Research

Faculty Research & Publications

2011-2012 Publications

Ackerson, L.K., Ramanadhan, S., Arya, M., & Viswanath, K. (2011) Social disparities, communication inequalities, communication inequalitites, and HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes in India . AIDS and Behavior [epub ahead of print, Aug 2011].

Artsanthia, J., Mawn, B., Chaiphibalsarisdi, P., Nityasuddhi, D., & Triumchaisri, S. (2011). Exploring the palliative care needs of people living in Thailand with end stage renal disease: A pilot study. The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 13(6), 403-410.  

Barger, M.K., Nannini, A., Stubblefield, P., Heeren, T., Werler, M., & Ringer, S. (2012). Severe maternal and perinatal outcomes from uterine rupture among women at term with a trial of labor. Journal of Perinatology, 22 Mar 2012. doi:10.1038/jp.2012.2  

Barger, M.K., Weiss, J., Nannini, A., Stubblefield, P., Heeren, T., & Werler, M. (2011). Risk factors for uterine rupture among women who attempt a vaginal birth after a previous cesarean section: A case-control study.Journal of Reproductive Medicine 56(7-8), 313-20.  

Becker, M., Coffin, M., & Tickner, J. (2011). Meeting Customers' Needs for Chemical Data: A Guidance Document for Suppliers. Lowell, MA: Lowell Center for Sustainable Production/Green Chemistry and Commerce Council. 

Bello, D., Martin, J., Santeufemio, C., Sun, Q., Lee-Bunker, K., Shafer, M., & Demokritou, P. (2012).  Physicochemical and morphological characterization of nanoparticles from photocopiers: Implications for environmental health. Nanotoxicology[epub ahead of print, Jun 2012].  

Brouwer, D., Berges, M., Virji, M.A., Fransman, W., Bello, D., Hodson, L., Gabriel, S., & Tielemans, E. (2011). Harmonization of measurement strategies for exposure to manufactured nano-objects; Report of a workshop. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 56(1), 1-9. doi:10.1093/annhyg/mer099.  

Burnell, A., Young, B.A., & Collins, S. (2012). On the postpulmonary septum of and its implications for Mosasaurine ventilation and physiology.Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France, 183(2), 159-169.

Burnell, A., Young, B.A., & Collins, S. (2012). Vertebral morphometrics in Varanus.  Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France,183(2), 151-158.

Callegari, J.G., Kilonzo, K.G., Yeates, K.E., Handelman, G.J., Finkelstein, F.O., Kotanko, P., Levin, N.W., & Carter, M. (2012). Peritoneal dialysis for acute kidney injury in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges faced and lessons learned at Kilimanjaro Christian  Medical Centre. Kidney International, 81(4), 331-3.  

Choi, B., Kurowski, A., Bond, M., Baker, D., Clays, E., De Bacquer, D., & Punnett, L. (2012). Occupation-differential constructvalidity of the Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ) psychological job demands scale with physical job demands items: A mixed methods research. Ergonomics,55(4), 425-39.  

Cifuentes, M., Powell, R., & Webster, B. (2012). Shorter time between opioid prescriptions associated with reduced work disability among acute low back pain opioid users.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54(4), 491-496.

Cifuentes, M., Willetts, J., & Wasiak, R. (2011). Health maintenance care in work-related low back pain and its association with disability recurrence.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine,53(4), 396-404. 

Clark, J., Hutchins, J., &Ellenbecker, M.J., eds. (2011). Improving the health of the public, workers and the environment: Twenty years of toxics use reduction.  Journal of Cleaner Production, 19(5). 

Coffin, M., & Tickner, J. (2011). Businesses coming together to solve safer chemistry challenges – Innovation through the green chemistry and commerce council. In S.G. McNall, J.C. Hershauer & G. Basile (Eds.), The Business of Sustainability: Trends, Policies, Practices and Stories of Success (Vols 1-3). New York: Praeger Press.  

