Ed Yelin, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Medicine
+1 415 476-9027

In the broadest terms, Dr. Yelin’s research has emphasized the health policy issues related to chronic disease. Much of the research has been conducted about persons with various forms of musculoskeletal disease with funding from NIAMS, although he has also conducted studies about the impacts of asthma and other pulmonary conditions, cancer, HIV-related conditions, mental illness, and disabilities associated with chronic disease. Dr. Yelin is perhaps best known for his work on employment among persons with arthritis and other chronic diseases. Prior to his research in this area, work disability was believed to be almost exclusively determined by the severity of disease or by the extent of benefits one could expect to receive if one left the labor force. His research has shown that, on the micro level, the way work is structured is a much more important factor and that, on the macro level, the structure of the labor market has a profound impact on work disability rates. This work has resulted in over 50 publications on employment

A second major thread to his research concerns studies of the impact of changes in the health care system on persons with arthritis. Up to this point, most of the work in this area has been done with a large panel of persons with rheumatoid arthritis originally derived from the practices of a random sample of Northern California rheumatologists; some of the members of the panel have been followed for as long as 20 years through annual structured telephone interviews and periodic updates from their physicians. Briefly, using this data he has shown that the pre-paid group practice form of health maintenance organization provides similar kinds and amounts of care for rheumatoid arthritis and has achieved similar outcomes as fee-for-service settings over as long as eleven years. One exception indicates that the use of biological agents for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis occurs less frequently in managed care settings than in fee-for-service, principally initiation of biological agents occurs less frequently in the former settings. As part of the research on the impact of the health care system, he has shown that rheumatologists achieved significantly better outcomes than generalist physicians, and their patients use fewer resources. A R01 grant jointly funded by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality and NIAMS, two funded by the Arthritis Foundation, and two funded by the State of California expand the research on the impact of the health care system to persons with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). These grants have resulted in the development of large panel of persons with this condition (close to 1,200 at present) who have been followed for seven years and who will, with present funding, be followed for at least four more. The SLE panel has been the subject of at least fifteen papers on the effect of various aspects of the health care system on utilization and outcomes. The R01 was recently refunded, this time solely by NIAMS, to test the extent to which differences among physicians in the quality of care for SLE account for disparities in outcomes by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

The two large panel studies in RA and SLE, in turn, led to the successful competition for a P60 Grant, funded by NIAMS, for a Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (MCRC), for which Dr. Yelin is the Principal Investigator. The grant was extended for a sixth year (until two years from March 2010) based on meritorious accomplishment.

Dr. Yelin has also been involved in studies documenting the economic and social impacts of chronic disease and disability. As part of this research, he has been the lead author on two cohorts of the National Arthritis Data Task Force, convened by NIAMS and the CDC to establish the prevalence and impact of musculoskeletal disorders. More recently, he has worked with staff at CDC to develop a new method to assess the increment in direct and indirect costs associated with arthritis beyond the costs that would be expected in the absence of the conditions. This work has resulted in several publications in the premier rheumatology journal, Arthritis and Rheumatism, and in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Dr. Yelin also authored the chapter in the culminating document from the Bone and Joint Decade on the economic impact of musculoskeletal disease.

Finally, Dr. Yelin has been an active participant in the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). CHBRP, authorized by AB1996 and subsequently reauthorized twice, provides money to the Office of the Vice President of Health Affairs of the University of California System to analyze the medical effectiveness and public health and economic impact of proposed health insurance mandates. Dr. Yelin has recently been appointed Vice Chair of CHBRP and directs the UCSF Center, housed in the Institute for Health Policy Studies, which does the analysis of the evidence of medical effectiveness for proposed health insurance mandates. Since its inception in 2004, CHBRP has completed analyses of more than 60 proposed mandates covering such services as asthma education, smoking cessation, Alzheimer’s medications, chiropractic care, substance abuse treatment, post-mastectomy care, and transplantation among persons with HIV.

Publications: 

Relationship between Process of Care and Subsequent Increase in Damage in SLE.

Arthritis care & research

Yelin E, Yazdany J, Trupin L

Socioeconomic Predictors of Incident Depression in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Arthritis care & research

McCormick N, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Katz PP

Reply.

Arthritis care & research

Katz P, Margaretten M, Schmajuk G, Yazdany J, Yelin E

Is frailty a relevant concept in SLE?

Lupus science & medicine

Katz PP, Andrews J, Yazdany J, Schmajuk G, Trupin L, Yelin E

Frailty and reduced physical function go hand in hand in adults with rheumatoid arthritis: a US observational cohort study.

Clinical rheumatology

Andrews JS, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Hough CL, Covinsky KE, Katz PP

Breast cancer in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE): receptor status and treatment.

Lupus

Chan K, Clarke AE, Ramsey-Goldman R, Foulkes W, Tessier Cloutier B, Urowitz MB, Gladman D, Nived O, Romero-Diaz J, Petri M, Ginzler E, Fortin PR, Bae SC, Wallace DJ, Yelin EH, Bernatsky S

Cost-Effectiveness of Tramadol and Oxycodone in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis.

Arthritis care & research

Smith SR, Katz JN, Collins JE, Solomon DH, Jordan JM, Suter LG, Yelin EH, David Paltiel A, Losina E

Patient goals in rheumatoid arthritis care: A systematic review and qualitative synthesis.

