Resident Publications

Publications by Residents in the Harvard School of Public Health Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program, 2009-Present

 

2020

Lan FY, Fernandez-Montero A, Yiannakou I, Marinos-Iatrides O, Ankeny JT, Kiser J, Christophi CA, Christiani DC, Sotos-Prieto M, Kales SN. A Mediterranean lifestyle is associated with lower hypertension prevalence and better aerobic capacity among New England firefighter recruits. JOEM 2020.
 
Wilcox C, Yang J, Filler R, Chen PH, Hyun YJ, Rielly A, Kales SN. Sleep Apnea Screening for Commercial Drivers: A Retrospective Comparison of the 2016 FMCSA MRB Recommendations and the 2006 Joint Task Force Consensus Guidelines. JOEM 2020.
Lan FY, Filler R, Mathew S, Buley J, Iliaki E, Bruno-Murtha LA, Osgood R, Christophi CA, Fernandez-Montero A, Kales SN. COVID-19 Symptoms Predictive of Healthcare Workers’ SARS-CoV-2 PCR Results. PLOS One 2020.

2019

Filler, RD. Embrace Technology to Combat Inefficiencies in Healthcare. US Naval Institute Proceedings. January 2019 Vol. 145/1/1,391. 

Yang J, Christophi CA, Farioli A, Baur DM, Moatt S, Zollinger TW, Kales SN. Association Between Push-up Exercise Capacity and Future Cardiovascular Events Among Active Adult Men. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Feb 1;2(2):e188341. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.8341. 

Mercedes Sotos-Prieto, Qi Jin, David Rainey, Maria Coyle & Stefanos N. Kales (2019): Barriers and solutions to improving nutrition among fire academy recruits: a qualitative assessment, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, DOI:10.1080/09637486.2019.1570087

Chin MS, Kales SN. Understanding Mind-Body Disciplines: A Pilot Study of Breathing and Dynamic Muscle Contraction on Autonomic Nervous System Reactivity. Stress Health. 2019 Oct;35(4):542-548. doi: 10.1002/smi.2887. Epub 2019 Sep 5. 

Chin MS, Kales SN. Is There an Optimal Autonomic State for Enhanced Flow and Executive Task Performance? Front Psychol. 2019; 10:1716. Epub 2019 Aug 14. 

Korre M, Loh K, Eshleman E, Lessa F, Porto L, Christophi Costas A, Kales SN. Recruit Fitness and Police Academy Performance – A Prospective Validation Study. Occup Med (Lond). 2019 Dec 31;69(8-9):541-548. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqz110. 

Rainey D, Parenteau M, Kales S. Sleep and Transportation: Role of the Employer. Sleep Med Clin. 2019; 14: 499-508. 

Scheibler C, Kiser J, Backus A. To Your Health: Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress. Landings: Vol. 27; No. 1, January 2019. 

Somnath V. Ganapa, BS; Glen Cheng, MD, JD; William Halperin, MD, DrPH, MPH . Mandated Health Benefits Commissions and Their Role in the Opioid Crisis. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice; May/June 2019 • Volume 25, Number 3, 300-301. 

Sotos-Prieto M, Jin Q, Rainey D, Coyle M, Kales SN. Barriers and Solutions to Improving Nutrition among Fire Academy Recruits: A Qualitative Assessment. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2019 Feb 15:1-9. doi: 10.1080/09637486.2019.1570087. 

 

2018

Saranya A Selvaraj, Karen E Lee, Mason Harrell, Ivan Ivanov, Benedetta Allegranzi; Infection Rates and Risk Factors for Infection Among Health Workers During Ebola and Marburg Virus Outbreaks: A Systematic Review, The Journal of Infectious Diseases, jiy435. September 7, 2018. 

Mason Harrell, MD, MPH, Contributor. ACOEM Workplace Mental Health Guidelines. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder. American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Eective December 18, 2018. https://new.mdguidelines.com/acoem/disorders/workplace-mental-health/ptsd. 

Harrell, Mason D. Chapter 7: Psychological Factors and Workforce Health: Stress Management, Workplace Violence, Benefits of Work, and Delayed Recovery from Injury or Illness. Occupational Health Guide, A Publication of the ACOEM Private Practice Section. 2018. 

Lan FY, Fernandez-Montero A, Yiannakou I, Marinos-Iatrides O, Ankeny JT, Kiser J, Christophi CA, Christiani DC, Sotos-Prieto M, Kales SN. A Mediterranean lifestyle is associated with lower hypertension prevalence and better aerobic capacity among New England firefighter recruits. J Occup Environ Med. [in press].

 

2017

Shusko M, Benedetti L, Korre M, Eshleman EJ, Farioli A, Christophi CA, Kales SN. Recruit Fitness as a Predictor of Police Academy Graduation. Occup Med (Lond). 2017 Oct 1;67(7):555-561. 

Chin MS, Siegel-Reamer L, FitzGerald GA, Wyman A, Connor NM, Lo YC, Sioshansi S, Moni J, Cicchetti MG, Lalikos JF, Fitzgerald TJ. Association between cumulative radiation dose, adverse skin reactions, and changes in surface hemoglobin among women undergoing breast conserving therapy, Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology. 2017 Jul; 4: 15-23. 

Chin MS, Chappell AG, Giatsidis G, Perry DJ, Lujan-Hernandez J, Haddad A, Matsumine H, Orgill DP, Lalikos JF. Hyperspectral Imaging Provides Early Prediction of Random Axial Flap Necrosis in a Preclinical Model. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jun;139(6):1285e-1290e. 

