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Mauricio Hernandez-Avila, Ph.D., M.D.

TitleVisiting Scientist in the Faculty of Public Health
InstitutionHarvard School of Public Health
DepartmentEH - Environmental + Occupational Medicine + Epi
AddressHarvard Medical School
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Boston MA 02115
Phone617/525-2736

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  1. Fortenberry GZ, Meeker JD, Sánchez BN, Barr DB, Panuwet P, Bellinger D, Schnaas L, Solano-González M, Ettinger AS, Hernandez-Avila M, Hu H, Tellez-Rojo MM. Urinary 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol (TCPY) in pregnant women from Mexico City: Distribution, temporal variability, and relationship with child attention and hyperactivity. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2014 Mar; 217(2-3):405-12.
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  2. Braun JM, Hoffman E, Schwartz J, Sanchez B, Schnaas L, Mercado-Garcia A, Solano-Gonzalez M, Bellinger DC, Lanphear BP, Hu H, Tellez-Rojo MM, Wright RO, Hernandez-Avila M. Assessing windows of susceptibility to lead-induced cognitive deficits in Mexican children. Neurotoxicology. 2012 Oct; 33(5):1040-7.
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  3. Insinga RP, Perez G, Wheeler CM, Koutsky LA, Garland SM, Leodolter S, Joura EA, Ferris DG, Steben M, Hernandez-Avila M, Brown DR, Elbasha E, Muñoz N, Paavonen J, Haupt RM. Incident cervical HPV infections in young women: transition probabilities for CIN and infection clearance. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Feb; 20(2):287-96.
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  4. Aburto NJ, Pevzner E, Lopez-Ridaura R, Rojas R, Lopez-Gatell H, Lazcano E, Hernandez-Avila M, Harrington TA. Knowledge and adoption of community mitigation efforts in Mexico during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Am J Prev Med. 2010 Nov; 39(5):395-402.
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  5. Saenz-de-Miera B, Thrasher JF, Chaloupka FJ, Waters HR, Hernandez-Avila M, Fong GT. Self-reported price of cigarettes, consumption and compensatory behaviours in a cohort of Mexican smokers before and after a cigarette tax increase. Tob Control. 2010 Dec; 19(6):481-7.
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  6. Dillner J, Kjaer SK, Wheeler CM, Sigurdsson K, Iversen OE, Hernandez-Avila M, Perez G, Brown DR, Koutsky LA, Tay EH, García P, Ault KA, Garland SM, Leodolter S, Olsson SE, Tang GW, Ferris DG, Paavonen J, Lehtinen M, Steben M, Bosch FX, Joura EA, Majewski S, Muñoz N, Myers ER, Villa LL, Taddeo FJ, Roberts C, Tadesse A, Bryan JT, Maansson R, Lu S, Vuocolo S, Hesley TM, Barr E, Haupt R. Four year efficacy of prophylactic human papillomavirus quadrivalent vaccine against low grade cervical, vulvar, and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia and anogenital warts: randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2010; 341:c3493.
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  7. Velasco Mondragon HE, Charlton RW, Peart T, Burguete-Garcia AI, Hernandez-Avila M, Hsueh WC. Diabetes risk assessment in Mexicans and Mexican Americans: effects of parental history of diabetes are modified by adiposity level. Diabetes Care. 2010 Oct; 33(10):2260-5.
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  8. Muñoz N, Kjaer SK, Sigurdsson K, Iversen OE, Hernandez-Avila M, Wheeler CM, Perez G, Brown DR, Koutsky LA, Tay EH, Garcia PJ, Ault KA, Garland SM, Leodolter S, Olsson SE, Tang GW, Ferris DG, Paavonen J, Steben M, Bosch FX, Dillner J, Huh WK, Joura EA, Kurman RJ, Majewski S, Myers ER, Villa LL, Taddeo FJ, Roberts C, Tadesse A, Bryan JT, Lupinacci LC, Giacoletti KE, Sings HL, James MK, Hesley TM, Barr E, Haupt RM. Impact of human papillomavirus (HPV)-6/11/16/18 vaccine on all HPV-associated genital diseases in young women. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2010 Mar 3; 102(5):325-39.
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  9. Bell DM, Weisfuse IB, Hernandez-Avila M, Del Rio C, Bustamante X, Rodier G. Pandemic influenza as 21st century urban public health crisis. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Dec; 15(12):1963-9.
