Meet Our Dean

Meet Our Dean

Dr. Allen Herman President's Welcome to American States University

You arrive at the university with a specific goal to prepare yourself for a professional career.  Acquiring knowledge and skills that will enable you to rise eventually to the top of your profession. Our educational programs are unique in that they are carefully designed to prepare our graduates to fill progressively important positions in agriculture, farming, business, sport, entertainment, fine arts, and numerous other industries.

From the earliest days of the American Republic, business has played a leading role in creating and maintaining the American Democracy. The mission of ASU is to provide an innovative and economical program in the study of business, agriculture, and our various certification programs.

Our programs maintain their high standards by directly involving our academic and administrative staff in the development of syllabi, study materials, review materials and the grading of examinations. This blend of study appeals to students for different reasons. Some may not have had the opportunity to follow a traditional course of university study. Some are seeking to improve their job prospects either in their existing career or in a new career altogether.  Some are single parents who would prefer to remain with their children while studying online or at our campus during convenient times and benefiting from the live classroom interaction, or field work in our Department of Agriculture / Alternative Medicine Program.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Allen A. Herman, MD, PhD

Abbreviated Biography

Dr. Allen Herman is the Chief Medical Officer of CBIS, Inc. and is trained as an epidemiologist and public health physician. He was the founding Dean of the National School of Public Health, Medical University of Southern Africa of the Republic of South Africa. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Natal in 1977 and completed his doctoral work in Epidemiology at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1989. He was a postdoctoral fellow in Epidemiology at Columbia University in New York in 1986 and a member of the faculty from 1987 to 1988. From 1989 to 1997 he was a Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Health. He was an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services from 1997 to 2004. Dr. Herman has extensive experience in developing and managing community-based research projects. In 1990 he helped develop the Baltimore Project, an Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative in Baltimore, Maryland. This community-based, model enriched prenatal care demonstration project for East Baltimore formed part of the basis for a $160 million dollar federally funded national program to reduce infant mortality. In 1992 he developed the scientific basis of the National Institutes of Health - District of Columbia Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative. He was the scientific director of this $ 25 million community-based U.S. federal research project that was designed to identify the critical factors that contribute to a high infant mortality among poor inner city African Americans and to develop interventions to reduce infant mortality rates.

Dr. Herman was effective in harnessing the energies of South Africans and Americans to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. He worked closely with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in defining the Secure the Future Project, a $100 million program that focused on the health of women and children infected and affected by HIV. He served as a consultant to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. He was the Advisor to then Chairman Ronald V. Dellums, who served President Bill Clinton (during his second term) as the Chairman of the U.S. Presidential Committee on HIV/AIDS on HIV/AIDS in Africa. In this capacity, he helped shape the U.S. Congressional and presidential responses to the epidemic in Africa. Dr. Herman was the director of the Secure the Future Public Health Fellowship Program that trained more than 150 fellows in dealing with AIDS. This is the largest such training program in Africa, and his students included the Minister of Health of Swaziland, the Director of the AIDS Program of Lesotho, and the Director of the AIDS Program from several South Africa’s provinces. He also worked as the advisor to the South African National Defense Force and helped bring a substantial antiretroviral treatment program to the South African military. This program was designed to bring treatment using clinical trials to a large population of military families and was designed to enable the South African government to objectively create programs of treatment for the large number of infected South Africans.

Date and Place of Birth

November 13, 1953, Old Germiston Location (Dukathole), Germiston, South Africa

Education

1977    M.B. Ch.B. University of Natal Medical School, Durban, South Africa.

1989    Ph.D. (Med) University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Chronology of Employment

1978                            Internship: Professorial Units, Departments of Medicine and Surgery, King Edward VIII Hospital and University of Natal Medical School, Durban, South Africa.

1979‑1980       Clinical Medical Officer, Germiston City Health Department, Germiston, South Africa.

1980‑1982       Medical Officer, Institute for Biostatistics, South African Medical Research Council, Johannesburg, South Africa.

1983‑1985       Senior Research Officer, Institute for Biostatistics. South African Medical Research Council, Johannesburg, South Africa.

1985‑1987       The Rockefeller Foundation Gertrude H. Sergievsky Postdoctoral Fellow in Epidemiology, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

1987‑1990       Associate Research Scientist, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

1988‑1997       Visiting Scientist, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

1997-2004       Dean, National School of Public Health at Medunsa, Guateng, Republic of South Africa.

1997-2004       Adjunct Professor of Prevention and Community Health, The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

2004-current    Consultant in Public Health

2013-current    Senior Staff Associate/Senior Program Evaluator, Econometrica, Inc.

Awards, Bursaries, Scholarships and Other Honors

1973    Anatomy and Physiology Prize in the Second year of the M.B. Ch.B. degree. University of Natal, Durban, South Africa.

1975    Germiston City Council Bursary for Medical Students.

1985    South African Medical Research Council Scholarship for overseas study

1985    Rockefeller Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Epidemiology. Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

1994    National Institutes of Health Award of Merit: For leadership in developing research on infant mortality in the National Institutes of Health - District of Columbia Infant Mortality Initiative.

1995    Cook County Physicians’ Association Daniel Hale Williams Award: In recognition of outstanding contributions in the Field of Medicine.

2000    Public Health and Human Rights Distinguished Lecturer. School of Public Health. University of Michigan

2000    First Butterfield Lecturer. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development / University of Colorado. Annual Conference on Maternal-Fetal-Neonatal-Reproductive Medicine.

