Kathleen Belanger

Summary

Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Ambient air pollution and low birth weight in Connecticut and Massachusetts
    Michelle L Bell
    School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1118-24. 2007
  2. pmc Effect of pregnancy on maternal asthma symptoms and medication use
    Kathleen Belanger
    Center for Perinatal Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 115:559-67. 2010
  3. pmc Effects of endotoxin exposure on childhood asthma risk are modified by a genetic polymorphism in ACAA1
    Joanne E Sordillo
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med Genet 12:158. 2011
  4. pmc Respiratory symptoms among infants at risk for asthma: association with surfactant protein A haplotypes
    Melinda M Pettigrew
    Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    BMC Med Genet 8:15. 2007
  5. pmc Association of surfactant protein A polymorphisms with otitis media in infants at risk for asthma
    Melinda M Pettigrew
    Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    BMC Med Genet 7:68. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of wheeze and persistent cough in the first year of life: associations with indoor allergens, air contaminants, and maternal history of asthma
    Kathleen Belanger
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:195-202. 2003
  7. pmc Association of indoor nitrogen dioxide exposure with respiratory symptoms in children with asthma
    Kathleen Belanger
    Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173:297-303. 2006
  8. pmc Indoor combustion and asthma
    Kathleen Belanger
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 28:507-19, vii. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Exposure to NO2 and nitrous acid and respiratory symptoms in the first year of life
    Robert T van Strien
    Yale School of Public Health, Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Epidemiology 15:471-8. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Indoor heating sources and respiratory symptoms in nonsmoking women
    Elizabeth W Triche
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Epidemiology 16:377-84. 2005

