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Publications

Articles Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals, 2003-2010

  • Aggregation without aggravation: determining spatial contiguity and joining geographic areas using hashing. Babcock, GD. Proceedings of the Northeast SAS Users Group Conference, 2009, and in Proceedings of the SAS Global Forum, 2010.
  • Multiple Facts about Multilabel formats. Babcock, GD. Proceedings of the Northeast SAS Users Group Conference, September, 2008.
  • Use of CUSUM and Shewhart charts to monitor regional trends of birth defect reports in New York State . Babcock, GD, TO Talbot, PA Rogerson, and SP Forand. Birth Defects Research A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 73(10): 669-678, 2005.
  • Relating air quality to environmental public health tracking data. Boothe, V, WF Dimmick, TO Talbot. Ecology and the Environment 85:43-52, 2005.
  • Asthma hospitalization rates among children and school building conditions by New York State school districts . Belanger, E, C Kielb, S Lin. Journal of School Health, 76(8): 408-413, Oct 2006.
  • Positional error in automated geocoding of residential addresses. Cayo, MR, TO Talbot. International Journal of Health Geographics. 2:10, December, 2003
  • Residential mobility and ambient air pollutant exposure misclassification in epidemiologic studies of birth defects. Chen, L, EM Bell, AR Caton CM Druschel, S Lin. Environmental Research 110(2):162-8. 2010.
  • Development of Exposure Characterization Regions for Priority Ambient Air Pollutants. Chinery, R, R Walker. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal. 15(5): 876-889, 2009.
  • An evaluation of transported pollution and respiratory-related hospital admissions in the state of NewYork. Garcia, V, E Gego, S Lin, C Pantea, K Rappazzo, ST Rao, A Wootten. Atmospheric Pollution Research (In press)
  • Surveillance of the short-term impact of fine particle air pollution on cardiovascular disease hospitalizations New York State. Haley, VB, TO Talbot, and HD Felton. Environmental Health. 8:42. Published online September 2009.
  • Geographic Analysis of Blood Lead Levels in New York State Children Born 1994-1997, Haley, VB, TO Talbot. Environmental Health Perspectives. 112(15):1577-1582. 2004.
  • Racial/ethnic differences in asthma-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations among children with wheeze in Buffalo, New York. Jones, R, S Lin, JP Munsie, M Radigan, SA Hwang. Journal of Asthma, 45(10):916-22. 2008.
  • Asthma Prevalence, Management, and Education in New York State Elementary Schools: A Survey of School Nurses . Kielb, C, S Lin, SA Hwang. Journal of School Nursing, 23(5): 267-275, Oct 2007.
  • Health impact in New York City during the Northeastern (US) Blackout of 2003. Lin, S, B Fletcher, M Luo, R Chinery, SA Hwang. Public Health Reports (In press)
  • Impact of the return to school on childhood asthma burden in NYS. Lin, S, R Jones, X Lui, SA Hwang. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health . (In press).
  • Extreme High Temperatures and Hospital Admissions for Respiratory and Cardiovascular Diseases. Lin, S, M Luo, JR Walker, X Liu, SA Hwang, R Chinery. Epidemiology. 20(5):738-746, 2009.
  • Meteorological Conditions and Respiratory/ Cardiovascular Hospital Admissions in New York City. Lin, S, M Luo, JR Walker, X Liu, SA Hwang, R Chinery. Epidemiology. 20(5):738-746, 2010.
  • Chronic exposure to ambient ozone and asthma hospital admissions among children. Lin, S, X Liu, L Le, SA Hwang. Environmental Health Perspective. 116:1725-1730, 2008.
  • Ambient ozone concentration and hospital admissions due to childhood respiratory diseases in New York State, 1991-2001. Lin, S, W Liu, W Bell, R Walker, N Kim, SA Hwang. Journal of Environmental Research. 108:42-47, 2008.
  • Chronic Exposure to Ambient Ozone and Asthma Hospital Admissions among Children , Lin, S, X Liu, LH Le, and SA Hwang. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 116 (12): 1725-1730. 2008.
  • Ambient ozone concentration and hospital admissions due to childhood respiratory diseases in New York State, 1991-2001 , Lin, S, W Liu, EM Bell, RJ Walker, NK Kim, and SA Hwang. Journal of Environmental Research, 108: 42-47, 2008.
