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[*authors with equal contribution]

Trends in the Incidence of Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers by County-Level Income and Smoking Prevalence in the United States, 2000-2018 

JNCI Cancer Spectrum. In Press.

Lin Y*, Damgacioglu H,* Suk R, Wu C, Zhu Y, Ortiz AP, Hara S, Sonawane K, Deshmukh AA

Long-term impact of HPV vaccination and COVID-19 pandemic on oropharyngeal cancer incidence and burden among men in the USA: A Modeling Study (Read the article)

Lancet Regional Health—Americas.  Dec 15 : 100143. DOI: 10.1016/j.lana.2021.100143

Damgacioglu H, Sonawane K, Chhatwal J, Lairson DR, Clifford GM, Giuliano AR, Deshmukh AA.

Oropharyngeal cancer incidence and mortality trends in all 50 states in the USA, 2001-2017

(Read the article)

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online December 16, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.3567

Damgacioglu H, Sonawne K, Zhu Y, Li R, Balasubramanian B, Lairson DR, Giuliano AR, Deshmukh AA. 

Prevalence of Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection by Number of Vaccine Doses Among U.S. Adults

(Read the article)

JNCI Cancer Spectrum 2021 Dec 21;5(6):pkab086. doi: 10.1093/jncics/pkab086. eCollection 2021 Dec.

Abel M, Mann AK, Sonawane K, Kapp DS, Deshmukh AA, Chan JK

Evaluation of Cervical Cancer Screening Uptake and Adherence Among Women Without Human Papillomavirus Vaccination in the US (Read the article)  

JAMA Network Open. 2021;4(10):e2131129. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.31129

Sonawane K*, Suk R*, Chiao EY, Schmeler K, Montealegre J, Fernandez M, Deshmukh AA.

Cervical Cancer Screening Among Medicaid Patients During Natural Disasters and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Puerto Rico, 2016 to 2020 (Read the article)

JAMA Network Open. 2021;4(10):e2128806. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.28806

Ortiz AP, Gierbolini-Bermúdez A, Ramos-Cartagena JM, Colón-López V, Sonawane K, Deshmukh AA, Ortiz-Ortiz KJ.


Trends in Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Safety Concerns and Adverse Event Reporting in the United States. (Read the article)

JAMA Network Open. 2021;4(9):e2124502. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.24502

Sonawane K , Lin YY, Damgacioglu H, Zhu Y, Fernandez M, Montealegre J, Ganduglia C, Li R, Lairson DR, Lin Y, Giuliano AR, Deshmukh AA.

Analysis of Suicide after Cancer Diagnosis by US County-Level Income and Rural/Urban Designation, 2000-2016. (Read the article)

JAMA Network Open. 2021;4(10):e2129913. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.29913

Suk R, Hong Y, Wasserman RM, Swint M, Belinda Azenui N, Sonawane K, Tsai J*, Deshmukh AA*.

No treatment versus partial mastectomy plus radiation for ductal carcinoma in situ . (Read the article)

Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2022 Jan;29(1):39-41. doi: 10.1245/s10434-021-10758-9. Epub 2021 Sep 1.

Sun SS, Suk R, Kuerer HM, Cantor SB, Raber B, Deshmukh AA.

Regular healthcare provider status does not moderate racial/ethnic differences in human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV Vaccine Knowledge. (Read the article)

Vaccines 2021, 9(7), 802;

Amboree TL, Sonawane K, Deshmukh AA, Montealegre JR.

The other side of screening: predictors of treatment and follow-up for anal precancers in a large health system. (Read the article)

AIDS. 2021 Nov 1;35(13):2157-2162. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002948.

Silvera R, Gaisa M, Liu Y, Deshmukh AA, Sigel K.

Rationale and design of the Prevent Anal Cancer Self-Swab Study: a randomized clinical trial of home-based self-collection of cells for anal cancer screening. (Read the article)

BMJ Open. 2021 Jun 29;11(6):e051118. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051118

Nyitray AG, Schick VR, Swartz, PhD MD, Giuliano AR, Fernandez ME, Deshmukh AA, Ridolfi TJ, Ajala C, Brzezinski B, Sandoval M, Nedjai B, Smith JS, Chiao EY.

Human Papillomavirus Awareness among Foreign- and US-born Hispanics, United States, 2017-2018 (Read the article)

Preventative Medicine Reports. 2021 Apr 22;22:101379.doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101379. eCollection 2021 Jun.

