Faculty

Harvey Checkoway

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology
Affiliate Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences

858-822-0159

Education

PhD Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 1978
MPH Epidemiology, Yale University, 1975
BA Psychology, Boston University, 1971

Contact

858-822-0159

University of California (San Diego)
CA
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Bio

Director, UW Superfund Basic Research Program Project

 
Dr. Checkoway has held faculty positions in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina (1979-87), the University of Washington Departments of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (primary) and Epidemiology (joint) (1987-2013), and the University of California, San Diego, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (2013 – present). His main research and teaching interests have focused on occupational and environmental risk factors for non-infectious disease, especially cancers, Parkinson disease, and respiratory disorders. He is first author of the textbook, “Research Methods in Occupational Epidemiology” Oxford University Press, 1st ed. 1989, 2nd ed 2004. He served as Program Director of the University of Washington Superfund Research Program, funded by NIEHS (1998-2013).

Research Interests

Occupational and environmental risk factors for non-infectious diseases, especially cancers, Parkinson disease, respiratory disorders

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Genome-wide meta-analysis of short-tandem repeats for Parkinson's disease risk using genotype imputation.
(2024)
Brain Commun 6(3): fcae146
Ohlei O, Paul K, Nielsen SS, Gmelin D, Dobricic V, Altmann V, Schilling M, Bronstein JM, Franke A, Wittig M, Parkkinen L, Hansen J, Checkoway H, Ritz B, Bertram L, Lill CM

Sex and adrenal hormones in association with insecticide biomarkers among adolescents living in ecuadorian agricultural communities.
(2024 Jun)
Int J Hyg Environ Health 259(): 114386
Chronister BNC, Justo D, Wood RJ, Lopez-Paredes D, Gonzalez E, Suarez-Torres J, Gahagan S, Martinez D, Jacobs DR, Checkoway H, Jankowska MM, Suarez-Lopez JR

Triangulation of epidemiological evidence and risk of bias evaluation: A proposed framework and applied example using formaldehyde exposure and risk of myeloid leukemias.
(2024 Jun)
Glob Epidemiol 7(): 100143
Lauer DJ, Russell AJ, Lynch HN, Thompson WJ, Mundt KA, Checkoway H

Erratum: "Urinary Glyphosate, 2,4-D and DEET Biomarkers in Relation to Neurobehavioral Performance in Ecuadorian Adolescents in the ESPINA Cohort".
(2023 Dec)
Environ Health Perspect 131(12): 129001
Chronister BNC, Yang K, Yang AR, Lin T, Tu XM, Lopez-Paredes D, Checkoway H, Suarez-Torres J, Gahagan S, Martinez D, Barr D, Moore RC, Suarez-Lopez JR

Urinary Glyphosate, 2,4-D and DEET Biomarkers in Relation to Neurobehavioral Performance in Ecuadorian Adolescents in the ESPINA Cohort.
(2023 Oct)
Environ Health Perspect 131(10): 107007
Chronister BNC, Yang K, Yang AR, Lin T, Tu XM, Lopez-Paredes D, Checkoway H, Suarez-Torres J, Gahagan S, Martinez D, Barr D, Moore RC, Suarez-Lopez JR

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