Musculoskeletal care

Hulen E, Ervin A, Schue A, Evans-Young G, Saha S, Yelin EH, Barton JL

Serum biomarkers of inflammation and muscle strength among women with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Cytokine

Andrews JS, Trupin L, Hough CL, Daikh DI, Yelin EH, Katz PP

Number of Persons With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis in the US: Impact of Race and Ethnicity, Age, Sex, and Obesity.

Arthritis care & research

Deshpande BR, Katz JN, Solomon DH, Yelin EH, Hunter DJ, Messier SP, Suter LG, Losina E

Breast cancer in systemic lupus.

Lupus

Bernatsky S, Ramsey-Goldman R, Petri M, Urowitz MB, Gladman DD, Fortin PF, Ginzler E, Romero-Diaz J, Peschken C, Jacobsen S, Hanly JG, Gordon C, Nived O, Yelin EH, Isenberg D, Rahman A, Bae SC, Joseph L, Witte T, Ruiz-Irastorza G, Aranow C, Kamen D, Sturfeldt G, Foulkes WD, Hansen JE, St Pierre Y, Raymer PC, Tessier-Cloutier B, Clarke AE

The burden of musculoskeletal diseases in the United States.

Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism

Yelin E, Weinstein S, King T

Computer use, language, and literacy in safety net clinic communication.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA

Ratanawongsa N, Barton JL, Lyles CR, Wu M, Yelin EH, Martinez D, Schillinger D

National Lupus Hospitalization Trends Reveal Rising Rates of Herpes Zoster and Declines in Pneumocystis Pneumonia.

PloS one

Murray SG, Schmajuk G, Trupin L, Gensler L, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Gansky SA, Yazdany J

Association Between Clinician Computer Use and Communication With Patients in Safety-Net Clinics.

JAMA internal medicine

Ratanawongsa N, Barton JL, Lyles CR, Wu M, Yelin EH, Martinez D, Schillinger D

Role of Sleep Disturbance, Depression, Obesity, and Physical Inactivity in Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Arthritis care & research

Katz P, Margaretten M, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Yazdany J, Yelin E

Model-based evaluation of cost-effectiveness of nerve growth factor inhibitors in knee osteoarthritis: impact of drug cost, toxicity, and means of administration.

Osteoarthritis and cartilage / OARS, Osteoarthritis Research Society

Losina E, Michl G, Collins JE, Hunter DJ, Jordan JM, Yelin E, Paltiel AD, Katz JN

Cost-effectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis in older patients with multiple comorbidities.

Osteoarthritis and cartilage / OARS, Osteoarthritis Research Society

Katz JN, Smith SR, Collins JE, Solomon DH, Jordan JM, Hunter DJ, Suter LG, Yelin E, Paltiel AD, Losina E

Muscle Strength and Changes in Physical Function in Women With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Arthritis care & research

Andrews JS, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Barton J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Yelin EH, Katz PP

Efficiency Gains for Rheumatology Consultation Using a Novel Electronic Referral System in a Safety-Net Health Setting.

Arthritis care & research

Scheibe MM, Imboden JB, Schmajuk G, Margaretten M, Graf JD, Chen AH, Yelin EH, Yazdany J

A population-based study of infection-related hospital mortality in patients with dermatomyositis/polymyositis.

Arthritis care & research

Murray SG, Schmajuk G, Trupin L, Lawson E, Cascino M, Barton J, Margaretten M, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Yazdany J

Interactions between patients, providers, and health systems and technical quality of care.

Arthritis care & research

Yelin E, Yazdany J, Tonner C, Trupin L, Criswell LA, Katz P, Schmajuk G

Lifetime medical costs of knee osteoarthritis management in the United States: impact of extending indications for total knee arthroplasty.

Arthritis care & research

Losina E, Paltiel AD, Weinstein AM, Yelin E, Hunter DJ, Chen SP, Klara K, Suter LG, Solomon DH, Burbine SA, Walensky RP, Katz JN

Muscle strength, muscle mass, and physical disability in women with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis care & research

Andrews JS, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Barton J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Yelin EH, Katz PP

The design of a low literacy decision aid about rheumatoid arthritis medications developed in three languages for use during the clinical encounter.

BMC medical informatics and decision making

Barton JL, Koenig CJ, Evans-Young G, Trupin L, Anderson J, Ragouzeos D, Breslin M, Morse T, Schillinger D, Montori VM, Yelin EH

Relationships between driving distance, rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis, and disease-modifying antirheumatic drug receipt.

Arthritis care & research

Polinski JM, Brookhart MA, Ayanian JZ, Katz JN, Kim SC, Lii J, Tonner C, Yelin E, Solomon DH

Predictors of stopping and starting disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis care & research

Solomon DH, Tonner C, Lu B, Kim SC, Ayanian JZ, Brookhart MA, Katz JN, Yelin E

English language proficiency, health literacy, and trust in physician are associated with shared decision making in rheumatoid arthritis.

The Journal of rheumatology

Barton JL, Trupin L, Tonner C, Imboden J, Katz P, Schillinger D, Yelin E

Educational and vocational outcomes of adults with childhood- and adult-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: nine years of followup.

