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Jeffrey Yanosky

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionCollege of Medicine
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences
Address500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033
Mailbox: A210
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    Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology


    Public Health Sciences


    Sc.D., Harvard University School of Public Health (2008)
    M.S., The University of Georgia (2001)


    Dr. Yanosky’s research interests focus on the statistical modeling of air pollutant concentrations, including fine and coarse mode particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen oxides, ultrafine particles, carbon monoxide, and other pollutants, in order to better understand both acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) human exposures and their impacts on human health. He is currently developing GIS-based spatio-temporal statistical models of air pollutant concentrations that can be used to improve understanding of the relationship between chronic air pollution exposure and several aspects of human health, including incidence rates of cardiovascular disease, stroke, lung cancer, and other endpoints. Dr. Yanosky is also interested in modeling air pollutant emissions from traffic and the impacts of traffic-related air pollution on health. In addition, he is interested in using measurements of human exposure to air pollution, as well biomarkers of exposure and effect, to better link exposure with disease, and in the statistical modeling of health effects using advanced techniques such as generalized additive models and generalized additive mixed models.

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    1. Gondalia R, Avery CL, Napier MD, Méndez-Giráldez R, Stewart JD, Sitlani CM, Li Y, Wilhelmsen KC, Duan Q, Roach J, North KE, Reiner AP, Zhang ZM, Tinker LF, Yanosky JD, Liao D, Whitsel EA. Erratum: "Genome-wide Association Study of Susceptibility to Particulate Matter-Associated QT Prolongation". Environ Health Perspect. 2017 Aug 24; 125(8):089001. PMID: 28858825.
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    2. Gondalia R, Avery CL, Napier MD, Méndez-Giráldez R, Stewart JD, Sitlani CM, Li Y, Wilhelmsen KC, Duan Q, Roach J, North KE, Reiner AP, Zhang ZM, Tinker LF, Yanosky JD, Liao D, Whitsel EA. Genome-wide Association Study of Susceptibility to Particulate Matter-Associated QT Prolongation. Environ Health Perspect. 2017 06 08; 125(6):067002. PMID: 28749367.
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    3. Ajmani GS, Suh HH, Wroblewski KE, Kern DW, Schumm LP, McClintock MK, Yanosky JD, Pinto JM. Fine particulate matter exposure and olfactory dysfunction among urban-dwelling older US adults. Environ Res. 2016 Nov; 151:797-803. PMID: 27692900.
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    4. Power MC, Adar SD, Yanosky JD, Weuve J. Exposure to air pollution as a potential contributor to cognitive function, cognitive decline, brain imaging, and dementia: A systematic review of epidemiologic research. Neurotoxicology. 2016 09; 56:235-253. PMID: 27328897.
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    5. Fisher JA, Puett RC, Hart JE, Camargo CA, Varraso R, Yanosky JD, Laden F. Particulate matter exposures and adult-onset asthma and COPD in the Nurses' Health Study. Eur Respir J. 2016 09; 48(3):921-4. PMID: 27288040.
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    6. Karl A, Pham T, Yanosky JD, Lubin J. Variability of Uncrossmatched Blood Use by Helicopter EMS Programs in the United States. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2016 Nov-Dec; 20(6):688-694. PMID: 27215303.
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    7. Montresor-López JA, Yanosky JD, Mittleman MA, Sapkota A, He X, Hibbert JD, Wirth MD, Puett RC. Short-term exposure to ambient ozone and stroke hospital admission: A case-crossover analysis. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2016 Mar-Apr; 26(2):162-6. PMID: 26329139.
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    8. Hart JE, Liao X, Hong B, Puett RC, Yanosky JD, Suh H, Kioumourtzoglou MA, Spiegelman D, Laden F. The association of long-term exposure to PM2.5 on all-cause mortality in the Nurses' Health Study and the impact of measurement-error correction. Environ Health. 2015 May 01; 14:38. PMID: 25926123; PMCID: PMC4427963.
    9. He F, Bixler EO, Berg A, Imamura Kawasawa Y, Vgontzas AN, Fernandez-Mendoza J, Yanosky J, Liao D. Habitual sleep variability, not sleep duration, is associated with caloric intake in adolescents. Sleep Med. 2015 Jul; 16(7):856-61. PMID: 26002758; PMCID: PMC4466046.
    10. Yanosky JD, Paciorek CJ, Laden F, Hart JE, Puett RC, Liao D, Suh HH. Spatio-temporal modeling of particulate air pollution in the conterminous United States using geographic and meteorological predictors. Environ Health. 2014 Aug 05; 13:63. PMID: 25097007; PMCID: PMC4137272.
    11. Puett RC, Hart JE, Yanosky JD, Spiegelman D, Wang M, Fisher JA, Hong B, Laden F. Particulate matter air pollution exposure, distance to road, and incident lung cancer in the nurses' health study cohort. Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Sep; 122(9):926-32. PMID: 24911062; PMCID: PMC4154215.
