DOUGLAS BRUGGE

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evidence for the healthy immigrant effect in older Chinese immigrants: a cross-sectional study
    Laura Corlin
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    BMC Public Health 14:603. 2014
  2. pmc Association of environment and place of birth with asthma in Chinese immigrant children
    Doug Brugge
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Boston, MA
    Pediatr Rep 3:e2. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Highway proximity associated with cardiovascular disease risk: the influence of individual-level confounders and exposure misclassification
    Doug Brugge
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 12:84. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Highway proximity associations with blood markers of inflammation: evidence for a role for IL-1β
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 76:201-5. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Radium in the environment: exposure pathways and health effects
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Rev Environ Health 27:1-17. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Health effects of uranium: new research findings
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Rev Environ Health 26:231-49. 2011
  7. pmc Teratogenicity of depleted uranium aerosols: a review from an epidemiological perspective
    Rita Hindin
    University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Environ Health 4:17. 2005
  8. pmc Development of risk maps to minimize uranium exposures in the Navajo Churchrock mining district
    Jamie L deLemos
    Tufts University School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 200 College Ave Anderson Hall, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Environ Health 8:29. 2009
  9. pmc Screening for asthma in Cantonese-speaking immigrant children
    Robyn O Greenfield
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
    BMC Public Health 5:48. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Community-based participatory research in Boston's neighborhoods: A review of asthma case examples
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 65:38-44. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Evidence for the healthy immigrant effect in older Chinese immigrants: a cross-sectional study
    Laura Corlin
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    BMC Public Health 14:603. 2014
    ..S. born whites (n = 167) participating in the cross-sectional Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health study and residing in the same neighborhoods...
  2. pmc Association of environment and place of birth with asthma in Chinese immigrant children
    Doug Brugge
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Boston, MA
    Pediatr Rep 3:e2. 2011
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  3. ncbi request reprint Highway proximity associated with cardiovascular disease risk: the influence of individual-level confounders and exposure misclassification
    Doug Brugge
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 12:84. 2013
    ..Elevated cardiovascular disease risk has been reported with proximity to highways or busy roadways, but proximity measures can be challenging to interpret given potential confounders and exposure error...
  4. doi request reprint Highway proximity associations with blood markers of inflammation: evidence for a role for IL-1β
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 76:201-5. 2013
    ..It is interesting that elevations were found in IL-1β, a key cytokine linked to inflammation from particulate matter (PM). More studies are needed with larger sample sizes to assess the possible role of IL-1β...
  5. ncbi request reprint Radium in the environment: exposure pathways and health effects
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Rev Environ Health 27:1-17. 2012
    ..Cancer is the major effect of concern. Radium, via oral exposure, is known to cause bone, head, and nasal passage tumors in humans. The US Environmental Protection Agency has not classified radium for carcinogenicity...
  6. ncbi request reprint Health effects of uranium: new research findings
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Rev Environ Health 26:231-49. 2011
    ..Clearly, more epidemiologic research is needed to contribute to causal inference. As much damage is irreversible, and possibly cumulative, present efforts must be vigorous to limit environmental uranium contamination and exposure...
  7. pmc Teratogenicity of depleted uranium aerosols: a review from an epidemiological perspective
    Rita Hindin
    University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Environ Health 4:17. 2005
    ..Depleted uranium is being used increasingly often as a component of munitions in military conflicts. Military personnel, civilians and the DU munitions producers are being exposed to the DU aerosols that are generated...
  8. pmc Development of risk maps to minimize uranium exposures in the Navajo Churchrock mining district
    Jamie L deLemos
    Tufts University School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 200 College Ave Anderson Hall, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Environ Health 8:29. 2009
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  9. pmc Screening for asthma in Cantonese-speaking immigrant children
    Robyn O Greenfield
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
    BMC Public Health 5:48. 2005
    ..Asthma prevalence among Chinese immigrant children is poorly understood and attempts to screen these children have produced varied outcomes. We sought to learn how to improve screening for asthma in Chinese immigrant children...
