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  • Weidemann, Eva, Patrik L. Andersson, Terry Bidleman, Christoffer Boman, Danielle J. Carlin, Elena Collina, Stephania A. Cormier, Sandra C. Gouveia-Figueira, Brian K. Gullett, Christer Johansson, Donald Lucas, Lisa Lundin, Staffan Lundstedt, Stellan Marklund, Malin L. Nording, Nuria Ortuno, Asmaa A. Sallam, Florian M. Schmidt, and Stina Jansson. 2016. 14th congress of combustion by-products and their health effects—origin, fate, and health effects of combustion-related air pollutants in the coming era of bio-based energy sources. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. doi:10.1007/s11356-016-6308-y PMID:26906006


  • Cyphert, Jaime M., Danielle J. Carlin, Abraham Nyska, Mette C. Schladweiler, Allen D. Ledbetter, Jonathan H. Shannahan, Urmila P. Kodavanti, and Stephen H. Gavett. 2015. Comparative long-term toxicity of Libby Amphibole and Amosite Asbestos in rats after single or multiple intratracheal exposures. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A. 78(3):151-165. doi:10.1080/15287394.2014.947455 PMID:25506632
  • Henry, Heather F., Marisa F. Naujokas, Chammi Attanayake, Nicholas T. Basta, Zhongqi Cheng, Ganga M. Hettiarachchi, Mark Maddaloni, Christopher Schadt, and Kirk G. Scheckel. 2015. Bioavailability-based in situ remediation to meet future lead (Pb) standards in urban soils and gardens. Environmental Science & Technology. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b01693 PMID:26140328


  • Lomnicki, Slawomir, Brian Gullet, Tobias Stoger, Ian M. Kennedy, Jim Diaz, Tammy R. Dugas, Kurt J. Varner, Danielle J. Carlin, Barry Dellinger, and Stephania A. Cormier. 2014. Combustion by-products and their health effects- Combustion engineering and global health in the 21st century: Issues and challenges. International Journal of Toxicology. 33(1):3-13. doi:10.1177/1091581813519686 PMID:24434722 PMCID:PMC3944372
  • Sly, Peter D., Maria Neira, Gwen W. Collman, David O. Carpenter, Philip J. Landrigan, Martin van den Berg, F. Diaz-Barriga, K Mathuros Ruchirawat, Amalia Laborde, Antonio Pascale, Michelle Heacock, Marguerite T. Dalmau, and William A. Suk. 2014. Networking to advance progress in children's environmental health. The Lancet Global Health. 2(3):e129-e130. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70004-X
  • Sueyoshi, Tatsuya, Linhao Li, Hongbing Wang, Rick Moore, Prasada R S. Kodavanti, Hans-Joachim Lehmler, Masahiko Negishi, and Linda S. Birnbaum. 2014. Flame retardant BDE-47 effectively activates nuclear receptor CAR in human primary hepatocytes. Toxicological Sciences. 137(2):292-302. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kft243 PMCID:PMC3908718



  • Heacock, Michelle, Vladimir Poltoratsky, Rajendra Prasad, and Samuel H. Wilson. 2012. Evidence for abasic site sugar phosphate-mediated cytotoxicity in alkylating agent treated Saccharomyces cerevisiae. PLoS ONE. 7(10):e47945. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047945


