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Project Publications: Columbia University: Training Core

Superfund Research Program

Training Core

Project Leader: Ana Navas-Acien
Co-Investigators: Joseph H. Graziano, Brian J. Mailloux (Barnard College)
Grant Number: P42ES010349
Funding Period: 2017-2021

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  • Mushtaq N, Farooqi A, Khattak JA, Hussain I, Mailloux BJ, Bostick BC, Nghiem AA, Ellis T, van Geen AF. 2024. Elevated arsenic concentrations in groundwater of the Upper Indus Plain of Pakistan across a range of redox conditions. Sci Total Environ 912:doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.168574 PMID:38000757


  • Khattak JA, Farooqi A, Hussain I, Kumar A, Singh CK, Mailloux BJ, Bostick BC, Ellis T, van Geen AF. 2022. Groundwater fluoride across the Punjab plains of Pakistan and India: Distribution and underlying mechanisms. Sci Total Environ 806:doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.151353 PMID:34743882


  • Crocker KC, Domingo-Relloso A, Haack K, Fretts A, Tang W, Herreros-Martinez M, Tellez-Plaza M, Fallin MD, Cole SA, Navas-Acien A. 2020. DNA methylation and adiposity phenotypes: An epigenome-wide association study among adults in the Strong Heart Study. Int J Obes 10:doi:10.1038/s41366-020-0646-z PMID:32728124
  • Demanelis K, Jasmine F, Chen LS, Chernoff M, Tong L, Delgado DA, Zhang C, Shinkle J, Sabarinathan M, Lin H, Ramirez E, Oliva M, Kim-Hellmuth S, Stranger BE, Lai T, Aviv A, Ardlie K, Aguet F, Ahsan H, Doherty JA, Kibriya MG, Pierce BL. 2020. Determinants of telomere length across human tissues. Science 369(6509):doi:10.1126/science.aaz6876 PMID:32913074
  • Nigra AE, Chen Q, Chillrud SN, Wang L, Harvey DE, Mailloux BJ, Factor-Litvak P, Navas-Acien A. 2020. Inequalities in public water arsenic concentrations in counties and community water systems across the United States, 2006-2011. Environ Health Perspect 128(12):127001. doi:10.1289/EHP7313 PMID:33295795 PMCID:PMC7724967
  • Nigra AE, Navas-Acien A. 2020. Arsenic in US correctional facility drinking water, 2006-2011. Environ Res 188:109768. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2020.109768 PMID:32585331 PMCID:PMC7483613
  • Powers M, Sanchez TR, Welty TK, Cole SA, Oeslner EC, Yeh F, Turner J, O'Leary M, Brown RH, O'Donnell M, Lederer D, Navas-Acien A. 2020. Lung function and respiratory symptoms after tuberculosis in an american indian population: The strong heart study. AnnalsATS 17:38-48. doi:10.1513/AnnalsATS.201904-281OC PMID:31553638 PMCID:PMC6944345