  • Hospital Emergency Department Visits for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Following an October 2006 Snowstorm in Western New York. Muscatiello, NA, GD Babcock, R Jones, E Horn, SA Hwang. Journal of Environmental Health . 72(6):43-48, 2010.
  • Evaluation of Two Methods of Interpolating Quarterly Trihalomethane Levels between Sampling Dates , Richter, W, TF Hart Jr, T Luben, S Freud, and JR Nuckols. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, online publication, 28 May 2008 (DOI 10.1038/sj.jes.2008.30 available at http://dx.doi.org/)
  • Simons, E, SA Hwang, EF Fitzgerald, C Kielb, S Lin. The impact of school building conditions on student absenteeism in upstate New York. American Journal of Public Health; 100(9): 1679-1686, 2010.
  • Implementing a Web-Based Case Reporting and Communication System Among Hospitals Reporting to the Birth Defects Registry in New York State . Steen, PM, Y Wang, Z Tao, PK Cross, CM Druschel. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 14(6):E11-E16, November/December 2008.
  • Developing consistent data and methods to measure the public health impacts of ambient air quality for Environmental Public Health Tracking: Progress to date and future directions. Talbot, TO, VB Haley, WF Dimmick, C Paulu, EO Talbott, J Rager. Air Quality Atmosphere and Health. Published online July 2009.
  • Development of an Interactive Environmental Public Health Tracking System for Data Analysis, Visualization, and Reporting. Talbot, TO, S Kumar, GD Babcock, VB Haley, SP Forand, SA Hwang. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. 14(6):526-532, November/December 2008.
  • A Retrospective Cohort Study of Mortality Among Children with Birth Defects in New York State, 1983-2006. Wang, Y, J Hu, CM Druschel. Birth Defects Research A Clinical and Molecular Teratology. August 5, 2010 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Development of web based geocoding applications for the population-based birth defects surveillance system in New York State. Wang, Y, LH Le, X Wang, Z Tao, CM Druschel, PK Cross, SA Hwang. Journal of Registry Management. 37:16-21, 2010
  • Hospital Discharge Data: Can It Serve as the Sole Source of Case Ascertainment for Poplualtion-Based Birth Defects Surveillance Programs? Wang, Y, PK Cross, CM Druschel. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.16: 245-252. 2010.
  • Development of a Web-based Integrated Birth Defects Surveillance System in New York State . Wang, Y, Z Tao, PK Cross, LH Le, PM Steen, GD Babcock, CM Druschel, SA Hwang. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 14(6):E1-E10, November/December 2008.
  • Development of a Web-based Reporting, Management, and Communication System for the Statewide Birth Defects Registry in New York . Wang, Y, PK Cross, PM Steen, Z Tao, CM Druschel, JL Cukrovany, DR Marion. Journal of Registry Management, 34(2): 45-52, 2007.
  • Evaluating the Timeliness and Completeness of a Web-based Reporting and Communication System of the New York State Congenital Malformations Registry . Wang, Y, Z Tao, PK Cross, SA Hwang. Journal of Registry Management, 34(3): 93-98, 2007.
  • Problems in using birth certificate files in the capture-recapture model to estimate the completeness of case ascertainment in a population-based birth defects registry in New York State . Wang, Y, CM Druschel, PK Cross, SA Hwang, LJ Gensburg. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 76(11): 772-777, 2006.
  • Improving case ascertainment of a population-based birth defects registry in New York State using hospital discharge data . Wang, Y, M. Sharpe-Stimac, PK Cross, CM Druschel, SA Hwang. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 73(10):663-668, 2005.
  • Developing Integrated Multistate Environmental Public Health Tracking Surveillance . Wartenberg, D , WD Thompson, EF Fitzgerald, HJ Gross, SK Condon, N Kim, BD Goun, RE Opiekun and The UMDNJ Collaborative Project Working Group on Northeast US Ambient Air Quality and Adverse Birth Outcomes Surveillance.  Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 14(6):552-561, November/December 2008.