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  10. Del Rio C, Hernandez-Avila M. Lessons from previous influenza pandemics and from the Mexican response to the current influenza pandemic. Arch Med Res. 2009 Nov; 40(8):677-80.
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  11. Garcia-Garcia L, Valdespino-Gómez JL, Lazcano-Ponce E, Jimenez-Corona A, Higuera-Iglesias A, Cruz-Hervert P, Cano-Arellano B, Garcia-Anaya A, Ferreira-Guerrero E, Baez-Saldaña R, Ferreyra-Reyes L, Ponce-de-León-Rosales S, Alpuche-Aranda C, Rodriguez-López MH, Perez-Padilla R, Hernandez-Avila M. Partial protection of seasonal trivalent inactivated vaccine against novel pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009: case-control study in Mexico City. BMJ. 2009; 339:b3928.
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  12. Olsson SE, Kjaer SK, Sigurdsson K, Iversen OE, Hernandez-Avila M, Wheeler CM, Perez G, Brown DR, Koutsky LA, Tay EH, García P, Ault KA, Garland SM, Leodolter S, Tang GW, Ferris DG, Paavonen J, Lehtinen M, Steben M, Bosch FX, Dillner J, Joura EA, Majewski S, Muñoz N, Myers ER, Villa LL, Taddeo FJ, Roberts C, Tadesse A, Bryan J, Maansson R, Vuocolo S, Hesley TM, Saah A, Barr E, Haupt RM. Evaluation of quadrivalent HPV 6/11/16/18 vaccine efficacy against cervical and anogenital disease in subjects with serological evidence of prior vaccine type HPV infection. Hum Vaccin. 2009 Oct; 5(10):696-704.
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  13. Kjaer SK, Sigurdsson K, Iversen OE, Hernandez-Avila M, Wheeler CM, Perez G, Brown DR, Koutsky LA, Tay EH, García P, Ault KA, Garland SM, Leodolter S, Olsson SE, Tang GW, Ferris DG, Paavonen J, Lehtinen M, Steben M, Bosch FX, Dillner J, Joura EA, Majewski S, Muñoz N, Myers ER, Villa LL, Taddeo FJ, Roberts C, Tadesse A, Bryan J, Maansson R, Lu S, Vuocolo S, Hesley TM, Saah A, Barr E, Haupt RM. A pooled analysis of continued prophylactic efficacy of quadrivalent human papillomavirus (Types 6/11/16/18) vaccine against high-grade cervical and external genital lesions. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2009 Oct; 2(10):868-78.
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  14. Meeker JD, Hu H, Cantonwine DE, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Calafat AM, Ettinger AS, Hernandez-Avila M, Loch-Caruso R, Téllez-Rojo MM. Urinary phthalate metabolites in relation to preterm birth in Mexico city. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Oct; 117(10):1587-92.
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  15. Wheeler CM, Kjaer SK, Sigurdsson K, Iversen OE, Hernandez-Avila M, Perez G, Brown DR, Koutsky LA, Tay EH, García P, Ault KA, Garland SM, Leodolter S, Olsson SE, Tang GW, Ferris DG, Paavonen J, Steben M, Bosch FX, Dillner J, Joura EA, Kurman RJ, Majewski S, Muñoz N, Myers ER, Villa LL, Taddeo FJ, Roberts C, Tadesse A, Bryan J, Lupinacci LC, Giacoletti KE, James M, Vuocolo S, Hesley TM, Barr E. The impact of quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV; types 6, 11, 16, and 18) L1 virus-like particle vaccine on infection and disease due to oncogenic nonvaccine HPV types in sexually active women aged 16-26 years. J Infect Dis. 2009 Apr 1; 199(7):936-44.
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  16. Brown DR, Kjaer SK, Sigurdsson K, Iversen OE, Hernandez-Avila M, Wheeler CM, Perez G, Koutsky LA, Tay EH, Garcia P, Ault KA, Garland SM, Leodolter S, Olsson SE, Tang GW, Ferris DG, Paavonen J, Steben M, Bosch FX, Dillner J, Joura EA, Kurman RJ, Majewski S, Muñoz N, Myers ER, Villa LL, Taddeo FJ, Roberts C, Tadesse A, Bryan J, Lupinacci LC, Giacoletti KE, Sings HL, James M, Hesley TM, Barr E. The impact of quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV; types 6, 11, 16, and 18) L1 virus-like particle vaccine on infection and disease due to oncogenic nonvaccine HPV types in generally HPV-naive women aged 16-26 years. J Infect Dis. 2009 Apr 1; 199(7):926-35.
