Ana Navas-Acien

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Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Seafood intake and urine concentrations of total arsenic, dimethylarsinate and arsenobetaine in the US population
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Environ Res 111:110-8. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Arsenic exposure and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in US adults
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Room W7033B, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    JAMA 300:814-22. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Bone lead levels and blood pressure endpoints: a meta-analysis
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Epidemiology 19:496-504. 2008
  4. pmc Urine arsenic concentrations and species excretion patterns in American Indian communities over a 10-year period: the Strong Heart Study
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1428-33. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Arsenic exposure and cardiovascular disease: a systematic review of the epidemiologic evidence
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205 2223, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:1037-49. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Selenium intake and cardiovascular risk: what is new?
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Curr Opin Lipidol 19:43-9. 2008
  7. pmc Arsenic exposure and type 2 diabetes: a systematic review of the experimental and epidemiological evidence
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 2223, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:641-8. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Kidney function and tobacco smoke exposure in US adolescents
    Esther García-Esquinas
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Pediatrics 131:e1415-23. 2013
  9. pmc Arsenic exposure, diabetes prevalence, and diabetes control in the Strong Heart Study
    Matthew O Gribble
    Departments of Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe St, Room W7513D, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 176:865-74. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Cadmium exposure and incident cardiovascular disease
    Maria Tellez-Plaza
    Department of Epidemiology and Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Epidemiology 24:421-9. 2013

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Publications67

  1. pmc Seafood intake and urine concentrations of total arsenic, dimethylarsinate and arsenobetaine in the US population
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Environ Res 111:110-8. 2011
    ..Seafood is the main source of organic arsenic exposure (arsenobetaine, arsenosugars and arsenolipids) in the population. Arsenosugars and arsenolipids are metabolized to several species including dimethylarsinate (DMA)...
  2. doi request reprint Arsenic exposure and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in US adults
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Room W7033B, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    JAMA 300:814-22. 2008
    ..In contrast, arsenobetaine, an organic arsenic compound derived from seafood intake, is considered nontoxic...
  3. doi request reprint Bone lead levels and blood pressure endpoints: a meta-analysis
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Epidemiology 19:496-504. 2008
    ..We performed a meta-analysis of the association of bone lead levels with systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and hypertension using published data...
  4. pmc Urine arsenic concentrations and species excretion patterns in American Indian communities over a 10-year period: the Strong Heart Study
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1428-33. 2009
    ..Arsenic exposure in drinking water disproportionately affects small communities in some U.S. regions, including American Indian communities. In U.S. adults with no seafood intake, median total urine arsenic is 3.4 microg/L...
  5. ncbi request reprint Arsenic exposure and cardiovascular disease: a systematic review of the epidemiologic evidence
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205 2223, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:1037-49. 2005
    ..In other populations or in occupational settings, the evidence was inconclusive. Because of the high prevalence of arsenic exposure, carefully performed studies of arsenic and cardiovascular outcomes should be a research priority...
  6. doi request reprint Selenium intake and cardiovascular risk: what is new?
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Curr Opin Lipidol 19:43-9. 2008
    ..This review discusses recent experimental and epidemiologic contributions on the role of selenium for the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease...
  7. pmc Arsenic exposure and type 2 diabetes: a systematic review of the experimental and epidemiological evidence
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 2223, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:641-8. 2006
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  8. doi request reprint Kidney function and tobacco smoke exposure in US adolescents
    Esther García-Esquinas
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Pediatrics 131:e1415-23. 2013
    ..Active smoking and secondhand smoke (SHS) are known risk factors for kidney disease in adults. We evaluated the association between exposure to active smoking or SHS and kidney function in US adolescents...
  9. pmc Arsenic exposure, diabetes prevalence, and diabetes control in the Strong Heart Study
    Matthew O Gribble
    Departments of Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe St, Room W7513D, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 176:865-74. 2012
    ..Prospective studies that evaluate the direction of the relation between poor diabetes control and arsenic exposure are needed...
  10. doi request reprint Cadmium exposure and incident cardiovascular disease
    Maria Tellez-Plaza
    Department of Epidemiology and Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Epidemiology 24:421-9. 2013
    ..We evaluated the association of urine cadmium concentration with cardiovascular disease incidence and mortality in a large population-based cohort...
