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Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.PH - Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton, FL, US

Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.PH Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.PH

Sir Richard Doll Professor | Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL, UNITED STATES

Charles Hennekens is the first Sir Richard Doll Professor and senior academic advisor.

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International Academy of Cardiology: Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H.:  UPDATE ON ASPIRIN International Academy of Cardiology: Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H.: GUIDING PRINCIPLES

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Biography

Charles H. Hennekens is the first Sir Richard Doll Professor and senior academic advisor. He was first John Snow and first Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and first Chief of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His 173 H-index ranks him #14 Top Scientist in World. He was 3rd most widely cited medical researcher in world and 5 of top 20 were former trainees. He is #81 in world history for saving 1.1 million lives. He is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine (FACPM) and the American College of Cardiology (FACC).

Areas of Expertise (7)

Cardiovascular Disease

Strengths and Limitations of Descriptive and Analytic Studies

Prevention and Treatment of Chronic and Acute Diseases

Preventive and Internal Medicine

Epidemiology

Study Design

Research

Accomplishments (7)

14 Top Scientists in the World

2015: based on H index of 173

Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease

2014: American College of Chest Physicians

Fries Prize for Improving Health

2013: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Inductee, Queens College Athletic Hall of Fame

2014: 30 of 150,000 graduates and the only inductee in Athletic and Achievement Halls of Fame

Founder’s Circle

2012: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University

Dean’s Circle for establishing Sir Richard Peto Scholarship

2013: Weill-Cornell Medical College

Walter D. Kelly Award

2009: for distinguished contributions to mental health

Education (7)

Queens College, The City University of New York: D.Sc. 1997

Honoris causa

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey: D.Sc. 1996

Honoris causa

Harvard School of Public Health: Dr.P.H., Epidemiology 1975

Harvard School of Public Health: M.S., Epidemiology 1973

Harvard School of Public Health: M.P.H. 1972

Cornell University Medical College: M.D. 1967

Queens College: B.S. 1963

Affiliations (4)

  • Florida Medical License (ME 84539)
  • Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine : Member, Advisory Board
  • Queens College Athletics Hall of Fame : Honorary Chair, Selection Committee
  • Data Monitoring Committee, AMG 785 Phase 3 trials : Chair

Selected Media Appearances (3)

Aspirin to prevent colon cancer underutilized in high-risk patients

EurekAlert!  online

2019-02-07

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States and advanced colorectal polyps are a major risk factor. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that aspirin reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 40 percent as well as recurrence of advanced polyps. Their guidelines suggest that, without a specific contraindication, health care providers should routinely prescribe aspirin to all patients with advanced colorectal polyps.

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Study examines aspirin use to prevent colorectal cancer

ScienceDaily  online

2019-02-07

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States and advanced colorectal polyps are a major risk factor. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that aspirin reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 40 percent as well as recurrence of advanced polyps. Their guidelines suggest that, without a specific contraindication, health care providers should routinely prescribe aspirin to all patients with advanced colorectal polyps.

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Professor, MSD high school senior collaborate on homicide trends

Medical Xpress  online

2018-10-02

The vast majority of homicides in the United States are attributable to firearms. The rate of homicide due to guns is about 25 times higher in the U.S. than many other high-income countries. In the U.S., there are approximately 357 million guns among a population of about 323 million. Guns are present in about 1 in 3 households. In addition, gun-related suicide rates in the U.S. are about eight times higher than other high-income countries.

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Selected Articles (3)

Regular physical activity: Forgotten benefits The American Journal of Medicine

Steven F. Lewis, Charles H. Hennekens

2015

Both men and women who engage in regular physical activity experience statistically significant and clinically important reductions in the risk of dying from coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.1 Physical activity also reduces the risks of developing diabetes, hypertension, and colon cancer; enhances mental health; improves muscle, bone, and joint health, and helps maintain function and preserve independence in older adults.1 In fact, regular physical activity may ameliorate many of the emerging and increasingly prevalent clinical, public health, and fiscal challenges that accompany the “Graying of America.” For example, today, 24% of the US population is 50 years of age and over, and 17 million are aged between 75 and 85 years, a number estimated to grow to 30 million during the next 30 years.

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High frequencies of negative pretreatment results following presumptive antibiotic treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Southern Medical Journal

Andric B, Drowos J, Trepka MJ, Suciu G, Alonso A, Hennekens CH

2013

The purpose of this study was to determine the frequencies of negative test results among all patients aged 18 years and older receiving presumptive antibiotic treatment for chlamydia and/or gonorrhea at the Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic of the Palm Beach County Health Department. The treatment algorithms were based on guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. METHODS: Clinic logs were retrospectively reviewed for a consecutive case series of all 1209 patients treated from November 1, 2007 to October 31, 2008. Urogenital specimens were collected and analyzed. Laboratory results were obtained from the Health Management System of the Palm Beach County Health Department. RESULTS: Of the 1209 patients, 556 (46%) were treated for chlamydia, 30 (2.5%) for gonorrhea, and 623 (51.5%) for both. The frequencies of negative results were 68% for chlamydia or gonorrhea, 70.9% for chlamydia, 86.6% for gonorrhea, and 65.2% for chlamydia + gonorrhea. CONCLUSIONS: These data indicate that implementation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines by the Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic of the Palm Beach County Health Department results in presumptive treatment of more than two-thirds of patients with negative nucleic acid amplification test results for chlamydia, gonorrhea, or both. They also suggest the potential value of developing treatment algorithms to maximize treatment of patients with positive test results and minimize treatment of those with negative test results. One possible strategy to explore is the future utility of new testing and treatment methodologies in development.

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United States Counties with Low Black Male Mortality Rates The American Journal of Medicine

Levine RS, Rust G, Kilbourne B, Aliyu M, Pisu M, Zoorob R, Goldzweig P, Juarez B, Husaini B, Hennekens CH

2013

In the United States, young and middle-aged black men have significantly higher total mortality than any other racial or ethnic group. We describe the characteristics of US counties with low non–Hispanic Black or African American male mortality (ages 25-64 years, 1999-2007).

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