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Environmental Health

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Aimin Chen, MD, PhD

  • MD: Nanjing Medical University
  • MS: Nanjing Medical University
  • PhD: Fudan University

Contact Information
  • 160 Panzeca Way
  • Kettering Lab Complex, Room 141
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-2129
  • Fax 513-558-4397
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Braun, Joseph M; Chen, Aimin; Romano, Megan E; Calafat, Antonia M; Webster, Glenys M; Yolton, Kimberly; Lanphear, Bruce P 2016. Prenatal perfluoroalkyl substance exposure and child adiposity at 8 years of age: The HOME study. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.), 24 1, 231-7

Braun, Joseph M; Kalloo, Geetika; Chen, Aimin; Dietrich, Kim N; Liddy-Hicks, Stacey; Morgan, Samantha; Xu, Yingying; Yolton, Kimberly; Lanphear, Bruce P 2016. Cohort Profile: The Health Outcomes and Measures of the Environment (HOME) study. International journal of epidemiology, ,

DeFranco, Emily; Moravec, William; Xu, Fan; Hall, Eric; Hossain, Monir; Haynes, Erin N; Muglia, Louis; Chen, Aimin 2016. Exposure to airborne particulate matter during pregnancy is associated with preterm birth: a population-based cohort study. Environmental health : a global access science source, 15 1, 6

Khalil, Naila; Chen, Aimin; Lee, Miryoung; Czerwinski, Stefan A; Ebert, James R; DeWitt, Jamie C; Kannan, Kurunthachalam 2016. Association of Perfluoroalkyl Substances, Bone Mineral Density, and Osteoporosis in the U.S. Population in NHANES 2009-2010. Environmental health perspectives, 124 1, 81-7

Liu, Rongju; Xu, Xijin; Zhang, Yuling; Zheng, Xiangbin; Kim, Stephani S; Dietrich, Kim N; Ho, Shuk-Mei; Reponen, Tiina; Chen, Aimin; Huo, Xia 2016. Thyroid Hormone Status in Umbilical Cord Serum is Positively Associated with Male Anogenital Distance. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, , jc20153872

Moore, Elizabeth; Blatt, Kaitlin; Chen, Aimin; Van Hook, James; Defranco, Emily A 2016. Relationship of trimester specific smoking patterns and risk of preterm birth. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, ,

Romano, Megan E; Xu, Yingying; Calafat, Antonia M; Yolton, Kimberly; Chen, Aimin; Webster, Glenys M; Eliot, Melissa N; Howard, Cynthia R; Lanphear, Bruce P; Braun, Joseph M 2016. Maternal serum perfluoroalkyl substances during pregnancy and duration of breastfeeding. Environmental research, ,

Stacy, Shaina L; Eliot, Melissa; Calafat, Antonia M; Chen, Aimin; Lanphear, Bruce; Hauser, R; Papandonatos, George D; Sathyanarayana, Sheela; Ye, Xiaoyun; Yolton, Kimberly; Braun, Joseph 2016. Patterns, Variability, and Predictors of Urinary Bisphenol A Concentrations during Childhood. Environmental science & technology, ,

Vuong, Ann M; Braun, Joseph M; Sjödin, Andreas; Webster, Glenys M; Yolton, Kimberly; Lanphear, Bruce P; Chen, Aimin 2016. Prenatal Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Exposure and Body Mass Index in Children Up To 8 Years of Age. Environmental health perspectives, ,

Vuong, Ann M; Yolton, Kimberly; Webster, Glenys M; Sjödin, Andreas; Calafat, Antonia M; Braun, Joseph M; Dietrich, Kim N; Lanphear, Bruce P; Chen, Aimin 2016. Prenatal polybrominated diphenyl ether and perfluoroalkyl substance exposures and executive function in school-age children. Environmental research, ,

Yekeen, Taofeek Akangbe; Xu, Xijin; Zhang, Yuling; Wu, Yousheng; Kim, Stephani; Reponen, Tiina; Dietrich, Kim N; Ho, Shuk-Mei; Chen, Aimin; Huo, Xia 2016. Assessment of health risk of trace metal pollution in surface soil and road dust from e-waste recycling area in China. Environmental science and pollution research international, ,

Zeng, Xiang; Xu, Xijin; Zheng, Xiangbin; Reponen, Tiina; Chen, Aimin; Huo, Xia 2016. Heavy metals in PM2.5 and in blood, and children's respiratory symptoms and asthma from an e-waste recycling area. Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), 210 , 346-353