2000    Heroes in Medicine Award. International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care.

Membership of Professional Societies

1981-1985       Founding Member: Epidemiological Society of Southern Africa

1981-Present   International Epidemiological Association

1984-Present   American Public Health Association

1984-Present   Society for Epidemiologic Research

1984-Present   Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research

1994-Present   National Medical Association

Consultancies, Committees and Board Membership

1985‑1994       Founding Board Member: Committee for Health in Southern Africa (CHISA). This was an anti-apartheid health committee that worked closely with anti-apartheid organizations in South Africa and the United States.

1988                            Consultant: Prevention Research Program, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health.

1988 ‑ 1990     Consultant: The Kaiser Family Foundation: Office for Health and Development in South Africa.

1988 ‑ 1995     Consultant: National Medical Association

1988 ‑ 1994     Consultant: Baltimore City Health Department. 

1989:                           Consultant: Maryland State Health Department.

1989‑1997       Member: Steering Committee for the Study of Black / White Differences in Cancer Survival Study, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

1989‑1997       Co‑Chairperson: Maryland Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy

1990                Consultant: College of American Pathologists, Placenta Working Group.

1990-1996       Consultant and Expert Witness: Hogan and Hartson. I served as a consultant and expert witness in the Bendectin litigation.

1991                            Consultant: South African Medical Research Council. Evaluation of the Birth-to-Ten Project.

1991                            Chairperson: Mathematics and Science Curriculum Subcommittee, Baltimore City Public Schools

1994                            Consultant: Minister of Health, Republic of South Africa. Evaluation of the work of the Health Strategic Management Committees in the Northern Province, North West Province, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and Gauteng.

1994‑1995       Member: Maternal, Child and Women’s Health Commission of the Republic of South Africa, National Department of Health.

1994‑Pres.       Board Member: United States Board of Trustees of the Medical University of Southern Africa Trust, Inc.

1995-1997       American Public Health Association: Member of the Governing Council of the

                       Epidemiology Section and Member of the Governing Council of the APHA

1997-2002       Board Member: United States Board of Trustees of the Cancer Association of South Africa

1998-2002       Board Member: South African Medical Research Council

1998-2004       Member: South African Medical Research Council Ethics Committee

2000-2004       Board Member: Constituency for Africa

2001-2004       Senior Scientific Advisor, South African Military Health Services, South African National Defense Force

2000-2004       Co-Chair: South African Public Health Standards Generating Body

2009-2013       Member, Commission on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcome, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

2012-present   Co-Chair, Commission on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcome, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

2009-present   Board Member, Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Teaching Experience

1980 ‑ 1985     Introductory Epidemiology: University of the Witwatersrand Medical School.

1982 ‑ 1985     Clinical Epidemiology: An Annual Course for physicians at the University of the Witwatersrand associated hospitals.

1983 ‑ 1985     Introductory Epidemiology: Advanced Diploma in Community Nursing, Baragwanath Nursing College.

1986 ‑ 1988     School of Public Health, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York.

(a) Introductory Epidemiology to graduate students.

(b) Perinatal Epidemiology to advanced graduate students.

(c) Advanced Epidemiology to advanced graduate students.

1987 ‑ 1989     Harvard University, School of Public Health: Maternal and Child Health Division.

1990 ‑ 1991     Clinical Directors Network of Region II, Inc. National Community Health Centers: Applied Epidemiology for Community Health Centers.

1994 ‑ 2004     George Washington University, Washington, D.C.: Maternal and Child Health

1996 - 1999     Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health: Seminar Series “Epidemiologic Aspects of Selected Childhood Diseases (Epidemiology 340.623)”

1997 – 2004    Development of the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the National School of Public Health – serving as Acting Department Chair for the Departments of Epidemiology (three years) and Biostatistics (two years).

1997 – 2004    Design of Principles of Epidemiology and Theoretical Foundations of Epidemiology courses (Epidemiology 701 and Epidemiology 801) at the National School of Public Health

1997 – 2004    Design of Principles of Biostatistics (Biostatistics 701) course at the National School of Public Health

1997 – 2004    Director of the Doctor of Public Health Program at the National School of Public Health

1997 – 2004    Supervision of all Certificate (diploma) and Masters courses; including the design and evaluation of all electronic course material.

1997 – 2004    Supervision of the Master of Public Health dissertation program at the National School of Public Health

Graduate Students

Merrick Zwarenstein (M.Sc.): Department of Community Health, University of the Witwatersrand (awarded 1985)

Lorraine Halinka Malcoe (Ph.D.): “The Relation of Congenital Anomalies and Fetal Growth Parameters to Neonatal Mortality in Black and White Infants”. Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology in the Graduate Division of the University of California at Berkeley (awarded 1992)

Cara Joy Krulewitch (Ph.D.): “The Relationship between Recurrent Placental Pathology and Recurrent Poor Pregnancy Outcome”. Doctor of Philosophy in Graduate School of the University of Maryland (awarded 1992)

Annamarie A. Lindley (Ph.D.): “Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes in Sweden” Doctor of Philosophy in the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Department of Demography (awarded 1997)

Keitshepile Geoffrey Setswe (Dr.PH.) A systematic review of the effectiveness and appropriateness of behavioural interventions for reducing HIV (risk or infection) in employees in occupational settings (awarded 2004)

Mogiyana Olga Mzileni (Ph.D.): Lung Cancer, Tobacco And Environmental Factors In The African Population Of Garankuwa Hospital, South Africa (awarded: 2005)

1997 to 2004: Dr. Herman was responsible for the diploma, Masters and Doctoral programs at NSPH and supervised the education of almost 150 diploma students, 150 Masters students and 12 doctoral students. He was the course director for the doctoral program.

