Publications

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Ergonomics

Aches and pains in agriculture: Have we done enough? Fathallah FA. 2010 Jul;16(3):139-40. PMID: 20836435

Development and evaluation of ergonomic interventions for bucket handling on farms. Fathallah FA, Tang SC, Waters T. Hum Factors. 2016 Aug;58(5):758-76. PMCID: PMC5101543

Effect of a personal weight transfer device on muscle activities and joint flexions in the stooped posture. Ulrey BL, Fathallah FA. J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2013 Feb;23(1):195-205. PMID: 23021604

Low back muscle fatigue measurements of cyclic and prolonged stooped work. Nou D, Miller BJ, Fathalla FA. Proceedings Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.  2012;56(1):1196-1200.

Orchard ladders with shorter rung spacing for stone fruit harvest. Duraj V, Fathallah F, Miles J, Meyers J, Guzman D, Hunter T.  2015 Proceedings of the 19th International Ergonomics Triennial Congress. Melbourne, Australia.

Sensor-based stooped work monitoring in robot-aided strawberry harvesting. Khosro-Anjom F, Rehal RS, Fathallah FA, Wilken KD, Vougioukas SG. Am Soc Agr Bio Engineers. 2014; Paper number: 141913911.

Subject-specific, whole-body models of the stooped posture with a personal weight transfer device. Ulrey BL, Fathallah FA. J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2013 Feb;23(1):206-15. PMID: 23021605

 

Heat Illness

Cumulative incidence of acute kidney injury in California’s agricultural workers. Moyce SC, Tancredi DJ, Joseph JG, Mitchell DC, Schenker MB. J Occup Environ Med 2016 Apr;58(4):391-7. PMID: 27058480

Heat-related illness knowledge and practices among California hired farm workers in the MICASA study. Stoecklin-Marois MT, Hennessy-Burt T, Mitchell D, Schenker MB. Ind Health 2013;51(1):47-55. PMID: 23411756

Recruitment, methods and descriptive results of a physiologic assessment of Latino farmworkers: the California Heat Illness Prevention Study (CHIPS). Mitchell DC, Castro JR, Armitage TL, Vega-Arroyo AJ, Moyce SC, Tancredi DJ, Bennett DH, Jones JH, Kjellstrom T, Schenker MB. J Occup Environ Med. In Press.

“We just have to continue working”: Farmworker self-care and heat related illness. Courville MD, Wadsworth G, Schenker MB. J Ag Food Systems and Community Development. 2015;6(2):143-164.

 

Pesticide Exposure Detection

An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detecting 3-phenoxybenzoic acid in plasma and its application to farmers and consumers. Thiphom S, Prapamontol T, Chantara S, Mangklabruks A, Suphavilai C, Ahn KC, Gee SJ, Hammock BD. Anal Meth 2012;4(11):3772-8. PMCID: PMC3646417

An immunoassay for the detection of triclosan-O-glucuronide, a primary human urinary metabolite of triclosan. Ranganathan A, Gee SJ, Hammock BD. Anal Bioanal Chem 2015 Sep;407(24):7263-73. PMCID: PMC4580343

Competitive immunochromatographic assay for the detection of the organophosphorus pesticide chlorpyrifos. Kim YA, Lee EH, Kim KO, Lee YT, Hammock BD, Lee HS. Anal Chim Acta 2011;693(1-2):106-113. PMCID: PMC3927651

Concentrations of the urinary pyrethroid metabolite 3-phenoxybenzoic acid in farm worker families in the MICASA study. Trunnelle KJ, Bennett DH, Ahn KC, Schenker MB, Tancredi DJ, Gee SJ, Stoecklin-Marois MT, Hammock BD. Environ Res. 2014 May;131:153-9. PMID: 24721133

Determination of the pyrethroid insecticide metabolite 3-PBA in plasma and urine samples from farmer and consumer groups in northern Thailand. Thiphom S, Prapamontol T, Chantara S, Mangklabruks A, Suphavilai C, Ahn KC, Gee SJ, Hammock BD. J Environ Sci Health B. 2014;49(1):15-22. PMCID: PMC4020914

Development of an immunoassay for the detection of the phenylpyrazole insecticide fipronil. Vasylieva N, Ahn KC, Barnych B, Gee SJ, Hammock BD.  Environ. Sci. Technol. 2015 Aug 18;49(16):10038-47. PMCID: PMC4605820

Development of phage immuno-loop-mediated isothermal amplification assays for organo phosphorus pesticides in agro-products. Hua X, Yin W, Wang H, Wang Y, Kim HJ, Gee SJ, Wang M, Liu F, Hammock BD. Anal Chem 2014;86:8441-7. PMCID: PMC4139188.