Zhang, Hongmei; Yolton, Kimberly; Webster, Glenys M; Sjödin, Andreas; Calafat, Antonia M; Dietrich, Kim N; Xu, Yingying; Xie, Changchun; Braun, Joseph M; Lanphear, Bruce P; Chen, Aimin 2016. Prenatal PBDE and PCB Exposures and Reading, Cognition, and Externalizing Behavior in Children. Environmental health perspectives, ,

Blatt, Kaitlin; Moore, Elizabeth; Chen, Aimin; Van Hook, James; DeFranco, Emily A 2015. Association of reported trimester-specific smoking cessation with fetal growth restriction. Obstetrics and gynecology, 125 6, 1452-9

Chen, Aimin; Xu, Fan; Xie, Changchun; Wu, Tianying; Vuong, Ann M; Miao, Maohua; Yuan, Wei; DeFranco, Emily A 2015. Gestational Weight Gain Trend and Population Attributable Risks of Adverse Fetal Growth Outcomes in Ohio. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 29 4, 346-50

Chen, Jianping; Zhong, Chunli; Liang, Hong; Yang, Yuan; Zhang, Ou; Gao, Ersheng; Chen, Aimin; Yuan, Wei; Wang, Jian; Sun, Fei; Miao, Maohua 2015. The relationship between age at menarche and infertility among Chinese rural women. European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology, 194 , 68-72

DeFranco, Emily; Hall, Eric; Hossain, Monir; Chen, Aimin; Haynes, Erin N; Jones, David; Ren, Sheng; Lu, Long; Muglia, Louis 2015. Air pollution and stillbirth risk: exposure to airborne particulate matter during pregnancy is associated with fetal death. PloS one, 10 3, e0120594

Donauer, Stephanie; Chen, Aimin; Xu, Yingying; Calafat, Antonia M; Sjodin, Andreas; Yolton, Kimberly 2015. Prenatal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals and infant neurobehavior. The Journal of pediatrics, 166 3, 736-42

Heacock, Michelle; Kelly, Carol B; Asante, Kwadwo A; Birnbaum, Linda S; Bergman, Ake L; Bruné, Marie-Noel; Buka, Irena; Carpenter, David O; Chen, Aimin; Huo, Xia; Kamel, Mostafa; Landrigan, Philip J; Magalini, Federico; Diaz-Barriga, Fernando; Neira, Maria; Omar, Magdy; Pascale, Antonio; Ruchirawat, Mathuros; Sly, Leith; Sly, Peter D; Van den Berg, Martin; Suk, William A 2015. E-Waste and Harm to Vulnerable Populations: A Growing Global Problem. Environmental health perspectives, ,

Moore, Elizabeth; Blatt, Kaitlin; Chen, Aimin; Van Hook, James; DeFranco, Emily A 2015. Factors Associated with Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy. American journal of perinatology, ,

Romano, Megan E; Webster, Glenys M; Vuong, Ann M; Thomas Zoeller, R; Chen, Aimin; Hoofnagle, Andrew N; Calafat, Antonia M; Karagas, Margaret R; Yolton, Kimberly; Lanphear, Bruce P; Braun, Joseph M 2015. Gestational urinary bisphenol A and maternal and newborn thyroid hormone concentrations: the HOME Study. Environmental research, 138 , 453-60

Shen, Yueping; Zheng, Yanmin; Jiang, Jingting; Liu, Yinmei; Luo, Xiaoming; Shen, Zongji; Chen, Xin; Wang, Yan; Dai, Yiheng; Zhao, Jing; Liang, Hong; Chen, Aimin; Yuan, Wei 2015. Higher urinary bisphenol A concentration is associated with unexplained recurrent miscarriage risk: evidence from a case-control study in eastern China. PloS one, 10 5, e0127886

Valent, Amy M; Newman, Tondra; Chen, Aimin; Thompson, Amy; DeFranco, Emily 2015. Gestational age-specific neonatal morbidity among pregnancies complicated by advanced maternal age: a population-based retrospective cohort study. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, , 1-6

Vuong, Ann M; Webster, Glenys M; Romano, Megan E; Braun, Joseph M; Zoeller, R Thomas; Hoofnagle, Andrew N; Sjödin, Andreas; Yolton, Kimberly; Lanphear, Bruce P; Chen, Aimin 2015. Maternal Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) Exposure and Thyroid Hormones in Maternal and Cord Sera: The HOME Study, Cincinnati, USA. Environmental health perspectives, 123 10, 1079-85

Yang, Shuman; Chen, Aimin; Wu, Tianying 2015. Association of history of fracture with prehypertension and hypertension: a retrospective case-control study. BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 16 , 86