Escobar B, Amboree TL, Sonowane K, Deshmukh, AA; McGee L, Rodriguez A, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Montealegre JR.

Cost-Effectiveness Models of Proton Therapy for Head and Neck: Evaluating Quality and Methods to Date (Read the article)

 International Journal of Particle Therapy. 2021 Jun 25;8(1):339-353.doi: 10.14338/IJPT-20-00058.1. eCollection Summer 2021.

Huang D, Frank SJ, Verma V, Thaker NG, Brooks ED, Palmer MB, Harrison RF, Deshmukh AA, Ning M.

Prescribing Trend of Inappropriate Medications in Outpatient Clinics for Older Adults with Heart Failure in the United States: NAMCS 2012-2016. (Read the article)

American Journal of Cardiology. 2021 Aug 1;152:168.doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.04.002.

Kobayashi M, Kwak M, Aguilar D, Goyal P, Holmes HM, Deshmukh AA, Aparasu RP.

HPV vaccine recommendations and parental intent. (Read the article)

Pediatrics (2021) 147 (3): e2020026286.

Sonawane K,* Zhu Y,* Lin Y, Damgacioglu H, Lin Y, Montealegre JR, Deshmukh AA.

Incidence of Cervical Cancer in Puerto Rico, 2001-2017. (Read the article)

JAMA Oncology. 2021 Mar 1;7(3):456-458 doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.7488.

Ortiz AP, Ortiz-Ortiz KJ, Colón-López V, Tortolero-Luna G, Torres-Cintrón CR, Wu C, Deshmukh AA.

Replication of a Claims- based Algorithm to Estimate Multiple Sclerosis Disease Severity in a Commercially Insured Population. (Read the article)

Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. 2020 Nov;46:102539. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2020.102539. Epub 2020 Sep 28.

Toliver JC, Barner JC, Lawson K, Sonawane K, Rascati K.

Incidence trends and burden of human papillomavirus-associated cancers among women in the United States, 2001-2017. (Read the article)

Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2021 Jun 1;113(6):792-796. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djaa128

Deshmukh AA, Suk R, Shiels MS, Damgacioglu H, Lin Y, Stier EA, Nyitray AG, Chhatwal J, Nemutlu GS, Chiao EY, Schmeler K, Sigel K*, Sonawane K*.


Squamous cell carcinoma of the anus incidence, mortality, and survival among persons living with HIV and the general population in Puerto Rico, 2001-2016. (Read the article)

JCO Global Oncology. 2021 Jan;7:133-143. doi: 10.1200/GO.20.00299

Ortiz-Ortiz KJ, Ramos-Cartagena JM, Deshmukh AA, Torres-Cintrón CR, Colón-López V, Ortiz A.


Mailed self-sample HPV testing kits to improve cervical cancer screening in a safety net health system: protocol for a hybrid effectiveness-implementation randomized controlled trial. (Read the article)

Trials. 2020 Oct 21;21(1):872.doi: 10.1186/s13063-020-04790-5.

Montealegre JR, Anderson ML, Hilsenbeck SG, Chiao EY, Cantor SB, Parker SL, Daheri M, Bulsara S, Deshmukh AA, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Zare M, Scheurer ME.


Gay and bisexual men in the U.S. lack basic information about anal cancer. (Read the article)

Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. 2021 Jan 1;25(1):48-52. doi: 10.1097/LGT.0000000000000571.

Wheldon CW, Maness SB, Islam JY, Deshmukh AA, Nyitray AG.

Parental intent to initiate and complete the human papillomavirus vaccine series in the USA: a nationwide, cross-sectional survey.(Read the article)

Lancet Public Health. 2020 Sep;5(9):e484-e492.doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30139-0. Epub 2020 Jul 21.

Sonawane K, Zhu Y, Montealegre JR, Lairson DR, Bauer C, McGee LU, Giuliano A, Deshmukh AA. 

Screening Strategies for the Detection of Anal High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions in Women Living with HIV. (Read the article)

AIDS. 2020 Dec 1;34(15):2249-2258. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002694.

Chiao E, Lensing SY, Wiley DJ, Deshmukh AA, Lee J, Darragh TM, Einstein MH, Jay N, BerryLawhorn M, Palefsky JM, Wilkin T, Barroso LF, Cranston RD, Levine R, Guiot HM, French AL, Citron D, Rezaei MK, Goldstone SE, Stier EA.


