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

Professor – Epidemiology Rutgers University, School of Public HealthEOHSI – Environmental Epidemiology and Statistics
Work School of Public Health Room 228 163 Hoes Lane West Piscataway NJ 08854 Work Phone: 732-235-9700 Work Fax: 732-235-9755
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Biographical Info

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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. George, P, Chandwani, S, Gabel, M, Ambrosone, CB, Rhoads, G, Bandera, EV, Demissie, K. Diagnosis and surgical delays in African American and white women with early-stage breast cancer. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015;24 (3):209-17. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2014.4773. PubMed PMID:25650628 PubMed Central PMC4442576
  10. Carson, JL, Sieber, F, Cook, DR, Hoover, DR, Noveck, H, Chaitman, BR, Fleisher, L, Beaupre, L, Macaulay, W, Rhoads, GG et al.. Liberal versus restrictive blood transfusion strategy: 3-year survival and cause of death results from the FOCUS randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2015;385 (9974):1183-9. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62286-8. PubMed PMID:25499165 PubMed Central PMC4498804
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