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Environmental Health

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Roy McKay

Education/Credentials
  • Ph.D.: University of Cincinnati

Contact Information
  • Room G-27 Kettering Lab, 160 Panzeca Way
  • Occupational Pulmonary Services
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0458
  • Office 513-558-1234
  • Email Roy.McKay@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Lockey, James E; Dunning, Kari; Hilbert, Timothy J; Borton, Eric; Levin, Linda; Rice, Carol H; McKay, Roy T; Shipley, Ralph; Meyer, Cristopher A; Perme, Charles; LeMasters, Grace K 2015. Response to Comment on "HRCT/CT and Associated Spirometric Effects of Low Libby Amphibole Asbestos Exposure" by Lockey et al (2015). Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 57 7, e80-2

Lockey, James E; Dunning, Kari; Hilbert, Timothy J; Borton, Eric; Levin, Linda; Rice, Carol H; McKay, Roy T; Shipley, Ralph; Meyer, Cristopher A; Perme, Charles; LeMasters, Grace K 2015. HRCT/CT and associated spirometric effects of low Libby amphibole asbestos exposure. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 57 1, 6-13

He, Xinjian; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Reponen, Tiina; McKay, Roy; Bergman, Michael S; Zhuang, Ziqing 2014. Effects of breathing frequency and flow rate on the total inward leakage of an elastomeric half-mask donned on an advanced manikin headform. The Annals of occupational hygiene, 58 2, 182-94

He, Xinjian; Reponen, Tiina; McKay, Roy; Grinshpun, Sergey A 2014. How does breathing frequency affect the performance of an N95 filtering facepiece respirator and a surgical mask against surrogates of viral particles? Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 11 3, 178-85

Cho, Kyungmin Jacob; Turkevich, Leonid; Miller, Matthew; McKay, Roy; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Ha, KwonChul; Reponen, Tiina 2013. Penetration of fiber versus spherical particles through filter media and faceseal leakage of N95 filtering facepiece respirators with cyclic flow. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 10 3, 109-15

He, Xinjian; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Reponen, Tiina; Yermakov, Michael; McKay, Roy; Haruta, Hiroki; Kimura, Kazushi 2013. Laboratory evaluation of the particle size effect on the performance of an elastomeric half-mask respirator against ultrafine combustion particles. The Annals of occupational hygiene, 57 7, 884-97

He, Xinjian; Son, Sang-Young; James, Kelley; Yermakov, Michael; Reponen, Tiina; McKay, Roy T; Grinshpun, Sergey A 2013. Exploring a novel ultrafine particle counter for utilization in respiratory protection studies. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 10 4, D52-4

He, Xinjian; Yermakov, Michael; Reponen, Tiina; McKay, Roy T; James, Kelley; Grinshpun, Sergey A 2013. Manikin-based performance evaluation of elastomeric respirators against combustion particles. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 10 4, 203-12

Brunst, Kelly J; Ryan, Patrick H; Lockey, James E; Bernstein, David I; McKay, Roy T; Khurana Hershey, Gurjit K; Villareal, Manuel; Biagini Myers, Jocelyn M; Levin, Linda; Burkle, Jeff; Evans, Sherry; Lemasters, Grace K 2012. Unraveling the relationship between aeroallergen sensitization, gender, second-hand smoke exposure, and impaired lung function. Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 23 5, 479-87

Cho, Kyungmin Jacob; Reponen, Tiina; McKay, Roy; Dwivedi, Alok; Adhikari, Atin; Singh, Umesh; Shukla, Rakesh; Jones, Susan; Jones, Gordon; Grinshpun, Sergey A 2011. Comparison of workplace protection factors for different biological contaminants. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 8 7, 417-25

McCormack, Francis X; Inoue, Yoshikazu; Moss, Joel; Singer, Lianne G; Strange, Charlie; Nakata, Koh; Barker, Alan F; Chapman, Jeffrey T; Brantly, Mark L; Stocks, James M; Brown, Kevin K; Lynch, Joseph P; Goldberg, Hilary J; Young, Lisa R; Kinder, Brent W; Downey, Gregory P; Sullivan, Eugene J; Colby, Thomas V; McKay, Roy T; Cohen, Marsha M; Korbee, Leslie; Taveira-DaSilva, Angelo M; Lee, Hye-Seung; Krischer, Jeffrey P; Trapnell, Bruce C 2011. Efficacy and safety of sirolimus in lymphangioleiomyomatosis. The New England journal of medicine, 364 17, 1595-606

