Fellow Publications

List of papers completed supported with JPB funding

Senior Fellows Research


Appleton, A. A., Kiley, K., Holdsworth, E. A., & Schell, L. M. (2019). Social Support During Pregnancy Modifies the Association Between Maternal Adverse Childhood Experiences and Infant Birth Size. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 1-8.

Ceballos DM, Craig J, Fu X, et al. Biological and environmental exposure monitoring of volatile organic compounds among nail technicians in the Greater Boston area. Indoor Air. 2019;00:1–12

Ceballos, D., Guerrero, M., Kalweit, A., Rabin, R., Spengler, J., & Herrick, R. (2019). One-Hour Pilot Training to Prevent Workers From Taking Home Workplace Contaminants. NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy

Ceballos, D., West, C., Methner, M., & Gong, W. (2019). Hexavalent Chromium Exposure and Nasal Tissue Effects at a Commercial Aircraft Refinishing Facility. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 61(2), e69-e73.

Craig, J., Ceballos, D. M., Fruh, V., Petropoulos, Z. E., Allen, J. G., Calafat, A. M., … & Webster, T. F. (2019). Exposure of nail salon workers to phthalates, di (2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate, and organophosphate esters: A pilot study. Environmental science & technology.

Fu, X., Zhu, X., Jiang, Y., Zhang, J. J., Wang, T., & Jia, C. (2019). Centralized outdoor measurements of fine particulate matter as a surrogate of personal exposure for homogeneous populations. Atmospheric Environment, 204, 110-117.

Hernández, D. “Housing-based Interventions: Harnessing the Social Utility of Housing to Promote Health” American Journal of Public Health [Special Issue on ‘Innovations in Health Promotion’] [Accepted, In Press]

Hernández, D., Siegel E. (2019) “Energy Insecurity and its Ill Health Effects: A Community Perspective in New York City” Energy Research and Social Science. pp. 78-83

Hernández, D, Swope, C., Azuogu, C., Siegel, E., Giovenco, D. (2019) “‘If I pay my rent, I’m gonna smoke:’ Insights on the social contract of smoke-free housing policy implementation in affordable housing settings” Health & Place [Accepted, In Press]

Lewis, Jamal, Hernández, D and Geronimous, Arline. “Energy Efficiency as Energy Justice: Addressing Racial Inequities through Investments in People and Places” Energy Efficiency [Special Issue from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy’s Summer Study] [Accepted, In Press]

Li, Y., Akkus, C., Yu, X., Joyner, A., Kmet, J., Sweat, D., & Jia, C. (2019). Heatwave Events and Mortality Outcomes in Memphis, Tennessee: Testing Effect Modification by Socioeconomic Status and Urbanicity. International journal of environmental research and public health16(22), 4568. doi:10.3390/ijerph16224568

Alvarez, H. A. O., Provencio-Vasquez, E., Slavich, G. M., Laurent, J. G. C., Browning, M., McKee-Lopez, G., … & Spengler, J. D. (2019). Stress and Health in Nursing Students: The Nurse Engagement and Wellness Study. Nursing research68(6), 453-463.

Pawlowski, E., & Appleton, A. (2018, August). Prenatal Exposure to Manganese and Maternal Psychosocial Stress-Suppression during Pregnancy Jointly Contributes to Restricted Fetal Growth. In ISEE Conference Abstracts (Vol. 2018, No. 1).

Scammell, M. K. (2019). Trust, Conflict, and Engagement in Occupational Health: North American Epidemiologists Conduct Occupational Study in Communities Affected by Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin (CKDu). Current environmental health reports6(4), 247-255.

Scammell, M. K., Sennett, C. M., Petropoulos, Z. E., Kamal, J., & Kaufman, J. S. (2019, May). Environmental and occupational exposures in kidney disease. In Seminars in nephrology (Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 230-243). WB Saunders.

Suarez-Lopez, J. R., Gross, M. D., & Lee, D. H. (2019). Summary data of serum concentrations of 32 persistent organic pollutants in young adults in relation to summary scores of persistent organic pollutants. Data in Brief, 103720

Walters, K. L., Johnson-Jennings, M., Stroud, S., Rasmus, S., Charles, B., John, S., … & Lowe, J. (2018). Growing from our roots: Strategies for developing culturally grounded health promotion interventions in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. Prevention Science, 1-11.

Xue, Z., & Jia, C. (2019). A Model-to-Monitor Evaluation of 2011 National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment (NATA). Toxics, 7(1), 13.


Aratani, Yumiko, Lazzeroni Sarah Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Hernández, D.* (2018) “Housing Subsidies and Early Childhood Development” Housing Policy Debate. 2019

Bakhiyi B, Labrèche F, Gravel S, Ceballos D, Flynn M, Zayed J. Has the question of e-waste opened a Pandora’s Box? An overview of unpredictable issues and challenges of recycling. Environmental International, Vol 10, Pages 173–192, 2018.

