Michelle Wilhelm

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Outdoor air pollution, family and neighborhood environment, and asthma in LA FANS children
    Michelle Wilhelm
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Health Place 15:25-36. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Ambient air pollution and preterm birth in the environment and pregnancy outcomes study at the University of California, Los Angeles
    Beate Ritz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1045-52. 2007
  3. pmc Traffic-related air toxics and term low birth weight in Los Angeles County, California
    Michelle Wilhelm
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, 650 Charles E Young Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:132-8. 2012
  4. pmc Paternal support and preterm birth, and the moderation of effects of chronic stress: a study in Los Angeles county mothers
    Jo Kay C Ghosh
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, 650 Charles E Young Dr South, CHS 71 254, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Arch Womens Ment Health 13:327-38. 2010
  5. pmc Traffic-related air toxics and preterm birth: a population-based case-control study in Los Angeles County, California
    Michelle Wilhelm
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Environ Health 10:89. 2011
  6. pmc Comparing exposure assessment methods for traffic-related air pollution in an adverse pregnancy outcome study
    Jun Wu
    Program in Public Health and Department of Epidemiology, Anteater Instruction and Research Office, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 3957, USA
    Environ Res 111:685-92. 2011
  7. pmc Assessing the influence of traffic-related air pollution on risk of term low birth weight on the basis of land-use-based regression models and measures of air toxics
    Jo Kay C Ghosh
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 175:1262-74. 2012
  8. pmc Association between local traffic-generated air pollution and preeclampsia and preterm delivery in the south coast air basin of California
    Jun Wu
    Program in Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine, California 92697 7555, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1773-9. 2009
  9. pmc Predicting traffic-related air pollution in Los Angeles using a distance decay regression selection strategy
    Jason G Su
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Environ Res 109:657-70. 2009
  10. pmc Prenatal air pollution exposure and ultrasound measures of fetal growth in Los Angeles, California
    Beate Ritz
    Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA, 650 Charles E Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 130:7-13. 2014