HIV-positive women with anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions: A study of 153 cases with long-term anogenital surveillance. (Read the article)

Modern Pathology. 2020 Aug;33(8):1589-1594. doi: 10.1038/s41379-020-0518-z. Epub 2020 Mar 9.

Liu Y, Hayes M, Ganz EM, Poggio JL, Lenskaya V, Malcom T, Deshmukh AA, Zheng W, Sigel K, Gaisa M.


Brief Report: Recurrence of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions among women living with HIV. (Read the article)

JAIDS. 2020 May 1;84(1):66-69. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002304

Stier E, Abbasi W, Valle Álvarez, Chiao EY, Deshmukh AA.

Association of Serum Folate Levels With Cardiovascular Mortality Among Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis. (Read the article)

JAMA Network Open. 2020 Feb 5;3(2):e200100. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.0100.

Sonawane K, Zhu Y, Chan W, Aguilar D, Deshmukh AA, Suarez-Almazor ME.

Electrocautery ablation of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions: Effectiveness and key factors associated with outcomes.(Read the article)

Cancer. 2020 Apr 1;126(7):1470-1479. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32581. Epub 2020 Jan 24.

Gaisa M, Liu Y, Deshmukh AA, Stone K, Sigel K.

Accompanying editorial: Goldstone S. Anal cancer prevention: Solving the puzzle piece by piece Cancer.

Recent trends in squamous cell carcinoma of the anus incidence and mortality in the United States, 2001-2015 (Read the article)

Journal of National Cancer Institute 2020 Aug 1;112(8):829-838. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djz219. [*authors contributed equally]

Deshmukh AA*, Suk R*, Shiels MS, Sonawane K, Nyitray AG, Liu Y, Gaisa MM, Palefsky J, Sigel K.

Prevalence of and risk factors for anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions in women living with HIV (Read the article)

Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2020 Apr 10;70(8):1701-1707. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz408.

Stier EA, Lensing SY, Darragh TM, Deshmukh AA, Einstein ME, Palefsky JM, Jay N, Berry-Lawhorn JM, Wilkin T, Wiley DJ, Barroso LF, Cranston RD, Levine R, Guiot HM, French AL, Goldstone SE, Chiao E.

Provider-Patient Discussions About Smoking and the Impact of Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines: NHIS 2011-2015 (Read the article)

Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2020 Jan;35(1):43-50. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05111-6. Epub 2019 Jun 21.

Huo JH, Chung TH, Kim BY, Deshmukh AA, Salloum RG, Bian J.


Prevalence of human papillomavirus infection by number of vaccine doses among US women

(Read the article)

JAMA Network Open. 2019 Dec 2;2(12):e1918571. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.18571.

Sonawane K, Nyitray AG, Nemutlu GS, Swartz M, Chhatwal J, Deshmukh AA.

Public Knowledge of Human Papillomavirus and Receipt of Vaccination Recommendations.

(Read the article)

JAMA Pediatrics. 2019 Nov 1;173(11):1099-1102. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3105. [*authors contributed equally]

Suk R, Montealegre JR, Nemutlu G, Nyitray AG, Schmeler K, Sonawane K*, Deshmukh AA*.

Excess Costs and Economic Burden of Obesity-Associated Cancers in the United States. (Read the article)

Value in Health. 2019. 2019 Dec;22(12):1378-1386. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2019.07.004. Epub 2019 Aug 20.

Hong YR, Huo J, Desai R, Cardel M, Deshmukh AA.

Teach-Back Experience and Hospitalization Risk among Patients with Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions: A Matched Cohort Study. (Read the article)

Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2019 Oct;34(10):2176-2184. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05135-y. Epub 2019 Aug 5.

Hong YR, Cardel M, Suk R, Vaughn I, Deshmukh AA, Fisher C, Pavela G, Sonawane K.

Prevalence of high-grade anal dysplasia among women with high-grade lower genital tract dysplasia or cancer: Results of a pilot study. (Read the article)

Gynecological Oncology. 2019 May;153(2):266-270. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.02.024. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Domguea JF, Messick C, Milbourne A, Guo M, Salcedo MP, Dahlstrom KR, Chiao EY, Deshmukh AA, Sturgis E, Schmeler K.


