Robert C. Block, M.D., M.P.H.

Robert C. Block, M.D., M.P.H.

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Public Health Sciences
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-3356
Administrative: (585) 275-8784

Journal Articles

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2016 Dec
Block RC, Abdolahi A, Niemiec CP, Rigby CS, Williams GC. "Effects of an evidence-based computerized virtual clinician on low-density lipoprotein and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in adults without cardiovascular disease: The Interactive Cholesterol Advisory Tool." Health informatics journal. 2016 Dec; 22(4):897-910. Epub 2015 Aug 21.
2016 May
Wasserman, EB.; Bazarian, JJ.; Mapstone, M.; Block, R.; van Wijngaarden, E. "Academic Dysfunction Following a Concussion in High School and College Students". American Journal of Public Health. 2016; 19:e1-e7.
2016 Feb 29
Williams GC, Lowenstein L, Cox JF, Patrick H, Adams MJ, Block RC, Rigby CS. "Brief report of virtual clinician research tools for tobacco dependence or dyslipidemia." Journal of health psychology. 2016 Feb 29; Epub 2016 Feb 29.
McLaren, D.; Jones, R.; Plotnik, R.; Zareba, W.; McIntosh, S.; Alexis, J.; Chen, L.; Block, R.; Lowenstein, C.; Kutyifa, V. "Prior Hospital Admission Predicts Thirty-Day Hospital Readmission for Heart Failure Patients". Cardiology journal. 2016; .
Becerra AZ; Georas S; Brenna JT; Hopke PK; Kane C; Chalupa D; Frampton MW; Block R*; Rich DQ* (*Shared senior authors). ""Increases in ambient particulate matter air pollution, acute changes in platelet function, and effect modification by aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids: A panel study."". Journal of toxicology and environmental health. 2016; 79(6): 287-98.
Block RC, Razani B. "Options to consider when treating lysosomal acid lipase deficiency." Journal of clinical lipidology. 2016 10(5):1280-1. Epub 2016 Jul 25.
2015 Dec
Abdolahi A, Williams GC, Benesch CG, Wang HZ, Spitzer EM, Scott BE, Block RC, van Wijngaarden E. "Smoking cessation behaviors three months following acute insular damage from stroke." Addictive behaviors. 2015 Dec; 51:24-30. Epub 2015 Jul 06.
2015 Dec
Abdolahi A, Williams GC, Benesch CG, Wang HZ, Spitzer EM, Scott BE, Block RC, van Wijngaarden E. "Damage to the insula leads to decreased nicotine withdrawal during abstinence." Addiction. 2015 Dec; 110(12):1994-2003. Epub 2015 Sep 08.
2015 May
Block RC, Abdolahi A, Tu X, Georas SN, Brenna JT, Phipps RP, Lawrence P, Mousa SA. "The effects of aspirin on platelet function and lysophosphatidic acids depend on plasma concentrations of EPA and DHA." Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids. 2015 May; 96:17-24. Epub 2014 Dec 22.
Augustine E.; Adams HR.; Beck CA.; Thatcher A.; Walsh NC.; Vierhile A.; Kwon J.; Rothberg PG.; Marshall F.; Block R.; Dolan J.; Mink JW. "Clinical Features of Epilepsy in Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Batten Disease)". Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2015; 57(4): 366-71. Link
Cameron SJ, Daimee U, Block RC. "A case of abdominal pain with dyslipidemia: difficulties diagnosing cholesterol ester storage disease." European review for medical and pharmacological sciences. 2015 19(14):2628-33.
2014 Oct
Schuchardt JP, Neubronner J, Block RC, Schacky CV, Hahn A. "Associations between Omega-3 Index increase and triacylglyceride decrease in subjects with hypertriglyceridemia in response to six month of EPA and DHA supplementation." Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids. 2014 Oct; 91(4):129-34. Epub 2014 Jul 23.
Sprod L.K.; Fernandez, I.D.; Janelsins, M.C.; Peppone, L.J.; Giguere, J.; Block, R*.; and Mustian, K.M.* (*shared senior authors). "Effects of Yoga on Cancer-Related Fatigue and Global Side-Effect burden in Older Cancer Survivors." Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 2014; 14(00335-X).
Bernstein, E.; Block R.; Veazie P.; Tompkins C.; Bashour C. Allen; Alparslan T. "Preoperative Brain Natriuretic Peptide and Atrial Arrhythmias After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery". Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. 2014; .