Presentations and Poster Sessions

2010 Presentations and Poster Sessions

  • Maternal hypertension, antihypertensive medication use, and the risk of selected birth defects, Caton A, Bell E, Druschel C, Werler M, Lin A, Mitchell A, Browne M, McNutt L, Romitti P, Olney R, Correa A. Oral Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Centers for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, Decatur, Georgia, January 2010.
  • New York State Secure Portal. Cross, PK, Kumar, S. Environmental Public Health Tracking Workshop, Salt Lake City, Utah; September 2010.
  • Environmental Facilities and Cancer Mapping tool on the New York State Tracking Portal. Hwang, Syni-An. Environmental Public Health Tracking Workshop, Salt Lake City, Utah; September 2010.
  • Tracking green building attributes in schools and their impact on teachers and students in New York State (NYS). Lin S, Kielb C, Orsini A, Muscatiello N, Hwang SA. EPHT Annual Workshop. New Orleans, LA; September 2010.
  • Climate factors/change and multiple health outcomes: A newly launched project in New York State. Lin S, Fletcher B, Luo M, Pantea C, Soim A, Caton A, Hwang, SA. EPHT Annual Workshop. New Orleans, LA; September 2010.
  • Self-reported lower respiratory symptoms and exhaled nitric oxide in a WTC-exposed cohort. Jones R, Jourd'heuil D, Jourd'heuil F, Hwang SA, Lin S. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Epidemiology, San Francisco, CA; September 11-14.
  • Periconceptional Beta Blocker Use and Severe Hypospadias. Caton, AR, Bell EM, Druschel CM, Werler MM, Browne ML, McNutt LA, Romitti PA, and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS)Poster presented at the 2010 Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) annual conference, Seattle, WA; June 21-24.
  • Trends and risk factors for asthma readmission in New York State. Jones R, Chalmers J, Yang Y, Hwang SA, and Lin S. Poster presented at the 2010 Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) annual conference, Seattle, WA; June 21-24.
  • Antihypertensive medication use and the risk of orofacial clefts. Caton AR, Bell EM, Druschel CM, Werler MM, Browne ML, McNutt LA, Romitti PA and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS). Poster presented at the 2010 Society for Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) annual conference, Seattle, WA; June 22-23.
  • Climate change and adverse health outcomes in New York State. Lin S, Luo M, Fletcher B, Soim A, Pantea C, Caton A, Hwang SA. Poster presented at the 2010 Urban Environmental Pollution (UEP) conference; Boston, MA; June 20-23, 2010.
  • A joint effort of the state health department and a community to investigate potential mercury exposure through fish consumption and to implement education to the public. Lin S, Herdt-Losavio M1, Luo M1, Tang J, He L, Hwang SA. Oral presentation delivered at the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) conference; Portland, OR; June 6-10, 2010.
  • Geographic Aggregation Tool. Talbot T. Poster presentation at EPHT Workshop New Orleans, LA. April 26, 2010
  • Linking environmental hazard, sociodemographics and health data for Environmental Public Health Tracking. Talbot T. Poster presentation at Northeast Epidemiology Conference. Lenox, Mass November 4-5, 2010
  • Changing Scale for Environmental Justice Health Indicators. Talbot T. Poster presentation at NYS Environmental Justice GIS Workgroup Meeting. Albany NY. July 1, 2010
  • Local Community Health Indicators and NYSDOH's Geographic Aggregation Tool. Talbot T. Oral presentation EPA Region 2 Webinar July 22, 2010
  • Leveraging existing resources to conduct public health surveillance of heritable disorders. Wang, Ying. Oral presentation at the Genetic Alliance 2010 Annual Conference, Washington, DC; July, 2010.
  • Producing local community health indicators. Talbot, TO, Babcock, G, Frisbie, M, Forand, S, Kumar, S. Poster presented at the Environmental Public Health Tracking Workshop, Salt Lake City, Utah; September 13-16, 2010.
  • Development of a population-based surveillance and tracking system in New York State for long-term follow-up of children identified through newborn screening, Wang, Ying. Oral presentation at 2010 Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium, Orlando, FL; May 2010.
  • A retrospective chohort study of mortality among children with birth defects in New York state, 1983-2006, Wang, Ying. Poster presentation at 13th National Birth Defects Prevention Network Annual Meeting, Washington, DC; March 2010.
  • Linking children with congenital disorders identified through newborn screening to the birth defects surveillance program in New York state. Wang, Ying. Poster presentation at 13th National Birth Defects Prevention Network Annual Meeting, Washington, DC; March 2010.