Cost-effectiveness analysis of smoking cessation interventions using cell phones in a low-income population. (Read the article)

Tobacco Control. 2019 Jan;28(1):88-94. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-054229. Epub 2018 Jun 9.

Daly AT, Deshmukh AA, Vidrine DJ, Prokhorov AV, Frank SG, Tahay, PD, Houchen ME, Cantor SB.

Antihypertensive Drug Use and Blood Pressure Control Among Stroke Survivors in the United States: NHANES 2003-2014. (Read the article)

Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 2019 Jun;21(6):766-773. doi: 10.1111/jch.13553. Epub 2019 May 17.

Sonawane K, Zhu Y, Balkrishnan R, Suk R, Sharrief A, Deshmukh AA, Aguilar D.

Folic Acid-Containing Dietary Supplement Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: NHANES 1999-2014. (Read the article)

Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2019 Jan;34(1):15-16. doi: 10.1007/s11606-018-4674-5.

Sonawane K, Chhatwal J, Deshmukh AA.



Trends in Risks for Second Primary Cancers Associated With Index Human Papillomavirus Associated Cancers. (Read the article)

JAMA Network Open. 2018 Sep 7;1(5):e181999. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.1999.

Suk R, Mahale P, Sonawane K, Sikora A, Chhatwal J, Schmeler K, Sigel K, Cantor SB, Chiao EY*, Deshmukh AA*.


The Association Between Dietary Quality and Overall and Cancer-Specific Mortality Among Cancer Survivors, NHANES III. (Read the article)

JNCI Cancer Spectrum. 2018 Apr;2(2):pky022. doi: 10.1093/jncics/pky022. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Deshmukh AA, Shirvani SM, Likhacheva A, Chhatwal J, Chiao EY, Sonawane K.


Effect of Multimodal Educational Information Delivery for Diabetes Care on Colorectal Cancer Screening Uptake among Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes. (Read the article)

Preventive Medicine Reports. 2018 May 16;11:89-92. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.05.008. eCollection 2018 Sep.

Hong YR, Sonawane Deshmukh K, Holcombe D, Chen G, Deshmukh AA.


Pulse pressure, arterial stiffening, and the efficacy of renin–angiotensin system inhibitor combinations

(Read the article)

Journal of Human Hypertension. 2018 Feb;32(2):165-166. doi: 10.1038/s41371-017-0014-1.

Sonawane K, Deshmukh AA, Segal MS.

Clinical and economic evaluation of treatment strategies for T1N0 anal canal cancer. (Read the article)

American Journal of Clinical Oncology 2018. Jul;41(7):626-631. doi: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000339.

Deshmukh AA, Zhao H, Das P, Chiao EY, You YN, Franzini L, Lairson DR, Swartz MD, Giordano SH, Cantor SB.

Total lifetime and cancer-related costs for elderly patients diagnosed with anal cancer in the United States.

(Read the article)

American Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2018 Feb;41(2):121-127. doi: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000238.

Deshmukh AA, Zhao H, Franzini L, Lairson D, Chiao EY, Swartz MD, Das P, Giordano S, Cantor SB.


Oral human papillomavirus infection: Differences in prevalence between sexes and concordance with genital human papillomavirus infection, NHANES 2011 to 2014 (Read the article)

Annals of  Internal Medicine. 2017 Nov 21;167(10):714-724. doi: 10.7326/M17-1363. Epub 2017 Oct 17.

Sonawane K, Suk R, Chiao EY, Chhatwal J, Qiu P, Wilkin T, Nyitray AG, Sikora A, Deshmukh AA.

Accompanying editorialGravitt PE. Unraveling the Epidemiology of Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection. Ann Intern Med. 2017; 167(10):748-749.

Management of precancerous anal intraepithelial lesions in human immunodeficiency virus-positive men who have sex with men: Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness (Read the article)

Cancer. 2017 Dec 1;123(23):4709-4719. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31035. Epub 2017 Sep 26.

Deshmukh AA, Chiao EY, Cantor SB, Stier EA, Goldstone SE, Nyitray AG, Wilkin T, Wang X, Chhatwal J.

Accompanying editorial: Wentzensen and Clarke. From clinical epidemiology to practice recommendations: Knowledge gaps and uncertainty in the management of anal precancers. Cancer; 123(23):4530-4534.