Arthritis care & research

Lawson EF, Hersh AO, Trupin L, von Scheven E, Okumura MJ, Yazdany J, Yelin EH

Ethnically diverse patients' perceptions of clinician computer use in a safety-net clinic.

Journal of health care for the poor and underserved

Ratanawongsa N, Barton JL, Schillinger D, Yelin EH, Hettema JE, Lum PJ

Non-lymphoma hematological malignancies in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Oncology

Lu M, Bernatsky S, Ramsey-Goldman R, Petri M, Manzi S, Urowitz MB, Gladman D, Fortin PR, Ginzler EM, Yelin E, Bae SC, Wallace DJ, Jacobsen S, Dooley MA, Peschken CA, Alarcón GS, Nived O, Gottesman L, Criswell LA, Sturfelt G, Dreyer L, Lee JL, Clarke AE

Risk adjustment for health care financing in chronic disease: what are we missing by failing to account for disease severity?

Medical care

Omachi TA, Gregorich SE, Eisner MD, Penaloza RA, Tolstykh IV, Yelin EH, Iribarren C, Dudley RA, Blanc PD

Missed opportunities for depression screening in patients with arthritis in the United States.

Journal of general internal medicine

Margaretten ME, Katz P, Schmajuk G, Yelin E

Breast cancer in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Oncology

Tessier Cloutier B, Clarke AE, Ramsey-Goldman R, Wang Y, Foulkes W, Gordon C, Hansen JE, Yelin E, Urowitz MB, Gladman D, Fortin PR, Wallace DJ, Petri M, Manzi S, Ginzler EM, Labrecque J, Edworthy S, Dooley MA, Senécal JL, Peschken CA, Bae SC, Isenberg D, Rahman A, Ruiz-Irastorza G, Hanly JG, Jacobsen S, Nived O, Witte T, Criswell LA, Barr SG, Dreyer L, Sturfelt G, Bernatsky S

Pain as a risk factor for disability or death.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Andrews JS, Cenzer IS, Yelin E, Covinsky KE

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey.

Arthritis research & therapy

Solomon DH, Yelin E, Katz JN, Lu B, Shaykevich T, Ayanian JZ

Choosing wisely: the American College of Rheumatology's Top 5 list of things physicians and patients should question.

Arthritis care & research

Yazdany J, Schmajuk G, Robbins M, Daikh D, Beall A, Yelin E, Barton J, Carlson A, Margaretten M, Zell J, Gensler LS, Kelly V, Saag K, King C

Cancer risk in systemic lupus: an updated international multi-centre cohort study.

Journal of autoimmunity

Bernatsky S, Ramsey-Goldman R, Labrecque J, Joseph L, Boivin JF, Petri M, Zoma A, Manzi S, Urowitz MB, Gladman D, Fortin PR, Ginzler E, Yelin E, Bae SC, Wallace DJ, Edworthy S, Jacobsen S, Gordon C, Dooley MA, Peschken CA, Hanly JG, Alarcón GS, Nived O, Ruiz-Irastorza G, Isenberg D, Rahman A, Witte T, Aranow C, Kamen DL, Steinsson K, Askanase A, Barr S, Criswell LA, Sturfelt G, Patel NM, Senécal JL, Zummer M, Pope JE, Ensworth S, El-Gabalawy H, McCarthy T, Dreyer L, Sibley J, St Pierre Y, Clarke AE

Lymphoma risk in systemic lupus: effects of disease activity versus treatment.

Annals of the rheumatic diseases

Bernatsky S, Ramsey-Goldman R, Joseph L, Boivin JF, Costenbader KH, Urowitz MB, Gladman DD, Fortin PR, Nived O, Petri MA, Jacobsen S, Manzi S, Ginzler EM, Isenberg D, Rahman A, Gordon C, Ruiz-Irastorza G, Yelin E, Bae SC, Wallace DJ, Peschken CA, Dooley MA, Edworthy SM, Aranow C, Kamen DL, Romero-Diaz J, Askanase A, Witte T, Barr SG, Criswell LA, Sturfelt GK, Blanco I, Feldman CH, Dreyer L, Patel NM, St Pierre Y, Clarke AE

Poor knowledge of methotrexate associated with older age and limited English-language proficiency in a diverse rheumatoid arthritis cohort.

Arthritis research & therapy

Barton JL, Schmajuk G, Trupin L, Graf J, Imboden J, Yelin EH, Schillinger D

Sex differences in assessment of obesity in rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis care & research

Katz PP, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Margaretten M, Barton J, Criswell LA, Yelin EH

Mediators of the socioeconomic gradient in outcomes of adult asthma and rhinitis.

American journal of public health

Trupin L, Katz PP, Balmes JR, Chen H, Yelin EH, Omachi T, Blanc PD

Systemic lupus erythematosus and the economic perspective: a systematic literature review and points to consider.

Clinical and experimental rheumatology

Turchetti G, Yazdany J, Palla I, Yelin E, Mosca M

The economic burden of systemic lupus erythematosus.

Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology

Panopalis P, Clarke AE, Yelin E

European genetic ancestry is associated with a decreased risk of lupus nephritis.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Richman IB, Taylor KE, Chung SA, Trupin L, Petri M, Yelin E, Graham RR, Lee A, Behrens TW, Gregersen PK, Seldin MF, Criswell LA

Compromised access to prescriptions and medical care because of cost among US adults with arthritis.

Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology

Murphy LB, Yelin E, Theis KA

Cardiovascular disease and cognitive dysfunction in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis care & research

Murray SG, Yazdany J, Kaiser R, Criswell LA, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Julian LJ

Lower health literacy is associated with poorer health status and outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Journal of general internal medicine

Omachi TA, Sarkar U, Yelin EH, Blanc PD, Katz PP

Both pulmonary and extra-pulmonary factors predict the development of disability in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases

Singer JP, Katz PP, Iribarren C, Omachi TA, Sanchez G, Yelin EH, Cisternas MG, Blanc PD

Quality of care in systemic lupus erythematosus: application of quality measures to understand gaps in care.

Journal of general internal medicine

Yazdany J, Trupin L, Tonner C, Dudley RA, Zell J, Panopalis P, Schmajuk G, Julian L, Katz P, Criswell LA, Yelin E

Physical activity, obesity, and cognitive impairment among women with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis care & research

Katz P, Julian L, Tonner MC, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Yelin E, Criswell LA

Disturbed sleep among COPD patients is longitudinally associated with mortality and adverse COPD outcomes.

Sleep medicine

Omachi TA, Blanc PD, Claman DM, Chen H, Yelin EH, Julian L, Katz PP

Validity of brief screening tools for cognitive impairment in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis care & research

Julian LJ, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Criswell LA, Yelin E, Katz PP

Longitudinal study of the impact of incident organ manifestations and increased disease activity on work loss among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis care & research

Yelin E, Tonner C, Trupin L, Gansky SA, Julian L, Katz P, Yazdany J, Kaiser R, Criswell LA

Use of disease-modifying medications for rheumatoid arthritis by race and ethnicity in the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

Arthritis care & research

Solomon DH, Ayanian JZ, Yelin E, Shaykevich T, Brookhart MA, Katz JN

Self-management skills in adolescents with chronic rheumatic disease: A cross-sectional survey.

Pediatric rheumatology online journal

Lawson EF, Hersh AO, Applebaum MA, Yelin EH, Okumura MJ, von Scheven E

Impact of obesity on functioning among women with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis care & research

Katz P, Yazdany J, Julian L, Trupin L, Margaretten M, Yelin E, Criswell LA

Racial and ethnic disparities in disease activity and function among persons with rheumatoid arthritis from university-affiliated clinics.

Arthritis care & research

Barton JL, Trupin L, Schillinger D, Gansky SA, Tonner C, Margaretten M, Chernitskiy V, Graf J, Imboden J, Yelin E

Brief index of lupus damage: a patient-reported measure of damage in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis care & research

Yazdany J, Trupin L, Gansky SA, Dall'era M, Yelin EH, Criswell LA, Katz PP

Using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale to screen for depression in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis care & research

Julian LJ, Gregorich SE, Tonner C, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Criswell LA, Yelin E, Katz PP

Adult outcomes of childhood-onset rheumatic diseases.

Nature reviews. Rheumatology

Hersh A, von Scheven E, Yelin E

Cardiovascular and disease-related predictors of depression in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis care & research

Julian LJ, Tonner C, Yelin E, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Criswell LA, Katz PP

Long-term patterns of depression and associations with health and function in a panel study of rheumatoid arthritis.

Journal of health psychology

Morris A, Yelin EH, Panopalis P, Julian L, Katz PP

Respiratory and skeletal muscle strength in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: impact on exercise capacity and lower extremity function.

Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention

Singer J, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Sanchez G, Iribarren C, Eisner MD, Blanc PD

Receipt of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs among patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Medicare managed care plans.

JAMA

Schmajuk G, Trivedi AN, Solomon DH, Yelin E, Trupin L, Chakravarty EF, Yazdany J

Obesity and its measurement in a community-based sample of women with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis care & research

Katz P, Gregorich S, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Julian L, Yelin E, Criswell LA

Socioeconomic determinants of disability and depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis care & research

Margaretten M, Barton J, Julian L, Katz P, Trupin L, Tonner C, Graf J, Imboden J, Yelin E

Evaluating quality of life in patients with asthma and rhinitis: English adaptation of the rhinasthma questionnaire.

Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

Chen H, Cisternas MG, Katz PP, Omachi TA, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Balmes JR, Blanc PD

Depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: description, causes and mechanisms.

International journal of clinical rheumatology

Margaretten M, Julian L, Katz P, Yelin E

Development of disability in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: beyond lung function.

Thorax

Eisner MD, Iribarren C, Blanc PD, Yelin EH, Ackerson L, Byl N, Omachi TA, Sidney S, Katz PP

COPD and cognitive impairment: the role of hypoxemia and oxygen therapy.

International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Thakur N, Blanc PD, Julian LJ, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Sidney S, Iribarren C, Eisner MD

Onset of depressive symptoms among adults with asthma: results from a longitudinal observational cohort.