Immunoassays and biosensors for monitoring environmental and human exposure to pyrethroid insecticides. Ahn KC, Kim H-J, McCoy MR, Gee SJ, Hammock BD. J Agric Food Chem 2011;59(7):2792-2802. PMCID: PMC3070843

Isolation of alpaca anti-hapten heavy chain single domain antibodies for development of sensitive immunoassay. Kim HJ, McCoy M, Majkova Z, Dechant J, Gee SJ, Tabares-da Rosa S, Gonzalez-Sapienza GG, Hammock BD. Anal Chem 2012;84(2):1165-71. PMCID: PMC3264785

Monitoring of total type II pyrethroid pesticides in citrus oils and water by converting to a common product 3-phenoxybenzoic acid. McCoy M, Yang Z, Fu X, Ahn KC, Gee SJ, Bom D, Zhong P, Chang D, Hammock BD. J Agric Food Chem 2012;60(20):5065-70. PMCID: PMC3412423.

One-step immunoassay for tetrabromobisphenol A using a camelid single domain antibody-alkaline phosphatase fusion protein. Wang J, Majkova Z, Bever CRS, Yang J, Gee SJ, J Li, T Xu, Hammock BD. Anal Chem. 2015;87(9):4741-8. PMCID: PMC4476793

Pyrethroids in house dust from the homes of farm worker families in the MICASA study. Trunnelle KJ, Bennett DB, Tancredi DJ, Gee SJ, Stoecklin-Marois MT, Hennessy-Burt TE, Hammock BD, Schenker MB. Environmental International. 2013 Nov;61:57-63. PMID: 24096042

VHH antibodies: emerging reagents for the analysis of environmental chemicals. Bever CS, Dong JX, Vasylieva N, Barnych B, Cui Y, Xu ZL, Hammock BD, Gee SJ.  Anal Bioanal Chem. 2016 Sep;408(22):5985-6002. PMID: 27209591

 

Respiratory Health and Dairies

A survey of particulate matter on California dairy farms. Garcia J, Bennett D, Tancredi D, Schenker MB, Mitloehner F. Journal of Environmental Quality 2013 Jan-Feb; 42(1):40-7. PMID: 23673737

Activation of inflammatory responses in human U937 macrophages by particulate matter collected from dairy farms: An in vitro expression analysis of proinflammatory markers. Vogel C, Garcia J, Mitchell D, Kado N, Tancredi D, Wu D, Trujillo DA, Bennett DH, Schenker MB, Mitloehner FM. Environ Health. 2012 Mar 28;11:17. PMCID: PMC3342144

Acute pulmonary function change associated with work on large dairies in California. Eastman C, Schenker MB, Mitchell DC, Trancredi DJ, Bennett DH, Mitloehner FM. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2013 Jan; 55(1):74-9. PMID: 23235464

Characterization of endotoxin collected on California dairies using personal and area-based sampling methods. Garcia J, Bennett DH, Tancredi DJ, Schenker MB, Mitchell DC, Reynolds SJ, Silva R, Dooley GP, Mehaffy J, Mitloehner FM. J Occup Environ Hyg 2012;9(10):580-91. PMID: 22946649

Occupational exposure to particulate matter and endotoxin for California dairy workers. Garcia J, Bennett DH, Tancredi D, Schenker MB, Mitchell D, Reynolds SJ, Mitloehner FM. Int J Hyg Environ Health 2013 Jan;216(1):56-62. PMID: 22579491

Particulate matter, endotoxin, and worker respiratory health on large Californian dairies. Mitchell DC, Armitage TL, Schenker MB, Bennett DH, Tancredi DJ, Langer CE, Reynolds SJ, Dooley G, Mehaffy J, Mitloehner FM. J Occup Environ Med 2015 Jan;57(1):79-87. PMID: 25563544

Systematic review of respiratory health among dairy workers. Reynolds SJ, Nonnenmann MW, Basinas I, Davidson M, Elfman L, Gordon J, Kirychuck S, Reed S, Schaeffer JW, Schenker MB, Schlunssen V, Sigsgaard T. J Agromedicine. 2013;18(3):219-43. PMID: 23844790

 

Respiratory Health and Hen-laying Facilities

Cage versus noncage laying-hen housings: Respiratory exposures. Arteaga V, Mitchell D, Armitage T, Tancredi D, Schenker M, Mitloehner F. J Agromedicine. 2015;20(3):245-55. PMID: 26237714

