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Exposure Assessment Measurement Publications

Publications - Use of Job Exposure Matrices

Dopart PJ, Friesen MC. New opportunities in exposure assessment of occupational epidemiology: Use of measurements to aid exposure reconstruction in population-based studies. Curr Environ Health Rep 2017; 4:355-363. PMCID: PMC5693667.

Stenehjem JS, Friesen MC, Eggen T, Kjærheim, Bråtveit M, Grimsrud TK. Self-reported occupational exposures relevant for cancer among 28,000 offshore oil industry workers employed between 1965 and 1999. J Occup Environ Hyg 2015; 12:458-68. PMCID: PMC4819329.

Koh DH, Bhatti P, Coble JB, Stewart PA, Lu W, Shu XO, Ji BT, Xue S, Locke SJ, Portengen L, Yang G, Chow WH, Gao YT, Rothman N, Vermeulen R, Friesen MC. Calibrating a population-based job-exposure matrix using inspection measurements to estimate historical occupational exposure to lead for a population-based cohort in Shanghai, China. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 2014;24:9-16. PMCID: PMC3508334.

Friesen MC, Coble J, Ji B-T, Lu W, Shu X-O, Ji B-T, Xue S, Portengen L, Chow W-H, Gao Y-T, Yang G, Rothman N, Vermeulen R. Combining a job exposure matrix with exposure measurements to assess occupational exposure to benzene in a population-based cohort in Shanghai, China. Ann Occup Hyg 2012;56:80-91. PMCID: PMC3259038.

Publications - Occupation- and Industry-specific Modules

Callahan CL, Locke SJ, Dopart PJ, Stewart PA, Schwartz K, Ruterbusch JJ, Graubard BI, Rothman N, Hofmann JN, Purdue MP, Friesen MC. Decision rule approach applied to estimate occupational lead exposure in a case-control study of kidney cancer. Am J Ind Med 2018; 61:901-910. PMID: 30291640.

Ge CB, Friesen MC, Kromhout H, Peters S, Rothman N, Lan Q, Vermeulen R. Use and reliability of exposure assessment methods in occupational case-control studies in the general population: Past, present, and future. Ann Work Expo Health 2018; 62:1047-1063. PMID: 30239580.

Su FC, Friesen MC, Stefaniak AB, Henneberger PK, LeBouf RF, Stanton ML, Liang X, Humann M, Virji MA. Exposures to volatile organic compounds among healthcare workers: Modeling the effects of cleaning tasks and product use. Ann Work Expo Health 2018; 62:852-870. PMID: 29931140.

Friesen MC, Lan Q, Ge C, Locke SJ, Hosgood D, Fritschi L, Sadkowsky T, Chen YC, Wei H, Xu J, Lam TH, Kwong YL, Chen K, Xu C, Su YC, Chiu BC, Ip KM, Purdue MP, Bassig BA, Rothman N, Vermeulen R. Evaluation of automatically assigned job-specific interview modules. Ann Occup Hyg 2016 Aug;60(7):885-99. PMCID: PMC4965807.

Friesen MC, Wheeler DC, Vermeulen R, Locke SJ, Zaebst DD, Koutros S, Pronk A, Colt JS, Baris D, Karagas MR, Malats N, Schwenn M, Johnson A, Armenti KR, Rothman N, Stewart PA, Kogevinas M, Silverman DT. Combining decision rules from classification tree models and expert assessment to estimate occupational exposure to diesel exhaust for a case-control study. Ann Occup Hyg 2016; 60:467-78 PMCID: PMC4850897.

Friesen MC, Shortreed SM, Wheeler DC, Burstyn I, Vermeulen, Pronk A, Colt JS, Baris D, Karagas MR, Schwenn M, Johnson A, Armenti KR, Silverman DT, Yu K. Using hierarchical cluster models to systematically identify groups of jobs with similar occupational questionnaire response patterns to assist rule-based expert exposure assessment in population-based studies. Ann Occup Hyg 2015; 59:455-66. PMCID: PMC4385262

Wheeler DC, Archer KJ, Burstyn I, Yu K, Stewart PA, Colt JS, Baris D, Karagas MR, Schwenn M, Johnson A, Armenti K, Silverman DT, Friesen MC. Comparison of ordinal and nominal classification trees to predict ordinal expert-based occupational exposure estimates in case-control studies. Ann Occup Hyg 2015; 59:324-335. PMCID: PMC4365762.

