Resident Publications

Publications by Residents in the Harvard School of Public Health Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program, 2005-Present

Abejie BA, Kales SN, Christiani DC. Patterns of Pulmonary Dysfunction in Asbestos Workers: a Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology. 2010, 5:12. (

Abejie BA, Chung EH, Nesto RW, Kales SN. Grand Rounds: Asbestos-Related Pericarditis in a Boiler Operator. Environ Health Perspect 2008:116:86-89.

Amster E, Winters T. Indoor Air Quality and Building Related Symptoms. Occupational Medicine. In press.

Amster E, Christiani D. International Occupational Lung Disease. Book Chapter in Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease. Springer Press. In press.

Amster E, Cho JI, Christiani DC. Urine Arsenic Concentration and Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the US Population. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2011;74:716-27.

Amster E: [2012] Insights from the Israeli occupational health system. J Occup Environ Med. Aug;54(8):903. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182611a9f. PMID 22874909.

Amster E, Christiani D: [2012] International Occupational Lung Disease. In A Clinical Guide to Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases (eds. Huang, Ghio, & Maier) Springer Press. pp. 295 and ff.

Amster E, Fertig SS, Baharal U, Linn S, Green MS, Lencovsky Z, Carel RS: [2013] Occupational exposures and symptoms among firefighters and police during the Carmel forest fire: the Carmel cohort study. Isr Med Assoc J. Jun;15(6):288-92 PMID 23883893.

Anderson JE, Govada M, Steffen TK, Thorne CP, Varvarigou V, Kales SN, Burks SV. Obesity is Associated with the
Future Risk of Heavy Truck Crashes among Newly Recruited Commercial Drivers. Accident Analysis & Pre- vention. 2012 Nov; 49:378-84.

Au WW, Lee E, Christiani DC. Biomarker Research in Occupational Health. J Occup Environ Med. 2006; 47:145-53.

Batool-Anwar S, DeYoung PN, Varvarigou V, Zhang C, Patel SR, Kales SN, Malhotra A. Obstruc- tive Sleep Apnea and Psychomotor Vigilance Task Performance. Nature and Science of Sleep. In Press.

Berger MB, Varvarigou V, Rielly A, Czeisler CA, Malhotra A, Kales SN. Employer-Mandated Sleep Apnea
Screening and Diagnosis in Commercial Drivers. J Occup Environ Med. 2012; 54:1017-25.

Boden L, Petrofsky YV, Hopcia K, Wager GR, Hashimoto D. Understanding the Hospital Sharps Injury Reporting Pathway. Amy J Ind Med. 2014.

Durand G, Tsismenakis AJ, Jahnke SA, Baur DM, Christophi CA, Kales SN. Firefighters’ Physical Activity: Relation to Fitness and Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011;43:1752-9.

Durand G. Elements to be Considered for Occupational and Environmental Health Services in Industry.  NECOEM Reporter. Autumn 2010. Volume 2. Issue 30: 4, 6.

Durand G, Parks PD, Kales SN. Occupational Medicine Forum: Alleged Daytime Somnolence in a Professional Driver: Approaching the Fitness for Duty Determination. J Occup Environ Med. 2008;50:1086-1088.

Durand G, Kales SN. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening during Commercial Driver Medical Examinations: A Survey of ACOEM Members.J Occup Environ Med. 2009 Oct;51(10):1220-6.

Durand G, Tsismenakis AJ, Jahnke SA, Baur DM, Christophi CA, Kales SN. Firefighters’ Physical Activity: Relation to Fitness and Cardiovascular Disease Risk. 2011 Sep;43(9):1752-9.

Farioli A, Yang J, Teehan D, Baur DM, Smith DL, Kales SN. Duty-related risk of sudden cardiac death among young US firefighters. Occup Med Lond). 2014 Sep; 64(6): 428-35.

Geibe JR, Holder J, Peeples L, Kinney AM, Burress JW, Kales SN. Predictors of On-Duty Coronary Events in U.S. Male Firefighters. Amer J Cardiol. 2008;101:585-589.