Collins, S.M., & Karasek, R. (2011). Reduced vagal cardiac control variance in exhausted and high strain job subjects. International Journal of Occupational Medicine & Environmental Health, 23(3), 1-15. doi: 10.2478/v10001-010-0029-0  

Cozzensa da Silva, M., Gastal Fassa, A., & Kriebel, D. (2011). Leisure time physical inactivity among Brazilian ragpickers. Revista Brasileira de Atividade Física & Saúde, 116, 125-131.  

Day, D.S., Gozansky, W.S., Bell C., & Kohrt, W.M. (2011). Acute sex hormone suppression reduces muscle sympathetic nerve activity. Clinical Autonomic Research, 21 (5), 339-45.  

Edmund, A., Kambalapally, S., Wilson, T.A., & Nicolosi, R.J. (2011).  Encapsulation of cadium selenide quantum dots using self-assembling nanoemulsion (SANE) reduces their in vitro toxicity.  Toxicology in Vitro, 25(1), 185-190.  

Ellenbecker, M.J., & Geiser, K. (2011). At the source: The origins of the Massachusetts toxics use reduction program and an overview of this special issue. Journal of Cleaner Production,19(5), 389-96. doi: 10.1016/j.clepro.2010.10.004  


Fafalios (Dulak), A., Ma, J., Tan, X., Stoops, J., Luo, J., DeFrances, M.C., & Zarnegar, R. (2011). A hepatocyte growth factor receptor (Met)-insulin receptor hybrid governs hepatic glucose metabolism. Nature Medicine, 17(12), 1577-84.  

Fantasia, H.C. (2011). Influences of social norms and context on sexual decision-making among adolescent females. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 56(1), 48-53. doi:10.1111/j.1542-2011.2010.00014.x

Fantasia, H.C. (2011). Not really even a decision anymore: Late adolescent narratives of implied sexual consent.  Journal of Forensic Nursing, 7(3), 120-129. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-3938.2011.01108.x 

Fantasia, H.C., & Fontenot, H.B. (2011). The sexual safety of adolescents.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 40 (2) , 217-224. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01217.x

Fantasia, H.C., Fontenot, H.B., Harris, A.L., Hurd, L., & Chui, E. (2011). Ambiguity in defining adolescent sexual activity: A case study for nurse practitioners.The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 7(6),486-491. doi: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2010.05.017 

Fantasia, H.C., Fontenot, H.B., Sutherland, M., & Harris, A.L. (2011).  Sexually transmitted infections in women: An overview.  Nursing for Women’s Health, 15(1),46-58. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-486X.2011.01610.x

Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M., & Kelly-Weeder, S. (2012). Gender differences in risky sexual behavior among urban adolescents exposed to violence. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 24(7), 436-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00702.x  

Fogg, C., Mawn, B.E, & Porell, F. (2011).  Development of the Fogg Intent-to Screen for HIV (ITS HIV) questionnaire.  Research in Nursing and Health,34(1), 73-84. 

Fontenot, H.B., & Fantasia, H.C. (2011).  A second look: Do women in abusive relationships have contraceptive control?  Nursing for Women’s Health, 15(3),239-243. 

Fontenot, H.B., & Fantasia, H.C. (2011).  Understanding feminism: Considerations for nurses working to end violence against women.  Journal of Forensic Nursing, 7(1),27-31. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-3938.2010.01092.x

Gage, S., & Melillo, K.D. (2011).  Substance abuse in older adults:  Policy issues.  Journal of Gerontological Nursing,37(12), 8-11. doi:  10.3928/00989134-20111104-01

Garelbabi, M., Gupta, V., Mallika, V., & Bhattacharjee, J. (2011).  Platelet nitric oxide signaling system in patients with coronary artery disease.  Annals of Vascular Diseases, 4(2), 99–105. 

