Melinda C Power

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Publications

  1. pmc The relation between past exposure to fine particulate air pollution and prevalent anxiety: observational cohort study
    Melinda C Power
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA, USA Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA, USA Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore MD, USA
    BMJ 350:h1111. 2015
  2. pmc Smoking and white matter hyperintensity progression: the ARIC-MRI Study
    Melinda C Power
    From the Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine R F G, and Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health M C P, J A D, A R S, R F G, Baltimore, MD Departments of Radiology C R J and Neurology D K, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and Department of Medicine T H M, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson
    Neurology 84:841-8. 2015
  3. pmc Lead exposure and rate of change in cognitive function in older women
    Melinda C Power
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 129:69-75. 2014
  4. pmc Cross-sectional association between polyfluoroalkyl chemicals and cognitive limitation in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Melinda C Power
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 40:125-32. 2013
  5. pmc Modification by hemochromatosis gene polymorphisms of the association between traffic-related air pollution and cognition in older men: a cohort study
    Melinda C Power
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Environ Health 12:16. 2013
  6. pmc Influence of multiple APOE genetic variants on cognitive function in a cohort of older men - results from the Normative Aging Study
    Diddier Prada
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston 02115, MA, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 14:223. 2014
  7. pmc Traffic-related air pollution and cognitive function in a cohort of older men
    Melinda C Power
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:682-7. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Application of Latent Variable Methods to the Study of Cognitive Decline When Tests Change over Time
    Alden L Gross
    From the aDepartment of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD bJohns Hopkins University Center on Aging and Health, Baltimore, MD cDepartment of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD dCenter of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS eDepartment of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD fDepartment of Biostatistics, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC and gDepartment of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
    Epidemiology 26:878-87. 2015
  9. pmc Blood pressure and cognition: factors that may account for their inconsistent association
    Melinda C Power
    From the aDepartment of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA bDepartment of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA cDepartment of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA dVeterans Affairs Normative Aging Study, Boston, MA and 5Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    Epidemiology 24:886-93. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Statins, cognition, and dementia—systematic review and methodological commentary
    Melinda C Power
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Nat Rev Neurol 11:220-9. 2015

