Ralph Catalano

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Natural selection in utero: evidence from the Great East Japan Earthquake
    R Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 25:555-9. 2013
  2. pmc Selection against small males in utero: a test of the Wells hypothesis
    R Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Hum Reprod 27:1202-8. 2012
  3. pmc Secondary sex ratios and male lifespan: damaged or culled cohorts
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California, 322 Warren Hall 7360, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:1639-43. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Involuntary psychiatric examinations for danger to others in Florida after the attacks of September 11, 2001
    Ralph A Catalano
    Department of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, 94720, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:858-62. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Commentary: if economic expansion threatens public health, should epidemiologists recommend recession?
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, Univesity of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1212-3. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Population stress and the Swedish sex ratio
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 9420 7360, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:413-20. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Gender-specific selection in utero among contemporary human birth cohorts
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:273-8. 2009
  8. doi request reprint The health effects of economic decline
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 94720, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 32:431-50. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Male lifespan and the secondary sex ratio
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 18:783-90. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Fetal death sex ratios: a test of the economic stress hypothesis
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:944-8. 2005

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  1. doi request reprint Natural selection in utero: evidence from the Great East Japan Earthquake
    R Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 25:555-9. 2013
    ..e., autocorrelation) among cohorts exposed to the Earthquake at or after conception...
  2. pmc Selection against small males in utero: a test of the Wells hypothesis
    R Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Hum Reprod 27:1202-8. 2012
    ..The literature includes no tests, for example, of the hypothesis that these mechanisms select against small for gestational age (SGA) males...
  3. pmc Secondary sex ratios and male lifespan: damaged or culled cohorts
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California, 322 Warren Hall 7360, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:1639-43. 2006
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Involuntary psychiatric examinations for danger to others in Florida after the attacks of September 11, 2001
    Ralph A Catalano
    Department of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, 94720, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:858-62. 2005
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that evaluations for involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations that were initiated by law enforcement personnel in Florida increased in the weeks after the attacks of September 11, 2001...
  5. ncbi request reprint Commentary: if economic expansion threatens public health, should epidemiologists recommend recession?
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, Univesity of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1212-3. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Population stress and the Swedish sex ratio
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 9420 7360, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:413-20. 2005
    ..Implications include that surveillance systems might monitor dispensing of anxiolytics and antidepressants as a marker for population stress thought to be a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm delivery...
  7. doi request reprint Gender-specific selection in utero among contemporary human birth cohorts
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:273-8. 2009
    ..The results suggest that natural selection conserved the stress mechanism in females to end the gestation of relatively less fit males and that this mechanism manifests itself in contemporary human societies...
  8. doi request reprint The health effects of economic decline
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 94720, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 32:431-50. 2011
    ..The promise that the research would identify health costs and benefits of economic policy choices, however, remains unfulfilled and will likely remain so without stronger theory and greater methodological agreement...
  9. ncbi request reprint Male lifespan and the secondary sex ratio
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 18:783-90. 2006
    ..We discuss the implications of our findings for basic research as well as for public health...
  10. ncbi request reprint Fetal death sex ratios: a test of the economic stress hypothesis
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:944-8. 2005
    ..Using the unemployment rate also allows us to determine if ambient economic stressors less extreme than collapsing national economies affect the fetal death sex ratio...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sex ratios in California following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 94720, USA
    Hum Reprod 20:1221-7. 2005
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  12. ncbi request reprint Child mortality and cohort lifespan: a test of diminished entelechy
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1264-9. 2006
    ..No direct test of this hypothesis appears in literature...
  13. ncbi request reprint Exogenous shocks to the human sex ratio: the case of September 11, 2001 in New York City
    R Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Hum Reprod 21:3127-31. 2006
    ..We contribute to the literature by testing the association between the secondary sex ratio and the events of September 11 in New York City...
  14. doi request reprint Selection in utero: a biological response to mass layoffs
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California, 50 University Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 22:396-400. 2010
    ..We show that selection in utero better explains the observed data. We conclude that human adaptation to the economic environment deserves scrutiny from a wider array of scientists than it now receives...
  15. ncbi request reprint Unemployment and civil commitment: a test of the intolerance hypothesis
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Aggress Behav 33:272-80. 2007
    ..The test applies Box-Jenkins methods to 156 months (August 1985-July 1998) of data from California. Consistent with theory, results support the hypothesis...
