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Your Environment. Your Health.

Person Details: Robert O. Wright

Superfund Research Program

Robert O. Wright

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave L Levy Place; Box 1057
New York, New York 10029
Phone: 212-824-7035




  • Rosa MJ, Politis MD, Tamayo-Ortiz M, Colicino E, Pantic I, Estrada-Gutierrez G, Tolentino MC, Espejel-Nunez A, Solano-Gonzalez M, Kloog I, Rivera NR, Baccarelli A, Tellez-Rojo M, Wright RO, Just AC, Sanders AP. 2022. Critical windows of perinatal particulate matter (PM 2.5) exposure and preadolescent kidney function. Environ Res 204:112062. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2021.112062 PMID:34537199 PMCID:PMC8678189


  • Bozack AK, Rifas-Shiman SL, Coull BA, Baccarelli A, Wright RO, Amarasiriwardena CJ, Gold DR, Oken E, Hivert M, Cardenas A. 2021. Prenatal metal exposure, cord blood DNA methylation and persistence in childhood: An epigenome-wide association study of 12 metals. Clin Epigenetics 13(1):208. doi:10.1186/s13148-021-01198-z PMID:34798907 PMCID:PMC8605513
  • Joyce BT, Gao T, Koss K, Zheng Y, Cardenas A, Heiss J, Just AC, Zhang K, van Horn L, Bai Allen N, Greenland P, Cohen S, Gordon-Larsen P, Mitchell C, McLanahan S, Schneper L, Notterman D, Rifas-Shiman SL, Oken E, Hivert M, Wright RO, Baccarelli A, Lloyd-Jones D, Hou L. 2021. Impact of paternal education on epigenetic ageing in adolescence and mid-adulthood: a multi-cohort study in the USA and Mexico. Int J Epidemiol PMID:34534313
  • Smith A, Lin PD, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rahman ML, Gold DR, Baccarelli A, Claus Henn B, Amarasiriwardena CJ, Wright RO, Coull BA, Hivert M, Oken E, Cardenas A. 2021. Prospective associations of early pregnancy metal mixtures with mitochondria DNA copy number and telomere length in maternal and cord blood. Environ Health Perspect 129(11):117007. doi:10.1289/EHP9294 PMID:34797165 PMCID:PMC8604047
  • Zhang P, Carlsten C, Chaleckis R, Hanhineva K, Huang M, Isobe T, Koistinen VM, Meister I, Papazian S, Sdougkou K, Xie H, Martin JW, Rappaport SM, Tsugawa H, Walker DI, Woodruff TJ, Wright RO, Wheelock CE. 2021. Defining the scope of exposome studies and research needs from a multidisciplinary perspective. Environ Sci Technol Lett 8(10):839-852. doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00648 PMID:34660833 PMCID:PMC8515788


  • Jaacks LM, Diao N, Calafat AM, Ospina M, Mazumdar M, Hasan O, Wright RO, Quamruzzaman Q, Christiani DC. 2019. Association of prenatal pesticide exposures with adverse pregnancy outcomes and stunting in rural Bangladesh. Environ Int 133:doi:10.1016/j.envint.2019.105243 PMID:31675560 PMCID:PMC6863610
  • Liu J, Lee JJ, Lynn P, Valeri L, Christiani DC, Bellinger DC, Wright RO, Mazumdar M, Coull BA. 2019. A Cross-validated Ensemble Approach to Robust Hypothesis Testing of Continuous Nonlinear Interactions: Application to Nutrition-Environment Studies. J Am Stat Assoc
  • Perng W, Tamayo-Ortiz M, Tang L, Sanchez BN, Cantoral A, Meeker JD, Dolinoy DC, Roberts E, Martinez-Mier E, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Song PX, Ettinger AS, Wright RO, Arora M, Schnaas L, Watkins DJ, Goodrich JM, Garcia RC, Solano-Gonzalez M, Bautista-Arredondo L, Mercado-Garcia A, Hu H, Hernandez-Avila M, Tellez-Rojo M, Peterson K. 2019. Early life exposure in Mexico to environmental toxicants (ELEMENT) project. BMJ Open 9:doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030427 PMID:31455712 PMCID:PMC6720157


