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Project Publications: Boston University: Research Translation Core

Superfund Research Program

Research Translation Core

Project Leader: Wendy J. Heiger-Bernays
Co-Investigators: David M. Ozonoff, Madeleine Kangsen Scammell
Grant Number: P42ES007381
Funding Period: 2005-2021
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  • Cleary BM, Romano M, Chen CY, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Crawford KA. 2021. Comparison of recreational fish consumption advisories across the USA. Curr Environ Health Rep 8(2):doi:10.1007/s40572-021-00312-w PMID:33934293 (ahead of print)
  • Schlezinger JJ, Hyotylainen T, Sinjoja T, Moore Boston C, Puckett H, Oliver J, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Webster TF. 2021. Perfluorooctanoic acid induces liver and serum dyslipidemia in humanized PPAR(alpha) mice fed an American diet. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 426:115644. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2021.115644 PMID:34252412 PMCID:PMC8338894


  • Crawford KA, Clark BW, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Karchner SI, Hahn ME, Nacci DE, Schlezinger JJ. 2020. Tributyltin disrupts fin development in Fundulus heteroclitus from both PCB-sensitive and resistant populations: Investigations of potential interactions between AHR and PPARy. Aquat Toxicol 218:105334. doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2019.105334 PMID:31743820 PMCID:PMC6935467


  • Crawford KA, Clark BW, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Karchner SI, Claus Henn B, Griffith KN, Howes BL, Schlezinger DR, Hahn ME, Nacci DE, Schlezinger JJ. 2019. Altered lipid homeostasis in a PCB-resistant Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) population from New Bedford Harbor, MA, U.S.A. Aquat Toxicol 210:30-43. doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2019.02.011 PMID:30822701 PMCID:PMC6544361
  • Crawford KA, Schlezinger DR, Craffey P, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2019. Spatiotemporal trends in polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations in seafood based on long-term monitoring and remediation in New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts. bioRxivorg doi:10.1101/675355
  • Moore Boston C, Banacos N, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2019. Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: A National Priority for Safe Drinking Water. Public Health Rep 134(2):112-117. doi:10.1177/0033354919826567 PMID:30763146 PMCID:PMC6410471


  • Basra K, Fabian MP, Scammell MK. 2018. Consumption of contaminated seafood in an environmental justice community: A qualitative and spatial analysis of fishing controls. Environ Justice 11(1):doi:10.1089/env.2017.0010 PMID:30828408 PMCID:PMC5830855 (ahead of print)
  • Basra K, Scammell MK, Benson EB, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2018. Ambient air exposure to PCBs: Regulation and monitoring at five contaminated sites in EPA Regions 1, 2, 4, and 5. New Solut 28(2):262-282. doi:10.1177/1048291118763620 PMID:29558851
  • Tomsho KS, Basra K, Rubin SM, Miller CB, Juang R, Broude S, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Scammell MK. 2018. Community reporting of ambient air polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations near a Superfund site. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 25(17):16389-16400. doi:10.1007/s11356-017-0286-6 PMID:29079973 PMCID:PMC6015112




  • Kleensang A, Maertens A, Rosenberg M, Fitzpatrick S, Lamb J, Auerbach SS, Brennan R, Crofton K, Gordon B, Fornace AJ, Gaido KW, Gerhold D, Haw R, Henney A, Ma'ayan A, McBride M, Monti S, Ochs MF, Pandey A, Sharan R, Stierum R, Tugendreich S, Willett C, Wittwehr C, Xia J, Patton GW, Arvidson K, Bouhifd M, Hogberg HT, Luechtefeld T, Smirnova L, Zhao L, Adeleye Y, Kanehisa M, Carmichael PL, Andersen ME, Hartung T. 2014. t4 workshop report: Pathways of toxicity. ALTEX 31(1):53-61. doi:10.14573/altex.1309261 PMID:24127042 PMCID:PMC4041485


