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Kobayashi LC, Berkman LF, Wagner RG, Kahn K, Tollman SM, Subramanian SV. Education modifies the relationship between height and cognitive function in a cross-sectional, population-based study of older adults in rural South Africa. Eur J Epidemiol 2018; doi: 1007/s10654-018-0453-1 [Epub ahead of print]

Kobayashi LC, Steptoe A. Social isolation, loneliness, and health behaviors at older ages: longitudinal cohort study. Ann Behav Med 2018;52:582-593.

Finlay JM, Kobayashi LC. Social isolation and loneliness in later-life: a parallel convergent mixed-methods case study of older adults and their residential contexts in the Minneapolis metropolitan area, USA. Soc Sci Med 2018;208:25-33.

Payne CF, Davies JI, Gomez-Olive FX, Hands KJ, Kahn K, Kobayashi LC, Tipping B, Tollman SM, Wade A, Witham MD. Cross-sectional relationship between haemoglobin concentration and measures of physical and cognitive function in an older rural South African population. J Epidemiol Community Health 2018;72(9):796-802.

Smith SG, Jackson SE, Kobayashi LC, Steptoe A. Social isolation, health literacy, and mortality risk: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of AgeingHealth Psychol 2018;37(2):160-169.

Vrinten C, Boniface D, Lo SH, Kobayashi LC, von Wagner C, Waller J. Does psychosocial stress exacerbate avoidant responses to cancer information in those who are afraid of cancer? A population-based survey among older adults in the UK. Psychol Health 2018;33(1):117-129.


Kobayashi LC, Glymour MM, Kahn K, Payne CF, Wagner RG, Montana L, Mateen FJ, Tollman SM, Berkman LF. Childhood deprivation and later-life cognitive function in a population-based study of older, rural South Africans. Soc Sci Med 2017;190:20-28.

Kobayashi LC, Jackson SE, Lee SJ, Wardle J, Steptoe A. The development and validation of a 10-year mortality risk index in a longitudinal cohort of older English adults. Age Ageing 2017;46(3):427-432.

Kobayashi LC, von Wagner C, Wardle J. Perceived life expectancy is associated with colorectal cancer screening uptake in England. Ann Behav Med 2017;51:327-336.

Shi J*, Kobayashi LC*, Grundy A, Richardson H, SenGupta S, Lohrisch C, Spinelli JJ, Aronson KJ. Lifetime moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and ER/PR/HER2-defined post-menopausal breast cancer riskBreast Cancer Res Treat 2017;165(1):201-213. *co-first authors

Hirst Y, Skrobanksi H, Kerrison R, Kobayashi LC, Counsell N, Djedovic N, Ruwende J, Stewart M, von Wagner C. Text-message reminders in colorectal cancer screening (TRICCS): a randomised controlled trial. Br J Cancer 2017;116:1408-1414.

Smith SG, Foy R, McGowan J, Kobayashi LC, Burn J, Brown K, Side L, Cuzick J. General practitioner attitudes towards prescribing aspirin to carriers of Lynch Syndrome: findings from a national survey. Fam Cancer 2017;16(4):509-516.

Smith SG, Foy R, McGowan JA, Kobayashi LC, Brown K, de Censi A, Side L, Cuzick J. Prescribing tamoxifen in primary care for the prevention of breast cancer: a national online survey of GPs’ attitudes. Br J Gen Pract 2017;67:e414-e427.


Kobayashi LC, Wardle J, Wolf MS, von Wagner C. Aging and functional health literacy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2016;71(3):445-457.

Kobayashi LC, Wardle J, Wolf MS, von Wagner C. Health literacy and moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity during ageing, 2004-13. Am J Prev Med 2016;51(4):463-472.

Kobayashi LC, Waller J, von Wagner C, Wardle J. A lack of information engagement among non-participants in colorectal cancer screening: cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health 2016;6:659.

Kobayashi LC, Smith SG. Cancer fatalism, literacy, and cancer information seeking in the American public. Health Educ Behav 2016;43(4):461-470.

