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Rammah, A., Walker Whitworth, K., Han, I., Chan, W.,  Jimenez, M. D., Strom, S. S., Bondy, M. L., and Symanski, E. (2018).  A Mixed-Methods Study to Examine the Role of Psychosocial Stress and Air Pollution on Hypertension in Mexican-Origin Hispanics. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities.

Walker Whitworth, K., Kaye Marshall, A., & Symanski, E. (2018). Drilling and Production Activity Related to Unconventional Gas Development and Severity of Preterm Birth. Environ Health Perspect, 126(3), 037006.


Campos-Fumero, A., Delclos, G. L., Douphrate, D. I., Felknor, S. A., Vargas-Prada, S., Serra, C., Coggon, D., and Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, D. (2017). Low back pain among office workers in three Spanish-speaking countries: findings from the CUPID study. Inj Prev 23(3): 158-164.

Conway, S. H., Pompeii, L. A., Casanova, V., and Douphrate, D. I. (2017). A qualitative assessment of safe work practices in logging in the southern United States. Am J Ind Med 60(1): 58-68.

Conway, S. H., Pompeii, L. A., Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, D., Follis, J. L., and Roberts, R. E. (2017). The Identification of a Threshold of Long Work Hours for Predicting Elevated Risks of Adverse Health Outcomes.  Am J Epidemiol 186(2): 173-183.

Janak, J. C., Perez, A., Alamgir, H., Orman, J. A., Cooper, S. P.,Shuval, K., DeFina, L., Barlow, C. E., and Gabriel, K. P. (2017). U.S. military service and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome: Findings from a cross-sectional analysis of the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study, 1979-2013. Prev Med 95: 52-58.

Janak, J. C., Cooper, D. B., Bowles, A. O., Alamgir, A. H., Cooper, S. P., Gabriel, K. P., Perez, A., and Orman, J. A.  (2017). Completion of Multidisciplinary Treatment for Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms Is Associated With Reduced Symptom Burden. J Head Trauma Rehabil 32(1): 1-15.

Lee, L. J., Symanski, E., Lupo, P. J., Tinker, S. C., Razzaghi, H., Chan, W., Hoyt, A. T., Canfield, M. A., and S. National Birth Defects Prevention (2017). Role of maternal occupational physical activity and psychosocial stressors on adverse birth outcomes. Occup Environ Med 74(3): 192-199.

Tarlo, S. M., Arif, A. A., Delclos, G. L., Henneberger, P., & Patel, J. (2017). Opportunities and obstacles in translating evidence to policy in occupational asthma. Ann Epidemiol.

Wang, J., Hoang, T., Floyd, E. L., & Regens, J. L. (2017). Characterization of Particulate Fume and Oxides Emission from Stainless Steel Plasma Cutting. Ann Work Expo Health, 61(3), 311-320.

Whitworth, K. W., Marshall, A. K., & Symanski, E. (2017). Maternal residential proximity to unconventional gas development and perinatal outcomes among a diverse urban population in Texas. PLoS One, 12(7), e0180966.


Akopian, A. N., Fanick, E. R., & Brooks, E. G. (2016). TRP channels and traffic-related environmental pollution-induced pulmonary disease. Semin Immunopathol, 38(3), 331-338.

Campos-Fumero, A., Delclos, G. L., Douphrate, D. I., Felknor, S. A., Vargas-Prada, S., Serra, C., Coggon, D. and Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, D. (2016). Upper extremity musculoskeletal pain among office workers in three Spanish-speaking countries: findings from the CUPID study. Occup Environ Med 73(6): 394-400.

Conway, S. H., Cayuela, A., Delclos, G. L., Pompeii, L. A., and Ronda, E. (2016). Association between long work hours and poor self-reported general health among Latin American immigrant and native workers in the United States and Spain. Am J Ind Med 59(12): 1105-1111.

Conway, S. H., Pompeii, L. A. Roberts, R. E., Gimeno, D., and Follis, J. L. (2016). Response to Letter to the Editor. J Occup Environ Med 58(8): e319.

Conway, S. H., Pompeii, L. A., Roberts, R. E., Follis, J. L., and Gimeno, D. (2016). Dose-Response Relation Between Work Hours and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Findings From the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.  J Occup Environ Med 58(3): 221-226.

Haddas, R., Yang, J., & Lieberman, I. (2016). Effects of volitional spine stabilization on lifting task in recurrent low back pain population. Eur Spine J, 25(9), 2833-2841.

Lee, L. J., Symanski, E., Lupo, P. J., Tinker, S. C., Razzaghi, H., Pompeii, L. A., Hoyt, A. T., Canfield, M. A., Chan, W., and National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2016). Data linkage between the National Birth Defects Prevention Study and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to assess workplace physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and emotional stressors during pregnancy.  Am J Ind Med 59(2): 137-149.

Li, X., Staudt, A., and Chien, L. C. (2016). Identifying counties vulnerable to diabetes from obesity prevalence in the United States: a spatiotemporal analysis. Geospat Health 11(3): 439.

