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Project Publications: Boston University: Analyzing Patterns in Epidemiologic and Toxicologic Data

Superfund Research Program

Analyzing Patterns in Epidemiologic and Toxicologic Data

Project Leader: Veronica M. Vieira (University of California-Irvine)
Grant Number: P42ES007381
Funding Period: 1995-2017
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Publications

2019

  • 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

2018

  • 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
  • Weisskopf MG, Seals RM, Webster TF. 2018. Bias amplification in epidemiologic analysis of exposure to mixtures. Environ Health Perspect 126:8. doi:10.1289/ehp2450 PMID:29624292

2016

  • Aschengrau A, Gallagher LG, Winter MR, Vieira VM, Webster TF, Janulewicz PA, Ozonoff DM. 2016. No association between unintentional head injuries and early-life exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water. J Occup Environ Med 58(10):1040-1045. doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000000850 PMID:27513173 PMCID:PMC5704661
  • Braun JM, Gennings C, Hauser R, Webster TF. 2016. What can epidemiological studies tell us about the impact of chemical mixtures on human health?. Environ Health Perspect 124(1):A6-A9. doi:10.1289/ehp.1510569 PMID:26720830 PMCID:PMC4710611
  • Carignan C, Fang M, Stapleton HM, Heiger-Bernays WJ, McClean MD, Webster TF. 2016. Urinary biomarkers of flame retardant exposure among collegiate US gymnasts. Environ Int 94:362-368. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2016.06.030 PMID:27395335 PMCID:PMC4980234
  • Girguis M, Strickland M, Hu X, Liu Y, Bartell SM, Vieira VM. 2016. Maternal exposure to traffic-related air pollution and birth defects in Massachusetts. Environ Res 146:1-9. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2015.12.010 PMID:26705853 PMCID:PMC4761511
  • Padilla CM, Kihal-Talantikite W, Vieira VM, Deguen S. 2016. City-specific spatiotemporal infant and neonatal mortality clusters: links with socioeconomic and air pollution spatial patterns in France. Int J Environ Res Public Health 13(6):doi:10.3390/ijerph13060624 PMID:27338439 PMCID:PMC4924081
  • Stacy SL, Eliot M, Calafat AM, Chen A, Lanphear BP, Hauser R, Papandonatos GD, Sathyanarayana S, Ye X, Yolton K, Braun JM. 2016. Patterns, variability, and predictors of urinary bisphenol A concentrations during childhood. Environ Res 50(11):5981-5990. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b00794 PMID:27152530
  • Taylor KW, Joubert BR, Braun JM, Dilworth C, Gennings C, Hauser R, Heindel JJ, Rider CV, Webster TF, Carlin DJ. 2016. Statistical approaches for assessing health effects of environmental chemical mixtures in epidemiology: lessons from an innovative workshop. Environ Health Perspect 124(12):A227-A229. doi:10.1289/EHP547 PMID:27905274 PMCID:PMC5132642
  • Watt J, Webster TF, Schlezinger JJ. 2016. Generalized concentration addition modeling predicts mixture effects of environmental PPARγ agonists. Toxicol Sci 153(1):18-27. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfw100 PMID:27255385 PMCID:PMC5013877

2015

  • 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
  • Fang M, Webster T, Stapleton HM. 2015. Effect-directed analysis of human peroxisome proliferator-activated nuclear receptors (PPARγ1) ligands in indoor dust. Environ Sci Technol 49(16):10065-10073. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b01524 PMID:26172369 PMCID:PMC4786017
  • Fang M, Webster TF, Ferguson PL, Stapleton HM. 2015. Characterizing the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPARγ) ligand binding potential of several major flame retardants, their metabolites, and chemical mixtures in house dust. Environ Health Perspect 123(2):166-172. doi:10.1289/ehp.1408522 PMID:25314719 PMCID:PMC4314249
  • Fang M, Webster TF, Stapleton HM. 2015. Activation of human peroxisome proliferator-activated nuclear receptors (PPARγ1) by semi-volatile compounds (SVOCs) and chemical mixtures in indoor dust. Environ Sci Technol 49(16):10057-10064. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b01523 PMID:26172262 PMCID:PMC4786016
  • 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

