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Your Environment. Your Health.

Person Details: Jose F. Cordero M.D., M.P.H.

Superfund Research Program

Jose F. Cordero M.D., M.P.H.

University of Georgia
105 Miller Hall
101 Buck Road
Athens, Georgia 30602
Phone: 706-583-8202
Email: jcordero@uga.edu

Projects

Hazardous Waste Sites

Corozal Well

  • Northeastern University: Human Subjects and Sampling Core

Naval Security Group

  • Northeastern University: Human Subjects and Sampling Core

Pesticide Warehouse I

  • Northeastern University: Human Subjects and Sampling Core

Pesticide Warehouse III

  • Northeastern University: Human Subjects and Sampling Core

RCA del Caribe

  • Northeastern University: Human Subjects and Sampling Core

Scorpio Recycling

  • Northeastern University: Human Subjects and Sampling Core

Upjohn

  • Northeastern University: Human Subjects and Sampling Core

V&M Albaladejo

  • Northeastern University: Human Subjects and Sampling Core

Vega Alta Public Supply Wells

  • Northeastern University: Human Subjects and Sampling Core

Vega Baja SWD

  • Northeastern University: Human Subjects and Sampling Core

Publications

2020

  • Aker AM, McConnell R, Loch-Caruso R, Park S, Mukherjee B, Rosario Z, Velez Vega CM, Huerta-Montanez G, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2020. Interactions between chemicals and non-chemical stressors: The modifying effect of life events on the association between triclocarban, phenols and parabens with gestational length in a Puerto Rican cohort. Sci Total Environ 708:134719. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134719 PMID:31785910 PMCID:PMC6957748
  • Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Mukherjee B, Boss J, Richards M, Rosario Z, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2020. Maternal blood metal and metalloid concentrations in association with birth outcomes in Northern Puerto Rico. Environ Int 138:doi:10.1016/j.envint.2020.105606 PMID:32179314 PMCID:PMC719823
  • Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Mukherjee B, Boss J, Richards M, Rosario Z, Velez-Vega C, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2020. Predictors of urinary and blood metal(loid) concentrations among pregnant women in Northern Puerto Rico. Environ Res 183:109178. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2020.109178 (ahead of print)
  • Cordero JF. 2020. On interdisciplinary collaboration and mentoring in Birth Defects Research. Birth Defects Res 112:955-957. doi:10.1002/bdr2.1691 PMID:32686351
  • Eick SM, Ferguson KK, Milne GL, Rios-McConnell R, Velez-Vega C, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2020. Repeated measures of urinary oxidative stress biomarkers and preterm birth in Puerto Rico. Free Radic Biol Med 146:299-305. doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2019.11.003 PMID:31704372 PMCID:PMC6942200
  • Eick SM, Meeker JD, Swartzendruber A, Rios-McConnell R, Brown P, Velez-Vega C, Shen Y, Alshwabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Ferguson KK. 2020. Relationships between psychosocial factors during pregnancy and preterm birth in Puerto Rico. PLoS One 15(1):e0227976. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0227976 PMID:31995596 PMCID:PMC6988967
  • Ingle ME, Watkins DJ, Rosario Z, Velez Vega CM, Calafat AM, Ospina M, Ferguson KK, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2020. An exploratory analysis of urinary organophosphate ester metabolites and oxidative stress among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Sci Total Environ 703:134798. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134798 PMID:31726298 PMCID:PMC6954949
  • Rodriguez-Carmona Y, Ashrap P, Calafat AM, Ye X, Rosario Z, Bedrosian LD, Huerta-Montanez G, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Watkins DJ. 2020. Determinants and characterization of exposure to phthalates, DEHTP and DINCH among pregnant women in the PROTECT birth cohort in Puerto Rico. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 30:56-69. doi:10.1038/s41370-019-0168-8 PMID:31481681 PMCID:PMC6917904
  • Schantz SL, Eskenazi B, Buckley JP, Braun JM, Sprowles JN, Bennett DH, Cordero JF, Frazier JA, Lewis JL, Hertz-Picciotto I, Lyall K, Nozadi S, Sagiv SK, Stroustrup A, Watkins DJ. 2020. A framework for assessing the impact of chemical exposures on neurodevelopment in ECHO: opportunities and challenges. Environ Res 188:109709. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2020.109709 PMID:32526495
  • Watkins DJ, Zayas H, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Welton M, Arroyo L, Cardona-Cordero NR, Reguero Z, Rivera A, Huerta-Montanez G, Brown P, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2020. Investigating the impact of Hurricane Maria on an ongoing birth cohort in Puerto Rico. Popul Env doi:10.1007/s11111-020-00345-7
  • Welton M, Velez Vega CM, Murphy C, Rosario Z, Torres H, Russell E, Brown P, Huerta-Montanez G, Watkins DJ, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF. 2020. Impact of hurricanes irma and maria on puerto rico maternal and child health research programs. Matern Child Health J 24(1):22-29. doi:10.1007/s10995-019-02824-2 PMID:31728717 PMCID:PMC7059554

