Publications by faculty and researchers in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health.


Publications from 2017


Comparison of neurological health outcomes between two adolescent cohorts exposed to pesticides in Egypt., Ahmed A Ismail, Matthew R Bonner, Olfat Hendy, Gaafar Abdel Rasoul, Kai Wang, James R Olson, and Diane S Rohlman


Interactions of adolescent social experiences and dopamine genes to predict physical intimate partner violence perpetration, Laura M. Schwab-Reese, Edith A. Parker, and Corinne Peek-Asa


The Impact of Work Demand and Gender on Occupational and Psychosocial Stress in Hispanic Farmworkers, Megan TePoel, Diane Rohlman, and Meagan Shaw

Publications from 2016


Evaluation of Iowa’s anti-bullying law, Marizen Ramirez, Patrick Ten Eyck, Corinne Peek-Asa, Joseph E Cavanaugh, and Angela Onwuachi-Willig


Associations of financial stressors and physical intimate partner violence perpetration, Laura M Schwab-Reese, Corinne Peek-Asa, and Edith Parker

Publications from 2015


Cytotoxic activity of triazole-containing alkyl β-D-glucopyranosides on a human T-cell leukemia cell line, Edward Davis Oldham, Larissa M. Nunes, Armando Varela-Ramirez, Stephen E. Rankin, Barbara L. Knutson, Renato J. Aguilera, and Hans-Joachim Lehmler


Link for Injured Kids: A Patient-Centered Program of Psychological First Aid After Trauma, Marizen Ramirez, Maisha Toussaint, Briana Woods, Karisa Harland, Kristel Wetjen, Tammy Wilgenbusch, Graeme Pitcher, and Charles Jennissen

Publications from 2014


Chlorpyrifos Exposure and Respiratory Health among Adolescent Agricultural Workers, Catherine L. Callahan, Manal Al-Batanony, Ahmed A. Ismail, Gaafar Abdel-Rasoul, Olfat Hendy, James R. Olson, Diane S. Rohlman, and Matthew R. Bonner


Longitudinal assessment of chlorpyrifos exposure and self-reported neurological symptoms in adolescent pesticide applicators, Khalid Khan, Ahmed A. Ismail, Gaafar Abdel Rasoul, Matthew R. Bonner, Michael R. Lasarev, Olfat Hendy, Manal Al-Batanony, Alice L. Crane, Steven T. Singleton, James R. Olson, and Diane S. Rohlman


2,4-Di-chloro-1-iodo-6-nitro-benzene, Xueshu Li, Sean Parkin, and Hans-Joachim Lehmler

Publications from 2013


Toxicology testing in fatally injured workers: a review of five years of Iowa FACE cases., Marizen Ramirez, Ronald L Bedford, Ryan Sullivan, T Renee Anthony, John Kraemer, Brett Faine, and Corinne Peek-Asa


Listen protect connect for traumatized schoolchildren: a pilot study of psychological first aid., Marizen Ramirez, Karisa Harland, Maisha Frederick, Rhoda Shepherd, Marleen Wong, and Joseph E Cavanaugh

Publications from 2011

Inhibition by cigarette smoke of nuclear factor-kappaB-dependent response to bacteria in the airway, Lori J. Manzel, Lei Shi, Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy, Peter S. Thorne, and Dwight C. Look

Quantification Of Endotoxin And Peptidoglycan From Environmental Samples, Nervana Metwali, Kimberly A. Hoppe, Brita J. Kilburg, and Peter S. Thorne

Development Of An Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) For Bacterial Peptidoglycan In Air And Dust Samples, Nervana Metwali and Peter S. Thorne

Development Of An Immunoassay For Bacterial Peptidoglycan Exposure Assessment, Nervana Metwali and Peter S. Thorne

Nanosilver induces minimal lung toxicity or inflammation in a subacute murine inhalation model, Larissa V. Stebounova, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Jong Sung Kim, Heaweon Park, Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy, Vicki H. Grassian, and Peter S. Thorne

