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Grace Lemasters

Professor-Emeritus

Environmental and Public Health Sciences | College of Medicine

Research Interests

Current Research: Solvent and fuels cytogenic and male reproduction, neurologic effects; Refractory ceramic fiber - pulmonary health effects; Coffee/caffeine - pregnancy; Falls, injuries; Pregnancy; Children's health.

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Peer Reviewed Publications

Hartley, Kim; Perazzo, Joseph; Brokamp, Cole; Gillespie, Gordon Lee; Cecil, Kim M; LeMasters, Grace; Yolton, Kimberly; Ryan, Patrick 2021. Residential surrounding greenness and self-reported symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescents. Environmental research, 194 , 110628

Beckwith, Travis; Cecil, Kim; Altaye, Mekibib; Severs, Rachel; Wolfe, Christopher; Percy, Zana; Maloney, Thomas; Yolton, Kimberly; LeMasters, Grace; Brunst, Kelly; Ryan, Patrick 2020. Reduced gray matter volume and cortical thickness associated with traffic-related air pollution in a longitudinally studied pediatric cohort. PloS one, 15 1, e0228092

Cox, Jennie; Ryan, Patrick; Burkle, Jeff; Jandarov, Roman; Mendell, Mark J; Hershey, Gurjit Khurana; LeMasters, Grace; Reponen, Tiina 2020. Quantitative and semiquantitative estimates of mold exposure in infancy and childhood respiratory health. Environmental epidemiology (Philadelphia, Pa.), 4 4, e101

Brunst, Kelly J; Ryan, Patrick H; Altaye, Mekibib; Yolton, Kimberly; Maloney, Thomas; Beckwith, Travis; LeMasters, Grace; Cecil, Kim M 2019. Myo-inositol mediates the effects of traffic-related air pollution on generalized anxiety symptoms at age 12?years. Environmental research, 175 , 71-78

Lockey, James E; Hilbert, Timothy J; LeMasters, Grace; Dunning, Kari K; McKay, Roy T; Levin, Linda S; Rice, Carol H 2019. Respiratory follow-up pre- and post-engineering controls or cessation of added diacetyl at four microwave popcorn facilities. ERJ open research, 5 3,

Madzia, Juliana; Ryan, Patrick; Yolton, Kimberly; Percy, Zana; Newman, Nick; LeMasters, Grace; Brokamp, Cole 2019. Residential Greenspace Association with Childhood Behavioral Outcomes. The Journal of pediatrics, 207 , 233-240

Yolton, Kimberly; Khoury, Jane C; Burkle, Jeffrey; LeMasters, Grace; Cecil, Kim M; Ryan, Patrick 2019. Corrigendum to "Lifetime exposure to traffic-related air pollution and symptoms of depression and anxiety at age 12 years'" [Environ. Res. 17 (2019) 199-206]. Environmental research, 176 , 108519

Yolton, Kimberly; Khoury, Jane C; Burkle, Jeffrey; LeMasters, Grace; Cecil, Kim; Ryan, Patrick 2019. lifetime exposure to traffic-related air pollution and symptoms of depression and anxiety at age 12 years. Environmental research, 173 , 199-206

Brokamp, Cole; Jandarov, Roman; Rao, M B; LeMasters, Grace; Ryan, Patrick 2017. Exposure assessment models for elemental components of particulate matter in an urban environment: A comparison of regression and random forest approaches. Atmospheric environment (Oxford, England : 1994), 151 , 1-11

LeMasters, Grace; Lockey, James E; Hilbert, Timothy J; Levin, Linda S; Burkle, Jeff W; Shipley, Ralph; Perme, Charles; Meyer, Cristopher A; Rice, Carol H 2017. A 30-year mortality and respiratory morbidity study of refractory ceramic fiber workers. Inhalation toxicology, 29 10, 462-470

Benson, Robert; Berry, David; Lockey, James; Brattin, William; Hilbert, Timothy; LeMasters, Grace 2016. Response to comment on "Exposure-response modeling of non-cancer effects in humans exposed to Libby Amphibole Asbestos; update" by Benson et al. (2015) submitted by Goodman et al. (2016). Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP, 80 , 270-1

Benson, Robert; Berry, David; Lockey, James; Brattin, William; Hilbert, Timothy; LeMasters, Grace 2015. Exposure-response modeling of non-cancer effects in humans exposed to Libby Amphibole Asbestos; update. Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP, 73 3, 780-9