2014

2013

  • 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
  • Webster TF. 2013. Mixtures of endocrine disruptors: how similar must mechanisms be for concentration addition to apply?. Toxicology 313(2-3):129-133. doi:10.1016/j.tox.2013.01.009 PMID:23357612

2012

2010

  • Bliss RL, Weinberg JM, Vieira VM, Ozonoff A, Webster TF. 2010. Power of permutation tests using generalized additive models with bivariate smoothers. J Biom Biostat 1:doi:10.4172/2155-6180.1000104 PMID:21701694 PMCID:PMC3119353
  • Gallagher LG, Webster TF, Aschengrau A, Vieira VM. 2010. Using residential history and groundwater modeling to examine drinking water exposure and breast cancer. Environ Health Perspect 118(6):749-755. doi:10.1289/ehp.0901547 PMID:20164002 PMCID:PMC2898849
  • Hoffman K, Webster TF, Weisskopf MG, Weinberg JM, Vieira VM. 2010. Exposure to polyfluoroalkyl chemicals and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in U.S. children 12-15 years of age. Environ Health Perspect 118:1762-1767. doi:10.1289/ehp.1001898 PMID:20551004 PMCID:PMC3002197
  • Howard G, Schlezinger JJ, Hahn ME, Webster TF. 2010. Generalized concentration addition predicts joint effects of aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonists with partial agonists and competitive antagonists. Environ Health Perspect 118(5):666-672. doi:10.1289/ehp.0901312 PMID:20435555 PMCID:PMC2866683
  • Vieira VM, Hart JE, Webster TF, Weinberg JM, Laden F, Costenbader K, Karlson E, Puett R. 2010. Association between residences in US northern latitudes and rheumatoid arthritis: a spatial analysis of the Nurses' Health Study. Environ Health Perspect 118(7):957-961. doi:10.1289/ehp.0901861 PMID:20338859 PMCID:PMC2920915
  • Young RL, Weinberg JM, Vieira VM, Aschengrau A, Webster TF. 2010. A multilevel non-hierarchical study of birth weight and socioeconomic status. Int J Health Geogr 9:36. doi:10.1186/1476-072X-9-36 PMID:20618954 PMCID:PMC2909180

2008

  • Aschengrau A, Gallagher LG, Webster TF, Heeren T, Ozonoff DM, Spence LA. 2008. Evaluation of the Webler-Brown model for estimating tetrachloroethylene exposure from vinyl-lined asbestos-cement pipes. Environ Health 7:24. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-7-24 PMID:18518975 PMCID:PMC2432054
  • 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/j.ntt.2008.01.007 PMID:18353612 PMCID:PMC2494864
  • Nelson J, Scammell MK, Webster TF, Ozonoff DM, Altman RG. 2008. A new spin on research translation: The Boston Consensus Conference on Human Biomonitoring. Environ Health Perspect 117:495-499. doi:10.1289/ehp.0800037 PMID:19440485 PMCID:PMC2679590
  • Ozonoff DM, Pogel A. 2008. Contingency Structures and Concept Analysis. In: Formal Concept Analysis. Springer,
  • 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

2007

  • Howard G, Schlezinger JJ, Webster TF. 2007. Interactions of TCDD with AhR partial agonists and a competitive antagonist: implications for TEFs. Organohalogen Compounds 69:1065-1068.