2019

  • Aker AM, Ferguson KK, Rosario Z, Mukherjee B, Alshawabkeh AN, Calafat AM, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2019. A repeated measures study of phenol, paraben and triclocarban urinary biomarkers and circulating maternal hormones during gestation in the Puerto Rico PROTECT cohort. Environ Health 18:28. doi:10.1186/s12940-019-0459-5 PMID:30940137 PMCID:PMC6444601
  • Aker AM, Ferguson KK, Rosario Z, Mukherjee B, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2019. The associations between prenatal exposure to triclocarban, phenols and parabens with gestational age and birth weight in northern Puerto Rico. Environ Res 169:41-51. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2018.10.030 PMID:30412856 PMCID:PMC6347499
  • Boss J, Mukherjee B, Ferguson KK, Aker AM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Kim S. 2019. Estimating outcome-exposure associations when exposure biomarker detection limits vary across batches. Epidemiology 30(5):746-755. doi:10.1097/EDE.0000000000001052 PMID:31299670 PMCID:PMC6677587
  • Cathey A, Watkins DJ, Rosario Z, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2019. Associations of phthalates and phthalate replacements with CRH and other hormones among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. J Endocr Soc 3(6):1127-1149. doi:10.1210/js.2019-00010 PMID:31093596 PMCID:PMC6510018
  • Eick SM, Ferreccio Readi C, Acevedo J, Castriota F, Cordero JF, Roh T, Smith AH, Smith MT, Steinmaus CM. 2019. Socioeconomic status and the association between arsenic exposure and type 2 diabetes. Environ Res 172:578-585. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.03.013 PMID:30875511 PMCID:PMC7003534
  • Eick SM, Meeker JD, Brown P, Swartzendruber A, Rios-McConnell R, Shen Y, Milne GL, Velez-Vega C, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Ferguson KK. 2019. Associations between socioeconomic status, psychosocial stress, and urinary levels of 8-iso-prostaglandin-F-2 alpha during pregnancy in Puerto Rico. Free Radic Biol Med 143:95-100. doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2019.07.032 PMID:31369838 PMCID:PMC6848779
  • Eick SM, Welton M, Cordero JF. 2019. Relationship between prepregnancy overweight, obesity, and preterm birth in puerto rico. Matern Child Health J 23(7):925-933. doi:10.1007/s10995-018-02719-8
  • Ferguson KK, Rosario Z, McElrath TF, Velez-Vega C, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2019. Demographic risk factors for adverse birth outcomes in Puerto Rico in the PROTECT cohort. PLoS One 14(6):e0217770. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0217770 PMID:31194765 PMCID:PMC6564423
  • Ferguson KK, Rosen EM, Rosario Z, Feric Z, Calafat AM, McElrath TF, Velez Vega CM, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2019. Environmental phthalate exposure and preterm birth in the PROTECT birth cohort. Environ Int 132:105099. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2019.105099 PMID:31430608 PMCID:PMC6754790
  • Ingle ME, Watkins DJ, Rosario Z, Velez-Vega C, Huerta-Montanez G, Calafat AM, Ospina M, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2019. The association of urinary organophosphate ester metabolites and self-reported personal care and household product use among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Environ Res 179:108756. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.108756 PMID:31574449 PMCID:PMC6905189
  • Watkins DJ, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2019. Preliminary assessment of exposure to persistent organic pollutants among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Int J Hyg Environ Health 222:327-331. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2019.02.001 PMID:30738742 PMCID:PMC6408968

