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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. 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:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. 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. 2020 Dec 04. PMID: 33285258.
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    3. 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.
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    4. 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 Oct; 13(10):e006638. PMID: 33023334.
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    5. 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: 2     Fields:    
    6. 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: 1     Fields:    
    7. 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.
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    8. 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: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. 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: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. 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: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. 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: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. 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: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. 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: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    14. 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: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. 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: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. 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: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. 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: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    18. 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: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. 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
    20. 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: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. 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: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. 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: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. 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: 63     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    24. 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: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. 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
    26. 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: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. 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: 78     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. 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: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. 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: 64     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. 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: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. 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: 45     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    32. 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: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. 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: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. 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: 48     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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