Inhalation toxicology models of endotoxin- and bioaerosol-induced inflammation, Peter S. Thorne

Publications from 2010

Pulmonary Response Post Sub-acute Exposure To Aluminum Nanowhiskers Using Mouse Model, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Jong Sung Kim, Patrick O'Shaughnessy, Larissa V. Stebounova, Heawon Park, Vicki H. Grassian, and Peter S. Thorne

Toxicity Assessment Of Gallium Nitrate Inhalation Using Murine Model, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Jessica M. Magwood, Jong Sung Kim, Kevin M. Kelly, Pradeep K. Singh, and Peter S. Thorne

Exposure And Health Assessment Of Families Reoccupying Flooded Homes, Kimberly A. Hoppe, Nervana Metwali, Sarah Perry, Tom Hart, Pamela A. Kostle, and Peter S. Thorne

Evaluation Of A Low-Cost Electrostatic Dustfall Collector For Indoor Air Samples, Kimberly A. Hoppe, Nervana Metwali, Tamara T. Perry, and Peter S. Thorne

Time course of congener uptake and elimination in rats after short-term inhalation exposure to an airborne polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) mixture, Xin Hu, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Hans-Joachim Lehmler, Dingfei Hu, Izabela Kania-Korwel, Keri C. Hornbuckle, and Peter S. Thorne

External exposure and bioaccumulation of PCBs in humans living in a contaminated urban environment, Karin Norstrom, Gertje Czub, Michael S. McLachlan, Dingfei Hu, Peter S. Thorne, and Keri C. Hornbuckle

Passive airborne dust sampling with the electrostatic dustfall collector: optimization of storage and extraction procedures for endotoxin and glucan measurement, Ilka Noss, Gert Doekes, Ingrid Sander, Dick J.J. Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, and Inge M. Wouters

beta-(1,3)-Glucan exposure assessment by passive airborne dust sampling and new sensitive immunoassays, Ilka Noss, Inge M. Wouters, Gillina Bezemer, Nervana Metwali, Ingrid Sander, Monika Raulf-Heimsoth, Dick J.J. Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, and Gert Doekes


Airborne Endotoxin Concentrations in Homes Burning Biomass Fuel., Sean Semple, Delan Devakumar, Duncan G. Fullerton, Peter S. Thorne, Nervana Metwali, Anthony Costello, Stephen B. Gordon, Dharma S. Manandhar, and Jon G. Ayres

In Vitro Dynamic Exposure Model For Air Delivery Of Nanomaterials To Cells, Peter S. Thorne, Jong Sung Kim, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, and Thomas M. Peters

Evaluation of the Limulus amebocyte lysate and recombinant factor C assays for assessment of airborne endotoxin, Peter S. Thorne, Sarah S. Perry, Reno Saito, Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy, John Mehaffy, Nervana Metwali, Thomas Keefe, Kelley J. Donham, and Stephen J. Reynolds

An integrated model of environmental factors in adult asthma lung function and disease severity: a cross-sectional study, Laura Trupin, John R. Balmes, Hubert Chen, Mark D. Eisner, S. Katharine Hammond, Patricia P. Katz, Fred Lurmann, Patricia J. Quinlan, Peter S. Thorne, Edward H. Yelin, and Paul D. Blanc

Publications from 2009

Innovative application of fluoro tagging to trace airborne particulate and gas-phase polybrominated diphenyl ether exposures, Johannes Klosener, Thomas M. Peters, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Lynn M. Teesch, Peter S. Thorne, Larry W. Robertson, and Gregor Luthe

Early-life co-administration of cockroach allergen and endotoxin augments pulmonary and systemic responses, K. Kulhankova, C. L.S. George, J. N. Kline, J. M. Snyder, M. Darling, E. H. Field, and P. S. Thorne

