Deborah T. Gold
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
In particular, my current research focuses on compliance and persistence with osteoporosis medications. One current study focuses on the impact of race/ethnicity on medication decision making. We are trying to determine the relative weight of cost, convenience, dosing interval, efficacy, and safety in making medication decisions and taking medication on a regular basis as prescribed by a health care provider. I am also on the Steering Committees of two major observational studies with different osteoporosis medications.
Finally, I have worked with voluntary health organizations to translate our research findings into positive real-world outcomes for people with chronic illness. I serve on the Board of Trustees of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and am Chair of its Education Committee. I have also chaired the International Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO) for the last 8 years.
Hegarty, V., et al. “Racial differences in use of cancer prevention services among older Americans.” J Am Geriatr Soc, vol. 48, no. 7, July 2000, pp. 735–40. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.2000.tb04746.x. Full Text
Blalock, S. J., et al. “Effects of educational materials concerning osteoporosis on women's knowledge, beliefs, and behavior.” Am J Health Promot, vol. 14, no. 3, Jan. 2000, pp. 161–69. Pubmed, doi:10.4278/0890-1171-14.3.161. Full Text
Shipp, K. M., et al. “Timed loaded standing: a measure of combined trunk and arm endurance suitable for people with vertebral osteoporosis.” Osteoporos Int, vol. 11, no. 11, 2000, pp. 914–22. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s001980070029. Full Text
Gold, D. T., et al. “Factors associated with self-rated health in patients with Paget's disease of bone.” J Bone Miner Res, vol. 14 Suppl 2, Oct. 1999, pp. 99–102. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/jbmr.5650140221. Full Text
Purser, J. L., et al. “Spinal deformity and mobility self-confidence among women with osteoporosis and vertebral fractures.” Aging (Milano), vol. 11, no. 4, Aug. 1999, pp. 235–45. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/bf03339664. Full Text
Bohannon, A. D., et al. “Association of race and other potential risk factors with nonvertebral fractures in community-dwelling elderly women.” Am J Epidemiol, vol. 149, no. 11, June 1999, pp. 1002–09. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a009744. Full Text
Purser, J. L., et al. “Reliability of physical performance tests in four different randomized clinical trials.” Arch Phys Med Rehabil, vol. 80, no. 5, May 1999, pp. 557–61. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/s0003-9993(99)90199-5. Full Text
Bohannon, A. D., et al. “Relationship between race and other potential risk factors and nonvertebral fractures in community-dwelling elderly women.” American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 149, 1999, pp. 1002–09.
Purser, J. L., et al. “Spinal deformity and mobility self-confidence among women with osteoporosis.” Aging: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 11, 1999, pp. 235–45.