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Person Details: Craig Murray Steinmaus

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Craig Murray Steinmaus

University of California-Berkeley
UC Berkeley School of Public Health
50 University Hall, MC7360
Berkeley, California 94720
Phone: 510-843-1736


Research Briefs



  • 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
  • Bozack AK, Boileau P, Hubbard AE, Sille FC, Ferreccio Readi C, Steinmaus CM, Smith MT, Cardenas A. 2022. The impact of prenatal and early-life arsenic exposure on epigenetic age acceleration among adults in Northern Chile. Environ Epigenet 8(1):doi:10.1093/eep/dvac014 PMID:35769198 PMCID:PMC9235373


  • Bozack AK, Boileau P, Wei L, Hubbard AE, Sille FC, Ferreccio Readi C, Acevedo J, Hou L, Ilievski V, Steinmaus CM, Smith MT, Navas-Acien A, Gamble MV, Cardenas A. 2021. Exposure to arsenic at different life-stages and DNA methylation meta-analysis in buccal cells and leukocytes. Environ Health 20:79. doi:10.1186/s12940-021-00754-7 PMID:34243768 PMCID:PMC8272372
  • Rana I, Dahlberg S, Steinmaus CM, Zhang L. 2021. Benzene exposure and non-Hodgkin lymphoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis of human studies. Lancet Planet Health 5(9):e633-e643. doi:10.1016/S2542-5196(21)00149-2 PMID:34450064
  • Rana I, Rieswijk L, Steinmaus CM, Zhang L. 2021. Formaldehyde and brain disorders: A meta-analysis and bioinformatics approach. Neurotox Res 39(3):doi:10.1007/s12640-020-00320-y PMID:33400181 (ahead of print)





  • de la Rosa R, Steinmaus CM, Akers NK, Conde L, Ferreccio Readi C, Kalman DA, Zhang KR, Skibola CF, Smith AH, Zhang L, Smith MT. 2017. Associations between arsenic (+3 oxidation state) methyltransferase (AS3MT) and N-6 adenine-specific DNA methyltransferase 1 (N6AMT1) polymorphisms, arsenic metabolism, and cancer risk in a Chilean population. Environ Mol Mutagen 58(6):411-422. doi:10.1002/em.22104 PMID:28640505 PMCID:PMC5515250
  • Hall EM, Acevedo J, Lopez FG, Cortes S, Ferreccio Readi C, Smith AH, Steinmaus CM. 2017. Hypertension among adults exposed to drinking water arsenic in Northern Chile. Environ Res 153:99-105. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2016.11.016 PMID:27918984 PMCID:PMC5534354
  • Nardone A, Ferreccio Readi C, Acevedo J, Enanoria W, Blair A, Smith AH, Balmes JR, Steinmaus CM. 2017. The impact of BMI on non-malignant respiratory symptoms and lung function in arsenic exposed adults of Northern Chile. Environ Res 158:710-719. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2017.06.024 PMID:28738299 PMCID:PMC5603214
  • Steinmaus CM, Smith MT. 2017. Steinmaus and Smith respond to Proximity to gasoline stations and childhood leukemia. Am J Epidemiol 185(1):5-7. doi:10.1093/aje/kww133 PMID:27923799 PMCID:PMC6267941




  • Kalman DA, Dills RL, Steinmaus CM, Yunus M, Khan A, Prodhan M, Yuan Y, Smith AH. 2014. Occurrence of trivalent monomethyl arsenic and other urinary arsenic species in a highly exposed juvenile population in Bangladesh. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 24:113-120. doi:10.1038/jes.2013.14 PMID:23549402
  • Melak D, Ferreccio Readi C, Kalman DA, Parra RL, Acevedo J, Perez L, Cortes S, Smith AH, Yuan Y, Liaw J, Steinmaus CM. 2014. Arsenic methylation and lung and bladder cancer in a case-control study in Northern Chile. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 274(2):225-231. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2013.11.014 PMID:24296302 PMCID:PMC4344188
  • Smith AH, Marshall G, Yuan Y, Steinmaus CM, Liaw J, Smith MT, Wood L, Heirich M, Fritzemeier R, Pegram M, Ferreccio Readi C. 2014. Rapid reduction in breast cancer mortality with inorganic arsenic in drinking water. EBioMedicine 1(1):58-63. doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2014.10.005 PMID:25580451 PMCID:PMC4286879
  • Steinmaus CM, Ferreccio Readi C, Acevedo J, Yuan Y, Liaw J, Duran V, Cuevas S, Garcia J, Meza R, Valdes R, Valdes G, Benitez H, VanderLinde V, Villagra V, Cantor KP, Moore LE, Perez S, Steinmaus S, Smith AH. 2014. Increased lung and bladder cancer incidence in adults after in utero and early-life arsenic exposure. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23(8):1529-1538. doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0059 PMID:24859871 PMCID:PMC4344186
  • Steinmaus CM, Ferreccio Readi C, Yuan Y, Acevedo J, Gonzalez F, Perez L, Cortes S, Balmes JR, Liaw J, Smith AH. 2014. Elevated lung cancer in younger adults and low concentrations of arsenic in water. Am J Epidemiol 180(11):1082-1087. doi:10.1093/aje/kwu238 PMID:25371173 PMCID:PMC4239797