Enhanced Sensitivity Assay for Assessment of Exposures to Airborne Mouse Allergens., Nervana Metwali, K. A. Pacheco, K. Goelz, M. VanDyke, and Peter S Thorne

Levels of Fungal Glucan and Household Allergens in Homes of Rural Asthmatic Children., Nervana Metwali, Y. Zhang, E. A. Chrischilles, and Peter S. Thorne

Comparison of ELISA and Fluorescent Multiplex Array Methods for Analysis of Household Allergens., N. Metwali and Peter S. Thorne

Modulation of reactive oxygen species by Rac1 or catalase prevents asbestos-induced pulmonary fibrosis, Shubha Murthy, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Sarah S Perry, Linda A Tephly, Richard M Keller, Nervana Metwali, David K Meyerholz, Yongqiang Wang, Michael Glogauer, Peter S Thorne, and A. Brent Carter

The effect of low-cost modification of the home environment on the development of respiratory symptoms in the first year of life, Victoria Persky, Julie Piorkowski, Eva Hernandez, Noel Chavez, Cynthia Wagner-Cassanova, Sally Freels, Carmen Vergara, Darlene Pelzel, Rachel Hayes, Silvia Gutierrez, Adela Busso, Lenore Coover, Peter S. Thorne, and Dennis Ownby

Field and wind tunnel comparison of four aerosol samplers using agricultural dusts, Stephen J. Reynolds, Jason Nakatsu, Marvin Tillery, Thomas Keefe, John Mehaffy, Peter S. Thorne, Kelley Donham, Matthew Nonnenmann, Vijay Golla, and Patrick O'Shaughnessy

Concentrations of bioaerosols, odors, and hydrogen sulfide inside and downwind from two types of swine livestock operations, Peter S. Thorne, Anne C. Ansley, and Sarah S. Perry

Predictors of Endotoxin Concentration and Load in U.S. Housing., Peter S. Thorne, R. D. Cohn, D. Mav, and S. J. Arbes


Predictors of Endotoxin Levels in U.S. Housing., Peter S. Thorne, Richard D. Cohn, Deepak Mav, Samuel J. Arbes, and Darryl C. Zeldin

Allergenicity resulting from functional mimicry of a Toll-like receptor complex protein, Aurelien Trompette, Senad Divanovic, Alberto Visintin, Carine Blanchard, Rashmi S. Hegde, Rajat Madan, Peter S. Thorne, Marsha Wills-Karp, Theresa L. Gioannini, Jerry P. Weiss, and Christopher L. Karp

Publications from 2008

MD-2-dependent pulmonary immune responses to inhaled lipooligosaccharides: effect of acylation state, Suzana Hadina, Jerrold P. Weiss, Paul B. McCray Jr., Katarina Kulhankova, and Peter S. Thorne

Evaluation of a low-cost electrostatic dust fall collector for indoor air endotoxin exposure assessment, Ilka Noss, Inge M. Wouters, Maaike Visser, Dick J.J. Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, Bert Brunekreef, and Gert Doekes

Exposure to multiple indoor allergens in US homes and its relationship to asthma, Paivi M. Salo, Samuel J. Arbes Jr., Patrick W. Crockett, Peter S. Thorne, Richard D. Cohn, and Darryl C. Zeldin

The role of innate immunity in occupational allergy: recent findings, Torben Sigsgaard, Hans Jurgen Hoffmann, and Peter S. Thorne

Effect of extraction and assay media on analysis of airborne endotoxin, Suzanne Spaan, Gert Doekes, Dick Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, and Inge M. Wouters


Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles: Grassian et al. Respond., Peter S. Thorne, Vicki H. Grassian, Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, and John M Pettibone

Publications from 2007


Monitoring and Modeling of Emissions from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: Overview of Methods., Bryan Bunton, Patrick O'Shaughnessy, Sean Fitzsimmons, John Gering, Stephen Hoff, Merete Lyngbye, Peter S. Thorne, Jeffrey Wasson, and Mark Werner


