D A Savitz

Summary

Affiliation: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Guest editorial: biomarkers of perfluorinated chemicals and birth weight
    David A Savitz
    Environ Health Perspect 115:A528-9. 2007
  2. pmc Direct observation of neighborhood attributes in an urban area of the US south: characterizing the social context of pregnancy
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Nutrition and Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:11. 2006
  3. pmc The relationship between water intake and foetal growth and preterm delivery in a prospective cohort study
    J Michael Wright
    National Center for Environmental Assessment, US Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:48. 2010
  4. doi Epidemiologic research on man-made disasters: strategies and implications of cohort definition for World Trade Center worker and volunteer surveillance program
    David A Savitz
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 75:77-87. 2008
  5. doi Invited commentary: disaggregating preterm birth to determine etiology
    David A Savitz
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1057, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:990-2; discussion 993-4. 2008
  6. ncbi Caffeine and miscarriage risk
    David A Savitz
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Epidemiology 19:55-62. 2008
  7. doi The etiology of epidemiologic perseveration: when enough is enough
    David A Savitz
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Disease Prevention and Public Health Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Epidemiology 21:281-3. 2010
  8. doi Ethnicity and gestational diabetes in New York City, 1995-2003
    D A Savitz
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    BJOG 115:969-78. 2008
  9. ncbi Low prior + frightening implications = inflammatory epidemiology?
    David A Savitz
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 6574, USA
    Epidemiology 19:534-5. 2008
  10. pmc Public health implications of smokeless tobacco use as a harm reduction strategy
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1934-9. 2006

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  1. pmc Guest editorial: biomarkers of perfluorinated chemicals and birth weight
    David A Savitz
    Environ Health Perspect 115:A528-9. 2007
  2. pmc Direct observation of neighborhood attributes in an urban area of the US south: characterizing the social context of pregnancy
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Nutrition and Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:11. 2006
    ..In this paper, we describe a neighborhood data collection effort tailored to a southern urban area...
  3. pmc The relationship between water intake and foetal growth and preterm delivery in a prospective cohort study
    J Michael Wright
    National Center for Environmental Assessment, US Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:48. 2010
    ..We examined the relationship between water intake measures and adverse birth outcomes in participants from three study sites in the United States...
  4. doi Epidemiologic research on man-made disasters: strategies and implications of cohort definition for World Trade Center worker and volunteer surveillance program
    David A Savitz
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 75:77-87. 2008
    ..Future disaster follow-up studies would benefit substantially by having access to accurate estimates of the number of workers and information on the individuals who contributed to the cleanup and recovery effort...
  5. doi Invited commentary: disaggregating preterm birth to determine etiology
    David A Savitz
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1057, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:990-2; discussion 993-4. 2008
    ..Ultimately, the test of the approach is in improving our understanding of etiology, ideally generating stronger, more consistent associations with preterm birth subsets than have been found for preterm birth in the aggregate...
  6. ncbi Caffeine and miscarriage risk
    David A Savitz
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Epidemiology 19:55-62. 2008
    ..Coffee and caffeine have been inconsistently found to be associated with increased risk of clinical miscarriage-a potentially important association given the high prevalence of exposure...
  7. doi The etiology of epidemiologic perseveration: when enough is enough
    David A Savitz
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Disease Prevention and Public Health Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Epidemiology 21:281-3. 2010
    ....
  8. doi Ethnicity and gestational diabetes in New York City, 1995-2003
    D A Savitz
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    BJOG 115:969-78. 2008
    ..To characterise the patterns of occurrence of gestational diabetes among a wide range of ethnic groups that reside in New York City...
  9. ncbi Low prior + frightening implications = inflammatory epidemiology?
    David A Savitz
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 6574, USA
    Epidemiology 19:534-5. 2008
    ..The potential for misinterpretation can be mitigated by appropriately cautious interpretation of the findings, and by reliance on expert panels to integrate evidence and to draw the behavioral and policy implications of such studies...
  10. pmc Public health implications of smokeless tobacco use as a harm reduction strategy
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1934-9. 2006
    ..We offer a research agenda to provide a stronger basis for evaluating the risks and benefits of smokeless tobacco as a means of reducing the adverse health effects of tobacco...