2018

  • Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Calafat AM, Ye X, Rosario Z, Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2018. Elevated concentrations of urinary triclocarban, phenol and paraben among pregnant women in Northern Puerto Rico: predictors and trends. Environ Int 121:990-1002. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.08.020 PMID:30316544
  • Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Murphy C, Welton M, Torres H, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Padilla IY, Meeker JD. 2018. Hurricanes and the environmental justice island: Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico. Environ Justice 11(4):148-153. doi:10.1089/env.2018.0003 PMID:31131071 PMCID:PMC6114726
  • Cathey A, Ferguson KK, McElrath TF, Cantonwine DE, Pace GG, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2018. Distribution and predictors of urinary polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon metabolites in two pregnancy cohort studies. Environ Pollut 232:556-562. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2017.09.087 PMID:28993025 PMCID:PMC5650937
  • Dong S, Feric Z, Li X, Rahman SM, Li G, Wu C, Gu AZ, Dy J, Kaeli D, Meeker JD, Padilla IY, Cordero JF, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. A hybrid approach to identifying key factors in environmental health studies. Big Data
  • Dong S, Feric Z, Li X, Rahman SM, Li G, Wu C, Gu AZ, Dy J, Kaeli D, Meeker JD, Padilla IY, Cordero JF, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. A hybrid approach to identifying key factors in environmental health studies. In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). (). IEEE, New York, NY.
  • Dong S, Feric Z, Yu L, Kaeli D, Meeker JD, Padilla IY, Cordero JF, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. An efficient data management framework for Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT). In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). (). IEEE, New York, NY.
  • Torres NI, Yu X, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R, Ghasemizadeh R, Kaeli D, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. The influence of hydrogeological and anthropogenic variables on phthalate contamination in eogenetic karst groundwater systems. Environ Pollut 237:298-307. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.01.106 PMID:29494923 PMCID:PMC5915304
  • Yu X, Feric Z, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Potential influence of temperature and precipitation on preterm birth rate in Puerto Rico. Sci Rep 8:16106. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-34179-z PMID:30382121 PMCID:PMC6208375

2017

  • Cardona-Cordero NR, Velez Vega CM, Cordero JF, Rosario Z, Murphy C, Mattei H, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN, Vergara C. 2017. Social determinants of contaminant exposure and pregnancy in the northern karst of Puerto Rico. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.169-175.
  • Cardona-Cordero NR, Velez Vega CM, Cordero JF, Rosario Z, Murphy C, Mattei H, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN, Vergara C. 2017. Social determinants of contaminant exposure and pregnancy in the northern Karst of Puerto Rico. Karst
  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Loch-Caruso R, Giese RW, Padilla IY, Vesper D, Kaeli D, Sheahan TC, Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Team Science Applied to Environmental Health Research: Karst Hydrogeology and Preterm Birth in Puerto Rico. Karst doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51070-5_3
  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Loch-Caruso R, Giese RW, Padilla IY, Vesper D, Kaeli D, Sheahan TC, Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Team science applied to environmental health research: karst hydrogeology and preterm birth in Puerto Rico. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.17-25.

2016

  • Aker AM, Watkins DJ, Johns LE, Ferguson KK, Soldin OP, Anzalota del Toro LV, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2016. Phenols and parabens in relation to reproductive and thyroid hormones in pregnant women. Environ Res 151:30-37. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2016.07.002 PMID:27448730 PMCID:PMC5071140
  • Quinn J, Munoz-Rivas F, Gonik B, Frau L, Cutland C, Mallet-Moore T, Kissou A, Wittke F, Das M, Nunes A, Pye S, Watson W, Ramos AA, Cordero JF, Huang W, Kochhar S, Buttery JP. 2016. Preterm birth: case definition & guidelines for data collection, analysis, and presentation of immunisation safety data. Vaccine 34(49):6047-6056. PMID:27743648
  • Velez Vega CM, Brown P, Murphy C, Figueroa A, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Community engagement and research translation in Puerto Rico's Northern Karst Region: the PROTECT Superfund research program. New Solut 26(3):475-495. doi:10.1177/1048291116667715

