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Person Details: Marcia O'Leary

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Marcia O'Leary

Columbia University
HCR 64, BOX 52
Timber Lakr, South Dakota 57656
Phone: 605-865-3418




  • George C, Zacher T, Endres K, Richards F, Bear Robe L, Harvey D, Best LG, Red Cloud R, Black Bear A, Skinner L, Cuny C, Rule A, Schwab KJ, Gittelsohn J, Glabonjat R, Schilling K, O'Leary M, Thomas ED, Umans JG, Zhu J, Moulton LH, Navas-Acien A. 2024. Effect of an arsenic mitigation program on arsenic exposure in American Indian communities: A cluster randomized controlled trial of the community-led Strong Heart Water Study Program. Environ Health Perspect 132(3):37007. doi:10.1289/ehp12548 PMID:38534131 PMCID:10967367
  • Lieberman-Cribbin W, Li Z, Lewin M, Ruiz P, Jarrett J, Cole SA, Kupsco A, O'Leary M, Pichler G, Shimbo D, Devereux RB, Umans JG, Navas-Acien A, Nigra AE. 2024. The contribution of declines in blood lead levels to reductions in blood pressure levels: Longitudinal evidence in the Strong Heart Family Study. J Am Heart Assoc 13(2):doi:10.1161/jaha.123.031256 PMID:38205795


  • Anderson DM, Bear AB, Zacher T, Endres K, Saxton R, Richards F, Robe LB, Harvey D, Best LG, Cloud RR, Thomas ED, Gittelsohn J, O'Leary M, Navas-Acien A, George CM. 2023. Implementing a community-led arsenic mitigation intervention for private well users in American Indian communities: a qualitative evaluation of the Strong Heart Water Study Program. Int J Environ Res Public Health 20(3):2681. doi:10.3390/ijerph20032681 PMID:36768048 PMCID:PMC9915175
  • Zacher T, Endres K, Richards F, Robe LB, Powers M, Yracheta J, Harvey D, Best LG, Cloud RR, Bear AB, Ristau S, Aurand D, Skinner L, Cuny C, Gross M, Thomas ED, Rule A, Schwab KJ, O'Leary M, Moulton LH, Navas-Acien A, George CM. 2023. Evaluation of a water arsenic filter in a participatory intervention to reduce arsenic exposure in American Indian communities: The Strong Heart Water Study. Sci Total Environ 862:160217. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.160217 PMID:36410482 PMCID:PMC10373100


  • Bradley PM, Romanok KM, Smalling KL, Focazio MJ, Charboneau R, George CM, Navas-Acien A, O'Leary M, Cloud RR, Zacher T, Breitmeyer SE, Cardon MC, Cuny C, Ducheneaux G, Enright K, Evans N, Gray JL, Harvey DE, Hladik ML, Kanagy LK, Loftin KA, McCleskey RB, Medlock-Kakaley E, Meppelink S, Valder JF, Weis CP. 2022. Tapwater exposures, effects potential, and residential risk management in Northern Plains Nation. ACS ES&T Wat 2(10):1772-1788. doi:10.1021/acsestwater.2c00293 PMID:36277121
  • Li Z, Lewin M, Ruiz P, Nigra AE, Henderson NB, Jarrett JM, Ward C, Zhu J, Umans JG, O'Leary M, Zhang Y, Ragin-Wilson A, Navas-Acien A. 2022. Blood cadmium, lead, manganese, mercury, and selenium levels in American Indian populations: The Strong Heart Study. Environ Res 215(Pt3):114101. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2022.114101 PMID:35977585 PMCID:PMC9644284
  • Vandiver KM, Erdei E, Mayer AG, Ricciardi C, O'Leary M, Burke K, Zelikoff J. 2022. Building environmental health and genomics literacy among healthcare providers serving vulnerable communities: An innovative educational framework. Int J Environ Res Public Health 19(2):doi:10.3390/ijerph19020929 PMID:35055751 PMCID:PMC8776035


  • Powers M, Sanchez TR, Welty TK, Cole SA, Oeslner EC, Yeh F, Turner J, O'Leary M, Brown RH, O'Donnell M, Lederer D, Navas-Acien A. 2020. Lung function and respiratory symptoms after tuberculosis in an american indian population: The strong heart study. AnnalsATS 17:38-48. doi:10.1513/AnnalsATS.201904-281OC PMID:31553638 PMCID:PMC6944345


  • Nigra AE, Olmedo P, Grau-Perez M, O'Leary R, O'Leary M, Fretts A, Umans JG, Best LG, Francesconi KA, Goessler W, Cole SA, Navas-Acien A. 2019. Dietary determinants of inorganic arsenic exposure in the Strong Heart Family Study. Environ Res doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.108616 PMID:31442790 PMCID:PMC6748659
  • O'Donald ER, Miller C, O'Leary R, Ong J, Pacheco B, Foos K, Enright K, O'Leary M, Henderson PN, Lewis JL, Erdei E, Henderson JA. 2019. Active smoking, secondhand smoke exposure and serum cotinine levels among Cheyenne River Sioux communities in context of a tribal public health policy. Tob Control doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055056 PMID:31462578
  • Powers M, Yracheta J, Harvey DE, O'Leary M, Best LG, Bear AB, MacDonald L, Susan J, Hasan K, Thomas ED, Morgan C, Olmedo P, Chen R, Rule A, Schwab KJ, Navas-Acien A, George CM. 2019. Arsenic in groundwater in private wells in rural North Dakota and South Dakota: water quality assessment for an intervention trial. Environ Res 168:41-47. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2018.09.016 PMID:30261340 PMCID:PMC6296218
  • Thomas ED, Gittelsohn J, Yracheta J, Powers M, O'Leary M, Harvey DE, Cloud RR, Best LG, Bear AB, Navas-Acien A, George CM. 2019. The Strong Heart Water Study: Informing and designing a multi-level intervention to reduce arsenic exposure among private well users in Great Plains Indian Nations. Sci Total Environ 650:3120-3133. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.204 PMID:30373089
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