  11. pmc Gestational weight gain and birth outcome in relation to prepregnancy body mass index and ethnicity
    David A Savitz
    Disease Prevention and Public Health Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 21:78-85. 2011
    ..The obesity epidemic raises concerns about the impact of excessive and insufficient weight gain during pregnancy...
  12. ncbi Delimiting the role of ethical reasoning in epidemiology
    David A Savitz
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:211-3. 2007
  13. ncbi Exposure to drinking water disinfection by-products and pregnancy loss
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:1043-51. 2006
    ..5, 95% confidence interval: 1.0, 2.2 for the highest exposure quintile). These results provide some assurance that drinking water DBPs in the range commonly encountered in the United States do not affect fetal survival...
  14. doi Behavioral influences on preterm birth: a review
    David A Savitz
    Disease Prevention and Public Health Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 6574, USA
    Epidemiology 21:291-9. 2010
    ..New strategies-rather than more applications of the same approaches used in past studies-will move the research toward identifying causal relationships and, ultimately, may suggest preventive measures...
  15. ncbi Parental occupational exposures to chemicals and incidence of neuroblastoma in offspring
    A J De Roos
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:106-14. 2001
    ..5; 95% CI: 0.8, 2.8) and solders (OR = 2.6; 95% CI: 0.9, 7.1). The detailed exposure information available in this study has provided additional clues about the role of parental occupation as a risk factor for neuroblastoma...
  16. pmc Neighborhood deprivation and adverse birth outcomes among diverse ethnic groups
    T Janevic
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:445-51. 2010
    ..Living in a socioeconomically deprived neighborhood has been associated with an increased risk of adverse birth outcomes. However, variation in the effect of neighborhood deprivation among diverse ethnic groups has not been studied...
  17. ncbi Poverty, education, race, and pregnancy outcome
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:322-9. 2004
    ..7, 95% CI: 1.1, 2.7). Socioeconomic indicators appear to have complex joint effect patterns among racial subgroups, perhaps because the material and psychological implications of education and income status differ between groups...
  18. pmc Physical activity and maternal-fetal circulation measured by Doppler ultrasound
    N C Nguyen
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Perinatol 33:87-93. 2013
    ..To examine the association of physical activity on maternal-fetal circulation measured by uterine and umbilical artery Doppler flow velocimetry waveforms...
  19. doi Stress and placental resistance measured by Doppler ultrasound in early and mid-pregnancy
    E W Harville
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 32:23-30. 2008
    ....
  20. ncbi Frequency of eating during pregnancy and its effect on preterm delivery
    A M Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Carolina Population Center, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:647-52. 2001
    ..11, 95 percent confidence interval: 0.64, 1.89). This study supports previous animal model work of an association between decreased frequency of eating and preterm delivery...
  21. ncbi Case-cohort analysis of brain cancer and leukemia in electric utility workers using a refined magnetic field job-exposure matrix
    D A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 7400, USA
    Am J Ind Med 38:417-25. 2000
    ..The potential association between occupational electric and magnetic field exposure and cancer is well documented in the literature, but there is uncertainty regarding a causal relation...
  22. ncbi Association between bacterial vaginosis and fetal fibronectin at 24-29 weeks' gestation
    L M Pastore
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7400, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 93:117-23. 1999
    ..To investigate the relationship between fetal fibronectin and bacterial vaginosis, which are associated with an increased risk for preterm delivery...
  23. ncbi Smoking and pregnancy outcome among African-American and white women in central North Carolina
    D A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Epidemiology 12:636-42. 2001
    ..4, 95% confidence interval = 1.4-4.0). Associations of tobacco use with preterm premature rupture of amniotic membrane resulting in preterm birth were notably stronger than the associations with other types of preterm birth...
  24. ncbi Parental occupational exposures to electromagnetic fields and radiation and the incidence of neuroblastoma in offspring
    A J De Roos
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Epidemiology 12:508-17. 2001
    ..6; 95% confidence interval = 0.9-2.8), whereas maternal exposure was not. Overall, there was scant supportive evidence of strong associations between parental exposures in electromagnetic spectrum and neuroblastoma in offspring...
  25. ncbi Physical exertion at work and the risk of preterm delivery and small-for-gestational-age birth
    Lisa A Pompeii
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:1279-88. 2005
    ..To assess whether exposure to standing, lifting, night work, or long work hours during 3 periods of pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of preterm or small-for-gestational-age birth...
