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Peter Baltrus

Faculty RankAssistant Professor
InstitutionMorehouse School of Medicine
DepartmentCommunity Health & Preventive Medicine
Address720 Westveiw Drive, SW
National Centers of Primary Care
atlanta ga 30310
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    1. Swietek K, Gianattasio KZ, Henderson S, Khanna S, Ubri P, Douglas M, Baltrus P, Freij M, Mack DH, Gaglioti A. Association Between Racial Segregation and COVID-19 Vaccination Rates. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2023 Mar 17. PMID: 36943401.
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    2. Immergluck LC, Geng R, Li C, Edelson M, Lin X, Waller LA, Rust G, Xu J, Leong T, Baltrus P. Space-Time Trends of Community Onset Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Children: A Group Based Trajectory Modeling Approach. Ann Epidemiol. 2023 Mar 09. PMID: 36905976.
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    3. Gaglioti AH, Li C, Baltrus PT, She Z, Douglas MD, Moore MA, Rao A, Cheng Immergluck L, Ayer T, Bazemore A, Rust G, Mack DH. Interpersonal Primary Care Continuity for Chronic Conditions Is Associated with Fewer Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits Among Medicaid Enrollees. J Am Board Fam Med. 2023 Mar 03. PMID: 36868870.
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    4. Islam SJ, Kim JH, Li X, Ko YA, Baltrus P, Mitchell GF, Fox ER, Mujahid MS, Vaccarino V, Lewis TT, Taylor HA, Sims M, Quyyumi AA. Neighborhood characteristics and arterial stiffness among Black adults - Results from the Jackson Heart Study and Morehouse-Emory Cardiovascular Center for Health Equity. Vasc Med. 2023 Jan 03; 1358863X221136163. PMID: 36597615.
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    5. Barreto T, Li C, Chung YK, Jabbarpour Y, Baltrus P, Gaglioti A. Measuring State-Level Racial Inequity in Severe Maternal Morbidity in the Medicaid Population. Matern Child Health J. 2022 Apr; 26(4):682-690. PMID: 34855057.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Li C, Douglas M, Zahidi R, Josiah Willock R, Caplan L, Baltrus P, Gillis E, Mack D, Gaglioti A. Racial and ethnic disparities in H1N1 vaccine uptake in Medicaid: Lessons learned for a COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Prev Med Rep. 2021 Dec; 24:101588. PMID: 34642618.
    7. Islam SJ, Beydoun N, Mehta A, Kim JH, Ko YA, Jin Q, Baltrus P, Topel ML, Liu C, Mujahid MS, Vaccarino V, Sims M, Ejaz K, Searles C, Dunbar SB, Lewis TT, Taylor HA, Pemu P, Quyyumi AA. Association of physical activity with arterial stiffness among Black adults. Vasc Med. 2022 02; 27(1):13-20. PMID: 34549642.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Islam SJ, Hwan Kim J, Joseph E, Topel M, Baltrus P, Liu C, Ko YA, Almuwaqqat Z, Mujahid MS, Sims M, Mubasher M, Ejaz K, Searles C, Dunbar SB, Pemu P, Taylor H, Bremner JD, Vaccarino V, Quyyumi AA, Lewis TT. Association Between Early Trauma and Ideal Cardiovascular Health Among Black Americans: Results From the Morehouse-Emory Cardiovascular (MECA) Center for Health Equity. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2021 09; 14(9):e007904. PMID: 34380328.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Ko YA, Shen J, Kim JH, Topel M, Mujahid M, Taylor H, Quyyumi A, Sims M, Vaccarino V, Baltrus P, Lewis T. Identifying neighbourhood and individual resilience profiles for cardiovascular health: a cross-sectional study of blacks living in the Atlanta metropolitan area. BMJ Open. 2021 07 30; 11(7):e041435. PMID: 34330849.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Cohen S, Yan F, Taylor H, Sims M, Li C, Quyyumi AA, Mubasher M, Lewis TT, Baltrus P. Food Access and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Metropolitan Atlanta Census Tracts With Residents at Low Risk and High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: The Morehouse-Emory Cardiovascular Center for Health Equity Study. Prev Chronic Dis. 2021 05 06; 18:E42. PMID: 33964124.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Gaglioti AH, Li C, Douglas MD, Baltrus PT, Blount MA, Zahidi R, Caplan LS, Willock RJ, Fasuyi OB, Mack DH. Population-Level Disparities in COVID-19: Measuring the Independent Association of the Proportion of Black Population on COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in US Counties. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2021 May-Jun 01; 27(3):268-277. PMID: 33762542.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    12. Douglas MD, Respress E, Gaglioti AH, Li C, Blount MA, Hopkins J, Baltrus PT, Willock RJ, Caplan LS, Dawes DE, Mack D. Variation in Reporting of the Race and Ethnicity of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Across US States: April 12, 2020, and November 9, 2020. Am J Public Health. 2021 06; 111(6):1141-1148. PMID: 33856884.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Baltrus PT, Douglas M, Li C, Caplan LS, Blount M, Mack D, Gaglioti AH. Percentage of Black Population and Primary Care Shortage Areas Associated with Higher COVID-19 Case and Death Rates in Georgia Counties. South Med J. 2021 02; 114(2):57-62. PMID: 33537783.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Islam SJ, Kim JH, Baltrus P, Topel ML, Liu C, Ko YA, Mujahid MS, Vaccarino V, Sims M, Mubasher M, Khan A, Ejaz K, Searles C, Dunbar S, Pemu P, Taylor HA, Quyyumi AA, Lewis TT. Neighborhood characteristics and ideal cardiovascular health among Black adults: results from the Morehouse-Emory Cardiovascular (MECA) Center for Health Equity. Ann Epidemiol. 2022 01; 65:120.e1-120.e10. PMID: 33285258.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Baltrus PT, Li C, H Gaglioti A. Having a Usual Source of Care Is Associated with Longer Telomere Length in a National Sample of Older Adults. J Am Board Fam Med. 2020 Nov-Dec; 33(6):832-841. PMID: 33219062.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    16. Kim JH, Islam SJ, Topel ML, Ko YA, Mujahid MS, Vaccarino V, Liu C, Sims M, Mubasher M, Searles CD, Dunbar SB, Pemu P, Taylor HA, Quyyumi AA, Baltrus P, Lewis TT. Individual Psychosocial Resilience, Neighborhood Context, and Cardiovascular Health in Black Adults: A Multilevel Investigation From the Morehouse-Emory Cardiovascular Center for Health Equity Study. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2020 10; 13(10):e006638. PMID: 33023334.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Islam SJ, Kim JH, Topel M, Liu C, Ko YA, Mujahid MS, Sims M, Mubasher M, Ejaz K, Morgan-Billingslea J, Jones K, Waller EK, Jones D, Uppal K, Dunbar SB, Pemu P, Vaccarino V, Searles CD, Baltrus P, Lewis TT, Quyyumi AA, Taylor H. Cardiovascular Risk and Resilience Among Black Adults: Rationale and Design of the MECA Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 05 05; 9(9):e015247. PMID: 32340530.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. McGregor B, Li C, Baltrus P, Douglas M, Hopkins J, Wrenn G, Holden K, Respress E, Gaglioti A. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Treatment and Treatment Type for Depression in a National Sample of Medicaid Recipients. Psychiatr Serv. 2020 07 01; 71(7):663-669. PMID: 32237981.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. She Z, Gaglioti AH, Baltrus P, Li C, Moore MA, Immergluck LC, Rao A, Ayer T. Primary Care Comprehensiveness and Care Coordination in Robust Specialist Networks Results in Lower Emergency Department Utilization: A Network Analysis of Medicaid Physician Networks. J Prim Care Community Health. 2020 Jan-Dec; 11:2150132720924432. PMID: 32507022.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Topel ML, Kim JH, Mujahid MS, Ko YA, Vaccarino V, Mubasher M, Liu C, Dunbar S, Sims M, Taylor HA, Quyyumi AA, Baltrus P, Lewis TT. Individual Characteristics of Resilience are Associated With Lower-Than-Expected Neighborhood Rates of Cardiovascular Disease in Blacks: Results From the Morehouse-Emory Cardiovascular (MECA) Center for Health Equity Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 06 18; 8(12):e011633. PMID: 31203713.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Kim JH, Lewis TT, Topel ML, Mubasher M, Li C, Vaccarino V, Mujahid MS, Sims M, Quyyumi AA, Taylor HA, Baltrus PT. Identification of Resilient and At-Risk Neighborhoods for Cardiovascular Disease Among Black Residents: the Morehouse-Emory Cardiovascular (MECA) Center for Health Equity Study. Prev Chronic Dis. 2019 05 09; 16:E57. PMID: 31074715.