McKay, Roy T; LeMasters, Grace K; Hilbert, Timothy J; Levin, Linda S; Rice, Carol H; Borton, Eric K; Lockey, James E 2011. A long term study of pulmonary function among US refractory ceramic fibre workers. Occupational and environmental medicine, 68 2, 89-95

McKibben, Julie M; McKay, Roy T; Freeman, Andrew G; Levin, Linda S; Pinney, Susan M; Alshaikh, Enas 2011. Redefining spirometry hesitating start criteria based on the ratio of extrapolated volume to timed FEVs. Chest, 140 1, 164-9

Reponen, Tiina; Lee, Shu-An; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Johnson, Erik; McKay, Roy 2011. Effect of fit testing on the protection offered by n95 filtering facepiece respirators against fine particles in a laboratory setting. The Annals of occupational hygiene, 55 3, 264-71

Cho, Kyungmin Jacob; Jones, Susan; Jones, Gordon; McKay, Roy; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Dwivedi, Alok; Shukla, Rakesh; Singh, Umesh; Reponen, Tiina 2010. Effect of particle size on respiratory protection provided by two types of N95 respirators used in agricultural settings. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 7 11, 622-7

Cho, Kyungmin Jacob; Reponen, Tiina; McKay, Roy; Shukla, Rakesh; Haruta, Hiroki; Sekar, Padmini; Grinshpun, Sergey A 2010. Large particle penetration through N95 respirator filters and facepiece leaks with cyclic flow. The Annals of occupational hygiene, 54 1, 68-77

Miller, M R; Hankinson, J; Brusasco, V; Burgos, F; Casaburi, R; Coates, A; Enright, P; van der Grinten, C; Gustafsson, P; Jensen, R; Macintyre, N; McKay, R T; Pedersen, O F; Pellegrino, R; Viegi, G; Wanger, J 2010. Standardisation of lung function testing: the authors' replies to readers' comments. The European respiratory journal, 36 6, 1496-8

Grinshpun, Sergey A; Haruta, Hiroki; Eninger, Robert M; Reponen, Tiina; McKay, Roy T; Lee, Shu-An 2009. Performance of an N95 filtering facepiece particulate respirator and a surgical mask during human breathing: two pathways for particle penetration. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 6 10, 593-603

Lockey, J E; Hilbert, T J; Levin, L P; Ryan, P H; White, K L; Borton, E K; Rice, C H; McKay, R T; LeMasters, G K 2009. Airway obstruction related to diacetyl exposure at microwave popcorn production facilities. The European respiratory journal, 34 1, 63-71

Eninger, Robert M; Honda, Takeshi; Reponen, Tiina; McKay, Roy; Grinshpun, Sergey A 2008. What does respirator certification tell us about filtration of ultrafine particles? Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 5 5, 286-95

Pellegrino, R; Brusasco, V; Viegi, G; Crapo, R O; Burgos, F; Casaburi, R; Coates, A; van der Grinten, C P M; Gustafsson, P; Hankinson, J; Jensen, R; Johnson, D C; Macintyre, N; McKay, R; Miller, M R; Navajas, D; Pedersen, O F; Wanger, J 2008. Definition of COPD: based on evidence or opinion? The European respiratory journal, 31 3, 681-2

Lee, Shu-An; Adhikari, Atin; Grinshpun, Sergey A; McKay, Roy; Shukla, Rakesh; Reponen, Tiina 2006. Personal exposure to airborne dust and microorganisms in agricultural environments. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 3 3, 118-30

Lee, Shu-An; Adhikari, Atin; Grinshpun, Sergey A; McKay, Roy; Shukla, Rakesh; Zeigler, Haoyue Li; Reponen, Tiina 2005. Respiratory protection provided by N95 filtering facepiece respirators against airborne dust and microorganisms in agricultural farms. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 2 11, 577-85

