Journal Articles and Publications

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Ashrap, P., Watkins, D. J., Mukherjee, B., Boss, J., Richards, M. J., Rosario, Z., Vélez-Vega, C. M., Alshawabkeh, A., Cordero, J. F., & Meeker, J. D. (2020). Predictors of urinary and blood Metal(loid) concentrations among pregnant women in Northern Puerto Rico. Environmental Research, 183, 109178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.109178

Kim, S. S., Meeker, J. D., Aung, M. T., Yu, Y., Mukherjee, B., Cantonwine, D. E., McElrath, T. F., & Ferguson, K. K. (2020). Urinary trace metals in association with fetal ultrasound measures during pregnancy. Environmental Epidemiology, 4(2), e075. https://doi.org/10.1097/ee9.0000000000000075

Aung, M. T., Meeker, J. D., Boss, J., Bakulski, K. M., Mukherjee, B., Cantonwine, D. E., McElrath, T. F., & Ferguson, K. K. (2020). Manganese is associated with increased plasma interleukin-1β during pregnancy, within a mixtures analysis framework of urinary trace metals. Reproductive Toxicology, 93, 43-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reprotox.2019.12.004

Ashrap, P., Watkins, D. J., Mukherjee, B., Boss, J., Richards, M. J., Rosario, Z., Vélez-Vega, C. M., Alshawabkeh, A., Cordero, J. F., & Meeker, J. D. (2020). Maternal blood metal and metalloid concentrations in association with birth outcomes in Northern Puerto Rico. Environment International, 138, 105606. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.105606

Cathey, A., Watkins, D. J., Sánchez, B. N., Tamayo-Ortiz, M., Solano-Gonzalez, M., Torres-Olascoaga, L., Téllez-Rojo, M. M., Peterson, K. E., & Meeker, J. D. (2020). Onset and tempo of sexual maturation is differentially associated with gestational phthalate exposure between boys and girls in a Mexico City birth cohort. Environment International, 136, Article 105469. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.105469

Puttabyatappa, M., Banker, M., Zeng, L., Goodrich, J. M., Domino, S. E., Dolinoy, D. C., Meeker, J. D., Pennathur, S., Song, P. X. K., & Padmanabhan, V. (2020). Maternal exposure to environmental disruptors and sexually dimorphic changes in maternal and neonatal oxidative stress. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 105(2), 492-505. https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgz063

Carroll, R., White, A. J., Keil, A. P., Meeker, J. D., McElrath, T. F., Zhao, S., & Ferguson, K. K. (2020). Latent classes for chemical mixtures analyses in epidemiology: An example using phthalate and phenol exposure biomarkers in pregnant women. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, 30, 149-159. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41370-019-0181-y

Kim, S. S., Meeker, J. D., Keil, A. P., Aung, M. T., Bommarito, P. A., Cantonwine, D. E., McElrath, T. F., & Ferguson, K. K. (2019). Exposure to 17 trace metals in pregnancy and associations with urinary oxidative stress biomarkers. Environmental Research, 179, Article 108854. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.108854

Perng, W., Goodrich, J. M., Cardenas, A., & Watkins, D. J. (2019). Editorial: Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and cardiometabolic disease: A developmental origins approach. Frontiers in Public Health, 7, Article 288. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2019.00288

Ferguson, K. K., Lan, Z., Yu, Y., Mukherjee, B., McElrath, T. F., & Meeker, J. D. (2019). Urinary concentrations of phenols in association with biomarkers of oxidative stress in pregnancy: Assessment of effects independent of phthalates. Environment International, 131, Article 104903. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.104903

Goodrich, J. M., Ingle, M. E., Domino, S. E., Treadwell, M. C., Dolinoy, D. C., Burant, C., Meeker, J. D., & Padmanabhan, V. (2019). First trimester maternal exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals and metals and fetal size in the Michigan mother–infant pairs study. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 10(4), 447-458. https://doi.org/10.1017/S204017441800106X

Bommarito, P. A., Kim, S. S., Meeker, J. D., Fry, R. C., Cantonwine, D. E., McElrath, T. F., & Ferguson, K. K. (2019). Urinary trace metals, maternal circulating angiogenic biomarkers, and preeclampsia: A single-contaminant and mixture-based approach. Environmental Health, 18, Article 63. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-019-0503-5

Wang, X., Mukherjee, B., Batterman, S., Harlow, S. D., & Park, S. K. (2019). Urinary metals and metal mixtures in midlife women: The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN). International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 222(5), 778-789. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2019.05.002