  11. doi request reprint Determinants of hair nicotine concentrations in nonsmoking women and children: a multicountry study of secondhand smoke exposure in homes
    Sungroul Kim
    Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:3407-14. 2009
    ..The association between children's exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke at home and hair nicotine concentration was stronger among younger children and children with longer exposure at home...
  12. ncbi request reprint Confounding of the relation between homocysteine and peripheral arterial disease by lead, cadmium, and renal function
    Eliseo Guallar
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:700-8. 2006
    ..The association of lead and cadmium with PAD risk deserves further investigation...
  13. pmc Serum selenium and peripheral arterial disease: results from the national health and nutrition examination survey, 2003-2004
    Joachim Bleys
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:996-1003. 2009
    ..The association between serum selenium levels and the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease was not statistically significant, although a U-shaped relation was suggested...
  14. pmc Menthol cigarettes, race/ethnicity, and biomarkers of tobacco use in U.S. adults: the 1999-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
    Miranda R Jones
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:224-32. 2013
    ..The cooling effects of menthol could facilitate the absorption of tobacco toxicants. We examined levels of biomarkers of tobacco exposure among U.S. smokers of menthol and nonmenthol cigarettes...
  15. pmc Urine arsenic and hypertension in US adults: the 2003-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Miranda R Jones
    Department of Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Epidemiology 22:153-61. 2011
    ..We investigated the association of exposure to inorganic arsenic (as measured in urine) with systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels and the prevalence of hypertension in US adults...
  16. pmc Metals in urine and peripheral arterial disease
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:164-9. 2005
    ..Other metals in urine were not associated with PAD at the levels found in the general population...
  17. ncbi request reprint Relationship of monocyte count and peripheral arterial disease: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002
    Khurram Nasir
    Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287 0409, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 25:1966-71. 2005
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  18. pmc Cadmium and peripheral arterial disease: gender differences in the 1999-2004 US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Maria Tellez-Plaza
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:671-81. 2010
    ..These findings add to the concern of increased cadmium exposure as a cardiovascular risk factor in the general population...
  19. doi request reprint Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure and chronic rhinosinusitis: a population-based case-control study
    Douglas D Reh
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Sinus Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Am J Rhinol Allergy 23:562-7. 2009
    ..To address this evidence gap, we evaluated the association of SHS and CRS risk in a community-based case-control study of adult nonsmokers...
  20. pmc Secondhand tobacco smoke: a source of lead exposure in US children and adolescents
    Andria Apostolou
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:714-22. 2012
    ..We evaluated the relationship between secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) exposure and blood lead levels in US children and adolescents...
  21. pmc Urine arsenic and prevalent albuminuria: evidence from a population-based study
    Laura Y Zheng
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 61:385-94. 2013
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the cross-sectional association between inorganic arsenic exposure and albuminuria in American Indian adults from rural areas of Arizona, Oklahoma, and North and South Dakota...
  22. pmc Reduction in cadmium exposure in the United States population, 1988-2008: the contribution of declining smoking rates
    Maria Tellez-Plaza
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Room W7513D, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:204-9. 2012
    ..S. adults. However, trends in urine cadmium, a marker of cumulative cadmium exposure, have not been evaluated...
  23. pmc Cadmium exposure and hypertension in the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
    Maria Tellez-Plaza
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe St, Rm W7033B, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:51-6. 2008
    ..Cadmium induces hypertension in animal models. Epidemiologic studies of cadmium exposure and hypertension, however, have been inconsistent...
  24. doi request reprint Tobacco sales and promotion in bars, cafes and nightclubs from large cities around the world
    Shahida Shahrir
    Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Tob Control 20:285-90. 2011
    ..Information on tobacco sales, advertisement and promotion in bars, cafes and nightclubs is needed to develop interventions to reduce smoking initiation and relapse, particularly among youths and young adults...
  25. pmc Blood lead level and measured glomerular filtration rate in children with chronic kidney disease
    Jeffrey J Fadrowski
    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:965-70. 2013
    ..The role of environmental exposure to lead as a risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its progression remains controversial, and most studies have been limited by a lack of direct glomerular filtration rate (GFR) measurement...