Impacts of Waste from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations on Water Quality., JoAnn Burkholder, Bob Libra, Peter Weyer, Susan Heathcote, Dana Kolpin, Peter S. Thorne, and Michael Wichman


Community Health and Socioeconomic Issues Surrounding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations., Kelley J. Donham, Steven Wing, David Osterberg, Jan L. Flora, Carol Hodne, Kendall M. Thu, and Peter S. Thorne


The Potential Role of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Infectious Disease Epidemics and Antibiotic Resistance., Mary J. Gilchrist, Christina Greko, David B. Wallinga, George W. Beran, David G. Riley, and Peter S. Thorne

Inflammatory response of mice to manufactured titanium dioxide nanoparticles: Comparison of size effects through different exposure routes, Vicki H. Grassian, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, John M. Pettibone, Patrick I. O'Shaughnessy, and Peter S. Thorne


Inhalation Exposure Study of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles with a Primary Particle Size of 2 to 5 nm., Vicki H. Grassian, Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, John M. Pettibone, and Peter S. Thorne

Health effects of airborne exposures from concentrated animal feeding operations, Dick Heederik, Torben Sigsgaard, Peter S. Thorne, Joel N. Kline, Rachel Avery, Jakob Bønløkke, Elizabeth A. Chrischilles, James A. Dosman, Caroline Duchaine, Steven R. Kirkhorn, Katarina Kulhankova, and James A. Merchant

Monitoring risks in association with exposure levels among wastewater treatment plant workers, Joung Ae Lee, Peter S. Thorne, Stephen J. Reynolds, and Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy

Characterization of airborne molds, endotoxins, and glucans in homes in New Orleans after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Caroline Y. Rao, Margaret A. Riggs, Ginger L. Chew, Michaael L. Muilenberg, Peter S. Thorne, David Van Sickle, Kevin H. Dunn, and Clive Brown

Optimization of airborne endotoxin exposure assessment: effects of filter type, transport conditions, extraction solutions, and storage of samples and extracts, Suzanne Spaan, Dick J.J. Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, and Inge M. Wouters

Environmental health impacts of concentrated animal feeding operations: anticipating hazards--searching for solutions, Peter S. Thorne

Publications from 2006


Mold and Endotoxin Levels in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: a Pilot Project of Homes in New Orleans Undergoing Renovation., Ginger L. Chew, Jonathan Wilson, Felicia A. Rabito, Faye Grimsley, Shahed Iqbal, Tiina Reponen, Michael L. Muilenberg, Peter S. Thorne, Dorr G. Dearborn, and Rebecca L. Morley

History and results of the two inter-laboratory round robin endotoxin assay studies on cotton dust, David T.W. Chun, Karen Bartlett, Terry Gordon, Robert R. Jacobs, Britt-Marie Larsson, Lennart Larsson, Daniel M. Lewis, Jyrki Liesivuori, Olivier Michel, Donald K. Milton, Ragnar Rylander, Peter S. Thorne, Eugene M. White, Mary E. Brown, Varina S. Gunn, and Helle Würtz

Early exposure to a nonhygienic environment alters pulmonary immunity and allergic responses, Caroline L.S. George, Misty L. White, Katarina Kulhankova, Aditya Mahajan, Peter S. Thorne, Jeanne M. Snyder, and Joel N. Kline

Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Assessment of Four Wastewater Treatment Plants, Joung Ae Lee, John C. Johnson, Stephen J. Reynolds, Peter S. Thorne, and Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy


Dog Ownership Enhances Symptomatic Responses to Air Pollution in Children with Asthma., Rob McConnell, Kiros Berhane, Jassy Molitor, Frank Gilliland, Nino Künzli, Peter S. Thorne, Duncan Thomas, W. James Gauderman, Edward Avol, Fred Lurmann, Edward Rappaport, Michael Jerrett, and John M. Peters

