Evelyn O. Talbott, MPH, Dr.PH

Professor of Epidemiology
University of Pittsburgh
Graduate School of Public Health
130 DeSoto Street, A526 Crabtree Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA


Evelyn O. Talbott, Dr. PH, MPH, is a Professor of Epidemiology at the University Of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health with a secondary appointment in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders. She has 25 years of experience in conducting environmental epidemiology case-control studies. Her areas of expertise are in cardiovascular and environmental epidemiology and she has authored 200 peer reviewed articles and book chapters that relate to these two areas. From 2002 until 2014 she was the Director of one of the CDC funded Academic Centers of Excellence in Environmental Public Health Tracking at the University of Pittsburgh. Several of her efforts have included the use of US EPA modeled daily air pollution levels of PM2.5 and ozone for the continental US modeled by Zip code and census tract in order to study the relationship of environmentally mediated health effects such as asthma, heart attack and stroke.

Research Interest

Her research interests include: Environmental epidemiology, Air pollution, ALS, Cancer cluster, Cardiovascular and Respiratory disease

Scientific Activities


• (1970-1972), US Public Health Service Training Grant Awarding Association
• (1984-1987), Special Emphasis Research Career Award, Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health
• (1988), Present Delta Omega, Omicron Chapter, Honorary, Public Health Society
• (1992-1994), ISEE
• (1998), Present Fellow, American Heart Association, Epidemiology Council
• (2004), Innovation in Health Research Award, Allegheny County Medical Society
• (2013), Nominated for the John Goldsmith Environmental Epidemiology Research Integrity Award


1. Talbott E, Kuller LH, Detre K, Perper J. Biologic and psychosocial risk factors of sudden death from coronary disease in white women. Am J Cardiol. 1977; 39(6): 858-864. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(77)80040-4
2. LaPorte RE, Talbott EE. Effects of low levels of lead exposure on cognitive function–a review. Arch Environ Health.. 1978; 33(5): 236-239. doi: 10.1080/00039896.1978.10667341
3. Talbott EE, Marino LB, Mueller DP. The evaluation of postmastectomy morbidity: a review of the literature. Prev Med. 1979; 8(3): 429-440. doi: 10.1016/0091-7435(79)90020-3
4. Cottington EM, Matthews KA, Talbott E, Kuller LH. Environmental events preceding sudden death in women. Psychosom Med. 1980; 42(6): 567-574. doi: 10.1097/00006842-198011000-00005
5. Burgess RA, Tallbott EO. Lead exposure problem (Letter). Chemical and Engineering News. 1980; 58(35): 3.
6. Kuller LH, Talbott E, Perper JA. Sudden and unexpected deaths among women: Possible precipitating events. Critical Care Medicine. 1981; 9(5): 411-412.
7. Talbott E, Kuller LH, Perper J, Murphy PA. Sudden unexpected death in women: Biologic and psychosocial origins. Am J Epidemiol. 1981; 114(5): 671-682. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a113238
8. Talbott EO, Burgess RA, Murphy PA, Kuller LH. Blood lead levels among high-risk children, Detroit, Michigan. Am J Public Health. 1982; 72(11): 1288-1290.
9. Talbott E, Kuller LH, Murphy PA. The epidemiology of sudden coronary death. Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association (1975). 1983; 79(10): 574-586.
10. Helmkamp JC, Talbott EO, Marsh GM. Whole body vibration–a critical review. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J. 1984; 45(3): 162-167. doi: 10.1080/15298668491399578
11. Helmkamp JC, Talbott EO, Margolis H. Occupational noise exposure and hearing loss characteristics of a blue-collar population. J Occup Med. 1984; 26(12): 885-891. : 10.1097/00043764-198412000-00006
12. Talbott E, Helmkamp J, Matthews K, Kuller L, Cottington E, Redmond G. Occupational noise exposure, noise-induced hearing loss, and the epidemiology of high blood pressure. Am J Epidemiol. 1985; 121(4): 501-514. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a114028
13. Cottington EM, Matthews KA, Talbott E, Kuller LH. Occupational stress, suppressed anger, and hypertension. Psychosom Med. 1986; 48(3-4): 249-260. doi: 10.1097/00006842-198603000-00010
14. Hodgson MJ, Talbott E, Helmkamp JC, Kuller LH. Diabetes, noise exposure, and hearing loss. Journal of Occupational Medicine. : Official Publication of the Industrial Medical Association. 1987; 29(7): 576-579.
