Primary Research Areas
Pharmacology and health effects of abuse of alcohol and other drugs; biomarkers of heavy alcohol consumption; alcohol and oxidative stress.
Population based case-control study of the role of alcohol consumption in the etiology of breast cancer (in collaboration with Jo L. Freudenheim, PhD; funded by USAMRMC).
Epidemiology of oxidative stress in heavy drinkers (funding pending.)
Influence of chronic cocaine use on alcohol toxicity (in collaboration with James L. York; funding pending.)
Representative and Recent Publications
Russell, M., Pierce, R. S., Chan, A. W. K., Wieczorek, W. F., Moscato, B. S., Nochajski, T. H. (in press). Natural recovery in a community-based sample of alcoholics: Study design and descriptive data. Substance Use & Misuse.
Schuetze, P., Eiden, R. D., Chan, A.W.K.. (in press). The effects of alcohol in breast milk on infant behavioral state and mother-infant interactions. Infant.
McCann, S. E., Marshall, J. R., Trevisan, M., Russell, M., Muti, P., Markovic, N., Chan, A. W. K., & Freudenheim, J. L. (1999). Recent alcohol intake as estimated by the health habits and history food frequency questionnaire, the Harvard semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire and a more detailed alcohol intake. American Journal of Epidemiology, 150, 334-340.
Freudenheim, J. L., Ambrosone, C. B., Moysich, K. B., Vena, J. E., Graham, S., Marshall, J.R., Muti, P., Laughlin, R., Nemoto, T., Harty, L. C., Crits, A., Chan, A. W. K., Shields, P.G. (1999). Alcohol dehydrogenase 3 genotype modification of the association of alcohol consumption with breast cancer. Cancer Causes and Control, 10, 369-377.
McCann, S. E., Trevisan, M., Priore, R., Marshall, J. R., Muti, P., Markovic, N., Russell, M., Chan, A. W. K., Freudenheim, J. L. (1999). Comparability of nutrient estimation by three food frequency questionnaire for use in epidemiological studies. Nutrition and Cancer, 35, 4-9.
Devi, B. G., & Chan, A. W. K. (1999). Effect of cocaine on cardiac biochemical functions. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 33, 1-6.
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