Journal Articles



Health Studies

Fuller CF, Williams PL, Mittleman MA, Patton AP, Spengler JD, Brugge D. Response of biomarkers of inflammation and coagulation to short-term changes in central site, local and predicted particle number concentrationsAnnals of Epidemiology. 2015.

Open AccessChung M, Wang DD, Rizzo AM, Gachette D, Delnord M, Parambi R, Kang C-M, Brugge D. Association of PNC, BC, PM2.5 measured at a central monitoring site with blood pressure in a predominantly near highway populationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(3): 2765-80.

Rioux CL, Tucker KL, Brugge D, Mwamburi M. Medication type modifies inflammatory response to traffic exposure in a population with type 2 diabetes. Environmental Pollution. 2015; 202: 58-65.

blueOpen AccessCorlin L, Woodin M, Thanikachalam M, Lowe L, Brugge D. Evidence of the healthy immigrant effect in older Chinese immigrants: a cross-sectional study. BioMed Central Public Health. 2014; 14:603.

Open AccessBrugge D, Lane K, Padró-Martínez LT, Stewart A, Hoesterey K, Weiss D, Wang DD, Levy JI, Patton AP, Zamore W, Mwamburi M. Highway proximity associated with cardiovascular disease risk: the influence of individual-level confounders and exposure misclassification. Environmental Health  2013; 12:84.

yellowBrugge D, Lane K, Stewart A, Tai A, Woodin M.  Highway proximity associations with blood markers of inflammation: Evidence for a role for IL-1ß.  Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A. 2013; 76:201–205.

 Open AccessRioux CL, Tucker KL, Brugge D, Gute DM, Mwamburi M.  Traffic Exposure in a Population with High Prevalence Type 2 Diabetes – Do Medications Influence Concentrations of C-Reactive Protein?  Environmental Pollution.  2011; 159:2051-2060.

Open Access Rioux CL, Tucker KL, Mwamburi M, Gute DM, Cohen SA, Brugge D. Residential Traffic Exposure, Pulse Pressure and C-Reactive Protein: Consistency and Contrast Among Exposure Characterization Methods. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2010; 118:803-811.


Exposure Assessment

redOpen AccessLane KJ, Levy JI, Scammell MK, Patton AP, Durant JL, Mwamburi M, Zamore W, Brugge D. Effect of time-activity adjustment on exposure assessment for traffic-related ultrafine particles. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 2015. (Online).

redWu C-D, MacNaughton P, Melly S, Lane K, Adamkiewicz G, Durant JL, Brugge D, Spengler JD.  Mapping the vertical distribution of population and particulate air pollution in a near–highway urban neighborhood: Implications for exposure assessment.  Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 2013.

Open AccessLane K, Scammell K, Levy JI, Fuller C, Parambi R, Zamore W, Mwamburi M, Brugge D. Positional error and time-activity patterns in near-highway proximity studies: an exposure misclassification analysis. Environmental Health. 2013.

red Fuller CH, Brugge D, Williams PL, Mittleman MA, Lane K, Durant JL, Spengler JD. Indoor and outdoor measurements of particle number concentration in near-highway homes. Journal of Exposure Science And Environmental Epidemiology. 2013; 1-7.

Air Pollution Monitoring and Modeling

Open AccessPatton, AP, Zamore W, Naumova EN, Levy JI, Brugge D, Durant JL. Transferability and Generalizability of Regression Models of Ultrafine Particles in Urban Neighborhoods in the Boston AreaEnvironmental Science and Technology. 2015. (Online).

Patton AP, Perkins J, Zamore W, Levy JI, Brugge D, Durant JL. Spatial and temporal differences in traffic-related air pollution in three urban neighborhoods near an interstate highway. Atmospheric Environment. 2014; 99: 309-21.

yellowOpen AccessPatton AP, Collins C, Naumova EN, Zamore W, Brugge D, Durant JL. An hourly regression model for ultrafine particles in a near-highway urban area. Environmental Science and Technology. 2014. DOI: 10.1021/es404838k.

redyellowPerkins JL, Padró-Martínez LT, Durant, JL. Particle number emission factors for an urban highway tunnel. Atmospheric Environment. 2013; 74:326-337.

 Open AccessPadró-Martínez LT, Patton AP, Trull JB, Zamore W, Brugge D, Durant JL. Mobile monitoring of particle number concentration and other traffic-related air pollutants in a near-highway neighborhood over the course of a yearAtmospheric Environment.  2012; 61:253-264.

 yellowOpen AccessFuller CH, Brugge D, Williams P, Mittleman M, Durant JL, Spengler JD. Estimation of ultrafine particle concentrations at near-highway residences using data from local and central monitors.  Atmospheric Environment 2012;  57:257-265.

yellowOpen AccessDurant JL, Ash CA, Wood EC, Herndon SC, Jayne JT, Knighton WB, Canagaratna MR, Trull JB, Brugge D, Zamore W, and Kolb CEShort-term variation in near-highway air pollutant gradients on a winter morning.  Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2010; 10:8341–8352.

Open AccessSt. Vincent A, Trull J, Zamore W, Brugge D, Durant JL. Spatial and temporal distribution of highway-generated air pollution in a residential urban neighborhood: comparison of monitoring and dispersion modeling results. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010: Challenges of Change – Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010 , pp. 594-601.

Open AccessRioux CL, Gute DM, Brugge D, Peterson S, Parmenter B.  Characterizing Urban Traffic Exposures Using Transportation Planning Tools: An Illustrated Methodology for Health Researchers.  Journal of Urban Health. 2010; 87:167-188.

Reviews, Methods, and CBPR

Laws MB, Yeh Y, Reisner E, Stone K, Wang T, Brugge D. Gender, ethnicity, and environmental risk perception revisited: the importance of residential location. Journal of Community Health. 2015.

Open AccessBrugge D, Reisner E, Padró-Martínez LT, Zamore W, Owusu E, Durant JL. In-home air filtration for improving cardiovascular health: Lessons from a CBPR study in public housingProgress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. 2013; 7:49-56.

Open AccessFuller CH, Patton AP, Lane K, Laws MB, Marden A, Carrasco E, Spengler J, Mwamburi M, Zamore W, Durant JL, Brugge D.  A Community Participatory Study of Cardiovascular Health and Exposure to Near-highway Air Pollution: Study Design and Methods.  Reviews on Environmental Health 2013; 28:1-72.

Brugge D, Siu JW, Schiff D, Hui C, Palella M, Buchner V, Woodin M. Methodological lessons and pilot data on the effect of proximity of homes and schools to highways on pediatric asthma and lung function. Reviews on Environmental Health. 2011; 26:119-125.

Hemphill Fuller C, Reisner E, Meglio D, Brugge D.  Challenges of using community-based participatory research to research and solve environmental problems.  In Participatory partnerships for social action and research.  Harter LM, Hamel-Lambert J, Millesen J, eds. 2011:31-48.

Open AccessBrugge D, Durant JL, Rioux C.  Near-highway pollutants in motor vehicle exhaust: A review of epidemiologic evidence of cardiac and pulmonary health risks.  Environmental Health. 2007; 6:23.












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