  10. doi request reprint Community-based participatory research in Boston's neighborhoods: A review of asthma case examples
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 65:38-44. 2010
    ..This survey led to an interesting novel finding of lower asthma prevalence in foreign born black residents...
  11. pmc Beyond literacy and numeracy in patient provider communication: focus groups suggest roles for empowerment, provider attitude and language
    Doug Brugge
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:354. 2009
    ..Although the number of people living in the United States with limited English proficiency (LEP) is substantial, the impact of language on patients' experience of provider-patient communication has been little explored...
  12. ncbi request reprint Methodological lessons and pilot data on the effect of proximity of homes and schools to highways on pediatric asthma and lung function
    Doug Brugge
    Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Rev Environ Health 26:119-25. 2011
    ..Yet, few investigations have assessed school and home exposure in the same study...
  13. doi request reprint Developing methods to compare low-education community-based and university-based survey teams
    Doug Brugge
    Tufts Community Research Center, Jonathan M Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Promot Pract 11:645-53. 2010
    ..This study suggests that it is possible to study the relative quality of community and university-based teams in terms of data collection. The findings also suggest that the two types of teams may be roughly comparable...
  14. doi request reprint Community-level data suggest that asthma prevalence varies between U.S. and foreign-born black subpopulations
    Doug Brugge
    School of Medicine, Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02155, USA
    J Asthma 45:785-9. 2008
    ..It makes sense to ask about nativity in asthma prevalence studies in order to distinguish these two apparently very different subpopulations...
  15. ncbi request reprint Dust mites: using data from an intervention study to suggest future research needs and directions
    Doug Brugge
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Rev Environ Health 22:245-54. 2007
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  16. pmc Near-highway pollutants in motor vehicle exhaust: a review of epidemiologic evidence of cardiac and pulmonary health risks
    Doug Brugge
    Tufts Community Research Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 6:23. 2007
    ..While the evidence is substantial for a link between near-highway exposures and adverse health outcomes, considerable work remains to understand the exact nature and magnitude of the risks...
  17. pmc The Sequoyah corporation fuels release and the Church Rock spill: unpublicized nuclear releases in American Indian communities
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1595-600. 2007
    ..More attention should be given to the early stages of the nuclear cycle and their impacts on health and the environment...
  18. ncbi request reprint Association and correlation of self-reported home environmental factors and health symptoms
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 61:33-41. 2006
    ..The analysis is consistent with the possibility that building quality or housekeeping might drive the development of risk factors...
  19. pmc Native and foreign born as predictors of pediatric asthma in an Asian immigrant population: a cross sectional survey
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 6:13. 2007
    ..Asthma prevalence is lower in less developed countries and among some recent immigrant populations in the US, but the reasons for this are not clear. One possibility is that early childhood infections are protective against asthma...
  20. ncbi request reprint Environmental management of asthma at top-ranked U.S. managed care organizations
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Asthma 40:605-14. 2003
    ..We consider it important to use alternative forms of communication such as the Internet. And we find that it is important to be mindful of language, culture, and literacy...
  21. ncbi request reprint A case study of community-based participatory research ethics: the Healthy Public Housing Initiative
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Sci Eng Ethics 9:485-501. 2003
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  22. ncbi request reprint Comparison of multiple environmental factors for asthmatic children in public housing
    D Brugge
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Indoor Air 13:18-27. 2003
    ..We hypothesize that our findings are consistent with a multifactorial model for exacerbation of asthma in this population and that no single problem dominates...
  23. pmc The history of uranium mining and the Navajo people
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass 02111, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1410-9. 2002
    ..The resulting high rates of illness among miners led in 1990 to passage of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act...
  24. ncbi request reprint Environmental management of asthma at Massachusetts managed care organizations
    D Brugge
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 7:36-45. 2001
    ..Despite the limited role that MCOs appear to play in environmental prevention of asthma, the authors identify opportunities and encourage efforts to expand these programs...
