Research Topics

Kate Hoffman


Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA


  1. Hoffman K, Daniels J, Stapleton H. Urinary metabolites of organophosphate flame retardants and their variability in pregnant women. Environ Int. 2014;63:169-72 pubmed publisher
  2. Hoffman K, Aschengrau A, Webster T, Bartell S, Vieira V. Associations between residence at birth and mental health disorders: a spatial analysis of retrospective cohort data. BMC Public Health. 2015;15:688 pubmed publisher
    ..However, these risk factors did not account for all the variation observed with depression, suggesting that other social and environmental factors within our study area need further investigation. ..
  3. Phillips A, Hammel S, Hoffman K, Lorenzo A, Chen A, Webster T, et al. Children's residential exposure to organophosphate ester flame retardants and plasticizers: Investigating exposure pathways in the TESIE study. Environ Int. 2018;116:176-185 pubmed publisher
    ..0001). OPE exposures are highly prevalent, and data provided herein further substantiate hand-to-mouth contact and dermal absorption as important pathways of OPE exposure, especially for young children. ..
  4. Hoffman K, Stapleton H, Lorenzo A, Butt C, Adair L, Herring A, et al. Prenatal exposure to organophosphates and associations with birthweight and gestational length. Environ Int. 2018;116:248-254 pubmed publisher
    ..Given widespread OPE exposure and the urgent need to identify and mitigate causes of preterm birth, further investigation is warranted. ..
  5. Hoffman K, Hammel S, Phillips A, Lorenzo A, Chen A, Calafat A, et al. Biomarkers of exposure to SVOCs in children and their demographic associations: The TESIE Study. Environ Int. 2018;119:26-36 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, our results provide evidence that the assessments of SVOC-associated health impacts should focus on chemical mixtures. ..
  6. Hoffman K, Lorenzo A, Butt C, Adair L, Herring A, Stapleton H, et al. Predictors of urinary flame retardant concentration among pregnant women. Environ Int. 2017;98:96-101 pubmed publisher
    ..Additionally, our work suggests that individual characteristics are related to exposure and that temporal variation, both seasonal and annual, may exist. ..
  7. Hammel S, Hoffman K, Lorenzo A, Chen A, Phillips A, Butt C, et al. Associations between flame retardant applications in furniture foam, house dust levels, and residents' serum levels. Environ Int. 2017;107:181-189 pubmed publisher
    ..01). These results suggest that FR applications in sofas are likely major sources of exposure to these compounds in the home. ..