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Person Details: Brian P. Jackson

Superfund Research Program

Brian P. Jackson

Dartmouth College
Department of Earth Sciences
6105 Sherman Fairchild Hall, Steele Building, Room 221
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
Phone: 603-646-1272
Fax: 603-646-3922


Research Briefs



  • Notario-Barandiaran L, Signes-Pastor AJ, Laue HE, Abuawad A, Jackson BP, Madan JC, Karagas MR. 2024. Association between Mediterranean diet and metal mixtures concentrations in pregnant people from the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study. Sci Total Environ 912:doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.169127 PMID:38070554 PMCID:10842702
  • Pikounis T, Amann K, Jackson BP, Punshon T, Gilbert-Diamond D, Korrick SA, Karagas MR, Cottingham K. 2024. Urinary biomarkers of exposure to toxic and essential elements: A comparison of infants fed with human milk or formula. Environ Epidemiol 8(1):doi:10.1097/ee9.0000000000000286 PMID:38343736 PMCID:10852378
  • Punshon T, Bauer J, Karagas MR, Coker M, Weisskopf MG, Mangano J, Bidlack F, Barr M, Jackson BP. 2024. Quantified retrospective biomonitoring of fetal and infant elemental exposure using LA-ICP-MS analysis of deciduous dentin in three contrasting human cohorts. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol doi:10.1038/s41370-024-00652-3 PMID:38347123


  • Yim G, McGee G, Gallagher LG, Baker E, Jackson BP, Calafat AM, Botelho JC, Karagas MR, Romano M, Howe CG. 2023. Metals and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances mixtures and birth outcomes in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study: beyond single-class mixture approaches. Chemosphere 329:138644. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2023.138644 PMID:37031836 PMCID:PMC10208216


  • Ezzamouri B, Palys T, Jackson BP, Coto SD, Madan J, Flohr C, Karagas MR, Peacock JL. 2022. Water hardness and atopic dermatitis in the first year of life in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study. Clinical and Experimental Allergy doi:10.1111/cea.14272 PMID:36541020
  • Howe CG, Armstrong DA, Muse ME, Gilbert-Diamond D, Gui J, Hoen AG, Palys T, Barnaby R, Stanton BA, Jackson BP, Christensen BC, Karagas MR. 2022. Periconceptional and prenatal exposure to metals and extracellular vesicle and particle miRNAs in human milk: a pilot study. Expo Health doi:10.1007/s12403-022-00520-1
  • Howe CG, Nozadi S, Garcia E, O'Connor TG, Starling AP, Farzan SF, Jackson BP, Madan J, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Bastain TM, Meeker JD, Breton CV, Karagas MR. 2022. Prenatal metal(loid) mixtures and birth weight for gestational age: A pooled analysis of three cohorts participating in the ECHO program. Environ Int 161:doi:10.1016/j.envint.2022.107102 PMID:35081493 PMCID:PMC8891091
  • Laue HE, Moroishi Y, Jackson BP, Palys T, Baker E, Korrick SA, Madan J, Karagas MR. 2022. Bacterial modification of the association between arsenic and autism-related social behavior scores. Expo Health doi:10.1007/s12403-022-00494-0
  • Laue HE, Moroishi Y, Palys T, Jackson BP, Madan J, Karagas MR. 2022. Contribution of gut bacteria to arsenic metabolism in the first year of life in a prospective birth cohort. Environ Res 214:114099. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2022.114099 PMID:35998698
  • Li S, Karagas MR, Jackson BP, Passarelli MN, Gui J. 2022. Adaptive-mixture-categorization (AMC)-based g-computation and its application to trace element mixtures and bladder cancer risk. Sci Rep 12(1):17841. doi:10.1038/s41598-022-21747-7 PMID:36284198 PMCID:PMC9596719
  • Moroishi Y, Signes-Pastor AJ, Li Z, Cottingham KL, Jackson BP, Punshon T, Madan J, Nadeau KC, Gui J, Karagas MR. 2022. Infant infections, respiratory symptoms, and allergy in relation to timing of rice cereal introduction in a United States cohort. Sci Rep 12:doi:10.1038/s41598-022-08354-2 PMID:35292690 PMCID:PMC8924265
  • Punshon T, Jackson BP, Donohue A, Hong C, Rothenberg SE. 2022. Distribution and accumulation of mercury in pot-grown African rice cultivars (Oryza glaberrima Steud. and Oryza sativa L.) determined via LA-ICP-MS. Environ Geochem Health doi:10.1007/s10653-021-01169-6 PMID:34981270 (ahead of print)
  • Signes-Pastor AJ, Romano M, Jackson BP, Braun JM, Yolton K, Chen A, Lanphear BP, Karagas MR. 2022. Associations of maternal urinary arsenic concentrations during pregnancy with childhood cognitive abilities: The HOME study. Int J Hyg Environ Health 245:114009. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114009 PMID:35947921 PMCID:PMC9500348
  • Signes-Pastor AJ, Sayarath V, Jackson BP, Cottingham KL, Punshon T, Karagas MR. 2022. Dietary exposure to essential and non-essential elements during infants first year of life in the New Hampshire birth cohort study. Expo Health doi:10.1007/s12403-022-00489-x