Liu, Y. Z., Roy-Engel, A. M., Baddoo, M. C., Flemington, E. K., Wang, G., & Wang, H. (2016). The impact of oil spill to lung health--Insights from an RNA-seq study of human airway epithelial cells. Gene, 578(1), 38-51. doi:10.1016/j.gene.2015.12.016

Pompeii, L., Byrd, A., Delclos, G. L. and Conway, S.H., (2016). The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses' Respiratory Protection Education Program and Resources Webkit for Occupational Health Professionals. Workplace Health Saf 64(12): 564-572.

Pompeii, L. A., Schoenfisch, A., Lipscomb, H. J. Dement, J. M., Smith, C. D., and Conway, S.H., (2016). Hospital workers bypass traditional occupational injury reporting systems when reporting patient and visitor perpetrated (type II) violence. Am J Ind Med 59(10): 853-865.

Socias, C., Liang, Y., Delclos, G., Graves, J., Hendrikson, E., and Cooper, S. (2016). The Feasibility of Using Electronic Health Records to Describe Demographic and Clinical Indicators of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers. J Agromedicine 21(1): 71-81.

Zhang, K., Arauz, R. F., Chen, T. H., & Cooper, S. P. (2016). Heat effects among migrant and seasonal farmworkers: a case study in Colorado. Occup Environ Med, 73(5), 324-328.


Mehta, R. K. (2015). Impacts of obesity and stress on neuromuscular fatigue development and associated heart rate variability. Int J Obes (Lond), 39(2), 208-213. doi:10.1038/ijo.2014.127

Ramakrishnan, A., Lee, L.J., Mitchell, L. E., and Agopian, A. J. (2015). Maternal Hypertension During Pregnancy and the Risk of Congenital Heart Defects in Offspring: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Pediatr Cardiol 36(7): 1442-1451.

Staudt, A. M., Alamgir, H., Long, D. L., Inscore, S. C., and Wood, P. R. (2015). Developing and Implementing a Citywide Asthma Action Plan: A Community Collaborative Partnership. South Med J 108(12): 710-714.

Staudt, A., Mangla, A. T., & Alamgir, H. (2015). Investigation of Pertussis Cases in a Texas County, 2008-2012. South Med J, 108(7), 452-457.

Weiss, N. S., Cooper, S. P., Socias, C., Weiss, R. A., & Chen, V. W. (2015). Coding of Central Cancer Registry Industry and Occupation Information: The Texas and Louisiana Experiences. J Registry Manag, 42(3), 103-110


Janak, J. C., Gabriel, K. P., Oluyomi, A. O., Perez, A., Kohl, H. W., and Kelder, S. H. (2014). The association between physical fitness and academic achievement in Texas state house legislative districts: an ecologic study. J Sch Health 84(8): 533-542.

Khurshid, S. S., Siegel, J. A., & Kinney, K. A. (2014). Indoor particulate reactive oxygen species concentrations. Environ Res, 132, 46-53. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2014.03.026

Ren, J., Waclawczyk, A., Hartfield, D., Yu, S., Kuang, X., Zhang, H., and Alamgir, H. (2014). Analysis of fall injuries by body mass index. South Med J 107(5): 294-300.

Socias, C. M., Chaumont Menendez, C. K., Collins, J. W., Simeonov, P., Centers for Disease and Prevention (2014). Occupational ladder fall injuries - United States, 2011. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 63(16): 341-346.

Wendt, J. K., Symanski, E., Stock, T. H., Chan, W.,  and Du, X. L. (2014). Association of short-term increases in ambient air pollution and timing of initial asthma diagnosis among Medicaid-enrolled children in a metropolitan area. Environ Res 131: 50-58.


Gabriel, K. P., Matthews, K. A., Perez, A., Edmundowicz, D., Kohl, H. W., Hawkins, M. S.,  Janak, J.C.,, Kriska, A. M., and Kuller, L. H. (2013). Self-reported and accelerometer-derived physical activity levels and coronary artery calcification progression in older women: results from the Healthy Women Study. Menopause 20(2): 152-161.

Lee, L. J. and Lupo, P. J. (2013). Maternal smoking during pregnancy and the risk of congenital heart defects in offspring: a systematic review and metaanalysis. Pediatr Cardiol 34(2): 398-407.


Lupo, P. J., Lee, L.J.,, Okcu, M. F., Bondy, M. L., and Scheurer, M. E. (2012). An exploratory case-only analysis of gene-hazardous air pollutant interactions and the risk of childhood medulloblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 59(4): 605-610.

Lupo, P. J., Symanski, E., Langlois, P. H., Lawson, C. C., Malik, S., Gilboa, S. M., Lee, L.J.,, Agopian, A. J., Desrosiers, T. A., Waters, M. A., Romitti, P. A., Correa, A., Shaw, G. M., Mitchell, L. E., and National Birth Defects Prevention (2012). Maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and congenital heart defects among offspring in the national birth defects prevention study. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 94(11): 875-881.

Wendt, J. K., Symanski, E., and Du, X. L. (2012). Estimation of asthma incidence among low-income children in Texas: a novel approach using Medicaid claims data. Am J Epidemiol 176(8): 744-750.