Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Indoor respirable particulate matter concentrations from an open fire, improved cookstove, and LPG/open fire combination in a rural Guatemalan communityR Albalak
Department of International Health, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, N E, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
Environ Sci Technol 35:2650-5. 2001..Of the two interventions, the plancha appears to offer the best prospects for achieving substantial reductions in indoor air pollution levels, although issues of cost and stove maintenance remain to be addressed...
- Blood lead levels and risk factors for lead poisoning among children in Jakarta, IndonesiaRachel Albalak
Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd Mailstop E 19, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Sci Total Environ 301:75-85. 2003..With the phase-out of leaded gasoline, BLLs of children in Jakarta are expected to rapidly decline as they have in other countries that have phased lead out of gasoline...
- Trends in tuberculosis/human immunodeficiency virus comorbidity, United States, 1993-2004Rachel Albalak
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30323, USA
Arch Intern Med 167:2443-52. 2007..To our knowledge, this is the first assessment of trends in tuberculosis (TB)/human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) comorbidity in the United States based on national TB surveillance data...
- From biological anthropology to applied public health: epidemiological approaches to the study of infectious diseaseRachel Albalak
National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
Am J Hum Biol 21:687-93. 2009..Their unique role in national infectious disease work, including their links to anthropology, shared elements, key differences, strengths and challenges, is discussed...
- Blood lead levels and risk factors for lead poisoning among children in a Mexican smelting communityRachel Albalak
Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Arch Environ Health 58:172-83. 2003..BLLs in this study were moderately high, but the levels were lower than those in other smelting communities prior to remediation...
- Poor concordance between interferon-gamma release assays and tuberculin skin tests in diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection among HIV-infected individualsNaasha J Talati
Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
BMC Infect Dis 9:15. 2009..A new generation of diagnostic tests, the interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs), have been developed for the detection of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). Limited data are available on their use in HIV-infected persons...
- Second-hand smoke exposure and blood lead levels in U.S. childrenDavid M Mannino
Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Epidemiology 14:719-27. 2003..Lead is a component of tobacco and tobacco smoke, and smokers have higher blood lead levels than do nonsmokers...
- Setting the agenda: a new model for collaborative tuberculosis epidemiologic researchDolly Katz
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS E10, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Tuberculosis (Edinb) 87:1-6. 2007..Our experience may serve as a model for other types of applied health care research...