  • Ahsan H, Steinmaus CM. 2013. Invited commentary: Use of arsenical skin lesions to predict risk of internal cancer: Implications for prevention and future research. Am J Epidemiol 177:213-216. doi:10.1093/aje/kws366 PMID:23299696 PMCID:PMC3555485
  • Ferreccio Readi C, Smith AH, Duran V, Barlaro T, Benitez H, Valdes R, Aguirre J, Moore LE, Acevedo J, Vasquez M, Perez L, Yuan Y, Liaw J, Cantor KP, Steinmaus CM. 2013. Case-control study of arsenic in drinking water and kidney cancer in uniquely exposed Northern Chile. Am J Epidemiol 178(5):813-818. doi:10.1093/aje/kwt059 PMID:23764934 PMCID:PMC3817454
  • Ferreccio Readi C, Yuan Y, Calle J, Benitez H, Parra RL, Acevedo J, Smith AH, Liaw J, Steinmaus CM. 2013. Arsenic, tobacco smoke, and occupation: associations of multiple agents with lung and bladder cancer. Epidemiology 24(6):898-905. doi:10.1097/EDE.0b013e31829e3e03 PMID:24036609
  • Smith AH, Yunus M, Khan A, Ercumen A, Yuan Y, Smith M, Liaw J, Balmes JR, von Ehrenstein OS, Raqib R, Kalman DA, Alam DS, Streatfield PK, Steinmaus CM. 2013. Chronic respiratory symptoms in children following in utero and early life exposure to arsenic in drinking water in Bangladesh. Int J Epidemiol 42(4):1077-1086. doi:10.1093/ije/dyt120 PMID:24062297 PMCID:PMC3781005
  • Steinmaus CM, Ferreccio Readi C, Romo JA, Yuan Y, Cortes S, Marshall G, Moore LE, Balmes JR, Liaw J, Golden T, Smith AH. 2013. Drinking water arsenic in Northern Chile: high cancer risks 40 years after exposure cessation. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:623-630. doi:10.1158/1055-9965.epi-12-1190 PMID:23355602 PMCID:PMC3848421


  • Smith AH, Liaw J, Steinmaus CM, Basu A, Mitra SR, Kalman DA. 2012. Relationship of creatinine and nutrition with arsenic metabolism: Smith et al. Respond. Environ Health Perspect 120(4):a146-a147. doi:10.1289/ehp.1104807R
  • Smith AH, Marshall G, Liaw J, Yuan Y, Ferreccio Readi C, Steinmaus CM. 2012. Mortality in young adults following in utero and childhood exposure to arsenic in drinking water. Environ Health Perspect 120:1527-1531. doi:10.1289/ehp.1104867 PMID:22949133 PMCID:PMC3556614


  • Basu A, Mitra SR, Chung JS, Guha-Mazumder DN, Ghosh N, Kalman DA, von Ehrenstein OS, Steinmaus CM, Liaw J, Smith AH. 2011. Creatinine, diet, micronutrients, and arsenic methylation in West Bengal, India. Environ Health Perspect 119(9):1308-1313. doi:10.1289/ehp.1003393 PMID:21652291 PMCID:PMC3230402
  • Dauphine DC, Ferreccio Readi C, Guntur S, Yuan Y, Hammond SK, Balmes JR, Smith AH, Steinmaus CM. 2011. Lung function in adults following in utero and childhood exposure to arsenic in drinking water: preliminary findings. Int Arch Occup Environ Health 84(6):591-600. doi:10.1007/s00420-010-0591-6 PMID:20972800 PMCID:PMC3141825
  • Smith AH, Marshall G, Yuan Y, Liaw J, Ferreccio Readi C, Steinmaus CM. 2011. Evidence from Chile that arsenic in drinking water may increase mortality from pulmonary tuberculosis. Am J Epidemiol 173(4):414-420. doi:10.1093/aje/kwq383 PMID:21190988 PMCID:PMC3032805
  • Smith AH, Steinmaus CM. 2011. Arsenic in drinking water. BMJ 342:d2248. doi:10.1136/bmj.d2248 PMID:21546418


