R F White

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological screening for cognitive impairment using computer-assisted tasks
    Roberta F White
    VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University, USA
    Assessment 10:86-101. 2003
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint Functional MRI approach to developmental methylmercury and polychlorinated biphenyl neurotoxicity
    Roberta F White
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurotoxicology 32:975-80. 2011
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological function in Gulf War veterans: relationships to self-reported toxicant exposures
    R F White
    Boston Environmental Hazards Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    Am J Ind Med 40:42-54. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Interrater reliability of neuropsychological diagnoses: a Department of Veterans Affairs cooperative study
    Roberta F White
    VA Medical Center, Boston University, MA 02310, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 8:555-65. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Occupational and environmental neurology: a pioneer. In memorium: Robert G. Feldman, MD, 1933-2003
    Roberta F White
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Am J Ind Med 47:101-3. 2005
  9. pmc Assessment of neuropsychological trajectories in longitudinal population-based studies of children
    R F White
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:i15-26. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Validity of a computer-assisted neurobehavioral test battery in toxicant encephalopathy
    S P Proctor
    Boston Environmental Hazards Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, MA 02130, USA
    Neurotoxicology 21:703-14. 2000

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Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological screening for cognitive impairment using computer-assisted tasks
    Roberta F White
    VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University, USA
    Assessment 10:86-101. 2003
    ..Sensitivity and specificity for the least random classification procedure were 0.87 and 0.67, respectively. The results suggest that computer-assisted screening methods are a promising means of triaging patients...
  2. 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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  3. 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...
  4. doi request reprint Functional MRI approach to developmental methylmercury and polychlorinated biphenyl neurotoxicity
    Roberta F White
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurotoxicology 32:975-80. 2011
    ..This methodology therefore has potential utility in visualizing structural neural system determinants of exposure-induced neurobehavioral dysfunction...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological function in Gulf War veterans: relationships to self-reported toxicant exposures
    R F White
    Boston Environmental Hazards Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    Am J Ind Med 40:42-54. 2001
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Interrater reliability of neuropsychological diagnoses: a Department of Veterans Affairs cooperative study
    Roberta F White
    VA Medical Center, Boston University, MA 02310, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 8:555-65. 2002
    ..44 +/- s.e.(kappa) = .029]. These levels of reliability are comparable to those found for other psychiatric and neurologic specialties and for medical diagnoses made by other health care disciplines...
  8. ncbi request reprint Occupational and environmental neurology: a pioneer. In memorium: Robert G. Feldman, MD, 1933-2003
    Roberta F White
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Am J Ind Med 47:101-3. 2005
  9. pmc Assessment of neuropsychological trajectories in longitudinal population-based studies of children
    R F White
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:i15-26. 2009
    ..Assessment methodology and knowledge about child cognitive development will change over the next 20 years, and strategies are suggested for altering the proposed test schedule as appropriate...
  10. ncbi request reprint Validity of a computer-assisted neurobehavioral test battery in toxicant encephalopathy
    S P Proctor
    Boston Environmental Hazards Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, MA 02130, USA
    Neurotoxicology 21:703-14. 2000
    ..The results with lead-exposed TE patients are less robust. Possible explanations for these differences are discussed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Quantitative magnetic resonance brain imaging in US army veterans of the 1991 Gulf War potentially exposed to sarin and cyclosarin
    Kristin J Heaton
    Boston Environmental Hazards Research Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurotoxicology 28:761-9. 2007
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in Persian Gulf War Veterans
    S P Proctor
    Boston Environmental Hazards Center, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Mil Med 166:510-9. 2001
    ..S. population norms. Within the group of GW-deployed veterans, several current medical and psychological conditions predictive of lower physical functioning levels were identified...
  13. ncbi request reprint Chemical sensitivity and chronic fatigue in Gulf War veterans: a brief report
    S P Proctor
    Boston Environmental Hazards Center 116B 4, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 4893, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 43:259-64. 2001
    ..The characteristic differences between the groups and the overlap with chronic multi-symptom illness are also discussed...
  14. pmc Risk of learning and behavioral disorders following prenatal and early postnatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water
    Patricia A Janulewicz
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 30:175-85. 2008