Primary care respiratory journal : journal of the General Practice Airways Group

Katz PP, Morris A, Julian L, Omachi T, Yelin EH, Eisner MD, Blanc PD

Childhood-onset disease as a predictor of mortality in an adult cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis care & research

Hersh AO, Trupin L, Yazdany J, Panopalis P, Julian L, Katz P, Criswell LA, Yelin E

Patient-physician discordance in assessments of global disease severity in rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis care & research

Barton JL, Imboden J, Graf J, Glidden D, Yelin EH, Schillinger D

Role of community and individual characteristics in physician visits for persons with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis care & research

Tonner C, Trupin L, Yazdany J, Criswell L, Katz P, Yelin E

An integrated model of environmental factors in adult asthma lung function and disease severity: a cross-sectional study.

Environmental health : a global access science source

Trupin L, Balmes JR, Chen H, Eisner MD, Hammond SK, Katz PP, Lurmann F, Quinlan PJ, Thorne PS, Yelin EH, Blanc PD

Provision of preventive health care in systemic lupus erythematosus: data from a large observational cohort study.

Arthritis research & therapy

Yazdany J, Tonner C, Trupin L, Panopalis P, Gillis JZ, Hersh AO, Julian LJ, Katz PP, Criswell LA, Yelin EH

Disability in valued life activities among individuals with COPD and other respiratory conditions.

Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention

Katz PP, Gregorich S, Eisner M, Julian L, Chen H, Yelin E, Blanc PD

Frequent use of the emergency department among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis care & research

Panopalis P, Gillis JZ, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Hersh A, Julian L, Criswell LA, Katz P, Yelin E

Influence of anxiety on health outcomes in COPD.

Thorax

Eisner MD, Blanc PD, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Sanchez G, Iribarren C, Omachi TA

Depressive symptoms in middle age and the development of later-life functional limitations: the long-term effect of depressive symptoms.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Covinsky KE, Yaffe K, Lindquist K, Cherkasova E, Yelin E, Blazer DG

Health-related quality of life and employment among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America

Yazdany J, Yelin E

Ambulatory visit utilization in a national, population-based sample of adults with osteoarthritis.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Cisternas MG, Yelin E, Katz JN, Solomon DH, Wright EA, Losina E

The child, grown, becomes independent.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Katz PP, Yelin EH, Lockshin MD

Screening for depression in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

COPD

Julian LJ, Gregorich SE, Earnest G, Eisner MD, Chen H, Blanc PD, Yelin EH, Katz PP

The impact of disability on depression among individuals with COPD.

Chest

Katz PP, Julian LJ, Omachi TA, Gregorich SE, Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Blanc PD

Predictors of depression in a multiethnic cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Margaretten M, Yelin E, Imboden J, Graf J, Barton J, Katz P, Julian L

Socioeconomic status, race and COPD health outcomes.

Journal of epidemiology and community health

Eisner MD, Blanc PD, Omachi TA, Yelin EH, Sidney S, Katz PP, Ackerson LM, Sanchez G, Tolstykh I, Iribarren C

The COPD Helplessness Index: a new tool to measure factors affecting patient self-management.

Chest

Omachi TA, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Iribarren C, Knight SJ, Blanc PD, Eisner MD

Trends in medical care expenditures of US adults with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions 1997 to 2005.

The Journal of rheumatology

Cisternas MG, Murphy LB, Yelin EH, Foreman AJ, Pasta DJ, Helmick CG

Pain, functional limitations, and aging.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Covinsky KE, Lindquist K, Dunlop DD, Yelin E

Depression and health-related quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The American journal of medicine

Omachi TA, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Gregorich SE, Iribarren C, Blanc PD, Eisner MD

Further exploration of the links between occupational exposure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Blanc PD, Eisner MD, Earnest G, Trupin L, Balmes JR, Yelin EH, Gregorich SE, Katz PP

Cost-effectiveness of total knee arthroplasty in the United States: patient risk and hospital volume.

Archives of internal medicine

Losina E, Walensky RP, Kessler CL, Emrani PS, Reichmann WM, Wright EA, Holt HL, Solomon DH, Yelin E, Paltiel AD, Katz JN

The impact of SHS exposure on health status and exacerbations among patients with COPD.

International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Eisner MD, Iribarren C, Yelin EH, Sidney S, Katz PP, Sanchez G, Blanc PD

A quality indicator set for systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Yazdany J, Panopalis P, Gillis JZ, Schmajuk G, MacLean CH, Wofsy D, Yelin E

Work loss and work entry among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus: comparisons with a national matched sample.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Yelin E, Tonner C, Trupin L, Panopalis P, Yazdany J, Julian L, Katz P, Criswell LA

Depression, medication adherence, and service utilization in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Julian LJ, Yelin E, Yazdany J, Panopalis P, Trupin L, Criswell LA, Katz P

Exposure to traffic: lung function and health status in adults with asthma.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Balmes JR, Earnest G, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Eisner MD, Chen H, Trupin L, Lurmann F, Blanc PD

Differences in long-term disease activity and treatment of adult patients with childhood- and adult-onset systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Hersh AO, von Scheven E, Yazdany J, Panopalis P, Trupin L, Julian L, Katz P, Criswell LA, Yelin E

Health care costs and costs associated with changes in work productivity among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Panopalis P, Yazdany J, Gillis JZ, Julian L, Trupin L, Hersh AO, Criswell LA, Katz P, Yelin E

The COPD severity score: a dynamic prediction tool for health-care utilization.