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Baltrus P, Malhotra K, Rust G, Levine R, Li C, Gaglioti AH. Identifying County-Level All-Cause Mortality Rate Trajectories and Their Spatial Distribution Across the United States. Prev Chronic Dis. 2019 05 02; 16:E55. PMID: 31050636.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Glover LM, Bertoni AG, Golden SH, Baltrus P, Min YI, Carnethon MR, Taylor H, Sims M. Sex differences in the association of psychosocial resources with prevalent type 2 diabetes among African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study. J Diabetes Complications. 2019 02; 33(2):113-117. PMID: 30545559.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Gaglioti AH, Xu J, Rollins L, Baltrus P, O'Connell LK, Cooper DL, Hopkins J, Botchwey ND, Akintobi TH. Neighborhood Environmental Health and Premature Death From Cardiovascular Disease. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 02 01; 15:E17. PMID: 29389312.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Baltrus P, Xu J, Immergluck L, Gaglioti A, Adesokan A, Rust G. Individual and county level predictors of asthma related emergency department visits among children on Medicaid: A multilevel approach. J Asthma. 2017 01 02; 54(1):53-61. PMID: 27285734.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    26. Rust G, Zhang S, Malhotra K, Reese L, McRoy L, Baltrus P, Caplan L, Levine RS. Paths to health equity: Local area variation in progress toward eliminating breast cancer mortality disparities, 1990-2009. Cancer. 2015 Aug 15; 121(16):2765-74. PMID: 25906833.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Malhotra K, Shim R, Baltrus P, Heiman HJ, Adekeye O, Rust G. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Service Utilization among Youth Participating in Negative Externalizing Behaviors. Ethn Dis. 2015; 25(2):123-9. PMID: 26118137.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Malhotra K, Baltrus P, Zhang S, McRoy L, Immergluck LC, Rust G. Geographic and racial variation in asthma prevalence and emergency department use among Medicaid-enrolled children in 14 southern states. J Asthma. 2014 Nov; 51(9):913-21. PMID: 24915006.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Coleman Wallace DA, Baltrus PT, Wallace TC, Blumenthal DS, Rust GS. Black white disparities in receiving a physician recommendation for colorectal cancer screening and reasons for not undergoing screening. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Aug; 24(3):1115-24. PMID: 23974385.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    30. Mack D, Rust GS, Baltrus P, Moore B, Sow C, Patel V, Thomas D. Using appendiceal perforation rates to measure impact of a disaster on healthcare system effectiveness. South Med J. 2013 Jan; 106(1):82-8. PMID: 23263319.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Shim RS, Baltrus P, Bradford LD, Holden KB, Fresh E, Fuller LE. Characterizing depression and comorbid medical conditions in African American women in a primary care setting. J Natl Med Assoc. 2013; 105(2):183-91. PMID: 24079219.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Rust G, Levine RS, Fry-Johnson Y, Baltrus P, Ye J, Mack D. Paths to success: optimal and equitable health outcomes for all. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 May; 23(2 Suppl):7-19. PMID: 22643550.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Daniels EC, Powe BD, Metoyer T, McCray G, Baltrus P, Rust GS. Increasing knowledge of cardiovascular risk factors among African Americans by use of community health workers: the ABCD community intervention pilot project. J Natl Med Assoc. 2012 Mar-Apr; 104(3-4):179-85. PMID: 22774385.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Shim RS, Ye J, Baltrus P, Fry-Johnson Y, Daniels E, Rust G. Racial/ethnic disparities, social support, and depression: examining a social determinant of mental health. Ethn Dis. 2012; 22(1):15-20. PMID: 22774304.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Shim RS, Baltrus P, Ye J, Rust G. Prevalence, treatment, and control of depressive symptoms in the United States: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2005-2008. J Am Board Fam Med. 2011 Jan-Feb; 24(1):33-8. PMID: 21209342.
