J C Semenza

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Affiliation: European Commission

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Strategies to intervene on social determinants of infectious diseases
    J C Semenza
    Scientific Advice Unit, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden
    Euro Surveill 15:32-9. 2010
  2. pmc Wealth inequality and tuberculosis elimination in Europe
    Jonathan E Suk
    European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Scientific Advice Unit, Stockholm S 171 83, Sweden
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1812-4. 2009
  3. pmc Environmental drivers of West Nile fever epidemiology in Europe and Western Asia--a review
    Shlomit Paz
    Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa, Mt Carmel, Haifa 3498837, Israel
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:3543-62. 2013
  4. pmc Causal inference regarding infectious aetiology of chronic conditions: a systematic review
    Sofia Orrskog
    Heron Evidence Development AB, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 8:e68861. 2013
  5. pmc Mapping environmental suitability for malaria transmission, Greece
    Bertrand Sudre
    European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:784-6. 2013
  6. pmc Permissive summer temperatures of the 2010 European West Nile fever upsurge
    Shlomit Paz
    Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    PLoS ONE 8:e56398. 2013
  7. pmc The impact of economic crises on communicable disease transmission and control: a systematic review of the evidence
    Marc Suhrcke
    Norwich School of Medicine, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e20724. 2011
  8. pmc Climate change effects on Chikungunya transmission in Europe: geospatial analysis of vector's climatic suitability and virus' temperature requirements
    Dominik Fischer
    European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Health Geogr 12:51. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Mapping ongoing European research activities examining the infectious aetiology of chronic conditions
    J C Semenza
    European Centres for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
    Clin Microbiol Infect 19:814-21. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Social determinants of tuberculosis in Europe: a prospective ecological study
    George B Ploubidis
    Population Studies Dept, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, UK
    Eur Respir J 40:925-30. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Strategies to intervene on social determinants of infectious diseases
    J C Semenza
    Scientific Advice Unit, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden
    Euro Surveill 15:32-9. 2010
    ..Three intervention strategies are discussed: population-at-risk, population, and vulnerable population approaches. Strengths and weaknesses of these options are illustrated...
  2. pmc Wealth inequality and tuberculosis elimination in Europe
    Jonathan E Suk
    European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Scientific Advice Unit, Stockholm S 171 83, Sweden
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1812-4. 2009
    ..69), while in countries with lower TB rates, higher proportions of TB cases occur in foreign-born persons. Particularly during times of financial upheaval, efforts to eliminate TB must address social inequality...
  3. pmc Environmental drivers of West Nile fever epidemiology in Europe and Western Asia--a review
    Shlomit Paz
    Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa, Mt Carmel, Haifa 3498837, Israel
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:3543-62. 2013
    ..Monitoring epidemic precursors of WNF, such as significant temperature deviations in high risk areas, could be used to trigger vector control programs and public education campaigns. ..
  4. pmc Causal inference regarding infectious aetiology of chronic conditions: a systematic review
    Sofia Orrskog
    Heron Evidence Development AB, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 8:e68861. 2013
    ..A number of risk factors have been implicated in chronic diseases, such as exposure to infectious agents. A number of associations have been well established while others remain uncertain...
  5. pmc Mapping environmental suitability for malaria transmission, Greece
    Bertrand Sudre
    European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:784-6. 2013
    ..Nonlinear discriminant analysis indicated that sea-level altitude and land-surface temperature parameters are predictive in this regard...
  6. pmc Permissive summer temperatures of the 2010 European West Nile fever upsurge
    Shlomit Paz
    Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    PLoS ONE 8:e56398. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to identify potential drivers of these outbreaks, such as spring and summer temperatures, relative humidity (RH), and precipitation...
  7. pmc The impact of economic crises on communicable disease transmission and control: a systematic review of the evidence
    Marc Suhrcke
    Norwich School of Medicine, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e20724. 2011
    ..Like other emergencies and natural disasters, preparedness for financial crises should include consideration of consequences for communicable disease control...
  8. pmc Climate change effects on Chikungunya transmission in Europe: geospatial analysis of vector's climatic suitability and virus' temperature requirements
    Dominik Fischer
    European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Health Geogr 12:51. 2013
    ..The climatic suitability, both now and in the future, is an essential starting point for such an analysis...
  9. doi request reprint Mapping ongoing European research activities examining the infectious aetiology of chronic conditions
    J C Semenza
    European Centres for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
    Clin Microbiol Infect 19:814-21. 2013
    ..However, little translational research on therapeutic interventions was found in our search and should be fostered, particularly for more established infectious-chronic disease associations...
  10. ncbi request reprint Social determinants of tuberculosis in Europe: a prospective ecological study
    George B Ploubidis
    Population Studies Dept, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, UK
    Eur Respir J 40:925-30. 2012
    ..These findings also provide a tool for forecasting potential fluctuations in the level of TB epidemics in the WHO European region, with respect to socioeconomic changes...
  11. doi request reprint Climate change and microbiological water quality at California beaches
    Jan C Semenza
    European Centre for Disease Preventions and Control ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden
    Ecohealth 9:293-7. 2012
    ..Nevertheless, variability of storminess due to climate change calls for innovative adaptation and surveillance strategies...