15. Kuller LH, Talbott EO, Robinson C. Environmental and psychosocial determinants of sudden death. Circulation. 1987; 76(1 Pt 2): I177-I185.
16. Lange JH, Talbott EO, Baffone KM, et al. Antilung cancer activities of selenium. Med Hypotheses. 1987; 23(4): 443-447. doi: 10.1016/0306-9877(87)90066-1
17. Ahmed O, Orchard TJ, Sharma R, Talbott E, Kuller LH. Declining mortality from stroke in Allegheny County. Stroke. 1988; 19: 181-184.
18. Matthews KA, Cottington EM, Talbott E, Kuller LH, Siegel JM. Stressful work conditions and diastolic blood pressure among blue collar factory workers. Am J Epidemiol. 1987; 126(2): 280-291. doi: 10.1093/aje/126.2.280
19. Talbott EO, Kuller LH, Detre K, Matthews K, Norman S, Kelsey SF, Belle S. Reproductive history of women dying of sudden cardiac death: A case-control study. Int J Epidemiol. 1989; 18(3): 589-594. doi: 10.1093/ije/18.3.589
20. Virji SK, Talbott EO. The relationship between occupational classification and low birth weight in a national sample of white married mothers. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 1990; 62(5): 351-356. doi: 10.1007/BF00381364
21. Findlay RC, Talbott E, Lenkner LA. Audiometric and hearing handicap characteristics of retired blue collar workers. J Ear Hear. 1990.
22. Talbott EO, Findlay RC, Kuller LH, et al. Noise-induced hearing loss: A possible marker for high blood pressure in older noise-exposed populations. J Occup Med. 1990; 32(8): 690-697.
23. Marsh GM, Callahan C, Pavlock D, Leviton LC, Talbott EO, Hemstreet G. A protocol for bladder cancer screening and medical surveillance among high-risk groups: The Drake Health Registry experience. J Occup Med. 1990; 32(9): 881-886. doi: 10.1097/00043764-199009000-00025
24. Norman SA, Berlin JA, Talbott EO. Protective effects of cervical screening. J Clin Epidemiol. 1991; 44(4-5): 457-458.
25. Marsh GM, Leviton LC, Talbott EO, et al. Drake chemical workers’ health registry study: I. Notification and medical surveillance of a group of workers at high risk of developing bladder cancer. Am J Ind Med. 1991; 19(3): 291-301. doi: 10.1002/ajim.4700190304
26. Norman SA, Talbott EO, Kuller LH, et al. The relationship of Papanicolaou testing and contacts with the medical care system to stage at diagnosis of cervical cancer. Arch Ind Med. 1991; 151(1): 58-64. doi: 10.1001/archinte.1991.00400010082010
27. Leviton LC, Marsh GM, Talbott E, Pavlock D, Callahan C. Drake Chemical Workers’ Health Registry: Coping with community tension over toxic exposures. Am J Public Health. 1991; 81(6): 689-693.
28. Norman SA, Talbott EO, Kuller LH, Krampe BR, Stolley PD. Demographic, psychosocial, and medical correlates of Pap testing: A literature review. Am J Prev Med. 1991; 7(4): 219-226.
29. Day R, Talbott EO, Marsh GM, Case BW. A comparative ecological study of selected cancers in Kanawha County, West Virginia. Am J Ind Med. 1992; 21(2):235-251. doi: 10.1002/ajim.4700210213
30. Ishii EK, Talbott EO, Findlay RC, D’Antonio JA, Kuller LH. Is NIDDM a risk factor for noise-induced hearing loss in an occupationally noise exposed cohort? Sci Total Environ. 1992; 127(1-2): 155-165. doi: 10.1016/0048-9697(92)90474-7
31. Talbott EO, Day RD, Marsh GM, Haile-Cattledge GT, McKenna M, Case BW. Trends in cancer mortality in Kanawha County, West Virginia, 1950-1984. Sci Total Environ. 1992; 127(1-2): 139-154. doi: 10.1016/0048-9697(92)90473-6
32. Leviton LC, Chen HT, Marsh GM, Talbott EO. Evaluation issues in the drake chemical workers notification and health registry study. Am J Ind Med. 1993; 23(1): 197-204. doi: 10.1002/ajim.4700230127
33. Talbott EO, Norman SA, Baffone KM, et al. Selection of neighborhood controls for a study of factors related to the diagnosis of cervical cancer. J Clin Epidemiol. 1993; 46(11): 1277-1287. doi: 10.1016/0895-4356(93)90092-f
34. Berga S, Clerici A, Talbott E, et al. Does coronary heart-disease risk in women with polycystic-ovary-syndrome (Pco) decline with age. Am J Epidemiol. 1994. 139(11): S15-S15.
