Sheila’s Publications

Sheila worked with researchers at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center on various studies related to dietary patterns, dietary assessment, nutrition counseling,  physical activity, the influence of lifestyle factors on cancer, and tobacco control.  Her publications are listed below.

Books, Book Chapters, and Reports

Socio-ecological model and health promotion in the Healthy People initiative. In: Introduction to Health Promotion and Behavioral Science in Public Health, First Edition. J.P. Pierce & S. Kealey. Cengage Learning, 2016.

Food for Thought: Healing Foods to Savor. 2nd edition. S. Kealey, V.A. Newman, S. Faerber.
Regents of UC California, San Diego, California, 2012.

Food for Thought: Healing Foods to Savor. 1st edition.  S. Kealey, V.A. Newman, S. Faerber. Regents of UC California, San Diego, California, 2006.

Tobacco Use in California An Evaluation of the Tobacco Contol Program, 1989-1993 J.P. Pierce JP, N. Evans, A.J. Farkas, S.W. Cavin, C. Berry, M. Kramer, S. Kealey, B. Rosbrook, W. Choi and R.M. Kaplan. La Jolla, CA. University of California, San Diego, 1994.

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Publications

Classification of CAM use and its correlates in patients with early-stage breast cancer. Integr Cancer Ther. 2011 Jun;10(2):138-47. Epub 2011 Mar 7. Saquib J, Madlensky L, Kealey S, Saquib N, Natarajan L, Newman VA, Patterson RE,  Pierce JP.

Forty years of faster decline in cigarette smoking in California explains current lower lung cancer rates.  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Nov;19(11):2801-10.  Pierce JP, Messer K, White MM, Kealey S, Cowling DW.

Camel No. 9 cigarette-marketing campaign targeted young teenage girls. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr;125(4):619-26. Pierce JP, Messer K, James LE, White MM, Kealey S, Vallone DM, Healton CG.

Dietary change and reduced breast cancer events among women without hot flashes after treatment of early-stage breast cancer: subgroup analysis of the Women’s Healthy Eating and Living Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 May;89(5):1565S-1571S. Pierce JP, Natarajan L, Caan BJ, Flatt SW, Kealey S, Gold EB, Hajek RA, Newman VA, Rock CL, Pu M, Saquib N, Stefanick ML, Thomson CA, Parker B.

Adopting a plant-based diet minimally increased food costs in WHEL Study. AM J Health Beh. 2009 Sep-Oct;33(5):530-9. Hyder JA, Thomson CA, Natarajan L, Madlensky L, Pu M, Emond J, Kealey S, Rock CL, Flatt SW, Pierce JP; WHEL Study Group.

Dietary pattern influences breast cancer prognosis in women without hot flashes: the women’s healthy eating and living trial. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jan 20;27(3):352-9.  Gold EB, Pierce JP, Natarajan L, Stefanick ML, Laughlin GA, Caan BJ, Flatt SW, Emond JA, Saquib N, Madlensky L, Kealey S, Wasserman L, Thomson CA, Rock CL, Parker BA, Karanja N, Jones V, Hajek RA, Pu M, Mortimer JE.

Disclosure to physicians of CAM use by breast cancer patients: findings from the Women’s Healthy Eating and Living Study. Integr Cancer Ther. 2008 Sep;7(3):122-9. Saxe GA, Madlensky L, Kealey S, Wu DP, Freeman KL, Pierce JP.

The impact of a long- term reduction in dietary energy density on body weight within a randomized diet trial. Nutrition and Cancer, 2008 Jan-Feb;60(1):31-8. Nazmus Saquib, Loki Natarajan, Cheryl L. Rock, Shirley W. Flatt, Lisa Madlensky, Sheila Kealey, John P. Pierce.

Telephone counseling helps maintain long-term adherence to a high-vegetable dietary pattern. J Nutrition, 2007 Oct;137(10):2291-6.  Pierce JP, Newman VA, Natarajan L, Flatt SW, Al-Delaimy WK, Caan BJ, Emond JA, Faerber S, Gold EB, Hajek RA, Hollenbach K, Jones LA, Karanja N, Kealey S, Madlensky L, Marshall J, Ritenbaugh C, Rock CL, Stefanick ML, Thomson C, Wasserman L, Parker BA.

