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Person Details: Irva Hertz-Picciotto

Superfund Research Program

Irva Hertz-Picciotto

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Department of Epidemiology
CB# 7400
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7400
Phone: 919-966-7445
Fax: 919-966-2089


  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Epidemiology (1995 - 2006)

Hazardous Waste Sites

Koppers Company, Inc. (Morrisville Plant)

  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Molecular Epidemiology Core



  • Philippa C, Barkoski J, Tancredi DJ, Elms B, Barr DB, Ozonoff S, Bennett DH, Hertz-Picciotto I. 2018. Prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides and risk of autism spectrum disorders and other non-typical development at 3 years in a high-risk cohort. Int J Hyg Environ Health 221(3):548-555. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2018.02.004 PMID:29478806


  • Pearce N, Blair AE, Vineis P, Ahrens W, Andersen A, Anto JM, Armstrong BK, Baccarelli A, Beland FA, Berrington A, Bertazzi PA, Birnbaum LS, Brownson RC, Bucher JR, Cantor KP, Cardis E, Cherrie JW, Christiani DC, Cocco P, Coggon D, Comba P, Demers PA, Dement JM, Douwes J, Eisen EA, Engel LS, Fenske RA, Fleming LE, Fletcher T, Fontham E, Forastiere F, Frentzel-Beyme R, Fritschi L, Gerin M, Goldberg M, Grandjean P, Grimsrud TK, Gustavsson P, Haines A, Hartge P, Hansen J, Hauptmann M, Heederik D, Hemminki K, Hemon D, Hertz-Picciotto I, Hoppin JA, Huff J, Jarvholm B, Kang D, Karagas MR, Kjaerheim K, Kjuus H, Kogevinas M, Kriebel D, Kristensen P, Kromhout H, Laden F, Lebailly P, LeMasters G, Lubin JH, Lynch CF, Lynge E, Mannetje A, McMichael AJ, McLaughlin J, Marrett L, Martuzzi M, Merchant JA, Merler E, Merletti F, Miller A, Mirer F, Monson RR, Nordby K, Olshan A, Parent M, Perera F, Perry MJ, Pesatori AC, Pirastu R, Porta M, Pukkala E, Rice C, Richardson DB, Ritter L, Ritz B, Ronckers CM, Rushton L, Rusiecki JA, Rusyn I, Samet JM, Sandler DP, de Sanjose S, Schernhammer E, Costantini A, Seixas N, Shy C, Siemiatycki J, Silverman DT, Simonato L, Smith AH, Smith MT, Spinelli JJ, Spitz MR, Stallones L, Stayner LT, Steenland K, Stenzel M, Stewart BW, Stewart P, Symanski E, Terracini B, Tolbert PE, Vainio H, Vena J, Vermeulen R, Victora CG, Ward EM, Weinberg CR, Weisenburger DD, Wesseling C, Weiderpass E, Zahm SH. 2015. IARC monographs: 40 years of evaluating carcinogenic hazards to humans. Environ Health Perspect 123(6):507-514. doi:10.1289/ehp.1409149 PMID:25712798 PMCID:PMC4455595


  • Longnecker MP, Wolff MS, Gladen BC, Brock JW, Grandjean P, Jacobson JL, Korrick SA, Rogan WJ, Weisglass-Kuperus N, Hertz-Picciotto I, Ayotte P, Stewart P, Winneke G, Charles MJ, Jacobson SW, Dewailly E, Boersma E, Altshul LM, Heinzow B, Pagano JJ, Jensen AA. 2003. Comparison of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) levels across studies of human neurodevelopment. Environ Health Perspect 111(1):65-70. PMID:12515680


  • Egeghy PP, Nylander-French LA, Gwin KK, Hertz-Picciotto I, Rappaport SM. 2002. Self-collected breath sampling for monitoring low-level benzene exposures among automobile mechanics. Ann Occup Hyg 46(5):489-500. PMID:12176763


  • Schulz MR, Hertz-Picciotto I, Todd L, Ball LM. 2001. Reconciling animal and human data in a cancer risk assessment of acrylonitrile. Scand J Work Environ Health 27(1):14-20. PMID:11266142


  • Hertz-Picciotto I, Arrighi HM, Hu S. 2000. Does arsenic exposure increase the risk for circulatory disease?. Am J Epidemiol 151(2):174-181. PMID:10645820
  • Korte JE, Hertz-Picciotto I, Schulz MR, Ball LM, Duell EJ. 2000. The contribution of benzene to smoking-induced Leukemia. Environ Health Perspect 108(4):333-339. PMID:10753092


  • Hu S, Hertz-Picciotto I, Siemiatycki J. 1999. When to be skeptical of negative studies: Pitfalls in evaluating occupational risks in population-based case-control studies. Can J Public Health 90(2):138-142. PMID:10349223
  • Pastore LM, Hertz-Picciotto I, Beaumont JJ. 1999. Risk of stillbirth from medications, illnesses and medical procedures. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 13(4):421-430. PMID:10563361


  • Din-Dzietham R, Hertz-Picciotto I. 1998. Infant mortality differences between Whites and African Americans: the effect of maternal education. Am J Public Health 88(4):651-656. PMID:9551012
  • Hertz-Picciotto I, Din-Dzietham R. 1998. Comparisons of infant mortality using a percentile-based method of standardization for birthweight or gestational age. Epidemiology 9(1):61-67. PMID:9430270


  • Din-Dzietham R, Hertz-Picciotto I. 1997. Relationship of education to the racial gap in neonatal and postneonatal mortality. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 151:787-792. PMID:9265879
  • Goldsmith DF, Hertz-Picciotto I. 1997. Criteria for conducting quantitative risk assessments for silica. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 7(3):367-375. PMID:9246598
  • Hertz-Picciotto I, Korte JE, Schulz MR, Chiang T, Ball LM. 1997. Carbon black risk assessment comparison is flawed. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 26(3):338-339. PMID:9441924
  • Hertz-Picciotto I, Schulz MR, Chiang T, Duell EJ, Korte JE, Ball LM. 1997. What causes bladder cancer in smokers? Questions from a quantitative risk assessment. In: Presented at the Sixteenth Annual Symposium on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds. Charlotte, NC.
  • Hertz-Picciotto I, Schulz MR, Chiang T, Duell EJ, Korte JE, Ball LM. 1997. What causes lung cancer in smokers? Answers from a quantitative risk assessment. Epidemiology 8:S60.
  • Korte JE, Chiang T, Duell EJ, Hertz-Picciotto I, Ball LM. 1997. Does vinyl chloride induce primary liver cancer in smokers?. Epidemiology 8:S60.
  • Pastore LM, Hertz-Picciotto I, Beaumont JJ. 1997. Risk of stillbirth from occupational and residential exposures. J Occup Environ Med 54(7):511-518. PMID:9282129
  • Schulz MR, Chiang T, Korte JE, Duell EJ, Hertz-Picciotto I, Ball LM. 1997. What causes bladder cancer in smokers? Questions from a quantitative risk assessment. Epidemiology 8:S60.


  • Hertz-Picciotto I. 1995. Epidemiology and quantitative risk assessment: a bridge from science to policy. Am J Public Health 85(4):484-491. PMID:7702110
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