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Program Publications: Northeastern University: Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT)

Superfund Research Program

Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT)

Center Director: Akram N. Alshawabkeh
Grant Number: P42ES017198
Funding Period: 2010-2025
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Publications

  • Cardona-Cordero NR, Velez Vega CM, Cordero JF, Rosario Z, Murphy C, Mattei H, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN, Vergara C. Social determinants of contaminant exposure and pregnancy in the northern Karst of Puerto Rico. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health. Advances in Karst Science. Springer International Publishing,
  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Loch-Caruso R, Giese RW, Padilla IY, Vesper D, Kaeli D, Sheahan TC, Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN. Team science applied to environmental health research: karst hydrogeology and preterm birth in Puerto Rico. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health. Advances in Karst Science. Springer International Publishing,
  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Sheahan TC, Padilla IY, Giese RW, Silevitch M, Loch-Caruso R, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. Case study: Puerto Rico test site for exploring contamination threats. In: GeoCongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA.
  • Torres NI, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R. Response of groundwater levels to hydrologic events in karst aquifer system of northern Puerto Rico. In: 16th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst (First Edition). NCKRI Symposium 8, Carlsbad, NM. pp.171-180.

2022

  • Zamora AN, Watkins DJ, Peterson K, Tellez-Rojo M, Hu H, Meeker JD, Cantoral A, Mercado-Garcia A, Jansen EC. 2022. Prenatal maternal pesticide exposure in relation to sleep health of offspring during adolescence. Environ Res 204:PMID:34469742

2021

  • Ashrap P, Aker AM, Watkins DJ, Mukherjee B, Rosario-Pabon Z, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2021. Psychosocial status modifies the effect of maternal blood metal and metalloid concentrations on birth outcomes. Environ Int 149:106418. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2021.106418 PMID:33548848 PMCID:PMC7897320
  • Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Milne GL, Ferguson KK, Loch-Caruso R, Fernandez J, Rosario Z, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2021. Maternal Urinary Metal and Metalloid Concentrations in Association with Oxidative Stress Biomarkers. Antioxidants (Basel) 10:114. doi:10.3390/antiox10010114 PMID:33467519
  • Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Mukherjee B, Rosario-Pabon Z, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2021. Performance of urine, blood, and integrated metal biomarkers in relation to birth outcomes in a mixture setting. Environ Res 200:111435. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2021.111435 PMID:34097892 PMCID:PMC8403638
  • Aung MT, Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Mukherjee B, Rosario Z, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2021. Maternal lipidomic signatures in relation to spontaneous preterm birth and large-for-gestational age neonates. Sci Rep 11:8115. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-87472-9 PMID:33854141 PMCID:PMC8046995
  • Aung MT, Yu Y, Ferguson KK, Cantonwine DE, Zeng L, McElrath TF, Pennathur S, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD. 2021. Cross-sectional estimation of endogenous biomarker associations with prenatal phenols, phthalates, metals, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in single-pollutant and mixtures analysis approaches. Environ Health Perspect 129:37007. doi:10.1289/EHP7396 PMID:33761273 PMCID:PMC7990518
  • Boss J, Rix A, Chen Y, Narisetty NN, Wu Z, Ferguson KK, McElrath TF, Meeker JD, Mukherjee B. 2021. A hierarchical integrative group least absolute shrinkage and selection operator for analyzing environmental mixtures. Environmetrics 16:doi:10.1002/env.2698 (ahead of print)
  • Cathey A, Eaton JL, Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Rosario Z, Velez-Vega C, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD. 2021. Individual and joint effects of phthalate metabolites on biomarkers of oxidative stress among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Environ Int 154:PMID:33882432
  • Cathey A, Watkins DJ, Rosario Z, Velez Vega CM, Mukherjee B, O'Neill MS, Loch-Caruso R, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2021. Gestational hormone concentrations are associated with timing of delivery in a fetal sex-dependent manner. Front. Endocrinol 12(10):doi:10.3389/fendo.2021.742145 PMID:34603214 PMCID:PMC8479114
  • Chen L, Alshawabkeh AN, Hojabri S, Sun M, Xu G, Li J. 2021. A robust flow-through platform for organic contaminant removal. Cell Rep Phys Sci 2:doi:10.1016/j.xcrp.2020.100296 PMID:34368791 PMCID:PMC8341378
  • Chen L, Xue Y, Luo T, Wu F, Alshawabkeh AN. 2021. Electrolysis-assisted UV/sulfite oxidation for water treatment with automatic adjustments of solution pH and dissolved oxygen. Chem Eng J 403(9):126278. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2020.126278 PMID:33162784 PMCID:PMC7641513
  • Elkin ER, Bakulski KM, Colacino JA, Bridges D, Kilburn BA, Armant DR, Loch-Caruso R. 2021. Transcriptional profiling of the response to the trichloroethylene metabolite S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine revealed activation of the eIF2a/ATF4 integrated stress response in two in vitro placental models. Arch Toxicol 1-25. doi:10.1007/s00204-021-03011-5 PMID:33725128 PMCID:PMC7961173 (ahead of print)
  • Jiang T, Amadei CA, Lin Y, Gao N, Rahman SM, Lan J, Vecitis CD, Gu AZ. 2021. Dependence of graphene oxide (GO) toxicity on oxidation level, elemental composition, and size. Int J Mol Sci 22(19):doi:10.3390/ijms221910578 PMID:34638921 PMCID:PMC8508828
  • Jiang T, Lin Y, Amadei CA, Gou N, Rahman SM, Lan J, Vecitis CD, Gu AZ. 2021. Comparative and mechanistic toxicity assessment of structure-dependent toxicity of carbon-based nanomaterials. J Hazard Mater 418:126282. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.126282 PMID:34111749
  • Kirwa K, Feric Z, Manjourides J, Alshawabkeh AN, Velez Vega CM, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Suh HH. 2021. Preterm birth and PM(2.5) in Puerto Rico: evidence from the PROTECT birth cohort. Environmental Health 20:69. doi:10.1186/s12940-021-00748-5 PMID:34116688 PMCID:PMC8196435
  • Morton S, Honda T, Zimmerman E, Kirwa K, Huerta-Montanez G, Martens A, Hines M, Ondras M, Eum K, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Suh HH. 2021. Non-nutritive suck and airborne metal exposures among Puerto Rican infants. Sci Total Environ 789:148008. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148008 PMID:34082200 PMCID:PMC8295239
  • Rivera-Nunez Z, Ashrap P, Barrett ES, Watkins DJ, Cathey A, Velez-Vega C, Rosario Z, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2021. Association of biomarkers of exposure to metals and metalloids with maternal hormones in pregnant women from Puerto Rico. Environ Int 147:106310. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2020.106310 PMID:33321388 PMCID:PMC7856269
  • Sevillano M, Vosloo S, Cotto I, Dai Z, Jiang T, Santiago Santana JM, Padilla IY, Rosario-Pabon Z, Velez-Vega C, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Gu AZ, Pinto A. 2021. Spatial-temporal targeted and non-targeted surveys to assess microbiological composition of drinking water in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Water Res 13:doi:10.1016/j.wroa.2021.100123 PMID:34704006 PMCID:PMC8524244
  • Silver MK, Fernandez J, Tang J, McDade A, Sabino J, Rosario Z, Velez-Vega C, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2021. Prenatal Exposure to Glyphosate and Its Environmental Degradate, Aminomethylphosphonic Acid (AMPA), and Preterm Birth: A Nested Case-Control Study in the PROTECT Cohort (Puerto Rico). Environ Health Perspect 129:57011. doi:10.1289/ehp7295 PMID:34009015 PMCID:PMC8132611
  • Su AL, Lash LH, Bergin IL, Bjork F, Loch-Caruso R. 2021. N-Acetyl-L-cysteine and aminooxyacetic acid differentially modulate trichloroethylene reproductive toxicity via metabolism in Wistar rats. Arch Toxicol doi:10.1007/s00204-021-02991-8 PMID:33599830 (ahead of print)
  • Wang P, Roider E, Coulter ME, Walsh CA, Kramer C, Beuning PJ, Giese RW. 2021. DNA adductomics by mass tag prelabeling. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 35:e9095. doi:10.1002/rcm.9095 PMID:33821547
  • Zhou W, Li F, Su Y, Li J, Chen S, Xie L, Wei S, Meng X, Rajic L, Gao J, Alshawabkeh AN. 2021. O-doped graphitic granular biochar enables pollutants removal via simultaneous H2O2 generation and activation in neutral Fe-free electro-Fenton process. Sep Purif Technol 262:doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2021.118327 PMID:34366698 PMCID:PMC8340609