Research Grants

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Publications44

  1. pmc Ambient air pollution and low birth weight in Connecticut and Massachusetts
    Michelle L Bell
    School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1118-24. 2007
    ..Several studies have examined whether air pollution affects birth weight; however results vary and many studies were focused on Southern California or were conducted outside of the United States...
  2. pmc Effect of pregnancy on maternal asthma symptoms and medication use
    Kathleen Belanger
    Center for Perinatal Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 115:559-67. 2010
    ..To examine whether factors related to the patient or her treatment influence asthma severity during pregnancy...
  3. pmc Effects of endotoxin exposure on childhood asthma risk are modified by a genetic polymorphism in ACAA1
    Joanne E Sordillo
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med Genet 12:158. 2011
    ..Polymorphisms in the endotoxin-mediated TLR4 pathway genes have been associated with asthma and atopy. We aimed to examine how genetic polymorphisms in innate immunity pathways interact with endotoxin to influence asthma risk in children...
  4. pmc Respiratory symptoms among infants at risk for asthma: association with surfactant protein A haplotypes
    Melinda M Pettigrew
    Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    BMC Med Genet 8:15. 2007
    ....
  5. pmc Association of surfactant protein A polymorphisms with otitis media in infants at risk for asthma
    Melinda M Pettigrew
    Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    BMC Med Genet 7:68. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of wheeze and persistent cough in the first year of life: associations with indoor allergens, air contaminants, and maternal history of asthma
    Kathleen Belanger
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:195-202. 2003
    ..23, 95% CI: 1.01, 1.49). This appears to have been the first study to measure all of these home exposures (indoor allergens, nitrogen dioxide, fungi) and to prospectively measure the frequency of infant wheeze and persistent cough...
  7. pmc Association of indoor nitrogen dioxide exposure with respiratory symptoms in children with asthma
    Kathleen Belanger
    Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173:297-303. 2006
    ..Chronic exposure to indoor nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is a public health concern. Over half of U.S. households have a source of NO2, and experimental data suggest potential for adverse respiratory effects...
  8. pmc Indoor combustion and asthma
    Kathleen Belanger
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 28:507-19, vii. 2008
    ..Some sources of combustion such as coal stoves have been more consistently associated with these outcomes than other sources such as woodstoves...
  9. ncbi request reprint Exposure to NO2 and nitrous acid and respiratory symptoms in the first year of life
    Robert T van Strien
    Yale School of Public Health, Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Epidemiology 15:471-8. 2004
    ..We estimate the independent effects of exposure to nitrogen dioxide and nitrous acid on respiratory symptoms during the first year of life...
  10. ncbi request reprint Indoor heating sources and respiratory symptoms in nonsmoking women
    Elizabeth W Triche
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Epidemiology 16:377-84. 2005
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  11. ncbi request reprint Asthma symptoms, severity, and drug therapy: a prospective study of effects on 2205 pregnancies
    Michael B Bracken
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 102:739-52. 2003
    ..To prospectively examine in pregnant women whether asthma or asthma therapy influenced preterm delivery, intrauterine grown restriction (IUGR), or birthweight...
  12. pmc Dust mite, cockroach, cat, and dog allergen concentrations in homes of asthmatic children in the northeastern United States: impact of socioeconomic factors and population density
    Brian P Leaderer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:419-25. 2002
    ..Mite and cockroach allergens have distinct and opposite associations with socioeconomic factors and population density...
  13. pmc Levels of household mold associated with respiratory symptoms in the first year of life in a cohort at risk for asthma
    Janneane F Gent
    Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:A781-6. 2002
    ..We conclude that infants in this high-risk group who are exposed to high levels of Penicillium are at significant risk for wheeze and persistent cough...
  14. ncbi request reprint Association of low-level ozone and fine particles with respiratory symptoms in children with asthma
    Janneane F Gent
    Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06510, USA
    JAMA 290:1859-67. 2003
    ..Exposure to ozone and particulate matter of 2.5 microm or less (PM2.5) in air at levels above current US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards is a risk factor for respiratory symptoms in children with asthma...
  15. ncbi request reprint Caffeine metabolites in umbilical cord blood, cytochrome P-450 1A2 activity, and intrauterine growth restriction
    Laura M Grosso
    Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:1035-41. 2006
    ..21, 95% confidence interval: 1.07, 1.37), suggesting that CYP1A2 activity, and not the absolute levels of paraxanthine, influences fetal growth. No associations were observed between caffeine or any metabolites and preterm delivery...
  16. ncbi request reprint Infant respiratory symptoms associated with indoor heating sources
    Elizabeth W Triche
    Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:1105-11. 2002
    ..Fireplace use was not associated with any of the respiratory symptoms. Use of some heating sources appears related to respiratory symptoms in infants...
  17. pmc Household levels of nitrogen dioxide and pediatric asthma severity
    Kathleen Belanger
    Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Epidemiology 24:320-30. 2013
    ..S. households. We investigated the effects of indoor NO2 exposure on asthma severity among an ethnically and economically diverse sample of children, controlling for season and indoor allergen exposure...
  18. pmc Association of pediatric asthma severity with exposure to common household dust allergens
    Janneane F Gent
    Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, One Church Street, 6th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Environ Res 109:768-74. 2009
    ..Reducing exposure to household dust inhalant allergens has been proposed as one strategy to reduce asthma...
  19. pmc Low-level ozone exposure and respiratory symptoms in infants
    Elizabeth W Triche
    Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:911-6. 2006
    ..Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ozone standards may not protect sensitive individuals. In this study we examined respiratory effects of ozone in infants who may be vulnerable, particularly if they are children of asthmatic mothers...
  20. pmc Prenatal exposure to fine particulate matter and birth weight: variations by particulate constituents and sources
    Michelle L Bell
    Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Epidemiology 21:884-91. 2010
    ..Exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) during pregnancy has been linked to lower birth weight; however, the chemical composition of PM2.5 varies widely. The health effects of PM2.5 constituents are unknown...
  21. pmc Symptoms and medication use in children with asthma and traffic-related sources of fine particle pollution
    Janneane F Gent
    Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1168-74. 2009
    ..5))] is a potential factor in the exacerbation of asthma. National air quality particle standards consider total mass, not composition or sources, and may not protect against health impacts related to specific components...
  22. pmc Depression and serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment as risk factors for preterm birth
    Kimberly A Yonkers
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Epidemiology 23:677-85. 2012
    ..Studies that have attempted to separate effects of illness from treatment have been inconclusive. We sought to explore the separate effects of SRI use and major depressive episodes in pregnancy on risk of preterm birth...
  23. ncbi request reprint Association of maternal caffeine consumption with decrements in fetal growth
    Michael B Bracken
    Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:456-66. 2003
    ..3 g) cups of coffee)...
  24. pmc Chocolate consumption in pregnancy and reduced likelihood of preeclampsia
    Elizabeth W Triche
    Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Epidemiology 19:459-64. 2008
    ..Preeclampsia is a major pregnancy complication with cardiovascular manifestations. Recent studies suggest that chocolate consumption may benefit cardiovascular health...
  25. pmc Relationship between birth weight and exposure to airborne fine particulate potassium and titanium during gestation
    Michelle L Bell
    Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 195 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Environ Res 117:83-9. 2012
    ..Our results indicate that exposure to airborne potassium and titanium during pregnancy is associated with lower birth weight. Associations may relate to chemical components of sources producing K and Ti...
  26. ncbi request reprint Effect of pregnancy and stage of pregnancy on asthma severity: a systematic review
    Helen L Kwon
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:1201-10. 2004
    ..Large, well-conducted population-based studies that explore different aspects of asthma severity are needed to substantiate these preliminary results...
  27. ncbi request reprint Association of asthma diagnosis, severity, symptoms, and treatment with risk of preeclampsia
    Elizabeth W Triche
    Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:585-93. 2004
    ..This prospective study examines associations between aspects of asthma (diagnosis, severity, symptoms, and medication use) and risk of preeclampsia...
  28. pmc Review of research on residential mobility during pregnancy: consequences for assessment of prenatal environmental exposures
    Michelle L Bell
    Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 22:429-38. 2012
    ..Future research should consider the implications of residential mobility during pregnancy in relation to the exposure's spatial heterogeneity and factors associated with the likelihood of moving and distance moved...
  29. pmc Does antidepressant use attenuate the risk of a major depressive episode in pregnancy?
    Kimberly A Yonkers
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Epidemiology 22:848-54. 2011
    ..We sought to estimate differences in the risk of developing a new major depressive episode among pregnant and postpartum women with recurrent illness who either did or did not use antidepressants...
  30. ncbi request reprint Genetic and perinatal risk factors for asthma onset and severity: a review and theoretical analysis
    Michael B Bracken
    Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 24:176-89. 2002
  31. pmc Antibiotic exposure by 6 months and asthma and allergy at 6 years: Findings in a cohort of 1,401 US children
    Kari R Risnes
    Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology, Yale University Schools of Public Health and Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 173:310-8. 2011
    ..59 (95% CI: 1.10, 2.28). The results show that early antibiotic use was associated with asthma and allergy at 6 years of age, and that protopathic bias was unlikely to account for the main findings...
  32. pmc Typical somatic symptoms of pregnancy and their impact on a diagnosis of major depressive disorder
    Kimberly Ann Yonkers
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 31:327-33. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether trimester of pregnancy influences the ability to diagnose major depressive disorder (MDD)...
  33. doi request reprint Implementing provider-based sampling for the National Children's Study: opportunities and challenges
    Kathleen Belanger
    School of Public Health, Yale University Schools of Public Health and Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 27:20-6. 2013
    ..The primary sampling unit was 105 study locations (typically a county). The secondary sampling unit was the geographic unit (segment), but this was subsequently perceived to be an inefficient strategy...
  34. ncbi request reprint Asthma prevalence among pregnant and childbearing-aged women in the United States: estimates from national health surveys
    Helen L Kwon
    From the Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, andn Environmental Epidemiology, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 13:317-24. 2003
    ..Asthma is a major complication of pregnancy, but there are currently no reliable national estimates for the United States of asthma prevalence in pregnancy or in the childbearing years...
  35. ncbi request reprint Heterogeneity in assessing self-reports of caffeine exposure: implications for studies of health effects
    Michael B Bracken
    Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Epidemiology 13:165-71. 2002
    ..Coffee and its metabolite caffeine are widely studied for their health effects but with inconclusive results. Caffeine is particularly difficult to assess, and therefore we explore heterogeneity of caffeine exposure...
  36. ncbi request reprint DNA adducts in human placenta exposed to ambient environment and passive cigarette smoke during pregnancy
    Mrinal K Sanyal
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University Medical School, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 79:289-94. 2007
    ....
  37. pmc Indications contributing to the increasing cesarean delivery rate
    Emma L Barber
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 118:29-38. 2011
    ..To examine physician-documented indications for cesarean delivery in order to investigate the specific factors contributing to the increasing cesarean delivery rate...
  38. pmc Prediction of residential pet and cockroach allergen levels using questionnaire information
    Ulrike Gehring
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Environ Health Perspect 112:834-9. 2004
    ..Knowledge of past pet ownership can improve pet allergen exposure assessment by means of questionnaire. However, for epidemiologic purposes, measured concentrations of allergens are necessary...
  39. ncbi request reprint Peak expiratory flow rate variability is not affected by home combustion sources in a group of nonsmoking women
    William S Beckett
    Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 61:176-82. 2006
    ..88; 95% CI = 1.59-5.21) and black or Hispanic ethnicity (OR = 2.02; 95% CI = 1.27-3.22), but was not associated with use of any supplementary home combustion sources among either asthmatic or nonasthmatic women...
  40. pmc Effects of posttraumatic stress disorder on pregnancy outcomes
    Shari S Rogal
    Yale University Department of Psychiatry, USA
    J Affect Disord 102:137-43. 2007
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  41. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of asthma during pregnancy: prevalence, diagnosis, and symptoms
    Helen L Kwon
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 26:29-62. 2006
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Effect of fetal sex on airway lability in pregnant women with asthma
    Helen L Kwon
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:217-21. 2006
    ..This difference persisted throughout pregnancy. Among pregnant asthmatic women, carrying a female fetus is associated with worse maternal asthma, as assessed by greater airway lability, than is carrying a male fetus...
  43. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in the 5' region of the CD14 gene are associated with eczema in young children
    Augusto A Litonjua
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 115:1056-62. 2005
    ..Variants in the CD14 gene (CD14) are hypothesized to be associated with atopic disorders. However, most studies have only investigated one polymorphism in this gene...
  44. ncbi request reprint Examination of racial imbalance for children in foster care: implications for training
    Kathleen Belanger
    School of Social Work, Stephen F Austin State University, P O Box 6104 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75961, USA
    J Health Soc Policy 15:163-76. 2002
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Research Grants3

  1. Effect of Air Pollution and Traffic on Birth Outcomes
    Kathleen Belanger; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..If confirmed, reductions in specific types of air pollution may reduce these major infant health problems. ..
  2. Effect of Air Pollution and Traffic on Birth Outcomes
    Michelle L Bell; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..If confirmed, reductions in specific types of air pollution may reduce these major infant health problems. ..