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Beyond the building blocks: integrating community roles into health systems frameworks to achieve health for all.

Sacks E, Morrow M, Story WT, Shelley KD, Shanklin D, Rahimtoola M, Rosales A, Ibe O, Sarriot E.

BMJ Glob Health. 2019 Jun 22;3(Suppl 3):e001384. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001384. eCollection 2018. Review.


Evaluation of a routine point-of-care intervention for early infant diagnosis of HIV: an observational study in eight African countries.

Bianchi F, Cohn J, Sacks E, Bailey R, Lemaire JF, Machekano R; EGPAF POC EID Study Team.

Lancet HIV. 2019 Jun;6(6):e373-e381. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(19)30033-5. Epub 2019 Apr 12.


Breeding progress and preparedness for mass-scale deployment of perennial lignocellulosic biomass crops switchgrass, miscanthus, willow and poplar.

Clifton-Brown J, Harfouche A, Casler MD, Dylan Jones H, Macalpine WJ, Murphy-Bokern D, Smart LB, Adler A, Ashman C, Awty-Carroll D, Bastien C, Bopper S, Botnari V, Brancourt-Hulmel M, Chen Z, Clark LV, Cosentino S, Dalton S, Davey C, Dolstra O, Donnison I, Flavell R, Greef J, Hanley S, Hastings A, Hertzberg M, Hsu TW, Huang LS, Iurato A, Jensen E, Jin X, Jørgensen U, Kiesel A, Kim DS, Liu J, McCalmont JP, McMahon BG, Mos M, Robson P, Sacks EJ, Sandu A, Scalici G, Schwarz K, Scordia D, Shafiei R, Shield I, Slavov G, Stanton BJ, Swaminathan K, Taylor G, Torres AF, Trindade LM, Tschaplinski T, Tuskan GA, Yamada T, Yeon Yu C, Zalesny RS Jr, Zong J, Lewandowski I.

Glob Change Biol Bioenergy. 2019 Jan;11(1):118-151. doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12566. Epub 2018 Oct 23.


Clinical effect and cost-effectiveness of incorporation of point-of-care assays into early infant HIV diagnosis programmes in Zimbabwe: a modelling study.

Frank SC, Cohn J, Dunning L, Sacks E, Walensky RP, Mukherjee S, Dugdale CM, Turunga E, Freedberg KA, Ciaranello AL.

Lancet HIV. 2019 Mar;6(3):e182-e190. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(18)30328-X. Epub 2019 Feb 5.


polyRAD: Genotype Calling with Uncertainty from Sequencing Data in Polyploids and Diploids.

Clark LV, Lipka AE, Sacks EJ.

G3 (Bethesda). 2019 Mar 7;9(3):663-673. doi: 10.1534/g3.118.200913.


Population structure of Miscanthus sacchariflorus reveals two major polyploidization events, tetraploid-mediated unidirectional introgression from diploid M. sinensis, and diversity centred around the Yellow Sea.

Clark LV, Jin X, Petersen KK, Anzoua KG, Bagmet L, Chebukin P, Deuter M, Dzyubenko E, Dzyubenko N, Heo K, Johnson DA, Jørgensen U, Kjeldsen JB, Nagano H, Peng J, Sabitov A, Yamada T, Yoo JH, Yu CY, Long SP, Sacks EJ.

Ann Bot. 2019 Oct 29;124(4):731-748. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcy161.


HIV Testing After a First Positive Rapid Diagnostic Test: A Role for Nucleic Acid Testing?

Neilan AM, Cohn JE, Lemaire JF, Sacks E, Alban R, Freedberg KA, Walensky RP, Ciaranello AL.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Aug 29;5(8):ofy170. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy170. eCollection 2018 Aug.


Hubris, humility and humanity: expanding evidence approaches for improving and sustaining community health programmes.

George AS, LeFevre AE, Schleiff M, Mancuso A, Sacks E, Sarriot E.

BMJ Glob Health. 2018 Jun 15;3(3):e000811. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000811. eCollection 2018. Review.


Community Involvement in Health Systems Strengthening to Improve Global Health Outcomes: A Review of Guidelines and Potential Roles.

Sacks E, Swanson RC, Schensul JJ, Gleave A, Shelley KD, Were MK, Chowdhury AM, LeBan K, Perry HB.

Int Q Community Health Educ. 2017 Jul;37(3-4):139-149. doi: 10.1177/0272684X17738089. Epub 2017 Oct 31. Review.


HIV misdiagnosis in paediatrics: unpacking the complexity.

Sacks E, Cohn J, Penazzato M.

