Affiliation: Brunel University
- The two-stage clonal expansion model in occupational cancer epidemiology: results from three cohort studiesAriana Zeka
Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Occup Environ Med 68:618-24. 2011....
- The effects of socioeconomic status and indices of physical environment on reduced birth weight and preterm births in Eastern MassachusettsAriana Zeka
Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Landmark Suite 415 West, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Environ Health 7:60. 2008..While use of spatial methods to estimate exposure to air pollution has increased the power to detect effects, questions have been raised about potential for confounding by social factors...
- Quantitative evaluation of the effects of uncontrolled confounding by alcohol and tobacco in occupational cancer studiesDavid Kriebel
Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
Int J Epidemiol 33:1040-5. 2004..Results of a large retrospective cohort study of laryngeal cancer and exposure to metalworking fluids (MWF) are used to illustrate the methods...
- Lack of association of alcohol and tobacco with HPV16-associated head and neck cancerKatie M Applebaum
Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 99:1801-10. 2007..However, it is less clear whether HPV16 influences HNSCC risk associated with alcohol and tobacco use...
- Association between PM2.5 and all-cause and specific-cause mortality in 27 US communitiesMeredith Franklin
Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:279-87. 2007..5). Our findings describe the magnitude of the effect on all-cause and specific-cause mortality, the modifiers of this association, and suggest that PM(2.5) may pose a public health risk even at or below current ambient levels...
- Estimating the independent effects of multiple pollutants in the presence of measurement error: an application of a measurement-error-resistant techniqueAriana Zeka
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Environ Health Perspect 112:1686-90. 2004..24% increase in deaths per 10-microg/m3) increase in PM10). In addition, we report an important effect of carbon monoxide that had not been observed previously...
- Measurement error caused by spatial misalignment in environmental epidemiologyAlexandros Gryparis
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Biostatistics 10:258-74. 2009..We apply the methods to data on the association between levels of particulate matter and birth weight in the greater Boston area...
- Inflammatory markers and particulate air pollution: characterizing the pathway to diseaseAriana Zeka
Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Int J Epidemiol 35:1347-54. 2006..The present work examined this association in an elderly cohort in the Greater Boston area and addresses the relative role of particles from different sources...
- Effects of alcohol and tobacco on aerodigestive cancer risks: a meta-regression analysisAriana Zeka
Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1 University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
Cancer Causes Control 14:897-906. 2003..CONCLUSIONS: Meta-analysis was used to combine the results from all available studies, providing a comprehensive summary of the combined effects of alcohol and tobacco on the upper aerodigestive cancers...
- Role of underlying pulmonary obstruction in short-term airway response to metal working fluid exposure: a reanalysisAriana Zeka
Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854, USA
Am J Ind Med 43:286-90. 2003..Removing the obstructed subgroup did not appear to substantially weaken the exposure-response relation. CONCLUSIONS: No important differences were found in cross-shift effects of MWF between obstructed and non-obstructed workers...
- Individual-level modifiers of the effects of particulate matter on daily mortalityAriana Zeka
Environmental Health Department, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, Suite 415 West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Am J Epidemiol 163:849-59. 2006..The findings suggest that more attention must be paid to population characteristics to identify greater likelihood of exposures and susceptibility and, as a result, to improve policy making for air pollution standards...