Green R, Hauser R, Calafat AM, Weuve J, Shettler T, Ringer S, Huttner K, Hu H. Use of Di(e-ethylhexyl) Phthalate-Containing Medical Products and Urinary Levels of Mono(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Infants. Environ Health Perspect. 2005; 113:112-5.

Greenough PG, Lappi MD, Hsu EB, Fink S, Hsieh YH, Vu A, Heaton C, Kirsch TD. Burden of Disease and Health Status among Hurricane Katrina-Displaced Persons in Shelters: A Population-Based Cluster Sample. Ann Emerg Med. 2008;51:426-32.

Holder JD, Stalling L, Peeples L, Burress JW, Kales SN. Firefighter Heart Presumption Retirements in Massachusetts: 1997-2004. J Occup Environ Med 2006; 48:1047-1053.

Huyck K, Kile M, Mahiuddin G, Quamruzzaman Q, Rahman M, Breton C, Dobson C, Frelich J, Hoffman E, Yousuf J, Afroz S, Islam S, Christiani D. Maternal Arsenic Exposure Associated With Low Birth Weight in Bangladesh. J Occup Environ Med. 2007; 49.

Korre M, Farioli A, Varvarigou V, Sato S, Kales SN. A Survey of Stress Levels and Time Spent across Law Enforcement Duties: Police Chief and Officer Agreement. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. 2014 [Epub]_doi:10.1093/police/pau001.

Johnson KD, Patel SR, Baur DM, Edens E, Sherry P, Malhotra A, Kales SN. Association of Sleep Habits with Accidents and Near Misses in United States Transportation Operators. J Occup Environ Med. 2014 May:56(5):510-5.

Kales SN, Huyck KL, and Goldman RH. Elevated Urine Arsenic: Unspeciated Results Lead to Unnecessary Concern and Further Evaluation. J Anal Toxicol 2006; 30:80-5.

Kales SN, Lee EC. Pseudo-Latex Allergy Associated with “Latex” Paint Exposure: A Potential Cause of Iatrogenic Disability. J Occup Environ Med 2006; 48:83-8.

Kales SN,Tsismenakis AJ, Zhang C, Soteriades ES. State of the Art. Blood Pressure in Firefighters, Police Officers, and other Emergency Responders. Am J Hypertens. 2009;22:11-20.

Kapoor S, Shaw WS, Pransky G, Patterson W. Initial Patient and Clinician Expectations of Return to Work after Acute Onset of Work-Related Low Back Pain. J Occup Environ Med. 2006; 48:1173-80.

Lueken RJ, Heffner AC, Parks PD. Treatment of Severe Carbon Monoxide Poisoning using a Portable Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber. Ann Emerg Med. 2006; 48:319-22.

Mbanu I, Wellenius GA, Mittleman MA, Peeples L, Stallings LA, Kales SN. Seasonality and Coronary Heart Disease Deaths in United States Firefighters. Chronobiol Int. 2007; 24:715-726.

Muzaffar S, Christiani DC. Frontiers in Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease Research. Chest. 2012 Mar;141(3):772-81.

Muzaffar S, Kales SN. Occupational Medicine Forum: What are the Major Points and Emerging Issues in Radiologic Imaging for Pneumoconiosis Surveillance and Diagnosis? J Occup Environ Med. 2008; 50:101-104.

Nuernberg AM, Boyce PD, Cavallari JM, Fang SC, Eisen EA, and Christiani DC. Urinary 8-isoprostane and 8-OHdG Concentrations in Boilermakers with Welding Exposure. J Occup Environ Med. 2008;50:182-9.

Nuernberg AM, Christiani DC. The Future of Occupationally Related Diffuse Lung Disease. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2008;29:680-4.

Parks PD, Durand G, Tsismenakis AJ, Vela-Bueno A, Kales SN. Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea during Commercial Driver Medical Examinations. J Occup Environ Med. 2009;51:275-282.