Reviewer of Peer-reviewed articles in Professional Journals

Obstetrics and Gynecology

American Journal of Public Health

Ethnicity and Health (Associate Editor)

Public Health Reports

Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology

Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (Guest Editor: Volume 11 (Supplement 1), January 1997)

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy

Other Peer Review Activities

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group Applications. 1995

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Clinical Nutrition Research Units and Obesity Nutrition Research Centers, 1995.

Technical Advisory Committee. Secure the Future, 1999 to 2004

Significant Contributions to Research Development

National Institutes of Health

1988 to 1994

Developed the Baltimore Project, an Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative in Baltimore, Maryland. This community-based, model enriched prenatal care demonstration project for East Baltimore formed part of the basis for a $160 million dollar federally funded national program to reduce infant mortality.

Role: NIH/NICHD Program Officer

1992 to 1997

Developed the scientific basis of the National Institutes of Health - District of Columbia Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative. This $ 25 million community-based U.S. federal research project was designed to identify the critical factors that contribute to a high infant mortality among poor inner city African Americans and to develop interventions to reduce infant mortality rates.

Role: NIH/NICHD Scientific Director

1990 – 1997

Collaborative research with the University of Alabama at Birmingham to study the effects of intrauterine growth retardation on cognitive and anthropometric development

Role: NIH/NICHD Program Officer

1990 – 1997

Collaborative research with the University of Trondheim, Norway to study the effects of intrauterine growth retardation on cognitive and anthropometric development

Role: NIH/NICHD Program Officer

1990 – 1997

NICHD Contract: N01-HD-0-2915

NICHD Contract: N01-HD-0-2916

Collaborative research with the Missouri Department of Health, University of Utah and the Utah Department of Health to develop maternally linked epidemiologic database that includes birth, infant death and childhood morbidity data.

Role: NIH/NICHD Program Officer

1990 – 1997

Collaborative research with the Missouri Department of Health to study the effect of very low birth weight on infant outcome

Role: NIH/NICHD Program Officer

1992 – 1997

National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute Black-White Differences in Cancer Survival Study

Role: Member of the Scientific Steering Committee

National School of Public Health

South African Study of the Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Health Care system.

Role: Study Design Consultant

South African Military Health Services Project Phidisa – Antiretroviral Treatment in the South African Military

Role: Scientific Advisor to the South African National Defense Force and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Other Research and Program Development Support

RO1 MH59575 Kessler (PI)

NIH/NIMH

Torture and Mental Health in South Africa

The study is a population-based survey of torture and its consequences and the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity in South Africa. This study is one of only two African studies that are part of the World Mental Health study

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

GES 37/2001-2002 Herman (PI)

Department of Health, South Africa

Impact of Primary Health Care on the Health Status of South Africans

The study is a population-based study of the impact of primary health care as delivered by the District Health System in South Africa

Role: Principal Investigator

#PSI.416-05-01542-LPS Clark (PI)

USAID/AIDSMARK

Promoting Gender Equitable Socialization of Young Men through the Male Rite of Passage with Male Circumcision in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Program Development Support

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (1999 to 2004)

Secure the Future Public Health Fellowship Program Herman (PI)

This was a five-year program for the development of an HIV/AIDS focused Masters level training program for health professionals from Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland.

Role: Principal Investigator

Grant Number B 7432

Carnegie Corporation of New York (2003 to 2004)

Postgraduate Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management in the World of Work Herman (Co-PI)

This was a two-year program for the development of an academic program for health care professionals from the world of work. The program was designed as a one-year certificate (diploma) program in the public health management of HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Significant Contributions to other Program Development

1995 - 1997     Led the development of the South African Health Care Initiative Consortium: United States. This consortium of five U.S. universities (Howard University in Washington, D.C., Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, California, Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia) works closely with a number of historically disadvantaged South African universities (MEDUNSA, University of Transkei, University of Durban-Westville, University of Natal) to develop training and other programs for health professionals.

1997 – 2004    Led the development of the National School of Public Health.

1998 – 2000    Led the initial development for the legislation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

1998 – 2002    Led the development of Bristol Myers Squibb Secure the Future Program in sub-Saharan Africa