  • Ela, Wendell P., David L. Sedlak, Morton A. Barlaz, Heather F. Henry, Derek C G. Muir, Deborah L. Swackhamer, Eric J. Weber, Robert G. Arnold, P. Lee Ferguson, Jennifer A. Field, Edward T. Furlong, John P. Giesy, Rolf Ulrich Halden, Tala Henry, Ronald A. Hites, Keri C. Hornbuckle, Philip H. Howard, Richard G. Luthy, Anita K. Meyer, A. Eduardo Saez, Frederick S. vom Saal, Christopher D. Vulpe, and Mark R. Wiesner. 2011. Toward identifying the next generation of superfund and hazardous waste site contaminants. Environmental Health Perspectives. 119(1):6-10. doi:10.1289/ehp.1002497
  • Ela, Wendell P., David L. Sedlak, Morton A. Barlaz, Heather F. Henry, Derek C G. Muir, Deborah L. Swackhamer, Eric J. Weber, Robert G. Arnold, P. Lee Ferguson, Jennifer A. Field, Edward T. Furlong, John P. Giesy, Rolf Ulrich Halden, Tala Henry, Ronald A. Hites, Keri C. Hornbuckle, Philip H. Howard, Richard G. Luthy, Anita K. Meyer, A. Eduardo Saez, Frederick S. vom Saal, Christopher D. Vulpe, and Mark R. Wiesner. 2011. Workshop Summary: Toward Identifying the Next Generation of Superfund and Hazardous Waste Site Contaminants. .


  • Heacock, Michelle, Donna F. Stefanick, Julie K. Horton, and Samuel H. Wilson. 2010. Alkylation DNA damage in combination with PARP inhibition results in formation of S-phase-dependent double-strand breaks. DNA Repair. 9(8):929-936. doi:10.1016/j.dnarep.2010.05.007
  • Poltoratsky, Vladimir, Michelle Heacock, Grace E. Kissling, Rajendra Prasad, and Samuel H. Wilson. 2010. Mutagenesis dependent upon the combination of activation-induced deaminase expression and a double-strand break. Molecular Immunology. 48(1-3):164-170. doi:10.1016/j.molimm.2010.08.013
  • Shaw, Susan D., Arlene Blum, Roland Weber, Kurunthachalam Kannan, David Rich, Donald Lucas, Catherine P. Koshland, Dina Dobraca, Sarah Hanson, and Linda S. Birnbaum. 2010. Halogenated flame retardants: Do the fire safety benefits justify the risks?. Reviews on Environmental Health. 25(4):261-305. doi:10.1515/REVEH.2010.25.4.261 PMID:21268442
  • Wilson, Samuel H., William A. Beard, David D. Shock, Vinod K. Batra, Nisha A. Cavanaugh, Rajendra Prasad, Esther Hou, Yuan Liu, Kenjiro Asagoshi, Julie K. Horton, Donna F. Stefanick, Padmini S. Kedar, Michael J. Carrozza, Aya Masaoka, and Michelle Heacock. 2010. Base excision repair and design of small molecule inhibitors of human DNA polymerase β. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 67(21):3633-3647. doi:10.1007/s00018-010-0489-1


  • Surovtseva, Yulia V., Dmitri Churikov, Kara A. Boltz, Xiangyu Song, Jonathan C. Lamb, Ross Warrington, Katherine Leehy, Michelle Heacock, Carolyn M. Price, and Dorothy E. Shippen. 2009. Conserved telomere maintenance component 1 interacts with STN1 and maintains chromosome ends in higher eukaryotes. Molecular Cell. 36(2):207-218. doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2009.09.017


  • Jeong, Yo-Chan, N.J. Walker, D.E. Burgin, G. Kissling, Mayetri Gupta, Lawrence L. Kupper, Linda S. Birnbaum, and James A. Swenberg. 2008. Accumulation of M1dG DNA adducts after chronic exposure to PCBs, but not from acute exposure to polychlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 45(5):585-91. doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2008.04.043
  • Suk, William A. 2008. A new day for global environmental health. Environmental Health Perspectives. 116(4):A148-149.
  • Suk, William A. and E Ann Davis. 2008. Strategies for addressing global environmental health concerns. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1140:40-44. doi:10.1196/annals.1454.046
  • Woodruff, Tracey J., Lauren Zeise, Daniel A. Axelrad, Kathryn Z. Guyton, Sarah Jannsen, Mark Miller, Gregory G. Miller, Jackie Schwartz, George Alexeef, Henry Anderson, Linda S. Birnbaum, Frédéric Yves Bois, Vincent J. Cogliano, Kevin Crofton, Susan Y. Euling, Paul MD Foster, Dori R. Germolec, Earl L. Gray, Dale Hattis, Amy D. Kyle, Robert W. Luebke, Michael I. Luster, Christopher J. Portier, Deborah C. Rice, Gina Solomon, John Vandenberg, and R. Thomas Zoeller. 2008. Meeting Report: Moving Upstream-- Evaluating Adverse Upstream End Points for Improved Risk Assessment and Decision-Making. Environmental Health Perspectives. 116(11):1568-1575. doi:10.1289/ehp.11516


