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ANHE Research Work Group September Update

Welcome back to the new school year, ANHE Research Group is off to a fantastic start and can’t wait to include you. We have a stellar speaker schedule. Below, you will find 1) our webinar schedule and lineup, please be sure to save the dates, 2) Co-chair updates and email, 3) Information on the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science meeting, and 4) Recent affiliate publications. Don’t forget to visit our webpage and our updated research priorities: 



Upcoming Research Workgroup Webinars:

Thursday September 27, 2018

3 pm ET/2 pm CT/1 pm MT/12 noon PT

Dr. Hyunok Choi

University at Albany School of Public Health

“Greater Susceptibility of Girls to Airborne Benzo[a]pyrene for Obesity-Associated Childhood Asthma”


Thursday October 25

3 pm ET/2 pm CT/1 pm MT/12 noon PT

Dr. Kristianna Pettibone


“Expanding the Concept of Translational Research: Making a Place for Environmental Health Sciences”

Open access link to the paper is here:


TENTATIVE: Thursday, November 29 (NOTE THIS IS THE 5th THURSDAY)

3 pm ET/2 pm CT/1 pm MT/12 noon PT

Dr. Hector Olvera

University of Texas at El Paso

“Early life stress, air pollution, inflammation, and disease: An integrative review and immunologic model of social-environmental adversity and lifespan health”


All webinars can be attended by:

Meeting URL:

Optional Dial-In Number: 863-208-0120

Attendee PIN: 306 1788#

Quick dial (mobile): 863-208-0120,,306 1788#



Current Co-Chairs:

Dr. Azita Amiri –

Dr. Jessica Castner –

Co-Chair Elect

Luz Huntington-Moskos –

Immediate past Co-Chair

Barbara Polivka –


3) Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science

ANHE researchers will be presenting together at the 2018 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research – Precision Health in Washington, DC, September 13-15

Symposium: Environmental Determinants of Health: Air Quality Thursday September 13th, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

3:15 PM Ambient Air Pollution as Multi-Level Environmental Exposure Endotype, Jessica Castner

3:30 PM Relationship between Indoor Volatile Organic Compounds and Asthma Outcomes in Older Adults, Barbara Polivka

3:45 PM Sources of indoor air pollution during pregnancy: What do moms know?, Azita Amiri

4:00 PM Report-Back Strategies to Promote Environmental Health Literacy: A Systematic Literature Review, Luz Huntington-Moskos

4:15 PM The HAPIN stove intervention trial: Developing theory-based behavioral change communication strategies to increase sustained use of gas stoves among pregnant women in rural Guatemala, Lisa Thompson

We’d love to plan to have dinner with ANHE affiliates who might be attending at these times. Please reach out and let Jessica or Azita know if you are attending CANS this year. Please let us know of other presentations our affiliates have in the upcoming months.


4) Congratulations to our affiliates who have recently published!

We’d love to have the opportunity have have these papers scheduled for presentations in December/spring. Please send us a message if your publication wasn’t included so we can celebrate with you:

View complete results in PubMed (results may change over time).

1. Predicting asthma in older adults on the basis of clinical history.
Cavallazzi R, Jorayeva A, Beatty BL, Antimisiaris D, Gopalraj R, Myers J, Folz RJ, Polivka BJ.
Respir Med. 2018 Sep;142:36-40. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2018.07.010. Epub 2018 Jul 20.
PMID: 30170799 [PubMed – in process]
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3. Advancing nursing science through pragmatic trials.
Finnegan L, Polivka B.
Nurs Outlook. 2018 Jul 19. pii: S0029-6554(18)30365-8. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2018.07.002. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
PMID: 30126739 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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4. Perceived Synergistic Risk for Lung Cancer After Environmental Report-Back Study on Home Exposure to Tobacco Smoke and Radon.
Butler KM, Huntington-Moskos L, Rayens MK, Wiggins AT, Hahn EJ.
Am J Health Promot. 2018 Aug 9:890117118793886. doi: 10.1177/0890117118793886. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 30092646 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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5. A Randomized Trial to Test Personalized Environmental Report Back to Reduce Lung Cancer Risk.
Hahn EJ, Huntington-Moskos L, Mundy M, Rademacher K, Wiggins AT, Rayens MK, Studts JL, Butler KM.
Health Educ Behav. 2018 Aug 5:1090198118788602. doi: 10.1177/1090198118788602. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 30078335 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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