Smith SG, Kobayashi LC, Wolf MS, Raine R, Wardle J, von Wagner C. The associations between objective numeracy and colorectal cancer screening knowledge, attitudes and defensive processing in a deprived community sample. J Health Psychol 2016;21(8):1665-1675.

Boyle T, Fritschi L, Kobayashi LC, Heyworth JS, Lee DG, Si S, Aronson KJ, Spinelli JJ. Sedentary work and the risk of breast cancer in pre- and post-menopausal women: a pooled analysis of two case-control studies. Occ Environ Med 2016;73:735-741.

Shi J, Aronson KJ, Grundy A, Kobayashi LC, Burstyn I, Scheutz JM, Lohrisch CA, SenGupta SK, Lai AS, Brooks-Wilson A, Spinelli J, Richardson H. Polymorphisms of insulin-like growth factor 1 pathway genes and breast cancer risk. Front Oncol 2016;6:136.

Hirst Y, Kerrison R, Kobayashi LC, Djedovic N, Ruwende J, Stewart M, Wardle J, von Wagner C. Primary care-based text reminders in colorectal cancer screening (TRICCS): protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health 2016;16(1):74.


Kobayashi LC, von Wagner C. Health literacy during aging. J Gen Intern Med 2015; 30(12):1732.

Kobayashi LC, Wardle J, Wolf MS, von Wagner C. Cognitive function and health literacy decline in a cohort of older English adults. J Gen Intern Med 2015;30(7):958-964.

Kobayashi LC, Smith SG, O’Conor R, Curtis LM, Park D, von Wagner C, Deary IJ, Wolf MS. The role of cognitive function in the relationship between age and health literacy: a cross-sectional analysis of older adults in Chicago, USA. BMJ Open 2015;5(4):e007222.

Kobayashi LC, Wardle J, von Wagner C. Internet use, social engagement, and health literacy decline during ageing in a longitudinal cohort of older English adults. J Epidemiol Community Health 2015;69:278-283.

Lo SH, Waller J, Vrinten C, Kobayashi LC, von Wagner C. Social cognitive mediators of sociodemographic differences in colorectal cancer screening uptake. Biomed Res Int 2015; 2015:165074.

Smith SG, Forster A, Kobayashi LC. Predictors of human papillomavirus awareness and knowledge in 2013: the importance of health literacy. Am J Prev Med 2015;49(1):e5-e7.

Solmi F, von Wagner C, Kobayashi LC, Wardle J, Raine R, Morris S. Decomposing socio-economic inequality in colorectal cancer screening uptake in England. Soc Sci Med 2015;134:76-86.


Kobayashi LC, Wardle J, von Wagner C. Limited health literacy is a barrier to colorectal cancer screening in England: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Prev Med 2014;61:100-105.

Kobayashi LC, Janssen I, Richardson H, Lai AS, Spinelli JJ, Aronson KJ. A case-control study of lifetime light intensity physical activity and breast cancer risk. Cancer Causes Control 2014;25(1):133-140.

Wallingford S, Jones G, Kobayashi LC, Grundy A, Miao Q, Tranmer J, Aronson KJ. UV and dietary predictors of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations among young working nurses and implications for bone density and skin cancer. Public Health Nutr 2014;17(4):772-779.


Kobayashi LC, Janssen I, Richardson H, Lai AS, Spinelli JJ, Aronson KJ. Moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity across the life course and risk of pre- and post-menopausal breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2013;139:851-861.

Kobayashi LC, Limburg H, Miao Q, Bedard L, Woolcott C, Massey TE, Aronson KJ. Folate intake, alcohol consumption, and the methylenetetrahydrofolate (MTHFR) C677T gene polymorphism: influence on prostate cancer risk and interactions. Front Oncol 2012;2:100.

Kobayashi LC. The future of primary cancer prevention in Canada: Reaching for every ounce of prevention means reaching for equity. Health Science Inquiry 2011;2:52-3.
(Winner: Top Cancer Prevention Submission, 2011)

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