List of PRHE's recent and past publications

Publications from UCSF's Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment

Recent Journal Articles Authored by PRHE Scientists

  • Blum, A., Behl, M., Birnbaum, L.S., Diamond, M.L., Phillips, A., Singla, V., Sipes, N.S., Stapleton, H.M. & Venier, M. (2019). Organophosphate Ester Flame Retardants: Are They a Regrettable Substitution for Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers? Environmental Science & Technology Letters (October 21, 2019). DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.9b00582. View it here.
  • Koman, P.D., Singla, V., Lam, J. & Woodruff, T. J. (2019). Population susceptibility: A vital consideration in chemical risk evaluation under the Lautenberg Toxic Substances Control Act. PLOS Biology (August 29, 2019). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000372. View it here.
  • Singla, V.I., Sutton, P.M., & Woodruff, T. J. (2019). The Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Systematic Review Method May Curtail Science Used to Inform Policies, With Profound Implications for Public Health. American Journal of Public Health 109, no. 7 (July 1, 2019): pp. 982-984. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305068. View it here.
  • Zachek, C.M., Schwartz, J.M., Glasser, M., DeMicco, E. & Woodruff, T. J. (2019). A screening questionnaire for occupational and hobby exposures during pregnancy. Occupational Medicine, 2019 August. DOI: 10.1093/occmed/kqz094. Read it here.
  • Varshavsky, J., Smith, A., Wang, A., Hom, E., Izano, M., Huang, H., Padula, A., & Woodruff, T. J. (2019). Heightened susceptibility: A review of how pregnancy and chemical exposures influence maternal health. Reproductive Toxicology (May 2, 2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2019.04.004. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Padula, A.M., Yang, W., Lurmann, F.W., Balmes, J., Hammond, S.K., & Shaw, G. M. (2019). Prenatal exposure to air pollution, maternal diabetes and preterm birth. Environmental Research, 2019 March. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.12.031. Read it here.
  • Bero, L., Chartres, N., Diong, J., Fabbri, A., Ghersi, D., Lam, J., Lau, A., McDonald, S., Mintzes, B., Sutton, P., Turton, J.L., & Woodruff, T. J. (2018). The risk of bias in observational studies of exposures (ROBINS-E) tool: concerns arising from application to observational studies of exposures. Systematic Reviews, 7(1), 242. doi: 10.1186/s13643-018-0915-2. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Regan, A.K., Ball, S.J., Warren, J.L., Malacova, E., Padula, A., Marston, C., Nassar, N., Stanley, F., Leonard, H., de Klerk, N. & Pereira, G. (2018). A Population-based Matched Sibling Analysis Estimating the Association between First Interpregnancy Interval and Birth Outcomes. American Journal of Epidemiology, 2018 September 5. doi: View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Power, A.M., Woodruff, T.J., Conry, J.A., & Giudice, L.C. (2018). Establishing the global working group on Reproductive and Developmental Environmental Health (RDEH): practicum of a global resource. Global Reproductive Health, 2018 September. doi: 10.1097/GRH.0000000000000018. Read it here.
  • Padula, A., Huang, H., Baer, R.J., August, L.M., Jankowska, M.M., Jellife-Pawlowski, L.L., Sirota, M. & Woodruff, T.J. (2018). Environmental pollution and social factors as contributors to preterm birth in Fresno County. Environmental Health, 2018 August 29. doi: View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Huang, H., Woodruff, T.J., Baer, R.J., Bangia, K., August, L.M., Jellife-Palowski, L.L., Padula, A. & Sirota, M. (2018). Investigation of association between environmental and socioeconomic factors and preterm birth in California. Environmental International, 2018 July 31. doi: View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Wang, A., Gerona, R.R., Schwartz, J.M., Lin, T., Sirota, M., Morello-Frosch, R., & Woodruff, T. J. (2018). A Suspect Screening Method for Characterizing Multiple Chemical Exposures among a Demographically Diverse Population of Pregnant Women in San Francisco. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2018 July 24. doi: View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Vora, B., Wang, A., Kosti, I., Huang, H., Paranjpe, I., Woodruff, T.J., MacKenzie, T., & Sirota, M. (2018). Meta-Analysis of Maternal and Fetal Transcriptomic Data Elucidates the Role of Adaptive and Innate Immunity in Preterm Birth. Frontiers in Immunology, 2018 May 9. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.00993. Read it here.