Beaucham C, Ceballos D, Mueller C, Page E, La Guardia M. Field evaluation of sequential hand wipes for flame retardant exposure in an electronics recycling facility. Chemosphere 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.12.027

Carrion D., Victoria Lee, Hernández, Diana. (2018) “Residual Inequity: Assessing the Unintended Consequences of New York City’s Clean Heat Transition” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Special Issue “Environmental Justice Research: Contemporary Issues and Emerging Topics.” 15(1), 117

Ceballos D, Broadwater K, Page E, Croteau G, La Guardia MJ. Occupational Exposure to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) and Other Flame Retardant Foam Additives at Gymnastics Studios: Before, During and After the Replacement of Pit Foam with PBDE-Free Foams. Environmental International, 116:1-9, 2018.

Ceballos, Diana & West, Christine & Methner, Mark & Gong, Wei. (2018). Hexavalent Chromium Exposure and Nasal Tissue Effects at a Commercial Aircraft Refinishing Facility. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 1. 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001510.

Fernandez, Christina, Jiang, Yang, Aratani, Yumiko, Hernández, D.* (2018) “Dual Food and Energy Hardship and Associated Child Behavior Problems” Academic Pediatrics. 

Fuller CH, O’Neill, MS, Sarnat JA, Chang HH, Tucker KL, Brugge D. Short-and medium-term associations of particle number concentration with cardiovascular markers in a Puerto Rican cohort. Environmental Research. 2018 (166).

Gittelsohn, J., Belcourt, A., Magarati, M., Booth-LaForce, C., Duran, B., Mishra, S. I., Belone, L., & Jernigan, V. B. B. Buidling capacity for productive indigenous community-university partnerships.  Prevention Science (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-018-0949-7

Gould, C. F., Chillrud, S. N., Phillips, D., Perzanowski, M. S., & Hernández, D. (2018). Soot and the city: Evaluating the impacts of Clean Heat policies on indoor/outdoor air quality in New York City apartments. PloS one13(6), e0199783-e0199783.

Gu Q., Michanowicz R. D., Jia CR, 2018. Developing a modular unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform for air pollution profiling. Sensors, 18(12), 4363.

Hernández, D. (2018). What ‘Merle’Taught Me About Energy Insecurity And Health. Health Affairs37(3), 504-507.

Hernández, D., Chang, D., Hutchinson, C., Hill, E., Almonte, A., Burns, R., Shepard, P., Gonzalez, I., Reissig, N. and Evans, D. “Public Housing on the Periphery: Vulnerable Residents and Depleted Resilience Reserves post-Hurricane Sandy.” Journal of Urban Health  pp.1-13. doi: 10.1007/s11524-018-0280-4

Kponee KZ, Nwanaji-Enwerem JC, Fu XQ, Kakulu II, Weisskopf MG, Jia CR. 2018. Elevated indoor volatile organic compound exposure in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15(9):1939.

Jelks, N. O.; Hawthorne, T. L.; Dai, D.; Fuller, C. H.; Stauber, C., Mapping the Hidden Hazards: Community-Led Spatial Data Collection of Street-Level Environmental Stressors in a Degraded, Urban Watershed. International journal of environmental research and public health 2018, 15, (4).

Olvera Alvarez HA, Kubzansky LD, Campen MJ, Slavich GM, Early Life Stress, Air Pollution, Inflammation, and Disease: An Integrative Review and Immunologic Model of Social-Environmental Adversity and Lifespan Health, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.06.002

Olvera Alvarez, H.A., Appleton, A.A., Fuller, C.H. Belcourt, A., Kubzansky, L. D. An Integrated Socio-Environmental Model of Health and Well-Being: A Conceptual Framework Exploring the Joint Contribution of Environmental and Social Exposures to Health and Disease Over the Life Span, Current Environmental Health Reports (2018) 5: 233. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40572-018-0191-2

Pawlowski, E., & Appleton, A. (2018, August). Prenatal Exposure to Manganese and Maternal Psychosocial Stress-Suppression during Pregnancy Jointly Contributes to Restricted Fetal Growth. In ISEE Conference

Pearson, C. R., Smartlowit Briggs, L., Belcourt, A., Bedard Gilligan, M., & Kaysen, D. (2018). Building a Tribal–Academic Partnership to Address PTSD, Substance Misuse, and HIV Among American Indian Women. Health promotion practice, , 152483991876212.

Perovich, L. J., Wylie, S., & Bongiovanni, R. (2018). Pokémon Go, pH, and projectors: applying transformation design and participatory action research to an environmental justice collaboration in Chelsea, MA. Cogent Arts & Humanities, 1483874.