  16. ncbi request reprint Economic antecedents of temporal variation in the incidence of ocular trauma
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 140 Warren, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 11:279-89. 2004
    ..To test the reciprocal risk hypothesis that the monthly number of unemployed persons in Alabama predicts: 1) the odds that a worker will suffer an ocular injury; and 2) the incidence of ocular injuries at home...
  17. pmc A sex-specific test of selection in utero
    Ralph A Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 50 University Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    J Theor Biol 257:475-9. 2009
    ..We contribute to the literature by showing that, consistent with the logic of natural selection, maternal adaptations to environmental changes likely have effects on the survival of both male and female conceptuses and fetuses...
  18. pmc Effects of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides on thyroid function during pregnancy
    Jonathan Chevrier
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704 7380, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:298-310. 2008
    ..These findings are of particular significance, since thyroid hormones of maternal origin may play an essential role in fetal neurodevelopment...
  19. pmc Determinants of organophosphorus pesticide urinary metabolite levels in young children living in an agricultural community
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:1061-83. 2011
    ..The impact of these determinants varied by age and class of DAP metabolite...
  20. pmc Organophosphate urinary metabolite levels during pregnancy and after delivery in women living in an agricultural community
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1802-7. 2005
    ..S. reference levels was most pronounced after delivery. Higher DAP metabolite levels in the immediate postpartum period may have implications for estimating dose during pregnancy and for exposure during lactation...
  21. pmc Pesticides in house dust from urban and farmworker households in California: an observational measurement study
    Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, 1995 University Avenue Suite 265, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Environ Health 10:19. 2011
    ..e., chlorpyrifos and diazinon) have declined in homes in the agricultural community; and estimate resident children's pesticide exposures via inadvertent dust ingestion...
  22. pmc Early environmental exposures and intracellular Th1/Th2 cytokine profiles in 24-month-old children living in an agricultural area
    Paurene Duramad
    Center for Children s Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7460, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1916-22. 2006
    ..Endotoxin and allergens stimulate maturation of the immune response in early childhood, but little is known about the effect of exposures to OPs or to the three combined...
  23. ncbi request reprint Merging models and biomonitoring data to characterize sources and pathways of human exposure to organophosphorus pesticides in the Salinas Valley of California
    Thomas E McKone
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:3233-40. 2007
    ..These results show that mass-balance models can estimate exposures for OP pesticides within the range measured by biological monitoring...
  24. pmc Longitudinal changes in PON1 enzymatic activities in Mexican-American mothers and children with different genotypes and haplotypes
    Karen Huen
    Center for Children s Environmental Health, 50 University Hall, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 244:181-9. 2010
    ..In addition to known PON1 polymorphisms, unidentified environmental, genetic, or epigenetic factors may also influence variability of PON1 expression and therefore susceptibility to OPs and oxidative stress...
  25. pmc DDT exposure, work in agriculture, and time to pregnancy among farmworkers in California
    Kim G Harley
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Calif 94704 7380, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:1335-42. 2008
    ..This study examined whether exposure to pesticides, including dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), was associated with longer time to pregnancy (TTP)...
  26. doi request reprint Community-based intervention to reduce pesticide exposure to farmworkers and potential take-home exposure to their families
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 19:79-89. 2009
    ..Additionally, wearing gloves and removing work clothes before returning home could reduce transport of pesticides to worker homes. Behavioral interventions are needed to reduce consumption of strawberries in the field...
  27. doi request reprint Pesticide toxicity and the developing brain
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 102:228-36. 2008
    ..We also observed adverse associations of prenatal but not postnatal organophosphate pesticide exposure with mental development and pervasive developmental disorder at 24 months...
  28. pmc Organophosphate pesticide exposure and neurodevelopment in young Mexican-American children
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:792-8. 2007
    ..Organophosphate (OP) pesticides are widely used in agriculture and homes. Animal studies suggest that even moderate doses are neurodevelopmental toxicants, but there are few studies in humans...
  29. pmc Comparison of current-use pesticide and other toxicant urinary metabolite levels among pregnant women in the CHAMACOS cohort and NHANES
    Rosemary Castorina
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:856-63. 2010
    ..S. national reference data for 342 pregnant women sampled by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999-2002)...