  • Beyer, Richard P., Michael R. Lasarev, Lisiane B. Meira, Valerie S. Palmer, Pamela K. Ross, Theodor K. Bammler, Blair U. Bradford, Michael L. Cunningham, Greg Higgins, Patrick Hurban, Robert J. Kayton, Oksana Kosyk, Portia A. Vliet, R. Wolfinger, Courtney G. Woods, Jonathan H. Freedman, Elwood A. Linney, William K. Kaufmann, Terrance J. Kavanagh, Ivan Rusyn, Leona D. Samson, Peter S. Spencer, William A. Suk, and Helmut F. Zarbl. 2007. Multicenter study of acetaminophen hepatotoxicity reveals the importance of biological endpoints in genomic analyses. Toxicological Sciences. 99(1):326-337.
  • Heacock, Michelle, R.A. Idol, J.D. Friesner, A.B. Britt, and Dorothy E. Shippen. 2007. Telomere dynamics and fusion of critically shortened telomeres in plants lacking DNA ligase IV. Nucleic Acids Research. 35(19):6490-6500.
  • Hennig, Bernhard, Adrienne S. Ettinger, R.J. Jandacek, S. Koo, Craig J. McClain, H. Seifried, Allen E. Silverstone, B. Watkins, and William A. Suk. 2007. Using nutrition for intervention and prevention against environmental chemical toxicity and associated diseases. Environmental Health Perspectives. 115(4):493-495.
  • Hennig, Bernhard, Lindell E. Ormsbee, Leonidas G. Bachas, Allen E. Silverstone, John Milner, David O. Carpenter, Claudia L. Thompson, and William A. Suk. 2007. Introductory comments: Nutrition, environmental toxins and implications in prevention and intervention of human diseases. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 18(3):161-162. doi:10.1016/j.jnutbio.2006.12.004
  • Pezzoli, Keith, Robert H. Tukey, Hiram Sarabia, Ilya Zaslavsky, Marie Lynn Miranda, William A. Suk, Abel Lin, and Mark H. Ellisman. 2007. The NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Data Resource Portal: Placing advanced technologies in service to vulnerable communities. Environmental Health Perspectives. 115(4):564-571.
  • Portier, Christopher J., William A. Suk, and D.A. Schwartz. 2007. Filling the translation-policy gap. Environmental Health Perspectives. 115(3):A125-125.