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  1. Sonnendecker EWW, de Souza JJL, Herman AAB. Screening for liver metastases from ovarian cancer with serum carcinoembryonic antigen and hepatic scintiphotography. British J Obstet Gynaecol. 1984; 191: 187‑192.
  2. Rothberg AD, Bibby BD, Herman AAB, Cooper PA. Analysis of neonatal and infant mortality data for the White population of the Witwatersrand. South African Medical J. 1984; 66: 941‑944.
  3. Alan C. Paterson, Michael C. Kew, Allen A.B. Herman, Pieter J. Becker, John Hodkinson, Charles Isaacson. Liver Morphology in Southern African Blacks with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A study within the urban environment. Hepatology. 1985; 5(1): 72‑78.
  4. Herman AAB, Wyndham CH. Infant Mortality in the RSA 1970‑1983. South African Medical J. 1985; 68: 215‑218.
  5. H Stein, D Cohen, AAB Herman, J Rissik, U Ellis, K Bolton, J Pettifor, L MacDougal. Pooled pasteurized breast milk and untreated own mother's milk in the feeding of very low birth weight babies: A randomized controlled trial. J Ped Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 1986; 5: 242‑247.
  6. John M Pettifor, Harry Stein, Allen Herman, F Paddy Ross, Tanya Blumefeld, Gopal P Moodley. Mineral Homeostasis in very low birth weight infants fed either own mother's milk or pooled pasteurized preterm milk. J Ped Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 1986; 5: 248‑253.
  7. Solomon E Levin, Allen A.B. Herman, Les M Irwig. Systolic Blood Pressure differences in Black, Colored and White Infants. Am J Epidemiology. 1987; 125:221‑230.
  8. Cooper PA, Rothberg AD, Davies VA, Herman AAB. Needs for special care beds for the newborn in the Witwatersrand area. South African Medical J. 1987; 71:645‑646.
  9. De Souza JJL, Perlmann T, Herman AAB, Ransome OJ, Kantor RW. C‑reactive protein as a predictor of fetal and maternal infective morbidity and fetal mortality. South African Medical J. 1987; 71:690‑692.
  10. Herman Allen A.B., Irwig Les M., Groeneveld Hennie T. Evaluating Obstetric Risk Scores by Receiver Operator Characteristic Curves. Am J Epidemiol. 1988; 127:831‑842.
  11. Ransome OJ, Chalmers G, Herman AAB, Reinach SG. Factors influencing breast‑feeding in an urban community. South African Medical J. 1989; 76:431‑433.
  12. Chalmers B, Ransome OJ, Herman A. Working while breast feeding among coloured women. Psychol Rep. 1990 Dec;67(3 Pt 2):1123-8.
  13. Herman Allen A., Hastie Trevor J. An analysis of gestational age, neonatal size and neonatal death using nonparametric logistic regression. J Clin Epidemiol. 1990; 43:1179‑1190.
  14. Herman Allen A. Yu Kai F., Hoffman, Howard J., Krulewitch Cara J., Bakkeiteig, Leiv S. Birth weight, gestational age and perinatal mortality: Measurement error and biological heterogeneity. Early Hum Dev 1993; 33:29‑44
  15. Nagey DA, Bailey‑Jones C, Herman AA. Randomized trial of home uterine activity monitoring (HUAM) versus routine care in patients discharged after treatment for preterm labor. Obstet Gynecol 1993; 82:319‑23
  16. Robbins, Lee N., Mills, James L., Krulewitch, Cara, Herman, Allen A. Effects of drug exposure in utero. Am J Public Health 1993; 83(Suppl):1‑32
  17. Krieger N, Rawley D, Herman AA, Avery B, Phillips M. Racism, Sexism, and Social Class: Implications for Studies of Health, Disease, and Well‑being. Am J Prev Med. 1993; 9(Suppl):82‑122
  18. Chen VW, Correa P, Kurman RJ, Wu X‑C, Eley JW, Austin D, Muss H, Hunter C, Redmond C, Sobhan M, Coates R, Reynolds P, Herman AA, Edwards BK. Histologic Characteristics of Breast Carcinoma in Blacks and Whites. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 1994; 3:127‑135
  19. Eley JW, Hill HA, Chen VW, Austin DF, Wesley MN, Muss HB, Greenberg RS, Coates RJ, Correa P, Redmond CK, Hunter CP, Herman AA, Kurman RJ, Blacklow RS, Shapiro S, Edwards BK. Racial Differences in Survival from Breast Cancer: Results of the National Cancer Institute Black/White Cancer Survival Study. JAMA. 1994; 272:947‑954
  20. Pierson Vicky H., Schramm Wayne, Stockbauer Joseph, Land Garland, Hoffman Howard, Herman Allen. Prenatal Care Access and Pregnancy Outcomes in Missouri. Missouri Med 1994; 91:624‑629
  21. Herman Allen A. A conceptualization of Race in Epidemiologic Research. Ethnicity Dis. 1996; 6:7-20
  22. Herman AA, Berendes HW, Yu KF, Cooper LC, Overpeck MD, Rhoads G, Maxwell J, Kinney B, Koslowe PA, Coates D. The Evaluation of a Community‑based Enriched Model Prenatal Care Project in the District of Columbia. Health Services Research 1996; 31(5): 6109-621
  23. Goldenberg RL, Dubard MB, Cliver SP, Nelson KG, Blankson K, Ramey, S.L., Herman AA. Pregnancy outcome and intelligence at age five. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1996; 175:1511-1515
  24. Herman Allen A., McCarthy B.J., Bakewell J.M., Ward R.H., Mueller B.A., Maconochie N.E., Read A.W., Zadka P., Skjærven R. Data linkage methods used in maternally-linked birth and infant death surveillance data sets from the United States (Georgia, Missouri, Utah and Washington State), Israel, Norway, Scotland and Western Australia. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1997; 11(suppl 1): 5-22