Bowman, A., Peterson, K. E., Dolinoy, D. C., Meeker, J. D., Sánchez, B. N., Mercado-Garcia, A., Téllez-Rojo, M. M., & Goodrich, J. M. (2019). Phthalate exposures, DNA methylation and adiposity in Mexican children through adolescence. Frontiers in Public Health, 7, Article 162. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2019.00162

Noor, N., Ferguson, K. K., Meeker, J. D., Seely, E. W., Hauser, R., James-Todd, T., & McElrath, T. F. (2019). Pregnancy phthalate metabolite concentrations and infant birth weight by gradations of maternal glucose tolerance. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 222(3), 395-401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2018.12.005

Aung, M. T., Ferguson, K. K., Cantonwine, D. E., McElrath, T. F., & Meeker, J. D. (2019). Preterm birth in relation to the bisphenol A replacement, bisphenol S, and other phenols and parabens. Environmental Research, 169, 131-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2018.10.037

Rodríguez-Carmona, Y., Cantoral, A., Trejo-Valdivia, B., Téllez-Rojo, M. M., Svensson, K., Peterson, K. E., Meeker, J. D., Schnaas, L., Solano, M., & Watkins, D. J. (2019). Phthalate exposure during pregnancy and long-term weight gain in women. Environmental Research, 169, 26-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2018.10.014

Aung, M. T., Ferguson, K. K., Cantonwine, D. E., Bakulski, K. M., Mukherjee, B., Loch-Caruso, R., McElrath, T. F., & Meeker, J. D. (2019). Associations between maternal plasma measurements of inflammatory markers and urinary levels of phenols and parabens during pregnancy: A repeated measures study. Science of The Total Environment, 650, 1131-1140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.356

Kim, S. S., Meeker, J. D., Carroll, R., Zhao, S., Mourgas, M. J., Richards, M. J., Aung, M., Cantonwine, D. E., McElrath, T. F., & Ferguson, K. K. (2018). Urinary trace metals individually and in mixtures in association with preterm birth. Environment International, 121, 582-590. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.09.052

Yang, T. C., Peterson, K. E., Meeker, J. D., Sánchez, B. N., Zhang, Z., Cantoral, A., Solano, M., & Tellez-Rojo, M. M. (2018). Exposure to bisphenol A and phthalates metabolites in the third trimester of pregnancy and BMI trajectories. Pediatric Obesity, 13(9), 550-557. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpo.12279

Boss, J., Zhai, J., Aung, M. T., Ferguson, K. K., Johns, L. E., McElrath, T. F., Meeker, J. D., & Mukherjee, B. (2018). Associations between mixtures of urinary phthalate metabolites with gestational age at delivery: A time to event analysis using summative phthalate risk scores. Environmental Health, 17, Article 56. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-018-0400-3

Bellavia, A., Cantonwine, D. E., Meeker, J. D., Hauser, R., Seely, E. W., McElrath, T. F., & James-Todd, T. (2018). Pregnancy urinary bisphenol-A concentrations and glucose levels across BMI categories. Environment International, 113, 35-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.01.012

Aker, A. M., Johns, L., McElrath, T. F., Cantonwine, D. E., Mukherjee, B., & Meeker, J. D. (2018). Associations between maternal phenol and paraben urinary biomarkers and maternal hormones during pregnancy: A repeated measures study. Environment International, 113, 341-349. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.01.006

Montrose, L., Padmanabhan, V., Goodrich, J. M., Domino, S. E., Treadwell, M. C., Meeker, J. D., Watkins, D. J., & Dolinoy, D. C. (2018). Maternal levels of endocrine disrupting chemicals in the first trimester of pregnancy are associated with infant cord blood DNA methylation. Epigenetics, 13(3), 301-309. https://doi.org/10.1080/15592294.2018.1448680

Ferguson, K. K., Meeker, J. D., Cantonwine, D. E., Mukherjee, B., Pace, G. G., Weller, D., & McElrath, T. F. (2018). Environmental phenol associations with ultrasound and delivery measures of fetal growth. Environment International, 112, 243-250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2017.12.011

Bedrosian, L. D., Ferguson, K. K., Cantonwine, D. E., McElrath, T. F., & Meeker, J. D. (2018). Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations in relation to levels of circulating matrix metalloproteinases in pregnant women. Science of the Total Environment, 613-614, 1349-1352. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.09.244

Cathey, A., Ferguson, K. K., McElrath, T. F., Cantonwine, D. E., Pace, G., Alshawabkeh, A., Cordero, J. F., & Meeker, J. D. (2018). Distribution and predictors of urinary polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon metabolites in two pregnancy cohort studies. Environmental Pollution, 232, 556-562. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.09.087