Ritzman, J, A Brodbeck, S Brostrom, S McGrew, S Dreyer, T Klinger, SK Moore. 2018. Economic and sociocultural impacts of fisheries closures in two fishing-dependent communities following the massive 2015 U.S. West Coast harmful algal bloom. Harmful algae, 80, 35-45

Scammell MK, Sennett CM, Petropoulos ZE, Kamal J, Kaufman JS. 2018. Environmental and occupational exposures in kidney disease. (Submitted at the editor’s request for a special issue on chronic kidney disease 4/15/18. Reviewed and revisions submitted 6/15/18 Seminars in Nephrology)

Suarez-Lopez JR, Clemesha CG, Porta M, Gross MD, Lee D-H. 2018. Organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in early adulthood and blood lipids over a 23-year follow-up. Environ. Toxicol. Pharmacol.; doi:10.1016/J.ETAP.2018.12.018.

Tracy, M., Salo, M., & Appleton, A. A. (2018). The mitigating effects of maternal social support and paternal involvement on the intergenerational transmission of violence. Child abuse & neglect78, 46-59.

Walters, K. L., Johnson-Jennings, M., Stroud, S., Rasmus, S., Charles, B., John, S., … & Lowe, J. (2018). Growing from our roots: Strategies for developing culturally grounded health promotion interventions in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. Prevention Science, 1-11.

Wylie, Sara. 2018. Fractivism: Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds. Duke University Press’s Experimental Futures series. Book

Young AS, Allen JG, Kim UJ, Seller S, Webster TF, Kannan K, Ceballos DM. Environ Sci Technol. 2018. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b04495 [Epub ahead of print].


Appleton, A. A., Holdsworth, E., Ryan, M., & Tracy, M. (2017). Measuring childhood adversity in life course cardiovascular research: a systematic review. Psychosomatic medicine79(4), 434-440.

Appleton, A. A., Jackson, B. P., Karagas, M., & Marsit, C. J. (2017). Prenatal exposure to neurotoxic metals is associated with increased placental glucocorticoid receptor DNA methylation. Epigenetics12(8), 607-615.

Beaucham C, Ceballos D, King B. Lessons learned from surface wipe sampling for lead in three workplaces. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 14:8, 611-619, 2017.

Ceballos D, Beaucham C, and Page E. Metal exposures at three U.S. electronic scrap recycling facilities. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 14(6):401-408. 2017.

Dickerson DL, Baldwin J, Belcourt A, Belone L, Gittelsohn J, Kaholokula, JK, Lowe J, Patten C, & Wallerstein, N. (2017) Encompassing Cultural Contexts within Scientific Research Methodologies in the Development of Health Promotion Interventions. Prevention Science.

Fuller CH, Feeser K, Sarnat J, O’Neill MS. Air pollution, cardiovascular endpoints and susceptibility by stress and material resources: A systematic review of the evidence. Environmental Health. 2017; 16:58. Published.

Jia CR, Fu XQ. 2017. Diffusive uptake rates of volatile organic compounds on standard ATD tubes for environmental and workplace applications. Environments. 4(4): 87.

Liu B, Xue ZQ, Zhu XL, Jia CR. 2017. Long-term trends (1990-2014), health risks, and sources of atmospheric polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the U.S. Environmental Pollution. 220: 1171-1179.

Stanley, L. R., Swaim, R. C., Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula, J., Kelly, K. J., Belcourt, A. & Allen, J. (2017) The Imperative for Research to Promote Health Equity in Indigenous Communities. Prevention Science.

Trudel-Fitzgerald, C., Qureshi, F., Appleton, A. A., & Kubzansky, L. D. (2017). A healthy mix of emotions: underlying biological pathways linking emotions to physical health. Current opinion in behavioral sciences15, 16-21.

Villa P, Vera L, Wylie S, Wilson S, Septoff A, Jia CR, Chong NS, Luong C. 2017. Hazards in the Air: Relating Reported Illnesses to Air Pollutants Detected near Oil and Gas Operations in and around Karnes County, Texas. EARTHWORKS Library, https://www.earthworksaction.org/library

Wylie, S., Wilder, Elisabeth.*, Vera, Lourdes.*, Thomas, Deborah., & McLaughlin, Megan. (2017). Materializing Exposure: Developing an Indexical Method to Visualize Health Hazards Related to Fossil Fuel Extraction. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, 3, 426-463. doi:https://doi.org/10.17351/ests2017.123

Wylie, Sara, Shapiro, Nick, & Liboiron, Max. (2017). Making and Doing Politics Through Grassroots Scientific Research on the Energy and Petrochemical Industries. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, 3, 393-425. doi: https://doi.org/10.17351/ests2017.134

Scammell MK. 2017. “Climate Disease and Kidney Injustice.” Public Health Post. November 6, 2017. Available at: https://www.publichealthpost.org/research/climate-chronic-kidney-disease/ Online publication

Villa, Priscilla, Vera Lourdes*, Wylie, Sara, Sharon, Wilson. 2017. “Hazards in the Air: Relating reported illnesses to air pollutants detected near oil and gas operations in and around Karnes County, Texas”. Earthwork OGAP. April 29th. Online: https://www.earthworksaction.org/library/detail/hazards_in_the_air Non-Academic Publication.