  26. pmc Body composition and arsenic metabolism: a cross-sectional analysis in the Strong Heart Study
    Matthew O Gribble
    Department of Epidemiology and Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N, Wolfe Street Office W7513D, Baltimore MD 21205MD, USA
    Environ Health 12:107. 2013
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  27. pmc Environmental monitoring of secondhand smoke exposure
    Benjamin J Apelberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615N Wolfe St, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Tob Control 22:147-55. 2013
    ..This topic assessment presents a comprehensive summary of SHSe monitoring approaches using environmental markers and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of these methods and approaches...
  28. pmc Uric acid level and elevated blood pressure in US adolescents: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2006
    Lauren F Loeffler
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 200 North Wolfe St, Room 3055, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Hypertension 59:811-7. 2012
    ..Additional prospective studies and clinical trials are needed to determine whether uric acid is merely a marker in a complex metabolic pathway or causal of hypertension and, thus, a potential screening and therapeutic target...
  29. pmc Cadmium exposure and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in the U.S. general population
    Maria Tellez-Plaza
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1017-22. 2012
    ..Since 1988, cadmium exposure has decreased substantially in the United States. The associations between blood and urine cadmium and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality at more recent levels of exposure are unknown...
  30. pmc Associations of blood lead with estimated glomerular filtration rate using MDRD, CKD-EPI and serum cystatin C-based equations
    June T Spector
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:2786-92. 2011
    ..However, studies evaluating associations of lead dose with newer, potentially more accurate, estimates of kidney function, in participants with a wide range of glomerular filtration rates (GFRs), are scarce...
  31. pmc Lead exposure and cardiovascular disease--a systematic review
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:472-82. 2007
    ..This systematic review evaluates the evidence on the association between lead exposure and cardiovascular end points in human populations...
  32. pmc Heritability and preliminary genome-wide linkage analysis of arsenic metabolites in urine
    Maria Tellez-Plaza
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:345-51. 2013
    ..Arsenic (III) methyltransferase (AS3MT) has been related to urine arsenic metabolites in association studies. Other genes might also play roles in arsenic metabolism and excretion...
  33. pmc Blood lead level and kidney function in US adolescents: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Jeffrey J Fadrowski
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:75-82. 2010
    ..Therefore, in this study, we investigated the association between lead exposure and kidney function in a representative sample of US adolescents...
  34. pmc Arsenic exposure and hypertension: a systematic review
    Lalita N Abhyankar
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:494-500. 2012
    ..Environmental exposure to arsenic has been linked to hypertension in persons living in arsenic-endemic areas...
  35. ncbi request reprint Promoting smoke-free environments in Latin America: a comparison of methods to assess secondhand smoke exposure
    Erika Avila-Tang
    Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 52:S138-48. 2010
    ..Measuring SHS exposure across Latin America has increased our understanding of the magnitude of exposure in this region and results have been used to effectively promote smoke-free legislation...
  36. pmc Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure in selected public places (PM2.5 and air nicotine) and non-smoking employees (hair nicotine) in Ghana
    Wilfred Agbenyikey
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Tob Control 20:107-11. 2011
    ..5 μm (PM(2.5)) and nicotine concentrations and (2) hair nicotine concentrations in non-smoking employees. Quantifying SHS exposure will provide evidence needed to develop tobacco control legislation...
  37. pmc Heightened endoplasmic reticulum stress in the lungs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the role of Nrf2-regulated proteasomal activity
    Deepti Malhotra
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 180:1196-207. 2009
    ..Because accumulation of misfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) causes ER stress and ER stress-induced apoptosis, Nrf2 may potentially prevent ER stress-mediated apoptosis in COPD...
  38. pmc Blood cadmium and lead and chronic kidney disease in US adults: a joint analysis
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:1156-64. 2009
    ..58, 10.65) for both outcomes. These findings support consideration of cadmium and lead as chronic kidney disease risk factors in the general population and provide novel evidence of risk with environmental exposure to both metals...
  39. pmc Secondhand smoke exposure among women and children: evidence from 31 countries
    Heather Wipfli
    Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, W6027, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:672-9. 2008
    ....