Influence of a Diet Very High in Vegetables, Fruit, and Fiber and Low in Fat on Prognosis Following Treatment for Breast Cancer: The Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) Randomized Trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2007;298:289-298. John P. Pierce, PhD; Loki Natarajan, PhD; Bette J. Caan, DrPh; Barbara A. Parker, MD; E. Robert Greenberg, MD; Shirley W. Flatt, MS; Cheryl L. Rock, PhD, RD; Sheila Kealey, MPH; Wael K. Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD; Wayne A. Bardwell, PhD; Robert W. Carlson, MD; Jennifer A. Emond, MS; Susan Faerber, BA; Ellen B. Gold, PhD; Richard A. Hajek, PhD; Kathryn Hollenbach, PhD; Lovell A. Jones, PhD; Njeri Karanja,  PhD; Lisa Madlensky, PhD; James Marshall, PhD; Vicky A. Newman, MS, RD; Cheryl Ritenbaugh, PhD, MPH; Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD; Linda Wasserman, MD, PhD; Marcia L. Stefanick, PhD

Greater survival after breast cancer in physically active women with high vegetable-fruit intake regardless of obesity. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Jun 10;25(17):2345-51. Pierce JP, Stefanick ML, Flatt SW, Natarajan L, Sternfeld B, Madlensky L, Al-Delaimy WK, Thomson CA, Kealey S, Hajek R, Parker BA, Newman VA, Caan B, Rock CL.

Increases in plasma carotenoid concentrations in response to a major dietary change in the women’s healthy eating and living study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Oct;15(10):1886-92. Pierce JP, Natarajan L, Sun S, Al-Delaimy WK, Flatt SW, Kealey S, Rock CL, Thomson CA, Newman VA, Ritenbaugh C, Gold EB, Caan BJ

Achieving substantial changes in eating behavior among women previously treated for breast cancer – an overview of the intervention. J Am Diet Assoc 2005;105:382-391. Newman VA, Thomson CA, Rock CL, Flatt SW, Kealey S, Bardwell WA, Caan BJ, Pierce JP for the Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) Study Group.

Telephone counseling intervention significantly increases intakes of micronutrient- and phytochemical-rich vegetables, fruit, and fiber in breast cancer survivors. J Nutr 2004;134:452-458. Pierce JP, Newman VA, Flatt SW, Faerber S, Rock CL, Natarajan L, Caan BJ, Gold EB, Hollenbach KA, Wasserman L, Jones L, Ritenbaugh C, Stefanick ML, Thomson CA, Kealey S, for the WHEL Study Group.

Tobacco Control Successes in California: A Focus on Young People, Results from the California Tobacco Surveys, 1990-2002. La Jolla, CA: University of California, San Diego; 2003. Gilpin EA, White MM, White VM, Distefan JM, Trinidad DR, James L, Lee L, Major J, Kealey, S, Pierce JP.

A randomized trial of the effect of a plant-based dietary pattern on additional breast cancer events and survival: Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) Study. Control Clin Trials 2002;23:728-756. Pierce JP, Faerber S, Wright FA, Rock CL, Newman V, Flatt SW, Kealey S, Jones VE, Caan BJ, Gold EB, Haan M, Hollenbach KA, Jones L, Marshall JR, Ritenbaugh C, Stefanick ML, Thomson C, Wasserman L, Natarajan L, Gilpin EA, Thomas RG, for the WHEL Study Group.

Feasibility of a randomized trial of a high-vegetable diet to prevent breast cancer recurrence. Nutr Cancer 1997;28:282-288. Pierce JP, Faerber S, Wright FA, Newman V, Flatt SW, Kealey S, Rock CL, Hryniuk W, Greenberg ER.

Responsiveness of carotenoids to a high-vegetable diet intervention designed to prevent breast cancer recurrence. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 1997;6:617-623.  Rock CL, Flatt SW, Wright FA, Faerber S, Newman V, Kealey S, Pierce JP.

Master’s Thesis

Validation of a dietary self-monitoring tool: the WHEL Weekly Food Checklist. San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.  1996.  Thesis (M.P.H.). San Diego State University, San Diego, CA; 1996. Available from microfiche no. TH-8911, Call # TX361.W55 K43 1996.


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