COPD

Omachi TA, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Blanc PD, Eisner MD

Patterns of psychosocial risk and long-term outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis.

Psychology, health & medicine

Morris A, Yelin EH, Wong B, Katz PP

Performance of self-reported occupational exposure compared to a job-exposure matrix approach in asthma and chronic rhinitis.

Occupational and environmental medicine

Quinlan PJ, Earnest G, Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Balmes JR, Blanc PD

COPD as a systemic disease: impact on physical functional limitations.

The American journal of medicine

Eisner MD, Blanc PD, Yelin EH, Sidney S, Katz PP, Ackerson L, Lathon P, Tolstykh I, Omachi T, Byl N, Iribarren C

Valued life activity disability played a significant role in self-rated health among adults with chronic health conditions.

Journal of clinical epidemiology

Katz P, Morris A, Gregorich S, Yazdany J, Eisner M, Yelin E, Blanc P

Risk factors for death in adults with severe asthma.

Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

Omachi TA, Iribarren C, Sarkar U, Tolstykh I, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Blanc PD, Eisner MD

The role of neighborhood and individual socioeconomic status in outcomes of systemic lupus erythematosus.

The Journal of rheumatology

Trupin L, Tonner MC, Yazdany J, Julian LJ, Criswell LA, Katz PP, Yelin E

Disability in valued life activities among individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Katz P, Morris A, Trupin L, Yazdany J, Yelin E

Pulmonary function and the risk of functional limitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

American journal of epidemiology

Eisner MD, Iribarren C, Yelin EH, Sidney S, Katz PP, Ackerson L, Lathon P, Tolstykh I, Omachi T, Byl N, Blanc PD

Validation of the systemic lupus erythematosus activity questionnaire in a large observational cohort.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Yazdany J, Yelin EH, Panopalis P, Trupin L, Julian L, Katz PP

Socioeconomic gradients in tiotropium use among adults with COPD.

International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Blanc PD, Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Earnest G, Balmes JR, Gregorich SE, Katz PP

Effect of arthritis in middle age on older-age functioning.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Covinsky KE, Lindquist K, Dunlop DD, Gill TM, Yelin E

Impact of memory impairment on employment status in persons with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Panopalis P, Julian L, Yazdany J, Gillis JZ, Trupin L, Hersh A, Criswell LA, Katz P, Yelin E

Workplace policies and prevalence of knee osteoarthritis: the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Occupational and environmental medicine

Chen JC, Linnan L, Callahan LF, Yelin EH, Renner JB

Association of socioeconomic and demographic factors with utilization of rheumatology subspecialty care in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Yazdany J, Gillis JZ, Trupin L, Katz P, Panopalis P, Criswell LA, Yelin E

Medicaid and access to care among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Gillis JZ, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Julian L, Panopalis P, Criswell LA, Katz P, Yelin E

Impact of health maintenance organizations and fee-for-service on health care utilization among people with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Yelin E, Trupin L, Katz P, Criswell LA, Yazdany J, Gillis J, Panopalis P

Work disability in rheumatic diseases.

Current opinion in rheumatology

Yelin E

Work dynamics among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Yelin E, Trupin L, Katz P, Criswell L, Yazdany J, Gillis J, Panopalis P

Body composition and functional limitation in COPD.

Respiratory research

Eisner MD, Blanc PD, Sidney S, Yelin EH, Lathon PV, Katz PP, Tolstykh I, Ackerson L, Iribarren C

The influence of perceived control of asthma on health outcomes.

Chest

Calfee CS, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Iribarren C, Eisner MD

Risk factors for work disability in severe adult asthma.

The American journal of medicine

Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Lactao G, Iribarren C, Blanc PD

Negative life events and quality of life in adults with asthma.

Thorax

Archea C, Yen IH, Chen H, Eisner MD, Katz PP, Masharani U, Yelin EH, Earnest G, Blanc PD

Journal policies on authorship and disclosures.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Katz PP, Yelin EH, Lockshin MD

Directly measured secondhand smoke exposure and COPD health outcomes.

BMC pulmonary medicine

Eisner MD, Balmes J, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Hammond SK, Benowitz N, Blanc PD

Evaluating medical effectiveness for the california health benefits review program.

Health services research

Luft HS, Rappaport KM, Yelin EH, Aubry WM

Journal policies on authorship and disclosures.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Katz PP, Yelin EH, Lockshin MD

Work life of persons with asthma, rhinitis, and COPD: a study using a national, population-based sample.

Journal of occupational medicine and toxicology (London, England)

Yelin E, Katz P, Balmes J, Trupin L, Earnest G, Eisner M, Blanc P

Area-level socio-economic status and health status among adults with asthma and rhinitis.

The European respiratory journal

Blanc PD, Yen IH, Chen H, Katz PP, Earnest G, Balmes JR, Trupin L, Friedling N, Yelin EH, Eisner MD

Functioning and psychological status among individuals with COPD.

Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation

Katz PP, Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Trupin L, Earnest G, Balmes J, Blanc PD

New journal policy regarding registration of clinical trials.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Stone JH, Lockshin MD, Katz PP, Yelin EH

Exposure to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes: assessment by a single survey item compared to a detailed exposure battery and a job exposure matrix.

