Iris Udasin, M.D.

Professor, Medical Director EOHSI Clinical Center Rutgers University- School of Public HealthEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
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Biographical Info

Research Areas

My chief area of interest is health effects of World Trade Center exposures, including aerodigestive medical effects, as well as the interaction of both physical and mental health effects and exposure to toxins. I am also interested in health issues in health care workers, laboratory workers, teachers, police officers, and fire fighters. I am interested in occupational and environmental asthma and other respiratory conditions.

Research Highlights

  • Principal investigator World trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program Longitudinal study
  • Influenza vaccine decisions
  • Effect of training to prevent work place violence

Scholarly Activities

I serve on the steering committee for World trade Center medical monitoring and treatment program. I have presented grand rounds concerning World Trade Center in statewide, national, and international forums. I serve as Director of employee health and have spoken nationally at several physician meetings.

Recent Publications

  1. Sloan, NL, Sabra, A, Sacks, HS, Dasaro, CR, Antonio, RC, Thanik, E, Shapiro, MZ, Doucette, JT, Moline, JM, Luft, BJ et al.. Do Proton Pump Inhibitors Cause Myocardial Infarction and Stroke? Time-Variant Analyses Can Resolve the Debate. Am J Ther. 2024; :. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0000000000001717. PubMed PMID:39018088
  2. Ayappa, I, Laumbach, R, Black, K, Weintraub, M, Agarwala, P, Twumasi, A, Sanders, H, Udasin, I, Harrison, D, de la Hoz, RE et al.. Nasal resistance and inflammation: mechanisms for obstructive sleep apnea from chronic rhinosinusitis. J Clin Sleep Med. 2024; :. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.11216. PubMed PMID:38888597
  3. Sunderram, J, Legard, A, De Resende, A, Black, K, Udasin, IG, Lu, SE, Romero Castillo, H, Ravi, SS, Mullins, AE, de la Hoz, RE et al.. Lack of association of impaired upper airway sensation with the presence or absence of obstructive sleep apnoea or chronic rhinosinusitis in World Trade Center responders. Occup Environ Med. 2024;81 (6):302-307. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2023-109262. PubMed PMID:38871449 PubMed Central PMC11239276
  4. Udasin, IG, Sunderram, J, Calvert, G. The World Trade Center Health Program: Obstructive sleep apnea best practices. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2023;78 (4):241-243. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2023.2195604. PubMed PMID:37017101
  5. Caruth, J, Black, K, Legard, A, De Resende, A, Getz, K, Borowski, M, Debilio, L, Brewer, A, Kipen, H, Udasin, IG et al.. Incidence and Predictors of COVID-19 Infection in Prison Healthcare Workers. J Occup Environ Med. 2023;65 (7):573-579. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002836. PubMed PMID:36882811 PubMed Central PMC10329989
  6. Lin, RA, Calvert, GM, Udasin, IG. World Trade Center Health Program best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2023;78 (4):236-240. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2023.2171958. PubMed PMID:36744643
  7. Calvert, GM, Anderson, K, Cochran, J, Cone, JE, Harrison, DJ, Haugen, PT, Lilly, G, Lowe, SM, Luft, BJ, Moline, JM et al.. The World Trade Center Health Program: an introduction to best practices. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2023;78 (4):199-205. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2022.2156975. PubMed PMID:36533439 PubMed Central PMC10277307
  8. Gibson, R, Whealin, JM, Dasaro, CR, Udasin, IG, Crane, M, Moline, JM, Harrison, DJ, Luft, BJ, Todd, AC, Schechter, C et al.. Prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation in World Trade Center responders: Results from a population-based health monitoring cohort. J Affect Disord. 2022;306 :62-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2022.03.011. PubMed PMID:35283182
  9. Marchese, S, Cancelmo, L, Diab, O, Cahn, L, Aaronson, C, Daskalakis, NP, Schaffer, J, Horn, SR, Johnson, JS, Schechter, C et al.. Altered gene expression and PTSD symptom dimensions in World Trade Center responders. Mol Psychiatry. 2022;27 (4):2225-2246. doi: 10.1038/s41380-022-01457-2. PubMed PMID:35177824
  10. Sacks, HS, Smirnoff, M, Carson, D, Cooney, ML, Shapiro, MZ, Hahn, CJ, Dasaro, CR, Crowson, C, Tassiulas, I, Hirten, RP et al.. Autoimmune conditions in the World Trade Center general responder cohort: A nested case-control and standardized incidence ratio analysis. Am J Ind Med. 2022;65 (2):117-131. doi: 10.1002/ajim.23313. PubMed PMID:34825393 PubMed Central PMC8851411
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