  • Pantic I, Tamayo-Ortiz M, Rosa-Parra A, Bautista-Arredondo L, Wright RO, Peterson KE, Schnaas L, Rothenberg SJ, Hu H, Tellez-Rojo MM. 2018. Childrens blood lead concentrations from 1988 to 2015 in Mexico City: the contribution of lead in air and traditional lead-glazed ceramics. Int J Environ Res Public Health 15(10):2153. doi:10.3390/ijerph15102153 PMID:30274368
  • Rosa-Parra JA, Tamayo-Ortiz M, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Cantoral-Preciado A, Montoya A, Wright RJ, Baccarelli A, Just AC, Svensson K, Wright RO, Tellez-Rojo MM. 2018. Diurnal cortisol concentrations and growth indexes of 12-to 48-month-old children from Mexico City. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 103(9):3386-3393. doi:10.1210/jc.2018-00550 PMID:30020462 PMCID:PMC6126882


  • Bashash M, Thomas DB, Hu H, Martinez-Mier EA, Sanchez BN, Basu N, Peterson KE, Ettinger AS, Wright RO, Zhang Z, Liu Y, Schnaas L, Mercado-Garcia A, Tellez-Rojo M, Hernandez-Avila M. 2017. Prenatal fluoride exposure and cognitive outcomes in children at 4 and 6-12 years of age in Mexico. Environ Health Perspect 125:12. doi:10.1289/ehp655 PMID:28937959
  • Henn BC, Bellinger DC, Hopkins MR, Coull BA, Ettinger AS, Jim R, Hatley EL, Christiani DC, Wright RO. 2017. Maternal and cord blood manganese concentrations and early childhood neurodevelopment among residents near a mining-impacted superfund site. Environ Health Perspect 125:9. doi:10.1289/ehp925 PMID:28665786
  • Tamayo y Ortiz M, Tellez-Rojo MM, Trejo-Valdivia B, Schnaas L, Osorio-Valencia E, Coull BA, Bellinger DC, Wright RJ, Wright RO. 2017. Maternal stress modifies the effect of exposure to lead during pregnancy and 24-month old children's neurodevelopment. Environ Int 98:191-197. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2016.11.005 PMID:27865525 PMCID:PMC5221478
  • Wagner PJ, Park H, Wang Z, Kirchner R, Wei Y, Su L, Stanfield K, Guilarte TR, Wright RO, Christiani DC, Lu Q. 2017. In vitro effects of lead on gene expression in neural stem cells and associations between up-regulated genes and cognitive scores in children. Environ Health Perspect 125(4):721-729. doi:10.1289/ehp265 PMID:27562236
  • Wang Z, Henn BC, Wang C, Wei Y, Li S, Sun R, Chen H, Wagner PJ, Lu Q, Lin X, Wright RO, Bellinger DC, Kile ML, Mazumdar M, Tellez-Rojo M, Schnaas L, Christiani DC. 2017. Genome-wide gene by lead exposure interaction analysis identifies UNC5D as a candidate gene for neurodevelopment. Environ Health 16:81. doi:10.1186/s12940-017-0288-3 PMID:28754176 PMCID:PMC5534076


  • Gleason K, Valeri L, Shankar AH, Hasan O, Quamruzzaman Q, Rodrigues EG, Christiani DC, Wright RO, Bellinger DC, Mazumdar M. 2016. Stunting is associated with blood lead concentration among Bangladeshi children aged 2-3 years. Environ Health 15(1):103. doi:10.1186/s12940-016-0190-4 PMID:27809911 PMCID:PMC5096334