  12. pmc Mapping climate change vulnerabilities to infectious diseases in Europe
    Jan C Semenza
    Office of the Chief Scientist, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Health Perspect 120:385-92. 2012
    ..The incidence, outbreak frequency, and distribution of many infectious diseases are generally expected to change as a consequence of climate change, yet there is limited regional information available to guide decision making...
  13. doi request reprint Climate change and infectious diseases in Europe
    Jan C Semenza
    Section Future Threats and Determinants, Unit of Scientific Advice, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
    Lancet Infect Dis 9:365-75. 2009
    ..Insights from these analyses could then guide adaptation strategies and protect population health from impending threats related to climate change...
  14. doi request reprint Public perception of climate change voluntary mitigation and barriers to behavior change
    Jan C Semenza
    School of Community Health, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:479-87. 2008
    ..Individual-level mitigation can be a policy option under favorable contextual conditions, as these results indicate, but must be accompanied by mitigation efforts from industry, commerce, and government...
  15. pmc Climate change and climate variability: personal motivation for adaptation and mitigation
    Jan C Semenza
    Future Threats and Determinants Section, Scientific Advice Unit, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Health 10:46. 2011
    ..We explored whether the health frame can be used as a context to motivate behavioral reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation measures...
  16. pmc Intervening to reduce inequalities in infections in Europe
    Jan C Semenza
    Unit of Scientific Advice, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC, Tomtebodavägen 11A, S 17183 Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Public Health 98:787-92. 2008
    ..These interventions have to be tailored to the socio-political context and rely on community-based decision-making and intersectorial collaboration...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cryptosporidiosis surveillance and water-borne outbreaks in Europe
    J C Semenza
    European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden
    Euro Surveill 12:E13-4. 2007
    ..Improvements in cryptosporidiosis surveillance such as detection, recording and reporting will help to recognise outbreaks and monitor interventions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Gene-environment interactions in renal cell carcinoma
    J C Semenza
    School of Community Health, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207 0751, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:851-9. 2001
    ..01) but not among rapid acetylators (p = 0.06). Although smoking is a well-established risk factor of RCC, our data suggest that the risk is pronounced among slow rather than rapid acetylators...
  19. ncbi request reprint Design of a health-promoting neighborhood intervention
    Jan C Semenza
    School of Community Health at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, USA
    Health Promot Pract 8:243-56. 2007
    ..Community engagement in neighborhood design benefits the public at multiple levels, by promoting a healthier lifestyle, over and above urban landscape improvements...
  20. pmc The intersection of urban planning, art, and public health: the Sunnyside Piazza
    Jan C Semenza
    School of Community Health, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207 0751, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1439-41. 2003
    ..As a result of these collective actions of "place-making," social capital has increased, thus revitalizing the community, and expanded social networks among residents have stimulated a sense of well-being...
  21. pmc Future infectious disease threats to Europe
    Jonathan E Suk
    European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Public Health 101:2068-79. 2011
    ..Preemptive measures to be taken by the public health community to counteract these threats were identified...
  22. doi request reprint Public perception and behavior change in relationship to hot weather and air pollution
    Jan C Semenza
    School of Community Health, Portland State University, P O Box 751, Portland, OR 97207 0751, USA
    Environ Res 107:401-11. 2008
    ..Changes in climate systems are increasing heat wave frequency and air stagnation, both conditions associated with exacerbating poor air quality and of considerable public health concern...
  23. pmc Intervening on high-risk or vulnerable populations?
    Jan C Semenza
    Am J Public Health 98:1351-2; author reply 1352. 2008
  24. ncbi request reprint Comment on "Coastal water quality impact of stormwater runoff from an urban watershed in Southern California"
    Ryan H Dwight
    Environ Sci Technol 40:3440; author reply 3441-2. 2006
  25. ncbi request reprint Estimating the economic burden from illnesses associated with recreational coastal water pollution--a case study in Orange County, California
    Ryan H Dwight
    Environmental Health Science and Policy Program, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
    J Environ Manage 76:95-103. 2005
    ..3 million dollars per year for these two beaches. This paper introduces a public health cost variable that can be applied in cost-benefit analyses when evaluating pollution abatement strategies...
  26. pmc Health effects associated with recreational coastal water use: urban versus rural California
    Ryan H Dwight
    Environmental Health Science and Policy Program, Department of Environmental Health, Science, and Policy, University of California, Irvine, 92612, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:565-7. 2004
    ..In both study years, risk increased across symptom categories by an average of 10% for each 2.5 hours of weekly water exposure. Our findings suggest that discharging untreated urban runoff onto public beaches can pose health risks...
  27. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for acute myeloid leukemia and multiple myeloma: a combination of GIS and case-control studies
    Steven A Speer
    Epidemiology Division, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, 224 Irvine Hall, Irvine, CA 92697 7550, USA
    J Environ Health 64:9-16; quiz 35-6. 2002
    ..The case-control study identified occupational and lifestyle risk factors for AML and MM that were not apparent from census-tract-level data...