J Int AIDS Soc. 2017 Aug 29;20(Suppl 6):21959. doi: 10.7448/IAS.20.7.21959. Review. No abstract available.


Comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community-based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child health: 6. strategies used by effective projects.

Perry HB, Sacks E, Schleiff M, Kumapley R, Gupta S, Rassekh BM, Freeman PA.

J Glob Health. 2017 Jun;7(1):010906. doi: 10.7189/jogh.07.010906. Review.


Comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community-based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child health: 4. child health findings.

Freeman PA, Schleiff M, Sacks E, Rassekh BM, Gupta S, Perry HB.

J Glob Health. 2017 Jun;7(1):010904. doi: 10.7189/jogh.07.010904. Review.


Comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community-based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child health: 3. neonatal health findings.

Sacks E, Freeman PA, Sakyi K, Jennings MC, Rassekh BM, Gupta S, Perry HB.

J Glob Health. 2017 Jun;7(1):010903. doi: 10.7189/jogh.07.010903. Review.


Comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community-based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child health: 2. maternal health findings.

Jennings MC, Pradhan S, Schleiff M, Sacks E, Freeman PA, Gupta S, Rassekh BM, Perry HB.

J Glob Health. 2017 Jun;7(1):010902. doi: 10.7189/jogh.07.010902. Review.


Determination of hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin content using visible and near infrared spectroscopy in Miscanthus sinensis.

Jin X, Chen X, Shi C, Li M, Guan Y, Yu CY, Yamada T, Sacks EJ, Peng J.

Bioresour Technol. 2017 Oct;241:603-609. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.05.047. Epub 2017 May 10.


Determination of Leaf Water Content by Visible and Near-Infrared Spectrometry and Multivariate Calibration in Miscanthus.

Jin X, Shi C, Yu CY, Yamada T, Sacks EJ.

Front Plant Sci. 2017 May 19;8:721. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00721. eCollection 2017.


Application of visible and near-infrared spectroscopy to classification of Miscanthus species.

Jin X, Chen X, Xiao L, Shi C, Chen L, Yu B, Yi Z, Yoo JH, Heo K, Yu CY, Yamada T, Sacks EJ, Peng J.

PLoS One. 2017 Apr 3;12(4):e0171360. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171360. eCollection 2017.


Postnatal Care Experiences and Barriers to Care Utilization for Home- and Facility-Delivered Newborns in Uganda and Zambia.

Sacks E, Masvawure TB, Atuyambe LM, Neema S, Macwan'gi M, Simbaya J, Kruk M.

Matern Child Health J. 2017 Mar;21(3):599-606. doi: 10.1007/s10995-016-2144-4.


Ecological characteristics and in situ genetic associations for yield-component traits of wild Miscanthus from eastern Russia.

Clark LV, Dzyubenko E, Dzyubenko N, Bagmet L, Sabitov A, Chebukin P, Johnson DA, Kjeldsen JB, Petersen KK, Jørgensen U, Yoo JH, Heo K, Yu CY, Zhao H, Jin X, Peng J, Yamada T, Sacks EJ.

Ann Bot. 2016 Oct 1;118(5):941-955. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcw137.


TagDigger: user-friendly extraction of read counts from GBS and RAD-seq data.

Clark LV, Sacks EJ.

Source Code Biol Med. 2016 Jul 11;11:11. doi: 10.1186/s13029-016-0057-7. eCollection 2016.


Fair publication of qualitative research in health systems: a call by health policy and systems researchers.

Social science approaches for research and engagement in health policy & systems (SHaPeS) thematic working group of Health Systems Global, Regional Network for Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa (EQUINET), and Emerging Voices for Global Health, Daniels K, Loewenson R, George A, Howard N, Koleva G, Lewin S, Marchal B, Nambiar D, Paina L, Sacks E, Sheikh K, Tetui M, Theobald S, Topp SM, Zwi AB.

Int J Equity Health. 2016 Jun 22;15:98. doi: 10.1186/s12939-016-0368-y. No abstract available.


Uncivil and skewed language on civil society?

Sarriot EG, LeBan K, Sacks E, Sow C, Burgess C.

Lancet. 2016 Jun 11;387(10036):2377. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30731-0. No abstract available.


Local adaptations to a global health initiative: penalties for home births in Zambia.

Greeson D, Sacks E, Masvawure TB, Austin-Evelyn K, Kruk ME, Macwan'gi M, Grépin KA.

Health Policy Plan. 2016 Nov;31(9):1262-9. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czw060. Epub 2016 Jun 2.


Postnatal care: increasing coverage, equity, and quality.