Abdolahi A, Georas SN, Thomas Brenna J, Cai X, Thevenet-Morrison K, Phipps RP, Lawrence P, Mousa SA, Block RC. "The effects of aspirin and fish oil consumption on lysophosphatidylcholines and lysophosphatidic acids and their correlates with platelet aggregation in adults with diabetes mellitus." Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids. 2014 90(2-3):61-8. Epub 2013 Dec 18.
Augustine AH, Lowenstein LM, Harris WS, Shearer GC, Block RC. "Treatment with omega-3 fatty acid ethyl-ester alters fatty acid composition of lipoproteins in overweight or obese adults with insulin resistance." Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids. 2014 90(2-3):69-75. Epub 2013 Dec 18.
2013 Sep 1
Block RC, Duron V, Creigh P, McIntosh S. "International service and public health learning objectives for medical students." Health education journal. 2013 Sep 1; 72(5):530-536.
2013 Jul
Block RC, Abdolahi A, Smith B, Meednu N, Thevenet-Morrison K, Cai X, Cui H, Mousa S, Thomas Brenna J, Georas S. "Effects of low-dose aspirin and fish oil on platelet function and NF-kappaB in adults with diabetes mellitus." Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids. 2013 Jul; 89(1):9-18. Epub 2013 May 07.
2013 Jan
Kakinami L, Block RC, Adams MJ, Cohn SE, Maliakkal B, Fisher SG. "Risk of cardiovascular disease in HIV, hepatitis C, or HIV/hepatitis C patients compared to the general population." International journal of clinical practice. 2013 Jan; 67(1):6-13.
Cameron SJ, Block RC, Richeson JF. "Severe coronary disease in an adult considered at low cardiovascular disease risk with a healthy lifestyle." Journal of clinical lipidology. 2013 7(5):526-30. Epub 2013 May 28.
2012 Dec
Kakinami L, Block RC, Adams MJ, Cohn SE, Maliakkal B, Fisher SG. "Short communication: risk of elevated total cholesterol/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio after antiretroviral therapy in HIV/hepatitis C virus patients." AIDS research and human retroviruses. 2012 Dec; 28(12):1552-6. Epub 2012 Apr 10.
2012 Dec
Puri S, Hu R, Quazi RR, Voci S, Veazie P, Block R. "Physicians' and midlevel providers' awareness of lifetime radiation-attributable cancer risk associated with commonly performed CT studies: relationship to practice behavior." AJR. American journal of roentgenology. 2012 Dec; 199(6):1328-36.
2012 Apr
Block R, Kakinami L, Liebman S, Shearer GC, Kramer H, Tsai M. "Cis-vaccenic acid and the Framingham risk score predict chronic kidney disease: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)." Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids. 2012 Apr; 86(4-5):175-82. Epub 2012 Mar 13.
2012 Apr
Hoffmire CA, Block RC, Thevenet-Morrison K, van Wijngaarden E. "Associations between omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids from fish consumption and severity of depressive symptoms: an analysis of the 2005-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey." Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids. 2012 Apr; 86(4-5):155-60. Epub 2012 Apr 01.
2012 Mar 29
Skerritt MR, Block RC, Pearson TA, Young KC. "Carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting utilization trends over time." BMC neurology. 2012 Mar 29; 12:17. Epub 2012 Mar 29.
2012 Feb 27
Calderon Artero P, Champagne C, Garigen S, Mousa S, Block R. "Fish oil metabolites: translating promising findings from bench to bedside to reduce cardiovascular disease." Journal of glycomics & lipidomics. 2012 Feb 27; 2(1)
2012 Jan 1
Block RC, Dier U, Calderonartero P, Shearer GC, Kakinami L, Larson MK, Harris WS, Georas S, Mousa SA. "The Effects of EPA+DHA and Aspirin on Inflammatory Cytokines and Angiogenesis Factors." World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases. 2012 Jan 1; 2(1):14-19. Epub 2011 Dec 30.
2012 Jan
Swanson D, Block R, Mousa SA. "Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA: health benefits throughout life." Advances in nutrition. 2012 Jan; 3(1):1-7. Epub 2012 Jan 05.
