James A Merchant

Summary

Affiliation: University of Iowa
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Asthma and farm exposures in a cohort of rural Iowa children
    James A Merchant
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:350-6. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of hearing impairment in a rural midwestern cohort: estimates from the Keokuk county rural health study, 1994 to 1998
    Gregory A Flamme
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Ear Hear 26:350-60. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Challenges of conducting a large rural prospective population-based cohort study: the Keokuk County Rural Health Study
    Ann M Stromquist
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Agromedicine 14:142-9. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Noise exposures of rural adolescents
    Michael Humann
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 5000, USA
    J Rural Health 27:72-80. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Relative exposure to swine animal feeding operations and childhood asthma prevalence in an agricultural cohort
    Brian T Pavilonis
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Environ Res 122:74-80. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Characterization of agricultural tasks performed by youth in the Keokuk County Rural Health Study
    Hyesook Park
    College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 18:418-29. 2003
  7. pmc Physical and emotional partner abuse reported by men and women in a rural community
    Susan A Murty
    University of Iowa School of Social Work, Iowa City, 52242, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1073-5. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Indoor and outdoor particulate matter and endotoxin concentrations in an intensely agricultural county
    Brian T Pavilonis
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 23:299-305. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Effects of common agricultural tasks on measures of hearing loss
    Michael J Humann
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Am J Ind Med 55:904-16. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Sleep duration and body mass index in a rural population
    Neal D Kohatsu
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1701-5. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence
    James Merchant; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. pmc Asthma and farm exposures in a cohort of rural Iowa children
    James A Merchant
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:350-6. 2005
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of hearing impairment in a rural midwestern cohort: estimates from the Keokuk county rural health study, 1994 to 1998
    Gregory A Flamme
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Ear Hear 26:350-60. 2005
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Challenges of conducting a large rural prospective population-based cohort study: the Keokuk County Rural Health Study
    Ann M Stromquist
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Agromedicine 14:142-9. 2009
    ..Topics considered include planning the study, developing the protocol, sampling, recruiting and tracking subjects, data collection and management, sustaining funding, relating to the community, and sharing data...
  4. doi request reprint Noise exposures of rural adolescents
    Michael Humann
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 5000, USA
    J Rural Health 27:72-80. 2011
    ..This project was conducted to characterize the noise exposure of adolescents living in rural and agricultural environments...
  5. doi request reprint Relative exposure to swine animal feeding operations and childhood asthma prevalence in an agricultural cohort
    Brian T Pavilonis
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Environ Res 122:74-80. 2013
    ..This study is the first to investigate children's cumulative relative exposure to smaller AFOs and adds to the growing volume of literature supporting a link between proximity to swine AFOs and adverse respiratory health...
  6. ncbi request reprint Characterization of agricultural tasks performed by youth in the Keokuk County Rural Health Study
    Hyesook Park
    College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 18:418-29. 2003
    ..These results suggest the need for implementing guidelines, particularly for age appropriate agricultural tasks...
  7. pmc Physical and emotional partner abuse reported by men and women in a rural community
    Susan A Murty
    University of Iowa School of Social Work, Iowa City, 52242, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1073-5. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Indoor and outdoor particulate matter and endotoxin concentrations in an intensely agricultural county
    Brian T Pavilonis
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 23:299-305. 2013
    ..Excluding home cleanliness, the majority of agricultural and housing characteristics evaluated were found to be poorly associated with indoor and outdoor particulate and endotoxin concentrations...
  9. doi request reprint Effects of common agricultural tasks on measures of hearing loss
    Michael J Humann
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Am J Ind Med 55:904-16. 2012
    ..Among agricultural populations, hearing loss caused by excessive noise exposure is common. However, examinations of associations between exposure to agricultural tasks and hearing loss are limited...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sleep duration and body mass index in a rural population
    Neal D Kohatsu
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1701-5. 2006
    ..We conducted this study to determine whether short sleep duration is related to BMI and obesity in a rural population in southeast Iowa...
  11. ncbi request reprint Oral health: perceptions of need in a rural Iowa county
    Ronald L Ettinger
    Department of Prosthodontics and Dows Institute for Dental Research, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 USA
    Spec Care Dentist 24:13-21. 2004
    ..The results suggest that this rural population is retaining more teeth and consequently may need and may seek dental services more often than previous more edentulous cohorts...
  12. doi request reprint At what age should children engage in agricultural tasks?
    Jingzhen Yang
    University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center, Iowa City, Iowa Department of Community and Behavioral Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Department of Biostatistics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    J Rural Health 28:372-9. 2012
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Methodologic issues in a population-based health survey of Gulf War veterans
    Bradley N Doebbeling
    Department of Internal Medicine, SE 625 GH, The University of Iowa College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:477-87. 2002
    ..This environment facilitated rapid implementation, critique by scientific and public advisors, a high participation rate, and rapid publication...
  14. pmc Are swine workers in the United States at increased risk of infection with zoonotic influenza virus?
    Kendall P Myers
    Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 42:14-20. 2006
    ..Pigs have an important role in interspecies transmission of the virus. We examined multiple swine-exposed human populations in the nation's number 1 swine-producing state for evidence of previous swine influenza virus infection...
  15. ncbi request reprint Chronic disease and injury in an agricultural county: The Keokuk County Rural Health Cohort Study
    James A Merchant
    College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    J Rural Health 18:521-35. 2002
    ..The KCRHS has identified several modifiable health outcomes and risk factors as candidates for further analysis and targets for community-based prevention and intervention programs...
  16. ncbi request reprint Tumor necrosis factor-alpha hyper-responsiveness to endotoxin in whole blood is associated with chronic bronchitis in farmers
    G Patrick Lambert
    Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68178, USA
    J Agromedicine 10:39-44. 2005
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in the CD14 gene associated with pulmonary function in farmers
    Tricia D LeVan
    Arizona Respiratory Center and Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 171:773-9. 2005
    ..Farmers experience airway obstruction, which may be attributable in part to endotoxin inhalation. CD14 is a receptor for endotoxin...

Research Grants4

  1. Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence
    James Merchant; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The Center will also develop a learning network with employers, worker groups, universities, and others so that research findings can rapidly be put into practice in many settings throughout the U.S. ..