Rob S McConnell

Summary

Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Near-roadway pollution and childhood asthma: implications for developing "win-win" compact urban development and clean vehicle strategies
    Laura Perez
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1619-26. 2012
  2. pmc Glutathione-S-transferase M1 regulation of diesel exhaust particle-induced pro-inflammatory mediator expression in normal human bronchial epithelial cells
    Weidong Wu
    Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Part Fibre Toxicol 9:31. 2012
  3. pmc Inflammatory cytokine response to ambient particles varies due to field collection procedures
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 48:497-502. 2013
  4. pmc Competing definitions of contextual environments
    Zaria Tatalovich
    Department of Geography, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 0255, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:55. 2006
  5. pmc Spatial analysis of air pollution and childhood asthma in Hamilton, Canada: comparing exposure methods in sensitive subgroups
    Talar Sahsuvaroglu
    School of Geography and Earth Sciences, 1280 King St West, Hamilton, L8S 4K1, Canada
    Environ Health 8:14. 2009
  6. pmc Childhood incident asthma and traffic-related air pollution at home and school
    Rob McConnell
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1021-6. 2010
  7. pmc Dog ownership enhances symptomatic responses to air pollution in children with asthma
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1910-5. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Asthma and school commuting time
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:827-8. 2010
  9. pmc Traffic, susceptibility, and childhood asthma
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:766-72. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Predicting residential ozone deficits from nearby traffic
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 236, Los Angeles, CA 90089, United States
    Sci Total Environ 363:166-74. 2006

