Dr. Joel Kaufman, Primary Investigator


MESA Air Publications and Presentations Procedures

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MESA Air Data Organization and Operating Procedures


Recent Research Results from MESA Air Investigators

Kaufman JD, SD A, Barr RG, Budoff MJ, Burke G, Curl CL, Daviglus M, Diez Roux AV, Gassett A, Jacobs Jr DR, Kronmal R, Larson TV, Navas-Acien A, Olives C, Sampson P, Sheppard L, Siscovick DS, Stein JH, Szpiro AA, Watson KE: Air Pollution and Coronary Artery Calcification within Six Metropolitan Areas in the USA. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution. The Lancet 2016, 388(10045):696-704. 

Wang M, Sampson PD, Hu J, Kleeman M, Keller JP, Olives C, Szpiro AA, Vedal S, Kaufman JD: Combining Land-Use Regression and Chemical Transport Modeling in a Spatiotemporal Geostatistical Model for Ozone and PM2. 5. Environmental science & technology 2016, 50(10):5111-5118.

Liu R, Young MT, Chen J-C, Kaufman JD, Chen H: Air pollution exposures and risk of Parkinson disease. Environmental health perspectives 2016, Advance online publication.

Hicken MT, Adar SD, Hajat A, Kershaw KN, Do DP, Barr RG, Kaufman JD, Roux AVD: Air Pollution, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Social Disadvantage: The Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Epidemiology 2016, 27(1):42-50.

Young MT, Bechle MJ, Sampson PD, Szpiro AA, Marshall JD, Sheppard L, Kaufman JD: Satellite-Based NO2 and Model Validation in a National Prediction Model Based on Universal Kriging and Land-Use Regression. Environmental Science & Technology 2016.

Whelton S, Silverman M, McEvoy J, Budoff M, Blankstein R, Eng J, Blumenthal R, Szklo M, Nasir K, Blaha M: Predictors of Long-Term Healthy Arterial Aging: Coronary Artery Calcium Nondevelopment in the MESA Study. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging 2016, 9(2).

Weuve J, Kaufman JD, Szpiro AA, Curl C, Puett RC, Beck T, Evans DA, Mendes de Leon C: Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution in Relation to Progression in Physical Disability among Older Adults. Environ Health Perspect 2016.

Pang Y, Jones MR, Tellez-Plaza M, Guallar E, Vaidya D, Post WS, Kaufman JD, Delaney JA, Navas-Acien A: Association of Geography and Ambient Air Pollution with Urine Metal Concentrations in Six US Cities: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2016, 13(3):324.

Kim S-Y, Olives C, Sheppard L, Sampson P, Larson TV, Keller JP, Kaufman JD: Historical prediction modeling approach for estimating long-term concentrations of PM2.5 in cohort studies before the 1999 implementation of widespread monitoring. Environmental health perspectives 2016, Advance online publication.

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Key Investigators and Field Centers

For a listing of our key investigators, see: Key Investigators.  For more information about the members of our External Scientific Advisory Committee, see: External Scientific Advisory Committee.

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MESA Field Centers

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Southern California

Northwestern University

University of Minnesota

Wake Forest University

Johns Hopkins University

Columbia University

Affiliated Institutions

University of Vermont

University of Michigan

Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

University of Wisconsin-Madison