2020

2019

  • Aker AM, Ferguson KK, Rosario Z, Mukherjee B, Alshawabkeh AN, Calafat AM, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2019. A repeated measures study of phenol, paraben and triclocarban urinary biomarkers and circulating maternal hormones during gestation in the Puerto Rico PROTECT cohort. Environ Health 18:28. doi:10.1186/s12940-019-0459-5 PMID:30940137 PMCID:PMC6444601
  • Aker AM, Ferguson KK, Rosario Z, Mukherjee B, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2019. The associations between prenatal exposure to triclocarban, phenols and parabens with gestational age and birth weight in northern Puerto Rico. Environ Res 169:41-51. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2018.10.030 PMID:30412856 PMCID:PMC6347499
  • Aung MT, Ferguson KK, Cantonwine DE, Bakulski KM, Mukherjee B, Loch-Caruso R, McElrath TF, Meeker JD. 2019. Associations between maternal plasma measurements of inflammatory markers and urinary levels of phenols and parabens during pregnancy: a repeated measures study. Sci Total Environ 650(Pt1):1131-1140. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.356 PMID:30308801 PMCID:PMC6236678
  • Aung MT, Ferguson KK, Cantonwine DE, McElrath TF, Pace GG, Meeker JD. 2019. Preterm birth in relation to the bisphenol A replacement, bisphenol S, and other phenols and parabens. Environ Res 169:131-138. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2018.10.037 PMID:30448626 PMCID:PMC6347500
  • Aung MT, Yu Y, Ferguson KK, Cantonwine DE, Zeng L, McElrath TF, Pennathur S, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD. 2019. Prediction and associations of preterm birth and its subtypes with eicosanoid enzymatic pathways and inflammatory markers. Sci Rep 9(1):17049. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-53448-z PMID:31745121 PMCID:PMC6863859
  • Boss J, Mukherjee B, Ferguson KK, Aker AM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Kim S. 2019. Estimating outcome-exposure associations when exposure biomarker detection limits vary across batches. Epidemiology 30(5):746-755. doi:10.1097/EDE.0000000000001052 PMID:31299670 PMCID:PMC6677587
  • Brody JG, Brown P, Morello-Frosch R. 2019. Returning chemical exposure results to individuals and communities. In: Environmental Health Literacy. Springer, pp.135-164.
  • Brown P, Clark S, Zimmerman E, Miller M, Valenti M. 2019. Health professionals' environmental health literacy. In: Environmental Health Literacy. Springer, pp.195-230.
  • Cathey A, Watkins DJ, Rosario Z, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2019. Associations of phthalates and phthalate replacements with CRH and other hormones among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. J Endocr Soc 3(6):1127-1149. doi:10.1210/js.2019-00010 PMID:31093596 PMCID:PMC6510018
  • Chen L, Pinto A, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Activated carbon as a cathode for water disinfection through the electro-fenton process. Catalysts 9:17. doi:10.3390/catal9070601
  • Chen L, Xu G, Rui Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Demonstration of a feasible energy-water-environment nexus: Waste sulfur dioxide for water treatment. Appl Energy 250:1011-1022. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.05.108
  • Cordner A, De La Rosa VY, Schaider LA, Rudel RA, Richter L, Brown P. 2019. Guideline levels for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water: the role of scientific uncertainty, risk assessment decisions, and social factors. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 29:157-171. doi:10.1038/s41370-018-0099-9 PMID:30622333 PMCID:PMC6455940
  • Eick SM, Meeker JD, Brown P, Swartzendruber A, Rios-McConnell R, Shen Y, Milne GL, Velez-Vega C, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Ferguson KK. 2019. Associations between socioeconomic status, psychosocial stress, and urinary levels of 8-iso-prostaglandin-F-2 alpha during pregnancy in Puerto Rico. Free Radic Biol Med 143:95-100. doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2019.07.032 PMID:31369838 PMCID:PMC6848779
  • Eick SM, Welton M, Cordero JF. 2019. Relationship between prepregnancy overweight, obesity, and preterm birth in puerto rico. Matern Child Health J 23(7):925-933. doi:10.1007/s10995-018-02719-8
  • Elkin ER, Bridges D, Loch-Caruso R. 2019. The trichloroethylene metabolite S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine induces progressive mitochondrial dysfunction in HTR-8/SVneo trophoblasts. Toxicology 427:152283. doi:10.1016/j.tox.2019.152283 PMID:31476333 PMCID:PMC6943978
  • Ferguson KK, Lan Z, Yu Y, Mukherjee B, McElrath TF, Meeker JD. 2019. Urinary concentrations of phenols in association with biomarkers of oxidative stress in pregnancy: assessment of effects independent of phthalates. Environ Int doi:10.1016/j.envint.2019.104903 PMID:31288179 PMCID:PMC6728185
  • Ferguson KK, Rosario Z, McElrath TF, Velez-Vega C, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2019. Demographic risk factors for adverse birth outcomes in Puerto Rico in the PROTECT cohort. PLoS One 14(6):e0217770. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0217770 PMID:31194765 PMCID:PMC6564423
  • Ferguson KK, Rosen EM, Rosario Z, Feric Z, Calafat AM, McElrath TF, Velez Vega CM, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2019. Environmental phthalate exposure and preterm birth in the PROTECT birth cohort. Environ Int 132:105099. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2019.105099 PMID:31430608 PMCID:PMC6754790
  • Ingle ME, Watkins DJ, Rosario Z, Velez-Vega C, Huerta-Montanez G, Calafat AM, Ospina M, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2019. The association of urinary organophosphate ester metabolites and self-reported personal care and household product use among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Environ Res 179:108756. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.108756 PMID:31574449 PMCID:PMC6905189
  • Kalhor K, Ghasemizadeh R, Rajic L, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Assessment of groundwater quality and remediation in karst aquifers: a review. Groundw Sustain Dev 8:104-121. doi:10.1016/j.gsd.2018.10.004 PMID:30555889 PMCID:PMC6291008
  • Kim SS, Meeker JD, Keil A, Aung MT, Bommarito P, Cantonwine DE, McElrath TF, Ferguson KK. 2019. Exposure to 17 trace metals in pregnancy and associations with urinary oxidative stress biomarkers. Environ Res 179(partB):108854. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.108854 PMID:31678726 PMCID:PMC6907890
  • Loch-Caruso R, Hassan I, Harris SM, Kumar AM, Bjork F, Lash LH. 2019. Trichloroethylene exposure in mid-pregnancy decreased fetal weight and increased placental markers of oxidative stress in rats. Reprod Toxicol 83:38-45. doi:10.1016/j.reprotox.2018.11.002 PMID:30468822 PMCID:PMC6404769
  • Muenter MM, Aiken A, Akanji JO, Baig S, Bellou S, Carlson A, Conway C, Cowell CM, DeLateur NA, Hester A, Joshi C, Kramer C, Leifer BS, Nash E, Qi MH, Travers M, Wong KC, Hu M, Gou N, Giese RW, Gu AZ, Beuning PJ. 2019. The response of Escherichia coli to the alkylating agents chloroacetaldehyde and styrene oxide. Mutat Res 840:1-10. doi:10.1016/j.mrgentox.2019.02.001 PMID:30857727 PMCID:PMC6525637
  • Nazari R, Rajic L, Ciblak A, Hernandez S, Mousa IE, Zhou W, Bhattacharyya D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Immobilized palladium-catalyzed electro-Fenton's degradation of chlorobenzene in groundwater. Chemosphere 216:556-563. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.10.143 PMID:30390586 PMCID:PMC6293191
  • Noor N, Ferguson KK, Meeker JD, Seely EW, Hauser R, James-Todd T, McElrath TF. 2019. Pregnancy phthalate metabolite concentrations and infant birth weight by gradations of glucose tolerance. Int J Hyg Environ Health 222(3):395-401. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2018.12.005
  • Padula AM, Monk C, Brennan PA, Borders A, Barrett ES, McEvoy CT, Foss S, Desai P, Alshawabkeh AN, Wurth R, Salafia C, Fichorova RN, Varshavsky J, Kress A, Woodruff TJ, Morello-Frosch R. 2019. A review of maternal prenatal exposures to environmental chemicals and psychosocial stressors-implications for research on perinatal outcomes in the ECHO program. J Perinatology 40:10-24. doi:10.1038/s41372-019-0510-y PMID:31616048 PMCID:PMC6957228
  • Torres NI, Rivera VL, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Effect of hydrogeological and anthropogenic factors on the spatial and temporal distribution of CVOCs in the karst system of northern Puerto Rico. Environ Earth Sci 78:594. doi:10.1007/s12665-019-8611-7 PMID:31929835 PMCID:PMC6953914 (in press)
  • Watkins DJ, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2019. Preliminary assessment of exposure to persistent organic pollutants among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Int J Hyg Environ Health 222:327-331. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2019.02.001 PMID:30738742 PMCID:PMC6408968
  • Zhou W, Meng X, Ding Y, Rajic L, Gao J, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Self-cleaning electrochemical regeneration of dye-loaded activated carbon. Electrochem Commun 100:85-89. doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2019.01.025 PMID:31824230 PMCID:PMC6903700
  • Zhou W, Meng X, Gao J, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Hydrogen peroxide generation from O-2 electroreduction for environmental remediation: A state-of-the-art review. Chemosphere 225:588-607. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.03.042 PMID:30903840
  • Zhou W, Rajic L, Chen L, Kou K, Ding Y, Meng X, Wang Y, Mulaw B, Gao J, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Activated carbon as effective cathode material in iron-free Electro-Fenton process: Integrated H2O2 electrogeneration, activation, and pollutants adsorption. Electrochim Acta 296:317-326. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2018.11.052 PMID:30631212 PMCID:PMC6322679
  • Zhou W, Rajic L, Meng X, Nozari R, Zhao Y, Wang Y, Gao J, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Efficient H2O2 electrogeneration at graphite felt modified via electrode polarity reversal: utilization for organic pollutants degradation. Chem Eng J 364:428-439. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2019.01.175