Bellavia, A., Hauser, R., Seely E. W., Meeker, J. D., Ferguson, K. K., McElrath, T. F., & James-Todd, T. (2017). Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations and maternal weight during early pregnancy. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 220(8), 1347-1355. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.09.005

Watkins, D. J., Sánchez, B. N., Téllez-Rojo, M. M., Lee, J. M., Mercado-García, A., Blank-Goldenberg, C., Peterson, K. E., & Meeker, J. D. (2017). Phthalate and bisphenol A exposure during in utero windows of susceptibility in relation to reproductive hormones and pubertal development in girls. Environmental Research, 159, 143-151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2017.07.051

Johns, L. E., Ferguson, K. K., Cantonwine, D. E., McElrath, T. F., Mukherjee, B., & Meeker, J. D. (2017). Urinary BPA and phthalate metabolite concentrations and plasma vitamin D levels in pregnant women: A repeated measures analysis. Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(8), 087026:1-9. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1178

Yang, T. C., Peterson, K. E., Meeker, J. D., Sánchez, B. N., Zhang, Z., Cantoral, A., Solano, M., & Tellez-Rojo, M. M. (2017). Bisphenol A and phthalates in utero and in childhood: Association with child BMI z-score and adiposity. Environmental Research, 156, 326-333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2017.03.038

Aung, M. T., Johns, L. E., Ferguson, K. K., Mukherjee, B., McElrath, T. F., & Meeker, J. D. (2017). Thyroid hormone parameters during pregnancy in relation to urinary bisphenol A concentrations: A repeated measures study. Environment International, 104, 33-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2017.04.001

Watkins, D. J., Sánchez, B. N., Téllez-Rojo, M. M., Lee, J. M., Mercado-García, A., Blank-Goldenberg, C., Peterson, K. E., & Meeker, J. D. (2017). Impact of phthalate and BPA exposure during in utero windows of susceptibility on reproductive hormones and sexual maturation in peripubertal males. Environmental Health, 16, Article 69. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-017-0278-5

Ferguson, K. K., McElrath, T. F., Pace, G. G., Weller, D., Zeng, L., Pennathur, S., Cantonwine, D. E., & Meeker, J. D. (2017). Urinary polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon metabolite associations with biomarkers of inflammation, angiogenesis, and oxidative stress in pregnant women. Environmental Science & Technology, 51(8), 4652-4660. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b01252

Perng, W., Watkins, D. J., Cantoral, A., Mercado-García, A., Meeker, J. D., Téllez-Rojo, M. M., & Peterson, K. E. (2017). Exposure to phthalates is associated with lipid profile in peripubertal Mexican youth. Environmental Research, 154, 311-317. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2017.01.033

James-Todd, T. M., Meeker, J. D., Huang, T., Hauser, R., Seely, E. W., Ferguson, K. K., Rich-Edwards, J. W., & McElrath, T. F. (2017). Racial and ethnic variations in phthalate metabolite concentration changes across full-term pregnancies. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, 27, 160-166. https://doi.org/10.1038/jes.2016.2

Ferguson, K. K., Chen, Y.-H., VanderWeele, T. J., McElrath, T. F., Meeker, J. D., & Mukherjee, B. (2017). Mediation of the relationship between maternal phthalate exposure and preterm birth by oxidative stress with repeated measurements across pregnancy. Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(3), 488-494. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP282

Ferguson, K. K., Cantonwine, D. E., McElrath, T. F., Mukherjee, B., & Meeker, J. D. (2016). Repeated measures analysis of associations between urinary bisphenol-A concentrations and biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress in pregnancy. Reproductive Toxicology, 66, 93-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reprotox.2016.10.002

James-Todd, T. M., Meeker, J. D., Huang, T., Hauser, R., Ferguson, K. K., Rich-Edwards, J. W., McElrath, T. F., & Seely, E. W. (2016). Pregnancy urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations and gestational diabetes risk factors. Environment International, 96, 118-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2016.09.009

Johns, L. E., Ferguson, K. K., McElrath, T. F., Mukherjee, B., & Meeker, J. D. (2016). Associations between repeated measures of maternal urinary phthalate metabolites and thyroid hormone parameters during pregnancy. Environmental Health Perspectives, 124(11), 1808-1815. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP170

Cantonwine, D. E., Meeker, J. D., Ferguson, K. K., Mukherjee, B., Hauser, R., & McElrath, T. F. (2016). Urinary concentrations of bisphenol A and phthalate metabolites measured during pregnancy and risk of preeclampsia. Environmental Health Perspectives, 124(10), 1651-1655. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP188

