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von Ehrenstein Ondine

TitleAssociate Professor Department of Community Health Sciences
InstitutionUniversity of California Los Angeles
DepartmentEpidemiology
AddressPub Hlth-Cmnty Hlth Sci
BOX 951772 41-269A CHS
Los Angeles CA 90095
Phone310-794-1805
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    TitleAssistant Professor


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    Pesticide Exposure and Birth Outcomes
    NIH/NIEHS R03ES027987Aug 15, 2017 - Jul 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Childhood Autism and Air Pollution - A Statewide Study
    NIH/NIEHS R21ES025558Aug 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Pesticide Exposure and Childhood Autism
    NIH/NIEHS R21ES022389Dec 5, 2013 - Nov 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Inflammatory Cytokine Polymorphisms, Air Pollution, and Very Preterm Birth
    NIH/NIEHS R21ES022734Jul 1, 2013 - Jun 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Ling C, Liew Z, von Ehrenstein O, Heck JE, Park AS, Cui X, Cockburn M, Wu J, Ritz B. Prenatal Exposure to Ambient Pesticides and Preterm Birth and Term Low Birthweight in Agricultural Regions of California. Toxics. 2018 Jul 21; 6(3). PMID: 30037110.
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    2. Alfonso VH, Bandoli G, von Ehrenstein O, Ritz B. Early Folic Acid Supplement Initiation and Risk of Adverse Early Childhood Respiratory Health: A Population-based Study. Matern Child Health J. 2018 Jan; 22(1):111-119. PMID: 28887720.
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    3. Herrera R, Berger U, von Ehrenstein O, Díaz I, Huber S, Moraga Muñoz D, Radon K. Estimating the Causal Impact of Proximity to Gold and Copper Mines on Respiratory Diseases in Chilean Children: An Application of Targeted Maximum Likelihood Estimation. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Dec 27; 15(1). PMID: 29280971.
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    4. Alcalá HE, Valdez-Dadia A, von Ehrenstein O. Adverse childhood experiences and access and utilization of health care. J Public Health (Oxf). 2017 Nov 22; 1-9. PMID: 29182751.
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    5. Omidakhsh N, Bunin GR, Ganguly A, Ritz B, Kennedy N, von Ehrenstein O, Krause N, Heck JE. Parental occupational exposures and the risk of childhood sporadic retinoblastoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Occup Environ Med. 2018 Mar; 75(3):205-211. PMID: 29074554.
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    6. Alcalá HE, Tomiyama AJ, von Ehrenstein O. Gender Differences in the Association between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Cancer. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Nov - Dec; 27(6):625-631. PMID: 28774479.
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    7. Lindert J, von Ehrenstein O, Wehrwein A, Brähler E, Schäfer I. [Anxiety, Depression and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Refugees - A Systematic Review]. Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2018 Jan; 68(1):22-29. PMID: 28470633.
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    8. Ahmed S, Akhtar E, Roy A, von Ehrenstein O, Vahter M, Wagatsuma Y, Raqib R. Arsenic exposure alters lung function and airway inflammation in children: A cohort study in rural Bangladesh. Environ Int. 2017 04; 101:108-116. PMID: 28159392.
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    9. Omidakhsh N, Ganguly A, Bunin GR, von Ehrenstein O, Ritz B, Heck JE. Residential Pesticide Exposures in Pregnancy and the Risk of Sporadic Retinoblastoma: A Report From the Children's Oncology Group. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr; 176:166-173. PMID: 28131887.
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    10. Bandoli G, von Ehrenstein O, Ghosh JK, Flores ME, Dunkel Schetter C, Ritz B. Prenatal Maternal Stress and the Risk of Lifetime Wheeze in Young Offspring: An Examination by Stressor and Maternal Ethnicity. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 10; 18(5):987-95. PMID: 26343048.
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    11. Alcalá HE, von Ehrenstein O, Tomiyama AJ. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Use of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Products. J Community Health. 2016 Oct; 41(5):969-76. PMID: 27000040; PMCID: PMC5011440 [Available on 10/01/17].
    12. Alfonso VH, von Ehrenstein O, Bandoli G, Ritz B. The Influence of Pre-natal Supplement Initiation on Preterm Birth Among Majority Hispanic Women in Los Angeles County: The Role of Nativity. Matern Child Health J. 2016 09; 20(9):1861-8. PMID: 27060911.
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    13. Herrera R, Radon K, von Ehrenstein O, Cifuentes S, Muñoz DM, Berger U. Proximity to mining industry and respiratory diseases in children in a community in Northern Chile: A cross-sectional study. Environ Health. 2016 06 07; 15(1):66. PMID: 27266511; PMCID: PMC4897925.
    14. Bandoli G, von Ehrenstein O, Ghosh JK, Ritz B. Synergistic effects of air pollution and psychosocial stressors on adolescent lung function. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Sep; 138(3):918-920.e4. PMID: 27262744.
