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Vence L. Bonham Jr., J.D.

Associate Investigator, Social and Behavioral Research Branch
Health Disparitites Unit
Senior Advisor to the NHGRI Director on Genomics and Health Disparities

Selected Publications

Bonham V.L. Race and ethnicity disparities in pain treatment. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 29: 52-68. 2001. [PubMed]

Nerenz D., Bonham V., et al. Eliminating racial/ethnic disparities in health care: Can health plans generate reports? Health Affairs, 21(3):259-263. 2002. [PubMed]

Bonham V., Sellers S., Neighbors H.W. John Henryism, and self reported physical health among high SES African-American men. American Journal of Public Health, (5):737-8. 2004. [PubMed]

Bonham V., Warshauer Baker E., Collins F.C. Race and ethnicity in the genomic era: a complexity of the constructs. Am Psychol, 60:9-15. 2005. [PubMed]

Race, Ethnicity, and Genetics Working Group. The Use of Racial, Ethnic, and Ancestral Categories in Human Genetics Research. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 77(4):519-32. 2005. [Full Text]

Todd K.H., Green C., Bonham V.L. Jr., Haywood C. Jr., Ivy E. Sickle cell disease related pain: crisis and conflict. Journal of Pain, 7(7):453-458. 2006. [PubMed]

Phillips EM, Odunlami AO, Bonham VL, Mixed Race: Understanding Difference in the Genome Era. Social Forces, 86(2):795-820. 2007. [PubMed]

Warshauer-Baker E, Bonham VL, Jenkins J, Stevens N, Page Z, Odunlami A, McBride C. Family physicians' beliefs about genetic contributions to racial/ethnic and gender differences in health and clinical decision-making. Community Genetics, 11:352-358. 2008. [PubMed]

Bonham VL, Ramos EM, Unraveling the relative contributions to health differences. CMAJ, 179(7):629-630. 2008. [PubMed]

Bonham VL, Knerr S, Social and Ethical Implications of Genomics, Race, Ethnicity, and Health Inequities. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 24:254-261. 2008. [PubMed]

White D, Bonham VL, Jenkins J, Stevens N, McBride CM, Too Many Referrals of Low- risk, Women for BRCA1/2 Genetic Services by Family Physicians. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers& Prevention, 17: 2980-2986. 2008. [PubMed]

Bonham VL, Seller SL, Gallagher TH, Price EG, Frank D, Odunlami AO, Cooper LA, Physicians' attitudes towards race, genetics and clinical medicine. Genetics in Medicine, 11(4):279-86. 2009. [PubMed]

Bonham VL, Citrin T, Modell SM, Franklin TH, Warshauer-Baker E, Fleck LM, Community Based Dialogue: Engaging Communities of Color in the United States' Genetics Policy Conversation. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 34(3):325-59. 2009. [PubMed]

Bonham VL, Knerr S, Feero WG, Stevens N, Jenkins JF, McBride CM. Patient physical characteristics and primary care physician decision making in preconception genetic screening. Public Health Genomics, 13(6):336-44. 2010. [PubMed]

Frank D, Gallagher TH, Sellers SL, Cooper LA, Price EG, Odunlami AO, Bonham VL. Primary care physicians' attitudes regarding race-based therapies. J Gen Intern Med, 25(5):384-9. 2010. [PubMed]

Bonham VL. The role of genetics in understanding racial and ethnic health disparities. JAAPA, 23(1):49-50. 2010. [PubMed]

Knerr S, Ramos E, Nowinski J, Dixon K, Bonham VL. Human difference in the genomic era: Facilitating a socially responsible dialogue. BMC Med Genomics, 3:20. 2010. [PubMed]

Bonham VL, Dover GJ, Brody LC. Screening student athletes for sickle cell trait--a social and clinical experiment. N Engl J Med, 363(11):997-9. 2010. [PubMed]

Knerr S, Wayman D, Bonham VL. Inclusion of racial and ethnic minorities in genetic research: advance the spirit by changing the rules? J Law Med Ethics, 39:502-512. 2011. [PubMed]
Snipes SA, Sellers SL, Tafawa AO, Cooper LA, Fields JC, Bonham VL. Is race medically relevant? A qualitative study of physicians' attitudes about the role of race in treatment decision-making. BMC Health Serv Res, 11:183. 2011. [PubMed]

Dykema J, Stevenson J, Day B, Sellers SL, Bonham VL. Effects of incentives and prenotification on response rates and costs in a national web survey of physicians. Eval Health Prof, 34:434-447. 2011. [PubMed]
Goldsmith JC, Bonham VL, Joiner CH, Kato GJ, Noonan AS, Steinberg MH. Framing the research agenda for sickle cell trait: building on the current understanding of clinical events and their potential implications.  Am J Hematol, 87(3):340-346. 2012. [PubMed]
Calzone KA, Jenkins J, Culp S, Bonham VL Jr, Badzek L. National nursing workforce survey of nursing attitudes, knowledge and practice in genomics. Per Med, 1:10. 2013. [PubMed]
Hurle B, Citrin T, Jenkins JF, Kaphingst KA, Lamb N, Roseman JE, Bonham VL. What does it mean to be genomically literate: National Human Genome Research Institute meeting report. Genet Med, 15:658-663. 2013. [PubMed]
Coleman B, Calzone KA, Jenkins J, Paniagua C, Rivera R, Hong OS, Spruill I, Bonham V. Multi-ethnic minority nurses' knowledge and practice of genetics and genomics.
J Nurs Scholarsh, 46(4):235-244. [PubMed]

Cunningham BA, Bonham VL, Sellers SL, Yeh HC, Cooper LA.  Physicians' anxiety due to uncertainty and use of race in medical decision making.  Medical Care, 52:783-33. 2014. [PubMed]

Bonham VL, Sellers SL, Woolford S.  Physicians' knowledge, use, and beliefs about race and genetic variation: New measures and new insight.   BMC Health Serv Res, 14:456. 2014. [PubMed]

Selected Book Chapters

Bonham VL, Haywood C, Gamble VN. Sickle cell disease: the past, present and future social and ethical dilemmas. In: The Renaissance of Sickle Cell Disease in the Human Genome Era. United Kingdom: Imperial College Press, p. 311-321. 2007.

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Last Reviewed: February 9, 2015