Brunst, Kelly J; Ryan, Patrick H; Brokamp, Cole; Bernstein, David; Reponen, Tiina; Lockey, James; Khurana Hershey, Gurjit K; Levin, Linda; Grinshpun, Sergey A; LeMasters, Grace 2015. Timing and Duration of Traffic-related Air Pollution Exposure and the Risk for Childhood Wheeze and Asthma. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 192 4, 421-7

LeMasters, Grace; Levin, Linda; Bernstein, David I; Lockey, Stephen D; Lockey, James E; Burkle, Jeff; Khurana Hershey, Gurjit K; Brunst, Kelly; Ryan, Patrick H 2015. Secondhand smoke and traffic exhaust confer opposing risks for asthma in normal and overweight children. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.), 23 1, 32-6

Ryan, Patrick H; Son, Sang Young; Wolfe, Christopher; Lockey, James; Brokamp, Cole; LeMasters, Grace 2015. A field application of a personal sensor for ultrafine particle exposure in children. The Science of the total environment, 508 , 366-73

Johansson, Elisabet; Reponen, Tiina; Vesper, Stephen; Levin, Linda; Lockey, James; Ryan, Patrick; Bernstein, David I; Villareal, Manuel; Khurana Hershey, Gurjit K; Schaffer, Chris; Lemasters, Grace 2013. Microbial content of household dust associated with exhaled NO in asthmatic children. Environment international, 59 , 141-7

Newman, Nicholas C; Ryan, Patrick; Lemasters, Grace; Levin, Linda; Bernstein, David; Hershey, Gurjit K Khurana; Lockey, James E; Villareal, Manuel; Reponen, Tiina; Grinshpun, Sergey; Sucharew, Heidi; Dietrich, Kim N 2013. Traffic-related air pollution exposure in the first year of life and behavioral scores at 7 years of age. Environmental health perspectives, 121 6, 731-6

Reponen, Tiina; Levin, Linda; Zheng, Shu; Vesper, Stephen; Ryan, Patrick; Grinshpun, Sergey A; LeMasters, Grace 2013. Family and home characteristics correlate with mold in homes. Environmental research, 124 , 67-70

Kim, Haejin; Tse, Kevin; Levin, Linda; Bernstein, David; Reponen, Tiina; LeMasters, Grace; Lummus, Zana; Horner, Anthony A 2012. House dust bioactivities predict skin prick test reactivity for children with high risk of allergy. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 129 6, 1529-37.e2

Reponen, Tiina; Lockey, James; Bernstein, David I; Vesper, Stephen J; Levin, Linda; Khurana Hershey, Gurjit K; Zheng, Shu; Ryan, Patrick; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Villareal, Manuel; Lemasters, Grace 2012. Infant origins of childhood asthma associated with specific molds. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 130 3, 639-644.e5

Sucharew, Heidi; Khoury, Jane C; Rao, Marepalli; Succop, Paul; Bernstein, David; Ryan, Patrick H; LeMasters, Grace 2012. Predicting allergic disease at age four using an atopy predisposition score at age two: the application of item response theory. Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 23 2, 195-201

Johansson, E; Vesper, S; Levin, L; LeMasters, G; Grinshpun, S; Reponen, T 2011. Streptomycetes in house dust: associations with housing characteristics and endotoxin. Indoor air, 21 4, 300-10

Reponen, Tiina; Vesper, Stephen; Levin, Linda; Johansson, Elisabet; Ryan, Patrick; Burkle, Jeffery; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Zheng, Shu; Bernstein, David I; Lockey, James; Villareal, Manuel; Khurana Hershey, Gurjit K; LeMasters, Grace 2011. High environmental relative moldiness index during infancy as a predictor of asthma at 7 years of age. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 107 2, 120-6

Dunning, Kari; LeMasters, Grace; Bhattacharya, Amit 2010. A major public health issue: the high incidence of falls during pregnancy. Maternal and child health journal, 14 5, 720-725

Reponen, Tiina; Singh, Umesh; Schaffer, Chris; Vesper, Stephen; Johansson, Elisabet; Adhikari, Atin; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Indugula, Reshmi; Ryan, Patrick; Levin, Linda; Lemasters, Grace 2010. Visually observed mold and moldy odor versus quantitatively measured microbial exposure in homes. The Science of the total environment, 408 22, 5565-74

Sucharew, Heidi; Ryan, Patrick H; Bernstein, David; Succop, Paul; Khurana Hershey, Gurjit K; Lockey, James; Villareal, Manuel; Reponen, Tiina; Grinshpun, Sergey; LeMasters, Grace 2010. Exposure to traffic exhaust and night cough during early childhood: the CCAAPS birth cohort. Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 21 2 Pt 1, 253-9

