John A. Robbins, M.D., M.S.H.
Professor of General Medicine

UC Davis Medical Center
4150 V Street,
Sacramento, CA 95817

Phone (916) 734-7005

Research Interests
Patient-physician interaction and outcome of care; predictors of health & disease in elderly; prevention of osteoporosis & heart disease

Dr. Robbins is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. His interests are in clinical predictors and interventions and their effects on health and morbidity plus their related primary and secondary costs including clinical diseases, interventions, and societal costs.

Recent Publications 

Postmenopausal hormone use and the risk of nephrolithiasis: results from the Women's Health Initiative hormone therapy trials. Maalouf NM, Sato AH, Welch BJ, Howard BV, Cochrane BB, Sakhaee K, Robbins JA. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Oct 11;170(18):1678-85.

Long-term retention of older adults in the Cardiovascular Health Study: implications for studies of the oldest old.  Strotmeyer ES, Arnold AM, Boudreau RM, Ives DG, Cushman M, Robbins JA, Harris TB, Newman AB. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Apr;58(4):696-701.

Patient level pooled analysis of 68 500 patients from seven major vitamin D fracture trials in US and Europe.  DIPART (Vitamin D Individual Patient Analysis of Randomized Trials) Group. BMJ. 2010 Jan 12;340:b5463. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b5463.

Baseline serum estradiol and fracture reduction during treatment with hormone therapy: The Women's Health Initiative randomized trial. Cauley JA, Lacroix AZ, Robbins JA, Larson J, Wallace R, Wactawski-Wende J, Chen Z, Bauer DC, Cummings SR, Jackson R. Osteoporos Int. 2009 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Extended treatment of older cigarette smokers. Hall SM, Humfleet GL, Muñoz RF, Reus VI, Robbins JA, Prochaska JJ. Addiction. 2009 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Ginkgo biloba for prevention of dementia: a randomized controlled trial. DeKosky ST, Williamson JD, Fitzpatrick AL, Kronmal RA, Ives DG, Saxton JA, Lopez OL, Burke G, Carlson MC, Fried LP, Kuller LH, Robbins JA, Tracy RP, Woolard NF, Dunn L, Snitz BE, Nahin RL, Furberg CD; Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) Study Investigators. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2008 Nov 19;300(19):2253-62.

Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and risk for hip fractures.  Cauley JA, Lacroix AZ, Wu L, Horwitz M, Danielson ME, Bauer DC, Lee JS, Jackson RD, Robbins JA, Wu C, Stanczyk FZ, LeBoff MS, Wactawski-Wende J, Sarto G, Ockene J, Cummings SR. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2008 Aug 19;149(4):242-50.

Alcohol consumption, bone density, and hip fracture among older adults: the cardiovascular health study. Mukamal KJ, Robbins JA, Cauley JA, Kern LM, Siscovick DS. Osteoporos Int. 2007 May;18(5):593-602. Epub 2007 Feb 21 

Adjusted mortality after hip fracture: From the cardiovascular health study. Robbins JA, Biggs ML, Cauley J. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Dec;54(12):1885-91 

Effects of conjugated equine estrogen on risk of fractures and BMD in postmenopausal women with hysterectomy: results from the women's health initiative randomized trial. Jackson RD, Wactawski-Wende J, LaCroix AZ, Pettinger M, Yood RA, Watts NB, Robbins JA, Lewis CE, Beresford SA, Ko MG, Naughton MJ, Satterfield S, Bassford T; Women's Health Initiative Investigators. J Bone Miner Res. 2006 Jun;21(6):817-28 

10-year follow-up of subclinical cardiovascular disease and risk of coronary heart disease in the Cardiovascular Health Study. Kuller LH, Arnold AM, Psaty BM, Robbins JA, O'Leary DH, Tracy RP, Burke GL, Manolio TA, Chaves PH. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Jan 9;166(1):71-8 

Age-dependent associations between sleep-disordered breathing and hypertension: importance of discriminating between systolic/diastolic hypertension and isolated systolic hypertension in the Sleep Heart Health Study. Haas DC, Foster GL, Nieto FJ, Redline S, Resnick HE, Robbins JA, Young T, Pickering TG. Circulation. 2005 Feb 8;111(5):614-21 

Incidence of cardiovascular disease in older Americans: the cardiovascular health study. Arnold AM, Psaty BM, Kuller LH, Burke GL, Manolio TA, Fried LP, Robbins JA, Kronmal RA. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Feb;53(2):211-8 

Risk factors for hip fracture in women with high BMD: EPIDOS study Robbins JA, Schott AM, Garnero P, Delmas PD, Hans D, Meunier PJ.Osteoporos Int. 2005 Feb;16(2):149-54. Epub 2004 Jun 8 

Barriers to health care access among the elderly and who perceives them. 
Fitzpatrick AL, Powe NR, Cooper LS, Ives DG, Robbins JA. Am J Public Health. 2004 Oct;94(10):1788-94