Garelnabi, M., Horta, J. E., & Veledar, E. (2012).  Platelet activation in ischemic heart disease: Role of modulators and new therapies.  In U. Lakshmanadoss (Ed.),Novel Strategies In Ischemic Heart Disease(135-162).  Rijeka, Croatia: InTech. 

Gautam, R ., & Houde, S.C. (2011). Geriatric depression scale for community dwelling older adults of Nepal. Asian Journal of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 6(2), 1-7.

Gautam, R., Saito, T., Houde, S.C., & Kai, I. (2011). Social interactions and depressive symptoms among community dwelling older adults in Nepal: A synergic effect model.  Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 53(1), 24-30. 

Geiser, K. (2011).  Redesigning chemicals policy: A very different approach.  New Solutions,21(3), 329-344. 

Gennaro, S., Biesecker, B., Fantasia, H.C., Nguyen, M., & Garry, D. (2011). Nutritional profiles among African American women in the third trimester of pregnancy.  Maternal Child Nursing, 36(2), 120-126.  doi:10.1097/NMC.0b013e3182057a13 

Hannon-Engel, S., & Fantasia, H.C. (2011).  Are you survey ready? Online evaluation of multidrug-resistant organisms educational program in a behavioral health hospital.  Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 47(3),138-144.doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2010.00286.x

He, G., Thorpe, C., Walsh, D., Crow, R., Chen, H., & Varela, M.F. (2011). EmmdR, an new member of MATE family multidrug transporter, pumps out quinolones in enterobacter cloacae . Archives of Microbiology, 193(10), 759-765. 

He, G., Zhang, C., Crow, RC. , Thorpe, C., Chen, H., Kumar, S., Tsuchiya, T., & Varela, M.F. (2011). SugE, a new member of the SMR family of transporters, contributes to antimicrobial resistance in enterobacter cloacae. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 55(8), 3954-3957.   

Hernandez, J.L., Ibarra, B., Serratos, N., Garcia, J.L., & Brunette, M. (2012). Construction of a survey to assess workload and fatigue among AMT operators in Mexico. WORK, A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation,41, 1790-1796.  


Stress & Health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress. 27(5), 395-402.  

Houde, S.C., Melillo, K.D., & Holmes, R. (2012). Patient centered medical homes. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 38(3), 12-16. 

Hsieh, S.F., Bello, D., Schmidt, D., Pal, A.K., & Rogers, E.J. (2012).  Biological oxidative damage by carbon nanotubes: Fingerprint or footprint?  Nanotoxicology,6(1), 61-76. doi:10.3109/17435390.2011.553689 

Kahn-D'Angelo, L. (2012).  Review of pediatric physical therapy.  In R. Siegelmand & S. O'Sullivan,NPTE Review and Study Guide. Evanston, IL: International Educational Resources. 

Kahn-D'Angelo, L., Blanchard, Y., & McManus, B. (2012). The special care nursery. In S. Campbell, R. Palisano & M. Orlin (Eds.), Physical Therapy for Children (4th ed.) (903-943). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.  

Kakumanu, S., Tagne, J.B., Wilson, T.A., & Nicolosi, R.J. (2011).  A nanoemulsion formulation of dacarbazine reduces tumor size in a xenograph mouse epidermoid carcinoma model compared to dacarbazine suspension.  Nanomedicine, 7(3), 277-283. 

Kalmbach, R., Paul, L., & Selhub,J. (2011). Determination of unmetabolized folic acid in human plasma using affinity HPLC.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,94(1), 343S-347S. 

Khatri, M., Bello, D., Gaines, P., Martin, J., Pal, A.K., Gore, R., & Woskie, S. (2012). Nanoparticles from photocopiers induce oxidative stress and upper respiratory tract inflammation in healthy volunteers . Nanotoxicology [epub ahead of print, Jun 2012]. 

Knight, M. (2011). Precursors to seclusion and restraint: An analysis. Mental Health Practice, 14(10), 14-20. 

