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Project Publications: Northeastern University: Administrative Core

Superfund Research Program

Administrative Core

Project Leader: Akram N. Alshawabkeh
Grant Number: P42ES017198
Funding Period: 2010-2025
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Zimmerman E, Watkins DJ, Huerta-Montanez G, Rosario-Pabon Z, Feric Z, Manjourides J, Velez Vega CM, Figueroa A, Hines M, Martens A, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2021. Associations of gestational phthalate exposure and non-nutritive suck among infants from the Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) birth cohort study. Environ Int 152:106480. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2021.106480 PMID:33740674


  • Manjourides J, Zimmerman E, Watkins DJ, Carpenito T, Velez Vega CM, Huerta-Montanez G, Rosario-Pabon Z, Ayala I, Vergara C, Feric Z, Ondras M, Suh H, Gu AZ, Brown P, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2020. Cohort profile: Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico. BMJ Open 10(7):e036389. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036389 PMID:32690520 PMCID:PMC7371225


  • 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
  • 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


  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Sheahan TC, Padilla IY, Giese RW, Silevitch M, Loch-Caruso R, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. 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.
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