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Iris Udasin M.D.

Professor, Medical Director EOHSI Clinical Center Rutgers University- School of Public HealthEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
Work EOHSI Room 115 170 Frelinghuysen Road Piscataway NJ 08854 Work Phone: 848-445-6016 Work Fax: 732-445-0127
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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. Sunil, VR, Radbel, J, Hussain, S, Vayas, KN, Cervelli, J, Deen, M, Kipen, H, Udasin, I, Laumbach, R, Sunderram, J et al.. Sarcoid-Like Granulomatous Disease: Pathologic Case Series in World Trade Center Dust Exposed Rescue and Recovery Workers. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019;16 (5):. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16050815. PubMed PMID:30845693 PubMed Central PMC6427752
  2. Sunderram, J, Weintraub, M, Black, K, Alimokhtari, S, Twumasi, A, Sanders, H, Udasin, I, Harrison, D, Chitkara, N, de la Hoz, RE et al.. Chronic Rhinosinusitis Is an Independent Risk Factor for OSA in World Trade Center Responders. Chest. 2019;155 (2):375-383. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.10.015. PubMed PMID:30739642
  3. Graber, JM, Harris, G, Black, K, Lucchini, RG, Giuliano, AR, Dasaro, CR, Shapiro, M, Steinberg, MB, Crane, MA, Moline, JM et al.. Excess HPV-related head and neck cancer in the world trade center health program general responder cohort. Int. J. Cancer. 2018; :. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32070. PubMed PMID:30556136
  4. Miller, AB, Morgan, LL, Udasin, I, Davis, DL. Cancer epidemiology update, following the 2011 IARC evaluation of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (Monograph 102). Environ. Res. 2018;167 :673-683. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.06.043. PubMed PMID:30196934
  5. Wu, BG, Sulaiman, I, Wang, J, Shen, N, Clemente, JC, Li, Y, Laumbach, RJ, Lu, SE, Udasin, I, Le-Hoang, O et al.. Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is Associated with Alterations in the Nasal Microbiome and an Increase in Inflammation. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2019;199 (1):99-109. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201801-0119OC. PubMed PMID:29969291 PubMed Central PMC6353011
  6. Graber, JM, Chuang, CT, Ward, CL, Black, K, Udasin, IG. Head and Neck Cancer in World Trade Center Responders: A Case Series. J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2018;60 (9):e439-e444. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001386. PubMed PMID:29933317 PubMed Central PMC6131053
  7. Zvolensky, MJ, Farris, SG, Kotov, R, Schechter, CB, Bromet, E, Gonzalez, A, Vujanovic, A, Pietrzak, RH, Crane, M, Kaplan, J et al.. Posttraumatic stress symptoms and smoking among World Trade Center disaster responders: A longitudinal investigation. Compr Psychiatry. 2015;63 :46-54. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2015.08.006. PubMed PMID:26555491
  8. Ayappa, I, Sunderram, J, Black, K, Twumasi, A, Udasin, I, Harrison, D, Carson, JL, Lu, SE, Rapoport, DM. A comparison of CPAP and CPAPFLEX in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in World Trade Center responders: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2015;16 :403. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0907-7. PubMed PMID:26357928 PubMed Central PMC4566493
  9. Zvolensky, MJ, Farris, SG, Kotov, R, Schechter, CB, Bromet, E, Gonzalez, A, Vujanovic, A, Pietrzak, RH, Crane, M, Kaplan, J et al.. World Trade Center disaster and sensitization to subsequent life stress: A longitudinal study of disaster responders. Prev Med. 2015;75 :70-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.03.017. PubMed PMID:25840022
  10. Udasin, I, Schechter, C, Crowley, L, Sotolongo, A, Gochfeld, M, Luft, B, Moline, J, Harrison, D, Enright, P. Respiratory symptoms were associated with lower spirometry results during the first examination of WTC responders. J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2011;53 (1):49-54. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182028e5c. PubMed PMID:21187790
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