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Bio for Brian L. Sprague, PhD
Brian L. Sprague, PhD

Brian L. Sprague, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry


Contact Information
E-mail: brian.sprague@med.uvm.edu
Phone:
802-656-4112
Office Location:
UHC Rm 4425, 1 S. Prospect Street

Education

PhD, Population Health Sciences (Concentration in Epidemiology), University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (2009)
MS, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN (2002)

Postdoctoral Training

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Department of Population Health Sciences, Madison, WI (2009-2010)

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2014-Present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2010-Present)

Awards and Honors

James E. Demeules Research Award for Dedication and Commitment to Excellence in Research, Department of Surgery, University of Vermont (2015)
Gold-Merit Award for Poster Presentation (Coauthor), Annual Meeting of the American College of Radiology (2015)
James E. Demeules Research Award for Dedication and Commitment to Excellence in Research, Department of Surgery, University of Vermont (2013)

Publications

Conant EF, Beaber EF, Sprague BL, et al.  Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography compared to digital mammography along: a cohort study within the PROSPR consortium.  Breast Cancer Res Treat.  2016 Feb;156(1):109-16. doi: 10.1007/s10549-016-3695-1. Epub 2016 Mar 1.  PMID: 26931450

Higgins ST, Kurti AN, Redner R, White TJ, Keith DR, Gaalema DE, Sprague BL, et al.  Co-occurring risk factors for current cigarette smoking in a U.S. nationally representative sample.  Prev Med.  2016 Feb 21. pii: S0091-7435(16)30004-4.  doi: 10.1016/ j.ypmed.2016.02.025.  [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 26902875

Hart V, Reeves KW, Sturgeon SR, Reich NG, Sievert LL, Kerlikowske K, Ma L, Shephard J, Tice JA, Mahmoudzadeh AP, Malkov S, Sprague BL.  The effect of change in body mass index on volumetric measures of mammographic density.  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev.  2015 Nov;24(11):1724-30.  doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-15-0330.  Epub 2015 Aug 27.  PMID: 26315554.  PMCID: PMC4633314.  [Available on 2016-11-01]

Chen JS, Sprague BL, Klabunde CN, et al.  Take the money and run?  Redemption of a gift card incentive in a clinician survey.  BMC Med Res Methodol.  2016 Feb 24;16:25. doi: 10.1186/s12874-016-0126-2.  PMID: 26911445.  PMCID: PMC4766634

Hart V, Sprague BL, Lakoski CG, et al.  Trends in Health-Related Quality of Life After a Diagnosis of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ.  J Clin Oncol.  2016 Apr 20;34(12):1323-9.  doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.62.7281.  Epub 2016 Feb 16.  PMID: 26884560

James TA, Wade JE, Sprague BL.  The impact of mammographic screening on the surgical management of breast cancer.  J Surg Oncol.  2016 Apr;113(5):496-500.  doi: 10.1002/jso.24184.  Epub 2016 Jan 22.  PMID: 26799535.  PMCID: PMC4844800 [Available on 2017-04-01].


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