    12. Kioumourtzoglou MA, Spiegelman D, Szpiro AA, Sheppard L, Kaufman JD, Yanosky JD, Williams R, Laden F, Hong B, Suh H. Exposure measurement error in PM2.5 health effects studies: a pooled analysis of eight personal exposure validation studies. Environ Health. 2014 Jan 13; 13(1):2. PMID: 24410940; PMCID: PMC3922798.
    13. Hart JE, Källberg H, Laden F, Costenbader KH, Yanosky JD, Klareskog L, Alfredsson L, Karlson EW. Ambient air pollution exposures and risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Jul; 65(7):1190-6. PMID: 23401426; PMCID: PMC3659202.
    14. Weuve J, Yanosky JD. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, particulate air pollution, and cognitive decline-reply. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Jul 09; 172(13):1045-6. PMID: 23753118.
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    15. Yanosky JD, Tonne CC, Beevers SD, Wilkinson P, Kelly FJ. Modeling exposures to the oxidative potential of PM10. Environ Sci Technol. 2012 Jul 17; 46(14):7612-20. PMID: 22731499; PMCID: PMC3476505.
    16. Tonne C, Yanosky JD, Beevers S, Wilkinson P, Kelly FJ. PM mass concentration and PM oxidative potential in relation to carotid intima-media thickness. Epidemiology. 2012 May; 23(3):486-94. PMID: 22450694.
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    17. Weuve J, Puett RC, Schwartz J, Yanosky JD, Laden F, Grodstein F. Exposure to particulate air pollution and cognitive decline in older women. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):219-27. PMID: 22332151; PMCID: PMC3622279.
    18. Brochu PJ, Yanosky JD, Paciorek CJ, Schwartz J, Chen JT, Herrick RF, Suh HH. Particulate air pollution and socioeconomic position in rural and urban areas of the Northeastern United States. Am J Public Health. 2011 Dec; 101 Suppl 1:S224-30. PMID: 21836114; PMCID: PMC3222475.
    19. He F, Shaffer ML, Rodriguez-Colon S, Yanosky JD, Bixler E, Cascio WE, Liao D. Acute effects of fine particulate air pollution on cardiac arrhythmia: the APACR study. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Jul; 119(7):927-32. PMID: 21398201; PMCID: PMC3222979.
    20. Liao D, Shaffer ML, Rodriguez-Colon S, He F, Li X, Wolbrette DL, Yanosky J, Cascio WE. Acute adverse effects of fine particulate air pollution on ventricular repolarization. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Jul; 118(7):1010-5. PMID: 20363686; PMCID: PMC2920900.
    21. von Klot S, Gryparis A, Tonne C, Yanosky J, Coull BA, Goldberg RJ, Lessard D, Melly SJ, Suh HH, Schwartz J. Elemental carbon exposure at residence and survival after acute myocardial infarction. Epidemiology. 2009 Jul; 20(4):547-54. PMID: 19289965.
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    22. Hart JE, Yanosky JD, Puett RC, Ryan L, Dockery DW, Smith TJ, Garshick E, Laden F. Spatial modeling of PM10 and NO2 in the continental United States, 1985-2000. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Nov; 117(11):1690-6. PMID: 20049118; PMCID: PMC2801201.
    23. Puett RC, Hart JE, Yanosky JD, Paciorek C, Schwartz J, Suh H, Speizer FE, Laden F. Chronic fine and coarse particulate exposure, mortality, and coronary heart disease in the Nurses' Health Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Nov; 117(11):1697-701. PMID: 20049120; PMCID: PMC2801178.
    24. Yanosky JD, Paciorek CJ, Suh HH. Predicting chronic fine and coarse particulate exposures using spatiotemporal models for the Northeastern and Midwestern United States. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Apr; 117(4):522-9. PMID: 19440489; PMCID: PMC2679594.
    25. Puett RC, Schwartz J, Hart JE, Yanosky JD, Speizer FE, Suh H, Paciorek CJ, Neas LM, Laden F. Chronic particulate exposure, mortality, and coronary heart disease in the nurses' health study. Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Nov 15; 168(10):1161-8. PMID: 18835862; PMCID: PMC2732957.
    26. Yanosky JD, Paciorek CJ, Schwartz J, Laden F, Puett R, Suh HH. Spatio-temporal modeling of chronic PM10 exposure for the Nurses' Health Study. Atmos Environ (1994). 2008 Jun 01; 42(18):4047-4062. PMID: 19584946.
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    27. Yanosky JD, Schwartz J, Suh HH. Associations between measures of socioeconomic position and chronic nitrogen dioxide exposure in Worcester, Massachusetts. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2008; 71(24):1593-602. PMID: 18850459.
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    28. Yanosky JD, MacIntosh DL. Letters to the Editor. J Air Waste Manag Assoc. 2002 Feb; 52(2):130-133. PMID: 29076798.
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    29. Yanosky JD, Maclntosh DL. A Comparison of Four Gravimetric Fine Particle Sampling Methods. J Air Waste Manag Assoc. 2001 Jun; 51(6):878-884. PMID: 28067141.
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    30. Yanosky JD, MacIntosh DL. A comparison of four gravimetric fine particle sampling methods. J Air Waste Manag Assoc. 2001 Jun; 51(6):878-84. PMID: 11417679.
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