Block RC, Dozier AM, Hazel-Fernandez L, Guido JJ, Pearson TA. "An epidemiologic transition of cardiovascular disease risk in Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Grenada: the Grenada Heart Project, 2005-2007." Preventing chronic disease. 2012 9:E90. Epub 2012 Apr 19.
Baum SJ, Kris-Etherton PM, Willett WC, Lichtenstein AH, Rudel LL, Maki KC, Whelan J, Ramsden CE, Block RC. "Fatty acids in cardiovascular health and disease: a comprehensive update." Journal of clinical lipidology. 2012 6(3):216-34. Epub 2012 Apr 13.
Block RC, Kakinami L, Jonovich M, Antonetti I, Lawrence P, Meednu N, Calderonartero P, Mousa SA, Thomas Brenna J, Georas S. "The combination of EPA+DHA and low-dose aspirin ingestion reduces platelet function acutely whereas each alone may not in healthy humans." Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids. 2012 87(4-5):143-51. Epub 2012 Sep 25.
2011 Dec
Golub N, Geba D, Mousa SA, Williams G, Block RC. "Greasing the wheels of managing overweight and obesity with omega-3 fatty acids." Medical hypotheses. 2011 Dec; 77(6):1114-20. Epub 2011 Oct 06.
2011 Jul
McKee MM, Barnett SL, Block RC, Pearson TA. "Impact of communication on preventive services among deaf American Sign Language users." American journal of preventive medicine. 2011 Jul; 41(1):75-9.
2011 Mar
Block RC, Tran B, McIntosh S. "Integrating the Chronic Care Model into a Novel Medical Student Course." Health education journal. 2011 Mar; 70(1):39-47.
Ramli J, CalderonArtero P, Block RC, Mousa SA. "Novel therapeutic targets for preserving a healthy endothelium: strategies for reducing the risk of vascular and cardiovascular disease." Cardiology journal. 2011 18(4):352-63.
2010 Oct
Ombrello C, Block RC, Morrell CN. "Our expanding view of platelet functions and its clinical implications." Journal of cardiovascular translational research. 2010 Oct; 3(5):538-46. Epub 2010 Jul 27.
2010 Apr
McClintic BR, McClintic JI, Bisognano JD, Block RC. "The relationship between retinal microvascular abnormalities and coronary heart disease: a review." The American journal of medicine. 2010 Apr; 123(4):374.e1-7.
2010 Feb
Mallah HS, Brown MR, Rossi TM, Block RC. "Parenteral fish oil-associated burr cell anemia." The Journal of pediatrics. 2010 Feb; 156(2):324-6.e1.
2010 Jan
Mousa SS, Block RC, Mousa SA. "High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Modulation Targets." Drugs of the future. 2010 Jan; 35(1):33-39.
Sherazi S; Zareba W; Daubert JP; McNitt S; Shah AH; Aktas MK; Block RC. "Physicians' knowledge and attitudes regarding implantable cardioverter-defibrillators."". Cardiology Journal. 2010; 17(3): 267-73.
Block RC, Duff R, Lawrence P, Kakinami L, Brenna JT, Shearer GC, Meednu N, Mousa S, Friedman A, Harris WS, Larson M, Georas S. "The effects of EPA, DHA, and aspirin ingestion on plasma lysophospholipids and autotaxin." Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids. 2010 82(2-3):87-95. Epub 2010 Jan 27.
Block RC, Dorsey ER, Beck CA, Brenna JT, Shoulson I. "Altered cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism in Huntington disease." Journal of clinical lipidology. 2010 4(1):17-23.
2009 Jun 30
Block R, Corsetti J, Goldenberg I, Vorobiof G, McNitt S, Ryan D, Zareba W, Moss AJ. "The common apolipoprotein A-1 polymorphism -75A>G is associated with ethnic differences in recurrent coronary events after recovery from an acute myocardial infarction." Heart international. 2009 Jun 30; 4(1):e8.
2008 Dec
Corsetti JP, Ryan D, Rainwater DL, Moss AJ, Zareba W, Block RC, Sparks CE. "Lp(a) and risk of recurrent cardiac events in obese postinfarction patients." Obesity. 2008 Dec; 16(12):2717-22. Epub 2008 Oct 16.
2008 Dec
Block RC, Harris WS, Reid KJ, Spertus JA. "Omega-6 and trans fatty acids in blood cell membranes: a risk factor for acute coronary syndromes?" American heart journal. 2008 Dec; 156(6):1117-23. Epub 2008 Oct 14.