2018

  • Aker AM, Johns LM, McElrath TF, Cantonwine DE, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD. 2018. Associations between maternal phenol and paraben urinary biomarkers and maternal hormones during pregnancy: a repeated measures study. Environ Int 113:341-349. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.01.006 PMID:29366524 PMCID:PMC5866216
  • Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Calafat AM, Ye X, Rosario Z, Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2018. Elevated concentrations of urinary triclocarban, phenol and paraben among pregnant women in Northern Puerto Rico: predictors and trends. Environ Int 121:990-1002. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.08.020 PMID:30316544
  • Bedrosian LD, Ferguson KK, Cantonwine DE, McElrath TF, Meeker JD. 2018. Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations in relation to levels of circulating matrix metalloproteinases in pregnant women. Sci Total Environ 613-614:1349-1352. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.09.244 PMID:28968947 PMCID:PMC5681360
  • Boss J, Zhai J, Aung MT, Ferguson KK, Johns LE, McElrath TF, Meeker JD, Mukherjee B. 2018. Associations between mixtures of urinary phthalate metabolites with gestational age at delivery: a time to event analysis using summative phthalate risk scores. Environ Health 17:56. doi:10.1186/s12940-018-0400-3 PMID:29925380 PMCID:PMC6011420
  • Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Murphy C, Welton M, Torres H, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Padilla IY, Meeker JD. 2018. Hurricanes and the environmental justice island: Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico. Environ Justice 11(4):148-153. doi:10.1089/env.2018.0003 PMID:31131071 PMCID:PMC6114726
  • Cathey A, Ferguson KK, McElrath TF, Cantonwine DE, Pace GG, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2018. Distribution and predictors of urinary polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon metabolites in two pregnancy cohort studies. Environ Pollut 232:556-562. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2017.09.087 PMID:28993025 PMCID:PMC5650937
  • Dong S, Feric Z, Li X, Rahman SM, Li G, Wu C, Gu AZ, Dy J, Kaeli D. 2018. A hybrid approach to identify key indicators of PROTECT (Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats) dataset with an end-to-end toolchain. In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). (). IEEE, New York, NY.
  • Dong S, Feric Z, Li X, Rahman SM, Li G, Wu C, Gu AZ, Dy J, Kaeli D, Meeker JD, Padilla IY, Cordero JF, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. A hybrid approach to identifying key factors in environmental health studies. In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). (). IEEE, New York, NY.
  • Dong S, Feric Z, Li X, Rahman SM, Li G, Wu C, Gu AZ, Dy J, Kaeli D, Meeker JD, Padilla IY, Cordero JF, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. A hybrid approach to identifying key factors in environmental health studies. Big Data 2855-2862.
  • Dong S, Feric Z, Yu L, Kaeli D, Meeker JD, Padilla IY, Cordero JF, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. An efficient data management framework for Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT). In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). (). IEEE, New York, NY.
  • Elkin ER, Harris SM, Loch-Caruso R. 2018. Trichloroethylene metabolite S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)-l-cysteine induces lipid peroxidation-associated apoptosis via the intrinsic and extrinsic apoptosis pathways in a first-trimester placental cell line. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 338:30-42. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2017.11.006 PMID:29129777 PMCID:PMC5741094
  • Ferguson KK, Kamai E, Cantonwine DE, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD, McElrath TF. 2018. Associations between repeated ultrasound measures of fetal growth and biomarkers of maternal oxidative stress and inflammation in pregnancy. Am J Reprod Immunol 80:8. doi:10.1111/aji.13017 PMID:29984454 PMCID:PMC6160349
  • Ferguson KK, Meeker JD, Cantonwine DE, Mukherjee B, Pace GG, Weller D, McElrath TF. 2018. Environmental phenol associations with ultrasound and delivery measures of fetal growth. Environ Int 112:243-250. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2017.12.011 PMID:29294443 PMCID:PMC5899051
  • Ferguson KK, Yu Y, Cantonwine DE, McElrath TF, Meeker JD, Mukherjee B. 2018. Foetal ultrasound measurement imputations based on growth curves versus multiple imputation chained equation (MICE). Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 32:469-473. doi:10.1111/ppe.12486 PMID:30016545
  • Hojabri S, Rajic L, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Transient reactive transport model for physico-chemical transformation by electrochemical reactive barrier. J Hazard Mater 358:171-177. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.06.051 PMID:29990804
  • Johns LE, Ferguson KK, Cantonwine DE, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD, McElrath TF. 2018. Subclinical changes in maternal thyroid function parameters in pregnancy and fetal growth. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 103:1349-1358. doi:10.1210/jc.2017-01698 PMID:29293986
  • Lan J, Rahman SM, Gou N, Jiang T, Plewa MJ, Alshawabkeh AN, Gu AZ. 2018. Genotoxicity assessment of drinking water disinfection byproducts by DNA damage and repair pathway profiling analysis. Environ Sci Technol 52(11):6565-6575. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b06389 PMID:29660283
  • Narisetty NN, Mukherjee B, Chen Y, Gonzalez R, Meeker JD. 2018. Selection of nonlinear interactions by a forward stepwise algorithm: Application to identifying environmental chemical mixtures affecting health outcomes. Stat Med 38(9):1582-1600. doi:10.1002/sim.8059
  • Nazari R, Rajic L, Xue Y, Zhou W, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Degradation of 4-chlorophenol in aqueous solution by SonoElectro-Fenton process. Int J Electrochem Sci 13:9214-9230. doi:10.20964/2018.09.46 PMID:30568538 PMCID:PMC6296483
  • Shokri M, Vesper D, Herman EK, Rajic L, Hetrick KL, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Bulk Chemistry of Karst Sediment Deposits. In: 15th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst. Shepherdstown, WV.
  • Taqieddin A, Allshouse MR, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Review-mathematical formulations of electrochemically gas-evolving systems. J Electrochem Soc 165(13):E694-E711. doi:10.1149/2.0791813jes PMID:30542215 PMCID:PMC6287757
  • Torres NI, Yu X, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R, Ghasemizadeh R, Kaeli D, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. The influence of hydrogeological and anthropogenic variables on phthalate contamination in eogenetic karst groundwater systems. Environ Pollut 237:298-307. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.01.106 PMID:29494923 PMCID:PMC5915304
  • Vesper D, Smaldone D, Feller DJ. 2018. Assessing the relative vulnerability of sensitive karst habitats containing rare, threatened, and endangered species in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Park Science 34(1):60-69.
  • Wang P, Giese RW. 2018. Interpretation of mass spectral data for the cisplatin 1,2 intrastrand guanine-guanine adduct. Chem Res Toxicol 31:1106-1107. doi:10.1021/acs.chemrestox.8b00134 PMID:30280575
  • Xu Z, Massei N, Padilla IY, Hartmann A, Hu B. 2018. Characterization, modeling, and remediation of karst in a changing environment. Environ Earth Sci 77:476. doi:10.1007/s12665-018-7660-7
  • Xue Y, Rajic L, Chen L, Lyu S, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Electrolytic control of hydrogen peroxide release from calcium peroxide in aqueous solution. Electrochem Commun 93:81-85. doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2018.06.008 PMID:30542246 PMCID:PMC6287754
  • Yu X, Feric Z, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Potential influence of temperature and precipitation on preterm birth rate in Puerto Rico. Sci Rep 8:16106. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-34179-z PMID:30382121 PMCID:PMC6208375
  • Zhou W, Gao J, Rajic L, Ding Y, Zhao Y, Zhao H, Meng X, Wang Y, Kou K, Xu Y, Wu S, Qin Z, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Drastic enhancement of H2O2 electro-generation by pulsed current for ibuprofen degradation: strategy based on decoupling study on H2O2 decomposition pathways. Chem Eng J 338:709-718. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2017.12.152
  • Zhou W, Meng X, Rajic L, Xue Y, Chen S, Ding Y, Kou K, Wang Y, Gao J, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Floating cathode for efficient H2O2 electrogeneration applied to degradation of ibuprofen as a model pollutant. Electrochem Commun 96:37-41. doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2018.09.007 PMID:30546268 PMCID:PMC6287755
  • Zhou W, Rajic L, Zhao Y, Gao J, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Rates of H2O2 electrogeneration by reduction of anodic O-2 at RVC foam cathodes in batch and flow-through cells. Electrochim Acta 277:185-196. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2018.04.174
  • Zimmerman E, Borkowski C, Clark S, Brown P. 2018. Educating speech-language pathologists working in early intervention on environmental health. BMC Med Educ 18(1):155. doi:10.1186/s12909-018-1266-3 PMID:29970068 PMCID:PMC6029042