Knight, M. (2011). Psychiatric nursing: Quality and safety through connection, engagement and partnership.McLean Hospital Nursing Network, 35(3), 1-2. 

Knight, M., Abdallah, L., Findeisen, M., Melillo, K.D. & Dowling, J. (2011).  Making healthy connections: Introducing nursing as a career choice to middle school students.  Nursing Forum,46(3), 146-151. 

Koren, A.,  Reece, S., Kahn-D’Angelo, L., & Medeiros, D . (2011). Response to letter to the editor about parental information and provider practices related to back to sleep.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 25(3).

Kriebel, D., Jacobs, M., Tickner, J., & Markannen, P. (2011). Lessons Learned: Solutions for Workplace Safety and Health. Lowell, MA: Lowell Center for Sustainable Production. 

Kruse, A., Tao, X., Bhalani, V., Handelman, G., Levin, N.W., Kotanko, P., & Thijssen, S. (2011). Clearance of p-cresol sulfate and beta-2-microglobulin from dialysate by commercially available sorbent technology. ASAIO Journal, 57(3), 219-24.  

Laramie, AK., Pun, VC., Fang, SC., Kriebel, D., & Davis, L. (2011). Sharps injuries among employees of acute care hospitals in Massachusetts, 2002–2007.  Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 32(6), 538-544 .

Marucci-Wellman, H., Leamon, T.B., Willetts, J.L., Binh, T.T., Diep, N.B., Wegman, D.H., & Kriebel, D. (2011). Occupational injuries in a commune in rural Vietnam undergoing a transition from agriculture to new industries. American Journal of Public Health, 101(5), 854-60.  

Mason, T., Wilkenson, G., Nannini, A., Fox, D., & Hirsch, G.  (2011). Winning policy change to promote community health workers: Lessons from Massachusetts in the health reform era . American Journal of Public Health, 101(12), 2211-6. 

Mawn. B. E. (2011). The changing horizons of U.S. families living with HIV. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 34(2), 213-29. doi:10.1177/0193945911399087.  

Mawn, B. E. (2011). Children's voices: Living with HIV. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 36(6), 368-372.   

McCarron, A. (2011). Reigning in rheumatoid arthritis: New criteria aim to identify earlier disease states.  Advance for NP’s and PA’s, 2(9), 18-22, 48.

Meyer, J.D., Cifuentes, M., & Warren, N. (2011).  Association of self-rated physical health and incident hypertension with O*NET factors: Validation using a representative national survey.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine,53(2), 139-45. 

Morgan, B., White, D., & LaBelle, C.  (2011). Nursing education in substance abuse/addiction. In P. Ruiz & E. Strain (Eds.), Lowinson and Ruiz's Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook (5th  Ed.) (957-964). Philadelphia, PA:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 

Murphy, D. (2011). The impact of faculty reflection on international service-learning experiences.  Journal for Civic Commitment, 17. 

Nannini, A., (2011). The future of gerontological nursing.   Journal of Gerontological Nursing,37(9), 11-5. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20110802-01 

Nannini, A., Lazar, J., Berg, C.J., Tomashek, K., Cabral, H., Barger, M., Barfield, W., & Kotelchuck, M. (2011). Rates of hospital visits for assault during pregnancy and the first year postpartum: Timing matters.  Public Health Reports, 126(5), 664-68.  

Ockene, I.S., Tellez, T.L., Rosal, M.C., Reed, G.W., Mordes, J., Merriam, P.A., Olendzki, B.C., Handelman, G., Nicolosi, R., & Ma, Y. (2012). Outcomes of a Latino community-based intervention for the prevention of diabetes: The Lawrence Latino Diabetes Prevention Project.  American Journal of Public Health, 102(2), 336-42. 