2015

  • Guilloty NI, Soto R, Anzalota del Toro LV, Rosario Z, Cordero JF, Palacios C. 2015. Diet, pre-pregnancy BMI, and gestational weight gain in Puerto Rican women. Matern Child Health J 19(11):2453-2461. doi:10.1007/s10995-015-1764-4 PMID:26100133 PMCID:PMC4596788
  • Johns LM, Ferguson KK, Soldin OP, Cantonwine DE, Rivera-González LO, Anzalota del Toro LV, Calafat AM, Ye X, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2015. Urinary phthalate metabolites in relation to maternal serum thyroid and sex hormone levels during pregnancy: a longitudinal analysis. Reprod Biol Endocrinol 13:4. doi:10.1186/1477-7827-13-4 PMID:25596636 PMCID:PMC4326411
  • Landrigan PJ, Wright RO, Cordero JF, Eaton DL, Goldstein BD, Hennig B, Maier RM, Ozonoff DM, Smith MT, Tukey RH. 2015. The NIEHS Superfund Research Program: 25 Years of Translational Research for Public Health. Environ Health Perspect 123(10):909-918. doi:10.1289/ehp.1409247 PMID:25978799 PMCID:PMC4590764
  • Lewis RC, Cantonwine DE, Anzalota del Toro LV, Calafat AM, Valentin-Blasini L, Davis MD, Montesano MA, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2015. Distribution and determinants of urinary biomarkers of exposure to organophosphate insecticides in Puerto Rican pregnant women. Sci Total Environ 512-513:337-344. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.01.059 PMID:25634738 PMCID:PMC4339526
  • Soto R, Guilloty NI, Anzalota del Toro LV, Rosario Z, Cordero JF, Palacios C. 2015. Association between maternal diet factors and hemoglobin levels, glucose tolerance, blood pressure and gestational age in a Hispanic population. Arch Latinoam Nutr 65(2):86-96. PMID:26817380
  • Watkins DJ, Ferguson KK, Anzalota del Toro LV, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2015. Associations between urinary phenol and paraben concentrations and markers of oxidative stress and inflammation among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Int J Hyg Environ Health 218(2):212-219. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2014.11.001 PMID:25435060 PMCID:PMC4323928
  • Yu X, Ghasemizadeh R, Padilla IY, Meeker JD, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Sociodemographic patterns of household water-use costs in Puerto Rico. Sci Total Environ 524-525:300-309. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.043 PMID:25897735 PMCID:PMC4523384

2014

  • Cantonwine DE, Cordero JF, Rivera-Gonzalez LO, Anzalota del Toro LV, Ferguson KK, Mukherjee B, Calafat AM, Crespo N, Jimenez B, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2014. Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations among pregnant women in Northern Puerto Rico: distribution, temporal variability, and predictors. Environ Int 62:1-11. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2013.09.014 PMID:24161445 PMCID:PMC3874859
  • Ferguson KK, Cantonwine DE, Rivera-Gonzalez LO, Loch-Caruso R, Mukherjee B, Anzalota del Toro LV, Jimenez B, Calafat AM, Ye X, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2014. Urinary phthalate metabolite associations with biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress across pregnancy in Puerto Rico. Environ Sci Technol 48(12):7018-7025. doi:10.1021/es502076j PMID:24845688 PMCID:PMC4066910
  • Lewis RC, Cantonwine DE, Anzalota del Toro LV, Calafat AM, Valentin-Blasini L, Davis MD, Baker SE, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2014. Urinary biomarkers of exposure to insecticides, herbicides, and one insect repellent among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Environ Health 13:97. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-13-97 PMID:25409771 PMCID:PMC4258050

2013

  • Meeker JD, Cantonwine DE, Rivera-Gonzalez LO, Ferguson KK, Mukherjee B, Calafat AM, Ye X, Anzalota del Toro LV, Crespo N, Jimenez B, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF. 2013. Distribution, variability, and predictors of urinary concentrations of phenols and parabens among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Environ Sci Technol 47(7):3439-3447. doi:10.1021/es400510g PMID:23469879 PMCID:PMC3638245

2012

  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Sheahan TC, Padilla IY, Giese RW, Silevitch M, Loch-Caruso R, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Case Study - Puerto Rico Test Site for Exploring Contamination Threats. In: GeoCongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA.
  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Sheahan TC, Padilla IY, Giese RW, Silevitch M, Loch-Caruso R, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Case study: Puerto Rico test site for exploring contamination threats. Geo Con

2010

  • Silevitch M, Giese RW, Kaeli D, Sheahan TC, Nobrega MC, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Padilla IY, Loch-Caruso R, Meeker JD. 2010. Interdisciplinary Three-Level Approach to Study Impact of Contamination on Public Health in Puerto Rico. In: Proceedings of Sixth International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics. New Delhi, India.
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