  26. ncbi Psychological and biological markers of stress and bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women
    E W Harville
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BJOG 114:216-23. 2007
    ..To determine whether stress is associated with risk of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in pregnant women...
  27. doi Ethnic differences in the association between gestational diabetes and pregnancy outcome
    M Mocarski
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:364-73. 2012
    ..Although some ethnic variation was seen, differences in effect size were not large enough to support ethnic-specific thresholds for GDM diagnosis and treatment...
  28. ncbi Residential pesticide exposure and neuroblastoma
    J L Daniels
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Epidemiology 12:20-7. 2001
    ..There was no evidence of differential pesticide effects in subgroups of neuroblastoma defined by MYCN oncogene amplification or tumor stage...
  29. ncbi Reproducibility of reported farming activities and pesticide use among breast cancer cases and controls. A comparison of two modes of data collection
    E J Duell
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 11:178-85. 2001
    ..Nevertheless, a farm-by-farm method of exposure assessment may be preferable to an ever/never determination...
  30. ncbi Population-based case-control study of occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields and breast cancer
    E van Wijngaarden
    Departments of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 11:297-303. 2001
    ..06; 95% CI = 1.1-4.0). No consistent dose-response patterns were observed. CONCLUSIONS: These findings give little support to the hypothesis that electromagnetic fields cause cancer of the female breast...
  31. ncbi Risk score for antenatal bacterial vaginosis: BV PIN points
    Lisa M Pastore
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 9212, USA
    J Perinatol 22:125-32. 2002
    ..Develop a clinical risk score to screen for antenatal bacterial vaginosis (BV), irrespective of symptoms...
  32. ncbi Mortality patterns by occupation in a cohort of electric utility workers
    E van Wijngaarden
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7435, USA
    Am J Ind Med 40:667-73. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study indicate excess risk of total mortality, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers among electric utility workers, which could be related to both occupational and non-occupational risk factors...
  33. ncbi Multivitamin use and the risk of preterm birth
    Anjel Vahratian
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:886-92. 2004
    ..These results suggest that, compared with nonusers, women who take multivitamin supplements prior to conception may have a reduced risk of preterm birth, but further studies are needed with a larger sample of preconceptional users...
  34. ncbi Modeling community-level effects on preterm birth
    Jay S Kaufman
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 13:377-84. 2003
    ..We demonstrate modeling of community-level socioeconomic influences on risk of preterm birth (< 37 weeks gestation) in the Pregnancy, Infection, and Nutrition (PIN) Study...
  35. pmc Psychosocial factors and preterm birth among African American and White women in central North Carolina
    Nancy Dole
    Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8120, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1358-65. 2004
    ..We assessed associations between psychosocial factors and preterm birth, stratified by race in a prospective cohort study...
  36. ncbi Should spontaneous and medically indicated preterm births be separated for studying aetiology?
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:97-105. 2005
    ..Given the complexity of the aetiological pathways, both aggregation and disaggregation are well justified and should be included in studies of the causes of preterm birth...
  37. ncbi Predictors of use and consumption of public drinking water among pregnant women
    Ulla M Forssén
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 8050, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:159-69. 2007
    ..The results of this study should help researchers to anticipate and better control for confounding and misclassification in studies of exposure to DBPs and pregnancy outcomes...
  38. ncbi Relation between ambient air quality and selected birth defects, seven county study, Texas, 1997-2000
    S M Gilboa
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27711, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:238-52. 2005
    ..Evidence that air pollution exposure influences the risk of oral clefts was limited. Suggestive results support a previously reported finding of an association between ozone exposure and pulmonary artery and valve defects...
  39. ncbi Occupational sunlight exposure and mortality from non-Hodgkin lymphoma among electric utility workers
    E van Wijngaarden
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 43:548-53. 2001
    ..These data do not provide evidence for an association between occupational sunlight exposure and mortality from NHL or NHL subtypes...
  40. ncbi Race/ethnicity, vaginal flora patterns, and pH during pregnancy
    R A Royce
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 26:96-102. 1999
    ..To investigate the relationship between bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy and black race/ethnicity...
  41. ncbi Considerations for improving the accuracy of exposure to disinfection by-products by ingestion in epidemiologic studies
    Howard S Weinberg
    Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Rosenau Hall, South Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7431, USA
    Sci Total Environ 354:35-42. 2006
    ..These factors should be taken into consideration in DBP exposure characterization for epidemiologic studies...