2009 Presentations and Poster Sessions

  • Impact of the NOx SIP Call on Respiratory Hospitalizations in New York State. Lin S, Jones R, Pantea C, Garcia VC, Rao ST, Hwang SA, Kim N. Oral presentation delivered at the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) conference; Buffalo, NY; June 7-11.
  • The Effect of Elevated Ambient Temperatures and Temperature Variations on Respiratory Hospitalizations in New York State. Lin S, Luo M. Ma J, and Syni-An Hwang. Poster presentation at the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) conference; Buffalo, NY; June 7-11.
  • A new tool for the spatial aggregation of health data. LaSelva GD, Boscoe FP, Talbot TO. Poster presentation at NYSDOH Poster Day, February 2009.
  • School Building Conditions Potentially Related to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ): A Summary of Data from the 2005 New York State Building Condition Survey (BCS). Lin S, Kielb C. Poster presentation at the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) conference; Buffalo, NY June 7-11.
  • Geographic Aggregation of Health Data for EPHT. Talbot T. LaSelva G. Poseter presentation at EPHT Conference. Washington DC. February 24th, 2009
  • Geographic Aggregation Tool. Talbot T. Poster presentation at 25th Annual New York State GIS Conference, Lake Placid, NY Oct. 25-27, 2009
  • Evaluating clinical and public health outcomes of expanded newborn screening: a multi-state, population-based pilot project. Wang, Ying. Poster presentation at the 11th International congress on Inborn Errors of Metabolism; San Diego, CA; September 2009.
  • Identifying Unreported Cases Using the National Birth Defects Prevention Study Database. Wang, Ying. Poster presentation at the 12th National Birth Defects Prevention Network Annual Meeting; Nashville, TN; February 2009.

2008 Presentations and Poster Sessions

  • An interactive surveillance system for linking, analysis, visualization, and reporting of health and environmental data. Thomas Talbot. Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference, June 2008; Denver CO.
  • Relationship between trihalomethanes in drinking water and reproductive outcomes. Steve Forand. Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference, June 2008; Denver CO.
  • Development of Web-based Geocoding Applications for the Birth Defects Surveillance System in NYS. Ying Wang. National Birth Defects Prevention Network 11th Annual Meeting, February 2008; Washington DC.
  • Improving the Quality of Congenital Malformations Registry Data through New Technologies. Philip Cross. National Birth Defects Prevention Network 11th Annual Meeting, February 2008; Washington DC.
  • EPHT air pollution health tracking overview and New York example. Valerie Haley. Workshop on Methodologies for Environmental Public Health Tracking of Air Pollution Effects, January 2008; Baltimore MD.
  • The Impact of Returning to School on Childhood Hospital Admissions for Asthma in New York State. Rena Jones. Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference, June 2008; Denver CO.
  • Development of a Web-based System for Case Reporting, Data Management and Communication for the Birth Defects Registry in New York State. Philip K. Cross, Ying Wang, Patricia M. Steen, Charlotte M. Druschel, Jennifer L. Cukrovany, Zhen Tao, David R. Marion. National Birth Defects Prevention Network Annual Conference, February 2009; Nashville, TN.
  • Identifying Unreported Cases Using the National Birth Defects Prevention Study Database. Zhen Tao, Ying Wang, Philip K. Cross, Charlotte M. Druschel. National Birth Defects Prevention Network Annual Conference, February 2009; Nashville, TN.
  • New Spatial Aggregation Tool for Protecting Patient Confidentiality. Talbot, Thomas O. SPEED Rounds Seminar, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY. January 2009.
  • New Ways of Sharing and Distributing Public Health Data using Google Earth. Boscoe, Frank. SPEED Rounds Seminar, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY. January 2009.
  • Geographic Aggregation of Health Data. Talbot,Thomas. Environmental Public Health Tracking Conference, Washington D.C. February 2009.
  • Tracking school environmental data and occupant outcomes in New York State with an emphasis on indoor air quality. Lin S, Kielb C, Thurnau C, Hwang SA. Environmental Public Health Tracking Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2009.
  • Temperature Effects on Respiratory and Cardiovascular Diseases in NYC. Lin S, Luo M, Walker R, Chinery R, and Hwang SA. Joint conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and the International Society of Exposure Analysis, Pasadena, CA; October 2008.
  • School indoor air quality policies and practice: A survey of district facilities managers and school custodians in NYS public schools. Kielb C, Lin S, Reddy A, Thurnau C, Hwang SA. Joint conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and the International Society of Exposure Analysis, Pasadena, CA; October, 2008.
  • Chronic ozone exposure and asthma hospital admission among children. Pantea C, Lin S, Hwang SA. Joint conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and the International Society of Exposure Analysis, Pasadena, CA; October, 2008.
  • Development of a multi-tiered surveillance environmental health surveillance system . Steve Forand, Thomas Talbot, Sanjaya Kumar, Gwen Babcock, Patricia Bessler, Valerie Haley. Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference, June 2008; Denver CO.
  • Development of Web-based Geocoding Applications for the Birth Defects Surveillance System in NYS . Ying Wang, Linh Le, Xiaohang Wang, Anna Veksler, Zhen Tao, Philip Cross. National Birth Defects Prevention Network 11th Annual Meeting, February 2008; Washington DC.
  • Air Pollutants and Birth Defects in New York State . Erin Bell, Lei Chen, Alissa Caton, Charlotte Druschel, Shao Lin. National Birth Defects Prevention Network 11th Annual Meeting, February 2008; Washington DC.
  • Evaluating the Timeliness and Completeness of a Web-based Reporting and Communication System of the New York State Congenital Malformations Registry. Ying Wang, Zhen Tao, Philip K. Cross. New York State Department of Health Poster Day, February 13, 2008; Albany, NY.
  • An interactive surveillance system for linking, analyses, and visualization of health and environmental data. Thomas Talbot, Steve Forand, Sanjaya Kumar, Gwen Babcock, Patricia Bessler, Valerie Haley. New York State Department of Health Poster Day, February 13, 2008; Albany, NY.
  • Seasonal variation in New York State Trihalomethanes. Yulia Yakimova, Wayne Richter, Thomas Hart. New York State Department of Health Poster Day, February 13, 2008; Albany, NY.