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Publications29

  1. pmc Outdoor air pollution, family and neighborhood environment, and asthma in LA FANS children
    Michelle Wilhelm
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Health Place 15:25-36. 2009
    ..Pollutant levels were not correlated with neighborhood support. Even after adjustment for social environment characteristics, LA FANS children living in high O(3), PM(10), and CO areas appeared to have worse asthma morbidity...
  2. ncbi request reprint Ambient air pollution and preterm birth in the environment and pregnancy outcomes study at the University of California, Los Angeles
    Beate Ritz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1045-52. 2007
    ..These results confirm the importance of reducing exposure misclassification when evaluating the effect of traffic-related pollutants that vary spatially...
  3. pmc Traffic-related air toxics and term low birth weight in Los Angeles County, California
    Michelle Wilhelm
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, 650 Charles E Young Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:132-8. 2012
    ..Numerous studies have linked criteria air pollutants with adverse birth outcomes, but there is less information on the importance of specific emission sources, such as traffic, and air toxics...
  4. pmc Paternal support and preterm birth, and the moderation of effects of chronic stress: a study in Los Angeles county mothers
    Jo Kay C Ghosh
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, 650 Charles E Young Dr South, CHS 71 254, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Arch Womens Ment Health 13:327-38. 2010
    ..15 [95%CI 0.92, 5.03]), but women with greater support had no increased risk with moderate-to-high chronic stress (OR 1.13 [95%CI 0.94, 1.35]). Paternal support may moderate the effects of chronic stress on the risk of preterm delivery...
  5. pmc Traffic-related air toxics and preterm birth: a population-based case-control study in Los Angeles County, California
    Michelle Wilhelm
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Environ Health 10:89. 2011
    ..We used three exposure data sources to examine risks of preterm birth in Los Angeles women when exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollutants--including specific toxics--during pregnancy...
  6. pmc Comparing exposure assessment methods for traffic-related air pollution in an adverse pregnancy outcome study
    Jun Wu
    Program in Public Health and Department of Epidemiology, Anteater Instruction and Research Office, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 3957, USA
    Environ Res 111:685-92. 2011
    ..Yet, little information exists on how effect estimates are impacted by the different exposure assessment methods employed in these studies...
  7. pmc Assessing the influence of traffic-related air pollution on risk of term low birth weight on the basis of land-use-based regression models and measures of air toxics
    Jo Kay C Ghosh
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 175:1262-74. 2012
    ..This analysis highlights the importance of both spatial and temporal contributions to air pollution in epidemiologic birth outcome studies...
  8. pmc Association between local traffic-generated air pollution and preeclampsia and preterm delivery in the south coast air basin of California
    Jun Wu
    Program in Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine, California 92697 7555, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1773-9. 2009
    ..Increasing evidence suggests that air pollution adversely affects pregnancy outcomes. Yet few studies have examined how local traffic-generated emissions affect preeclampsia in addition to preterm birth...
  9. pmc Predicting traffic-related air pollution in Los Angeles using a distance decay regression selection strategy
    Jason G Su
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Environ Res 109:657-70. 2009
    ..g., > 5000 m from expressway) and high background concentrations in certain geographic areas. This paper represents the first attempt to model traffic-related air pollutants at a fine scale within such a complex and large urban region...
  10. pmc Prenatal air pollution exposure and ultrasound measures of fetal growth in Los Angeles, California
    Beate Ritz
    Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA, 650 Charles E Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 130:7-13. 2014
    ..Few previous studies examined the impact of prenatal air pollution exposures on fetal development based on ultrasound measures during pregnancy...
  11. doi request reprint Are frequent asthma symptoms among low-income individuals related to heavy traffic near homes, vulnerabilities, or both?
    Ying Ying Meng
    UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:343-50. 2008
    ..To investigate whether frequent asthma symptoms (daily/weekly symptoms) can be attributed to traffic-related exposures, poverty, and/or vulnerabilities...
  12. doi request reprint Outdoor air pollution and uncontrolled asthma in the San Joaquin Valley, California
    Ying Ying Meng
    UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:142-7. 2010
    ..Using California Health Interview Survey data, the authors examined associations between air pollution and asthma morbidity in this region...
  13. pmc Air pollution and infant death in southern California, 1989-2000
    Beate Ritz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, PO Box 951772, 650 Charles E Young Dr, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    Pediatrics 118:493-502. 2006
    ..We evaluated the influence of outdoor air pollution on infant death in the South Coast Air Basin of California, an area characterized by some of the worst air quality in the United States...
  14. pmc Local variations in CO and particulate air pollution and adverse birth outcomes in Los Angeles County, California, USA
    Michelle Wilhelm
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1212-21. 2005
    ..In addition, they confirm our suspicions about having to address local heterogeneity for these pollutants in Los Angeles...
  15. pmc Ambient air pollution and adverse birth outcomes: methodologic issues in an emerging field
    Beate Ritz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 102:182-90. 2008
    ..Investigating biological mechanisms (e.g. using ultrasound measurements and biomarkers for hypothesized pathways) is an important remaining issue...
  16. pmc Environmental public health tracking of childhood asthma using California health interview survey, traffic, and outdoor air pollution data
    Michelle Wilhelm
    Department of Epidemiology and Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1254-60. 2008
    ..Despite extensive evidence that air pollution affects childhood asthma, state-level and national-level tracking of asthma outcomes in relation to air pollution is limited...
  17. pmc Effects of residential indoor air quality and household ventilation on preterm birth and term low birth weight in Los Angeles County, California
    Jo Kay C Ghosh
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:686-94. 2013
    ..The purpose of our study was to examine the effects of indoor residential air quality on preterm birth and term low birth weight (LBW)...
  18. pmc Preterm birth: the interaction of traffic-related air pollution with economic hardship in Los Angeles neighborhoods
    Ninez A Ponce
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:140-8. 2005
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  19. pmc Preterm birth and prenatal maternal occupation: the role of Hispanic ethnicity and nativity in a population-based sample in Los Angeles, California
    Ondine S von Ehrenstein
    Ondine S von Ehrenstein is with the Department of Community Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Michelle Wilhem, Anthony Wang, and Beate Ritz are with the Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA
    Am J Public Health 104:S65-72. 2014
    ..We investigated preterm birth (PTB) in relation to maternal occupational exposure and whether effect measures were modified by Hispanic ethnicity and nativity in a population-based sample with high proportion of Hispanics...
  20. pmc Childhood cancer and traffic-related air pollution exposure in pregnancy and early life
    Julia E Heck
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:1385-91. 2013
    ..The literature on traffic-related air pollution and childhood cancers is inconclusive, and little is known on rarer cancer types...
  21. pmc Epidemiology of rhabdoid tumors of early childhood
    Julia E Heck
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 60:77-81. 2013
    ..Little is known about their etiology. The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiology of rhabdoid tumors and examine their relation to perinatal characteristics...
  22. pmc Residential proximity to traffic and adverse birth outcomes in Los Angeles county, California, 1994-1996
    Michelle Wilhelm
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:207-16. 2003
    ..Our previous research and these latest results suggest exposure to traffic-related pollutants may be important...
  23. doi request reprint Methodological issues in studies of air pollution and reproductive health
    Tracey J Woodruff
    Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Environ Res 109:311-20. 2009
    ..This work is of critical public health importance because of widespread exposure and because perinatal outcomes are important markers of future child and adult health...
  24. ncbi request reprint Maternal occupation and term low birth weight in a predominantly latina population in los angeles, california
    Ondine S von Ehrenstein
    Departments of Community Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:1046-51. 2013
    ..Focusing on Latinas, we investigated whether maternal occupations during pregnancy increase term low birth weight (TLBW) (less than 2500 g; 37 weeks or more)...
  25. pmc Ambient air pollution and autism in Los Angeles county, California
    Tracy Ann Becerra
    Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:380-6. 2013
    ..The prevalence of autistic disorder (AD), a serious developmental condition, has risen dramatically over the past two decades, but high-quality population-based research addressing etiology is limited...
  26. pmc Perinatal characteristics and retinoblastoma
    Julia E Heck
    Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Box 951772, 650 Charles E Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 23:1567-75. 2012
    ..The etiology of retinoblastoma remains poorly understood. In the present study, we examined associations between perinatal factors and retinoblastoma risk in California children...
  27. pmc The "Latina epidemiologic paradox" revisited: the role of birthplace and acculturation in predicting infant low birth weight for Latinas in Los Angeles, CA
    Katherine J Hoggatt
    VA Greater Los Angeles, HSR and D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Los Angeles, CA 91343, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 14:875-84. 2012
    ..Finally, among Latinas, there was limited evidence that associations between known risk factors and LBW were modified by acculturation...
  28. ncbi request reprint Traffic and outdoor air pollution levels near residences and poorly controlled asthma in adults
    Ying Ying Meng
    UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 98:455-63. 2007
    ..Air pollution may exacerbate asthma...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prospects for health impact assessment in the United States: new and improved environmental impact assessment or something different?
    Brian L Cole
    Partnership for Prevention UCLA School of Public Health Impact Assassment Project, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 29:1153-86. 2004
    ..The most fruitful avenue is demonstration projects that test, refine, and demonstrate different methods and models to maximize their utility and acceptance...