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Mary E Turyk

Mary Turyk

Research Associate Professor


1603 W. Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60612

Academic Background

Ph.D., Univ of Illinois at Chicago, 2005
MPH, Univ of Ill at Chicago Hlth Sc, 1998
B.S., Univ of IL Urbana-Champaign, 1979

Research Interests

Effects of indoor allergens and environmental pollutants, such as PCBs, PBDEs, persistent pesticides, and agricultural chemicals on asthma, diabetes, hormone disruption, and reproductive outcomes.

Teaching Interests

Epidemiological methods, environmental epidemiology, MPH field practicum


Turyk M, Anderson H, Steenport D. Buelow C, Imm P, Knobeloch L. Longitudinal biomonitoring for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in residents of the Great Lakes basin. Chemosphere 81:517-522, 2010.

Turyk ME, Anderson H, Knobeloch L, Imm P, Persky VW. Organochlorines and incidence of diabetes in a cohort of Great Lakes sport fish consumers. Environ Health Perspect, 117:1076-1082, 2009.

Knobeloch L, Turyk M, Imm P, Anderson H. Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Vacuum Dust and Blood of Residents in 20 Wisconsin Households, Chemosphere 86:735-740, 2012

Turyk ME, Bhavsar SP, Bowerman W, Boysen E, Clark M, Diamond M, Mergler D, Pantazopoulos P, Schantz S, Carpenter DO, Risks and benefits of consumption of Great Lakes fish. Environ Health Perspect, 120:11-18, 2012.

Persky V, Piorkowski J, Turyk M, Freels S, Chatterton, R Jr., Dimos J, Bradlow HL, Chary LK, Burse V, Unterman T, Sepkovic D, McCann K. Polychlorinated Biphenyl Exposure, Diabetes and Endogenous Hormones: A Cross-Sectional Study in Men Previously Employed at a Capacitor Manufacturing Plant. Environ Health 11:57, 2012

Fortenberry GL, Hu H, Turyk M, Barr DB, Meeker J, Association between urinary 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol, a metabolite of chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl, and serum T4 and TSH in NHANES 1999-2002. Sci Total Environ 424:351-355, 2012.

Taylor KW, Novak R, Anderson H, Birnbaum L, Blystone C, Devito M, Jacobs, D, Kohrle J, Lee DH, Rylander L, Rignell-Hydbom A, Tornero-Velez R, Turyk M, Thayer K, Lind L. Evaluation of the association between persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and diabetes in epidemiological studies: A national toxicology program review workshop. Environ Health Perspect, http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1205502/, 2013.

Turyk ME, Anderson H, Knobeloch L, Imm P, Persky VW. Prevalence of diabetes and body burdens of polychlorinated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and p,p’-diphenyldichloroethene in Great Lakes sport fish consumers. Chemosphere 75:674-679, 2009.

Knobeloch L, Turyk M, Imm P, Schrank C, Anderson H. Temporal changes in PCB and DDE levels among a cohort of frequent and infrequent consumers of Great Lake sportfish. Environ Res 109:66-72, 2009.

Turyk ME, Persky VW, Imm P, Knobeloch L, Chatterton Jr R, Anderson HA. Hormone disruption by PBDEs in adult male sport fish consumers. Environ Health Perspect, 116:1635-1641, 2008.

Anderson H, Imm P, Knobeloch L, Turyk M, Persky V, Mathew J, Buelow C. Characteristics associated with elevated PBDE serum levels: findings from a US cohort of frequent and infrequent consumers of sport-caught fish. Chemosphere 73:187-194, 2008.

Turyk M, Hernandez E, Wright R, Freels S, Slezak J, Contraras A, Piorkowski J, Persky V. Stressful life events and asthma in adolescents. Pediat Allergy Immunol 19: 255-263, 2008.

Turyk ME, Anderson HA, Persky VW. Relationships of thyroid hormones with polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins, furans, and DDE in adults. Environ Health Perspect 115:1197-1203, 2007.

Turyk M, Anderson H, Hanrahan L, Falk C, Steenport D, Needham L, Patterson D, Freels S, Persky V. Relationship of serum levels of individual PCB, dioxin, and furan congeners and DDE with Great Lakes sport-caught fish consumption. Environ Res 100:173-183, 2006.

Turyk M, Anderson H, Freels S, Chatterton R Jr, Needham L, Patterson D Jr, Steenport D, Knobeloch L, Imm P, Persky V. Association of organochlorines with endogenous hormones in male Great Lakes fish consumers and nonconsumers. Environ Res 102:299-307, 2006

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