2007 Presentations and Poster Sessions

  • The New York State Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. Nancy Kim, Syni-An Hwang. New York State Association of County Health Officials, General Membership Meeting, December 2007; Albany NY.
  • The New York State Environmental Public Health Tracking Network: A Three Tier Approach. Syni-An Hwang. Environmental Public Health Tracking Workshop, November 2007; Albuquerque NM.
  • Development of an environmental public health tracking system for linking, analyses, visualization and reporting of health outcomes and environmental data. Tom Talbot. Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) GIS in Public Health Conference, May 2007; New Orleans LA.
  • The New York State Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. Nancy Kim. New York State Association of County Health Officials, Statewide Membership Meeting, May 2007; Lake George, NY.
  • The New York State Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. Nancy Kim. New York State Chemical Alliance Public Policy Conference, March 2007; Albany NY.
  • The New York State Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. Nancy Kim. New York State Lead Poisoning Prevention Advisory Council, March 2007; Albany NY.
  • Public water supply, disinfection byproducts and environmental public health tracking. Wayne Richter. SPEED Rounds Seminar, New York State Department of Health, December 2007; Albany, NY.

2006 Presentations and Poster Sessions

  • A review of Public Health Air Surveillance Project. Boothe V, Dimmick F, Haley V, Paulu C, Bekkedal M, Holland D, Talbot T, et al. ISEE/ISEA 2006 Conference Abstracts Supplement: Symposium Abstracts. Epidemiology 2006, 17(6) Supp: S450-S451.
  • Fine particle air pollution and myocardial infarctions in New York State: sensitivity of association to air characterization method. Valerie Haley, Thomas Talbot, Thomas Bateson, Vickie Boothe, Fred Dimmick. Environmental Public Health Tracking Workshop, April 2006; Tampa FL.
  • Ozone Exposure and Childhood Respiratory Hospitalization in New York State, 1991-2001 (Two-stage Hierarchical Time-series Analysis). Shao Lin, Wei Liu, Erin Bell, Randi Walker, Nancy Kim, Syni-An Hwang; Environmental Public Health Tracking Workshop, April 2006; Tampa FL.
  • Trihalomethanes in New York State Public Water: Distribution and Exposure. W. Richter and T. Hart. Environmental Public Health Tracking Workshop, April 2006; Tampa FL.
  • Chronic Exposure to Ambient Ozone and Asthma Hospital Admission Among Children . S. Lin and X. Liu. National Environmental Public Health Tracking Conference, August 9-11, 2006; Atlanta, GA.
  • Drawing Board to Real World Using ODS Graphical and Tabular Outputs on One Page . Sanjaya Kumar. North East SAS user Group Conference, September 17-20, 2006; Philadelphia, PA.
  • Temporal and Spatial Visualization of Epidemiological Data . Sanjaya Kumar, North East SAS user Group Conference, September 17-20, 2006; Philadelphia, PA.
  • Using Annotate Datasets to Enhance Charts of Data With Confidence Intervals: Data-Driven Graphical Presentation. Gwen Babcock, North East SAS user Group Conference, September 17-20, 2006; Philadelphia, PA.