Sacks E, Langlois ÉV.

Lancet Glob Health. 2016 Jul;4(7):e442-3. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30092-4. Epub 2016 May 13. No abstract available.


Postnatal care utilization and local understandings of contagion among HIV-infected and uninfected women in rural, southern Zambia.

Sacks E, Moss WJ, Winch PJ, Thuma P, van Dijk JH, Mullany LC.

AIDS Care. 2016 Aug;28(8):1052-7. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1168912. Epub 2016 Apr 11.


Evaluation Of A Maternal Health Program In Uganda And Zambia Finds Mixed Results On Quality Of Care And Satisfaction.

Kruk ME, Vail D, Austin-Evelyn K, Atuyambe L, Greeson D, Grépin KA, Kibira SP, Macwan'gi M, Masvawure TB, Rabkin M, Sacks E, Simbaya J, Galea S.

Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Mar;35(3):510-9. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0902.


The promise of Mama Kits: Perceptions of in-kind goods as incentives for facility deliveries in Uganda.

Austin-Evelyn K, Sacks E, Atuyambe L, Greeson D, Kruk ME, Grépin KA.

Glob Public Health. 2017 May;12(5):565-578. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2016.1149597. Epub 2016 Mar 7.


Examining domains of community health nurse satisfaction and motivation: results from a mixed-methods baseline evaluation in rural Ghana.

Sacks E, Alva S, Magalona S, Vesel L.

Hum Resour Health. 2015 Oct 8;13:81. doi: 10.1186/s12960-015-0082-7.


Skin, thermal and umbilical cord care practices for neonates in southern, rural Zambia: a qualitative study.

Sacks E, Moss WJ, Winch PJ, Thuma P, van Dijk JH, Mullany LC.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015 Jul 16;15:149. doi: 10.1186/s12884-015-0584-2.


Factors influencing modes of transport and travel time for obstetric care: a mixed methods study in Zambia and Uganda.

Sacks E, Vail D, Austin-Evelyn K, Greeson D, Atuyambe LM, Macwan'gi M, Kruk ME, Grépin KA.

Health Policy Plan. 2016 Apr;31(3):293-301. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czv057. Epub 2015 Jun 30.


Contrasting allelic distribution of CO/Hd1 homologues in Miscanthus sinensis from the East Asian mainland and the Japanese archipelago.

Nagano H, Clark LV, Zhao H, Peng J, Yoo JH, Heo K, Yu CY, Anzoua KG, Matsuo T, Sacks EJ, Yamada T.

J Exp Bot. 2015 Jul;66(14):4227-37. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erv292. Epub 2015 Jun 18.


Respectful maternal and newborn care: building a common agenda.

Sacks E, Kinney MV.

Reprod Health. 2015 May 20;12:46. doi: 10.1186/s12978-015-0042-7.


Can the exceptional chilling tolerance of C4 photosynthesis found in Miscanthus × giganteus be exceeded? Screening of a novel Miscanthus Japanese germplasm collection.

Głowacka K, Jørgensen U, Kjeldsen JB, Kørup K, Spitz I, Sacks EJ, Long SP.

Ann Bot. 2015 May;115(6):981-90. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcv035. Epub 2015 Apr 7.


Genetic structure of Miscanthus sinensis and Miscanthus sacchariflorus in Japan indicates a gradient of bidirectional but asymmetric introgression.

Clark LV, Stewart JR, Nishiwaki A, Toma Y, Kjeldsen JB, Jørgensen U, Zhao H, Peng J, Yoo JH, Heo K, Yu CY, Yamada T, Sacks EJ.

J Exp Bot. 2015 Jul;66(14):4213-25. doi: 10.1093/jxb/eru511. Epub 2015 Jan 24.


Variation in chilling tolerance for photosynthesis and leaf extension growth among genotypes related to the C4 grass Miscanthus ×giganteus.

Głowacka K, Adhikari S, Peng J, Gifford J, Juvik JA, Long SP, Sacks EJ.

J Exp Bot. 2014 Oct;65(18):5267-78. doi: 10.1093/jxb/eru287. Epub 2014 Jul 19.


A footprint of past climate change on the diversity and population structure of Miscanthus sinensis.

Clark LV, Brummer JE, Głowacka K, Hall MC, Heo K, Peng J, Yamada T, Yoo JH, Yu CY, Zhao H, Long SP, Sacks EJ.

Ann Bot. 2014 Jul;114(1):97-107. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcu084. Epub 2014 Jun 10.


'Big push' to reduce maternal mortality in Uganda and Zambia enhanced health systems but lacked a sustainability plan.