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  17. Joura EA, Kjaer SK, Wheeler CM, Sigurdsson K, Iversen OE, Hernandez-Avila M, Perez G, Brown DR, Koutsky LA, Tay EH, García P, Ault KA, Garland SM, Leodolter S, Olsson SE, Tang GW, Ferris DG, Paavonen J, Lehtinen M, Steben M, Bosch X, Dillner J, Kurman RJ, Majewski S, Muñoz N, Myers ER, Villa LL, Taddeo FJ, Roberts C, Tadesse A, Bryan J, Lupinacci LC, Giacoletti KE, Lu S, Vuocolo S, Hesley TM, Haupt RM, Barr E. HPV antibody levels and clinical efficacy following administration of a prophylactic quadrivalent HPV vaccine. Vaccine. 2008 Dec 9; 26(52):6844-51.
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  18. Lazcano-Ponce E, Palacio-Mejia LS, Allen-Leigh B, Yunes-Diaz E, Alonso P, Schiavon R, Hernandez-Avila M. Decreasing cervical cancer mortality in Mexico: effect of Papanicolaou coverage, birthrate, and the importance of diagnostic validity of cytology. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Oct; 17(10):2808-17.
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  19. Perez G, Lazcano-Ponce E, Hernandez-Avila M, García PJ, Muñoz N, Villa LL, Bryan J, Taddeo FJ, Lu S, Esser MT, Vuocolo S, Sattler C, Barr E. Safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of quadrivalent human papillomavirus (types 6, 11, 16, 18) L1 virus-like-particle vaccine in Latin American women. Int J Cancer. 2008 Mar 15; 122(6):1311-8.
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  20. Lazcano-Ponce E, Benowitz N, Sanchez-Zamorano LM, Barbosa-Sanchez L, Valdes-Salgado R, Jacob P, Diaz R, Hernandez-Avila M. Secondhand smoke exposure in Mexican discotheques. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Oct; 9(10):1021-6.
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  21. Joura EA, Leodolter S, Hernandez-Avila M, Wheeler CM, Perez G, Koutsky LA, Garland SM, Harper DM, Tang GW, Ferris DG, Steben M, Jones RW, Bryan J, Taddeo FJ, Bautista OM, Esser MT, Sings HL, Nelson M, Boslego JW, Sattler C, Barr E, Paavonen J. Efficacy of a quadrivalent prophylactic human papillomavirus (types 6, 11, 16, and 18) L1 virus-like-particle vaccine against high-grade vulval and vaginal lesions: a combined analysis of three randomised clinical trials. Lancet. 2007 May 19; 369(9574):1693-702.
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  22. Garland SM, Hernandez-Avila M, Wheeler CM, Perez G, Harper DM, Leodolter S, Tang GW, Ferris DG, Steben M, Bryan J, Taddeo FJ, Railkar R, Esser MT, Sings HL, Nelson M, Boslego J, Sattler C, Barr E, Koutsky LA. Quadrivalent vaccine against human papillomavirus to prevent anogenital diseases. N Engl J Med. 2007 May 10; 356(19):1928-43.
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  23. Garland SM, Steben M, Hernandez-Avila M, Koutsky LA, Wheeler CM, Perez G, Harper DM, Leodolter S, Tang GW, Ferris DG, Esser MT, Vuocolo SC, Nelson M, Railkar R, Sattler C, Barr E. Noninferiority of antibody response to human papillomavirus type 16 in subjects vaccinated with monovalent and quadrivalent L1 virus-like particle vaccines. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2007 Jun; 14(6):792-5.
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  24. Ettinger AS, Hu H, Hernandez-Avila M. Dietary calcium supplementation to lower blood lead levels in pregnancy and lactation. J Nutr Biochem. 2007 Mar; 18(3):172-8.
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  25. Blackford AL, Yang G, Hernandez-Avila M, Przewozniak K, Zatonski W, Figueiredo V, Avila-Tang E, Ma J, Benowitz NL, Samet JM. Cotinine concentration in smokers from different countries: relationship with amount smoked and cigarette type. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Oct; 15(10):1799-804.
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  26. Stillman F, Yang G, Figueiredo V, Hernandez-Avila M, Samet J. Building capacity for tobacco control research and policy. Tob Control. 2006 Jun; 15 Suppl 1:i18-23.
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  27. Lajous M, Lazcano-Ponce E, Hernandez-Avila M, Willett W, Romieu I. Folate, vitamin B(6), and vitamin B(12) intake and the risk of breast cancer among Mexican women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Mar; 15(3):443-8.