  25. ncbi request reprint Exposure pathways and health effects associated with chemical and radiological toxicity of natural uranium: a review
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Rev Environ Health 20:177-93. 2005
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  26. pmc Traffic injury data, policy, and public health: lessons from Boston Chinatown
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Urban Health 79:87-103. 2002
    ..We also conclude that researchers should be cautious about assuming that traffic patterns conform to naive expectations such as rush hour peaks...
  27. ncbi request reprint Development of targeted message concepts for recent Asian immigrants about secondhand smoke
    Doug Brugge
    Tufts University School of Medicine Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Health Commun 7:25-37. 2002
    ..An intervention study using these message concepts is needed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Protecting the Navajo People through tribal regulation of research
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Sci Eng Ethics 12:491-507. 2006
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  29. ncbi request reprint Residential health near major construction projects: unexplored hazards
    D Brugge
    Tufts Community Research Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Rev Environ Health 23:75-81. 2008
    ..We propose that larger-scale studies are possible and needed using approaches similar to ours...
  30. ncbi request reprint A community-based participatory research study of multifaceted in-home environmental interventions for pediatric asthmatics in public housing
    Jonathan I Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:2191-203. 2006
    ..Our findings reinforce the multifactorial nature of urban asthma and suggest a need for further study of the relative contributions of and possible synergies between environmental and social factors in asthma intervention programs...
  31. pmc Air pollution in Boston bars before and after a smoking ban
    James L Repace
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:266. 2006
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  32. pmc Challenges of conducting community-based participatory research in Boston's neighborhoods to reduce disparities in asthma
    Elmer R Freeman
    Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc, Boston, MA, USA
    J Urban Health 83:1013-21. 2006
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  33. ncbi request reprint Investigations into the indoor environment and respiratory health in Boston public housing
    H Patricia Hynes
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Rev Environ Health 19:271-89. 2004
    ..The research design for the pilot projects is informed by principles of community-collaborative research. The strengths of this model of research for our work are also discussed...
  34. pmc Characterizing urban traffic exposures using transportation planning tools: an illustrated methodology for health researchers
    Christine L Rioux
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
    J Urban Health 87:167-88. 2010
    ..Recommendations are provided for the appropriate use of this methodology, along with its limitations...
  35. ncbi request reprint The ethical issues in uranium mining research in the Navajo Nation
    Bindu Panikkar
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA
    Account Res 14:121-53. 2007
    ..We discuss how scientific and moral uncertainty, lack of full stakeholder participation and community wide outreach and education can impact ethical decisions made in research...
  36. ncbi request reprint A Comparison of knowledge about asthma between Asians and non-Asians at two pediatric clinics
    Angela C Lee
    School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02111, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 9:245-54. 2007
    ..Asthma education programs need to be developed, tailored to recent Asian immigrants and tested for efficacy...
  37. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of elderly Asian immigrants to persuasion with respect to participation in research
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Immigr Health 7:93-101. 2005
    ..Our findings also suggest that elderly Asian immigrants may need additional protections to achieve truly informed consent...
  38. doi request reprint Second-hand smoking and carboxyhemoglobin levels in children: a prospective observational study
    Branden E Yee
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Paediatr Anaesth 20:82-9. 2010
    ..To establish baseline noninvasive carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) levels in children and determine the influence of exposure to environmental sources of carbon monoxide (CO), especially environmental tobacco smoke, on such levels...
  39. pmc Residential traffic exposure, pulse pressure, and C-reactive protein: consistency and contrast among exposure characterization methods
    Christine L Rioux
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02155, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:803-11. 2010
    ..Traffic exposure may increase cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk via systemic inflammation and elevated blood pressure, two important clinical markers for managing disease progression...
  40. ncbi request reprint Assessment of sources of second-hand smoke exposure in a putatively unexposed population
    James N Hyde
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Arch Environ Health 59:553-7. 2004
    ..Further study is needed to determine sources of variation in urinary cotinine among largely unexposed populations...
  41. doi request reprint A case-control study of body mass index and asthma in Asian children
    Stanislav Henkin
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 21111, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 100:447-51. 2008
    ..Numerous studies have focused on the relationship between the 2 factors. However, to our knowledge, this association in Asian Americans has not been extensively studied...

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