Paul D. Terry

Associate Professor - Departments of Public Health & Department of Surgery

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Dr. Terry earned an MPH from University of Connecticut, a Med dr (a doctorate in medical research) from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Columbia University in New York. He completed postdoctoral training in genetic epidemiology and biostatistics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, respectively. Dr. Terry held an appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Emory University prior to accepting his current appointment at UT.  His research interests focus on applying epidemiololgic methods to the study of chronic diseases (such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes), specifically in research to identify and quantify risk and prognostic factors.  His broad interests include studies of nutrition, hormones, genetics, epigenetics, and how these factors interact in increasing or decreasing risk of disease.

Focus Areas: Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases | Observational Studies and Clinical Trials | Nutrition, Hormones and Lifestyle | Gene*Environment Interaction and Disease

Skills and Expertise: Epidemiologic Methods and Study Design | Biostatistical Methods | Observational Study and Clinical Trial Methods | Data Synthesis and Analysis

Selected Publications:

Design and rationale of a randomized controlled trial of melatonin supplementation in men and women with the metabolic syndrome
P.D. Terry, A. Goyal, L.S. Phillips, H.M. Superak, and M.H. Kutner, Open Access Journal of Clinical Trials , vol. 5, pp. 51-59, 2013.
Intracholecystic Papillary-Tubular Neoplasms (ICPN) Of The Gallbladder (Neoplastic Polyps, Adenomas, And Papillary Neoplasms That Are ≥1.0 Cm): Clinicopathologic And Immunohistochemical Analysis Of 123 Cases
V. Adsay, K.T. Jang, J.C. Roa, N. Dursun, N. Ohike, P. Bagci, O. Basturk, S. Bandyopadhyay, J.D. Cheng, J.M. Sarmiento, O.T. Escalona, M. Goodman, S.Y. Kong, and P. Terry, The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, vol. 36, no. 9, pp. 1279-301, 2012.
Assessment of A Commercial Searchable Population Directory as a Means of Selecting Controls for Case-Control Studies
S. Chintapalli, M. Goodman, M. Allen, K. Ward, J. Liff, J. Young, and P. Terry, Public Health Reports, vol. 124, no. 3, pp. 378-83, 2009.
Melatonin Aad Ulcerative Colitis: Evidence, Biological Mechanisms, and Future Research
P.D. Terry, F. Villinger, G.A. Bubenik, S.V. Sitaraman, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 134-40, 2009.
Blood Pressure and Risk of Death from External Causes in Men Screened for MRFIT
P.D. Terry, J.L. Abramson, J.D. Neaton, , American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 165, no. 3, pp. 294-301, 2007.
Is the Association Between Cigarette Smoking and Breast Cancer Modified by Genotype? A Review of Epidemiologic Studies and Meta-Analysis
P.D. Terry and M. Goodman, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 602-11, 2006.
APE1 Genotype and Bladder Cancer Risk: Evidence for Effect Modification by Smoking
P.D. Terry, D.M. Umbach, and J.A. Taylor, International Journal of Cancer, vol. 118, no. 12, pp. 3170-3, 2006.
Occupation, Hobbies, and Acute Leukemia in Adults
P.D. Terry, D.L. Shore, G.H. Rauscher, and D.P. Sandler, Leukemia Research, vol. 29, no. 10, pp. 1117-1130, 2005.
VEGF Promoter Haplotype and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
P.D. Terry, F. Kamel, D.M Umbach, T.A. Lehman, H. Hu, D.P. Sandler, and J.A. Taylor, Journal of Neurogenetics, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 429-34, 2004.
Unemployment and Early Cause-specific Mortality: A Study Based on the Swedish Twin Registry
M. Voss, L. Nylen, B. Floderus, F. Diderichsen, P.D. Terry, American Journal of Public Health, vol. 94, no. 12, pp. 2155-61, 2004.