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Your Environment. Your Health.

Person Details: Veronica M. Vieira

Superfund Research Program

Veronica M. Vieira

University of California-Irvine
Department of Public Health
653 East Peltason Drive, AIRB 2042
Irvine, California 92617
Phone: 949-824-7017
Fax: 949-824-0527


Hazardous Waste Sites

New Bedford Harbor

  • Boston University: Analyzing Patterns in Epidemiologic and Toxicologic Data

Otis Air National Guard Base/Camp Edwards

  • Boston University: Analyzing Patterns in Epidemiologic and Toxicologic Data



  • Aschengrau A, Winter MR, Gallagher L, Vieira VM, Butler L, Fabian MP, Carwile JL, Wesselink AK, Mahalingaiah S, Janulewicz PA, Weinberg JM, Webster TF, Ozonoff DM. 2020. Reproductive and developmental health effects of prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water. Environ Sci Process Impacts 22:555-566. doi:10.1039/c9em00590k PMID:32051987


  • Bai L, Gillen DL, Bartell SM, Vieira VM. 2019. Mapping smoothed spatial effect estimates from individual-level data: MapGAM. R J (in press)
  • Khalili R, Bartell SM, Levy JI, Fabian MP, Korrick SA, Vieira VM. 2019. Using birth cohort data to estimate prenatal chemical exposures for all births around the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site in Massachusetts. Environ Health Perspect doi:10.1289/EHP4849 PMID:31449464 PMCID:PMC6792387
  • Padilla CM, Painblanc F, Soler-Michael P, Vieira VM. 2019. Mapping variation in breast cancer screening: Where to intervene?. Int J Environ Res Public Health 16(13):2274. doi:10.3390/ijerph16132274 PMID:31252599 PMCID:PMC6651541
  • Ribeiro AI, Santos AC, Vieira VM, Barros H. 2019. Hotspots of childhood obesity in a large metropolitan area: does neighbourhood social and built environment play a part?. Int J Epidemiol doi:10.1093/ije/dyz205


  • Aschengrau A, Gallagher L, Winter MR, Butler L, Patricia FM, Vieira VM. 2018. Modeled exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of placenta-related stillbirths. Environ Health 17:58. doi:10.1186/s12940-018-0402-1 PMID:29970097 PMCID:PMC6029409
  • Aschengrau A, Gallagher LG, Winter MR, Butler L, Fabian MP, Vieira VM. 2018. Modeled exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the occurrence of birth defects: a case-control study from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Environ Health 17(1):75. doi:10.1186/s12940-018-0419-5 PMID:30400949 PMCID:PMC6219161
  • Vieira VM, Hansen J, Gredal O, Weisskopf MG. 2018. Spatial analyses of ALS incidence in Denmark over three decades. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener 19:275-284. doi:10.1080/21678421.2018.1432658 PMID:29383960
  • Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Wise L, Rothman KJ, Vieira VM, Aschengrau A. 2018. Exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and time to pregnancy. Environ Res 167:136-143. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2018.07.012 PMID:30014895


  • Hoffman K, Weisskopf MG, Roberts AL, Raz R, Hart JE, Lyall K, Hoffman E, Laden F, Vieira VM. 2017. Geographic patterns of autism spectrum disorder among children of Nurses’ Health Study II women. Am J Epidemiol 186:834–842. doi:10.1093/aje/kwx158 PMID:28525627
  • Vieira VM, Fabian MP, Webster TF, Levy JI, Korrick SA. 2017. Spatial variability in ADHD-related behaviors among children born to mothers residing near the New Bedford Harbor superfund site. Am J Epidemiol 1-9. doi:10.1093/aje/kww208 PMID:28444119 PMCID:PMC5430935 (ahead of print)
  • Vieira VM, Villanueva C, Chang J, Ziogas A, Bristow RE. 2017. Impact of community disadvantage and air pollution burden on geographic disparities of ovarian cancer survival in California. Environ Res 156:388-393. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2017.03.057 PMID:28395243 PMCID:PMC546773



  • Aschengrau A, Winter MR, Vieira VM, Webster TF, Janulewicz PA, Gallagher LG, Weinberg JM, Ozonoff DM. 2015. Long-term health effects of early life exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort study. Environ Health 14:36. doi:10.1186/s12940-015-0021-z PMID:25889838 PMCID:PMC4397674
  • Bristow RE, Chang J, Ziogas A, Gillen DL, Bai L, Vieira VM. 2015. Spatial analysis of advanced-stage ovarian cancer mortality in California. Am J Obstet Gynecol 213(1):43.e1-43.e8. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2015.01.045 PMID:25644440 PMCID:PMC4485540
  • Di Salvo F, Meneghini E, Vieira VM, Baili P, Mariottini M, Baldini M, Micheli A, Sant M. 2015. Spatial variation in mortality risk for hematological malignancies near a petrochemical refinery: a population-based case-control study. Environ Res 140:641-648. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2015.05.022 PMID:26073202 PMCID:PMC4492869
  • Hoffman K, Aschengrau A, Webster TF, Bartell SM, Vieira VM. 2015. Associations between residence at birth and mental health disorders: a spatial analysis of retrospective cohort data. BMC Public Health 15:688. doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2011-z PMID:26195105 PMCID:PMC4508761
  • Yazdy MM, Werler MM, Anderka M, Langlois PH, Vieira VM. 2015. Spatial analysis of gastroschisis in Massachusetts and Texas. Ann Epidemiol 25(1):7-14. doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2014.10.001 PMID:25454289 PMCID:PMC4255145
  • Yazdy MM, Werler MM, Feldkamp M, Shaw GM, Mosley B, Vieira VM. 2015. Spatial analysis of gastroschisis in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 103(6):544-553. PMID:25850424