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Near-roadway pollution and childhood asthma: implications for developing "win-win" compact urban development and clean vehicle strategies
    Laura Perez
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1619-26. 2012
    ..The emerging consensus that exposure to near-roadway traffic-related pollution causes asthma has implications for compact urban development policies designed to reduce driving and greenhouse gases...
  2. pmc Glutathione-S-transferase M1 regulation of diesel exhaust particle-induced pro-inflammatory mediator expression in normal human bronchial epithelial cells
    Weidong Wu
    Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Part Fibre Toxicol 9:31. 2012
    ..Furthermore, the mechanisms underlying GSTM1 regulation of DEP-induced IL-8 and IL-1β expression were also investigated...
  3. pmc Inflammatory cytokine response to ambient particles varies due to field collection procedures
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 48:497-502. 2013
    ..Time to freezing was less important. Implications for development of metrics of long-term spatial variation in biological exposure metrics for study of chronic disease merit further investigation...
  4. pmc Competing definitions of contextual environments
    Zaria Tatalovich
    Department of Geography, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 0255, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:55. 2006
    ..The sensitivity of census variable estimates to the choice of community boundaries and weights was assessed using standard tests of significance...
  5. pmc Spatial analysis of air pollution and childhood asthma in Hamilton, Canada: comparing exposure methods in sensitive subgroups
    Talar Sahsuvaroglu
    School of Geography and Earth Sciences, 1280 King St West, Hamilton, L8S 4K1, Canada
    Environ Health 8:14. 2009
    ..Variations in air pollution exposure within a community may be associated with asthma prevalence. However, studies conducted to date have produced inconsistent results, possibly due to errors in measurement of the exposures...
  6. pmc Childhood incident asthma and traffic-related air pollution at home and school
    Rob McConnell
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1021-6. 2010
    ..Traffic-related air pollution has been associated with adverse cardiorespiratory effects, including increased asthma prevalence. However, there has been little study of effects of traffic exposure at school on new-onset asthma...
  7. pmc Dog ownership enhances symptomatic responses to air pollution in children with asthma
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1910-5. 2006
    ..Experimental data suggest that asthma exacerbation by ambient air pollutants is enhanced by exposure to endotoxin and allergens; however, there is little supporting epidemiologic evidence...
  8. ncbi request reprint Asthma and school commuting time
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:827-8. 2010
    ..This study examined associations of asthma with school commuting time...
  9. pmc Traffic, susceptibility, and childhood asthma
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:766-72. 2006
    ..These results indicate that residence near a major road is associated with asthma. The reason for larger effects in those with no parental history of asthma merits further investigation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Predicting residential ozone deficits from nearby traffic
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 236, Los Angeles, CA 90089, United States
    Sci Total Environ 363:166-74. 2006
    ..These findings may have implications for studies of health effects of traffic-related pollutants...
  11. ncbi request reprint Educational intervention to control cockroach allergen exposure in the homes of hispanic children in Los Angeles: results of the La Casa study
    R McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:426-33. 2005
    ..However, there has been little evaluation of educational approaches for controlling cockroach infestations and reducing allergen exposure...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cockroach counts and house dust allergen concentrations after professional cockroach control and cleaning
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 91:546-52. 2003
    ..However, there have been few studies of interventions to reduce exposures in this setting...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of air pollution and bronchitic symptoms in children with asthma
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 168:790-7. 2003
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  14. ncbi request reprint The association between contextual socioeconomic factors and prevalent asthma in a cohort of Southern California school children
    Ketan Shankardass
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:1792-806. 2007
    ..g., lower SES may associate with higher protective exposures to endotoxin in early life), or by SEP acting as a proxy for unmeasured neighborhood characteristics...
  15. pmc A theoretical basis for investigating ambient air pollution and children's respiratory health
    F D Gilliland
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 107:403-7. 1999
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  16. ncbi request reprint Subclinical health effects of environmental pesticide contamination in a developing country: cholinesterase depression in children
    R McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 90033, USA
    Environ Res 81:87-91. 1999
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  17. ncbi request reprint Organophosphate neuropathy due to methamidophos: biochemical and neurophysiological markers
    R McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Arch Toxicol 73:296-300. 1999
    ..We conclude that inhibition of lymphocyte NTE is predictive of subsequent OPIDP. Serum autoantibody titers to nervous system proteins may be useful markers of neuropathy...
  18. pmc Maternal smoking during pregnancy, environmental tobacco smoke exposure and childhood lung function
    F D Gilliland
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Thorax 55:271-6. 2000
    ..Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) during childhood and in utero exposure to maternal smoking are associated with adverse effects on lung growth and development...
  19. ncbi request reprint Association between air pollution and lung function growth in southern California children
    W J Gauderman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 162:1383-90. 2000
    ..The results suggest that significant negative effects on lung function growth in children occur at current ambient concentrations of particles, NO(2), and inorganic acid vapor...
  20. ncbi request reprint Sex-specific effects of asthma on pulmonary function in children
    K Berhane
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 162:1723-30. 2000
    ..We also suggest that in children, commonly observed differences between sexes in the impact of asthma on lung function may reflect differences in the duration and age of onset of asthma in males and females...
  21. ncbi request reprint The effects of ambient air pollution on school absenteeism due to respiratory illnesses
    F D Gilliland
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    Epidemiology 12:43-54. 2001
    ..7)] compared with communities with high average levels [38.1% (95% CI = 8.5-75.8)]. Increased school absenteeism from O3 exposure in children is an important adverse effect of ambient air pollution worthy of public policy consideration...
  22. ncbi request reprint Environmental tobacco smoke and absenteeism related to respiratory illness in schoolchildren
    F D Gilliland
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:861-9. 2003
    ..44, 95% CI: 1.04, 2.00). Therefore, ETS exposure is associated with increased respiratory-related school absenteeism among children, especially those with asthma...
  23. pmc Glutathione-S-transferase (GST) P1, GSTM1, exercise, ozone and asthma incidence in school children
    T Islam
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Thorax 64:197-202. 2009
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  24. doi request reprint Social environment and asthma: associations with crime and No Child Left Behind programmes
    Ketan Shankardass
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:859-65. 2011
    ..The relationship between asthma and socio-economic status remains unclear. The authors investigated how neighbourhood, school and community social environments were associated with incident asthma in Southern California schoolchildren...
  25. ncbi request reprint Surface sampling for endotoxin assessment using electrostatic wiping cloths
    Peter S Thorne
    Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, 100 Oakdale Campus, IREH, Iowa City, IA 52242 5000, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 49:401-6. 2005
    ..Thus, we evaluated the feasibility of wipe sampling for endotoxin environmental assessment using electrostatic wipes with or without the use of disposable examination gloves...

Research Grants5

  1. Socioeconomic Status, Stress, Air Pollution and Asthma
    Rob McConnell; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  2. Childhood Asthma, Susceptibility and Biological Activity of Ambient Particles
    Rob McConnell; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This information will be useful for risk assessment and could lead to new regulatory and monitoring approaches for controlling the health hazards of air pollution. ..
  3. Childhood Asthma, Susceptibility and Biological Activity of Ambient Particles
    Rob S McConnell; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This information will be useful for risk assessment and could lead to new regulatory and monitoring approaches for controlling the health hazards of air pollution. ..