Lee, Shu-An; Grinshpun, Sergey A; Adhikari, Atin; Li, Weixin; McKay, Roy; Maynard, Andrew; Reponen, Tiina 2005. Laboratory and field evaluation of a new personal sampling system for assessing the protection provided by the N95 filtering facepiece respirators against particles. The Annals of occupational hygiene, 49 3, 245-57

Macintyre, N; Crapo, R O; Viegi, G; Johnson, D C; van der Grinten, C P M; Brusasco, V; Burgos, F; Casaburi, R; Coates, A; Enright, P; Gustafsson, P; Hankinson, J; Jensen, R; McKay, R; Miller, M R; Navajas, D; Pedersen, O F; Pellegrino, R; Wanger, J 2005. Standardisation of the single-breath determination of carbon monoxide uptake in the lung. The European respiratory journal, 26 4, 720-35

Miller, M R; Crapo, R; Hankinson, J; Brusasco, V; Burgos, F; Casaburi, R; Coates, A; Enright, P; van der Grinten, C P M; Gustafsson, P; Jensen, R; Johnson, D C; MacIntyre, N; McKay, R; Navajas, D; Pedersen, O F; Pellegrino, R; Viegi, G; Wanger, J 2005. General considerations for lung function testing. The European respiratory journal, 26 1, 153-61

Miller, M R; Hankinson, J; Brusasco, V; Burgos, F; Casaburi, R; Coates, A; Crapo, R; Enright, P; van der Grinten, C P M; Gustafsson, P; Jensen, R; Johnson, D C; MacIntyre, N; McKay, R; Navajas, D; Pedersen, O F; Pellegrino, R; Viegi, G; Wanger, J 2005. Standardisation of spirometry. The European respiratory journal, 26 2, 319-38

Pellegrino, R; Viegi, G; Brusasco, V; Crapo, R O; Burgos, F; Casaburi, R; Coates, A; van der Grinten, C P M; Gustafsson, P; Hankinson, J; Jensen, R; Johnson, D C; MacIntyre, N; McKay, R; Miller, M R; Navajas, D; Pedersen, O F; Wanger, J 2005. Interpretative strategies for lung function tests. The European respiratory journal, 26 5, 948-68

Wanger, J; Clausen, J L; Coates, A; Pedersen, O F; Brusasco, V; Burgos, F; Casaburi, R; Crapo, R; Enright, P; van der Grinten, C P M; Gustafsson, P; Hankinson, J; Jensen, R; Johnson, D; Macintyre, N; McKay, R; Miller, M R; Navajas, D; Pellegrino, R; Viegi, G 2005. Standardisation of the measurement of lung volumes. The European respiratory journal, 26 3, 511-22

Delaney, Lisa J; McKay, Roy T; Freeman, Andrew 2003. Determination of known exhalation valve damage using a negative pressure user seal check method on full facepiece respirators. Applied occupational and environmental hygiene, 18 4, 237-43

Snyder, Erin M; McKay, Roy T 2003. An evaluation of irritant smoke to detect exhalation valve leakage in respirators. Applied occupational and environmental hygiene, 18 9, 702-7

Crapo, R O; Casaburi, R; Coates, A L; Enright, P L; Hankinson, J L; Irvin, C G; MacIntyre, N R; McKay, R T; Wanger, J S; Anderson, S D; Cockcroft, D W; Fish, J E; Sterk, P J 2000. Guidelines for methacholine and exercise challenge testing-1999. This official statement of the American Thoracic Society was adopted by the ATS Board of Directors, July 1999. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 161 1, 309-29

McKay, R T; Davies, E 2000. Capability of respirator wearers to detect aerosolized qualitative fit test agents (sweetener and Bitrex) with known fixed leaks. Applied occupational and environmental hygiene, 15 6, 479-84

McKay, R T; Levin, L S; Lockey, J E; Lemasters, G K; Medvedovic, M; Papes, D M; Simpson, S R; Rice, C H 1999. Weight change and lung function: implications for workplace surveillance studies. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 41 7, 596-604

