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Ish J*, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Symanski E, Ballester F, Casas M, Delclos GL, Guxens M, Ibarluzea J, Iñiguez C, Santa-Marina L, Swartz MD, Whitworth KW. Maternal occupational exposures and fetal growth in a Spanish birth cohort. PLoS One. 2022. 17(4):e0264530. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0264530. PMID: 35390005; PMCID: PMC8989310.

Jannace KC*, Pompeii L, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Perkison WB, Yamal JM, Trone DW, Rull RP. Occupation and Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury in the Millennium Cohort Study. Mil Med. 2022:usac035. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usac035. PMID: 35253039.

Jetelina KK, Molsberry R*, Malthaner L, Beauchamp A, Cannell MB, Hall T, Fowler E, Anderson L. Acceptability of a real-time notification of stress and access to self-help therapies among law enforcement officers. BMC Public Health. 2022 ;22(1):32. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-12423-y. PMID: 34991537; PMCID: PMC8740346.

Oluwadairo T, Whitehead L, Symanski E, Bauer C, Carson A, Han I. Effects of aerosol particle size on the measurement of airborne PM2.5 with a low-cost particulate matter sensor (LCPMS) in a laboratory chamber. Environ Monit Assess. 2022;194(2):56. doi: 10.1007/s10661-021-09715-6. PMID: 34989887; PMCID: PMC8842881.

Oyer-Peterson K*, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Han I, Delclos GL, Brooks EG, Afshar M, Whitworth KW. A pilot study of total personal exposure to volatile organic compounds among Hispanic female domestic cleaners. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2022:1-11. doi: 10.1080/15459624.2021.2000615. PMID: 34731075; PMCID: PMC8813894.

Senay E, Cort T, Perkison W, Laestadius J, Sherman J. What Can Hospitals Learn from The Coca-Cola Company? Health Care Sustainability Reporting. NEJM Catalyst. 2022.DOI: 10.1056/CAT.21.0362.

Su WC, Lee J, Xi J, Zhang K. Investigation of Mask Efficiency for Loose-fitting Masks against Ultrafine Particles and Effect on Airway Deposition Efficiency. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 22, 210228. 2022 (In Press). doi:


Custer J, Patel R, Delclos GL, DeSantis SM. Concurrent and Concordant Oral and Genital High-Risk Human Papillomavirus in the United States: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. J Infect Dis. 2021;223(8):1400-1409. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiaa519. PMID: 32803235; PMCID: PMC8631365.

Felknor SA, Streit JMK, McDaniel M, Schulte PA, Chosewood LC, Delclos GL, On Behalf Of The Workshop Presenters And Participants. How Will the Future of Work Shape OSH Research and Practice? A Workshop Summary. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(11):5696. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18115696. PMID: 34073326; PMCID: PMC8198798.

Feng Y*, Zhao J, Spinolo M, Lane K, Leung D, Marshall D, Mlinaric P. Assessing the Filtration Effectiveness of a Portable Ultraviolet Air Cleaner on Airborne SARS-CoV-2 Laden Droplets in a Patient Room: A Numerical Study. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 2021; 21, 200608. doi: 10.4209/aaqr.200608.

Figueroa-Solis E*, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Delclos GL. Pilot study determining the feasibility of implementing the Disadvantaged Populations eGFR Epidemiology Study (DEGREE) protocol, point-of-care field measurements and a new module on risk factors for chronic kidney disease of unknown origin in Hispanic outdoor workers. BMC Nephrol. 2021;22(1):88. doi: 10.1186/s12882-021-02288-z. PMID: 33711949; PMCID: PMC7953681.

Fujishiro K, Ahonen EQ, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Chen I-C, Benavides FG. Sociopolitical Values and Social Institutions: Studying Work and Health Equity through the Lens of Political Economy. SSM Popul Health. 2021; 14: 100787. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100787. PMID: 33898729; PMCID: PMC8056461.

García AM, Benavides FG, Ronda Pérez E, Delclos GL, Ruiz Frutos C. La plena (y necesaria) integración de la Salud Laboral en la Salud Pública [The full (and necessary) integration of Occupational Health into Public Health.]. Rev Esp Salud Publica. 2021;95:e202111112. PMID: 34785634. PMID: 34785634.

Hausselle J, Haddox AG, Kasitz J, Azoug A*. An interventional exploratory study to assess the effect of footwear on postural stability and strategy during quiet standing. Int Biomech. 2021;8(1):63-74. doi: 10.1080/23335432.2021.1985610. PMID: 34644512; PMCID: PMC8519545.