  • Farzan S, Howe CG, Chen Y, Gilbert-Diamond D, Korrick SA, Jackson BP, Weinstein AR, Karagas MR. 2021. Prenatal and postnatal mercury exposure and blood pressure in childhood. Environ Int 146:106201. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2020.106201 PMID:33129000 PMCID:PMC7775884
  • Hull EA, Barajas M, Burkart K, Fung SR, Jackson BP, Barrett PM, Olden J, Neumann RB, Gawel J. 2021. Human health risk from consumption of aquatic species in arsenic-contaminated shallow urban lakes. Sci Total Environ 770:145318. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145318 PMID:33736365 PMCID:PMC8032223
  • Madrigal JM, Persky V, Jackson BP, Bain A, Siemer M, Pappalardo AA, Argos M. 2021. Assessment of metal concentrations and associations with pulmonary function among children with asthma in Chicago, Illinois. Int J Environ Res Public Health 18(14):7279. doi:10.3390/ijerph18147279 PMID:34299734 PMCID:PMC8307469
  • Niehoff NM, Keil A, O'Brien KM, Jackson BP, Karagas MR, Weinberg CR, White AJ. 2021. Metals and trace elements in relation to body mass index in a prospective study of US women. Environ Res 184:doi:10.1016/j.envres.2020.109396 PMID:32209500 PMCID:PMC7153007
  • Shih Y, Howe CG, Scannell Bryan M, Shahriar M, Kibriya MG, Jasmine F, Sarwar G, Graziano JH, Persky V, Jackson BP, Ahsan H, Farzan S, Argos M. 2021. Exposure to metal mixtures in relation to blood pressure among children 5 7 years old, An observational study in Bangladesh. Environ Epidemiol 5:doi:10.1097/EE9.0000000000000135
  • VanderSchee CR, Frier D, Kuter D, Mann KK, Jackson BP, Bohle DS. 2021. Quantification of local zinc and tungsten deposits in bone with LA-ICP-MS using novel hydroxyapatite-collagen calibration standards. J Anal At Spectrom 36(11):2431-2438. doi:10.1039/d1ja00211b PMID:35992610 PMCID:PMC9390078