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    15. Ohlander J, Huber SM, Schomaker M, Heumann C, Schierl R, Michalke B, Jenni OG, Caflisch J, Muñoz DM, von Ehrenstein O, Radon K. Mercury and neuromotor function among children in a rural town in Chile. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2016 01; 22(1):27-35. PMID: 27078174; PMCID: PMC4894273 [Available on 01/01/17].
    16. Ohlander J, Huber SM, Schomaker M, Heumann C, Schierl R, Michalke B, Jenni OG, Caflisch J, Muñoz DM, von Ehrenstein O, Radon K. Correction: Risk Factors for Mercury Exposure of Children in a Rural Mining Town in Northern Chile. PLoS One. 2015; 10(12):e0144527. PMID: 26630482; PMCID: PMC4668102.
    17. Bandoli G, von Ehrenstein O, Flores ME, Ritz B. Breastfeeding and Asthmatic Symptoms in The Offspring of Latinas: The Role of Maternal Nativity. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Dec; 17(6):1739-45. PMID: 25576180; PMCID: PMC4499015 [Available on 12/01/16].
    18. von Ehrenstein O, Heck JE, Park AS, Cockburn M, Escobedo L, Ritz B. In Utero and Early-Life Exposure to Ambient Air Toxics and Childhood Brain Tumors: A Population-Based Case-Control Study in California, USA. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 07; 124(7):1093-9. PMID: 26505805; PMCID: PMC4937846.
    19. Heck JE, Omidakhsh N, Azary S, Ritz B, von Ehrenstein O, Bunin GR, Ganguly A. A case-control study of sporadic retinoblastoma in relation to maternal health conditions and reproductive factors: a report from the Children's Oncology group. BMC Cancer. 2015 Oct 19; 15:735. PMID: 26481585; PMCID: PMC4615328.
    20. Liew Z, Ritz B, von Ehrenstein O, Bech BH, Nohr EA, Fei C, Bossi R, Henriksen TB, Bonefeld-Jørgensen EC, Olsen J. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and childhood autism in association with prenatal exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances: a nested case-control study in the Danish National Birth Cohort. Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Apr; 123(4):367-73. PMID: 25616253; PMCID: PMC4383573.
    21. Hines EP, Mendola P, von Ehrenstein O, Ye X, Calafat AM, Fenton SE. Concentrations of environmental phenols and parabens in milk, urine and serum of lactating North Carolina women. Reprod Toxicol. 2015 Jul; 54:120-8. PMID: 25463527.
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    22. von Ehrenstein O, Aralis H, Cockburn M, Ritz B. In utero exposure to toxic air pollutants and risk of childhood autism. Epidemiology. 2014 Nov; 25(6):851-8. PMID: 25051312; PMCID: PMC4698150.
    23. Liew Z, Ritz B, Bonefeld-Jørgensen EC, Henriksen TB, Nohr EA, Bech BH, Fei C, Bossi R, von Ehrenstein O, Streja E, Uldall P, Olsen J. Prenatal exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances and the risk of congenital cerebral palsy in children. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Sep 15; 180(6):574-81. PMID: 25139206.
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    24. Becerra TA, von Ehrenstein O, Heck JE, Olsen J, Arah OA, Jeste SS, Rodriguez M, Ritz B. Autism spectrum disorders and race, ethnicity, and nativity: a population-based study. Pediatrics. 2014 Jul; 134(1):e63-71. PMID: 24958588; PMCID: PMC4067639.
    25. Lindert J, von Ehrenstein O, Grashow R, Gal G, Braehler E, Weisskopf MG. Sexual and physical abuse in childhood is associated with depression and anxiety over the life course: systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Public Health. 2014 Apr; 59(2):359-72. PMID: 24122075.
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    26. von Ehrenstein O, Wilhelm M, Wang A, Ritz B. Preterm birth and prenatal maternal occupation: the role of Hispanic ethnicity and nativity in a population-based sample in Los Angeles, California. Am J Public Health. 2014 Feb; 104 Suppl 1:S65-72. PMID: 24354840; PMCID: PMC4011103.
    27. Ohlander J, Huber SM, Schomaker M, Heumann C, Schierl R, Michalke B, Jenni OG, Caflisch J, Muñoz DM, von Ehrenstein O, Radon K. Risk factors for mercury exposure of children in a rural mining town in northern Chile. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11):e79756. PMID: 24278170; PMCID: PMC3835916.
    28. von Ehrenstein O, Wilhelm M, Ritz B. Maternal occupation and term low birth weight in a predominantly latina population in los angeles, california. J Occup Environ Med. 2013 Sep; 55(9):1046-51. PMID: 23969503; PMCID: PMC4412473.
    29. Smith AH, Yunus M, Khan AF, Ercumen A, Yuan Y, Smith MH, Liaw J, Balmes J, von Ehrenstein O, Raqib R, Kalman D, Alam DS, Streatfield PK, Steinmaus C. Chronic respiratory symptoms in children following in utero and early life exposure to arsenic in drinking water in Bangladesh. Int J Epidemiol. 2013 Aug; 42(4):1077-86. PMID: 24062297; PMCID: PMC3781005.