35. Talbott EO, Norman SA, Kuller LH, et al. Refining preventive strategies for invasive cervical cancer: A population-based case-control study. Journal of Women’s Health. 1995; 4(4): 387-395.
36. Talbott E, Guzick D, Clerici A, et al. Coronary heart disease risk factors in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 1995; 15(7): 821-826. doi: 10.1161/01.atv.15.7.821
37. Guzick DS, Talbott EO, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Herzog HC, Kuller LH, Wolfson SK Jr. Carotid atherosclerosis in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: Initial results from a case-control study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1996; 174(4): 1224-1229; discussion 1229-1232. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9378(96)70665-8
38. Massoudi BL, Talbott EO, Day RD, Swerdlow SH, Marsh GM, Kuller LH. A case-control study of hematopoietic and lymphoid neoplasms: The role of work in the chemical industry. Am J Ind Med. 1997; 31(1): 21-27. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1097-0274(199701)31:1<21::aid-ajim4>3.0.co;2-#
39. Talbott EO, Brink LL, Palmer C, Engberg R. Occupational noise exposure, use of hearing protectors and the risk of high blood pressure: The results of a case-control study. Paper presented at: 25th anniversary of Congress on Noise Control Engineering; July 30-August 2, 1997; Liverpool, England. 2131-2136.
40. Weimer K, Talbott EO, Day RD. Further examination of employment in the chemical industry: Follow-up case-control study of hematopoietic and lymphoid neoplasms using a next consecutive death control group. Am J Ind Med. 1998; 33(1): 97-98. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1097-0274(199801)33:1<97::aid-ajim14>3.0.co;2-0
41. Talbott EO, Zborowski JV, Kuller LH. Organochlorine residues and breast cancer. N Engl J Med. 1998; 338(14): 988-989. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199804023381411
42. Talbott E, Clerici A, Berga SL, et al. Adverse lipid and coronary heart disease risk profiles in young women with polycystic ovary syndrome: Results of a case-control study. J Clin Epidemiol. 1998; 51(5): 415-422. doi: 10.1016/s0895-4356(98)00010-9
43. Ishii EK, Talbott EO. Race/ethnicity differences in the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss in a group of metal fabricating workers. J Occup Environ Med. 1998; 40(8): 661-666. doi: 10.1097/00043764-199808000-00001
44. Dixon BW, Ruben F, McMahon J, et al. Influenza vaccination status of persons aged 65-79 years–Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. February-March 1997. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1998; 47(50): 1094-1097.
45. Talbott E, Glad JA, Mattison D, Sampson S, Bramowitz E. The feasibility of tracing a population exposed to pesticides in breast milk to create a registry. Pesticides People and Nature. 1999; 1(1): 53-58.
