone-related protein expression is correlated with clinical course in patients with glial tumors. Cancer 2004; 101: 2622-2628.
  23. Pardo F, Hsu D, Zeheb R, Efird J, Okunieff P, Malkin D. Mutant, wild type, or overall p53 expression: freedom from clinical progression in tumours of astrocytic lineage. Br J Cancer 2004; 91: 1678-1686.

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