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Publications17

  1. pmc The relation between past exposure to fine particulate air pollution and prevalent anxiety: observational cohort study
    Melinda C Power
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA, USA Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA, USA Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore MD, USA
    BMJ 350:h1111. 2015
    ..To determine whether higher past exposure to particulate air pollution is associated with prevalent high symptoms of anxiety...
  2. pmc Smoking and white matter hyperintensity progression: the ARIC-MRI Study
    Melinda C Power
    From the Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine R F G, and Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health M C P, J A D, A R S, R F G, Baltimore, MD Departments of Radiology C R J and Neurology D K, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and Department of Medicine T H M, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson
    Neurology 84:841-8. 2015
    ..Our objective was to examine the link between smoking and smoking history, including smoking intensity and cessation, overall and by race, in a biracial prospective cohort study...
  3. pmc Lead exposure and rate of change in cognitive function in older women
    Melinda C Power
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 129:69-75. 2014
    ..Higher long-term cumulative lead exposure predicts faster cognitive decline in older men, but evidence of an association in women is lacking...
  4. pmc Cross-sectional association between polyfluoroalkyl chemicals and cognitive limitation in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Melinda C Power
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 40:125-32. 2013
    ..This study was designed to explore the association between PFCs and cognitive ability in older adults...
  5. pmc Modification by hemochromatosis gene polymorphisms of the association between traffic-related air pollution and cognition in older men: a cohort study
    Melinda C Power
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Environ Health 12:16. 2013
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  6. pmc Influence of multiple APOE genetic variants on cognitive function in a cohort of older men - results from the Normative Aging Study
    Diddier Prada
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston 02115, MA, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 14:223. 2014
    ..APOE is the biomarker with the greatest known influence on cognitive function; however, the effect of complex haplotypes involving polymorphisms rs449647, rs405509, rs440446, rs429358 and rs7412 has never been studied in older populations...
  7. pmc Traffic-related air pollution and cognitive function in a cohort of older men
    Melinda C Power
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:682-7. 2011
    ..Traffic-related particles induce oxidative stress and may exert adverse effects on central nervous system function, which could manifest as cognitive impairment...
  8. doi request reprint Application of Latent Variable Methods to the Study of Cognitive Decline When Tests Change over Time
    Alden L Gross
    From the aDepartment of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD bJohns Hopkins University Center on Aging and Health, Baltimore, MD cDepartment of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD dCenter of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS eDepartment of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD fDepartment of Biostatistics, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC and gDepartment of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
    Epidemiology 26:878-87. 2015
    ..We demonstrated the use of factor analysis to link differing cognitive test batteries over visits to common metrics representing general cognitive performance, memory, executive functioning, and language...
  9. pmc Blood pressure and cognition: factors that may account for their inconsistent association
    Melinda C Power
    From the aDepartment of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA bDepartment of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA cDepartment of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA dVeterans Affairs Normative Aging Study, Boston, MA and 5Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    Epidemiology 24:886-93. 2013
    ..We evaluated evidence supporting three potential explanations for this variation: an effect of hypertension duration, an effect of age at hypertension initiation, and selection bias due to dependent censoring...
  10. doi request reprint Statins, cognition, and dementia—systematic review and methodological commentary
    Melinda C Power
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Nat Rev Neurol 11:220-9. 2015
    ..Given that much of the human research on statins and cognition in the future will be observational, careful study design and analysis will be essential. ..
  11. pmc Lead exposure and tremor among older men: the VA normative aging study
    John S Ji
    Department of Environmental Health, and Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 123:445-50. 2015
    ..Case-control studies suggest an association between blood lead and essential tremor, and that this association is modified by polymorphisms in the δ-aminolevulinic acid dehydrogenase (ALAD) gene...
  12. doi request reprint Long-term exposure to black carbon, cognition and single nucleotide polymorphisms in microRNA processing genes in older men
    Elena Colicino
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA Electronic address
    Environ Int 88:86-93. 2016
    ..MicroRNAs (miRNAs) control gene expression and neuronal programming. miRNA levels vary due to single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes processing miRNAs from precursor molecules...
  13. doi request reprint Biased Exposure-Health Effect Estimates from Selection in Cohort Studies: Are Environmental Studies at Particular Risk?
    Marc G Weisskopf
    Department of Epidemiology and Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 123:1113-22. 2015
    ..e., selection bias) or bias due to conditioning on an intermediate. Studies of environmental risk factors may be at particular risk...
  14. pmc Mitochondrial haplogroups modify the effect of black carbon on age-related cognitive impairment
    Elena Colicino
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Environ Health 13:42. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether mtDNA haplogroups determined differential susceptibility to cognitive effects of long-term exposure to black carbon (BC), a marker of traffic-related air pollution...
  15. pmc Midlife hypertension and 20-year cognitive change: the atherosclerosis risk in communities neurocognitive study
    Rebecca F Gottesman
    Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland2Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
    JAMA Neurol 71:1218-27. 2014
    ..Hypertension is a treatable potential cause of cognitive decline and dementia, but its greatest influence on cognition may occur in middle age...
  16. pmc Relationships between lead biomarkers and diurnal salivary cortisol indices in pregnant women from Mexico City: a cross-sectional study
    Joseph M Braun
    Department of Epidemiology, Brown University, 121 S, Main St, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Environ Health 13:50. 2014
    ..We examined relationships between maternal blood or bone Pb concentrations and features of diurnal cortisol profiles in 936 pregnant women from Mexico City...
  17. pmc The association between blood pressure and incident Alzheimer disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Melinda C Power
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 22:646-59. 2011
    ..Many epidemiologic studies have considered the association between blood pressure (BP) and Alzheimer disease, yet the relationship remains poorly understood...