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CHARGE Publications & Presentations

Selected Recent Publications

Krakowiak P, Walker CK, Bremer AA, Baker AS, Ozonoff S, Hansen RL, Hertz-Picciotto I. Maternal metabolic conditions and risk for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Pediatrics. 2012 May;129(5):e1121-8. Epub 2012 Apr 9

Zerbo O, Iosif AM, Walker C, Ozonoff S, Hansen RL, Hertz-Picciotto I. Is Maternal Influenza or Fever During Pregnancy Associated with Autism or Developmental Delays? Results from the CHARGE (CHildhood Autism Risks from Genetics and Environment) Study.  J Autism Dev Disord. 2012 May 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Shelton JF, Hertz-Picciotto I, Pessah IN. Tipping the Balance of Autism Risk: Potential Mechanisms Linking Pesticides and Autism. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Chaidez V, Hansen RL, Hertz-Picciotto I. Autism Spectrum Disorders in Hispanics and non-Hispanics. Autism. 2012 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 22399446

McCanlies EC, Fekedulegn D, Mnatsakanova A, Burchfiel CM, Sanderson WT, Charles LE, Hertz-Picciotto I. Parental Occupational Exposures and Autism Spectrum Disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2012 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 22399411

Zerbo O, Iosif AM, Delwiche L, Walker C, Hertz-Picciotto I. Month of Conception and Risk of Autism. Epidemiology. 2011 Jul;22(4):469-75.
PMID: 21543984

Volk HE, Hertz-Picciotto I, Delwiche L, Lurmann F, McConnell R. Residential proximity to freeways and autism in the CHARGE study. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Jun;119(6):873-7.
PMID: 21156395

Schmidt RJ, Hansen RL, Hertz-Picciotto I. Prenatal Vitamins, One-carbon Metabolism Gene Variants, and Risk for Autism. Epidemiology 2011 May 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:21610500

Angkustsiri K, Wardinsky T, Krakowiak P, Mogghaddam B, Hertz-Picciotto I, Hansen R. Minor Physical Anomalies in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Autism. 2011 May 24. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:21610186

Giulivi C, Zhang Y-F, Omanska-Klusek A, Ross-Inta C, Wong S, Hertz-Picciotto I, Tassone F, Pessah IN.  Mitochondrial dysfunction in autism. J Amer Med Assoc 2010 Dec 1;304(21):2389-96 PMID:21119085

Hertz-Picciotto I, Bergman Å, Fängström B, Rose M, Krakowiak P, Pessah I, Hansen R. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in relation to autism and developmental delay. Environ Health 2011 Jan 5;10(1):1 PMID:21205326

Tassone F, Qi L, Zang W, Hansen R, Hertz-Picciotto I, Pessah I.  MAO-A, DßH, and 5-HTT variants and autism spectrum disorders in the CHARGE Study. Autism Research 2011 Apr 29 PMID:21538940

Ashwood P, Krakowiak P, Hertz-Picciotto I, Hansen R, Pessah IN, Van de Water J.  Altered T cell responses in children with autism. Brain Behav Immun. 2010 Sep 15 PMID: 20833247

Ashwood P, Krakowiak P, Hertz-Picciotto I, Hansen R, Pessah I, Van de Water J. Elevated plasma cytokines in autism spectrum disorders provide evidence of immune dysfunction and are associated with impaired behavioral outcome. Brain Behav Immun. 2010 Aug 10. PMID: 20705131

Goines P, Van de Water J. The immune system's role in the biology of autism. Curr Opin Neurol. 2010 Apr;23(2):111-7. PMID: 20160651

Rose M, Bennett DH, Bergman A, Fängström B, Pessah IN, Hertz-Picciotto I. PBDEs in 2-5 year-old children from California and associations with diet and indoor environment. Environ Sci Technol. 2010 Apr 1;44(7):2648-53. PMID: 20196589