• I am an environmental epidemiologist who does interdisciplinary team science. In general, I see the research process as a conversation wherein we use transparent methods to try to learn enough about the real world to identify emerging challenges and inform decisions that can benefit society. I am very interested in climate change and health equity.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022 Influence of Life-History Parameters on Persistent Organic Pollutant Concentrations in Blubber of Eastern North Pacific Gray Whales (Eschrichtius robustus) 2022
    2022 Considerations towards the better integration of epidemiology into quantitative risk assessmentGlobal Epidemiology.  4. 2022
    2022 Epigenetics of type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related outcomes in the Strong Heart StudyClinical Epigenetics.  14. 2022
    2022 Influences of climate change on long-term time series of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Arctic and Antarctic biotaEnvironmental Science: Processes and Impacts.  24:1643-1660. 2022
    2022 Drought and all-cause mortality in Nebraska from 1980 to 2014: Time-series analyses by age, sex, race, urbanicity and drought severityScience of the Total Environment.  840. 2022
    2022 Knowledge Sharing to Reduce Toxin Exposure Risks from Harmful Algal Blooms: Global Networks and Political Barriers 2022
    2022 Modeling Dinophysis in Western Andalucía using an autoregressive hidden Markov modelEnvironmental and Ecological Statistics.  29:557-585. 2022
    2022 Exposure patterns among coast guard responders to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A latent class analysisEnvironmental Epidemiology.  6:E211. 2022
    2022 Arsenic in private well water and birth outcomes in the United StatesEnvironment International.  163. 2022
    2022 Coping with oil spills: oil exposure and anxiety among residents of Gulf Coast states after the Deepwater Horizon oil spillUCL Open Environment2022
    2022 The association of arsenic exposure and arsenic metabolism with all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality in the Strong Heart StudyEnvironment International.  159. 2022
    2022 Coping with oil spills: oil exposure and anxiety among residents of Gulf Coast states after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.UCL Open Environment.  4. 2022
    2022 Recreational fishing, health and well-being: findings from a cross-sectional surveyEcosystems and People.  18:530-546. 2022
    2021 Metal biomarker mixtures and blood pressure in the United States: cross-sectional findings from the 1999-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2021
    2021 Screening for predictors of chronic ciguatera poisoning: An exploratory analysis among hospitalized cases from French PolynesiaToxins.  13. 2021
    2021 Co-occurrence of metal contaminants in united states public water systems in 2013–2015International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  18. 2021
    2021 Consequences of access to water from managed aquifer recharge systems for blood pressure and proteinuria in south-west coastal Bangladesh: A stepped-wedge cluster-randomized trialInternational Journal of Epidemiology.  50:916-928. 2021
    2021 Machine Learning Models of Arsenic in Private Wells throughout the Conterminous United States As a Tool for Exposure Assessment in Human Health Studies 2021
    2021 Arsenic, blood pressure, and hypertension in the Strong Heart Family StudyEnvironmental Research.  195. 2021
    2021 Coping with oil spills: oil exposure and anxiety among residents of Gulf Coast states after the Deepwater Horizon oil spillUCL Open Environment2021
    2021 Relationship between the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and persistent organic pollutants in sympatric Alaskan seabird (Uria aalge and U. lomvia) eggs between 1999 and 2010Chemosphere.  262. 2021
    2020 Arsenic Concentrations in Household Drinking Water: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Pregnant Women in Tacna, Peru, 2019Exposure and Health.  12:555-560. 2020
    2020 A scoping review of capacity-building efforts to address environmental justice concernsInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  17. 2020
    2020 The Southeast Alaska tribal Ocean research (SEATOR) partnership: Addressing data gaps in harmful algal bloom monitoring and shellfish safety in Southeast AlaskaToxins.  12. 2020