  30. pmc Determinants of serum polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) levels among pregnant women in the CHAMACOS cohort
    Rosemary Castorina
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health CERCH, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 45:6553-60. 2011
    ..8% (95% CI = 2.0, 57.5) increase in women's serum PBDE levels. Findings suggest PBDE indoor contamination in California homes is contributing to human exposures in a population of recent immigrants...
  31. pmc PON1 and neurodevelopment in children from the CHAMACOS study exposed to organophosphate pesticides in utero
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94602, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1775-81. 2010
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Serum dioxin concentrations and risk of uterine leiomyoma in the Seveso Women's Health Study
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:79-87. 2007
    ..0 parts per trillion. This finding suggests that TCDD may have antiestrogenic effects in the uterine myometrium, in contrast to apparently estrogenic effects previously found in the breast of Seveso Women's Health Study women...
  33. pmc Serum dioxin concentrations and quality of ovarian function in women of Seveso
    Marcella Warner
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:336-40. 2007
    ..On 10 July 1976, an explosion exposed residents of Seveso, Italy, to the highest levels of TCDD in a population. Twenty years later, we initiated the Seveso Women's Health Study to study reproductive health...
  34. doi request reprint Serum dioxin concentrations and time to pregnancy
    Brenda Eskenazi
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    Epidemiology 21:224-31. 2010
    ..In 1976, an explosion near Seveso, Italy resulted in the highest TCDD exposure known in residential populations. Twenty years later, we conducted a retrospective cohort study, the Seveso Women's Health Study...
  35. pmc Organophosphate pesticide exposure and attention in young Mexican-American children: the CHAMACOS study
    Amy R Marks
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1768-74. 2010
    ..Exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides, well-known neurotoxicants, has been associated with neurobehavioral deficits in children...
  36. pmc Serum dioxin concentrations and age at menarche
    Marcella Warner
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1289-92. 2004
    ..Given that animal evidence suggests in utero exposure has the most significant effect on onset of puberty, continued follow-up of the offspring of the SWHS cohort is important...
  37. ncbi request reprint Pesticides and their metabolites in the homes and urine of farmworker children living in the Salinas Valley, CA
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:331-49. 2007
    ..The child activity timeline, a novel, low-literacy instrument based on pictures, was successfully used by our participants. Future uses of these data include the development of pesticide exposure models and risk assessment...
  38. ncbi request reprint In utero exposure to dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) and neurodevelopment among young Mexican American children
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 600, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Pediatrics 118:233-41. 2006
    ..We investigated the relationship between prenatal exposure to dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) and neurodevelopment of Mexican farm-workers' children in California...
  39. pmc Prenatal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants and neonatal thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in the CHAMACOS study
    Jonathan Chevrier
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 7392, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:1166-74. 2011
    ..Results were robust to sensitivity analysis. The authors found no conclusive evidence that prenatal exposure to PBDEs at levels similar to those of the general US population is related to neonatal TSH...
  40. pmc Association of prenatal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers and infant birth weight
    Kim G Harley
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:885-92. 2011
    ..These findings were diminished slightly and were no longer statistically significant when maternal weight gain was included in the models. PBDE congeners were not associated with birth length, head circumference, or gestational duration...
  41. pmc Effects of PON polymorphisms and haplotypes on molecular phenotype in Mexican-American mothers and children
    Karen Huen
    Center for Children s Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Mol Mutagen 52:105-16. 2011
    ..Functional effects of PON genetic variation related to susceptibility to OPs and oxidative stress also differed by age and should be considered in protecting vulnerable subpopulations...
  42. pmc Relationship of serum TCDD concentrations and age at exposure of female residents of Seveso, Italy
    Brenda Eskenazi
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:22-7. 2004
    ..As a consequence, previous SWHS studies that considered only TCDD exposure may have underestimated health effects due to total TEQ concentrations...
  43. pmc Serum dioxin concentrations and age at menopause
    Brenda Eskenazi
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:858-62. 2005
    ..04). These results suggest a nonmonotonic dose-related association with increasing risk of earlier menopause up to about 100 ppt TCDD, but not above...
  44. ncbi request reprint Factors predicting organochlorine pesticide levels in pregnant Latina women living in a United States agricultural area
    A S A Bradman
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:388-99. 2007
    ..Although the weight of evidence from this study indicates that most exposure occurred before moving to the United States, the results for HCB indicate the possibility of ongoing exposure in this country...
