Graduate Student Researchers

Trainee names in bold

Industrial Hygiene / Exposure Science

  1. Allen RW, Adar SD, Avol E, Cohen M, Curl C, Larson T, Liu S, Sheppard L, and Kaufman J, “Modeling the Residential Infiltration of Outdoor PM2.5 in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution (MESA Air)”, Env. Health Persp., 2012 Jun;120(6):824-30.
  2. Armstrong JL, Fenske RA, Yost MG, Galvin K, Tchong-French M, Yu J. 2013. Presence of organophosphorus pesticide oxygen analogs in air samples. Atmospheric Environ 66:145-150.
  3. Armstrong J, Fenske RA, Yost MG, Tchong-French M, Yu J. 2013. Comparison of polyurethane foam and XAD-2 sampling matrices to measure airborne organophosphorus pesticides and their oxygen analogs in an agricultural community. Chemosphere. Jul;92(4):451-7. PMID:23466277 PMCID: PMC3660546
  4. Armstrong JL, Yost MG, Fenske RA. 2014. Development of a passive air sampler to measure airborne organosphosphorus pesticides and oxygen analogs in an agricultural community. Chemosphere 111:135-43.
  5. Baker M, Simpson C, Stover B, Eisen M, Sheppard L, Checkoway H, Racette B, Seixas N. Blood manganese as an exposure biomarker: Literature-based meta-analysis and initial results from an inception cohort of apprentice welders. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, in press. Accepted September 2013.
  6. Blood RP, Ploger JD, and Johnson PW. (2010)  Whole body vibration exposures in forklift drivers: a comparison of a mechanical and air-ride seat. Ergonomics, 53 (11): 1385 - 1394.  PMID:20967660
  7. Blood RP, Rynell PW, and Johnson PW. (2011) Vehicle design influences whole body vibration exposures: Effect of the location of the front axle relative to the cab.  J Occ Env Hygiene, 8: 6, 364 - 374.  PMID: 21623531
  8. Blood RP, Rynell PW, and Johnson PW. (2013) Whole body vibration exposures in front loader operators: a comparison of ladder and basket chains.  Journal of Safety Research, 43: 357 -364.  PMID: 21623531
  9. Ceballos DM, Yost MG, Whittaker SG, Reeb-Whitaker C, Camp J, and Dills R. Development of a Permeation Panel to Test Dermal Protective Clothing Against Sprayed Coatings. Annals of Occup. Hyg. pp 1-14, published online (epublished), Dec. 20, 2010  PMID: 21177261
  10. Ceballos DM, Fent KW, Whittaker SG, Gaines LG, Thomasen J, Flack SL, Nylander-French LA, Yost MG, and Reeb-Whitaker CK.  Survey of Dermal Protection in Washington State Collision Repair Industry. Accepted for publication, J. Occ. Env. Hygiene, 2011 Sep;8(9):551-60 PMID: 21830873
  11. Galaviz, V.E., Yost, M.G., Simpson, C.D., Camp, J.E., Paulsen, M.P. Elder, J.E., Hoffman, L., Flores, D. Quintana, P.J. Traffic pollutant exposures experienced by pedestrians waiting to enter the U.S. at a major U.S.-Mexico border crossing. Atmos. Environ. Accepted December 2013
  12. Griffith W, Curl CL, Fenske RA, Lu CA, Vigoren EM, Faustman EM. 2011. Organophosphate pesticide metabolite levels in pre-school children in an agricultural community: within- and between-child variability in a longitudinal study. Environ Research 111:751-6.
  13. Kaufman J, Adar S, Allen R, Barr RG, Budoff M, Burke G, Casillas A, Cohen M, Curl C, Daviglus M, Diez Roux A, Jacobs D, Kronmal R, Larson T, Liu SLJ, Lumley T, Navas-Acien A, O'Leary D, Rotter J, Sampson P, Sheppard L, Siscovick D, Stein J, Szpiro A, Tracy R, “Prospective Study of Particulate Air Pollution Exposures, Subclinical Atherosclerosis, and Clinical Cardiovascular Disease.  The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution (MESA Air)”, American Journal of Epidemiology. 2012. NOv 1;176(9):825-37. PMID: 23443127 PMCID: PMC3571256
  14. Neitzel RL, Daniell WE, Sheppard L, Davies HW, Seixas NS.  Evaluation and Comparison of Three Exposure Assessment Techniques, J Occup Environ Hyg. 2011 May; 8(5):310-323.  PMID:  21491323
  15. Neitzel RL, Daniell WE, Sheppard L, Davies HW, Seixas NS.  Improving Exposure Estimates by Combining Exposure Information, Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 2011, 55:537-47. PMID:  21467124
  16. Netizel RL, Stover B, Seixas NS. Longitudinal assessment of noise exposure in a cohorot of construction workers. Ann Ocup Hyg, 55:906-16, 2011. PMCID: 3243919
  17. Seixas NS, Neitzel RL, Stover B, Sheppard L, Feeney P, Mills D, Kujawa SG.  10-year prospective study of noise exposure and hearing damage among construction workers.  Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2012, 69:643-50.  PMID: 22693267
  18. Seixas NS, Neitzel R, Stover B, Sheppard L, Daniell WE, Edelson J, Meischke H. A multi-component intervention to promote hearing protector use among construction workers. Internat J Audiology. 50 Suppl 1:S46-56. 2011 Mar [PMID: 21091403]
  19. Thamsuwan O, Blood RP, Ching RP, Boyle L and Johnson PW. (2013) Whole body vibration exposures in bus drivers: A comparison between a high-floor coach and a low-floor city bus.  International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 43: 9 -17. 
  20. Tran JQ, Ceballos DM,Dills RL, Yost MG, Morgan MS. Transport of a solvent mixture across two glove materials when applied in a paint matrix, Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology,July: 63(1):169-176.  PMID: 22434453

