VERONICA M VIEIRA

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Individual-level space-time analyses of emergency department data using generalized additive modeling
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Program in Public Health, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:687. 2012
  2. pmc Method for mapping population-based case-control studies: an application using generalized additive models
    Thomas Webster
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 2E, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:26. 2006
  3. pmc A power comparison of generalized additive models and the spatial scan statistic in a case-control setting
    Robin L Young
    Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:37. 2010
  4. pmc A multilevel non-hierarchical study of birth weight and socioeconomic status
    Robin L Young
    Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, MA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:36. 2010
  5. pmc Cluster detection methods applied to the Upper Cape Cod cancer data
    Al Ozonoff
    Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 4:19. 2005
  6. pmc Impact of tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water on the risk of breast cancer: using a dose model to assess exposure in a case-control study
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 4:3. 2005
  7. pmc Geocoding rural addresses in a community contaminated by PFOA: a comparison of methods
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, MA 02116, USA
    Environ Health 9:18. 2010
  8. pmc Association between residences in U.S. northern latitudes and rheumatoid arthritis: A spatial analysis of the Nurses' Health Study
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:957-61. 2010
  9. pmc Spatial analysis of lung, colorectal, and breast cancer on Cape Cod: an application of generalized additive models to case-control data
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 4:11. 2005
  10. pmc Spatial analysis of bladder, kidney, and pancreatic cancer on upper Cape Cod: an application of generalized additive models to case-control data
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 8:3. 2009