  • Bainy AC, Kubota A, Goldstone JV, Lille-Langoy R, Karchner SI, Celander MC, Hahn ME, Goksoyr A, Stegeman JJ. 2013. Functional characterization of a full length pregnane X receptor, expression in vivo, and identification of PXR alleles, in Zebrafish (Danio rerio). Aquat Toxicol 142-143:447-457. doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2013.09.014 PMID:24121122 PMCID:PMC3873750
  • Bozinovic G, Sit TL, Di Giulio RT, Wills LF, Oleksiak MF. 2013. Genomic and physiological responses to strong selective pressure during late organogenesis: Few gene expression changes found despite striking morphological differences. BMC Genomics 14:779. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-779 PMID:24215130 PMCID:PMC3835409
  • Fraccalvieri D, Soshilov AA, Karchner SI, Franks DG, Pandini A, Bonati L, Hahn ME, Denison MS. 2013. Comparative analysis of homology models of the AH receptor ligand binding domain: verification of structure-function predictions by site-directed mutagenesis of a nonfunctional receptor. Biochemistry 52:714-725. doi:10.1021/bi301457f PMID:23286227 PMCID:PMC3568667
  • Harbeitner RC, Hahn ME, Timme-Laragy AR. 2013. Differential sensitivity to pro-oxidant exposure in two populations of killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus). Ecotoxicology 22:387-401. doi:10.1007/s10646-012-1033-x PMID:23329125 PMCID:PMC3573531
  • Pennell KG, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Ames J, Weldon B, Friguglietti L, Suuberg EM, Shen R, Indeglia PA, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2013. Sewer gas: An indoor air source of PCE to consider during vapor intrusion investigations. Ground Water Monit Remediat 33(3):119-126. PMID:23950637 PMCID:PMC3740581


  • Andersen ME, Clewell H, Carmichael PL, Boekelheide K. 2011. Can case study approaches speed implementation of the NRC report: "toxicity testing in the 21st century: a vision and a strategy?". ALTEX 28(3):175-182. PMID:21993955 PMCID:PMC3943477 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Bhattacharya S, Zhang Q, Carmichael PL, Boekelheide K, Andersen ME. 2011. Toxicity testing in the 21 century: defining new risk assessment approaches based on perturbation of intracellular toxicity pathways. PLoS One 6(6):doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020887 PMID:21701582 PMCID:PMC3118802 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Fu J, Suuberg EM. 2011. Solid vapor pressure for five heavy PAHs via the Knudsen effusion method. J Chem Thermodyn 43:1660–1665. doi:10.1016/j.jct.2011.05.030 PMID:22021935 PMCID:PMC3196620 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Fu J, Suuberg EM. 2011. Vapor pressure of solid polybrominated diphenyl ethers determined via Knudsen effusion method. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine 30:2216-2219. doi:10.1002/etc.621 PMID:21766320 PMCID:PMC3634866 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Grimshaw P, Calo JM, Hradil G. 2011. Co-electrodeposition/removal of copper and nickel in a spouted electrochemical reactor. Ind Eng Chem Res 50(16):9532–9538. doi:10.1021/ie200670g PMID:21874093 PMCID:PMC3160638 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Grimshaw P, Calo JM, Hradil G. 2011. Cyclic electrowinning/precipitation (CEP) system for the removal of heavy metal mixtures from aqueous solutions. Chem Eng J 175:103-109. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2011.09.062 PMID:22102792 PMCID:PMC3217272 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Grimshaw P, Calo JM, Shirvanian PA, Hradil G. 2011. Electrodeposition/removal of nickel in a spouted electrochemical reactor. Ind Eng Chem Res 50(16):9525–9531. doi:10.1021/ie200669b PMID:22039317 PMCID:PMC3203021 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Liu J, Pennell KG, Hurt RH. 2011. Kinetics and mechanisms of nanosilver oxysulfidation. Environ Sci Technol 45(17):7345–7353. doi:10.1021/es201539s PMID:21770469 PMCID:PMC3164758 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Maccani MA, Padbury JF, Marsit CJ. 2011. miR-16 and miR-21 expression in the placenta is associated with fetal growth. PLoS One 6:doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021210 PMID:21698265 PMCID:PMC3115987 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Pacheco SE, Christensen BC, Marsit CJ, Kelsey KT, Sigman M, Boekelheide K. 2011. Integrative DNA methylation and gene expression analyses identify DNA packaging and epigenetic regulatory genes associated with low motility sperm. PLoS One 6:doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020280 PMID:21674046 PMCID:PMC3107223 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Rice JW, Suuberg EM. 2011. Thermodynamics of Multicomponent PAH Mixtures and Development of Tar-Like Behavior. Ind Eng Chem Res 50(6):3613-3620. doi:10.1021/ie102325d PMID:21442010 PMCID:PMC3062962 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Robins J, Marsit CJ, Padbury J, Sharma S. 2011. Endocrine disruptors, environmental oxygen, epigenetics and pregnancy. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed) 3:690-700. PMID:21196344 PMCID:PMC3050574 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Yao Y, Shen R, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2011. Comparison of the Johnson-Ettinger vapor intrusion screening model predictions with full three-dimensional model results. Environ Sci Technol 46(6):2227–2235. doi:10.1021/es102602s PMID:21344848 PMCID:PMC3664551 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Zhitkovich A. 2011. Chromium in drinking water: sources, metabolism, and cancer risks. Chem Res Toxicol 24(10):1617–1629. doi:10.1021/tx200251t PMID:21766833 PMCID:PMC3196244 (Completed with ARRA Funds)



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