Occupational Health Nursing

  1. Crollard, A., de Castro, A. B., & Tsai, J. H-C. (2012). Occupational trajectories and immigrant worker health. Workplace Health and Safety, 60(11), 497-502. PMCID: PMC3654177. Available at:
  2. de Castro, A. B., Shapleigh, E., Bruck, A., & Salazar, M. K. Developing blended online/in-person strategies to deliver an occupational health nursing overview course in a multi-state region in the U.S. Workplace Health and Safety. Accepted September 2, 2014.
  3. De Souza, R. A., Aguilar, G. C., & de Castro, A. B. (2013). Creating meaningful partnerships between communities and researchers for environmental health research: The role of a direct action community organizing agency to facilitate community engagement. Workplace Health and Safety, 61(8), 347-352. PMCID: PMC4078074. Available at:
  4. De Souza, R. A., Hecker, S., de Castro, A. B., Stern, H., Hernandez, A., & Seixas, N. (2012). Novel approaches to development, delivery and evaluation of a peer-led occupational safety training for Latino day laborers. New Solutions, 22(3), 387-405. PMCID: PMC3654197. Available at:
  5. Johnson, S. L., de Castro, A. B., Boutain, D., Tsai, J. H-C. An exploration of managers’ discourses of workplace bullying. Nursing Forum. Accepted November 29, 2014.
  6. Sanon, M. A. (2014). Agency-hired hotel housekeepers: An at-risk group for adverse health outcomes. Workplace Health and Safety, 62(2), 81-85. PMCID: PMC4001253. Available at:
  7. Sanon, M. A. (2013). Hotel housekeeping work influences on hypertension management. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 56(12), 1402-1413. PMCID: PMC3880392. Available at:

Occupational Medicine Residency

  1. Enders, L., Spector, J.T., Altenmüller, E., Schmidt, A., Klein, C. & Jabusch, H-C. (2011) Musician’s dystonia and comorbid anxiety: two sides of one coin? Movement Disorders, 26(3):539-42. PMID 21370273.
  2. Miller C. The Invincibles. Northwest Public Health, (2014), 31(1): 27-28.
  3. Sohng HY, Kuniyuki A, Edelson J, Weir RC, Song H, Tu SP. “Capability for change at community health centers serving Asian Pacific Islanders: an exploratory study of a cancer screening evidence-based intervention.” Asian Pac J Cancer Pre, 2013. PMID: 24460318
  4. Spector, J., Kahn, S., Jones, M., Jayakumar, M., Dalal, D. & Nazarian, S. (2010) Migraine headache and ischemic stroke risk: An updated meta-analysis. American Journal of Medicine, 123(7):612-24. PMC2900472.
  5. Spector, J., Navas-Acien, A., Fadrowski, J., Guallar, E., Jaar, B. & Weaver, V.  (2011) Associations of blood lead with estimated glomerular filtration rate using MDRD, CKD-EPI and serum cystatin C-based equations. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 26:2786-2792. PMID 21248295.
  6. Spector, J.T., Adams, D. & Silverstein, B. (2011) Burden of work-related knee disorders in Washington State, 1999-2007. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53(5):537-47. PMID 21508866.
  7. Spector, J.T., Turner, J.A., Fulton-Kehoe, D. & Franklin, G.M.  (2012) Pre-surgery disability compensation predicts long-term disability among workers with carpal tunnel syndrome. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 55(9):816-32. PMID 22392804.
  8. Weaver, V.M., Kim, N-S., Lee, B-K., Parsons, P.J., Spector, J.T., Fadrowski, J., Jaar, .B.G., Steuerwald, A.J., Todd, A.C., Simon, D. & Schwartz, B.S.  (2011) Differences in urine cadmium associations with kidney outcomes based on serum creatinine and cystatin C. Environmental Research, 111:1236-1242. PMID 21871619.