  42. pmc The healthy men study: an evaluation of exposure to disinfection by-products in tap water and sperm quality
    Thomas J Luben
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1169-76. 2007
    ..In this study we assessed DBP exposure and testicular toxicity, as evidenced by altered semen quality...
  43. doi Drinking water disinfection by-product exposure and fetal growth
    Caroline S Hoffman
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Epidemiology 19:729-37. 2008
    ..We examined the effects of exposure to TTHMs, haloacetic acids, and total organic halide on the probability of delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant and on birth weight at term...
  44. ncbi Probability samples of area births versus clinic populations for reproductive epidemiology studies
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:315-22. 2005
    ..6) vs. clinic women (1.1), whereas other predictors were similar. Patterns may differ across groups for many reasons, including self-selection of clinics and varying clinical practices...
  45. ncbi Invited commentary: electromagnetic fields and cancer in railway workers
    D A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, CB 7400, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7400, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:836-8; discussion 839-40. 2001
    ..However, given the large size and high quality of a number of previous studies of occupational electromagnetic field exposure and cancer, additional studies similar to past ones are unlikely to yield important new insights...
  46. ncbi Do studies of wire code and childhood leukemia point towards or away from magnetic fields as the causal agent?
    D A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Bioelectromagnetics . 2001
    ....
  47. ncbi Diagnostic radiation and the risk of multiple myeloma (United States)
    J L Hatcher
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 12:755-61. 2001
    ..To evaluate the relationship between cumulative lifetime exposure to diagnostic radiation and the risk of multiple myeloma using data from a large, multi-center, population-based case-control study...
  48. ncbi Polymorphisms in folate metabolizing genes and risk for spontaneous preterm and small-for-gestational age birth
    Stephanie M Engel
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1231.e1-11. 2006
    ..Variants in the folate metabolism pathway affect the accumulation of homocysteine are modified by nutrient levels and have been linked to adverse birth outcomes...
  49. pmc Maternal smoking, preeclampsia, and infant health outcomes in New York City, 1995-2003
    Stephanie M Engel
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:33-40. 2009
    ..Additionally, smokers who develop these disorders have no increased risk of adverse birth outcomes relative to nonsmokers who develop the same conditions...
  50. ncbi Variations in low birth weight and preterm delivery among blacks in relation to ancestry and nativity: New York City, 1998-2002
    David L Howard
    Carolina Population Center, 211 W Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1399-405. 2006
    ..This study aimed to test the hypothesis that the risk of low birth weight and preterm birth within the black population varies by maternal ancestry and nativity...
  51. ncbi Risk of spontaneous preterm birth is associated with common proinflammatory cytokine polymorphisms
    Stephanie A Mulherin Engel
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Epidemiology 16:469-77. 2005
    ..Preliminary data suggest that common genetic variation in immune response genes can contribute to the risk for spontaneous preterm birth and possibly small-for-gestational age (SGA)...
  52. pmc Decline in smoking during pregnancy in New York City, 1995-2005
    Cheryl R Stein
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 6574, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:841-9. 2009
    ..We examined the temporal pattern of smoking during pregnancy, including ethnic variation in smoking prevalence, relative to the implementation of the MSA and NYC's comprehensive tobacco control program using birth certificate data...
  53. pmc Maternal ethnic ancestry and adverse perinatal outcomes in New York City
    Cheryl R Stein
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 6574, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:584.e1-9. 2009
    ..We sought to examine the association between narrowly defined subsets of maternal ethnicity and birth outcomes...
  54. doi Serum levels of perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctane sulfonate and pregnancy outcome
    Cheryl R Stein
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029 6574, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:837-46. 2009
    ....
  55. pmc The risk for impaired learning-related abilities in childhood and educational attainment among adults born near-term
    Yoko Nomura
    Department of Psychiatry, Queens College, New York, NY, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:406-18. 2009
    ....
  56. ncbi The association between impaired glucose tolerance and birth weight among black and white women in central North Carolina
    Tina M Saldana
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516 3997, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:656-61. 2003
    ..This study examines the relationship of glucose intolerance during pregnancy to birth weight among black and white participants of the Pregnancy, Infection, and Nutrition Study...
  57. doi Multiple myeloma in World Trade Center responders: a case series
    Jacqueline M Moline
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:896-902. 2009
    ..We report on cases of multiple myeloma (MM) observed in World Trade Center (WTC) responders registered in the WTC Medical Program...