Adjuvant HPV vaccination for anal cancer prevention in HIV-positive men who have sex with men: The time is now. (Read the article)

Vaccine. 2017 Sep 12;35(38):5102-5109. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.08.006. Epub 2017 Aug 12.

Deshmukh AA, Cantor SB, Fenwick E, Chiao EY, Nyitray AG, Stier EA, Goldstone SE, Wilkin T, Chhatwal J.

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Comparing Conventional, Hypofractionated, and Intraoperative Radiotherapy for Early- Stage Breast Cancer (Read the article)

Journal of  National Cancer Institute. 2017. Nov 1;109(11). doi: 10.1093/jnci/djx068

Deshmukh AA, Shirvani S, Lal l, Swint M, Cantor SB, Smith BD, Likhacheva A.  

Accompanying editorial: Eric Ojerholm, Gary M Freedman, Justin E Bekelman. The Dollars and Sense of Hypofractionated Breast Radiation. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2017. 1; 109(11).

Prevalence and Risk of Penile Human Papillomavirus Infection: Evidence From The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2013-2014 (Read the article)

Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2017 May 15;64(10):1360-1366. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix159.

Deshmukh AA, Tanner RJ, Luetke MC, Hong Y, Sonawane Deshmukh K, Mainous III AG.


Long-Term outcomes of adding HPV vaccine to the anal intraepithelial neoplasia treatment regimen in HIV-positive men who have sex with men. (Read the article)

Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2015 Nov 15;61(10):1527-35. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ628. Epub 2015 Jul 29.

Deshmukh AA, Chhatwal J, Chiao EY, Nyitray AG, Das P, Cantor SB.

Cost-effectiveness analysis of smoking cessation training of physicians and pharmacists. (Read the article)

Addictive Behaviors. 2015 Jun;45:79-86. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.01.004. Epub 2015 Jan 14.

Cantor SB, Deshmukh AA, Luca NS, Nogueras Gonzalez GM, Prokhorov AV.

The evolution of the disability-adjusted life year (DALY). (Read the article)

Socio-Economic Planning Sciences. 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.seps.2015.12.002

Chen A, Jacobsen KH, Deshmukh AA, Cantor SB.

Use of forecasted assessment of the quality of life to validate time-tradeoff utilities and a prostate cancer screening decision-analytic model. (Read the article)

Health Expectations. 2015 Oct;18(5):1610-20. doi: 10.1111/hex.12150. Epub 2013 Oct 23.

Cantor SB, Deshmukh AA, Krahn MD, Volk RJ.


Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination in HIV-negative men who have sex with men to prevent recurrent high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia.

(Read the article)

Vaccine. 2014 Dec 5;32(51):6941-6947. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.10.052. Epub 2014 Nov 1.

Deshmukh AA,  Chiao EY, Das P, Cantor SB.

Cost-effectiveness analysis of a low-cost bubble CPAP device in providing ventilatory support for neonates in Malawi - a preliminary report. (Read the article)

BMC Pediatrics. 2014 Nov 25;14:288. doi: 10.1186/s12887-014-0288-1.

Chen A, Deshmukh AA, Richards-Kortum R, Molyneaux E, Kawaza K, Cantor SB.

Cost of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. (Read the article)

Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2014 Sep;21(9):2823-30. doi: 10.1245/s10434-014-3759-6. Epub 2014 May 9.

Deshmukh AA, Cantor SB, Crosby MA, Shen Y, Wenli D, Bedrosian I, Peterson SK, Parker PA, Brewster AM.

Cost-effectiveness of a standard intervention versus a navigated intervention on colorectal cancer screening use in primary care. (Read the article)

Cancer. 2014 Apr 1;120(7):1042-9. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28535. Epub 2014 Jan 16.

Lairson D, DiCarlo M, Deshmukh AA, Bittner-Fagan H, Sifri R, Katurakes N, Cocroft J, Andrel J, Swan H, Vernon SW, Myers RE.


Developing a strategic marketing plan for physical and occupational therapy services: A collaborative project between a critical access hospital and a graduate program in healthcare management.

(Read the article)

Health Marketing Quarterly, 2013;30(3):263-80. doi: 10.1080/07359683.2013.814507.

Kash B, Deshmukh AA.


Health insurance coverage in the Houston-Galveston area under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Read the article)

Tex Med. 2012; 108(11):e1. DOI:

Begley C, Deshmukh AA, Eschbach K, Fouladi N, Liu QJ, Reynolds T

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