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Katherine Newton, PhD, MA

Affiliate Associate Professor, Epidemiology (primary department)
Affiliate Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems

Associate Director for External Research and Senior Investigator, Group Health Research Institute

Contact Information
Group Health Research Institute
1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206-287-2973
Fax: 206-287-2871

Research Interests
Dr. Newton is a chronic disease epidemiologist, whose research program is focused on mid-life women's health, including menopause, hormone replacement therapy, alternative approaches to managing vasomotor symptoms, cardiovascular disease in women, and diabetes. She is particularly interested in interventions for diabetes prevention.

PhD, Epidemiology, University of Washington 1995
MA, Nursing, University of Washington 1977

Selected Publications
Buist DSM, Newton KM, Miglioretti DL, Beverly K, Connelly MT, Andrade S, Hartsfield DL, Wei F, Pettus PT, Chan AK, Larry Kessler L. Hormone therapy prescribing patterns in the United States. Obstet Gynecol. 2004;104(5 Pt 1):1042-50.

Melville J, Katon, W Delaney K, Newton K. Urinary Incontinence in U.S. Women: A Population-Based Study. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165:537-42.

Newton KM, Buist DSM, Miglioretti DL, Beverly K, Hartsfield DL, Chan KA, Andrade SE, Wei F, Connelly MT, Kessler L. The Impact of Comorbidities on Hormone Use After the 2002 Release of the Women's Health Initiative. J Gen Intern Med 2005;20:350-6.

Newton KM, Reed SD,Grothaus L, Ehrlich K, Guiltinan J, Ludman E, LaCroix AZ, The Herbal Alternatives for Menopause (HALT) Study: Background and Study Design. Maturitas 2005;52:134-46.

Adams KF, Lampe PD, Newton KM, Ylvisaker JT, Feld A, Myerson D, Emerson SS, White E, Potter JD, Lampe JW. Soy protein containing isoflavones does not decrease colorectal epithelial cell proliferation in a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr, 2005;82:620-626.

Melville JL, Delaney K, Newton K, Katon W. Incontinence Severity and Major Depression in Incontinent Women. Obstet Gynecol 2005;106:585-92.

Hartsfield CL, Connelly MT, Newton KM, Andrade SE, Wei FeiFei, Miglioretti DL, Buist DSM. Health System Responses to the Women's Health Initiative Findings on Estrogen and Progestin: Organizational Response. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2005;2005:113-115.

Wei F, Miglioretti DL, Connelly MT, Andrade SE, Newton KM, Hartsfield DL, Chan KA, Buist DSM. Changes in women's use of hormones after the Women's Health Initiative estrogen and progestin trial by race, education, and income. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2005;35:106-112.

Melville JL, Fan MY, Newton K, Fenner D. Fecal Incontinence in U.S. Women: A Population-Based Study. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2005;193:2071-6.

Melville JL, Newton K, Fan MY, Katon W. Health care discussions and treatment for urinary incontinence in U.S. women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006;194:729-37.

Newton KM, LaCroix AZ, Levy L, Li SS, Qu P, Potter JD, Lampe JW. Soy protein and bone mineral density in older men and women: A randomized trial. Maturitas 2006;53:270-7.

Reed SD, Newton KM, Thompson LB, McCrummen BA, Warolin AK. The incidence of repeat uterine surgery following myomectomy. J Women's Health, 2006;15;1046-52.

Thompson LB, Reed SD, McCrummen BK, Warolin AK, Newton KM. Leiomyoma characteristics and risk of subsequent surgery after myomectomy. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2006;95:138-43.

Newton KM, Reed SD, LaCroix AZ, Grothaus L, Ehrlich K, Guiltinan J. Treatment of vasomotor symptoms of menopause with black cohosh, multibotanicals, soy, hormone therapy, or placebo. A randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2006:145:869-79.

In the news
Yoga in menopause may help insomnia--but not hot flashes (Group Health Research Institute)

Last Reviewed on 12/9/2014

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