Cage versus noncage laying-hen housings: Worker respiratory health. Mitchell DC, Arteaga VE, Armitage TL, Mitloehner FM, Tancredi DJ, Kenyon NJ, Schenker MB. J Agromedicine. 2015;20(3):256-64. PMID: 26237715

Lung toxicity in mice of airborne particulate matter from a modern layer hen facility containing Proposition 2-compliant animal caging. Franzi LM, Linderholm AL, Rabowsky M, Last JA. Toxicol Ind Health. 2016 Mar 3; Epub ahead of print. PMID: 26939833

 

Respiratory Health and Agricultural Work

Agricultural work exposures and pulmonary function among hired farm workers in California (the MICASA study). Rodriquez EJ, Schenker MB, Stoecklin-Marois MT, Bennett DH, Tancredi DJ. J Agromedicine. 2014;19(4):427-36. PMID: 25275408

Occupational exposures and migration factors associated with respiratory health in California Latino farm workers: The MICASA study. Stoecklin-Marois MT, Bigham CW, Bennett D, Tancredi DJ, Schenker MB. J Occup Environ Med 2015 Feb;57(2):152-8. PMID: 25654515

Occupational exposure to particulate matter from three agricultural crops in California. Garcia J, Bennett D, Tancredi D, Schenker MB. Int J Hyg Environ Health 2014 Mar;217(2-3):226-230. PMID: 23831254

 

Respiratory Health and Particulate Matter Exposure

A high-efficiency, low-biased method for extracting particulate matter from filter and impactor substrates. Bein KJ, Wexler AS. Atmospheric Environment. 2014;90:87-95

A quantitative comparison of administration of coarse PM intranasally and intratracheally in the mouse. Linderholm AL, Franzi LM, Bein KJ, Pinkerton KE, Last JA. Integrative Pharmacology, Toxicology and Genotoxicology 2015;1(1):2-7. DOI: 10.15761/IPTG.1000103

Allergic airway inflammation is differentially exacerbated by daytime and nighttime ultrafine and submicron fine ambient particles: heme oxygenase-1 as an indicator of PM-mediated allergic inflammation. Carosino CM, Bein KJ, Plummer LE, Castañeda AR, Zhao Y, Wexler AS, Pinkerton KE. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2015;78(4):254-66. PMID: 25679046

Compositional variance in extracted particulate matter using different filter extraction techniques. Bein KJ, Wexler AS. Atmospheric Environment. 2015;107:24-34.

Influences of season and location on pulmonary response to California’s San Joaquin Valley airborne particulate matter. Plummer LE, Ham WH, Kleeman MJ, Wexler AE, Pinkerton KE. J Toxicol Environ Health A 2012;75(5):253-271. PMID: 22409489

Impact of air pollution on lung inflammation and the role of Toll-like receptors. Plummer LE, Smiley-Jewell S, Pinkerton KE. International Journal of Interferon, Cytokine and Mediator Research 2012;4:43-57.

Investigating the effects of particulate matter on house dust mite and ovalbumin allergic airway inflammation in mice. Castañeda AR, Pinkerton KE. Curr Protoc Toxicol. 2016 May 4;68:18.18.1-18.18.18. PMID: 27145110

Pulmonary inflammatory effects of source-oriented particulate matter from California’s San Joaquin Valley. Plummer LE, Carosino CM, Bein KJ, Zhao Y, Willits N, Smiley-Jewell S, Wexler AS, Pinkerton KE. Atmospheric Environment. 2015 Oct 1;119:174-181. PMCID: PMC4639935

 

Farmer and Farmworker Health

Acculturation-related predictors of very light smoking among Latinos in California and nationwide. Rodriquez EJ, Stoecklin-Marois MT, Hennessy-Burt TE, Tancredi DJ, Schenker MB. J Immigr Minor Health 2015 Feb; 17(1):181-91. PMCID: PMC3923864

Adherence to dietary recommendations is associated with acculturation among Latino farm workers. Matias SL, Stoecklin-Marois MT, Tancredi DJ, Schenker MB. J Nutr 013 Sep;143(9):1451-8. PMCID: PMC3743275

Agricultural injury in California Hispanic farm workers: MICASA follow-up survey. McCurdy SA, Xiao H, Hennessy-Burt TE, Stoecklin-Marois MT, Tancredi DJ, Bennett DH, Schenker MB. J Agromedicine 2013;18(1):39-49. PMID: 23301889

Agricultural work and chronic musculoskeletal pain among Latino farm workers: The MICASA study. Xiao H, McCurdy SA, Stoecklin-Marois MT, Li CS, Schenker MB. Am J Ind Med 2013 Feb;56(2):216-25. PMCID: PMC3593628

Cohort study of physical activity and injury among Latino farm workers. Xiao H, Stoecklin-Marois M, Li CS, McCurdy SA, Schenker MB. Am J Ind Med 2015 Jul;58(7):737-45. PMCID: PMC4975425

Demographic and migration-related risk factors for low-level smoking in a farm working sample of Latinos (the MICASA study). Rodriquez EJ, Stoecklin-Marois MT, Hennessy-Burt TE, Tancredi DJ, Schenker MB. Field Actions Science Reports 2014; Special Issue 10.