American journal of industrial medicine

Blanc PD, Eisner MD, Balmes JR, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Katz PP

Impact of managed care on the use of biologic agents for rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Yelin EH, Trupin LS, Katz PP

Development and validation of a survey-based COPD severity score.

Chest

Eisner MD, Trupin L, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Earnest G, Balmes J, Blanc PD

Lifetime environmental tobacco smoke exposure and the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Environmental health : a global access science source

Eisner MD, Balmes J, Katz PP, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Blanc PD

Impact of the home indoor environment on adult asthma and rhinitis.

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Blanc PD, Eisner MD, Katz PP, Yen IH, Archea C, Earnest G, Janson S, Masharani UB, Quinlan PJ, Hammond SK, Thorne PS, Balmes JR, Trupin L, Yelin EH

Is early intervention worth it?

The Journal of rheumatology. Supplement

Yelin E

Health-related quality of life in adult rhinitis: the role of perceived control of disease.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Chen H, Katz PP, Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Blanc PD

The association between occupational factors and adverse health outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Occupational and environmental medicine

Blanc PD, Eisner MD, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Balmes JR

Functional limitations and well-being in injured municipal workers: a longitudinal study.

Journal of occupational rehabilitation

Gillen M, Jewell SA, Faucett JA, Yelin E

The impact of managed care on health care utilization among adults with asthma.

The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma

Yelin E, Trupin L, Earnest G, Katz P, Eisner M, Blanc P

Leukotriene modifier use and asthma severity: how is a new medication being used by adults with asthma?

Archives of internal medicine

Snyder L, Blanc PD, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Eisner MD

Performance of valued life activities reflected asthma-specific quality of life more than general physical function.

Journal of clinical epidemiology

Katz PP, Yelin EH, Eisner MD, Earnest G, Blanc PD

Association between etanercept use and employment outcomes among patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Yelin E, Trupin L, Katz P, Lubeck D, Rush S, Wanke L

The occupational burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The European respiratory journal

Trupin L, Earnest G, San Pedro M, Balmes JR, Eisner MD, Yelin E, Katz PP, Blanc PD

Reading and interpreting economic evaluations in rheumatoid arthritis: an assessment of selected instruments for critical appraisal.

The Journal of rheumatology

Weisman MH, Gano AD, Gabriel SE, Hochberg MC, Kavanaugh A, Ofman JJ, Prashker M, Suarez-Almazor ME, Yelin E, Nakelsky SD, Croft JD

A comprehensive study of the direct and indirect costs of adult asthma.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Cisternas MG, Blanc PD, Yen IH, Katz PP, Earnest G, Eisner MD, Shiboski S, Yelin EH

Effects of physician-related factors on adult asthma care, health status, and quality of life.

The American journal of medicine

Blanc PD, Trupin L, Earnest G, San Pedro M, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Eisner MD

The costs of arthritis.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Dunlop DD, Manheim LM, Yelin EH, Song J, Chang RW

Perceived control of asthma and quality of life among adults with asthma.

Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

Katz PP, Yelin EH, Eisner MD, Blanc PD

The influence of chronic respiratory conditions on health status and work disability.

American journal of public health

Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Trupin L, Blanc PD

A national study of medical care expenditures for respiratory conditions.

The European respiratory journal

Yelin E, Trupin L, Cisternas M, Eisner M, Katz P, Blanc P

Measurement of environmental tobacco smoke exposure among adults with asthma.

Environmental health perspectives

Eisner MD, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Hammond SK, Blanc PD

The work impact of asthma and rhinitis: findings from a population-based survey.

Journal of clinical epidemiology

Blanc PD, Trupin L, Eisner M, Earnest G, Katz PP, Israel L, Yelin EH

Patterns of disease-modifying antirheumatic drug use, medical resource consumption, and cost among rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Therapeutic apheresis : official journal of the International Society for Apheresis and the Japanese Society for Apheresis

Griffiths RI, Bar-Din M, MacLean C, Sullivan EM, Herbert RJ, Yelin EH

Asthma and smoking status in a population-based study of California adults.

Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)

Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Trupin L, Blanc PD

Acknowledgement and corrections for flawed data.

Journal of clinical epidemiology

Katz PP, Eisner MD, Henke J, Shiboski S, Yelin EH, Blanc PD

Retraction.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Eisner MD, Shiboski SC, Yelin EH, Blanc PD, Bainton DF

Retraction.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Katz PP, Yelin EH, Blanc PD, Bainton DF

Predictors of cigarette smoking and smoking cessation among adults with asthma.

American journal of public health

Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Shiboski SC, Henke J, Blanc PD

Medical resource use and costs among rheumatoid arthritis patients receiving disease-modifying antirheumatic drug therapy.

Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association

Griffiths RI, Bar-Din M, MacLean CH, Sullivan EM, Herbert RJ, Yelin EH

The direct cost of rheumatoid arthritis.

Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

Ward MM, Javitz HS, Yelin EH

The prevalence and impact of accommodations on the employment of persons 51-61 years of age with musculoskeletal conditions.

Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association

Yelin E, Sonneborn D, Trupin L

Examining specialty care.

The American journal of medicine

Yelin E

Access to and utilization of primary care services among HIV-infected women.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)

Palacio H, Shiboski CH, Yelin EH, Hessol NA, Greenblatt RM

The Marks Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire: further validation and examination of responsiveness to change.

