Affiliation: Colorado State University
- Nonlinear associations between blood lead in children, age of child, and quantity of soil lead in metropolitan New OrleansSammy Zahran
Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 1784, USA
Sci Total Environ 409:1211-8. 2011..Children's BL is a curvilinear function of both age and level of exposure to neighborhood SL. Therefore, a change in SL regulatory standard from 400 to 100mg/kg provides children with substantial economic benefit...
- Social vulnerability and the natural and built environment: a model of flood casualties in TexasSammy Zahran
Department of Sociology, Colorado State University, United States
Disasters 32:537-60. 2008..The study concludes with comments on hazard-resilient communities and protection of casualty-prone populations...
- Maternal benzene exposure and low birth weight risk in the United States: a natural experiment in gasoline reformulationSammy Zahran
Department of Economics, Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis, Colorado State University, C312A Clark Building, Fort Collins, CO, 80523 1771, USA
Environ Res 112:139-46. 2012..95 (95% CI, .93 to .98) in counties experiencing a 25% decline in benzene concentrations from 1996 to 1999. Public health policy and economic implications of results are discussed...
- Associations between standardized school performance tests and mixtures of Pb, Zn, Cd, Ni, Mn, Cu, Cr, Co, and V in community soils of New OrleansSammy Zahran
Department of Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 1771, USA
Environ Pollut 169:128-35. 2012..School grade point averages are lowest where the soil metal mixtures and food insecurity are highest...
- Children's blood lead and standardized test performance response as indicators of neurotoxicity in metropolitan New Orleans elementary schoolsS Zahran
Department of Sociology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 1784, USA
Neurotoxicology 30:888-97. 2009..Cost-benefit calculations suggest that it is more cost effective to pay for onetime primary prevention instead of paying continuous expenses focused on reversing neurotoxic damage...
- Economics of disaster risk, social vulnerability, and mental health resilienceSammy Zahran
Department of Economics and Center for Disaster and RiskAnalysis, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 1771, USA
Risk Anal 31:1107-19. 2011..Results illustrate the measurability of mental health resilience as a two-dimensional concept of resistance capacity and recovery time. Overall, we show that natural disasters regressively tax disadvantaged population strata...
- Maternal hurricane exposure and fetal distress riskSammy Zahran
Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis, Department of Sociology, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 1784, USA
Risk Anal 30:1590-601. 2010..Hurricane exposed African-American mothers were more likely to birth distressed infants. The policy implications of in utero costs of natural disaster exposure are discussed...
- New Orleans before and after Hurricanes Katrina/Rita: a quasi-experiment of the association between soil lead and children's blood leadSammy Zahran
School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 1784, USA
Environ Sci Technol 44:4433-40. 2010..20 to -1.65 microg/dL, depending on the decline of SL and whether children were born in the post-HKR period. Our results support policy to improve soil conditions for children...
- Stuart's tau measure of effect size for ordinal variables: some methodological considerationsKenneth J Berry
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Behav Res Methods 41:1144-8. 2009..The resampling procedure is shown to be more precise than the traditional method of standardizing tau(c)...