Melissa C Friesen

Summary

Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Systematically extracting metal- and solvent-related occupational information from free-text responses to lifetime occupational history questionnaires
    Melissa C Friesen
    1 Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Boulevard, Room 8106, MSC 7240, Bethesda, MD 20892 7240, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 58:612-24. 2014
  2. pmc Comparison of algorithm-based estimates of occupational diesel exhaust exposure to those of multiple independent raters in a population-based case-control study
    Melissa C Friesen
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, DHHS, Bethesda, MA, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 57:470-81. 2013
  3. pmc Combining a job-exposure matrix with exposure measurements to assess occupational exposure to benzene in a population cohort in shanghai, china
    Melissa C Friesen
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 56:80-91. 2012
  4. pmc Metalworking fluid exposure and cancer risk in a retrospective cohort of female autoworkers
    Melissa C Friesen
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute, North Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 23:1075-82. 2012
  5. pmc Validity and reliability of exposure assessors' ratings of exposure intensity by type of occupational questionnaire and type of rater
    Melissa C Friesen
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20892 7240, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 55:601-11. 2011
  6. pmc Chronic and acute effects of coal tar pitch exposure and cardiopulmonary mortality among aluminum smelter workers
    Melissa C Friesen
    Environmental Health Sciences Division, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:790-9. 2010
  7. pmc Comparison of two expert-based assessments of diesel exhaust exposure in a case-control study: programmable decision rules versus expert review of individual jobs
    Anjoeka Pronk
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Blvd, Room 8106, MSC 7240, Bethesda, MD 20892 7240, USA
    Occup Environ Med 69:752-8. 2012
  8. pmc Distinguishing the common components of oil- and water-based metalworking fluids for assessment of cancer incidence risk in autoworkers
    Melissa C Friesen
    Environmental Health Sciences, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Ind Med 54:450-60. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Metalworking fluids and malignant melanoma in autoworkers
    Sadie Costello
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Epidemiology 22:90-7. 2011
  10. pmc Calibrating a population-based job-exposure matrix using inspection measurements to estimate historical occupational exposure to lead for a population-based cohort in Shanghai, China
    Dong Hee Koh
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, North Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 24:9-16. 2014

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. ncbi request reprint Systematically extracting metal- and solvent-related occupational information from free-text responses to lifetime occupational history questionnaires
    Melissa C Friesen
    1 Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Boulevard, Room 8106, MSC 7240, Bethesda, MD 20892 7240, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 58:612-24. 2014
    ..As a first step in this process, we developed a systematic approach to extract the free-text OH responses and convert them into standardized variables that represented exposure scenarios...
  2. pmc Comparison of algorithm-based estimates of occupational diesel exhaust exposure to those of multiple independent raters in a population-based case-control study
    Melissa C Friesen
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, DHHS, Bethesda, MA, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 57:470-81. 2013
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  3. pmc Combining a job-exposure matrix with exposure measurements to assess occupational exposure to benzene in a population cohort in shanghai, china
    Melissa C Friesen
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 56:80-91. 2012
    ..Our aim was to better discriminate between job, industry, and time differences in exposure levels compared to using a JEM alone...
  4. pmc Metalworking fluid exposure and cancer risk in a retrospective cohort of female autoworkers
    Melissa C Friesen
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute, North Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 23:1075-82. 2012
    ..To evaluate whether risks were similar in women, we report cancer mortality risk among 4,825 female autoworkers within the united autoworkers-general motors autoworkers cohort...
  5. pmc Validity and reliability of exposure assessors' ratings of exposure intensity by type of occupational questionnaire and type of rater
    Melissa C Friesen
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20892 7240, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 55:601-11. 2011
    ..Our aim was to identify areas where improvements in exposure assessment may be possible...
  6. pmc Chronic and acute effects of coal tar pitch exposure and cardiopulmonary mortality among aluminum smelter workers
    Melissa C Friesen
    Environmental Health Sciences Division, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:790-9. 2010
    ..IHD was associated with chronic (but not current) PAH exposure in a high-exposure occupational setting. Given the widespread workplace exposure to PAHs and heart disease's high prevalence, even modest associations produce a high burden...
  7. pmc Comparison of two expert-based assessments of diesel exhaust exposure in a case-control study: programmable decision rules versus expert review of individual jobs
    Anjoeka Pronk
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Blvd, Room 8106, MSC 7240, Bethesda, MD 20892 7240, USA
    Occup Environ Med 69:752-8. 2012
    ..To improve transparency and efficiency, we systematically applied decision rules to questionnaire responses to assess diesel exhaust exposure in the population-based case-control New England Bladder Cancer Study...
  8. pmc Distinguishing the common components of oil- and water-based metalworking fluids for assessment of cancer incidence risk in autoworkers
    Melissa C Friesen
    Environmental Health Sciences, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Ind Med 54:450-60. 2011
    ..We derived constituent-based metrics of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), water-based MWF, biocides, and nitrosamines to account for this overlap and examined their relations with cancer incidence...
  9. doi request reprint Metalworking fluids and malignant melanoma in autoworkers
    Sadie Costello
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Epidemiology 22:90-7. 2011
    ..We examined the incidence of malignant melanoma in a study of autoworkers...
  10. pmc Calibrating a population-based job-exposure matrix using inspection measurements to estimate historical occupational exposure to lead for a population-based cohort in Shanghai, China
    Dong Hee Koh
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, North Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 24:9-16. 2014
    ..The most common lead-exposed jobs were manufacturing electronic equipment. These historical lead estimates should enhance our ability to detect associations between lead exposure and cancer risk in the future epidemiologic analyses. ..
  11. doi request reprint Inside the black box: starting to uncover the underlying decision rules used in a one-by-one expert assessment of occupational exposure in case-control studies
    David C Wheeler
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7240, USA
    Occup Environ Med 70:203-10. 2013
    ..We aimed to identify the underlying rules to enable documentation, review and future use of these expert-based exposure decisions...
  12. doi request reprint Quantitative exposure to metalworking fluids and bladder cancer incidence in a cohort of autoworkers
    Melissa C Friesen
    Environmental Health Sciences Division, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1471-8. 2009
    ..The quantitative relation with straight MWFs strengthens the evidence for mineral oils as a bladder carcinogen...
  13. pmc Temporal variability of pesticide concentrations in homes and implications for attenuation bias in epidemiologic studies
    Nicole C Deziel
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:565-71. 2013
    ..If concentrations vary over time, this approach could substantially misclassify exposure and attenuate risk estimates...