2017

  • Aung MT, Johns LE, Ferguson KK, Mukherjee B, McElrath TF, Meeker JD. 2017. Thyroid hormone parameters during pregnancy in relation to urinary bisphenol A concentrations: A repeated measures study. Environ Int 104:33-40. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2017.04.001 PMID:28410473
  • Cardona-Cordero NR, Velez Vega CM, Cordero JF, Rosario Z, Murphy C, Mattei H, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN, Vergara C. 2017. Social determinants of contaminant exposure and pregnancy in the northern karst of Puerto Rico. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.169-175.
  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Loch-Caruso R, Giese RW, Padilla IY, Vesper D, Kaeli D, Sheahan TC, Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Team science applied to environmental health research: karst hydrogeology and preterm birth in Puerto Rico. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.17-25.
  • Fallahpour N, Mao X, Rajic L, Yuan S, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Electrochemical dechlorination of trichloroethylene in the presence of natural organic matter, metal ions and nitrates in a simulated karst media. J Environ Chem Eng 5(1):240-245. doi:10.1016/j.jece.2016.11.046 PMID:29744302 PMCID:PMC5937535
  • Ferguson KK, Chen Y, VanderWeele TJ, McElrath TF, Meeker JD, Mukherjee B. 2017. Mediation of the relationship between maternal phthalate exposure and preterm birth by oxidative stress with repeated measurements across pregnancy. Environ Health Perspect 125(3):488-494. doi:10.1289/EHP282 PMID:27352406 PMCID:PMC5332184
  • Ferguson KK, McElrath TF, Mukherjee B, Seely EW, Meeker JD, Johns LE. 2017. Longitudinal profiles of thyroid hormone parameters in pregnancy and associations with preterm birth. PLoS One 12(1):e0169542. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169542 PMID:28060899 PMCID:PMC5217954
  • Ferguson KK, McElrath TF, Pace GG, Weller D, Zeng L, Pennathur S, Cantonwine DE, Meeker JD. 2017. Urinary polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon metabolite associations with biomarkers of inflammation, angiogenesis, and oxidative stress in pregnant women. Environ Sci Technol 51:4652-4660. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b01252 PMID:28306249
  • Ferguson KK, Meeker JD, McElrath TF, Mukherjee B, Cantonwine DE. 2017. Repeated measures of inflammation and oxidative stress biomarkers in preeclamptic and normotensive pregnancies. Am J Obstet Gynecol 216(5):doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2016.12.174 PMID:28043842
  • Gregor S, Fallahpour N, Rajic L, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Electrochemical remediation of contaminated groundwater: pilot scale study. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.117-120.
  • Johns LE, Ferguson KK, Cantonwine DE, McElrath TF, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD. 2017. Urinary BPA and phthalate metabolite concentrations and plasma vitamin D levels in pregnant women: a repeated measures analysis. Environ Health Perspect 125(8):doi:10.1289/EHP1178 PMID:28934718
  • Ohayon JL, Cousins E, Brown P, Morello-Frosch R, Brody JG. 2017. Researcher and institutional review board perspectives on the benefits and challenges of reporting back biomonitoring and environmental exposure results. Environ Res 153:140-149. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2016.12.003 PMID:27960129
  • Padilla IY, Vesper D. 2017. Fate, transport, and exposure of emerging and legacy contaminants in karst systems: state of knowledge and uncertainty. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.33-49.
  • Park H, Harris SM, Boldenow E, McEachin RC, Sartor MA, Chames MC, Loch-Caruso R. 2017. Group B streptococcus activates transcriptomic pathways related to premature birth in human extraplacental membranes in vitro. Biol Reprod 98(3):396-407. doi:10.1093/biolre/iox147 PMID:29155939 PMCID:PMC6248496
  • Pleil JD, Giese RW. 2017. Integrating exhaled breath diagnostics by disease-sniffing dogs with instrumental laboratory analysis. J Breath Res 11(3):032001. doi:10.1088/1752-7163/aa79bc PMID:28879861 PMCID:PMC5751435
  • Rajic L, Berroa D, Gregor S, Elbakri S, MacNeil M, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Electrochemically-induced reduction of nitrate in aqueous solution. Int J Electrochem Sci 12:5998-6009. doi:10.20964/2017.07.38 PMID:29657554 PMCID:PMC5898405
  • Rivera VL, Padilla IY, Torres NI. 2017. Spatiotemporal assessment of CVOC contamination in karst groundwater sources and exposure at tap water point of use. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.231-235.
  • Shao G, Agar J, Giese RW. 2017. Cold-induced aqueous acetonitrile phase separation: A salt-free way to begin quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, safe. J Chromatogr A 1506:128-133. doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2017.05.045 PMID:28558907 PMCID:PMC5534357
  • Taqieddin A, Nazari R, Rajic L, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Review-physicochemical hydrodynamics of gas bubbles in two phase electrochemical systems. J Electrochem Soc 164:E448-E459. doi:10.1149/2.1161713jes PMID:29731515 PMCID:PMC5935447
  • Torres NI, Padilla IY, Rivera VL. 2017. Potential exposure of emerging contaminants in tap water from karst groundwater sources. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.237-241.
  • Vesper D, Bravo-Ruiz H, Laskoskie AF, Edenborn HM. 2017. Development and testing of hydrogel beads as potential floating tracers of contaminant movement in karst aquifers. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.145-153.
  • Wang P, Giese RW. 2017. Recommendations for quantitative analysis of small molecules by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr A 1486:35-41. doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2017.01.040 PMID:28118972 PMCID:PMC5323262
  • Yuan Y, Meeker JD, Ferguson KK. 2017. Serum polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) concentrations in relation to biomarkers of oxidative stress and inflammation: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2004. Sci Total Environ 575:400-405. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.028 PMID:27750136 PMCID:PMC5164963
  • Zhang Y, Gu AZ, He M, Li D, Chen J. 2017. Subinhibitory concentrations of disinfectants promote the horizontal transfer of multidrug resistance genes within and across genera. Environ Sci Technol 51(1):570-580. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b03132 PMID:27997135