Kruk ME, Rabkin M, Grépin KA, Austin-Evelyn K, Greeson D, Masvawure TB, Sacks ER, Vail D, Galea S.

Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Jun;33(6):1058-66. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0637.


Neonatal care in the home in northern rural Honduras: a qualitative study of the role of traditional birth attendants.

Sacks E, Bailey JM, Robles C, Low LK.

J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2013 Jan-Mar;27(1):62-71. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0b013e31827fb3fd.


Antisense-overexpression of the MsCOMT gene induces changes in lignin and total phenol contents in transgenic tobacco plants.

Seong ES, Yoo JH, Lee JG, Kim HY, Hwang IS, Heo K, Kim JK, Lim JD, Sacks EJ, Yu CY.

Mol Biol Rep. 2013 Feb;40(2):1979-86. doi: 10.1007/s11033-012-2255-y. Epub 2012 Nov 16.


Reduced postpartum hemorrhage after implementation of active management of the third stage of labor in rural Honduras.

Low LK, Bailey JM, Sacks E, Robles C, Medina L.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2012 Dec;119(3):217-20. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2012.07.007. Epub 2012 Sep 12.


SSR-based genetic maps of Miscanthus sinensis and M. sacchariflorus, and their comparison to sorghum.

Kim C, Zhang D, Auckland SA, Rainville LK, Jakob K, Kronmiller B, Sacks EJ, Deuter M, Paterson AH.

Theor Appl Genet. 2012 May;124(7):1325-38. doi: 10.1007/s00122-012-1790-1. Epub 2012 Jan 25.


Agriculture. Increased food and ecosystem security via perennial grains.

Glover JD, Reganold JP, Bell LW, Borevitz J, Brummer EC, Buckler ES, Cox CM, Cox TS, Crews TE, Culman SW, DeHaan LR, Eriksson D, Gill BS, Holland J, Hu F, Hulke BS, Ibrahim AM, Jackson W, Jones SS, Murray SC, Paterson AH, Ploschuk E, Sacks EJ, Snapp S, Tao D, Van Tassel DL, Wade LJ, Wyse DL, Xu Y.

Science. 2010 Jun 25;328(5986):1638-9. doi: 10.1126/science.1188761. No abstract available.


Identification and genomic location of a reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniformis) resistance locus (Ren ari) introgressed from Gossypium aridum into upland cotton (G. hirsutum).

Romano GB, Sacks EJ, Stetina SR, Robinson AF, Fang DD, Gutierrez OA, Scheffler JA.

Theor Appl Genet. 2009 Dec;120(1):139-50. doi: 10.1007/s00122-009-1165-4. Epub 2009 Oct 14.


Population-based incidence and etiology of community-acquired neonatal bacteremia in Mirzapur, Bangladesh: an observational study.

Darmstadt GL, Saha SK, Choi Y, El Arifeen S, Ahmed NU, Bari S, Rahman SM, Mannan I, Crook D, Fatima K, Winch PJ, Seraji HR, Begum N, Rahman R, Islam M, Rahman A, Black RE, Santosham M, Sacks E, Baqui AH; Bangladesh Projahnmo-2 (Mirzapur) Study Group.

J Infect Dis. 2009 Sep 15;200(6):906-15. doi: 10.1086/605473.


"Delivering" on the MDGs?: equity and maternal health in Ghana, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Wirth M, Sacks E, Delamonica E, Storeygard- A, Minujin A, Balk D.

East Afr J Public Health. 2008 Dec;5(3):133-41.


Resistance in Lycopersicon esculentum Intraspecific Crosses to Race T1 Strains of Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria Causing Bacterial Spot of Tomato.

Yang W, Sacks EJ, Lewis Ivey ML, Miller SA, Francis DM.

Phytopathology. 2005 May;95(5):519-27. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-95-0519.


Assessing genetic diversity in Gossypium arboreum L. cultivars using genomic and EST-derived microsatellites.

Kantartzi SK, Ulloa M, Sacks E, Stewart JM.

Genetica. 2009 May;136(1):141-7. doi: 10.1007/s10709-008-9327-x. Epub 2008 Oct 14.


Postpartum hemorrhage prevention: a case study in northern rural Honduras.

Low LK, Bailey JM, Sacks E, Medina L, Piñeda HO.

J Midwifery Womens Health. 2008 Jan-Feb;53(1):e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2007.08.014.


Gastrointestinal stromal tumour of the rectum associated with a cutaneous lesion.

Sacks E, Friedlich MS.

Can J Surg. 2007 Oct 10;50(5):E11-2. No abstract available.

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