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Sarah W. Thurston, Ph.D.

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University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 630
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2406
Fax: (585) 273-1031

Journal Articles

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2014 Apr
van Wijngaarden E, Harrington D, Kobrosly R, Thurston SW, O'Hara T, McSorley EM, Myers GJ, Watson GE, Shamlaye CF, Strain JJ, Davidson PW. "Prenatal exposure to methylmercury and LCPUFA in relation to birth weight." Annals of epidemiology. 2014 Apr; 24(4):273-8. Epub 2014 Jan 16.
2014 Jan 1
Xiao L, Thurston SW, Ruppert D, Love TM, Davidson PW. "Bayesian Models for Multiple Outcomes in Domains with Application to the Seychelles Child Development Study." Journal of the American Statistical Association. 2014 Jan 1; 109(505):1-10.
2013 Dec 1
Yu Y, Thurston SW, Hauser R, Liang H. "Model Averaging Procedure for Partially Linear Single-index Models." Journal of statistical planning and inference. 2013 Dec 1; 143(12):2160-2170.
2013 Sep
Woodard DB, Love TM, Thurston SW, Ruppert D, Sathyanarayana S, Swan SH. "Latent factor regression models for grouped outcomes." Biometrics. 2013 Sep; 69(3):785-94. Epub 2013 Jul 11.
2013 Sep
van Wijngaarden E, Davidson PW, Smith TH, Evans K, Yost K, Love T, Thurston SW, Watson GE, Zareba G, Burns CM, Shamlaye CF, Myers GJ. "Autism spectrum disorder phenotypes and prenatal exposure to methylmercury." Epidemiology. 2013 Sep; 24(5):651-9.
2013 Jan
Barrett ES, Tran V, Thurston S, Jasienska G, Furberg AS, Ellison PT, Thune I. "Marriage and motherhood are associated with lower testosterone concentrations in women." Hormones and behavior. 2013 Jan; 63(1):72-9. Epub 2012 Nov 01.
van Wijngaarden E, Thurston SW, Myers GJ, Strain JJ, Weiss B, Zarcone T, Watson GE, Zareba G, McSorley EM, Mulhern MS, Yeates AJ, Henderson J, Gedeon J, Shamlaye CF, Davidson PW. "Prenatal methyl mercury exposure in relation to neurodevelopment and behavior at 19 years of age in the Seychelles Child Development Study." Neurotoxicology and teratology. 2013 39:19-25. Epub 2013 Jun 14.
Watson GE, van Wijngaarden E, Love TM, McSorley EM, Bonham MP, Mulhern MS, Yeates AJ, Davidson PW, Shamlaye CF, Strain JJ, Thurston SW, Harrington D, Zareba G, Wallace JM, Myers GJ. "Neurodevelopmental outcomes at 5 years in children exposed prenatally to maternal dental amalgam: the Seychelles Child Development Nutrition Study." Neurotoxicology and teratology. 2013 39:57-62. Epub 2013 Jul 13.
2010 Mar 1
Sagiv SK, Thurston SW, Bellinger DC, Tolbert PE, Altshul LM, Korrick SA. "Prenatal organochlorine exposure and behaviors associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in school-aged children." American journal of epidemiology. 2010 Mar 1; 171(5):593-601. Epub 2010 Jan 27.
2010 Feb
Ishitobi H, Stern S, Thurston SW, Zareba G, Langdon M, Gelein R, Weiss B. "Organic and inorganic mercury in neonatal rat brain after prenatal exposure to methylmercury and mercury vapor." Environmental health perspectives. 2010 Feb; 118(2):242-8.
Mendiola, J.; Jorgensen, N.; Andersson, A.-M.; Calafat, A.M.; Redoma, B.; Drobnis, E.Z.; Wang, C.; Sparks, A.; Thurston, S.W.; Liu, F.; Swan, S.H. "Are environmental levels of bisphenol A associated with reproductive function in fertile men?". Environmental Health Perspectives. 2010; 118(9): 1286-1291. Link
Love, T.M.T.; Thurston, S.W.; Keefer, M.C.; Dewhurst, S.; Lee, H.Y. "Mathematical modeling of ultradeep sequencing data reveals that acute CT8+ T-lymphocity responses exert strong selective pressure in Simian Immunodeficiency Virus-infected macaques, but still fail to clear founder epitope sequences". Journal of Virology. 2010; 84(11): 5802-5814. Link
Johnston, C.J.; Hernady, E.; Reed, C.; Thurston, S.W.; Finkelstein, J.N.; Williams, J.P. "Early Alterations in Pulmonary Cytokine Expression: Surrogate Markers in Adults versus Children Following a Radiation Event". Radiation Research. 2010; 173(4): 522-35. Link
2009 Aug
van Wijngaarden E, Myers GJ, Thurston SW, Shamlaye CF, Davidson PW. "Interpreting epidemiological evidence in the presence of multiple endpoints: an alternative analytic approach using the 9-year follow-up of the Seychelles child development study." International archives of occupational and environmental health. 2009 Aug; 82(8):1031-41. Epub 2009 Feb 11.
Liang, H.; Thurston, SW.; Ruppert, D.; Apanasovich, T.; Hauser, R. "Additive partial linear models with measurement error." Biometrika. 2008; .
Davidson, PW.; Sloane-Reeves, J.; Myers, GJ.; Hansen, ON.; Huang, LS.; Georger, L.; Cox, C.; Thurston, SW.; Shamlaye, CF.; Clarkson, TW. "Association between prenatal exposure to methylmercury and visuospatial ability at 10.7 years in the Seychelles Child Development Study." NeuroToxicology. 2008; .
2007 Nov
Huang LS, Myers GJ, Davidson PW, Cox C, Xiao F, Thurston SW, Cernichiari E, Shamlaye CF, Sloane-Reeves J, Georger L, Clarkson TW. "Is susceptibility to prenatal methylmercury exposure from fish consumption non-homogeneous? Tree-structured analysis for the Seychelles Child Development Study." Neurotoxicology. 2007 Nov; 28(6):1237-44. Epub 2007 Aug 25.
2007 Sep
Thurston SW, Bovet P, Myers GJ, Davidson PW, Georger LA, Shamlaye C, Clarkson TW. "Does prenatal methylmercury exposure from fish consumption affect blood pressure in childhood?" Neurotoxicology. 2007 Sep; 28(5):924-30. Epub 2007 Jun 16.
Govindarajulu, US.; Spiegelman, D.; Thurston, SW.; Ganguli, B.; and Eisen, EA. "Comparing smoothing techniques in Cox models for exposure-response relationships". Statistics in Medince. 2007; 26: 3735-3752.
Elder, A.; Yang, H.; Gwiazda, R.; Teng, X.; Thurston, SW.; Cernichiari, E.; Shamlaye, CF.; Sloane-Reeves, J.; Georger, L.; and Clarkson, TW. "Testing nanomaterials of unknown toxicity: an example based on platinum nanoparticles of different shapes". Advanced Materials. 2007; 19: 3124-3129.
Stokes-Riner A, Thurston SW, Brazil C, Guzick D, Liu F, Overstreet JW, Wang C, Sparks A, Redmon JB, Swan SH. "One semen sample or 2? Insights from a study of fertile men." Journal of andrology. 2007 28(5):638-43. Epub 2007 May 23.
Thurston, SW.; Williams, PL.; Hauser, R.; Hu, H.; Hernandez-Avila, M.; and Spiegelman, D. "A comparison of regression calibration approaches for designs with internal validation data". Journal of Statistical Plannin and Inference. 2005; 131: 175-190.
Thurston, SW.; Liu, G.; Miller, DP.; and Christiani, DC. "Modeling lung cancer risk in case-control studies using a new dose metric of smoking". Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 2005; 14: 2296-2302 (with Commentary.).
2004 Jun
Ryan L, Huang W, Thurston SW, Kelsey KT, Wiencke JK, Christiani DC. "On the use of biomarkers for environmental health research." Statistical methods in medical research. 2004 Jun; 13(3):207-25.
Eisen, EA.; Agalliu, I.; Thurston, SW.; Coull, BA.; and Checkoway, H. "Smoothing methods applied to occupational cohort studies: illustrated by penalized splines." Occupational & Environmental Medicine. 2004; 61(10): 854-860.
Sloane-Reeves, J.; Davidson, PW.; Myers, GJ.; Shamlaye, C.; Leste, A.; Huang, LS.; and Thurston, S. "Scholastic achievement among children enrolled in the Seychelles Child Development Study." Seychelles Medical and Dental Journal. 2004; 7(1): 121-126.
2003 Jun
Su L, Sai Y, Fan R, Thurston SW, Miller DP, Zhou W, Wain JC, Lynch TJ, Liu G, Christiani DC. "P53 (codon 72) and P21 (codon 31) polymorphisms alter in vivo mRNA expression of p21." Lung cancer : journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. 2003 Jun; 40(3):259-66.
Thurston, SW.; Spiegelman, D.; and Ruppert, D. "Equivalence of regression calibration methods in main study/ external validation study designs." Journal of Statistical Plannin and inference. 2003; 113: 527-539.