  • Gibson EA, Nunez Y, Abuawad A, Zota AR, Renzetti S, Devick K, Gennings C, Goldsmith A, Coull BA, Kioumourtzoglou M. 2019. An overview of methods to address distinct research questions on environmental mixtures: an application to persistent organic pollutants and leukocyte telomere length. Environ Health 18:doi:10.1186/s12940-019-0515-1 PMID:31462251 PMCID:PMC6714427
  • Huhmann BL, Harvey CF, Navas-Acien A, Graziano JH, Parvez F, Chen Y, Argos M, Ahmed A, Hasan R, Ahsan H, van Geen AF. 2019. Changes in arsenic exposure in Araihazar, Bangladesh from 2001 through 2015 following a blanket well testing and education campaign. Environ Int 125:82-89. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2019.01.026 PMID:30710803 PMCID:PMC6449151
  • Nghiem AA, Stahl MO, Mailloux BJ, Mai TT, Trang PK, Viet PH, Harvey CF, van Geen AF, Bostick BC. 2019. Quantifying riverine recharge impacts on redox contitions and arsenic released in groundwater aquifers along the Red River, Vietnam. Water Resour Res doi:10.1029/2019WR024816
  • Nigra AE, Olmedo P, Grau-Perez M, O'Leary R, O'Leary M, Fretts A, Umans JG, Best LG, Francesconi KA, Goessler W, Cole SA, Navas-Acien A. 2019. Dietary determinants of inorganic arsenic exposure in the Strong Heart Family Study. Environ Res doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.108616 PMID:31442790 PMCID:PMC6748659
  • Puac-Polanco V, Abalu O, Abuawad A, Segura L. 2019. AJPH Global News. Am J Public Health 109(4):520. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2019.304973 PMID:30865514 PMCID:PMC6417596
  • Sanchez TR, Oeslner EC, Lederer D, Lo Cascio CM, Jones MR, Grau-Perez M, Francesconi KA, Goessler W, Perzanowski M, Barr RG, Navas-Acien A. 2019. Rice consumption and subclinical lung disease in US adults: Observational evidence from the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Am J Epidemiol 188:1655-1665. doi:10.1093/aje/kwz137 PMID:31145426 PMCID:PMC6735738
  • Spratlen MJ, Grau-Perez M, Umans JG, Yracheta J, Best LG, Francesconi KA, Goessler W, Bottiglieri T, Gamble MV, Cole SA, Zhao J, Navas-Acien A. 2019. Targeted metabolomics to understand the association between arsenic metabolism and diabetes-related outcomes: Preliminary evidence from the Strong Heart Family Study. Environ Res 168:146-157. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2018.09.034 PMID:30316100 PMCID:PMC6298442
  • Thomas ED, Gittelsohn J, Yracheta J, Powers M, O'Leary M, Harvey DE, Cloud RR, Best LG, Bear AB, Navas-Acien A, George CM. 2019. The Strong Heart Water Study: Informing and designing a multi-level intervention to reduce arsenic exposure among private well users in Great Plains Indian Nations. Sci Total Environ 650:3120-3133. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.204 PMID:30373089
  • Wu F, Yang L, Islam M, Jasmine F, Kibriya MG, Nahar J, Barmon B, Parvez F, Sarwar G, Ahmed A, Eunus M, Islam T, Slavkovich VN, Hu J, Li H, Graziano JH, Pei Z, Ahsan H, Chen Y. 2019. The role of gut microbiome and its interaction with arsenic exposure in carotid intima-media thickness in a Bangladesh population. Environ Int 123:104-113. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.11.049 PMID:30503971 PMCID:PMC6371773
  • Zhao D, Wang J, Yin D, Li M, Chen X, Juhasz AL, Luo J, Navas-Acien A, Li H, Ma LQ. 2019. Arsanilic acid contributes more to total arsenic than roxarsone in chicken meat from chinese markets. J Hazard Mater 383:doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.121178 PMID:31525688