  • Lakshmanan A, Chiu YH, Coull BA, Just AC, Maxwell SL, Schwartz J, Gryparis A, Kloog I, Wright RJ, Wright RO. 2015. Associations between prenatal traffic-related air pollution exposure and birth weight: Modification by sex and maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index. Environ Res 137:268-277. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2014.10.035 PMID:25601728 PMCID:PMC4354711
  • Sanders AP, Claus Henn B, Wright RO. 2015. Perinatal and childhood exposure to cadmium, manganese, and metal mixtures and effects on cognition and behavior: a review of recent literature. Curr Environ Health Rep 2(3):284-294. doi:10.1007/s40572-015-0058-8 PMID:26231505 PMCID:PMC4531257


  • Arora M, Austin C, Sarrafpour B, Hernandez-Avila M, Hu H, Wright RO, Tellez-Rojo MM. 2014. Determining prenatal, early childhood and cumulative long-term lead exposure using micro-spatial deciduous dentine levels. PLoS One 9(5):e97805. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097805 PMID:24841926 PMCID:PMC4026445
  • Braun JM, Wright RJ, Just AC, Power MC, Ortiz MT, Schnaas L, Hu H, Wright RO, Tellez-Rojo MM. 2014. Relationships between lead biomarkers and diurnal salivary cortisol indices in pregnant women from Mexico City: A cross-sectional study. Environ Health 13:50. doi:10.1186/1476-069x-13-50 PMID:24916609 PMCID:PMC4068833
  • Brunst KJ, Wright RO, DiGioia K, Enlow MB, Fernandez H, Wright RJ, Kannan S. 2014. Racial/ethnic and sociodemographic factors associated with micronutrient intakes and inadequacies among pregnant women in an urban US population. Public Health Nutr 17(9):1960-1970. doi:10.1017/S1368980013003224 PMID:24476840 PMCID:PMC4071127
  • Burris HH, Baccarelli A, Motta V, Byun H, Just AC, Mercado-Garcia A, Schwartz J, Svensson K, Tellez-Rojo MM, Wright RO. 2014. Association between length of gestation and cervical DNA methylation of PTGER2 and LINE 1-HS. Epigenetics 9(8):1083-1091. doi:10.4161/epi.29170 PMID:24827772 PMCID:PMC4164493
  • Horton MK, Margolis AE, Tang C, Wright RO. 2014. Neuroimaging is a novel tool to understand the impact of environmental chemicals on neurodevelopment. Curr Opin Pediatr 26(2):230-236. doi:10.1097/MOP.0000000000000074 PMID:24535497 PMCID:PMC4104673
  • Kalish BT, Rifas-Shiman SL, Wright RO, Amarasiriwardena CJ, Jayawardene I, Gillman MW, Lipshultz SE, Oken E. 2014. Associations of prenatal maternal blood mercury concentrations with early and mid-childhood blood pressure: a prospective study. Environ Res 133:327-333. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2014.06.004 PMID:25019468 PMCID:PMC4364915


  • Ciesielski T, Bellinger DC, Schwartz J, Hauser R, Wright RO. 2013. Associations between cadmium exposure and neurocognitive test scores in a cross-sectional study of US adults. Environ Health 12:13. doi:10.1186/1476-069x-12-13 PMID:23379984 PMCID:PMC3599125
  • Eum K, Wang FT, Schwartz J, Hersh CP, Kelsey KT, Wright RO, Spiro, III A, Sparrow D, Hu H, Weisskopf MG. 2013. Modifying roles of glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms on the association between cumulative lead exposure and cognitive function. Neurotoxicology 39C:65-71. doi:10.1016/j.neuro.2013.08.002 PMID:23958642 PMCID:PMC3844089


  • Block ML, Elder A, Auten RL, Bilbo SD, Chen H, Chen J, Cory-Slechta DA, Costa D, Diaz-Sanchez D, Dorman DC, Gold DR, Gray K, Jeng HA, Kaufman JD, Kleinman MT, Kirshner A, Lawler C, Miller DS, Nadadur SS, Ritz B, Semmens EO, Tonelli LH, Veronesi B, Wright RO, Wright RJ. 2012. The outdoor air pollution and brain health workshop. Neurotoxicology 33:972-84. doi:10.1016/j.neuro.2012.08.014 PMID:22981845 PMCID:PMC3726250
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