  45. doi request reprint Dietary associations of household food insecurity among children of Mexican descent: results of a binational study
    Lisa G Rosas
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:2001-9. 2009
    ..This study aimed to understand the level of perceived food insecurity and its association with dietary intake among children of Mexican descent residing in the United States and Mexico...
  46. pmc A community-based participatory worksite intervention to reduce pesticide exposures to farmworkers and their families
    Alicia L Salvatore
    Berkeley Media Studies Group, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S578-81. 2009
    ..Some behaviors, such as hand washing before eating and many targeted after-work behaviors, did not improve, indicating a need for additional intervention...
  47. pmc PBDE concentrations in women's serum and fecundability
    Kim G Harley
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:699-704. 2010
    ..Although PBDEs have been associated with reproductive and hormonal effects in animals, no human studies have examined their association with fertility...
  48. pmc Prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides and IQ in 7-year-old children
    Maryse F Bouchard
    University of California Berkeley, Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1189-95. 2011
    ..Organophosphate (OP) pesticides are neurotoxic at high doses. Few studies have examined whether chronic exposure at lower levels could adversely affect children's cognitive development...
  49. pmc Developmental changes in PON1 enzyme activity in young children and effects of PON1 polymorphisms
    Karen Huen
    Center for Children s Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1632-8. 2009
    ..Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is an enzyme that detoxifies activated organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) and is also involved in oxidative stress pathways...
  50. pmc Associations between prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and neonatal thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in a Mexican-American population, Salinas Valley, California
    Jonathan Chevrier
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94704 7380, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1490-6. 2007
    ..PCBs may in turn affect TH levels by inducing the microsomal enzyme uridinediphosphate glucuronosyltransferase (UDP-GT), which is involved in TH elimination...
  51. doi request reprint Concentrations and loadings of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in dust from low-income households in California
    Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health CERCH, School of Public Health, University of California, 1995 University Avenue, Suite 265, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Environ Int 37:592-6. 2011
    ..0 to 599ng/kg/day, 2.0-1065ng/kg/day and 0.5-196ng/kg/day for BDE-47, BDE-99 and BDE-100, respectively. In order to mitigate these exposures, future research must address the factors that contribute to PBDE exposures in low-income homes...
  52. ncbi request reprint Low birthweight in New York City and upstate New York following the events of September 11th
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, UC Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    Hum Reprod 22:3013-20. 2007
    ..We examined pregnancy outcomes in New York City (NYC) and upstate New York after the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center disaster...
  53. ncbi request reprint Soda consumption and overweight status of 2-year-old mexican-american children in california
    Marcella L Warner
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 600, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1966-74. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the association between current soda consumption and overweight in 2-year-old Mexican-American children...
  54. pmc Occupational behaviors and farmworkers' pesticide exposure: findings from a study in Monterey County, California
    Alicia L Salvatore
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:782-94. 2008
    ....
  55. doi request reprint Pesticides and child neurodevelopment
    Lisa G Rosas
    University of California at Berkeley, School of Public Health, Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, Berkeley, California, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 20:191-7. 2008
    ..This review summarizes the recent research on pesticide exposure and child neurobehavioral development with a focus on in-utero exposure to organochlorine and organophosphate pesticides...
  56. pmc Validation of PON1 enzyme activity assays for longitudinal studies
    Karen Huen
    Center for Children s Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, United States
    Clin Chim Acta 402:67-74. 2009
    ..Length of sample storage, temperature and other factors may influence variability of PON1 measurements, especially in longitudinal studies...
  57. pmc Assaying organochlorines in archived serum for a large, long-term cohort: implications of combining assay results from multiple laboratories over time
    Robert I Sholtz
    Child Health and Development Studies, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
    Environ Int 37:709-14. 2011
    ..For PCB congeners with very low levels, findings caution against pooling of assays without further exploration...
  58. pmc Cumulative organophosphate pesticide exposure and risk assessment among pregnant women living in an agricultural community: a case study from the CHAMACOS cohort
    Rosemary Castorina
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1640-8. 2003
    ..In future analyses, we will use pesticide-specific urinary metabolites, when available, to evaluate cumulative OP pesticide exposures...