  • Andrew AS, O'Brien KM, Jackson BP, Sandler DP, Kaye WE, Wagner L, Stommel EW, Horton D, Mehta P, Weinberg CR. 2020. Keratinous biomarker of mercury exposure associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis risk in a nationwide US study. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener 8:doi:10.1080/21678421.2020.1753777
  • Babich R, Ulrich JC, Dilini V. Ekanyake E, Massarsky A, De Silva PC, Manage PM, Jackson BP, Ferguson PL, Di Giulio RT, Drummond IA, Jayasundara N. 2020. Kidney developmental effects of metal-herbicide mixtures: Implications for chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology. Environ Int 144:doi:10.1016/j.envint.2020.106019
  • Doherty BT, Romano M, Gui J, Punshon T, Jackson BP, Karagas MR, Korrick SA. 2020. Periconceptional and prenatal exposure to metal mixtures in relation to behavioral development at 3 years of age. Environ Epidemiol 4:doi:10.1097/EE9.0000000000000106 PMID:33154986 PMCID:PMC7595192
  • Hussey MR, Burt AA, Deyssenroth MA, Jackson BP, Hao K, Peng S, Chen J, Marsit CJ, Everson TM. 2020. Placental lncRNA expression associated with placental cadmium concentrations and birth weight. Environ Epigenet 6:doi:10.1093/eep/dvaa003
  • Laue H, Moroishi Y, Jackson BP, Palys T, Madan JC, Karagas MR. 2020. Nutrient toxic element mixtures and the early postnatal gut microbiome and in a United States longitudinal birth cohort. Environ Int 138:10. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2020.105613 PMID:32142916 PMCID:PMC7136131
  • McCormack MA, Jackson BP, Dutton J. 2020. Effects of formalin fixation on trace element concentrations in Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) tissues. Environ Toxicol Chem 39:1149-1164. doi:10.1002/etc.4709 PMID:32164038
  • McCormack MA, Jackson BP, Dutton J. 2020. Relationship between mercury and selenium concentrations in tissues from stranded odontocetes in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Sci Total Environ 749:doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141350
  • Signes-Pastor AJ, Punshon T, Cottingham K, Jackson BP, Sayarath V, Gilbert-Diamond D, Korrick SA, Karagas MR. 2020. Arsenic exposure in relation to apple consumption among infants in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study. Expo Health 12:doi:10.1007/s12403-020-00356-7 PMID:33195875 PMCID:PMC7665059
  • Tian F, Everson TM, Lester B, Punshon T, Jackson BP, Hao K, Lesseur C, Chen J, Karagas MR, Marsit CJ. 2020. Selenium-associated DNA methylation modifications in placenta and neurobehavioral development of newborns: An epigenome-wide study of two U.S. birth cohorts. Environ Int 137:doi:10.1016/j.envint.2020.105508 PMID:32007686 PMCID:PMC7722519
  • White AJ, O'Brien KM, Niehoff NM, Jackson BP, Karagas MR, Weinberg CR, Keil A. 2020. Toenail metal concentrations and age at menopause, A prospective study. Environ Epidemiol 4:doi:10.1097/EE9.0000000000000104 PMID:32832842 PMCID:PMC7423523


  • Barrett PM, Hull EA, Burkart K, Hargrave O, McLean JA, Taylor VF, Jackson BP, Gawel J, Neumann RB. 2019. Contrasting arsenic cycling in strongly- and weakly-stratified contaminated lakes: Evidence for temperature control on sediment-water arsenic fluxes. Limnology and Oceanography 64(3):1333-1346. doi:10.1002/lno.11119 PMID:31741542 PMCID:PMC6859942
  • Cory-Slechta DA, Sobolewski M, Marvin E, Conrad K, Merrill A, Anderson TA, Jackson BP, Oberdorster G. 2019. The Impact of Inhaled Ambient Ultrafine Particulate Matter on Developing Brain: Potential Importance of Elemental Contaminants. Toxicol Pathol 47:976-92. doi:10.1177/0192623319878400 PMID:31610749 PMCID:PMC6911038
  • Everson TM, Marable C, Deyssenroth MA, Punshon T, Jackson BP, Lambertini L, Karagas MR, Chen J, Marsit CJ. 2019. Placental expression of imprinted genes, overall and in sex-specific patterns, associated with placental cadmium concentrations and birth size. Environ Health Perspect 127:57005. doi:10.1289/EHP4264 PMID:31082282 PMCID:PMC6791491
  • Kennedy E, Everson TM, Punshon T, Jackson BP, Hao K, Lambertini L, Chen J, Karagas MR, Marsit CJ. 2019. Copper associates with differential methylation in placentae from two US birth cohorts. Epigenetics 1-16. doi:10.1080/15592294.2019.1661211 PMID:31462129
  • McCormack MA, Fielding R, Kiszka JJ, Paz V, Jackson BP, Bergfelt DR, Dutton J. 2019. Mercury and selenium concentrations, and selenium:mercury molar ratios in small cetaceans taken off St. Vincent, West Indies. Environ Res 12:108908. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.108908 PMID:31759648
  • O'Brien KM, White AJ, Jackson BP, Karagas MR, Sandler DP, Weinberg CR. 2019. Toenail-based metal concentrations and young-onset breast cancer. Am J Epidemiol 188:646-655. doi:10.1093/aje/kwy283 PMID:30608527 PMCID:PMC6454842
  • O'Brien KM, White AJ, Sandler DP, Jackson BP, Karagas MR, Weinberg CR. 2019. Do post-breast cancer diagnosis toenail trace element concentrations reflect prediagnostic concentrations?. Epidemiology 30(1):112-119. doi:10.1097/EDE.0000000000000927 PMID:30256233 PMCID:PMC6275107
  • Punshon T, Li Z, Jackson BP, Parks WT, Romano M, Conway DC, Baker E, Karagas MR. 2019. Placental metal concentrations in relation to placental growth, efficiency and birth weight. Environ Int 126:533-542. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2019.01.063 PMID:30851484 (ahead of print)
  • Romano M, Gallagher LG, Jackson BP, Baker E, Karagas MR. 2019. Maternal urinary cadmium, glucose intolerance and gestational diabetes in the New Hampshire birth cohort study. Environ Res 179:108733. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.108733 PMID:31561054 PMCID:PMC6921495
  • Sauve J, Ramsay JM, Locke SJ, Dopart PJ, Josse PR, Zaebst DD, Albert PS, Cantor KP, Baris D, Jackson BP, Karagas MR, Hosain GM, Schwenn M, Johnson A, Purdue MP, Koutros S, Silverman DT, Friesen MC. 2019. Validity of retrospective occupational exposure estimates of lead and manganese in a case-control study. Occup Environ Med 76:680-687. doi:10.1136/oemed-2019-105744 PMID:31308155 PMCID:PMC6767614
  • Signes-Pastor AJ, Bouchard MF, Baker E, Jackson BP, Karagas MR. 2019. Toenail manganese as a biomarker of drinking water exposure: a reliability study from a US pregnancy cohort. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 29:648-654. doi:10.1038/s41370-018-0108-z PMID:30563963 PMCID:PMC6581634 (in press)
  • Suter MA, Aagaard KM, Coarfa C, Robertson M, Zhou GD, Jackson BP, Thompson D, Putluri V, Putluri N, Hagan J, Wang L, Jiang W, Lingappan K, Moorthy B. 2019. Association between elevated placental polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and PAH-DNA adducts from Superfund sites in Harris County, and increased risk of preterm birth (PTB). Biochem Biophys Res Commun 516(2):344-349. doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2019.06.049 PMID:31208719 PMCID:PMC6637943
  • VanderSchee CR, Kuter D, Chou H, Jackson BP, Mann K, Bohle DS. 2019. Addressing K/L-edge overlap in elemental analysis from micro-X-ray fluorescence: Bioimaging of tungsten and zinc in bone tissue using synchrotron radiation and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Anal Bioanal Chem doi:10.1007/s00216-019-02244-9 PMID:31776641