Depression, perceived stress and nervios associated with injury in the MICASA Study, a California farm worker population. Xiao H, Stoecklin-Marois M, Li CS, McCurdy SA, Schenker M. Field Actions Science Reports 2014; Special Issue 10.

Examining nervios among immigrant male farmworkers in the MICASA Study: Sociodemographics housing conditions and psychosocial factors. O’Connor K, Stoecklin-Marois M, Schenker MB. J Immig Minor Health. 015 Feb;17(1):198-207. PMID: 23784145

Factors associated with agricultural work performed by adolescents from an immigrant farm worker population (MICASA Study). Hennessy-Burt T, Schenker MB, Stoecklin-Marois M, McCurdy SA. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 2013; 19(3):163-173. PMID: 24400421

Hired farmworkers in the US: Demographics, work organisation, and services. Reid A, Schenker MB. Am J Ind Med. 2016 Aug;59(8):644-55. PMID: 27400442

Improving the health of agricultural workers and their families in California: Current status and policy recommendations. Schenker MB, McCurdy SA, Riden HE, Villarejo, D. University of California Global Health Institute. 2015; 1-26.

Migrant women farm workers in the occupational health literature. Habib RR, Fathallah FA. Work 2012;41 Suppl 1:2384-6. PMID: 22317389

Mortality in the California Farmer Health Study Cohort. Armitage T, Mitchell D, Schenker M. J Agromedicine 2012;17(3):288-99. PMID: 22732069

Occupational health in the dairy industry needs to focus on immigrant workers, the new normal. Schenker MB, Gunderson P. J Agromedicine. 2013;18(3):184-6. PMID: 23844786

Pasos Saludables: a pilot randomized intervention study to reduce obesity in an immigrant farmworker population. Mitchell DC, Andrews T, Schenker MB. J Occup Environ Med 2015 Oct;57(10):1039-46. PMID: 26461858

Preterm, low-birth-weight deliveries, and farmwork among Latinas in California. Bethel, JW, Walsh, J, Schenker, MB. J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Dec;53(12):1466-71. PMCID: PMC3237855

Region of birth, sex, and agricultural work in immigrant Latino farm workers: The MICASA study. McCurdy SA, Stoecklin-Marois MT, Tancredi DJ, Bennett DH, Schenker MB. J Agric Saf Health. 2014 Apr;20(2):79-90. PMID: 24897916

Region of birth, sex, and reproductive health in rural immigrant Latino farmworkers: the MICASA study. McCurdy SA, Stoecklin-Marois MT, Tancredi DJ, Hennessy-Burt TE, Schenker MB. J Rural Health. 2015 Spring;31(2):165-75. PMID: 25066185

 

Economics

An estimate of the U.S. government's undercount of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in agriculture. Leigh JP, Du J, McCurdy SA. Ann Epidemiol. 2014 Apr;24(4):254-9. PMID: 24507952

Are low wages risk factors for hypertension? Leigh JP, Du J. Eur J Public Health. 2012 Dec;22(6):854-9. PMID: 22262559

Costs of occupational injury and illness across states. Waehrer G, Leigh JP, Cassady D, Miller TR. J Occup Environ Med. 2004 Oct;46(10):1084-95. PMID: 15602183

Could raising the minimum wage improve the public's health? Leigh JP. Am J Public Health. 2016 Aug;106(8):1355-6. PMID: 27400346

Medicaid use by documented and undocumented farm workers. Chung YK, Leigh JP. J Occup Environ Med 2015 Mar;57(3):329-33. PMID: 25621926

Occupational disease and workers' compensation: coverage, costs, and consequences. Leigh JP, Robbins JA. Milbank Q. 2004;82(4):689-721. PMID: 15595947

Participation in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program as reported  by documented and undocumented farm worker adults in the households. Leigh JP, Medel-Herrero A. J Agromedicine 2015;20(4):409-18. PMID: 26471950

Workers' compensation benefits and shifting costs for occupational injury and illness. Leigh JP, Marcin JP. J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Apr; 54(4):445-50. PMID: 22446573