2008 Oct
Sherazi S, Daubert JP, Block RC, Jeevanantham V, Abdel-Gadir K, DiSalle MR, Haley JM, Shah AH. "Physicians' preferences and attitudes about end-of-life care in patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator." Mayo Clinic proceedings. 2008 Oct; 83(10):1139-41.
2008 Sep 1
Dozier AM, Block R, Levy D, Dye TD, Pearson TA. "Cardiovascular Health in the Developing World: Community Perceptions from Carriacou, Grenada." CVD prevention and control. 2008 Sep 1; 3(3):123-131.
2008 Apr
Block RC, Harris WS, Reid KJ, Sands SA, Spertus JA. "EPA and DHA in blood cell membranes from acute coronary syndrome patients and controls." Atherosclerosis. 2008 Apr; 197(2):821-8. Epub 2007 Sep 17.
2008 Apr
McIntosh S, Block RC, Kapsak G, Pearson TA. "Training medical students in community health: a novel required fourth-year clerkship at the University of Rochester." Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2008 Apr; 83(4):357-64.
Block RC, Harris WS, Pottala JV. "Determinants of Blood Cell Omega-3 Fatty Acid Content." The open biomarkers journal. 2008 1:1-6.
2007 Nov
Quinn L, Block R, McIntosh S. "Impact of a community health improvement clerkship project." Medical education. 2007 Nov; 41(11):1102-3. Epub 2007 Sep 19.
2007 Oct
Goldenberg I, Moss AJ, Block R, Ryan D, Corsetti JP, McNitt S, Eberly SW, Zareba W. "Polymorphism in the cholesteryl ester transfer protein gene and the risk of early onset myocardial infarction among cigarette smokers." Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc. 2007 Oct; 12(4):364-74.
2007 Aug
Block RC, Pearson TA. "Organizing services for cardiovascular prevention." Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine. 2007 Aug; 9(4):278-86.
Block RC, Pearson TA. "The cardiovascular implications of omega-3 fatty acids". Folia Cardiologica, currently "Cardiology Journal". 2006; 13(7).
Block RC, Pearson, TA. "Lipoprotein(a): Implications for clinical practice". Current Atherosclerosis Reports. 2005; 7(5): 327-329.
Block, RC. "Foreign Body: An Unexpected Finding". Consultant. 1996; : 380.
Chin CW, Block RC, Wu WH, Zbuzek VK. "Modulation of nicotine-induced analgesia by calcium agonist and antagonist in adult rats." Psychopharmacology. 1993 110(4):497-9.
Block RC, Chin CW, Wu W, Zbuzek VK. "Nicotine-induced analgesia in rats: the role of calcium and the diversity of responders and nonresponders." Life sciences. 1993 53(12):PL195-200.
Block, R.; Cameron S.; Daimee Usama.;. "A Case of Abdominal Pain with Dyslipdemia: Difficulties Diagnosing Cholesterol Ester Storage Disease." European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences.
Peoples AR, Roscoe JA, Block RC, Heckler CE, Ryan JL, Mustian KM, Janelsins MC, Peppone LL, Moore DF, Coles C, Hoelzer KL, Morrow GR, Dozier AM. "Supportive Care in Cancer". Nausea and Disturbed Sleep as Predictors of Cancer-Related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients. .
O'Connell TD, Block RC, Huang SP, Shearer GC. "Omega 3-Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids for Heart Failure: Effects of Dose on Efficacy and Novel Signaling through Free Fatty Acid Receptor 4." In press in Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology.
Block R.C. "A Case of Abdominal Pain with Dyslipidemia: Difficulties Diagnosing Cholesterol Ester Storage Disease." The European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences.


Block RC, Yalcin M, Srinivasan M, Georas S, Mousa SA.. "Angiogenesis Modulations in Health and Disease". Angiogenesis Modulation by Arachidonic. Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media, 2013.
Woolf K, Connell R, Block R. "Hyperlipidemia". Manual of Outpatient Cardiology. John Bisognano, G. Ronald Beck, Ryan W. Connell. London: Springer-Verlag, 2012.
Sherazi S, Block RC. "The Prevention of Ischemic Heart Disease". Rochester Heart Failure Book. John Bisognano. : Springer, 2009.
Block RC, Pearson TA. "An Integrated Approach to Risk Factor Modification". Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. Topol E. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkens, 2007.