  • Carpenter, David O., Boris Revich, William A. Suk, R. Upshur, S. El-Qaderi, D. Fayzieva, A.H. Gilani, A. Hambartsumyan, K. Herz, M. Isobaev, O. Kasymov, R. Kudyakov, Z. Majitova, E. Mamadov, L. Nemer, P. Stege, B. Yilmaz, and K. Zaineh. 2006. Children's environmental health in Central Asia and the Middle East. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 12(4):362-368.
  • Carpenter, James W., Robert P. Hunter, John H. Olsen, Heather F. Henry, Ramiro ISAZA, and David E. Koch. 2006. Pharmacokinetics of marbofloxacin in blue and gold macaws (Ara ararauna). American Journal of Veterinary Research. 67(6):947-950.
  • Craft, Elena S., Kirby C. Donnelly, I. Neamtiu, Kathleen M. McCarty, Eric A. Bruce, I. Surkova, D. Kim, I. Uhnakova, E. Gyorffy, E. Tesarova, and Beth E. Anderson. 2006. Prioritizing environmental issues around the world: opinions from an international Central and Eastern European environmental health conference. Environmental Health Perspectives. 114(12):1813-7.
  • Mueller, K.E., S.R. Mueller-Spitz, Heather F. Henry, Anne P. Vonderheide, Rajiv S. Soman, Brian K. Kinkle, and Jodi R. Shann. 2006. Fate of pentabrominated diphenyl ethers in soil: Abiotic sorption, plant uptake, and the impact of interspecific plant interactions. Environmental Science & Technology. 40(21):6662-6667.
  • Riha, Karel, Michelle Heacock, and Dorothy E. Shippen. 2006. The role of the nonhomologous end-joining DNA double-strand break repair pathway in telomere biology. Annual Review of Genetics. 40:237-277. doi:10.1146/annurev.genet.39.110304.095755
  • Vonderheide, Anne P., Sandra Mounicou, Juris Meija, Heather F. Henry, Joseph A. Caruso, and Jodi R. Shann. 2006. Investigation of selenium-containing root exudates of Brassica juncea using HPLC-ICP-MS and ESI-qTOF-MS. Analyst. 131(1):33-40.


  • Balshaw, David M., Martin Philbert, and William A. Suk. 2005. Research strategies for safety evaluation of nanomaterials, Part III: nanoscale technologies for assessing risk and improving public health. Toxicological Sciences. 88(2):298-306.
  • Bammler, Theodor K., Richard P. Beyer, Sanchita Bhattacharya, Gary A. Boorman, Abee Boyles, Blair U. Bradford, Roger E. Bumgarner, Pierre R. Bushel, Kabir Chaturvedi, Dongseok Choi, Michael L. Cunningham, Shibing Deng, Holly K. Dressman, Rickie D. Fannin, Federico M. Farin, Jonathan H. Freedman, Rebecca C. Fry, Angel Harper, Michael C. Humble, Patrick Hurban, Terrance J. Kavanagh, William K. Kaufmann, Kathleen F. Kerr, Li Jing, Jodi A. Lapidus, Michael R. Lasarev, Jianying Li, Yi-Ju Li, Edward K. Lobenhofer, Xinfang Lu, Renae L. Malek, Sean Milton, Srinivasa R. Nagalla, Jean P. O'Malley, Valerie S. Palmer, Patrick Pattee, Richard S. Paules, Charles M. Perou, Ken Phillips, Li-Xuan Qin, Yang Qiu, Sean D. Quigley, Matthew Rodland, Ivan Rusyn, Leona D. Samson, David A. Schwartz, Yan Shi, Jung-Lim Shin, Stella O. Sieber, Susan Slifer, Marcy C. Speer, Peter S. Spencer, Dean I. Sproles, James A. Swenberg, William A. Suk, Robert C. Sullivan, Ru Tian, Raymond W. Tennant, Signe A. Todd, Charles J. Tucker, Bennett Van Houten, Brenda K. Weis, Shirley Xuan, and Helmut F. Zarbl. 2005. Standardizing global gene expression analysis between laboratories and across platforms. Nature Methods. 2(5):351-6.
  • Weis, Brenda K., David M. Balshaw, J.R. Barr, David Brown, Mark H. Ellisman, Paul J. Lioy, G. Omenn, J.D. Potter, Martyn T. Smith, Lydia Sohn, William A. Suk, S. Sumner, James A. Swenberg, D.R. Walt, S. Watkins, Claudia L. Thompson, and Samuel H. Wilson. 2005. Personalized exposure assessment: promising approaches for human environmental health research. Environmental Health Perspectives. 113(7):840-8. doi:10.1289/ehp.7651 PMCID:PMC1257643
  • Wilson, Samuel H. and William A. Suk. 2005. Framework For Environmental Exposure Research: The Disease-First Approach. Molecular Interventions. 5(5):262-267.
  • Windal, Isabelle, Michael S. Denison, Linda S. Birnbaum, Nathalie Van Wouwe, Willy Baeyens, and Leo Goeyens. 2005. Chemically activated luciferase gene expression (CALUX) cell bioassay analysis for the estimation of dioxin-like activity: critical parameters of the CALUX procedure that impact assay results. Environmental Science & Technology. 39(19):7357-7364.