  58. ncbi Risk of small-for-gestational age is associated with common anti-inflammatory cytokine polymorphisms
    Stephanie A Mulherin Engel
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Epidemiology 16:478-86. 2005
    ..Anti-inflammatory cytokines play a key role in pregnancy maintenance. Genetic variation in anti-inflammatory cytokines could influence a woman's risk of adverse reproductive outcomes...
  59. ncbi Recruitment for a community-based study of early pregnancy: the Right From The Start study
    Joanne H E Promislow
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:143-52. 2004
    ..Although intensive, diverse efforts were required, when recruitment efforts were maximised, we successfully recruited over 10% of the estimated number of pregnant women in the community...
  60. ncbi Effect of paternal alcohol consumption before conception on infant birth weight. ALSPAC Study Team. Avon Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood
    K T Passaro
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 7400, USA
    Teratology 57:294-301. 1998
    ....
  61. ncbi Pesticide use and menstrual cycle characteristics among premenopausal women in the Agricultural Health Study
    S L Farr
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
    Am J Epidemiol 160:1194-204. 2004
    ..Associations remained after control for occupational physical activity...
  62. pmc Reassessing the role of epidemiology in public health
    D A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill 27599 7400, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:1158-61. 1999
    ..Public health is far more complex than merely applying epidemiology...
  63. doi Drinking water disinfection by-product exposure and duration of gestation
    Caroline S Hoffman
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Epidemiology 19:738-46. 2008
    ..We examined this association for exposure to total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), 5 haloacetic acids (HAA5), and total organic halides...
  64. ncbi Characteristics that predict locating and interviewing mothers identified by a state birth defects registry and vital records
    Suzanne M Gilboa
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 76:60-5. 2006
    ..State vital records are often used to select population-based controls in record-linkage studies of birth defects. However, locating and contacting individuals based on these data sources to collect additional data can be a challenge...
  65. ncbi The healthy men study: design and recruitment considerations for environmental epidemiologic studies in male reproductive health
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Fertil Steril 87:554-64. 2007
    ..To describe study design, conduct and response, and participant characteristics...
  66. ncbi Vigorous leisure activity and pregnancy outcome
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Epidemiology 13:653-9. 2002
    ..Because vigorous leisure activity may affect timing of delivery, this study examined association between vigorous leisure activity and birth outcomes...
  67. ncbi Neighborhood crime, deprivation, and preterm birth
    Lynne C Messer
    Departments of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:455-62. 2006
    ..Significant racial disparity in preterm birth (PTB; birth at <37 weeks' gestation) exists, poorly explained by Individual-level factors. This research explores whether neighborhood crime contributes to the racial disparity in PTB...
  68. ncbi Parental occupational exposure to pesticides and childhood brain cancer
    Edwin van Wijngaarden
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:989-97. 2003
    ..Most risk estimates were around unity, and exposure-response patterns were absent. Overall, it seems unlikely that parental exposure to pesticides plays an important role in the etiology of childhood brain cancer...
  69. ncbi Epidemiologic measures of the course and outcome of pregnancy
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 24:91-101. 2002
  70. ncbi Measures of placental growth in relation to birth weight and gestational age
    Carolyn M Salafia
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY
    Am J Epidemiol 162:991-8. 2005
    ....
  71. ncbi Comparison of residential geocoding methods in population-based study of air quality and birth defects
    Suzanne M Gilboa
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Environ Res 101:256-62. 2006
    ..Incomplete geocoding may have resulted in a selection bias because of the under-representation of Latinas in our study population...
  72. ncbi The effect of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy on preterm and small-for-gestational-age births: US National Maternal and Infant Health Survey, 1988
    J Yang
    Carolina Population Center and Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 15:34-9. 2001
    ..Odds ratios, but not risk differences, for birth before 34 weeks' gestation were greater for white women with vaginal bleeding than for black women. There was no association between vaginal bleeding during pregnancy and SGA births...
  73. doi Registration of observational studies does not enhance validity
    D A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 90:646-8. 2011
    ..Registration of studies and hypotheses is likely to be misinterpreted as an independent determinant of validity...