Biomonitoring for assessment of organic dust-induced lung, L. J. Mueller-Anneling, M. E. O'Neill, and Peter S. Thorne

Characterization of endotoxin and mouse allergen exposures in mouse facilities and research laboratories, Karin A. Pacheco, Charles McCammon, Peter S. Thorne, Marsha E. O'Neill, Andrew H. Liu, John W. Martyny, Michael VanDyke, Lee S. Newman, and Cecile S. Rose

Endotoxin in inner-city homes: associations with wheeze and eczema in early childhood, Matthew S. Perzanowski, Rachel L. Miller, Peter S. Thorne, R. Graham Barr, Adnan Divjan, Beverley J. Sheares, Robin S. Garfinkel, Frederica P. Perera, Inge F. Goldstein, and Ginger L. Chew

Metalworking Fluid with Mycobacteria and Endotoxin Induces Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis in Mice, Peter S. Thorne, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Kevin M. Kelly, Marsha A. O'Neill, and Caroline Duchaine

Publications from 2005

Impact of the home indoor environment on adult asthma and rhinitis, Paul D. Blanc, Mark D. Eisner, Patricia P. Katz, Irene H. Yen, Connie Archea, Gillian Earnest, Susan Janson, Umesh B. Masharani, Patricia J. Quinlan, S. Katharine Hammond, Peter S. Thorne, John R. Balmes, Laura Trupin, and Edward H. Yelin


Asthma and Farm Exposures in a Cohort of Rural Iowa Children., James A. Merchant, Allison L. Naleway, Erik R. Svendsen, Kevin M. Kelly, Leon F. Burmeister, Ann M. Stromquist, Craig D. Taylor, Peter S. Thorne, Stephen J. Reynolds, Wayne T. Sanderson, and Elizabeth A. Chrischilles

Interlaboratory evaluation of endotoxin analyses in agricultural dusts--comparison of LAL assay and mass spectrometry, Stephen J. Reynolds, Donald K. Milton, Dick Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, Kelley J. Donham, Elizabeth A. Croteau, Kevin M. Kelly, Jeroen Douwes, Daniel Lewis, Mike Whitmer, Ian Connaughton, Sharon Koch, Per Malmberg, Britt-Marie Larsson, Jim Deddens, Anita Saraf, and Lennart Larsson

Effect of pneumatic power tool use on nerve conduction velocity across the wrist, John Rosecrance, Dan Anton, Thomas Cook, and Linda Merlino

Endotoxin exposure is a risk factor for asthma: the national survey of endotoxin in United States housing, Peter S. Thorne, Katarina Kulhánková, Ming Yin, Richard Cohn, Samuel J. Arbes Jr., and Darryl C. Zeldin

Surface sampling for endotoxin assessment using electrostatic wiping cloths, Peter S. Thorne, Nervana Metwali, Ed Avol, and Robert S. McConnell

Publications from 2004

Reduction in the bactericidal activity of selected cathelicidin peptides by bovine calf serum or exogenous endotoxin, Karen H. Bartlett, Paul B. McCray, and Peter S. Thorne

Toenail arsenic content and cutaneous melanoma in Iowa, L. E. Beane Freeman, L. K. Dennis, C. F. Lynch, and Peter S. Thorne

Antibiotics delay but do not prevent bacteremia and lung injury in murine sepsis, Kevin C. Doerschug, Linda S. Powers, Martha M. Monick, Peter S. Thorne, and Gary W. Hunninghake

Safety assessment of inhaled xylitol in mice and healthy volunteers, Lakshmi Durairaj, Janice Launspach, Janet L. Watt, Thomas R. Businga, Joel N. Kline, Peter S. Thorne, and Joseph Zabner

Personal exposures to inorganic and organic dust in manual harvest of California citrus and table grapes, Kiyoung Lee, Robert J. Lawson, Stephen A. Olenchock, Val Vallyathan, Randall C. Southard, Peter S. Thorne, Cathy Saiki, and Marc B. Schenker


