Cavallari, Jennifer83

Jennifer Cavallari

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Health

Department of Environmental Health

Jennifer Cavallari is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard School of Public Health and assistant professor in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She holds a BS in chemistry from the University of Connecticut, and an MS and ScD in environmental health from Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Dr. Cavallari’s research interests focus on exposure assessment for environmental and occupational epidemiology. She is also interested in the use of biomarkers both as measures of exposure and preclinical markers of disease, especially cardiovascular disease. Current research projects include evaluating exposure to diesel exhaust among truck terminal workers, identifying the cardiovascular responses to second hand smoke exposures among construction workers, exposure characterization and evaluating adoption process among custodians using green cleaning, and understanding the cardiovascular effects of noise exposures.

Publications

  1. Naumoff K, Cavallari JM, Olson Hunt MJ, Lazo M, Molina M, Molina L and Holguin F. Traffic-Related Air Pollution Exposures and Changes in Heart Rate Variability in a Young Population in Mexico City:  A Panel Study. Environmental Health. 2013 Jan 18;12(1) 7.
  2. McClean MD, Blackburn GR, Osborn LV, Snawder JE, Olsen LD, Kriech AJ, Herrick RF, Cavallari JM. Relationship between inhalation and dermal exposure to polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAC) and PAC urinary metabolites in hot-mix asphalt paving workers. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. In press.
  3. Cavallari JM, Osborn LV, Snawder JE, Olsen LD, Kriech AJ, Herrick RF, McClean MD. Predictors of dermal exposures to polycyclic aromatic compounds among hot-mix asphalt paving workers. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 2012 Mar;56(2):125-37.
  4. Cavallari JM, Zwack L, Lange CR, Stroup-Gardiner M, Herrick RF, McClean MD. A comparison of temperature-dependent emission rates of aromatics and polyaromatic hydrocarbons in paving and built-up roofing asphalt. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 2012 Mar;56(2):148-60.
  5. Cavallari JM, Osborn LV, Snawder JE, Olsen LD, Kriech AJ, Herrick RF, McClean MD. Predictors of airborne exposures to polycyclic aromatic compounds among hot-mix asphalt paving workers. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 2012 Mar;56(2):138-47.
  6. Osborn LV, Snawder JE, Olsen LD, KriechAJ, Cavallari JM, Herrick RF, McClean MD, Blackburn GR. Pilot study for the investigation of inhalation and dermal exposure using levels of  Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (PAC) and PAC metabolites in the urine of hot-mix asphalt paving workers. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. 2011, in press.
  7. Kriech AJ, Snawder JE, Herrick RF, Olsen LD, McClean MD, Cavallari JM, Osborn LV, Blackburn GR. Study design and methods to investigate inhalation and dermal exposure to polycyclic aromatic compounds and urinary metabolites from asphalt paving workers: Research conducted through partnership. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. 2011, in press.
  8. Laohaudomchok W, Lin X, HerrickRF Fang SC, Cavallari JM, Christiani DC, Weisskopf MG. Toenail, Blood and Urine as Biomarkers of Exposure to Manganese. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2011 May;53(5):506-10.
  9. Laohaudomchok W, Lin X, Herrick RF, Fang SC, Cavallari JM, Shrairman R, Landau A, Christiani DC, Weisskopf MG. Neuropsychological effects of low-level manganese exposures in welders. Neurotoxicology. 2011 Mar;32(2):171-9.
  10. Rice MB, Cavallari JM, Fang SC, Christiani DC. Acute decrease in HDL cholesterol associated with exposure to welding fume. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2011 Jan;53(1):17-21.
  11. Cavallari JM, Fang SC, Mittleman M, Christiani DC. Circadian variation of heart rate variability among welders. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2010 Oct; 67(10):717-9.
  12. Laohaudomchok W, Cavallari J, Fang S, Lin X, Herrick RF, Christiani DC, Weisskopf MG Assessment of Occupational Exposure to Manganese and Other Metals in Welding Fumes by Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene. 2010 Jun 7: 8, 456-465.
  13. Fang SC, Eisen EA, Cavallari JM, Mittleman MA, Christiani DC. Circulating adhesion molecules after short-term exposure to particulate matter among welders. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2010 Jan; 67(1):11-6.
  14. Fang SC, Cavallari JM, Eisen EA, Chen JC, Mittleman MA, Christiani DC. Vascular function, inflammation, and variations in cardiac autonomic responses to particulate matter among welders. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2009 Apr 1;169(7):848-56.
  15. Cavallari JM, Eisen EA, Fang SC, Schwartz J, Hauser R, Herrick RF, Christiani DC. PM2.5 metal exposures and night heart rate variability: A panel study of boilermaker construction workers. Environmental Health. 2008 Jul;7:36.
  16. Fang SC, Eisen EA, Cavallari JM, Mittleman MA, Christiani DC. Vascular effects of metal-rich particulate exposures: acute changes in augmentation index among welders. Epidemiology. 2008 Mar;19(2):217-25.
  17. Cavallari JM, Fang SC, Eisen EA, Schwartz J, Hauser R, Herrick R, Christiani DC. Time course of heart rate variability decline following particulate matter exposures in an occupational cohort. Inhalation Toxicology. 2008 Feb;20(4):415-22.
  18. Nuernberg A, Boyce P, Cavallari J, Fang S, Eisen E, Christiani D. Urinary 8-isoprostane and 8-OHdG concentrations in boilermakers with welding exposure. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2008 Feb;50(2):182-9.
  19. Cavallari JM, Eisen EA, Chen JC, Fang SC, Dobson CB, Schwartz J, Christiani DC. Night heart rate variability and particulate exposures among boilermaker construction workers. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2007 Jul;115(7):1046-51.
  20. Chen JC, Cavallari JM, Stone PH, Christiani DC. Obesity is a modifier of autonomic cardiac responses to fine metal particulates. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2007 Jul;115(7):1002-6.
  21. McClean MD, Rinehart RD, Sapkota A, Cavallari JM, Herrick RF. Dermal exposure and urinary 1-hydroxypyrene among asphalt roofing workers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 2007;4 Suppl 1:118-26.
  22. Michel RG, Cavallari JM, Znamenskaia E, Yang KX, Sun T, Bent G. Digital video clips for improved pedagogy and illustration of scientific research – with illustrative video clips on atomic spectrometry. Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy. 1999;54:1903-18.
  23. Sweet JA, Cavallari JM, Price WA, Ziller JW, McGrath DV. Synthesis and characterization of new amine-imine ligands based on trans-2,5-disubstituted pyrrolidines. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry. 1997;8:207-11.