Prihartono, N., Kriebel, D., Woskie, S., Thetkhathuek, A., Sripaung, N., Padungtod, C., & Kaufman, D. (2011). Risk of aplastic anemia and pesticide and other chemical exposures.  Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 23(3), 369-77.  

Quinn, M.M. (2011). Why do women and men have different occupational exposures?  Occupational and Environmental Medicine,68(12), 861-2.doi:10.1136/oemed-2011-100257 

Remington, R., Buck, H.G., Campbell, M.L., Foster, T.L., Head, B.A., Lunney, J.R., Morgan, B.D., & Prevost, S.S. (2012). Hospice and palliative nurses association 2012-2015 research agenda . Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, 14(2), 158-163. 

Roelofs, C., Sprague-Martinez, L., Brunette, M., & Azaroff, L. (2011). A qualitative investigation of Hispanic construction worker perspectives on factors impacting worksite safety and risk.  Environmental Health, 10, 84. 

Rosenberg, B., & Slatin, C. (2011). Occupational health nursing and the quest for professional authority: A response from the editors. New Solutions, a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, 21(4), 541-3.  

Rutten, L.J., Blake, K., Hesse, B.W., & Ackerson, L.K. (2011). Isolated and skeptical: Social engagement and trust in information sources among smokers.  Journal of Cancer Education, 26(3), 465-473. 

Schifano, J.N., Geiser, K., & Tickner, J.A. (2011). The importance of implementation in rethinking chemicals management policy: The Toxic Substances Control Act.  Environmental Law Reporter, 41, 10527-10543.  

Schulte, P.E., Kuempel, E.D., Zumwalde, R., Geraci, C.L., Schubauer-Berigan, M., Castranova, V., Hodson, L., Murashov, V., Dahm, M., & Ellenbecker, M. (2012). Focused actions to protect carbon nanotube workers.  American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 55(5), 395-411.doi: 10.1002/ajim.22028 

Secor, R.M., & Fantasia, H.C. (2012). Fast facts about the gynecologic exam for nurse practitioners: Conducting the GYN exam in a nutshell. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. 

Simons, S.R., & Abdallah, L. (2012). Bedside assessment of enteral feeding tube placement: Aligning practice with evidence.  American Journal of Nursing, 112 (2), 40-47.

Simons, S.R., & Mawn, B. (2012). Bullying in the workplace: A qualitative study of newly licensed registered nurses. In D. Holmes, T. Rudge & A. Perron (Eds), (Re)Thinking violence in health care settings: A critical approach (177-188). Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited.  

Slatin, C. (2012). Full employment: A solution for the job blackmail problem. New Solutions, a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, 22(1), 1-5.  

Slatin, C. (2012). Health and safety organizing: OCAW’S worker-to-worker health and safety training program. In C. Levenstein (Ed.), At The Point Of Production: The Social Analysis of Occupational and Environmental Health. Korean translation. Seoul, Korea: Hanul Publishing Group. (Original work published 2009.)  

Slatin, C. (2011). Occupational and Environmental Health and Human Rights.  New Solutions, a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, 21(2), 177-195. 

Slatin, C., & Scammell, M. (2011). Environmental justice and just transition. New Solutions, a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, 21(1), 1-4.  

Soroken, L., & Aldrich, J. (2013). Acute bronchospasm. In T.M. Buttaro, J. Trybulski, P.P. Bailey & J. Sandberg-Cook (Eds.), Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice (4th ed.) (189-191). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. 

Sprague-Martinez, L., Ndulue, U., & Brunette, M. (2011). Lessons learned from the Proteccion en Construccion (PenC) community research partnership.  International Public Health Journal, 4(3).  