Spanish Language Translation 2017. “Peligros en el Aire: Relacionando enfermedades reportadas a los contaminantes del aire detectados cerca de las operaciones de petróleo y gas dentro y alrededor del Condado de Karnes, Texas” Published September 19. https://www.earthworksaction.org/library/detail/peligros_en_el_aire#.WclhXtN94Wo Non-Academic Publication


Appleton, A. A., Holdsworth, E. A., & Kubzansky, L. D. (2016). A systematic review of the interplay between social determinants and environmental exposures for early-life outcomes. Current environmental health reports3(3), 287-301.

Appleton, A. A., Murphy, M. A., Koestler, D. C., Lesseur, C., Paquette, A. G., Padbury, J. F., … & Marsit, C. J. (2016). Prenatal programming of infant neurobehaviour in a healthy population. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology30(4), 367-375.

Hernández, D. (2016). Understanding ‘energy insecurity’ and why it matters to health. Social Science & Medicine167, 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.08.029.

Hernández, D., Jiang, Y., Carrión, D., Phillips, D., & Aratani, Y. (2016). Housing hardship and energy insecurity among native-born and immigrant low-income families with children in the United States. Journal of Children and Poverty, 1-15. doi:10.1080/10796126.2016.1148672.

Hernández, D., Phillips, D., & Siegel, E. L. (2016). Exploring the housing and household energy pathways to stress: a mixed methods study. International journal of environmental research and public health13(9), 916. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13090916.

Lane KJ, Levy JI, Scammell MK, Peters JL, Patton AP, Durant JL, Reisner E, Lowe L, Mwamburi M, Zamore W, Brugge D. 2016. Association of modeled long-term personal exposure to ultrafine particles with inflammatory and coagulation biomarkers. Environment International 92-93: 173-182. PMID: 27107222

Liu B, Jia CR. 2016. Effects of profession on urinary PAH metabolite levels in the US population. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 89(1): 123-135.

Scammell MK, Ou JY, Carlin C, Olortegui RM, Peters JL, Bongiovanni R. 2016. Chelsea STAR (Science to Achieve Results) Annotated Interview Guide. Community Engaged Scholarship for Health (CES4H), Product ID#W5SKDYJB. Available at: http://ces4health.info/find-products/view-product.aspx?code=W5SKDYJB


Hernández, D. (2015). Sacrifice along the energy continuum: a call for energy justice. Environmental Justice8(4), 151-156. doi:10.1089/env.2015.0015.

Hernández, D., & Phillips, D. (2015). Benefit or burden? Perceptions of energy efficiency efforts among low-income housing residents in New York City. Energy Research & Social Science, 8, 52-59. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2015.04.010.

Jernigan,V. B. B., Peercy, M.,  Branam, D., Saunkeah, B.,  Wharton, D., Winkleby, M., Lowe, J., Salvatore, A., Dickerson, D., Belcourt, A.,  D’Amico, E.,  Patten, C. A.,  Parker, M., Duran, B.,  Harris, R., and Buchwald, D. (2015) Beyond Health Equity: Achieving Wellness Within American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. American Journal of Public Health.

Payne-Sturges DC, Korfmacher KS, Cory-Slechta DA… Scammell MK. 2015. Engaging communities in research on cumulative risk and social stress-environment interactions: Lessons learned from EPA’s STAR Program. Environmental Justice. 8(6): 203-212. PMID: 27688822

Pearson, C. R., Kaysen, D., Belcourt, A., Stappenbeck, C. A., Zhou, C., Smartlowit-Briggs, L., & Whitefoot, P. (2015). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and HIV Risk Behaviors Among Rural American Indian/Alaska Native Women. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research (Online)22(3), 1–20.

Yuan, N. P., Belcourt-Dittloff, A., Schultz, K., Packard, G., & Duran, B. M. (2015). Research agenda for violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women: Toward the development of strength-based and resilience interventions. Psychology of violence, 5(4), 367-373.


Johnson Jennings, M. D., Belcourt, A., Town, M., Walls, M. L., & Walters, K. L. (2014). Racial Discrimination’s Influence on Smoking Rates among American Indian Alaska Native Two-Spirit Individuals: Does Pain Play a Role? Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 25(4), 1667-1678.