Lemasters, G K; Lockey, J E; Levin, L S; McKay, R T; Rice, C H; Horvath, E P; Papes, D M; Lu, J W; Feldman, D J 1998. An industry-wide pulmonary study of men and women manufacturing refractory ceramic fibers. American journal of epidemiology, 148 9, 910-9

Lockey, J E; Levin, L S; Lemasters, G K; McKay, R T; Rice, C H; Hansen, K R; Papes, D M; Simpson, S; Medvedovic, M 1998. Longitudinal estimates of pulmonary function in refractory ceramic fiber manufacturing workers. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 157 4 Pt 1, 1226-33

McKay, R T; Pearlstone, J R; Corson, D C; Gagné, S M; Smillie, L B; Sykes, B D 1998. Structure and interaction site of the regulatory domain of troponin-C when complexed with the 96-148 region of troponin-I. Biochemistry, 37 36, 12419-30

McKay, R T 1996. Citation of drafts questioned. American Industrial Hygiene Association journal, 57 6, 576, 578-80

McKay, R T 1996. Air purifying particulate filter respirators: use, types, and limitations. AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, 44 5, 250-7; quiz 258-9

Zelnick, S D; McKay, R T; Lockey, J E 1994. Visual field loss while wearing full-face respiratory protection. American Industrial Hygiene Association journal, 55 4, 315-21

Weber, A; Willeke, K; Marchioni, R; Myojo, T; McKay, R; Donnelly, J; Liebhaber, F 1993. Aerosol penetration and leakage characteristics of masks used in the health care industry. American journal of infection control, 21 4, 167-73

Cartier, A; Bernstein, I L; Burge, P S; Cohn, J R; Fabbri, L M; Hargreave, F E; Malo, J L; McKay, R T; Salvaggio, J E 1989. Guidelines for bronchoprovocation on the investigation of occupational asthma. Report of the Subcommittee on Bronchoprovocation for Occupational Asthma. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 84 5 Pt 2, 823-9

Cibulas, W; Brooks, S M; Murlas, C G; Miller, M L; McKay, R T 1988. Toluene diisocyanate-induced airway hyperreactivity in guinea pigs depleted of granulocytes. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), 64 5, 1773-8

Cibulas, W; Murlas, C G; Miller, M L; Vinegar, A; Schmidt, D J; McKay, R T; Bernstein, I L; Brooks, S M 1986. Toluene diisocyanate-induced airway hyperreactivity and pathology in the guinea pig. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 77 6, 828-34

Moller, D R; Brooks, S M; McKay, R T; Cassedy, K; Kopp, S; Bernstein, I L 1986. Chronic asthma due to toluene diisocyanate. Chest, 90 4, 494-9

Moller, D R; McKay, R T; Bernstein, I L; Brooks, S M 1986. Persistent airways disease caused by toluene diisocyanate. The American review of respiratory disease, 134 1, 175-6

Kopp, S K; McKay, R T; Moller, D R; Cassedy, K; Brooks, S M 1985. Asthma and rhinitis due to ethylcyanoacrylate instant glue. Annals of internal medicine, 102 5, 613-5

Lockey, J E; Brooks, S M; Jarabek, A M; Khoury, P R; McKay, R T; Carson, A; Morrison, J A; Wiot, J F; Spitz, H B 1984. Pulmonary changes after exposure to vermiculite contaminated with fibrous tremolite. The American review of respiratory disease, 129 6, 952-8

McKay, R T; Brooks, S M 1984. Hyperreactive airway smooth muscle responsiveness after inhalation of toluene diisocyanate vapors. The American review of respiratory disease, 129 2, 296-300

McKay, R T; Brooks, S M 1983. Effect of toluene diisocyanate on beta adrenergic receptor function. Biochemical and physiologic studies. The American review of respiratory disease, 128 1, 50-3

McKay, R T; Brooks, S M; Johnson, C 1981. Isocyanate-induced abnormality of beta-adrenergic receptor function. Chest, 80 1 Suppl, 61-3

McKay, R T; Lockey, J E . Pulmonary function testing: guidelines for medical surveillance and epidemiological studies. Occupational medicine (Philadelphia, Pa.), 6 1, 43-57