46. Talbott EO, Gibson LB, Burks A, Engberg R, McHugh KP. Evidence for a dose-response relationship between occupational noise and blood pressure. Arch Environ Health. 1999; 54(2): 71-78. doi: 10.1080/00039899909602239
47. Kim SR, Talbott EA, Tull E, Vogt M, Andersen SJ, Kuller LH. Contribution of abnormalities of thyroid hormones to type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2000; 23(2): 260-261. doi: 10.2337/diacare.23.2.260a
48. Winters SJ, Talbott E, Guzick DS, Zborowski J, McHugh KP. Serum testosterone levels decrease in middle age in women with the polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertil Steril. 2000; 73(4): 724-729. doi: 10.1016/s0015-0282(99)00641-x
49. Ambroz C, Scott A, Ambroz A, Talbott EO. Chronic low back pain assessment using surface electromyography. J Occup Environ Med. 2000; 42(6): 660-669. doi: 10.1097/00043764-200006000-00018
50. Talbott EO, Youk AO, McHugh KP, et al. Mortality among the residents of the three mile Island accident area: 1979-1992. Environ Health Perspect. 2000; 108(6): 545-552. doi: 10.1289/ehp.00108545
51. Loucks TL, Talbott EO, McHugh KP, Keelan M, Berga SL, Guzick DS. Do polycystic-appearing ovaries affect the risk of cardiovascular disease among women with polycystic ovary syndrome? Fertil Steril. 2000; 74(3): 547-552. doi: 10.1016/s0015-0282(00)00695-6
52. Zborowski JV, Cauley JA, Talbott EO, Guzick DS, Winters SJ. Clinical Review 116: Bone mineral density, androgens, and the polycystic ovary: The complex and controversial issue of androgenic influence in female bone. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2000; 85(10): 3496-3506. doi: 10.1210/jcem.85.10.6902
53. Talbott EO, Guzick DS, Sutton-Tyrrell K, et al. Evidence for association between polycystic ovary syndrome and premature carotid atherosclerosis in middle-aged women. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2000; 20(11): 2414-2421. doi: 10.1161/01.atv.20.11.2414
54. Talbott EO, Zhang A, Youk AO, McHugh-Pemu KP, Zborowski JV, Wakefield J. Re: “Collision of evidence and assumptions: TMI Déjà View”. Environ Health Perspect. 2000; 108(12): A547-A549. doi: 10.1289/ehp.108-a547
55. Zborowski JV, Talbott EO, Cauley JA. Polycystic ovary syndrome, androgen excess, and the impact on bone. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2001; 28(1): 135-151, vii-viii.
56. Talbott EO, Zborowski JV, Sutton-Tyrrell K, McHugh-Pemu KP, Guzick DS. Cardiovascular risk in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (letter). Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2001; 28(1): 111-33, vii.
57. Brink LL, Talbott EO, Burks JA, Palmer CV. Changes over time in audiometric thresholds in a group of automobile stamping and assembly workers with a hearing conservation program. AIHA J (Fairfax, Va). 2002; 63(4): 482-487.
58. Remsberg KE, Talbott EO, Zborowski JV, Evans RW, McHugh-Pemu K. Evidence for competing effects of body mass, hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, and androgens on leptin levels among lean, overweight, and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertil Steril. 2002; 78(3): 479-486. doi: 10.1016/s0015-0282(02)03303-4
59. Kim SR, Tull ES, Talbott EO, Vogt MT, Kuller LH. A hypothesis of synergism: The interrelationship of T3 and insulin to disturbances in metabolic homeostasis. Med Hypotheses. 2002; 59(6): 660-666. doi: 10.1016/s0306-9877(02)00211-6
60. Kim SR, Talbott EO, Tull ES, Zborowski JV, Vogt MT, Kuller LH. Assessment of the disturbances in metabolic homeostasis: a hypothesis of synergism. Med Hypotheses. 2002; 59(6): 655-659. doi: 10.1016/s0306-9877(02)00210-4
61. Talbott EO, Youk AO, McHugh-Pemu KP, Zborowski JV. Long-term follow-up of the residents of the Three Mile Island accident area: 1979-1998. Environ Health Perspect. 2003; 111(3): 341-348. doi: 10.1289/ehp.5662
62. Lange JH, Mastrangelo G, Thomulka KW, Talbott EO. Fireside hypothesis-a comment on confounders. Med Hypotheses. 2003; 60(5): 775-777. doi: 10.1016/s0306-9877(03)00020-3
63. Zborowski JV, Talbott EO, Cauley JA. Polycystic ovary syndrome, androgen excess, and the impact on bone. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2003; 14(4): 623-638.
64. Zborowski JV, Talbott EO, Cauley JA. Polycystic ovarian disease and serum leptin levels? [7] (multiple letters) (Letter). Fertil Steril. 2003; 80(4): 1068-1070.
65. Talbott EO, Zborowski JV, Sutton-Tyrrell K, McHugh-Pemu KP, Guzick DS. Cardiovascular risk in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (Review). Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2003; 14(4): 603-622.
66. Lange JH, LaPorte RE, Talbott EO, Chang YF. Capture-recapture method: the gold standard for incidence and prevalence. N Z Med J. 2003; 116(1176): U488.
67. Lange JH, LaPorte RE, Talbott EO, Chang YF. Use of the capture-recapture method for determining the prevalence of neurological parasitic diseases. Neuroepidemiology. 2004; 23(1-2): 99; author reply 99-100. doi: 10.1159/000073982
68. Talbott EO, Zborowskii JV, Boudraux MY. Do women with polycystic ovary syndrome have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease? Review of the evidence. Minerva Ginecol. 2004; 56(1): 27-39.