  25. Krulewitch C.J., Herman Allen A., Yu K.F., Johnson Y.R. Does changing paternity contribute to the risk of intrauterine growth retardation? Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1997; 11(suppl 1): 41-47
  26. Herman Allen A., Yu K.F. Adolescent age at first pregnancy and subsequent obesity. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1997; 11(suppl 1): 130-141
  27. Troendle James F., Yu Kai F., Herman Allen A. A Scale conversion problem to avoid (in press) Am J Public Health
  28. Schendel DE, Stockbauer JW, Hoffman HJ, Herman AA, Berg CJ, Schramm WF. Relation between very low birth weight and developmental delay among preschool children without disabilities. Am J Epidemiol. 1997 Nov 1;146(9):740-9.
  29. Sable MR, Herman AA. The relationship between prenatal health behavior advice and low birth weight. Public Health Rep. 1997 Jul-Aug;112(4):332-9.
  30. Sable MR, Spencer JC, Stockbauer JW, Schramm WF, Howell V, Herman AA. Pregnancy wantedness and adverse pregnancy outcomes: differences by race and Medicaid status. Fam Plann Perspect. 1997 Mar-Apr;29(2):76-81.
  31. Collins JW Jr., Herman AA, David RJ. Very-low-birthweight infants and income incongruity among African American and white parents in Chicago. Am J Public Health. 1997 Mar;87(3):414-7.
  32. Cooperstock MS, Bakewell J, Herman A, Schramm WF. Effects of fetal sex and race on risk of very preterm birth in twins. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Sep;179(3 Pt 1):762-5.
  33. Lindley AA, Benson JE, Grimes C, Cole TM 3rd, Herman AA. The relationship in neonates between clinically measured head circumference and brain volume estimated from head CT-scans. Early Hum Dev. 1999 Sep;56(1):17-29.
  34. Malcoe LH, Shaw GM, Lammer EJ, Herman AA. The effect of congenital anomalies on mortality risk in white and black infants. Am J Public Health. 1999 Jun;89(6):887-92.
  35. Raine TR, Jenkins R, Aarons SJ, Woodward K, Fairfax JL, El-Khorazaty MN, Herman A. Sociodemographic correlates of virginity in seventh-grade black and Latino students. J Adolesc Health. 1999 May;24(5):304-12.
  36. Lindley AA, Becker S, Gray RH, Herman AA. Effect of continuing or stopping smoking during pregnancy on infant birth weight, crown-heel length, head circumference, ponderal index, and brain:body weight ratio. Am J Epidemiol. 2000 Aug 1;152(3):219-25.
  37. Weiss RB, Rifkin RM, Stewart FM, Theriault RL, Williams LA, Herman AA, Beveridge RA. High-dose chemotherapy for high-risk primary breast cancer: an on-site review of the Bezwoda study. Lancet. 2000 Mar 18;355(9208):999-1003.
  38. Lindley AA, Gray RH, Herman AA, Becker S. Maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy and infant ponderal index at birth in the Swedish Medical Birth Register, 1991-1992. Am J Public Health. 2000 Mar;90(3):420-3.
  39. Ahn M, Herman A, Damonti J. Public-private partnerships in health care for developing countries: a new paradigm for change. Manag Care Q. 2000 Autumn;8(4):65-72
  40. Stein Dan J, Herman Allen, Kaminer Debra, Rataemane Solomon, Seedat Soraya, Kessler Ronald C, Williams David. Ethical aspects of research on psychological trauma. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience. 2000; 2:31-36
  41. Richards L, Kennedy P, Krulewitch C, Wingrove B, Katz K, Wesley B, Feinson C, Herman A. Achieving success in poor urban minority community-based research: strategies for implementing community-based research within an urban minority population. Health Promot Pract. 2002; 3:410-420
  42. El-Mohandes A, Herman AA, Nabil El-Khorazaty M, Katta PS, White D, Grylack L. Prenatal Care reduces the impact of illicit drug use on perinatal outcomes. J Perinatol. 2003 Jul-Aug; 23(5): 354-60
  43. El-Mohandes AE, Katz KS, El-Khorazaty MN, McNeely-Johnson D, Sharps PW, Jarrett MH, White DM, Young M, Grylack L, Murray KD, Katta PS, Burroughs M, Atiyeh G, Wingrove BK, Herman AA. The effect of a parenting education program on the use of preventive pediatric health care services among low-income, minority mothers: a randomized, controlled trial. Pediatrics. 2003 Jun; 111(6 Pt 1):1324-32
  44. Ahn MJ, Grimwood A, Schwartzwald H, Herman A. Ethics and the AIDS pandemic in the developing world. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care. 2003 Apr-Jun; 2(2):81-7
  45. Williams David R, Herman Allen, Kessler Ronald C, Sonnega John, Seedat Soraya, Stein Dan J, Moomal Hashim, Wilson Colwick M. The South African Stress and Health Study: Rationale and Design. Metabolic Brain Disease. 2004; 19(1/2): 135-47
  46. Emanual EJ, Currie XE, Herman A. Undue Inducement in Clinical Research in Developing Countries: Is it a Worry? Lancet. 2005; 366:336-340
  47. Scott, Kate M, Von Korff, Michael, Ormel, Johan, Zhang, Ming-yuan, Bruffaerts, Ronny, Alonso, Jordi, Kessler, Ronald C, Tachimori, Hisateru, Karam, Elie, Levinson, Daphna, Bromet, Evelyn J, Posada-Villa, José, Gasquet, Isabelle, Angermeyer, Matthias C, Borges, Guilherme, de Girolamo, Giovanni, Herman, Allen, Haro, Josep Maria. Mental disorders among adults with asthma: results from the World Mental Health Survey. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2007; 29:123-33
  48. Stein DJ, Seedat S, Herman AA, Moomal H, Heeringa SG, Kessler RC, Williams DR. Lifetime prevalence of psychiatric disorders in South Africa. The British Journal of Psychiatry. 2008;192(2):112–117.
