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Project Publications: Harvard School of Public Health: Environmental Statistics Core

Superfund Research Program

Environmental Statistics Core

Project Leader: Louise M. Ryan (Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO))
Grant Number: P42ES005947
Funding Period: 2000 - 2006

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  • McCarty KM, Ryan LM, Houseman EA, Williams PL, Miller DP, Quamruzzaman Q, Rahman M, Mahiuddin G, Smith TJ, Gonzalez E, Su L, Christiani DC. 2007. A case-control study of GST polymorphisms and arsenic related skin lesions. Environ Health 6:5. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-6-5 PMID:17284320 PMCID:PMC1805433


  • Choi AL, Levy JI, Dockery DW, Ryan LM, Tolbert PE, Altshul LM, Korrick SA. 2006. Does living near a Superfund site contribute to higher polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure?. Environ Health Perspect 114(7):1092-1098. PMID:1683506 PMCID:PMC1513320


  • Houseman EA. 2005. A robust regression model for a first-order autoregressive time series with unequal spacing: application to water monitoring. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics) 54(4):769-780.
  • Thurston SW, Hauser R, Hu H, Williams PL, Spiegelman D. 2005. A comparison of regression calibration approaches for designs with internal validation data. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 131(1):175-190.


  • Houseman EA, Ryan LM, Coull BA. 2004. Cholesky residuals for assessing normal errors in a linear model with correlated outcomes. J Am Stat Assoc 99(466):383-394.
  • Ngo LH, Wand MP. 2004. Smoothing with Mixed Model Software. Journal of Statistical Software 9:1-56.
  • Ryan LM, Huang W, Thurston SW, Kelsey KT, Wiencke JK, Christiani DC. 2004. On the use of biomarkers for environmental health research. Stat Methods Med Res 13(3):207-225. PMID:15198487
  • Vinturella AE, Burgess RM, Coull BA, Thompson KM, Shine JP. 2004. Importance of black carbon in distribution and bioaccumulation models of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in contaminated marine sediments. Environ Toxicol Chem 23(11):2578-2586. doi:10.1897/03-358 PMID:15559271
  • Vinturella AE, Burgess RM, Coull BA, Thompson KM, Shine JP. 2004. Use of passive samplers to mimic uptake of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by benthic polychaetes. Environ Sci Technol 38(4):1154-1160. doi:10.1021/es034706f PMID:14998031


  • Hamlett A, Ryan LM, Serrano TP, Wolfinger R. 2003. Mixed models for assessing correlation in the presence of replication. J Air Waste Manag Assoc 53:442-450. PMID:12708508
  • Morrison A, Coughlin K, Shine JP, Coull BA, Rex A. 2003. Receiver operating characteristic curve analysis of beach water quality indicator variables. Appl Environ Microbiol 69(11):6405-6411. PMID:14602593
  • Shine JP, Trapp CJ, Coull BA. 2003. Use of receiver operating characteristic curves to evaluate sediment quality guidelines for metals. Environ Toxicol Chem 22(7):1642-1648. PMID:12836991
  • Thurston SW, Spiegelman D, Ruppert D. 2003. Equivalence of regression calibration methods in main study / external validation study designs. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 113(2):527-539.
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