    2020 Drought severity and all-cause mortality rates among adults in the United States: 1968-2014 2020
    2020 Potentially heterogeneous cross-sectional associations of seafood consumption with diabetes and glycemia in urban South AsiaInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  17. 2020
    2020 Safe community gardening practices: focus groups with garden leaders in Atlanta, Georgia 2020
    2020 Associations of drinking rainwater with macro-mineral intake and cardiometabolic health: a pooled cohort analysis in Bangladesh, 2016–2019npj Clean Water.  3. 2020
    2020 Locus-specific differential dna methylation and urinary arsenic: An epigenome-wide association study in blood among adults with low-to-moderate arsenic exposureEnvironmental Health Perspectives.  128:1-12. 2020
    2020 Past sodium intake, contemporary sodium intake, and cardiometabolic health in southwest coastal bangladeshJournal of the American Heart Association.  9. 2020
    2019 Temporal Trens in Per- an Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) of Inian River Lagoon, Floria an Charleston, South Carolina 2019
    2019 A Collaborative Approach to Assess Legacy Pollution in Communities Near a Lead–Acid Battery Smelter: The “Truth Fairy” ProjectHealth Education and Behavior.  46:71S-80S. 2019
    2019 Mechanisms of resiliency against depression following the Deepwater Horizon oil spillJournal of Environmental Psychology.  65. 2019
    2019 A cluster-randomized crossover trial of organic diet impact on biomarkers of exposure to pesticides and biomarkers of oxidative stress/inflammation in primary school childrenPLoS One.  14. 2019
    2019 Groundwater chemistry and blood pressure: A cross-sectional study in BangladeshInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  16. 2019
    2019 Perspectives on heavy metal soil testing among community gardeners in the united states: A mixed methods approachInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  16. 2019
    2019 Drinking Water Salinity, Urinary Macro-Mineral Excretions, and Blood Pressure in the Southwest Coastal Population of BangladeshJournal of the American Heart Association.  8. 2019
    2019 Arsenic and fasting blood glucose in the context of other drinking water chemicals: a cross-sectional study in BangladeshEnvironmental Research.  172:249-257. 2019
    2019 Factors Associated with Water Service Continuity for the Rural Populations of Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ethiopia, and Mozambique 2019
    2019 State-level policies concerning private wells in the United StatesWater Policy.  21:428-435. 2019
    2019 Determinants of oil-spill cleanup participation following the Deepwater Horizon oil spillEnvironmental Research.  170:472-480. 2019
    2018 Open defecation sites, unmet sanitation needs, and potential sanitary risks in Atlanta, Georgia, 2017-2018American Journal of Public Health.  108:1238-1240. 2018
    2018 Arsenic-gene interactions and beta-cell function in the Strong Heart Family StudyToxicology and Applied Pharmacology.  348:123-129. 2018
    2017 Environmental Health Virtue Ethics 2017
    2017 Stepped-wedge cluster-randomised controlled trial to assess the cardiovascular health effects of a managed aquifer recharge initiative to reduce drinking water salinity in southwest coastal Bangladesh: Study design and rationaleBMJ Open.  7. 2017
    2017 The Sequential Probability Ratio Test: An efficient alternative to exact binomial testing for Clean Water Act 303(d) evaluationJournal of Environmental Management.  192:89-93. 2017
    2017 An updated review of ciguatera fish poisoning: Clinical, epidemiological, environmental, and public health managementMarine Drugs.  15. 2017
    2017 Association of cardiometabolic genes with arsenic metabolism biomarkers in American Indian communities: The strong heart family study (SHFS)Environmental Health Perspectives.  125:15-22. 2017
    2017 Association of low-moderate arsenic exposure and arsenic metabolism with incident diabetes and insulin resistance in the strong heart family studyEnvironmental Health Perspectives.  125. 2017
    2017 Calls to Florida Poison Control Centers about mercury: Trends over 2003–2013Environmental Research.  159:422-426. 2017
    2017 ‘Green’ on the ground but not in the air: Pro-environmental attitudes are related to household behaviours but not discretionary air travelGlobal Environmental Change.  42:136-147. 2017