Research Grants

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Publications27

  1. pmc Individual-level space-time analyses of emergency department data using generalized additive modeling
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Program in Public Health, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:687. 2012
    ..This paper describes the methods for adapting GAMs so they can be applied to ED data...
  2. pmc Method for mapping population-based case-control studies: an application using generalized additive models
    Thomas Webster
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 2E, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:26. 2006
    ..These maps often possess poor spatial resolution, the potential for spatial confounding, and the inability to consider latency. Population-based case-control studies can provide detailed information on residential history and covariates...
  3. pmc A power comparison of generalized additive models and the spatial scan statistic in a case-control setting
    Robin L Young
    Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:37. 2010
    ..e. is the smoothing term necessary? Permutation tests are a reasonable hypothesis testing method and provide adequate power under a simple alternative hypothesis. These tests have yet to be compared to other spatial statistics...
  4. pmc A multilevel non-hierarchical study of birth weight and socioeconomic status
    Robin L Young
    Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, MA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:36. 2010
    ..Data were collected retrospectively on births to women between 1969 and 1983 living on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The sample included siblings born in different residences with differing community-level SES...
  5. pmc Cluster detection methods applied to the Upper Cape Cod cancer data
    Al Ozonoff
    Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 4:19. 2005
    ..However, there is relatively little in the literature devoted to comparison and critique of different methods. Most of the available comparative studies rely on simulated data rather than real data sets...
  6. pmc Impact of tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water on the risk of breast cancer: using a dose model to assess exposure in a case-control study
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 4:3. 2005
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  7. pmc Geocoding rural addresses in a community contaminated by PFOA: a comparison of methods
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, MA 02116, USA
    Environ Health 9:18. 2010
    ..Our study compared automated and E911 methods for recovering and geocoding valid street addresses and assessed the impact of positional errors on exposure classification...
  8. pmc Association between residences in U.S. northern latitudes and rheumatoid arthritis: A spatial analysis of the Nurses' Health Study
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:957-61. 2010
    ..The etiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remains largely unknown, although epidemiologic studies suggest genetic and environmental factors may play a role. Geographic variation in incident RA has been observed at the regional level...
  9. pmc Spatial analysis of lung, colorectal, and breast cancer on Cape Cod: an application of generalized additive models to case-control data
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 4:11. 2005
    ..Population-based case-control and cohort studies provide a stronger foundation for spatial epidemiology because potential confounders and disease latency can be addressed...
  10. pmc Spatial analysis of bladder, kidney, and pancreatic cancer on upper Cape Cod: an application of generalized additive models to case-control data
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 8:3. 2009
    ..This case-control study provided detailed information on individual-level covariates and residential history that can be spatially analyzed using generalized additive models (GAMs) and geographical information systems (GIS)...
  11. pmc Spatial-temporal analysis of breast cancer in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 4W, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 7:46. 2008
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  12. pmc Occurrence of mental illness following prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort study
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 3E, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 11:2. 2012
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  13. pmc Affinity for risky behaviors following prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort study
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 10:102. 2011
    ..No prior study has investigated the long-term impact of prenatal and early childhood exposure to the solvent tetrachloroethylene (PCE) on the affinity for risky behaviors, defined as smoking, drinking or drug use as a teen or adult...
  14. pmc Perfluorooctanoic acid exposure and cancer outcomes in a contaminated community: a geographic analysis
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:318-23. 2013
    ..Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) has been linked to cancer in occupational mortality studies and animal toxicologic research...
  15. pmc Prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene and adult vision
    Kelly D Getz
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1327-32. 2012
    ..Tetrachloroethylene (PCE; or perchloroethylene) has been implicated in visual impairments among adults with occupational and environmental exposures as well as children born to women with occupational exposure during pregnancy...
  16. pmc Private drinking water wells as a source of exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in communities surrounding a fluoropolymer production facility
    Kate Hoffman
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:92-7. 2011
    ..The C8 Health Project was established in 2005 to collect data on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, or C8) and human health in Ohio and West Virginia communities contaminated by a fluoropolymer production facility...
  17. pmc Prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of congenital anomalies: a retrospective cohort study
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 3E, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 8:44. 2009
    ..Prior animal and human studies of prenatal exposure to solvents including tetrachloroethylene (PCE) have shown increases in the risk of certain congenital anomalies among exposed offspring...
  18. pmc Risk of breast cancer following exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water in Cape Cod, Massachusetts: reanalysis of a case-control study using a modified exposure assessment
    Lisa G Gallagher
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Talbot 4 West, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 10:47. 2011
    ..We have taken advantage of technical improvements in publically available software to incorporate a more sophisticated determination of water flow and direction to see if previous results were robust to more accurate exposure assessment...
  19. pmc Exposure to polyfluoroalkyl chemicals and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in U.S. children 12-15 years of age
    Kate Hoffman
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1762-7. 2010
    ..Exposures in the United States and in world populations are widespread. PFC exposures have been linked to various health impacts, and data in animals suggest that PFCs may be potential developmental neurotoxicants...
  20. pmc Retrospective exposure estimation and predicted versus observed serum perfluorooctanoic acid concentrations for participants in the C8 Health Project
    Hyeong Moo Shin
    School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, California 95616, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1760-5. 2011
    ..People living or working in eastern Ohio and western West Virginia have been exposed to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) released by DuPont Washington Works facilities...
  21. pmc Spatial analysis of learning and developmental disorders in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts using generalized additive models
    Kate Hoffman
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:7. 2010
    ..While results were not statistically significant, they suggest that children living in certain parts of Cape Cod were more likely to have a LDD. The spatial variation may be due to variation in the physical and social environment...
  22. pmc Using residential history and groundwater modeling to examine drinking water exposure and breast cancer
    Lisa G Gallagher
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:749-55. 2010
    ..Spatial analyses of case-control data have suggested a possible link between breast cancer and groundwater plumes in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts...
  23. pmc Relationship of perfluorooctanoic acid exposure to pregnancy outcome based on birth records in the mid-Ohio Valley
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA david_savitz brown edu
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1201-7. 2012
    ..Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a potential cause of adverse pregnancy outcomes, but previous studies have been limited by low exposures and small study size...
  24. pmc Exposure to perfluoroalkyl acids and markers of kidney function among children and adolescents living near a chemical plant
    Deborah J Watkins
    Department of Epidemiology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:625-30. 2013
    ..Serum levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) have been associated with decreased renal function in cross-sectional analyses, but the direction of the association is unclear...
  25. doi request reprint Environmental fate and transport modeling for perfluorooctanoic acid emitted from the Washington Works Facility in West Virginia
    Hyeong Moo Shin
    School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 45:1435-42. 2011
    ..87. These models may be useful for estimating past and future public well water PFOA concentrations in this region...
  26. pmc Adjusted significance cutoffs for hypothesis tests applied with generalized additive models with bivariate smoothers
    Robin L Bliss
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol 2:291-300. 2011
    ..01, 0.05, and 0.10. When applied with adjusted significance cutoffs, both ACST and CPT were appropriately sized across region shapes, population densities, sample sizes, and probabilities of disease...
  27. pmc Polyfluorinated compounds in serum linked to indoor air in office environments
    Alicia J Fraser
    Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, T4W, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 46:1209-15. 2012
    ..Variation in PFC air concentrations by building is likely due to differences in the number, type, and age of potential sources such as carpeting, furniture, and/or paint...

Research Grants1

  1. A Temporal-Spatial Analysis of Breast Cancer in Upper C*
    Veronica Vieira; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..By learning where breast cancer "hot spots" are and if they grow, intensify, or move over time, researchers will have a better understanding of how environmental risk factors may be involved. ..