2006

  • Ozonoff DM, Pogel A, Hannan T. 2006. Generalized contingency tables and concept lattices. In: Discrete Methods in Epidemiology, DIMACS: Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science. American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI. pp.93.
  • 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. 2006. Cross-level bias in partially ecologic studies. In: Proceedings of the Spatial Epidemiology Conference, 2006. London, United Kingdom. pp.127-132.
  • 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.
  • Abello J, Cormode G, eds. 2006. Discrete Methods in Epidemiology, DIMACS: Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI.

2005

  • 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
  • Ozonoff DM. 2005. On being careful what we wish for: some difficulties with operationalizing the precautionary principle (Reprinted from the European Journal of Oncology Library, vol 2, 2003). Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal 11(1):53-62.
  • 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.

2003

  • Aschengrau A, Rogers S, Ozonoff DM. 2003. Perchloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of breast cancer: additional results from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. Environ Health Perspect 111(2):167-173. PMID:12573900
  • Ozonoff DM. 2003. Superfund Basic Research Program: a model for contemporary research programs. Environ Health Perspect 111(3):A140-A141. PMID:12611669
  • Webster TF, Sherr DH. 2003. Types of AhREs and their Implications. Organohalogen Compounds 65:106-109.
  • 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.

2002

  • Hoyer AP, Gerdes AM, Jorgensen T, Rank F, Hartvig HB. 2002. Organochlorines, p53 mutations in relation to breast cancer risk and survival. A Danish cohort-nested case-controls study. Breast Cancer Res Treat 71(1):59-65. PMID:11859874
  • Paulu C, Aschengrau A, Ozonoff DM. 2002. Exploring associations between residential location and breast cancer incidence in a case-control study. Environ Health Perspect 110(5):471-478. PMID:12003750
  • 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
  • Webster TF. 2002. Commentary: Does the specter of ecologic bias haunt epidemiology?. Int J Epidemiol 31:161-162. PMID:11914313

2000

  • Webster TF. 2000. Bias in ecologic and semi-individual studies. D.Sc. Thesis. Boston University.
  • Webster TF. 2000. Bias magnification in ecologic studies. In: Proceedings of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. Buffalo, NY.
  • Webster TF. 2000. Can semi-individual studies have ecologic bias?. In: Proceedings of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. Buffalo, NY.

1999

  • Paulu C, Aschengrau A, Ozonoff DM. 1999. Tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water in Massachusetts and the risk of colon-rectum, lung, and other cancers. Environ Health Perspect 107(4):265-271. PMID:10090704

1998

  • Aschengrau A, Paulu C, Ozonoff DM. 1998. Tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of breast cancer. Environ Health Perspect 106:947-953. PMID:9703477
  • Ozonoff DM. 1998. Assessing uncertainty in decision processes. In: Setting Priorities for Drinking Water Contaminants, National Research Council. National Academy Press,
  • Ozonoff DM, Webster T. 1998. The Lattice Diagram and 2x2 Tables. In: Hazardous Waste: Impacts on Human and Ecological Health (Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Hazardous Waste). Princeton Scientific, Princeton, NJ. pp.441-458.
  • Paulu C, Ozonoff DM. 1998. Exploring associations between residential history and breast cancer risk in a case-control study. In: Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and International Society for Exposure Assessment.
  • Webster T, Poole C, Ozonoff DM. 1998. Moving the cutpoint: What does it tell us about dose-response?. In: Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and International Society for Exposure Assessment.

1997

  • Ozonoff DM. 1997. Environmental Epidemiology: A natural application for discrete mathematics. In: Proceedings of the DIMACS (Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science ) Miniworkshop exploring large data sets using classification, consensus, and pattern recognition techniques. Piscataway, NJ.
  • Ozonoff DM, Paulu C, Webster TF. 1997. New methods for analyzing disease clusters in relation to environmental features. In: Silent Spring Institute, Breast Cancer and Environmental Features of Cape Cod. Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA.
  • Ozonoff DM, Webster TF. 1997. The lattice diagram and 2 x 2 tables. Toxicol Ind Health 13(2-3):339-355. PMID:9200799
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