Mandal S*, Mazumder NU, Agnew RJ, Grover IB, Song G, Li R. Using Artificial Neural Network Modeling to Analyze the Thermal Protective and Thermo-Physiological Comfort Performance of Textile Fabrics Used in Oilfield Workers' Clothing. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(13):6991. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18136991. PMID: 34208824; PMCID: PMC8296871.

Mandal S*, Mazumder NU, Agnew RJ, Song G, Li R. Characterization and Modeling of Thermal Protective and Thermo-Physiological Comfort Performance of Polymeric Textile Materials-A Review. Materials (Basel). 2021;14(9):2397. doi: 10.3390/ma14092397. PMID: 34062955; PMCID: PMC8124731.

Ramada Rodilla JM, Calvo Cerrada B, Serra Pujadas C, Delclos GL, Benavides FG. Fiber burden and asbestos-related diseases: an umbrella review. Gac Sanit. 2021:S0213-9111(21)00082-0. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2021.04.001. PMID: 34120777.

Rodriguez A, Douphrate DI, Hagevoort R, Cienega L*, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Perez A, Nonnenmann M. Association of Exposure to Cattle with Self-Reported History of TB Among Dairy Workers. Workplace Health Saf. 2021;69(7):306-314. doi: 10.1177/2165079920976521. PMID: 33383992; PMCID: PMC8205934.

Silva-Peñaherrera M, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Delclos GL, Rojas Garbanzo M, Merino-Salazar P, Lopez-Ruiz M, Benavides FG. Monitoring Self-Perceived Occupational Health Inequities in Central America, 2011 and 2018. Am J Public Health. 2021;111(7):1338-1347. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2021.306276. PMID: 34111935; PMCID: PMC8493148.

Su WC, Wong SW, Buu A. Deposition of E-cigarette aerosol in human airways through passive vaping. Indoor Air. 2021; 31(2): 348-356. doi: 10.1111/ina.12754. PMID: 33020934; PMCID: PMC7904647.

Su WC, Lin YH, Wong SW, Chen JY, Lee J, Buu A. Estimation of the dose of electronic cigarette chemicals deposited in human airways through passive vaping. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021;31(6):1008-1016. doi: 10.1038/s41370-021-00362-0. Epub 2021 Jul 8. PMID: 34239037; PMCID: PMC8595527.

Sundstrom JN, Webber BJ, Delclos GL, Herbold JR, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D. Musculoskeletal Injuries in US Air Force Security Forces, January 2009 to December 2018. J Occup Environ Med. 2021 ;63(8):673-678. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002207. PMID: 33950044; PMCID: PMC8607196.

Symanski E, An Han H, Han I, McDaniel M, Whitworth KW, McCurdy S, Perkison WB, Rammah A, Lewis PGT, Delclos GL, Craft E, Bondy M, Walker CL, Hopkins L, Cedeño Laurent JG, James D. Responding to Natural and Industrial Disasters: Partnerships and Lessons Learned. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2021:1-4. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2020.467. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33722331; PMCID: PMC8443687.

Xie L, Atem F, Gelfand A, Delclos G, Messiah SE. Association between asthma and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in the United States pediatric population. J Asthma. 2021 Mar 10:1-8. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2021.1895210. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33625285.



An Han H, Han I, McCurdy S, Whitworth K, Delclos G, Rammah A*, Symanski E. The Intercontinental Terminals Chemical Fire Study: A Rapid Response to an Industrial Disaster to Address Resident Concerns in Deer Park, Texas. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17(3):986. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17030986. PMID: 32033278.

Felknor S, Streit JMK, Chosewood LC, McDaniel M, Schulte PA, Delclos GL. On Behalf Of The Workshop and Participants. How Will the Future of Work Shape the OSH Professional of the Future? A Workshop Summary. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020; 17(19). DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17197154. PMID: 33007820.

Gerasimaviciute V, Bultmann U, Diamond PM, Tullar JM, Delclos GL, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Amick III. BC. Reciprocal associations between depression, anxiety and work-related injury. Inj Prev. 2020; 26(6): 529-535. DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043403. PMID: 31685530.

Haddox AG, Hausselle J, Azoug A*. Changes in segmental mass and inertia during pregnancy: A musculoskeletal model of the pregnant woman. Gait Posture. 2020; 76: 389-395. DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2019.12.024. PMID: 31927359.