  • Heacock, Michelle, E. Spangler, Karel Riha, J. Puizina, and Dorothy E. Shippen. 2004. Molecular analysis of telomere fusions in Arabidopsis: Multiple pathways for chromosome end-joining. EMBO Reports. 23(11):2304-2313.
  • Hennig, Bernhard, Michal Toborek, Leonidas G. Bachas, and William A. Suk. 2004. Emerging issues: nutritional awareness in environmental toxicology. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 15(4):194-195.
  • Suk, William A. 2004. Global environmental threats to children's health: Research needs and future directions. NeuroToxicology. 25(4):687-687.
  • Suk, William A. and Kenneth Olden. 2004. Multidisciplinary research: strategies for assessing chemical mixtures to reduce risk of exposure and disease. International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health. 17(1):103-10.
  • Suk, William A., Maureen D. Avakian, David O. Carpenter, J.D. Groopman, Madeleine Kangsen Scammell, and C.P. Wild. 2004. Human exposure monitoring and evaluation in the arctic: The importance of understanding exposures to the development of public health policy. Environmental Health Perspectives. 112(2):113-120.


  • Klein, W., William A. Suk, and Bernard D. Goldstein. 2003. SGOMSEC 15--Methodologies for assessing exposures to metals: speciation, bioaccessibility, and bioavailability in the environment, food, and feed. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 56(1):3-5.
  • Lawler, C., William A. Suk, B.R. Pitt, C.M. Croix, and S.C. Watkins. 2003. Multimodal optical imaging. American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. 285(2):L269-80.
  • Suk, William A., Kerry Murray, and Maureen D. Avakian. 2003. Environmental hazards to children's health in the moderm world. Mutation Research/Reviews in Mutation Research. 544(2-3):235-242.
  • Suk, William A., K Mathuros Ruchirawat, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Martha Berger, David O. Carpenter, Terri Damstra, Jenny P. de Garbino, David Koh, Philip J. Landrigan, Irma Makalinao, Peter D. Sly, Y. Xu, and B.S. Zheng. 2003. Environmental threats to children's health in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. Environmental Health Perspectives. 111(10):1340-1347.




  • Carpenter, David O., F.T. Chew, Terri Damstra, L.H. Lam, Philip J. Landrigan, Irma Makalinao, G.L. Peralta, and William A. Suk. 2000. Environmental threats to the health of children: The Asian perspecitve. Environmental Health Perspectives. 108(10):989-992.
  • Moline, Jacqueline M., Anne L. Golden, N. Bar-Chama, E. Smith, M.E. Rauch, R.E. Chapin, Sally D. Perreault, S.M. Schrader, William A. Suk, and Philip J. Landrigan. 2000. Exposure to hazardous substances and male reproductive health: A research framework. Environmental Health Perspectives. 108(9):803-813.
  • Van Houten, Bennett, Jerry Phelps, Martha Barnes, and William A. Suk. 2000. Evaluating scientific impact. Environmental Health Perspectives. 108(9):A392-A393.



