Accomplishments: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

December 2, 2021
Lung-Chang Chien (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) has co-authored a research article "Effects of Cyproheptadine on Body Weight Gain in Children with Nonorganic Failure to Thrive in Taiwan: A Hospital-based Retrospective Study" in the journal PLOS ONE in collaborations with researchers in Taiwan. The study evaluates the effects of cyproheptadine…
November 29, 2021
Qing Wu (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) and Xiangxue Xiao (Public Health) published an article on "Multiple polygenic scores improve bone mineral density prediction in an independent sample of Caucasian women" in the Postgraduate Medical Journal. The study aims to determine if multiple genetic risk scores improve bone mineral density prediction…
November 17, 2021
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) published a paper entitled "Plasma Fluorescent Oxidation Products and Bone Mineral Density Among Male Veterans: A Cross-Sectional Study" published in the Journal of Clinical Densitometry. The study examines the association between fluorescent oxidation products and bone mineral density among male…
November 15, 2021
Erika Marquez (Environmental & Occupational Health) co-published an article on "Childhood Lead Poisoning Associated with Turmeric Spices — Las Vegas, 2019" in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
November 10, 2021
Qing Wu (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) published a paper on "Trends and disparities in osteoarthritis prevalence among US adults, 2005-2018" in the journal Scientific Reports. This study aimed to examine the trend of osteoarthritis prevalence in men and women and within race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status groups from 2005 to 2018. The…
November 9, 2021
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) is a co-investigator on the project "Impact of Pre- and Postnatal Chemical Mixture Exposures on Child Neurobehavior and Neuroimaging," which is receiving a five-year grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for $3,187,411. The project will investigate mixtures of more than 60…
November 8, 2021
Gabriela Buccini (Public Health) published a new article, "Population-based approaches for monitoring the nurturing care environment for early childhood development: A scoping review" in the Maternal and Child Nutrition journal.  Given the great variability in methods used to measure the nurturing care (NC) environment, valid approaches based on…
November 1, 2021
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) presented her findings on "Associations of Neonicotinoids with Insulin and Glucose Homeostasis Parameters in US Adults: NHANES 2015-2016" during the Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome session at the American Public Health Association's 2021 annual meeting.
October 26, 2021
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) published a paper on "Maternal Urniary OPE Metabolite Concentrations and Blood Pressure During Pregnancy: The HOME study" in the journal Environmental Research. This study found that maternal urinary BCEP and DPHP concentrations were associated with increased blood pressure during pregnancy. Maternal…
October 14, 2021
Sanae El Ibrahimi (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) and colleagues from Comagine Health (Michelle A. Hendricks, Sara Hallvik, Christi Hildebran), Brigham & Women’s Hospital (Scott G. Weiner, Michael A. Fischer), and Brandeis University (Grant Ritter) presented virtually at the 2021 National Health Data Organizations. The presentation was titled…
October 5, 2021
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) published a paper on "Prenatal exposure to a mixture of organophosphate esters and intelligence among 8-year-old children of the HOME Study" in the journal NeuroToxicology. 
September 23, 2021
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) published a paper entitled "Childhood exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and neurobehavioral domains in children at age 8 years" in the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology.