Sammy Zahran

Summary

Affiliation: Colorado State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Social vulnerability and the natural and built environment: a model of flood casualties in Texas
    Sammy Zahran
    Department of Sociology, Colorado State University, United States
    Disasters 32:537-60. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Nonlinear associations between blood lead in children, age of child, and quantity of soil lead in metropolitan New Orleans
    Sammy Zahran
    Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 1784, USA
    Sci Total Environ 409:1211-8. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Maternal exposure to neighborhood soil Pb and eclampsia risk in new Orleans, Louisiana (USA): Evidence from a natural experiment in flooding
    Sammy Zahran
    Department of Economics, C 312A Clark Building, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 80523 1771 USA Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, Columbia University, 722 W 168th St, New York, NY 10032, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 133:274-81. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Determining the relative importance of soil sample locations to predict risk of child lead exposure
    Sammy Zahran
    Department of Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 80523 1771, United States Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, NY, 10032, United States Electronic address
    Environ Int 60:7-14. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Maternal benzene exposure and low birth weight risk in the United States: a natural experiment in gasoline reformulation
    Sammy 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
  6. doi request reprint Associations between standardized school performance tests and mixtures of Pb, Zn, Cd, Ni, Mn, Cu, Cr, Co, and V in community soils of New Orleans
    Sammy Zahran
    Department of Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 1771, USA
    Environ Pollut 169:128-35. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Children's blood lead and standardized test performance response as indicators of neurotoxicity in metropolitan New Orleans elementary schools
    S Zahran
    Department of Sociology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 1784, USA
    Neurotoxicology 30:888-97. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Economics of disaster risk, social vulnerability, and mental health resilience
    Sammy 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
  9. ncbi request reprint New Orleans before and after Hurricanes Katrina/Rita: a quasi-experiment of the association between soil lead and children's blood lead
    Sammy Zahran
    School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 1784, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 44:4433-40. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Linking source and effect: resuspended soil lead, air lead, and children's blood lead levels in Detroit, Michigan
    Sammy Zahran
    Department of Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 47:2839-45. 2013

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint Social vulnerability and the natural and built environment: a model of flood casualties in Texas
    Sammy 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...
  2. doi request reprint Nonlinear associations between blood lead in children, age of child, and quantity of soil lead in metropolitan New Orleans
    Sammy 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Maternal exposure to neighborhood soil Pb and eclampsia risk in new Orleans, Louisiana (USA): Evidence from a natural experiment in flooding
    Sammy Zahran
    Department of Economics, C 312A Clark Building, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 80523 1771 USA Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, Columbia University, 722 W 168th St, New York, NY 10032, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 133:274-81. 2014
    ..Previous studies link maternal blood lead (Pb) levels and pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders...
  4. doi request reprint Determining the relative importance of soil sample locations to predict risk of child lead exposure
    Sammy Zahran
    Department of Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 80523 1771, United States Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, NY, 10032, United States Electronic address
    Environ Int 60:7-14. 2013
    ..This efficiency gain can help advance proactive upstream, preventive methods of environmental Pb discovery. ..
  5. ncbi request reprint Maternal benzene exposure and low birth weight risk in the United States: a natural experiment in gasoline reformulation
    Sammy 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...
  6. doi request reprint Associations between standardized school performance tests and mixtures of Pb, Zn, Cd, Ni, Mn, Cu, Cr, Co, and V in community soils of New Orleans
    Sammy 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint Children's blood lead and standardized test performance response as indicators of neurotoxicity in metropolitan New Orleans elementary schools
    S 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...
  8. doi request reprint Economics of disaster risk, social vulnerability, and mental health resilience
    Sammy 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint New Orleans before and after Hurricanes Katrina/Rita: a quasi-experiment of the association between soil lead and children's blood lead
    Sammy 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...
  10. doi request reprint Linking source and effect: resuspended soil lead, air lead, and children's blood lead levels in Detroit, Michigan
    Sammy Zahran
    Department of Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 47:2839-45. 2013
    ..32 (95% CI, 1.26 to 1.37). Overall, the resuspension of Pb contaminated soil explains observed seasonal variation in child BLLs...
  11. pmc A quasi-experimental analysis of maternal altitude exposure and infant birth weight
    Sammy Zahran
    Sammy Zahran and Bruce G Link are with the Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY Ian M Breunig is with the Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Department, University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy, Baltimore Jeffrey G Snodgrass is with the Department of Anthropology, and Stephan Weiler is with the Department of Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
    Am J Public Health 104:S166-74. 2014
    ..We analyzed singleton births to determine the relationship between birth weight and altitude exposure...
  12. doi request reprint Maternal hurricane exposure and fetal distress risk
    Sammy 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Maternal exposure to hurricane destruction and fetal mortality
    Sammy Zahran
    Department of Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA Department of Epidemiology, Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 68:760-6. 2014
    ..Negative effects may also occur in the unborn, exposed to disaster stressors when critical organ systems are developing and when the consequences of exposure are large...
  14. doi request reprint Daily variation in natural disaster casualties: information flows, safety, and opportunity costs in tornado versus hurricane strikes
    Sammy Zahran
    Department of Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 1771, USA
    Risk Anal 33:1265-80. 2013
    ..The policy implications of observed daily variation in tornado and hurricane events are considered...
  15. doi request reprint Stuart's tau measure of effect size for ordinal variables: some methodological considerations
    Kenneth 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)...