  59. doi request reprint The association of folate, zinc and antioxidant intake with sperm aneuploidy in healthy non-smoking men
    S S Young
    School of Public Health, University of California, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 600, Berkeley, CA 94704 7380, USA
    Hum Reprod 23:1014-22. 2008
    ..We investigated the association of normal dietary and supplement intake of folate, zinc and antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene) with the frequency of aneuploidy in human sperm...
  60. ncbi request reprint The effect of time in the U.S. on the duration of breastfeeding in women of Mexican descent
    Kim Harley
    School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, 2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 600, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:119-25. 2007
    ..S. is associated with poorer breastfeeding practices, including shorter duration of any and exclusive breastfeeding, in a population of low-income mothers of Mexican descent...
  61. pmc The Pine River statement: human health consequences of DDT use
    Brenda Eskenazi
    School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1359-67. 2009
    ..To better inform current policy, we reviewed epidemiologic studies published from 2003 to 2008 that investigated the human health consequences of DDT and/or DDE (dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene) exposure...
  62. pmc Factors associated with overweight and obesity among children of Mexican descent: results of a binational study
    Lisa G Rosas
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:169-80. 2011
    ..These data offer hypotheses for how migration may influence the high prevalence of overweight among the Mexican children in California...
  63. ncbi request reprint Association between in utero organophosphate pesticide exposure and abnormal reflexes in neonates
    Jessica G Young
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, 2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 600, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    Neurotoxicology 26:199-209. 2005
    ..Whether neonatal reflex functioning is predictive of neuropsychological functioning as the child matures will continue to be evaluated in this birth cohort...
  64. ncbi request reprint Dioxin-Like TEQ of women from the Seveso, Italy area by ID-HRGC/HRMS and CALUX
    Marcella Warner
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 94720, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 15:310-8. 2005
    ..04, P=0.82). More validation of the CALUX bioassay with larger sample volume is needed before application as an exposure measure in large-scale epidemiologic studies of health effects of dioxin-like compounds...
  65. pmc Association of in utero organophosphate pesticide exposure and fetal growth and length of gestation in an agricultural population
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, 94720 7380, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1116-24. 2004
    ..However, despite these observed associations, the rate of preterm delivery in this population (6.4%) was lower than in a U.S. reference population...
  66. pmc A comparison of PBDE serum concentrations in Mexican and Mexican-American children living in California
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1442-8. 2011
    ..Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), which are used as flame retardants, have been found to be higher in residents of California than of other parts of the United States...
  67. ncbi request reprint Risk behaviors for pesticide exposure among pregnant women living in farmworker households in Salinas, California
    Lisa Goldman
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94709, USA
    Am J Ind Med 45:491-9. 2004
    ..We determined the frequency of risky behaviors among pregnant farmworkers and characterized those at greatest risk...
  68. pmc Natural selection in utero induced by mass layoffs: the hCG evidence
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, CA, USA
    Evol Appl 5:796-805. 2012
    ..Our findings imply that the effect arises via natural selection - a mechanism we largely ignore when attempting to explain, or alter, how collective choice affects our biology...
  69. ncbi request reprint A time-series analysis of the effect of increased copayments on the prescription of antidepressants, anxiolytics, and sedatives in Sweden from 1990 to 1999
    Michael Ong
    University of California, San Francisco, Division of General Internal Medicine, Ambulatory Care Center, 400 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0320, San Francisco, CA 94143 0320, USA
    Clin Ther 25:1262-75. 2003
    ..Outpatient prescription medication spending in Sweden has increased sharply since 1974. The Swedish government has raised copayments to reduce medication consumption and limit the growth of medication spending...
  70. ncbi request reprint The sex ratio and age-specific male mortality: evidence for culling in utero
    Tim Bruckner
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 19:763-73. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that exogenous shocks to gestation, as measured by a lower than expected sex ratio, may cull males in utero, leaving behind a less frail cohort over the entire life course...
  71. ncbi request reprint The ontogeny of autonomic measures in 6- and 12-month-old infants
    Abbey Alkon
    School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0606, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 48:197-208. 2006
    ..Findings suggest that although infants' autonomic responses show developmental changes, individuals' rank order is stable from 6 to 12 months of age...
  72. ncbi request reprint Serum DDT and DDE levels in pregnant women of Chiapas, Mexico
    Ruth Koepke
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Arch Environ Health 59:559-65. 2004
    ..This study provides evidence of high-level exposure to DDT and DDE among pregnant women living in Chiapas, Mexico, despite countrywide restrictions on its use at the time...