69. Purchase-Helzner EL, Cauley JA, Faulkner KA, et al. Hearing sensitivity and the risk of incident falls and fracture in older women: the study of osteoporotic fractures. Ann Epidemiol. 2004; 14(5): 311-318. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2003.09.008
70. Lange JH, Chang YF, LaPorte RE, Talbott EO, Wang M, Mastrangelo G. Finding hazardous waste sites: Evaluation using the capture-recapture method. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2004; 72(6): 1182-1186. doi: 10.1007/s00128-004-0368-2
71. Wright CE, Zborowski JV, Talbott EO, McHugh-Pemu K, Youk A. Dietary intake, physical activity, and obesity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2004; 28(8): 1026-1032. doi: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0802661
72. Patel AS, Talbott EO, Zborowski JV, et al. Risk of cancer as a result of community exposure to gasoline vapors. Arch Environ Health. 2004; 59(10): 497-503. doi: 10.1080/0003989040960516573
73. Talbott EO, Zborowski JV, Rager JR, Boudreaux MY, Edmundowicz DA, Guzick DS. Evidence for an association between metabolic cardiovascular syndrome and coronary and aortic calcification among women with polycystic ovary syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004; 89(11): 5454-5461. doi: 10.1210/jc.2003-032237
74. Talbott EO, Zborowski JV, Boudreaux MY, McHugh-Pemu KP, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Guzick DS. The relationship between C-reactive protein and carotid intima-media wall thickness in middle-aged women with polycystic ovary syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004; 89(12): 6061-6067. doi: 10.1210/jc.2003-032110
75. Talbott E. Risk of cancer as a result of community exposure to gasoline vapors. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2005; 60(1): 53; discussion 53. doi: 10.3200/AEOH.60.1.53-53
76. Soran A, Talbott EO, Zborowski JV, Wilson JW. The prevalence of benign breast disease in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A review of a 12-year follow-up. Int J Clin Pract. 2005; 59(7): 795-797. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2005.00417.x
77. Helzner EP, Cauley JA, Pratt SR, et al. Race and sex differences in age-related hearing loss: The gealth, aging and body composition study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005; 53(12): 2119-2127. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00525.x
78. Helzner EP, Cauley JA, Pratt SR, et al. Hearing sensitivity and bone mineral density in older adults: The health, aging and body composition study. Osteoporos Int. 2005; 16(12): 1675-1682. doi: 10.1007/s00198-005-1902-8
79. Arena VC, Mazumdar S, Zborowski JV, et al. A retrospective investigation of PM10 in ambient air and cardiopulmonary hospital admissions in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: 1995-2000. J Occup Environ Med. 2006; 48(1): 38-47. doi: 10.1097/01.jom.0000183096.20678.f1
80. Boudreaux MY, Talbott EO, Kip KE, Brooks MM, Witchel SF. Risk of T2DM and impaired fasting glucose among PCOS subjects: results of an 8-year follow-up. Curr Diab Rep. 2006; 6(1): 77-83.
81. Ramos RG, Talbott EO, Youk A, Karol MH. Community urbanization and hospitalization of adults for asthma. J Environ Health. 2006; 68(8): 26-32, 44.
