Shama D Karanth

Shama D Karanth,

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-SURGERY-SURGONC-BMSE
Business Phone: (352) 273-9390
Business Email: shama.karanth@ufl.edu

About Shama D Karanth

Dr. Karanth has a broad and rigorous doctoral-level training in biostatistics and epidemiology. Her current research focuses is on the application of causal inference methods in the field of aging epidemiology. Conventional statistical methods have limitations, Dr. Karanth is particularly interested in the use of advanced newer statistical methods to account for various types of biases that are inherent to observational studies. As an epidemiologist, Dr. Karanth believes that prevention is crucial to reduce the burden of diseases in advanced age. Dr. Karanth research interests are cancer epidemiology, particularly on lung and oropharyngeal cancer survivorship.

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Accomplishments

Trainee/Early-Stage Investigator Travel award
2023 · GMaP Region 2
Trainee/Early Stage Investigator Travel award
2022 · GMaP Region 2
Highest Scored Abstract Travel Award
2022 · American Society of Preventive Oncology
Conference Travel Award
2020 · Graduate Student Congress, University of Kentucky
Women and Philanthropy Travel Scholarship
2020 · Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, University of Kentucky
Medical Center Provost Scholarship
2018 · College of Public Health, University of Kentucky

Board Certifications

  • General Dentistry License
    Goa State Dental Council, Dental Council of India

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-5371-6908

Areas of Interest
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Causal inference
  • Dementia
  • Health Disparities
  • Neurodegenerative diseases of aging