  73. pmc Male fetal loss in the U.S. following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
    Tim A Bruckner
    Public Health and Planning, Policy and Design, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:273. 2010
    ..We test the communal bereavement hypothesis among gravid women by examining whether male fetal deaths rose above expected levels in the US following September 11, 2001...
  74. pmc Maternal exposure to unexpected economic contraction and birth weight for gestational age
    Claire E Margerison-Zilko
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Epidemiology 22:855-8. 2011
    ..The macro-level economy may affect fetal health through maternal behavioral or physiologic responses...
  75. pmc Ambient temperature predicts sex ratios and male longevity
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:2244-7. 2008
    ..We conclude that ambient temperature affects the characteristics of human populations by influencing who survives gestation, a heretofore unrecognized effect of climate on humanity...
  76. ncbi request reprint Economic antecedents of mortality among the very old
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Epidemiology 13:133-7. 2002
    ..Much of this trend has been attributed to mechanisms in which the benefits of economic growth act on the young. No attempts have been made to reconcile these theories with the experience of the very old...
  77. doi request reprint Selection in utero contributes to the male longevity deficit
    Ralph Catalano
    School of Public Health, 15 University Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Soc Sci Med 72:999-1003. 2011
    ..I replicate the test with data from England and Wales. Results support the hypothesis that selection in utero against less fit males may explain part of the difference in longevity between males and females in modern populations...
  78. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking, alcohol drinking, and febrile convulsion
    Farnaz Vahidnia
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Seizure 17:320-6. 2008
    ..We evaluated the relationship of maternal smoking, alcohol drinking, and their interaction on febrile convulsion...
  79. pmc Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants and thyroid hormone during pregnancy
    Jonathan Chevrier
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94704 7392, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1444-9. 2010
    ..Although thyroid hormone (TH) of maternal origin plays an essential role in normal fetal brain development, there is a paucity of human data regarding associations between exposure to PBDEs and maternal TH levels during pregnancy...
  80. pmc Serum dioxin concentrations and breast cancer risk in the Seveso Women's Health Study
    Marcella Warner
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:625-8. 2002
    ..Individual serum TCDD is significantly related with breast cancer incidence among women in the SWHS cohort. Continued follow-up of the cohort will help shed light on the possible role of TCDD in the pathogenesis of breast cancer...
  81. pmc Serum dioxin concentrations and endometriosis: a cohort study in Seveso, Italy
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Children s Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:629-34. 2002
    ..Unavoidable disease misclassification in a population-based study may have led to an underestimate of the true risk of endometriosis...
  82. ncbi request reprint Serum dioxin concentrations and menstrual cycle characteristics
    Brenda Eskenazi
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:383-92. 2002
    ..16 days, 95% CI: -0.08, 0.41). These results are consistent with effects of TCDD on ovarian function noted in some animal species and with greater sensitivity to TCDD during development...
  83. pmc Maternal serum dioxin levels and birth outcomes in women of Seveso, Italy
    Brenda Eskenazi
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:947-53. 2003
    ..It remains possible that the effects of TCDD on birth outcomes are yet to be observed, because the most heavily exposed women in Seveso were the youngest and the least likely to have yet had a pregnancy...
  84. pmc Measurement of pesticides and other toxicants in amniotic fluid as a potential biomarker of prenatal exposure: a validation study
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1779-82. 2003
    ..Results of this pilot study suggest that amniotic fluid offers a unique opportunity to investigate fetal exposures and health risks...
  85. ncbi request reprint Uterine fibroids and gynecologic pain symptoms in a population-based study
    Sheri A Lippman
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Fertil Steril 80:1488-94. 2003
    ..To determine the association between dyspareunia, dysmenorrhea, and noncyclic pelvic pain and the presence and characteristics of uterine fibroids...
  86. ncbi request reprint Biological sample collection and processing for molecular epidemiological studies
    Nina T Holland
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Mutat Res 543:217-34. 2003
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  87. ncbi request reprint The association of time in the US and diet during pregnancy in low-income women of Mexican descent
    Kim Harley
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7390, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:125-34. 2005
    ..A large percentage of women had inadequate intake of vitamin E (58%), folate (61%), iron (77%) and zinc (47%) from their diets during pregnancy and these rates were higher in US-born women than Mexico-born women...