2016

  • Aker AM, Watkins DJ, Johns LE, Ferguson KK, Soldin OP, Anzalota del Toro LV, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2016. Phenols and parabens in relation to reproductive and thyroid hormones in pregnant women. Environ Res 151:30-37. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2016.07.002 PMID:27448730 PMCID:PMC5071140
  • Cantonwine DE, Ferguson KK, Mukherjee B, Chen Y, Smith NA, Robinson JN, Doubilet PM, Meeker JD, McElrath TF. 2016. Utilizing longitudinal measures of fetal growth to create a standard method to assess the impacts of maternal disease and environmental exposure. PLoS One 11(1):e0146532. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146532 PMID:26731406 PMCID:PMC4701464
  • Cantonwine DE, Meeker JD, Ferguson KK, Mukherjee B, Hauser R, McElrath TF. 2016. Urinary concentrations of bisphenol A and phthalate metabolites measured during pregnancy and risk of preeclampsia. Environ Health Perspect 124(10):1651-1655. doi:10.1289/EHP188 PMID:27177253 PMCID:PMC5047771
  • Chen Y, Mukherjee B, Ferguson KK, Meeker JD, VanderWeele TJ. 2016. Mediation formula for a binary outcome and a time-varying exposure and mediator, accounting for possible exposure-mediator interaction. Am J Epidemiol 184(2):157-159. doi:10.1093/aje/kww045 PMID:27325886 PMCID:PMC4945703
  • Fallahpour N, Yuan S, Rajic L, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Hydrodechlorination of TCE in a circulated electrolytic column at high flow rate. Chemosphere 144:59-64. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.08.037 PMID:26344148 PMCID:PMC4695317
  • Ferguson KK, Cantonwine DE, McElrath TF, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD. 2016. Repeated measures analysis of associations between urinary bisphenol-A concentrations and biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress in pregnancy. Reprod Toxicol 66:93-98. doi:10.1016/j.reprotox.2016.10.002 PMID:27751756 PMCID:PMC5125888
  • Ferguson KK, Colacino JA, Lewis RC, Meeker JD. 2016. Personal care product use among adults in NHANES: associations between urinary phthalate metabolites and phenols and use of mouthwash and sunscreen. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 27(3):326-332. doi:10.1038/jes.2016.27 PMID:27168391 PMCID:PMC5376243
  • Ferguson KK, Meeker JD. 2016. The role of environmental exposures in preterm birth. In: Translational toxicology: defining a new therapeutic discipline. Springer Publishing, London, United Kingdom. pp.269-293.
  • Ferguson KK, Meeker JD, Cantonwine DE, Chen Y, Mukherjee B, McElrath TF. 2016. Urinary phthalate metabolite and bisphenol A associations with ultrasound and delivery indices of fetal growth. Environ Int 94:531-537. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2016.06.013 PMID:27320326 PMCID:PMC4980186
  • Ghasemizadeh R, Yu X, Butscher C, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Improved regional groundwater flow modeling using drainage features: a case study of the central northern karst aquifer system of Puerto Rico (USA). Hydrogeology Journal 24(6):1463–1478. doi:10.1007/s10040-016-1419-6
  • Hassan I, Kumar AM, Park H, Lash LH, Loch-Caruso R. 2016. Reactive oxygen stimulation of interleukin-6 release in the human trophoblast cell line HTR-8/SVneo by the trichlorethylene metabolite S-(1,2-Dichloro)-l-Cysteine. Biol Reprod 95(3):66. doi:10.1095/biolreprod.116.139261 PMID:27488030
  • James-Todd T, Meeker JD, Huang T, Hauser R, Ferguson KK, Rich-Edwards JW, McElrath TF, Seely EW. 2016. Pregnancy urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations and gestational diabetes risk factors. Environ Int 96:118-126. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2016.09.009 PMID:27649471 PMCID:PMC5304919
  • Johns LE, Ferguson KK, McElrath TF, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD. 2016. Associations between repeated measures of maternal urinary phthalate metabolites and thyroid hormone parameters during pregnancy. Environ Health Perspect 124(11):1808-1815. doi:10.1289/EHP170 PMID:27152641 PMCID:PMC5089879
  • Johns LE, Ferguson KK, Meeker JD. 2016. Relationships between urinary phthalate metabolite and bisphenol A concentrations and vitamin D levels in US adults: national health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES), 2005-2010. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 101(11):4062-4069. doi:10.1210/jc.2016-2134 PMID:27648964 PMCID:PMC5095248
  • Lan J, Gou N, Rahman SM, Gao C, He M, Gu AZ. 2016. A quantitative toxicogenomics assay for high-throughput and mechanistic genotoxicity assessment and screening of environmental pollutants. Environ Sci Technol 50(6):3202-3214. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b05097 PMID:26855253
  • Li D, Zeng S, Gu AZ, He M. 2016. Water disinfection byproducts induce antibiotic resistance-role of environmental pollutants in resistance phenomena. Environ Sci Technol 50(6):3193-3201. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b05113 PMID:26928861
  • Li X, Yu L, Kaeli D, Yao Y, Wang P, Giese RW, Yusa V, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. A framework for big metabolomic data management and analysis. IJAS 9(1-2):50-61.
  • McIntosh S, Perez-Ramos J, Demment MM, Velez Vega CM, Avendano E, Ossip DJ, Dye TD. 2016. Development and implementation of culturally tailored offline mobile health surveys. JMIR Public Health Surveill 2(1):e28. doi:10.2196/publichealth.5408 PMID:27256208 PMCID:PMC4911512
  • Quinn J, Munoz-Rivas F, Gonik B, Frau L, Cutland C, Mallet-Moore T, Kissou A, Wittke F, Das M, Nunes A, Pye S, Watson W, Ramos AA, Cordero JF, Huang W, Kochhar S, Buttery JP. 2016. Preterm birth: case definition & guidelines for data collection, analysis, and presentation of immunisation safety data. Vaccine 34(49):6047-6056. PMID:27743648
  • Rajic L, Fallahpour N, Podlaha-Murphy E, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. The influence of cathode material on electrochemical degradation of trichloroethylene in aqueous solution. Chemosphere 147:98-104. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.12.095 PMID:26761603 PMCID:PMC4742380
  • Rajic L, Nazari R, Fallahpour N, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Electrochemical degradation of trichloroethylene in aqueous solution by bipolar graphite electrodes. J Environ Chem Eng 4(1):197-202. doi:10.1016/j.jece.2015.10.030 PMID:26955517 PMCID:PMC4778262
  • Ramirez-Andreotta M, Brody JG, Lothrop N, Loh M, Beamer P, Brown P. 2016. Reporting back environmental exposure data and free choice learning. Environ Health 15:2. doi:10.1186/s12940-015-0080-1 PMID:26748908 PMCID:PMC4707004
  • Shao G, MacNeil M, Yao Y, Giese RW. 2016. Porous extraction paddle: a solid phase extraction technique for studying the urine metabolome. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 30(23):2462-2470. doi:10.1002/rcm.7739 PMID:27624170
  • Tan W, Zhang Y, He X, Xi B, Gao R, Mao X, Huang C, Zhang H, Li D, Liang Q, Cui D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Distribution patterns of phthalic acid esters in soil particle-size fractions determine biouptake in soil-cereal crop systems. Sci Rep 6:31987. doi:10.1038/srep31987 PMID:27555553 PMCID:PMC4995490
  • Velez Vega CM, Brown P, Murphy C, Figueroa A, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Community engagement and research translation in Puerto Rico's Northern Karst Region: the PROTECT Superfund research program. New Solut 26(3):475-495. doi:10.1177/1048291116667715
  • Watkins DJ, Fortenberry GZ, Sanchez BN, Barr DB, Panuwet P, Schnaas L, Osorio-Valencia E, Solano-Gonzalez M, Ettinger AS, Hernandez-Avila M, Hu H, Tellez-Rojo MM, Meeker JD. 2016. Urinary 3-phenoxybenzoic acid (3-PBA) levels among pregnant women in Mexico City: Distribution and relationships with child neurodevelopment. Environ Res 147:307-313. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2016.02.025 PMID:26922411 PMCID:PMC4821665
  • Yang N, Cui J, Zhang L, Xiao W, Alshawabkeh AN, Mao X. 2016. Iron electrolysis-assisted peroxymonosulfate chemical oxidation for the remediation of chlorophenol-contaminated groundwater. J Chem Technol Biotechnol 91:938-947. doi:10.1002/jctb.4659
  • Yao Y, Wang P, Shao G, Anzalota del Toro LV, Codero J, Giese RW. 2016. Nontargeted analysis of the urine nonpolar sulfateome: a pathway to the nonpolar xenobiotic exposome. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 30(21):2341-2350. doi:10.1002/rcm.7726 PMID:27557133 PMCID:PMC5070653
  • Yu X, Ghasemizadeh R, Padilla IY, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Patterns of temporal scaling of groundwater level fluctuation. J Hydrol 536:485-495. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.03.018