Occupational Health Services Research 

  1. Graves MA, Harris JR, Hannon PA, Hammerback K, Ahmed F, Zhou C. Workplace-based influenza vaccination promotion practices among large employers in the United States. J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Apr;56(4):397-402. PMID: 24492538.
  2. Graves JM, Fulton-Kehoe D, Jarvik JG, Franklin GM. Health care utilization and costs associated with adherence to clinical practice guidelines for early magnetic resonance imaging among workers with acute occupational low back pain. Health Serv Res. 2014 Apr;49(2):645-65. PMID: 23910019; PMCID: PMC3864604
  3. Graves JM, Fulton-Kehoe D, Martin DP, Jarvik JG, Franklin GM. Factors associated with early magnetic resonance imaging utilization for acute occupational low back pain: a population-based study from Washington State workers' compensation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Sep 1;37(19):1708-18. PubMed PMID: 22020590.
  4. Graves JM, Fulton-Kehoe D, Jarvik JG, Franklin GM. Early imaging for acute low back pain: one-year health and disability outcomes among Washington State workers. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Aug 15;37(18):1617-27. PubMed PMID:22415000.
  5. Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, Wickizer TM, Chan KC, Franklin GM. Early predictors of lumbar spine surgery after occupational back injury: results from a prospective study of workers in Washington State. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 May 15;38(11):953-64. PMID: 23238486.
  6. Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Wickizer TM, Turner JA, Chan KC, Franklin GM. Clinically significant weight gain 1 year after occupational back injury. J Occup Environ Med. 2013 Mar;55(3):318-24. PMID: 23247606.
  7. Keeney BJ, Turner JA, Fulton-Kehoe D, Wickizer TM, Chan KC, Franklin GM. Early predictors of occupational back reinjury: results from a prospective study of workers in Washington State. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Jan 15;38(2):178-87. PMID: 22772568.
  8. Parrish AT, Graves MC, Harris JR, Hannon PA, Hammerback K, Allen CL. Influenza Vaccination Status and Attitudes Among Restaurant Employees. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2014 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25504235.
  9. Sears JM, Blanar L, Bowman SM. Predicting work-related disability and medical cost outcomes: a comparison of injury severity scoring methods. Injury. 2014 Jan;45(1):16-22. PMID: 23347762.
  10. Sears JM, Graves JM, Blanar L, Bowman SM. Case identification of work-related traumatic brain injury using the occupational injury and illness classification system. J Occup Environ Med. 2013 May;55(5):507-13.PMID: 23618883; PMCID:PMC3651787.
  11. Sears JM, Blanar L, Bowman SM, Adams D, Silverstein BA. Predicting work-related disability and medical cost outcomes: estimating injury severity scores from workers' compensation data. J Occup Rehabil. 2013 Mar;23(1):19-31.  PMID: 22736281.
  12. Shepherd-Banigan M, Ulrich A, Thompson B. Macro-activity patterns of farmworker and non-farmworker children living in an agricultural community. Environ Res. 2014 Apr 30;132C:176-181.  PMID: 24792414.
  13. Shepherd-Banigan M, Bell JF. Paid leave benefits among a national sample of working mothers with infants in the United States. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Jan;18(1):286-95. PMID: 23584928; PMCID: PMC3840152.
  14. Shepherd-Banigan M, Hohl SD, Vaughan C, Ibarra G, Carosso E, Thompson B. "The Promotora Explained Everything": Participant Experiences During a Household-Level Diabetes Education Program. Diabetes Educ. 2014 May 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24793637.
  15. Weeks DL, Polello JM, Hansen DT, Keeney BJ, Conrad DA. Measuring primary care organizational capacity for diabetes care coordination: the Diabetes Care Coordination Readiness Assessment. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jan;29(1):98-103. PMID: 23897130; PMCID: PMC3889951.