  49. Joe S, Stein DJ, Seedat S, Herman AA, Williams DR. Prevalence and correlates of non-fatal suicidal behaviour among South Africans. The British Journal of Psychiatry. 2008;192(4):310–311.
  50. Joe S, Stein DJ, Seedat S, Herman AA, Williams DR. BJP Sean Joe South Africa Suicide Table DS1. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2008:1.
  51. Joe S, Stein DJ, Seedat S, Herman AA, Williams DR. Non-fatal suicidal behavior among South Africans : results from the South Africa Stress and Health Study. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2008;43(6):454–461.
  52. Williams DR, Herman A, Stein DJ, Heeringa SG, Jackson PB, Moomal H, Kessler RC. Twelve-month mental disorders in South Africa: prevalence, service use and demographic correlates in the population-based South African Stress and Health Study. Med. 2008;38(02):10.
  53. Stein DJ, Seedat S, Kaminer D, Moomal H, Herman AA, Sonnega J, Williams DR. The impact of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on psychological distress and forgiveness in South Africa. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2008;43(6):462–468.
  54. Stein DJ, Seedat S, Herman AA, Moomal H, Heeringa SG, Kessler RC, Williams DR. Lifetime prevalence of psychiatric disorders in South Africa. The British Journal of Psychiatry. 2008;192(2):112–117.
  55. Herman AA, Stein DJ, Seedat S, Heeringa SG, Moomal H, Williams DR. The South African Stress and Health (SASH) study: 12-month and lifetime prevalence of common mental disorders. S Afr Med J. 2009;99(5 Pt 2):339–344.
  56. Myer L, Stein DJ, Grimsrud AT, Herman AA, Seedat S, Moomal H, Williams DR. DSM-IV-defined common mental disorders: association with HIV testing, HIV-related fears, perceived risk and preventive behaviours among South African adults. S Afr Med J. 2009;99(5 Pt 2):396–402.
  57. Myer L, Stein DJ, Jackson PB, Herman AA, Seedat S, Williams DR. Impact of common mental disorders during childhood and adolescence on secondary school completion. S Afr Med J. 2009;99(5 Pt 2):354–356.
  58. Seedat S, Williams DR, Herman AA, Moomal H, Williams SL, Jackson PB, Myer L, Stein DJ. Mental health service use among South Africans for mood, anxiety and substance use disorders. S Afr Med J. 2009;99(5 Pt 2):346–352.
  59. Herman AA, Stein DJ, Seedat S, Heeringa SG, Moomal H, Williams DR. The South African Stress and Health (SASH) study: 12-month and lifetime prevalence of common mental disorders. S Afr Med J. 2009;99(5 Pt 2):339–344.
  60. Slopen N, Williams DR, Seedat S, Moomal H, Herman AA, Stein DJ. Adversities in childhood and adult psychopathology in the South Africa Stress and Health Study: associations with first-onset DSM-IV disorders. Soc Sci Med. 2010;71(10):1847–1854.
  61. Myer L, Stein DJ, Grimsrud AT, Herman AA, Seedat S, Moomal H, Williams DR. DSM-IV-defined common mental disorders: association with HIV testing, HIV-related fears, perceived risk and preventive behaviours among South African adults. S Afr Med J. 2009;99(5 Pt 2):396–402.
  62. Myer L, Stein DJ, Jackson PB, Herman AA, Seedat S, Williams DR. Impact of common mental disorders during childhood and adolescence on secondary school completion. S Afr Med J. 2009;99(5 Pt 2):354–356.
  63. Seedat S, Williams DR, Herman AA, Moomal H, Williams SL, Jackson PB, Myer L, Stein DJ. Mental health service use among South Africans for mood, anxiety and substance use disorders. S Afr Med J. 2009;99(5 Pt 2):346–352.
  64. Jackson PB, Williams DR, Stein DJ, Herman AA, Williams SL, Redmond DL. Race and psychological distress: the South African Stress and Health study. J Health Soc Behav. 2010;51(4):458–477.
  65. Myer L, Stein DJ, Jackson PB, Herman AA, Seedat S, Williams DR. Impact of common mental disorders during childhood and adolescence on secondary school completion. S Afr Med J. 2009;99(5 Pt 2):354–356.
  66. Seedat S, Williams DR, Herman AA, Moomal H, Williams SL, Jackson PB, Myer L, Stein DJ. Mental health service use among South Africans for mood, anxiety and substance use disorders. S Afr Med J. 2009;99(5 Pt 2):346–352.
  67. Moomal H, Jackson PB, Stein DJ, Herman AA, Myer L, Seedat S, Madela-Mntla E, Williams DR. Perceived discrimination and mental health disorders: the South African Stress and Health study. S Afr Med J. 2009;99(5 Pt 2):383–389.
  68. Stein DJ, Williams SL, Jackson PB, Seedat S, Myer L, Herman AA, Williams DR. Perpetration of gross human rights violations in South Africa: association with psychiatric disorders. S Afr Med J. 2009;99(5 Pt 2):390–395.
  69. Jackson PB, Williams DR, Stein DJ, Herman AA, Williams SL, Redmond DL. Race and psychological distress: the South African Stress and Health study. J Health Soc Behav. 2010;51(4):458–477.
  70. Slopen N, Williams DR, Seedat S, Moomal H, Herman AA, Stein DJ. Adversities in childhood and adult psychopathology in the South Africa Stress and Health Study: associations with first-onset DSM-IV disorders. Soc Sci Med. 2010;71(10):1847–1854.
  71. Herman AA. Community Health Workers and Integrated Primary Health Care Teams in the 21st Century. J Ambulatory Care Manage. 2011;34(4):354–361.
  72. Williams DR, Haile R, Mohammed SA, Herman AA, Sonnega J, Jackson JS, Stein DJ. Perceived discrimination and psychological well-being in the USA and South Africa. Etnicity & Health. 2012;17(1-2):111–133.