2015

  • Boldenow E, Hassan I, Chames MC, Xi C, Loch-Caruso R. 2015. The trichloroethylene metabolite S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)-l-cysteine but not trichloroacetate inhibits pathogen-stimulated TNF-α in human extraplacental membranes in vitro. Reprod Toxicol 52:1-6. doi:10.1016/j.reprotox.2015.01.007 PMID:25653212 PMCID:PMC4426062
  • Boldenow E, Hogan KA, Chames MC, Aronoff DM, Xi C, Loch-Caruso R. 2015. Role of cytokine signaling in group B Streptococcus-stimulated expression of human beta defensin-2 in human extraplacental membranes. Am J Reprod Immunol 73(3):263-272. doi:10.1111/aji.12325 PMID:25263616 PMCID:PMC4323989
  • Cantonwine DE, Ferguson KK, Mukherjee B, McElrath TF, Meeker JD. 2015. Urinary bisphenol A levels during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth. Environ Health Perspect 123(9):895-901. doi:10.1289/ehp.1408126 PMID:25815860 PMCID:PMC4559950
  • Chen Y, Ferguson KK, Meeker JD, McElrath TF, Mukherjee B. 2015. Statistical methods for modeling repeated measures of maternal environmental exposure biomarkers during pregnancy in association with preterm birth. Environ Health 14:9. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-14-9 PMID:25619201 PMCID:PMC4417225
  • Ferguson KK, McElrath TF, Cantonwine DE, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD. 2015. Phthalate metabolites and bisphenol-A in association with circulating angiogenic biomarkers across pregnancy. Placenta 36(6):699-703. doi:10.1016/j.placenta.2015.04.002 PMID:25913709 PMCID:PMC4441857
  • Ferguson KK, McElrath TF, Chen Y, Loch-Caruso R, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD. 2015. Repeated measures of urinary oxidative stress biomarkers during pregnancy and preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol 212(2):208.e1-208.e8. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2014.08.007 PMID:25111586 PMCID:PMC4312513
  • Ferguson KK, McElrath TF, Chen Y, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD. 2015. Urinary phthalate metabolites and biomarkers of oxidative stress in pregnant women: a repeated measures analysis. Environ Health Perspect 123(3):210-216. doi:10.1289/ehp.1307996 PMID:25402001 PMCID:PMC4348741
  • Ferguson KK, McElrath TF, Mukherjee B, Loch-Caruso R, Meeker JD. 2015. Associations between maternal biomarkers of phthalate exposure and inflammation using repeated measurements across pregnancy. PLoS One 10(8):e0135601. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135601 PMID:26317519 PMCID:PMC4552851
  • Gao C, Weisman D, Lan J, Gou N, Gu AZ. 2015. Toxicity mechanisms identification via gene set enrichment analysis of time-series toxicogenomics data: impact of time and concentration. Environ Sci Technol 49(7):4618-4626. doi:10.1021/es505199f PMID:25785649
  • Gao S, Cui J, Xiong Y, Xiao W, Wang D, Alshawabkeh AN, Mao X. 2015. Synergetic effect of the mineralization of organic contaminants by a combined use of permanganate and peroxymonosulfate. Sep Purif Technol 144:248-255. doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2015.02.035
  • Ghasemizadeh R, Yu X, Butscher C, Hellweger F, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Equivalent porous media (EPM) simulation of groundwater hydraulics and contaminant transport in karst aquifers. PLoS One 10(9):e0138954. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138954 PMID:26422202 PMCID:PMC4589392
  • Guilloty NI, Soto R, Anzalota del Toro LV, Rosario Z, Cordero JF, Palacios C. 2015. Diet, pre-pregnancy BMI, and gestational weight gain in Puerto Rican women. Matern Child Health J 19(11):2453-2461. doi:10.1007/s10995-015-1764-4 PMID:26100133 PMCID:PMC4596788
  • Johns LE, Cooper GS, Galizia A, Meeker JD. 2015. Exposure assessment issues in epidemiology studies of phthalates. Environ Int 85:27-39. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2015.08.005 PMID:26313703 PMCID:PMC4648682
  • Johns LM, Ferguson KK, Soldin OP, Cantonwine DE, Rivera-González LO, Anzalota del Toro LV, Calafat AM, Ye X, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2015. Urinary phthalate metabolites in relation to maternal serum thyroid and sex hormone levels during pregnancy: a longitudinal analysis. Reprod Biol Endocrinol 13:4. doi:10.1186/1477-7827-13-4 PMID:25596636 PMCID:PMC4326411
  • Lan J, Hu M, Gao C, Alshawabkeh AN, Gu AZ. 2015. Toxicity assessment of 4-methyl-1-cyclohexanemethanol and its metabolites in response to a recent chemical spill in West Virginia, USA. Environ Sci Technol 49(10):6284-6293. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b00371 PMID:25961958
  • Lewis RC, Cantonwine DE, Anzalota del Toro LV, Calafat AM, Valentin-Blasini L, Davis MD, Montesano MA, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2015. Distribution and determinants of urinary biomarkers of exposure to organophosphate insecticides in Puerto Rican pregnant women. Sci Total Environ 512-513:337-344. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.01.059 PMID:25634738 PMCID:PMC4339526
  • Lewis RC, Johns LE, Meeker JD. 2015. Serum biomarkers of exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances in relation to serum testosterone and measures of thyroid function among adults and adolescents from NHANES 2011-2012. Int J Environ Res Public Health 12(6):6098-6114. doi:10.3390/ijerph120606098 PMID:26035660 PMCID:PMC4483690
  • Lewis RC, Meeker JD. 2015. Biomarkers of exposure to molybdenum and other metals in relation to testosterone among men from the United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2012. Fertil Steril 103(1):172-178. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.09.020 PMID:25439796 PMCID:PMC4282605
  • Maihemuti B, Ghasemizadeh R, Yu X, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Simulation of regional karst aquifer system and assessment of groundwater resources in Manatí-Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. Journal of Water Resource and Protection 7:909-922. doi:10.4236/jwarp.2015.712075
  • Mao X, Baek K, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Iron electrocoagulation with enhanced cathodic reduction for removal of mixtures of aqueous contaminants. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management 14(12):2905-2911.
  • Padilla IY, Rivera VL, Irizarry C. 2015. Spatiotemporal response of CVOC contamination and remedial actions in eogenetic karst aquifers. In: Proceedings of the 14th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst. National Cave and Karst Research Institute, Rochester, MN. pp.337-346.
  • Park H, Loch-Caruso R. 2015. Protective effect of (±)α-tocopherol on brominated diphenyl ether-47-stimulated prostaglandin pathways in human extravillous trophoblasts in vitro. Toxicol In Vitro 29(7):1309-1318. doi:10.1016/j.tiv.2015.05.015 PMID:26026498 PMCID:PMC4553091
  • Rajic L, Fallahpour N, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Impact of electrode sequence on electrochemical removal of trichloroethylene from aqueous solution. Appl Catal B 174-175:427-434. doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.03.018 PMID:25931774 PMCID:PMC4410430
  • Rajic L, Fallahpour N, Nazari R, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Influence of humic substances on electrochemical degradation of trichloroethylene in limestone aquifers. Electrochim Acta 181:123-129. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2015.03.121 PMID:26549889 PMCID:PMC4632980
  • Rajic L, Fallahpour N, Oguzie E, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Electrochemical transformation of thichloroethylene in groundwater by Ni-containing cathodes. Electrochim Acta 181:118-122. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2015.03.112 PMID:26538681 PMCID:PMC4628911
  • Silver MK, Meeker JD. 2015. Endocrine disruption of developmental pathways and children’s health. Chapter 13 in: Endocrine Disruption and Human Health. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. pp.237-255.
  • Soto R, Guilloty NI, Anzalota del Toro LV, Rosario Z, Cordero JF, Palacios C. 2015. Association between maternal diet factors and hemoglobin levels, glucose tolerance, blood pressure and gestational age in a Hispanic population. Arch Latinoam Nutr 65(2):86-96. PMID:26817380
  • Tetz LM, Aronoff DM, Loch-Caruso R. 2015. Mono-ethylhexyl phthalate stimulates prostaglandin secretion in human placental macrophages and THP-1 cells. Reprod Biol Endocrinol 13:56. doi:10.1186/s12958-015-0046-8 PMID:26036283 PMCID:PMC4462084
  • Wang P, Zhang Q, Yao Y, Giese RW. 2015. Cationic xylene tag for increasing sensitivity in mass spectrometry. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom 26(10):1713-1721. doi:10.1007/s13361-015-1200-4 PMID:26115969 PMCID:PMC4567951
  • Watkins DJ, Ferguson KK, Anzalota del Toro LV, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2015. Associations between urinary phenol and paraben concentrations and markers of oxidative stress and inflammation among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Int J Hyg Environ Health 218(2):212-219. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2014.11.001 PMID:25435060 PMCID:PMC4323928
  • Yu X, Ghasemizadeh R, Padilla IY, Irizarry C, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Spatiotemporal changes of CVOC concentrations in karst aquifers: analysis of three decades of data from Puerto Rico. Sci Total Environ 511:1-10. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.12.031 PMID:25522355 PMCID:PMC4330126
  • Yu X, Ghasemizadeh R, Padilla IY, Meeker JD, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Sociodemographic patterns of household water-use costs in Puerto Rico. Sci Total Environ 524-525:300-309. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.043 PMID:25897735 PMCID:PMC4523384