Ambient Endotoxin Concentrations in PM10 from Southern California., Linda Mueller-Anneling, Ed Avol, John M. Peters, and Peter S Thorne


Addressing Externalities from Swine Production to Reduce Public Health and Environmental Impacts., David Osterberg and David Wallinga

Working Group report 4: exposure assessment for biological agents, Peter S. Thorne, C. Duchaine, J. Douwes, and W. Eduard

Six month tracking of microbial growth in a metalworking fluid after system cleaning and recharging, Marc Veillette, Peter S. Thorne, Terry Gordon, and Caroline Duchaine

Publications from 2003


Method for quantitatively assessing physical risk factors during variable noncyclic work., Dan M Anton, Thomad M Cook, John C. Rosecrance, and Linda A. Merlino

Novispirin G10-induced lung toxicity in a Klebsiella pneumoniae infection model, Karen H. Bartlett, Paul B. McCray Jr., and Peter S. Thorne

Altered surfactant protein A gene expression and protein metabolism associated with repeat exposure to inhaled endotoxin, Caroline L.S. George, Misty L. White, Marsha E. O'Neill, Peter S. Thorne, David A. Schwartz, and Jeanne M. Snyder


Symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders among apprentice construction workers, Linda A. Merlino, John C. Rosecrance, Dan Anton, and Thomas M Cook

A small whole-body exposure chamber for laboratory use, Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy, Chandran Achutan, Marsha E. O'Neill, and Peter S. Thorne


Wind Power and the Iowa Economy, David Osterberg and Elaine Distler

Airborne Endotoxin Predicts Symptoms in Non-Mouse-sensitized Technicians and Research Scientists Exposed to Laboratory Mice, Karin A. Pacheco, Charles McCammon, Andrew H. Liu, Peter S. Thorne, Marsha E. O'Neill, John Martyny, Lee S. Newman, Richard F. Hamman, and Cecile S. Rose

Exposure to particulates, microorganisms, beta(1-3)-glucans, and endotoxins during soybean harvesting, C. J. Roy and Peter S. Thorne

Evaluation of five extraction protocols for quantification of endotoxin in metalworking fluid aerosol, Peter S. Thorne, Karen H. Bartlett, John Phipps, and Katarina Kulhankova

Publications from 2002

Second inter-laboratory study comparing endotoxin assay results from cotton dust, David T.W. Chun, Victor Chew, Karen Bartlett, Terry Gordon, Robert Jacobs, Britt-Marie Larsson, Daniel M. Lewis, Jyrki Liesivuori, Olivier Michel, Ragnar Rylander, Peter S. Thorne, Eugene M. White, Varina C. Gunn, and Helle Wurtz

Health-based occupational exposure limits for high molecular weight sensitizers: how long is the road we must travel?, Dick Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, and Gert Doekes


Exposures to the Kuwait Oil Fires and Their Association with Asthma and Bronchitis Among Gulf War Veterans., Jeffrey L. Lange, David A. Schwartz, Bradley N. Doebbeling, Jack M. Heller, and Peter S. Thorne


Translations of the Humerus in Persons with Shoulder Impingement Symptoms, Paula M. Ludewig and Thomas M. Cook


Comparison of Surface Sensor and Bone-Fixed Measurement of Humeral Motion, Paula M. Ludewig, Thomas M Cook, and Richard K. Shields

Comparison of endotoxin assays using agricultural dusts, S. J. Reynolds, Peter S. Thorne, K. J. Donham, and E. A. Croteau

Carpal tunnel syndrome among apprentice construction workers, John C. Rosecrance, Thomas M. Cook, Dan C. Anton, and Linda A. Merlino


Test-Retest Reliability of a Self-Administered Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Job Factors Questionnaire Used in Ergonomics Research., John C. Rosecrance, Kelly J. Ketchen, Linda A. Merlino, Dan C. Anton, and Thomas M. Cook