  • Bozack AK, Hall MN, Liu X, Ilievski V, Lomax-Luu A, Parvez F, Siddique A, Shahriar H, Uddin MN, Islam T, Graziano JH, Gamble MV. 2018. Folic acid supplementation enhances arsenic methylation: results from a folic acid and creatine supplementation randomized controlled trial in Bangladesh. Am J Clin Nutr 109(2):380-391. doi:10.1093/ajcn/nqy148 PMID:30590411 PMCID:PMC6367980
  • Bozack AK, Saxena R, Gamble MV. 2018. Nutritional influences on one-carbon metabolism: effects on arsenic methylation and toxicity. Annu Rev Nutr 38:401-429. doi:10.1146/annurev-nutr-082117-051757 PMID:29799766 PMCID:PMC6441546
  • Chat V, Wu F, Demmer RT, Parvez F, Ahmed A, Eunus M, Hasan R, Nahar J, Shaheen I, Sarwar G, Desvarieux M, Ahsan H, Chen Y. 2018. Association between number of children and carotid intima-media thickness in Bangladesh. PLoS One 13:11. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0208148 PMID:30481229 PMCID:PMC6258552
  • Flanagan SV, Gleason JA, Spayd SE, Procopio NA, Rockafellow-Baldoni M, Braman S, Chillrud SN, Zheng Y. 2018. Health protective behavior following required arsenic testing under the New Jersey Private Well Testing Act. Int J Hyg Environ Health 221(6):929-940. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2018.05.008 PMID:29884571 PMCID:PMC6219474
  • Jamieson J, Prommer H, Kaksonen AH, Sun J, Siade AJ, Yusov A, Bostick BC. 2018. Identifying and quantifying the intermediate processes during nitrate-dependent iron(II) oxidation. Environ Sci Technol 52:5771-5781. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b01122 PMID:29676145
  • Sanchez TR, Powers M, Perzanowski M, George CM, Graziano JH, Navas-Acien A. 2018. A meta-analysis of arsenic exposure and lung function: Is there evidence of restrictive or obstructive lung disease?. Curr Environ Health Rep 5:244-254. doi:10.1007/s40572-018-0192-1 PMID:29637476 PMCID:PMC6149528
  • Sanchez TR, Slavkovich VN, LoIacono NJ, van Geen AF, Ellis T, Chillrud SN, Balac O, Islam T, Parvez F, Ahsan H, Graziano JH, Navas-Acien A. 2018. Urinary metals and metal mixtures in Bangladesh: Exploring environmental sources in the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS). Environ Int 121:852-860. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.10.031 PMID:30343184 PMCID:PMC6231410
  • Spratlen MJ, Grau-Perez M, Best LG, Yracheta J, Lazo M, Vaidya D, Balakrishnan P, Gamble MV, Francesconi KA, Goessler W, Cole SA, Umans JG, Howard BV, Navas-Acien A. 2018. The association of arsenic exposure and arsenic metabolism with the metabolic syndrome and its individual components: prospective evidence from the strong heart family study. Am J Epidemiol 187:1598-1612. doi:10.1093/aje/kwy048 PMID:29554222 PMCID:PMC6070055
  • Sun J, Bostick BC, Mailloux BJ, Jamieson J, Yan B, Pitiranggon M, Chillrud SN. 2018. Arsenic mobilization from iron oxides in the presence of oxalic acid under hydrodynamic conditions. Chemosphere 212:219-227. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.08.058 PMID:30144683
  • Sun J, Mailloux BJ, Chillrud SN, van Geen AF, Thompson A, Bostick BC. 2018. Simultaneously quantifying ferrihydrite and goethite in natural sediments using the method of standard additions with X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Chemical Geology 476:248-259. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.11.021 PMID:29353912 PMCID:PMC5771421
  • Wasserman GA, Liu X, Parvez F, Chen Y, Factor-Litvak P, Lolacono NJ, Levy D, Shahriar H, Uddin MN, Islam T, Lomax A, Saxena R, Gibson EA, Kioumourtzoglou M, Balac O, Sanchez TR, Kline JK, Santiago D, Ellis T, Graziano JH, van Geen AF. 2018. A cross-sectional study of water arsenic exposure and intellectual function in adolescence in Araihazar, Bangladesh. Environ Int 118:304-313. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.05.037 PMID:29933234
  • Wu F, Chi L, Ru H, Parvez F, Slavkovich VN, Eunus M, Ahmed A, Islam T, Rakibuz-Zaman M, Hasan R, Sarwar G, Graziano JH, Ahsan H, Lu K, Chen Y. 2018. Arsenic exposure from drinking water and urinary metabolomics: Associations and long-term reproducibility in Bangladesh adults. Environ Health Perspect 126(1):017005. doi:10.1289/ehp1992 PMID:29329102 PMCID:PMC6014710


  • Nigra AE, Sanchez TR, Nachman KE, Harvey DE, Chillrud SN, Graziano JH, Navas-Acien A. 2017. The effect of the Environmental Protection Agency maximum contaminant level on arsenic exposure in the USA from 2003 to 2014: an analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Lancet Public Health 2:e513-e521. doi:10.1016/s2468-2667(17)30195-0 PMID:29250608 PMCID:PMC5729579
  • Spratlen MJ, Gamble MV, Grau-Perez M, Kuo C, Best LG, Yracheta J, Francesconi K, Goessler W, Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Hall M, Umans JG, Fretts A, Navas-Acien A. 2017. Arsenic metabolism and one-carbon metabolism at low-moderate arsenic exposure: Evidence from the Strong Heart Study. Food Chem Toxicol 105:387-397. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2017.05.004 PMID:28479390 PMCID:PMC5515076
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