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Person Details: Gertrud S. Berkowitz Ph.D.

Superfund Research Program

Gertrud S. Berkowitz Ph.D.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Department of Community & Preventive Medicine
1 Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, New York 10029
Phone: 212-241-5656




  • Engel SM, Berkowitz GS, Wolff MS, Yehuda R. 2005. Psychological trauma associated with the World Trade Center attacks and its effect on pregnancy outcome. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19(5):334-341. PMID:16115284
  • Wolff MS, Teitelbaum SL, Lioy PJ, Santella RM, Wang RY, Jones RS, Caldwell KL, Sjodin A, Turner WE, Li W, Georgopoulos PG, Berkowitz GS. 2005. Exposures among pregnant women near the World Trade Center site on 11 September 2001. Environ Health Perspect 113(6):739-748. PMID:15929898
  • Yehuda R, Engel SM, Brand SR, Seckl J, Marcus SM, Berkowitz GS. 2005. Transgenerational effects of posttraumatic stress disorder in babies of mothers exposed to the World Trade Center attacks during pregnancy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90(7):4115-4118. PMID:15870120


  • Berkowitz GS, Wolff MS, Lapinski R, Todd AC. 2004. Prospective study of blood and tibia lead in women undergoing surgical menopause. Environ Health Perspect 112(17):1673-1678. PMID:15579412
  • Landrigan PJ, Lioy PJ, Thurston G, Berkowitz GS, Chen L, Chillrud SN, Gavett SH, Georgopoulos PG, Geyh AS, Levin SM, Perera F, Rappaport SM, Small C. 2004. Health and environmental consequences of the world trade center disaster. Environ Health Perspect 112(6):731-739. PMID:15121517


  • Berkowitz GS, Wolff MS, Janevic TM, Holzman IR, Yehuda R, Landrigan PJ. 2003. The World Trade Center disaster and intrauterine growth restriction. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association 290(5):595-596. PMID:12902358


  • Chen J, Gerner S, Higuchi R, Berkowitz GS, Godbold JH, Wetmur JG. 2002. Kinetic PCR on pooled DNA: a high efficiency alternative in genetic epidemiologic studies. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:131-136.
  • Wetmur JG, Kumar M, Berkowitz GS, Chen J. 2002. Increased influence of genetic variation on paraoxonase gene expression in neonates. Environ Mol Mutagen 93(Suppl33):67.


  • Chen J, Higuchi R, Gerner S, Berkowitz GS, Wetmur JG. 2001. Kinetic PCR on pooled DNA: a high-throughput, high-efficiency alternative in genetic epidemiologic studies. Proc Am Assoc Cancer Res 42:283.
  • Landrigan PJ, Golden AL, Berkowitz GS, Wolff MS, Godbold JH. 2001. Body Burdens of Persistent Pollutants in Hudson River Anglers. In: Proceedings of the Global Forum for Children's Environmental Health. Washington, DC.


  • Savitz D, Ananth CV, Berkowitz GS, Lapinski R. 2000. Concordance among measures of pregnancy outcome based on fetal size and duration of gestation. Am J Epidemiol 151:627-633. PMID:10733046
  • Wolff MS, Berkowitz GS, Brower ST, Senie RT, Bleiweiss IJ. 2000. Organochlorine exposures and breast cancer risk in New York City women. Environ Res 84(2):151-161. PMID:11068929


  • Berkowitz GS, Moline JM, Todd AC. 1999. Methodological issues related to studies of lead mobilization during menopause. Salud Publica Mexicana 41(Suppl.2):88-92. PMID:10850130
  • Landrigan PJ, Claudio L, Markowitz SB, Berkowitz GS, Brenner BL, Romero H, Wetmur JG, Matte TD, Gore AC, Godbold JH, Wolff MS. 1999. Pesticides and inner-city children: exposures, risks and prevention. Environ Health Perspect 107(3):431-437. PMID:10346991
  • Moline JM, Golden AL, Todd AC, Godbold JH, Berkowitz GS. 1999. Lead exposure among young urban women. Salud Publica Mexicana 41(Suppl.2):82-87. PMID:10850129
  • Torres-Sanchez L, Berkowitz GS, Lopez-Carrillo L, Torres-Arreola L, Rios C, Lopez-Cervantes M. 1999. Intrauterine lead exposure and preterm birth. Environ Res 81:297-301. PMID:10581107
  • Wolff MS, Berkowitz GS, Brower ST, Forman J, Godbold JH, Kase N, Lapinski R, Larson S, Senie RT, Tartter PI. 1999. Hormonally active environmental exposures and their relationship to risk for reproductive cancer among women. Women and Cancer 1:8-20.
  • Wolff MS, Berkowitz GS, Forman J, Godbold JH, Hochman S, Kabat GC, Kase N, Lapinski R, Larson S, Leleiko N. 1999. Environmental exposures and onset of puberty. In: Proceedings of the AACR (American Association for Cancer Research). pp.982.


  • Weston A, Pan C, Ksieski HB, Wallenstein S, Berkowitz GS, Tartter PI, Bleiweiss IJ, Brower ST, Senie RT, Wolff MS. 1997. P53 haplotype determination in breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 6:105-112. PMID:9037561
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