George G Rhoads , M.D., M.P.H.

Professor Emeritus Rutgers University, School of Public HealthEOHSI – Environmental Epidemiology and Statistics
Work Phone: 732-235-9700 Work Fax: 732-235-9755
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Dr. Rhoads is Chairman of the CDC Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Research Areas

Management of lead exposure in children; Measurement error in environmental epidemiology, Effects of low level lead exposure.

Scholarly Activities

  • Member, American Epidemiological Society, 1984
  • NIH Director’s Award, 1985
  • First Hunterdon Health Fund Endowed Professorship at UMDNJ, 1989
  • Sullivan Award, New Jersey Public Health Association, 2003
  • Abraham Lilienfeld Award, American Public Health Association, 2008

Recent Publications

  1. Rhoads, GG. Lower versus Higher Glycemic Criteria for Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2022;387 (18):1719-1720. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2212585. PubMed PMID:36322856
  2. Jain, NJ, Faiz, AS, Ohman-Strickland, PA, Smulian, JC, Rhoads, GG. Educational Attainment of Grandmothers and Preterm Birth in Grandchildren. Matern Child Health J. 2021;25 (2):293-301. doi: 10.1007/s10995-020-03021-2. PubMed PMID:33184745
  3. Iglay, K, Santorelli, ML, Hirshfield, KM, Williams, JM, Rhoads, GG, Lin, Y, Demissie, K. Impact of Preexisting Mental Illness on All-Cause and Breast Cancer-Specific Mortality in Elderly Patients With Breast Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2017;35 (36):4012-4018. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.73.4947. PubMed PMID:28934000
  4. Iglay, K, Santorelli, ML, Hirshfield, KM, Williams, JM, Rhoads, GG, Lin, Y, Demissie, K. Diagnosis and treatment delays among elderly breast cancer patients with pre-existing mental illness. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2017;166 (1):267-275. doi: 10.1007/s10549-017-4399-x. PubMed PMID:28726159
  5. Santorelli, ML, Hirshfield, KM, Steinberg, MB, Lin, Y, Rhoads, GG, Bandera, EV, Demissie, K. Racial differences in the effects of comorbidity on breast cancer-specific survival. Cancer Causes Control. 2017;28 (8):809-817. doi: 10.1007/s10552-017-0915-x. PubMed PMID:28643109
  6. Swerdel, JN, Rhoads, GG, Cheng, JQ, Cosgrove, NM, Moreyra, AE, Kostis, JB, Kostis, WJ, Myocardial Infarction Data Acquisition System (MIDAS 29) Study Group. Ischemic Stroke Rate Increases in Young Adults: Evidence for a Generational Effect?. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5 (12):. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.116.004245. PubMed PMID:27881427 PubMed Central PMC5210414
  7. Santorelli, ML, Hirshfield, KM, Steinberg, MB, Rhoads, GG, Lin, Y, Demissie, K. Hormonal therapy for breast cancer and diabetes incidence among postmenopausal women. Ann Epidemiol. 2016;26 (6):436-40. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2016.04.004. PubMed PMID:27157863
  8. Paddock, LE, Lu, SE, Bandera, EV, Rhoads, GG, Fine, J, Paine, S, Barnhill, R, Berwick, M. Skin self-examination and long-term melanoma survival. Melanoma Res. 2016;26 (4):401-8. doi: 10.1097/CMR.0000000000000255. PubMed PMID:26990272
  9. Santorelli, ML, Steinberg, MB, Hirshfield, KM, Rhoads, GG, Bandera, EV, Lin, Y, Demissie, K. Effects of breast cancer on chronic disease medication adherence among older women. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2016;25 (8):898-907. doi: 10.1002/pds.3971. PubMed PMID:26875432
  10. Swerdel, JN, Rhoads, GG, Cosgrove, NM, Kostis, JB, Myocardial Infarction Data Acquisition System (MIDAS 25) Study Group. Rates of Hospitalization for Dehydration Following Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016;10 (2):188-92. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2015.169. PubMed PMID:26654113
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