JPHCOPH

Research

The following citations represent a sample of the peer-reviewed works published by the department’s faculty. For the full list of the department’s publications and presentations, visit the SelectedWorks site.


Serum Folate Levels and Fatality among Diabetic Adults: A 15-Y Follow- of a National Cohort Objective Folate is involved in carbohydrate metabolism, a process that can have clinical implications regarding diabetes management. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between serum …

Analysis of the persistence of enteric markers in sewage polluted water on a solid matrix and in liquid suspension

Key Determinants of the Fungal and Bacterial Microbiomes in Homes Background: The microbiome of the home is of great interest because of its possible impact on health. Our goal was to identify some of the factors that determine the richness, evenness and diversity o …

Dustborne and Airborne Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Bacteria in High Versus Low ERMI Homes The study aimed at investigating Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria in moldy and non-moldy homes, as defined by the home’s Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) value. The ERMI values we …

Glyphosate-Rich Air Samples Induce Strong IL-33, TSLP Expression and Generate IL-13-Dependent Airway Inflammation Several low weight molecules have often been implicated in the induction of occupational asthma. Glyphosate, a small molecule herbicide, is widely used in the world. There is a controversy regarding a …

Modern Approaches to Laboratory Diagnosis of Rickettsial Diseases

Investigation of an Outbreak of Rickettsial Febrile Illness in Guatemala, 2007 Objectives: We describe an outbreak of spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiosis that occurred in 2007 in a farming community in southeastern Guatemala. We identified 17 cases of an acute febrile illnes …

Sylvatic Typhus Associated with Flying Squirrels (Glaucomys volans) in New York State, United States Sylvatic typhus is an infrequent, potentially life-threatening emerging zoonotic disease. In January of 2009, the New York State Department of Health was notified of a familial cluster of two suspecte …

Rickdettsia sp. 364D Causing a Cluster of Eschar-associated Illness We describe the clinical course of the first 3 pediatric cases infected with Rickettsia spp. 364D. Although the pathogen was identified in California ticks decades ago, only recently have human cases …

The Biology and Taxonomy of Head and Body Lice— Implications for Louse-Borne Disease Prevention Sucking lice (Phthiraptera: Anoplura) are obligate blood-feeding ectoparasites of placental mammals including humans. Worldwide, more than 550 species have been described and many are specific to a pa …

The Sucking Lice (Phthiraptera: Anoplura) Of Georgia, USA: Hosts, Geographical Distributions, and Medical/Veterinary Importance Twenty-five species of sucking lice (Phithiraptera: Anoplura) are recorded from Georgia, USA. One of these species is currently recognized as 2 distinct supecies, the body louse (Pediculus humanus hum …

Last updated: 5/4/2017

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