Braun, Joseph M; Kalkbrenner, Amy E; Just, Allan C; Yolton, Kimberly; Calafat, Antonia M; Sjödin, Andreas; Hauser, Russ; Webster, Glenys M; Chen, Aimin; Lanphear, Bruce P 2014. Gestational exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and reciprocal social, repetitive, and stereotypic behaviors in 4- and 5-year-old children: the HOME study. Environmental health perspectives, 122 5, 513-20

Chen, Aimin; Yolton, Kimberly; Rauch, Stephen A; Webster, Glenys M; Hornung, Richard; Sjödin, Andreas; Dietrich, Kim N; Lanphear, Bruce P 2014. Prenatal polybrominated diphenyl ether exposures and neurodevelopment in U.S. children through 5 years of age: the HOME study. Environmental health perspectives, 122 8, 856-62

Kato, Kayoko; Wong, Lee-Yang; Chen, Aimin; Dunbar, Carmen; Webster, Glenys M; Lanphear, Bruce P; Calafat, Antonia M 2014. Changes in serum concentrations of maternal poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances over the course of pregnancy and predictors of exposure in a multiethnic cohort of Cincinnati, Ohio pregnant women during 2003-2006. Environmental science & technology, 48 16, 9600-8

Khalil, Naila; Chen, Aimin; Lee, Miryoung 2014. Endocrine disruptive compounds and cardio-metabolic risk factors in children. Current opinion in pharmacology, 19C , 120-124

Wang, Yan; Chen, Aimin; Dietrich, Kim N; Radcliffe, Jerilynn; Caldwell, Kathleen L; Rogan, Walter J 2014. Postnatal exposure to methyl mercury and neuropsychological development in 7-year-old urban inner-city children exposed to lead in the United States. Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence, 20 5, 527-38

Xu, Xijin; Liu, Junxiao; Zeng, Xiang; Lu, Fangfang; Chen, Aimin; Huo, Xia 2014. Elevated serum polybrominated diphenyl ethers and alteration of thyroid hormones in children from guiyu, china. PloS one, 9 11, e113699

Cao, Yang; Chen, Aimin; Bottai, Matteo; Caldwell, Kathleen L; Rogan, Walter J 2013. The impact of succimer chelation on blood cadmium in children with background exposures: a randomized trial. The Journal of pediatrics, 163 2, 598-600

Chen, Aimin; Kim, Stephani S; Chung, Ethan; Dietrich, Kim N 2013. Thyroid hormones in relation to lead, mercury, and cadmium exposure in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2008. Environmental health perspectives, 121 2, 181-6

Chen, Aimin; Park, June-Soo; Linderholm, Linda; Rhee, Alexandra; Petreas, Myrto; DeFranco, Emily A; Dietrich, Kim N; Ho, Shuk-Mei 2013. Hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers in paired maternal and cord sera. Environmental science & technology, 47 8, 3902-8

Kamath-Rayne, Beena D; DeFranco, Emily A; Chung, Ethan; Chen, Aimin 2013. Subtypes of preterm birth and the risk of postneonatal death. The Journal of pediatrics, 162 1, 28-34.e2

Kim, Stephani; Arora, Monica; Fernandez, Cristina; Landero, Julio; Caruso, Joseph; Chen, Aimin 2013. Lead, mercury, and cadmium exposure and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. Environmental research, 126 , 105-10

Haynes, Erin N; Ryan, Pat; Chen, Aimin; Brown, David; Roda, Sandy; Kuhnell, Pierce; Wittberg, Dawn; Terrell, Matthew; Reponen, Tiina 2012. Assessment of personal exposure to manganese in children living near a ferromanganese refinery. The Science of the total environment, 427-428 , 19-25

Loftin, Ryan; Chen, Aimin; Evans, Arthur; DeFranco, Emily 2012. Racial differences in gestational age-specific neonatal morbidity: further evidence for different gestational lengths. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 206 3, 259.e1-6

Xu, Xijin; Yang, Hui; Chen, Aimin; Zhou, Yulin; Wu, Kusheng; Liu, Junxiao; Zhang, Yuling; Huo, Xia 2012. Birth outcomes related to informal e-waste recycling in Guiyu, China. Reproductive toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.), 33 1, 94-8

Akhtar, Javed I; Irazuzta, Jose; Chen, Aimin 2011. Learner's evaluation in paediatric intensive care unit. Emergency medicine journal : EMJ, 28 9, 758-60