    30. von Ehrenstein O, Neta GI, Andrews W, Goldenberg R, Goepfert A, Zhang J. Child intellectual development in relation to cytokine levels in umbilical cord blood. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Jun 01; 175(11):1191-9. PMID: 22508393; PMCID: PMC3370884.
    31. Basu A, Mitra S, Chung J, Guha Mazumder DN, Ghosh N, Kalman D, von Ehrenstein O, Steinmaus C, Liaw J, Smith AH. Creatinine, diet, micronutrients, and arsenic methylation in West Bengal, India. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Sep; 119(9):1308-13. PMID: 21652291; PMCID: PMC3230402.
    32. Neta GI, von Ehrenstein O, Goldman LR, Lum K, Sundaram R, Andrews W, Zhang J. Umbilical cord serum cytokine levels and risks of small-for-gestational-age and preterm birth. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Apr 15; 171(8):859-67. PMID: 20348155; PMCID: PMC2877445.
    33. von Ehrenstein O, Mikolajczyk RT, Zhang J. Timing and trajectories of fetal growth related to cognitive development in childhood. Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Dec 01; 170(11):1388-95. PMID: 19889710.
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    34. von Ehrenstein O, Fenton SE, Kato K, Kuklenyik Z, Calafat AM, Hines EP. Polyfluoroalkyl chemicals in the serum and milk of breastfeeding women. Reprod Toxicol. 2009 Jun; 27(3-4):239-45. PMID: 19429402.
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    35. von Ehrenstein O, Poddar S, Yuan Y, Mazumder DG, Eskenazi B, Basu A, Hira-Smith M, Ghosh N, Lahiri S, Haque R, Ghosh A, Kalman D, Das S, Smith AH. Children's intellectual function in relation to arsenic exposure. Epidemiology. 2007 Jan; 18(1):44-51. PMID: 17149142.
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    36. Hira-Smith MM, Yuan Y, Savarimuthu X, Liaw J, Hira A, Green C, Hore T, Chakraborty P, von Ehrenstein O, Smith AH. Arsenic concentrations and bacterial contamination in a pilot shallow dugwell program in West Bengal, India. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng. 2007 Jan; 42(1):89-95. PMID: 17129953.
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    37. Von Ehrenstein OS, Jenny AM, Basu A, Smith KR, Hira-Smith M, Smith AH. Capacity building in environmental health research in India and Nepal. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2006 Oct-Dec; 12(4):300-6. PMID: 17168216.
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    38. Savarimuthu X, Hira-Smith MM, Yuan Y, von Ehrenstein O, Das S, Ghosh N, Mazumder DN, Smith AH. Seasonal variation of arsenic concentrations in tubewells in west Bengal, India. J Health Popul Nutr. 2006 Sep; 24(3):277-81. PMID: 17366769; PMCID: PMC3013248.
    39. Smith AH, Marshall G, Yuan Y, Ferreccio C, Liaw J, von Ehrenstein O, Steinmaus C, Bates MN, Selvin S. Increased mortality from lung cancer and bronchiectasis in young adults after exposure to arsenic in utero and in early childhood. Environ Health Perspect. 2006 Aug; 114(8):1293-6. PMID: 16882542; PMCID: PMC1551995.
    40. Chung JS, Haque R, Guha Mazumder DN, Moore LE, Ghosh N, Samanta S, Mitra S, Hira-Smith MM, von Ehrenstein O, Basu A, Liaw J, Smith AH. Blood concentrations of methionine, selenium, beta-carotene, and other micronutrients in a case-control study of arsenic-induced skin lesions in West Bengal, India. Environ Res. 2006 Jun; 101(2):230-7. PMID: 16332366.
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    41. Mazumder DN, Steinmaus C, Bhattacharya P, von Ehrenstein O, Ghosh N, Gotway M, Sil A, Balmes JR, Haque R, Hira-Smith MM, Smith AH. Bronchiectasis in persons with skin lesions resulting from arsenic in drinking water. Epidemiology. 2005 Nov; 16(6):760-5. PMID: 16222165.
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    42. von Ehrenstein O, Mazumder DN, Yuan Y, Samanta S, Balmes J, Sil A, Ghosh N, Hira-Smith M, Haque R, Purushothamam R, Lahiri S, Das S, Smith AH. Decrements in lung function related to arsenic in drinking water in West Bengal, India. Am J Epidemiol. 2005 Sep 15; 162(6):533-41. PMID: 16093295.
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    43. Mitra SR, Mazumder DN, Basu A, Block G, Haque R, Samanta S, Ghosh N, Smith MM, von Ehrenstein O, Smith AH. Nutritional factors and susceptibility to arsenic-caused skin lesions in West Bengal, India. Environ Health Perspect. 2004 Jul; 112(10):1104-9. PMID: 15238285; PMCID: PMC1247385.
    44. Carr D, von Ehrenstein O, Weiland S, Wagner C, Wellie O, Nicolai T, von Mutius E. Modeling annual benzene, toluene, NO2, and soot concentrations on the basis of road traffic characteristics. Environ Res. 2002 Oct; 90(2):111-8. PMID: 12483801.
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