Iossifova, Yulia Y; Reponen, Tiina; Ryan, Patrick H; Levin, Linda; Bernstein, David I; Lockey, James E; Hershey, Gurjit K Khurana; Villareal, Manuel; LeMasters, Grace 2009. Mold exposure during infancy as a predictor of potential asthma development. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 102 2, 131-7

Ryan, Patrick H; Bernstein, David I; Lockey, James; Reponen, Tiina; Levin, Linda; Grinshpun, Sergey; Villareal, Manuel; Hershey, Gurjit K Khurana; Burkle, Jeff; LeMasters, Grace 2009. Exposure to traffic-related particles and endotoxin during infancy is associated with wheezing at age 3 years. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 180 11, 1068-75

Iossifova, Y Y; Reponen, T; Bernstein, D I; Levin, L; Kalra, H; Campo, P; Villareal, M; Lockey, J; Hershey, G K K; LeMasters, G 2007. House dust (1-3)-beta-D-glucan and wheezing in infants. Allergy, 62 5, 504-13

Meklin, Teija; Reponen, Tiina; McKinstry, Craig; Cho, Seung-Hyun; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Nevalainen, Aino; Vepsäläinen, Asko; Haugland, Richard A; Lemasters, Grace; Vesper, Stephen J 2007. Comparison of mold concentrations quantified by MSQPCR in indoor and outdoor air sampled simultaneously. The Science of the total environment, 382 1, 130-4

Vesper, Stephen J; McKinstry, Craig; Haugland, Richard A; Iossifova, Yulia; Lemasters, Grace; Levin, Linda; Khurana Hershey, Gurjit K; Villareal, Manuel; Bernstein, David I; Lockey, James; Reponen, Tiina 2007. Relative moldiness index as predictor of childhood respiratory illness. Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology, 17 1, 88-94

Adhikari, Atin; Reponen, Tiina; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Martuzevicius, Dainius; LeMasters, Grace 2006. Correlation of ambient inhalable bioaerosols with particulate matter and ozone: a two-year study. Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), 140 1, 16-28

Campo, Paloma; Kalra, Harpinder K; Levin, Linda; Reponen, Tiina; Olds, Rolanda; Lummus, Zana L; Cho, Seung-Hyun; Khurana Hershey, Gurjit K; Lockey, James; Villareal, Manuel; Stanforth, Sherry; Lemasters, Grace; Bernstein, David I 2006. Influence of dog ownership and high endotoxin on wheezing and atopy during infancy. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 118 6, 1271-8

Cho, Seung-Hyun; Reponen, Tiina; Bernstein, David I; Olds, Rolanda; Levin, Linda; Liu, Xiaolei; Wilson, Kimberly; Lemasters, Grace 2006. The effect of home characteristics on dust antigen concentrations and loads in homes. The Science of the total environment, 371 1-3, 31-43

Cho, Seung-Hyun; Reponen, Tiina; LeMasters, Grace; Levin, Linda; Huang, Jian; Meklin, Teija; Ryan, Patrick; Villareal, Manuel; Bernstein, David 2006. Mold damage in homes and wheezing in infants. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 97 4, 539-45

Hu, Shaohua; McDonald, Rafael; Martuzevicius, Dainius; Biswas, Pratim; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Kelley, Anna; Reponen, Tiina; Lockey, James; Lemasters, Grace 2006. UNMIX modeling of ambient PM(2.5) near an interstate highway in Cincinnati, OH, USA. Atmospheric environment (Oxford, England : 1994), 40 S2, 378-395

Kalra, Maninder; Biagini, Jocelyn; Bernstein, David; Stanforth, Sherry; Burkle, Jeffrey; Cohen, Aliza; LeMasters, Grace 2006. Effect of asthma on the risk of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in atopic women. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 97 2, 231-5

Kalra, Maninder; Lemasters, Grace; Bernstein, David; Wilson, Kimberly; Levin, Linda; Cohen, Aliza; Amin, Raouf 2006. Atopy as a risk factor for habitual snoring at age 1 year. Chest, 129 4, 942-6

Osborne, Melissa; Reponen, Tiina; Adhikari, Atin; Cho, Seung-Hyun; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Levin, Linda; Bernstein, David I; LeMasters, Grace 2006. Specific fungal exposures, allergic sensitization, and rhinitis in infants. Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 17 6, 450-7

Zhong, Wei; Levin, Linda; Reponen, Tiina; Hershey, Gurjit K; Adhikari, Atin; Shukla, Rakesh; LeMasters, Grace 2006. Analysis of short-term influences of ambient aeroallergens on pediatric asthma hospital visits. The Science of the total environment, 370 2-3, 330-6