Cao, Yang; Chen, Aimin; Jones, Robert L; Radcliffe, Jerilynn; Dietrich, Kim N; Caldwell, Kathleen L; Peddada, Shyamal; Rogan, Walter J 2011. Efficacy of succimer chelation of mercury at background exposures in toddlers: a randomized trial. The Journal of pediatrics, 158 3, 480-485.e1

Chen, Aimin; Chung, Ethan; DeFranco, Emily A; Pinney, Susan M; Dietrich, Kim N 2011. Serum PBDEs and age at menarche in adolescent girls: analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2004. Environmental research, 111 6, 831-7

Chen, Aimin; Dietrich, Kim N; Huo, Xia; Ho, Shuk-mei 2011. Developmental neurotoxicants in e-waste: an emerging health concern. Environmental health perspectives, 119 4, 431-8

Haynes, Erin N; Chen, Aimin; Ryan, Patrick; Succop, Paul; Wright, John; Dietrich, Kim N 2011. Exposure to airborne metals and particulate matter and risk for youth adjudicated for criminal activity. Environmental research, 111 8, 1243-8

Liang, Hong; Gao, Er-sheng; Chen, Ai-min; Luo, Lin; Cheng, Yi-min; Yuan, Wei 2011. Mifepristone-induced abortion and vaginal bleeding in subsequent pregnancy. Contraception, 84 6, 609-14

Liu, Junxiao; Xu, Xijin; Wu, Kusheng; Piao, Zhongxian; Huang, Jinrong; Guo, Yongyong; Li, Weiqiu; Zhang, Yuling; Chen, Aimin; Huo, Xia 2011. Association between lead exposure from electronic waste recycling and child temperament alterations. Neurotoxicology, 32 4, 458-64

Shen, Xuedong; Nair, Chandra K; Aronow, Wilbert S; Holmberg, Mak J; Reddy, Madhu; Anand, Kishley; Hee, Tom; Chen, Aimin; Fang, Xiang; Maciejewski, Stephanie; Esterbrooks, Dennis J 2011. A new baseline scoring system may help to predict response to cardiac resynchronization therapy. Archives of medical science : AMS, 7 4, 627-33

Alla, Venkata M; Anand, Kishlay; Hundal, Mandeep; Chen, Aimin; Karnam, Showri; Hee, Tom; Hunter, Claire; Mooss, Aryan N; Esterbrooks, Dennis; Mohiuddin, Syed M 2010. Impact of moderate to severe renal impairment on mortality and appropriate shocks in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Cardiology research and practice, 2010 , 150285

Cao, Yang; Chen, Aimin; Jones, Robert L; Radcliffe, Jerilynn; Caldwell, Kathleen L; Dietrich, Kim N; Rogan, Walter J 2010. Does background postnatal methyl mercury exposure in toddlers affect cognition and behavior? Neurotoxicology, 31 1, 1-9

Guo, Yongyong; Huo, Xia; Li, Yan; Wu, Kusheng; Liu, Junxiao; Huang, Jingrong; Zheng, Guina; Xiao, Qiongna; Yang, Hui; Wang, Yuanping; Chen, Aimin; Xu, Xijin 2010. Monitoring of lead, cadmium, chromium and nickel in placenta from an e-waste recycling town in China. The Science of the total environment, 408 16, 3113-7

Ma, Jun; Lu, Hui-Yuan; Xia, Yan-Kai; Dong, Hui-Bin; Gu, Ai-Hua; Li, Zi-Yin; Li, Zhong; Chen, Ai-Min; Wang, Xin-Ru; Wang, Shou-Lin 2010. BCL2 Ala43Thr is a functional variant associated with protection against azoospermia in a Han-Chinese population. Biology of reproduction, 83 4, 656-62

Miao, Mao-Hua; Gao, Er-Sheng; Chen, Ai-Min; Luo, Lin; Cheng, Yi-Min; Yuan, Wei 2010. Mifepristone-induced abortion and duration of third stage labour in a subsequent pregnancy. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 24 2, 125-30

Cao, Yang; Chen, Aimin; Radcliffe, Jerilynn; Dietrich, Kim N; Jones, Robert L; Caldwell, Kathleen; Rogan, Walter J 2009. Postnatal cadmium exposure, neurodevelopment, and blood pressure in children at 2, 5, and 7 years of age. Environmental health perspectives, 117 10, 1580-6

Chen, Aimin; Feresu, Shingairai A; Barsoom, Michael J 2009. Heterogeneity of preterm birth subtypes in relation to neonatal death. Obstetrics and gynecology, 114 3, 516-22

