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Project Publications: Boston University: Assessing the Relation of Chemical and Non-Chemical Stressors with Risk-Taking Behavior and Related Outcomes among Adolescents Living near the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site

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Superfund Research Program

Assessing the Relation of Chemical and Non-Chemical Stressors with Risk-Taking Behavior and Related Outcomes among Adolescents Living near the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site

Project Leader: Jonathan I. Levy
Grant Number: P42ES007381
Funding Period: 2017-2021

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  • Nielsen G, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Levy JI, White RF, Axelrad DA, Lam J, Chartres N, Abrahamsson DP, Rayasam SD, Shaffer RM, Zeise L, Woodruff TJ, Ginsberg GL. 2023. Application of probabilistic methods to address variability and uncertainty in estimating risks for non-cancer health effects. Environmental Health 21(Suppl1):129. doi:10.1186/s12940-022-00918-z PMID:36635712 PMCID:PMC9835218
  • Woodruff TJ, Rayasam SD, Axelrad DA, Koman PD, Chartres N, Bennett DH, Birnbaum LS, Brown P, Carignan C, Cooper C, Cranor CF, Diamond ML, Franjevic S, Gartner EC, Hattis D, Hauser R, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Joglekar R, Lam J, Levy JI, MacRoy PM, Maffini MV, Marquez EC, Morello-Frosch R, Nachman KE, Nielsen G, Oksas C, Abrahamsson DP, Patisaul HB, Patton S, Robinson JF, Rodgers KM, Rossi MS, Rudel RA, Sass JB, Sathyanarayana S, Schettler T, Shaffer RM, Shamasunder B, Shepard PM, Shrader-Frechette K, Solomon G, Subra W, Vandenberg LN, Varshavsky J, White RF, Zarker K, Zeise L. 2023. A science-based agenda for health-protective chemical assessments and decisions: overview and consensus statement. Environmental Health 21(Suppl1):132. doi:10.1186/s12940-022-00930-3 PMID:36635734 PMCID:PMC9835243


  • Vieira VM, Levy JI, Fabian MP, Korrick SA. 2021. Assessing the relation of chemical and non-chemical stressors with risk-taking related behavior and adaptive individual attributes among adolescents living near the New Bedford Harbor Superfund site. Environ Int 146:106199. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2020.106199 PMID:33126063 PMCID:PMC7775916


  • 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 127: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
  • Peters J, Fabian MP, Levy JI. 2019. Epidemiologically-informed cumulative risk hypertension models simulating the impact of changes in metal, organochlorine, and non-chemical exposures in an environmental justice community. Environ Res doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.108544 PMID:31271923 PMCID:PMC6716580
  • 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 PMID:31603208 PMCID:PMC7394944



  • Basra K, Fabian MP, Holberger RR, French R, Levy JI. 2017. Community-engaged modeling of geographic and demographic patterns of multiple public health risk factors. Int J Environ Res Public Health 14:730. doi:10.3390/ijerph14070730 PMID:28684710 PMCID:PMC5551168
  • 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 185(10):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
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