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Judith Graber Ph.D.

Associate Professor Rutgers University – School of Public HealthEOHSI – Exposure Science and Epidemiology
Work EOHSI Room 320 170 Frelinghuysen Rd Piscataway New Jersey 08854 Work Phone: 848-445-0190 Work Fax: 732-445-0784
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Biographical Info

Research Areas

  • Adverse effects of occupational dust exposure and interactions with modifiable personal risk factors, especially tobacco us
  • Attributable risk of occupational exposure, tobacco, alcohol and human papilloma virus in the incidence of cancer of the head and neck
  • Smoking cessation in occupational settings
  • Workplace stress and injury

 Research Highlights

  • Investigating the contribution of World Trade Center related exposure to exposure to head neck cancer, given the etiologic role of tobacco use, heavy alcohol use and oral infection with the human papilloma virus in the incidence of cancer of the head and neck
  • Investigating the role of human papilloma virus in the etiology of occupationally associated head and neck c ancer
  • Investigating the relationship between stressful working conditions, including work pace bullying and harassment,  and contribute to workplace and other injuries

Recent Publications

  1. Bover Manderski, MT, Black, K, Udasin, IG, Giuliano, AR, Steinberg, MB, Ohman Strickland, P, Black, TM, Dasaro, CR, Crane, M, Harrison, D et al.. Risk factors for head and neck cancer in the World Trade Center Health Program General Responder Cohort: results from a nested case-control study. Occup Environ Med. 2019;76 (11):854-860. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2019-105890. PubMed PMID:31515248
  2. Brackbill, RM, Graber, JM, Robison, WAA. Editorial for "Long-Term Health Effects of the 9/11 Disaster" in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019;16 (18):. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16183289. PubMed PMID:31500226 PubMed Central PMC6765956
  3. Uhiara, D, Shendell, DG, Borjan, M, Graber, JM, Koshy, K, Lumia, M. Reported injury, hospitalization, and injury fatality rates among New Jersey adolescent workers. Inj Epidemiol. 2019;6 :37. doi: 10.1186/s40621-019-0216-9. PubMed PMID:31453047 PubMed Central PMC6699110
  4. 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. 2019;145 (6):1504-1509. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32070. PubMed PMID:30556136
  5. Graber, JM, Alexander, C, Laumbach, RJ, Black, K, Strickland, PO, Georgopoulos, PG, Marshall, EG, Shendell, DG, Alderson, D, Mi, Z et al.. Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) blood levels after contamination of a community water supply and comparison with 2013-2014 NHANES. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2019;29 (2):172-182. doi: 10.1038/s41370-018-0096-z. PubMed PMID:30482936 PubMed Central PMC6380951
  6. Wang, C, Bischoff, E, Eiden, AL, Zha, C, Cooper, R, Graber, JM. Residents Attitudes and Home Sanitation Predict Presence of German Cockroaches (Blattodea: Ectobiidae) in Apartments for Low-Income Senior Residents. J. Econ. Entomol. 2019;112 (1):284-289. doi: 10.1093/jee/toy307. PubMed PMID:30321349
  7. Graber, JM. Application of the Delphi method to reduce disability and mortality from coal mine dust lung disease in China; a new approach to an old problem. Occup Environ Med. 2018;75 (9):615-616. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2018-105075. PubMed PMID:29991498
  8. 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
  9. Shendell, DG, Graber, JM, Milich, LJ, Pratt, ME. Assessing Acute Symptoms Related to Occupational Exposures Among Nail Salon Technicians. J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2018;60 (4):343-349. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001210. PubMed PMID:29099468
  10. Farnacio, Y, Pratt, ME, Marshall, EG, Graber, JM. Are Workplace Psychosocial Factors Associated With Work-Related Injury in the US Workforce?: National Health Interview Survey, 2010. J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2017;59 (10):e164-e171. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001143. PubMed PMID:28991808
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