Marie Lynn Miranda

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc GIS modeling of air toxics releases from TRI-reporting and non-TRI-reporting facilities: impacts for environmental justice
    Dana C Dolinoy
    Integrated Toxicology Program, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1717-24. 2004
  2. pmc Mapping for prevention: GIS models for directing childhood lead poisoning prevention programs
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:947-53. 2002
  3. pmc Blood lead levels among pregnant women: historical versus contemporaneous exposures
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:1508-19. 2010
  4. pmc Disparities in maternal hypertension and pregnancy outcomes: evidence from North Carolina, 1994-2003
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:579-87. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Environmental contributions to disparities in pregnancy outcomes
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, A134 LSRC, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 31:67-83. 2009
  6. pmc Adverse birth outcomes among nulliparous vs. multiparous women
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Durham, NC, USA
    Public Health Rep 126:797-805. 2011
  7. pmc Environmental contributors to the achievement gap
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Neurotoxicology 30:1019-24. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Crawl spaces as reservoirs for transmission of mold to the livable part of the home environment
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0328, USA
    Rev Environ Health 26:205-13. 2011
  9. pmc A geospatial analysis of the effects of aviation gasoline on childhood blood lead levels
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1513-6. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Spatial analysis of the etiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis among 1991 Gulf War veterans
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Neurotoxicology 29:964-70. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Duke Center for Geospatial Medicine (RMI)
    Marie Lynn Miranda; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. pmc GIS modeling of air toxics releases from TRI-reporting and non-TRI-reporting facilities: impacts for environmental justice
    Dana C Dolinoy
    Integrated Toxicology Program, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1717-24. 2004
    ....
  2. pmc Mapping for prevention: GIS models for directing childhood lead poisoning prevention programs
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:947-53. 2002
    ..The methods presented here hold promise for application and extension to the other 94 North Carolina counties and nationally, as well as to other environmental health risks...
  3. pmc Blood lead levels among pregnant women: historical versus contemporaneous exposures
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:1508-19. 2010
    ..This work emphasizes the importance of addressing sources of environmental lead exposure in the United States and internationally...
  4. pmc Disparities in maternal hypertension and pregnancy outcomes: evidence from North Carolina, 1994-2003
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:579-87. 2010
    ..In addition, we explored whether rates of poor birth outcomes, including low birthweight (LBW) and preterm birth (PTB), among hypertensive women differed by race...
  5. doi request reprint Environmental contributions to disparities in pregnancy outcomes
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, A134 LSRC, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 31:67-83. 2009
    ..The analysis suggests that environmental, social, and host factors are cumulatively stressing non-Hispanic black women and that this cumulative stress may be a cause of the persistent disparities in pregnancy outcomes...
  6. pmc Adverse birth outcomes among nulliparous vs. multiparous women
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Durham, NC, USA
    Public Health Rep 126:797-805. 2011
    ....
  7. pmc Environmental contributors to the achievement gap
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Neurotoxicology 30:1019-24. 2009
    ..Given the higher average lead exposure experienced by African American children in the United States, lead does in fact explain part of the achievement gap...
  8. ncbi request reprint Crawl spaces as reservoirs for transmission of mold to the livable part of the home environment
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0328, USA
    Rev Environ Health 26:205-13. 2011
    ..One potential source of a damp home, is crawl space construction. A poorly constructed crawl space not only presents the possibility of contributing to a 'damp' home but can also become a reservoir for fungal growth...
  9. pmc A geospatial analysis of the effects of aviation gasoline on childhood blood lead levels
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1513-6. 2011
    ..Aviation gasoline, commonly referred to as avgas, is a leaded fuel used in small aircraft. Recent concern about the effects of lead emissions from planes has motivated the U.S. Environmental Protection to consider regulating leaded avgas...
  10. doi request reprint Spatial analysis of the etiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis among 1991 Gulf War veterans
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Neurotoxicology 29:964-70. 2008
    ..Veterans of the 1991 Gulf War have an increased risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), but the etiology is unknown...
  11. pmc The relationship between early childhood blood lead levels and performance on end-of-grade tests
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0328, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1242-7. 2007
    ..Childhood lead poisoning remains a critical environmental health concern. Low-level lead exposure has been linked to decreased performance on standardized IQ tests for school-aged children...
  12. pmc Use of spatial analysis to support environmental health research and practice
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, 450 Research Dr, LSRC A134, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    N C Med J 72:132-5. 2011
    ..This article discusses when and where spatial techniques can most effectively be deployed to address environmental health issues, especially as they relate to environmental justice concerns...