Watkins, D. J., Milewski, S., Domino, S. E., Meeker, J. D., & Padmanabhan, V. (2016). Maternal phthalate exposure during early pregnancy and at delivery in relation to gestational age and size at birth: A preliminary analysis. Reproductive Toxicology, 65, 59-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reprotox.2016.06.021

Ferguson, K. K., Meeker, J. D., Cantonwine, D. E., Chen, Y.-H., Mukherjee, B., & McElrath, T. F. (2016). Urinary phthalate metabolite and bisphenol A associations with ultrasound and delivery indices of fetal growth. Environment International, 94, 531-537. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2016.06.013

Goodrich, J. M., Dolinoy, D. C., Sánchez, B. N., Zhang, Z., Meeker, J. D., Mercado-Garcia, A., Solano-González, M., Hu, H., Téllez-Rojo, M. M., & Peterson, K. E. (2016). Adolescent epigenetic profiles and environmental exposures from early life through peri-adolescence. Environmental Epigenetics, 2(3), Article dvw018. https://doi.org/10.1093/eep/dvw018

Kasper, N., Peterson, K. E., Zhang, Z., Ferguson, K. K., Sánchez, B. N., Cantoral, A., Meeker, J. D., Téllez-Rojo, M. M., Pawlowski, C. M., & Ettinger, A. S. (2016). Association of bisphenol A exposure with breastfeeding and perceived insufficient milk supply in Mexican women. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 20(8), 1713-1719. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-016-1974-4

Watkins, D. J., Peterson, K. E., Ferguson, K. K., Mercado-García, A., Tamayo y Ortiz, M., Cantoral, A., Meeker, J. D., & Téllez-Rojo, M. M. (2016). Relating phthalate and BPA exposure to metabolism in peripubescence: The role of exposure timing, sex, and puberty. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 101(1), 79-88. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2015-2706

Cantonwine, D. E., Ferguson, K. K., Mukherjee, B., McElrath, T. F., & Meeker, J. D. (2015). Urinary bisphenol A levels during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth. Environmental Health Perspectives, 123(9), 895-901. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1408126

Ferguson, K. K., McElrath, T. F., Mukherjee, B., Loch-Caruso, R., & Meeker, J. D. (2015). Associations between maternal biomarkers of phthalate exposure and inflammation using repeated measurements across pregnancy. PLoS ONE, 10(8), Article e0135601. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0135601

Ferguson, K. K., McElrath, T. F., Cantonwine, D. E., Mukherjee, B., & Meeker, J. D. (2015). Phthalate metabolites and bisphenol-A in association with circulating angiogenic biomarkers across pregnancy. Placenta, 36(6), 699-703. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.placenta.2015.04.002

Ferguson, K. K., McElrath, T. F., Chen, Y.-H., Mukherjee, B., & Meeker, J. D. (2015). Urinary phthalate metabolites and biomarkers of oxidative stress in pregnant women: A repeated measures analysis. Environmental Health Perspectives, 123(3), 210-216. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1307996

Watkins, D. J., Téllez-Rojo, M. M., Ferguson, K. K., Lee, J. M., Solano-Gonzalez, M., Blank-Goldenberg, C., Peterson, K. E., & Meeker, J. D. (2014). In utero and peripubertal exposure to phthalates and BPA in relation to female sexual maturation. Environmental Research, 134, 233-241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2014.08.010

Ferguson, K. K., McElrath, T. F., Ko, Y.-A., Mukherjee, B., & Meeker, J. D. (2014). Variability in urinary phthalate metabolite levels across pregnancy and sensitive windows of exposure for the risk of preterm birth. Environment International, 70, 118-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2014.05.016

Ferguson, K. K., Peterson, K. E., Lee, J. M., Mercado-García, A., Blank-Goldenberg, C., Téllez-Rojo, M. M., & Meeker, J. D. (2014). Prenatal and peripubertal phthalates and bisphenol A in relation to sex hormones and puberty in boys. Reproductive Toxicology, 47, 70-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reprotox.2014.06.002

Ferguson, K. K., Peterson, K. E., Lee, J. M., Mercado-García, A., Blank-Goldenberg, C., Téllez-Rojo, M. M., & Meeker, J. D. (2014). Prenatal and peripubertal phthalates and bisphenol A in relation to sex hormones and puberty in boys. Reproductive Toxicology, 47, 70-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reprotox.2014.06.002

Lewis, R. C., Meeker, J. D., Peterson, K. E., Lee, J. M., Pace, G. G., Cantoral, A., & Téllez-Rojo, M. M. (2013). Predictors of urinary bisphenol A and phthalate metabolite concentrations in Mexican children. Chemosphere, 93(10), 2390-2398. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.08.038