  • Padula, A.M., Yang, W., Schultz, K., Lurmann, F., Hammond, S.K., & Shaw, G. M. (2018). Genetic variation in biotransformation enzymes, air pollution exposures, and risk of spina bifida. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 2018 Apr 21. doi: View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Varshavsky, J.R., Morello-Frosch, R., Woodruff, T. J., & Zota, A.R. (2018). Dietary sources of cumulative phthalates exposure among the U.S. general population in NHANES 2005–2014. Environment International, 2018 Mar 29. doi: View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Koman, P.D., Hogan, K.A., Sampson, N., Mandell, R., Coombe, C.M., Tetteh, M.M., Hill-Ashford, Y.R., Wilkins, D., Zlatnik, M.G., Loch-Caruso, R., Schulz, A.J. & Woodruff, T. J. (2018). Examining Joint Effects of Air Pollution Exposure and Social Determinants of Health in Defining “At‐Risk” Populations Under the Clean Air Act: Susceptibility of Pregnant Women to Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy. World Medical & Health Policy, 2018 Mar 12. doi: View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Huang, H., Wang, A., Morello-Frosch, R., Lam, J., Sirota, M., Padula, A., & Woodruff, T. J. (2018). Cumulative Risk and Impact Modeling on Environmental Chemical and Social Stressors. Current Environment Health Reports, 2018 Mar 1. doi: 10.1007/s40572-018-0180-5. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Zota, A., Mitro, S.D., Robinson, J.F., Hamilton, E.G., Park, J.S., Parry, E., Zoeller, R.T., & Woodruff, T. J. (2018). Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hydroxylated PBDE metabolites (OH-PBDEs) in maternal and fetal tissues, and associations with fetal cytochrome P450 gene expression. Environment International, 2018 Mar 1. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.12.030. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Parry, E., Zota, A.M., Park J, & Woodruff, T. J. (2017). Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hydroxylated PBDE metabolites (OH-PBDEs): A six-year temporal trend in Northern California pregnant women. Chemosphere, 2017 Dec 11. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.12.065. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Gerona R.R., Schwartz J.M., Pan J., Friesen M.M., Lin T., & Woodruff, T. J. (2017). Suspect screening of maternal serum to identify new environmental chemical biomonitoring targets using liquid chromatography–quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, 2017 Oct 11. doi: 10.1038/jes.2017.28. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Carmichael, S.L., Kan, P., Padula, A.M., Rehkopf, D.H., Oehlert, J.W., Mayo, J.A., Weber, A.M., Wise, P.H., Shaw, G.M. & Stevenson, D.K. (2017). Social disadvantage and the black-white disparity in spontaneous preterm delivery among California births. PLoS One, 2017 Aug 11. doi: View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Lam J., Lanphear B.P., Bellinger D., Axelrad D.A., McPartland J., Sutton P., Davidson L., Daniels N., Sen S., & Woodruff, T. J. (2017). Developmental PBDE Exposure and IQ/ADHD in Childhood: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2017 Aug 3;125(8):086001. doi: 10.1289/EHP1632. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Vesterinen, H. M., Morello-Frosch, R., Sen, S., Zeise, L., & Woodruff, T. J. (2017). Cumulative effects of prenatal-exposure to exogenous chemicals and psychosocial stress on fetal growth: Systematic-review of the human and animal evidence. PLoS One, 2017 Jul 12. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14010024. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Padula, A., Yang, W., Carmichael, S.L., Lurmann, F., Balmes, J., Hammond, S.K., & Shaw, G. M. (2017). Air pollution, neighborhood acculturation factors, and neural tube defects among Hispanic women in California. Birth Defects Research, 2017 Apr 3. doi: View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Giudice, L., Woodruff, T.J. & Conry, J. (2017). Reproductive and developmental environmental health. Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine, 2017 Mar 1. doi: 10.1016/j.ogrm.2016.12.004. Read it here.
  • Huang, H. & Barzyk, T. M. (2016). Connecting the Dots: Linking Environmental Justice Indicators to Daily Dose Model Estimates. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(1), 24. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14010024. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Padula, A., Yang, W., Schultz, K., Tom, L., Lin, B., Carmichael, S.L., Lammer, E.J., & Shaw, G. M. (2016). Gene variants as risk factors for gastroschisis. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 2016 Nov 17. doi: View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Wang, A., Padula, A., Sirota, M., & Woodruff, T. J. (2016). Environmental influences on reproductive health: the importance of chemical exposures. Fertility and Sterility, 106(4), 905-929. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2016.07.1076. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Varshavsky, J. R., Zota, A. R., & Woodruff, T. J. (2016). A Novel Method for Calculating Potency-Weighted Cumulative Phthalates Exposure with Implications for Identifying Racial/Ethnic Disparities among US Reproductive-Aged Women in NHANES 2001–2012. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(19), 10616-10624. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b00522. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Morello-Frosch, R., Cushing, L. J., Jesdale, B. M., Schwartz, J. M., Guo, W., Guo, T., . . . & Park, J. S. (2016). Environmental Chemicals in an Urban Population of Pregnant Women and Their Newborns from San Francisco. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(22), 12464-12472. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b03492. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Rooney, A. A., Cooper, G. S., Jahnke, G. D., Lam, J., Morgan, R. L., Boyles, A. L., . . . Lunn, R. M. (2016). How credible are the study results? Evaluating and applying internal validity tools to literature-based assessments of environmental health hazards. Environment International, 92-93, 617-629. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.01.005. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Sheehan, M. C., Lam, J., Navas-Acien, A., & Chang, H. H. (2016). Ambient air pollution epidemiology systematic review and meta-analysis: A review of reporting and methods practice. Environment International, 92-93, 647-656. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.02.016. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Stephens, M. L., Betts, K., Beck, N. B., Cogliano, V., Dickersin, K., Fitzpatrick, S., . . . Hoffmann, S. (2016). The Emergence of Systematic Review in Toxicology. Toxicological Sciences, 152(1), 10-16. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfw059. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Whaley, P., Halsall, C., Agerstrand, M., Aiassa, E., Benford, D., Bilotta, G., . . . Taylor, D. (2016). Implementing systematic review techniques in chemical risk assessment: Challenges, opportunities and recommendations. Environment International, 92-93, 556-564. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2015.11.002. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Lam, J., Sutton, P., Kalkbrenner, A., Windham, G., Halladay, A., Koustas, E., . . . Woodruff, T. J. (2016). A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Multiple Pollutants and Autism Spectrum Disorder. PLoS One, 11(9), e0161851. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2015.11.002. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Portier, C. J., Armstrong, B. K., Baguley, B. C., Baur, X., Belyaev, I., Belle, R., . . . Zhou, S. (2016). Differences in the carcinogenic evaluation of glyphosate between the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70(8), 741-5. doi: 10.1136/jech-2015-207005. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Morgan, R. L., Thayer, K. A., Bero, L., Bruce, N., Falck-Ytter, Y., Ghersi, D., . . . Schunemann, H. J. (2016). GRADE: Assessing the quality of evidence in environmental and occupational health. Environment International, 92-93, 611-6. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.01.004. View in PubMed or read it here
  • Johnson, P. I., Koustas, E., Vesterinen, H. M., Sutton, P., Atchley, D. S., Kim, A. N., . . . Woodruff, T. J. (2016). Application of the Navigation Guide systematic review methodology to the evidence for developmental and reproductive toxicity of triclosan. Environment International, 92-93, 716-28. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.03.009. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Rich, D. Q., Liu, K., Zhang, J., Thurston, S. W., Stevens, T. P., Pan, Y., . . . Zhang, J. (2015). Differences in Birth Weight Associated with the 2008 Beijing Olympic Air Pollution Reduction: Results from a Natural Experiment. Environmental Health Perspectives, 123(9), 880-887. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1408795. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Gerona, R. R., Pan, J., Zota, A. R., Schwartz, J. M., Friesen, M., Taylor, J. A., . . . Woodruff, T. J. (2016). Direct measurement of Bisphenol A (BPA), BPA glucuronide and BPA sulfate in a diverse and low-income population of pregnant women reveals high exposure, with potential implications for previous exposure estimates: a cross-sectional study. Environmental Health, 15(1), 50. doi: 10.1186/s12940-016-0131-2. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Vandenberg, L. N., Gerona, R. R., Kannan, K., Taylor, J. A., van Breemen, R. B., Dickenson, C. A., . . . Woodruff, T. J. (2016). Erratum to: A round robin approach to the analysis of bisphenol a (BPA) in human blood samples. Environmental Health, 15(1), 43. doi: 10.1186/s12940-016-0126-z. View in PubMed or read it here.
  • Vandenberg, L. N., Ågerstrand, M., Beronius, A., Beausoleild, C., Bergman, A., Bero, L.A., . . . Ruden, C. (2016). A proposed framework for the systematic review and integrated assessment (SYRINA) of endocrine disrupting chemicals. Environmental Health, 15, 74. doi: 10.1186/s12940-016-0156-6. View in PubMed or read it here.