  13. pmc Changes in blood lead levels associated with use of chloramines in water treatment systems
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:221-5. 2007
    ..In some instances, this has coincided with an increase in lead levels in drinking water in those systems. Lead in drinking water can be a significant health risk...
  14. pmc Environmental justice implications of reduced reporting requirements of the Toxics Release Inventory Burden Reduction Rule
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0328, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:5407-14. 2008
    ..The differences are more pronounced for percent minority and percent minority under age 5 in comparison to percent in poverty, and the demographic differences are more apparent at increasingly resolved geographic scales...
  15. pmc Building geographic information system capacity in local health departments: lessons from a North Carolina project
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:2180-5. 2005
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  16. ncbi request reprint Using GIS-based approaches to support research on neurotoxicants and other children's environmental health threats
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, A134 LSRC, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Neurotoxicology 26:223-8. 2005
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint A taxing environment: evaluating the multiple objectives of environmental taxes
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Box 90328, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 36:5289-95. 2002
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  18. pmc Making the environmental justice grade: the relative burden of air pollution exposure in the United States
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:1755-71. 2011
    ..These results suggest that substantial areas of the United States lack monitoring data, and among areas where monitoring data are available, low income and minority communities tend to experience higher ambient pollution levels...
  19. ncbi request reprint A spatial measure of neighborhood level racial isolation applied to low birthweight, preterm birth, and birthweight in North Carolina
    Rebecca Anthopolos
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol 2:235-46. 2011
    ..Black isolation may be proxying concentrated socioeconomic disadvantage, including disamenities in the built environment...
  20. ncbi request reprint Seasonality of poor pregnancy outcomes in North Carolina
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    N C Med J 72:447-53. 2011
    ..Seasonal variation in poor pregnancy outcomes has not received the same level of research attention and rigor as has the well-established seasonal variation in births...
  21. pmc The urban built environment and associations with women's psychosocial health
    Lynne C Messer
    Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    J Urban Health 90:857-71. 2013
    ..This study outlines specific neighborhood characteristics that are modifiable risk markers and therefore important targets for increased research and public health intervention. ..
  22. doi request reprint A Bayesian growth mixture model to examine maternal hypertension and birth outcomes
    Brian Neelon
    Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Stat Med 30:2721-35. 2011
    ..We apply our model to a sample of 1027 women enrolled in the Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby Study, a prospective cohort study of host, social, and environmental contributors to disparities in pregnancy outcomes...
  23. pmc Associations between the quality of the residential built environment and pregnancy outcomes among women in North Carolina
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Children s Environmental Health Initiative, School of Natural Resources and Environment and Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:471-7. 2012
    ..The built environment, a key component of environmental health, may be an important contributor to health disparities, particularly for reproductive health outcomes...
  24. pmc A framework for widespread replication of a highly spatially resolved childhood lead exposure risk model
    Dohyeong Kim
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1735-9. 2008
    ..Moreover, increasing evidence of cognitive effects of blood lead levels < 10 microg/dL highlights the need for improved exposure prevention interventions...
  25. ncbi request reprint Incorporating a built environment module into an accelerated second-degree community health nursing course
    Judith C Hays
    Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Public Health Nurs 23:442-52. 2006
    ..The goal of the module was to provide nursing students with an organizing framework for integrating environmental health into clinical practice and an innovative tool for understanding community-level components of public health...
  26. pmc Maternal age, birth order, and race: differential effects on birthweight
    Geeta K Swamy
    Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:136-42. 2012
    ..Studies examining the influence of maternal age and birth order on birthweight have not effectively disentangled the relative contributions of each factor to birthweight, especially as they may differ by race...
  27. doi request reprint Hierarchical spatial modeling of uncertainty in air pollution and birth weight study
    Simone C Gray
    Department of Statistical Science, Duke University, Box 90251, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Stat Med 30:2187-98. 2011
    ..The models are illustrated using Bayesian hierarchical modeling techniques that relate pregnancy outcomes from the North Carolina Detailed Birth Records to air pollution data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
  28. ncbi request reprint Association of autism with induced or augmented childbirth in North Carolina Birth Record (1990-1998) and Education Research (1997-2007) databases
    Simon G Gregory
    Center for Human Genetics, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina2Duke Institute of Molecular Physiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
    JAMA Pediatr 167:959-66. 2013
    ..One in 88 children in the United States is diagnosed as having autism spectrum disorder. Significant interest centers on understanding the environmental factors that may contribute to autism risk...