Zhou, W.; Liu, G.; Miller, DP.; Thurston, SW.; Xu, LL.; Wain, JC.; Lynch, TJ.; Su, L.; and Christiani, DC. "Polymorphisms in the DNA repair genes XRCC1 and ERCC2, smoking, and lung cancer risk." Caner Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 2003; 12: 359-365.
2002 Nov
Thurston SW, Eisen EA, Schwartz J. "Smoothing in survival models: an application to workers exposed to metalworking fluids." Epidemiology. 2002 Nov; 13(6):685-92.
2002 Mar 1
Zhou W, Liu G, Miller DP, Thurston SW, Xu LL, Wain JC, Lynch TJ, Su L, Christiani DC. "Gene-environment interaction for the ERCC2 polymorphisms and cumulative cigarette smoking exposure in lung cancer." Cancer research. 2002 Mar 1; 62(5):1377-81.
Zhou, W.; Liu, G.; Thurston, SW.; Xu, LL.; Miller, DP.; Wain, JC.; Lynch, TJ.; Su, L.; and Christiani, DC. "Genetic polymophisms of N-acetyltranferase-2 and microsomal epoxide hydrolase and cumulative cigarette smoking in lung cancer." Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 2002; 11: 15-21.
2001 Dec 15
Liu G, Miller DP, Zhou W, Thurston SW, Fan R, Xu LL, Lynch TJ, Wain JC, Su L, Christiani DC. "Differential association of the codon 72 p53 and GSTM1 polymorphisms on histological subtype of non-small cell lung carcinoma." Cancer research. 2001 Dec 15; 61(24):8718-22.
Thurston, SW.;. "Biomarkers". Encyclopedia of Environmetrics - El-Shaarawi AH and Piegorsch WW Editors. 2001; 1: 192-196.
Thurston, SW. "DNA Adducts". Encyclopedia of Environmetrics- El-Shaarawi AH and Piegorsch WW. 2001; 1: 561-562.
Xu, LL,; Wain, JC.; Miller, D.; Thurston, SW.; Su, L.; and Christiani, DC. "The NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 gene polymorphism and lung cancer: differential susceptibility based on smoking behavior." Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 2001; 10: 303-309.
Zhou, W.; Thurston, SW.; Liu, G.; Xu,LL.; Miller, DP.; Wain, JC.; Lynch,TJ.; Su,L.; Christiani, DC. "The interaction between microsomal epoxide hydrolase polymophisms and cumulative cigarette smoking in different histological subtypes of lung cancer." Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 2001; 10: 461-466.
2000 Nov
Thurston SW, Ryan L, Christiani DC, Snow R, Carlson J, You L, Cui S, Ma G, Wang L, Huang Y, Xu X. "Petrochemical exposure and menstrual disturbances." American journal of industrial medicine. 2000 Nov; 38(5):555-64.
2000 Mar
Thurston SW, Wand MP, Wiencke JK. "Negative binomial additive models." Biometrics. 2000 Mar; 56(1):139-44.
1999 Apr 7
Wiencke JK, Thurston SW, Kelsey KT, Varkonyi A, Wain JC, Mark EJ, Christiani DC. "Early age at smoking initiation and tobacco carcinogen DNA damage in the lung." Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 1999 Apr 7; 91(7):614-9.
Thurston, SW.; and Zaslavsky, AM. "Variance Estimation in Microsimulation Models of the Food Stamp Program". ASA Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section. 1996; : 4-9.
Thurston, SW.; and Zaslavsky, AM. "Error Analysis of MATH-CPS Model Estimates". Final Report to the Food and Consumer Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mathematica Policy Research. 1996; .
Zaslavsky, AM.; and Thurston, SW.;. "Error Analysis of Food Stamp Microsimulation Models: Further Results". ASA Proceedings of the Section on Survey Research Methods. 1995; : 151-156.
Thurston, SW.; and Zaslavsky, AM. "Using Ethnographic Data to Evaluate Dual System Estimates". ASA Proceedings of the Section on Survey Research Methods. 1994; : 254-259.
Zaslavsky, AM.; and Thurston, SW. "Error Analysis of Food Stamp Microsimulation Models". ASA Proceedings of the Section on Survey Research Methods. 1994; : 535-540.
Thurston, SW.; Kransy, ME.; Martin, CW.; and Fahey, T.J. "Effect of site characteristics and 1st and 2nd year seedling densities on forest development in a northern hardwood forest." Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 1992; 22: 1860-1868.
Thurston, SW.; and Zaslavsky, AM. "Effect of Movers on Triple System Estimation". ASA Proceedings of the Section on Survey Research Methods. 1992; : 176-181.


Thurston, SW. "DNA Adducts". Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. A.-H. El-Shaarawi & W. Piegorsch. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Son, LTD, 2013.