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  • Author(s):
    M.A. Bravo, M. Leong, A.E. Gelfand, M.L. Miranda
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    We develop a local, spatial measure of educational isolation (EI) and characterize the relationship between EI and our previously developed measure of racial isolation (RI). EI measures the extent to which non-college educated individuals are exposed primarily to other non-college educated individuals. To characterize how the RI-EI relationship varies across space, we propose a novel measure of local correlation. Using birth records from the State of Michigan (2005–2012), we estimate associat…

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    2021-08
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    J.Y. Son, H.M. Choi, M.L. Miranda, M.L. Bell
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    BACKGROUND AND AIM: Although previous literature suggested beneficial impacts of residential greenness on the association between heat exposure and several health outcomes, research is very limited for birth outcomes. We investigated the association between exposure to heat/heat waves during the last week of gestation and preterm birth (PTB) in North Carolina (NC) from 2003 to 2014. We evaluated disparities by residential greenness, urbanicity, and socioeconomic status (SES) in this associati…

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    2021-10-28
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    J.L. Warren, M.L. Miranda, J.L. Tootoo, C.E. Osgood, M.L. Bell
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    We introduce spatial (DLfuse) and spatiotemporal (DLfuseST) distributed lag data fusion methods for predicting point-level ambient air pollution concentrations, using, as input, gridded average pollution estimates from a deterministic numerical air quality model. The methods incorporate predictive information from grid cells surrounding the prediction location of interest and are shown to collapse to existing downscaling approaches when this information adds no benefit. The spatial lagged par…

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    2021-03
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    D.R. Kowal, M. Bravo, H. Leong, A. Bui, R.J. Griffin, K.B. Ensor, M.L. Miranda
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    Social and environmental stressors are crucial factors in child development. However, there exists a multitude of measurable social and environmental factors—the effects of which may be cumulative, interactive, or null. Using a comprehensive cohort of children in North Carolina, we study the impact of social and environmental variables on 4th end-of-grade exam scores in reading and mathematics. To identify the essential factors that predict these educational outcomes, we design new tools for …

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    2021-09
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  • Author(s):
    D. Buttke, A. Wolkin, H.M. Stapleton, M.L. Miranda
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    Background: Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are chemical additives used as flame retardants in commercial products. PBDEs are bioaccumulative and persistent and have been linked to several adverse health outcomes.

    Objectives: This study leverages an ongoing pregnancy cohort to measure PBDEs and PBDE metabolites in serum collected from an understudied population of pregnant women late in their third trimester. A secondary objective was to determine whether the PBDEs or their metabolite…

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    2011-06-29
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  • Author(s):
    L. C. Vinikoor-Imler, S.C. Gray, S.E. Edwards, M.L. Miranda
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    Gestational hypertension, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are conditions that affect the health of both mothers and infants during and after pregnancy. Recent research indicates the importance of considering environmental, social and individual contributors to poor pregnancy outcomes. Our research examined particulate matter (PM) concentrations as one measure of environmental exposure and neighbourhood quality as one measure of the social environment. We used these measures, as well as m…

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    2012-03-01
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  • Author(s):
    W.R. Thomann, M.L. Miranda, M. Stiegel, M.A. Overstreet Galeano
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    This project was designed to assess allergens and asthma triggers in the indoor homeenvironment. Because the Southeast has been the subject of relatively little research on indoor environmental health issues, despite having a climate very favorable to the growth andpersistence of molds, dust mites, and cockroaches, the project focused on six counties in NorthCarolina. It included field sampling in homes to measure levels of allergen and asthma triggers.The project then integrated the results …

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    2004-12-01
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  • Author(s):
    M.L. Miranda, D. Dolinoy, M.A. Overstreet Galeano
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    GIS and childhood lead exposure: From research design to model development to community translation

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    2003-09-01
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    M.L. Miranda, P. Mohai, J. Bus, G. Charnley, E. Dorward-King, P. Foster, W. Munns
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    Human-ecological interconnections: Policy concepts and applications

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    2002-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    M.L. Miranda, D. Hastings, J. Aldy, W. Schlesinger
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    Nations around the world are considering strategies to mitigate the severe impacts of climate change predicted to occur in the twenty-first century. Many countries, however, lack the wealth, technology, and government institutions to effectively cope with climate change. This study investigates the varying degrees to which developing and developed nations will be exposed to changes in three key variables: temperature, precipitation, and runoff. We use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) anal…

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    2011-03-03
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    V.J. Berrocal, A.E. Gelfand, D.M. Holland, J. Burke, M.L. Miranda
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    In relating pollution to birth outcomes, maternal exposure has usually been described using monitoring data. Such characterization provides a misrepresentation of exposure as (i) it does not take into account the spatial misalignment between an individual’s residence and monitoring sites, and (ii) it ignores the fact that individuals spend most of their time indoors and typically in more than one location. In this paper, we break with previous studies by using a stochastic simulator to de…

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    2011-05-17
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  • Author(s):
    M.L. Miranda, D. Kim, M.A. Overstreet Galeano, C.J. Paul, A.P. Hull, S.P. Morgan
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    Background

    Childhood lead poisoning remains a critical environmental health concern. Low-level lead exposure has been linked to decreased performance on standardized IQ tests for school-aged children.

    Objective

    In this study we sought to determine whether blood lead levels in early childhood are related to educational achievement in early elementary school as measured by performance on end-of-grade (EOG) testing.

    Methods

    Educational testing data for 4th-grade students from the 2000–2004 …

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    2007-04-27
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