  • Andrew AS, Chen CY, Caller TA, Tandan R, Henegan PL, Jackson BP, Hall BP, Bradley WG, Stommel EW. 2018. Toenail mercury levels are associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) risk. Muscle Nerve doi:10.1002/mus.26055 PMID:29314106 PMCID:PMC6034986
  • Caito SW, Jackson BP, Punshon T, Scrimale T, Grier A, Gill SR, Love TM, Watson GE, van Wijngaarden E, Rand MD. 2018. Variation in methylmercury metabolism and elimination status in humans following fish consumption. Toxicol Sci 161:443-453. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfx226 PMID:29145616 PMCID:PMC5837402
  • Deyssenroth MA, Gennings C, Liu SH, Peng S, Hao K, Lambertini L, Jackson BP, Karagas MR, Marsit CJ, Chen J. 2018. Intrauterine multi-metal exposure is associated with reduced fetal growth through modulation of the placental gene network. Environ Int 120:373-381. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.08.010 PMID:30125854
  • Everson TM, Punshon T, Jackson BP, Hao K, Lambertini L, Chen J, Karagas MR, Marsit CJ. 2018. Cadmium-associated differential methylation throughout the placental genome: epigenome-wide association study of two U.S. birth cohorts. Environ Health Perspect 126(1):017010. doi:10.1289/EHP2192 PMID:29373860 PMCID:PMC6014712
  • Farzan SF, Howe CG, Chen Y, Gilbert-Diamond D, Cottingham KL, Jackson BP, Weinstein AR, Karagas MR. 2018. Prenatal lead exposure and elevated blood pressure in children. Environ Int 121(2):1289-1296. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.10.049 PMID:30389381 PMCID:PMC6279470
  • Hoen AG, Madan JC, Li Z, Coker M, Lundgren SN, Morrison HG, Palys T, Jackson BP, Sogin ML, Cottingham KL, Karagas MR. 2018. Sex-specific associations of infants' gut microbiome with arsenic exposure in a US population. Sci Rep 8(1):12627. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-30581-9 PMID:30135504 PMCID:PMC6105615
  • Jackson BP. 2018. Low level determination of gallium isotopes by ICP-QQQ. J Anal At Spectrom 33:897-900. doi:10.1039/C8JA00073E PMID:30397365 PMCID:PMC6214485
  • Nachman KE, Punshon T, Rardin LR, Signes-Pastor AJ, Murray CJ, Jackson BP, Guerinot ML, Burke TA, Chen CY, Ahsan H, Argos M, Cottingham KL, Cubadda F, Ginsberg GL, Goodale BC, Kurzius-Spencer M, Meharg AA, Miller M, Nigra AE, Pendergrast CB, Raab A, Reimer K, Scheckel KG, Schwerdtle T, Taylor VF, Tokar EJ, Warczak TM, Karagas MR. 2018. Opportunities and challenges for dietary arsenic intervention. Environ Health Perspect 126(8):084503-1-6. doi:10.1289/EHP3997 PMID:30235424 PMCID:PMC6375412
  • Punshon T, Jackson BP. 2018. Essential micronutrient and toxic trace element concentrations in gluten containing and gluten-free foods. Food Chem 252:258-264. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.01.120 PMID:29478539 PMCID:PMC5830128
  • White AJ, O'Brien KM, Jackson BP, Karagas MR. 2018. Urine and toenail cadmium levels in pregnant women: A reliability study. Environ Int 118:86-91. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.05.030 PMID:29857281 PMCID:PMC6045451