  • Ankley, Gerald T., John P. Giesy, and Ronald J. Kendall. 1998. Weight of evidence. Chapter 16. In: Principles and Processes for Evaluating Endocrine Disruptors in Wildlife. SETAC Press, Pensacola, FL.
  • Carpenter, David O., K. Blaha, A. Buekens, M. Cikrt, Terri Damstra, B. Dellinger, Adel Sarofim, William A. Suk, H. Wyes, and J. Zejda. 1998. Remediation of hazardous wastes in Central and Eastern Europe: Technology and health effects. Central European Journal of Public Health. 6:77-78.
  • Feyk, L.L. and John P. Giesy. 1998. Wildlife sentinels-xenoestrogen modulation of endocrine function in birds. Chapter 6. In: Principles and Processes for Evaluating Endocrine Disruptors in Wildlife. SETAC Press, Pensacola, FL.
  • Fitzgerald, Edward F., Lawrence M. Schell, E.G. Marshall, David O. Carpenter, William A. Suk, and J. Zejda. 1998. Environmental pollution and child health in central and eastern Europe. Environmental Health Perspectives. 106:307-311.
  • Giesy, John P. and Erin M. Snyder. 1998. Environmental endocrine disruption in fish: Weight of the evidence. Chapter 7. In: Principles and Processes for Evaluating Endocrine Disruptors in Wildlife. SETAC Press, Pensacola, FL.
  • Kendall, J.J., Abraham Brouwer, and John P. Giesy. 1998. Wildlife conservation concerns and endocrine disruption in wildlife: A risk-based field and laboratory approach to assess effects. Chapter 1. In: Principles and Processes for Evaluating Endocrine Disruptors in Wildlife. SETAC Press, Pensacola, FL.
  • Kendall, Ronald J., Richard L. Dickerson, William A. Suk, and J.P. Giesy, eds. 1998. Principles and Processes for Evaluating Endocrine Disruptors in Wildlife. SETAC Press, Pensacola, FL.
  • Landrigan, Philip J., J.E. Carlson, C.F. Bearer, Joan Cranmer, R.D. Bullard, R.A. Etzel, J.D. Groopman, John A. McLachlan, Frederica Perera, J.F. Reigart, L. Robison, Lawrence M. Schell, and William A. Suk. 1998. Children's health and the environment: A new agenda for prevention research. Environmental Health Perspectives. 106:787-793. PMID:9646038 PMCID:PMC1533065
  • Suk, William A., Beth E. Anderson, and Claudia L. Thompson. 1998. Integrated approaches for studying hazardous substances - Monograph based on papers presented at the symposium on the Superfund Basic Research Program: A Decade of Improving Health through Multi-Disciplinary Research held 23-26 February 1997 in Durham, North Carolina - Introduction. Environmental Health Perspectives. 106(Suppl.4):935-936.
  • Suk, William A. and Gwen W. Collman. 1998. Genes and the environment: Their impact on children's health. Environmental Health Perspectives. 106(Suppl.3):817-820.


  • Carpenter, David O., William A. Suk, K. Blaha, and M. Cikrt. 1996. Hazardous wastes in Eastern and Central Europe. Environmental Health Perspectives. 104(3):244-248.
  • Carter, Dean E., Carlos Pena, Robert G. Varady, and William A. Suk. 1996. Environmental health and hazardous waste issues related to the U.S. Mexico border. Environmental Health Perspectives. 104(6):590-594.
  • Korytynski, E.A., Gary J. Kelloff, William A. Suk, Surendra Sharma, and Eugene L. Elmore. 1996. The development of an anchorage-independence assay using human lung tumor cells to screen potential chemopreventive agents. Anticancer Research. 16(3A):1091-1094.
  • Suk, William A., Gwen W. Collman, and Terri Damstra. 1996. Human biomonitoring: Research goals and needs. Environmental Health Perspectives. 104(Suppl.3):479-483.
  • van Birgelen, Angelique PJM, Michael J. DeVito, John M. Akins, David G. Ross, Janet J. Diliberto, and Linda S. Birnbaum. 1996. Relative potencies of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans and biphenyls derived from hepatic porphyrin accumulation in mice. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 138(1):98-109.


  • Suk, William A. 1995. The NIEHS Superfund Basic Research Program - Overview and areas of future-research directions. Environmental Health Perspectives. 103(Suppl.1):3-5.

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