    ..We conclude that prenatal and early postnatal PCE exposure is not associated with disorders of attention, learning and behavior identified on the basis of questionnaire responses and at the exposure levels experienced by this population...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effects of sarin and cyclosarin exposure during the 1991 Gulf War on neurobehavioral functioning in US army veterans
    Susan P Proctor
    Boston Environmental Hazards Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130 4893, USA
    Neurotoxicology 27:931-9. 2006
    ..During the Gulf War (GW), in early March 1991, a munitions dump at Khamisiyah, Iraq, was destroyed. Later, in 1996, the dump was found to have contained the organophosphate chemical warfare agents, sarin and cyclosarin...
  16. ncbi request reprint The preclinical phase of alzheimer disease: A 22-year prospective study of the Framingham Cohort
    M F Elias
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Statistical Consulting Unit, 111 Cummington St, Boston University College of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Neurol 57:808-13. 2000
    ..To relate performance on tests of cognitive ability to the subsequent development of probable Alzheimer disease (pAD) and to identify the pattern of earliest changes in cognitive functioning associated with a diagnosis of pAD...
  17. pmc MRI and neuropsychological correlates of carbon monoxide exposure: a case report
    Sherral A Devine
    Boston University Neurology Associates, Boston University Medical Campus and Boston Environmental Hazards Center and Psychology Service, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:1051-5. 2002
    ..We present this case as an example of the utility of MRI and neuropsychological examinations in detecting central nervous system dysfunction secondary to CO exposure...
  18. doi request reprint Limited literacy and psychiatric disorders among users of an urban safety-net hospital's mental health outpatient clinic
    Alisa Lincoln
    Department of Health Science, Northeastern University, 316 Robinson Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:687-93. 2008
    ..Increasing our understanding of the relationships between health literacy and psychiatric disorders will help inform the development of appropriate psychiatric care and better outcomes...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Environmental epidemiology research leads to a decrease of the exposure limit for mercury]
    Pal Weihe
    Faerøernes Sygehusvaesen, afdeling for arbejdsmedicin og folkesundhed, Syddansk Universitet, Institut for Sundhedstjenesteforskning, og Københavns Universitet, Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab, Biostatistisk Afdeling
    Ugeskr Laeger 165:107-11. 2003
    ..An increase in blood pressure was also associated with the prenatal exposure level. The exposure limit for mercury has therefore been decreased...
  20. pmc Impact of prenatal methylmercury exposure on neurobehavioral function at age 14 years
    Frodi Debes
    Faroese Hospital System, FR 100 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, Denmark
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 28:363-75. 2006
    ..These findings are supported by independent assessment of neurophysiological outcomes. The effects on brain function associated with prenatal methylmercury exposure therefore appear to be multi-focal and permanent...
  21. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological outcomes of army personnel following deployment to the Iraq war
    Jennifer J Vasterling
    Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans 70112, USA
    JAMA 296:519-29. 2006
    ..Previous studies have not conducted objective neuropsychological assessments both before and after a major war-zone deployment...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effects of breast feeding on neuropsychological development in a community with methylmercury exposure from seafood
    Tina Kold Jensen
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense C, Denmark
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 15:423-30. 2005
    ..Although the advantage may be less, Faroese women can still safely breastfeed their children...
  23. ncbi request reprint Re: Symptom magnification and neurocognitive dysfunction
    William B Patterson
    J Occup Environ Med 46:608-10; author reply 610-2. 2004
  24. ncbi request reprint Consequences of exposure measurement error for confounder identification in environmental epidemiology
    Esben Budtz-Jørgensen
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3, DK 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
    Stat Med 22:3089-100. 2003
    ..These difficulties in statistical model development are illustrated by examples from a epidemiological study performed in the Faroe Islands to investigate the adverse health effects of prenatal mercury exposure...
  25. ncbi request reprint Repeated split sample validation to assess logistic regression and recursive partitioning: an application to the prediction of cognitive impairment
    Kenneth E James
    Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Stat Med 24:3019-35. 2005
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Neurobehavioral performance of Inuit children with increased prenatal exposure to methylmercury
    Pal Weihe
    Department of Occupational and Public Health, The Faroese Hospital System, Torshavn, Foroe Islands
    Int J Circumpolar Health 61:41-9. 2002
    ..The data from the present study therefore appears in accordance with other evidence that prenatal or early postnatal exposures to methylmercury may cause subtle neurobehavioral deficits...

Research Grants1

  1. Prenatal pesticide exposure in South Africa: CNS Effects
    Roberta White; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Collaboration between district health personnel, scientists at the University of Cape Town and the University of Natal in South Africa, and investigators at Boston University is key to the project. ..