Erik Svendsen, PhD
Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2100
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-7314
Fax: (504) 988-1726
Environmental and disaster epidemiology - predominantly of environmentally induced pulmonary illnesses
- Postdoc, US EPA, 2005
- PhD, University of Iowa, 2001
- M.S., New York Institute of Technology, 1996
- B.S., Liberty University, 1994
Svendsen ER, Runkle JR, Dhara VR, Lin S, Naboka M, Mousseau TA, Bennett C. Epidemiologic methods lessons learned from environmental public health disasters: Chernobyl, the World Trade Center, Bhopal, and Graniteville, South Carolina. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 Aug;9(8):2894-909. doi: 10.3390/ijerph9082894. Epub 2012 Aug 16. Review.
Svendsen ER, Gonzales M, Mukerjee S, Smith L, Ross M, Walsh D, Rhoney S, Andrews G, Ozkaynak H, Neas LM. GIS-modeled indicators of traffic-related air pollutants and adverse pulmonary health among children in El Paso, Texas. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Oct 1;176 Suppl 7:S131-41.
Runkle J*, Zhang H, Karmaus W, Brock-Martin A, Svendsen E. An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis of Health System Response. IJERPH. In press.
Erik R. Svendsen, Jennifer Runkle*, V. Ramana Dhara, Shao Lin, Marina Naboka, Timothy Mousseau, Charles Bennett. Epidemiologic methods lessons learned from environmental public health disasters: Chernobyl, the World Trade Center, Bhopal, and Graniteville, South Carolina. IJERPH. In press.
Runkle J*, Zhang H, Karmaus W, Brock-Martin A, Svendsen E.† Secondary Surge Capacity: A Framework for Understanding Long-term Access to Primary Care Among Medically Vulnerable Populations. AJPH. IN PRESS.
Runkle J*, Zhang H, Karmaus W, Brock-Martin A, Svendsen E.† Long-term Impact of Environmental Public Health Disaster on Health System Performance: Experiences from the Graniteville, South Carolina Chlorine Spill. Southern Medical Journal. In press.
Erik Svendsen, Melissa Gonzales, Shaibal Mukerjee, Luther Smith, Mary Ross, Debra Walsh, Scott Rhoney, Gina Andrews, Halûk Őzkaynak, Lucas Neas. GIS-modeled indicators of traffic-related air pollutants and adverse health effects among children in El Paso, Texas, USA. AJE. In press.
Ginsberg JP, Holbrook JR, Chanda D, Bao H, Svendsen ER†. Posttraumatic stress and tendency to panic in the aftermath of the chlorine gas disaster in Graniteville, South Carolina. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2012; 47(9): 1441-8.
Svendsen ER, Runkle JR, Dhara VR, Lin S, Naboka M, Mousseau TA, Bennett C. Epidemiologic methods lessons learned from environmental public health disasters: chernobyl, the world trade center, bhopal, and graniteville, South Carolina. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 Aug;9(8):2894-909. doi: 10.3390/ijerph9082894. Epub 2012 Aug 16.
Runkle JD, Brock-Martin A, Karmaus W, Svendsen ER. Secondary Surge Capacity: A Framework for Understanding Long-Term Access to Primary Care For Medically Vulnerable Populations in Disaster Recovery. Am J Public Health. 2012 Oct 18.
Wilson SM, Fraser-Rahim H, Williams E, Zhang H, Rice L, Svendsen E, Abara W. Assessment of the Distribution of Toxic Release Inventory Facilities in Metropolitan Charleston: An Environmental Justice Case Study. Am J Public Health. 2012 Aug 16.
Erik R. Svendsen, Igor E. Kolpakov, Yevgenia I. Stepanova, Vitaliy Y. Vdovenko, Maryna V. Naboka, Timothy A. Mousseau, Lawrence C. Mohr, David G. Hoel, Wilfried J. J. Karmaus. 137Cesium exposure and spirometry measures in Ukrainian children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear incident. Environ. Health Perspect. 118:720–725 (2010).
Svendsen ER†, Whittle N, Wright L, McKeown RE, Sprayberry K, Heim M, Caldwell R, Gibson JJ, Vena J. GRACE: Public Health Recovery Methods following an Environmental Disaster. Archives Occ. & Environ. Health. 2010. Apr-Jun;65(2):77-85.
Davis J*, Wilson S, Brock-Martin A, Glover S, Svendsen E†. The Impact of Disasters on Populations with Health and Healthcare Disparities. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2010;4:1-9.
James B Burch, PhD; Erik Svendsen , PhD; Paul D Siegel, PhD; Sara E Wagner , MSPH; von Essen Susanna, MD; Thomas Keefe, PhD; John Mehaffy, MS; Angelica Serrano Martinez, MD; Mary Bradford, AA; Laura Baker, BS; Brian Cranmer, MS; Rena Saito, PhD; John Tessari, PhD; L Prinz, RN; Colleen Andersen, MD; Opal Christensen, RN; Niels Koehncke, MD; Stephen J Reynolds, PhD. Endotoxin Exposure and Inflammation Markers among Agricultural Workers in Colorado and Nebraska. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2010;73(1):5-22.
Svendsen ER, Gonzales M, Ross M, Neas LM. Variability in childhood allergy and asthma across ethnicity, language, and residency duration in El Paso, Texas. Environ. Health. 2009 8:55
Van Sickle D, Wenck MA, Belflower A, Drociuk D, Svendsen E, Ferdinands J, Holguin F, Moolenaar R. Acute Health Effects of Chlorine Gas Exposure in the Community. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2009, 27, 1-7.
Williams R, Case M, Yeatts K, Chen FL, Scott J, Svendsen E†, Devlin R. Personal coarse particulate matter exposures in an adult cohort. Atmospheric Environment. 2008. 42:6743-6748.
Case MW, Williams R, Yeatts K, Chen FL, Scott J, Svendsen E†, Devlin RB. Evaluation of a direct personal coarse particulate matter monitor. Atmospheric Environment. 42 (2008): 4446-4452.
Stepanova E, Karmaus W, Naboka M, Vdovenko V, Mousseau T, Shestopalov VM, Vena J, Svendsen E, Underhill D, Pastides H. Exposure from the Chernobyl accident had adverse effects on erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets in children in the Narodichesky region, Ukraine: A 6-year follow-up study. Environmental Health 2008, 7:21.
Svendsen ER†, Yeatts KB, Peden D, Orton S, Alexis NE, Creason J, Williams R, Neas L. Circulating neutrophil CD14 expression counteracts the inverse association of ambient PM2.5 and PM10-2.5 on lung function in asthmatic children. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2007, 99:244-253
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