Kalra, Maninder; Kimball, Thomas R; Daniels, Stephen R; LeMasters, Grace; Willging, Paul J; Rutter, Michael; Witt, Sandra A; Glascock, Betty J; Amin, Raouf S 2005. Structural cardiac changes as a predictor of respiratory complications after adenotonsillectomy for obstructive breathing during sleep in children. Sleep medicine, 6 3, 241-5

Ryan, Patrick H; LeMasters, Grace; Biagini, Jocelyn; Bernstein, David; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Shukla, Rakesh; Wilson, Kimberly; Villareal, Manuel; Burkle, Jeff; Lockey, James 2005. Is it traffic type, volume, or distance? Wheezing in infants living near truck and bus traffic. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 116 2, 279-84

McDonald, Rafael; Hu, Shaohua; Martuzevicius, Dainius; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Lemasters, Grace; Biswas, Pratim 2004. Intensive Short Term Measurements of the Ambient Aerosol in the Greater Cincinnati Airshed. Aerosol science and technology : the journal of the American Association for Aerosol Research, 38 SUPPLIMENT, 70-79

Sonntag, David M; de Boer, Johan; Medvedovic, Mario; Baxter, C Stuart; LeMasters, Grace; Talaska, Glenn 2004. Mutational biases associated with potential iron-binding DNA motifs in rodent lacI and human p53 mutational databases. Mutation research, 550 1-2, 73-88

Dunning, Kari; LeMasters, Grace; Levin, Linda; Bhattacharya, Amit; Alterman, Toni; Lordo, Kathy 2003. Falls in workers during pregnancy: risk factors, job hazards, and high risk occupations. American journal of industrial medicine, 44 6, 664-72

Reponen, Tiina; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Trakumas, Saulius; Martuzevicius, Dainius; Wang, Zhong-Min; LeMasters, Grace; Lockey, James E; Biswas, Pratim 2003. Concentration gradient patterns of aerosol particles near interstate highways in the Greater Cincinnati airshed. Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM, 5 4, 557-62

Khoury, J C; Miodovnik, M; LeMasters, G; Sibai, B 2002. Pregnancy outcome and progression of diabetic nephropathy. What's next? 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, 11 4, 238-44

Gordley, L B; Lemasters, G; Simpson, S R; Yiin, J H 2000. Menstrual disorders and occupational, stress, and racial factors among military personnel. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 42 9, 871-81

Bhattacharya, A; Warren, J; Teuschler, J; Dimov, M; Medvedovic, M; Lemasters, G 1999. Development and evaluation of a microprocessor-based ergonomic dosimeter for evaluating carpentry tasks. Applied ergonomics, 30 6, 543-53

Albers, J T; Li, Y; Lemasters, G; Sprague, S; Stinson, R; Bhattacharya, A 1997. An ergonomic education and evaluation program for apprentice carpenters. American journal of industrial medicine, 32 6, 641-6

Smith, L B; Bhattacharya, A; Lemasters, G; Succop, P; Puhala, E; Medvedovic, M; Joyce, J 1997. Effect of chronic low-level exposure to jet fuel on postural balance of US Air Force personnel. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 39 7, 623-32

Lockey, J; Lemasters, G; Rice, C; Hansen, K; Levin, L; Shipley, R; Spitz, H; Wiot, J 1996. Refractory ceramic fiber exposure and pleural plaques. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 154 5, 1405-10

Prows, C A; Shortridge, L; Kenner, C; Lemasters, G 1993. Nature and prevalence of ribavirin aerosol administration in U.S. pediatric hospitals. Journal of pediatric nursing, 8 6, 370-5

Amin, Priyal; Levin, Linda; Epstein, Tolly; Ryan, Pat; LeMasters, Grace; Khurana Hershey, Gurjit; Reponen, Tina; Villareal, Manuel; Lockey, James; Bernstein, David I . Optimum predictors of childhood asthma: persistent wheeze or the Asthma Predictive Index? The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice, 2 6, 709-15

Dimov, M; Bhattacharya, A; Lemasters, G; Atterbury, M; Greathouse, L; Ollila-Glenn, N . Exertion and body discomfort perceived symptoms associated with carpentry tasks: an on-site evaluation. AIHAJ : a journal for the science of occupational and environmental health and safety, 61 5, 685-91

LeMasters, Grace; Bhattacharya, Amit; Borton, Eric; Mayfield, Laverne . Functional impairment and quality of life in retired workers of the construction trades. Experimental aging research, 32 2, 227-42