  40. pmc Roxarsone, inorganic arsenic, and other arsenic species in chicken: a U.S.-based market basket sample
    Keeve E Nachman
    Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA knachman jhsph edu
    Environ Health Perspect 121:818-24. 2013
    ..Inorganic arsenic (iAs) causes cancer and possibly other adverse health outcomes. Arsenic-based drugs are permitted in poultry production; however, the contribution of chicken consumption to iAs intake is unknown...
  41. pmc Smoking, menthol cigarettes, and peripheral artery disease in U.S. adults
    Miranda R Jones
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:1183-9. 2013
    ..Given the large number of menthol cigarette smokers in the United States, we investigated whether cigarette type (nonmenthol or menthol) is associated with peripheral artery disease (PAD)...
  42. pmc Association of markers of chronic viral hepatitis and blood mercury levels in US reproductive-age women from NHANES 2001-2008: a cross-sectional study
    Mary C Sheehan
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Environ Health 11:62. 2012
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  43. pmc Secondhand tobacco smoke: an occupational hazard for smoking and non-smoking bar and nightclub employees
    Miranda R Jones
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Tob Control 22:308-14. 2013
    ..In the absence of comprehensive smoking bans in public places, bars and nightclubs have the highest concentrations of secondhand tobacco smoke, posing a serious health risk for workers in these venues...
  44. pmc Arsenic exposure and cardiovascular disease: an updated systematic review
    Katherine Moon
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room W7604, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 14:542-55. 2012
    ..Our review strengthens the evidence for a causal association between high-chronic arsenic exposure and clinical cardiovascular endpoints. Additional high quality studies are needed at low-moderate arsenic levels...
  45. pmc Blood cadmium and estimated glomerular filtration rate in Korean adults
    Young Hwangbo
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1800-5. 2011
    ..Cadmium is a nephrotoxicant at high exposure levels. Few studies have evaluated the role of cadmium in kidney function at low-exposure levels...
  46. ncbi request reprint Serum selenium and diabetes in U.S. adults
    Joachim Bleys
    Department of Epidemiology, The Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:829-34. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between serum selenium levels and the prevalence of diabetes among U.S. adults...
  47. ncbi request reprint Lead, cadmium, smoking, and increased risk of peripheral arterial disease
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Circulation 109:3196-201. 2004
    ..The objective of the present study was to evaluate the association between blood levels of lead and cadmium and peripheral arterial disease...
  48. doi request reprint Allergic rhinitis and secondhand tobacco smoke: a population-based study
    Sandra Y Lin
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Sinus Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Am J Rhinol Allergy 25:e66-71. 2011
    ..In this study, we evaluated the association of SHS and AR in a community-based study of adult nonsmokers...
  49. pmc Nrf2-dependent sulfiredoxin-1 expression protects against cigarette smoke-induced oxidative stress in lungs
    Anju Singh
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 212045, USA
    Free Radic Biol Med 46:376-86. 2009
    ..Thus, Srx1, a key Nrf2-regulated gene, contributes to protection against oxidative injury in the lung...
  50. doi request reprint Differential methylation of the arsenic (III) methyltransferase promoter according to arsenic exposure
    Matthew O Gribble
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Toxicol 88:275-82. 2014
    ..These findings may suggest that arsenic exposure influences the epigenetic regulation of a major arsenic metabolism gene. ..
  51. doi request reprint Elevated blood lead levels and reading readiness at the start of kindergarten
    Pat McLaine
    University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Pediatrics 131:1081-9. 2013
    ..To evaluate the relationship between blood lead levels (BLLs) and reading readiness at kindergarten entry, an early marker of school performance, in a diverse urban school population...
  52. pmc Selenium and coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis
    Gemma Flores-Mateo
    Departmentsof Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:762-73. 2006
    ..It is hypothesized that low selenium concentrations are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and that selenium supplements prevent coronary heart disease...
  53. pmc SLCO1B1 variants and urine arsenic metabolites in the Strong Heart Family Study
    Matthew O Gribble
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205
    Toxicol Sci 136:19-25. 2013
    ..Replication of this finding in other populations and analyses with respect to disease outcomes are needed to determine whether this novel candidate gene is important for arsenic-associated disease risks. ..
  54. ncbi request reprint Secondhand tobacco smoke in public places in Latin America, 2002-2003
    Ana Navas-Acien
    Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    JAMA 291:2741-5. 2004
    ..In 2001, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched the Smoke-Free Americas Initiative to build capacity to achieve smoke-free environments in Latin America and the Caribbean...
