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Todd A. Jusko, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-8784

Office: (585) 273-2849

Fax: (585) 424-1469

Research Labs

Rochester Environment and Child Health (REACH) Laboratory

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Faculty Appointments

Biography

Research

As an environmental epidemiologist, Dr. Jusko's research interests concern the environmental causes of human disease. Within this broad area, Dr. Jusko's research primarily focuses on how environmental chemicals contribute to adverse immunological development over the entire lifespan. He is interested in the immune system as both a disease outcome (e.g., asthma, lowered vaccine response, development of autoimmunity), and as a mechanism of susceptibility for other disease outcomes, such as neurobehavioral development.

Dr. Jusko is exploring these questions in a diverse set of populations. For instance, he is investigating whether in utero and early postnatal exposure to persistent pollutants is associated with measures of immune system function in a cohort of children in eastern Slovakia. In adults, he is examining whether chemical exposures are associated with antinuclear antibodies (ANA), autoantibodies frequently observed in individuals with systemic autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He is also a longtime collaborator on the Rochester Lead Study, which examines the potential neurobehavioral effects of early life lead exposure in a cohort of children in Rochester NY, and an NIEHS-led project examining neurodevelopment in a birth cohort of approximately 10,000 mother-infant pairs (the Generation R Study) in relation to in utero exposure to organophosphate pesticide metabolites.

Credentials

Education

2001
BS | Cornell University
Human Development

2005
MS | University of Washington
Epidemiology

2008
PhD | University of Washington
Epidemiology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

2009 - 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow, Epidemiology Branch, NIEHS, NIH (2009-2013)

Awards

2014
Early Career Travel Grant
Sponsor: Society of Toxicology

2012
NIEHS Intramural Paper of the Month (Satoh et al. 2012)

2007 - 2009
J. William Fulbright Scholar
Location: Slovak Republic

2004
Student Travel Award
Sponsor: International Neurotoxicology Society

2002
Student Travel Award
Sponsor: Behavioral Toxicology Society

2001
Student Travel Award
Sponsor: Human Ecology Alumni Association, Cornell University


Student Travel Award
Sponsor: Society of Toxicology

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Publications

Journal Articles

6/10/2020
Stern J, Chen M, Jusko TA, Fagnano M, Järvinen KM, Halterman JS. "Food Allergy in At- Risk Adolescents with Asthma: A Key Area for Focus." Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology.. 2020 Jun 10; Epub 2020 Jun 10.

3/6/2020
McCann MK, Jusko TA, Jones CMC, Seplaki CL, Cushman JT. "Degree of Bystander-Patient Relationship and Prehospital Care for Opioid Overdose." Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors.. 2020 Mar 6; :1-9. Epub 2020 Mar 06.

1/7/2020
Strain JJ, Shamlaye CF, Watson GE, Myers GJ, Davidson PW, Conway MC, Allsopp PJ, Jusko TA, Love T, Thurston SW, Harrington D, Mulhern MS, Spence T, Yeates AJ, van Wijngaarden E, McSorley EM. "Methylmercury and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids are associated with immune dysregulation in young adults from the Seychelles child development study." Environmental research.. 2020 Jan 7; 183:109072. Epub 2020 Jan 07.

Books & Chapters

2008
Chapter Title: Risk: Lead Poisoning
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development
Author List: Canfield RL, Jusko TA
Edited By: Haith MM, Benson JB
Published By: Elsevier 2008

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