  74. ncbi Tocolytic therapy for preterm labour: assessing its potential for reducing preterm delivery
    S L West
    Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 15:243-51. 2001
    ..The maximum incremental benefit that could be expected of a new safe and efficacious tocolytic therapy would be to reduce current PTD rates resulting from PTL by about 12%...
  75. ncbi What are pregnant women eating? Nutrient and food group differences by race
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, and the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:480-6. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify foods that contributed most to nutrient and fiber intake in a sample of pregnant women in North Carolina...
  76. ncbi Accuracy of fetal growth indicators as surrogate measures of steroid hormone levels during pregnancy
    Jennifer David Peck
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:258-66. 2003
    ..Thus, observed associations with these surrogate measures may not be a reflection of pregnancy hormone exposure and should be interpreted with caution...
  77. ncbi Health effects of electric and magnetic fields: are we done yet?
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Epidemiology 14:15-7. 2003
  78. doi Comparison of gestational age at birth based on last menstrual period and ultrasound during the first trimester
    Caroline S Hoffman
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:587-96. 2008
    ..Results indicate first trimester report of LMP reasonably approximates gestational age obtained from first trimester ultrasound, but the degree of discrepancy between estimates varies by important maternal characteristics...
  79. ncbi Bacterial vaginosis and vaginal fluid defensins during pregnancy
    Rukmini B Balu
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:1267-71. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between Gram stain findings of vaginal fluid and the concentration of vaginal fluid neutrophil defensins...
  80. pmc Self-reported vitamin supplementation in early pregnancy and risk of miscarriage
    Reem Hasan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1312-8. 2009
    ..These results should be viewed in the context of a potentially preventive biologic mechanism mitigated by possible confounding by healthy behaviors and practices that are also associated with vitamin supplement use during pregnancy...
  81. ncbi Organochlorine exposure and age at natural menopause
    Glinda S Cooper
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Durham, NC, USA
    Epidemiology 13:729-33. 2002
    ..The effect of potential endocrine-modulating organochlorines on menopause has not been extensively examined...
  82. pmc Ethnic density and preterm birth in African-, Caribbean-, and US-born non-Hispanic black populations in New York City
    Susan M Mason
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:800-8. 2010
    ..5, 95% confidence interval: 6.6, 18.4). Ethnic density seems to be more strongly associated with preterm birth for US-born non-Hispanic blacks than for non-Hispanic black immigrants...
  83. ncbi Indicators of cocaine exposure and preterm birth
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7400, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 99:458-65. 2002
    ..To identify predictors of cocaine exposure during pregnancy, using hair and urine assays and self-report, and the association with preterm birth...
  84. ncbi Epidemiologic evidence on the carcinogenicity of metalworking fluids
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 18:913-20. 2003
    ..s as well as a more systematic approach to integrating information from toxicology and industrial hygiene into the interpretation of the epidemiologic literature...
  85. pmc Diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis from self-obtained vaginal swabs
    Robert A Strauss
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 13:31-5. 2005
    ..To determine the concordance between vaginal fluid Gram stains and pH obtained at speculum exam with similar stains and pH prepared from self-obtained vaginal swabs...
  86. doi Variability and predictors of changes in water use during pregnancy
    Ulla M Forssén
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 19:593-602. 2009
    ..The results in this study will be useful to researchers who need to determine where to invest their effort when assessing water-related exposures and should help in evaluation of previously performed studies...
  87. pmc A time-series analysis of air pollution and preterm birth in Pennsylvania, 1997-2001
    Sharon K Sagiv
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:602-6. 2005
    ..The results from this time-series analysis, which provides evidence of an increase in preterm birth risk with exposure to PM10 and SO2, are consistent with prior investigations of spatial contrasts...
  88. ncbi Occupational magnetic field exposure and the risk of acoustic neuroma
    Ulla M Forssén
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:112-8. 2006
    ..This study was performed to investigate the effect of power frequency magnetic fields...
  89. ncbi Association of silica exposure with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody small-vessel vasculitis: a population-based, case-control study
    Susan L Hogan
    UNC Kidney Center and Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7155, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:290-9. 2007
    ..Exposure to silica from specific farming tasks related to harvesting may be of particular importance in the southeastern United States. Interval of time since last exposure did not influence development of ANCA-SVV...
  90. ncbi Second trimester folate status and preterm birth
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Carolina Population Center, CB 8120 University Square, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1851-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to show that maternal folate status during pregnancy may be related to preterm birth...