2014

  • Anaya AA, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R, Vesper D, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2014. Estimating preferential flow in karstic aquifers using statistical mixed models. Ground Water 52(4):584-596. doi:10.1111/gwat.12084 PMID:23802921 PMCID:PMC3818453
  • Cantonwine DE, Cordero JF, Rivera-Gonzalez LO, Anzalota del Toro LV, Ferguson KK, Mukherjee B, Calafat AM, Crespo N, Jimenez B, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2014. Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations among pregnant women in Northern Puerto Rico: distribution, temporal variability, and predictors. Environ Int 62:1-11. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2013.09.014 PMID:24161445 PMCID:PMC3874859
  • Ferguson KK, Cantonwine DE, Rivera-Gonzalez LO, Loch-Caruso R, Mukherjee B, Anzalota del Toro LV, Jimenez B, Calafat AM, Ye X, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2014. Urinary phthalate metabolite associations with biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress across pregnancy in Puerto Rico. Environ Sci Technol 48(12):7018-7025. doi:10.1021/es502076j PMID:24845688 PMCID:PMC4066910
  • Ferguson KK, McElrath TF, Chen Y, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD. 2014. Longitudinal profiling of inflammatory cytokines and C-reactive protein during uncomplicated and preterm pregnancy. Am J Reprod Immunol 72(3):326-336. doi:10.1111/aji.12265 PMID:24807462 PMCID:PMC4573571
  • Ferguson KK, McElrath TF, Ko Y, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD. 2014. Variability in urinary phthalate metabolite levels across pregnancy and sensitive windows of exposure for the risk of preterm birth. Environ Int 70:118-124. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2014.05.016 PMID:24934852 PMCID:PMC4104181
  • Ferguson KK, McElrath TF, Meeker JD. 2014. Environmental phthalate exposure and preterm birth. JAMA Pediatr 168(1):61-67. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.3699 PMID:24247736 PMCID:PMC4005250
  • Ferguson KK, Peterson KE, Lee JM, Mercedo-Garcia A, Blank-Goldenberg C, Tellez-Rojo MM, Meeker JD. 2014. Prenatal and peripubertal phthalates and bisphenol A in relation to sex hormones and puberty in boys. Reprod Toxicol 47:70-76. doi:10.1016/j.reprotox.2014.06.002 PMID:24945889 PMCID:PMC4117729
  • Fortenberry GZ, Meeker JD, Sanchez BN, Barr DB, Panuwet P, Bellinger DC, Schnaas L, Solano-Gonzalez M, Ettinger AS, Hernandez-Avila M, Hu H, Tellez-Rojo MM. 2014. Urinary 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol (TCPY) in pregnant women from Mexico City: distribution, temporal variability, and relationship with child attention and hyperactivity. Int J Hyg Environ Health 217(2-3):405-412. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2013.07.018 PMID:24001412 PMCID:PMC3946926
  • Fortenberry GZ, Meeker JD, Sanchez BN, Bellinger DC, Peterson KE, Schnaas L, Solano-Gonzalez M, Ettinger AS, Hernandez-Avila M, Hu H, Tellez-Rojo MM. 2014. Paraoxonase I polymorphisms and attention/hyperactivity in school-age children from Mexico City, Mexico. Environ Res 132:342-349. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2014.04.010 PMID:24834831
  • Gou N, Yuan S, Lan J, Gao C, Alshawabkeh AN, Gu AZ. 2014. A quantitative toxicogenomics assay reveals the evolution and nature of toxicity during the transformation of environmental pollutants. Environ Sci Technol 48(15):8855-8863. doi:10.1021/es501222t PMID:25010344 PMCID:PMC4123925
  • Korir ML, Knupp D, LeMerise K, Boldenow E, Loch-Caruso R, Aronoff DM, Manning SD. 2014. Association and virulence gene expression vary among serotype III group B streptococcus isolates following exposure to decidual and lung epithelial cells. Infect Immun 82(11):4587-4595. doi:10.1128/IAI.02181-14 PMID:25135682 PMCID:PMC4249324
  • Lan J, Gou N, Gao C, He M, Gu AZ. 2014. Comparative and mechanistic genotoxicity assessment of nanomaterials via a quantitative toxicogenomics approach across multiple species. Environ Sci Technol 48(21):12937-12945. doi:10.1021/es503065q PMID:25338269 PMCID:PMC4224493
  • Lewis RC, Cantonwine DE, Anzalota del Toro LV, Calafat AM, Valentin-Blasini L, Davis MD, Baker SE, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2014. Urinary biomarkers of exposure to insecticides, herbicides, and one insect repellent among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Environ Health 13:97. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-13-97 PMID:25409771 PMCID:PMC4258050
  • Meeker JD, Ferguson KK. 2014. Urinary phthalate metabolites are associated with decreased serum testosterone in men, women, and children from NHANES 2011-2012. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99(11):4346-4352. doi:10.1210/jc.2014-2555 PMID:25121464 PMCID:PMC4223430
  • Meric D, Barbuto S, Sheahan TC, Shine JP, Alshawabkeh AN. 2014. Benchscale assessment of the efficacy of a reactive core mat to isolate PAH-spiked aquatic sediments. Soil Sediment Contam 23(1):doi:10.1080/15320383.2013.772093 PMID:24367237 PMCID:PMC3869623
  • Park H, Kamau PW, Loch-Caruso R. 2014. Involvement of reactive oxygen species in brominated diphenyl ether-47-induced inflammatory cytokine release from human extravillous trophoblasts in vitro. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 274(2):283-292. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2013.11.015 PMID:24296301 PMCID:PMC3931445