For a selected list of journal articles authored by PRHE scientists click here.

To read all publications on the Navigation Guide, click here.

Recent Poster Presentations by PRHE Scientists

Produced for the 29th Annual Scientific Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology 2017 (ISEE 2017):
Consumer Product Use and Suspect Screening of Environmental Phenols and Phthalate Metabolites in Maternal Serum

Wang, A., Schwartz, J.M., Gerona, R. R., Lin, T., Morello-Frosch, R., Sirota M., Woodruff, T.J. (2017)
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Estimating and Valuing Asthma Impacts of Formaldehyde Exposure to Improve Decision-Making

Lam, J.; Sutton, P.; Padula, A.M.; Cabana, M.D., Koustas, E.; Vesterinen, H.; Whitaker, E.M.; Daniels, N.; Woodruff, T.J. (2017)
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Internal Validity of Air Pollution Assessment Methods: A tool for Evaluating Risk of Bias

Lam, J.; Johnson, N.; Koehler, K.; Chang, H. (2017)
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Investigation of Association between Environmental and Socioeconomic Factors and Preterm Birth in California

Huang, H., Woodruff, T.J., Baer, R.J., Bangia, K., August, L., Jelliffe-Pawlowski, L.L., Padula, A., Sirota, M. (2017)
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Reviews in Environmental Health: How Systematic Are They?

Daniels, N.; Sutton, P.; Lam, J.; Archibald, H.; Davis, K.; Tesoro, H.; Woodruff, T.J. (2017)
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Reports & White Papers

Brochures & Patient Material

Editorials and Op-Eds

  • Nachman, K.E., Lam, J., Schinasi, L.H., Smith, T.C., Feingold, B.J., & Casey, J.A.  (August 2017). O’Connor et al. systematic review regarding animal feeding operations and public health: critical flaws may compromise conclusions. Systematic Reviews; 2017 Aug 31;6(1):179. doi: 10.1186/s13643-017-0575-7. Read it here.
  • Johnson, P.I., Sutton, P., Koustas, E., Vesterinen, H.M. & Woodruff, T.J.  (May 2017). Response to correspondence by Heather Lynch, Julie Goodman and Nancy Beck Re: “Application of the Navigation Guide systematic review methodology to the evidence for developmental and reproductive toxicity of triclosan”. Environment International; 2017 May. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.02.007. Read it here.
  • Woodruff, T. J. & Sutton, P.  (February 2017). Practitioner Insights: The Peril and Imperative of TSCA Reform. Daily Environment Report, 20 DEN B-1. The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Read it here.
  • Bennett, D., Bellinger, D. C., & Birnbaum, L. S. (2016). Project TENDR: Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks The TENDR Consensus Statement. Environmental Health Perspectives124(7), A118. Read it here.
  • Sutton, P., Giudice, L. C., Conry, J. C., Woodruff, T. J.  Environmental Health: An Emerging New Normal in Healthcare. In: San Francisco Medical Society.  Read it here, and the list of references here
  • Sutton, P., Woodruff, T. J., & Giudice, L. C. Moving from awareness to action on preventing patient exposure to toxic environmental chemicals. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. May 2016, Volume 214, Issue 5, 555-558. Read it here.
  • Sutton, P., Woodruff, T. J., Conry, J. C, & Giudice, L. C. Exposure to Toxic Environmental Chemicals During the First 1000 Days: What Do Reproductive Health Professionals Think, Say and Do about It? Journal of the San Francisco Medical Society. November 2014. Read it here.
  • Zota A, Sutton P, Woodruff TJ. New flammability standard is a win for low-income communities of color. Op-ed Environmental Health News. April 3, 2013. Read it here.
  • Sutton, P., Woodruff, T. J., Conry, J. C., & Giudice, L. C. Toxic Matters and Fertility: What Can a Doctor Do? San Francisco Medicine. Journal of the San Francisco Medical Society. June 2012, Volume 85, Number 5. Read it here (Page 21).
  • Lam, J., Sutton, P., McPartland, J., et al. Applying the Navigation Guide: Association Between Developmental Exposures to PBDE and IQ or Attention-Related Behavioral Problems--a Systematic Review of the Human Evidence. In review.

Selected Book Chapters

  • Sutton P, Perron J, Giudice LC, Woodruff TJ. Occupational and Environmental Exposures. In: Glass' Office Gynecology, Edited by Michele G. Curtis. 2014.
  • Trowbridge, J, Sutton, P, Woodruff, TJ, Giudice, LC. Environmental Factors and Reproduction. In: Yen and Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology 7th Edition. Edited by Strauss and Barbieri, Elsevier. 2014
  • Sutton P, Perron J, Woodruff TJ.  Reproductive Environmental Health. In: Praeger Handbook of Environmental Health, Volume 4, Chapter 11, pp.227-261. Edited by Robert Friss. ABC-CLIO, LLC. Santa Barbara, CA. 2012.
  • Perron J, Sutton P, Woodruff TJ.  Reproductive Environmental Health. In: The University of California Obstetrics and Gynecology Women's Health Review, Edited by Philip J. Di Saia, Gautam Chaudhuri, Linda C. Giudice , Thomas R. Moore, Manual Porto and Lyoyd H. Smith. Elseiver Saunders, Philadelphia, PA. 2012.