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  28. Lajous M, Willett W, Lazcano-Ponce E, Sanchez-Zamorano LM, Hernandez-Avila M, Romieu I. Glycemic load, glycemic index, and the risk of breast cancer among Mexican women. Cancer Causes Control. 2005 Dec; 16(10):1165-9.
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  29. Romieu I, Téllez-Rojo MM, Lazo M, Manzano-Patiño A, Cortez-Lugo M, Julien P, Bélanger MC, Hernandez-Avila M, Holguin F. Omega-3 fatty acid prevents heart rate variability reductions associated with particulate matter. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005 Dec 15; 172(12):1534-40.
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  30. Mannino DM, Homa DM, Matte T, Hernandez-Avila M. Active and passive smoking and blood lead levels in U.S. adults: data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Nicotine Tob Res. 2005 Aug; 7(4):557-64.
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  31. Farias P, Echavarria M, Hernandez-Avila M, Villanueva C, Amarasiriwardena C, Hernandez L, Aro A, Hu H. Bone, blood and semen lead in men with environmental and moderate occupational exposure. Int J Environ Health Res. 2005 Feb; 15(1):21-31.
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  32. Arillo-Santillan E, Lazcano-Ponce E, Hernandez-Avila M, Fernández E, Allen B, Valdes R, Samet J. Associations between individual and contextual factors and smoking in 13,293 Mexican students. Am J Prev Med. 2005 Jan; 28(1):41-51.
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  33. Romieu I, Ramírez-Aguilar M, Moreno-Macias H, Barraza-Villarreal A, Miller P, Hernández-Cadena L, Carbajal-Arroyo LA, Hernandez-Avila M. Infant mortality and air pollution: modifying effect by social class. J Occup Environ Med. 2004 Dec; 46(12):1210-6.
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  34. Campuzano JC, Hernandez-Avila M, Jaakkola MS, Lazcano Ponce E, Kuri Morales P, Bautista P, Benowitz NL, Ceraso M, Blackford A, Samet JM. Determinants of salivary cotinine levels among current smokers in Mexico. Nicotine Tob Res. 2004 Dec; 6(6):997-1008.
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  35. Koepke R, Warner M, Petreas M, Cabria A, Danis R, Hernandez-Avila M, Eskenazi B. Serum DDT and DDE levels in pregnant women of Chiapas, Mexico. Arch Environ Health. 2004 Nov; 59(11):559-65.
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  36. Salazar-Martinez E, Romano-Riquer P, Yanez-Marquez E, Longnecker MP, Hernandez-Avila M. Anogenital distance in human male and female newborns: a descriptive, cross-sectional study. Environ Health. 2004; 3(1):8.
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  37. Romieu I, Lazcano-Ponce E, Sanchez-Zamorano LM, Willett W, Hernandez-Avila M. Carbohydrates and the risk of breast cancer among Mexican women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2004 Aug; 13(8):1283-9.
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  38. Naeher LP, Rubin CS, Hernandez-Avila M, Noonan GP, Paschal D, Narciso J, Lain RE, Gastanaga C, Almeyda R, Jarrett J, Caldwell KL, McGeehin M. Use of isotope ratios to identify sources contributing to pediatric lead poisoning in Peru. Arch Environ Health. 2003 Sep; 58(9):579-89.
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  39. Wright RO, Hu H, Silverman EK, Tsaih SW, Schwartz J, Bellinger D, Palazuelos E, Weiss ST, Hernandez-Avila M. Apolipoprotein E genotype predicts 24-month bayley scales infant development score. Pediatr Res. 2003 Dec; 54(6):819-25.
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  40. Janakiraman V, Ettinger A, Mercado-Garcia A, Hu H, Hernandez-Avila M. Calcium supplements and bone resorption in pregnancy: a randomized crossover trial. Am J Prev Med. 2003 Apr; 24(3):260-4.
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  41. Hernandez-Avila M, Gonzalez-Cossio T, Hernandez-Avila JE, Romieu I, Peterson KE, Aro A, Palazuelos E, Hu H. Dietary calcium supplements to lower blood lead levels in lactating women: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Epidemiology. 2003 Mar; 14(2):206-12.
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  42. Hu H, Hernandez-Avila M. Invited commentary: lead, bones, women, and pregnancy--the poison within? Am J Epidemiol. 2002 Dec 15; 156(12):1088-91.
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  43. Hernandez-Avila M, Peterson KE, Gonzalez-Cossio T, Sanin LH, Aro A, Schnaas L, Hu H. Effect of maternal bone lead on length and head circumference of newborns and 1-month-old infants. Arch Environ Health. 2002 Sep-Oct; 57(5):482-8.
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  44. Gomaa A, Hu H, Bellinger D, Schwartz J, Tsaih SW, Gonzalez-Cossio T, Schnaas L, Peterson K, Aro A, Hernandez-Avila M. Maternal bone lead as an independent risk factor for fetal neurotoxicity: a prospective study. Pediatrics. 2002 Jul; 110(1 Pt 1):110-8.
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  45. Smith D, Hernandez-Avila M, Téllez-Rojo MM, Mercado A, Hu H. The relationship between lead in plasma and whole blood in women. Environ Health Perspect. 2002 Mar; 110(3):263-8.
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  46. Dykeman R, Aguilar-Madrid G, Smith T, Juárez-Pérez CA, Piacitelli GM, Hu H, Hernandez-Avila M. Lead exposure in Mexican radiator repair workers. Am J Ind Med. 2002 Mar; 41(3):179-87.
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  47. Salazar-Martinez E, Lazcano-Ponce EC, Gonzalez Lira-Lira G, Escudero-De los Rios P, Hernandez-Avila M. Nutritional determinants of epithelial ovarian cancer risk: a case-control study in Mexico. Oncology. 2002; 63(2):151-7.
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  48. Ramirez-Aguilar M, Cicero-Fernandez P, Winer AM, Romieu I, Meneses-Gonzalez F, Hernandez-Avila M. Measurements of personal exposure to nitrogen dioxide in four Mexican cities in 1996. J Air Waste Manag Assoc. 2002 Jan; 52(1):50-7.
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  49. Chuang HY, Schwartz J, Gonzales-Cossio T, Lugo MC, Palazuelos E, Aro A, Hu H, Hernandez-Avila M. Interrelations of lead levels in bone, venous blood, and umbilical cord blood with exogenous lead exposure through maternal plasma lead in peripartum women. Environ Health Perspect. 2001 May; 109(5):527-32.
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  50. Hernandez-Avila M, Villalpando CG, Palazuelos E, Hu H, Villalpando ME, Martinez DR. Determinants of blood lead levels across the menopausal transition. Arch Environ Health. 2000 Sep-Oct; 55(5):355-60.
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  51. Brown MJ, Hu H, Gonzales-Cossio T, Peterson KE, Sanin LH, de Luz Kageyama M, Palazuelos E, Aro A, Schnaas L, Hernandez-Avila M. Determinants of bone and blood lead concentrations in the early postpartum period. Occup Environ Med. 2000 Aug; 57(8):535-41.
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  52. Coplan PM, Gortmaker S, Hernandez-Avila M, Spiegelman D, Uribe-Zuñiga P, Mueller NE. Human immunodeficiency virus infection in Mexico City. Rectal bleeding and anal warts as risk factors among men reporting sex with men. Am J Epidemiol. 1996 Nov 1; 144(9):817-27.
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  53. Kanki PJ, Travers KU, MBoup S, Hsieh CC, Marlink RG, Gueye-NDiaye A, Siby T, Thior I, Hernandez-Avila M, Sankalé JL, et al. Slower heterosexual spread of HIV-2 than HIV-1. Lancet. 1994 Apr 16; 343(8903):943-6.
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  54. Hernandez-Avila M, Colditz GA, Stampfer MJ, Rosner B, Speizer FE, Willett WC. Caffeine, moderate alcohol intake, and risk of fractures of the hip and forearm in middle-aged women. Am J Clin Nutr. 1991 Jul; 54(1):157-63.
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  55. Hernandez-Avila M, Liang MH, Willett WC, Stampfer MJ, Colditz GA, Rosner B, Chang RW, Hennekens CH, Speizer FE. Exogenous sex hormones and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 1990 Jul; 33(7):947-53.
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  56. Romieu I, Hernandez-Avila M, Liang MH. Oral contraceptives and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis: a meta-analysis of a conflicting literature. Br J Rheumatol. 1989; 28 Suppl 1:13-7; discussion 18-23.
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  57. Hernandez-Avila M, Liang MH, Willett WC, Stampfer MJ, Colditz GA, Rosner B, Chang RW, Hennekens CH, Speizer FE. Oral contraceptives, replacement oestrogens and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Br J Rheumatol. 1989; 28 Suppl 1:31; discussion 42-5.
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