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Person Details: Johnnye L. Lewis

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Johnnye L. Lewis

University of New Mexico
1 University of New Mexico
MSC09 5360
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001
Phone: 505-272-4853


Research Briefs


  • Hoover JH, Bolt AM, Burchiel SW, Cerrato JM, Dashner-Titus EJ, Erdei E, Hayek EE, Hudson LG, Gonzalez-Estrella J, Luo L, MacKenzie D, Medina S, Schilz JR, Velasco CA, Zychowski KE, Lewis JL. A transdisciplinary approach for studying uranium mobility, exposure, and human health impacts on tribal lands in the southwest, United States. In: Practical Applications of Medical Geology. Springer,


  • Erdei E, Shuey CL, Miller C, Hoover J, Cajero M, Lewis JL. 2023. Metal mixture exposures and multiplexed autoantibody screening in Navajo communities exposed to uranium mine wastes. J Transl Autoimmun 6:100201. doi:10.1016/j.jtauto.2023.100201 PMID:37169001 PMCID:PMC10165442
  • Girlamo C, Lin Y, Hoover JH, Beene D, Woldeyohannes T, Liu Z, Campen M, MacKenzie D, Lewis JL. 2023. Meteorological data source comparison-a case study in geospatial modeling of potential environmental exposure to abandoned uranium mine sites in the Navajo Nation. Environ Monit Assess 195(7):834. doi:10.1007/s10661-023-11283-w PMID:37303005 PMCID:PMC10258180
  • Hoover JH, Coker ES, Erdei E, Luo L, Begay D, MacKenzie D, Lewis JL. 2023. Preterm birth and metal mixture exposure among pregnant women from the Navajo Birth Cohort Study. Environ Health Perspect 131(12):127014. doi:10.1289/ehp10361 PMID:38109118
  • Levin R, Villanueva C, Beene D, Cradock A, Donat-Vargas C, Lewis JL, Martinez-Morata I, Minovi D, Nigra AE, Olson E, Schaider LA, Ward MH, Deziel NC. 2023. US drinking water quality: exposure risk profiles for seven legacy and emerging contaminants. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol doi:10.1038/s41370-023-00597-z PMID:37739995


  • Beene D, Collender P, Cardenas A, Harvey CF, Huhmann LB, Lin Y, Lewis JL, Lolacono NJ, Navas-Acien A, Nigra AE, Steinmaus CM, van Geen AF. 2022. A mass-balance approach to evaluate arsenic intake and excretion in different populations. Environ Int 166:107371. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2022.107371 PMID:35809487
  • Du R, Li L, Hudson LG, Nozadi S, Lewis JL. 2022. An adjusted partial least squares regression framework to utilize additional exposure information in environmental mixture data analysis. Journal of Applied Statistics doi:10.1080/02664763.2022.2043254
  • Nozadi S, Aguiar A, Du R, Enright EA, Schantz SL, Miller C, Rennie B, Quetawki M, MacKenzie D, Lewis JL. 2022. Cross-cultural applicability of eye-tracking in assessing attention to emotional faces in preschool-aged children. Emotion doi:10.1037/emo0001124 PMID:36107657


  • Medina S, Zhou X, Lauer FT, Zhang H, Liu K, Lewis JL, Burchiel SW. 2021. Modulation of PARP activity by Monomethylarsonous (MMA +3) acid and uranium in mouse thymus. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 411:115362. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2020.115362 PMID:33279514 PMCID:PMC7855914
  • Nozadi S, Li L, Luo L, MacKenzie D, Erdei E, Du R, Roman C, Hoover J, O'Donald ER, Burnette C, Lewis JL. 2021. Prenatal metal exposures and infants' developmental outcomes in a Navajo population. Int J Environ Res Public Health 19(1):425. doi:10.3390/ijerph19010425 PMID:35010683 PMCID:PMC8744969
  • Shaw JL, Semmens E, Okihiro M, Lewis JL, Hirschfeld M, VanWagoner TM, Stephens L, Easa D, Ross JL, Graham N, Watson SE, Szyld EG, Dillard DA, Pyles LA, Darden PM, Carlson JC, McCulloh RJ, Snowden JN, Adeky SH, Singleton R, Smith PG. 2021. Best practices for conducting clinical trials with Indigenous children in the United States. Am J Public Health 111:doi:10.2105/AJPH.2021.306372 PMID:34436921 PMCID:PMC8494399