  • Porter KE, Basu A, Hubbard AE, Bates MN, Kalman DA, Rey OA, Smith AH, Smith MT, Steinmaus CM, Skibola CF. 2010. Association of genetic variation in cystathionine-beta-synthase and arsenic metabolism. Environ Res 110(6):580-587. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2010.05.001 PMID:20670920 PMCID:PMC2913479
  • Steinmaus CM, Yuan Y, Kalman DA, Rey OA, Skibola CF, Dauphine DC, Basu A, Porter KE, Hubbard AE, Bates MN, Smith MT, Smith AH. 2010. Individual differences in arsenic metabolism and lung cancer in a case-control study in Cordoba, Argentina. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 247(2):138-145. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2010.06.006 PMID:20600216 PMCID:PMC3849353
  • Yuan Y, Marshall G, Ferreccio Readi C, Steinmaus CM, Liaw J, Bates MN, Smith AH. 2010. Kidney cancer mortality: fifty-year latency patterns related to arsenic exposure. Epidemiology 21(1):103-108. doi:10.1097/EDE.0b013e3181c21e46 PMID:20010213




  • George CM, Smith AH, Kalman DA, Steinmaus CM. 2007. Reverse osmosis filter use and high arsenic levels in private well water. Arch Environ Occup Health 61(4):171-5. PMID:17867571
  • Marshall G, Ferreccio Readi C, Yuan Y, Bates MN, Steinmaus CM, Selvin S, Liaw J, Smith AH. 2007. Fifty-year study of lung and bladder cancer mortality in Chile related to arsenic in drinking water. J Natl Cancer Inst 99(12):920-928. doi:10.1093/jnci/djm004 PMID:17565158
  • Steinmaus CM, Moore LE, Shipp M, Kalman DA, Rey OA, Biggs ML, Hopenhayn-Rich C, Bates MN, Zheng S, Wiencke JK, Smith AH. 2007. Genetic polymorphisms in MTHFR 677 and 1298, GSTM1 and T1, and metabolism of arsenic. J Toxicol Environ Health A 70(2):159-170. doi:10.1080/15287390600755240 PMID:17365577
  • Thundiyil JG, Yuan Y, Smith AH, Steinmaus CM. 2007. Seasonal variation of arsenic concentration in wells in Nevada. Environ Res 104(3):367-73. PMID:17459366
  • Yuan Y, Marshall G, Ferreccio Readi C, Steinmaus CM, Selvin S, Liaw J, Bates MN, Smith AH. 2007. Acute myocardial infarction mortality in comparison with lung and bladder cancer mortality in arsenic-exposed region II of Chile from 1950 to 2000. Am J Epidemiol 166(12):1381-1391. doi:10.1093/aje/kwm238 PMID:17875584


  • Smith AH, Marshall G, Yuan Y, Ferreccio Readi C, Liaw J, von Ehrenstein OS, Steinmaus CM, Bates MN, Selvin S. 2006. Increased mortality from lung cancer and bronchiectasis in young adults following exposure to arsenic in utero and early childhood. Environ Health Perspect 114(8):1293-1296.
  • Steinmaus CM, Bates MN, Yuan Y, Kalman DA, Atallah R, Rey OA, Biggs ML, Hopenhayn-Rich C, Moore LE, Hoang BK, Smith AH. 2006. Arsenic methylation and bladder cancer risk in case-control studies in Argentina and the United States. J Occup Environ Med 48(5):478-488. PMID:16688004
  • Steinmaus CM, George CM, Kalman DA, Smith AH. 2006. Evaluation of two new arsenic field test kits capable of detecting arsenic water concentrations close to 10 ug/L. Environ Sci Technol 40(10):3362-3366. PMID:16749706



  • Bates MN, Rey OA, Biggs ML, Hopenhayn-Rich C, Moore LE, Kalman DA, Steinmaus CM, Smith AH. 2004. Case-control study of bladder cancer and exposure to arsenic in Argentina. Am J Epidemiol 159:381-389. PMID:14769642
  • Steinmaus CM, Lu M, Todd RL, Smith AH. 2004. Probability estimates for the unique childhood leukemia cluster in Fallon, Nevada, and risks near other U.S. Military aviation facilities. Environ Health Perspect 112(6):766-71. PMID:15121523


  • Steinmaus CM, Yuan Y, Bates MN, Smith AH. 2003. Case-control study of bladder cancer and drinking water arsenic in the Western United States. Am J Epidemiol 158(12):1193-1201. PMID:14652304



  • Steinmaus CM, Moore LE, Hopenhayn-Rich C, Biggs ML, Smith AH. 2000. Arsenic in drinking water and bladder cancer. Cancer Invest 18(2):174-182. PMID:10705880
  • Steinmaus CM, Nunez S, Smith AH. 2000. Diet and bladder cancer: a meta-analysis of six dietary variables. Am J Epidemiol 151(7):693-702. PMID:10752797
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