  • Vieira VM, Holmqvist M, Hart JE, Costenbader K, Bengtsson C, Klareskog L, Karlson E, Alfredsson L. 2013. Regional differences regarding risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in Stockholm County, Sweden: results from the Swedish Epidemiological Investigation of Rheumatoid Arthritis (EIRA) study. Scand J Rheumatol 42(5):337-343. doi:10.3109/03009742.2013.769062 PMID:23611369 PMCID:PMC3815679


  • Bliss RL, Weinberg JM, Webster TF, Vieira VM. 2012. Determining the probability distribution and evaluating sensitivity and false positive rate of a confounder detection method applied to logistic regression. J Biom Biostat 3(4):142. doi:10.4172/2155-6180.1000142 PMID:23420565 PMCID:PMC3571096
  • Getz KD, Janulewicz PA, Rowe S, Weinberg JM, Winter MR, Martin BR, Vieira VM, White RF, Aschengrau A. 2012. Prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene and adult vision. Environ Health Perspect doi:10.1289/ehp.1103996 PMID:22784657 PMCID:PMC3440105
  • Janulewicz PA, White RF, Martin BR, Winter MR, Weinberg JM, Vieira VM, Aschengrau A. 2012. Adult neuropsychological performance following prenatal and early postnatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water. Neurotoxicol Teratol 34(3):350–359. doi:10.1016/ PMID:22522125 PMCID:PMC3553661
  • Weinberg JM, Vieira VM, Webster TF, Bliss RL. 2012. Adjusted significance cutoffs for hypothesis tests applied with generalized additive models with bivariate smoothers. Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol 2(4):291-300. doi:10.1016/j.sste.2011.09.001 PMID:22748227 PMCID:PMC3389351



  • Aschengrau A, Weinberg JM, Rogers S, Gallagher LG, Winter MR, Vieira VM, Webster TF, Ozonoff DM. 2008. Prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of adverse birth outcomes. Environ Health Perspect 116(6):814-820. doi:10.1289/ehp.10414 PMID:18560539 PMCID:PMC2430239
  • Janulewicz PA, White RF, Winter MR, Weinberg JM, Gallagher LG, Vieira VM, Webster TF, Aschengrau A. 2008. Risk of learning and behavioral disorders following prenatal and early postnatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water. Neurotoxicol Teratol 30(3):175-185. doi:10.1016/ PMID:18353612 PMCID:PMC2494864
  • Vieira VM, Webster TF, Weinberg JM, Aschengrau A. 2008. Spatial-temporal analysis of breast cancer in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Int J Health Geogr 7:46. doi:10.1186/1476-072X-7-46 PMID:18700963 PMCID:PMC2538515
  • Webster TF, Hoffman K, Weinberg JM, Vieira VM, Aschengrau A. 2008. Community- and individual-level socioeconomic status and breast cancer risk: multilevel modeling on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Environ Health Perspect 116(8):1125-1129. doi:10.1289/ehp.10818 PMID:18709175 PMCID:PMC2516595


  • Vieira VM, Webster TF, Weinberg JM, Aschengrau A. 2006. Temporal-Spatial analysis of breast cancer on upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In: Proceedings of the Spatial Epidemiology Conference, 2006. London, United Kingdom. pp.115-119.
  • Vieira VM, Webster TF, Weinberg JM, Aschengrau A. 2006. Temporal-spatial analysis of breast cancer risk on upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. Epidemiology 19:S484.
  • Webster TF, Vieira VM, Weinberg JM, Aschengrau A. 2006. Method for mapping population-based case-control studies: an application using generalized additive models. Int J Health Geogr 5:26. doi:10.1186/1476-072X-5-26 PMID:16764727 PMCID:PMC1526437
  • Webster TF, Weinberg JM, Vieira VM, Hoffman K, Aschengrau A. 2006. The impact of community and individual-level socioeconomic status on the risk of breast cancer: multi-level modeling in Massachusetts. Epidemiology 17(6):S210.


  • Ozonoff A, Webster TF, Vieira VM, Weinberg JM, Ozonoff DM, Aschengrau A. 2005. Cluster detection methods applied to the Upper Cape Cod cancer data. Environ Health 4:19. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-4-19 PMID:16164750 PMCID:PMC1242352
  • Vieira VM, Aschengrau A, Ozonoff DM. 2005. Impact of tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water on the risk of breast cancer: using a dose model to assess exposure in a case-control study. Environ Health 4(1):3. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-4-3 PMID:15733317 PMCID:PMC554766
  • Vieira VM, Webster TF, Weinberg JM, Aschengrau A. 2005. Spatial analysis of low birth weight on Cape Cod, MA using generalized additive modeling. Epidemiology 16(5):S104.
  • Vieira VM, Webster TF, Weinberg JM, Aschengrau A, Ozonoff DM. 2005. Spatial analysis of lung, colorectal, and breast cancer on Cape Cod: an application of generalized additive models to case-control data. Environ Health 4:11. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-4-11 PMID:15955253 PMCID:PMC1183231
  • Webster TF, Vieira VM. 2005. Negative confounding in spatial epidemiology: an example from breast cancer. Epidemiology 16(5):S105-S106.


  • Webster TF, Vieira VM, Weinberg JM, Aschengrau A. 2003. Spatial Analysis of Lung, Breast and Colorectal Cancer Using Generalized Additive Models. In: Proceedings of the EUROHEIS-SAHSU (European Health and Environment Information System-Small Area Health Statistics Unit) Conference 2003. Small Area Health Statistics Unit. Imperial College, London, England.


  • Vieira VM, Webster TF, Aschengrau A, Ozonoff DM. 2002. A method for spatial analysis of risk in a population-based case-control study. Int J Hyg Environ Health 205(1-2):115-120. PMID:12018004
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