  • Park H, Loch-Caruso R. 2014. Protective effect of nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 on inflammatory cytokine response to brominated diphenyl ether-47 in the HTR-8/SVneo human first trimester extravillous trophoblast cell line. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 281(1):67-77. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2014.09.015 PMID:25305463 PMCID:PMC4393751
  • Park HR, Kamau PW, Korte CS, Loch-Caruso R. 2014. Tetrabromobisphenol A activates inflammatory pathways in human first trimester extravillous trophoblasts in vitro. Reprod Toxicol 50:154-162. doi:10.1016/j.reprotox.2014.10.005 PMID:25461914 PMCID:PMC4260776
  • Park S, Tao Y, Meeker JD, Harlow SD, Mukherjee B. 2014. Environmental risk score as a new tool to examine multi-pollutants in epidemiologic research: an example from the NHANES study using serum lipid levels. PLoS One 9(6):e98632. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098632 PMID:24901996 PMCID:PMC4047033
  • Peluso M, Munnia A, Bollati V, Srivatanakul P, Jedpiyawongse A, Sangrajrang S, Ceppi M, Giese RW, Boffetta P, Baccarelli A. 2014. Aberrant methylation of hypermethylated-in-cancer-1 and exocyclic DNA adducts in tobacco smokers. Toxicol Sci 137(1):47-54. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kft241 PMID:24154486 PMCID:PMC3871933
  • Peluso M, Munnia A, Tarocchi M, Arciello M, Balsano C, Giese RW, Galli A. 2014. Exocycilic DNA adducts in a murine model of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. J Carcinog Mutagen S3:003. doi:10.4172/2157-2518.S3-003
  • Rajic L, Fallahpour N, Yuan S, Alshawabkeh AN. 2014. Electrochemical transformation of trichloroethylene in aqueous solution by electrode polarity reversal. Water Res 67:267-275. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2014.09.017 PMID:25282093 PMCID:PMC4262522
  • Tong M, Yuan S, Zhang P, Liao P, Alshawabkeh AN, Xie X, Wang Y. 2014. Electrochemically induced oxidative precipitation of Fe(II) for As(III) oxidation and removal in synthetic groundwater. Environ Sci Technol 48(9):5145-5153. doi:10.1021/es500409m PMID:24708303
  • Watkins DJ, Téllez-Rojo MM, Ferguson KK, Lee JM, Solano-Gonzalez M, Blank-Goldenberg C, Peterson KE, Meeker JD. 2014. In utero and peripubertal exposure to phthalates and BPA in relation to female sexual maturation. Environ Res 134:233-241. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2014.08.010 PMID:25173057 PMCID:PMC4262586
  • Yao Y, Wang P, Giese RW. 2014. Evaporative derivatization of phenols with 2-sulfobenzoic anhydride for detection by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 28(6):653-661. doi:10.1002/rcm.6816 PMID:24519828 PMCID:PMC4041620
  • Yuan S, Liao P, Alshawabkeh AN. 2014. Electrolytic manipulation of persulfate reactivity by iron electrodes for trichloroethylene degradation in groundwater. Environ Sci Technol 48(1):656-663. doi:10.1021/es404535q PMID:24328192 PMCID:PMC3916217

2013

2012

2011

  • Ferguson KK, Loch-Caruso R, Meeker JD. 2011. Urinary phthalate metabolites in relation to biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress: NHANES 1999-2006. Environ Res 111(5):718-726. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2011.02.002 PMID:21349512 PMCID:PMC3110976
  • Mao X, Ciblak A, Amiri M, Alshawabkeh AN. 2011. Redox control for electrochemical dechlorination of trichloroethylene in bicarbonate aqueous media. Environ Sci Technol 45(15):6517-6523. doi:10.1021/es200943z PMID:21671641 PMCID:PMC3150566
  • Meeker JD, Ferguson KK. 2011. Relationship between urinary phthalate and bisphenol A concentrations and serum thyroid measures in US adults and adolescents from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2008. Environ Health Perspect 119:1396-1402. doi:10.1289/ehp.1103582 PMID:21749963 PMCID:PMC3230451
  • Padilla IY, Irizarry C, Steele K. 2011. Historical contamination of groundwater resources in the North Coast Karst Aquifers of Puerto Rico. Dimension 3:7-12. PMID:24772197 PMCID:PMC3999440
  • Peluso M, Munnia A, Risso GG, Catarzi S, Piro S, Ceppi M, Giese RW, Brancato B. 2011. Breast fine-needle aspiration malondialdehyde deoxyguanosine adduct in breast cancer. Free Radic Res 45(4):477-482. doi:10.3109/10715762.2010.549485 PMID:21250785 PMCID:PMC3315697

2010

  • Bono R, Romanazzi V, Munnia A, Piro S, Allione A, Ricceri F, Guarrera S, Pignata C, Matullo G, Wang P, Giese RW, Peluso M. 2010. Malondialdehyde-deoxyguanosine adduct formation in workers of pathology wards: the role of air formaldehyde exposure. Chem Res Toxicol 23(8):1342-1348. doi:10.1021/tx100083x PMID:20707408 PMCID:PMC2924748
  • Cantonwine DE, Meeker JD, Hu H, Sanchez BN, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Mercado-Garcia A, Fortenberry GZ, Calafat AM, Tellez-Rojo MM. 2010. Bisphenol A exposure in Mexico City and risk of prematurity: A pilot nested case control study. Environ Health 9:62. doi:10.1186/1476-069x-9-62 PMID:20955576 PMCID:PMC2965706
  • Silevitch M, Giese RW, Kaeli D, Sheahan TC, Nobrega MC, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Padilla IY, Loch-Caruso R, Meeker JD. 2010. Interdisciplinary Three-Level Approach to Study Impact of Contamination on Public Health in Puerto Rico. In: Proceedings of Sixth International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics. New Delhi, India.

2009

  • Meeker JD, Hu H, Cantonwine DE, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Calafat AM, Ettinger AS, Hernandez-Avila M, Loch-Caruso R, Tellez-Rojo MM. 2009. Urinary phthalate metabolites in relation to preterm birth in Mexico City. Environ Health Perspect 117(10):1587-92. PMID:20019910
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