Letters to the Editor

  1. Berg AT, Herman AA. Re: "Causality inference in observational vs. experimental studies: An empirical comparison." Am J Epidemiol. 1989; 130:206.
  2. Rigau JP, Herman AA, Cooper LC. Illicit drug and alcohol use during pregnancy. N Engl J Med. 1990; 323:1071.
  3. Herman AA, Soskolne CL, Malcoe L, Lilienfeld DE. Re: "Guidelines on Ethics for Epidemiologists." Internat J Epidemiol, 1991; 20:571‑2

Editorials

Herman Allen A. Political violence, health and health services in South Africa. Am J Public Health. 1988; 78:767‑768.

Book Chapter Author

  1. Altshuler, G., Herman Allen A. The Medicolegal Imperative: Placental Pathology and Epidemiology. In. Fetal and Neonatal Brain Injury: Mechanisms, Management, and Risk of Practice. Ed. Stevenson, DK., Sunshine, P. B.C. Decker Inc. B.C. Becker 1989.
  2. Carey C, Herman Allen A. The Role of Infection in Precipitating Preterm Labor. In. Obstetric and Gynecologic Infectious Disease. Joseph G. Patorek II (ed) Raven Press. 1994.
  3. Allen A. Herman, David Williams, Dan J. Stein, Soraya Seedat, Steven G. Heeringa, Hashim Moomal .The South African Stress and Health Study (SASH): A Foundation for Improving Mental Health Care in South Africa. In. The WHO World Mental Health Surveys: Global Perspectives on the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders. Ronald C. Kessler and T. Bedirhan Üstün (eds) Cambridge University Press, 2008

Articles in Proceedings

Workshop Report: Working Group Members: Naeye RL, Travers H, Blake LE, Cordry RD, Gorney M, Herman AA, Hodges R, Roberts DK, Sabella JD, Sander CM, Schindler N, Siegel G, Walsh P. The role of the pathologist in malpractice litigation involving the placenta. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 1991;117:717‑9.

Governmental Agency Publications

  1. Herman, Allen A. Compared to whom? The selection of control groups for evaluating the effectiveness of nonrandomized community‑based intervention studies. AHCPR Conference Proceedings: Primary Care Research: Theory & Methods. Ed. Grady ML. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. September 1991, 215‑20.
  2. Krulewitch CJ, Herman Allen A. Substance Abuse and Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Bibliography. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, U.S. Government Printing Office, #1991-526-428/40833; August 1991.
  3. Robins L, Mills J, Krulewitch C.J., Herman Allen A. Report to the 91st Congress: Effects of Drug Abuse in Utero. November, 1991.
  4. KD Bhoola, PE Cleaton-Jones, WA de Klerk, D du Toit, A Herman, A Labuschagne, DJ Louw, N Matsiliza, AD MBewu, W Orr, M Poggenpoel, C Roberts, AA van Niekerk, FFW van Oosten, CW van Wyk. South African Medical Research Council Research Ethics Guidelines: Book 1: General Principles including research on children, vulnerable groups, international collaboration and epidemiology
  5. KD Bhoola, PE Cleaton-Jones, WA de Klerk, D du Toit, A Herman, A Labuschagne, DJ Louw, N Matsiliza, AD MBewu, W Orr, M Poggenpoel, C Roberts, AA van Niekerk, FFW van Oosten, CW van Wyk. South African Medical Research Council Research Ethics Guidelines: Book 2: Guidelines on Ethics in Reproductive Biology and Genetic Research.
  6. KD Bhoola, PE Cleaton-Jones, WA de Klerk, D du Toit, A Herman, A Labuschagne, DJ Louw, N Matsiliza, AD MBewu, W Orr, M Poggenpoel, C Roberts, AA van Niekerk, FFW van Oosten, CW van Wyk. South African Medical Research Council Research Ethics Guidelines: Book 3: Guidelines on Ethics in the Use of Animals in Research.
  7. KD Bhoola, PE Cleaton-Jones, WA de Klerk, D du Toit, A Herman, A Labuschagne, DJ Louw, N Matsiliza, AD MBewu, W Orr, M Poggenpoel, C Roberts, AA van Niekerk, FFW van Oosten, CW van Wyk. South African Medical Research Council Research Ethics Guidelines: Book 4: Guidelines on Ethics in the Use of Biohazards and Radiation.
  8. KD Bhoola, PE Cleaton-Jones, WA de Klerk, D du Toit, A Herman, A Labuschagne, DJ Louw, N Matsiliza, AD MBewu, W Orr, M Poggenpoel, C Roberts, AA van Niekerk, FFW van Oosten, CW van Wyk. South African Medical Research Council Research Ethics Guidelines: Book 5: Guidelines on Ethics in HIV Vaccine Trials.   

Some Selected Peer Reviewed Abstracts (1981 to 2003):