  55. doi request reprint Involuntary tobacco smoke exposure and urinary levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the United States, 1999 to 2002
    Plernpit Suwan-ampai
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room W7503, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:884-93. 2009
    ..S. population. Policy and educational efforts must continue to minimize PAH exposure through active and involuntary tobacco smoke exposure...
  56. pmc Low-level lead exposure and elevations in blood pressure during pregnancy
    Ellen M Wells
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:664-9. 2011
    ..Lead exposure is associated with elevated blood pressure during pregnancy; however, the magnitude of this relationship at low exposure levels is unclear...
  57. doi request reprint Serum selenium levels and all-cause, cancer, and cardiovascular mortality among US adults
    Joachim Bleys
    Department of Epidemiology, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:404-10. 2008
    ..We evaluated the association between selenium levels and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in a representative sample of US adults...
  58. pmc Association of secondhand smoke exposure with nicotine dependence among Black smokers
    Shondelle M Wilson-Frederick
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Addict Behav 36:412-5. 2011
    ..SHS exposure may occur in various settings, including the living space, workplace, and other social environments. This study examines the association between exposure to SHS and nicotine dependence among current smokers...
  59. pmc Smoking, menthol cigarettes and all-cause, cancer and cardiovascular mortality: evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and a meta-analysis
    Miranda R Jones
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America Department of Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e77941. 2013
    ..S. Food and Drug Administration has the authority to regulate tobacco product constituents, including menthol, if the scientific evidence indicates harm. Few studies, however, have evaluated the health effects of menthol cigarette use...
  60. doi request reprint Involving stakeholders to optimize a study protocol on secondhand tobacco smoke and chronic rhinosinusitis in adults
    Laili Irani
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Rhinol Allergy 24:39-44. 2010
    ....
  61. pmc Second-hand tobacco smoke in public places in urban and rural China
    Frances Stillman
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Tob Control 16:229-34. 2007
    ..To assess airborne nicotine concentrations as an indicator of second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure in public places in both urban and rural areas of China...
  62. doi request reprint Environmental chemicals and type 2 diabetes: an updated systematic review of the epidemiologic evidence
    Chin Chi Kuo
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Curr Diab Rep 13:831-49. 2013
    ..Important research questions include the need for additional prospective studies and the evaluation of the dose-response relationship, the role of joint exposures, and effect modification with other comorbidities and genetic variants. ..
  63. pmc Decline in NRF2-regulated antioxidants in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease lungs due to loss of its positive regulator, DJ-1
    Deepti Malhotra
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Room E7624, 615 North Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 178:592-604. 2008
    ..NRF2, a redox-sensitive transcription factor, dissociates from its inhibitor, KEAP1, to induce antioxidant expression that inhibits oxidative stress...
  64. ncbi request reprint Secondhand smoke exposure in public places in Guatemala: comparison with other Latin American countries
    Joaquin Barnoya
    Department of Pediatrics, Unidad de Cirugia Cardiovascular de Guatemala, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2730-5. 2007
    ..To measure secondhand smoke levels in workplaces in Guatemala and to compare exposure to levels in other Latin American cities...
  65. pmc Serum selenium and serum lipids in US adults
    Joachim Bleys
    Departments of Epidemiology and Medicine, The Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, Madrid, Spain
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:416-23. 2008
    ..However, the effects of selenium intake on the lipid profile in selenium-replete populations, such as the United States, are largely unknown...
  66. ncbi request reprint Selenium and diabetes: more bad news for supplements
    Joachim Bleys
    Ann Intern Med 147:271-2. 2007
  67. ncbi request reprint [Involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke in public places in Mexico City]
    Tonatiuh Barrientos-Gutierrez
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, TX 77030, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 49:S205-12. 2007
    ..The main objective of this study is to quantify airborne nicotine concentrations in public places in Mexico City...

Research Grants4

  1. Arsenic Exposure, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes in Native Americans
    Ana Navas Acien; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  2. Arsenic Exposure, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes in Native Americans
    Ana Navas Acien; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The elucidation of the contribution of arsenic exposure to cardiovascular and diabetes development in this high-quality prospective cohort study can inform and potentially impact current environmental public health recommendations. ..