82. Donovan M, Miles TD, Latimer JJ, et al. Association between biomarkers of environmental exposure and increased risk of breast cancer. Nat Rev Cancer. 2006; 6(8). doi: 10.1038/nrc1755-c1
83. Talbott EO, Zborowski JV, Rager JR, Kip KE, Xu X, Orchard TJ. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS): A significant contributor to the overall burden of type 2 diabetes in women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2007; 16(2): 191-197. : 10.1089/jwh.2006.0098
84. Ismailov RM, Ness RB, Redmond CK, Talbott EO, Weiss HB. Trauma associated with cardiac dysrhythmias: Results from a large matched case-control study. J Trauma. 2007; 62(5): 1186-1191. doi: 10.1097/01.ta.0000215414.35222.bb
85. Xu X, Talbott EO, Zborowski JV, Rager JR. Cigarette smoking and the risk of adult leukemia: Results from the Three Mile Island cohort study. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2007; 62(3): 131-137. doi: 10.3200/AEOH.62.3.131-137
86. Ali R, Wheitner D, Talbott EO, Zborowski JV. Connecting environmental health data to people and policy: Integrating information and mobilizing communities for environmental public health tracking. J Community Health. 2007; 32(5): 357-374. doi: 10.1007/s10900-007-9053-9
87. Talbott EO, Zborowski J, Rager J, Stragand JR. Is there an independent effect of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and menopause on the prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis in middle aged women? Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2008; 4(2): 453-462. doi: 10.2147/vhrm.s1452
88. Davis EL, El Khoudary SR, Talbott EO, Davis J, Regan LJ. Safety and efficacy of the use of intravesical and oral pentosan polysulfate sodium for interstitial cystitis: A randomized double-blind clinical trial. J Urol. 2008; 179(1): 177-185. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2007.08.170
89. Khalil N, Cauley JA, Wilson JW, et al. Relationship of blood lead levels to incident nonspine fractures and falls in older women: the study of osteoporotic fractures. J Bone Miner Res. 2008; 23(9): 1417-1425. doi: 10.1359/jbmr.080404
90. Xu X, Zborowski JV, Arena VC, Rager J, Talbott EO. Case-crossover analysis of air pollution and cardiorespiratory hospitalizations: Using routinely collected health and environmental data for tracking: science and data. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2008; 14(6): 569-576. doi: 10.1097/01.PHH.0000338369.59080.9d
91. Khalil N, Morrow LA, Needleman H, Talbott EO, Wilson JW, Cauley JA. Association of cumulative lead and neurocognitive function in an occupational cohort. Neuropsychology. 2009; 23(1): 10-19. doi: 10.1037/a0013757
92. Khalil N, Wilson JW, Talbott EO, et al. Association of blood lead concentrations with mortality in older women: A prospective cohort study. Environ Health. 2009; 8: 15. doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-8-15
93. Han YY, Weissfeld JL, Davis DL, Talbott EO. Arsenic levels in ground water and cancer incidence in Idaho: An ecologic study. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2009; 82(7): 843-849. doi: 10.1007/s00420-008-0362-9
94. Xu X, Dailey AB, Peoples-Sheps M, Talbott EO, Li N, Roth J. Birth weight as a risk factor for breast cancer: A meta-analysis of 18 epidemiological studies. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009; 18(8): 1169-1178. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2008.1034
95. Pratt SR, Kuller L, Talbott EO, McHugh-Pemu K, Buhari AM, Xu X. Prevalence of hearing loss in Black and White elders: Results of the cardiovascular health study. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2009; 52(4): 973-989. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2009/08-0026)
96. El Khoudary SR, Talbott EO, Bromberger JT, Chang CC, Songer TJ, Davis EL. Severity of interstitial cystitis symptoms and quality of life in female patients. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009; 18(9): 1361-1368. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2008.1270
97. Xu X, Freeman NC, Dailey AB, Ilacqua VA, Kearney GD, Talbott EO. Association between exposure to alkylbenzenes and cardiovascular disease among National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) participants. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2009; 15(4): 385-391. doi: 10.1179/oeh.2009.15.4.385
98. Xu X, Dailey AB, Freeman NC, Curbow BA, Talbott EO. The effects of birthweight and breastfeeding on asthma among children aged 1-5 years. J Paediatr Child Health. 2009; 45(11): 646-651. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01588.x
99. Talbot TO, Haley VB, Dimmick WF, Paulu C, Talbott EO, Rager J. Developing consistent data and methods to measure the public health impacts of ambient air quality for Environmental Public Health Tracking: Progress to date and future directions. Air Qual Atmos Health. 2009; 2(4): 199-206. doi: 10.1007/s11869-009-0043-1
100. Xu X, Dailey AB, Talbott EO, Ilacqua VA, Kearney G, Asal NR. Associations of serum concentrations of organochlorine pesticides with breast cancer and prostate cancer in U.S. adults. Environ Health Perspect. 2010; 118(1): 60-66. doi: 10.1289/ehp.0900919
101. Wild RA, Carmina E, Diamanti-Kandarakis E, et al. Assessment of cardiovascular risk and prevention of cardiovascular disease in women with the polycystic ovary syndrome: A consensus statement by the Androgen Excess and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (AE-PCOS) Society. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010; 95(5): 2038-2049. doi: 10.1210/jc.2009-2724