  1. Allen AB Herman, Les M Irwig. The use of Health Services by Urban Black Women. Cuthbert Crithon Research Society Meeting: Pretoria, South Africa. March, 1981.
  2. Allen AB Herman, Les M Irwig. The Use of Prenatal Services by Urban Black Women. Scientific Meeting of the International Epidemiological Association: Edinburgh, Scotland. August, 1981.
  3. Allen AB Herman, J Rissik, K Bolton, Les M Irwig. Perinatal Mortality in an Urban Black Population. Priorities in Perinatal Care Conference: Rustenberg, South Africa. March, 1983.
  4. Allen AB Herman, Les M Irwig. Risk Assessment in Pregnancy ‑ An Overview. Priorities in Perinatal Care Conference: Rustenberg, South Africa. March, 1983.
  5. Allen AB Herman. Congenital Viral Infections in Soweto. Conference on Viral Diseases in South Africa: Kruger National Park, South Africa. April, 1984.
  6. Allen AB Herman, Les M Irwig. Risk Assessment in Pregnancy ‑ An Assessment of the predictive ability of Obstetric Risk assessment using Receiver Operator Characteristic Curves. Scientific Meeting of the International Epidemiological Association. Vancouver, Canada. August, 1984.
  7. Allen AB Herman, Jill Murray, Les M Irwig. Amniotic Fluid Infection and Perinatal outcome in Soweto. Priorities in Perinatal Care Conference: Drakensberg, South Africa. March, 1985.
  8. Allen AB Herman, Les M Irwig, Hennie T Groeneveld. Obstetric risk assessment in Soweto. Priorities in Perinatal Care Conference: Drakensberg, South Africa. March, 1985.
  9. Allen AB Herman, Les M Irwig. Antepartum Haemorrhage and Perinatal outcome in Soweto. Priorities in Perinatal Care Conference: Drakensberg, South Africa. March, 1985.
  10. Allen A.B. Herman, Les M. Irwig, Hennie T. Groeneveld. Obstetric Risk Assessment in an Urban African Population. The Gertrude H. Sergievsky Perinatal Epidemiology Conference. June 9, 1986.
  11. Allen A. Herman. Race, Gestational Age, Neonatal Size and Mortality. American Public Health Association meeting, New York, NY. October 1990.
  12. Allen A. Herman, Betty Levin. Decision Making in Neonatal Intensive Care Units in South Africa.  American Public Health Association meeting, New York, NY. October 1990.
  13. Allen A. Herman, Cara J. Krulewitch. Race, Social Class, Growth Retardation and Infant Mortality. American Public Health Association, 120th Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 9, 1992.
  14. Allen A. Herman, Cara J. Krulewitch. Poverty among Whites and Poor Pregnancy Outcome. American Public Health Association, 121st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 24-28, 1993.
  15. Cara J. Krulewitch, Allen A. Herman, Patricia Tompkins. Developing Databases doe Child and Maternal Health. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., Oct 31 - Nov 4, 1994.
  16. Allen A. Herman, Kai F. Yu, Cara J. Krulewitch, Howard J. Hoffman. Adolescent Pregnancy, Reproductive History, and the Risk of Preterm Birth and Intrauterine Growth Retardation: A Longitudinal Analysis of Missouri Births from 1978 to 1990. Society for Pediatric Epidemiologic Research, June 20-21, 1994.
  17. Herman A.A., Hoffman H.J., Goldenberg R.L., Bakketeig L., Yu K.F., Cliver S.P. Intrauterine Growth Retardation, Preterm Birth and Long Term Neurodevelopmental Outcome: Results from Two Population-Based Cohort Studies. Am J Epidemiol 1995; 11:S23
  18. Allen A. Herman, Cara J. Krulewitch, Kai F. Yu, Yvette R. Johnson. Individual Socioeconomic Status and Poor Pregnancy Outcomes in the District of Columbia. American Public Health Association, 123rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA October 28-November 2, 1995.
  19. Katz K.S., El-Mohandes A., El-Khorazaty N., White D., Johnson D.M., Jarrett M.H., Diamond L., Schneider S., Sharps P., Abedin M., Herman A.A. A Training Curriculum for Lay Home Visitors providing a Combined Health and Development Education Intervention to Postpartum Women with Poor Prenatal Care. American Public Health Association, 124th Annual Meeting, 1996.
  20. El-Mohandes A., Katz K.S., Abedin M., El-Khorazaty M.N., Herman A.A. Substance Abuse is a significant marker for Perinatal Morbidity in a Population of Women with Poor Prenatal Care in Washington, D.C. American Pediatric Society, Society of Pediatric Research, 1996.
  21. El-Mohandes A., Herman A.A., Crawford V. Challenges of Institutional Collaboration in Implementation of the Pride in Parenting Research Project. Head Start Third National Conference, 1996.
  22. Johnson Y.R., Herman A.A., Moyer P.M., Hoffman H.J. Replacement of Pregnancy Losses: Interpregnancy Interval in Adolescence. Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1997; 11 (Suppl. 1): 143.
  23. Hoffman H.J., Wu K.T., Zheng C.J., Bakketeig L.S., Magnus P., Herman A.A. Repeated Low Birthweight and/or Preterm Delivery: Comparisons of Results from the US and Norway. Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1997; 11 (Suppl. 1): 144.
  24. Cooperstock M., Herman A.A., Land G., Schramm W. Very Preterm Twin Birth: Role of Race and Fetal Sex. Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1997; 11 (Suppl. 1): 147.
  25. Herman A.A., Yu K., Johnson Y.R., Hoffman H.J., Krulewitch C.J. Adolescent Age at First Pregnancy and the Subsequent Risk of Perinatal Mortality and Intrauterine Growth Retardation. Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1997; 11 (Suppl. 1): 147
  26. Hoffman H.J., Hou J.R., Stick M.J., Yu K.F., Herman A.A. Are Siblings of SIDS Infants Growth Retarded in Utero? Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1997; 11 (Suppl. 1): 148
  27. Setswe G.K and Herman A. Formative evaluation of the Secure the future HIV/AIDS Fellowship program at the National School of Public Health, MEDUNSA. Presented at the AIDS2000 Conference in Durban on 29 June 2000.
  28. Setswe G, Herman A, Mokwena K and Madisha T. Distance education programme at the National School of Public Health. ICT Conference, Cape Town. Oct 2002.
  29. Setswe G, Herman A, Mokwena K, Ram, F. Review of behavioural interventions for reducing HIV/AIDS among commercial sex workers. International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Conference, Iguassu Falls, Brazil. 27 February 2003.

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