Chen, Aimin; Feresu, Shingairai A; Fernandez, Cristina; Rogan, Walter J 2009. Maternal obesity and the risk of infant death in the United States. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 20 1, 74-81

Chen, Aimin; Klebanoff, Mark A; Basso, Olga 2009. Pre-pregnancy body mass index change between pregnancies and preterm birth in the following pregnancy. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 23 3, 207-15

Eskenazi, Brenda; Chevrier, Jonathan; Rosas, Lisa Goldman; Anderson, Henry A; Bornman, Maria S; Bouwman, Henk; Chen, Aimin; Cohn, Barbara A; de Jager, Christiaan; Henshel, Diane S; Leipzig, Felicia; Leipzig, John S; Lorenz, Edward C; Snedeker, Suzanne M; Stapleton, Darwin 2009. The Pine River statement: human health consequences of DDT use. Environmental health perspectives, 117 9, 1359-67

Gonsalves, Wilson I; Cornish, Nancy; Moore, Michael; Chen, Aimin; Varman, Meera 2009. Effects of volume and site of blood draw on blood culture results. Journal of clinical microbiology, 47 11, 3482-5

Pomajzl, R J; Varman, M; Holst, A; Chen, A 2009. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)--incidence and etiologies at a regional Children's Hospital in 2001-2006. European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology, 28 12, 1431-5

Zhu, Qian-Xi; Gao, Er-Sheng; Chen, Ai-Min; Luo, Lin; Cheng, Yi-Min; Yuan, Wei 2009. Mifepristone-induced abortion and placental complications in subsequent pregnancy. Human reproduction (Oxford, England), 24 2, 315-9

Chen, Aimin; Basso, Olga 2007. Does low maternal blood pressure during pregnancy increase the risk of perinatal death? Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 18 5, 619-22

Chen, Aimin; Cai, Bo; Dietrich, Kim N; Radcliffe, Jerilynn; Rogan, Walter J 2007. Lead exposure, IQ, and behavior in urban 5- to 7-year-olds: does lead affect behavior only by lowering IQ? Pediatrics, 119 3, e650-8

Chen, Aimin; Pennell, Michael L; Klebanoff, Mark A; Rogan, Walter J; Longnecker, Matthew P 2006. Maternal smoking during pregnancy in relation to child overweight: follow-up to age 8 years. International journal of epidemiology, 35 1, 121-30

Chen, Aimin; Rhoads, George G; Cai, Bo; Salganik, Mikhail; Rogan, Walter J 2006. The effect of chelation on blood pressure in lead-exposed children: a randomized study. Environmental health perspectives, 114 4, 579-83

Chen, Aimin; Schwarz, Donald; Radcliffe, Jerilynn; Rogan, Walter J 2006. Maternal IQ, child IQ, behavior, and achievement in urban 5-7 year olds. Pediatric research, 59 3, 471-7

Chen, Aimin; Dietrich, Kim N; Ware, James H; Radcliffe, Jerilynn; Rogan, Walter J 2005. IQ and blood lead from 2 to 7 years of age: are the effects in older children the residual of high blood lead concentrations in 2-year-olds? Environmental health perspectives, 113 5, 597-601

Chen, Aimin; Rogan, Walter J 2005. Improving behavior of lead-exposed children: micronutrient supplementation, chelation, or prevention. The Journal of pediatrics, 147 5, 570-1

Chen, Aimin; Zhang, Jun; Zhou, Lifeng; Gao, Er-Sheng; Chen, Li; Rogan, Walter J; Wolff, Mary S 2005. DDT serum concentration and menstruation among young Chinese women. Environmental research, 99 3, 397-402

Rogan, Walter J; Chen, Aimin 2005. Health risks and benefits of bis(4-chlorophenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane (DDT). Lancet, 366 9487, 763-73

Chen, Aimin; Rogan, Walter J 2004. Breastfeeding and the risk of postneonatal death in the United States. Pediatrics, 113 5, e435-9

Chen, Aimin; Rogan, Walter J 2004. Isoflavones in soy infant formula: a review of evidence for endocrine and other activity in infants. Annual review of nutrition, 24 , 33-54

Chen, Aimin; Yuan, Wei; Meirik, Olav; Wang, Xianmi; Wu, Shi-Zhong; Zhou, Lifeng; Luo, Lin; Gao, Ersheng; Cheng, Yimin 2004. Mifepristone-induced early abortion and outcome of subsequent wanted pregnancy. American journal of epidemiology, 160 2, 110-7

Chen, Aimin; Rogan, Walter J 2003. Nonmalarial infant deaths and DDT use for malaria control. Emerging infectious diseases, 9 8, 960-4