Jenkins N & Pecter E (2017) Welding impact on occupational health. In SENSOR Occupational Lung Disease Bulletin (Winter, 1-2). Boston: Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 

Kwo E, Christiani D. The role of gene-environment interplay in occupational and environmental diseases: current concepts and knowledge gaps. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2017 Mar; 23(2): 173-176. doi: 10.1097/MCP. 0000000000000364. 

Waller KA, Chin KE, Jay GD, Zhang LX, Teeple E, McAllister S, Badger GJ, Schmidt, Fleming BC. Intra-articular recombinant human proteoglycan 4 mitigates cartilage damage after destabilization of the medial meniscus in the Yucatan minipig. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jan; 1:363546516686965. doi: 10.1177/0363546516686965. PMID 28129516 

 

2016

MacFarlane LA, Yang H, Collins JE, Guermazi A, Jones MH, Teeple E, Xu L, Losina E, Katz JN. Associations among meniscal damage, meniscal symptoms and knee pain severity. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2016 Dec 30; pii: S1063-4584(16)30494-0. doi: 1016/j.joca.2016.12.023. 

Dennerlein JT, O’Day ET, Mullow DF, Somerville J, Stoddard AM, Kenwood C, Teeple E, Boden Li, Sorensen G, Hasimoto D. Arthroscopic irrigation of the bovine stifle joint increases cartilage surface friction and decreases superficial zone lubricin. Occup Environ Med. 2016 Oct 25; pii: oemed-2015-103507. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2015-103507. 

Teeple E, Karamchedu NP, Larson KM, Zhang L, Badger GJ, Fleming BC, Jay GD. Arthroscopic irrigation of the bovine stifle joint increases cartilage surface friction and decreases superficial zone lubricin. J Biomech. 2016 Sep 6;49(13):3106-3110. 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.07.024. PMCID = PMC 5056145.

Besen E, Harrell M 3rd, Pransky G.Lag Times in Reporting Injuries, Receiving Medical Care, and Missing Work: Associations With the Length of Work Disability in Occupational Back Injuries. J Occup Environ Med. 2016 Jan;58(1):53-60. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000591.

 

2015

Grosso G, Marvento S, Yang J, Micek A, Pajak A, Scalfi L, Galvano F, Kales SN. A Comprehensive Metaanalysis on Evidence of Mediterranean Diet and Cardiovascular Disease: Are Individual Components Equal? Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2015 Nov 3:0 

Yang J, Farioli A, Korre M, Kales SN. Dietary Preferences and Nutritional Information Needs Among Career Firefighters in the United States. Glob Adv Health Med. 2015 Jul;4(4): 16-23. doi: 10.7453/ gahmj.2015.050. 

Grosso G, Yang J, Marventano S, Micek A, Galvano F, Kales SN. Nut consumption on all-cause, cardiovascu lar, and cancer mortality risk: a systematic review and meta analysis of epidemiologic studies. A. J Clin Ntr. 2015 Apr;101(4): 783-93. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.114.099515. Epub 2015 Feb 4. Review. 

 

2014

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

Korre M, Tsoukas MA, Frantzeskou E, Yang J, Kales SN. Mediterranean Diet and Workplace Health Promo tion. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 2014;8(12):416. 

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 

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. 

Batool-Anwar S, Kales SN, Patel SR, Varvarigou V, DeYoung PN, Malhotra A. Obstructive sleep apnea and psychomotor vigilance task performance. Nat Sci Sleep. 2014 May 23;6:65-71. 

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. 

Yang J, Farioli A, Korre M, Kales SN. Modified Mediterranean diet score and cardiovascular risk in a North American working population. PLoS One. 2014 Feb 4;9(2):e87539. 

Varvarigou V, Farioli A, Korre M, Sato S, Dahabreh I, Kales SN. Law Enforcement Duties and Sudden Cardiac Death among Police Officers in the United States. BMJ 2014;349:g6534.

Batool-Anwar S, DeYoung PN, Varvarigou V, Zhang C, Patel SR, Kales SN, Malhotra A. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Psychomotor Vigilance Task Performance. Nature and Science of Sleep. 2014.

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. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000132.

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 June;8(2):109-122. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pau001

 

2013

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. https://www.iaff.org/hs/PDF/HeartDiseaseManual_2013.pdf. 

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.

 

2012

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 & Prevention. 2012 Nov; 49:378-84. 

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. 

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

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. 2012.

Zhang C, Varvarigou V, Parks PD, Gautam S, Vela Bueno A, 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. 2012;54:296-302. 

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.

 

2011

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. “Low-level arsenic exposure and respiratory disease in the US population.” J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2011;74:716-27. 

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. 

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]. 

Amster E, Christiani DC. Urine Arsenic Concentration and Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the US Population. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2011; 74(11): 716–727.

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 Sep;43(9):1752-9. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e318215cf25.

Muzaffar S, Christiani DC. Frontiers in Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease Research. Chest. 2011 Jan 19. 141(3): 772-781.

 

2010

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. (http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-5-12.pdf) 

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

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

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 

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 (in press). 

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

Parks PD, Pransky GS, Kales, SN. “Iatrogenic disability and narcotics addiction after lumbar fusion in a worker’s compensation claimant.” Spine 35.12 (2010): E549-E552.

Spaeth KR, Tsismenakis AJ, Kales SN. Heavy Metals: A Rapid Clinical Guide to Neurotoxicity and Other Common Concerns. Nova Science; 2010.

 

2009

Durand G, Kales SN. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening during Commercial Driver Medical Examinations: a Survey of ACOEM Members. J Occup Environ Med. 2009;51:1220–1226. 

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. 

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. 

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