      Citations: 90     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    36. Levine RS, Rust GS, Pisu M, Agboto V, Baltrus PA, Briggs NC, Zoorob R, Juarez P, Hull PC, Goldzweig I, Hennekens CH. Increased Black-White disparities in mortality after the introduction of lifesaving innovations: a possible consequence of US federal laws. Am J Public Health. 2010 Nov; 100(11):2176-84. PMID: 20864727.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Pisu M, Wang D, Martin MY, Baltrus P, Levine RS. Presence of medical schools may contribute to reducing breast cancer mortality and disparities. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 Aug; 21(3):961-76. PMID: 20693738.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Baltrus PT, Shim RS, Ye J, Watson L, Davis SK. Socioeconomic position, stress, and cortisol in relation to waist circumference in African American and white women. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(4):376-82. PMID: 21305825.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Ye J, Rust G, Baltrus P, Daniels E. Cardiovascular risk factors among Asian Americans: results from a National Health Survey. Ann Epidemiol. 2009 Oct; 19(10):718-23. PMID: 19560369.
      Citations: 111     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Rust G, Baltrus P, Ye J, Daniels E, Quarshie A, Boumbulian P, Strothers H. Presence of a community health center and uninsured emergency department visit rates in rural counties. J Rural Health. 2009; 25(1):8-16. PMID: 19166556.
      Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Rust G, Ye J, Baltrus P, Daniels E, Adesunloye B, Fryer GE. Practical barriers to timely primary care access: impact on adult use of emergency department services. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Aug 11; 168(15):1705-10. PMID: 18695087.
      Citations: 95     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Levine RS, Kilbourne BE, Baltrus PA, Williams-Brown S, Caplan L, Briggs NC, Roberts K, Husaini BA, Rust GE. Black-white disparities in elderly breast cancer mortality before and after implementation of Medicare benefits for screening mammography. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2008 Feb; 19(1):103-34. PMID: 18263989.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Levine RS, Briggs NC, Kilbourne BS, King WD, Fry-Johnson Y, Baltrus PT, Husaini BA, Rust GS. Black-White mortality from HIV in the United States before and after introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy in 1996. Am J Public Health. 2007 Oct; 97(10):1884-92. PMID: 17761583.
      Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    44. Baltrus PT, Everson-Rose SA, Lynch JW, Raghunathan TE, Kaplan GA. Socioeconomic position in childhood and adulthood and weight gain over 34 years: the Alameda County Study. Ann Epidemiol. 2007 Aug; 17(8):608-14. PMID: 17521922.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Kaplan GA, Baltrus PT, Raghunathan TE. The shape of health to come: prospective study of the determinants of 30-year health trajectories in the Alameda County Study. Int J Epidemiol. 2007 Jun; 36(3):542-8. PMID: 17376802.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Baltrus PT, Lynch JW, Everson-Rose S, Raghunathan TE, Kaplan GA. Race/ethnicity, life-course socioeconomic position, and body weight trajectories over 34 years: the Alameda County Study. Am J Public Health. 2005 Sep; 95(9):1595-601. PMID: 16051936.
      Citations: 55     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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