Sutherland, M., & Fantasia, H.C. (2012). Successful research recruitment strategies in a study focused on rural abused women at risk for sexually transmitted infections.  Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 57(4), 381-5.  doi:10.1111/j.1542-2011.2011.00134.x

Sutherland, M., Fantasia, H.C., & McClain, N. (2012). Abuse experiences, substance use, and sexual health in women seeking care at an emergency department. Journal of Emergency Nursing [epub ahead of print, Nov 2011]. doi:10.1016/j.jen.2011.09.011

Tak, S.W., Buchholz, B., Punnett, L., Moir, S., Paquet, V., Fulmer, S., Marucci-Wellman, H., & Wegman, D. (2011).  Physical ergonomic hazards in highway tunnel construction: Overview from the Construction Occupational Health Program.   Applied Ergonomics, 42(5), 665-71. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2010.10.001 

Tepper, N., Cohen, B., Zhang, Z., & Nannini, A. (2011). Singleton preterm birth: Risk factors and association with assisted reproductive technology.  Maternal Child Health Journal, 16(4), 807-13.

Tickner, J., & Coffin, M. (2011). Drivers of business leadership in advancing safer chemicals and products: Challenges and opportunities. In S.G. McNall, J.C. Hershauer & G. Basile (Eds.), The Business of Sustainability:  Trends, Policies, Practices and Stories ofSuccess (Vols 1-3). New York: Praeger Press. 

Trasande, T., Massey, R., DiGangi, J., Geiser, K., Olanipekun, A.I., & Gallagher, L. (2011).  How developing nations can protect children from hazardous chemical exposures while sustaining economic growth.  Health Affairs , 30 (12), 2400-2409.   

Tsai, S., Echevarría-Vega, M.E., Sotiriou, G.A., Santeufemio, C., Huang, C., Daniel Schmidt, D., Demokritou, P., & Ellenbecker, M. (2012). Evaluation of environmental filtration control of engineered nanoparticles using the Harvard Versatile Engineered Nanomaterial Generation System (VENGES).  Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14, 812. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-012-0812-x

Van Etten, D., & Gautam, R. (2012). Custodial grandparents raising grandchildren: Lack of legal relationship is a barrier for services.  Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 38(6), 18-22. 

Van Etten, D., & Grimaldi, D. (2011). Debunking misconceptions about weight loss surgery. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 49(12), 38-43.   

Wilkie, R., Cifuentes, M., & Pransky, G. (2011).  Exploring extensions to working life: Job lock and predictors of decreasing work function in older workers.   Disability and Rehabilitation, 33 (19-20), 1719-27.  

Woskie, S.R., Gore, R., & Steenland, K. (2012). Retrospective exposure assessment of perfluorooctanoic acid serum concentrations at a fluoropolymer manufacturing plant.  Annals of Occupational Hygiene [epub ahead of print, Apr 2012]. doi: 10.1093/annhyg/mes023    

Young, B.A., Herzog, F., Friedel, P., Rammensee, S., Bausch, A., & van Hemmen, J.L. (2011). Tears of venom: Hydrodynamics of reptilian envenomation. Physical Review Letters, 106(19), 198103.  

Zeka, A., Gore, R., & Kriebel, D. (2011). The two-stage clonal expansion model in occupational cancer epidemiology: Results from three cohort studies. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 68(8), 618-24.  

Zhang, Y., Cohen, B., Macaluso, M., Zhang, Z., Durant, T., & Nannini, A. (2011). Probabilistic linkage of assisted reproductive technology information with vital records, Massachusetts 1997–2000. Maternal Child Health Journal [epub ahead of print, Sep 2011]. 

Zhang, Y., Flum, M., Nobrega, S., Blais, L., Qamili, S., & Punnett, L. (2011). Work organization and health issues in long-term care centers: Comparison of perceptions between caregivers and management. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37(5), 32-40. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20110106-01 

Zhu, F., Kotanko, P., Handelman, G.J., Raimann, J.G., Liu, L., Carter, M., Kuhlmann, M.K., Seibert, E., Leonard, E.F., & Levin, N.W. (2011).  Estimation of normal hydration in dialysis patients using whole body and calf bioimpedance analysis.  Physiological Measurement, 32(7), 887-902.