  29. doi request reprint Psychosocial differences between smokers and non-smokers during pregnancy
    Pamela J Maxson
    Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Addict Behav 37:153-9. 2012
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  30. doi request reprint Exploratory quantile regression with many covariates: an application to adverse birth outcomes
    Lane F Burgette
    Department of Statistical Science, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Epidemiology 22:859-66. 2011
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  31. pmc Maternal vitamin D receptor genetic variation contributes to infant birthweight among black mothers
    Geeta K Swamy
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 155:1264-71. 2011
    ..Further research identifying the functionality of VDR gene polymorphisms in pregnant women will improve our understanding of the underlying mechanisms influencing birthweight...
  32. pmc Assessing exposure metrics for PM and birth weight models
    Simone C Gray
    Department of Statistical Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 20:469-77. 2010
    ..Sensitivity analysis showed that at varying spatial resolutions, there is still a stable and negative association between air pollution and birth weight, despite North Carolina's consistent attainment of federal air quality standards...
  33. pmc Mercury levels in an urban pregnant population in Durham County, North Carolina
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:698-712. 2011
    ..This suggests the different demographic groups consume different types of fish. Encouraging increased fish consumption while minimizing mercury exposure requires careful crafting of a complex health message...
  34. pmc Using decision analysis to improve malaria control policy making
    Randall A Kramer
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Health Policy 92:133-40. 2009
    ..Developing and applying such a framework can promote stronger and more effective linkages between research and policy, ultimately helping to reduce the burden of malaria and other vector-borne diseases...
  35. doi request reprint Proximity to roadways and pregnancy outcomes
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Children s Environmental Health Initiative, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 23:32-8. 2013
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  36. pmc A novel tool for assessing and summarizing the built environment
    Gretchen L Kroeger
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 11:46. 2012
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  37. pmc Spatial modeling for groundwater arsenic levels in North Carolina
    Dohyeong Kim
    Department of Public Administration, North Carolina Central University, 215 Whiting CJ Building, Durham, North Carolina 27707, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 45:4824-31. 2011
    ..This modeling effort informs policy intervention by creating three-dimensional maps of predicted arsenic levels in groundwater for any location and depth in the area...
  38. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy intention, demographic differences, and psychosocial health
    Pamela Maxson
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Children s Environmental Health Initiative, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:1215-23. 2011
    ..We explore the psychosocial, demographic, and maternal characteristics across wanted, mistimed, and unwanted pregnancies...
  39. pmc Assessing the impact of race, social factors and air pollution on birth outcomes: a population-based study
    Simone C Gray
    U, S, Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health 13:4. 2014
    ..Using highly resolved modeled predictive surfaces, we examine the joint effects of air pollution exposure and measures of SES in a population level analysis of pregnancy outcomes in North Carolina (NC)...
  40. pmc A comparison of phenotype definitions for diabetes mellitus
    Rachel L Richesson
    Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:e319-26. 2013
    ..This study compares the yield and characteristics of diabetes cohorts identified using heterogeneous phenotype definitions...
  41. pmc A randomized longitudinal factorial design to assess malaria vector control and disease management interventions in rural Tanzania
    Randall A Kramer
    Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, 310 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:5317-32. 2014
    ..The study design will allow us to estimate the effect sizes of different intervention mixtures. Careful documentation of our study protocol may also serve other researchers designing field-based intervention trials. ..
  42. pmc Achieving health for a lifetime: a community engagement assessment focusing on school-age children to decrease obesity in Durham, North Carolina
    Leonor Corsino
    Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3451, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    N C Med J 74:18-26. 2013
    ..Obesity is a prominent problem in the United States and in North Carolina. One way of combating it is with community-engaged interventions that foster collaboration between health-oriented organizations and community residents...
  43. pmc Associations between polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants, phenolic metabolites, and thyroid hormones during pregnancy
    Heather M Stapleton
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1454-9. 2011
    ..Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are chemical additives used as flame retardants in commercial products. PBDEs are bioaccumulative and persistent and have been linked to several adverse health outcomes...
  44. pmc The NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Data Resource Portal: placing advanced technologies in service to vulnerable communities
    Keith Pezzoli
    Urban Studies and Planning Program, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:564-71. 2007
    ..Over 1,300 people died. The projected economic costs for recovery and reconstruction are likely to exceed $125 billion...

Research Grants1

  1. Duke Center for Geospatial Medicine (RMI)
    Marie Lynn Miranda; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Using neural tube defects as a prototype health endpoint, we will develop a generalized framework for applying these methods to a wide variety of health endpoints, including autism, asthma, ADHD, and obesity. ..