  • Davis MA, Li Z, Gilbert-Diamond D, MacKenzie TA, Cottingham KL, Jackson BP, Lee JS, Baker E, Marsit CJ, Karagas MR. 2014. Infant toenails as a biomarker of in utero arsenic exposure. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 24(5):467-473. doi:10.1038/jes.2014.38 PMID:24896769 PMCID:PMC4141012
  • Gosse JA, Taylor VF, Jackson BP, Hamilton JW, Bodwell J. 2014. Monomethylated trivalent arsenic species disrupt steroid receptor interactions with their DNA response elements at non-cytotoxic cellular concentrations. J Appl Toxicol 34(5):498-505. doi:10.1002/jat.2898 PMID:23765520 PMCID:PMC3884051
  • Jackson BP, Liba A, Nelson J. 2014. Advantages of reaction cell ICP-MS on doubly charged interferences for arsenic and selenium analysis in foods. J Anal At Spectrom 2015:doi:10.1039/C4JA00310A PMID:25609851 PMCID:PMC4297653
  • Taylor VF, Bugge DM, Jackson BP, Chen CY. 2014. Pathways of CH3Hg and Hg ingestion in benthic organisms: an enriched isotope approach. Environ Sci Technol 48(9):5058-5065. doi:10.1021/es404159k PMID:24678910 PMCID:PMC4014141


  • Beal SA, Jackson BP, Kelly MA, Stroup JS, Landis JD. 2013. Effects of historical and modern mining on mercury deposition in southeastern Peru. Environ Sci Technol 47(22):12715-12720. doi:10.1021/es402317x PMID:24124645 PMCID:PMC3863380
  • Moreau-Marquis S, Coutermarsh BA, Jackson BP, Stanton BA. 2013. The ∆F508 Mutation of CFTR alters the polarized distribution of DMT1 and ferroportin in human airway epithelial cells. FASEB J 27(1):
  • Richardson JB, Friedland AJ, Engerbretson TR, Kaste JM, Jackson BP. 2013. Spatial and vertical distribution of mercury in upland forest soils across the northeastern United States. Environ Pollut 182:127-134. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2013.07.011 PMID:23911621 PMCID:PMC3800094





  • Kozul-Horvath CD, Nomikos AP, Hampton TH, Warnke L, Gosse JA, Davey JC, Thorpe JE, Jackson BP, Ihnat MA, Hamilton JW. 2008. Laboratory diet profoundly alters gene expression and confounds genomic analysis in mouse liver and lung. Chem Biol Interact 173(2):129-140. doi:10.1016/j.cbi.2008.02.008 PMID:18396267
  • Taylor VF, Jackson BP, Chen CY. 2008. Mercury speciation and total trace element determination of low-biomass biological samples. Anal Bioanal Chem 392(7-8):1283-1290. doi:10.1007/s00216-008-2403-3 PMID:18828006 PMCID:PMC3097996


  • Shaw JR, Jackson BP, Gabor K, Stanton S, Hamilton JW, Stanton BA. 2007. The influence of exposure history on arsenic accumulation and toxicity in the killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Environ Toxicol Chem 26:2704-2709. PMID:18020683


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