Publications

2024
Evaluating ChatGPT’s accuracy in providing screening mammography recommendations among older women: Artificial Intelligence and cancer communication
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. [DOI] 10.1111/jgs.18854. [PMID] 38485652.
2024
Food insecurity is associated with chronic pain and high-impact chronic pain in the USA
Public Health Nutrition. 27(1) [DOI] 10.1017/s1368980023002732.
2024
Genetic associations with dementia‐related proteinopathy: Application of item response theory
Alzheimer's & Dementia. 20(4):2906-2921 [DOI] 10.1002/alz.13741. [PMID] 38460116.
2024
Health Care Access Dimensions and Racial Disparities in End-of-Life Care Quality among Patients with Ovarian Cancer
Cancer Research Communications. 4(3):811-821 [DOI] 10.1158/2767-9764.crc-23-0283.
2024
Patient-Provider Discussion About Lung Cancer Screening by Race and Ethnicity: Implications for Equitable Uptake of Lung Cancer Screening.
Clinical lung cancer. 25(1):39-49 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cllc.2023.08.013. [PMID] 37673782.
2024
Persistent poverty disparities in incidence and outcomes among oral and pharynx cancer patients.
Cancer causes & control : CCC. [DOI] 10.1007/s10552-024-01867-3. [PMID] 38520565.
2024
Racial and socioeconomic disparities in survival among women with advanced-stage ovarian cancer who received systemic therapy.
Cancer causes & control : CCC. 35(3):487-496 [DOI] 10.1007/s10552-023-01810-y. [PMID] 37874478.
2023
Abstract B001: Elevated all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in cancer survivors with sarcopenia
Cancer Research. 83(2_Supplement_1):B001-B001 [DOI] 10.1158/1538-7445.agca22-b001.
2023
Allostatic load and risk of all‐cause, cancer‐specific, and cardiovascular mortality in older cancer survivors: An analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999–2010
Aging and Cancer. 4(2):74-84 [DOI] 10.1002/aac2.12064. [PMID] 37576467.
2023
Association of Physical Frailty and Cognitive Function in a Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study of American Older Adults
Gerontology. 70(1):1-11 [DOI] 10.1159/000533919. [PMID] 37903474.
2023
Association of reproductive risk factors and breast cancer molecular subtypes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
BMC cancer. 23(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12885-023-11049-0. [PMID] 37430191.
2023
Association of type 2 diabetes mellitus with dementia‐related and non–dementia‐related mortality among postmenopausal women: A secondary competing risks analysis of the women’s health initiative
Alzheimer's & Dementia. 20(1):234-242 [DOI] 10.1002/alz.13416. [PMID] 37563765.
2023
Associations of Total Body Fat Mass and Skeletal Muscle Index with All-Cause and Cancer-Specific Mortality in Cancer Survivors
Cancers. 15(4) [DOI] 10.3390/cancers15041081. [PMID] 36831420.
2023
Clinician and patient perspectives on screening mammography among women age 75 and older: A pilot study of a novel decision aid
PEC Innovation. 2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pecinn.2023.100132. [PMID] 37124453.
2023
Global burden of chronic respiratory diseases and risk factors, 1990-2019: an update from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.
EClinicalMedicine. 59 [DOI] 10.1016/j.eclinm.2023.101936. [PMID] 37229504.
2023
Global investments in pandemic preparedness and COVID-19: development assistance and domestic spending on health between 1990 and 2026
The Lancet Global Health. [DOI] 10.1016/s2214-109x(23)00007-4.
2023
Global, regional, and national burden of diabetes from 1990 to 2021, with projections of prevalence to 2050: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021.
Lancet (London, England). 402(10397):203-234 [DOI] 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)01301-6. [PMID] 37356446.
2023
Sex‐specific association of physical frailty and cognitive function in a population‐based cross‐sectional study of American older adults
Alzheimer's & Dementia. 19(S6) [DOI] 10.1002/alz.068336.
2023
Socioeconomic disparities in immunotherapy use among advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients: analysis of the National Cancer Database.
Scientific reports. 13(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-023-35216-2. [PMID] 37210410.
2023
Survival Differences by Comorbidity Burden among Patients with Stage I/II Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer after Thoracoscopic Resection
Cancers. 15(7) [DOI] 10.3390/cancers15072075. [PMID] 37046735.
2023
The Global, Regional, and National Burden of Adult Lip, Oral, and Pharyngeal Cancer in 204 Countries and Territories: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.
JAMA oncology. 9(10):1401-1416 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaoncol.2023.2960. [PMID] 37676656.
2023
The Intersectionality Between Race, Ethnicity, and Residential-level Socioeconomic Status in Disparities of Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes: A SEER study.
Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 32(4):516-523 [DOI] 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-22-1167.
2023
Trends and factors associated with secondhand smoke exposure among US cancer survivors, 2013-2020.
Cancer. 129(19):3053-3063 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.34891. [PMID] 37254857.
2022
An evaluation of injurious falls and Fall-Risk-Increasing-Drug (FRID) prescribing in ambulatory care in older adults.
BMC geriatrics. 22(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12877-022-02877-z. [PMID] 35272628.
2022
Cancer diagnosis is associated with a lower burden of dementia and less Alzheimer’s-type neuropathology
Brain. [DOI] 10.1093/brain/awac035. [PMID] 35094057.
2022
Global Noncoding microRNA Profiling in Mice Infected with Partial Human Mouth Microbes (PAHMM) Using an Ecological Time-Sequential Polybacterial Periodontal Infection (ETSPPI) Model Reveals Sex-Specific Differential microRNA Expression
International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 23(9) [DOI] 10.3390/ijms23095107.
2022
Low muscle mass is associated with a higher risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease-specific mortality in cancer survivors
Nutrition. 107 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nut.2022.111934. [PMID] 36563433.
2022
Personalised Lung Cancer Screening (PLuS) study to assess the importance of coexisting chronic conditions to clinical practice and policy: protocol for a multicentre observational study.
BMJ open. 12(6) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-064142. [PMID] 35732383.
2021
Four Common Late-Life Cognitive Trajectories Patterns Associate with Replicable Underlying Neuropathologies.
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD. 82(2):647-659 [DOI] 10.3233/JAD-210293. [PMID] 34057090.
2021
Inflammation in Relation to Sarcopenia and Sarcopenic Obesity among Older Adults Living with Chronic Comorbidities: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999–2006
Nutrients. 13(11) [DOI] 10.3390/nu13113957. [PMID] 34836213.
2021
Racial Differences in Survival Among Advanced-stage Non-small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients Who Received Immunotherapy: An Analysis of the US National Cancer Database (NCDB)
Journal of Immunotherapy. 45(2):132-137 [DOI] 10.1097/CJI.0000000000000400. [PMID] 34747372.
2020
Distinct clinicopathologic clusters of persons with TDP-43 proteinopathy.
Acta neuropathologica. 140(5):659-674 [DOI] 10.1007/s00401-020-02211-0. [PMID] 32797255.
2020
Prevalence and Clinical Phenotype of Quadruple Misfolded Proteins in Older Adults.
JAMA neurology. 77(10):1299-1307 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.1741. [PMID] 32568358.
2019
Genetic Sample Provision Among National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center Participants.
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD. 69(1):123-133 [DOI] 10.3233/JAD-181159. [PMID] 30958359.
2019
Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Health-Care Access Disparities in Ovarian Cancer Treatment and Mortality: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
JNCI cancer spectrum. 3(4) [DOI] 10.1093/jncics/pkz084. [PMID] 31840133.
2002
Tooth exfoliation, osteonecrosis and neuralgia following herpes zoster of trigeminal nerve.
Indian journal of dental research : official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research. 13(1):11-4 [PMID] 12420562.

Grants

Jun 2021 ACTIVE
Personalized screening for lung cancer: the importance of co-existing chronic conditions to clinical practice and policy
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI

Education

Phd- Epidemiology and Biostatistics
2017-2021 · University of Kentucky
Advanced Training in Clinical Research Certificate
2016 · University of California, San Francisco

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