  88. pmc Association of housing disrepair indicators with cockroach and rodent infestations in a cohort of pregnant Latina women and their children
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1795-801. 2005
    ..Interventions to improve housing and promote children's health and safety in this population are needed...
  89. ncbi request reprint Children's intellectual function in relation to arsenic exposure
    Ondine S von Ehrenstein
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Epidemiology 18:44-51. 2007
    ..Very little evidence exists concerning the possible impairment of children's intellectual function in relation to arsenic exposure in utero and during childhood...
  90. pmc Polybrominated diphenyl ether levels in the blood of pregnant women living in an agricultural community in California
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:71-4. 2007
    ..Recent studies have raised concerns about polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardant exposures to pregnant women and women of child-bearing age in the United States. Few studies have measured PBDEs in immigrant populations...
  91. ncbi request reprint Time in the United States, social support and health behaviors during pregnancy among women of Mexican descent
    Kim Harley
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:3048-61. 2006
    ..Thus, in the case of diet quality, increased social support appears to prevent some of the negative pregnancy behaviors that accompany time in the US among women of Mexican descent...
  92. pmc Methodologic and logistic issues in conducting longitudinal birth cohort studies: lessons learned from the Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1419-29. 2005
    ..These centers present barriers encountered, solutions found, and considerations for future research, with the hope that the lessons learned can help inform the planning and conduct of the National Children's Study...
  93. pmc Exposures of children to organophosphate pesticides and their potential adverse health effects
    B Eskenazi
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 107:409-19. 1999
    ..The ultimate goal of the center is to translate research findings into a reduction of children's exposure to pesticides and other environmental agents, and thereby reduce the incidence of environmentally related disease...
  94. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant intake is associated with semen quality in healthy men
    B Eskenazi
    140 Earl Warren Hall, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Hum Reprod 20:1006-12. 2005
    ..We seek to determine whether dietary and supplement intake of specific micronutrients (zinc and folate) and antioxidants (vitamins C, E and beta-carotene) is associated with semen quality...
  95. ncbi request reprint Sperm aneuploidy in fathers of children with paternally and maternally inherited Klinefelter syndrome
    B Eskenazi
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Hum Reprod 17:576-83. 2002
    ..It is unclear whether frequency of sperm aneuploidy is associated with risk of fathering children with trisomy...
  96. pmc Iron deficiency associated with higher blood lead in children living in contaminated environments
    A Bradman
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 109:1079-84. 2001
    ..Improving iron status, along with reducing exposures, may help reduce blood lead levels among most children, especially those living in the most contaminated environments...
  97. doi request reprint Fungi and pollen exposure in the first months of life and risk of early childhood wheezing
    K G Harley
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 600, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Thorax 64:353-8. 2009
    ..A study was undertaken to examine whether birth during seasons of elevated ambient fungal spore or pollen concentrations is associated with risk of early wheezing or blood levels of Th1 and Th2 type cells at 24 months of age...
  98. ncbi request reprint Seveso Women's Health Study: does zone of residence predict individual TCDD exposure?
    B Eskenazi
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 94720 7360, USA
    Chemosphere 43:937-42. 2001
    ..Using questionnaire information could have improved prediction of individual exposure levels in Seveso, increasing the percent of the variation in serum TCDD levels explained to 42%...
  99. ncbi request reprint Seveso Women's Health Study: a study of the effects of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin on reproductive health
    B Eskenazi
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 94720 7360, USA
    Chemosphere 40:1247-53. 2000
    ..Serum samples are now being analyzed in order to relate TCDD levels with the remaining reproductive outcomes...
  100. pmc Association of prenatal maternal or postnatal child environmental tobacco smoke exposure and neurodevelopmental and behavioral problems in children
    B Eskenazi
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 107:991-1000. 1999
    ..Although some evidence suggests that maternal smoking during pregnancy may be associated with deficits in intellectual ability and behavioral problems in children, the impact of prenatal or postnatal ETS exposure remains less clear...
  101. ncbi request reprint Validation study of nonsurgical diagnosis of endometriosis
    B Eskenazi
    School of Public Health, University of California, CA, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Fertil Steril 76:929-35. 2001
    ..To determine whether the surgical diagnosis of endometriosis can be predicted using symptoms, signs, and ultrasound findings...