102. Smith HA, Markovic N, Danielson ME, et al. Sexual abuse, sexual orientation, and obesity in women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010; 19(8): 1525-1532. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2009.1763
103. Xu X, Cook RL, Ilacqua VA, Kan H, Talbott EO. Racial differences in the effects of postnatal environmental tobacco smoke on neurodevelopment. Pediatrics. 2010; 126(4): 705-711. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-3589
104. Xu X, Cook RL, Ilacqua VA, Kan H, Talbott EO, Kearney G. Studying associations between urinary metabolites of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and cardiovascular diseases in the United States. Sci Total Environ. 2010; 408(21): 4943-4948. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.07.034
105. Smith HA, Matthews A, Markovic N, Youk A, Danielson ME, Talbott EO. A comparative study of complementary and alternative medicine use among heterosexually and lesbian identified women: data from the ESTHER Project (Pittsburgh, PA, 2003-2006). J Altern Complement Med. 2010; 16(11): 1161-1170. doi: 10.1089/acm.2009.0444
106. Gamble C, Talbott E, Youk A, et al. Racial differences in biologic predictors of severe asthma: Data from the severe asthma research program. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010; 126(6): 1149-1156.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2010.08.049
107. Wang PG, Gong J, Wang SQ, Talbott EO, Zhang B, He QQ. Relationship of body fat and cardiorespiratory fitness with cardiovascular risk in Chinese children. PLoS One. 2011; 6(11): e27896. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027896
108. Shire JD, Marsh GM, Talbott EO, Sharma RK. Advances and current themes in occupational health and environmental public health surveillance. Annu Rev Public Health. 2011; 32: 109-132. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-082310-152811
109. Wright-Walters M, Volz C, Talbott E, Davis D. An updated weight of evidence approach to the aquatic hazard assessment of Bisphenol A and the derivation a new predicted no effect concentration (Pnec) using a non-parametric methodology. Sci Total Environ. 2011; 409(4): 676-685. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.07.092
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112. Cassidy LD, Marsh GM, Talbott EO, Kelsey SF. Initial and continued adherence with bladder cancer screening in an occupationally exposed cohort. J Occup Environ Med. 2011; 53(4): 455-460. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182135841
113. Zgibor JC, Gieraltowski LB, Talbott EO, Fabio A, Sharma RK, Hassan K. The association between driving distance and glycemic control in rural areas. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011; 5(3): 494-500. doi: 10.1177/193229681100500304
114. Talbott EO, Xu X, Youk AO, Rager JR, Stragand JA, Malek AM. Risk of leukemia as a result of community exposure to gasoline vapors: A follow-up study. Environ Res. 2011; 111(4): 597-602. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2011.03.009
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119. Han YY, Youk AO, Sasser H, Talbott EO. Cancer incidence among residents of the Three Mile Island accident area: 1982-1995. Environ Res. 2011; 111(8): 1230-1235. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2011.08.005
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124. Malek AM, Barchowsky A, Bowser R, Youk A, Talbott EO. Pesticide exposure as a risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a meta-analysis of epidemiological studies: Pesticide exposure as a risk factor for ALS. Environ Res. 2012; 117: 112-119. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2012.06.007
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126. Han YY, Berkowitz O, Talbott E, Kondziolka D, Donovan M, Lunsford LD. Are frequent dental x-ray examinations associated with increased risk of vestibular schwannoma? J Neurosurg. 2012; 117 Suppl: 78-83. doi: 10.3171/2012.5.GKS12615
127. Xu X, Hu H, Dailey AB, Kearney G, Talbott EO, Cook RL. Potential health impacts of heavy metals on HIV-infected population in USA. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9): e74288. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074288
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132. Lee PC, Roberts JM, Catov JM, Talbott EO, Ritz B. First trimester exposure to ambient air pollution, pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes in Allegheny County, PA. Matern Child Health J. 2013; 17(3): 545-55. doi: 10.1007/s10995-012-1028-5
133. Han YY, Song JY, Talbott EO. Serum folate and prostate-specific antigen in the United States. Cancer Causes Control. 2013; 24(8): 1595-1604. doi: 10.1007/s10552-013-0236-7
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156. Berkowitz O, Iyer AK, Kano H, Talbott E, Lunsford LD. Epidemiology and environmental risk factors associated with vestibular schwannoma. World Neurosurg. 2015; 84: 1674-1680. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.07.007
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162. Eaglehouse YL, Talbott EO, Chang Y, Kuller LH. Participation in physical activity and risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis mortality among postmenopausal women. JAMA Neurol. 2016; 19: 1-9. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.4487
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