Journal of clinical epidemiology

Katz PP, Eisner MD, Henke J, Shiboski S, Yelin EH, Blanc PD

Work dynamics of adults with asthma.

American journal of industrial medicine

Yelin E, Henke J, Katz PP, Eisner MD, Blanc PD

Report of the OMERACT task force on economic evaluation. Outcome Measures in Rheumatology.

The Journal of rheumatology

Gabriel S, Tugwell P, O'Brien B, Yelin E, Drummond M, Ruff B, Brooks P, Bombardier C, Boers M

Predictors of rate of return to work after surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome.

Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association

Carmona L, Faucett J, Blanc PD, Yelin E

Environmental tobacco smoke and adult asthma. The impact of changing exposure status on health outcomes.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Henke J, Shiboski SC, Blanc PD

Use of herbal products, coffee or black tea, and over-the-counter medications as self-treatments among adults with asthma.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Blanc PD, Kuschner WG, Katz PP, Smith S, Yelin EH

Pulmonary and allergy subspecialty care in adults with asthma. Treatment, use of services, and health outcomes.

The Western journal of medicine

Blanc PD, Katz PP, Henke J, Smith S, Yelin EH

Perceived control of asthma: development and validation of a questionnaire.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Katz PP, Yelin EH, Smith S, Blanc PD

Self-reported carpal tunnel syndrome: predictors of work disability from the National Health Interview Survey Occupational Health Supplement.

American journal of industrial medicine

Blanc PD, Faucett J, Kennedy JJ, Cisternas M, Yelin E

Dr. Morgan's parable.

Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association

Yelin E

The impact on unemployment of an intervention to increase recognition of previously untreated anxiety among primary care physicians.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Yelin E, Mathias SD, Buesching DP, Rowland C, Calucin RQ, Fifer S

Occupational asthma in a community-based survey of adult asthma.

Chest

Blanc PD, Cisternas M, Smith S, Yelin E

Musculoskeletal conditions and employment.

Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association

Yelin EH

The transition to managed care: implications for the rheumatology community.

Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association

Callahan LF, Yelin EH

Work disability in adults with cystic fibrosis.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Gillen M, Lallas D, Brown C, Yelin E, Blanc P

Mortality risk among elderly workers.

American journal of industrial medicine

Blanc PD, Katz P, Yelin E

Life activities of persons with rheumatoid arthritis with and without depressive symptoms.

Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association

Katz PP, Yelin EH

Making work more central to work disability policy.

The Milbank quarterly

Yelin EH, Katz PP

Impact of the American Health Security Act of 1993.

Bulletin on the rheumatic diseases

Yelin E

Work disability among adults with asthma.

Chest

Blanc PD, Jones M, Besson C, Katz P, Yelin E

Gender, disability, and employment.

Occupational medicine (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Yelin EH

Correlates of fatigue in older adults with rheumatoid arthritis.

Nursing research

Belza BL, Henke CJ, Yelin EH, Epstein WV, Gilliss CL

Health policy and musculoskeletal conditions.

Current opinion in rheumatology

Yelin E

Effect of parenterally administered gold therapy on the course of adult rheumatoid arthritis.

Annals of internal medicine

Epstein WV, Henke CJ, Yelin EH, Katz PP

The impact of HIV-related illness on employment.

American journal of public health

Yelin EH, Greenblatt RM, Hollander H, McMaster JR

Health care research and technology.

Current opinion in rheumatology

Yelin E

The economic impact of the rheumatic diseases in the United States.

The Journal of rheumatology

Felts W, Yelin E

Work disability among cancer patients.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Greenwald HP, Dirks SJ, Borgatta EF, McCorkle R, Nevitt MC, Yelin EH

A question of value: measuring the impact of chronic disease.

The Milbank quarterly

Lubeck DP, Yelin EH

The work dynamics of the person with rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Yelin E, Henke C, Epstein W

Work disability among persons with musculoskeletal conditions.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Yelin EH, Henke CJ, Epstein WV

A comparison of the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in health maintenance organizations and fee-for-service practices.

The New England journal of medicine

Yelin EH, Henke CJ, Kramer JS, Nevitt MC, Shearn M, Epstein WV

Is health care use equivalent across social groups? A diagnosis-based study.

American journal of public health

Yelin EH, Kramer JS, Epstein WV

The impact of chronic disease: a sociomedical profile of rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Meenan RF, Yelin EH, Nevitt M, Epstein WV

Work disability in rheumatoid arthritis: effects of disease, social, and work factors.

Annals of internal medicine

Yelin E, Meenan R, Nevitt M, Epstein W

Toward an epidemiology of work disability.

The Milbank Memorial Fund quarterly. Health and society

Yelin E, Nevitt M, Epstein W

Social problems, services and policy for persons with chronic disease: the case of rheumatoid arthritis.

Social science & medicine. Medical economics

Yelin EH, Feshbach DM, Meenan RF, Epstein WV

The costs of rheumatoid arthritis. A patient-oriented study of chronic disease costs.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Meenan RF, Yelin EH, Henke CJ, Curtis DL, Epstein WV

The university rheumatic disease clinic: provider and patient receptions of cost.

Arthritis and rheumatism

Henke CJ, Yelin EH, Ingbar ML, Epstein WV