  • Bush NR, Wakschlag LS, LeWinn KZ, Hertz-Picciotto I, Nozadi S, Pieper S, Lewis JL, Biezonski D, Blair C, Deardorff J, Neiderhiser JM, Leve LD, Elliott AJ, Duarte CS, Lugo-Candelas C, O'Shea TM, Avalos LA, Page GP, Posner J. 2020. Family environment, neurodevelopmental risk, and the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) initiative: looking back and moving forward. Front Psychiatry 11:547. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00547 PMID:32636769 PMCID:PMC7318113
  • De La Rosa VY, Hoover JH, Du R, Yakes Jimenez E, MacKenzie D, Lewis JL. 2020. Diet quality among pregnant women in the Navajo Birth Cohort Study. Matern Child Nutr doi:10.1111/mcn.12961
  • Schantz SL, Eskenazi B, Buckley JP, Braun JM, Sprowles JN, Bennett DH, Cordero JF, Frazier JA, Lewis JL, Hertz-Picciotto I, Lyall K, Nozadi S, Sagiv SK, Stroustrup A, Watkins DJ. 2020. A framework for assessing the impact of chemical exposures on neurodevelopment in ECHO: opportunities and challenges. Environ Res 188:109709. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2020.109709 PMID:32526495


  • DeVore C, Rodriguez-Freire L, Mehdi-Ali A, Ducheneaux C, Artyushkova K, Zhou Z, Latta DE, Lueth VW, Gonzales M, Lewis JL, Cerrato JM. 2019. Effect of bicarbonate and phosphate on arsenic release from mining-impacted sediments in the Cheyenne River watershed, South Dakota, USA. Environ Sci Process Impacts 21(3):456-468. doi:10.1039/c8em00461g PMID:30714588 PMCID:PMC6474758
  • Luo L, Hudson LG, Lewis JL, Lee J. 2019. Two-step approach for assessing the health effects of environmental chemical mixtures: application to simulated datasets and real data from the Navajo Birth Cohort Study. Environ Health 18(46):doi:10.1186/s12940-019-0482-6 PMID:31072361 PMCID:PMC6507239
  • Nozadi S, Li L, Clifford J, Du R, Murphy K, Chen L, Anderson Q, Atene L, Barton L, Begay D, Begay D, Begay F, Begay M, Begay N, Begay P, Bennally D, Brown B, Cajero M, Chavez C, Chee B, Clawson B, Crank L, Erdei E, Francisco M, Harold V, Hoover JH, Kear L, Laselute C, Lee J, Lasiloo L, Mitchell P, Muskett O, Nez T, Phillips C, Ramone S, Reese D, Rondon A, Roman C, Rogers J, Swindal C, Sam D, Samuel M, Sanders A, Shuey C, Smith B, Tapaha M, Thompson R, Tsinnijinnie D, Tsosie M, Tsosie R, Tsosie S, Villavicecio J, Welch M, Watson J, Yazzie B, Seanez P, Burnette C, MacKenzie D, Lewis JL. 2019. Use of Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) in a Navajo population: comparison with the US normative dataset. Child Care Health Dev 45:5:709-718. doi:10.1111/cch.12704 PMID:31276599 PMCID:PMC6894904
  • 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


  • Dashner-Titus EJ, Hoover JH, Li L, Lee J, Du R, Liu K, Traber MG, Ho E, Lewis JL, Hudson LG. 2018. Metal exposure and oxidative stress markers in pregnant Navajo Birth Cohort Study participants. Free Radic Biol Med 124:484-492. doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2018.04.579 PMID:29723666 PMCID:PMC6381929
  • Harmon M, Lewis JL, Miller C, Hoover JH, Ali AS, Shuey CL, Cajero M, Lucas S, Pacheco B, Erdei E, Ramone S, Nez T, Campen M, Gonzales M. 2018. Arsenic association with circulating oxidized low-density lipoprotein in a Native American community. J Toxicol Environ Health A 81:535-548. doi:10.1080/15287394.2018.1443860 PMID:29641933 PMCID:PMC6042213
  • Hoover JH, Coker E, Barney Y, Shuey CL, Lewis JL. 2018. Spatial clustering of metal and metalloid mixtures in unregulated water sources on the Navajo Nation - Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, USA. Sci Total Environ 633:1667-1678. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.288 PMID:29669690 PMCID:PMC6051417 (accepted for publication)
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