    2016 Organohalogen Contaminants and Vitamins in Northern fur Seals (Callorhinus ursinus) Collected during Subsistence Hunts in AlaskaArchives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.  70:96-105. 2016
    2015 Linkage analysis of urine arsenic species patterns in the Strong Heart Family StudyToxicological Sciences.  148:89-100. 2015
    2015 Longitudinal measures of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in serum of Gullah African Americans in South Carolina: 2003-2013Environmental Research.  143:82-88. 2015
    2015 Mercury, selenium and fish oils in marine food webs and implications for human health 2015
    2015 Mercury Exposure and Heart Rate Variability: a Systematic ReviewCurrent Environmental Health Reports.  2:304-314. 2015
    2015 Arsenic exposure, arsenic metabolism, and incident diabetes in the strong heart studyDiabetes reviews (Alexandria, Va.).  38:620-627. 2015
    2015 Determinants of exposure to fragranced product chemical mixtures in a sample of twinsInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  12:1466-1486. 2015
    2014 The pharmacogenetics of Type 2 Diabetes: A systematic reviewDiabetes reviews (Alexandria, Va.).  37:876-886. 2014
    2014 Differential methylation of the arsenic (III) methyltransferase promoter according to arsenic exposureArchives of Toxicology.  88:275-282. 2014
    2014 Ethics and community involvement in syntheses concerning American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian health: A systematic reviewAJOB empirical bioethics.  5:1-24. 2014
    2013 Body composition and arsenic metabolism: A cross-sectional analysis in the Strong Heart Study 2013
    2013 SLCO1B1 variants and urine arsenic metabolites in the strong heart family studyToxicological Sciences.  136:19-25. 2013
    2013 Heritability and preliminary genome-wide linkage analysis of arsenic metabolites in urineEnvironmental Health Perspectives.  121:345-351. 2013
    2012 Arsenic exposure, diabetes prevalence, and diabetes control in the strong heart studyAmerican Journal of Epidemiology.  176:865-874. 2012


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    2021 Mixed-Effects Negative Binomial Regression with Interval Censoring: A Simulation Study and Application to Aridity and All-Cause Mortality Among Black South Africans Over 1997–2013.  381-413. 2021

    Research Overview

  • I am interested in drinking water epidemiology, coastal community health, and the impacts of climate change on toxic chemical exposures. In all of these areas, I am interested in the implications for minority health, health disparities, and global health equity. Here are some of my research group's current activities:
    1) Prevention of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Subsistence Shellfish Harvest Communities of Southeast Alaska (R01ES029165). This community-based participatory research (CBPR) project with Alaska Native tribal organizations, spearheaded by Sitka Tribe of Alaska, seeks to prevent paralytic shellfish poisoning among subsistence harvest communities in Southeast Alaska through environmental monitoring, modeling, and K12 education. As CBPR, this work evolves in response to community needs, and recently the tribes have also been interested in other shellfish toxins including okadaic acid (a potential colorectal carcinogen) and domoic acid (causes damage to hippocamus).
    2) The Impact of Drought on Arsenic Exposure and Cardiometabolic Outcomes in a Rural Aging Population (R01ES032612). This community-engaged project in San Luis Valley, Colorado seeks to evaluate the roles of drought and arsenic in shaping cardiometabolic disease for Latino and white adults in the San Luis Valley, through hydrogeological and epidemiological modeling. This work also includes K12 outreach and education. Multiple Principal Investigator project co-led with Kathy James (University of Colorado) and Ryan Smith (Missouri Science & Technology). Potential climate change impacts on arsenic exposure could also be broadly relevant for many other public health outcomes including several kinds of cancer, developmental outcomes, and immune function.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology, Stanford University 2009
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Environmental Science, Stanford University 2009
  • Full Name

  • Matthew Gribble