Friesen MC, Park D, Colt JS, Baris D, Schwenn M, Karagas MR, Armenti KR, Johnson A, Silverman DT, Stewart PA. Developing estimates of frequency and intensity of exposure to three types of metalworking fluids in a population-based case-control study of bladder cancer. Am J Ind Med 2014;57:915-927. PMCID: PMC4112469.

Park, DU, Colt, JS, Baris, D, Schwenn, M, Karagas, MR, Armenti, KR, Johnson, A, Silverman, DT, Stewart, PA. Estimation of the probability of exposure to machining fluids in a population-based case-control study. J Occup Environ Hyg 2014;11:757-770. PMCID: PMC 4359797.

Friesen MC, Locke SJ, Tornow C, Chen YC, Koh DH, Stewart PA, Purdue M, Colt JS. Systematically extracting metal- and solvent-related occupational information from free-text responses to lifetime occupational history questionnaires. Ann Occup Hyg 2014; 58:612-624. PMCID: PMC4053931.

Friesen MC, Pronk A, Wheeler DC, Chen YC, Locke SJ, Zaebst DD, Schwenn M, Johnson A, Waddell R, Baris D, Colt JS, Silverman DT, Stewart PA, Katki HA. Comparison of algorithm-based estimates of occupational diesel exhaust exposure to those of multiple independent raters in a population-based case-control study. Ann Occup Hyg 2013;57:470-481. PMCID: PMC3629988.

Wheeler DC, Burstyn I, Vermeulen R, Yu K, Shortreed SM, Pronk A, Stewart PA, Colt JS, Baris D, Karagas MR, Schwenn M, Johnson A, Silverman DT, Friesen MC. Inside the black box: starting to uncover the underlying decision rules used in one-by-one expert assessment of occupational exposure in case-control studies. Occup Environ Med 2013;70:203-210. PMCID: PMC3975600.

Pronk A, Stewart PA, Coble JB, Katki HA, Wheeler DC, Colt JS, Baris D, Schwenn M, Karagas MR, Johnson A, Waddell R, Verrill C, Cherala S, Silverman DT, Friesen MC. Comparison of two expert-based assessments of diesel exhaust exposure in a case-controls versus expert review of individual jobs: Programmable decision rules versus expert review of individual jobs. Occ Environ Med 2012;69:752-758. PMCID: PMC3439531.

Friesen MC, Coble JB, Katki HA, Ji B-T, Xue S, Lu W, Stewart PA. Validity and reliability of exposure assessors: Ratings of exposure intensity by type of occupational questionnaire and type of rater. Ann Occup Hyg 2011;55:601-611. PMC3131504.

Publications - Synthesis of Publicly Available Exposure Data Sources

Locke SJ, Deziel NC, Koh DH, Graubard BI, Purdue MP, Friesen MC. Evaluating predictors of lead exposure for activities disturbing materials painted with or containing lead using historic published data from U.S. workplaces. Am J Ind Med 2017; 60:189-197. PMCID: PMC5261829.

Deziel NC, Freeman LE, Graubard BI, Jones RR, Hoppin JA, Thomas K, Hines CJ, Blair A, Sandler DP, Chen H, Lubin JH, Andreotti G, Alavanja MC, Friesen MC. Relative contributions of agricultural drift, para-occupational, and residential use exposure pathways to house dust pesticide concentrations: Meta-regression of published data. Environ Health Perspect 2017; 125:296-305. PMCID: PMC5332194.

Deziel NC, Friesen MC, Hoppin JA, Hines CJ, Thomas K, Beane Freeman LE. A review of nonoccupational pathways for pesticide exposure in women living in agricultural areas. Environ Health Perspect E-pub 30 Jan 2015. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1408273.

Koh DH, Locke SJ, Chen YC, Purdue MP, Friesen MC. Lead exposure in U.S. worksites: A literature review and development of an occupational lead exposure database from the published literature. Am J Ind Med 2015;58:605-616.

Koh DH, Nam JM, Graubard BI, Chen YC, Locke SJ, Friesen MC. Evaluating temporal trends from occupational lead exposure data reported in the published literature using meta-regression. Ann Occup Hyg 2014;58:1111-1125. PMCID: PMC4227532.

Pronk A, Coble J, Stewart PA. (2009) Occupational exposure to diesel engine exhaust: A literature review. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol;19:443-457.

Park D, Stewart PA, Coble JB. (2009b) Determinants of exposure to metalworking fluid aerosols: A literature review and analysis of reported measurements. Ann Occup Hyg;53:271-288.

Park D, Stewart PA, Coble JB. (2009a) A comprehensive review of the literature on exposure to metalworking fluids. J Occup Environ Hyg;6:530-541.