Han I, Richner D, An Han H, Hopkins L, James D, Symanski E. Evaluation of metal aerosols in four communities adjacent to metal recyclers in Houston, Texas, USA. J Air Waste Manage Assoc. 2020;70(5):568-579. DOI: 10.1080/10962247.2020.1755385. PMID: 32315255.

Han I, Whitworth KW, Zhang X, Afshar M, Berens PD, Symanski E. Characterization of urinary concentrations of heavy metals among socioeconomically disadvantaged black pregnant women. Environ Monit Assess. 2020;192(3):200. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-020-8163-z. PMID: 32107644.

Hashemi NS, Thørrisen MM, Skogen JC, Sagvaag H, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Aas RW. Gender Differences in the Association between Positive Drinking Attitudes and Alcohol-Related Problems. The WIRUS Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17(16). DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17165949. PMID: 32824384.

Ish J*, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Whitworth KW. Mental wellbeing among Hispanic female domestic cleaners. Arch Public Health. 2020;78:10-10. DOI: 10.1186/s13690-020-0390-9. PMID: 32099649. 

Kaipust CM*, Jahnke SA, Poston WS, Jitnarin N, Haddock CK, Day RS. Response to Letter to the Editor on Sleep, Obesity, and Injury Among US Male Career Firefighters. Journal Occupational Environmental Medicine. 2020; 62(6): June 2020:e290-e291. DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001865. PMID: 32510912.

Li Y, Bakos-Block C, Rammah A, Magal R, Adekanye J, Esquenazi S, McDaniel MR, Zhang K, Symanski E, Perkison WB. The Post Hurricane Harvey Respiratory Protection Training Program. J Occup Environ Med. 2020; 62(10): 842-846. DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001976. PMID: 32769779. 

Pate WJ, Betancourt JA, Delclos G, Douphrate DI, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D. Patient & Employee Safety Culture: Measurement & Agreement. ASSE-20-02-41. 2020;65(02):41-46.

Patel J, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Mitchell LE, Patel RR, De Los Reyes J, Delclos GL. Work-Related Asthma Among Certified Nurse Aides in Texas. Workplace Health Saf. 2020;68(10):491-500. DOI: 10.1177/2165079920914322. PMID: 32364022.

Rodriguez A*, Douphrate D, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Prot E, Perez A, Hagevoort R, Nonnenmann M. Bovine Tuberculosis Case Intervention Using the T.SPOT.TB Assay to Screen Dairy Workers in Bailey County, Texas. Front Public Health 2020;8: 479. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00479. PMID: 32984254. 

Rodriguez A*, Douphrate DI, Gimeno Ruiz De Porras D, Perez A, Hagevoort R, Nonnenmann M, Cienega L*. Association of category of cattle exposure with tuberculosis knowledge among dairy workers in Bailey County, Texas. J Agromedicine. 2020;1-10. DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1765931. PMID: 32449645. 

Rodriguez A*, Douphrate DI, Hagevoort R, Cienega L*, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Perez A, Nonnenmann M. Association of Exposure to Cattle with Self-Reported History of TB Among Dairy Workers. Workplace Health Saf. 2020; DOI: 10.1177/2165079920976521. PMID: 33383992.

Su W-C, Chen Y, Xi J. Estimation of the deposition of ultrafine 3D printing particles in human tracheobronchial airways. J Aerosol Sci. 2020;149:105605. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2020.105605. 

Symanski E, An Han H, Hopkins L, Smith MA, McCurdy S, Han I, Jimenez M, Markham C, Richner D, James D, Flores J. Metal air pollution partnership solutions: Building an academic-government-community-industry collaboration to improve air quality and health in environmental justice communities in Houston. Environ Health. 2020;19:39-39. DOI: 10.1186/s12940-020-00590-1. PMID: 32248802. 

Whitworth KW, Berumen-Flucker B, Delclos GL, Fragoso S, Mata C, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D. Job hazards and respiratory symptoms in Hispanic female domestic cleaners. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2020; 75(2): 70-74. DOI: 10.1080/19338244.2019.1606774. PMID: 31033410.

Xiang Y, Arefeen A. Two-dimensional team lifting prediction with floating-base box dynamics and grasping force coupling." Multibody System Dynamics. 2020; 50(2): 211-231.  DOI: 10.1007/s11044-020-09742-0.