Parks PD, Pransky GS, Kales SN. Case Report: “latrogenic Disability and Narcotics Addiction after Lumbar Fusion in a Worker’s Compensation Claimant”. Spine 2010;35:E549-52.

Rielly A, Kales SN (eds). A Guide to the Recognition and Prevention of Occupational Heart Disease for the Fire and Emergency Medical Services. 4th Ed. International Association of Fire Fighters. 2013.

Shaw WS, Chin EH, Nelson CC, Reme SE, Woiszwillo MJ, Verma,SK: [2013] What circumstances prompt a workplace discussion in medical evaluations for back pain? J Occup Rehabil. Mar;23(1):125-34. doi: 10.1007/s10926-012-9392-y.

Smith, GS, Timmons RA, Lombardi DA, Mamidi, DK, Matz S, Courtney TK, Perry MJ. Work-Related Ladder Fall Fractures: Identification and Diagnosis Validation using Narrative Text. Accid Anal Prev. 2006; 38:973-80.

Spaeth K, Grey MR. The Bioterrorism Sourcebook. McGraw-Hill, New York. 2006.

Spaeth K, Tsismenakis AJ, Kales SN. Ed. Kales SN. Heavy Metals: A Rapid Clinical Guide to Neurotoxicity and Other Common Concerns. Nova Science Inc., New York. 2010.

Thompson A, House R, Manno M. Assessment of the Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome: Thermometry, Plethysmography and the Stockholm Workshop Scale. Occup.Med.(Lond) 2007; 57:512-517.

Thompson A, House R, Manno M. The Sensitivity and Specificity of Thermometry and Plethysmography in the Assessment of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome. Occup Med (Lond). 2008; 58:181-6.

Thompson A, Kales SN. Occupational Lung Disease in Police, Firefighters and the Military. In: Tarlo S, Cullinan P, Nemery B ed. “Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease” subtitled “Diseases from Work, Home, Outdoor, and other Exposures”, Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, UK 2010.

Thompson A, Zanobetti A, Silverman F, Schwartz J, Coull B, Urch B, Speck M, Brook J, Manno M, Gold DR. Baseline Repeated-Measures from Controlled Human Exposure Studies: Associations between Ambient Air Pollution Exposure and Systemic Inflammatory Biomarkers (IL-6, Fibrinogen). Environ Health Perspect 2009: doi:10.1289/ehp.0900550

Weuve J, Sanchez BN, Calafat AM, Schettler T, Green RA, Hu H, Hauser R. Exposure to Phthalates in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Infants: Urinary Concentrations of Monoesters and Oxidative Metabolites. Environ Health Perspect 2006; 114(9):1424-31.

Yang J, Teehan D, Farioli A, Baur DM, Smith D, Kales SN. Sudden Cardiac Death among Fire
fighters ≤ 45 Years of Age in the United States. Am J Cardiol 2013;112;1962-7.

Zhang C, Kales SN, Malhotra A. Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea, Polysomnography, and Portable Monitoring. In: Badr, MS ed. “Essentials of Sleep Medicine: What the Pulmonologist Needs to Know” Springer, NYC, NY. 2011.

Zhang C, Varvarigou V, Parks PD, Gautam S, Bueno AV, Malhotra A, Kales SN. Psychomotor Vigilance Testing of Professional Drivers in the Occupational Health Clinic: A Potential Objective Screen for Daytime Sleepiness. J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print.]

Zhang C, Berger M, Malhotra A, Kales SN. Portable Diagnostic Devices for Identifying Obstructive Sleep
Apnea among Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers: Considerations and Unanswered Questions. SLEEP. 2012; 35(11):1481-89.

Zhang C, Kales SN, Malhotra A. Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea, Polysomnography, and Portable Monitoring. In:
Badr, MS Ed. Essentials of Sleep Medicine: An Approach for Clinical Pulmonology. New York City, NY: Springer, 2012.