  91. ncbi Maternal pre-pregnancy overweight and obesity and the risk of cesarean delivery in nulliparous women
    Anjel Vahratian
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:467-74. 2005
    ..To examine the effect of maternal pre-pregnancy overweight and obesity on the risk of term cesarean delivery in nulliparous women...
  92. ncbi Reducing misclassification in assignment of timing of events during pregnancy
    Juan Yang
    Departments of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Epidemiology 16:121-3. 2005
    ..Lack of day information may result in incorrect assignment of completed gestational month because calendar months and pregnancy months are not aligned...
  93. doi Disparities in cesarean delivery by ethnicity and nativity in new york city
    T Janevic
    Department of Epidemiology, UMDNJ School of Public Health, 683 Hoes Lane West, Room 209, PO Box 9, Piscataway, NJ, 08854, USA
    Matern Child Health J 18:250-7. 2014
    ..Efforts to reduce rates of cesarean delivery should address these disparities. Future research should explore potential explanations including hospital environment, provider bias, and patient preference. ..
  94. ncbi Review of epidemiologic evidence on benzene and lymphatic and hematopoietic cancers
    D A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Am J Ind Med 31:287-95. 1997
    ..Nonetheless, the epidemiologic evidence linking benzene to leukemia in the aggregate, as well as for subtypes other than AML, is no less persuasive than that for AML alone...
  95. ncbi Maternal stress and preterm birth
    N Dole
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 8120, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:14-24. 2003
    ..The prospective collection of multiple psychosocial measures on a large population of women indicates that a subset of these factors is associated with preterm birth...
  96. doi Drinking water disinfection by-products and time to pregnancy
    Richard F MacLehose
    Biostatistics Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2233, USA
    Epidemiology 19:451-8. 2008
    ..Undetected early losses would be expected to increase the reported number of cycles to clinical pregnancy...
  97. ncbi Maternal urine albumin excretion and pregnancy outcome
    Nora Franceschini
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7155, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 45:1010-8. 2005
    ..The relationship between increased urine albumin excretion (albuminuria), a marker of endothelial dysfunction, and preterm birth has not been fully evaluated...
  98. ncbi Commentary: ethnic differences in gestational age exist, but are they 'normal'?
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, CB 7435, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 33:114-5. 2004
  99. ncbi Occupational exposure to crystalline silica and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus: a population-based, case-control study in the southeastern United States
    Christine G Parks
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Durham, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 46:1840-50. 2002
    ..We undertook this population-based study to examine the association between occupational silica exposure and SLE in the southeastern US...
  100. pmc Design issues in small-area studies of environment and health
    Paul Elliott
    Small Area Health Statistics Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1098-104. 2008
    ..We focus on etiologic research, where the aim is to make inferences about spatially varying environmental factors influencing the risk of disease...
  101. ncbi The impact of water consumption, point-of-use filtration and exposure categorization on exposure misclassification of ingested drinking water contaminants
    J Michael Wright
    National Center for Environmental Assessment, U S Environmental Protection Agency, 26 W Martin Luther King Drive MS A130, Cincinnati, OH 45268, USA
    Sci Total Environ 366:65-73. 2006
    ..These data illustrate the importance of individual water use information in minimizing exposure misclassification in epidemiologic studies of drinking water contaminants...

Research Grants15

  1. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF EXERTION, STRESS, AND PRETERM DELIVERY
    David Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  2. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF EXERTION, STRESS, AND PRETERM DELIVERY
    David Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  3. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF EXERTION, STRESS, AND PRETERM DELIVERY
    David Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  4. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF EXERTION, STRESS, AND PRETERM DELIVERY
    David Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2001
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  5. IRON, ZINC AND FOLATE AND PRETERM DELIVERY
    David Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Although all are strongly suspected of influencing risk of preterm delivery, this study should provide evidence relevant to screening practice for infection and vitamin use during pregnancy. ..
  6. IRON, ZINC AND FOLATE AND PRETERM DELIVERY
    David Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Although all are strongly suspected of influencing risk of preterm delivery, this study should provide evidence relevant to screening practice for infection and vitamin use during pregnancy. ..
  7. EPIDEMIOLOGY OF EXERTION, STRESS, AND PRETERM DELIVERY
    David Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2000
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  8. IRON, ZINC AND FOLATE AND PRETERM DELIVERY
    David Savitz; Fiscal Year: 1999
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